Michael is passionate about people and property.
Throughout Michael’s life he has always built relationships with people of all ages, cultures, religions, and backgrounds and this has given him the understanding and experience to work with the rich range of people, and backgrounds that real estate presents.
Whether you are buying or selling a property you are making a lot of very important decisions that need to be taken into consideration. Michael and his wife Diane made the decision to leave Auckland in 1997 to move to Northland, and have never looked back. So Michael understands the importance of all the reasons for making a decision, it is not just about the ‘House’.
Michael loves working on their lifestyle property, and has a particular passion for the simple meditation of splitting and stacking wood, to keep the home fires burning.
We can happily say that the sale experience with Michael has been nothing but top notch on all counts...the Communication. Service and Market Knowledge could not be faulted and did in deed not only meet our expectations but surpassed them.
Our prior research on who and what real estate sales services were available in the area gave us a good insight and our decision to go with Far North Coastal Real Estate was proven to be the right one. Their superior experience, expertise and relaxed negotiating skills got us the deal we are very happy with.
We would definitely recommend Far North Coastal Real Estate services to others.
Superior experience, expertise and relaxed negotiating skills
The experience dealing with Michael has been very positive. Communication has throughout has been excellent, very immediate and explanatory.
We’ve enjoyed the more gentle, honest and non-pushy (for want of a better word!) service from Michael.
Will most certainly recommend to others and use Far North Coastal Real Estate again in the future if/when needed.
Enjoyed the more gentle, honest and non-pushy service
We already knew how efficient and communicative Michael is from when we purchased the house through Far North Coastal Real Estate. We did not even give a second thought to using someone else for the house sale as your reputation in the area is second to none and of course our own experience of it.
We sincerely believe our house sale would not have happened without Michael's experience in what he does and his believability as a straight shooter and totally honest person.
Thank you so much for your efforts, they are very much appreciated.
Michael's experience and his believability as a straight shooter and totally honest person.
We would definitely recommend Michael Healy. If we needed our house sold, he would be first on our list.
Very motivated and knows how to handle people really well. He is good at keeping the buyer's interest. As far as buying which we did, we found he had great communication skills and was very prompt with emails and phone calls. Cannot find fault, definitely was helpful and met our expectations. In some instances he went beyond what was expected of an agent.
We would recommend Far North Coastal Real Estate as our number one choice, they make good ambassadors to the gateway of Mangonui.
Good ambassadors to the gateway of Mangonui
Last three months have been some of the most pressured in our lives with an International move during covid - nightmarish, a tight housing market, pet-friendly furnished rental accommodation virtually non-existent ... etc.
A few houses 'would do' but they didn't make our hearts sing. They weren't a good fit.
Michael, your patience and professionalism (with good knowledge of the properties, quick response to questions and consistent positiveness about the vendors) combined with a gentle, non-pushy approach (and sense of humour popping out now and then) made for a relaxed and trusting relationship. We felt safe with you. Julie, your quiet, super-efficient admin and support is superb.
Both of you are great at setting others up to succeed, sharing useful contacts with people new to the area. Very appreciated.
All worked 100% for us.
Setting others up to succeed
Team Michael, you have exceeded all my expectations and confirm the testimonials of those in your profile.
You made my journey so easy with your knowledge, expertise and respect. Communication was outstanding.
You have proved to be a caring and thoughtful team and I will always be thankful and share my experience with others.
You truly are a class act and our community is so fortunate in having you work for us.
Thank you all once again.
Communication was outstanding
Michael and his team at Far North Coastal Real Estate helped us to sell our property and we were delighted with the process and outcome. They are the best agents we have ever dealt with, for many reasons. Their expertise, clear communication and professionalism shone through, and we highly recommend their services.
Their expertise, clear communication and professionalism shone
Michael was very professional, accomodating and transparent, which built our trust in the whole process. All communication was clear, concise and to the point, mitigating any risks of confusion and ambiguities. The advertisement accurately represented the property features. Michael was very helpful, pointing us to the local resources with regards to the pre-purchase inspection, future developments etc.
Professional, Accomodating and Transparent
Thank you to Michael and Julie for making the transaction go so smoothly. We are very grateful and happy purchasers.
In relation to your request for feedback, I wanted to let you know the reasons that we held your Agency and Michael in such high esteems arises from:
- prompt, honest and thorough answers to questions posed
- good communication throughout the transaction right from the start, during and then closer to settlement with reminders of things such as insurances and important dates
- as foreign purchasers, we were a little unsure of ourselves and had experienced other agents effectively dismiss our interest in their properties. In contrast, Michael had an open mind and didn't come with any of those prejudices or beliefs that we were likely to be tyre-kickers.
- all of the contacts that Michael provided have been exceptional. In turn, everyone that we worked with spoke in glowing terms of his skills and work ethic.
Thank you again for your effort and assistance.
Agency held in high esteem
Michael was absolutely marvellous. He kept us informed of what was happening and we could contact him anytime. The office manager Julie we thank too for her part in writing up the list of extra chattels.
We have already told people about the ease of how everything went and will continue to do so.
Ease of how everything went
Our Trustees would like thank you for your excellent service in selling the property. Everything from the initial visit to the listing and finding a purchaser was absolutely top notch. We realise with having to deal with 4 different people spread throughout the country as well as overseas make things more difficult but all was handled exceptionally well.
Far North Coastal Real Estate did meet our expectations in fact exceeded them with the speed of the sale. We would recommend your services to people seeking real estate assistance
Considering we were on the ‘other side of the fence’ you guys were awesome.
We really enjoyed dealing with Michael as he is very open and honest.
Very open and honest
While we didn’t purchase via Michael (as our dream property was listed elsewhere) we had exceptional service from him. From keeping in touch, emailing us promptly any info and showing us two homes in between his office manager’s wedding on a Saturday, we were grateful for his commitment.
There is no doubt we will contact Michael when in need for further real estate help and/or recommend him to others - he’s the real deal.
Oh and very welcoming of out of Towners!
Michael Healy is the real deal
I can only say that you both exceeded our expectations dealing with both Julie and you.
As I had mentioned to Michael the first time I met him - we had found it so difficult just to get a return call or email from any other agent. So thank you both for everything.
Michael was extremely patient and supportive over the years – beyond just purchase and sales but also in support of general information I needed at a difficult time.
I will always be grateful.
Patient and Supportive
I came back to Far North Coastal because of the honest advice I got when buying, and the assistance that Michael gave me right the way through subdividing. Primarily, I came back because Michael is a relief to deal with when there is an underlying stress or anxiety. He takes the time, exudes calm, and that really helps. He is also very sensitive to the psychology of both vendor and buyer. When he suggests an approach it is well considered and to everyone’s advantage. I’ve always thought the balance between representing both parties to be almost impossible to carry out with professionalism, but I am satisfied that that is what Michael does.
In short, he did exactly what he promised to do…and what I needed to happen, and as I am still a property owner in the area, I will be back yet again someday. I will continue to recommend you guys, and as I hear your name mention constantly, I know I’m not the only one.
With many thanks for a great job
Sensitive to the psychology of both vendor and buyer.
Michael and his team helped us with our purchase of our property at Doubtless Bay. At all times they were friendly, informative and their communication with us throughout the transaction was excellent. We would not hesitate in recommending Michael Healy and Far North Coastal to represent you whether you are purchasing or selling a property.
Friendly, informative and their communication with us throughout the real estate transaction was excellent.
I have dealt with allot of real estate agents over the last 2 years and I want to say that you have been the best to deal with.
Michael and Julie made the purchase process easy and low-stress for us. Given that we were not local buyers, their flexibility to accommodate the timeframe of our visit to Doubtless Bay was most appreciated, as was their assistance in putting together our offer remotely. Their professionalism and communication is second to none and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing a successful real estate outcome.
I have nothing but positive things to say, we found the whole process easy, stress free and transparent. Micheal's direct but relaxed approach gave us confidence that we had made the right choice in agent and the results speak for themselves particularly given the challenging circumstances beyond everyone's control towards the end. Would, will and have recommended without hesitation. Thank you for everything.
Real Estate process easy, stress free and transparent
A Big Thank you. Very professional service, sold in record time and sale went smoothly, all coordinated by Michael. Would definitely advise Far North Coastal to anybody. Couldn't have wished for more.
Far North Coastal Real Estate Very professional service
Working with Michael Healy was a real pleasure. He is very knowledgeable about the area and supportive of the purchasing process. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area. Working with Far North Coastal Real Estate office was also very straight forward.
Thank you for your professionalism.
Professional Real Estate salesperson Far North
I really appreciated all the help that the Far North Coastal Real Estate office gave me in the process of buying the section.
Micheal in particular was great. He was always ready to answer questions, and gave my son Mungo and I a really good tour of possible sections when we came up.
I don’t think the process could have been any easier. Micheal and Far North Coastal were a large part of that.
Thank you for all your help.
"Now that my house sale has gone through I just wanted to thank you, and particularly Michael, for all the hard work you've put in on my behalf in recent years.
If any of your clients - or potential clients - are looking for a recommendation of who to use to look after a house purchase, sale or indeed rental, then tell them that I would unreservedly recommend Michael and your good selves.
Over a seven year period, Michael helped me buy, rent and subsequently sell my house in NZ. I came to trust him completely, I'm UK based and rarely in NZ - and that factor was critical to me. He has integrity, is always very helpful, responsive and professional and he certainly knows the property market in northern NZ extremely well.
If any of your clients want to talk to me, put them in touch. I'll be happy to talk with them.
Continued good luck going forward."
Michael has integrity, is always very helpful, responsive and professional
"We really enjoyed the sales process with Michael and with the office support. We saw the listing while looking on the internet – we were coming up to Coopers to look at the apartments for sale in Cables Bay which we had seen in the real-estate pull out from the Herald on Friday and were looking to see if we could see anything else while we were up there.
Really appreciated the communication – everyone let everyone know what was going on in a timely manner – I think communication is so key in any transaction Michael and his team always let us know what was going on which was great. The office support also made us feel part of the ‘triangle’ of buyer agent and seller which was great – we have only bought three properties in our life so did not know what we were doing but you certainly helped us through the process in a professional and friendly way. Michael was also very honest and open about the property and helpful in putting us on to a local engineer, and providing contact details for the ‘neighbours’ and the holiday let managers."
"We thought the assessment we got and the advice about extra work on the place was sensible and well-founded. The photos and advertising were very good - and were refreshed after a while. Michael Healy worked hard for a sale, brought a lot of people through in a pretty slow market, and kept us well informed. We would have been pleased with the amount of effort that went in even if it had not sold - but he did get a sale that we are very pleased with.
The back-up from the office was smooth and efficient. All round, the service was fully Professional throughout and we enjoyed working with you. We have already recommended you to someone wanting to sell a rural property up there and we hope they get in touch with you.
Thanks and good luck!"
"Wonderful service - Michael made the whole thing easy - he assisted us with suggestions for contractors to estimate the cost of repairs and a building survey. We were long distance purchasers which can make access to services difficult. He assisted with each step.
I didn't feel pressured at any point - I trusted him as a go between - I felt he was being honest the whole way through.
Changed my perception of a real estate agent. Even after the sale Michael and Debbie in Property Management have continued to assist with local knowledge - I really appreciate their time. 10 out of 10 guys !!"
"I can't speak highly enough of Michael Healey of Professionals Far North Coastal Ltd. After languishing in limbo for 18 months with other agents, we gave Michael sole agency to sell our house and within a few weeks he had an offer on the table. His personable approach and willingness to work for us at all hours was quite outstanding - an attribute only too rare these days. He was absolutely thorough from day one, and was a top communicator. I can't recommend him highly enough. Also, his team at Professionals were right behind him, and when we were looking to set up a new rental deal, they were on the job immediately, had all the details sorted, and again communicated superbly."
"Recently we had a property for sale at Coopers Beach. We asked Michael Healy of the Professionals (Far North Coastal Ltd) to market the property for us.
Over the years we have brought and sold many properties and dealt with quite a few real estate agents.
Never before have we met anyone who impressed us as Michael did.
His professional attitude, impeccable dress, his honesty and enthusiasm for the property were terrific.
Throughout the time our property was being marketed, Michael contacted us weekly, with updates and ongoing sensible advise for advertising.
We wholeheartedly recommend Michael Healy."
We are very happy with the purchase and very impressed with the service we received from the Far North Coastal team. We had some unique circumstances that would have made it challenging for most agents but all proceeded with great communication and without issue . I have bought several properties over the years and always had some pre and post purchase reservations but this has been a great experience and we will certainly be talking with Michael in the future... be it for buying or selling.
Excellent, absolutely excellent service, the communication and professionalism were all far beyond our expectations.
We have no doubt Michael Healy gave us maximum focus, support and dedication to ensure our property purchase was successful and went without a hitch.
Even though we live 310kms away and would become 'part time' residents of Mangonui, we never felt disadvantaged at any time during the process, in fact far from it,..... we were kept updated at all times and calling us after hours to fit in with our crazy Auckland lifestyles was never a problem for Michael. We regard ourselves as working middle New Zealanders, but Michael made us feel like true champions at all times!
We talked to other agents from other real estate companies, we looked at other areas to buy a 'holiday home' in (Bay of Islands etc) but working with Michael to secure our new holiday home (and hopefully one day our full time home) was so easy, we believe thanks to Michael, buying a property in this area was meant to be.
We are also aware, that behind the 'front line' team, there is always a strong admin support team to keep things focused and in order; and to make sure the loose ends all come together!!
We've already told countless people about Michael / Professionals Far North Coastal Ltd and we will continue to do so; just last week I called Michael and asked him to send me some of his business cards so we can pass them on to interested parties.
On behalf of my family, thank you for helping us to find a new holiday home but most importantly thank you for making the whole experience so, so easy!
The complimentary 'moving in' gift we received from Professionals Far North Coastal Ltd just blew us away, what a great gift, what a great gesture....outstanding!!
We were very pleased with the excellent service we received from Michael and the team.
We would recommend Michael to anyone who wants to sell their house! He is awesome!
Michael Healy is out of central casting as a land agent. He is the personification of the moniker of his agency; which to say that he is highly professional. He is deeply experienced, high powered and efficient. And, perhaps most importantly, he is an excellent communicator. He left all the other land agents we have worked with in the dust. Thank you, Michael!
Thanks to Michael for finally finding me the right house, at the right place with the right views and access to the beach. For proactively contacting me and holding my hand every step of the way. Thanks too for chasing me gently for what you needed when you needed it when I started to lose my mojo towards the end juggling work, life and the house purchase.
I look forward to a long and strong relationship with you as you continue to manage the tenancy for me.
Michael Healy is the best realtor I've ever worked with. He's patient and fair. He will always let you know the real price possible, he will work tirelessly through all the issues that may arise, and he will keep working until the deal is done. On top of all that, he's just a nice guy who's always a pleasure to talk with. With Michael I could always feel confident I was represented by the right person and getting the best deal possible."
I have purchased and sold properties with Michael Healy over the past 15 years and without doubt he is the most honest and trusted agent I have met. His calm, pragmatic approach and understanding of his clients’ requirements is exceptional and accordingly he delivers exceptional results. I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else but the Professionals!
We signed with your agency because we were impressed by Michael Healy's manner and candidacy. Throughout this process Michael has continued to communicate on a regular basis with us with updates, if any.
The care and attention dedicated to us during our property purchase went well beyond what was expected and legally obligated.
Michael was very attentive to both the vendors rights and our needs, assisting is so very many ways to ensure this transaction was completed. I highly doubt this purchase would have been successful had Michael not remained fully aware of all the intricacies that were taking place in both halfs.
I have already recommended Michael and The Professionals Team as a great agency to deal with.
I would like to thank Michael and Julie for always being readily available when assistance was required. The advice and assistance we received was greatly appreciated.
We could not have been more pleased with the services provided by Professionals. Michael Healy was knowledgeable, attentive, prompt and good humoured. We would recommend Professionals to anyone with an interest in buying selling property in the Far North.
We were very happy with the service we received from both Michael, Julie, and the office in general, and have already recommended Michael to prospective vendors.
Thanks for making it all a smooth process!
We are extremely grateful for the service we have received from Michael.
If it wasn’t for him letting us know about the property right before we went on holiday we could have possibly missed seeing the listing and missed out altogether. Michael is lovely to deal with and the whole process was a breeze.
All of our expectations were exceeded and we will happily recommend your business, and in particular Michael to anyone we know who is looking for property in the far north.
Thank you for assisting us with the purchase of our new home. Michael was amazing to work with from day one. The communications was regular and clear. Questions and advice was true and timely, and personally this is the only way we like to do business.
The entire experience working with Professionals was really pleasant and we certainly would use them again if ever we are selling a house.
All the way through the sale process and also well before it we had outstanding service from Michael Healy and his team.
Michael in particular was always informative, approachable and helpful especially when liaising with the District and Regional councils regarding our section. We felt we could trust Michael, to act on our behalf, and he did so fairly and successfully. We will always be grateful to him for his help.
Linda and I wish Michael, his family and the members of Far North Coastal all the very best for the future and we can unreservedly recommend them to any future seller or buyer of Far North properties.
I worked with Michael Healey on the sale of my property and I was extremely happy with the service I received from him. We worked as a bit of a team, actually. He was quick to respond to any queries I had or requests for information. There was a bit of a hiccup regarding a consent notice on this property, but Michael couldn’t have been more helpful in trying to sort it out. He was highly efficient and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again. I’d give him 100% on service, reliability, competence and professionalism. He was also a real nice guy to deal with and I had full confidence in him.
"A big THANK YOU to the staff at the PROFESSIONALS (Far North Coastal Ltd) who have done an amazing job in selling our property in Whatuwhiwhi, Northland. The positive attitude and endless assistance and advice given to us by Michael and his untiring effort to move this property was rewarded with a sale.
Mostly however, Michael was happy with the outcome, he had a happy purchaser and and overjoyed vendor. Truely Professional!"
We dealt with Michael Healy concerning our purchase and we found him to be helpful and responsive. The transaction took a while to complete, and Michael kept us informed and helped to move things along throughout the process which was challenging at times. Michael exceeded our expectations and I would recommend him to someone seeking real estate assistance.
Many thanks to the whole team for a job well done. From our first meeting with Michael over a year ago, after we sold our Villa and were then looking to buy, we knew then who would sell our next piece of property. The whole experience was faultless from start to completion. Our calls were answered, we were always kept informed about every viewer and when we did have to ring the office we were always greeted with Brenda's friendly voice. We have and will always recommend your services to anybody we know, who needs to sell property.
"Fantastic service and completely happy with my purchasing experience."
"Thanks for your support and service especially to Michael who answered me immediately when I need your support and feedback.
Appreciated your service again and it will be our pleasure to stay as your customer for future."
"We were introduced to Far North Coastal via the Internet in March/April last year - while looking for a section in the Mangonui/Coopers Beach area. We made an appointment with Michael and after a visit in May purchased the sections in Turvey Rd and a subsequently temporary dwelling in Colonel Mould.
We would rate Michael and the office staff as excellent. Always prompt, courteous and professional. Michael was particularly good to deal with us being in Wellington.
We would not hesitate to use Far North Coastal again or to recommend you to others."
"I was very happy with level of service. Michael was awesome and there was not much more he could've done."
"Michael could not have been more accommodating - a great agent who was extremely patient and helpful as we purchased it unseen so he had to go above and beyond."
"Thanks to Michael who has been most helpful over and above the expected!"
"Our dealings with Michael Healy have been nothing short of brilliant.
Professionals was the agent used by the vendor for her sale of the section.
Michael has been professional, courteous, and always keeping us up to date with the happenings of this sale."
"Michael Healy was an excellent agent and did a wonderful job marketing the property.
He was 100% professional and I would recommend him 100%."
"My partner and I dealt with Micheal Healy from Coopers Beach. I found him to be honest, trustworthy and more important the empathy to understand our thoughts on buying.
I would recommend him and your company to anyone who wishes to buy up in the Far North."
We were extremely pleased with our purchase in Coopers Beach and all thanks to Michael who I have found to be extremely professional in all aspects of Real Estate. It was only thanks to his following up that we secured the property and his communication skills throughout the whole process was to be commended. So no surprises when I say that Michael and his team have more than exceeded our expectations. We have already spread the word that friends and family should only buy and sell through The Professionals at Far North Coastal Ltd.
I was rapt with Michael Healy's professionalism, friendliness, great service and overall knowledge around marketing and real estate sales in the area. I was (as were the Trustees) very impressed with the detail provided of interest, viewings and comments. The email correspondence from the office was also very prompt.
Overall, excellent! I will totally recommend the Professionals to my friends and family.
We have been involved in buying and selling a fair amount of real estate over the years and we can honestly say that your firm has been the most professional team that we have ever dealt with.
It was a tricky sale and we doubt many other real estate agents would have pulled it off.