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Going, going, sold! Mike Pero Real Estate Northcote

Experienced Mike Pero Real Estate agents Annette Pendergast and Sahab Hussain know a thing or two about selling property. They share five key elements which help to ensure the best outcome in a quality campaign and successful sale.



How much is my property worth?
“After viewing your home, a market appraisal using a comparison of properties of a similar age, size and presentation, and what they are selling for is provided.”

What documents do I need?
“Depending on the legal structure, we need to verify the identity of each owner. We source the title, LIM and council property documents for you, and need any EQC and insurance claim details, along with your current insurance policy. Building and testing reports may also be required.”

How do I prepare my property for sale?
“Presentation is key, however it may not mean capitalising on renovations. Based on expectations of buyers, banks and insurance companies, we can advise on preparation to ensure the smooth sale process. And we guide on presentation for photos and open homes to drive the best selling price.”

How long does it take to sell a home?
“Every property has a different campaign, and we provide a timeline for preparation, photography and presentation, open homes, offers, contracts and settlement date.”

How does the advertising work?
“Every property is considered uniquely and not just offered an off the shelf package. We discuss the ideal method of sale – auction, deadline, price by negotiation etc, to reach of your potential-buyers first home buyers to down-sizing retirees, families to investors or developers, and ensure invested advertising reaches the correct demographic.”


A model agent: Sally Pomeroy of Harcourts Grenadier

Sally Pomeroy of Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead loves the ocean, a cold beer and fashion. She does a bit of modelling for New Zealand Brand Orlando and even sashayed on the catwalk at last year’s NZ Cup Week.



When it comes to her work, helping people achieve their dreams is a major reason why she does what she does. Sally knew from an early age what she wanted, and her first big dream was owning her own home.

“I got a job in our local dairy when I was 14 and started saving for my first house, which I purchased when I was 24. That was the beginning of my real estate journey, now it’s a passion which extends through to a love and appreciation of great architecture and design.”

The mark of her success is the repeat business and constant referrals she receives from past clients.

“Working alongside my clients to help them reach their goals is a privilege and a pleasure. Their trust in me has driven the very best results all round.”

In one call you’ll know she’s onboard with your dream right from the start. Call Sally Pomeroy at Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead on (03) 384 7950, 022 074 079 or email


Secrets of sales success: Harcourts Gold Tanith Norton

Success comes from surrounding yourself with the right people.



“This is whether you’re planning an important life moment such as your wedding, or selling one of your biggest assets, your home,” says Harcourts Gold’s Tanith Norton.

“The right people want to invest as much time, energy and enthusiasm as you do. Especially in this market, finding an agent with an energetic, work hard, work smart personality, can achieve incredible results.”

She advises when choosing an agent, don’t just focus on fees. “Ask the question: Who is open and honest with the passion, perseverance, and skill to get real results? Leaving no stone unturned leads to a house sold – for the best price possible; and that’s what my clients receive.”

Tanith offers advice and obligation-free market appraisals to help guide you on achieving a stunning result.

021 606 834 |


Delivering proven results: Karen Glassey

Karen has been demonstrating her skill and ability successfully selling property for several years now – and every single property that she has listed, has sold. Karen works hard for all of her clients, she recognises that buying or selling a home is one of the biggest investments and financial commitments we can make.

Karen (left) with a client


Karen makes the whole experience as smooth as possible, she listens and provides results, and is a genuinely warm and friendly person. With exceptional organisational and time management skills, she has an enthusiastic approach and can-do attitude.

Karen values honesty, trust and loyalty and thrives on working with people to help them achieve their dreams.

With the support of the team at Mike Pero Real Estate and the unique marketing packages available Karen is 110 percent committed to making your real estate experience a positive one whilst saving you thousands with a lower commission fee.

027 567 8605 | 0800 527 364 |


A property partnership: Ngātahi Real Estate

Just about everything you need to know about Ngātahi Real Estate is in their name, according to Hayden McKenzie, the company’s managing director. “Ngātahi means together and that’s what we’re striving for with our vendors, it’s a partnership from the moment you list with us.”



They’re a small, local firm that’s big on what matters to you – having an agency that treats your listing with the kind of attention that reflects how selling your property is the most important thing on your mind.

“It’s very easy to get swallowed up by the big corporate agencies where you’re treated as a number. The good news is that you do have choice and it doesn’t have to be with the biggest.”

Being in it together also means treating you fairly with vendor commission rates capped at 2.5 percent.

Having agents who share Ngātahi’s core values is at the centre of their approach. Hayden says they’re always on the look-out for agents to join them.

“The big corporates certainly aren’t for everybody with a career in real estate.”

Get in touch and get together with Ngātahi Real Estate. For selling your property, property management, or a fruitful career call 0800 4 NGATAHI (0800 464 282) or visit the website below.


The business of caring: Karen Glassey

Karen Glassey has spent her career helping people, and it is this caring philosophy which drives her approach to real estate. The Mike Pero Real Estate agent chats with Metropol.



“I care. I know that sounds really corny, but I actually take a real interest in my clients and their next step in the process. From meeting them to seeing them settled in their new home, I want the best possible outcome for them and really do go the extra mile. Once a lady needed a piece of paper signed, so I picked it up and drove it across town, got it signed, and then drove it back again.”

“I come from a retail background, and also worked for nearly 20 years as an office administrator in schools. I have always been in a role in helping people in some way shape or form. I truly want the best for people, and believe in doing the best by people.”

“I have been a residential real estate agent based in Russley and Avonhead for three years, but can help people buying and selling houses all over Canterbury. There aren’t enough houses for the number of buyers at the moment – so if you’re thinking of selling, now is definitely a great time.”

Contact Karen on 027 567 8605, 0800 527 364, via, or at the website below.


All about you: Elyse Campbell

Elyse Campbell is not your typical Real Estate Agent! Elyse understands that in essence – it’s all about, you.



“I’m here to provide you a service and get you top dollar. End of story. The fact that we have fun along the way – that I know my selling process inside out, which then takes the stress out of it for you – creates a dynamic where everyone wins,” she says.

Elyse loves people: “I just think, when good people get together around the kitchen table – amazing things happen.”

Sharing her skills and facilitating the process enables people to fulfil their next project while creating the dream opportunity for someone else!

“It’s very satisfying helping people with a very meaningful transaction.”

She is an avid yogi, loves hand stitching and knitting, is a lover of fashion and design, a self-confessed excellent scone maker.

And will even attempt the cha-cha. Having been brought up in Queenstown and lived all around New Zealand, packing and shifting is second nature.

When you need to discuss your property sale or purchase with someone who will work hard for you, give Elyse a call for a personal and confidential conversation – it will be one of your smartest moves in 2021.

Email her at or check out the One Agency website.


In the market: Ray White

It’s a hot market right now – housing market that is. Experienced real estate consultant Marijke Sheppard of Ray White in Rangiora is an astute observer of trends in real estate and shares her advice for potential sellers.



“A key reason behind the current activity is supply and demand. There had been a noticeable decrease previously in the supply of property coming to the market. People are now more confident to list their properties because all they are hearing in the media is how good the market is.

“The Waimakariri region however is still short on supply. Pressure on demand here is due to New Zealanders returning home, people moving from outside the region, first home buyers and investors. All are attracted to the good quality, reasonably priced properties in the district as well to as the lifestyle.”

Marijke adds that the situation is not what we all predicted would happen after lockdown. She says although it feels like it is a seller’s market in Waimakariri at present, buyers and sellers should be aware the market could change rapidly, without a great deal of warning.

Marijke believes the method of sale is the most significant consideration for owners looking to sell in this type of market. “It would take a brave agent to be willing to price a property in the current market without testing what the market might pay.”

Having an agent you can trust is also an even greater priority.


A holistic approach to real estate: Ngātahi Real Estate

From a background of working within a prominent New Zealand communications company, Hayden McKenzie had often pondered the question of how real estate could be done differently here. He decided to put it to the test and Ngātahi Real Estate was launched post-lockdown.



“It started as a throwaway idea for a laugh, but then it just took off and became a very real reality,” says Hayden.

And, with two more agents recently brought aboard, things have never been busier.

Hayden says the over-arching philosophy at Ngātahi is to bring about togetherness throughout the whole buying and selling process.

“We ask the questions, ‘what do agents want? What do vendors and purchasers want?’ This is real estate that’s totally local and connected to New Zealand. Clients feel as if they are part of the family, not just another number in a real estate deal to be quickly expedited.”

As the business grows, Hayden plans to recruit more of our best and brightest people to join his exceptional team.

“Property sells itself, but it’s the brand and customer service that goes with it that makes all the difference.”

Visit Ngātahi Real Estate at 267 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, phone 0800 4 NGATAHI (0800 464 282) or email


A culture of design: Ōtākaro Design Build

Tautahi is the name of the Māori chief after whom our city of Christchurch takes its name. In his time, children played on the banks of the Avon (Ōtākaro) River as their elders gathered food (mahinga kai). It is this connection with the city’s Māori heritage that is central to the mission of the twin companies – Ōtākaro Design and Build and Ngātahi Real Estate.



“Our two companies were established to create beautiful real estate together,” says designer and salesperson Kian Clements-Ormond, who co-owns Ōtākaro with Calvin Kent.

“Calvin oversees the construction side of the business,” says Kian. “And although we are relatively new to the market, in that short time we have both gained a real understanding of what clients want in their homes. In particular that is spacious open plan living designed for the sun and seamlessly linking to the outdoors.”

So attractive to buyers have Ōtākaro’s homes proved that the company has over thirty houses either already under construction or about to be built.

“If you don’t design liveable, workable spaces, houses will not sell.”

In keeping with the company’s distinctive brand and Kian’s own tribal links, each house design has a significant Māori name. Tamahine (daughter), Timatanga (beginning), Piwari (to be beautiful) and Tuahine (sisterhood) are just some special examples.

Clients are free to make changes to the designs to suit their individual lifestyles or they can create a new design at no extra cost.

The use of natural materials – timber and stone – is a constant feature across many of Ōtākaro’s designs, as is their strong connection to the land they are sited in.

The company’s showhome in Marshlands, open by appointment, is a stunning example of this design philosophy with its cedar and schist exterior cladding, the use of timber internally for ceilings and doors, as well as granite benchtops in the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms.

Stylish botanical-themed wallpapers complete the look in the living areas and bedrooms. The total effect is spectacular.

Ōtākaro’s homes and house and land packages are marketed exclusively by Ngātahi Real Estate run by Hayden McKenzie. “We aim to show clients how good it is to buy a new home. We believe people like the link we emphasise about our nation’s roots, about what New Zealand really is.”

You can view many of Ōtākaro Design and Build’s homes on the company’s Facebook page or on Kian Clements-Ormond – Ngātahi Real Estate Facebook page.