'Putting in the hard yards' has never been a problem for Katy Laidlaw who freely admits to workaholic tendencies. She has always worked in customer service - cinema, hospitality, administration, bank teller and PA, in real estate as a buyers' agent.
While working as an administrator for Eves she saw the opportunity for a career which would reward her for hard work and give her the opportunity to progress financially and develop personally. Eves was always the choice. Her parents-in-law, who have worked as salespeople for Eves over twenty years, encouraged her to become part of the property management team. Katy owns a rental property and her parents have two, so she has grown up in a landlord environment.
Katy thrives on working with a large experienced team with lots of resources and knowledge to draw on. She manages a cross section of properties in her coastal and urban patch. "No property is too large or too small," says this high achiever who never puts off what she can do today. She prides herself on being an excellent communicator, thorough in every aspect of her role and firm but fair in all her dealings with the wide range of people who benefit from her positive attitude and willingness to work hard.
Katy is Welsh but moved to New Zealand with her family when she was fifteen years old. "I loved new Zealand so much I married a Kiwi!" says this mother of three young Kiwis.
Katy is a goal setter in her personal life, having no trouble juggling family and work commitments and her running training.
Thank you for everything you have done, I really appreciate someone that takes on their role properly, sorts things, communicates well, and doesn't make a big deal out of day to day normal dramas.
Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for the way you managed my property these past few years. Moving up to Auckland and leaving the house behind was a big stress, but you made the whole thing absolutely seamless. I know I've told you before, but I was always grateful for the way you made everything easy and professional.
I am sending this email to give you feedback on Katy Laidlaw’s work in finding me good tenants for my property. She has again exceeded all my expectations. While her role was to do a casual let, she has gone the extra mile to help me with providing tradie contacts and arranging tradies to come in to help me get maintenance jobs done. She even helped me rip up some horrible garage carpet!
Susan-Jane Davies – Very happy landlord
I really appreciate your help on this. I’ve been in business 25 years and get very few people these days emailing at 9.00pm on a Friday night as part of doing their job, especially when it’s trying to help someone they don’t know. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and Eves.
Pete Smith (Tauranga)
I am so impressed with Katy. We trusted in Katy’s knowledge and experience to get the job done for us!! and she delivered BIG TIME! We couldn’t be happier with our new home
Thanks Katy! We are looking forward to moving in and enjoying the summer sun – stress-free!!...
D P Whitten (Tauranga)
Having an exclusive apartment in Marine Parade Mt Manganui, we spent some time sourcing a rental agent, checking their references and also personal recommendations. We decided on Katy and are very pleased with her performance.
We are resident in Indonesia and finding the right person to manage the property was essential for our peace of mind. Lines of communication are excellent via email or messenger, meaning we can talk to Katy at no cost over any concerns, or discussing new tenants. In this field we have allowed Katy to guide us, asking the simple question would you have them in a property of yours. Full credit checks, personal and professional references are provided to us by Katy and then we collectively make a decision. All the usual inspections are carried out and forwarded to us when they are due.
Paul Jeffries & Diane Taylor
Whakamarama 96D Plummer Road
Papamoa 2 Pense Place
Mt Maunganui 369a Oceanbeach Road
Mt Maunganui 2 McDowell Street
Papamoa 3 Maria Tini Grove