Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Next Step Realty Limited
Elpi Lakakis loves interacting with people. It is her natural ability to communicate with people from all walks of life, along with her 30 years experience working within the hospitality industry that drives Elpi to create unique and positive realty experiences for her clients.
For Elpi, people come first and her ability to listen and put them at ease means she can quickly evaluate her client’s needs. Thinking beyond the sale is also part of the process; Elpi believes that helping clients find solutions that are right for them is important for their future happiness and overall satisfaction. She loves positive outcomes and works hard to achieve them.
On going communication is important too; Elpi likes to make sure her clients keep up-to-date throughout the sales process so they can make informed decisions. Providing a professional realty service and working hard for her clients is top priority for Elpi as is keeping up-to-date with all the latest trends in the real estate market, locally and nationwide.
Elpi’s warm and friendly personality is backed by a strong work ethic, ingrained as a teenager when she worked in her brother’s restaurant and then went on, with her husband Dimitri, to run two successful Christchurch businesses - Costas Souvlaki Bar (the first in New Zealand) and Costas Taverna. Both businesses were lost in the 2011 earthquake.
However, being positive is in Elpi’s nature and she thrives on being busy. When Elpi is not working tirelessly for her realty clients, she can be found catching up with regulars at her family’s new restaurant Costas Taverna on Cranford St, or at home relaxing in front of the TV, spending time with her two adult children, or out walking with her husband.
Elpi was a fantastic agent and was honest and very professional
John Clements and Fiona Head
Very helpful,nothing is to much trouble.
attention to detail and excellent communication throughout the process
Judith and Roderick Liddy
Elpi was professional at all times, and very helpful all the way through the process
Timothy & Colleen Facoory
Jamie Michael Paull and Cherie Paula Nee
She was very helpful, friendly and went out of her way to help us when needed. She went above and beyond. Highly recommend her to anyone.
Kelly Tahapehi and Lyal Bayliss
Elpi was very professional and efficient.
Ruby Chapman & Josey Barret
She was efficient and timely in all her contacts, friendly, and easy to work with.
Andrew and Janine Campbell
Elpi and Lance are the most helpful, understanding, friendly and two beautiful people who made my first experience of selling property a breeze, they took everything into their own hands which made me feel so good. Both Elpi and Lance worked very professional and know their profession, legal and tenancy problems/obligations so well, that I didn't have to worry or go searching for answers. Many thanks to Elpi and Lance, wonderful.
Lance and Elipe were fantastic . They did what the said they would. Lance went out of his way to send other properties if we wenlrnt successful in the original purchase but we were.
Tara and Aaron Collier
Diligent worker, lovely reports.
Kim Gidall, Margaret Gidall and Kirsty Gidall
Thank you for your tireless efforts to sell that humble house in Fortune Street. We couldn't have done it without all your hard work, positive attitude and commitment to us, and for making us feel like your most important clients. We will forever be grateful. We wish you all the best for the future
Alan & Jaymie - Fortune Street
Elpi went above and beyond to help sell our house
Sharon Williams and Mark Strachan
Quite simply Elpi got the job done in a totally professional manner, an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Wendy Bowis and Stephen Crowley
Very informative, attentive and actions requests promptly
Hayley Francis & Adam John Odering
Very nice & sincere and willing to help!
Cindy Hwei-Ling Wang
Great communication. A genuine care for what she was trying to achieve for us.
Shona Anderson, Richard Anderson & Murray Mowat
Myself and Maria had our property marketed by Elpi, we were reluctant at first as we have bought and sold property in the past only to have bad experiences with other agents, so we were selling the property privately, Elpi approached us which we thought was very pro-active of her being the only one that did, and we never looked back from advertising, marketing and communication it was all outstanding and as a result sold our property straight away. Elpi has a great persona about her and very professional anybody who is looking for an outstanding agent and want results look no further. We would highly recommend Elpi to anybody and everybody. All the best Elpi and thanks.
Paul and Maria
We had Elpi as our sales agent for our house. We found her very helpful and eager to help! I highly recommend Elpi as your sales agent.
When Elpi recently sold our property we found her to be hard working and committed to getting us the best possible price. She was very approachable and kept us fully informed throughout the process! Well done and thanks.