Steve is used to being at the top of his game – it is little wonder then that he chose to align himself with award-winning realtor Cherry Killgour. After an illustrious 33-year career in sales and marketing, Steve’s proven track record of engaging with clients and achieving outstanding sales results has allowed for a seamless transition into real estate.
A proven negotiator who sees building relationships as paramount to success, Steve’s acute business acumen ensures his clients receive a customised plan of action – specifically tailored to achieve their goals.
Hard-working and attentive, Steve’s potential was identified early on in his career. In his previous employ for a large multi-national corporate company, Steve was recipient of a prestigious global “Best of the Best” award – a testimony of his skill and ability.
Bringing together years of trade knowledge and unmatched experience, Cherry and Steve’s partnership is a proven success. Backed by Bayleys with international networks and industry leading marketing tools, they are certainly the team to aid you in your next property endeavour.
Standing the test of time and constantly in the forefront of an ever-changing industry, after 21 years’ experience in real estate, Cherry is well-renowned as a top performing agent. Working through the global financial crisis right through to the buoyant market of today, she is an ever-evolving salesperson you certainly want on your side.
An exciting addition to the Bayleys team, Cherry joins us with superior market knowledge and a keen community interest, which has seen her client retention and referral record speak for itself. Empathetic and intelligent, Cherry has won a host of industry awards including Top Salesperson of the Year, Top Lister and Most Settled Sales and is recognised as being in the elite echelon of the real estate industry. Maximising all possible resources, Cherry’s partnership with Steve Leyland offers clients a balanced and all-inclusive real estate experience, ensuring needs are met, expectations are exceeded and optimum results are consistently achieved.
New Zealand Awards
Salesperson of the year 2010-2011 for New Zealand (previous company)
Annual Awards 2015-2016
Elite 500 Club
Annual Awards 2014-2015
Inducted into the Captain’s Club as a Life Platinum Member
Inducted into the 500 Club
Clear Realty Awards - 2013-2014
Winner – Most Settled Sales 2013-2014
Winner – Most Signed Up Sales 2013-2014
Quarterly Awards - Second Quarter 2013
1st place – Top Auction Lister
3rd place – Top Vendor Investment Marketing
Annual Awards 2012-2013
Winner – Top Auction Lister/Salesperson
Fourth Place – Top Salesperson – Number of Transactions
Cherry and Steve have been wonderful in getting the best price for us in the sale of our property in Ellerslie.
It was great having two agents (basically for the price of one), who worked for the seller totally (a rarity in this market).
They listened to exactly what we wanted and what our end-game was. They had a buy-in with us and this worked to everyone’s benefit.
Luke and Raewyn
Just wanted to say how impressed we were with Cherry and Steve in helping us sell our house recently in Sandringham.
Having previously sold the house to us, we knew how well they interact with prospective buyers, which was important in our decision to work with them.
Their communication throughout was superb and nothing was too much trouble for them. They were also extremely helpful advising us on our own purchasing process, despite there being no direct benefit for them.
They were passionate, driven, hard-working, and lovely to deal with.
We were just as happy with the process as the end result and would recommend them to anyone.
I have known Cherry for 15 years, during this time Cherry has helped find the perfect homes for us, as well as marketing our homes when it has been time to move on. Cherry has so much enthusiasm and passion for finding people the right home that this benefits both the buyer and seller and makes what could be a stressful time appear seamless.
As you read this testimonial, you are clearly contemplating selling.
Cherry marketed my property by auction and I will explain why my decision on whom to appoint was a very considered and complex one. I am delighted to say that Cherry not only marketed the property exceptionally well, but also invested the time to fully understand the property’s characteristics and benefits. I desperately wanted the buyers to know what I loved about our home—which she demonstrated very well to prospective purchasers.
I am in real estate myself and had previously worked with Cherry and Ann. At the time of deciding to sell, I knew from experience that I could not represent myself in an auction format. The first question the buyers would ask is “how much do you want” and also I was “too close” to my own home to accept independence between buyer and seller. I could have appointed one of my own agency’s salespeople, however the reason I chose Cherry is because Cherry is simply the best agent I have ever worked with or met. She cares about the outcome as well as leaving no stone unturned in achieving a great result for her clients.
Being in real estate for over twenty years, I totally appreciate the difference in results that can be obtained from appointing the very best of agents or an average one. Out of the many, many agents I know, Cherry was the choice for me.
Cherry and her team have been amazing to deal with. They ran a great marketing campaign and constantly communicated with us throughout the process. We would highly recommend Cherry - she obviously loves what she does and is very good at it! She's got a real positive energy about her and our little girls absolutely adore her!
What a pleasure to provide a testimonial for Cherry and Steve. They were recommended to me by a friend and I engaged them to sell my property in Hillsborough.
Through the process I found them to be a well-organised, efficient and highly motivated team, including their PA Ann. They displayed great communication and honesty from our first meeting, with attention to detail in all areas of the sale process. From preparing for the sale through to the open homes, they showed total dedication and interacted with and followed up potential buyers in an honest and professional manner. The final process of completing the sale with the purchaser displayed commitment, efficiency and support both for them and for me.
I would highly recommend this amazing team to anyone.
I would totally recommend Cherry and Steve as agents to sell your property. Cherry was so encouraging and helpful at all stages of the process. Cherry was great at suggesting an honest, pragmatic approach to selling, and assured me of her support throughout the process.
Steve gave an honest realistic approach, that gave me confidence I was understood.
I felt I could relax knowing that Cherry and Steve understood my desire to make a good clean sale.
A quick and good sale was the result. My thanks to them both.
Cherry Killgour and Steve Leyland were the agents we chose to sell our house in Remuera. Our house was by far our biggest asset and we wanted the sale to go smoothly.
Cherry and Steve were wonderful. So hard-working, dedicated, efficient and well-organised, as well as being positive and cheerful all the way through the process.
They met our highest expectations and more. We are grateful for everything that they did for us. They certainly went the extra mile on our behalf.
We recommend them without hesitation.
John and Hillary S
We engaged Cherry and Steve to sell our home in Waiatarua Road in Remuera and found them to be an absolute joy to deal with.
Their professionalism and experience made what can be a stressful process a pleasure.
Their communication and willingness to listen to our needs and sell our home within only three weeks means we have no hesitation in recommending them to any would-be sellers or buyers.
Cherry and Steve were referred to us by my manager. They had sold properties on his behalf so we felt a certain measure of trust already in place as he couldn’t fault them. This was the first time we’d sold any property so were slightly anxious but after a couple of meetings we felt very comfortable with what was going to happen. They kept us fully informed of everything that was going on which is to be expected but we felt that their personal touch really added to the overall experience. It may not seem like much but we had a slight complication in the form of a young cat who was not allowed outside. Cherry handled it fabulously and it took a huge weight off our shoulders to know that he was being taken care of. We had ups and downs with potential buyers and I’m glad they didn’t hold anything back. It was important to know what the general feeling was out there even though it was pretty stressful at the time. However, come the day of the auction, the right people were there and we got the result we wanted. We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome, given what other houses of a similar size and age in the area had sold for. We would not hesitate recommending Cherry and Steve to any family, friends or colleagues who may be contemplating selling up. They will certainly be in very safe hands. We actually miss them – life is very quiet since the sale!
Carl and Emma B
We chose Cherry and Steve as our agents as they exuded a genuine energy for wanting to list and sell our property in Royal Oak. They also offered the most comprehensive marketing package including using a professional photographer for our photos. They attended the photo shoot and actively staged the rooms which resulted in the best marketing photos we have seen. Those photos got the buyers to the open homes.
We were reluctant to go for auction and Cherry and Steve supported our approach to "price by negotiation". Other agents did not support our approach.
They kept us well updated during the marketing process and presented an acceptable offer to us within a few days of the first open home. Although we had signed the conditional offer, they committed to continuing the open homes and found more potential buyers as possible back up candidates. They attended the building inspection and subsequent on-site meetings themselves which was evidence of their unbridled commitment to the whole process.
The offer went unconditional and since then we have received the best after sales service we have ever experienced. It has been awesome!!!
We unequivocally recommend Cherry and Steve to anyone considering selling their property. They are onto it, professional, likeable and very calm and supportive during such a stressful process. They smoothed the waters for us and made selling easier for us. No wonder they are so successful!!!!
Andrea B and Claire D
Our family home in Epsom was marketed by Cherry Killgour. Making the decision as to which marketing consultant we should use was not an easy one as we had received so many recommendations from associates who had used various consultants and all had come with very strong endorsements.
Our property was listed with Cherry after much consideration and we were absolutely delighted with the outcome.
Cherry's communication around the marketing activities and feedback from prospective buyers was regular, very open and at no point were we unsure of how the marketing plan was progressing.
We did not feel under pressure throughout the marketing period, which can potentially be a very stressful time. For this we are very thankful and grateful to Cherry.
We would have no hesitation in engaging Cherry again to market one of our properties.
James P and Barbara L
Cherry Killgour sold our Remuera property. We chose Cherry because we felt a rapport with her and believed she was the right person to handle our most important asset sale. During the process Cherry kept us fully informed and guided us in presenting the house to achieve the best price. We sold in our target range and we were very pleased with the result.
We would have no hesitation in using Cherry again in the future and we recommend Cherry's service to others.
Rob and Margaret B
You will be in great hands selling your property with Cherry. I have now sold two properties with Cherry and find her a real pleasure to deal with. Her communication skills, honesty and dedication for getting you the best possible price is so comforting, especially as it can be a stressful time selling your house. You really can tell Cherry's love of being a real estate agent as it shows in her personal skills and most importantly the end result. I look forward to using Cherry for future sales.
We have had the great pleasure of knowing Cherry for over 10 years.
In and out of the office, Cherry conducts herself with honesty and integrity. She can be counted on not just to work hard, but to go above and beyond fair expectations of a real estate agent.
She is probably one of the hardest working professionals I know in any field. She answered late night emails, made arrangements over the weekends, answered all our questions and concerns with timeliness. During the marketing of our property Cherry showed she is punctual, professional and reliable. When she tells you she's going to do something, look something up, or get back to you, she delivers. Every single time.
From the first point of contact to the signing of the contract, Cherry performed above and beyond our expectations, guided us in the right direction with the right marketing campaign and presentation advice, and achieved incredible results for us. We never once felt Cherry was not working for us, the vendor.
We are still sincerely thankful Cherry decided to market our property, and for all the above reasons, we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Cherry to help sell your property.
If and when we ever decide to sell or purchase property in the future we would not hesitate to make Cherry our first point of contact.
David and Lisa S