Brent Sintes

After making the decision to sell our family home we contacted Brent from Devlin Real Estate. Through his knowledge, good advice and friendly manner he made this process very easy and stress free for us. Brent came up with great marketing and advertising strategies which helped with the quick successful sale of our home. We very much appreciated the efficiency and professionalism that he showed at all times. We thoroughly recommend Brent to anyone who is looking to sell. Thank you Brent.

 - Jan & Gerard Mulqueen

Chris Westwood

On behalf of our family, we would like to personally thank Chris for a job well done in recently selling our mother’s home. His excellent service, frequent communication, professionalism and dependability made the sale process so much easier for us. Every phone call to answer our questions or concerns was returned promptly. Chris’ attention to detail as well as his knowledge of the current market meant we had a quick and smooth sale. Chris went above and beyond and we would certainly recommend his services to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home. Chris Westwood has now helped us sell two properties and purchase one. We will definitely recommend and use Chris for all property transactions in the future.

- Mr & Mrs Stephen


Chris went over and beyond with my expectations. Chris was so positive throughout the property sale. Chris was even so helpful, he even got out his hammer and hammered a few nails in the fence. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris for any house sales. Chris was awesome. 10/10!

- Ms Walker


Thanks to Chris' extreme efficiency and rapid response times to our questions, queries and after thoughts the purchase of our first home in NZ has been super fast and stress free. Nothing has been too much trouble for Chris, reacting to our calls with informative answers and confirmations in no time at all. It is true we have no comparisons to make, but with Chris' faultless professionalism, we are certain he would be difficult to better. It has been our total pleasure dealing with Chris.

- Mr & Mrs Hooper


We found Chris to be attentive to details, considerate and very understanding of the hardship of the selling of our family home of more than 45 years. He always spoke to my husband and myself in easy to understand terms and kept us well informed of the buying and selling process all the way through.

- Mr & Mrs Pothecary


I have just recently sold by property with Chris. This is the first time I have used Chris and I would be more than happy to recommend him. I found his professional attitude very refreshing, he helped us through a few hiccups that came up with the contract, I would have easily walked away but he mediated and came up with solutions that suited both parties. He was always available whenever I had some queries and if he couldn’t always answer then, he made sure he found the answers promptly. I was more than happy with the outcome of the sale of my property and I would certainly use him again if I ever sell my property in the future. I wish you all the success in your future sale and a big thank you for everything you did for my mum and me.

- Mrs McLaughlin



Don Stott

Having to sell a home on behalf of the Owner can be a stressful time, Don's relaxed, professional manner made the whole process very easy. From the initial marketing to a successful sale, achieving a price better than expected. We can thoroughly recommend Don to anyone selling - his attention to detail and dedication to getting a good result for all concerned was much appreciated. Thank you Don.

- B & N Sharr

Don kept us fully informed at all times during the selling of our home and his friendly, calm manner and willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ in solving any little problems made everything so much easier for us. It was a pleasure to work with him and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

- John & Averil

Jim Weir

Oh thank you so much. You have been very helpful. I very much appreciated your help. You went further than most. Thanks again.

- Helen Mason-Burgess

With considerable appreciation, I can thoroughly recommend Jim - who under the restriction of a minimal advertising budget and selling at the height of the recession, still managed to produce a steady stream of prospective buyers culminating in two contracts at or better than market indicators.The conclusion was an excellent sale and we secured our dream property through Jim's dedication and hard work.

- PJC Lamb

Julz Evans

I have only known Julz for a short time and in the capacity of a real estate saleswoman. If I ever need to buy/sell again I would want Julz working for me. She is without question, a very genuine and caring person who goes that extra mile in all aspects of her work and in her personal relationships with her clients. If you want things done, and properly, see Julz. Once her work is completed she mains in contact. Julz has the very highest recommendations from me. A top young woman.

- S Clark

We employed Julz to sell our 10 acres lifestyle block with 3 x tunnel houses and a small market garden. Julz learned quickly all the vegetables that we had planted, were growing and how much we were getting for them at the markets. She was enthusiastic, positive and patient and showed numerous buyers through our property. We had a lot of people that if we had had to deal with them direct, we would have been very frustrated and would not have dealt with them in the professional way that Julz did. We had a break from the market for a few months and then came back to Julz to help us to market and sell again. We had secured a job in Australia and were desperate to sell and move on. Thankfully the market had picked up and Julz had our place under offer within the first week. We would like to thank Julz for all her hard work and have told her that she is the best real estate agent we have ever met and would deal with her again any day!

- G & M Hassall

I would recommend all the vendors and purchasers of property to take Julz Evans of Devlin Real Estate Ltd for not only her expertise in every aspect of real estate but also her sheer 200% effort day and night to achieve a great sale for her vendor. I know this because she sold my lifestyle block in a matter of a week. Rain, hail or now she was on that block showing potential purchasers even in the evenings because she was determined to help me off the block. Julz has also real empathy and huge humanity in the way she works with people. She truly listens and she employs herself heart and soul to achieving what is needed. I will always be grateful to Julz.

- G Johnston

In January 2013 I chose Julz Evans as the agent to sell a lifestyle property near Sefton for me. I have offered to write a reference because her services were exceptional. I could write the usual generic stuff by saying Julz was highly efficient and managed to get a very good price, all of which is true. But I want to be specific since my circumstances must have made me a problematic client! For a start, I live in Western Australia. Although I came to New Zealand to clear the property I then had to return home and leave Julz in charge of practicalities for several weeks. Monitoring the property involved her finding the barn and garage full of cluster flies on two occasions. She could have suggested calling a fumigator but instead she volunteered to put fumigation bombs there so as to keep my expenses down. As I had emptied the place there was no cleaning equipment available, so she brought her own in order to give the house a final dust and vacuum in readiness for the new owners. When I first arrived in New Zealand the gardens were terribly overgrown. Julz found me a very hard-working man to week and mow. She had the great idea of planting up the empty vegetable beds so that potential buyers could see how easily they could grow fresh produce. Another problem I presented was the fact I had inherited a deceased estate, which was being contested. During my absence Julz steadfastly stood up to relatives of the deceased who tried to trespass on to the property. Something which could have made the sale difficult was that the deceased had suicided. Duty of the disclosure meant Julz had to reveal this to potential buyers and, if asked, she even had to go into the details. I can barely imagine how hard it must be to do this. But she handled it with immense sensitivity. I chose her because she was the agent who sold this same property to my dearest friend (the deceased) who at the time told me how good she was to deal with. As Julz had known him she was able to reassure potential buyers by telling them all the positive things about his life. Julz is not only an agent with the acumen necessary to get vendors a good price. She is also a hands-on person capable of doing whatever it takes if she sees that something needs fixing. Most importantly, she is one of the most compassionate people I have met. She was so kind during what was an emotional time for me, and in my absence she went above and beyond to ensure the vacant property was well-maintained and kept secure.

- J Berney

Julz Evans did an amazing job selling our properties during the years, she always secured a sale. With her charming personality and persistence, she went beyond the call of duty to make a sale.

- T Berg

Kane Hampton

Dear Kane

I cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm in selling my home. Nothing was too much trouble, it went seamlessly from the first open day to deadline date; brochures; details and photos so very professional.

After 22 years in the same property you made it easy for me.

- Judy Walker 

(Multiple Offers, Sold $1.6 Million)

Lisa Leeburn

I can definitely recommend Lisa. Very professional and totally commited to finding the right buyer for your house, I had every confidence she could do that for us - and she did! Thank you Lisa.

- J & S Grindley - Ridgewood Construction Limited


We are so happy with Lisa, not only did she find us our dream home but also sold our old place within a week. Lisa went above and beyond and has made all our dreams come true. We truly wish to thank Lisa for being there through all the highs and the lows, you are an amazing Real Estate agent.

- G Heron & L Miles


I am very pleased to recommend Lisa Leeburn and to be used as a reference. Lisa's enthusiasm and commitment to selling our property for a good price was 'infectious' for both seller and buyer. She was always upbeat and friendly and brought in buyers who were genuine and most suited to our property. I never felt over-taxed by too many open homes and people coming through. She was always respectful and never brought in anyone other than people she thought were truly interested. List also has a good team behind her so we knew we were in good hands. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours - I believe whatever she sets her mind to she will achieve.

- T & J Goulding


Lisa did such a fantastic job at selling our property. She's very knowledgeable and explains things thoroughly. Our house was sold in three weeks and she worked very hard to get us a great price. Thank you Lisa - we will definitely be referring you.

- A Wilton & J Main


Liz and I would like to take the opportunity to express our thanks to Lisa Leeburn of Devlin Real Estate Ltd on the sale of our investment property in Rangiora. Lisa was well prepared with her research and presentation (even going the extra mile in helping us to get the place presentable by working in the garden and cutting our lawns). We were also dealing with an outgoing tenant which provided challengers, but Lisa always found the best way forward. In summary from the time of the first appraisal visit through to unconditional sale, Lisa's efficiency and professionalism were outstanding, and with the fantastic sale price Lisa achieved for us given the challenging market conditions, we have no doubt we picked the right agent. We will certainly be recommending Lisa to anyone who needs help selling or buying a house.

- M & L Evans




Megan Penney

My sincere thanks Megan for your success in selling my home. I have been pleased to be part of your first sale and gaining your Licence with Devlin Real Estate. You were always encouraging, helpful and available for my questions and punctual for open homes. I wish you all the very best in the future.

- Leona Reid

Tony Gordon

We weren’t really looking, but we found a house and absolutely fell in love with it. We put our house on the market and within 10 days Tony Gordon had a buyer for us, after the first one fell through. Brilliant stuff Tony! However we had a really rough ride purchasing the house we fell in love with. The vendor caused us several headaches and a huge amount of stress. He literally worked his behind off to ensure everything happened to meet the really quick deadlines that were thrown at us. It got so stressful for us at one stage that we nearly pulled the pin. The only thing stopping us doing that was we were in love and we didn’t want to lose this house. Had it not been for Tony we may have ended up in the Cardiac Unit or at regular AA meetings! He went well beyond what we expected a real estate agent to do. We aren’t planning on moving from our dream home any time soon or maybe ever, but if we did, Devlin is without a doubt the only real estate agency we would consider and we most definitely recommend them.

- Darrin & Michelle Hodge


Wendy Burgess

Thank you! We have had the best service one could wish for in the marketing and sale of our property. In both our real estate transactions, we have had very efficient and friendly service. The contact and feedback on what's happening etc cannot be faulted during what can be a stressful time. We can honestly recommend Wendy to anyone contemplating buying or selling real estate as experience, efficiency and friendliness make her a person we feel you can trust to take care of your real estate requirements in a very professional manner.

- A Kennedy

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