The Property Girls
Verena Ryan & Lisa McQueen
A top performing team with a combined twenty years in real estate, the Property Girls have established a boutique service with style and professionalism under the umbrella of Auckland’s largest real estate company. Old school values and a wealth of experience means we give attentive and polished client service, and our love of quality and luxury ensures your residence is elevated to its highest worth.
My professionalism, tenacity and open and engaging manner together with my finely-tuned negotiating skills, have established me as an indispensable member of one of the areas foremost selling teams.
I’ve lived and raised my family between London and Remuera. This allows me to appreciate the unique lifestyle, the homes and the people. I have an innate understanding of the area and a wealth of detailed market knowledge.
Design is my passion. I’ve renovated properties in London and Auckland and I take great delight in providing a tailor-made get-ready-for market approach for your property. I ensure the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible for you.
My extensive buyers network and enthusiastic can-do attitude enables me to ignite an emotional connection between buyers and your home. I reach the heart of each home using a multi-media approach to attract and emotionally engage higher numbers of buyers, creating competition and higher prices. To me it’s not about selling the homes – its about lifestyles and experiences. Telling the story of the home.
I am an incisive strategic thinker and excellent negotiator with a crystal-clear understanding of the fluctuations affecting the market, my priority is always to establish an open and honest relationship with my clients. This depth of experience and knowledge of the industry, partnered by a realistic yet always optimistic approach, means your best interests could not be better served.
With a background of over 13 years of luxury real estate sales, I am a driven articulate businesswoman who performs at the highest level. A former commercial and litigation lawyer, I am an accredited salesperson AREINZ, with extensive business and real estate experience. I have a truly clear philosophy on real estate. My job is to actively listen and understand a vendor’s wants, determine the standout strategy to sell the house, communicate clearly and calmly in a timely fashion, and ensure the selling experience is enjoyable as well as a tremendously successful. Results matter. My solid successful sales history has resulted in over $200M of residential sales and a host of return clients. The outcome through tenacity, hard work, and going the extra mile, are important to me. It is vital to push and make things happen. I understand that everyone has busy lives and selling their home is a major transaction that they want handled with discretion, professionalism, and tough acumen.
A keen skier and sportswoman, when not in Auckland you will find me in the beautiful outdoors or shopping in Chicago or Sydney while visiting my adult children.
As a team, we put our achievements down to a blend of being good listeners, good conversationalists, having a reservoir of local knowledge, and taking the initiative. Our business thrives due to delighted repeat clients and referrals. We have achieved top results and these do not come about by chance. "We are fast, we are informed, we get results and above all, we are nice to work with!
Years of upgrading and renovating our home had us closer to selling "sometime in the future" until we were gently persuaded by Verena and Lisa to move forward the clock. Their hands-on assistance and spot-on advice gave us confidence to proceed and we are delighted we did. A sale under the hammer at auction and a great result all round. Always available, professional, and enthusiastic, Verena and Lisa are a formidable team who understand the market, deliver a dynamic and innovative marketing campaign, and are highly skilled at working with buyers to build an outstanding auction result. Our wholehearted recommendation.Adair & Allen Kehoe - Vendors
"Given the circumstances, (Covid 19 lockdown), time on the market, and our turning away several offers over time ... the salespeople would have had every reason to become disillusioned with the opportunity. If that was the case, they (Verena and Lisa), never let us see it, and we were impressed with their relentless enthusiasm."
We would like to thank you both for the ideal outcome we have achieved. You are friendly, competent, professional and acted with integrity throughout. You stand out from the crowd! The immediate impact of the advertising in the first weekend was a real bonus and to get an offer within nine days was honestly the perfect outcome for us!Scott & Robyn Pheloung
Verena Ryan and Lisa MacQueen recently sold our home of 48 years, and we are delighted to write a testimonial for them. At all times their extremely professional and efficient manner with regard to the marketing and final sale of the property was exceptional. With their advice and guidance the presentation of the property was top quality and greatly assisted in producing an excellent sale result. On a personal note, it has been a very emotional time to leave our family home of so many years, and both Verena and Lisa have shown empathy and understanding to us both which we have very much appreciated.Nigel and Margaret Harrison
'Verena worked with me superbly to market and sell my townhouse in Grafton. She was always professional with a high work ethic to present the property and engage potential purchasers. The marketing campaign ran efficiently and any obstacles were successfully negotiated. We had a number of buyers present in the auction room which created competition and a sale price above my expectations.'David Mauger
'I wanted to thank you for your efforts in the sale of the property at Monteith Crescent. I was impressed throughout the process by your integrity, straightforward approach and general professionalism. I will certainly be recommending your services to anyone I know thinking of selling.Lynden
We would like to thank both Verena and Lisa for the sale of our property. They knew exactly how to present our home and did it well above our expectations, it looked amazing. They were always available instantly whenever we needed them to answer any questions and concerns that we had. They also shared useful contacts and local knowledge with us. Thank you both.
Kind RegardsAneil and Ori
How do you choose a real estate agent to sell your wonderful old family home? You choose a professional and respected real estate company.
Then, you choose two clever women with complementary skills.
They are a small team, "The Property Girls", supported by all the resources and skilled management of Barfoot & Thompson. Thank you Verena and Lisa for all your good advice and those important personal touches. You gave us a plan and absolutely delivered.Laraine and Michael Scheffer
Verena and Lisa are a superb team and I highly recommend them. They are professional and enjoyable to work with. Together they did a fantastic job of marketing our house and we got an excellent result on auction day. Verena brings to her work an unrivalled energy and is an exceptionally hard worker. Through her excellent communication skills, she engages with the buyers, builds trust and gets the competition going on auction day. She has excellent judgement of the buyers and the market. She gave us plenty of support and advice for preparing our house for sale. We found that her knowledge of the current market gave us a real advantage in preparing our house for sale.Andrew & Rosie Mercer
"I thoroughly recommend Lisa and Verena for the sale of property in Remuera. They managed the sale of our family property in a professional, yet friendly and positive manner. They supported my recently widowed Mother with sensitivity and dignity - respecting her needs whilst managing the sale process and achieving an amazing result for her.".Sam D
"Thank you Verena for finding me a house within two weeks, when I had been looking for six months!!! We are very happy in our new home and appreciate your efforts to secure it for us. We very touched with the follow up, gifts and card, and would recommend you to others."Amy & Chris Bamforth
We wish to say a huge thank you to Verena Lobb for the fantastic services she provided when selling our house. After making the decision to sell our home of 33 years we looked at several real estate agents before coming to the decision to use Verena who we thought was best equipped to get the desired result.
Verena was conscientious and very passionate about her job. She kept in constant contact with us as she knew we were actively watching the real estate market. We provided Verena with what our expectations were on the sale price of our home and she updated us after each open home and confidently answered any questions we had.
We were delighted when Verena sold our home before the scheduled auction and for a price substantially more than what we had expected. Not only did she work hard at selling our home, Verena also helped sort out issues that we had along the way. She really did go that extra mile and we can't thank her enough.
We found Verena to be reliable, hard working and honest and we have no hesitation in recommending her to any prospective clients in the future.