My real estate mantra is ‘Highly Recommended and Out There For You’. Never one to rest on my laurels or miss an opportunity, my tenacity and pro-active approach is reflected in the success that I have attained in the industry over eleven years.
Nurturing lasting and rewarding business relationships with a broad range of clients has worked to my advantage as a valued member of the Harcourts’ team. I network widely to ensure that my clients have the best opportunity to attain optimal results.The well-established and reputable Harcourt’s brand underpins my real estate business and adds tangible value to my clients’ results.
I am an accomplished salesperson whose people skills and sales flair flourished when I owned a successful speciality kitchen store.I thrive on seeing a property transaction come to fruition and am steadfast in my determination to streamline the process and make it as stress-free as possible. In line with Harcourt’s marketing philosophy which is founded on quality, impact and reach, I am adept at putting together effective marketing campaigns that showcase my clients’ properties to the widest possible target audience, after proficient negotiating, see the SOLD sign up.
I live in a seaside Taranaki village, passionately support the SPCA and am actively involved in the local arts and music community. I am a friend of the Gallery, supporter of the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (TAFT) and champion the region’s progressiveness and vision when it comes the arts scene.
It is my pleasure to write this testimonial for Di Brien. Di was the agent for the sale of my parent’s house in Lower Vogeltown, New Plymouth between November 2017 and July 2018. Despite the house being extremely difficult to sell and promote, Di showed a great deal of resilience, fortitude and determination which finally paid off after many months of difficult negotiations.
Di showed herself to be an outstanding agent who was always professional, supportive, encouraging, positive and committed. She worked tirelessly to ensure my parents were given every opportunity to present their house in a way that would attract the most viewers, often going beyond what is typically expected of an estate agent.
I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Di to any potential property vendors or purchasers and I wish her all the best for a prosperous and rewarding future.
Di helped us to sell our first home. She was excellent to work with and we felt very supported. She is friendly and approachable and was quick to respond to any questions we had. The marketing package she gave us was great value and worked well. Our house sold within 2 weeks on the market and we were happy with the price we got for it. We would highly recommend Di if you are wanting to sell your home.
Lauren and Howard
Recently my 87 year old mother chose to sell her home. It was a difficult time for our family to see mum giving up her treasured house and garden, and it was important to us that mum felt in charge. After meeting with several agents, mum chose Di Brien. Di was like a breath of fresh air. She was very positive and immediately recognised mum’s needs and came up with a choice of marketing strategies. Di was excellent at keeping us fully informed throughout the process, both in writing and via txt or phone call and the feedback was always frank and honest.She has the ability to be both very professional and personable, making what could have been a stressful experience, efficient and positive. I can’t recommend her highly enough and we truly felt we were in good hands !
Awesome work Di !
- Regards Ruth
I was hesitant about listing my property for sale with any agent, but Di started off with a very positive and sunny attitude when I approached her. She made the whole process happen smoothly; from the initial discussion and signing with Harcourts agency, through to the sale. I was apprehensive about the paperwork but at each stage she made this easy to understand and to know what I had to do. Her marketing plan was concise and clear. Her feedback from open homes also concise and factual. She kept in touch with me, but didn't burden me with too much information, and was always enthusiastic and focussed. Thank you Di!
We would, without hesitation recommend Di to any other vendor looking for someone who is professional, has an intuitive knowledge of the market, shows complete integrity and gives sound advice. We used Di to market our Somerset home, and she guided us as to what would be the best market approach for our home, and consequently it sold quickly and at a price over our expectations. We found Di to be very bubbly, open and honest, and kept us up to date with how things were progressing. We wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again.
- Terry and Claire Allen (Feb 2017)
I engaged Di Brien in March 2016 as a real estate agent to sell on my behalf a property at Oakura, Taranaki.
Di has worked tirelessly and proactively during the marketing process and at all times has been professional and thorough.
It has been a pleasure to work with Di during the selling of my property.
Di has my full recommendation and support wherever her endeavours may take her.
- Elizabeth Pease (Mar 2016)
I recently listed my house with Di Brien, Sales Consultant with Harcourts. Di discussed the marketing plan with me and I was impressed with her proposal. As a result of this excellent marketing strategy the property sold relatively quickly and the price realised was within the range of the appraisal. I was thrilled with the result. Di was professional in her dealings with me and I would be happy to use her again in any future real estate transactions. I would be very confident in recommending Di to any prospective clients.
- Anne (Oct 2016)
During a stressful time with the passing of my Dad, Di made the process of selling the family home very straightforward. She was efficient and communicated well, putting all the systems in place for us.
Di was a pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitation recommending her to other prospective clients.
- Bridgit Barleyman (Aug 2016)
We are happy to recommend Di Brien from Harcourts New Plymouth to sell your home.
Di was always available to us when we needed to contact her, we had to sell our house while living in another town so most of our contact was over the phone.
Di was consistent in holding open homes and generally keeping an eye on our property, always letting us know when and if anything needed to be done.
We found Di to be professional in all our dealings and a pleasure to deal with.
- Jason and Rebekah Gibb (Mar 2016)
Di was recommended to us as we wanted a professional, "no-nonsense" approach to selling our home. I am pleased to say that we got that and much more. Di was a pleasure to deal with - efficient, effective (we sold our home in just over 3 weeks), conscientious and, most importantly, honest. We were kept up-to-date on progress throughout the sales process and felt as though we were in control of the situation. I would not hesitate to recommend Di to those seeking a professional real estate agent.
- Alex (Feb 2016)
Di was great to work with – I enjoyed her fun personality mixed with the professional way she approached the job of selling our house. She was clear and gave good guidance when we needed it – in the end the process was very smooth. Thanks for everything.
- Belinda & Scott (Feb 2016)
I know many land agents but picked Di Brien to handle the sale of my apartment because she has good rapport with people, she knew and understood the body corp details and also I like the Harcourts brand and especially their online coverage of property sales. She explained the planned proposal and I was always consulted and helped with the decision on how to proceed with my sale. She is always professional and contacted me all the way through as to when to expect the signs up, the photos processed, when the advertising was to start, open home calendar etc and I always had notice of people visiting my property. She gained a lot of attention to my property and it was sold within 2 weeks with a great price and great service. It was a great experience and I would use Di again in the future and recommend her service to anyone wanting a professional real estate agent.
- Liz Dobson (Oct 2015)
Di is an excellent Real Estate Agent!. She is profession
- Brad and Kylee Mason (Oct 2015)
I approached Di for an appraisal of my property some 6 months before I intended putting the house on the market. That appraisal was very much in keeping with my own thinking regarding the property's value. This first encounter was reassuring and a great start to what became a very professional and pleasant business relationship. Di's marketing of the property was top notch - the description of the house and garden, including the beautiful online photos were particularly good and captured the esssence of all that I had valued about the property. Harcourt's sale process was excellent, which was backed up by good quality, hard copy information and regular verbal feedback on progress. I have no hesitation in recommending Di's professional services. Sthe added bonus is that she is a very nice and personable woman to work with.
- Velma McClellan (Oct 2015)