It's fair to say that Jacqueline's journey into the real estate profession did indeed involve a whole heap of travel. Taking a leap of faith and starting her own cruise wholesale business at the tender age of 22, Jacqueline went on to enjoy an extensive 25-year career in marketing and events within the travel industry. She is recognised as having been a major driving force in the explosive growth of the cruise sector, both as a business owner, in various leadership roles for multiple well-known brands and working alongside all the major international cruise brands. Indeed she came to be the very recognisable face and voice of cruising on New Zealand TV and radio for over 15 years, in the process winning numerous industry marketing awards and becoming a member of the prestigious Cruise Lines International Hall of Fame.
In 2020 Jacqueline chartered a new course and embarked on a career in the real estate industry – with a family background in building, property development and real estate, getting into the industry was always on the cards. You could say it was in her DNA.
With her business nous, it didn't take her long to spot the value of the EVES brand and Jacqueline moved across to the Bethlehem EVES team in mid -2021. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jacqueline quickly became an enormously valued and respected member of the team with her commitment to her clients, her gentle and unflappable demeanour and natural ability to empathise and understand each individual's needs, she has created a solid following of loyal clients. Read her many testimonials and the same message comes through loud and clear, time and time again. Jacqueline attributes her customer service skills to her many years in the travel industry. Those around her will tell you that these very skills will see her go far in her real estate career.
My SOLD Properties
We met Jacqueline through an open home we visited and found her to be not only professional but friendly and informative. As communications progressed, our situation changed from being a buyer to a seller, and back to a buyer again. Jacqueline was there all the way and listened to our circumstances, was always patient and came up with solutions that best fit us at the time. Nothing was ever a problem. Jacqueline went out of her way to ensure all parties were kept well informed throughout the journey, she was always quick to reply to any correspondence or queries no matter what time of the day or night, and worked diligently and tirelessly throughout the whole selling process. I would highly recommend Jacqueline to anybody wishing to not only entrust the sale of their property, but also wanting to purchase.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jacqueline. This was due not only by her professionalism and experience but her exceptionally friendly and caring nature. She understands the real estate business very well and has always been available to answer queries and guide me through the process. I know she does a lot of work behind the scenes and gives 100% time and energy to her clients. She is an excellent communicator and always in a timely manner. I would not hesitate in recommending Jacqueline and look forward to working with her in the future.
When looking to sell our home we had already met a few agents and had mixed feelings on who to go with. Then by chance, we met Jacqueline - lucky us! From day one her communication and professionalism has been outstanding. We were always kept fully up to date with feedback from our very busy open homes. Jacqueline worked tirelessly in a very difficult market and nothing was too much trouble, including many private viewings. While there were many offers, she was determined we would achieve the price point we were looking for. We never once felt pressured to lower our expectations and she provided plenty of encouragement and humour along the way. With us living across two different cities, she even offered to do the vacuuming! Jacqueline is a super professional agent with a personable approach. You can't help but feel energised by her enthusiasm! If you're looking for an agent who genuinely listens, will go the extra mile and treats you like their most important client - do give Jacqueline a call. You won't be disappointed.
Karen & Scott Brodie
It has been a hard decision for our parents to decide to sell their home and go in to residential care. Jacqueline showed incredible respect and genuine understanding, she showed compassion towards mum and dad, with a genuine big heart. It took a while to sell but she never gave up marketing it, promoting and being there for all those open homes. A strong relationship has developed between us all, and mum and dad can't speak highly enough of Jacqueline. We appreciated her honesty, perspective and appreciation of mum and dads experience as real estate agents themselves, albeit some time ago. Thank you Jacqueline our family so appreciate all you have done and of course will miss the connection we have had with you. Nga manaakitanga Pip and the Woodward Whanau.
Margaret & Gavin Woodward
Jacqueline was the agent for the house that I purchased where I found her to be very friendly and easy to deal with. She has great knowledge of the house and the area and I would be happy to deal with her again on future settlements.
As an absentee vendor, the marketing and sale could have been difficult but Jacqueline took the role of agent seriously and went beyond expectations. She willingly helped by arranging matters and visits to the property as often as necessary to get things done. Her communication was excellent throughout and maintained our confidence with regular reports. Her positive attitude was appreciated.
We were fortunate enough to meet up with Jacqueline through online searching and viewings bookings, for Eves properties. Being out of towners we quickly began to rely heavily on Jacqueline’s market knowledge and her keen eye for the local properties as they came up. Each house had been well researched and almost every question could be answered. As the weeks went past and we had made several viewings, Jacqueline was able to establish a very accurate idea of what we actually wanted and more importantly needed - it definitely evolved. She was generous enough to spend her time looking at potential options before putting them in front of us. Being 2.5 hours away meant that our weekend viewing trips were quite the mission. Her genuine nature, patience and professionalism never faltered. We cannot recommend Jacqueline Unsworth highly enough and wouldn’t imagine approaching anyone else, when the next time comes around.
As first time buyers we needed advice and guidance, and Jacqueline provided this in bucketloads. She suggested properties, fitted in with our schedule, pointed out good and bad points and basically made us feel well cared for and listened to. We even said it was like having our own ‘location, location, location’ experience. She is fabulous and we would 100% recommend her.
Paul & Karrie Dent
We found Jacqueline very easy to work with she was very friendly and listened to our needs and was brilliant at setting up our open home days We felt she was really working for us and got us a quick sale.
Barry & Berly Lowish
Jacqueline is a very capable and caring agent, who helped us find the perfect home for our family. She went the extra mile to help make our move from Christchurch to Tauranga easier. It was a pleasure dealing with her and we can highly recommend her services.
Rousseau & Lana Lotter
Jacqueline provided tremendous support to us while she had our listing for 37 Beaumaris Boulevard, Bethlehem, Tauranga. She presented the house well, Selected good photos and Marketed our Property well, with support from her Team. Good numbers of people were attracted to her open days during the 24 day sale period. Thorough in her development, presentation and explanation of the Sale and Purchase agreement. She seemed to have a good rapport with her fellow agents, who sent a number of prospective buyers to Open Homes and private viewings. We would thoroughly, highly recommend Jacqueline as an agent, to sell or purchase a property.
Bob & Yvonne Cooper
This was my first home purchase, so I had lots of questions! She explained things clearly and never made me feel uneasy about asking questions that were obvious to people who had brought a property before. Jacqueline was so patient and kind. If she didn't know something, she'd go away and find it out, then get back to me quickly. Nothing was a bother. I met her first when I went to an open home for a different property, which I wasn't so keen on, and she offered to keep an eye out for me. I saw the property that I ended up purchasing online, but it was so great having her walk through the process with me and help liaise with the other agent. It made me feel more confident knowing I had someone helping on my behalf and not just relying on the vendor's agent. Jacqueline was so lovely, always open and honest and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a new home.
We met Jacqueline at one of many of the open homes we attended, most agents asked what we were looking for and either said it was impossible or they would get back to us. Jacqueline was the first person to really take note of what we needed in our 1st home, she starting sending links to us of potential properties to view the same day (without any pressure), but really going above and beyond. Most of the ones she send had real potential for us. When we settled on the house we wanted to put an offer in she was responsive, gave feedback, always answered our calls or emails promptly and never made us feel that our small budget was not worth her time. In fact she made us feel so relaxed with her friendly and down to earth nature. Jacqueline crossing our path has been a blessing.
We found Jacqueline fabulous when we were looking to buy and during the purchase process of our lovely new home. Jacqueline was super organised, and made the whole process so easy and fun. She listened carefully to our brief and went above and beyond in her search for something just right for us. She also bought new ideas to us which she thought might also be worth investigating. We loved all the background research she gave us on areas we were considering and the laughs along the way. We cannot recommend Jacqueline highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to contact her again for any other future projects. Thank you so very much J.
Jenni & Chris Shallard
Jacqueline went out of her way to find the right home for me. She asked me what I wanted in a home and I gave her my wish-list & she found me a home that delivered on everything I asked for. She showed me many homes & did not stop looking till she found me the right one & always listened to my feedback. If I asked her a question about a property she would find the answer & be back to me promptly, nothing was ever too much trouble & the result was she found me my perfect home. I was amazed at the effort she put in. She is a top agent for sure, I highly recommend her service & will be telling everyone about my great experience!
After many house viewings, we came across Jacqueline and instantly felt taken care of. She listened to our needs and gave great advice without ever putting any pressure on us. Jacqueline was incredibly generous with her time. We feel lucky to have been looked after by her and honestly believe that it’s down to her that we found own perfect home.
Sherree & Richard Lee
Jacqueline's charming and professional nature provided us with superior support during our purchasing process. Her in depth market knowledge was insightful and assisted in our decision. We are so grateful to have worked with Jacqueline. Lynne & John
Lynne Berryman & John Ranby
We had attended a couple of Open Homes listed by EVES Property and our names as usual were taken for future follow up. Sometime in late August 2021, Sue took a phone call from a lady called Jacqueline; she had a house that she wanted us to view. Arrangements were made and we visited the house to meet Jacqueline for the first time. Jacqueline is a very personable lady, who listens closely to what is said regarding the clients likes and dislikes. Typically for us, a sink in the middle of the room is a no-no, needs to be at a window. That house was not suitable, we however, liked Jacqueline very much and very soon a relationship developed, where we felt that we were her only clients. We had private viewings of houses thereafter, no matter which estate agent was showing. We had some disappointments where we could not purchase due to OIO requirements and other reasons, but Jacqueline never faltered and was not deterred, searching for a property that would tick all our boxes, which were fairly extensive. We certainly have not come across another agent that was so determined to satisfy our housing needs, listening at each viewing as to what we liked or disliked. Nothing was too much trouble for her, when we were in lock-down in Waikato, she took videos, visited the house we were interested in with our son and showed him around We eventually settled on the house as addressed above, and attended the auction. Having been searching for a house for about 7 months we were relieved to tears when Sue won the Auction. Thank you Jacqueline, you really went way further than the extra mile for us … and became our friend!! Geoff & Sue James
Geoff & Sue James
Being a first home buyer I looked for around 6 months, Jacqueline helped me find the right house. Jacqueline gave me weekly updates of sales and listings and was there whenever I had a question. Nothing was ever an issue and she was always very helpful all the way through the entire process. Thanks a lot Jacqueline I’m so glad that I met you when I went started looking!
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