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Whangaparaoa

Tandem Realty Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

923 Whangaparaoa Road
Manly
Whangaparaoa

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  • Anita Dobson

    Anita Dobson

    Sales Manager

    Anita brings a vibrant and innovative approach to her work in the real estate industry. A second generation agent with 10+ years in the industry gave her a solid foundation and she hit the ground running when she started selling in 2013. With a huge online presence using social media and online marketing Anita achieved the Annual Top Sales Growth award two years running for 2014 & 2015 prior to moving into management. Being from the coast and raising her family here gives Anita a unique insight into the community and what people require when buying, as well as selling - She can ensure there is a sales consultant with a personality and skill-set to match. Together with Tandem’s excellent training and development for their salespeople Anita strives at helping her team succeed and working with them to be the best in the industry. Outside of real estate, Anita and her partner are either busy renovating or landscaping at their Earth House or are spending quality time with the kids out on the boat.

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  • Colin Hair AREINZ

    Colin Hair AREINZ

    Director

    Being a good listener is a huge part of being successful in real estate! That’s the opinion of Colin Hair, and he should know, both personally, as an agent with 25 years experience, and as a long-time franchisee of 6 Harcourts offices. All offices are highly successful, a happy situation Colin says is due in large part to his diligent and mainly long-serving teams of salespeople. Before real estate sales and management, Colin had a 19 year background in banking, a background which even today stands him and his many clients in good stead. Colin says his secret to success is in three parts – one: “In real estate, you have to have high energy levels,” two: “You have to have a positive attitude,” and three: “It’s necessary to have a real passion and enthusiasm for what you do.” He is also an accredited auctioneer, and lives and works on the Hibiscus Coast.

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  • Karl Martinovich

    Karl Martinovich

    Director

    A Hibiscus Coast local, Karl’s real estate career started when he was shoulder tapped by local agents at a young age. Karl hasn’t looked back since and after many years in the real estate industry, both as a multi-award winning national salesperson and now business owner of three very successful offices in Orewa, Whangaparaoa and Silverdale, he still gets a thrill out of it. “Like most things in business, it comes down to trust as people want to do business with people they can rely on. Buying or selling a home is a very big deal for most people and we take that trust very seriously.” Tech savvy and with a strong passion for auction marketing, Karl is also the sales manager for the highly successful and energetic Silverdale sales team. Karl and his family love the outdoors and when he’s not working or with his wife and two daughters, you’ll find Karl with his beloved Labrador Jess on fishing and hunting expeditions throughout Northland.

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  • Libby Cave-Smith

    Libby Cave-Smith

    General Manager - Property Management

    Libby has over ten years experience in a variety of property roles and she has a wide knowledge of property management. Libby is very client focused and strives to achieve the best results for her landlords while maintaining excellent relationships with her tenants. Having just been awarded Top Property Manager for Northern Region 2014 / 2015 Libby has the expertise to lead the Tandem team. Take advantage of Libby's experience to maximise your investment property.

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  • Nick Langdon

    Nick Langdon

    Director

    Nick emigrated from the UK with his family in 2000 and even then, at the beginning of his property career Nick knew that management was in his blood. His apprenticeship began as an agent, before a promotion to Sales Manager, gaining his REINZ qualification and rising to Branch Manager. Finally Nick honed his business acumen as Business Development Manager for Harcourts Development Group, allowing him to experience real estate from a franchise perspective. A self-confessed fitness fanatic, game fishing and long range shooting are Nick’s passions, although boxing comes a close second. If you ever see Nick with a black eye, you’ll know why. Progressive, a believer in pushing boundaries and a straight talker, Nick throws himself into every challenge, boots and all. Nick Langdon – For power behind your real estate.

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  • Samantha Sparks

    Samantha Sparks

    Operations Coordinator & PA to Colin Hair

    Sam is the Tandem Realty’s Operations Coordinator and PA to Colin Hair. As Operations Coordinator, Sam is ‘the brain’ behind Tandem’s training and operations. She handles, with ease, this top performing company’s new staff inductions; ongoing training on office and online computer systems training; she works closely with the new and existing Salespeople on setting up their computers and office systems; and she makes sure the training systems are up to date; and much more. As Personal Assistant to one of Tandem’s Directors, she is kept busy with making and diarising appointments, constant communication and correspondence, general administration duties and helping the Director and Company to run the business smoothly. Sam has also finished her Real Estate Salesperson National Certificate, which gives her a greater insight and knowledge into the real estate industry. Sam brings many important skills to the role including total attention to detail, great time management, strong organisation skills, a positive attitude and dedication to the entire team. In her spare time Sam likes to ride horses, go to the car racing track, and enjoy our beautiful local beaches.

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  • Allan McIntosh

    Allan McIntosh

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    Allan has lived on the Coast for over 13 years and in that time has run his own successful business based on the coast affording him a wide knowledge of the area and its wonderful residents. Allan has now shifted his focus and is excited to be working for the Tandem Realty Manly office. Our family love living on the coast, not just because of the beautiful beaches and surrounding areas but also because of the great people that also choose to call this area home. I am proud and excited to be working for Harcourts, a company that have been voted by Readers Digest most trusted real estate brand in NZ for three years running, a company that has such a long and wonderful history. Harcourts has been established in New Zealand for over 125 years and is the largest real estate group in New Zealand, and the fastest growing in Australasia. As your agent my focus will be you, to achieve the best possible outcome for you, whether you are looking to sell your property or purchase a new home, I look forward to assisting you with the process.

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  • Allan Taylor

    Allan Taylor

    Sales and Marketing Consultant

    Described by their clients as “very honest and straight up people” and “true professionals who are genuinely interested in our family, personal circumstance and what we were trying to achieve” - If you're looking for an extremely personable, comforting and non-pretentious buying/selling experience, there's simply no other option than Karen and Allan Taylor. Following a 35 year building career, Allan completed his Real Estate license in 2005 and joined his wife Karen assisting buyers to find their dream homes. Being a qualified licensed building practitioner, Allan brings a creative and technical knowledge into his Real Estate career and his relaxed and easy to talk to personality ensures clients feel at ease throughout the whole process. Working as a team allows both Karen and Allan to focus on what they do best and means they are readily available to assist when and where you need them. Together Karen and Allan pride themselves on being renowned for their business and people skills, being good listeners and having the ability to interpret what people really need and want. This is evident through the high level of repeat business they receive from a strong database and network of previous clients. They are great supporters of the community in which they live, work and play, sponsoring local clubs and charities and encourage you to come live on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast and discover this magical little corner of the world. “Come live on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast - Our little corner of the world.”

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  • Bronwyn Titchener

    Bronwyn Titchener

    Sales and Marketing Consultant

    With over 13 years sales and marketing experience, Bronwyn has an extensive knowledge base and a reputation for getting results, considering herself to be honest, ethical and offer faultless service. Bronwyn has also set up and owned for many years a very successful café/restaurant in Titirangi, so understands the importance of hard work and customer service. Many of her past and current clients will speak of Bronwyn’s thorough knowledge of real estate, her efficient and professional manner, her commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients, her enthusiasm for her work. “To me real estate is a partnership, it’s so much more than just selling a property, because of this I take the commitment of my clients very seriously and this is reflected in the time, energy and expertise I invest in every sale." If you want a straight shooting agent with a fantastic array of marketing and technology tools with whom to discuss your real estate needs, then select Bronwyn Titchener to represent your best interests. For more information call Bronwyn today !

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  • Charlene McIntosh

    Charlene McIntosh

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    Charlene and her family have enjoyed the amazing beaches and community spirit of the Hibiscus Coast since moving here in 2003. Coming from a background in management, Charlene has a very strong work ethic and has been described by many as having a natural ability for bringing people together while demonstrating exceptional customer service skills. “The key is communication, keeping people fully informed” says Charlene. To provide a service that people will remember takes attention to detail, commitment to the process, a professional yet personal approach and above all great communication, all of which Charlene offers. Providing an outstanding service to both buyers and sellers is the sole focus for Charlene and she looks forward to working with you in the near future.

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  • Chris Triscott

    Chris Triscott

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and our work than follow your passions in a way that serves the world and you..” - Sir Richard Branson Utilizing highly developed interpersonal skills and the commercial acumen acquired through 20 years in the corporate sector, Chris has decided to pursue his passion for real estate within the area he has called home for over 15 years. Chris´ personable and professional character, his consistent can-do attitude and highly tuned work ethic, enables him to easily develop and maintain solid relationships. Chris is known among colleagues and associates for his vision, persistence, integrity, and down to earth nature. Clients who entrust their goals to this highly successful sales, business development and marketing professional can expect exceptional service and a consistently aligned focus on the desired outcome. “I am deeply bound by the complete satisfaction of my clients and their future prosperity. The professional skills I have acquired through my corporate career are completely reflective of the personal expectations my clients should have. As a vendor your objective is to maximize the sale price of your property and my role, as an experienced local agent, is to help you achieve that goal with as little stress as possible. Every property, every sale and every vendor is unique. I also value the importance of working closely with qualified buyers. I love every aspect of my chosen career”. Chris is a proud father of two and loves to takes advantage of all the opportunities that living in such a beautiful environment offers.

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  • Daniel Seely

    Daniel Seely

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    Daniel is someone who offers an exceptional service and strives for perfection and results. His passion for people and Whangaparaoa really shines and clients love his easy going yet professional nature. Knowing how to succeed, Daniel has previously built and sold his own company from scratch making it highly visible online and one of the top contenders in the Auckland Market. Living on the Hibiscus Coast with his family, if he’s not out selling real estate you will most likely find him relaxing at Whangaparaoa Golf Club playing a few rounds with friends and family. With the backing of the advanced technology offered by the successful Harcourts Group and an experienced team behind him, coupled with someone that expects results and is dedicated to getting them, makes Daniel the perfect choice for you to sell or buy your dream home.

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  • Fiona Castle

    Fiona Castle

    Sales Consultant

    The Castles, Your Home, Our Priority! Two is better than one! Robbie and Fiona Castle are dedicated to their clients! They appreciate the responsibility and privilege of being entrusted to sell your home and have what it takes to achieve for you the best possible result! They are a great partnership and bring different strengths to their real estate business. Robbie has come from a real estate family and has many years of experience in real estate and associated industries. His expertise and experience is invaluable in the service they provide. He is a strong negotiator- definitely the person you want in your corner when negotiating a sale! Fiona has come from a teaching background and has great communication and administration skills. She also has a design background and is happy to advise on décor or staging as needed.

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  • Gerry Schuler

    Gerry Schuler

    Sales and Marketing Consultant

    Gerry's past 30 years has been in the retail and commercial sales industry. This has given him excellent experience and understanding of customers wants and needs. His outgoing and friendly personality is very good at helping clients feel completely at ease. Since coming to Whangaparaoa Gerry has found his perfect place to live, work and play. Gerry's passion for Whangaparaoa and the East Coast bays has made it easy for him to transition from retail sales to real estate sales. His success is very apparent and his honesty, integrity and drive will make him the best choice to assist you in the buying or selling of your next home. Don't hesitate - Give Gerry a call at Harcourts today !

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  • Karen Franklin

    Karen Franklin

    Residential and Commercial Sales and Marketing Specialist

    One of the first things likely to strike you about Karen is her warm smile and friendly nature. A wealth of knowledge, experience and proven results see most of her clients returning or telling their friends and family to 'just talk to Karen - she'll sort it'. Ranked in the top 1% of Harcourts internationally for the last three years is an achievement not to be taken lightly - and neither are your real estate needs. So, if you are looking for a real estate professional with a commitment to being the best of the best, then don't settle for anything less than Karen. Karen has a keen eye for detail, will always look outside the square and is honest and transparent with her clients who have an underlying trust that Karen will get the job done without compromising herself or her client’s integrity. A great negotiator, effective and with unquestionable ethics, Karen has a positive attitude, is a good listener, and will go the extra mile to make your transaction as smooth and efficient as possible. What more could you ask for.....

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  • Karen Taylor

    Karen Taylor

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    The key ingredient to Karen’s success - the personal touch.... Described by their clients as “very honest and straight up people” and “true professionals who are genuinely interested in our family, personal circumstance and what we were trying to achieve” - If you're looking for an extremely personable, comforting and non-pretentious buying/selling experience, there's simply no other option than Karen and Allan Taylor. For Karen, Real Estate is not only her career but her lifestyle and something she is immensely passionate about. Having actively listed and sold real estate on the Hibiscus Coast since 1990, she has a deep understanding of the housing market in the Hibiscus Coast region and has built an extensive network and trusted database of both local and overseas purchasers, which has not only generated her a lot of repeat business but also great friendships in the process. Her proven record through all kinds of market conditions as well as having an excellent Auction success rate has seen her consistently achieving Harcourt's Auckland Regional awards and she constantly features in the top 10 for Tandem Realty Ltd. After more than 25 years of selling, she still gets a thrill out of it, especially when someone comes back to her time and time again. She is well organised, always punctual, communicating quickly and effectively and pays attention to the little details. Every year Karen up skills her marketing and negotiation skills and is committed to a high level of knowledge and service. In 2005 Karen was joined by her husband Allan and together they pride themselves on being renowned for their business and people skills, being good listeners and having the ability to interpret what people really need and want. They are great supporters of the community in which they live, work and play, sponsoring local clubs and charities and encourage you to come live on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast and discover this magical little corner of the world.

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  • Lisa Zhang

    Lisa Zhang

    Sales Consultant

    Lisa Zhang’s passion is to be the best international salesperson in real estate! She strives everyday to help overseas, and local clients, find their dream home. Lisa immigrated from China to New Zealand 15 years ago. Before real estate, Lisa owned and operated a successful Import/Retail business situated in Tauranga. She has a very strong sales and management background working within this retail industry for 12 years. Once she sold her business and moved to the Hibiscus Coast, Lisa has strived to promote herself as a professional real estate salesperson dealing predominantly in the Asian market. Lisa speaks fluent English and Chinese, and has a keen ability to understand her clients wants and needs. This makes Lisa your best choice when buying or selling on the Coast! Why hesitate, call Lisa today www.lisazhang.harcourts.co.nz

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  • Luke Potts

    Luke Potts

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    Luke’s success in residential real estate can be attributed to building relationships of trust, respect and productive interactions. Negotiation expertise, marketing skills and a myriad of industry-leading resources have aided Luke in producing exceptional results for his clients. Consistent communication and an ability to empathies with vendors and purchasers allows Luke to streamline complex real estate transactions. Anyone familiar with Luke’s brand is also familiar with the honesty and approachability that it represents. Luke spent several years in Australia prior to 2014 training and managing sales teams in South East Queensland. The feedback received from clientele that Luke’s teams engaged with reaffirmed that his genuine customer focus philosophy increased customer satisfaction exponentially. This approach saw Luke and his teams shatter National Australian records in 2013 and 2014 in two separate companies. Luke lives locally on the Hibiscus Coast with his wife and six year old daughter. His hobbies include photography, free diving and underwater videography. His market knowledge, commitment and indisputable integrity are sure to complement your experience and accomplish a premium result.

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  • Melanie Gibbons

    Melanie Gibbons

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    Melanie has been helping clients secure the house of their dreams for over 20 years in her role as a lender for one of New Zealand’s top financial banking institutions. She has a genuine interest in her clients and is passionate about helping them. Melanie has brought that passion and commitment with her to Harcourts. Melanie lives locally and loves the Hibiscus Coast and the wonderful lifestyle it offers. Her honesty, integrity and enthusiasm are the values she lives by. For your Real Estate needs or just a chat then just give her a call she would love to hear from you. You will find Melanie’s knowledge and experiences are invaluable.

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  • Nigel Varey

    Nigel Varey

    Real Estate Broker

    Nigel is an experienced commercial real estate landlord. He has been involved in the planning, construction and leasing of many quality buildings at Whangaparaoa & developed, co-owned and managed Whangaparaoa Storage for many years. Nigel is a long term Hibiscus Coast resident (since 1965) and has also travelled extensively. A keen boatie & below average fisherman. A person with tenacity, Nigel is confident dealing with all facets of Hibiscus Coast Real Estate, Houses, Commercial, Lifestyle, Farms & Special Projects. Ably supported by an effective team, Karen and Carola plus Harcourts Tandem Realty Management. Feel free to contact Nigel 7 days, 7am to 9pm. 021 or 0800 nigelv (644 358)

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  • Olga Grinkevich

    Olga Grinkevich

    Sales and Marketing Consultant

    My name is Olga Grinkevich and i was born in Russia. I started my career in Russia after graduation from the University of Law. Here I worked as a lawyer for ten years as a Manager of Law for Inland Revenue. I came to New Zealand 8 years ago and have lived in Gulf Harbour for the past 4 years. I have a lovely son, he is 7 years old and enjoys playing sport. I have chosen Real Estate as a career as I see it as an opportunity to utilize my natural communication skills and positive attitude and passion for working with people. When working with me you will find that I am a very positive, honest person with lots of energy. My motivation and goal orientated personality means I will be dedicated to delivering you top results ! No stranger to hard work, I believe that I am well equipped with skills to help you move from your current home to the next! If you are looking at buying or selling your property and would like an honest and reliable service, delivered in a friendly manner, with a personal touch, please give me a call today!

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  • Robbie Castle

    Robbie Castle

    Sales & Marketing Consultant

    The Castles, Your Home, Our Priority! Two is better than one! Robbie and Fiona Castle are dedicated to their clients! They appreciate the responsibility and privilege of being entrusted to sell your home and have what it takes to achieve for you the best possible result! They are a great partnership and bring different strengths to their real estate business. Robbie has come from a real estate family and has many years of experience in real estate and associated industries. His expertise and experience is invaluable in the service they provide. He is a strong negotiator- definitely the person you want in your corner when negotiating a sale! Fiona has come from a teaching background and has great communication and administration skills. She also has a design background and is happy to advise on décor or staging as needed.

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    • Andy Dixon

      Andy Dixon

      Office Administrator

      Andy brings a wealth of systems and admin experience to our fast-paced Tandem team fitting in perfectly at our top performing Whangaparaoa office. Andy brings with him extreme enthusiasm and a positive personality. A published author with three books on computers and the internet to his credit, Andy thrives on the demands of his challenging and varied role as office administrator. An accomplished musician, Andy has performed extensively at International Festivals throughout Scandinavia, Europe and the South Pacific.

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    • Karl Hodgson

      Karl Hodgson

      Tandem Group Auctioneer

      Karl is proud to be the Auctioneer of the highly successful and enthusiastic team at Harcourts Tandem Realty. Karl has established a proven and reliable reputation as a top performer within the Harcourts group with a reputation for his expert marketing knowledge, exceptional negotiation skills and has a clear understanding of the requirements and demands of both sellers and buyers. Karl enjoys mentoring and coaching the salespeople so that they can be the very best they can be, and enjoys helping new and experienced agents grow to achieve their goals. With continuing education and ongoing in house training, the sales team are extremely competent and proficient in delivering a high level of service and meeting our client’s expectations. Karl offers his time in the community and helps fundraise for charities, clubs and schools by way of charity auctions and when having free time enjoys travelling with his family.

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