It is logical that Ailsa Cowdrey and her husband Dave (Assistant Property Manager) should specialise in rentals along the coastal strip from Mount Maunganui to Papamoa. When they are not conscientiously ensuring the properties they manage never need resuscitation they will likely be found at the Papamoa Surf Club. Both are Life Members and have held many roles over the years including Club Captain, Head Instructor, Surf Sports Team Manager, on Lifeguarding & Surf Sports Committees at Club and Eastern Region level, and are still active lifeguards patrolling over the summer months along with their four adult boys.
Just as water safety is all about prevention and sensible planning, Ailsa sees her property management role as putting all the systems in place to ensure the properties in her care are rented responsibly with the flow on effect that landlords are assured of regular worry free rent payments.
Ailsa has been in property management since 2005. This ex-travel agent with a wide network of local contacts has found the ideal outlet for her people skills, applying attention to detail and constant communication for positive results. Ailsa and Dave own a rental property themselves so have personal experience with the issues involved. Dave joined Ailsa in 2018 after 28 years with a local fishing company as Fleet Manger so brings organisational skills gained from this industry. After living in Papamoa, the family have now moved to central Mount Maunganui.
Ailsa and Dave appreciate the support and access to training and knowledge that working for a large property management company delivers, combined with the motivating force of having and building their own brand.
“This is a great job with flexibility to take part in family life and in my passion for surf lifesaving.”
Thank you Ailsa for your assistance and we will have no hesitation in recommending your professionalism should that situation arise in the future. Also happy to confirm this should a prospective owner wish to call us.
David and Christine
Just a quick note to say a personal “thank you” for the years of very diligent and professional Property Management services that you have provided for me. I have sung your praises to many as, in my opinion, you are, by a very long way, the best Property Manager that I know. - Thank you thank you. Go well and all the best for the years ahead.
I just thought I would just take this opportunity to send a quick message to thank you for being such an awesome person to work with. We have done rentals but you were the first with an actual property manager and we were worried it would be difficult but you made it painless! Trust me you hear some stories!
David Williams (Tenant)
I have worked with Ailsa over the past years in several residential tenancies and have had some difficult issues which Ailsa worked through effectively.
Ailsa is energetic, efficient, and competent and I highly recommend her.
Doug Lyon, Director, Lyon O’Neale Arnold Lawyers
Both Sonali and I sincerely wish to thank you for your management of our home and all the support you have given us, with your care and attention. We look forward to meeting when we next visit New Zealand.
Just a note of gratitude for your assistance, in finding tenants for my rental property. As a new landlord, your guidance and professionalism to both myself and new tenants has been invaluable. Always being there, for advice, is so very much appreciated.
Thank you again
Thank you so much for filling our house again. You are fantastic at what you do and made my life so much easier by doing all the hard work. Tenant seems great and is already loving it which is awesome.
We have utilised the services of AILSA COWDREY for twelve years in her capacity as Rental Agent for our 3 flats in Evans Road. Initially she represented The Professionals, who were bought out by Eves Rentals.
Most agents can be pleasant when things go well, but we have on several occasions called upon Ailsa’s experience and skills when tenant situations called for Tribunal Applications or legal form filling and general procedural guidance for situations outside our experience.
Ailsa has given freely of her advice (which was pertinent and worked) and provided us with forms when they proved difficult to find on websites. She is always pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful and effective.
We are writing this reference because we find Ailsa to be well above the average, and thank her for her still ongoing services
Colin & June Webb
Thank you for all the time you spent as property manager to my property at Rangiuru Road.
Your time and professionalism was greatly appreciated.
May I wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
Thank you and kind regards
Very nice to meet you today in person and thank you for ensuring our place has been kept nice and tidy.
Wan and I were really pleased with the presentation, and tidiness of the place.
I think your regular inspections and professional work has played a very big part so a big thank you Ailsa for that.
You really have been great, and still are being great!! You have been amazing and I'll definitely be recommending you to other people. Thank you.
Kirsty Wallis (Prospective Landlord)
Thank you so much for recommending Ailsa, she's great!
She is also incredibly efficient and goes out of her way to get things done.
Ailsa helped us find the perfect tenant for our new property - in record time! We needed a tenant quickly and she made it happen with regular friendly and professional communication throughout the process.