Coffeys - Tourism Property Brokers ltd. | LREA

30 years in business. 1984 - 2014

Testimonials

I had my business on the market for years before phoning Fiona McDonald. From the moment I first spoke to her, I wondered why on earth I waited so long to talk to Coffeys? I knew that I was in the right hands and I wished I had phoned Coffeys first. I already had my business listed with 3 other agents, all of whom had been happy to secure the listing, but had done little else to actually make a sale. My experience with Fiona was completely different. It was clear that she meant business, and that she was on a mission to secure a sale for me. She worked my property with unfailing enthusiasm, energy and commitment until it was sold. I had a problem property - a good, solid business, but with flaws and difficulties that were likely to put off possible purchasers - and they did. However, nothing seemed to daunt Fiona - she continued to promote the property, bring buyers through and communicate effectively with all parties. Fiona's commitment to actually bringing home a sale for me was far more than skin deep. She delivered, delivered, delivered right through to the end - and the end was a sale that she got over the line to everyone's satisfaction.
Rhian Cotter - Coachmans Inn
We are so happy with both sale and the service provided by Inky Stove, thanks very much. Throughout the transaction, Inky was excellent to deal with – professional, proficient and friendly, and there was no disruption at all. We would recommend Coffeys – totally satisfied rate 10 out of 10.
Jude Mulholland & Brenda Wilson – Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park
We are quite a fussy picker when it comes to acquiring businesses. Hands down all our requirements were met and we are very satisfied the way our questions and queries were handled. Fiona McDonald was very helpful and have always responded timely to us. The response was quintessential, how it should be. She was the representation of the company and was very professional. We are very satisfied with the services and have already recommended to a few of our friends.
Hitesh Talreja - ASURE Gateway Apartments
We first heard of Matt D’Anvers through another motelier, so when he called to ask us if we’d like to list with him, we already knew of his good reputation. In the sale of our motel, we could not have wished for better service and support. Matt kept us well informed throughout the process with his non-pushy attitude. He assured us that prospects would be well qualified and he was true to his word. Even when Matt was away on holiday he ensured we were well looked after by the Coffeys team. We can’t praise Matt enough, it is a stressful time selling and he made it so much easier for us.
Steve & Jan Walters - Coromandel Colonial Cottages Motel
Chris Wong handled the sale process efficiently and professionally, especially considering the distances that needed to be travelled. Chris was very considerate in keeping us informed, especially nearing the unconditional date. The purchasers were definitely genuine and well qualified. One introduction, one sale. Chris listened to us and picked up on the point of difference and growth of the region.
Ian & Fran Farrant - Waipoua Lodge
We had previously tried to sell our business ourselves, with no result. Matt D'anvers was exceptional and professional in every respect. His professional approach had a calming effect throughout the whole process. Matt was the perfect intermediary and had the confidence of the vendor and purchasers.
James & Cheryl Mac Gilloway - Rosetown Motel
In pursuing our interest in purchasing a motel, we found the team at Coffeys efficient and friendly to deal with. The information provided to us was relevant and easy to understand. Communication from Coffeys throughout the purchase process was excellent and the service was great. We would definitely recommend Coffeys.
Holly Philpott & Andrew Bradley - Centre Court Motel
Matt D’Anvers was a pleasure to deal with and was at all times courteous and professional. He was contactable at any time of day and we appreciated his knowledge of the area and the workings of the lodge that we eventually bought. Nothing was too much trouble and he dealt with everything with good humour. He replied to all our queries promptly and helped us through any perceived difficulties we may have been encountering. He always went the extra mile. We highly recommend Matt, he’s a true asset to Coffeys.
Helen Bissett - Colleith Lodge - Purchaser
Matt D’Anvers first came to see us in December last year and we were happy to have him list our property. I must say we had not had much joy with local residential agents. He kept in contact with us, through to him bringing the buyers and very professionally showed the property and kept us informed as to their keenness, and from there to bringing us an offer. There was always communication which is what you need to have as a seller. We would definitely use Coffeys again and would also recommend you to any friends or colleagues that wish to sell their lodge or bed and breakfast. Everything has gone perfectly.
Maureen Gilroy - Colleith Lodge - Vendor
I was very pleased with the way our sale process went. Inky Stove was always very approachable and helpful. It wasn’t easy at times getting over the line and we thank Inky for his efforts and perseverance in getting the result for all of us. I would certainly use Coffeys again if the opportunity arose, and would have no hesitation in recommending your Company to others. I don’t think there is anything in particular that could have been improved. Communication was the key to making this work.
Don Macphail - Bella Vista Kaikoura
I would definitely recommend Coffeys for any motel sales. This was a difficult transaction due to the complexity around the body corporate and the way it had been managed over the last couple of years. I appreciated how Peter McGrath took the extra time to understand the facility, the ownership structure and the financials. It took patience, perseverance and a real commitment to get a result. I was delighted with his communication which was always timely and to the point. I had the motel listed with many agencies and Coffeys was the one that got me the result.
Janet Thompson - The Villas
Matt D’Anvers from Coffey's certainly made the whole process of selling our B&B stress-free. Matt was always helpful and available to chat, he would always give us a review on how the viewings were going and always kept us in the loop. We never felt inconvenienced as the timings of the viewings were discussed with us to fit in with our business. I think Matt did a very good job of qualifying the purchasers. The whole sale process was conducted with respect and politeness, and it was very helpful having a timeline of how the contract would progress. I have already given Coffeys details to a friend who is thinking of selling her Bed and Breakfast.
Eve & Alan Roper - Harbour View B&B
I would like to thank Peter McGrath for his personal and professional service from start to finish throughout my purchase process, and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a business. My first contact with Coffeys was by email, which had a quick response, followed up by a phone call. The level of communication and follow up was first class service, I was informed and kept up to date; it was spot on. I found the presentation and information was great, what I didn't understand Peter helped me through step by step. I found process hard at the times, it was something very new to me, but was helped all the way through.
Tania Antonel - Valdez Motor Lodge
Our recent purchase through Coffeys was a positive experience. Our broker helped us to gain a sound understanding of the Motel Industry. He was excellent to deal with and we felt he was honest when providing answers to our questions. We were especially impressed with the open lines of communication and the regular progress updates. The presentation of information supplied to us was sufficient for our requirements and the broker was always willing to help when sourcing more information. As far as the brokers were concerned, honestly nothing could have been easier with the process. We would highly recommend Coffeys in the future.
Mark and Nicola - Avenue Motor Lodge Timaru
We enjoyed our relationship with Inky and found him very easy to deal with. What we liked about him was that he called it as it was and we felt he was really working for us. His advice was sound, he kept us in the loop and was very positive when things were not going our way. Generally a nice, genuine guy to have in our court. As we were selling the freehold he also had to liaise with the lease holder. This he did very well and the lease holder was left with a feeling of goodwill towards the whole process. The potential purchasers were well screened and were very genuine. This is the second time we have used Coffeys and would not hesitate to use them again and would be very happy to recommend them to other people. We felt the whole process was pretty seamless and not sure what you could do to improve it. Thought the time line document was excellent and all processes followed through as they should.
Tony Rhodes - La Rive Motel, Akaroa
A big thank you to Kelvyn for his professional advice and the expertise he has shown us. He showed extreme patience with us and answered all queries we had in a very quick manner. We would use Coffeys again and certainly recommend them to anyone considering buying into the tourism sector.
Jeff and Kathy Christian - Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
I found the process of contacting Coffeys was easy and I felt that the right questions were asked of me to best understand my requirements.Communication was good as was the information supplied to me. I would recommend Coffeys and would definitely use their services again in the future.
Phil O’Brien - Parklands Motor Lodge, Timaru
What we were looking for was clarified right at the start and our requirements expertly met. From first contact Peter was brilliant, always responded in a timely manner, even if only a phone call to say he has received a message and would get back to us. Peter has been a great help in this process. The information provided was really useful and helped cement the decision we had to make and allowed us to expedite our offer in a timely fashion.
The process has been a quick and easy from start to finish that has resulted in a new life challenge for us. It has been made easier with the information and support provided by Peter.
We would happily use Coffeys and again and happily recommend them to all.
Frank Daken - The Claremont Motel
From the outset of the time we listed with Coffeys, the whole process went smoothly. There were no matters that weren't dealt with in a timely and professional manner by Coffeys. There was no disruption to our business and the potential purchasers of the motel appeared to all be genuine. Within 2 weeks of listing with Coffeys there were 3 written offers for purchase. Due to our experience we would have no hesitation in securing the services of Coffeys again and would certainly recommend them to any friends that were looking at listing their motel for sale.
Blair & Shona - Denton Park Motel
We bought our motel through Coffeys in 2006 and the process was extremely hassle free. When we decided to sell our motel recently we chose to list it with Coffeys because of our previous experience with them. Once again we were very pleased with the service they provided from the time our business was listed till settlement date. We were always kept informed of any new developments during the sale process and it was never a problem for Coffeys to answer any queries we had. We would definitely use Coffeys in the future if the need arose and would have no hesitation in recommending Coffeys to other prospective buyers.
Gary & Glenys Ferguson - Bella Vista Hokitika
Once Colin Jakeway took over our property, we had excellent service, constant feedback and a very quick settlement. Would thoroughly recommend Colin Jakeway as a broker, and would use him again if we had another property in the South Island. Thank you for your quick and easy settlement of our property.
Lesley & Kevin Kelly - 554 Moana Court Motel
Peter McGrath was a very professional person. He met me on a Sunday in Carterton as I was just travelling through and the follow up etc was excellent. The service provided by Peter was excellent and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a motel.
Paul Orr - Fiesta Court Motel
We are extremely happy with Chris Wong’s professional advice. His dedication and support through the due diligence period were deeply appreciated, as well as he is a very reliable motel agent. For my future motel or hotel investments I will definitely seek his advice.
Josephine Do - Auckland Airport Kiwi Motel
Kelvyn Coffey was engaged to sell the Wanaka Homestead. He handled he whole process very professionally, understood our needs and sensitivities, and maintained a high level of contact and service throughout the process. In particular he showed perseverance and patience to get the result we wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend him and his team and their dedicated approach to marketing assets.
Matt St Amand - Wanaka Homestead
Coffeys is a very professional motel broker in Canterbury Area. We initially approached them to buy a motel but it did not go ahead. When we came back after three months Coffeys still remembered us and progressed the purchase straightforward. Coffeys are easy to contact, fast in response and very efficient. Good services, highly recommended - we have already recommended you to our friends.
Zheng Liu - Alcala Motor Lodge
For my motel purchase I found Coffeys to be very helpful and professional. The level of communication was excellent, they 100% fully understood my requirements and the information supplied to me was great. I would absolutely recommend Coffeys to potential buyers – they are perfect and I’m so glad to have met Kelvyn.
Renbin Xu - City Centre Motel
We were very happy with the level and quality of communication and that the agent (Inky Stove) was very supportive throughout the whole process of purchasing an accommodation property fit for our purposes.
Stephen Roach - Cancer Society
From the first telephone call to the day we were shifting in we couldn't have asked for more from Coffey's and in particular our agent, Inky Stove. He seemed to understand our requirements – and these were achieved, and within the geographic area stipulated. Each telephone call was processed without delay - take a bow Lisa. Although we hadn't had any motel experience, Inky was quick to pick up that we were 'hospitality' savvy, the level of information given was sufficient for us to move it forward at our own pace. With making a substantial investment we needed to get it right the first time. And Coffey's were the vehicle for this to happen. We would have no hesitation to recommend Coffey's to any of our friends or family. We are confident that they would receive the same great service that was afforded us.
Sally & Harvey Rhodes - Ashburton Motor Lodge
In the sale of the new lease of Autoline Motel we found Coffeys to be clearly a very experienced business ideally suited to the industry. The sale process was not at all disruptive and the handling of the transaction was excellent, professional and knowledgeable. We would be happy to use Coffeys again and would definitely recommend their services.
Wayne Bailey - Autoline Motel
Four offers in one day - how do you beat that? For the sale of my hotel business, I found that Coffeys were extremely good at handling the transaction. The sale process was very smooth as the purchasers were well vetted before being introduced and the reporting from Coffeys was very good throughout. I am happy to recommend Coffeys to others looking to sell and have already done so.
Carl Angus - Hotel Euro
The sale process was not disruptive at all, all people Kelvyn Coffey introduced were genuine, difficult to say how qualified they were, but they were not tyre kickers! There is no comparison with the way Kelvyn handled our sale to agents from other firms. He communicated effectively and had everything in place promptly. Other agents didn't communicate at all once they had our listing, it appeared they were just waiting for something to happen. He was very good during the negotiation process and kept things moving at a good pace. I already have recommended Coffeys to others looking to sell. From my limited experience Coffeys is well clear of the rest of the competition in Motel Brokering.
Chris & Christine Stevens - City Central Motel Apartments
There would be NO hesitation in using Coffeys again should we decide to go back in the accommodation business, and we couldn’t recommend your services high enough. Everything was conducted with dignity and professionalism. There was very little disruption to the business during the negotiations of the sale, we were generally happy to accommodate any sight inspections whilst the business was on the market. Nearly all the purchasers were genuine, although some may have aimed higher than their bank manager would lend them. Although the negotiations got protracted for a while, the way it was handled by Coffeys ensured that the continuation of the sale proceeded as amicably as possible. Couldn’t fault Coffeys here at all. We were kept in the loop with every decision, good, bad or indifferent, all the way through. When things looked like breaking down, we were still kept up to speed with all that was going on, regardless of how bitter the pill was to swallow. I really can’t find any fault in the way the sale was conducted, so on that note, I’d like to say a big thank you to all the team at Coffeys for their support and undoubtedly well-earned reputation as the leading motel broker in New Zealand. You Guys Rock!!
Craig Johnstone & Brad Howlett - Sherborne Motor Lodge
For the purchase of our motel, the Coffeys experience has been excellent. Inky Stove and the team are professional and knowledgeable. The service has been prompt, efficient and friendly.
Bruce & Charlotte McPhail - Alpine Motel
We felt that Inky Stove was fantastic at handling our motel sale. He had us signed up straight away and filled us with confidence that he was the man to sell the motel at a good price. We received good feedback at first and excellent feedback when the agreement had been signed up. I would have appreciated perhaps a bit more contact in between but that is because Inky knew we were not initially pursuing a sale that vigorously. As soon as we made it clear we were very motivated to sell Inky stepped it up. There was negligible disruption to the business, with all those who approached us through Coffeys being genuine buyers. We would use Coffeys again in the future and recommend their services.
Chris & Adrienne Roy - Garden Motel
For the sale of our hotel, Chris Wong was very professional and efficient which we enjoyed. The process was not disruptive at all and the Purchasers were genuine and well qualified, illustrated by their in-depth and relevant due diligence investigation which was refreshing given the many "very poorly vetted and absolute time-wasters" introduced by others. We really valued the tools, such as the sale process time-line and the no-nonsense methodology that Chris employed. Many other of your competitors could learn some valuable lessons about the way you do business. A big thank you to Chris and the team at Coffeys. We wish you continued success.
Steve & Sharon Orr - Mount Richmond Hotel
We found Coffey's very easy to contact and communicate with. Our broker was brilliant and very helpful throughout the entire process completely understanding our position being based in the UK and moving back to NZ. He understood our requirements, presentation of information was good and he offered a number of different motel options until we found Aspen Manor Motel to be the best option by far. Communication throughout the negotiating and meeting the requirements of the contract was very good and we constantly got immediate action and very quick responses. We would recommend Coffeys when buying a motel.
Simon & Lornae Lowe - Aspen Manor Motel
The service I had from our broker at Coffeys was just what I expected, actually probably better than expected. Everything was done on time, and done professionally. When the sale could of fallen through he kept the ball rolling to get a result. My solicitor even commented on what a good job he had done for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Coffeys to anyone considering a purchase/sale. I can`t think of anything that requires improvement to your services.
Rob Bell - Fenton Court Motel
We found the sale transaction of our motel to be seamless and professional, with our broker moving things along smoothly with only necessary dialogue but not letting things slide. She did not take sides between us and the purchasers, giving each party just enough information as was needed, whilst posing no disruption to our business. We would definitely recommend Coffeys services to our friends and colleagues and would give our broker a pat on the back for accommodating the sale of the new lease smoothly without hitches.
Keith & Leanne Irvine - Parkside Motel
We were happy a quick and hassle free sale was achieved. The one prospective purchaser Inky Stove introduced became the buyer and he promptly advised that a contract was in the offing. Negotiations were clean and the contract clauses were simple. Inky kept us informed every step of the way and there was virtually no disruption to our business. Keep up the good work.
T & J Tatom - Annabelle Court Motel
We thought that Inky Stove kept us advised at all times and acted very professionally. We would use the services of Coffeys again and have already recommended them to our friends.
Peter Robertson - Sundowner Motel
Our thanks to the whole team, to Kelvyn for his pre-sale advice based on his experience in the industry and to our broker for taking the time in getting to know us and our ‘product’ over the last three years which enabled Coffeys to produce marketing material that was relevant and on target. As you will know the decision to sell is not an easy one, so many questions. After that decision is made it could get very fraught. With your help, encouragement and constant support, the whole experience for us was quite painless. Thanks to you all and we wish you and your business well in the future.
Edward & Paula Kenyon - Montana Lodge Motel
We felt it was appropriate to acknowledge the professional manner in which your brokers marketed our property to potential purchasers, which eventually lead to the agreement now in place. Both were courteous and presented our property to best advantage when showing prospective purchasers, ensuring the features and benefits were clearly outlined. They also kept us fully informed of developments. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company and staff to prospective vendors of purchasers of motels in the future.
Barry & Marilyn Hollands - Rosewood Court Motel
One of the best aspects of Coffeys is that purchasers are pre-tested before they are introduced - they understand the business before they go on site. Extremely well qualified buyers were only introduced. It’s always disruptive to introduce buyers but Coffeys managed this well and kept it to a minimum. Contract preparation and handling is a skill that Coffeys have. The content and follow-up is impressive. I am very pleased with the process and the results. Nothing was over promised but it was over delivered…thanks and well done.
Ian Thompson - TML Group
Over and above successfully buying and selling accommodation businesses through you, I have really enjoyed the on-going support and up to date market information that you have been able to provide me since we first purchased Quest on The Terrace. I have had no hesitation recommending your services to a number of other franchise owners within our Quest network.
Andy Porter - Quest on The Terrace
We would like to thank you for your professional help in selling the lease of our motel. With Coffeys' expertise and marketing skills they achieved the full asking price of our property. We would have no hesitation in recommending Coffeys to any prospective vendors who are thinking of putting their property on the market.
Carl & Sue Bout - Airport Birches Motel
We chose Coffeys Tourism Property Brokers as sole agents to take our 5-star motel business to the market. Our broker provided invaluable assistance with preparation of information necessary for prospective purchasers and advice in presenting our property for sale. He kept us fully informed on the state of the market and provided a comparison to sales of comparative properties. We were concerned that the sale process would prove disruptive to the continuation of the business, and unsettling to our staff. By nominating suitable inspection times and close liaison and co-operation with our agent this did not prove to be a problem. A successful sale was the result. We have been happy to recommend Coffeys to business associates and contacts in the hospitality industry.
Joan & David Lennox - Blenheim
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