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Howick

Preet & Co Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

18 Fencible Drive
Howick
Manukau

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  • David Clifton  FREI  AAIM  AREINZ
  • Susan Woolnough AREINZ

    Susan Woolnough AREINZ

    Branch Manager

    An agent with an extraordinary career, Susan Woolnough brings to Howick, a lively approachable manner, knowledge, experience and education in the real estate profession. Starting her career in 1994, she has a long career to draw on and Susan’s reputation has been built on her successes and her portfolio of satisfied clients. Qualified as an Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute (AREINZ), Susan is amongst a small percentage of agents in New Zealand who holds a Diploma in Business Studies with an Endorsement in Real Estate from Massey University. Originally from Palmerston North, Susan began her real estate selling career in the Rangitikei, and has since owned and managed successful offices in Orewa, Birkenhead, Manawatu and Queensland. During her career, Susan has received many awards and has trained many new and existing real estate consultants. Susan believes in maintaining a high level of professionalism and ensuring the customers expectations are exceeded and this is passed on to her sales team. It is all about doing the right thing and ensuring a person’s real estate experience is an exceptional one. Prior to commencing real estate, she worked at Westpac Bank and then owned two designer giftware stores. In 2010 to the end of 2012, she lived in Papua New Guinea, managing an office that specialized in Visa’s and Work Permits for expats. Happily back in the Auckland with her husband John, and daughter Bridgette, enjoying all the opportunities that Auckland has to offer.

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  • Bridget Bennett

    Bridget Bennett

    Sales Consultant for Karl Vermeulen

    With her vibrant personality and fresh, energetic approach, you can’t help but feel inspired by Bridget Bennett’s enthusiasm for real estate. It’s not just her winning way with words – you sense her genuine passion for the property market, which was what prompted her to seek a career in real estate in the fi rst place. Joining the Harcourts team was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. She liked their professionalism, their cutting edge technology and above all, their systems and support services. As an extremely dedicated, hard working individual with a wide social network, she soon achieved some great results for her clients. She attributes her ongoing success to her empathy for people. Bridget is extremely focused on her client’s needs, which helps her to establish strong relationships relatively quickly. Her philosophy is simple – to get the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Bridget achieves this in a sensitive, thoughtful way that makes both buyers and sellers feel as if they’re in a win-win situation. Bridget keeps in constant contact with her clients, following up all prospects and offering regular feedback to ensure homeowners have realistic expectations about what their property is worth. One of her key strengths is negotiating. A straight shooter, Bridget sees no point in going backwards and forwards between obstinate buyers and sellers. She knows how to quickly move buyers to an acceptable level that vendors will respond to in a positive way.

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  • Cherie Brice

    Cherie Brice

    Sales Consultant

    Cherie brings a wealth of knowledge with 15 years experience selling properties in the Eastern Auckland area. Cherie comes from a professional sales background and is committed to delivering outstanding personal service. The key to her success is listening to people and identifying their needs. She brings a abundance amount of local knowledge of the area she has called home for over 20 years. “Positive, trustworthy, attention to detail and very dedicated with heaps of enthusiasm and common sense”, are just some of the words previous clients have used to describe her. cherie.brice@harcourts.co.nz Mob 027 276 6584

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  • Christina Hindle  AREINZ

    Christina Hindle AREINZ

    Sales Consultant

    With more than $250,000,000 in sales to their name and having conducted more than 300 Auctions, Christina and Matt Hindle are a great team to have on your side. When you want a premium price for your home give them a call.What can you expect from Christina and Matt 1. We stand in your shoes: we take the agency duty seriously. We’re hands-on and we treat your property as if it were our own. You’ll be safe in our hands. It’s as simple as that. “Not only did they sell our home, they fetched “Top Dollar”! Their professionalism and negotiation skills during the offer process were one of the highlights of the entire sale process. There was not a single point during this time where we felt they were not acting on our behalf” 2. No surprises: if it’s your birthday, surprises are great. But they’re not so great when your future, livelihood, or home is at stake.If there’s one hallmark of a trusting partner relationship, it is openness. We’re straight shooters who believe in the importance of prompt, thoughtful and honest communication with our clients. You’ll know who you’re dealing with from the get go. “Another key factor was that both Christina and Matt were very professional and made no attempt to talk our property up to the point of having unrealistic expectations” 3. Skill: with every champion – athlete or agent – the key to success rests in the power of their follow through. After all the build-up and preparation that goes into successfully getting your home onto the market, a weak follow through or the absence of one makes no sense. Imagine if Lydia Ko stopped her swing just before she got to the ball. That’s why follow through is one of our key strengths. And we deliver it with attention to detail, polish, and the time and effort required to make it all work. We’ll give you sound advice every step of the way and you’ll benefit from our outstanding experience and knowledge of the market. “They exceeded our expectations with their professionalism, knowledge of the market and our suburb, excellent communication especially following open homes and their advice and recommendations to us to maximise the saleability of our property.” 4. Marketing: not standing out is the same as being invisible. Nothing about us is one size fits all and that’s where we really add value to you. Our marketing enhances your individual property and its attributes. It’s about making sure your home stands out to spark market interest and get buyers buzzing. We aim to lead the market to your home, rather than simply presenting it. ”Christina and Matt presented a well-constructed marketing proposal and we were both comfortable in allowing them to guide us towards achieving the best possible marketing campaign. We had also invited them to provide us with some “constructive criticism” with fresh eyes as to how we could increase the “wow” factor when presenting our home. The feedback and suggestions they provided definitely assisted us in the final stages of readying our home.” 5. Service: we make no secret of it: we’re about quality not quantity. We aim to provide service so good our clients actually remark on it. Quite simply, clients who deal with us love what we do. That’s why much of our business is repeat business and referrals.

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  • Cindy Miao

    Cindy Miao

    Sales Consultant

    Are you thinking of selling? My name is Cindy Miao. I lived and worked in Beijing, China before moving to New Zealand. Having been a marketing executive for 5 years I want to bring this experience to the benefit of my clients, providing strong marketing campaigns to meet budgets and achieve results. My native Mandarin speaking ability along with English gives me a key advantage to assist Chinese buyers to understand their property objectives.And my Chinese contacts open doors for international investors and new immigrants to Auckland properties. I work for Harcourts Howick office which is an award-winning branch that operates at the forefront of real estate best practice and service delivery. As a part of the Preet & Co Harcourts team, we have strong support from top salespeople and our award-winning auctioneers all working towards getting our sellers a Harcourts Result. If you, or someone you know, want to sell or buy a property in the future, I would be happy to be of assistance. I appreciate any referral from you. Please call me directly on 02108322675 any time for a complimentary appraisal.

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  • Ethan Wu

    Ethan Wu

    Sales Consultant

    Ethan immigrated to New Zealand in 2003, and has lived in Auckland for over 13 years. Before he started his career in real estate, Ethan had his own export business between New Zealand and China, which give him excellent experience in sales and communication. His fluency in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and the understanding of the New Zealand culture, gives him the ability to deal with all type of clients. Currently living in the East Auckland area, he has a passion for the location. With his professionalism and knowledge of property, Ethan achieves successful results for buyers and sellers. "Your trust, My honour"

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  • Gary Lee

    Gary Lee

    Sales Consultant

    Gary started his real estate career in 2003 and has worked in Shanghai in a real estate developing company for a decade. He graduated from Otago University with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Science and Bachelor degree of Science. Gary’s passion in real estate and his experience in developing real estate will help you to maximize your property value. Whether a first home buyer or an investor, Gary is the person who will make you smile. He is a family man who feels deeply connected to his community. Gary’s professional background combined with the strengths of his personality give him the perfect tools to be successful in real estate. If you are thinking of buying or selling, and are looking for an enthusiastic salesperson who will go the extra mile to give you the best results in a shortest time frame using creative technology, forward thinking social media and lead generation systems contact Gary.

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  • James Hu

    James Hu

    Sales Assistant to Karl Vermeulen

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  • Janice Woodman

    Janice Woodman

    Sales Consultant

    Janice has lived and worked in the Howick area for the last 20 years and holds a wealth of local knowledge. Her professional approach and ability to work with clients to achieve their desired outcome ensures that the selling and buying process is as stress free as possible. When dealing with Janice • You will find honesty and integrity • You will be listened to • You will be given truthful feedback • You can expect her to follow through on the promises she makes For all your real estate needs call Janice now and she will happily help you to “turn your dreams into reality”. THIS IS WHAT PAST CLIENTS HAVE SAID… Janette Martlew - 5 Tromie Place, Highland Park: Janice was wonderful, hardworking and honest. She especially went to a lot of trouble to find a house that I liked. Harcourts provided excellent marketing and an outstanding auction result. They could not have done anything better, it was all just perfect. Brendan Lincoln - 1/48 Gosford Drive, Botany Downs: I would like to thank you for the work that you put in to achieve the impressive sale of my house recently. During the process my feelings went from mild scepticism, to a quiet confidence and then to a period of stunned surprise at what you had accomplished. Your ability to sell houses comes not from just knowing houses but by knowing people. You definitely had the skills to walk into MY castle and organise me to present my scruffy manor into a show home that added many thousands to the final selling price. Judy Cummings – 31A Haven Crest, Somerville: We would like to whole heartedly thank you for your services. We believe you went over and beyond the requirements of an agent and as I've said before - my Mum really did choose the right agent to assist her! The care, time and effort you devoted to her, the attention to detail, and spending extra time with myself in Australia has all been extraordinary. We appreciate this has not been an easy sale and the extras you have done including organising building reports and attending the surveys was really valued by us all. Thanks again and I would highly recommend you to any future vendor for your extraordinary services. John & Judith Grobelny – 54 Finnerty Ave, Howick: Janice was completely dedicated to the task of selling our home, her attention to detail was very helpful and her communication with us was exceptional. At no time did we have unanswered questions and we received constant feedback on interested parties and possible bidders. The marketing programme ran like clockwork from start to finish. We would not hesitate to recommend her as she is friendly, approachable and very dedicated to her profession.

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  • John Dron Chand

    John Dron Chand

    Sales Consultant

    Having been a marketing executive for an international company for over 20 years John recognised his training skill and experience were perfectly suited to the Real Estate Industry. He completed his qualification in 1996 and immediately embarked on his new career. In 2002 John saw the advantages of aligning himself with the highly successful Harcourts brand and from that point forward he achieved results many in the industry can only dream of. Now with in excess of 500 successful real estate transactions behind him John’s continued enthusiasm for achieving outstanding results for his clients together with his vast experience means he is always there when the awards are given out. As an experienced consultant plus having been involved in development and rental investment for over 20 years John understands the importance of listening to his clients needs and through his planned marketing approach and Harcourts tried and true systems, John offers a real edge over his competitors. A local resident of Golflands for 18 years and a dedicated family man John truly understands the needs and challenges of all generations in the real estate market. John Chand is totally committed to providing his clients and customers the highest level of professionalism, courtesy and honestly… Let John help you achieve the very best result

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  • Joy Tang

    Joy Tang

    Personal Assistant to Richard Liu

    Joy Tang graduated from Shanghai International Studies University in English Literature. After graduating, she worked as a college teacher for five years before joining Richard's team in Feb 2014. Teaching experience helped her considerately in understanding people’s needs, communicating with different people and solving problems. Joy speaks both English and Chinese fluently allowing her to deliver the smooth service to a wider client base. Organised and efficient, she is diligent in all she does, making sure no corners are cut.

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  • Karena Armitage

    Karena Armitage

    Sales Consultant

    Karena works in a team with Nicky Armitage & Cherie Brice and together they bring a wealth of knowledge with a combined 20 years experience selling properties in the Eastern Auckland area. Karena has lived in Howick all her life and comes from a fitness background making her highly motivated, goal focused with loads of energy, drive and discipline. Her strengths are interior presentation, communication and marketing, combining this together with her passion for real estate makes her a top achiever. With her confident, fun-loving personality, she is always pleased to help others by sharing her knowledge. She believes marketing is everything and all properties benefit from a high profile as your home is one of your greatest assets. The team consciously work with a high level of integrity combined with a “can do” attitude towards all service and client requests. They treat each property as if it were their own. “When you choose us, you’re choosing true real estate professionals with a history of success – based on honest transparent dealings with all parties. You’re also working with real people who know that selling a property can be challenging – and even stressful at times.” karena.armitage@harcourts.co.nz Mob 021 0518145

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  • Karl Vermeulen

    Karl Vermeulen

    Sales Consultant

    Born and raised in the Eastern Beaches, Karl possesses an affinity and knowledge of the area that comes with being a local. When the opportunity arose in the late 1990's to turn a burgeoning interest for real estate into a bonafide career, Eastern Beaches was the obvious place to start. More than a decade on and the Eastern Beaches remains at the core of Karl's business. It is here that Karl has established an extensive and loyal customer base. It is in the Eastern Beaches that he has honed his knowledge of the New Zealand Real Estate industry. Over the course of his 15 plus years in real estate, Karl has experience his fair share of booms, slumps and recovery cycles. It is the experience gained from being at the 'coal face' that makes him the best agent qualified to sell your home and/or invest. Whilst the real estate market is anything but consistent, Karl's commitment to providing clients with the highest level of service & knowledge has been unwavering. His high level of repeat business is testament to this.

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  • Kevin Young

    Kevin Young

    Sales Consultant

    Kevin brings to real estate knowledge and skills that will benefit his clients. He has travelled extensively and has experience in financial management in the diplomatic service overseas. You will find Kevin helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. This is your opportunity to choose someone who will help you achieve the best possible results when selling or buying a property.

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  • Matt Hindle  CA (Ret.)

    Matt Hindle CA (Ret.)

    Sales Consultant

    A qualified accountant, Matt is the other half of the Hindle Team and with his accounting and senior management background he brings complimentary skills to the the Real Estate experience. There's no 'hard sell' with Matt and he has an ability to actually work closely with every client to achieve the best outcome, one happy customer at a time. That's real estate as it should be, and that's the way we like it. " I was never meant to be desk-bound and just love the whole real estate process ...helping people get where they want to go and negotiating for them as if my life depended on it. " Christina and I make a great team: we take the Agency duty seriously, we're hands on and we treat your property as if it were our own. You'll be safe in our hands. It's as simple as that.

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  • Nicky Armitage

    Nicky Armitage

    Sales Consultant

    Nicky works in a team with Karena Armitage and together they bring a wealth of knowledge with a combined 10 years experience selling properties in the Eastern Auckland area. Nicky has lived locally all her life and established the Farm Cove Swim School which has successfully been running for over 17 years. Nicky always went that extra mile and in return this has built up her profile in the local community with families. Her success in real estate is her attention to detail along with her caring nature, she feels you have the right to expect and to get the highest possible price for your property and for the entire selling process to be a positive experience – for us, that is what “great service” is all about”. “We strive to give our vendors and buyers the highest level of service which will add value to their property and in doing so will provide the foundation for the best possible result. If we are successful in providing the above every one of our clients and customers will remember us as great agents and trusted friends”. nicky.armitage@harcourts.co.nz Mob 021 1441007

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  • Paul Hebditch

    Paul Hebditch

    Sales Consultant

    Paul Hebditch is a dedicated agent who sells both residential and commercial properties anywhere in New Zealand. He ably handles commercial, industrial, retail, and residential properties of any age or size, and has special skills in civil land development projects. Paul approaches every real estate transaction with an open mind and keeps his clients’ needs at the forefront. He is able to think outside the square and make adjustments to the strategy throughout the process. If the standard sales techniques are not working, he will apply his creative mind to the problem and provide innovative solutions. The background in property development that Paul brings to the table means that he can offer sound advice on adding value to your property. With a strong professional network, the support of his partner Sue, and the reliable backing of the Harcourts brand, Paul is well-positioned to guide you through complex processes with grace and aplomb. With an advanced knowledge base and excellent customer service skills, Paul’s clients can expect: • An agent who listens carefully to their clients and takes time to understand their needs. • Thorough industry experience and an extensive professional network. • Large service area and the capability to sell a full range of property types. • Innovative thinking to best position your property for a quick sale. • Friendly attitude combined with sophisticated negotiation skills. • Comprehensive marketing packages that take advantage of both standard and inventive strategies. Paul Hebditch has the experience and talent to generate outstanding results in a range of real estate transactions. His philosophy is to provide the best professional guidance to his clients, giving them the personal attention that they deserve and stopping at nothing to help them reach their real estate goals. Paul’s professional history and market acumen makes him an excellent choice for clients who are interested in maximising the selling potential of their property. Call Paul today to get started!

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  • Richard Liu

    Richard Liu

    Sales Consultant

    A local resident for over 17 years, few agents in the area compare to Richard Liu when it comes to experience, expertise and professionalism. Richard built up an extraordinary career on both sides of the equator, having been in sales management for a French Investment company in the Chinese market place before moving to New Zealand in 1994 as Operations Manager for Formosa Country Club. Richard joined the Harcourt’s Howick team in 2009 and is recognised as one of the top performing sales agents in the area. Loyal, enthusiastic and dedicated to delivering exceptional service, Richard believes in a personalised approach to every sale. He combines a friendly and considerate manner with exemplary attention to detail and a matchless knowledge of the local area. Richard has been consistently praised for his guidance throughout the sales process and his insistence on keeping clients informed and aware. Always willing to go beyond expectations to handle any request, he has the unique ability to adapt to any situation. Richard boundless energy, persistence and finely tuned negotiation skills have resulted in a string of outstanding achievements including 9 Top Achiever awards from Harcourt’s Group. A local resident for many years, Richard’s vast experience at home and abroad ensures he is adept at marketing the full range of properties, from units to development sites, suburban homes and multimillion dollar homes. As one of the Howick’s most accomplished sales agents. Richard Liu is the perfect choice for first class service and exceptional results. Real Service… Real Results …

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  • Sue Collyns

    Sue Collyns

    Sales Consultant

    "Sue Collyns is dynamic, reliable, responsible, works with integrity and has a passion for Real Estate and people". These are just a few of the comments from past clients of Sue's. With a proven track record, including many Real Estate awards to her credit , and a wealth of experience to draw on, Sue offers her customers a professional service, superior marketing and exceptional, above average results for her vendors; she's a powerful advocate to have on your side.

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  • Sue Denby

    Sue Denby

    Sales Consultant

    Sue is a caring and honest agent who, together with Paul, sells houses, home and income properties, and residential, commercial, and development land throughout New Zealand. Sue listens carefully to her clients, provides knowledgeable advice and feedback, and always follows through on her promises. With Sue, you never have to worry about being pushed through the process too quickly; she prefers to take the necessary time in order to make everyone feel comfortable and is always available to answer your questions. For over 8 years, Sue and Paul have been working together on behalf of their clients, ably navigating the complex and ever-changing real estate market. Sue’s strong work ethic and commitment to open communication shows in the way she keeps her clients informed of all developments throughout the real estate transaction, whether they are selling or buying. With a strong focus on excellent customer service, Sue’s clients can expect: • An agent who takes the time to understand your needs. • Consistent and effective support that facilitates a smooth transaction. • The service of a dynamic real estate team in the form of Sue and Paul. • Able handling of the details behind the process. • Friendly, open demeanor and the willingness to be available for her clients. • Creative ideas to keep all parties comfortable and satisfied. • Strong ability to manage both residential and commercial properties. Sue has the experience and talent to generate outstanding results for her clients. She and her partner, Paul, work very closely with both sellers and buyers, and maintain those valuable relationships even after a sale is completed. Sue is honest and forthright, and is capable of determining potential pitfalls in advance in order to steer around them. Choose Sue and Paul for a real estate team who will work extremely hard to get you exactly what you need.

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  • Tina Waters

    Tina Waters

    Residential Sales

    When Tina and her husband moved to New Zealand, she experienced the challenges of finding the right home, the right schools and the right community to rebuild their life with a young family. Living in Dannemora has built Tina’s personal knowledge of the region and she also has exceptional experience with real estate in Howick, Bucklands Beach and other East Auckland suburbs. Marketing high profile properties in Harcourts’ newest office at Botany Town Centre is an exciting prospect for Tina. She feels right at home in Botany, Dannemora, Mission Heights, Howick and eastern suburbs. Tina is driven to achieve the best for her clients, especially when she can see little improvements that make a big difference to the sales potential of a home. As a high achiever, she wants every property to look its best and with an exceptional eye for style – her décor and presentation suggestions impress both the vendors and purchasers. Envisaging homes through the purchasers’ eyes clearly identifies how to maximise the marketability of a home. Working with varied personalities and adapting to people’s needs at different life stages are important elements of Tina’s approach to selling homes. Striving to achieve a premium price in the least amount of time is balanced with making the process as stress-free as possible. Remaining positive and staying in touch with clients ensures they return to Tina time and again to help them buy and sell further homes. She has won several real estate awards, being in the top three from 2013 to 2014, she also has achieved her auctioneer’s certificate. “Giving a great result is what we’re there to do – as well as being the best we can be.” When Tina isn’t busy with work, her time is spent with her important family.

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  • Tom Ho

    Tom Ho

    Sales Consultant

    With a strong property and marketing background, Tom's transition to the real estate industry has been straightforward and successful. Over the years of tertiary study in the University of Auckland, Tom has developed a range of unique skills from his Bachelor of Property and Commerce (majoring in Marketing), allowing him to add value in every stage of the process of client's journey. Following careers in Residential Development and Financial/Property Portfolio Management, Tom now applies the same principles to Real Estate - Professionalism, integrity and enthusiasms. These are important values to both vendors and purchasers. Tom's fluency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, combined with his ability to relate to people of all ages and ethnic group, allowed him to reach a more diverse client base and match the right buyer for the right property. As a member of the Most Trusted Real Estate brand in New Zealand, Tom continuously polish his skills and knowledge with on-going education and training, to make sure your journey with property is handled with professionalism and dedication.

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