"Debbie found us the perfect office space, we were looking to lease an office and contacted Debbie, she listened carefully to our requirements and found just the right place for us. We couldn’t be happier with the service we received and the premises she found for us. Highly recommended." - Alastair Brown, Director of NZ Nursing Agency.
"Debbie Johnson’s refreshing enthusiasm and determination has resulted in her successfully leasing space that has been vacant for some considerable time, in a very challenging leasing environment.
Her disciplined approach means that we as landlords receive comprehensive verbal and written feedback and market insight, so that we’re fully informed as to what we need to do to secure good tenants; the lifeblood of investment property.
It’s a pleasure to work with Debbie to lease our retail and office space." - H.B
"Debbie Johnson was recommended to us to help find tenants for a retail shop in Richmond that had unexpectedly become vacant. Debbie was fantastic to work with, communicated progress to us regularly and discussed a range of marketing options to help identify a suitable tenant. The end result was the shop being quickly tenanted with a business that will nicely complement the other shops in the building. A great outcome, especially when considering the high number of vacant shops across the city at the time". – G M E Limited
"I'm writing to give you truly positive feedback on my cooperation with Debbie, who is absolutely and by far the best real estate agent I dealt with in NZ.
Firstly, she's task-oriented, which is a huge relief for a busy company owner. I was looking for a new place for my language school and Debbie was the only specialist I talked with who wanted to do the online research for me. It may not be appreciated by a Kiwi but I, being a European, expect an agent to check whatever there is on the market and not only in their company portfolio. She did it.
Secondly, it was so beautiful to arrange meetings with her. She can really go the extra mile and understand that business people are available at funny times. I also felt my time was valued because she showed me locations which I truly liked. She understood what I wanted and I was always happy visiting places with her.
Thirdly, she must understand the CHCH market. Before I met her I visited many places which were very unreasonably priced. The other agents were not open to negotiation. Some of the places I visited have been vacant for a while, I found it really hard to understand the rationale behind it. Debbie knows her market and is not afraid to suggest good solutions to property owners. We got a very good deal, love our property owner and wish Debbie was our property manager so that we could invite her for a coffee from time to time.
Lastly, she has recommended a good residential property agent who I'm going to contact very soon to discuss what house to buy. Also, she keeps answering my emails even though now I should contact my property manager.
I will recommend her to all my friends. She's simply the best!" - Monika Fokt-Iwanow
"Harry has been really patient and knowledgeable on listings. Throughout the whole process of our purchasing he has always kept us informed. We would recommend him to all our friends." - J Hong, Ilam, Christchurch
"Having heard mention of Howard Buchanan’s reputation for excellence as a Body Corporate / Property Manager in late 2009, I met with him to discuss the possibility of his performing this role on behalf of The Peterborough Centre Body Corporate. At that time I was immediately impressed by the professionalism, experience and attention to detail that were clearly part of his character and his work ethic.
Following that meeting Howard remained in contact and when events brought about by the Feb 2011 Earthquake ensured the Body Corporate Committee for The Peterborough required further guidance I had no hesitation in referring him to members for the role.
Since that time I have worked closely with Howard and have been enormously impressed with the loyalty, sincerity and un-paralleled commitment he has provided the owners within body corporate and the task at hand.
He has worked tirelessly to assist our Body Corporate executive committee in order to ascertain and realize the best possible outcome for the body corporate as a whole, The historic building itself and also the city of Christchurch by way of negotiating and creating a sale arrangement that not only maximized our ability as a body corporate to establish and recover optimum insurance compensation, but also ensured the unanimous agreement of all 37 unit owners to sell our severely damaged historic building and land to the single party best able to ensure its future repair which would otherwise not be an option.
Had Howard not been involved in this task I have little doubt that outcome for all parties would have been quite different, his exceptional body corporate and building management skills, his prior knowledge of the building industry, his ability to coordinate numerous parties and tasks while still communicating ideas and concepts clearly to all involved and most importantly his integrity are the factors that have ensured our building and our owners have come through the enormous test that we faced having achieved without doubt our goal of the absolute best possible outcome for all involved.
Please do not hesitate to make contact with me in the event you require any further information with regard to the above.
Yours Sincerely" Coral Mazlin- Hill, Chairman BC 79647 – The Peterborough
"With the sale and final settlement of Bridgewater I just wanted to thank you all for the amazing effort you all put into negotiations. Howard of course took a leading role and he was brilliant but everyone helped out and Shaun Cottrell was a tower of strength too and Louise always was prompt, accurate and helpful. Bridgewater was an amazing community and I had 11 happy years there and while I have moved on I still miss it if I reflect on those happy years all of which were guided by Howard. A big thank you to you all." Bevan Whitty, Committee Member, Bridgewater Apartments Body Corporate 76019