I have lived most of my life in Tauranga and after 10 years in Australia came home to roost where I met my partner Gary McAneny. We have been together 25 years this year living in the Bay and when we aren’t both working, enjoy travelling, movies, music and spending time with our wonderful daughter Morgan, son-in-law Luke and 21-month-old fire rocket grand-daughter Rylie.
My initial foray in to real estate began in my early 20’s when I purchased my first home. I had been working in property management at the time and my passion for real estate grew as I bought and sold property both in New Zealand and Australia.
I ran my own business for four years while my daughter was young and when she was old enough to look after herself, I became a licensed agent and after completing my studies researched several of the well-known real estate agencies in Tauranga and joined EVES.
My personal experience buying and selling property, being a business owner and having a strong background in administration have provided me with the skills to achieve a satisfactory result for you whether buying or selling.
March 2018 marks my 10 year anniversary with EVES and most of this time has been as a member of a successful team within the Gate Pa office. Staying within the Gate Pa office, I have now teamed up with Lisa Zawitkoski and together, we are KEEPING IT REAL!
Carol has been an absolute pleasure to work with – totally professional at all times. She has an impressive work ethic, a warm and caring personality and the ability to keep a client motivated when it becomes a little difficult or disappointments occur. I also learned from Carol to take a ‘closer look’ and not just discount properties from a drive by and that is how I finally purchased a property which I may previously have discounted.
For prospective clients requiring help and guidance with Real Estate matters I recommend Carol with the utmost confidence.
Lorraine Dempsey - March 2018
I recently used Carol & Lisa to sell a property of mine in Brookfield.
They were involved through the whole process, popping in as I was tidying the house up etc.
I was a bit weary at the start of their capabilities and being able to do what they said as due to past experiences with some real estate agents. But gladly, they proved me wrong and went over and above expectations and they still keep regular contact with me now.
As a business man and someone involved quite heavily in property myself, the level of professionalism I expect is quite high so I am not the easiest person to please at times but these two delivered and I was left smiling.
I highly recommend using team C & L .
Brent Henry - Brookfield, Tauranga
It is an honour for me to recommend Carol Freebairn if you are considering selling your home. In 2013, I asked Carol to sell my house in Bell Street, Tauranga. The house was dated and needed upgrading before I could put it on the market. As a single, working and studying mother, I had a limited income to do some of the recommended improvements by myself.
Carol and her husband Gary kindly came around to waterblast the exterior of the house for me. On Carol’s recommendation I also purchased interior paint to freshen up the house. Carol and Gary kindly spent part of their Saturday to paint the bathroom and toilet for me. I was truly grateful.
Soon after, the house was put on the market and sold very quickly for the desired price which I was very pleased about.
If I wish to purchase a new house in the future, I will certainly make Carol my first advisor, as I trust her honesty and know she acts in my best interests and it is with pleasure that I recommend Carol for any of your realestate needs.
Josephine Ludlow - Judea, Tauranga