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Kaiapoi

Twiss Keir Realty Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

154 Williams St
Kaiapoi
North Canterbury

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  • Dawn Sheard

    Dawn Sheard

    Kaiapoi Branch Manager

    Dawn Sheard began her real estate career in 1982 and in 1984 started with Harcourts. She soon became among the Top 20 Property Consultants for Harcourts in Canterbury. Dawn is a high achiever and soon moved into management. Her management style is both supportive and dynamic. Dawn believes in giving her staff and clients 110%

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  • Andrew Smyth

    Andrew Smyth

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Andrew has a long history of interest in buying and selling real estate, having purchased his first property at the age of 20 and subsequently owning personal and investment properties over the following years. Andrew is a family man with four young children ranging in age from 4 to 10 years old and coming from a background in I/T has been self employed for the last 20 years. Having owned his own successful businesses, Andrew believes success comes from hard work, integrity and superior service, Andrew is highly motivated and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure his clients expectations are met or exceeded.

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  • Brian Holmes

    Brian Holmes

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    With 30 plus years’ experience in sales and owning businesses, Brian has a tremendous amount of experience in customer service. He has a wide and varied data base of contacts in both North and South Island, along with overseas contacts. Brian joins us after 19 years with a privately owned New Zealand Sales and Marketing Company. In his role as South Island Manager, clients found him to be trustworthy, honest and an extremely good negotiator who went the extra mile for them, all with a great sense of humour. Brian is excited and dedicated to be able to assist in helping you to achieve your property dreams.

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  • Christina Summerhayes

    Christina Summerhayes

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    The minute you meet Christina Summerhayes you know you have come into contact with a warm, friendly and genuine person, and combine these attributes with a background in sales and her passion for North Canterbury, and you will see why real estate is the perfect career for her. Having lived in North Canterbury for over 15 years and with active involvement in several community groups, Christina is committed to giving back to the local people and this shines through in her real estate career, where, simply put, she puts people first. Christina believes in listening to her client’s needs first and foremost. “I am happy to listen to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. I pride myself on really listening to my client’s needs first and figuring out exactly what I need to do to achieve the best results for them”. Something else Christina offers her clients is complete honesty. “I don’t believe in sugar coating things, I tell it how it is, and I believe this is the best way to get the ultimate outcome for everyone, both vendors, and purchasers. Professionalism, local knowledge, communication, good organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure, and a real passion for working with people are more facets of Christina’s personality which come to mind, and just take a look at her testimonials and you will see why Christina is well on her way to achieving great results in her field, and ultimately great results for her clients. Testimonials: "We both found Christina a real pleasure to work with in selling our trailer home at Riverlands Park. She was always very helpful and efficient and a pleasure to do business with. Christina is a people's person, very easy to get along with and displaying a bright and breezy manner. Thank you Christina for your excellent service. Kind Regards" Mr & Mrs Robson "Christina was very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to which made it an easy process". Mr & Mrs Crossen "Christina Summerhayes is a brilliant agent, she listened to our needs and explained everything to us 100%. She was always keeping us up to date and guiding us through each step. Would definitely use her again 10/10!" Danielle & Angus "Great easy selling through Christina. Very helpful, nothing was a problem, her friendly manner made the whole process less stressful. I would highly recommend Christina." Michelle "Christina has been exceptionally easy to deal with, very professional and helpful during our recent house purchase. She was happy to share her knowledge with us and answered our many questions. We would happily pass Christina's name onto anyone else requiring her services - two very happy customers". Peter & Lynne "The agent made the sale - a pleasure to deal with an honest, 'no frills' salesperson. Happy client! :)" Rick & Fiona "We will recommend Christina to anyone who wants to sell or buy a house. She is very professional and gets the job done. Christina communicated effectively to us through email and over the phone, which was the most important to us in selling our house" Glenn & Roshika “After having our property on the market with another agent for 9 months we were over open homes. Christina said she would like to sell it for us, within the week she had it sold! She was down to earth and is an asset to Harcourts, and someone who we would deal with again for sure.” Eric and Barbara “Special thanks to Christina for all her help getting us into our new home.” Erin & James "We are moving out of the area, otherwise we would use Christina for any future moves and would certainly recommend her to our friends." Bruce & Pam "We entrusted the sale of our property to Christina with the added pressure of a very short time frame as we were moving overseas. We found Christina to be very professional and her knowledge of the local market was much appreciated. Christina answered any queries and questions we had in a most professional manner and kept us informed frequently both verbally and in email form about how everything was progressing. The open homes were always well organised and professional. Following an open home came prompt feedback from Christina on how the open homes had progressed. We certainly would recommend you talk to Christina if you are looking to put your property on the market. Thank you, Christina" Suzanne and Neil "Christina was very informative and helped myself and my husband a lot with selling our house. She kept us informed and up to date all the time. Christina was also very helpful as to us selling our house in Australia. She gave us some very helpful advice. Thankx Christina!" Trish & Nigel "Christina was excellent and really looked after me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Christina." Wayne “Christina has been a pleasure to deal with from initial enquiry right through to completion of contract. I will be recommending her to anyone I know when they are looking to engage an agent. Your energy, excitement and communication has helped make my journey that little less stressful. Thank you.” Tania "Christina's friendly, easy going and honest manner is a sure fire hit for customers (buyers and vendors alike)." Steve

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  • Jayne Martin

    Jayne Martin

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Jayne brings the discipline and organisational skills of a dedicated Police Officer in the London Metropolitan Police and a Probation Officer here in New Zealand. The wealth of knowledge and interpersonal skills she acquired in these diverse positions works to the benefit of her real estate clients. She has travelled and worked extensively and understands the diverse needs that reflect a multi-cultural market. Being passionate about property Jayne has bought, renovated and sold many times in New Zealand, working with her own properties was so gratifying, she knew she had found her lifetime career. Her career move into The Real Estate arena was fuelled by her passion for engaging with and helping the public. You will find that her work ethics are second to none; an admirable quality that makes Jayne stand out from the crowd. Her work is meticulous and detailed, not only because it’s good business, but because she prides herself in her work. Residing in North Canterbury with her partner, Jayne is down to earth and has a warm personality to match, but most importantly her work ethic, commitment towards the job, and knowing that her clients can both trust and rely on her - whether it be a sale or purchase, doing what is right for her clients is first on her list. You will see that customer satisfaction still exists when you use Jayne to market your property!

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  • Julie-Ann Brownlee

    Julie-Ann Brownlee

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    From the first minute you meet Julie-Ann Brownlee you are treated with a warm smile and her infectious bubbly personality, put simply, she just makes you feel good! With an extensive background in public service, Julie-Ann has a strong grounding in dealing with people from all walks of life, a very important attribute in her role as a real estate salesperson for Harcourts Twiss Keir Realty. “I really enjoy working with all sorts of people,” says Julie-Ann, “nothing makes me smile more than helping my clients achieve their real estate goals, it’s such an amazing feeling to be able to be a part of this, it’s the reason I love my job so much”. Julie-Ann’s levels of integrity and trust have gained her a reputation for just getting on with it and getting things done, and these key personality traits, coupled with her genuine desire to provide exceptional service to her clients has meant she is now a consistent accolade winner within HarcourtsTwiss Keir Realty. “I pride myself on offering my clients not only a professional service, but also a personal one. Not everyone needs the same things, so I will sit down and talk things through and then come up with a personalised plan based on their individual needs”. Julie-Ann believes that she is accountable to her clients, and that they deserve only the highest quality service from her, and in line with this she promises her clients the ability to provide quality marketing and advertising programmes, a high level of integrity, professionalism, expertise and trust as well as a high level of communication. “My dream is to gain clients for life, and the only way of doing this is by providing the highest level of personal service that I am able to. People have the right to know what is happening throughout the sales and purchase transaction so ensuring that I am communicating with my clients effectively every step of the way is very important to me”, she says. With the awards piling up, Julie-Ann is fast on her way to achieving this dream, and she doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon, so if you would like to find out how to be a part of this success give her a call today.

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  • Karen Riseley

    Karen Riseley

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    With a real estate career spanning 25 years, Karen has developed an in-depth knowledge of the local market, excellent marketing skills and is an astute negotiator. Karen is passionate about excellent service which she delivers with integrity, empathy and commitment. Her finely developed people skills contribute to her success as she develops a clear understanding of the needs of both seller and buyer. In addition she ensures that when her clients make their decisions, these are based on the best information she can possibly provide. Her background in architecture and interior design has proven an invaluable asset, enabling her to think outside the square and provide creative solutions. Well structured campaigns, great attention to detail and a strong work ethic contribute to Karen’s ability to achieve outstanding outcomes for her clients. Referrals and repeat business from satisfied past clients are a sure indication of the level of professionalism and care you can be assured of. Experience counts for a lot - put Karen’s 25 years of knowledge and expertise in the Christchurch property market to work for you!

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  • Liz Barnard

    Liz Barnard

    Liz brings with her an exceptional eye for detail, a professional and inclusive communication style and many years of passion for Real Estate. She lives locally at Waikuku Beach, enjoying the lifestyle and sense of community a small township in North Canterbury brings. Liz strives to offer the best service so that she can ensure that you have a first class real estate experience. She is extremely focused and dedicated and will support you through the real estate process, ensuring that her client’s needs are always to the fore. Liz has a positive, outgoing attitude and has the ability to engage in any situation, with her 30+ years of nursing and management expertise. Liz will be working with Jayne Martin of Twiss Keir, Kaiapoi, a complementary partnership of Real Estate Professionalism where you can be assured of a service second to none.

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  • Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    If you are considering selling or buying property, Mark would love to assist you. Mark will work for you to obtain the very best result in the current market. With over 16 years experience as a real estate professional Mark has a wealth of experience to call on and an in depth knowledge of the Kaiapoi market and the surrounding areas. Mark has consistently been placed in the top bracket of performing agents throughout his career. Mark sets high standards for himself, always trying to achieve the best possible results for all of his clients and his desire to achieve these results has never wavered. The desire to succeed, commitment, passion and reliability to get the job done are some of the skills Mark has learnt with his high achievements in rugby league, along with a combination of owning businesses and work experiences throughout his working life. Mark’s love of meeting and dealing with people from all walks of life, while being able to adapt a marketing plan to suit individual client needs, makes him an obvious choice when it comes to selling your home. Having worked with many repeat and referred clients over many years and having achieved over $75 million in sales, Mark feels nothing is more rewarding than the pleasure of seeing a buyer’s excitement or a client’s smile, having been advised that their sale has been successful.

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  • Robyn Gauld

    Robyn Gauld

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Robyn is in her eighteenth year as a Real Estate professional with Twiss Keir Realty and can truly identify with her diverse clientele. Robyn is renowned for her extra efforts whether it’s before, during or after a real estate transaction. Her excellent knowledge of the market and her ability to negotiate at all levels has seen her business strengthen over the years with many clients referring friends and family. A dedicated professional with a high degree of integrity and many success stories for her clients, Robyn is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Real Estate experience that is both professional and can deliver a result. When looking for an agent to work with, rest assured Robyn Gauld is a confident choice.

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  • Shona Pearce

    Shona Pearce

    Licensed Sales Consultant

    Experience & Knowledge... Shona has been involved with the real estate industry for 10 years. Her interest with real estate began when she owned up to eight rental investment properties. Shona drew a wealth of knowledge during this time and decided to train professionally as a Property Manager. Shona’s first four years were initially working as a Rental Property Manager. She built this business to a substantial management level and grew a large client database. Shona still works with most of these clients today. The real estate industry is about working closely with a client and achieving, or surpassing the results expected. No two clients are the same and Shona likes to adapt her business to work at an individual level. For Shona it was a natural transition to progress towards a sales and marketing role. Again, she built a business which continued to grow and expand with each year. Shona joined Harcourts Real Estate in 2010 as a Sales and Marketing Consultant and continued with this role for five years. Shona has a genuine interest in real estate and keeps a close eye on the market trends. Real estate is more of a lifestyle than an employment choice. It is a demanding position, but very rewarding when developing relationships with both sellers and buyers. These relationships can build and continue for several years. Prior to her involvement in the real estate industry Shona worked in sales and marketing with the ANZ Bank. She has also owned and operated a “fine dining” restaurant in Dunedin, Otago. Shona is – “Dedicated to working with you to achieve results”. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- TESTIMONIALS: Shona is very professional. She is a great communicator and obviously enjoys her career. My experience with Shona was relaxed, she is straight forward and in no way pushy. I would use her expertise again and would recommend her to my friends and colleagues without hesitation. Lynley Lennon I am writing this letter for anyone wanting to sell, o r purchase a property, to tell you about Shona Pearce. She has sold three of our homes and secured two other properties for us. Shona would be the most honest and caring person. She went way above what her job entailed. We have previously had bad experiences with real estate agents, until Shona came into our lives. She has worked very hard for us, on all occasions. One thing we like about her is that she was not pushy with decisions we needed to make. Her update phone calls, meetings and emails were well informed and accurate. Open homes were all worked to fit in with us. We were very happy with the outcome of each sale and purchase and this all came down to Shona’s hard work – which never seemed to be a bother to her. Shona is very good at the work she does in real estate. She is an awesome lady, down to earth with a good head on her shoulders, especially when it comes to selling houses!! She is just so lovely, you will meet her and know instantly she is the person to sell your home. Dianne Cornelius and Murray Jack I would like to say a big thank you to Shona Pearce for spending the time in helping me to find a property. The effort Shona displayed in searching to find the right property was well above any other real estate agent. She obviously loves the industry she is working in and this shows through. She was definitely working for me and the experience was an enjoyable one. I would not hesitate to refer Shona as a real estate agent, to any potential seller or buyer. Tracey Maginnn I would have no hesitation in recommending Shona Pearce as a land agent. I have worked with Shona for several years and her efficiency and professionalism are second to none. She is constantly on the job 24/7 and no stone was left unturned when following up with buyers and keeping me informed of progress. Her manner with clients was excellent and she constantly went above the call of duty. Her approach is in seeing the solution and not the problem. Dave Waller, Property Developer and Builder Thank you for your help and expertise with the sale and purchase of my homes. You were a constant source of reason, calm words and wisdom. Your experience and proven knowledge were invaluable, often going the extra mile to enable the process. Terri Roberts In January of 2012 we listed our house for sale with Shona. Although we had had strong interest from other agents, we ended up selecting Shona because of her willingness to be flexible and innovative in her marketing approach and her genuine enthusiasm. We knew that the market appeal of our house was always going to be a bit of a challenge as it was custom built for our requirements which included extended family living and an unusual layout. Furthermore it was extremely large and backed onto a busy road. Our presumptions were borne out by feedback from buyers, and it wasn’t until June 2012 that our house was finally sold. What we can say is that we were glad that we chose Shona as our agent for throughout the entire 6 months, her enthusiasm and professionalism never waivered. Week after week of open homes and individual prospective buyer visits throughout this time – which was always unfailingly followed through with post visit reports and briefings. Probably just as importantly for us, was Shona’s ability to help us go through the emotional ups and downs throughout this process. We would strongly recommend Shona in your consideration of a hard working, professional, enthusiastic and friendly agent for the sale of your property. If you would like to speak to us directly, Shona will be able to provide you with our contact details. Stephen Lee & Mandy Donne-Lee

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    • Christina Summerhayes

      Christina Summerhayes

      Licensed Sales Consultant

      The minute you meet Christina Summerhayes you know you have come into contact with a warm, friendly and genuine person, and combine these attributes with a background in sales and her passion for North Canterbury, and you will see why real estate is the perfect career for her. Having lived in North Canterbury for over 15 years and with active involvement in several community groups, Christina is committed to giving back to the local people and this shines through in her real estate career, where, simply put, she puts people first. Christina believes in listening to her client’s needs first and foremost. “I am happy to listen to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. I pride myself on really listening to my client’s needs first and figuring out exactly what I need to do to achieve the best results for them”. Something else Christina offers her clients is complete honesty. “I don’t believe in sugar coating things, I tell it how it is, and I believe this is the best way to get the ultimate outcome for everyone, both vendors, and purchasers. Professionalism, local knowledge, communication, good organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure, and a real passion for working with people are more facets of Christina’s personality which come to mind, and just take a look at her testimonials and you will see why Christina is well on her way to achieving great results in her field, and ultimately great results for her clients. Testimonials: "We both found Christina a real pleasure to work with in selling our trailer home at Riverlands Park. She was always very helpful and efficient and a pleasure to do business with. Christina is a people's person, very easy to get along with and displaying a bright and breezy manner. Thank you Christina for your excellent service. Kind Regards" Mr & Mrs Robson "Christina was very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to which made it an easy process". Mr & Mrs Crossen "Christina Summerhayes is a brilliant agent, she listened to our needs and explained everything to us 100%. She was always keeping us up to date and guiding us through each step. Would definitely use her again 10/10!" Danielle & Angus "Great easy selling through Christina. Very helpful, nothing was a problem, her friendly manner made the whole process less stressful. I would highly recommend Christina." Michelle "Christina has been exceptionally easy to deal with, very professional and helpful during our recent house purchase. She was happy to share her knowledge with us and answered our many questions. We would happily pass Christina's name onto anyone else requiring her services - two very happy customers". Peter & Lynne "The agent made the sale - a pleasure to deal with an honest, 'no frills' salesperson. Happy client! :)" Rick & Fiona "We will recommend Christina to anyone who wants to sell or buy a house. She is very professional and gets the job done. Christina communicated effectively to us through email and over the phone, which was the most important to us in selling our house" Glenn & Roshika “After having our property on the market with another agent for 9 months we were over open homes. Christina said she would like to sell it for us, within the week she had it sold! She was down to earth and is an asset to Harcourts, and someone who we would deal with again for sure.” Eric and Barbara “Special thanks to Christina for all her help getting us into our new home.” Erin & James "We are moving out of the area, otherwise we would use Christina for any future moves and would certainly recommend her to our friends." Bruce & Pam "We entrusted the sale of our property to Christina with the added pressure of a very short time frame as we were moving overseas. We found Christina to be very professional and her knowledge of the local market was much appreciated. Christina answered any queries and questions we had in a most professional manner and kept us informed frequently both verbally and in email form about how everything was progressing. The open homes were always well organised and professional. Following an open home came prompt feedback from Christina on how the open homes had progressed. We certainly would recommend you talk to Christina if you are looking to put your property on the market. Thank you, Christina" Suzanne and Neil "Christina was very informative and helped myself and my husband a lot with selling our house. She kept us informed and up to date all the time. Christina was also very helpful as to us selling our house in Australia. She gave us some very helpful advice. Thankx Christina!" Trish & Nigel "Christina was excellent and really looked after me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Christina." Wayne “Christina has been a pleasure to deal with from initial enquiry right through to completion of contract. I will be recommending her to anyone I know when they are looking to engage an agent. Your energy, excitement and communication has helped make my journey that little less stressful. Thank you.” Tania "Christina's friendly, easy going and honest manner is a sure fire hit for customers (buyers and vendors alike)." Steve

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    • Shona Pearce

      Shona Pearce

      Licensed Sales Consultant

      Experience & Knowledge... Shona has been involved with the real estate industry for 10 years. Her interest with real estate began when she owned up to eight rental investment properties. Shona drew a wealth of knowledge during this time and decided to train professionally as a Property Manager. Shona’s first four years were initially working as a Rental Property Manager. She built this business to a substantial management level and grew a large client database. Shona still works with most of these clients today. The real estate industry is about working closely with a client and achieving, or surpassing the results expected. No two clients are the same and Shona likes to adapt her business to work at an individual level. For Shona it was a natural transition to progress towards a sales and marketing role. Again, she built a business which continued to grow and expand with each year. Shona joined Harcourts Real Estate in 2010 as a Sales and Marketing Consultant and continued with this role for five years. Shona has a genuine interest in real estate and keeps a close eye on the market trends. Real estate is more of a lifestyle than an employment choice. It is a demanding position, but very rewarding when developing relationships with both sellers and buyers. These relationships can build and continue for several years. Prior to her involvement in the real estate industry Shona worked in sales and marketing with the ANZ Bank. She has also owned and operated a “fine dining” restaurant in Dunedin, Otago. Shona is – “Dedicated to working with you to achieve results”. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- TESTIMONIALS: Shona is very professional. She is a great communicator and obviously enjoys her career. My experience with Shona was relaxed, she is straight forward and in no way pushy. I would use her expertise again and would recommend her to my friends and colleagues without hesitation. Lynley Lennon I am writing this letter for anyone wanting to sell, o r purchase a property, to tell you about Shona Pearce. She has sold three of our homes and secured two other properties for us. Shona would be the most honest and caring person. She went way above what her job entailed. We have previously had bad experiences with real estate agents, until Shona came into our lives. She has worked very hard for us, on all occasions. One thing we like about her is that she was not pushy with decisions we needed to make. Her update phone calls, meetings and emails were well informed and accurate. Open homes were all worked to fit in with us. We were very happy with the outcome of each sale and purchase and this all came down to Shona’s hard work – which never seemed to be a bother to her. Shona is very good at the work she does in real estate. She is an awesome lady, down to earth with a good head on her shoulders, especially when it comes to selling houses!! She is just so lovely, you will meet her and know instantly she is the person to sell your home. Dianne Cornelius and Murray Jack I would like to say a big thank you to Shona Pearce for spending the time in helping me to find a property. The effort Shona displayed in searching to find the right property was well above any other real estate agent. She obviously loves the industry she is working in and this shows through. She was definitely working for me and the experience was an enjoyable one. I would not hesitate to refer Shona as a real estate agent, to any potential seller or buyer. Tracey Maginnn I would have no hesitation in recommending Shona Pearce as a land agent. I have worked with Shona for several years and her efficiency and professionalism are second to none. She is constantly on the job 24/7 and no stone was left unturned when following up with buyers and keeping me informed of progress. Her manner with clients was excellent and she constantly went above the call of duty. Her approach is in seeing the solution and not the problem. Dave Waller, Property Developer and Builder Thank you for your help and expertise with the sale and purchase of my homes. You were a constant source of reason, calm words and wisdom. Your experience and proven knowledge were invaluable, often going the extra mile to enable the process. Terri Roberts In January of 2012 we listed our house for sale with Shona. Although we had had strong interest from other agents, we ended up selecting Shona because of her willingness to be flexible and innovative in her marketing approach and her genuine enthusiasm. We knew that the market appeal of our house was always going to be a bit of a challenge as it was custom built for our requirements which included extended family living and an unusual layout. Furthermore it was extremely large and backed onto a busy road. Our presumptions were borne out by feedback from buyers, and it wasn’t until June 2012 that our house was finally sold. What we can say is that we were glad that we chose Shona as our agent for throughout the entire 6 months, her enthusiasm and professionalism never waivered. Week after week of open homes and individual prospective buyer visits throughout this time – which was always unfailingly followed through with post visit reports and briefings. Probably just as importantly for us, was Shona’s ability to help us go through the emotional ups and downs throughout this process. We would strongly recommend Shona in your consideration of a hard working, professional, enthusiastic and friendly agent for the sale of your property. If you would like to speak to us directly, Shona will be able to provide you with our contact details. Stephen Lee & Mandy Donne-Lee

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