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Started in Real Estate in 2008 in a partnership with my wife Vanessa.

Straight forward approach with straight up advice. We like to think we go the extra mile and many of of clients have become good friends.

Carl and UK-born wife Vanessa are a professional partnership who deliver no-nonsense facts. Having worked together for a number of years, experience has proven that this is simply the most effective way to do business. Their results speak for themselves, with numerous repeat clients and referrals making up a large part of their trade.

Originally from Dunedin, Carl spent five years in the UK where he met Vanessa and formed this energetic and efficient team. Carl and Vanessa have both always worked in Sales and Marketing roles; Carl at Outside Sports, Timeless Tiles, Redlands Equestrian Centre and Harcourts; Vanessa at Q92, Channel 5, Action Television, Redlands Equestrian Centre and Harcourts. This experience coupled with their own involvement in property and investment through the years make them an ideal fit for New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty.

Vanessa and Carl now team with well-known, Queenstown locals, Angela and Nathan Imlach and together they specialise in marketing luxury, lakefront, lifestyle and unique properties all over the Wakatipu. Nathan, Angela, Vanessa, and Carl are a detailed and diligent professional partnership who collectively bring many years of proven success and excellent networks. They look forward to assisting on your real estate journey and will help ensure it is a success.


Kevin Wilkinson

"We were newcomers to NZ and to Queenstown. Having fallen in love with both, we were introduced by a friend to Vanessa Sharp who went to a lot of trouble to familiarise us quickly with the locality and listened carefully to our intentions and needs. It didn’t take long to find the right property with Vanessa’s help and she was of great help in negotiating our purchase and then in introducing us to high quality professionals to help us forward with our intentions. Most of all we found Vanessa’s good humour and personal engagement with us made the whole process fun as well as professional."

Philippe Soulier

"It is with real enthusiasm that I hereby highly recommend Vanessa and Carl Johnston for their real estate work. First, they have helped me feel secure with them, and in a way with the country itself when I arrived in New Zealand, as they were truly advising me on what to do and not to do when looking for a property in Queenstown. Ihave to say today that fi they had not been serious in their search and in their negotiation with the seller, I would not have bought anything. Not only they have been able to help me find the perfect house, they have also helped me meet with the proper list of various contractors that enabled me to enhance further the house to my taste. During our stay, they have maintained a truly friendly relationship with us and always helped us while being away, once again making us feel they were always ready for the extra mile for us. Then when we decided that we had to leave because we just had a baby that could not travel so far, it was with a heartbreak that we asked Vanessa and Carl to sell our house, during a not so easy resale market period (due to the change in real estate rules with some foreigners not being able to buy houses in New Zealand). My wife hoped that they would never sell the house so that she could think of keeping the house for when our child would be older. And once again, Vanessa and Carl still found the right buyer, made the deal very easy for us, helped us move without us being on site. That felt great to be accompanied till the end. I am sure that if the people reading this letter understand that there is no better agents in Queenstown and its surroundings, then one day they will be willing to also write such a personal recommendation letter in their turn if needed."
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