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Lorraine Girvan AREINZ
Team Hutt Valley LImited
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (REAA 2008), Licensed Real Estate Agent (REA 2008), AREINZ, Member of the REINZ
About Lorraine Girvan AREINZ
Lorraine began selling Real Estate in Lower Hutt in the late 1980’s after a 15 year career with the Bank of New Zealand. In 1990 she completed the qualification which enabled her to operate her own Real Estate Company and up until March 2020 she has been the Director of Selig Real Estate Ltd and Manager of the Lower Hutt office. Although Lorraine enjoys management responsibilities she feels her best qualities are her people skills. Therefore, in March 2020 she decided to close Selig Real Estate and choose to join the Lower Hutt Harcourts Team to concentrate on her big love—selling Residential Real Estate. In the 45 years Lorraine has lived in Lower Hutt she has lived in 4 different suburbs, has been involved in many community organisations and her children attended local schools. Therefore, she has a great appreciation and in-depth knowledge of what the wider Hutt Valley has to offer. Lorraine has been married to Barry, a banker for 40 years. As Barry has now retired, you will see him helping Lorraine at open homes, he also assists her with other facets of her business. Both Lorraine and Barry are active members of Rotary Hutt Valley, in fact they have both been made Paul Harris Fellows, Rotary’s highest award for service to Rotary and the community. In 2016, Lorraine was further granted Rotary’s prestigious Sapphire Pin. Lorraine’s interests outside real estate evolve around the community and her family and friends and all the Hutt Valley has to offer. This includes daily swimming in the local pools for exercise and in the summer swimming in the harbour and sea kayaking. She is an avid reader and enjoys travel, art history, gardening and together with her husband, helping their children with their home renovations and gardens and enjoying her 2 young grandchildren. Lorraine remain passionate about selling Hutt Valley Real Estate, she has sold over $335 million of residential property and is proud of her achievements because of her career choice all those years ago.
Happy Clients...
I purchased from Lorraine years ago and enjoy the smaller agency with the personal touch. We I came to sell I found Lorraine's wealth of experience and advise of what I should do was invaluable. I can't thank Lorraine enough for her guidance which lead to a successful transaction. Her calm reassurance made me feel I was in excellent hands at all times. I am singing her praises to everyone.
Vendor 131 Hill Road Belmont
I listed with Lorraine because I preferred the smaller Company approach. I really like her attention to detail. Lorraine made a lot of effort to overcome my reluctance to homestage my property and it was one of the reasons for me getting a great result
Barbara Vendor 35 Rata Street NaeNae
We had a positive experience buying through you 10 years ago and because we have also used you over another property we obviously used you again when we moved on. We appreciated the local feel of the Company and personal attention given and that is wasn't solely about getting the most money out of us or giving us false promises/hope. We didn't feel like we were one of multiple other clients and will share our positive experience with others.
Ben Redvers Drive Belmont
Lorraine knows the Hutt Valley Real Estate market inside out, the result of being in this business for many years. One of the things she did very well was to identify potential buyers who were looking for a property like the one we were selling. We were very thankful she had the skills and diligence needed to winkle out potential problems and give us the guidance we needed to avoid issues we had not even thought of. Whenever anything needed to be followed up she would get onto it straight away which gave us confidence in the way she did business. We had complete confidence in the advise she gave us which resulted in our house being sold at a very pleasing price.
Jeanette & Catherine - Avalon Crescent
We knew of Lorraine's knowledge and proven sales record especially on the Western Hills. We liked the small personalised, long established Lower Hutt Business. We were very happy with her marketing plan and her negotiation skills achieved a very satisfactory outcome. Lorraine's experience and dedication showed and we appreciated her immediate followup and detailed summary of open home visits and visits of buyers during the week. Instead of the selling of our home of 50 years being a traumatic experience we couldn't have been happier with the process.
Alan & Helen Stevens Tirohanga Road
Lorraine was known to me and I trusted her judgement therefore there was no hesitation to my listing my house with her She gave me meaningful advise which I followed regarding what to do prior to listing regarding barriers to purchasers and helpful hints to achieve a great result. The final outcome was exceptional and she Lorraine worked it so hard. Following her advice I estimate I achieved at least $100K (probably more) in excess of what I expected. I strongly recommend working with Lorraine (sooner rather than later) who will guide you through the process.
judy Bain Central Hutt
I found Lorraine excellent to deal with compared to others, she was more relaxed, less flashy and feels authentic. From the moment we meet her, we felt we were in good hands throughout the process and have made a new friend through the process.. I would certianly be in contact with her in the future if we decide to ever move.
Kate purchaser of 9 Cleary Street Waterloo
I had used Lorraine previously to purchased and she kept in touch therefore we used her again when we came to sell. We felt that Lorraine understands us and we were not just another sale. We really valued Lorraine's hands on attitude toa assist. We feel her input and suggestion to us pre-sale helped us achieve an amazing result in selling. We really appreciated the way Lorraine conducts open homes with her husband Barry who welcomes buyers at the door leaving Lorraine free to assist buyers with any of their queries.
Joanna Newlove - Cleary Street vendor
We have had a long association and previous successful results from Lorraine who delivers above and beyond the call of duty assistance in preparing homes for sale. I would be surprised if her competitors could provide such comprehensive service and advise. Her sound practical advise resulted in a quick sale on terms we were very happy with.
Joy Butler vendor Jutland st Waterloo
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