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Holmwood Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

407 Ilam Road

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  • Simon Hollander

    Simon Hollander

    Licensed Branch Manager

    “Constant excitement and new challenges ensure there is no better business than Real Estate” Brilliance in Balance Experience isn’t something you get overnight. It comes from working through a myriad of different situations so when the time comes for action, you can do so quickly and confidently. For Simon Hollander, experience is something he’s gained with a successful selling career before entering real estate management and ownership. Devoted to the industry since 1998, with a carefully developed progression of nous and skill, he now directs a tightly knit team of consultants, buyers agents and support staff as Holmwood’s Ilam Office Business Owner and Branch Manager. The mindset that Simon first established in a civil engineering career has been crucial to this ongoing success. Numerous clients, multi-faceted projects and careful planning were dominant factors then - and they’re vitally important now. Not one to sit still, for a decade Simon’s dedicated hobby has been to run cycling events in Canterbury. For 6 of those, he hosted the marquee event on New Zealand’s cycling calendar, the Elite National Road Championships here in Christchurch. Modern real estate also demands innovation. You need to stay on the cutting edge, constantly adapting and evolving. At times such a fast moving lifestyle can be stressful so it pays to have someone who can install a sense of lightheartedness in the office. Quite simply, Simon knows what having a laugh means for the bigger picture. He manages with a quick-to-shine smile, a timely word of advice and a no-nonsense approach. If this sounds like you, and you are looking for a change in career, give me a call to find out how we can help.

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  • Tony Jenkins

    Tony Jenkins

    Business Owner

    Tony has been in the real estate business for over 19 years. He has achieved numerous sales awards in the Harcourts Group and in his best year (1995) achieved Number 2 sales person for Harcourts Nationally, together with Top National Auction Lister. He was consistently in the top ten agents for Harcourts in NZ during his entire time working as a sales consultant. The Invercargill office opened in 1991 and Tony has been a business partner from day one and purchased full ownership of the business in 1997. Tony’s focus is now on achieving success with his hard working sales team.

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  • Chris Campbell

    Chris Campbell

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    “Stop looking, you’ve found her! Put the jug on, Chris is on her way!” Passion for Property With Chris, buyers and sellers know they will be working alongside someone whose passion for property is personal. Her own experiences of successfully buying and selling real estate and renovating character homes to a superb standard means that Chris brings heaps of know-how to help you meet your property potential. Chris has a genuine love of houses and her extensive experience in education at a leadership level gives her a fantastic rapport with people and a focus on meeting families’ needs. Her years spent working in sales as a territory manager have shown that she’s a great negotiator with the drive to get the best price or find the best property for her clients. She combines a determination to succeed with integrity and honesty, and a professional approach with great communication skills. Above all, she knows houses and has the ‘eye’ to see the potential in the properties she works with. Committed to being great at all she does, Chris is here to help you achieve all your real estate aspirations.

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  • Corina Grey

    Corina Grey

    Licenced Sales Consultant

    Positive, Friendly and Enthusiastic... “Straightening the curves, flattening the hills.” - Corina Grey With a passion and clear understanding of interiors, architecture and the way people live, Corina Grey is an asset to any real estate venture. Recognising it is all about the people; Corina’s primary focus is working alongside her clients to ensure they uncover the best of the best in their search for their dream home. Be it buying or selling, Corina brings an enthusiastic, personable and helpful approach to every task. Having worked predominately with buyers over the last few years, Corina is well and truly immersed in the local real estate market and is no stranger to hard work and challenges; tirelessly working to ensure client needs are not only being met, but exceeded, every time. Having been described as honest, trustworthy and full of integrity, Corina is a delight to work with. Offering a perfect balance of experience, laughter and local market knowledge Corina is ready, and able, to help you turn your dream into a reality. Contact her today. Testimonials: "We are thrilled to give Corina & Sabrina a reference. Throughout the stressful journey of buying and selling homes we were fortunate and very happy to have Corina and Sabrina helping us. Their professional knowledge and experience was displayed in the advice given and their ability to guide us through the process making it a lot less stressful for us. They were very responsive when we needed more information or guidance, any time of the day or night. They seemed to know what we needed before we realised we needed it!! We would recommend them to anyone selling or buying as a team they are dynamic and get results!" - Jude & Lance Lavelle "It was a pleasure to sell our home with Corina. Her bright bubbly personality always made us smile and her professional approach to her work earned our trust and helped us to feel comfortable throughout the whole marketing campaign and auction. We couldn't rate her highly enough." - Claire and Eugene Coleman

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  • Don Yee

    Don Yee

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Familiar Face. Brilliant Performer. “Whatever the market situation, my determination, perseverance, drive and success have remained unchanged.” - Don Yee Don Yee came to New Zealand from Hong Kong in 1980 following in the footsteps of his great grand-father, and is now firmly and happily settled in Christchurch with his New Zealand born wife and son. After an initial career in the catering and restaurant industry, he decided to make a complete career change by joining Harvey’s Kent Prier (predecessor of Ray White) in 1990. With his keen interest in property and being very much a ‘people person’ it did not take long for him to establish a strong record of success achieving Top Salesperson of the Year for 1993-1994. After joining Harcourts Holmwood in 1996, Don consistently achieved within the top 10% of property consultants in Canterbury based on performance and numerous times has been the No.1 Salesperson of the Year for Ilam Office. In addition, he also earned multiple sales awards within Harcourts Canterbury; No. 16, 2002-2003, No. 21, 2003-2004, No. 18, 2010-2011 and No. 31, 2013-2014. His fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and English has allowed him to establish a strong, multicultural client base and he would like to include you among them. Efficient and consistent performance means happy clients. Talk to Don now and he will sell you on the same outlook.

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  • Fiona Williams

    Fiona Williams

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Honest, Hard Working, Listens! “Honest, Committed, Professional and Loyal” - Fiona Williams Fiona Williams is an experienced consultant with an enviable record of delivering great results for her clients. Capable, thoughtful and focused, Fiona exemplifies the ‘quiet achiever’. Rather than extolling her own abilities, Fiona Williams prefers to listen to her clients and then get the job done. Fiona has that professional commitment to support her clients. She appreciates the importance of property in terms of a family’s financial investment and the need to deliver the best possible results. Being able to look at the "Full Picture" and having the structure and strength to support you through the selling or buying process is what Fiona enjoys. Although Fiona approaches situations with her own brand of relaxed confidence - clients feel safe in her hands and can’t thank her enough. Having worked in hospitality for 20 years, Fiona knows about making her clients feel at home. She takes her time to fully appreciate your aspirations and understand what it is you want and by when. With Fiona, the objective is always on achieving the best for you Talk to Fiona today to ensure you have taken positive steps to make your dreams, your realities. Fiona Williams would love to hear from you today. “Fiona was recommended to me and I was not disappointed. She was very professional and hardworking and a pleasure to deal with. At our first meeting her calm, relaxed manner put me at ease and I appreciated the sensitivity and understanding she showed at a very emotional time for me. The very successful sale of my home was in no small part due to her honest, hardworking, professional and friendly manner. I would thoroughly recommend Fiona to anyone purchasing or selling”. - W Macleod

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  • Katalin Francsics

    Katalin Francsics

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Exceptional Service, Outstanding Results Committed 24/7 to You With a proven background in sales, marketing and management in the competitive hospitality industry, Katalin possesses exceptional negotiation skills, value-enhancing sales techniques, determined price-point adherence coupled with fast and hard closing tactics. When you engage Katalin to sell your property you can expect on-target campaigns, the most advantageous settlement conditions with optimal price after minimal days on market. Having worked, lived and purchased property in Europe, the UK and America with her husband of 25 years, Katalin fully appreciates how stressful buying and selling a home can be. With regular and relevant updates on the status of your property sale she will reduce the stress for new buyers and seasoned investors alike. Katalin is fully supported by Harcourts Holmwood and can offer an uncompromised 24/7 service, 365 days of the year. Katalin believes exceptional service leads to outstanding results. Call her today, she’d love to hear from you.

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  • Kay Yee

    Kay Yee

    Licensed Sales Consultant and Personal Assistant to Don Yee

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  • Robbie Fisher

    Robbie Fisher

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Trust in a qualified dream maker Listening to the Dreams of your Heart Buying or selling a home is a very personal experience. It starts with a vision. Next, you interpret your goal and then decide how to achieve it. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, an action plan is vital. Everyone has a passion. Robbie’s passion is providing family friendly, yet highly professional real estate service and strategy. Your home is your castle where you feel safe, make memories and protect your loved ones. Your real estate experience is personal. Each situation is unique and requires investigation, interpretation, and action. Robbie’s background stands on its own with his professional acumen for people. Talking with, listening to, representing and celebrating with his clients who become more like family. There are many qualified real estate consultants to work with. What sets Robbie apart? His love for life is contagious and his goal to be a dream maker rewarding. Contact Robbie, and start a discussion. Turn your dream into your reality.

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  • Roger Hales

    Roger Hales

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Experience and Honesty I remember my father saying to me many years ago “never lose your sense of humour, never take yourself too seriously and always to thine own self be true”. That philosophy plus a wide experience in both corporate management and small business ownership and 20+ years selling real estate in Christchurch ensure that you receive the benefit of a caring, interesting and empathetic approach to buying or selling your home. I try to be honest, act with integrity, have some fun and I will always tell you what I think, and not what I think you want to hear.

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  • Sabrina English

    Sabrina English

    Licensed Sales Consultant with Corina Grey

    Honest, Professional & Driven “Dedicated friendly service with focus and commitment.” - Sabrina English When you first meet Sabrina, you will see she is genuinely focused on achieving the best possible results for her clients. She is approachable and friendly with a people orientated nature, which shows through alongside her excellent communication skills and professional manner. Having spent many years in a leadership role within the hospitality industry, Sabrina understands only too well the importance of her clients, listening to their needs and wants and acts in their best interests at all times, achieving the best result possible. Sabrina is there at every step supporting her clients throughout the entire sale, purchase and possession process. She is trustworthy, reliable and with well developed work ethic, emphasising her absolute commitment to her clients and devotion for excellent customer service. She is committed and takes pride in both meeting and exceeding her client’s expectations. Sabrina, supported by the award-winning Harcourt’s brand (New Zealand’s most trusted real estate Company) is dedicated to delivering top customer service and resources to help you achieve your real estate dreams. So if you’re looking to buy or sell, give Sabrina a call today. Testimonials: “Sabrina, you were amazing to deal with. Always contactable and always happy to meet and chat. You were fantastic with helping us find our new house and a star at selling ours. So approachable and realistic. Would highly recommend you.” - Kane & Karena “Sabrina facilitated the sale of my rental property. She negotiated a sale price above my expectations. She is a great listener, consistent and dedicated, and always has a positive attitude. I would absolutely recommend Sabrina and use her again. Thank-you Sabrina!” “Thank-you so much for helping us find our first home. You have been amazing and you made the whole experience a lot less stressful. Thank-you for taking our endless calls, emails and texts, and for putting up with our fussy-ness. Thank-you!” - Hamish & Claire

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  • Victor Marchionna

    Victor Marchionna

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    "A simple, enjoyable and calm road to becoming a homeowner." Listening to exactly what you want Victor Marchionna epitomises integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. With his extensive experience in the food service industry, Victor believes buying a property is like buying a wonderful meal which leaves you feeling full and satisfied. Where the entire experience represents your decision factor, not just the process results. Victor uses his experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem and prides himself in listening to exactly what you want ‘with your order.’ Victor’s business is built upon: Dedication, Communication, Determination and Trust while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of his client’s Real Estate needs. In his free time Victor loves to explore the great outdoors and enjoys spending time with his family and friends exploring the areas diversified cuisine. Victor’s goal is to help you have all the information you need to help you make the best-educated decision possible so that you can experience a simple, enjoyable and calm road to becoming a homeowner.

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