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Harcourts Howick

People First Real Estate Limited

Licensed REAA 2008

18 Fencible Drive
Howick

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  • Peter Sund
  • Susan Woolnough AREINZ

    Susan Woolnough AREINZ

    Branch Manager

    An agent with an extraordinary career, Susan Woolnough brings to Howick, a lively approachable manner, knowledge, experience and education in the real estate profession. Starting her career in 1994, she has a long career to draw on and Susan’s reputation has been built on her successes and her portfolio of satisfied clients. Qualified as an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute (AREINZ), Susan is amongst a small percentage of agents in New Zealand who holds a Diploma in Business Studies with an Endorsement in Real Estate from Massey University. Originally from Palmerston North, Susan began her real estate selling career in the Rangitikei, and has since owned and managed successful offices in Orewa, Birkenhead, Manawatu and Queensland. During her career, Susan has received many awards and has trained many new and existing real estate consultants. Susan believes in maintaining a high level of professionalism and ensuring the customers expectations are exceeded and this is passed on to her sales team. It is all about doing the right thing and ensuring a person’s real estate experience is an exceptional one. Prior to commencing real estate, she worked at Westpac Bank and then owned two designer giftware stores. In 2010 to the end of 2012, she lived in Papua New Guinea, managing an office that specialized in Visa’s and Work Permits for expats. Happily back in the Auckland with her husband John, and daughter Bridgette, enjoying all the opportunities that Auckland has to offer.

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  • Bella Yang

    Bella Yang

    Sales Assistant to Richard Liu

    I am a well-travelled individual, having worked abroad in the economics and finance sector, I understand the pressures that comes with financial decisions. Alongside that, I know how to mitigate these pressures with my past work experiences in the economics and finance sector and put them to good use in the real estate industry. One-sized never fits-all – personally catering to the needs and demands of each of my clients is what I embark on each time I meet a new client. No one is the same, we all have our own journeys and aspirations as to why we are looking through the property market and what we seek within that market. I am excited to find solutions and offer my services to you. I have been through the journey of searching the real estate market myself several times along with two young children. I understand the stresses that comes with making the big decision on purchasing a new home, moving into the new home and everything in between and beyond. Allow me to stand with you, so that I may guide you through this journey - whether you are searching for your next home, looking to sell your existing property, or exploring new and exciting opportunities. Let me take the stress away by calling me for a confidential conversation.

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  • Brandon McCorkindale

    Brandon McCorkindale

    Sales Assistant to Karl Vermeulen

    Born and raised in the Eastern suburbs of Auckland, I have a great knowledge of the area and it was the obvious geographical part of Auckland to start my new real estate career. Real Estate is all about people, who they are, their stories, their lifestyles, of which I am very passionate about, being the natural entrepreneur I have become. Always the optimist, with a great zest of life, and cultures. I truly love the Eastern suburbs and it’s my home and I would love to help you find your home. I’m no newcomer to challenges of working in highly pressurized customer related industries. My success has been achieved by building amazing relationships and this is my asset and skill that I carry with me each day as a conscientious, true people’s person, and above all I am honest! At the heart of every great sale is a passionate realtor - that is why the personal approach matters. Call me, as I’d love to hear from you.

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  • Bridget Bennett

    Bridget Bennett

    Sales Consultant for Karl Vermeulen

    With her vibrant personality and fresh, energetic approach, you can’t help but feel inspired by Bridget Bennett’s enthusiasm for real estate. It’s not just her winning way with words – you sense her genuine passion for the property market, which was what prompted her to seek a career in real estate in the fi rst place. Joining the Harcourts team was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. She liked their professionalism, their cutting edge technology and above all, their systems and support services. As an extremely dedicated, hard working individual with a wide social network, she soon achieved some great results for her clients. She attributes her ongoing success to her empathy for people. Bridget is extremely focused on her client’s needs, which helps her to establish strong relationships relatively quickly. Her philosophy is simple – to get the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Bridget achieves this in a sensitive, thoughtful way that makes both buyers and sellers feel as if they’re in a win-win situation. Bridget keeps in constant contact with her clients, following up all prospects and offering regular feedback to ensure homeowners have realistic expectations about what their property is worth. One of her key strengths is negotiating. A straight shooter, Bridget sees no point in going backwards and forwards between obstinate buyers and sellers. She knows how to quickly move buyers to an acceptable level that vendors will respond to in a positive way.

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  • Cherie Brice

    Cherie Brice

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Cherie brings a wealth of knowledge with 15 years experience selling properties in the Eastern Auckland area. Cherie comes from a professional sales background and is committed to delivering outstanding personal service. The key to her success is listening to people and identifying their needs. She brings a abundance amount of local knowledge of the area she has called home for over 20 years. “Positive, trustworthy, attention to detail and very dedicated with heaps of enthusiasm and common sense”, are just some of the words previous clients have used to describe her. cherie.brice@harcourts.co.nz Mob 027 276 6584

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  • Christina Hindle AREINZ and Matt Hindle

    Christina Hindle AREINZ and Matt Hindle

    Sales Consultant

    With more than $250,000,000 in sales to their name and having conducted more than 300 Auctions, Christina and Matt Hindle are a great team to have on your side. "It's all about trust - trust to look after your interest, trust to do the right thing" Christina's vendors are always informed, empowered and the sale process is as competitive as possible. Relationships matter. I make it my business to listen, so that I understand my clients' needs & move them forward in the best possible way. So, when you want considered advice & a premium price for your home give Matt and Christina a call.

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  • Devon Patrix
  • Ethan Wu

    Ethan Wu

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Ethan immigrated to New Zealand in 2003, and has lived in Auckland for over 13 years. Before he started his career in real estate, Ethan had his own export business between New Zealand and China, which give him excellent experience in sales and communication. His fluency in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and the understanding of the New Zealand culture, gives him the ability to deal with all type of clients. Currently living in the East Auckland area, he has a passion for the location. With his professionalism and knowledge of property, Ethan achieves successful results for buyers and sellers. "Your trust, My honour"

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  • Glen Grant

    Glen Grant

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    A proud local offering over 24 years of experience, Glen lives and breathes East Auckland Real Estate, possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Glen is a skilled sales professional, she loves her work and is totally committed to providing superior service to sellers and buyers alike. Working as a Mother/Daughter duo, Glen and Abbie consider themselves as the perfect partnership –enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated. Glen’s engaging nature, client-focus and dedication to excellence in highly fluid situations are key to achieving outstanding results for her clients. For integrity and experience, Glen is an ethical professional to entrust with your important real estate requirements.

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  • James Hu

    James Hu

    Sales Assistant to Karl Vermeulen

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  • Janet Dickson AREINZ  BA  DipTchg  TESOL

    Janet Dickson AREINZ BA DipTchg TESOL

    Sales Consultant

    After a busy and satisfying career in language teaching, Janet began work in real estate in 1984, loved it at once, immediately topped her company three years in a row and then took the prestigious REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR award. Over the years she has enjoyed immensely the challenge of meeting the housing needs of hundreds of people from all walks of life. In an industry where many come and go she believes it is an advantage to have wide experience and trusts she can offer the wisdom it brings. Back in New Zealand with her opera singer husband after some years in Europe, she is glad to have returned to the Howick area where she was born and which she knows so well. As one of the industry’s recognised and experienced professionals, committed to give the same excellent service for which she is known, she is delighted to be working with an outstanding New Zealand company whose reputation has now spread across continents. Janet’s commitment to you in the sale of your property is to: 1. Undertake all aspects of her work in total professionalism and complete confidence 2. Endeavour to make the process enjoyable and stress-free 3. Explain clearly all that is required both of her and of you 4. Help you maximise the value of your property with clever presentation 5. Advise you in the selection of the most appropriate forms of advertising 6. Produce highest quality promotional texts and images 7. Present all advertising materials for your comment and approval 8. Promote your property honestly and enthusiastically 9. Search every avenue so that every possible buyer is found 10. Report to you regularly and faithfully all details and developments 11. Present all offers from prospective buyers 12. Negotiate firmly and fairly in your interest 13. Follow up diligently until completion 14. Maintain contact with you subsequently 15. Look after with utmost respect all those you refer to her She looks forward to devising with you a thorough, energetic and imaginative campaign to achieve the maximum possible price for your property. What do my clients say about me?... I first made contact with Janet Dickson several months before we decided to put my father’s home on the market. She gave us a thorough report. Properties in
our area, she explained, were in high demand, steadily increasing in value, and if we held on to the house, we would reap long-term benefits. ‘Don’t sell’, in other words, was her advice. I was secretly but truly impressed. I knew then that whatever happened, I could trust Janet. I could see that she was motivated, not by greed for a commission at all costs – but by our best interests. We did decide to sell...and we just had the best experience from start to finish. I’ve just come across a document I drafted on the eve of the auction, in which I justified why I wanted the reserve set at what I privately considered to be a rather lofty figure. I was a firm seller, I noted to Janet. I was not compelled to sell – but when the hammer fell at a figure more than $300K above my own reserve, I was a speechless seller. Janet Dickson enabled that result to happen. Her professionalism, her profound knowledge of the market, her experience, her advice, her dedication, her trustworthiness, her good cheer, her communication, and the staggering amount of work she invested on our behalf leave us filled with admiration for her. I truly want to honour Janet for what she did for us – and for who she is. LA – Auckland Janet was the most involved real estate agent I’ve ever dealt with. She coached me through the entire selling process, was candid about the risks and opportunities involved in selling and was very clear on what needed to be done to the property prior to listing. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail made all the difference in achieving a quick sale and a good price. Janet is amazing. I would recommend her to anyone, and I’d suggest they follow her advice to the letter. Thanks Janet! CM - Mellons Bay Our journey with Janet started more than a year ago, when we were first thinking of putting our large family home on the market. Janet was unique among the agents we contacted in going the extra mile, and when the time came, picking Janet was a "no-brainer". She has an amazing eye for detail, wants nothing but the best possible outcome for her clients, and at all times was encouraging and supportive. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the workings of Council and a huge army of useful contacts. The marketing campaign went very well, the auction was very successful indeed and we were able to achieve a very pleasing result, due in no small measure to her hard work. We would list with Janet again in a heartbeat. LW Mellons Bay Janet, we have really appreciated your advice and support, and it has been lovely working with you. Your professional approach to selling a property was evident from our first meeting, and the marketing programme led by you has been superb. Consequently the result achieved at auction yesterday far exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled! Thank you from all members of the family for your attention to detail, your enthusiasm, your overall professionalism and sound understanding of the market. We wish you every success in the future. JR – Howick I contacted the company by email to request a market appraisal of our investment property. Janet Dickson’s prompt reply impressed me instantly. Within a week of our initial contact, repairs to my property were done, and the vacant property decorated to enhance its appearance. On occasions during the negotiation stage I would hear the frustration in Janet’s voice. What she didn’t realise was that every time I heard her frustration, she would put a huge smile on my face. She was so empathetic to our needs that I could imagine her hand reaching through the phone and pulling the stress out of me and landing it smack bang on her own shoulders. For this I am truly grateful and I highly recommend her. TK - Australia

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  • Janice Woodman

    Janice Woodman

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Janice has lived and worked in the Howick area for the last 20 years and holds a wealth of local knowledge. Her professional approach and ability to work with clients to achieve their desired outcome ensures that the selling and buying process is as stress free as possible. When dealing with Janice • You will find honesty and integrity • You will be listened to • You will be given truthful feedback • You can expect her to follow through on the promises she makes For all your real estate needs call Janice now and she will happily help you to “turn your dreams into reality”. THIS IS WHAT PAST CLIENTS HAVE SAID… Janette Martlew - 5 Tromie Place, Highland Park: Janice was wonderful, hardworking and honest. She especially went to a lot of trouble to find a house that I liked. Harcourts provided excellent marketing and an outstanding auction result. They could not have done anything better, it was all just perfect. Brendan Lincoln - 1/48 Gosford Drive, Botany Downs: I would like to thank you for the work that you put in to achieve the impressive sale of my house recently. During the process my feelings went from mild scepticism, to a quiet confidence and then to a period of stunned surprise at what you had accomplished. Your ability to sell houses comes not from just knowing houses but by knowing people. You definitely had the skills to walk into MY castle and organise me to present my scruffy manor into a show home that added many thousands to the final selling price. Judy Cummings – 31A Haven Crest, Somerville: We would like to whole heartedly thank you for your services. We believe you went over and beyond the requirements of an agent and as I've said before - my Mum really did choose the right agent to assist her! The care, time and effort you devoted to her, the attention to detail, and spending extra time with myself in Australia has all been extraordinary. We appreciate this has not been an easy sale and the extras you have done including organising building reports and attending the surveys was really valued by us all. Thanks again and I would highly recommend you to any future vendor for your extraordinary services. John & Judith Grobelny – 54 Finnerty Ave, Howick: Janice was completely dedicated to the task of selling our home, her attention to detail was very helpful and her communication with us was exceptional. At no time did we have unanswered questions and we received constant feedback on interested parties and possible bidders. The marketing programme ran like clockwork from start to finish. We would not hesitate to recommend her as she is friendly, approachable and very dedicated to her profession.

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  • Jennett Nand

    Jennett Nand

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    One day a family member handed me a non-fiction ‘best seller’ in real estate, I read the book and envisioned ‘happy families, customers, and individuals’ and it stuck! I knew from that instance I wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lifestyle. Coming from a large family has taught me to be humble and to appreciate ‘family’. Living abroad in the United Arab Emirates as an International Cabin Senior has taught me significant experiences like cultural awareness, having to work with 100 plus nationalities over the course of five years, service, discipline, and integrity. Working amongst the best and offering over a decade of excellent customer services. Gaining a bachelor’s degree in business has fine-tuned my customer care strategies. I believe ‘family, culture, discipline and integrity ‘, when united increases my true passion which is real estate. I aim to achieve best practices and best results.

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  • Joy Tang

    Joy Tang

    Personal Assistant to Richard Liu

    Joy Tang graduated from Shanghai International Studies University in English Literature. After graduating, she worked as a college teacher for five years before joining Richard's team in Feb 2014. Teaching experience helped her considerately in understanding people’s needs, communicating with different people and solving problems. Joy speaks both English and Chinese fluently allowing her to deliver the smooth service to a wider client base. Organised and efficient, she is diligent in all she does, making sure no corners are cut.

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  • Karl Vermeulen

    Karl Vermeulen

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Born and raised in the Eastern Beaches, Karl possesses an affinity and knowledge of the area that comes with being a local. When the opportunity arose in the late 1990's to turn a burgeoning interest for real estate into a bonafide career, Eastern Beaches was the obvious place to start. More than a decade on and the Eastern Beaches remains at the core of Karl's business. It is here that Karl has established an extensive and loyal customer base. It is in the Eastern Beaches that he has honed his knowledge of the New Zealand Real Estate industry. Over the course of his 15 plus years in real estate, Karl has experience his fair share of booms, slumps and recovery cycles. It is the experience gained from being at the 'coal face' that makes him the best agent qualified to sell your home and/or invest. Whilst the real estate market is anything but consistent, Karl's commitment to providing clients with the highest level of service & knowledge has been unwavering. His high level of repeat business is testament to this.

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  • Kevin Young

    Kevin Young

    Sales Consultant

    Kevin brings to real estate knowledge and skills that will benefit his clients. He has travelled extensively and has experience in financial management in the diplomatic service overseas. You will find Kevin helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. This is your opportunity to choose someone who will help you achieve the best possible results when selling or buying a property.

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  • Matt Hindle  CA (Ret.)

    Matt Hindle CA (Ret.)

    Sales Consultant

    A qualified accountant, Matt is the other half of the Hindle Team and with his accounting and senior management background he brings complimentary skills to the the Real Estate experience. There's no 'hard sell' with Matt and he has an ability to actually work closely with every client to achieve the best outcome, one happy customer at a time. That's real estate as it should be, and that's the way we like it. " I was never meant to be desk-bound and just love the whole real estate process ...helping people get where they want to go and negotiating for them as if my life depended on it. " Christina and I make a great team: we take the Agency duty seriously, we're hands on and we treat your property as if it were our own. You'll be safe in our hands. It's as simple as that.

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  • Richard Liu

    Richard Liu

    Sales Consultant

    Over the past eight years, Richard Liu has gained recognition as one of the most distinguished real estate agents in the Auckland Eastern suburbs. As a local resident for over 23 years, Richard has unsurpassed knowledge of the marketplace, which enables him to instinctively match clients with their ideal properties. Richard's solid work ethic, his extensive experience and dedication to his clients have earned him an impeccable reputation in the industry. Richard has proudly built his real estate career – one satisfied client at a time. Richard's clients find him personable and down-to-earth, and they value his wise counsel concerning any real estate transactions. Richard follows the market closely and is able to provide relevant and informed advice to his clients. Richard is his clients' greatest advocate, always keeping their interests on his top of mind. Richard strongly believes in becoming a person of value, rather than a person of success. You can rely on Richard to help you realize the full potential of your real estate investment through his devotion to exceptional service. Richard’s Real Estate Awards: • 8th Place 2016-2017 Preet & Co End of The Year Award • January-March 2017 Bronze Award • October-December 2016 Gold Award • July-September 2016 Bronze Award • April –June 2016 Platinum Award • January – March 2016 Gold Award • October –December 2015 Bronze Award • April –June 2015 Gold Award • January-March 2015 Platinum Award • July- September 2015 Silver Award • October-December 2014 Silver Award • October-December 2013 Platinium Award • January-March 2014 Silver Award • July-September 2013 Bronze Award • April-June 2013 Sales Growth Award • April-June 2013 Silver Award • October-December 2012 Silver Award • September- December 2012 Sales Growth Award- Howick • April-June 2012 Silver Award • October-December 2010 Bronze Award • April-June 2010 Bronze Award • Rookie of the Year for Eastzone 2010 • January-March 2010 Silver Award • Northern Top Rural Sales Consultant—November 2009 • October-December 2009 Gold Award

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  • Team Abbie and Glen

    Team Abbie and Glen

    Sales Consultant

    Abbie offers a fresh, enthusiastic approach to real estate. Her exceptionally warm personality and outgoing nature is underpinned by a professional and hardworking temperament. Abbie has a true passion for property and assisting clients to achieve their property goals, priding herself on delivering outstanding customer service. Abbie believes honest communications are vital and she strives to be there for all her clients from beginning to end. As a partnership, Glen and Abbie are a successful, energetic team, a team that shares a commitment in delivering the highest standards of transparency, competency and compassion.

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  • Tom Ho

    Tom Ho

    Sales Consultant

    With a strong property and marketing background, Tom's transition to the real estate industry has been straightforward and successful. Over the years of tertiary study in the University of Auckland, Tom has developed a range of unique skills from his Bachelor of Property and Commerce (majoring in Marketing), allowing him to add value in every stage of the process of client's journey. Following careers in Residential Development and Financial/Property Portfolio Management, Tom now applies the same principles to Real Estate - Professionalism, integrity and enthusiasms. These are important values to both vendors and purchasers. Tom's fluency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, combined with his ability to relate to people of all ages and ethnic group, allowed him to reach a more diverse client base and match the right buyer for the right property. As a member of the Most Trusted Real Estate brand in New Zealand, Tom continuously polish his skills and knowledge with on-going education and training, to make sure your journey with property is handled with professionalism and dedication.

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    • Bea Buys

      Bea Buys

      Personal Assistant to Janet Dickson

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    • Dawn Amon

      Dawn Amon

      Office Administrator

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    • Lisa Looi

      Lisa Looi

      PA to Cherie Brice

      Lisa was born in Malaysia and graduated from Auckland University where she studied Sports Science. After graduating she worked in the sports and exercise industry as a personal trainer where she developed a wide client base. She has also spent a number of years in the travel industry where she helped clients planned their dream holidays. She is highly organised and takes pride in everything she does. Her ability to converse in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay has been a great asset in communicating with all her clients to achieve the best possible results. Lisa brings another dimension to the team with her communication and language skills and absolutely loves what she does

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    • Maree Alderton

      Maree Alderton

      Reception / Office Administrator

      With over 27 years experience in real estate administration Maree joined the Harcourts group as Office Administrator/Receptionist in June 2001. Maree enjoys the customer contact and assisting the sales team in their daily activities. A self motivated individual, conscientious, adaptable, practical and amiable with good communication and people skills. Maree looks forward to greeting you when you contact our Howick office.

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