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Avonhead

Grenadier Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

49 Merrin Street
Avonhead
Christchurch

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About Avonhead

Located in the heart of Avonhead, just minutes from the airport, the city centre and Canterbury University, not to mention highly desirable schooling, Avonhead is a vibrant community with a steady influx of residents. Predominantly residential, Avonhead has pockets of land with semi-rural outlooks, a fact reflected in the versatility of the Grenadier representatives.

Situated adjacent to the Avonhead shopping centre, the Grenadier Avonhead office has consistently been amongst the cities best performing branches, and has also received nationwide acclaim for their exceptional service and outstanding sales results.

As a member of the Grenadier family, the largest franchise in the Harcourts stable, the agents have access to an extensive, nationwide database, support networks, on-going training, cutting edge technology and the latest resources and tools. A pro-active, forward thinking company, Grenadier is constantly striving to educate and upskill their agents to ensure they have the knowledge and expertise to adapt and grow as the market changes and the industry evolves.

Owner Andy Freeman sets high standards for his agents, and the Avonhead office as a whole. Since it's conception in 1994, Andy has led the team to regular wins for Harcourts at the regional and national awards. Amongst the elite of the company, Avonhead stands out. The team's success has them recognised by the best of the best.

With an emphasis on communication and keeping their clients informed and involved, and a desire to continually produce the very best results, Grenadier Avonhead should be your one and only stop when buying or selling property.

Additionally, with an onus on education, team-work and personal growth, there really is no better place to kick start your exciting new career in Real Estate than Grenadier Avonhead.

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  • Lisa Yardley-Vaiese  AREINZ B.Com

    Lisa Yardley-Vaiese AREINZ B.Com

    Branch Manager, Harcourts Grenadier Avonhead Office

    Lisa is the Licensed Branch Manager and Auctioneer for Harcourts Grenadier Avonhead in Christchurch. She guides and supports a very experienced team. Lisa’s sparkling attitude, dedication and exceptional personal skills with clients and colleagues, are valued by all who work with her. A proven performer who has worked alongside the industry’s best in selling, management and ownership roles within the Harcourts Group for 14 years. Lisa has always been passionate about the auction process and driving a strong auction culture. It was therefore only natural that in 2014 Lisa decided to become an Auctioneer. She is enjoying the challenge and the rewards that the auction process brings to her team and their clients. Lisa is Christchurch born and bred – and passionate about our city’s future.

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  • Alister Eddington

    Alister Eddington

    Licensed Senior Sales Consultant

    Selling or buying your most valuable asset demands you think very carefully about who represents you and your home. Alister Eddington has been selling Real Estate successfully for twenty years. His reputation, loyalty and longevity in Real Estate are absolute testimony to his character and the way in which he does business. Choosing a Real Estate consultant can be very difficult and getting it right is essential. What defines Alister is his experience, his confidence and maturity and his genuine desire to help clients achieve their real estate goals. His success comes from having a comprehensive knowledge of the Canterbury and Christchurch market and an understanding of business practice matched with strong negotiating skills, integrity and determination. "Good Real Estate is about my ability to showcase a home in the best way possible to get the desired result. I like to instill complete confidence and peace of mind in my clients, utilizing my vast experience and expertise gained over a long and successful career in real estate. My success is only as good as my last sale; therefore my goal is to have continued ongoing business by way of referrals from happy satisfied clients." Alister is generous with his time and is a good listener who having spent most his working life in the sales and service industry values delivering a high level of service.

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  • Ayesha Campbell

    Ayesha Campbell

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    From your first introduction of meeting Ayesha, you will be left with the impression of an energetic, personable and very determined individual. Ayesha believes that when you are buying or selling your greatest asset, the process should be a rewarding, smooth and hassle free experience. With her honest, strong work ethic and young, fresh approach she brings, she is able to maximise the use of all resources available, there by gaining the best possible result for her clients. Having worked in for the past 6 years in both New Zealand and Australia, in customer service and sales, provides Ayesha the ability to empathise and relate to clients, while ensuring your biggest asset is best represented to maximise value. Ayesha has also enjoyed a number of years traveling the world as a competitive ice dancer, gaining knowledge on a variety of different cultures. Having represented New Zealand at various competitions and finishing successfully she has the determination and drive to succeed in all aspects of her life. Ayeshas passion for Real Estate stems from her personal interest in the market and her genuine desire to assist in helping clients move on, or move in. Give Ayesha a call today to see the results you need, now.

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  • Bruce Winder

    Bruce Winder

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Based in the Grenadier Avonhead Office for five years and having developed and built and sold nearly 300 properties throughout the course of his life, Bruce certainly knows a thing or two about the Real Estate industry. In addition to his experience in the construction industry, Bruce spent over 20 years as a bank and finance manager, giving him a unique insight into the process of buying property, from start to finish. Drawing on the knowledge he gained through practical experiences, Bruce has combined his staunch work ethic and his commitment to putting his Vendors first to create a highly successful career in the Real Estate industry, a fact backed up by the testimonials and high volume of repeat business he attracts. Committed and driven to succeed on his client’s behalf, Bruce credits much of his success as a Real Estate agent to his pro-active approach. “I don’t just sit back and wait for a deal to happen”, says Bruce. ”I go out there and find a buyer, and am always looking to marry purchaser’s to properties that I think will fit their needs.” It’s this philosophy that allows Bruce to maintain his high standards and live up to his promise to sell homes as quickly as possible, while achieving the most desirable outcome for his clients in Canterbury.

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  • Cecilia Zambrini

    Cecilia Zambrini

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Cecilia knows how much stress you can experience when dealing with real estate and that is why one of her main goal is to remove this stress from you as much as possible. Originally from Italy, Cecilia bravely moved to Christchurch years ago with her husband and their lovely daughter. Becoming a mother has taught her to be patient, responsible ,more organized, and focused on the essential needs. Passionate about sports, Cecilia has been part of the Canterbury Basketball Team and continues to play for the Great Halswell Basketball Club here in Christchurch, she is integrated into the community. Sport has always been am integral part of her life, and has allowed her to travel extensively and relate with people from different nationalities. Importantly it has also taught her discipline, respect , loyalty and never give up even under pressure. So if you are looking for someone who is ready to give your property transaction 100%, with enthusiasm, passion and professionalism, you have found the right person. Call or text Cecilia on 021 08292059 or send an email at cecilia.zambrini@harcourts.co.nz. Cecilia sa quanto stress si può affrontare quando si tratta di avere a che fare son il settore immobiliare ed è per questo che uno dei suoi obiettivo principale è quello di rimuovere questo stress da voi il più possibile. Nata in Italia, Cecilia si è poi trasferita coraggiosamente a Christchurch con il marito e la loro splendida figlia. Diventare madre le ha insegnato ad essere paziente, responsabile, più organizzata e focalizzata sulle esigenze essenziali. Appassionata di sport, Cecilia ha fatto parte del Canterbury Basketball Team e continua tuttora a giocare per Halswell basketball Club qui in Christchurch. Lo sport ha sempre fatto parte della sua vita ,le ha permesso di viaggiare molto e imparare a relazionarsi con persone di altre nazionalità ma, cosa più importante, le ha insegnato la disciplina, il rispetto, la lealtà e a mantenere la calma sotto pressione. Quindi se siete alla ricerca di qualcuno che è pronto a lavorare per voi dando il 100% con entusiasmo, passione e professionalità , avete trovato la persona giusta. Potete chiamare o inviare un messaggio a Cecilia al numero: 021 0829 2059 oppure potete mandarle una email all'indirizzo : cecilia.zambrini@harcourts.co.nz

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  • Cheyenne Peck

    Cheyenne Peck

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Cheyenne's best interest is you. She understands that every home or property is individual and that every home buyer, home owner and family are unique in every way. Cheyenne takes time and treats each owner, buyer and property with the highest importance and ultimate respect. Adapting to all of her client's wants and needs on a case by case basis, ensures the process of real estate, whether you are buying or selling, is as effortless as possible. Cheyenne has an infectiously positive personality making what can be a stressful process, enjoyable. Six years armed with sales, Cheyenne has met different people from all walks of life. Property and sales are in her blood, and she strives for nothing less than success. With her knowledge in both modern technology and all styles of marketing Cheyenne understands what process will work best for her clients during this process and what will assist their property the most, overall achieving the finest possible results. Cheyenne understands that being a skilled and determined negotiator, as well as a spirited and purposeful communicator is the key to a successful real estate transaction. Cheyenne offers dedication and determination that cannot be found elsewhere, she wishes to share her passion with you. To experience first class service with a smile, contact Cheyenne, any day at any time for any reason on 027 872 8107 or at cheyenne.peck@harcourts.co.nz

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  • Chris Halligan

    Chris Halligan

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Real estate has always felt like the perfect fit for me. I love meeting new people and am passionate about property, having bought and sold numerous homes over the years. I take a genuine interest in my clients, and feel privileged to be invited into their lives; to hear their stories and be entrusted with the responsibility of selling their homes, finding the perfect investment, or helping them to climb the property ladder. I’ve enjoyed an interesting and varied professional life, holding administrative and management roles and spending more than six years across the Tasman working in the legal sector. But the earthquakes were the catalyst for us to return to Canterbury, drawn by a need to be closer to our family and driven by a desire to be part of the rebuild. I’ve recently teamed up with Nicky Brownlee, a fellow agent in the Harcourts Grenadier office who shares a similar philosophy to me when it comes to property. That philosophy revolves around listening to our client’s needs, tailoring our approach accordingly, and then moving heaven and earth to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes. If you’d like to work alongside a real estate professional who is both genuinely interested and truly passionate then get in touch. I can be reached anytime on 0274 307 191 or at chris.halligan@harcourts.co.nz

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  • Colin Cowgill

    Colin Cowgill

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Colin’s professional life has been diverse and varied to say the least. After studying a degree in Information Technology he became an accountant, specialising in forensic accounting before moving into the field of Corporate Insolvency. Aside from arming him with an array of financial skills, these years taught him a lot about tenacity, attention to detail, and the intricacies of negotiation; three things which invariably contributed to his rapid rise within the property industry. Blending life experience and a history of professional excellence with fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm, Colin brings a unique perspective to Real Estate. His ability to think outside the square and adapt as necessary to meet the needs of each individual client allows him to assist people at all stages of their journey up the property ladder, while his friendly, outgoing personality enables him to connect with people from all manner of backgrounds. Working with clients from all corners of Christchurch as they buy and sell their homes, explore investment opportunities and chase their property dreams, Colin’s confident, professional and innovative approach consistently delivers fantastic results.

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  • David Johnson

    David Johnson

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    David Johnson can be described as a true real estate professional. He has a vast amount of knowledge and know how gleaned from over 20 years in the real estate field. After beginning a selling career with Harcourts Christchurch in the mid 80's, he managed an office for them, and then became a business owner where in partnership he developed an award winning franchise. He recently sold his shareholding and is now back at the coal face which is a great benefit to his present and future clients. After running a big sales force for over 15 years he has built up a wealth of knowledge on every aspect of real estate and understands all the concepts involved to ensure his clients get the very best advice, service, and information required to achieve their goals. David is very personable, approachable, and assured in his role. Qualities that inevitably allow his clients to be relaxed about the selling and buying process they are going through. Choosing to work with David and Harcourts Grenadier Avonhead is a winning formula. As one of his testimonials proudly says “You are making the right decision”.

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  • Gary Jamieson

    Gary Jamieson

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Gary Jamieson believes that the most important element for a successful real eatate transaction is a good business relationship with his clients. His skills as a negotiator and in marketing build on the foundation of having excellent rapport with his clients both vendors and purchasers and in creating positive partnerships. By doing this he achives and exceeds his clients expectations. An open friendly manner helps smooth the way and remove the stress from the real estate process. Gary has sold over 50 million dollars worth of real estate and has over 25 years experience both as a consultant and business owner. Gary believes that top quality service combined with honesty and integrity is of paramount importance as most of this business comes from referrals - many from previously satisfied clients. Gary is a triathlete having participated in the Coast to Coast and other events. To finish in these events requires commitment, focus and high energy levels. Gary applies these attributes to his work as well as to his sport and it reflects in his results. For those who want to work with someone who is extremely experienced, is enthusiastic about what he does, and is focused on achieving a positive end result with a minimum of fuss, Gary is the right person to contact.

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  • Geoff Cropper

    Geoff Cropper

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Combining an in-depth expertise of the local market with a career history revolving around customer service and relationship building, Geoff Cropper prides himself on the incredible amount of referral and repeat business he experiences. Having spent the bulk of his life in Christchurch, Geoff has an intimate knowledge of the local region, and since entering the Real Estate profession in 1994 he has achieved success selling homes city-wide. Considering himself very much a ‘people person’, Geoff approaches all clients with an aim to make them ‘clients for life’. Trust, honesty and integrity are the key factors Geoff attributes to his capacity to build rapport with a broad range of people, and his ability to genuinely listen to people’s needs gives him the insight necessary to achieve the results his clients are searching for. “At the end of the day I am working for the client” says Geoff, “so making sure they are looked after, kept well informed and feel like they are part of the process is my key concern. Listening to their needs and responding to them is my first priority.” Geoff sets high standards for himself, and prides himself on his ability to deliver a service which consistently achieves great results.

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  • Jane Fennell

    Jane Fennell

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Few jobs provide a better insight into the lives of everyday Kiwis than community healthcare, which is exactly what Jane Fennell did for more than a decade before embarking on a career in real estate. During her time with Plunket she was welcomed into the homes of people from all backgrounds and cultures. Those experiences helped her to develop a unique appreciation for the role property plays in our lives. She understands how daunting buying a home and how stressful selling one can be! She also understands the intricacies of property investment, having bought and sold numerous properties over the course of her life. Jane firmly believes that the relationship between a real estate professional and their clients should be a genuine partnership – a collaborative effort that sees everyone informed and involved throughout the process. Mum to three boys, Jane is an outgoing, enthusiastic person with a keen sense of humour. She’s highly driven and is passionate about achieving the very best results for each and every person she works alongside. If you’d like to partner with an empathetic, down-to-earth real estate agent who really ‘gets it’, then contact Jane today on 021 02790044 or jane.fennell@harcourts.co.nz

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  • John Milne

    John Milne

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    With a background in the New Zealand Police and the business world, John Milne brings a full skill package to Harcourts Grenadier. He began his working career with the police including some years in the CIB, which called on his investigative skills and honed his careful attention to detail and documentation. Then came a career in the business world where he created a successful marketing company, which worked with many corporates including prominent national advertising agencies. John has been involved in sales most of his life and worked part time for several years as a tutor in sales and marketing with the New Zealand Institute of Management, experiences which further strengthened his networking, negotiation and public relations skills. Highly motivated and results driven, he has a high level of integrity. John will listen carefully and then act in the best interests of his clients. His problem-solving abilities bring about successful conclusions. John has been to the forefront of many major fundraising events over the years, showing the same passion and commitment he does for his own career. He is a member of the Papanui Rotary Club and enjoys all sports. He is community minded and is involved with charities especially Ronald McDonald House. John would welcome your call.

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  • Julie Albengrin

    Julie Albengrin

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    With a background in Business Management and Customer Service in her native Peru, Julie’s professional life has always revolved around making transactions come together, and achieving the optimal result for her clients. Moving to New Zealand in the early-2000s, Julie immediately fell in love with both the country, and the people, and it was inevitable that she would be drawn to a career which allowed her to utilize her relationship building skills, her professional, determined approach to every task she undertakes, and her infectious enthusiasm! As a Real Estate agent Julie brings a unique blend of the old and the new. A forward-thinking, innovative individual she maximizes her clients exposure by making the most of all the tools and resources at her disposal as a member of the Harcourts team, yet she still relies heavily on the tried-and-true principles of marketing and selling – communication and trust. Having earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Lincoln University Julie is able to provide advice to her clients on a multitude of topics within the Real Estate industry, catering to everyone from those looking to take their first steps up the property ladder to astute investors searching for key investments. Living in Little River Julie has a unique understanding of the area which encompasses Banks Peninsula and its surrounds, having embraced the community feel and unparalleled lifestyle on offer in this special region of the country. For an obligation-free chat about your property needs, call Julie today!

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  • Juliette Lee

    Juliette Lee

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Juliette embraces recent changes to real estate industry legislation and in her ideals she embodies the new generation of agents. But also with more than seven years experience in the new legislative environment, she has the skills and enthusiasm to negotiate any hurdle in the sale of real estate. Taking a holistic approach to property transactions, Juliette likes to understand the greater needs of their clients, and cater a marketing plan to suit those individual requirements. Having both spent her professional years in a career where people’ goals and relationships with clients were key, she prides herself on her ability to listen and communicate, her honesty and integrity, and her commitment to hard work. Juliette has an inherent instinct and ability for reading people which she draws upon to gain the best out of negotiations. She is a lateral thinker who can also think broadly to influence others. She strongly believes ethics and professionalism should underpin every relationship and undertaking in the process of buying and selling property. Juliette is a focused individual, who gives her energy and drive to perform for her clients’ benefit. Her focus is on her clients and their potential buyers and in giving valuable feedback/information for the benefit of their sale/purchase goals. Her dedication and commitment to performing to the very best of her abilities is evident in the results she achieves for her clients and customers.

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  • Lin Ma

    Lin Ma

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Lin Ma has an impressive record of selling real estate in New Zealand and China, and a strong reputation for impeccable client services. Currently No.1 Chinese salesperson for Harcourts Grenadier 2007 - 2014. Her negotiation skills combined with her high level communication, commitment, patience, energy and focus are the key factors in Lin’s ongoing success. Lin’s dedication and drive has produced consistent results which have been achieved by understanding her clients’ expectations when marketing one of their most valuable assets and persisting until the desired results in achieved. With 18 years of Real Estate marketing and development experience in China and New Zealand, Lin’s wealth of knowledge, offers you a valuable edge. Being bi – lingual gives Lin an advantage of speaking both fluent Chinese, as well as having an excellent level of English, which adds enormous value and services with Asian clients.

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  • Lisa Wong

    Lisa Wong

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    If, as they say, a face can launch a thousand ships, then Lisa Wong’s infectious smile could sell a thousand houses and, indeed, she has been involved with many, many successful real estate transactions in her 11 year real estate career. Armed with an effervescent, intoxicating personality and coming from the background of teaching and mass media, it is not surprising that Lisa has such excellent interpersonal skills.  This is reflected in the strong reputation she has earned in the industry and the mutual respect she enjoys among the people working with her. International investors and immigrants form a vital group of buyers in the New Zealand housing market – something Lisa is acutely aware of. Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Lisa is passionate about promoting Christchurch and, incredibly comfortable dealing with people from all walks of life and from different ethnic backgrounds, knows how to make the buying/selling process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Achieving consistent results in real estate, requires unwavering commitment. Lisa genuinely cares about her client’s needs and prides herself on having their best interests at heart.

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  • Nicky Brownlee

    Nicky Brownlee

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Drawing on her own experiences buying and selling numerous properties, Nicky’s real strength lies in her ability to genuinely empathise with her clients. Having been on both sides of the equation, Nicky knows that what people really value in their Real Estate agent is commitment, communication and honesty. Using this philosophy to build rapport not only with her clients, but also with potential purchasers, Nicky has experienced far reaching success in all aspects of the local market, and including dealing with exclusive, high end properties. Married with two daughters and living locally in Avonhead, family life has given Nicky a fresh perspective on life. “At the end of the day, if I am able to simplify the process for someone, make it an easier, more enjoyable experience for them, and achieve the results they were looking for, I’ve done my job”. Nicky sets high standards for herself, and gains huge satisfaction from seeing the smile on a new purchaser’s face, or achieving the goals set out by her sellers. Her energy, work ethic and passion for the industry are almost boundless, and it’s these attributes that make Nicky Brownlee one of the most respected Real Estate agents in Christchurch.

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  • Phil Rotherham

    Phil Rotherham

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Experience – with over 30 years as a Real Estate professional, Phil Rotherham has a wealth of experience to call on, and an in-depth knowledge of the Canterbury property market which is second to none. Achievements – Phil has consistently placed in Canterbury’s Annual Top 20 performing agents, and has received nationwide acclaim throughout his career. Why? Because he sets high standards for himself. He strives to achieve the best possible results for all his clients, and his desire to attain these results has never wavered. Motivation – Phil’s energy and drive comes from a combination of being passionate about the property industry, and his love for meeting and dealing with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. His ability to move with the times and adapt a marketing plan to suit individual client needs makes Phil the obvious choice when it comes time to sell your home. I’ve enjoyed a lot of success over the years, and of course the accolades are satisfying, but nothing is more rewarding than the smile on a new purchaser’s face, or helping a client achieve the sale of their home.

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  • Sue Norriss

    Sue Norriss

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    In these days of busy, fast-paced lifestyles, Sue has one aim in mind - to make buying or selling your home as stress-free as possible. Successful real estate is based upon building excellent working relationships, and achieving excellent results for clients, and that is her strong focus. She listens to her clients, gets to know them, identifies the things that are important to them, and then does her very best to fulfil them. Her service is based on old-fashioned values - courtesy, honesty, integrity and hard work. Sue ensures her clients are kept fully informed along the way, and her personal attributes of being a good listener, communicator and having a strong focus on client satisfaction make Sue the ideal person to work with to help you achieve your goals.

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  • Terri Winder

    Terri Winder

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Terri sets high expectations for herself, striving to grow through hard work, client advocacy, and innovative thinking. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, she will never leave your corner. Terri is known for her effective communication, getting the job done, creative thinking, being a tenacious terrier, and overall superb client experience. Her business approach is direct and successful - "I listen to your needs and come up with the best solution for you". "My job is to understand the market and share this knowledge with you so you can make good informed decisions that help us get you as much money as we can in this market". Terri has a vested interest in making sure that her clients are completely satisfied as she wants them to tell their friends and family about the fantastic service they received. She devotes herself to serving the needs before, during and after each sale. "I'm in it for the long haul and aim to exceed your expectations". The Canterbury real estate market is changing, and so must Canterbury Real Estate Sales Consultants. If you're looking for a young, educated, fun professional with a creative eye and fresh perspective, then look no further. If you or someone you know has had any thoughts of buying, selling or investing in property then Terri can help. Call her today with any questions about the current market, a specific property, or a complimentary appraisal - 021 225 9323.

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  • Tim Sprott

    Tim Sprott

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Since commencing his Real Estate career in 1994, Tim has been helping local families and people buy and sell property, over 400 to be exact, making him one of the most respected and successful sales consultants in the north-west of the city (Avonhead, Ilam, Burnside and Bishopdale). His knowledge of the local market (Avonhead, Ilam, Burnside and Bishopdale) has been invaluable and beneficial to his clients. Selling your home can be a stressful exercise. With Tim’s experience and professional yet easy going manner, he has the ability to make the whole process of buying or selling a comfortable one, as he listens to his clients needs and turns them into reality. Tim’s client satisfaction is testament to that and he derives an enormous amount of pride from the many referrals from past clients and continued repeat business. With the tremendous support of the Avonhead office, Tim provides a superior level of service to his clients. “Our marketing, sales support, technology and training is second to none, and this makes my job so much easier.”

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