Colleen Harris is arguably one of the country’s most knowledgeable and high profile agents offering her clients a vast array of experience. Now working in partnership with her daughter Johanna Leighton, the pair makes a formidable team covering all generations and target markets.
One of the country’s leading real estate commentators, Colleen’s past role as CEO of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) saw her considered the ‘go-to’ spokesperson for all things residential property. She now offers her clients unsurpassed market knowledge, which naturally facilitates outstanding results.
Colleen has had an interesting life progression from growing up on a small farm in Martinborough. Her previous experience includes theatre nurse and then practice manager, corporate management and franchise ownership. She has a Masters of Business, making her skillset wide and varied.
Colleen has always taken a keen interest in property and began renovating and transforming homes in her twenties. This enables her to give her vendors advice on how to increase their property value and purchasers tips on how to transform a house into their dream home. With a reputation for being a skilled negotiator, hardworking and committed to going above and beyond, it is her unique combination of academic abilities and friendly, down-to-earth, caring nature, which has been a recipe for real estate success.
Outside of real estate Colleen has enjoyed working for several charities, including Youthline, and was a previous trustee for StarJam. She also loves spending time with family, exploring new places locally and abroad and enjoying good food and wine.
Working all over Auckland and across all generations, Colleen and Johanna assist homebuyers to those looking to move up the property ladder, downsize or retire, and investors. Together they offer the benefit of a wide and varied database of qualified buyers, collected through their ongoing association with a variety of networks.
Colleen and Johanna love achieving an excellent result for their clients that provides them with lots of choices for the future. With a proven track record of achieving street records and outstanding results, particularly at auction, it’s no surprise that Colleen and Johanna have a reputation for being trusted agents and most of their work is by referral and word of mouth.
Colleen and Johanna were both amazing at their jobs. Professional, helpful, proactive and very knowledgeable. They both guided us through the sale of my two properties at ease; especially considering it was a stressful time for us! I would recommend both of them.
Vendor - Craig Robert Wilson
Johanna and Colleen were so helpful with the preparation for the sale of my house and preparing for auction. Was only on for one weekend when offer made was beyond my expectations brought forward auction and price went over the offer. I am forever grateful to the help I received. These two ladies are the best thank you.
Ann Marion Hayes
Johanna and Colleen were confident of a positive outcome from the start of the process. They worked really hard to get as many people as possible to look at our house and there were always lots of people at our open homes. We appreciated advice along the way despite having sold a few homes previously. They knew what to do and helped us reach a great sale. We highly recommend Colleen and Johanna a a team to sell your home.
Chis and Sharon Miller
We found Colleen and Johanna to be extremely professional. They listened to our requests and worked well with us. With great communication throughout the whole campaign. We felt we were in safe hands. They each have their own unique skill sets and when combined make them an absolutely dynamic duo.
Lisa and Peter Dudfield. Mt Eden, Auckland