Testimonials

  • Paddy and Sharon Henderson

    Marie always had a friendly approach with a professional attitude. We found her marketing system to be positive with outstanding results and numerous enquiries.

  • Dianne and Reg - Balclutha

    A superb effort put into the sale of our house. Not only did you sell our house but we found a special friend.

  • Gaynor and John

    Marie is an extremely honest and hard working salesperson who achieved a good result for us

  • Dion

    Marie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made the process of selling my home painless! Her expertise was genuine and transparent, especially if there was something I needed clarified or was unsure about. I was advised to invest into my properties marketing which paid off and got people to my open homes, potential buyers feedback was a great way to help make an informed decision on price, which resulted in a quick sale of my property. Marie provided me good with straight forward service with a smile.

  • Phil Moore

    We recently utilised Marie for the sale of our residential property in Cromwell. Marie went beyond the expected level of service including ensuring the property was presented to its best so as to achieve the best price and made the process very simple from our end. She regularly kept us in touch as to progress and was very active in helping us sort out one relatively major issue that arose relating to the property. We would have no hesitation in recommending anyone that is looking to buy or sell a residential property in Cromwell to go talk to Marie.

  • Alison and Geoff

    We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation of your time to sell our house. It was a truly comforting experience to have you as our sales agent! Your extensive knowledge of the market and in people made a difficult situation a breeze. We really appreciate how you went out of your way to fit viewings and open homes around the times that worked for our elderly uncle living in the property. What could have been a stressful time, was made easy by your professional and ethical manner, along with some good sound advice. We found you and your team, helpful, professional and business like and have no hesitation in recommending you for your great service.

  • Mike and Maureen

    Having arrived from the UK in November 2014, to be closer to our family, we did not waste too much time in looking for a new home. We decided to look in the Central Otago area and found Cromwell was the ideal location. It seemed to have everything we needed and people we met were so friendly and made us feel welcome.  It had been 30 years since we had purchased a home and that was in the UK. So, you can imagine how daunting it was for us to come to a new country and get to grips with a different system of buying a new property. Fortunately for us, you were the first person we spoke to and you helped guide us through the NZ system. Although we were not buying a house at that time, you gave good sound advice regarding solicitors, building inspections, LIM reports etc. Five months later we found the home we wanted to buy and LJ Hooker was the agent. We knew we were in good hands when we found you were going to take us through the purchase.  We are now in our new home. Looking back, it was not nearly as complicated as we had first thought but I put this down to your help and advice. We would also like to thank other members of staff at LJ Hooker, Cromwell, for their friendly and helpful approach. 

  • Pam

    2010 was not the best year to be selling a house and particularly in Cromwell. The market, they said (whoever "they" are) was flat and I the vendor was coping alone for the first time in 54 years. That I sold it I owe to Marie Kahukura and her colleagues. Selling the 'family' home is a hugely traumatic affair, and yes a contract is essential and lawyers must be involved. But the key component is the establishment of a relationship between Seller and Agent. In the end it comes down not to smart talking, not to realtor speaking - but to liking and especially trust. Marie at all times kept me fully informed throughout the whole process and with this I was able to make the right decision on Auction Day. Marie worked hard for me and on my behalf, and to her I say thank you. I thought at first the marketing budget was extreme but at the end of the auction process and the successful sale it was just a passing thought.

  • Doreen & Russell

    Marie from LJ Hooker Real Estate recently marketed and successfully sold our property. At all times we found Marie and her team extremely approachable and professional. She is a great communicator and worked diligently on our behalf for a very pleasing result. We would thoroughly recommend Marie to anyone who seeks an agent and her persistence in attaining a successful outcome.

  • Murray and Bebe

    Marie had been brilliant when we purchased our house, so when we came to sell we had no hesitation listing it with her. It was a good decision. She was energetic and pro-active. She kept us informed, and discussed the options with us on a fairly slow market. We got a great result, and happily I think the purchasers thought so too.

  • Karen and Phil

    We recently utilized Marie for the sale of our residential property in Cromwell. Marie went beyond the expected level of service including ensuring the property was presented to its best so as to achieve the best price and made the process very simple from our end. She regularly kept us in touch as to progress and was very active in helping us sort out one relatively major issue that arose relating to the property. We would have no hesitation in recommending anyone that is looking to buy or sell a residential property in Cromwell to go talk to Marie.