Karen Holliday MBE

Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Motueka

Karen Holliday MBE

Licensee Salesperson

Giving 100% to every area of her life, Karen’s tenacity and drive are key factors to helping both her sellers and buyers achieve exceptional results since her introduction to Real Estate in 2007.

Karen took on the world from Motueka in 1990 and became New Zealand’s first World Cycling Champion and in that same year secured herself NZ Sportswoman of the Year and an MBE from the Queen.   Karen is also a qualified international Personal Trainer and has successfully owned two local motueka businesses with her husband Daryl.

Karen prides herself in working with a high level of ethics and strongly believes in  Ray White’s ethos of best practice =  best results, fueling her desire to give you a 10 out of 10 service.


Karen made purchasing a house in Mouteka (while we were based 500km away in Timaru) a lot easier than we anticipated. We are so grateful and appreciative for all the hard work Karen put into keeping us up to date. Karen, you were an absolute joy to work with ( Reuben and Leana.)

Reuben & Leana

Efficient, professional, pleasant and everything you need when trying to sell a property.

Anne & Alan Thomas

Karen made everything so easy for us. Always friendly and easy to talk to and no time was a bad time to call or ask any questions. We felt very supported and she listened to all our wants and needs.

Taylor and Olivia Cook

Karen was very helpful and communicated with us regularly keeping us informed and up to date .

Karin Klebert

Very pro, made it easy for us to buy and explained everything clearly.

Tobias Hunter

"Karen went above and beyond for us with selling our house and buying our new one. She always only a phone call away and super helpful and patient with any questions we had. Karen was great at letting us do things at our pace and supporting us along the way."

Sarcha & Joseph Hart

Very honest and understanding.

Kerry & Lois Bishop

Bright, friendly, positive personality. Always keeps you informed & updated about what's happening. Would always go the 'extra mile' to ensure you got all the information required or needed to ensure the sale was smooth & trouble-free

Jill & Wayne Kwant

Excellent customer service, went above and beyond. Very genuine, helpful and professional.

Lyndon Reynolds

"Karen is determined to sell, So she never gives up!"

Mollie Gallagher

Recently I was asked to conduct the auction of a property at 11 Rowling Rd, Little Kaiteriteri. The marketing agent was Karen Holliday from the local Ray White Real Estate office in Motueka. Karen ran a first class campaign. Not only did she provide her vendors with up to the minute reports and buyer feedback but she also kept me informed with progress and buyer enquiry. After consistent follow-up of her buyers Karen was able to have 4 buyers registered for the auction resulting in strong, active bidding and an unconditional sale under the hammer for an excellent price. When selling your number one asset it is important to enlist an agent who can give you the best chance of achieving a sale at the best possible price, in an efficient time-frame as well as providing first class service. I recommend Karen Holliday.

Craig Prier

I feel that you have looked after us completely,and were very professional and have done a wonderful job. We have had 15 years of beautiful times at Fishermans rest,and it was very good that you managed in such a short time to sell our property and were completely professional, always letting us know when you are coming. Emailing & phoning us for everything, and we were both totally happy with your services. Adrian & Arena Csaky

Adrian & Irena Csaky

After meeting Karen a couple of months ago at an open home she was selling, I decided to use her to be my agent for my property I was about to list. Karen was cheerful, honest and diligent. She said to me that she will work extremely hard for me. Together we chose the Tender process and it went smoothly and quick. Four or so weeks later and my house was sold and I got my desired price! I found Karen to be prompt in sharing any results from open homes. She emailed and sent texts daily keeping me up-to-date through the whole process. Through her hard work, Karen never appeared fazed - just smiling and giving lots of reassurance which paid off! Thank you Karen :)

Jane Pritchard - Tapawera

Karen was very responsive and helpful.

Bessie and Ed - Motueka

No stress. Included valuable information

Mike Elston - Motueka

Over and above

Joseph and Charlene Katene - Australia

"Karen was awesome, very friendly and professional. She got us an excellent price for our house, made even better by the fact that it was a multi offer and made sure all the boxes were ticked and double checked everything. When we are in the market again to sell or buy I wouldn’t hesitate to use or recommend Karen Holliday."

Ben and Katie Clark - Motueka

"Thanks Karen for awesome stress free sale of my house. Was very happy with the excellent communication and integrity"

Liz Roberts

Hi Karen Sue has just opened your gift - well done, very appropriate and it is much appreciated, thank you! It has been a real pleasure working with you on this purchase. You have been unfailingly professional and pleasant, a real paradigm for your industry. Keep it up! Best regards from us both, Neil

Neil and Sue Bruce-Miller

Karen has a friendly, professional approach and was perceptive to our requirements. We were impressed how she double checked every detail with us and made sure everything was in working order before we purchased our property.

Garry and Verna Drummond - Motueka

Karen was able to achieve an excellent price for the sale of our house and future house.She was very supportive and gave good advice through an anxious time. Thank you Karen, Jenny & John Kelly

John and Jenny Kelly - Motueka

It gives us great pleasure to write this testimonial for Karen Holliday at Ray White Karen is not only a very good real estate agent, she is also a very nice person. The level of service to our family was fantastic. We had a very unique property and at times there were lots of challenges! Karen had strong work ethics and your follow up service was great. Highly recommend, great knowledge of the area and of the market. Very patient and informative, worked through issues totally professional and incredibly helpful. Many thanks, wish Karen well and many sales in the future. Michael Bates and family

Michael Bates

We purchased a house with Karen and found she made it easy to purchase - so we used Karen to also sell our property, a sale made easy in a professional way. .A house to sell? Karen holiday will make it happen. Thanks the Neals.

Dany and Stephany Neal

Dear Karen We would like sincerely thank you for the way in which you handled the sale of our home. At a time when things can be very stressful, you guided us through the process and worked with us to achieve an amazingly quick sale. Your friendliness ,efficiency and limitless energy got us the best result possible. We can’t thank you enough.

Michelle & Russel Dannefaerd - Motueka

We were looking for a sales agent who was friendly, committed and professional. For us, Karen ticked all these boxes and more. Providing fantastic photos, regular updates and a “sold” sign, Karen delivered! A quick sale with Karen enabled us to purchase our new dream home. We would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a sales agent.

Phil & Greta Harris - Motueka

"Karen's enthusiasm and tenacity produced results for us. She was available, her advice was sound and things got done. We were sold in three weeks."

Stephen Layton - Motueka

"Karen is a great communicator and kept us informed at all times during the sales process. She has an eye for detail and high moral values and tried hard to get us the right buyer."

Annelies Goemaere - Motueka

"From the first day I contacted Karen I got evertying I wanted from a real estate salesperson. Her communication was excellent - the reports I received allowed me to know exactly what was happening. She went the extra distance to help us get jobs done that should have been our responsibility. The whole experience was seamless, smooth and pleasant. Buying or selling? Give her a call."

Brian Baynes - Wellington

"Karen delivered exactly what she said she would and even within the time frame set! 100% professional, 100% easy, 100% happy vendor."

Darren & Kate Markham - Nelson

"I am very happy with Karen Holliday's sales pitch, she is very proactive and works hard for the sale"

Craig Adam - Motueka

Most recent or updated property listings from Karen Holliday MBE

3 Beds
1 Baths
2 Parking
4 Te Iti Pl
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4 Te Iti Place Motueka NLSN-MRLBGH 7120 NZ
-41.114104 173.009260
5 Beds
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32 Trewavas St
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32 Trewavas Street Motueka NLSN-MRLBGH 7120 NZ
-41.127220 173.021807
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83 Pah Street Motueka NLSN-MRLBGH 7120 NZ
-41.110776 173.001653