Jenny S (Vendor/Landlord)

26 February 2019

If you are looking for a committed, pro-active and honest real estate agent, I would absolutely recommend Tanya Travis from First National Real Estate in Hawkes Bay. Also, thanks and acknowledgements to Penny & Steve Leigh who have been consistently professional since managing the property many years ago and I have really appreciated their expertise about the Hawkes Bay market. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.Tanya has intimate knowledge of the local market, has a problem solver mindset and knows how to support a vendor to attract the right kind of buyers. I really appreciate how Tanya kept me informed, focused and moving along without being too pushy or over-inflating my expectations. Working alongside you was a great experience and I was really satisfied with the final result. Thank you, Tanya for all your hard work, expertise and dedication.

Michael J Boulgaris, Boulgaris Realty Ltd, Remuera, Auckland

I have personally known Steve Leigh for more than half my life as we both worked in an office environment in the mid 1980s as young entrepreneurs.  Steve has always been highly focused on his work and has a genuine interest when it comes to people and service.

Frances Flynn (Landlord)

Penny has been conscientious and professional in all interactions I have had with her.  She is a good communicator and keeps me well informed on any issues around property and tenants.  Penny strives to find a match between landlord and tenant and is open and honest with any impressions she forms.  She is conscious of her responsibility in looking after the properties she manages for clients.

Paul Mills (Vendor)

I was very pleased at how Steve kept me informed on the progress of the sale and on client feedback - the good and the bad.  Steve, however, always spoke in a positive way and for this reason we kept a positive outlook and sold the house for our asking price.

Robin and Pam Beetge (Tenants)

We have found Penny friendly and very approachable, and she always tries her best to please us.  She is also very efficient when we have things that need fixing, she gets on to it straight away.  We are very happy with her being our Property Manager, always a pleasure to work with.

Margaret & Mike Martin (Vendors)

Having dealt with Steve when he was in property management, we knew his capabilities, so naturally he was our first choice salesperson when we wanted to sell our rental property. He is a pleasure to deal with, and kept us fully informed during the very few days it took to sell our asset.  We were amazed at the short time it took to reach a very satisfactory conclusion. His advice and wise counsel was invaluable, and we were impressed with his suggested “by negotiation” method of sale, it was completely painless.

Alan Little (Landlord)

6 years ago as rookie property investors we made the mistake of renting our property to the wrong people and needless to say it did not end well, taking a hit in the pocket of thousands of dollars and major damage to the property in just a few short months. After that we decided we needed a professional to look after our property, and we were recommended Penny Leigh.  Since her and Steve have taken over we have not missed a weeks rent on any of the 4 properties they now look after for us and the tenants are very happy and maintain the properties well.  Penny has been fantastic to deal with and I cannot speak more highly of the professional and friendly manner with which she and Steve go about their work.

Trevor & Sandra Davis (Vendors)

One of the challenges we thought we might be faced with was the distance between ourselves and the whole process.  However, Steve's willingness to stay in communication with us at all times and his personal touch made everything go so smoothly.  It was not long before our house was sold.

Rod Dalzell (Vendor)

As a client I want to deal with someone who listens to me, understands my needs, has experience in the market, and as importantly knows how to bring a deal together for a win/win/win result ie. Vendor, Purchaser, Agent. Steve Leigh has the same ethics that I pride myself on and this will always stand him apart from others in his industry