What our clients say about us
We were fortunate to meet one of Braziers professional real estate agents in 2000 when property was in the doldrums. That encounter, invaluable advice followed by an awesome purchase put our property investing future on track. Today when we receive a Braziers newsletter everything else is put aside until each piece of information is digested. Braziers statistical and analytical data is second to none. Thanks Braziers for your ongoing support.
Val and John Cotton (Property Investors)
We have dealt with Brazier Property Investments since 2001 as both purchasers and vendors. What has been invaluable to us is the ongoing technical
support in the form of the quarterly detailed investment newsletter, and the excellent regular sales person contact. Both of these factors have
been key ingredients in the growth of our portfolio.
The fact that our family now enjoy financial independence and no longer need to work, is largely due to our relationship with Brazier Property Investments. We thoroughly recommend Brazier Property Investments in the handling of both the sale or purchase of your property assets.
Zane and Jasmine Adam (Professional Landlord)
My wife and I have been residential property investors in the Christchurch market for many years. During that time, Tony Brazier and his team have provided much valuable advice and service. In our view, particular strengths of Brazier Property Investments (BPI) are their website and the very informative newsletter. We always look forward to the newsletter for its overview of the market together with specific data and often also a relevant article by an outside commentator. At the time of writing we are marketing one of our properties through BPI, and can recommend them with confidence to other investors.
Christopher Seeley, PhD (Investor)
I first used Brazier Property Investments Ltd in 2003 and in the years since then I have bought and sold a number of properties through them. I have always found them to be extremely knowledgeable. No matter whether I am selling or buying their level of expertise is second to none. I run the property development arm of a charitable company here in Christchurch. I have always found Tony Brazier and his team to be extremely sympathetic to our needs and only happy to help us in any way they can. I greatly appreciate their professional manner and will continue to go to them first for my property requirements in the future.
Ross Gilray (Director "CLR Developments")
We have enjoyed the services of Brazier Property Investments since 1999. Why do we like having business with them? In addition to their spotless professionalism and integrity, they possess profound knowledge of the local residential investment market and always give us an unbiased opinion on market situations and trends. We remember discussions with them, some seven-eight years ago, about future changes and developments in the residential investment business. It is amazing to see, from todays position, how correct their medium and long-term arguments and predictions were. Having their good advice and doing business with Brazier Property made a very positive and significant impact on our investment career.
Leonid and Lena Itskovich (Dr. of Engineering)
After our inquiring about a particular property Braziers sent us the Newsletter and after reading the first one we looked forward to continuing to receive these. This is most unusual for us to actually read, (and read thoroughly) an advertising newsletter. The fact based articles, the graphs, the sales and rent tables for all suburbs and the no excuses type statements of opinion articles were all good. When we had enough of being landlords (in a very small way), Braziers advice was to hang on for another year, then before that year was up, to hold on for a bit longer. Then a few months later, the advice was to now sell because we would certainly now make a good capital gain. We took the advice and within days excellent offers came in, the pros and cons of each offer were discussed with a Braziers rep and a satisfactory sale was made. Further, we have had no regrets. Thank you.
Ian E Wilson (Private Investor)
Over the years we have purchased several investment properties from Brazier Property Investments Ltd. As we were new to purchasing investment properties we were most grateful for their expertise, knowledge, professionalism and negotiation skills. We enjoy their extensive property portfolio, (making them the market leaders in investment property in Christchurch) and regular market updates which we find interesting and particularly useful when setting our rental levels inline with those in our local area. We therefore will continue to utilize the excellent services of Brazier Property Investments Ltd in the future for all of our property investment needs.
Brett Smith (Company Manager)
Over the past 11 years I have had an on going business relationship with Brazier Property Investments. I have found their representatives and agents to be co-operative and professional at all times in our dealings. They have always been able to keep me updated with respective property sales of my properties and have always dealt with me with the ethos "I am acting for the vendor at all times". On many occasions Brazier staff have gone the extra distance and provided expert opinion and service beyond their normal business requirements. I have no hesitation in recommending their professional services.
Tim McCardle (Estate Manager)
As a client of Braziers I have had a number of transactions both buying and, most recently, selling. I have found Braziers to be very professional
and found it reassuring to deal with people who have a good understanding of investment property. I recently sold a property in a difficult market,
however I was happy with the price achieved and the whole process went very smoothly.
The Brazier Property Management division have also managed my property for about 5 years and I have found vacancies have been low, tenantâ€™s happy and good communication when it comes time to get the cheque book out.
I recently decided to sell my home in Woodend, North Canterbury, and was recommended to choose Brazier Property Investments. This I duly did and
signed a contract with Braziers and one of their sales consultants. The listing period was for 60 days and during that time I must commend Braziers
on their attention to detail regarding marketing strategy for this property, their attentiveness to my request and opinions and the delightful way
they treated my wife and I, and their clients during inspections of my home.
The resulting outcome was a very positive cash sale within the prescribed period. I would therefore highly recommend Braziers to any prospective property purchaser or seller.
I found my sales consultant and Braziers very professional, and a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole transaction. If buying or selling in
the future it is likely I will want to use my Braziers sales consultant to market or purchase a property and recommend Braziers and the selling
Stephen Dyer (Company Director)
Brazierâ€™s honest and straight-up professional manner was something that we really appreciated. Our sales consultant talked us through the process and advised us of the right time to sell, which we followed and reaped the benefits of his advice. I will certainly return to Braziers.
Paul Collings (Branch Manager)
We would like to thank our sales consultant formally for the wonderful job she did selling our property. Prior to listing with Braziers we employed
one of the supposedly leading real estate firms in Christchurch. Unfortunately the formulaic approach taken by this agent did not meet the needs of
our unique property.
Thank goodness we met the team at Braziers!! The market research and marketing strategy they employed was thorough and had flare, freshness and creativity, and our agent never stopped believing she would find someone who loved our property as much as we did.
As we live in Hong Kong we relied on our agent to keep us updated regularly and to present our property in the best possible light. Our sales agent at Braziers performed way beyond our expectations and went that extra mile by lighting fires, providing afternoon teas and live music to create the right ambience during open days. Braziers communicated with us regularly and was incredibly easy to relate to.
At all times through out the sales process Braziers demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism and tenacity. You couldn't ask for anything more!
We recommend Braziers highly and would not hesitate to employ their services again.
Brendan and Kathy Oliver-Kerby
I have used Brazier Properties for the past 10years and have always been more than impressed with the services of their friendly and approachable sales consultants. I have found that Braziers provide a no-hassle transaction with easy communication throughout the whole process. Braziers and the selling team are a pleasure to deal with.
Braziers constantly stayed in touch with us throughout the whole process. Perhaps most importantly, they provided sound unbiased advice and guidance with regards to our property investment. We would thoroughly recommend Braziers to anyone looking to invest or purchase a property in the future.
We were very happy with the professionalism of our sales consultant and the Brazier Property Investment team. They were approachable and always very responsive to any needs and questions we had. We would recommend them as specialists in property investment with pleasure.
Anne and Chris Wildey (Property Investors)
After some bad experiences with property managers, I was determined not to make another mistake. Brazier’s was the first company I interviewed. After 2 ½ hours of detailed questioning I decided that I didn\'t need to interview anyone else, and 4 ½ years later I am still confident that I made the right decision. Braziers look after my property as if it was their own – their care, documentation and communication are first-class.
Bev Thomson (Property Investor)
As a property investor of over 20 years I had always managed my own portfolio until recently twice I found myself heading overseas with a vacant unit. So I decided to leave my problems with the guys at Braziers. To my amazement in both cases they not only had the units let within a week but also had rental increases on good leases that more than covered their fees. Why didn’t I use their friendly professional service years ago. LOL.
The service we have received from the team at Braziers has been exceptional. After speaking to all the major property management firms in Christchurch, we felt Braziers offered the most comprehensive service and we have not been disappointed. From screening tenants, to property maintenance and inspections, and even patiently explaining our statements when we (as novice investors) didn\'t understand, Braziers has always exceeded our expectations.
Pam Murphy & Andrea Smith (Small Scale Investors)
As an overseas investor in Christchurch property I depend heavily on the competence of my property managers. Since the Christchurch earthquakes,
Brazier\'s have impressed with their speed and effectiveness in dealing with this unprecedented event and the impact on the local rental market.
Braziers is clearly leading the way, and I will be switching my other properties to them.
Richard Renouf (Property Investor)
The thing that I most like about Braziers is Mike\'s newsletters. The information is timely and comprehensive and the comment is knowledgeable. This in itself gives me confidence. Next I like the way their systems work. For me, not having to think about the property when I live so far away is priceless. Finally I like that someone is always available to answer my questions.
Gloria Lines (Property Owner)
Initially we intended to use Braziers as property managers as we were leaving Christchurch, however the Quakes interrupted our plans. Rather than take back management Braziers were doing such a stirling job that we didn\'t even consider taking over again. Having weathered the quakes, we can wholeheartedly recommend Brazier to anyone that wants top notch property management, with great communication and an eye towards care of the properties. We look forward to Brazier managing our properties for many years to come.
Bevan and Sarika Anderson (Managers and happy absentee landlords)
I have had a relationship with Brazier Property Management and Investments for several years. I recommend all aspects of their services with the
highest regard. To shorten this testimonial I have compiled a description of their services.
Businesslike, Report, Aptitude, Zeal, Innovative, Earnest, Reliable, Solid
The McBride Trust (Landlord/Home owner)
Braziers have been the best property managers that I have ever had. They are always obliging and good at keeping me up with what is going on within their business and looking after myself and my tenants. They take all the pressure of me allowing me the time to get on with other things that are important in my life. I can totally rely on Braziers to sort out any problems. Braziers sort out all quotes for work that is needed and come back to me with quotes and are extremely efficient at getting the work done within days keeping myself and tenants happy. I was advised by my accountant to use them. We are all happy. Thank you, Braziers.
Braziers have been our agents since 2008, when we left to pursue an opportunity overseas. We have been very impressed with the service and advice we (and our tenants) have received and trust the team absolutely to manage our home.
As refugee home-owners from Christchurch, we rely on Braziers knowledge, expertise, and professionalism to manage our investment to its optimum potential. Our experience has been just that - we are kept informed, included in decisions where necessary, and are confident that we are receiving the best support available to preserve the equity in our property. We recommend Braziers to anyone thinking of letting their home or investment property as a stress-free collaborative approach to being a responsible landlord.
Paul Murphy (Home Owner)
Braziers have been managing my rental property for nearly five years. During that time they managed to keep the property fully tenanted, up until the earthquakes. There have never been any problems with rents or anything else. I am very pleased with their assistance during and after the earthquakes and they have continued to assist me even though my rental property is not currently able to be rented due to earthquake damage. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Steve Holland (Property Investor)
We have been clients of Braziers Property Management for over 12 months. When I was looking for a company to manage my property while I was
overseas, my wife and interviewed a number of prospective Property Management companies - some of whom are considered to the \"big names\" in the
country. However we were particularly impressed by the attitude, professional approach & the briefing documentation presented to us by the
Brazier\'s representative. It was a very easy choice to make to put our trust in Braziers. Since then, Braziers have fulfilled every promise made &
delivered a standard of service that exceeded what they said they would give. I have received regular updates on my property; rents have been paid
on time with all documentation to show expenses being accurately recorded. When tenants moved out, new ones were found, rental adjustments made (in
line with the demand) and the whole process moved in a smooth and seamless fashion. In addition we have received by email regular letters showing
rental trends in Christchurch as well as useful hints about what is appealing to tenants. We are very very happy with our choice of Braziers and
would totally recommend them to anyone looking for a top class Property Manager.
Anthony Connell (Property Investor )
I would like to thank the team at Braziers during our difficult time here in Christchurch where we saw tenants leaving our empty flats and moving
out without any notice. I was given regular updates on what was being done and progress on finding new tenants. I understand some of the team
members are property owners themselves, so it was nice to know you were being looked after. Keep up the good work team.
Sanjib (Home Owner)
I am a homeowner and was referred to Braziers by my brother who said Braziers property inspectors notice every new mark on the walls. This gave me
reassurance when I had to let the property for financial reasons. I have found the Braziers Fired Up property management service to be proactive
and reliable. Much needed when you live in a different city.
We have been delighted and sometimes amazed by the level of service and the overall performance of Braziers. Through all the disruptions of the earthquakes they have constantly kept us informed and taken the greatest possible care of our property and our interests. We don’t believe there is a better operation in the country and they have our complete trust – a great team of professionals and a great bunch to work with.
Norman & Sue Harris (Expat Property Owners)
Braziers have managed several of my rental properties for approx. 3 years. I have found their services to be above expectation and have recommended their services to others. Obviously they have vetted the tenants well as my properties are well looked after and there has never been any issues with rent money. Their bookkeeping is excellent with rent money being forwarded twice monthly along with easily understood statements. I have no hesitation recommending their services to other homeowners and will give them any further properties I acquire to manage.
After many years of managing my rental properties by myself, four years ago I selected Brazier Property Managers to take over what had become a
time consuming situation for me. Since then their efficient and friendly service of advertising, vetting tenants, arranging bonds, collecting
rents, supervising tradesmen and routine inspections with reports and photographs have given me freedom to travel and confidence in the maintenance
of my properties. I have recommended Braziers to others in the past and would have no hesitation in doing so in the future.
Jane Sullivan (Property Owner)
We have been very happy with the services provided by the team at Braziers over the past four years. We used the services of two other property management companies before being fortunate to have found Braziers. Braziers are very professional and we know are confident that our properties are in good hands and being well maintained. Also we know our tenants are being well looked after which is important to us.
Aaron & Sarah Russ (Property Investors)
I was referred to Braziers by a work colleague who was impressed with their enthusiastic and proactive approach towards a business proposal. When I contacted Braziers, they were very helpful and quick to forward through the relevant documentation to sign up, however there was no pressure to do so. After signing up, they performed a thorough inspection of my property and took great care with the selection of tenants. I was contacted regularly throughout the search period by friendly, helpful staff. It was a very stress-free process; I would highly recommend Braziers to anyone.
Kate Leary (Accountant)
My rental flat, that I have had several years of problems with tenants, is now no longer a problem for me since I put it in the care of Braziers
property management. They check prospective tenants, collect the rent money, inspect the flat, send me the inspection reports and now all I have to
do is see the rental money going into my account each month. As a proud home owner and landlord, I like to know my rental property is kept in the
same top condition as my own home and I know Braziers do this for me.
Anton Korunic (Home Owner & Landlord)
Lesley and I recently purchased an investment property through Braziers Real Estate with the intention of property managing ourselves. The purchase could not have been any smoother and after meeting with you personally and discussing the procedures and processes that Braziers Property Management undertake on an investors behalf, it became a no-brainer to contract Braziers to manage our property. We certainly appreciate the contact and updates as and when required and believe the service to be excellent value for money. Thanks again for managing our property so professionally.
Peter and Lesley Edwards (Owner Managers: Pudding Hill Lodge.)
Braziers Property Management has managed 10 of my Christchurch residential houses on and off during the last 4 years. Braziers and their staff have been very professional managers and flexible in allowing me to do much of my own maintenance when I wished to. Furthermore, their statements, newsletters and communication to me have been extremely informative and useful. I would recommend Braziers to any property investor that would like a knowledgeable team to help make property investment easy and enjoyable.
Damon Hagaman (Property Investor and Advisor)
Henry Ang (Home Owner)
Hi, just confirming our discussions, I have been very happy with you managing \"Hadlow upon Avon\" for the last few years. I am retiring from active property management after 35 yrs. I now need you to take over full management of my residential investment portfolio. Initially 13 units need to be bedded in before 31 March 2013. The remaining 7 later after EQ repairs and rebuilds. Keep up the good work.
Tony Ward (Life member CPIA)
Braziers have made the day to day management of owning a rental property hassle free. Life is busy enough with looking after your own property so to be able to have Braziers looking after your investment with care and professionalism allows you to have more time for other things! The fact that Braziers are up to date with landlord/tenant responsibilities also gives peace of mind, knowing that you are doing the right thing for the tenants.
Julie and Reuben Casey (Stress-free Landlords)
In building and managing our property portfolio we sought companies that place value in people, integrity, professionalism, information (knowledge) and attention to detail. In Braziers Property Investments and Braziers Property Management we found an organisation that excelled in these attributes and others besides. We have been clients since 1999 and simply have had no reason to go elsewhere. Thanks to all the team at Braziers for their on-going support.
Mary Himiona and Gary Morrison (PhD (Investors))