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Janet Ellwood

Licensee Agent - Lifestyle Specialist

Janet Ellwood AREINZ (Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand)

Two of Janet’s passions – horses and houses.  Janet purchased her first home 40 years ago and a few houses later (and never without ownership) she owns an eleven acre dream farmlet five minutes out of Albany with ‘world class’ Hanoverian and Holstein horses.  Enjoying personal security and contentment, Janet loves being involved in helping others procure their real estate dream’s delight.

Janet has a social science degree; a diploma in business studies, real estate; and a diploma in Education, being secondary teacher trained.  Let her put her years of discipline and obtained knowledge to work for you.

November 2020 represents the anniversary of 21 years in real estate selling in the East Coast Bays, Albany and rural areas around Albany.
Janet has received awards for achievement in the past including in the area of auctions in which she has achieved particular success.


"We have had dealings with Janet Ellwood both with selling our previous house and buying our present one.  In all circumstances we have found Janet to be helpful, enthusiastic and above all a person of high integrity".
Mr and Mrs Warwick and Philippa Edwards

"We have known Janet for some 20 years and during that she has been involved in the successful sale of two of our properties.  We have always found Janet to be honest and straightforward.  We are especially thankful to Janet throughout the marketing and during the open homes, when she took particular care not to disrupt our life too much, respecting our privacy at all times.  If at any time in the future we require the services of a real estate agent, we will have no hesitation in contacting Janet who we recommend with pleasure".
Mr and Mrs Terry and Yvonne Boulger

"My first choice of real estate consultant was Janet Ellwood.  She lives, herself, on a rural block, she is very knowledgable and gave me the best advice.  Janet certainly helped me enormously in achieving my sale.  She gave me a lot of time, showed a lot of people through and worked very hard.  The property sold a week prior to auction due to buyer pressure.  I would recommend Janet to anyone wanting a sincere and dedicated professional".
Mr Neil Priest

"Janet has rendered real estate services to our company on various occasions both acquiring properties for development and marketing the subdivided product - residential and lifestyle property.  Janet is a very successful negotiator, has an abundance of enthusiasm, a keen market knowledge and a high level of integrity in her dealings with all parties.  We would not hesitate to appoint Janet for marketing of our development projects".
Mr Henk Kamffer, Director, North Shore Projects Ltd

Janet was recommended to us as a real estate agent who got results - and she certainly did that for us.  Janet showed patience and perseverance in selling our house - even when we were getting a bit despondent with the process!  She was always cheerful and very determined.  We are most appreciative of all her efforts to achieve the sale - particularly the calm handling of the negotiations at the close".
Mr and Mrs John and Candy Reinecke

"Janet was our sales agent for a lifestyle property the company wished to divest.  We had two valuations - $930,000 and $840,000.  There were negatives at the site - proximity to a landfill and a period of lack of occupancy.  We relied heavily on Janet's experience in marketing the property.  Approximately three weeks after an auction, which attracted a good number of potential buyers, a deal was closed at close to our target price.  I have no hesitation in commending Janet to other clients for her professionalism, knowledge, competence and energy in the real estate sector".
Mr Chris Wills, Operations Manager, Waste Management

"I would like to express our thanks to you for the effort that you went through to dispose of our home in Albany for us.  The guidance you gave us on the market, and support you provided by handling a number of personal requirements for us whilst we were away in Australia was truly appreciated.  I doubt we would have been able to have done it any other way!  Your marketing saw upwards of 70 people through the home, far more than we had had during our open home days before we left.  Whilst I always believed the home was worth more than what it sold for, I expect that the price we received was fair and reasonable, and reached our reserve.  Having no real feel for what the property market in NZ was doing, I believe that the advice you provided to us on price and strategy was correct and resulted in a sale".
Mr Andre Be

"I listed with Janet a Dairy Flat block (land only) still being developed and subject to new title. Janet located prospective purchasers without my even having to advertise; one of whom became the buyer. Janet is a refreshingly intelligent and direct speaking agent with a tenacious, yet patient approach and she gets results. If you want to get a sale it is well worth giving Janet a call."

Craig Beecroft BMS (Hons). Director., Rixington Group Ltd

"As purchasers, Janet interpreted our requirements exactly and delivered us our dream home." 

Kathryn Trounson

"Janet Ellwood recently sold our lifestyle property in Waitoki for us. Barry and I were very impressed with the way Janet set out a plan, stuck to it and sold our property. We felt we were in a safe and experienced pair of hands and will always be grateful for Janet's hard work, kindness and unfailing good humour. We recommend Janet to anyone who appreciates a realtor you can rely on, trust and have faith in." 

Judy and Barry Maclaren

“Janet has provided us with excellent market data from the start. The local sales data and market reports helped us in estimating our sales price. She was also always available to answer any questions throughout the process and updated us regularly after every open home weekend.”

Yu Kyeong Hwang, North Shore

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