Irene has lived in the Bay of Islands for 19 years, during this time she has been involved in different aspects of the property market including waterfront, residential homes and sectors such as projects, commercial, lifestyle, tourism and business.
Irene's strength is built on a platform of constant achieving by setting clear goals, never giving up and applying strategies to ensure success, this has provided her customers with a proactive approach to marketing and selling real estate.
To meet Irene, is to meet a special person, with a gift to bring vendors and purchasers together, minimum of fuss or drama, there is no hard sell or pressure, Irene believes the vendors and the purchasers have a clear path in their mind on how a deal will unfold and ultimately, that all parties concerned will be happy with the final result.
Bayleys is a New Zealand owned family business, those values align with Irene. Hardworking and honest, combined with the ability to always look at the upside of life and business, a positive attitude and a grass roots philosophy of ‘Always treat others as you would want to be treated’.
Irene is happily married to Darran and living in Russell, she has two daughters. Dinesse who lives in Paihia with her husband Duncan, Dinesse is a Senior Tourism Guide and Duncan is a policeman based at Kerikeri. Little Alice is her other daughter, she is twelve years old and adored by all her family and friends.
If you’re selling or buying Irene’s intimate knowledge of the area and her low key approach to putting deals together will ultimately pay dividends to all involved.
Testimonials from Vendors and Purchasers:
"Irene was exceptionally helpful, with her friendly manner & open yet discerning communication, I felt I could trust her to look after me. She was insightful and down to earth without being pushy and yet she was focused on delivering a property for me to buy. She gave just the right amount of space and time for me to find my way to make the right decision. I felt very looked after." - Arteshar Llyod
“We are very happy for you to share these comments, in particular, Irene Bremner from your Russell office. Irene's professional attention to detail, warm and enquiring personality, coupled with her strong personal integrity while responding to all our requests, makes her in our opinion, one of the greatest assets to Bayleys and their service and to those looking for New Zealand northland real estate and in Irene's words "pearls in paradise". Thank you; we appreciate all your assistance in this regard.” - Dana & Christophe
“Hi Irene – That’s a great result – well done! Many thanks to you, Sabine the Auctioneer and the rest of your team for achieving this outcome” - Vendors March 2016
“A huge thank you for all the work you put into marketing 257 Te Wahapu. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last couple of months – your professionalism has never faltered and we have appreciated all your timely feedback as the campaign progressed. Selling it as auction was the goal and we certainly achieved that!” – Vendors December 2015
“After a long period of unsuccessful marketing with another real estate agency, we listed our property with Irene Bremner of Bayleys who convinced us to take the property to auction. Irene gave sound advice and encouragement throughout the process and always kept us informed of buyer interest and any further strategies that might be employed. Despite some unforeseen compliance difficulties, Irene managed to successfully sell the property at auction, we can not thank her enough for her tireless work to get the property marketed and sold. We highly recommend Irene Bremner to anyone buying or selling real estate.” M Jenson – Harcourts Kawerau
“Irene worked tirelessly on our behalf and kept us informed on all aspects of the advertising and sale process. Saleperson did everything needed to achieve the result. Excellent.” J & N Grieve June 2015
"Totally professional and accommodating. The best agent I have dealt with over many years. Would STRONGLY recommend to family and friends." – T Dunlop March 2015
“My property had been on the market with a local agency for well over 3 years with virtually no activity, aside from the odd visit. I kept lowering the asking price, but nothing seemed to work - until Irene entered the picture. She was familiar with the property and came up with a thorough analysis of the Russell market and the various ways to get a property sold, recommending in the end an auction in 2 months time. Once I accepted this strategy, it was all systems go with marketing, photos, promotions, visitations and advertising, all of which eventuated in a sale of the property shortly after the auction. I highly recommend Irene Bremner to anyone interested in either buying or selling property in Northland. She knows the market and knows the people. You simply can not go wrong with Irene.” M Doyle May 2014
“I wouldn't use anyone else to purchase or to sell property in this area. Would STRONGLY recommend to family and friends as Irene is fabulous to deal with.” – G Roach October 2014
Top 10% of Bayleys Sales People 2016/2017
Awarded Top Agent 2016-2017 Bayleys Paihia and Russell
Awarded Top Salesperson Far North 2017
Awarded No 1 Salesperson Bayleys Northland 2017
Awarded Biggest Business Growth Bayleys Northland 2017
Approaching $80million worth of settled sales
Bayleys Achievement Award $25million worth of settled sales
Bayleys Achievement Award $50million worth of settled sales
Office Salesperson for Paihia Residential Sales 2002, 2003, 2004, 2014 and 2015
5 years combined Long Service Award