Coming from a background in residential design & build Lenie has a well-rounded and skilled approach to consulting on all aspects of interior décor & design layout, to maximise your property’s potential value. When looking for advice about how to get your property market-ready, you will benefit from Lenie’s sound knowledge acquired in the housing sector over the past ten years.
Lenie is a real people’s person with an empathy and understanding that your house is your biggest investment. She recognises it can be one of the biggest and most stressful decisions for any home-owner or purchaser. Lenie will help guide you in making a wise real estate decision and will strive to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process.
One of Lenie’s philosophies that she lives by is ‘treat others in the same way you expect others to treat you’. She is an open and reliable communicator who will maintain your confidentiality and privacy at all times.
Living locally means that Lenie can offer sound knowledge of the North Shore market to meet her clients’ needs. Lenie is on hand 7 days a week for all your queries, she is just a phone call away.
We first bumped into Lenie when we visited an open home in Milford back in May this year. Although it wasn’t for us, Lenie went out of her way to help us. We appreciated her friendly genuine approach and struck up a rapport. She listened!
Lenie arranged for a valuation/appraisal on our property and although we still had some work to do completing renovations, she was patient and didn’t push us. She went out of her way to recommend trades people and advised us on what was required to bring the property up to maximize its potential.
Finally, we listed with Lochore’s at the end of July and Lenie became our Agent. We can’t fault her commitment to finding the right buyer for our home. Although this was during a very uncertain time in the market and took a little longer than expected, her enthusiasm never wavered. She kept us well informed and communication was consistent and prompt. Finally, when our home sold, it was so lovely to have Lenie join us and a few friends in a celebratory drink. She has such a warm, friendly, up-beat personality and along with her impeccable work ethic, we would recommend her without a doubt.
Thank you for being so professional, warm and helpful - you made our journey to finding our new home really easy, despite us coming along with another agent, who showed us the house. You co-operated seamlessly with our agent and made us feel very welcome. You facilitated multiple visits without hesitation and we just got on really well, and that is down to your friendly and can do attitude. You were very supportive an communicated on an ongoing manner until settlement. It was never necessary to remind you of anything! Thank you for being such a knowledgeable salesperson and for being so competent. You deserve a 5-star rating for your service! I'll definitely recommend your services to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property.
First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your efficient and friendly service. Our purchase for the apartment A4 went smoothly with the help from Lenie contacting at both ends with timely notifications and updates. As a result, we were able to make plans and arrangements ahead of time and nothing felt like it was caught off guard. Lenie was very patient with our inquires and replies were fast and helpful.
As an inexperienced buyer, Lenie has made our experience as stress free as possible. What we appreciated most when working with Lenie was her ability to make us feel reassured. She was able to recognize the stage we are at and then inform us of the options we could take. We were able to search openly ahead of time of our options as well as search into some of the options Lenie had recommended. Having enough time to balance out our options were crucial, as a result we were well informed when we made the final decision to choose Lochores for Property Management. No time was wasted, by the time we settled on the apartment, our next plans were already sorted and ready. We are very happy with the results.
I chose Lenie Buis to be my real estate agent when I decided to sell my Auckland apartment in March 2016. At this time I happened to be trekking for a month in the mountains of northern Spain. Due to having intermittent internet facilities as I passed from town to town, I was completely reliant on Lenie handling the sale process back home without any real-time contact with me - co-ordinating the advertising and photography, handling minor repairs and cleaning prior to listing, managing the open homes, organising legal documents, and communicating during this time with my tenant, the bodycorporate, and my solicitor.
During this time Lenie handled the entire sales process impeccably, giving me the confidence to continue my trek and receive communication from her via email at 48-72 hour intervals. Not only did the apartment sell, it sold prior to going to Auction and for a price I was very happy with.
I have bought and sold many properties in New Zealand and found Lenie to be one of the most dedicated, hardworking, and trustworthy agents I have ever dealt with. I would have no hesitation using her again or recommending her to anyone looking for a professional and capable property agent.
We met Lenie at the open home. She was very helpful assisting us buying our house. She is very professional and patient. There are some night visits and endless questions from us, but she has always been there. We would not hesitate to recommend her if you are buying or selling your home.
My sister Joyce lives on her own in Birkenhead , Auckland, and I am a permanent resident of Australia of over 50 years and live in Sydney with my family. So when it came time for my sister to sell the home she has been living in for over 39 years we were in a quandary as to whom to turn to assist in the selling of the home. I wasn’t in a position where I could come to NZ continuously and I had little knowledge of how the market operated and the value of property in Auckland. It was important that we be told the truth at all times so that we could assess what direction was the best for my sister.
Well our saviour came in the form of Lenie Buis from Lochore's Real Estate Birkenhead. I first made contact with Lenie by phone and got her answering service, within the day Lenie had rung me back, she was on holiday in India!. Immediately I knew we had met a very special person and for us the choice was simple and we went with Lenie to look after my sister’s sale.
Lenie has gone way beyond what one would expect from a real estate salesperson. Trust was an extremely important component as my sister is elderly and on her own, and I am in Sydney Australia. Never once have we ever regretted or questioned our decision in engaging Lenie, from the very beginning through to the very successful sale of my sisters property Lenie has been there to assist my sister in every way. Our relationship with Lenie and the company she so ably represents has been of the highest ethical standard which in today’s world is hard to find. In addition we have gained a friend, what a bonus!
Both my sister and I would recommend Lenie to any prospective client, as we know she will go way and beyond to assist her client and work tirelessly to achieve what she has said is achievable in the market place.
Thank you Lenie from Joyce in NZ and Paddy in Australia you deserve every success.
From the beginning Lenie impressed me with her confidence, sense of humour and clear understanding of the market and sales process; an otherwise fearful experience has been made easy. Lenie’s persistence in following up and resolving any issues along the way led to a successful and satisfactory conclusion. Lenie has a special gift for working with people and I consider myself fortunate in my choice of Sales Consultant.
Lenie was a great guide into the world of first home buying. She showed us a couple of homes in the North Shore area and was happy to be open and honest about each one. We never felt like Lenie was pressuring us or putting us in positions that we felt uncomfortable in. She was happy to be contacted at any time and talk about the house buying process. As first home buyers she made this an extremely enjoyable experience and she did it with a smile on her face, even when dealing with a couple of very stressed newbies to the housing market.