Yan Quesnel

Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Leaders Upper Hutt

Yan Quesnel is a real estate professional who lives and breathes real estate. At 39 Yan changed direction and being very much a people oriented person, Yan embraced the residential real estate industry and 25 years on, Yan is just as passionate about realising his client’s objectives through his superior communication, marketing and negotiating skills as the day he first started.

Yan’s commitment, enthusiasm and ability to realise a result for his clients under all types of market conditions has resulted in 95% of  Yan’s real estate  business being generated from referrals from happy past clients, their family members and their friends.

With over 960 sales over his  Real Estate career, Yan’s experience, negotiating skills, flexibility  and ability to think out of the square to make things happen has seen Yan’s achievements recognised not just regionally but nationally with multi awards.

An old boy of St Patricks College Silverstream; Yan comes from a building background and completed his residential apprenticeship and attained his trade certificate in residential building through local tradesman, Ken Pearce, a true craftsman. Yan has over 20 yrs of practical experience in all aspects of residential building, from   building new homes to alterations, additions and  light commercial buildings.

Yan has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to anything to do with Real Estate. 20+ years of practical building experience, 25 years in the real estate industry in Upper Hutt selling anything from  a company Share unit to residential homes, lifestyle land, farmlets, new builds, and subdivisions.

Yan has many strengths which you would want your agent to have; He is trust worthy, honest, has commitment, experience & focus but one hugely important strength is his knowledge of the local market, it’s strengths and weaknesses.

Yan has the ability to think out of the square to make things happen and his proven problem solving ability with building consent Issues have been the difference between a property selling or not selling.


We engaged Yan Quesnel to sell our property at 167C Parkes Line Road, Maymorn, Upper Hutt on the recommendation of two previous clients of his. We knew that the property would be difficult to sell as it was subject to two separate plans developed by the Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Upper Hutt City Council. This difficulty was compounded by a significant downturn in the Upper Hutt real estate sales market at the time. Throughout the sales period Yan tried every real estate sales process from tenders, deadline sales, auctions, buyer enquiries to priced listings. He left no stone unturned and he personally undertook numerous Open Homes, including throughout two very wet winters. Many a time we would see him waiting in his car in pouring rain and strong winds for that one elusive buyer to show up. Yan remained positive throughout and supported us through a number of depressing times when we would go several weeks without a buyer enquiry. During this time Yan encouraged us with his saying of “someone will come and see this property for the first time one day. It only takes one person”. Throughout the sales process we received four offers which Yan handled magnificently. He knew the serious buyers from the dreamers, but always treated everyone with respect and support. Yan’s knowledge of the real estate market, built up from his long association with the Hutt Valley was second to none. At no time did we seriously consider changing agents as we felt that Yan’s support couldn’t be bettered by any other agent. Eventually the day came when Yan presented two acceptable offers on the same day. In accepting one of those offers without reservation, we finally had a sale. One thing is certain; should we be selling and buying in Upper Hutt in the future, there’s only one sales agent that we’ll trust to run the process for us; Yan Quesnel. We have no hesitation in providing this testimonial and would be happy to provide a verbal supporting brief by telephone, should it be required. Yours sincerely, Keith and Carla Thompson Telephone: +64 4 526-3414 (A/hrs)

Keith and Carla Thompson

Property: 1 Emerald Hill Drive Vendor: Jackson comments: “Yan was referred to us by friends who sold through him. His service, professionalism and communication made the sales process a breeze in a difficult market. We would recommend Yan to anyone thinking of selling their property. Trevor & Andrea Jackson

Trevor & Andrea Jackson

Property: 97 Martin Street Vendor: Edmonds comments: “Yan has extensive local knowledge and an ear for what we wanted. He has delivered the goods in the past and Yan made our latest dealings a really good experience”. .. Ron Edmonds......

Ron Edmonds

Property: 18 Betty Watt Grove .Vendor: Johnson comments: “Yan was referred to us by friends. He was great, very professional and went out of his way to make the whole process stress free”. Carl & Janice Johnson

Carl & Janice Johnson

Re:- Maclaren Street & Old School Road. Yan marketed our property in Maclaren Street in just 3 & 1/2 weeks which enabled us to buy our dream property at Old School Road which he was also marketing . We were more than happy with the result and his communication and service were first class. We would recommend Yan Quesnel to anyone thinking of selling a property. Grant & Serena

Grant & Serena

Re:- Property Fergusson Drive—Yan Quesnel . Our thanks to you for the professional service you provided to us when recently selling the above property..We are delighted to recommend your services to prospective clients who may be buying or selling a property. The process you recommended and which we followed produced the required result. From the advertising of the property, your tips on presentation, the sales process and more importantly the regular communications from yourselves made it really easy to do business with you. It took longer to sell than we hoped for but in saying that you delivered a sale at our price level. Well done, our thanks and if we buy or sell in your area again we would not hesitate to appoint you, Paul and Maryla Fyfe.

Paul and Maryla Fyfe.

Property: 167 Parkes Line Road Vendor: Polglase comments: “ Yan is Number 1 in our book. His professionalism, knowledge and commitment has always resulted in great sale figures for us. We will use his services again and have no hesitation in referring Yan to anybody thinking of selling.

Malcom and Megan Polglase

Joop and Jacqui Beets 8B Myrtle Street Lower Hutt To Whom It May Concern, Reference: Yan Quesnel Yan marketed and sold our two houses in Trentham, Upper Hutt. Yan worked very hard to market our homes, show buyers through, and achieve results at the deadline sale. Due to their backgrounds in housing and building Yan had a good understanding of the homes we were selling, and they passed this knowledge onto buyers. They communicated fully with us at all times and went above and beyond to make the sales process straightforward. We found this service thoroughly professional and were delighted with the results obtained. We would not hesitate to recommend Yan to other property sellers.

Joop and Jacqui Beets

My husband and I recently entrusted the marketing of ourproperty to YanQuesnel who is part of the Leaders Real Estate team in the Hutt Valley. We were impressed with his marketing of our property and the fact that we were always kept informed of progress after each open home and there was always immediate follow-up with the interested parties that viewed ourproperty. Yan was always available to take any calls from us concerning our property and we were delighted that we sold after being on the market for just three weeks at an exceptional sales figure. We would recommend Yan to anyone wanting to sell their property and we would not hesitate to avail of his services if we should require them again Heather and Neville Smit 8Parkwood Grove Trentham

Heather and Neville Smit