Bret Glazer & Donna Churton - UP
The Bret & Donna combo is a partnership combination that just works.
This ‘dynamic duo’ have nurtured a successful real estate career out of high energy, big dreams, and strong focussed work ethic, both having come from a successful career in corporate sales.
Bret’s previous experience is wide, from his time spent in the NZ Army to NZ retail product management for a one of the biggest companies in the world. Bret also has experience with some of NZ’s leading building supply businesses, has travelled extensively, raced motorcycles, loves fishing and mountain biking… needless to say, Bret connects to people easily on many levels.
The way Donna listens reflects her genuine desire to get it right and comes not just as a result of her care for people but also her 30 years as a sales professional in a diverse range of industries including events, fashion and advertising. Her experience shows. A competent negotiator, her tireless work ethic is born of a history as a long-distance runner to NZ representative level.
Consequently, it comes as no surprise that Bret & Donna’s ability to quickly gain clients trust and confidence have seen them achieve outstanding results backed up by fantastic client testimonials.
Bret & Donna hold the utmost belief that the key to great sales success is people skills, market knowledge, and negotiation prowess and with this they deliver a personal, tailored approach to each home. Their pragmatic focus is perfectly balanced by attention to detail and an empathetic nature – they have an intuitive sense of what is required to get it right.
“We understand we are dealing with what is possibly someone’s biggest asset, producing the best results possible is our goal” - Bret & Donna do not underestimate the level of trust their vendors put in them.
“They work together extremely well and they compliment each other”
Bret and Donna were AWESOME to experience our first house sale with. They were understanding of our own circumstances and kept us up to date with all information we needed. They showed professionalism at all times and were a joy to work with. They have a great sense of humour and kept things light, when needed as it can be a stressful time. They were willing to go the extra mile always with a smile 😉
I would recommend this fabulous couple 😉 They work together extremely well and they compliment each other.
Summer & Pele Ioelu.
We appreciated their professionalism.
Bret and Donna helped my wife and I sell our home in Mount Albert in late 2018, and the dedication they showed throughout the campaign was key to us successfully completing the sale.
We were very happy with the level of interest they managed to generate for the open homes as the market was just starting to tighten at the time. The feedback they gave us on both our house and the wider market was comprehensive, and we felt fully informed of progress at every stage. They came prepared with a complete marketing campaign and backup plan in case we failed to sell at auction, and eventually this is what allowed us to complete the sale in time to make an offer on our new home.
Bret and Donna were a pleasure to deal with. We appreciated their professionalism, and how they did everything they could to make selling our family home as smooth and stress free as possible.
Regards, Richard & Deborah Jarvis
7 weeks from seeing, buying, selling and moving.
8 weeks ago, I heard of an apartment that felt would be perfect for me. Bret and Donna made arrangements to show it to me and I fell in love with it. They helped me to place an offer conditional on the sale of my current home and spoke to me explaining all the options available to me to sell it as it wasn’t listed for sale.
I have the utmost respect in the way they handled the next 7 weeks and the entire range of procedures needed to follow for me to make an offer on the new property I wanted, list my existing home, understand the auction process, secure an acceptable sale price and help arrange my move.
Now 1 week after the move I am looking back at the ease and speed of the entire process, which would not have been possible without the totally professional assistance from Donna, Bret and the management of UP Real Estate. I highly recommend them and their agency to anyone considering selling their home and have 100% confidence they would provide an excellent job. Thank you very much.
— Pauline Bascik
“Sealed the deal in 2 weeks - Sold!”
I hadn't moved or bought a home in over 10 years, so when I decided my Parnell home was just too small for the growing family I needed a team with great expertise! Donna & Bret showed just that and went above and beyond my expectations for the house sale - so professional, precise, friendly and made the entire process from start to finish - stress free and effortless, as they managed everything from start to finish. Bret's attention to detail, strong work ethic and Donna's organisational skills and friendly manner sealed the deal in 2 weeks - Sold! Well done to a great team, couldn't have done it without you - thanks a lot!
Bret and Donna have been fantastic agents who have held our hands through the selling process as we sold our first home. They have answered all our questions honestly and promptly with great communication. They had a good idea of the market and were able to get us a result higher than the predictions of all 5 agents who we interviewed prior to choosing Bret and Donna. We felt comfortable trusting Bret and Donna with our home throughout the process and they supported and advised us on how to get the best result possible. We highly recommend Bret and Donna for anyone wanting to sell (or buy) their property.
“Everything we wanted and more.”
Congratulations on the sale of our house.
This was a great result due to your consistent hard work especially with media and the open homes.
Your professionalism, calmness and "sunshine" personality made working along side you an extremely pleasant experience.
Thank you we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who wishes to sell their home.
— Robyn + Steve
Being our first home purchase, I did not know all the procedures to follow & the paperwork to be done at such a short notice of time but you guided very systematically, the way you facilitated accurately, I being layman, it did not seem difficult at all. I will like to thank you for showing such professionalism & helping me & my pregnant wife in getting the deal done. It was a pleasure working with you & you are certainly an asset to your organization. I will have no doubt in recommending you to anyone looking to buy or sell
— Hitpal S
“5 Stars, Professional Service.”
My wife and I recently became acquainted with Bret Glazer when he acted as the real estate agent in the sale of our home. This was a most important financial transaction for us as it factored greatly into our future retirement plans. Bret walked us through the experience from beginning to successful completion with a steady hand and no dramas. He made certain that our questions were always answered and the process was made very transparent to us. Our home was sold at auction which can be a nerve racking event but Bret reassured us with his calm and professional manner. We award him five stars for his performance. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to provide this reference for a fine gentleman and a very nice person.