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Pukekohe Rural


Licensed REAA 2008

24 Seddon Street

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  • Derek Sullivan

    Derek Sullivan

    Rural & Lifestyle Sales Consultant

    Derek has lived in the Franklin region for 30 years. During this time he has operated successful businesses in Waiuku and Pukekohe. After selling these businesses he worked in the Auckland CBD for a large company as General Manager Marketing. Derek has exceptional marketing knowledge and well honed negotiation skills from years of negotiation with New Zealand’s largest companies. He knows how to present and market a property, understands and communicates well with people, and is skilled at closing a deal. In addition he has a good working knowledge of local government and the changes that are imminent with the unitary plan. Selling or buying real estate is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, therefore choosing and agent that has the ability to work well with people, is organised and communicates well is important in getting a successful resolution. Derek’s approachable friendly style and ability to negotiate the best possible price for your property or find that special property you have been looking for. He lives on a 4.5ha Lifestyle block close to Pukekohe with his wife Wendy a registered nurse. All three of their girls attended Pukekohe High School. Having had 3 daughters who have grown up and attended schools and clubs in Franklin it has given Derek the chance to become involved in the local community. Contact Derek to consult with you on the best way of selling your property and put together a marketing plan designed to deliver results.

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  • Fiona Clarke

    Fiona Clarke

    Rural Sales Consultant

    Fiona is a member of the Harcourts Pukekohe lifestyle and rural team. From a background of small business ownership in the retail industry and time spent as a mortgage adviser, her love for her rural lifestyle coupled with a keen interest in property drove the move into real estate. "Whether you are buying or selling, my focus is in enabling my clients to achieve their goals with a foundation of support and communication in every step of the process." "Listening to , and understanding the needs of my clients, anticipating and responding to every challenge with a don't panic, I will sort it " attitude. Fiona has lived and raised her two now adult children on lifestyle blocks in the Glenbrook and Otaua areas, sharing a passion for all things equestrian with her daughter. The past 12 months have proven to be a be very successful period to date, achieving Silver sales status for Harcourts in the first quarter of the year. Top exclusive seller for the month of March. Top exclusive lister for the month of April. " I am proud to be a part of the team that is Harcourts Rural. My focus is on putting our clients first, going the extra mile to achieve top results with integrity and tenacity."

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  • Jo-Ann Day-Townsend

    Jo-Ann Day-Townsend

    Rural & Lifestyle Sales Consultant

    Jo-Ann moved to the centre of Pukekawa over 5 years ago from the centre of Auckland and is still enamoured with everything that the area has to offer. Whilst she wants to shout from the roof tops – she also wants to keep this little paradise quiet! Moving from the centre of Auckland for a lifestyle has been a steep learning curve but one that has shown her and her family that Rural is the way to go. A friendly bunch of people you could never hope to meet. Always giving of their time and advice. Real estate has always been a passion of Jo—Ann’s whether it is from the large number of houses that she and her husband Phil have renovated through to assisting friends and family to buy and sell their homes. She has a passion for property which sounds cliché but in her case so true! Jo-Ann has an extensive business background in corporate UK and New Zealand controlling large projects and 24/7 operations amongst other things – providing a sound backdrop for a successful career in Real Estate. Jo-Ann will be able to utilise the knowledge gained from both and in applying it to real estate on behalf of others. She has always put people first and her number one goal is to understand clients’ needs and expectations and then to meet them. Jo-Ann has an exceptional service ethic – her emphasis has always been on putting the Customer First and her teams have grown greater as a result of her leadership. Jo-Ann has always worked in roles that have meant she has worked alongside people in one industry or another and has always been successful. The warm glow of the knowledge that she has made a difference makes her smile. Together with the Harcourts professional lifestyle / Rural Team, Jo-Ann can harness her knowledge, enthusiasm and experience ensuring the best possible outcomes for you her client. So if commitment, negotiation skills, open communication and individual service are what you are looking for – then call her today for a free no obligation chat.

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  • Kevin Seymour

    Kevin Seymour

    Rural & Lifestyle Specialist

    Born into an established sheep and cattle farming family on the East Coast about an hour from Gisborne, Kevin has always had an affinity with land and those who work it. Being the youngest of three by eight years, and the loss of his father at aged fifteen, meant there were some challenges to be met and some revelations throughout his life. . The early years were dairying and forest harvesting; leading to a decision that there was limited future in swapping time for money. Land was leased, lambs traded, kumara, sweetcorn and other vege crops planted. Life was exciting. Marriage and three kids followed. Kevin never forgets the feeling of walking out of the nursing home with the first child and the sudden realisation that parenthood is real; there is no manual and too much advice available from those who were never perfect parents anyway. Farming in the 80’s – fantastic, well fantastically challenging anyway. Mortgage rates shifted from 10.6% to 18 & 23%. Overdraft rates were at 27-32% and then Cyclone Bola hit. The thinking was then, as it is today with Kevin, that there is always a solution. A solution to his own family’s trials and those who wish to discuss their own. This mind set still pervades today. A thought then – Rural Real Estate could suit. This was not to be. Crops were gone and money was needed. Kevin went to work and opened a Nursery/Garden Centre where he learnt much about marketing and attracting attention to his products. This still works today – a seedling, a shrub, a tree, a large wholesale order or a farm, lifestyle or home – the process is the same. Mid/late 90’s, provincial NZ became wealthy again. Gardening was forgotten, another lesson learnt. Sell the business when it is going well. A thought – what about Rural Real Estate? Back to forest management and harvesting in remote areas. Isolation, distance and terrain meant there was a need to be prepared, planned and innovative. People management was imperative. Always a listener with a deep interest in people, Kevin became a trainer/assessor and this gave him an insight into how people think, their measure of success; finding ways to create an environment for self motivation and education. Kevin looked at his roots, his workmates and the respect New Zealanders have earned as a nation and then started studying to find out what has made New Zealanders the people we are. A hardworking, modest, gutsy and innovative people who live in a paradise. Kevin is a patriot and proud of New Zealand as a nation. Again – a thought – Rural Real Estate and, with now mid teenage children, it was time to pursue the thought. There is no progress without risk – Kevin studied the market, the best team, best brand and away he went. Number “5” in New Zealand within Harvey’s first six months, and a continual top performer. There have been some challenges and many successes along the way. Real Estate has treated him well. A three year stint with PGG Wrightson’s provided a new challenge. No market share there. From 0% to 14% in the first three months. A shift to Auckland in December 2009 created a different view of the city and districts. From his provincial parochial view he developed a respect for those who live and work in this powerhouse. Auckland is great – full of good people who wish to do business, will give a little of themselves and don’t mind others being successful. There is little room for the tall poppy syndrome here. After a brief sojourn back to forestry Kevin again studied the best brand and best team, joined Harcourts in the West City. Finally Kevin moved to Harcourts Pukekohe Rural Office – He says ‘it feels like home’. He still meets challenges with a generous smile, his eyes light up – the problem will have a solution. He has drive, finishing the third quarter of 2011 in the Top 20 Harcourts Agents for the Northern region. He has ambition to become the first port of call for Rural Real Estate solutions in this region. Kevin has already taken ownership of his destiny, hence the slogan “This is Kevin’s Country”.

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  • Michael Jenks

    Michael Jenks

    Rural & Lifestyle Sales Consultant

    Hi I'm Michael, Carole and I are a 2 person selling team with 18 years of real estate combined experience. We both come from a corporate background in Sales & Marketing. We work hard for both Vendors & Purchaser's to come to agreement on the Sale or Purchase of all properties. We would dearly love the opportunity to talk to you about your real estate requirements. Remember "with the Jenks' you get two for the price of one".

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  • Trudie Clarke

    Trudie Clarke

    Rural & Lifestyle Sales Consultant

    Trudie has been a successful agent for over 10 years in the Franklin area and continues to be respected for her attitude towards the local communities giving sponsorship to Awhitu School along with previously starting up dance events in Pukekohe. Trudie listens to you and works very hard to get you he best result possible. Her straight-talking style with open and clear communication will give you confidence that I am sure you can trust and her actions that back this up. Whatever market conditions we are experiencing anyone can sell a house, but negotiating the highest price is the real challenge. It is importance to choose your sales agent well, one who can negotiate, be honest, reliable and who gives regular written and verbal feedback so that you are kept up to date. Give Trudie a call, she will talk you through the process of selling your home with confidence and professionalism.

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    • Kay Wain

      Kay Wain

      Personal Assistant to Kevin Seymour

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    • Leanne des Landes

      Leanne des Landes

      Office Administrator

      Living and working in Pukekohe in an administrative role with busy hard working agents makes it an exciting and rewarding environment to be in. Being a working mum with two teenage children helps keep me focused on what is important and how to manage my time. I like to be involved in the community and spend time coaching swimmers in the Pukekohe Swimming Club. Encouraging children to take that next step at being competitive and enjoying this sport. I like to keep fit and healthy by playing squash and my most recent purchase is a Mountain Bike. The tracks and trails around the Franklin/Hunua area are stunning and are a must see and do. Franklin is the place to be where we are close enough to visit the Auckland City CBD with all the activities and shows and far enough away to enjoy a small town community.

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    • Victoria Day

      Personal Assistant to Jo-Ann Day Townsend

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