Licensee Salesperson - Martinborough, Ray White Masterton
I joined Leaders in Martinborough in January 2013 having worked at another local real estate business since 2002. Under the umbrella of Leaders, I have been able to build a strong real estate business. I sell properties in the Village, surrounding countryside and on the coast.
I have a PA, Tania DeJonge, who lives in Martinborough and also operates an administrative business.
I completed a BBS majoring in Management and Marketing from Massey University in 2000 and upon completion of my degree, I worked in the administration and marketing sector of a local business. I joined my late husband, John, in real estate in 2002 in Martinborough.
With a background in the hospitality industry and marketing, I enjoy meeting and working with people. In my spare time, I love spending time with my 2 grandchildren and family, gardening, reading, social bowls and enjoy spending time at our bach at Ngawi.
I am enthusiastic, committed to my career and passionate about introducing people to the region.
We are still thrilled with the house and we get over as often as we can. We're also pleased that a lot of our friends have been able to use the house when we've not been able to be there. Our flowering cherry (named Susan) seems to have survived the drought (although it has lost a few leaves) and will, no doubt be better able to cope with the conditions next year.
John & Merete
Thank you very much Susan, You have done a fantastic job with selling the property on the terms you achieved. We will have no hesitation recommending you (as we always do). We will touch base to ask for any recommendations you may have on local mover/storage options as the contents will need to be stored prior to settlement on our new property.
Andrew & Camilla
We just wanted to thank you for the lovely flowering cherry. We have found what we hope is a good spot for it. That, and the bottle of bubbly, was a very nice surprise. We have had a lovely weekend at the house and have had a steady flow of friends calling in to celebrate our purchase. It's amazing how well you can entertain with only 4 chairs! We have enjoyed working with you through the process. Your professionalism was greatly appreciated.
Gavin & Elaine
Just writing to say thank you very much for helping us into our new property in Martinborough. We really appreciated the way you dealt with us and we were extremely happy with the service. We would especially like to thank you for the Margrain champagne and the citrus trees which are planted and doing well so far. We look forward to many years of lemons and limes.
Brian & Bobby-Jo - Martinborough
I had the pleasure of dealing with Susan Stephen with the purchase of my new home in Martinborough. Although Susan was acting for the vendor, Susan made the sale to me possible. I have no doubt that If it had not been for Susan, I would not be sitting in my new home enjoying my new lifestyle. I put my offer in on my new home without even walking into the front door. Susan having taken the time to get to know me and what I wanted, so when she texted me to say, she had listed the one, I jumped online and indeed she had matched me with the perfect property. From the moment I signed the agreement for sale and purchase, to the moment I got the keys on settlement day, Susan was professional, friendly and went the extra mile. My moving in present was a pair of secateurs - just what every city chic needs when she moves to the country. Thank you Susan for everything. I highly recommend Susan and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Michelle - Martinborough
My wife and I bought a house through Susan in Martinborough. We appreciated the awesome service provided by Susan. When we first visited the house she was very honest about it and didn’t try the ‘hard sell’. She has a real genuineness about her and worked really hard during a trying process with a vendor who was keen to stick to their guns. Had it been another agent, we may have walked away. As a testament to Susan’s negotiation skills, we were able to reach a satisfactory price. Whether you’re a vendor or buyer, Susan will provide an excellent service. Thanks again Susan, you have been a real pleasure to deal with.
Simon & Nita - Martinborough
Susan Stephen is hands down the best agent my husband and I have ever dealt with. We have bought and sold a handful or properties and have never found the experience overly easy except for this time. Susan managed to get us a price beyond our expectations without even having to go to market, she just contacted her current database. As this was our holiday home, it made the whole process less stressful as we never had to spend a lot of time getting the property ready. She basically took the listing and ran with it! The buyer was quite particular and I think if Susan wasn’t involved it could have been a whole different experience. She is extremely professional and I think has a particularly genuine friendly manner which is rare in this industry. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Hayley & Rob