For 27 years John van Lienen has successfully been at the forefront of the real estate industry in the Manawatu. Recently, John and his wife Michelle sold their fifteen year old real estate business JVL Prestige Realty to Bayleys Corporation, and the merging of the two Brands has created a formidable Bayleys Manawatu team.
John says "27 years of growing startup real estate companies has been energising and rewarding, but now it's time for Michelle and I to team up together and focus on just selling real estate while spending more quality time with our kids”. He claims his first job as a livestock agent and auctioneer, learning the art of dealing with farming clients and livestock negotiations, made his move to the real estate industry a natural fit after returning from his OE in 1986. Reaching number one in sales for Property Brokers, his first real estate job was a thrill, and John quickly moved up the ranks to sales management and company Auctioneer by the time he was 27.
In 1999, John and Michelle formed JVL Prestige Realty their own company which fast became the Manawatu region’s number one boutique agency winning many industry accolades including Australasian “New Zealand Boutique Agency of the Year" for the Real Estate Results Network.
John himself has twice won Auctioneer of the year in Australia for the Real estate Results Network and believes the auction process for sellers and buyers is the purest form of valuing real estate, if managed well by the agent and the Auctioneer. Adding to John’s CV he has also been on the judging panel for the New Zealand Real Estate Institutes Annual Auctioneers’ Championships.
Between John and Michelle they have been involved in over 6000 property sales, which they hope will provide sellers with plenty of confidence when deciding who to sell their home with. It goes without saying, most of us want to sell our homes for the highest possible price, which is what John is known for in the Manawatu.
It costs you no more to use the experience of John’s sales and marketing track record, than if you were to use anyone else in the industry. The result however, could be significantly different. So if you need any qualified trusted property advice, long before you put your home on the market, John van Lienen would love to help you anytime without obligation.