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John van Lienen

John van Lienen

Palmerston North

Position: Sales Manager and Auctioneer

Phone:+64 6 358 7803

Cell Phone:+64 27 446 4683

With experience in over 6,000 property transactions as a salesperson, as a sales manager and as company director and principal, few realtors have the credentials better equipped to give real estate advice than John van Lienen.

When John and Michelle van Lienen sold their award winning boutique real estate agency JVL Prestige Realty in 2014, they chose to go back to selling real estate at the coalface.

John and Michelle’s innovative reputation is well known to the people of the Manawatu which has seen them constantly achieve benchmark results for their clients and the property market in the region.

Looking back, John says he is proud of the fact he has recruited and developed many of today’s leading real estate people, some of whom have gone on to form their own real estate companies or become respected managers. Today many of those recruits are household names as leading sales people in the industry.

The same can be said about their current team, made up of Sales Assistants Kristen Lowndes and Hugh Symes and PA/Administrator Tracy Eagles who work alongside Michelle and John to provide a formidable team.

John is the most experienced real estate auctioneer in the Manawatu and a former two-time Australasian Auctioneer of the Year for the Real Estate Results Network and selected as a judge of the REINZ New Zealand Auctioneer of the Year.

He has conducted thousands of auctions and has a distinct auctioneer’s patter people like with his livestock sale yard auctioneering background.

John and Michelle are proud of their kids. Jake has a love for aviation and is currently completing a Massey University Aviation degree. Gorgi, their daughter, has a passion for sport and is studying in the United States completing a soccer scholarship and business degree.

Giving back has always been a part of John’s DNA. For ten years he was an active Real Estate Institute of New Zealand committee member for the Manawatu-Whanganui region. Being selected to be on the advisory board for Michael Sheargold’s Australasian Real Estate Results Network was also enlightening and rewarding for John.

His sporting passion that runs throughout the family lead him back to his football roots to become a board member of Young Heart Manawatu Football Club and help get them back into National League status. In recent years, the position of chairman of the board for the successful Bike Manawatu cycling club also created a busy and rewarding challenge at local, national and international level.

John also enjoys commentating the annual UCI International cycling event “The Gravel and Tar Classic” as well as his weekly “Real Estate News and Interviews” show on Facebook where he talks to industry experts about property related advice.

Real estate is in John’s blood and together with Michelle their journey has been remarkable. They are high-energy people with a humble respect. Their reputation and experience to sell property with a high level of integrity is a breath of fresh air for clients in all economic climates and their results speak for themselves.
472 Albert Street

Palmerston North City

472 Albert Street,



Tranquility, established trees, shelter, sun, birdlife and neighbourly are just a taste to what is really special about living here in this...

4 bed | 2 bath | 2 car

16 Clausen Street

Palmerston North City

16 Clausen Street,



Located close to good primary and high schools, Coronation Park sports fields and the Countdown supermarket as well as sitting across the...

3 bed | 1 bath | 2 car

52 Ruapehu Drive

Palmerston North City

52 Ruapehu Drive,



It isn't often you find a large family home boasting five double bedrooms in a sought after Massey side location without the price tag. ...

5 bed | 2 bath | 2 car

62 Te Awe Awe Street

Palmerston North City

62 Te Awe Awe Street,



Masterfully designed and beautifully built to capture a lodge style influence with feature schist and warm cedar wood quality throughout a...

4 bed | 4 bath | 3 car

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Recently Sold

16 Newbury Street

Palmerston North City

16 Newbury Street,



Not only are you going to enjoy living or investing in a quality built brick 1950 ex state home laden in beautiful native New Zealand heart...

3 bed | 1 bath | 1 car

51 The Strand

Palmerston North City

51 The Strand,



Architecturally designed with the brief to encompass the magnificent views of our stunning lush green New Zealand rural and mountain...

4 bed | 4 bath | 2 car

115 Ruapehu Drive

Palmerston North City

115 Ruapehu Drive,



The stylish New Zealand construction blend of popular South Island Schist, rough sawn pine and cedar-wood along with spectacular...

4 bed | 2 bath | 4 car

982A Rongotea Road

This is an incredibly versatile one level, eight bedroom country home or five bedroom home with an office and self-contained apartment...

8 bed | 3 bath

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