Karla has been in the Real Estate industry intermittently since the early 2000’s, predominantly in the Residential Property Management Sector. She has also worked a number of years in technology as National Training Manager and Product Sales Manager for Panasonic NZ and NZ Branch Manager for Show Technology.
Karla has always strived to be the best at what she does, builder strong relationships and to achieve the highest level of excellence possible.
After growing up in Cambridge, Karla moved to Auckland as a teenager to complete a Diploma in Performing Arts (Sound & Lighting), living in Auckland for the following 23 years.
As well as working full-time, Karla has had the privilege of being a professional singer for many of those years. In 2017 Karla and her family made the move and leave the bright lights and traffic, to relocate in Stratford. This was a fantastic decision and they have absolutely loved being part of a close-knit community in the most beautiful place in the world!
This gave Karla the opportunity to return to an industry she loves and was the Business Development Manager for a Property Management business, managing 9 staff. Her goal has been to sell Real Estate, not only just to sell, but to EXCEL in selling Real Estate and now, she has the opportunity to put her experiences together with Alison Smith in their new venture “Smith & Co” within the Bayleys umbrella.
Together they have combined their real estate, property management, sales and marketing knowledge, infused it into the business to offer their clients the complete package.
Karla and Alison together have the skills and the professionalism to produce maximum results for their clients. They want to get to know you and your family, because to them, you are more than a client.
They are “Smith & Co”, a part of Bayleys Taranaki, which is a part of the Bayleys franchise of Success Realty that encompasses the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Taranaki regions, as well as the wider Bayleys Realty Group that is nationwide, with an international reach through strong relationships and affiliation.
Bayleys is founded on family values which fits closely with Karla and Alison’s core values. Bayleys are professional and have outstanding processes.
Karla and Alison love what they do, not only do they love working together as a team, but they love being a part of the local community and service is at the heart of everything they do in real estate.
They support local schools and businesses working towards a great future, building relationships that go beyond the closing of a deal.
If you are thinking of buying or selling, Karla and Alison would love to help you achieve your real estate goals. They live and work in the South & Central Taranaki region and there is no place they would rather call home.
They are a team that will put your needs first, strongly believing in regular contact and communication.
Karla and Alison want you to experience working with Smith & Co, they are your supporters, creative thinkers, problem solvers and the hard workers that work closely with their clients. What keeps them awake at night is helping others build their dreams, come experience the difference!
They are in your community Taranaki and will be the ones to help you love where you live.