Stu McLean

Stu McLean

Company Director
021450308
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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Carys Evans

Carys Evans

Business Operations Manager
carys@firstnational.co

Working in an innovative, dynamic environment is what Carys thrives on.

After an extensive career at one of Australia’s major retailers which culminated in a Global Operations role, Carys relocated to Marlborough from Melbourne to start a new adventure and lifestyle as a mother. Joining First National Marlborough in September 2018, Carys’ first project was to transition the agency to a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to assist the Sales team build on their already high standard of service to their customers and clients. It didn’t take long for Carys to feel welcome within the fun, supportive team culture.

Working alongside the Salespeople and Property Managers within the marketing, finance and administration teams means every day is different, fast paced and exciting. Being able to contribute across these areas and exercise her continuous improvement skill set means every day is rewarding for Carys, working with her team being a “highlight in establishing herself in Marlborough.”

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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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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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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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Hannah Green

Hannah Green

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

Murray Hewson and Jo Chamberlain

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

It's the people for us!

Having left long careers in local educational leadership roles, Jo and Murray’s rapid growth as successful consultants has been nothing short of impressive. They utilise their advanced communication and negotiation skills alongside their amazing work ethic and experience to drive premium prices in the shortest possible time frame for all their clients.

Murray and Jo’s service to his clients is discreet, focused and based entirely around you and your needs and demands - which are unique and special to you. Considering your needs they will develop a totally tailored marketing plan and will support you through every step of the process - from preparing, presenting and styling your property to bringing in the buyers to negotiating a top final result! Their professional service and performance will always place you at the center of the process.

At the same time, Murray and Jo understand and respect the value of cutting-edge technology and its enormous potential and impact on a top sale result. The emergence of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and all digital marketing platforms has also changed the face of sales. Murray and Jo appreciate the power of the digital world and use technology and these sites to access buyers for your property - locally and nationally out there in the marketplace. Murray and Jo are very proactive and responsive in their processes to ensure buyers and vendors are receiving information fast and in real-time.

Murray and Jo will work alongside you as established and respected professionals, who are determined to get you the best result.

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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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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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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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Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008
027 642 3277
rachel@mfirst.co.nz

The time is now!
After experiencing real success as a Property Manager and as a Sales and Marketing Manager, now is the time to make my lifelong dream come true…
I am ecstatic to be joining the Sales Team at First National, Marlborough. I am an enthusiastic person, who is extremely passionate about working hard for my clients and upholding the high standards of our company. I am able to connect with all types of people and I maintain a high level of professionalism and excellence at all times. I am dedicated to keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in the property market, ensuring I am always able to provide you with all the important information. I have finely-honed skills in communication, patience, understanding, and multi-tasking. I bring energy, a flair for technology, and the ability to 'think outside the box’ to ensure your property stands out from the rest. I am proud to raise my daughters in this beautiful piece of NZ. You’ll see us out and about, skating, walking the dog, swimming at the river or beach… loving this place we are lucky enough to call ‘home’. I am absolutely dedicated to supporting this community of ours. Come and talk to me… Property and People are my passion. I look forward to getting to know you and working hard for you.

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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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Mark Tschepp

Mark Tschepp

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

Keeping It Personal

Mark’s 18 years in the Marlborough Rural Real Estate sector, brings with it huge local knowledge and a level of competence that only experience can bring.

Highly respected and highly regarded, his career has concentrated on all things rural and lifestyle.

With sales in excess of Four Hundred Million Dollars, you will realise that he is a very successful, hardworking professional.

Mark is a strong advocate of working relationships based on honesty and integrity to create trust for both vendors and purchasers.

“It’s that personal relationship that counts the most, buyers don’t have loyalties, they are product-driven. I see my role as getting the process right to present your property to as many buyers a possible, through an effective marketing programme and achieving the best price possible for 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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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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Joanne Haycock

Joanne Haycock

Property Manager
021606042
Joanne@mfirst.co.nz
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Karen Burrows

Karen Burrows

Property Manager
0211678853
karen@mfirst.co.nz
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Rickie-Lee Barlow

Rickie-Lee Barlow

Marketing Assistant
marketing@firstnational.co
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Lindie Hawes

Lindie Hawes

Marketing
03 577 2100
lindie@marlboroughfirst.co.nz
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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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Emily Jago

Emily Jago

Property Management Administrator
rentals@firstnational.co
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