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“I am a country girl from the Murchison area, bought up to understand that hard work doesn’t hurt and that having a straight forward, uncomplicated approach to life works best. My husband and I live on a 40 hectare rural property just outside of Richmond where we enjoy all things rural. I discovered selling real estate 3 decades ago and from day one I knew this was my niche. For me the thrill was in meeting people, navigating and negotiating their property pathways. To this day, being entrusted with selling someone’s property is an honour and I find the opportunity to meet people, to pull all of the real estate pieces together to conclude a sale is still very satisfying. I continue to network and talk to people constantly, I soak up new found knowledge every day and I enjoy being able to share my vast real estate knowledge in a way that helps people. Awards simply gather storage dust because that’s not who I am. Your trust in listing your property with me is reward enough”. Lydia Heyward
Jo is focused on residential property sales and support. She was Lydia’s P.A. and team administrator during 2017. Jo has a warm nature, a fabulous laugh and she is a wonderful asset to her clients and the team. She gets that property can be stressful and is sincere about helping people achieve their dreams. Jo takes pride and a sense of satisfaction in seeing her real estate projects through from start to finish.
Before her two boys, Jo sailed from the UK to Nelson on various sailing ships and she especially enjoyed her time working with New Zealand youth on board the Spirit of New Zealand (she was the Senior Mate). Jo settled in the Nelson area having sailed here and loves sharing the real sense of wonder this region brings with her boys.
Mackenzie is the team’s Business Development Manager. She’s licensed under the REAA 2008 and in her final year of a Bachelor of Property from Massey University, so she has truly committed herself to understanding the ins and outs of the Real Estate industry. Mackenzie has an extensive background in residential sales and administration. Hailing from the rural valley of Stanley Brook, Mackenzie also knows the complexities of rural and lifestyle processes and transactions through our systems.
Mackenzie is super organised, a bubbly energy and lots of ‘can do‘ enthusiasm for her work. Her personal dream includes sustainable farming and she has a love for goats! She aims to own her own slice of local paradise one day soon.