With a BCom (majoring in marketing), an LLB and a wealth of property experience Sandra is well equipped to create an outstanding marketing campaign and handle your real estate transaction with ease.
Sandra was born and raised in Tauranga and grew up spending summers at her family bach in the heart of the Mount.
After completing her studies at Otago University, she worked first as a consultant for Ernst & Young and then as a lawyer for Russell McVeagh, New Zealand’s premiere law firm. It is due to this background that Sandra understands well the importance of trust in all her relationships and her duty of care to her clients is paramount.
Passionate about property Sandra soon began to invest, trade, develop and eventually consult on property. She has experience in rental investments, renovations, house relocations, subdivision, development and holiday home investment.
Sandra’s results speak for themselves:
In her third week as a real estate consultant she sold her first property for over $1m. A few weeks later she took her first property to auction where it sold under the hammer for well above reserve. In her seventh month she was awarded ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star of the Year’. In her eighth month she listed and sold a $1.65m property. By the end of her ninth month she was ranked No.1 Residential Sales Agent, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa (year to date results: 1 April - 31 May 2014) and achieved platinum sales status for the quarter (April - June 2014).*
In August 2014 Sandra made the decision to take her already successful business to the next level and began working with Bayleys, New Zealand’s premier real estate brand. In just three months with Bayleys Sandra was awarded Top Achiever for the month (Bayleys Mount, November 2014). Sandra now has a team around her including a full time PA and her husband Matt - a sought after property professional in his own right.
Respected for their sound advice and their fresh and innovative approach to real estate, Sandra and her team consistently strike the right chord with the market and are trusted advisors to a growing number of appreciative clients.
What Sandra’s clients are saying about her and her team...
Sandra challenges the norms of the industry with a fresh perspective, innovative ideas and endless energy and enthusiasm. Right from the start she impressed us with a very compelling, creative and cost effective marketing campaign. She thinks outside of the box to get the most value out of your budget using online strategies and her effective property videos. She was driven and determined to get our property sold and her motivation didn't waiver for a second until it was. Her background in law gives her a significant advantage with her understanding of contracts, ability to negotiate and her professional attitude. Quite simply she's an outstanding agent.
Leigh and Roberto Stevens
This may not sound like a traditional description of a real estate agent but Sandra and Matt are honest, not pushy, they're hard-working, smart, thoughtful, professional, creative and most of all they are genuine. It seems they never rest and are first-rate communicators which really helps make the process smooth. Having now bought a house from them, bought a house through them and sold the first house through them too, we have a unique 360 degree experience of their approach and it always feels like you have the best team on your side. We have been so pleased with the result whether we were buying or selling. We now recommend them to anyone who'll listen and wouldn't deal with anyone else in future.
Simon and Stacey Smith
I have worked in property development for many years and have lots of experience with real estate agents. Sandra has an exceptionally astute understanding of the market and found the right buyer, dealing with both sides with empathy and professionalism. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Sandra Power was exceptional in managing the sale of my house. The quality of the feedback and communication throughout the process was outstanding. Sandra's enthusiasm and drive played a significant role in taking the sale through to a successful outcome for both myself and the buyers.
We were thrilled with the service we got from Sandra and her team. Selling our home was a delightful experience and they did a fabulous job. The process was quick and easy and most of all we got a great result. We would not hesitate to recommend them.
Annabel and Duncan Bayes
After seeing the great result achieved by Sandra on a listing she had in Oceanbeach Rd I decided to see if she could repeat her magic on my property. Sandra was enthusiastic and proactive as well as professional with good communication throughout the process. My property was listed with the 3 week marketing plan. The auction took place and my house was sold to the highest bidder. I was very happy with the successful sale.
Living and working in Panama, it was never going to be easy returning to Tauranga / Mt Maunganui area to find a future retirement property with only 10 days available. We needn't have worried, with Sandra and Matt Power being very friendly and accommodating while at the same time completely professional. Having contacted Sandra prior to our arrival, to explain our requirements, Sandra and Matt put together a list of properties they thought we might be interested in. The first property we visited with Matt being the one we eventually purchased. We felt Sandra and Matt went far beyond normal work in following through questions and finding information that would have been difficult for us, once we had returned to Panama. It was truly a pleasure working with Sandra and Matt.
Dave Murdoch and Jue Wang
Throughout the marketing and sales process, Sandra was always professional, communicated regularly by phone and email, provided excellent reports on how the marketing was progressing, and ensured we were happy with everything. On Sandra’s recommendation, our house went to auction, with a very successful outcome. We were very impressed with the whole sales process, and would recommend Sandra Power as a person with outstanding communication, who is thoroughly professional at all times, and listens to, and acts on her clients’ needs.
John and Sue Bullick
We had tried unsuccessfully to market our home in Papamoa with another company, and were frustrated by the lack of enthusiasm shown. We searched online for reviews and found Sandra to be an overwhelming favourite. She was prompt and efficient, and most of all enthusiastic. We could tell she really wanted to sell our home. Sure enough, in a few short weeks we had a secure offer for what we were after. We loved our home in the Bay, and knew that it would strike a chord with the right buyer. Sandra found them and made it happen with ease. Highly recommended.
Iain and Louise Chapman
In selling our property, Sandra had achieved a result that we never dreamed of - it was completely beyond our expectations. Throughout the campaign Sandra was extremely positive and professional - always keeping in touch with us re attendance at open homes and providing feedback. Any queries were promptly responded to in spite of us being out of the country during much of the auction campaign. We have no hesitation in recommending Sandra as we have found her honest and passionate about her profession and her results prove that.
Bill and Lynne Whiteley
We were most impressed with Sandra’s level of professionalism throughout the process. She is very personable and knowledgeable and she quickly became a trusted advisor. Our best interests were always in the forefront of her mind and she was more than happy to offer her time along with her wealth of personal property experience. Sandra is an exceptional real estate agent who we would not hesitate in recommending.
Regan and Rebecca Cross
We had a fantastic experience dealing with Sandra and Matt. Sandra listened to our needs and captured the marketing angle of our property to achieve an outstanding result for all parties involved. Throughout the selling process they maintained a high level professionalism, kept us informed on potential buyers and their price expectations which resulted in a 'no surprises' conclusion to the sales process. We felt comfortable selling our home with Sandra and Matt and would certainly be happy to do so again in the future.
Sarah and Matt Young
We have now sold three properties with Sandra and her team and recommend her to anyone we talk to. Sandra doesn’t let listings become stale, she continues to refresh and refocus to achieve timely results. None of our properties stayed on the market long even in difficult market conditions. None were easy sales in ‘hot’ markets. Sandra pays attention to detail in directing the listing images and script ready for market and this extra focus has really cut through the clutter in our experience. Sandra has a unique and refreshing approach and works enthusiastically for her clients.
Karen & Paul Towes
When Mum (83yrs) decided to sell her house, it was a scary and unknown process she stepped into. I can't say 'thank you' enough for Sandra's gentleness, and her sensitive listening to Mum from start to finish. It took a huge load off my mind to know that she was there to support us. I so appreciated her offer that I call anytime if I needed her to explain or repeat something to clarify the events for Mum. Sandra (and Matt) kept us in touch with clear information and progress and were never pushy when decisions had to be made. Their work achieved an extraordinary price that far exceeded our expectations. With such good communication I felt completely 'in the loop' with whatever was happening, and they were always appropriate with Mum's needs. That in itself made a huge difference to my actually enjoying the whole process. We would definitely deal with them again.
DOUBLE POWER - 'The A Team' - Sandra and Matt are professional, enthusiastic, patient, warm and friendly. They go out of their way to support and deliver, nothing is ever a problem. Their work ethic is outstanding. A perfect combination - phone them now - you will not be disappointed! Sandra sold my son's house and Matt found one for me, so I have seen them work on both sides.