As one of the longest-running and independently owned real estate companies in the district First National Wanaka has cemented its position as an industry leader.
Owner Quentin Landreth is proud to head up his close-knit team of 12 real estate salespeople and administrators who have earned a reputation for their ‘can do’ attitude in the marketplace.
“It’s our agents that will ensure owners maximise the most value out of their properties and the team all work extremely hard to create the very best results for everyone involved when it comes to buying and selling in the Wanaka market. This is a very dynamic area for real estate with some of New Zealand’s largest tracts of land changing hands and multi-million dollar deals being done every year and our expertise is second to none when making these deals happen.”
Quentin purchased First National in Wanaka in June 2018 along with a longstanding Wanaka property rental company to create First National Wanaka Real Estate and First National Wanaka Property Management in the same year.
Born and raised in Wanaka he has achieved considerable success during his career and is responsible for some of Wanaka’s most significant real estate sales, including largescale developments and high-country stations.
He says First National Wanaka is fortunate to have some knowledgeable key members on its wider team.
“Kelly Gooch is our highly experienced residential specialist with an impressive record of over $150 million in sales. He has extensive market knowledge and is a consistent top performer in our team. We were also recently joined by well-known local Debbie Forrest who as a residential salesperson brings a solid understanding of the greater Wanaka area with her.”
“Brooke Woodrow is a rising star in our office and with just over one year under her belt she has exceeded all expectations and is rapidly growing her real estate career in Wanaka. John Fisher has a strong sales history in residential real estate being very results-driven which is evidenced by continued sales and resales of sections and properties at Wanaka’s new Queensberry and Pukerangi lifestyle subdivisions. His wife Vicki works alongside him and together they are a formidable real estate team.”
The company enjoys a close alliance with First National New Zealand and their First National Australian colleagues as part of the third-largest real estate company in Australasia.
“We are also very community focused and actively participate and support many local community initiatives such as the Mt Aspiring College First XV, Upper Clutha Rugby Club, Wanaka Rotary Club, Wanaka’s Relay for Life and Challenge Wanaka,” says Quentin. “Our team has managed one of Challenge Wanaka’s competitor aid stations at Eely Point over the many years of the event and this is a fantastic way for us to give back and be involved.”