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Originally from Auckland, I have owned properties and resided on the island for the last 20 years. For 8 years I commuted to Auckland (so earned my commuter status!) where I worked for an upmarket Corporate Travel Group as their Relationship Manager. I still like to keep attune with “city life” and have had several stints living off island, which helps to keep perspective but somehow Waiheke seems to get under your skin and draws you back time again!

Whilst it may not have been the most sensible economic time to start in real estate just prior to the GFC, it was certainly was the right time for me to branch out and work for myself, when I joined Harcourt's in 2006. The climate at the time, while tough suited my personal style and approach as I am very empathetic to people's situations. I pride myself on doing a professional job and take my responsibilities seriously and enjoy the relationships I form both with my vendors and buyers. Many start as strangers, end up as friends. I enjoy the diversity of doing real estate on Waiheke where the properties range from bach's to mansions, the prices from $100,000 's (now the odd section !) to $1m plus, the people from hermits to high flyers.

In January 2011 I joined Waiheke Real Estate who that year celebrated their 50th year of operation on the island, being a small independent agency owned and still operated by the Priest family since conception. Well earned is an outstanding local reputation for both their respected staff and outstanding sales record. Punching well above its weight, we consistently sell over 30% of the market share on Waiheke, while competing against much larger national agencies, with bigger profiles, offices and staff. That speaks for itself, as does our repeat business. If you are looking for an agency that just quietly goes about getting the job done, you've come to the right place.

Thank you for your professional service, commitment and persistence in selling our
house. We have enjoyed working with you and your team and would suggest others
do the same. It made such a difference have you onboard and motivated and we are
grateful for that. Many thanks and we wish you all the success you can handle!
Aaron and Wendy McLoughlin

Due to my being overseas at the time of sale Jude was happy to assist in extra ways which I was very grateful for. She passed on comments about the property leading up to the sale and suggested when the garden should be tidied. Later names and contacts were given of people who could assist in the winding up of the household goods etc. She also understood my emotional attachment to the house and what type of client I would like it to go to. I think she is great at what she does. Colleen Robins

Many thanks for your help and support Jude. You are great at your job and a real asset to your office. Peter and Marion Robertson

Jude, Thank you for all your help with selling our property. It really was a pleasure working with you and we both appreciated your interest and commitment. Also that at no time, even when the going got tough did you put pressure on us in any way. I don't know how you managed to keep so cherry when others were so gloomy and grumpy! As you know yourself it really is incredibly stressful selling one's home but honestly it really helped working with someone who managed to remain so positive.
Lyn Collins and Ross MacRae

“I can't speak more highly of real estate agent Jude Watson.
In fact Mary and I found selling with her a pleasure.
She listened to us, heard our heartbeat and then went and presented our property in a very creative way. These are tough times so we were glad to have a strong, friendly and very creative agent to get our place sold.”
Ian and Mary Grant