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What People Are Saying


77 Hillcrest Drive, Sold April 2019

 "Arend was always prompt with communication, professional yet friendly. I always felt he was working for my best interests as the vendor. Despite the property we sold being in need of some work and an entry level property I felt treated like a premier customer. Arend was available 24/7 and I never felt I needed to wait for 'business hours' to get in touch. He also has a great support team and they always seemed to be working together (helped by being a husband wife team!)" Bridie Allen




  18 Swansea Street, Sold April 2019

"I have had always had my questions answered quickly and I felt Arend was very trustworthy and could rely totally on him. He was always available to show me through a property and answer any questions I had. Harcourts impressed me with the calibre of their Agents and I found that the ones I met were all very nice."  Raewynne Greeks




  47 Manuka Street, Sold March 2019

"Great dealing with Arend, we expected a good service but his professional and methodic approach made it even better, he also provided practical tips to prepare the house for open homes." Alfonso Flores




  3 Medway Street, Sold December 2018

"Arend and his wife Annabel were extremely professional, efficient and personable. We felt they were genuinely interested in our house and getting the best price for us. We had an exceptional outcome for which we are extremely grateful." Glenda and Steve Higgins




  16 Chadwick Place, Sold December 2018

  "Arend was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. As a result our house was sold within a week. Would recommend him to anyone looking to sell. " Carolyn and Stephen Watson





  23 Park Road, Sold November 2018

"Working with Arend was an absolute pleasure. His communication was perfect; enough to keep me informed, but not too much to smother. The whole house sale process went like a dream. Not to mention that he achieved a great price through auction. I thoroughly recommend him." Charles Norwood




  9 Luton Street, Sold February 2018

 "I found Arend and Annabel very pleasant and easy to deal with. You were open and honest throughout the process and were always forthcoming with relevant and accurate information. Thanks again for all your help and I would happily recommend yourselves, and Harcourts to my friends or family."  Kushla Fisher



  15 Anakiwa Street, Sold February 2018

"Thank you Arend and Harcourts for all of your help during the purchase of our home. We are so very grateful for all you did from all your phone calls, keeping us informed with what's going on to your help with putting into 'layman's terms' all that we didn't understand. Your advice was greatly appreciated and we thank you for the best outcome possible. Many, Many thanks, Brad and Marria Collins"



 23 Haast Place, Sold August 2017

"Arend and Annabel are such a good team, very professional and efficient. What I value most is how helpful you are to both the sellers and buyers, eliminating all frictions so that both parties have realistic expectations and strong motivation. Arend in particular is very thorough. He pays good attention to details and really does know what's best for his clients. I am very happy that I chose the right team to sell my property. Thank you so very much for your service!" Gabrielle Nguyen



  35 Havill Street, Sold July 2017

"We found Arend and Annabel made the listing and selling of our property a hassle free and smooth process. Arend took the time to fully explain the auction process and was always available to answer any questions.  The two of them make a cohesive team, who kept us informed and updated on feedback and interest in our property.  Would definitely recommend this team to other sellers and purchasers.  Thank you, Rachel and Andrew"



  36 Pitama Road, Sold June 2017

"Hi Annabel and Arend, A huge thank you for selling our home for us.  I appreciate your efforts and realise there is a lot more work gone in to this process. I was going to write an accolade but other venders have said it so well.  The integrity of this team is outstanding. Kind regards, Sherry and Don Alexander"




  3 St Johns Avenue, Sold January 2017

"Arend was great agent to deal with, I was impressed with the way he was presenting and selling the property with important information at the ready including a builders report. The general information he provided us about the house was significantly better than at other open homes I visited. The general feeling was one of more professionalism compared with other agents and companies. Was also impressed that as well as pointing out advantages of the property he brought to our attention things in the builders report we should be aware of. I believe Arend to be a person of great integrity which gives one confidence when making such a significant financial decision. I would happily recommend Arend and Harcourts to friends and family." Eli Gray-Stuart


  141 Ferguson Street, Sold August 2016

"We would like to express our thanks to you both in the way you helped and supported us before, during and after the campaign to sell our flats in Ferguson Street.We especially appreciated your calm manner Arend and the way you gave us comprehensive information on all ways of selling rental properties, so we could therefore make an informed decision.Once we decided on an auction, you exceeded our expectations in the way you presented us with a professional timeline and kept us regularly informed all the way through the marketing campaign. We felt we developed an excellent rapport with you during this time.Thank you for introducing Mike Pearson, the auctioneer, to us in the week prior to the auction along with giving us plenty of time to ask him questions about auction proceedings. This was most appreciated. We were very pleased with the auction outcome, which exceeded our expectations.As the campaign moved forward it became obvious how well you both worked individually and together as a team. Thank you both for the work and effort you put into the marketing and selling of our property.We would definitely like to have you as our agents again when we next need to sell a property. We will also be recommending you to family and friends. 
With many thanks and kind regards, Bill & Sonia Hollway"


  11 Cargill Grove, Sold August 2016

"After deciding to put my house on the market, I called around real estate agencies looking for some who wasn't afraid of getting in there and getting the job done. I wanted a quick and painless sale with maximum results& no hidden costs. Arend was the only person who came out to see me out of the 6 agents I called. He had all the my property's information and marketing plan put together within the 3 hours since I'd first contacted him. The marketing plan included putting my property up for Auction which I hadn't considered and it all went exactly to plan. Arend and Annabel worked together perfectly and complimented each other well. The Auction process was a success and I'd definitely do it again. Team Renting are amazing people, if I sell another property in the future I will only use them. I will recommend them to all my family and friends and anyone else considering on selling.  They are professional, trustworthy, down to earth and reliable. I now consider them as friends. Thanks team Renting you've been truly amazing. Regards, Jaimee Romeril"


  116A Ruahine Street, Sold July 2016

"One of the most stressful and major decisions in life is selling and purchasing a home. For many it is giving up a family home of many years and memories and relocating or downsizing. Many factors come into play- trust in our Real-Estate agents and advise on how best to promote your home for sale. My choice of Harcourts and Arend and Annabel Renting was the best decision. I named them the "AA" team (ABSOLUTELY AMAZING) and their knowledge and professionalism in proposed marketing strategy of 3 open homes then Auction brought the best result for my home. Although open homes are rather stressful in preparation they achieve the buyers through the door, and being winter is always a harder prospect. Arend and Annabel's creative approach to promoting the property wording of advertising and placement of photos was excellent and any queries were followed through and feedback very prompt. Always professional and felt any concerns raised were dealt with great communication skills and the words (go the extra mile) apply to Arend and Annabel. The Auction process was an experience to behold but with Mike at the helm the results were with the "SOLD" reward. Thank you!! Lynette"


  3 Silkwood Place, Sold April 2016

"Recently I decided that I needed to downsize my home although I was nervous as I had been unsuccessful in trying to sell before. When I spoke to Arend he gave me clear advice on where the market was at and the different options I could use with the sale of my home. He also devised a clear 'plan of attack' as to how we would go through the process.  Arend organised all the details and kept me up to date with great communication throughout the whole process achieving a successful sale.  I would highly recommend Arend to anyone looking to sell their home as he has a cheerful, professional manner that will ultimately achieve results."  Michelle Cleland



  726 Main Street, Sold March 2016

"Thank you for doing the bidding at auction over the phone for my new property in Palmerston North, it made our South Island trip all the more exciting! Thank you for the basket of goodies and the flowers and also for your after sales service and help in various ways.  Your work is professional, yet friendly and it was also a pleasure to meet your wife, Annabel. Kind regards and warm thanks, Isabel Hughes."



  Astronomer Place, Whitby

"Over the years, of the 18 homes we have lived in, we have bought and sold 10 of them and have had a range of experiences in dealing with agents. Annabel and Arend proved to be a genuine and professional couple who whose passion for their work and understanding of their clients’ needs is outstanding. We feel the sale of our house, was enhanced by their very approach to the task. Their transparency and honesty in dealing with us was as helpful as it was refreshing and in our opinion is a model for real estate agents generally. Highly recommend this delightful couple to anyone. Harold & Mary Nicholson"


  Moonshine Road, Pauatahanui

"Annabel and Arend were a pleasure to deal with right from the first meeting through to final sale. The marketing package they put together and the Harcourts network worked a treat with a positive outcome for us. We would gladly recommend them to any prospective sellers as a proactive professional team easy to work with." Craig & Jacqui Sims




  Rangituhi Crescent, Elsdon

"The service and care we received during the sale of our property was exceptional. Communication was 5-Star, we always felt informed and most importantly listened to.  Annabel and Arend presented us with options for marketing taking in to consideration our budget, they really tailored every step to our needs.  Thank you so much for looking after us and also achieving such an amazing result!!! We will always refer people we know because of the great service we know they'll receive - you really area a special team!!!" Amber Findlay.



Annabel and Arend were so easy to work with for the sale of our house. The experience couldn’t have gone any smoother! I would highly recommend them to anyone selling their home. They offer such a friendly and professional service. Thank you both very much! Rob & Katrina Evans

I would just like to give you heaps of thanks for giving us such a stunning and lovely first house. Every friend of ours are praising it. More spacious, marvelous view, neat and clean and two bathroom. You have really done a wonderful job for us and I have being recommending your name to my friends as well. Thanks a lot again. Romee and Parkash

My partner and I had been looking for our first house for a while and had met dozens of real estate agents. It wasn't until we began working with Annabel and Arend Renting that we realised we had stubmbled across something rare. Not only were they pleasant and attentive, but most importantly, they were respectful and never made us feel pressured. From viewing properties, answering questions, agreement amendments, auction preparation and collecting the keys Annabel and Arend could not have made the process easier for us! We were even given a personalised house warming gift! I would happily recommend Annabel and Arend to anyone who wants great service and who appreciates being treated as a person and not just a sale. Thank you both and thank you Harcourts. Danielle Gallo and Charles Tiffen

Annabel Renting recently sold our property in Whitby. We found Annabel to be thorough, hard working, tenacious and prepared to go the extra mile when required. She was always bright and breezy, important attributes in a real estate agent. Annabel has a good grasp of value and a good understanding of the residential market. Our property took a few months to sell but Annabel stuck with it and in the end achieved, we believe, a win-win situation. We would have no hesitation in recommending Annabel Renting to market your property. Ron Jolly & Heather Sutherland

I was very happy with the process and the service received from Annabel. Her understanding of my needs meant she found me the best possible home for my budget in the location that I was looking in. The wider Harcourts team were also great to deal with and I found them all to be very professional and easy to talk to. I was very happy with the whole process and would definitely deal with Annabel again in the future and recommend her to others. Mark Bullock.

My husband and I worked with Annabel over a period of 18 months as we battled with the ins and outs of trying to find the perfect home. The service we received was wonderful! There was never a bad time to contact Annabel for help or advice, and never a home that we couldn't arrange to go and see. A number of times she would go out of her way to arrange a home visit at a time that suited me, a busy school teacher, even if that meant changing her own plans to suit. In spite of a very long journey to find the right property to buy (over two years) Annabel never gave up on us and her cheerful attitude never wavered. I always felt that we were her only clients and that is very important when you are struggling to remain positive yourselves. I would happily recommend Annabel and Arend to anyone looking to buy a house in the Porirua area. We also found Harcourts to be more knowledgeable about their properties than other agents and appreciated their service. Kirstie & Richard Smith

We invited Annabel to market our lifestyle property as she was recommended to us by our neighbour whose property she had sold. Her approach and attitude from day one was of a very positive and professional nature. We knew that a property of this nature could take some time to sell, so keeping a positive spin, particularly around the timescales was important. Annabel was very thorough in her research of the property and took the time to understand the lay of the land in order to be in a position to answer most questions that a prospective buyer might ask. She was very clear in her explanation of the marketing costs and benefits and allowed a flexible approach which suited us. A buyer was found and we then had to conclude our search for a property. During the negotiations, again Annabel weighed up all the options and presented all the paperwork clearly. We can only highly recommend her and wish her well for the future. Clare Newton Smith and Bruce Smith

It is our immense pleasure to recommend Annabel Renting as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. Annabel is an extremely approachable, down to earth and friendly person. She listened to us regarding our specific needs for what we wanted in a family home as well as our budgetary limitations. She did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs. In fact we only looked at two houses and the second one was beyond perfect for us which we now call Home. A master with the contract negotiations, Annabel came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. It was make or break and Annabel worked extremely hard to make it happen.Throughout our home buying process Annabel's communication was consistent and of a high standard, making it as stress free as possible. We found Annabel to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She returned all our phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. She is highly personable with an engaging personality and just a delight to deal with. We are pleased to recommend Annabel to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again she will be our first choice in real estate agents. With Thanks from the bottom of our hearts. The Bryan's.

I would like to thank Annabel from Harcourts for providing great service in selling my home. The communication and advice from Annabel on how to sell my home in the time frame I gave her was amazing. The information that was available to me on how the home was performing viewing wise through statistics online (webiste) was a great indicator on where your house is on the market. Gave me confidence in Annabel's service that my house will sell, which was sold in 5 weeks. Linda Baxter.

Annabel has been a joy to work with. She steered me painlessly through the sale of two properties and in both instances I got a result I was very pleased with. The thing that really impressed me about Annabel was she consistently went the extra mile to help me out and to ensure the properties were shown to the best advantage. Even after my properties were sold, she was always happy to do whatever was necessary to make everything click into place. She is approachable, listens to my needs and concerns and made the whole real estate experience effortless for me. I cannot recommend Annabel highly enough. Robyn Luscombe

Trust and confidence in the real estate industry is paramount, and Annabel is a high calibre agent with integrity. Annabel showed ethics and integrity towards the seller and was able to help us secure the property at auction. I certainly appreciated the assistance she provided and as a result we found the ideal property for my son, and will be contacting her again in the future.  Ian McKeown.

Excellent service, fast sale, couldn't ask for more. Greg & Charlotte Underwood

I don't think words can explain what an asset you were to the purchase of our property. I knew that I could call or text anytime and you would help. It was a scary process, but I knew we were in safe hands every step of the way and we cannot thank you enough. You were a real treasure!! THANK YOU!! Rochelle & Herman

All I can say is keep up the good work. I was totally satisfied with the service you provided. If I am in the property market, I would definitely seek your service again. Wayne

We would just like to thank you and the Harcourts team for making our house hunting adventure a good one. Your skills of reading people and understanding their likes and dislikes is a big plus, I felt as if you were a close family member knowing what all our needs were. Thank you for your patience with us going from house to house. It could not have been easy with our funny request but you hit the nail on the head with our new house. A very big thank you for our happy new home. Bernd, Michelle, Daniella and Gabriella.