Christine Cook

Licensee Agent, Ray White Richmond

Buying or selling a home or  property is, after all, a major decision and it is important to know a little about who you are working with. Making a lifestyle change to be a real estate salesperson 25 years ago was really quite an easy decision to make.  To be successful in this profession you have to enjoy working with people, be a listener, show passion, have drive and of course deliver results.

As a goal setter Christine has huge satisfaction in achieving results that has kept her in the Top 10% in Ray White for many years, but the greatest pleasure of all was making a lot of vendors and purchasers very happy. After selling for years Christine wanted to take on another challenge and decided to further her knowledge in real estate by obtaining AREINZ status. Upon receiving this it was time to look at owning a real estate business.

November 2006 Brent Sturm and Christine became business partners and have continued to grow the business. In December 2015 an opportunity came along to open another office in Nelson Central along with our business partner Grant Chaney.  We have a fantastic group of salespeople, admin and property management team. Working as a team has always been a priority to Christine and by encouraging this in the office the team environment is quite amazing and often commented on by the general public. Christine likes to work very much hands on in the business but have a huge passion working with the team mentoring and training on a daily basis.

Away from work Christine is very much a family person. Throughout her career she has received huge support from her husband Murray and  two adult children Carina and Blair. Carina is married and resides in  Blenheim with her husband Glenn and their beautiful daughters Stella and Skye.  Both Carina and Glenn are also in real estate so I guess we could say it is in the blood. Blair and Gemma moved to the Fox Glacier 15 months ago where Blair flies for Glacier Helicopters. Blair's career has already taken him to many exciting places and now that they have a beautiful daughter Quinn who is now 5 months old, we are hoping they will stay within driving distance from Nelson for a little while.


"Right from our initial contact with Christine to sell our property we found her to be highly responsive and efficient. She is a good listener and took into account our specific inputs and requests for the listing. Christine had a good marketing campaign up and running very quickly. She maintained regular contact with us throughout the listing period and kept us fully Informed with developments and feedback from viewings. Ultimately the property sold relatively quickly and Christine managed the sales process in a very professional and efficient manner. We would recommend Christine to anyone contemplating buying or selling Real Estate in the Nelson region".

Peter Holden

We have known Christine for many years and have always admired her positive , kind and caring nature. She was our first choice when the time came for my elderly mother to sell her home, in order to move to a retirement village. She developed an instant rapport with my mother and showed great empathy and understanding toward the issues involved in making such a big move. She always notified my mother well in advance, before she visited with clients or help Open Homes and kept both my mother and myself well informed through the entire process. The property sold relatively quickly, allowing my mother to move on to her new life. I would have no hesitation in recommending Christine as she is a thoroughly professional agent and it was a pleasure to work with her.

Chris Prattley

We found Christine kept us informed throughout the sale process and believe she was working with our best interests at heart. Very friendly and easy to contact etc. She even brought in the washing one day after an open home. Would recomend her to others .

Gary Beaumont

Trustworthy, approachable, friendly, hardworking, extremely professional and likeable. Awesome! What more can you say!

Paul and Jackie

helpful. friendly, efficient, quick sale... what more is there to say, other than have already recommended Christine to a number of couples.

Debbie Harvie