Julie Stirling and Tony Betti are well-known in the Bay, having been involved in real estate since 1998. And as time has the habit of passing quickly, it may come as a surprise that they are now “back,” with the logical question being, “where have you been?”
A ‘lifestyle change’, lured Julie and Tony to the Bay of Plenty where they continued their real estate success. Though precipitated by family commitments, their return to the Bay is a welcome one, as the couple love it here and are happy to again call Blockhouse Bay home.
Julie and Tony work well together, balancing each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and their depth and breadth of experience in real estate is a bonus for their clients, many of whom offer repeat business. They understand the issues of buying and selling on the same market, and while the uncertainty of this can often result in confusion and procrastination, Julie and Tony are well able to guide the process, taking stress out of the equation.
They are also aware of the emotional connections that people have with their home, with many clients having lived in the same house for decades. “With the increasingly common practice of selling the family home and moving to a retirement village, we have become very aware of the emotional toll it can take on a client,” says Julie. “We have had plenty of experience with this and have learned how to be sensitive to what’s going on emotionally. It’s not just about signing contracts,” she says. “I guess you could call it an ‘all-round’ service.”