Johanna Leighton is one half of a formidable sales team, which puts an emphasis on customer service, unsurpassed market knowledge and only the best results. Working in partnership with her mother Colleen Harris, renowned agent and ex CEO of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, the mother daughter duo makes an unbeatable team covering all generations and target markets.
Johanna is a self-confessed ‘people person’. She loves helping others and her kind and compassionate nature lends itself to getting the best outcomes for her clients. Johanna has a professional background as an entrepreneur. She trained as a hairdresser and had her own hairdressing business in her early 20s. She then moved on to a successful career in counselling and psychology and worked as a therapist for a number of years. She uses these incredibly valuable skills when working with her purchasers and vendors aiming to help them understand the business end of their property transactions, navigating the many emotions involved and making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Johanna literally grew up around property with her mother renovating and selling homes while Johanna was growing up. Johanna loves how every home is unique and has its own story. Her creative, artistic personality enables her to offer her vendors and purchasers great ideas on how to transform a property to help them realise their property dreams whether that be a home to live in, investment property, getting the best price possible or something else.
A superb negotiator with a propensity for problem solving, Johanna is constantly up-skilling to make sure her clients benefit from the latest industry leading tools. Warm, energetic and eternally positive, clients rave about Johanna’s approachable nature and unique ability to step outside the box to get the very best results.
Outside of work Johanna enjoys spending time with family and is interested in health and fitness as well as donating her time to offer volunteer phone counselling for a children’s charity.
Working all over Auckland and across all generations, Johanna and Colleen work with 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 on-going association with a variety of networks.
Johanna and Colleen 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 Johanna and Colleen have a reputation for being trusted agents and most of their work is by referral and word of mouth.