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Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

For over a decade Luxury Real Estate New Zealand has curated sales of a collection of distinctive residences and landholdings in some of NZ’s most sought-after locations, introducing them to the global luxury real estate audience. Our network spreads across the globe linking the leading estate agencies of the world with New Zealand’s finest luxury property.

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand evolved from the simple philosophy of wanting to create an exceptional property experience where discretion underpins every transaction. Our vision is to provide each and every client and customer with an extraordinary, tailored property journey that reflects their lifestyle, personality and Queenstown or Northland real estate needs.

Luxuryrealestate.com

LuxuryRealEstate.com, a Webby Award Honouree, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times, praised by the International Herald Tribune, Town & Country, and The Wall Street Journal and has been ranked ‘Best Website’ by consumers. Since its debut in 1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet, consistently driving more traffic to member websites and generating more qualified inquiries than any other website. LuxuryRealEstate.com has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer.

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents is an exclusive network of the world’s most elite luxury real estate brokers, comprised of the most legendary names in the industry. This group was developed to fill a need within the industry for leadership among the best of the best. The Board of Regents (also referred to as “Regents”) is the evolution of the Board of Governors, the group that has served as the guiding body of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for more than 20 years. Each member of the Board of Regents represents a defined territory.

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Also known in the industry as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 1000 brokerage firms and 95,000 professionals in more than 65 countries collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually, with an average sale price of $2,450,000. Members sell homes for record prices and handle transactions of incredible complexity and magnitude with complete discretion. Every member is carefully selected by CEO/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate.

Property Specialists

After successful careers in the airline and international trade sectors, Hugh launched his real estate career in 2015 bringing a developed skillset in logistics, sales and marketing, and customer service. Now with an award-winning track record and a well-established reputation as a real estate professional, Hugh has joined the team at Luxury Real Estate to continue our focus on delivering results with integrity, discretion, and effective communication. Having lived in the Bay of Islands for more than two decades, Hugh’s local knowledge is matched by his passion for our beautiful coastline.

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In the current real estate market with the challenges of increased listings, reduced sales and falling prices, it is essential for both buyers and sellers to engage an experienced and knowledgeable real estate salesperson who can provide honest, informed and wise advice. My wife and I have been involved with Hugh as both buyers and sellers within the Kerikeri real estate market, and in each transaction we have found him to provide sound, honest and wise advice. As buyers, he represented the vendors with integrity. As a seller, he provided successful and sensible advice on marketing, pricing and selling strategies. He was diligent in providing feedback on each viewing and open home, and in following up with prospective purchasers who had expressed interest in our property. He has an unfeigned warm and friendly manner, and this enables him to establish and maintain an excellent and comfortable relationship with both buyers and sellers. Our relationship and business dealings with Hugh have been excellent in every respect and I have no hesitation in recommending him to both real estate buyers and vendors.
During the two years we spent looking, we got to know Hugh very well. Our brief was a waterfront property similar to our existing home, but in a new location, with more room for a man shed and with potential. We found him approachable, genuine and extremely knowledgeable. So much so we didn’t bother seeking out any other salespeople. We trusted him to do his best for us, and he went out of his way to be helpful and listened to what we were after. We thought he put a great deal of effort into helping us through the process of buying and selling our properties
Hugh was recommended to me by a previous neighbour who said "I think you will like Hugh'. Hugh is a warm, interested and enthusiastic salesperson. From the outset and throughout, there was a strong impression that Hugh was truly there to act on my behalf and this revealed itself in multiple ways. His manner and communication was always courteous, prompt, concise and relevant to the unfolding situation. Hugh was willing to assist in any way, adaptable and measured in his approach. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Many thanks for all your hard work and persistence in achieving the sale of our house. We always knew it wouldn't be easy but never thought it would be as hard as it was. We were very lucky having you as our agent. When the going got tough, you got tougher! We appreciate the time and effort you put in to reach settlement. Best wishes for your future sales and once again thank you.
When we met Hugh for the first time we were impressed with his ability to convince us that his proposal was genuine, and he would support us and work hard to sell our house. He has great skills especially listening and understanding what our needs were. We looked forward to meeting Hugh on occasions to discuss buyers’ proposals. The relationship we had with Hugh during the sale of our house went from professional to friendship. We really liked the way he communicated and followed up. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hugh to anyone wishing to sell their property.

Nick has been a property consultant since 1999 and since then has developed a strong knowledge of the luxury property market throughout New Zealand. He has been involved with an impressive number of international transactions and has an intimate knowledge of the overseas investment process and the investment immigration options available. He has hosted a number of tours throughout New Zealand showcasing property and helping clients with their integration into New Zealand.

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On this one year anniversary of both the sale of our former house and the purchase of our new home, we wanted to thank you for the outstanding and "above and beyond" service that you provided for us in both of these transactions. The knowledgeable and professional guidance that you provided in the pricing, advertising and marketing of the property that we had for sale as well as the highly qualified and pre-vetted potential buyers that you presented, gave us a strong sense of confidence during the selling period. Even though we were approached by several other real estate firms both prior to, and during our listing period, it never occurred to us to change our strategy away from your firm due to the confidence, service and experience that you exhibited on our behalf during the entire process. Once the sales transaction was eminent, your expert advice, industry knowledge and direction in locating another house that was truly suitable for our needs and desires was superb. On this one year anniversary we can truly say that the integrity and forthright assistance that you provided for us made, what could have been a very stressful time, a period of smooth transition in our lives. Again, we thank you for the very professional guidance that you provided and sincerely appreciate your expert advice in all matters of the sale and purchase arrangements.
Everyone told us that selling a house is always stressful ... But to be honest our recent experience was not stressful at all. The team at Luxury Real Estate, and Terry Spice in particular, did a fantastic job of selling our house. They also put together a fantastic marketing package ... however, they sold it before they could get the marketing up and going. Hows that for pretty awesome!!! As clients we valued Terry's attention to detail, and also valued his ability to communicate with us at every stage; there were never any surprises, and no inconvenience with regard to prospective purchasers coming to view. We felt that Terry was always working for our benefit, but somehow managed to help us consider our decisions with would-be-purchasers in mind. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Luxury Real Estate ... if you want your house sold ... and you want it done in a professional manner ... then get in touch with Terry and Nick.
We had great difficulty selling my rural property. Previous to Luxury Real Estate, I had used 4 other large real estate agents in Queenstown. The discernible difference between Terry Spice and the other agents is that Terry only brought qualified buyers to see the property, every time. In addition he worked with all the negatives without losing enthusiasm throughout the process. His feedback was thorough and regular and spot on (as it turns out!) We attribute our successful outcome, in large part, to the efficiency and professionalism of Terry Spice and Luxury Real estate.
I would like to thank you both for the time and work you have put in to the sale of our property in Arthurs Point with the upgrade of the two bathrooms and other small items being part of the sale. It was pleasing to be involved with Agents not shy to allow an open connection between both party's involved, this made it very easy to work through any issues within the upgrade process. The purchasers were very happy and have become friends since, that's pretty cool. Being builders ourselves in Queenstown for 30 years we are involved in real estate a lot, be it through clients or through our own business we have meet many colourful characters in this time, so I felt a need to let you know that the experience with you both has been outstanding. A rear experience within this industry keep up the good work.
We engaged Terry Spice and Nick Horton of Luxury Real Estate to sell our Queenstown family home of 21 years. I cannot speak highly enough of the way they executed the whole process. The Real Estate business in this district is highly competitive particularly for lifestyle properties in trophy locations. Both Nick and Terry managed the sale in a highly professional and sensitive manner. They both communicated with us patiently throughout the year offering us sound advice which eventuated in a result all parties were happy with. We thoroughly recommend their services.
It's a pleasure to provide our highest praise of your professionalism in all aspects of real estate agency. However, I feel two strengths need to be highlighted above others: your tenacity and skilled negotiation. A pity you're not in Washington right now, the USA could use you.
We have enjoyed a professional association with Terry Spice and Luxury Real Estate for nearly a year in our search for, and purchase of, our new family home in Dalefield, Queenstown. We can say confidently and unequivocally that Mr Spice has an excellent understanding of the market forces which affect the dynamics of Queenstown property. Furthermore, it is readily acknowledged by his peers from other agencies that Terry is a most effective and accomplished deal maker. He always closes the gap between expectation and result in respect to property transactions. Our assessment of Mr Spice is that of an intelligent, confident, capable and well liked and respected person within the property profession, who discharges his duties in an exemplary manner and displays in his work genuine commitment, professionalism and commercial acumen. Terry's general demeanour is one of service, commitment, performance and he inspires confidence with his abilities and skills.
Just a courtesy note to thank you for the excellent service you have given us over time...Not sure how many properties you showed us, but thanks for hanging in. We are delighted the way our project is coming along and appreciate your attention to detail and perseverance in getting the deal done..
When my wife and I returned to Queenstown early this year and started our search for a house whilst renting locally, we scanned all the available agents and properties. Luxury Real Estate was then just one in a mix, however that soon changed when it became obvious that they listened to our brief and showed us through properties that were very close to our requirements, and then convinced us to see a house they were sure would suit us but one we had previously discounted. It was of course perfect. That is of course only one part of the process, Nick and Terry then worked tirelessly to satisfy both parties with a result, which we certainly were very happy with. The additional information I requested and the ease and speed with which it was relayed, made the whole process less stressful and quite speedy. We would highly recommend this team to anyone who needs a home and wants to be professionally looked after.

Having sold many of central Queenstown’s finest homes over the past decade, Sam is one of the resort town’s leading agents for luxury homes and distinctive properties. With a passion for real estate and a proven track record of delivering outstanding results in this specialist market, Sam is a respected and trusted operator in the premium property sector. Since 2014 he has coordinated the majority of notable sales in central Queenstown, securing many exceptional outcomes for his clients. Having started his real estate career in 2002, Sam has a wealth of industry experience, wide-ranging networks and an extensive knowledge of the Queenstown market. Over the years Sam has built a reputation for professionalism, attention to detail and a positive, affable nature. In 2020 Sam also completed the National Diploma in Real Estate (New Zealand's highest real estate qualification) and was granted associate status with the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. This commitment to the industry, and upholding the highest standards, provides confidence to all those who work alongside Sam. The combination of Sam’s expertise in this specialist market, detailed industry knowledge and the resources of one of the world’s leading luxury real estate networks creates a formidable presence in Queenstown’s high-end market.

Born in the UK Terry spent a decade travelling the world working within the exclusive Super yacht industry before choosing to settle in the iconic location of Queenstown. He gained his property experience both as a founding director of New Zealand's leading lifestyle specialists 'Touch of Spice' and from working with an internationally renowned estate agency. Specialising in the marketing and sale of unique homes, estates and lifestyle properties within New Zealand Terry offers his clients the opportunity to reach a qualified global market through his international networks, affiliations and private database. Terry has facilitated some of the Queenstown Lakes region's most renowned sales and currently holds the highest recorded sales in Queenstown's history for both Residential house and Residential land.

References
On this one year anniversary of both the sale of our former house and the purchase of our new home, we wanted to thank you for the outstanding and "above and beyond" service that you provided for us in both of these transactions. The knowledgeable and professional guidance that you provided in the pricing, advertising and marketing of the property that we had for sale as well as the highly qualified and pre-vetted potential buyers that you presented, gave us a strong sense of confidence during the selling period. Even though we were approached by several other real estate firms both prior to, and during our listing period, it never occurred to us to change our strategy away from your firm due to the confidence, service and experience that you exhibited on our behalf during the entire process. Once the sales transaction was eminent, your expert advice, industry knowledge and direction in locating another house that was truly suitable for our needs and desires was superb. On this one year anniversary we can truly say that the integrity and forthright assistance that you provided for us made, what could have been a very stressful time, a period of smooth transition in our lives. Again, we thank you for the very professional guidance that you provided and sincerely appreciate your expert advice in all matters of the sale and purchase arrangements.
Everyone told us that selling a house is always stressful ... But to be honest our recent experience was not stressful at all. The team at Luxury Real Estate, and Terry Spice in particular, did a fantastic job of selling our house. They also put together a fantastic marketing package ... however, they sold it before they could get the marketing up and going. Hows that for pretty awesome!!! As clients we valued Terry's attention to detail, and also valued his ability to communicate with us at every stage; there were never any surprises, and no inconvenience with regard to prospective purchasers coming to view. We felt that Terry was always working for our benefit, but somehow managed to help us consider our decisions with would-be-purchasers in mind. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Luxury Real Estate ... if you want your house sold ... and you want it done in a professional manner ... then get in touch with Terry and Nick.
We had great difficulty selling my rural property. Previous to Luxury Real Estate, I had used 4 other large real estate agents in Queenstown. The discernible difference between Terry Spice and the other agents is that Terry only brought qualified buyers to see the property, every time. In addition he worked with all the negatives without losing enthusiasm throughout the process. His feedback was thorough and regular and spot on (as it turns out!) We attribute our successful outcome, in large part, to the efficiency and professionalism of Terry Spice and Luxury Real estate.
I would like to thank you both for the time and work you have put in to the sale of our property in Arthurs Point with the upgrade of the two bathrooms and other small items being part of the sale. It was pleasing to be involved with Agents not shy to allow an open connection between both party's involved, this made it very easy to work through any issues within the upgrade process. The purchasers were very happy and have become friends since, that's pretty cool. Being builders ourselves in Queenstown for 30 years we are involved in real estate a lot, be it through clients or through our own business we have meet many colourful characters in this time, so I felt a need to let you know that the experience with you both has been outstanding. A rear experience within this industry keep up the good work.
We engaged Terry Spice and Nick Horton of Luxury Real Estate to sell our Queenstown family home of 21 years. I cannot speak highly enough of the way they executed the whole process. The Real Estate business in this district is highly competitive particularly for lifestyle properties in trophy locations. Both Nick and Terry managed the sale in a highly professional and sensitive manner. They both communicated with us patiently throughout the year offering us sound advice which eventuated in a result all parties were happy with. We thoroughly recommend their services.
It's a pleasure to provide our highest praise of your professionalism in all aspects of real estate agency. However, I feel two strengths need to be highlighted above others: your tenacity and skilled negotiation. A pity you're not in Washington right now, the USA could use you.
We have enjoyed a professional association with Terry Spice and Luxury Real Estate for nearly a year in our search for, and purchase of, our new family home in Dalefield, Queenstown. We can say confidently and unequivocally that Mr Spice has an excellent understanding of the market forces which affect the dynamics of Queenstown property. Furthermore, it is readily acknowledged by his peers from other agencies that Terry is a most effective and accomplished deal maker. He always closes the gap between expectation and result in respect to property transactions. Our assessment of Mr Spice is that of an intelligent, confident, capable and well liked and respected person within the property profession, who discharges his duties in an exemplary manner and displays in his work genuine commitment, professionalism and commercial acumen. Terry's general demeanour is one of service, commitment, performance and he inspires confidence with his abilities and skills.
Just a courtesy note to thank you for the excellent service you have given us over time...Not sure how many properties you showed us, but thanks for hanging in. We are delighted the way our project is coming along and appreciate your attention to detail and perseverance in getting the deal done..
When my wife and I returned to Queenstown early this year and started our search for a house whilst renting locally, we scanned all the available agents and properties. Luxury Real Estate was then just one in a mix, however that soon changed when it became obvious that they listened to our brief and showed us through properties that were very close to our requirements, and then convinced us to see a house they were sure would suit us but one we had previously discounted. It was of course perfect. That is of course only one part of the process, Nick and Terry then worked tirelessly to satisfy both parties with a result, which we certainly were very happy with. The additional information I requested and the ease and speed with which it was relayed, made the whole process less stressful and quite speedy. We would highly recommend this team to anyone who needs a home and wants to be professionally looked after.

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand has been formed to offer the New Zealand property market a vehicle to reach the global luxury audience. Our network spreads across the globe linking the leading estate agencies of the world with New Zealand’s finest property. Combined with our existing international database of New Zealand property owners, expatriates and New Zealand enthusiasts this provides us with regular inquiry from qualified purchasers considering investment and lifestyle in New Zealand.

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