51 Holmwood Road
Fendalton, Christchurch 8014

I will support you through your home buying journey.
– Lee Cowen-Willis

Motivated and Driven!

After a career in Customer Service including nine years working in the Real Estate industry and as a Helpdesk Manager for Harcourts International, it was time for Lee (Leonie) to put her passion for Real Estate and helping people into action.

Having bought and sold many houses, Lee has a great understanding of the process and is looking forward to supporting buyers and sellers through this journey with them. It’s about understanding people’s needs and wants in a property to find the right match.

What Lee brings is reliability, honesty, warmth and extreme trust that she will deliver great service. Going the extra mile is what she does best to get you a great result.

Lee is a people person! She has an incredible talent for understanding people and always goes the extra mile to put a smile on their faces, she knows just how important it is to find that perfect place called home.

Lee is quick thinking and a problem-solver. Confidence, serenity, and a strong sense of responsibility are her secret weapons in getting things done. She effortlessly connects with people and always delivers outstanding results.

Let me help you on your Real estate journey. Give me a call now to discuss your needs.

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Hard work is behind every success.
– Jessica Pilz

People Focused & Detail Orientated

With a background in both restaurant management and administration, Jessica is the perfect blend of people focused and detail orientated. Top that off with her genuine passion for property and you have someone that brings professionalism and enthusiasm to every meeting.

Having navigated the buying and selling process many times herself, Jessica understands the stress and rewards that come along with it and is determined to make each step as simple and enjoyable as possible for all her clients. Understanding what is important to each and every person she works with and taking the time to tailor a plan that will bring the best possible result for her clients on sale day are her highest priorities.

“Every step on the property ladder is an exciting one; whether you’re a first home buyer, upsizing to that perfect family home, or simply in search of an oasis. I want to help people navigate that process as seamlessly as possible.”

Backed by the strength and knowledge of the entire Harcourts Holmwood team, Jessica is here to offer professional transparent advice and a tailored approach to selling your home.

Get in touch with Jessica today!

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Intuitively Exceptional

Vivacious and vibrant, Kathryn Picton-Warlow is an immediately engaging personality. Offering a fresh take on real estate, Kathryn places people at the forefront of her ethos and it is this honest approach that sets her apart.

Impassioned about providing her clientele with exceptional results, Kathryn is resolute that trust and effective communication are enormous aspects of her business. Willing to listen closely, Kathryn’s approach is refreshingly sincere and trustworthy. Intuitive and exceptional at building rapport, it’s little wonder that Kathryn’s clients feel connected and valued.

Independent, hardworking and respectful, Kathryn credits her rural background with her commitment to excellence. Raised to care and with the responsibility that comes with breeding horses, Kathryn is instinctively compassionate and understanding. Kathryn recognises what real life looks like and she relishes the opportunity to live hers to the full.

Successfully blending the roles of business woman and mother, Kathryn is dedicated to achieving exceptional results, her proven track record testament to this personal pledge. Loyal, truthful and focused, Kathryn runs her own race, a breath of fresh air and committed to quality.

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Experience and Knowledge

Hayden started his career in the real estate industry in 2005, being trained under the careful guidance of James Twiss in Canterbury.

In 2007 Hayden was asked to join another real estate company and moved to Auckland as their Business Development Manager for Auckland and Northland. Following this he went on to open his own real estate business under that same brand in 2009. This was all achieved while undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies majoring in Real Estate and obtaining his Associate Member of the Real Estate Industry of New Zealand status (AREINZ).

In 2018 Hayden was presented with the opportunity to sell his business to a fellow franchisee and become that company’s General Manager. Three days into the job Hayden was offered the exciting opportunity of moving back to Christchurch to take up the role of Harcourts South Island Regional Manager.

15 months later, Hayden is delighted and honoured to be presented the opportunity to purchase a shareholding in the Holmwood Fendalton office and join Tony Jenkins’ leadership team.

He is looking forward to this exciting new chapter!

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“Unique by name, unique in my approach!”
– Zani Polson

Energy, Enthusiam & Excellence

No matter if you are a buyer or a seller, property today is a complex business. Trained as a Legal Secretary and having worked both here and abroad, Zani Polson combines both of these important skills of detailed organisation and effective communication. Indeed, Zani takes pride in making certain the client comes first and it is part of her mantra that service is about achieving exceptional results.

Zani understands the power of digital marketing to promote property and bring together opportunities that may slip past an older generation. Her energy and commitment to real estate is exciting as it is productive. Perhaps it comes from her commitment to her clients that marks her out as a person who knows that while marketing is so critical, face to face conversations are what generate results.

Zani has a rich experience of the needs of others and a genuine appreciation of factors that come into play when folk are making important decisions. Zani’s legal secretarial experience provides a deep appreciation of the complexities and pitfalls that can trip someone up in post-quake Christchurch. Of course, Zani Polson comes with an amazing team of managers, experienced agents and auctioneers at Ilam 2 to ensure that your property requirements are given the level of professional support all our clients expect.

‘Energy’, ‘enthusiasm’ and ‘excellence’ are three words many would use to describe Zani and for those seeking a consultant that will go the extra mile and deliver great results, it would be a great decision to give her a call.

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“If all the world’s a stage, Jack is well cast.”

– Jack Marshall

Energy, enthusiasm and a lifetime immersed in real estate

Jack Marshall’s always been something of a performer. He brings to real estate the same energy and enthusiasm he took to the theatre stage for years, as a performer in stage shows from one end of New Zealand to the other. The difference? Now he’s looking to delight his clients, not a packed auditorium.

Jack believes that when a client trusts you to help them, you do your absolute best by them. That honesty and integrity has been built over years, watching his father’s successful real estate career up close.

Now working side by side with his dad, Jack and Steven are a dynamic father and son team who really are real estate’s people people. As Marshall and Marshall, they bring double the experience and double the energy. Together, they’re a winning combination for their clients.

Jack is passionate about helping people, has energy on his side, and can’t wait to make his clients’ dreams a reality.

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Passion & Drive…

Buying her first home with her husband in Christchurch in 1996 ignited Jan’s interest in real estate. Her real estate career started in 2013 working as a personal assistant to Cathy Carter which quickly progressed to gaining her own licence. With an ability to see what a home can become, and an ability to listen to her clients wants and needs, means Jan is becoming known for getting people what they want now, and what they may need in the future with many people finding their forever home. With a rental portfolio of her own Jan also specialises in purchasing the right rental property matching her client’s strengths and needs.

She has a passionate and heartfelt drive to serve her clients’ best interests. Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is her absolute passion. Her client dedication and love of helping others are what motivate her most. Unparalleled customer service has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals.

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“You can gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience during a 34 year career in real estate.
– Steven Marshall

Bringing over 34 years of total focus and commitment

There’s experience, then there’s real experience. After more than 3 decades in the profession, Steven Marshall has it in spades. His extremely supportive and committed approach earns him rave reviews from clients and consistently delivers an incredible level of sales success. Focus and integrity are in his DNA.

For the last six years Steven’s worked side by side with his son Jack, and as a real estate dynamic duo they really are real estate’s people people.

When it comes to people, Jack and Steven believe in telling it like it is. They’re always honest, factual and supportive, totally focussed on their clients’ goals. They’ll offer sound advice without ever being pushy, their consultative approach helping minimise problems and maximise opportunities. And they’re both great negotiators when it comes down to the wire.

To them both, success is all about making a difference for people and helping them as they make some of the most significant moves in their lives. They build a genuine rapport with their clients and develop lasting relationships which is reflected in repeat business and referrals.

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 “The power of two.
– Paul & Deb Nichols

Experience Is Their Strength

Together, Paul and Deb offer a combined wealth of more than 25 years of real estate experience and intimate local knowledge, backed by the support of their administrative assistant.

They first gain a true understanding of their clients needs, then tailor a solution which specifically suits their clients situation. They work hard and have a natural enthusiasm along with a dedicated commitment to get the job done. When you combine this with their strong negotiation and marketing skills it is quite understandable why they have been so successful and consistently among the top performers in Harcourts year after year.

It all comes down to a quiet determined focus on success. With the “power of two” working in tandem, your property is in good hands with Paul and Deb. Let them assist you through your real estate experience – call them today.

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 “Success doesn’t come from overtly displaying your confidence. It’s about working hard for the best possible result.
– Jill Lange

Success Away from the Spotlight

In an industry that has a reputation for larger-than-life personalities, Jill Lange’s approach is more ‘now’ than ‘wow’.

That means Jill doesn’t give unnecessary attention to the big personal marketing campaigns, the massive client list or other unnecessary acts of ego. After 21 years in real estate she knows that working with a select group of clients, and committing every effort quickly and efficiently, is what’s important.

Certainly, she wins the awards but instead of a quest for recognition these awards are simply a natural extension of her attentive methodology and ability.

Unrestricted in her scope, Jill uses every tool at her disposal. That’s the technology, the systems and the backing of an exceptional Holmwood team. With this in place, she’s always ready to focus on what’s important – your real estate success!

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