Marc Fibbens

Introducing Marc Fibbens:

Clients of Marc and Wendy would best describe them as “friendly - yet professional”, knowledgable and passionate. They offer a level of service that has kept them at the top of the real estate industry in Christchurch, with a majority of their listings coming from past clients and referrals.

With a combined experience of over 30 years selling real estate they have developed the skills and sound strategies necessary to get the best for their clients. Having had the opportunity to work with a company that charges 4% commission, they are in the position to say that the service they now provide at a 1% commission rate is identical. Total Realty may cut commission but we do not cut our service.

Marc and Wendy are the local Halswell specialists, an area in which they are the dominant real estate agents. 
With over $400 million in sales, Marc and Wendy have the experience necessary to assist any home owner with the sale of their property.

Choose Total Realty because we are the best, not because we are the cheapest.

Testimonials:

3 Sep 2018

“Marc & Wendy have sold x2 properties for us, they both sold on the first open home. We were guided through each step of the sale with ease which made the experience stress free. Marc & Wendy compliment each other using their strengths and professionalism to the highest standard, their communication was outstanding, they cannot be faulted. Perfect teamwork!!”

R Higgins


7 Aug 2018

“Communication was very good. We felt able to voice anything we were worried about.”

D & K Martin


6 Aug 2018

“Marc and Wendy come across as polite, gentle, yet professional. Not pushy at all. Very easy and quick.”

W Van Toor


11 Jul 2018

“Really liked their professional but friendly and down to earth manner. We felt they explained everything really well and were very honest and easy to communicate with. Great communication. Made the whole process as stress free as it could have been.”

V & D Horwell


26 Jun 2018

“They were very nice, easy to deal with, helped us through the process and made it all very easy, if we were to sell again we would definitely use them again.”

S Taylor


4 Jun 2018

“Very good service. Marc and Wendy were great to deal with and followed through on issues quickly and clearly”

G Shanks


11 May 2018

“Marc and Wendy were friendly and very approachable, but most of all they had current sales experience and knowledge in our area.”

M Wilson


26 Apr 2018

“So happy with my selling experience, very professional, friendly and great communication! Absolutely recommended.”

L Wisse


28 Mar 2018

“Very professional, competent, helpful, knew what they were doing, made it easy”

P & M Carmody


15 Mar 2018

“I liked working with Wendy and Marc they complemented each other. Service was excellent combined with excellent communication.”

Susan & Brian Claridge


7 Mar 2018

“We were impressed with the professional attitude of agents. We were given updates and progress reports frequently. We felt agents were really enthusiastic and acted in our best interests.”

Mary & Dallas Ford


8 Feb 2018

“Excellent advice and communication all the way through the process.”

Anne-marie Forsyth & Rod Dunn


7 Feb 2018

“We found the personal touch of Wendy and Marc really satisfying. They were knowledgeable, in touch with the area we were selling in (Halswell) and had a style that was easy and enjoyable to share. Highly recommended duo.”

Robyn Mcfarlane


22 Jan 2018

“We had a great experience with Marc and Wendy. Very pleasant to deal with and they work as a very effective team. We were so pleased to get an offer after our one-and-only open home! We were also very pleased with the photos of our house, the photographer they use does a fantastic job. Would definitely recommend Marc and Wendy to others.”

David & Lauren Wallace


11 Jan 2018

“Mark and Wendy were knowledgeable and gave us realistic expectations of the current market and the kind of buyers we would expect to get. They were very good at collecting information from us to be sure that everything was on offer from the first open home. They also left feedback after open homes and had a plan for how to encourage buyers by lowering our price to achieve a multi offer situation which then led to the sale of our property at a higher price. Perfect”

Tash & Blair Jarvis


10 Jan 2018

“Wonderful service, great communication (being based in Auckland and selling in Chch), achieved a great sale price”

Thomas Grogan & Anna Burchall


4 Jan 2018

“Marc and Wendy were honest (I felt) up front and didn't push themselves onto me. There was no pressure. They allowed me to make my own choice.”

Lynn-marie Borlase-ballantyne


15 Dec 2017

“Fantastic no problems at all”

Richard & Victoria Sands


9 Nov 2017

“I liked Marc and Wendy's honest, straight up approach and felt comfortable, knowing that there wasn't any bells and whistle's and over the top sales pitch. They deliver exactly what they say there going to. They constantly kept in touch with me in regards to Trade Me report's, purchaser feedback. When needing to communicate, they always promptly replied. My experience with Total Realty is that in a time where finance's are tight and selling a house is an expensive exercise, Total Realty have a very reasonable commission compared to other agents. Yet the experience I had with Total Realty was as good if not better, saving me thousands of dollars. The service is just as good.”

Estella Robb


22 Aug 2017

“Marc & Wendy have made selling my property so easy and I'm thrilled with the sale price. They gave me great advice & were very thorough to set it all up ready to market which meant everything went smoothly for both me and the buyers, I'm happily recommending them to everyone I know who's thinking of selling.”

Valerie Weir


14 Aug 2017

“very professional, very sympathetic to our position of dealing with a deceased estate. very thorough and completely honest. great follow up and explanation of how the house would be marketed, very helpful with EQC matters, no hidden costs outlining everything up front a real pleasure to deal with and would use again and recommend to others”

Terrance Courtney


19 Jul 2017

“Marc and Wendy really did everything the other higher prices companies do, and did it well. We really appreciated the concern and honesty throughout the process. Well done Marc and Wendy.”

Wayne & Joanne Burton


18 Jul 2017

“I was very impressed with the experience overall. I thought that I received a very good market appraisal of what my property was worth, excellent feedback from open homes, and excellent communication throughout the whole process. Wendy and Marc are a great team, I would use them again and would recommend them to anyone I know who was wanting to sell their house”

Wesley Bonney


19 Jun 2017

“Total Reality were excellent to deal with throughout the whole process. Their knowledge of the local market & their experience in guiding us in the marketing of the property & in helping us to set a realistic asking price & not hyping up our expectations so we could make a sensible decision at a realistic price that ultimately led to a sale & purchase that was good for both parties. A hassle free experience from start to finish. A very good & efficient team that I would recommend to anyone.”

Brent Wilson


31 May 2017

“Very positive, Professional at all times,easy to deal with Prompt to reply to any queries”

Deborah Rowse


29 May 2017

“The listing process was straight forward and the advertising was fresh and showed our home to the market in the best possible way. Wendy and Marc kept us informed of the progress and we sold in four weeks. Following the signing of the purchase agreement, they have continued to be intimately in the process.”

Ian & Elizabeth Alsweiler


26 May 2017

“Marc and Wendy impressed us with their presentation initially and won us over. We liked the fact that they worked together to make things happen. We were pleased with the outcome and price that the house was sold for.”

Graeme & Diane Watson


18 May 2017

“This is the second time we have used Marc and Wendy to sell our home. We were very satisfied with their service and also the outcome with both sales. They are really easy to deal with and explain everything well and also keep up the contact during the process.”

Dwaine & Nicola Rainey


8 May 2017

“They are friendly, efficient and very good at what they do. They are easy to get along with and we would happily recommend them to others”

Yvonne & Timothy Borrill


6 May 2017

“It was a very smooth process from start to finish and right throughout, great communication and feedback was provided. At no stage did we feel any pressure as you always seem to with other agencies. Our agents gave a realistic view of the current market and dollar value of our property.”

Paul & Melissa Smith


14 Apr 2017

“They took a lot of worry of us. couldn't be more helpful and friendly. Did a really good job for us. We've been singing their praises to our friends”

Ngaire & Trevor Rigby


11 Apr 2017

“Marc and Wendy were easy to deal with and keep us in the loop all the way. We felt they were working for us to achieve the best result . Their appraisal was spot on for the market and was an honest one. We will be recommending them to anyone who is looking to sell a property.”

Donald & Toni Manson


11 Apr 2017

“Attention to detail,very professional in their approach and informing us of all aspects of the sale of our home. Would certainly use Marc & Wendy for any future sales.”

John & Susan Denton


11 Apr 2017

“Team Marc and Wendy were professional and in a tough market came thru for us in the end. Our solicitor was impressed with their meticulous attention to detail and promptness in getting relevant information thru to her in a timely manner.”

Ernest & Rosemary Crown


27 Mar 2017

“Very professional. Everything about the marking of the sale of our house was explained very clearly. Advice was freely given in how to present the house to potential buyers and good estimates in the potential selling price.”

Derek & Susan Meredith


16 Mar 2017

“very easy to deal with, very helpful and worked around our needs”

Nicola & Richard King


15 Mar 2017

“Excellent. Marc and wendy were fantastic all the way through. Honest and upfront about everything and followed up on everything too.”

Melissa Pester & Kyle Went


13 Mar 2017

“I would use Marc and Wendy again they are very good at there job and things went very smoothly when we purchased through them and then when we sold with them also. I would be happy to tell my friends and family to use Marc and Wendy :)”

Jasmine & Adrian Ledingham


5 Mar 2017

“Marc and Wendy from Total Realty were excellent to deal with from the word go. They provided sound advice for marketing our house, how best to present the house, the process involved in the sale of a house (i.e. legalities of selling), as well as providing constant feedback about the status of the sale of the house. Marc and Wendy were great to deal with, and we appreciated their honesty and genuine concern for ensuring we had a positive outcome.”

Melanie & Paul Johnston


23 Feb 2017

“My experience is that Total Realty provided everything that is needed to market the property and secure a sale given the sophistication of and access to the internet our country now has. A 3.95% agent would have to achieve a significantly higher sale price to obtain the same return to the vendor and I think most purchasers would not want that.”

Michael Day


20 Feb 2017

“Marc & Wendy are a really approachable "fun" couple to work with who know their business extremely well (especially the rules centered around EQC). That proved to make everything run very very smoothly. We cannot thank them enough for their professionalism and the high level of communication they provided. "They" made selling our first home of 26years, smooth and problem free and we are grateful to them.”

Shona & David Farr


8 Feb 2017

“Refer above.”

Heather & Robert Wilson


10 Jan 2017

“We felt that they were very profresonal in there mannor also they are detail people which was gerat for us. Any support that we needed was given straight away and nothing was a problem.”

Heather Finlayson-boyd & Alexander Boyd


22 Dec 2016

“It was professional and thorough, we had good feedback from the open homes. Marc managed through his negotiating skills to get us a good price.”

Louise & William Earle


16 Dec 2016

“Whilst Marc & Wendy were totally professional they did it with a caring supportive attitude and kept us informed right from the first response to the 'advertising for sale' and beyond. They treated us and our property with total respect & we greatly appreciated that.”

John & Judy Topham


2 Dec 2016

“Marc and Wendy understood that we just wanted to sell our home - as is. We didn't want to spend money to make money as we just didn't have the time. They gave us a realistic price and timeframe and they were spot on. They really have a good understanding of the Halswell Market. Another agency told us we had to do numerous amounts of work to sell. This is now proven to be untrue as we sold for top $ on our first open home! they are a great team and great to deal with.”

Nicole Hamilton & Hamish Spivey


14 Nov 2016

“We have used Marc and Wendy 3 times now and we are always over the moon with the service they provide.”

Aimee & Shanan Patchett


11 Nov 2016

“It has been a seamless and easy experience for us. The agents were good communicators and answered any questions we had along the way.”

Alexander Sjerps & Christina Hendriks


10 Nov 2016

“I found selling with Total Realty easy as all the worry and stress was taken care of by Wendy and Marc.They were easily cotactable and really looked after me.”

Judith Milligan


17 Oct 2016

“Marc & Wendy gave us excellent advice & were proactive when dealing with prospective buyers. We're sure this made a difference to ensure a quick sale.”

William & Judith Tapp


15 Oct 2016

“I corresponded with Marc and Wendy by phone and email throughout the process. I found them very warm and friendly, very informative, very thorough and the whole process non stressful. I had complete trust in them which is what I wanted”

Stephanie Jephson


11 Oct 2016

“We found Mark and Wendy to two of the most helpful agents we have ever dealt with (we have previous sold five houses previously )they priced the house at about the right level and sold within the first 10 days.”

Bert & Clare Cooper


18 Aug 2016

“Fantastic. They made everything so easy.”

Amanda Garters


4 Aug 2016

“Wendy & Marc were very professional and easy to work with. They took the stress out of the process. Questions were answered immediately. The resulting sale exceeded my expectations.”

Penny Germain & Carl Stills


4 Aug 2016

“Marc and Wendy are straight forward, easy to get hold of and up to date with the market and information,they have good advice for a successful sale, this was our second house they have sold for us so job well done.”

Paul & Tracey Harrison


22 Jun 2016

“Marc and Wendy were very thorough and their experience showed. They were also very willing to get any issues/problems solved right away. Great service.”

Daniel Fraser


17 Jun 2016

“Our experience selling with Marc and Wendy couldn't have been easier. We have sold several houses over the years but this last sale has been by far the least stressful. Particularly helpful is being informed as the purchaser completed each step of the process. We were kept well informed and achieved a great price for our house with several offers to choose from.”

Lesley Collins-beardsley & Richard Debenham


19 May 2016

“Well what seemed like a straight forward sale was blindsided by findings unknown to us about the property we are selling, But every step of the way Marc and Wendy have been very exceptional in managing the sale even going over and above expectations going the extra mile to make sure everyone was up to date and informed of the proceedings. Three extensions later and a lot of ground work undergone we had our sale. 10/10 would totally use again! Thanks Kyle + Liz”

Kyle Pullan


18 May 2016

“Excellent quick service. Marc & Wendy sold our house within 10days, a great result. Both are very organised and super efficient. We would certainly recommend their service.”

Jane & Matthias Kerkman


17 May 2016

“Our parents are in their 80s and it is quite an issue for them to be selling their house. Wendy & Mark have been fantastic they have made this experience stress free for us all, they have guided us thru each step with ease. They are great communicators, helpful and very caring and we will be recommending them to anyone we come across needing to sell their property.”

Pauline & Noel Baas


11 May 2016

“Marc and Wendy are very professional. They provide us with handy selling advice. Our communication is very smooth even when we are overseas. Definitely recommend Marc and Wendy to any potential vendor.”

George Wang & Joyce Xing


6 May 2016

“We found the experience a very positive one. Marc and Wendy were very helpful and reassuring and they both worked very hard to get the best result possible for us, which we really appreciated. It was nice dealing with someone who lives locally and has a real interest in the Halswell area.”

Susan & Roger Kingsbury


5 May 2016

“Marc and Wendy were a great team to work with who were up front with what we could get for our house. They were with us with every step of the way and were also there with any questions we had.”

Katie & William Loper


21 Apr 2016

“Marc and Wendy were absoutely fabulous and 100% professional in every matter. A pleasure to deal with”

Susan Magson-payne


14 Apr 2016

“Marc and Wendy are very professional. They have been selling for a long time not only through Total Realty but other agencies so they know all the in's and out's of the job. They weren't pushy like other agents and they did what was required in a good time frame when they had to visit or ring up. Everything was positive and they made you feel more relaxed if you were getting worried or didn't know something. Buying our other house (through another agency) wasn't a very good experience and Marc and Wendy guided us through this too as well as selling our house. The lovely phone calls and emails helped a lot. I don't know when they get any sleep!! They sold our house in a week. One open home only :-)”

Michelle & Todd Foster


8 Apr 2016

“Marc and Wendy are awesome agents, always in touch and always ready to help. I am so happy that they sold our house, and so fast! I would have no hesitation in recommending Marc and Wendy, thankyou!no”

Marian Parkin


1 Apr 2016

“Wendy and Marc work so well as a team - friendly, relaxed yet professional. Also the commission rate is very attractive and to have only one open day to achieve a sale is fantastic. They have my recommendation and I wish them well in the future.”

Catherine Page


22 Mar 2016

“Experienced sales people combined with a low fee makes for great value. Have sold several times before with other agencies and can no longer see how the higher fees can be justified. Excellent performance. Post sale support from Wendy extremely professional. Thank you.”

Todd Ward & Althea Ward


22 Mar 2016

“The service is excellent, and the price is as good as we would have got from anyone, including those charging a significantly higher commission fee.”

Michele & Andrew Fibbens


22 Mar 2016

“Wendy and Marc made the selling of our home very easy and we had full confidence at all stages. They kept us informed during the process and updated us on the progress . We would certainly refer them to anyone selling their house .”

Shona & Roger Bews


3 Mar 2016

“Great teamwork, down-to-earth common sense attitude. Perfect advice re presentation and marketing. Communication excellent - they were there every step of the way - left no doubts. Very personable and always on hand for advice. Nothing short of a miracle that a new home was found just around the corner - almost too good to believe how it has worked out.”

Alexander Cardno


3 Mar 2016

“Marc & Wendy did a great job. They got more than we hoped for. Would use them again and will recommend them”

Kirsten Newton & Scott Macguire


17 Feb 2016

“We were given a definite date for marketing and a price guideline which was realistic. We had confidence that it would be handled professionally.”

Alison & Andrew Reekie


16 Feb 2016

“My husband was determined to sell privately so after 10 weeks of no bites I convinced him to use a real estate agent, he was not keen but agreed. I got Marc & Wendy around and they gave us their appraisal and explained how they would market our property along with how much it would cost. We felt very comfortable with them straight away and signed up that night. Not only did they sell our home very quickly but we got more than what we were asking selling privately, they got us through the legal difficulties of selling (especially in Christchurch) through to handover of keys. If you are reading this and want to get a reliable agent that works for you then choose Marc & Wendy from Total Realty, they are fantastic and I would highly recommend them, more importantly my husband would.”

Tina & Brendon


1 Dec 2015

“From the start a very thorough portrait of the Total Realty marketing and selling operation from Wendy left us in no doubt in our minds we had chosen a sharp team who carried us through the whole process right up to the eventual sale.”

Lesley & Max Edgar


1 Dec 2015

“Team approach of Marc and Wendy worked well so I thought I had really good follow up”

Peter Cuff


25 Nov 2015

“We had previously tried to market privately. After a collapsed private sale, we decide to engage some professionals. We had decided we would try Marc and Wendy, after receiving a lot of positive feedback from previous clients. Marc and Wendy were very responsive to our needs, and seemed to be the dominant player in the local market. We were overseas when the first open home occurred, and Marc and Wendy progressed offers with minimal input from us on holiday.”

Nicola & Ryan Gearry


17 Nov 2015

“Wendy and Marc are friendly, efficient and get the job done, no frills. I have recommended Total Realty to a number of people who have asked me "Who is your estate agents". Cheryl Wade.”

Cheryl Wade


11 Nov 2015

“Great service, great communication always emailing, texting, or calling as soon as I needed to know info. Very clear on what they offer and prices up front. Very detailed information on the open home notes for what we needed to know about who went through the home and the comments made. Very smooth and quick sale which is what we love.”

Kirsty Carlton & Jordan Spence


30 Oct 2015

“Marc and Wendy were very helpful, upfront and supportive throughout the whole process and we were very happy with how it all went.”

Anna Galletly & Joshua Thomson


27 Oct 2015

“We can't speak highly enough about Marc and Wendy. They made the entire process very easy. They are motivated, professional and such a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend them to anyone thinking of selling.”

Kim Fraser & Jason Mcmillan


15 Oct 2015

“Process was straightforward, photography was excellent, advertising was up quickly and open day went well. Dealing with the offers was well managed and I was satisfied with the result.”

David Weir


9 Oct 2015

“Efficient and gave us good advice. Were good communicators and kept us involved in the process. Were extremely professional”

Dennis Dillon


7 Aug 2015

“Marc and Wendy are wonderful to deal with, We have no problem using them again or recommending them to others that are selling”

Aimee & Shanan Patchett


28 Jul 2015

“MARC AND WENDY WERE EXCEPTIONAL TO DEAL WITH FROM START TO FINISH, THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE SALE OF OUR HOME SO EASY!”

Michele Walker & Stephen Syder


26 Jul 2015

“Efficient handling of all legal requirements, kept us up to date with progress and helped with unusual obstacles to the sale. Good quick feedback by email to any questions. Friendly and helpful people to deal with. They got a good price for the house for us.”

David Mason


15 Jul 2015

“It was a very friendly experience with no hassles and I was kept up to date when anything happened. My house was sold after the first open home with three offers presented. All up it took six weeks from the initial contact and moving out.”

Colleen Treacy


9 Jul 2015

“am very happy with your team they did a good job thanks very much for everything :)”

Darren Forbes


24 Jun 2015

“Found it a very professional outfit with great communication from start to finish”

Dianne & Wayne Galvin


10 Jun 2015

“Very professional and courteous at all times. Made some great suggestions about sale prices and presentation. Knew their stuff about EQC related issues in Christchurch. Kept us informed at all times.”

Shirley & David Lucas


26 May 2015

“Marc & Wendy were not at all "pushy"..they let us take our own time to decide whether we wanted to list with them or not. They are very efficient and have all the i's dotted & the t's crossed!. Very prompt in coming back to us with any inquiries we may have had.”

Sharon & Russell Forbes


24 May 2015

“All the steps in selling the house were very well explained. We were very pleased with the photographs taken of the property and with the advertising.”

James & Dianne Toner


23 May 2015

“Great, hassle free”

Elizabeth Holmes


14 May 2015

“Mark & Wendy are very enthusastic knowledgable and orfanised with their opendays”

Leanne Boyd


13 May 2015

“We appreciated the availability of Marc and Wendy and their responsiveness in keeping us informed”

Angela & Frederick Bustin


13 May 2015

“It's been a difficult sale but I have been kept well informed every step of the way. I have found them both very approachable & have received great advice when I've needed it.”

Paula Chambers


12 May 2015

“Very happy with Marc and Wendy and their approach to achieve a quick and fair result in selling our house. Thanks very much”

Kelly & Nathan Hubbard


11 May 2015

“We were very happy with the service provided. They were realistic with the property market, it showed that they had done there homework in regards to having all the eqc and insurance documents etc ready before the house went to market and saved time at sale time. We noticed as buyers that other agents never had this stuff ready when you asked. They were very friendly and kept in contact through out the sale procedure. They were very approachable people”

Aaron & Sarah Cassidy