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 Landlords)
The Brazier Property Management division have also managed my property for about 5 years and I have found vacancies have been low, tenant's happy and good communication when it comes time to get the cheque book out.
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 and a half hours of detailed questioning I decided that I didn't need to interview anyone else, and 4 and a half 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 did'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)
I am new to the rental market and when I approached Brazier they found me a good tenant in no time at all. All documentations were completed without any hassles. I am happy with their service thus far and would recommend them.
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)