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Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

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.

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

Living in The Bay of Islands, Charlie knows first-hand the unique appeal of New Zealand’s world-class coast. Charlie is ideally positioned to share with his clients invaluable insight from both his personal experience and professional expertise. As a licensed real estate agent, Charlie has dominated markets and achieved record sales nationally and internationally. As a result, he has been awarded for his professional achievements and rewarded with an esteemed clientele. The demand for his services through referrals and recommendations perpetuates his reputation as an outstanding professional. Charlie remains down-to-earth - privileged to help people through his enthusiasm for property and unwavering appreciation for the New Zealand coastal lifestyle.

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We started working with Charlie Brendon-Cook on the sale of our house after more than a year in which our previous agent spent a lot of our money on promotion and conducting tender offers and an auction, none of which produced a single serious response. Instead of inefficient broadcast promotion to a wide audience Charlie focused on a corps of likely buyers and within three months had effected a sale. In all our dealings with Charlie which, by the way, were conducted exclusively via email and conversations on Skype, as we were some 7,000 miles away in San Francisco, USA, he was highly professional, forthright and entirely realistic about finding a buyer-no exaggerated promises or unsupportable claims, just hard work and good thinking. I would without reservation recommend Charlie to anyone looking for a results oriented real estate agent either to sell or buy a house.
I've known Charlie for 8 years. He is the most conscientious and hard-working real estate principal I have encountered, and my dealings in the property world have been extensive and multi-international. He is very thorough, leaving no stone unturned to gain the maximum benefit for his clients and keeping them well informed of developments throughout. A great guy whom I have no hesitation in giving the highest of references - trustworthy, utterly reliable and scrupulously honest.
I would like to write a testimonial in favour of Charlie Brendon-Cook. If any of you are considering buying or selling a property I would recommend that you ask Charlie to do this on your behalf. He undertook to sell my property on Te wahapu and I can't speak highly enough of the way he accomplished this. The transaction was very professionally accomplished in every way... We managed to have some laughs on the way too! Not only did he sell my property, but helped me buy my next property, something I was very grateful for. I consider he offered advice and help way beyond what one normally expects a land agent to offer.
We have just experienced the process of selling our home in what is essentially a fairly difficult market for vendors in the Bay of Islands area. We attribute our success to the efficiency and professionalism of Charlie from Luxury Real Estate. The recommendation that we use a professional photographer was one of the factors that generated interest in the property and the presentation on their web site and in the media was first class. Being one of their portfolio listings we were offered complimentary marketing opportunities in both international and local media. Communication between Luxury Real Estate and ourselves was always prompt and we were kept fully informed during the sale process. We achieved our price expectations and would highly recommend Luxury Real Estate to any prospective vendors.
It's nice to feel comfortable around someone in such a short space of time and that you actually believe what they are telling you which is rare. I would certainly recommend Charlie to anybody who is in the market for an agent and want someone to treat the sale of your property with as much care as he did ours.
Dear Charlie, Thank you so much for the expert handling of the sale of our house. Because we have sold many homes we recognize exceptional talent. You were always above board, timely in getting requirements to the forefront, and excellent at presenting our property to the buying public. As a result our sale was prompt and trouble free. We highly recommend you... with sincere appreciation

Darren Lown epitomises integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction.  As an investor & renovator in residential real estate, Darren shares his knowledge and experience to help you have the transaction you desire.  

Caring, diligent and focused, Darren respects your objectives and listens to your property “list”. He will help you through the buying & selling process, so you feel supported and confident at every juncture.  

Working together with his partner, Rosa Carter, their combined years in the real estate industry add value to your experience, so you can feel relaxed and comfortable every step of the way.   Your experience with Darren & Rosa will not only be as your trusted real estate professionals, but as a people who generally care about you, your family and your property requirements.

George specialises in the marketing and sales of rural property throughout New Zealand, ranging from large scale farms and high country stations through to viticulture and lifestyle properties. He has been a property consultant since 2006, his enthusiasm for rural real estate enhanced by his extensive background in the rural sector. Having farmed on a number of high country stations throughout New Zealand he is armed with a solid network of both farming and professional contacts within the vibrant growth industry. George offers a strong ability to communicate and negotiate transactions successfully across a wide range of rural properties, along with a modern approach to effective marketing and communication. George endeavours to provide a professional service to all parties in order to achieve a positive outcome, and has an extensive database of qualified investors, local, national and international. His professional, confident and capable manner is reassuring and he will be totally committed to maximize the value of your Real Estate investments.

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. Nick currently holds several records for the highest value sales in New Zealand, and has been involved in numerous high profile sales totaling well over $150m.

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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.

Rosa has worked in the Christchurch and Canterbury real estate market since 2004, across all facets of residential, commercial and tourism brokerage.  Her experience has been working with private individuals, publicly listed companies and offshore corporate investors for tailored solutions to their property needs and has been an awarded national sales awards for her work.  

She combines this with a keen understanding of marketing strategies to get sales results.  Rosa’s professional experience includes being an enrolled Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of NZ, a former general manager of a publicly listed media company and real estate sales trainer.  

Being able to draw upon this depth of experience with her real estate clients proves invaluable to provide a truly end-to-end professional service and sales results.

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; during that time Terry has facilitated some of the Queenstown Lakes region's most renowned sales. 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 recently achieved the highest value sale of a residential property in Queenstown history.

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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