Michelle Stephenson - Harcourts
Connecting with people and creating lasting relationships is always the goal of Harcourts Real Estate sales consultant Michelle Stephenson.
Michelle prides herself on the ‘one mouth and two ears’ approach. Sometimes that means doing herself out of a sale, which was the case recently when a feeling led her to ask a separating couple whether they really wanted to sell their home or whether they wanted to reconcile. Turns out the couple were both having second thoughts about splitting up and Michelle’s liaison saw them get back together. Having built the relationship, when they did decide to sell their home – Michelle was their first port of call.
Michelle became a licensed real estate agent in 2003 and she completed her initial sales certificate and a two-year training programme, similar to what Harcourts Real Estate offers new agents today. Michelle joined Harcourts in 2008 and says the experience and market knowledge of the long-standing Whakatane team is a huge factor of their success.
Selling or buying property is usually a person’s biggest asset, so Michelle has always taken that role seriously, particularly, as selling or buying often happens at various stages in people’s lives. These can be pivotal moments such as buying a first home, growing family or sadly an estate sale, for example. Michelle’s love of the job and helping people resulted in her being awarded the No. 3 National Client Experience Individual Award in New Zealand and the No. 3 International Client Experience Individual Award in Melbourne in May this year.
Living in Coastlands, Michelle has built a fantastic clientele in the area, but also lists homes through-out the Whakatane and Ohope region. Her focus on people and on ensuring a property is well exposed to the marketplace is reflected in her success.
Family has always been an important part of Michelle’s life, having formerly run a family-owned cycle business prior to becoming a real estate agent. Michelle’s son (Matt) also joined the Harcourts team in April 2018 as a sales consultant.
If you are looking for a top agent with a proven track record call Michelle today. You won't be disappointed.