Back to where it all began. Having spent several years away due to studies, sport, work and family commitments in Europe and France in particular, returning to an unpopulated peaceful paradise (The Southern Lakes) was an easy choice.
Fishing, hunting, walking or biking the many different riverside or bush tracks, plus rafting and swimming in either the river or lake was all part of a very rich upbringing which I am once again able to appreciate and enjoy. Let’s not leave out the snow skiing either!
Easily approachable, composed, hardworking, loyal and patient are part of a ‘skill set’ that has helped me achieve personal, professional and sporting achievements, and I intend to call on these skills to achieve new goals in the Real Estate Industry.
Combining these skills with the Harcourts expertise and knowledge, their unrivalled team work and superior marketing and negotiation techniques will provide you with very powerful options when considering your next Real Estate project. Only the best will do…!
Having moved here from Auckland in the year 2000 my family happily settled near the Tongariro River as we felt Turangi is the heart of the Southern Lake Taupo Region with easy access to the Central mountains, Lakes, and Rivers. Just four hours from Auckland or from Wellington on State Highway No.1, it is charmingly semi-rural with a mixture of permanent and holiday homes.
I have enjoyed living in many areas of New Zealand, including Wellington as Associate to a Justice of the Supreme Court. After raising my family, there followed many years in the Insurance Industry in Auckland as an agent, a broker, and finally owner-operator of a specialist Insurance office, which gave me valuable experience in sales. During this time, and from a very young age, music (piano in particular) has been an interest of mine.
Not ready to retire, in 2001 I decided to enter the Real Estate industry and gained considerable experience selling around Turangi & the Southern Lakes region. I joined Harcourts Taupo in 2010 and I have enjoyed working with their dynamic professional team, bringing their expertise to the Southern end of the Great Lake. During the years I have spent in Turangi I have witnessed the market go through many ups and downs (as most areas do), and my experience has enabled me to ease clients through the buying & selling process in all these times.
"I know that for most clients, buying or selling their home will be one of the more important decisions in life, and I see my own role as significant in helping them to arrive at the right decision."
Hi, let me introduce myself.
I have owned a home locally for over 20 years, and after spending many happy family holidays here I have decided to make Kuratau my permanent home! Now that my family have grown and are following their own paths in life I have decided to leave the stresses of big city life and start my real estate business in the Turangi – Southern Bay area.
I have had an interesting and varied career which predominantly focussed on sales and marketing. I was also the office manager for a respected local law firm where we dealt with not only the daily running of the office, but conveyancing for real estate transactions!
I have been in Real Estate for four years, successfully helping home owners to both buy and sell their properties in the Porirua basin and have had many happy clients. I am people focused and enjoy providing the best customer service and experience for all clients, pressure is not an issue and I am highly motivated, with a clear logical mind. I have a passion for homes and have been involved with building four of my own which was very rewarding.
Whether it be buying or selling, call Monique today to discuss your real estate needs!
Couple of Testimonials:
"Monique did a great job selling my house, she gave good advice and always had time to answer my questions. I really appreciated her honesty and integrity and felt that she was on my side all the way. She had the back-up of a good team and I would recommend her to anyone planning on selling their house." Bridget Hatton
"Monique is an honest trustworthy agent who can be relied upon to do her absolute best for you whether buying or selling.
She is diligent in finding answers to all those tricky questions and communicates with promptness.
An enjoyable experience working with her!" Greg and Lynaire Parish