Stu McLean

Stu McLean

Company Director
021 450 308
stu.mac@firstnational.co

Stewart grew up in the Marlborough Sounds and has strong family associations within the wider Marlborough community. Stewart has, over the past thirty years, owned a variety of businesses including a marine engineering operation in Picton as well as a range of commercial entities across the Nelson/Marlborough provinces. Stewart is extremely family orientated and is known and respected for the ethical manner in which he conducts his business. Stewart is a problem solver and enjoys new challenges seeking to utilise technology where possible to advance his business interests.

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Angela Bowers

Angela Bowers

Branch Manager and Principal Officer
0274 320 446
angela@firstnational.co

Angela entered the Real Estate industry in 2006, following a successful career owning and managing a kitchen design and renovation business. During this time she won Marlborough businesswoman of the year in 1997.

After 11 years as a multi award winning salesperson, Angela stepped into the role as First National Marlborough’s Sales and Training Manager. She then went on to qualify as a Branch manager, whilst obtaining her Agent’s license. Angela is now First National Marlborough’s Branch Manager and Principal Officer.

Coming from a serious car accident in 2007 which left her on life support, her perspective on life changed. Angela really wanted to make life count and has a passion to inspire people. As Branch Manager, she is able to motivate and drive her team, solve problems in unique ways and find new ideas on how to market properties.

Angela is married with three children; her youngest Sam works for the company as their marketing assistant. Her daughter has recently completed her Master in International Relations and Diplomacy and her eldest son manages a medical centre on the Gold Coast. Outside of real estate, Angela loves the theatre, acting and her animals and is actively involved with one of the local churches.

Her heart for her team at First National Marlborough is evident and she has a strong passion to keep leading them into their strengths both as individuals and as a team. She is not afraid to change and take on new things and “what worked today, may not work tomorrow so we should be prepared to move.”

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Michael Rea

Michael Rea

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 364 3914
michael@firstnational.co

Marketing a home today requires a balance of creativity and determination to achieve the clients wishes, as well as the selling skills required to successfully complete the sale process. Michael Rea has many attributes which makes him stand out from the crowd when it comes to entrusting your home with an Agent to sell. Michael is always upfront and honest in his assessments and has the ability to deliver what he promises. It is a fact that in today’s world some people promise the earth to gain your business but then simply don’t deliver, however I absolutely guarantee that this will not be the case with Michael and there are past client references that confirm this.

Michael puts a massive effort into ensuring any home he is selling has first class marketing to attract a premium sale price. His attention to detail when it comes to creating advertising for your home is one of the many skills he utilises to attract the right buyers. Once he has attracted potential buyers, he has the necessary skills to guide them through the sale process which, for first home buyers in particular, is daunting.

Michael is of the generation that utilises technology to ensure your property reaches the target audience whether it be in Marlborough, New Zealand or overseas. Younger buyers in particular demand facts and information in a format that suits them so Michaels skills in this are very important.

As a past volunteer Fire Fighter in Blenheim, Michael has made a strong commitment to Marlburians and to the wider community being on call to assist others in their time of need. Whether you need your home sold or saved, Michael is a great choice!

Michael Rea – A multi-award winning Sales Consultant - “My reputation is your guarantee”

NZ Rookie of the Year - 2012/2013

NZ Next Generation Award - 2013, 2014

Top Lister - Awarded 3 times

Top Seller - Awarded 3 times

NZ Chairman’s Award - Awarded 7 times (For outstanding performance in the New Zealand marketplace)

Marlborough Company Achiever - Awarded 4 times

Top Marketer Award - Awarded 4 times

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Bridget McNamara

Bridget McNamara

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 493 0024
bridget@firstnational.co

Introducing Bridget McNamara

Bridget McNamara is carving a pathway to the peak of the Real Estate industry consistently performing in the top achievers of the First National group in Marlborough and across the country.

Top 10 Sales Consultants First National (NZ) 2020

Top 5 Sales Consultants First National (Regional) 2019, 2020

Top 4 Salespeople First National Marlborough 2019, 2020

Double-diamond Sales Achiever

Part of Award winning sales team - Top NZ Office for 15th consecutive year

Bridget prides herself on creating and coordinating effective, tailor made solutions for her varied clients. Her pro-active, motivated and professional approach holds her in high stead amongst her wide variety of contacts.

Bridget is the daughter of well-known and respected Marlburians Brian and Miriam McNamara. She will be no stranger to many of you having performed in productions at the Blenheim Musical Theatre and the Boathouse Theatre. She is also an energetic member of the Marlborough Repertory Society committee.

Over the past decade Bridget has built up her own portfolio of investment properties and thrives on the interior design, gardening and other practical aspects of property ownership.

Growing up in Spring Creek, Bridget has lived in most Blenheim suburbs and now enjoys the Rarangi lifestyle with her husband Paul Southey and her thoroughly mischievous corgi, Dexie!

Bridget’s mixture of creativity, marketing expertise, enthusiasm and strong work ethic combined with practical real estate experience will ensure an excellent performance for you.

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Michelle Madsen

Michelle Madsen

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
021 400 860
michelle@firstnational.co

Michelle purchased her first home soon after starting work and has always grasped the importance of home ownership and the responsibilities that accompany it. With a combined 22 years in sales, Michelle also has plenty of experience to call upon and as one of her clients remarked, "Michelle acted in a professional manner at all times, showing the dedication and commitment of a driven woman! Michelle showed persistence and offered solutions to issues many would have balked at"

Living on a family farm in Hammerichs Road that was also a large market garden with around a 1,000 pigs, it is no surprise that Michelle, like her parents Michael and Kyra, has developed a strong love of animals. After leaving school Michelle was promoted to Produce Manager for Fresh Choice Springlands at a young age. Michelle's clients are quick to recognise that their Real Estate Agent is extremely hard working and is willing to do anything to assist whether they are buying or selling.

Michelle joined forces with Michael Rea in 2019, creating an unstoppable team! Taking up the role of Sales Executive to Michael Rea means that her expertise has been able to help even more buyers into their new homes.

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Jenny Fyfe

Jenny Fyfe

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 513 2716
ian@firstnational.co

I started working in real estate 12 years ago firstly as a P.A. for one of my colleagues then alongside my husband Ian. I really enjoy working with people and still get a real thrill selling a home to someone who has fallen in love with a particular property.
I try and have a balance with working and being involved in our local community. I have been volunteering at St Marks Drug and Alcohol centre here in Blenheim for the last 10 years. I go along and show the clients how to cook healthy tasty food. I have met some amazing people during this time and still have contact with one or two of them that I met there years ago.
Ian and I also give a donation to Blenheim School every year which pays for sports subs for any child who wants to play also uniforms for their sports teams. Another of our charities is Life Flight for which we are ‘angel’ sponsors.

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Simon Green

Simon Green

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 658 2288
simon@firstnational.co

Simon Green is a Marlburian from day one attending Renwick Primary then Marlborough Boys College. Upon leaving school Simon progressed through from driving trucks to managing a transport company. The wide variety of management skills accumulated during this period will be essential elements in his new career path. Over the years Simon’s determination to be successful shaped both his career and family. As the father of four young sons Simon acknowledges that their future will be reliant on both he and his extremely supportive wife Hannah’s efforts. Simon is extremely motivated to make his Real Estate career one to be proud of and his decision to join First National was based primarily upon its well-known history of being extremely successful, family orientated and supportive of Marlburians.

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Ian Fyfe

Ian Fyfe

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
021 860 690
ian@firstnational.co

Success isn’t Given – It’s Earned

As a sales specialist contracted to First National Marlborough Ian Fyfe embarked on a journey that has made him and the company he represents synonymous with Real Estate success in Marlborough.
Ian has contributed in no small way to First National Marlborough being ranked as First National New Zealand’s top selling office every year since 2005 by Ian delivering a standard of service that is based on tenacity, professionalism, master negotiation and self-belief. While attracting a high degree of repeat and referral business, Ian will always find time to sit down with new clients looking for a better real estate experience.

For some years Ian has consistently been a top performing salesperson in the top Ten for First National in New Zealand and has achieved the mantle of one of the best in the industry. Ian is joined by his wife Jenny who also has extensive real estate experience spanning twelve years.
Working together is our major point of difference in that selling you property is a personal experience for both you and us. We aim to make that experience pleasant, but clearly focussed on achieving your goals and desired outcomes.
We personally handle everything including open homes, marketing, feedback and offers and during the sales process you will not be passed onto a P.A or other employee who knows nothing about your property.
Ian personally has successfully sold hundreds of millions of dollars of Real Estate and he is a certified negotiator having completed the New Zealand Certificate in Negotiation skills.
This places him at a skill level well above your average Real estate sales person and that is a distinct advantage for any seller knowing you are dealing with a highly competent and experienced Sales specialist.
You are indeed in good hands.
- Success isn’t given – It’s Earned

Multi award winning Sales Specialist Marlborough
• No 1 Value of Sales in 2018/2019
• NZ Club Elite Member
• Super achiever 2018/2019
• No 1 Top Unconditional Sales 2018/2019
• No 1 Top Sales Written 2018/2019
• No 1 Company Achiever 2018/2019
• Diamond Achiever eight consecutive years
• Double Diamond Achiever 5 Consecutive Years

“Respected locally, recognised nationally”
Best Service
Best Brand
Best Advice
Best Price

Best Choice – Ian Fyfe
Listing and Selling Lifestyle and Residential Real Estate

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Vicki Baker

Vicki Baker

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 228 6001
03 578 8059
vickibaker@firstnational.co

The Real Estate profession requires successful sales consultants to be dedicated determined achievers. I have been one of the top Salespeople in Marlborough since 2003, and have built a trustworthy reputation in the area. I have a down to earth, approachable style and listen to the needs of my clients, making it a priority to keep them well informed and to always be contactable.
Having been a vendor myself a number of times, I have a strong appreciation of the need for honest, reliable agents who are committed to their vendors’ best interests. My marketing expertise ensures that no stone is left un-turned and my sharp negotiating skills are geared to achieve ‘top dollar’ for your property, which quite simply is my focus.
My commitment is to provide excellent service to my clients, and as a self-confessed “work-a-holic”, I have the drive and professional competence to get you the results you require.
When you list your property with me, you will have my personal attention throughout the selling process, plus you will also receive the full backing of the First National team who will join me in striving to achieve the best possible outcome for you!

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Hannah Green

Hannah Green

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 349 5559
hannah@marlboroughfirst.co.nz
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Murray Hewson and Jo Chamberlain

Murray Hewson and Jo Chamberlain

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
021 373 665
murrayandjo@marlboroughfirst.co.nz

Kia Ora!

Well here we are! Jo and Murray - newly licensed Real Estate Salespersons - and we are excited! Lockdown provided the perfect opportunity to complete our qualifications - rearing to go! We invite you or anyone you might know to contact us with any queries regarding property - an appraisal on your current home, property selling or purchasing. We’d love to help!

You know we are:
- Genuine listeners and effective communicators
- Attentive and ready to meet your needs by developing personalised marketing approaches and plans
- Well known, proud Marlburians
- Committed to our Marlborough community and will apply that commitment honestly and tenaciously to your real estate needs
- Able to deliver - past history successfully leading schools and small business attests to this

We are a great team - warm, open, genuine and skilled. We will have your best interests at heart and commit to securing your best property options
- by effectively marketing and selling your property at the best price.
- by tenaciously seeking out the perfect home/property for your next purchase.

Move on with us!
Murray and Jo

What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata! It is people, it is people, it is people!

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Anshul Gupta

Anshul Gupta

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
022 040 8154
anshul@marlboroughfirst.co.nz

I bring a unique youthful approach to selling homes. Previously I have been employed in the hospitality industry working in hotels across the World and New Zealand. This has given me a skill set not only helping me to be a better real estate salesperson, but also the ability to connect with my community.
Through my travels I have seen all sorts of communities, and have strived to connect with all of them. Learning the ins and outs of customer service has been vital in my personal and professional growth, gaining insights into how people want their customer experience to be and going that extra mile to make their experience even greater. I believe this knowledge puts me ahead of the competition. My energetic and charismatic personality assures you that I will work hard to achieve your desired outcome, tieing in my customer service skills, personality and youthful approach to do this.
As I begin my career in real estate, I also am beginning a pledge to my community of Blenheim. For each property sold a donation will be made to Crossroads Marlborough, an organization assisting our community for the better. This is my way of being a part of Blenheim's’ community.
Real Estate, Real impact.

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Patrick Rea

Patrick Rea

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 546 9876
patrick@firstnational.co

Patrick has spent his working career in the sales and service industry which has included owning and operating his own business in the automotive industry. Patrick knows and values the importance of a 100% commitment to quality service, which is what he strives to deliver to every client he represents.

With over 18 years experience in the Real Estate profession, Patrick has a wealth of knowledge of the industry, ensuring that the marketing and sale of your home, or the purchase of another, is in extremely capable and experienced hands.

Over the years, Patrick has attained numerous awards and recognition for both outstanding client service and value of sales

Honesty, integrity and professionalism with a mix of genuine care and concern for his clients needs is a prerequisite of Patricks business.

My Aim is Your Gain - Always

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Carolyn Orchard

Carolyn Orchard

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 233 1124
carolyn@firstnational.co
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Hiram Taylor

Hiram Taylor

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
021 573 622
hiram@firstnational.co

My real estate ethos is putting people first. Sounds simple enough, but it is the personalised service and absolute genuine intent with which I operate, that assures you I have your best interest at heart. After some 35 years in banking, helping many people buy and sell property, the shift to real estate in 2016 was a natural progression and a satisfying way to continue helping others. As a Picton local - living it and loving it, I am here to make selling or buying property a positive experience. Selling residential, lifestyle, Marlborough Sounds properties, and local businesses, I love being part of the First National brand. I am based in our centrally located Picton office and I am always available for a chat. Outside of real estate you will catch me enjoying a smorgasbord of quintessential Marlborough outdoor pursuits including sailing, diving, fishing or a round of golf. I am passionate about being in a community. I am currently an active member of the Waikawa Ratepayers & Residents Assn, and I am on the executive of the Waikawa Boating Club. I am determined to deliver my clients the very best results and provide a superior level of service, sound advice and clear communication. I want real estate to be a great experience and it can be - try me. Contact me today to find out how First National innovative marketing strategies and my personal approach can be the most beneficial and successful combination for you.

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Anne Goodyer

Anne Goodyer

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 432 5718
anne@firstnational.co

I have been working with the team at First National Marlborough for over 15 years. I began my career as a Licensed Sales Person in the Blenheim office in 2004 working solely in the Blenheim Residential market.
Having previously worked for the Bank of New Zealand in Blenheim for many years I had established good working relationships with both customers and colleagues alike. This helped me forge my career in real estate.
For the past 14 consecutive years I have achieved a Platinum Award as a "Diamond Achiever".
We have lived in Picton for the past 14 years and I had always wanted to work closer to home but my loyalty was with First National Marlborough so I never made the change to being a Picton salesperson.
In 2017 the company decided to open an office in Picton which was absolutely awesome. Obviously I jumped on board as quick as possible and took every opportunity that came my way.
I have continued to be a high achiever in Real Estate as I believe in an honest approach and I have a very supportive team that makes the journey easy.
If you are looking for a Licensed Sales Person to work for you then please give me a call. Let me and First National Marlborough give your property the attention it deserves.

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Grant Thorpe

Grant Thorpe

Licensed Agent REAA 2008
027 599 9699
grant@marlboroughfirst.co.nz

Grant, his wife Alison and children have returned to the region to be closer to their extended family and friends, and to enjoy all that a Marlborough lifestyle offers.

Grant commenced his real estate career in 1996 and is a fully Licensed Agent, specialising in Commercial Real Estate Sales, Leasing and Business Sales.

He has had extensive involvement within the Real Estate industry, both as an Agent and as a business owner and a consultant to the industry. He has also held senior management roles within private enterprise in both New Zealand and Australia.

Grant is also a former New Zealand Rowing representative, and was, in a voluntary capacity, a Senior Firefighter with the NZ Fire Service.

Grant enjoys the ever-changing dynamic of commercial business. His consultancy style business approach has created very strong and rewarding relationships with his clients.

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Mark Tschepp

Mark Tschepp

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 472 4991
markt@firstnational.co

Introducing Mark Tschepp

Unbeatable Track Record with Proven Results

Over the past 12 years I have successfully negotiated in excess of $200,000,000 (two hundred million) of rural related sales in Marlborough and still hold a number of records for prices achieved for Vendors.

Rural Market Specialist

I am solely dedicated to the rural market where my specialist area is the Viticulture sector covering both bare land development sites or existing Vineyards and Wineries, and a large proportion of my success has been in the wine sector. I am also actively involved with the sale and marketing of all types of Rural properties.

Market Awareness

Regular contact with the rural sector is a key performance indicator for my business model. It is essential for me to meet with key players from financial institutions to the major wine companies, growers, farmers, lifestylers and related industry players; I have in-depth knowledge on Rural sector activities.

Sourcing Buyers

Finding the right buyer is the key to a successful sale. Every property receives a tailor-made marketing programme targeting local, national and international buyers via internet and print media. I have built up an extensive database of potential buyers and I continue to add to this on an ongoing basis. I am able to recommend the best value marketing strategy given the state of the market.

Professionalism and Integrity

I always give 100% to both my Vendors and the Buyers, confidentiality is paramount.

Personal Achievement

I have been recognised many times by the First National Group. Most recently I have again been awarded Top 10 Sales Consultant for Australasia, Number 3 Sales Consultant for New Zealand and a Double Diamond Achievement Award.

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Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts

Property Manager
027 642 3277
rachel@marlboroughfirst.co.nz

First impressions count… I maintain a high level of professionalism and excellence at all times, upholding the high standards of our company. I'm an extremely passionate person and am able to connect with all types of people. I am dedicated to ensuring I am always up-to-date with what is happening within the property market. I have had great success as a sales and marketing manager and I also have the added benefit of being a mother, which ensures I have finely honed skills in communication, patience, understanding and multi-tasking. I am proud to be a part of our First National Property Management team - all of us bringing our own experience, skills and knowledge about property, people and life. I will always do my best for you, because I know how important your asset is. I look forward to working with you!

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Mariette Knudsen

Mariette Knudsen

Senior Property Manager
027 228 3418
mariette@firstnational.co

Mariette absolutely loves what she does, and this passion shows in the pride she takes in her role.

"What a joy to love your job! I never feel that it is a chore to go to 'work'. My life is richer for the diversity of people I get to meet in this role, along with the unexpected challenges and opportunities along the way!

Mariette finds satisfaction in making a real difference for her clients. From enabling investors to achieve their financial goals, to providing well presented, clean homes for tenants too.

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Loreen Searle

Loreen Searle

Property Manager
027 532 2229
loreen@firstnational.co

Loreen has been involved in property management since 2009 and enjoys her role immensely. She moved to Picton in 1982 and since then has worked in hospitality, and in the tourism business via rental vehicles. "This has given me valuable exposure in relation to people from all walks of life and parts of the world. My role is to ensure property owners enjoy a stress free and profitable experience with us. My priority is to also ensure our tenants have a comfortable home that suits their needs too."

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Khylee Baker

Khylee Baker

Property Manager
021 025 39495
khylee@firstnational.co

Khylee has been a landlord herself for many years now - and that means failure is not an option. 'I bought my first property when I was 18 years old, only to find I could not afford to live in it. Thus began my journey into this industry - starting our as an investment property owner, learning the ins and outs of property management."

Khylee finds every facet of this industry fascinating. "It's all about communication and being genuinely interested. I've learnt that it starts with me and how I treat you - and everything else flourishes from there!".

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Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis

Marketing
03 577 2100
marketing@firstnational.co
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Jayne Meaclem

Jayne Meaclem

Administration
035772101
jayne@firstnational.co

I joined the team at Mark Stevenson First National in September 2014. My first introduction into the Real Estate Industry was back in 1987 when I worked as a Receptionist at Professionals Real Estate alongside Mark & Owen. I left in 1992 to start a family, both of whom are now at university in Christchurch & Wellington, leaving time for my husband Ray and I to get in some travel, every opportunity we can.

I bring with me a good sense of humour and a friendly, pleasant approach.

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Carys Evans

Carys Evans

Business Operations Manager
carys@firstnational.co
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Emily Jago

Emily Jago

Property Management Administrator
rentals@firstnational.co
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