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Lesley McLellan

Lesley McLellan

Auckland Central

Position: Sales Associate

Phone:+64 9 353 1220

Cell Phone:+64 27 453 5070

Lesley is a highly professional and accountable businesswoman with the capacity to navigate complex and delicate situations. Lesley is energetic and extremely competitive. She derives enormous satisfaction from building relationships and supporting people in their aim to acquire the object of their desires.

Lesley is a skillful negotiator and garners trust and respect from peers and clients by conducting herself with honesty and openness. She is pragmatic yet creative with a strong flair for marketing borne out of a depth of understanding on what makes people tick.

Lesley’s work ethic, passion, commitment and all-consuming love of the real estate industry means she can be relied upon in any situation that calls for a coherent and sound perspective. She is a loyal team player who brings a wealth of experience in mentorship based on her years in training and teaching roles. Prior to joining New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, Lesley has enjoyed an extensive 20 year career in real estate, selling more than 480 homes and has consistently featured in the list of top agents in New Zealand.


It is our immense pleasure to recommend Lesley as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. She assisted my partner and me with the purchase of a house in Parnell earlier this year.<>
We were looking for a house where we could start a family and after meeting Lesley while visiting our new home, she proved to be a super attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She knows this part of Parnell like the back of her hand. There is nothing that escapes Lesley’s attention when it comes to property for sale in this area, which really helped us fall even more in love with this property and surroundings.

A master with the contract negotiations, Lesley came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. She has high integrity and is very conscientious and tenacious, always keeping the clients’ best interests in mind.

She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. She is also highly personable with an engaging personality and gave us amazing advice on a few things in the house.

We are pleased to recommend Lesley to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again she will be our first choice in real estate agents.

Tiago and Claudia - Purchaser

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I don’t think I would have bought my first New Zealand home if it were not for Lesley.

As a first time buyer into the New Zealand property market, Lesley was patient and careful to answer all my many questions thoroughly and knowle...dgeably. It’s worth mentioning that Lesley made me feel comfortable and confident that she was representing both the vendor of the property and myself fairly. I believe it was a good outcome for both parties.

Meticulous with her choice of words as she is with her approach to presenting a property, I’ve enjoyed the process of working with Lesley immensely and would happily do so again.

I look forward to catching up with her again when I next visit and to taste her famous chicken pie.

Peter Teo - Purchaser

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Lesley McLellan has acted as agent for a number of my clients over the past 5 years. She is highly professional in her dealings with buyers and sellers and acts with complete integrity. For assignments requiring a high level of confidentiality an...d discretion she is in my view an excellent choice

 Jeremy Goodwin - vendors solicitor

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Lesley sold our house at auction successfully in August 2015.
Lesley was referred to me, and on first meeting I knew she felt the same passion and understood my love for my home. She noticed detail that I never would have expected anyone to notice.
We chose to sell by appointment only, which is a time consuming commitment for agent and seller. Lesley took the time daily to spend thorough individual viewings with buyers, making sure they appreciated the quality of the design.
Never once did she call 720 Remuera Road a house. She always called our home, a home.

I felt Lesley’s elegance and dignity reassured both the buyers and myself that they were in the safe hands of a professional.
Within a week of selling, and a day after viewing, I bought my new home which Lesley suggested I view. She understood what I was seeking and we all worked at speed for this to be a reality.

- Jo Nicholls  

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It gives me great pleasure to write in support of the excellent work done by Lesley McLellan for my husband and I in the recent marketing and sale of our home of 30 years overlooking Hobson Bay in Parnell.

We had previously engaged the s...ervices of a high profile agent from another real estate agency in endeavour to sell both our properties together on the same site in Tohunga Crescent. After a few months we had had no success.

Lesley came to us with a proposition which involved selling the large and small houses separately. She had done extremely thorough research and demonstrated in that meeting that she knew her real estate in the area and had all the statistics. We agreed to her proposition and she ended up selling both houses in concert in the space of a very short time. We were delighted with the respected outcomes.

In our view Lesley has the following characteristics that make her such a good agent and a pleasure to work with. She is:
A thorough researcher and uses the data she gathers well,
Strategic. Her proposition to us turned out to be the right strategy, able to build strong, enduring relationships based on her high level of empathy (she actually listens!) and her charming personality.
Able to take a stand and state a point of view when she sees the need,
Tenacious and patient and able to negotiate her way through what turned out to be some difficult title issues along the way in a manner that managed to keep sometimes three or more parties on board and incredibly hard-working and prepared to do whatever it takes. For example for open homes for the small house she hosted viewing for three quarters of an hour three times a week unlike the scant half hour of most agents. More often than not she would be on the job for an hour and a half dealing patiently with demanding possible buyers
Able to give sound guidance on marketing which paid off for us. She arranged a very professional and skilled photographer and for very little cost, a drone.
Calm and well considered under pressure and able to deal with our stress as vendors on several occasions when often we were challenging
Fun to be with and has a sense of humour
Respectful and tolerant of everyone
Able to engage prospective buyers who really took to her. We had record viewings of the small house which was for sale by auction and many bidders.
Very stylish and always immaculately presented
Administratively strong and gives the best progress reports we had seen to date
A strong and competent communicator who keeps you in touch all the way 

Overall, my husband and I give our unreserved commendation of Lesley. Either one of us would be happy to talk further with anyone who wishes for more information.

- Christine and Simon Hart

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The sale of your primary home can be one of the most stressful events ever undertaken. It needs a professional with attention to detail to orchestrate the whole process while keeping the client fully informed. This removes the stress and manages ...expectations concluding in a successful transaction. Clearly maturity and experience matters. There is no finer professional in Auckland than Lesley McLellan.

-John Mather (vendor)

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