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Lisa is a long time Mt Eden resident. Her two children who attended the local schools are now all grown up and gone; her son a “professional “ cricketer and daughter a flight attendant for Air New Zealand.
Consequently Lisa finds herself more immersed in the business of real estate than ever.
Her catch phrase, “I love what I do” drives her to the next opportunity, and is the reason she has been involved in over $500million in residential sales.
“I’m committed to the UP culture as it provides the ultimate in marketing support so necessary to achieve top price for home owners.
For me there is no better sense of achievement than joining the dots for both buyers and sellers, to help them secure the next move in their lives”.
Honest, approachable and hardworking, Lisa’s moments to recharge are taken walking her dog through beautiful Cornwall Park, or time out on Waiheke Island the place her and her family have been going to for over 30 years.
Lisa loves helping vendors achieve the desired result and the entire selling process.
“I am privileged to work in one of the best areas in the country and alongside likeminded people that present their homes so beautifully.”
6 Fern Ave, Epsom
We were delighted with Lisa and Colleen's exuberant and professional approach to selling our property, and with the support given by the wider UP team, from the stunning marketing materials to advice and guidance through the auction and negotiation process. We would definitely use UP again and have recommended the team most highly to our circle of friends.
Patrick and Jude Moyne
Kakariki Ave, Mt Eden
We first met Lisa and Colleen when we were looking to buy in Mt Eden years ago. We were then impressed with their integrity, honesty and commitment to helping us find the right house. When we recently decided to sell there was never any doubt that we would choose this 'Dynamo team'.
They gave us an honest appraisal, ran an excellent marketing campaign, kept us informed throughout and achieved an excellent result. Lisa and Colleen and the team are unlike any other agents we have ever met and would defiantly recommend to others, especially if you enjoy a glass of red and a sense of humour!
65A Calgary Street, Mt Eden
“I am thrilled with the result UpReal Estate achieved for me in the sale of my property.
Throughout the whole process I was treated with sensitivity and and respect.
I was kept informed and up to date with progress at all times and found the whole episode much less
stressful than I had anticipated having not sold a property for 23 years.
I would recommend Lisa and Colleen to anyone looking for a real estate agency.”
9A Woodhall Rd, Epsom
With my husband overseas on a work contract it was up to me to select
agents for our sale. Lisa and Colleen won me over with their down-to-earth, flexible and efficient partnership style which made the whole process easy.
Things happened faster than expected - with the auction brought forward due to buyer interest . We only had two weekends of open homes.
11 years ago we bought this house from UP and now we have successfully sold with UP. The stars were aligned, as when I first met Lisa and Colleen we discovered that Colleen was the partner of the agent we originally bought off.
Thanks to the whole team at UP including the photographer and the
auctioneer - who had an unexpected creative style which has positively changed my perception of auctions.
I am very happy to recommend Lisa and Colleen.
Susan and Bruce
16 Henley Rd
With the recent auction of our property being our first shift after 25
years we found Lisa and Colleens experience and professionalism invaluable. Their local area knowledge and obvious enjoyment of the village and the community is very beneficial when they are matching buyers with properties. Their approach and manner is enthusiastic and helpful.
Communication is clear and open and they are extremely easy to get along with. We achieved a fantastic result that we feel was a direct result of their marketing, advice and efforts.
5 Prospect Terrace Mt Eden
I would like to compliment your staff Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan who handled the sale of my house at 5 Prospect Tce, Mt Eden.
I originally met Lisa and Colleen last month when I viewed 43 Truro Rd and they assisted in organising an extension to the settlement date so that I would have enough time to sell my existing property. Lisa and Colleen impressed me so much during the auction process that I asked them to assist with the selling of my house at 5 Prospect Tce.
I found Lisa and Colleen were both very professional and on a personal level it was a real pleasure to interact with them. Both were extremely friendly and helped reassure me during the periods when I became a bit stressed over the uncertainty of whether my house would sell in time and at an acceptable price. And of course both these objectives were met now that the house sold at auction yesterday. At all times they kept me and my lawyer Frank Sing up to date with information about the sale process and their advice and suggestions were genuine, practical and realistic.
I would have no hesitation in using Lisa and Colleen for real estate matters in future should the need arise and am happy to warmly recommend them to other prospective clients.
Rae and Modi Henis
23 St Leonards Rd
"Just wanted to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf over the last 18 months. We're happily settled in our Parnell apartment now and very glad to have all the "housing decisions" behind us!!
You helped make the whole process easier and we enjoyed working with you both."
So many, many thanks and good wishes from us
Gilly and Dave
133 Owens Rd, Epsom
Selling your house is apparently one of the most stressful things you can do in life……. but not if you have Lisa and Colleen to sell it for you. Almost as soon as they walked through our front door we knew we had made the right decision to choose this team to market our property.
Lisa and Colleen are down to earth and straight forward but also fun to deal with. Their knowledge of the market impressed us, but so did their communication style, which was open and honest – and perhaps most importantly – they listened. At no time in the process did we feel pushed or coerced into decisions.
Their market appraisal was absolutely spot on and the marketing plan was well laid out and made sense to us and their price expectation was both realistic and accurate. We were very impressed by the fabulous photography and the layouts that were chosen.
The fact that our property sold within a few days of going to market is testament to the fact that Lisa and Colleen are experts in the field who have a wealth of knowledge particularly in the Mt Eden/Epsom area. We were consulted and kept informed throughout and the whole process was far easier than we ever envisaged. We would highly recommend them to anyone who wishes to sell their house.
Paul & Tina Lucas
7 Poronui St
To Whom It May Concern,
My wife Tina and I had the pleasure of recently working with Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan, of whom are part of the Unlimited Potential team at the Mt Eden branch.
We are long term residents in the area and over many years have had considerable experience in buying and selling property. Subsequently, we have been exposed to a number of real estate agents and agencies and know what's good and bad.
What we can say is these real estate agents are completely professional, with a deep understanding of the marketing and sales process, to achieve exceptional sales success results for their client's. They listen when working through the marketing program, offering informed advice when developing the sales program, because she not only know the Mt Eden and surrounding area, but bring to the table considerable selling experience. Once the program is agreed they worked tirelessly to achieve the best possible result for all parties. They provide regular feedback and do all the follow-ups required.
We have no hesitation in recommending Lisa and Colleen as true real estate professionals and also recommend the company Unlimited Potential.
They were a pleasure to work with.
Neil & V Scott
In November 2012, we purchased a new home by Auction. We needed to sell our existing home immediately, so we met with Lisa and Colleen a few days after.
From the very beginning, Lisa and Colleen were warm, clear, realistic & efficient with their advice and expertise. At our initial meeting, they set out the timeline to sale by auction, their fee, marketing costs and gave us advice on staging our home.
Over the following three weeks, we received regular updates and discussed aspects of the marketing plan as well as buyer feedback. In December, we successfully sold the house at auction. We were kept well informed and received constuctive advice on the sale procedure.
Lisa and Colleen were a pleasure to work with. We always felt well informed, with a concise and realistic objective which made the arduous process of selling a house, a breeze.
Margaret & Malcolm Stapleton
We first met Lisa and Colleen as agents for the vendor we purchased a home from in July 2012. It was obvious they were representing their vendor's interests well, in meticulously following up every question we had as purchasers, and also proactively providing us with additional information they thought might be important to us. Being available for extra viewings at a time that suited us was really appreciated, and seemed to be no trouble to them (unlike many other agents we encountered in our search for the perfect home).
Auction day went smoothly, with Lisa and Colleen available to answer questions. We were impressed by the smooth running of the auction and the relaxed nature of the post-purchase process, supported by the whole UP team.
Lisa and Colleen were great to work with, it was natural to turn to them when it came to selling our own home. Their calm and relaxed approach put us at ease, there was no attempt to "buy" the listing with an overinflated estimate of likely sale price. In what was to prove their ultimate strength, they put together a very professional marketing package - amazing photography which brought out the best in our property, and excellent advertising placement - we particularly appreciated their advice on the level of advertising, certainly not excessive, but adequate to bring in a good number of potential buyers.
Again they demonstrated a real focus on addressing potential purchasers' enquiries, so we felt those buyers were well equipped with the information they needed to make a purchasing decision. All the way through the 3 week sales period, they kept us well-informed with useful reporting, and gave us the level of comfort we needed going into auction day.
In summary, they stimulated significant interest in our property, achieved an amazing price on sale day and, most importantly, made it an extremely stress-free experience. If you want to take the stress out of the sales process, we would highly recommend this incredible team.
Mike & Karena
"As it has been a number of years since we last bought or sold a house, we first approached Lisa and Colleen a couple of months before we took our home
to market, to give us an informal appraisal of our home of 22 years and offer their advice regarding the preparation of it for sale. Lisa and Colleens down-to-earth manner, reassured us from the outset that they knew their business and the Mt Eden market well and their advice was sound.
When it came to time to sell, we were presented with a well thought out marketing campaign and throughout the campaign the open homes and follow-up
meetings reaffirmed that we had chosen the right person to sell our house. Their professionalism and friendly and approachable manner helped dissipate
any anxiety regarding selling by auction. In fact, the whole UP team were very easy to deal with. We have no hesitation in recommending Lisa and Colleen of UP Realty to those considering putting your house on the market."
We write to express our thanks and appreciation for your energetic approach to the sale of our home displaying always as you did professionalism and integrity that was a source of comfort to us. We felt at the outset a high level of trust in you both that such a sale procedure entails and this was reinforced each step of the way to a very successful conclusion-- we deeply thank you for this.
Bruce & Diane
From our first meeting you listened to us and gave us the benefit of your professional advice of which, as the old saying goes, 'the proof is in the eating'.
In our case the marketing strategies, the advertising programme, the timing and number of open homes, the manner in which open homes were conducted, the follow ups, the auction and generally just the way in which UP performed all lead to a very success outcome for us.
Every aspect of our dealings with UP were conducted professionally and with that touch of comfortable personality and style which leaves us very happy that we selected UP.
Thanks again and all the very best.
Pete & Morri Alexander
Lisa and Colleen from UP Realty, ran a great auction process to sell our house at 1 Disraeli Street, Mt Eden, in October 2012. The successful campaign took just three weeks and was supported by quality marketing. The open homes were well managed and followed up with informative reporting. The auction was held on site and well resourced by the wider UP team. The property sold under the hammer and we were very pleased with the outcome.
Lisa and Colleen have a thorough knowledge of the local market and community, and we have no hesitation to recommend them to others.
Through their professional skills and personalised approach, Lisa and Colleen ensure that buyers and sellers’ expectations actually match. While no one can guess what buyers would actually spend on a property, Lisa and Colleen’s marketing campaign aimed at successfully inviting a significant amount of bidders within the desired price range.
During the whole campaign, feedback and updates were timeous and precise.
We had Lisa and Colleen sell a rental unit of ours in Royal Oak. Whilst it wasn't as stylish as their usual listings they were most happy to take it on and Colleen were always available when we needed her and we had the unit listed and sold within a week. We managed to get a sales result better than we anticipated and we were thrilled with the terms & price they managed to secure. Dealing with Lisa and Colleen was an absolute pleasure. Nothing was too hard or too awkward, they handled all the necessary tasks with ease & professionalism. Mostly we really appreciated their fun, positive and easy-going relationship. We'll be happy to both use and recommend Lisa and Colleen to anyone in the real estate game.
Dear Lisa and Colleen
I found the level and consistency of your assistance and communication was outstanding without being pressured and helped me enormously in making a tough decision. I have had numerous real estate agent interactions in purchase and sales over the years but dealing through you was far beyond these experiences - with a sense of being able to trust your efforts, skills and judgement. The process was as close to being trouble free and optimal as possible!
Lisa and Colleen from Unlimited Potential provided an excellent service in the recent sale of my house in Mt Eden. As they live and work in the area they have a very good understanding of local market conditions, and were able to match up the right buyer for the house. They were able to conclude a sale very quickly to the satisfaction of both parties, which made for a very easy and painless transaction. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to future clients.
4a Fairview road, Mount Eden
Prior to selecting Lisa and Colleen we also got proposals from the other major real estate companies that service the Mount Eden market. It was important to us that we chose a sales team that were up to date with sales in the local and wider market, demonstrated that they understood our property and how it should be marketed, and were committed to representing us as owners in a professional way.
We ran a three week marketing campaign that ended with a successful auction at the end. During the process we were updated honestly on the feedback received from buyers after the open homes and had over 90 couples through over the 3 week period. As is the case in most suburbs nosey friends and neighbours take the opportunity to look through the house and in all cases with us gave very positive feedback about the friendly and professional the open homes were managed.
In the end we simply wanted a team we could trust and in this context were very under whelmed by some of the other agencies.
We are happy to recommend the Unlimited Potential team to any family looking at selling their property and are available if you did want to contact us directly to discuss it.
My home has recently been sold by Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan at Unlimited Potential. Selling, buying and developing Real Estate will inevitably involve a sales process where you expect to achieve the desired result. The challenge is to find a Sales Agent capable of conducting themselves in a professional focussed manner throughout the process, until that desired result is achieved.
My home had been on the market prior to working with Lisa and Colleen, however awareness of the market is vital and results had not been forthcoming. When you provide a quality property to sell you expect and deserve a quality service. I trusted Lisa and Colleen to complete the sales process and was impressed by her discipline and commitment to represent the property to the highest standard you could expect. Lisa and Colleen offered the solution which is exactly what the professional does. For the optimum result, list and sell your home with Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan - that’s what I did.
We dealt with Lisa and Colleen from UP Realty when both unsuccessfully purchasing a house, as the vendors agent and successfully selling one, as our agent. On both occasions Lisa and Colleen illustrated nothing other than the utmost integrity, professionalism and market insight. Had it not been for our skepticism of Real Estate agents they would not only have exceeded our expectations in selling our house they would have exceeded them with the purchasing of one. The current poor perception of the Realty industry would be all but removed should the approach of Lisa and Colleen and UP Realty be more widely adopted.
There were three things we looked for when we asked Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan of Unlimited Potential to sell our Mt Eden villa; be straight with us on the house’s potential, work hard to maximize it. Lisa and Colleen were great to work with. They were always straight up and honest about the market and our chances within it. They kept us informed at each stage, to just the right degree so we felt involved but not overwhelmed. And, they delivered on the price we hoped for. Lisa and Colleen set high standards in her marketing, sales and interactions. They were professional and friendly. It was a pleasure to work with them..
Robyn and John
Real Estate is about timing and location but when you are selling more than anything it is about trust. We have now been involved in four sales of our homes with Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan and felt nothing but confidence in the advice they had given us. They had advised when to sell, guided us on the market to pitch to and then delivered by fully representing us at the negotiating table. In our recent sale Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan proved the perfect partner and in fact secured the final sale - totally to our satisfaction.
Soren & Choo Ying
A lovely positive, friendly, no nonsense approach to selling our house that achieved a top price for us. Thoroughly recommended.
Jane & Nick Ainley
We were very pleased with the way our house sale was managed. The marketing was of a high calibre, the communication throughout the open homes was transparent and open, the auction was handled professionally and we felt totally supported. Thank you Lisa and Colleen for making the process as stress free as it was with a great result.
Anna & Shane Brealey
We have recently listed and then successfully sold our Mt Eden villa with Lisa Pringle and Colleen Strachan . We found Lisa and Colleen to be approachable and friendly whilst always remaining professional. We had a short timeframe in which to sell the property and they went out of their way to meet advertising deadlines and ensure that all prospective buyers had ample opportunity for viewing prior to the auction. Our house took 21 days to sell and thanks to Lisa and Colleen it was the least stressful it could possibly be.
The one statement that says it all is “Our house sold because we used Lisa and Colleen”. They managed the whole marketing process with complete
Professionalism and were nothing other than completely transparent with what information was available and were very approachable and responsive whenever we had any questions. They worked hard to achieve the right results for us and we are extremely satisfied and pleased with the results.
Kieran and Jo Forde
We found Lisa and Colleen to be a great, who worked very well
they always had our best interests at heart whilst providing
excellent service to all potential buyers. It's really important that you
have someone you trust looking after the sale of your family home and we
felt very comfortable with them all the way through the process. If you're
thinking about selling your home we would highly recommend Lisa and Colleen