Glenn Collins

We originally met Sonia when looking to move from Auckland to Hamilton. She was the only agent we could find who would give us the time to view many houses, in a sellers-market, in 2006.

Fast forward to 2019 and after researching other agents she assured us of a higher value for our home and what we could hope for. We put up a challenge of six weeks only. By that evening photos had been taken and our home was up and listed.

It was sold conditionally at her estimated price in four weeks, settled four weeks later.

Sonia is honest, real, diligent, responds with lightning speed, has vast contacts and reach, kept us in the loop always, handled all the challenging conversations, did everything promised and more without pressuring us.

We highly recommend her, she keeps her promises and builds confidence without exaggeration. We would work with her again. 

Give her a go.

-Don and Dorothy Oliver

Sonia and Glenn are simply the best real estate agents we have dealt with. They have a no nonsense and practical approach. If they make a commitment it is kept. The signing on process was straight forward and the communication with the agents was regular and almost instant. You never had to wait for a reply when an enquiry was made.We have every confidence that Sonia and Glenn have the client's best interest at heart and we also have ever confidence they will get the desired result for you. 

-  Dianne and Neville Ferguson 

"Dealing with Glenn made our purchase pretty painless. Concise and direct, he listened to our needs."

"I had heard that selling and buying a house is  one of the most stressful things you will do in your life . Well selling and buying through you as our agent was totally stress free .
A huge thank you for the effort and professionalism you displayed in marketing the sale of our two properties and advising us through the purchase process of our new home .
The sales results you achieved with our two properties was outstanding , with one property selling above listed price and the other achieving the highest ever sale price , by some margin , of any property in our street . Both property sales exceeded our expectations . Your fantastic level of communication kept us fully informed during the whole purchase and sale process so we were never in doubt about what was happening .
The advice you gave us while purchasing our new home , which we are really enjoying, enabled us to buy what we believe is the best value home in the price range and area we were looking .
You were a pleasure to deal with and we certainly would recommend you to anyone looking for an exceptional agent ."

- Grant & Ann Collins

"Huge thanks for all your work in the sale of our home. From when we first contacted you about listing our house, right through to auction day and afterwards, we found you to be so helpful, professional, friendly and approachable. Your communication was outstanding. You always made us feel as if nothing was too much trouble, and we are very grateful for the advice you gave us and your high level of expertise when it came to making decision about how to get the best outcome.

Thank you especially for the outstanding result you achieved for us!!It far exceeded our expectations. We certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for an exceptional agent, and should we be looking to buy or sell again in the future we will definitely be calling you first! We just can't thank you enough!"

- Kyla and Ryan Kerby

"WOW! What a team! Each time we have sold out homes through you, you guys have outdone yourselves in achieving amazing results for us. Thanks for the fantastic communication throughout, and your motivation and enthusiasm towards both selling our homes and finding just the right house for us to buy."

- Steve and Dallas

"Thank you, Glenn, for all your help in selling our home. From listing to unconditional sale in 10 days was great and took all the stress out of selling."

Dawn & John

"We cannot speak highly enough about Sonia. It was a real pleasure working with her, and if the opportunity to buy or sell in Hamilton ever arises again, we would have no hesitation in contacting Sonia and Glenn."

- Carol & Mike Noone

"I found my agents to have the highest of all attributes; professional, informative, friendly and integrity. Sonia and Glenn offered a great service and we will continue to work with them in the future."

- Anon

"Sonia has been extremely helpful and very easy to deal with and also very professional. Many thanks go to her and Glenn for a fantastic sales/purchase experience. They have been a pleasure to deal with."

- Ray & Jenni

"We are writing to convey our warm appreciation for the outstanding service that Sonia Christison and her partner Glenn Collins have provided in relation top the sale of our previous home and purchase of our new one in St James . . . we would highly recommend the partnership to either sellers or buyers of Real Estate."

- Ron & Alison Reynolds

"I cannot thank Glenn and Sonia enough for selling my home within 2 weeks of listing! Glenn & Sonia work hard for the vendor by ensuring you have the right marketing plan for your property, that you are kept informed regularly on progress and on matching the right potential buyers to the property. As a vendor you have a choice of which agents to use, prior to signing up with Glenn & Sonia, I spoke to another Real Estate Company, had I gone with them I would be down $30K. Great result from a great team."

- Natasha

"We were delighted to have Glenn sell our property for us. His advice was always sound and he had a great listening ear, along with the determination to achieve the results we expected. He kept us fully informed and up to date with progress and was always available. He has excellent negotiation skills and is a pleasure to do business with. We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their property."

- Jan and David Harrison

"We wish to thank you for the assistance you have given to us to enable of this property to be enacted.

You will understand the difficulty we experienced with another agency which showed very little movement and no prospect of a sale. Sonia coming to our assistance was like a breath of fresh air showing enthusiasm on our behalf and encouraging us when the dry patches came. You had real confidence that we should sell and such is the case.

We have no hesitation in recommending you to those who are looking for a suitable agent to bring about a sale of their property."

- Allan Tong

"Glenn and Sonia were recommended to Graham and I by a work colleague, from start to finish they were professional, friendly and made the process of our house on the market stress free. Our house was on the market for only nine days and we sold for $25,000 more than we thought we could achieve. The best Real Estate agents we have ever worked with."

- Graham and Leora Duggan

"Sonia Christison and Glenn Collins were the Lodge Real Estate Agents for marketing and selling our family home in June 2014.

Their service was highly professional and at all times informative and thorough. So much so that we were very satisfied with the successful results at Auction.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Sonia and Glenn to any prospective vendors."

- David and Lynne Taylor

"Thank you so much for marketing and selling my house, it was a fantastic outcome and exceeded my expectations. Your calm, professinal manner Glenn, and excellent communication made the whole process so easy and stress-free for me and I really appreciated it. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to any of my friends or family."

- Fiona Goodrick

We recently sold our house through Lodge Real Estate, with Sonia Cristison and Glenn Collins as our agents. They are a great team and we have nothing but praise for the way they handled the marketing and sale of our house. We mainly dealt with Sonia and her advice regarding the marketing and sale at auction was very much appreciated. The open homes were well run by both Sonia and Glenn and they gave us immediate feedback after each open home and everything went very smoothly, including the auction. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to other potential sellers as they are both very experienced and very pleasant to deal with.

-Ross & Rosslyn Johnson

"After recently deciding to list our home we approached Glenn and Sonia. Glenn advised a marketing strategy which suited and the follow up and constant communication were infallible. This resulted in a sale within 5 days of our initial meeting with them and a sale price higher than we had initially expected. We cannot fault their work ethic as they worked to get us the best result. We would strongly recommend them to anyone wishing to list their property. A big thank you to you both and your team."

-Ross & Lynn