Jennifer Temm Munns
M 027 222 1555
T 09 361 6489 (daytime)
T 09 361 6489 (evening)
Jennifer has excelled in her career path for the last 15 years – working for some of Auckland’s top advertising agencies.
Jennifer is a mother of two children who attend the local school, athletics club, and community centre. She is a member of our local tennis club.
Jennifer has a family history of 90 years in Pt Chevalier with her great grandparents building a home there. Having lived in the Point for around 35 years herself, Jennifer specialises in Pt Chevalier residential properties and finds it extremely satisfying – her huge network of contacts is impressive – Jennifer is someone who will not only tell potential buyers the selling points of your property, but who is also able to paint a more comprehensive picture of why your property is desirable to a buyer.
Jennifer is an enthusiastic, professional saleswoman whose focus is on obtaining the best price for her vendors and believes she achieves this because of her commitment to giving everything she does 110%. Her focus is helping her vendors achieve what they want to achieve. And that’s selling their house so they can get on with what they want to do next.
Don’t look any further, you have found an agent who will get top results.
Thank you so much for getting us such a great result! It's more than we were hoping. We can't quite believe it. It was great to work with you both and, needless to say, we will recommend you to everyone.
Thanks again, guys. We're off to enjoy that bubbly
21 Smale st
14A Pelham Avenue, Point Chevalier
Selena and Tony
After trying to sell our home unsuccessfully with one of the suburb's larger teams, we contacted David and Jennifer and the team at UP Real Estate.
David and Jennifer were impressive right from the start. They were put under intense pressure by us to not only get a result quickly at the price point we wanted but to also photograph the home, erect a sign and get us "live" on the internet and email databases within days (if not hours!). Marketing materials looked excellent and helped attract the right type of buyer to our property.
David and Jennifer's engaging personalities are a strong selling point and their ability to quickly establish a rapport with potential buyers, along with their strong negotiating skills, meant we had complete confidence they would deliver us a great result.
They worked tirelessly to bring us multiple offers in challenging market conditions, all in excess of previous interest we had received. We would without a doubt recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their biggest asset.
1/9 Buxton Street, Point Chevalier
I had met David over the years at various open homes he has hosted. I immediately liked his relaxed yet professional manner and his clear understanding of not only the market but also property in general. This allowed me to comfortably view and assess a property with an experienced agent in the background able to accurately and honestly answer any questions I had.
When the time came to sell one of my properties I didn’t hesitate to contact David and knew that if I appreciated this experienced, professional and friendly sales approach than most other purchasers would also. At this point I was introduced to Jennifer and was impressed by their bifocal sales style which would help to connect with a larger number and broader spectrum of buyers. David and Jennifer's friendly and approachable manner made it feel like they were working as part of my team and not some agent who’s main agenda was to get their commission and move onto the next one.
My first open home was on the Saturday and I sold for more than I hoped on the Monday with multiple offers. More than happy, I was proved right that this honest, relaxed and professional style of sales will continue to work in a flat market when the pushy and inexperienced agents start to fall short. When I next look to buy or sell, this team will be my first port of call.
14 Formby Avenue, Point Chevalier
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending David and Jennifer. Selling a house can be very stressful, but David and Jennifer completely took the stress away and made it a really positive and enjoyable experience. They both acted very professionally throughout the process and we were particularly impressed with the speed at which they were able to take photos, coordinate the advertising and get our property on the market. From there, we were able sit back and wait with complete confidence that they would work hard for us and manage good positive relationships with the potential purchasers.
Hamish & Katrina Matthews
55 Riro Street, Point Chevalier
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David and Jennifer. They run a very smooth operation - one that is both professional and supportive of their vendors. They are passionate, 100% engaged, approachable, and great with their communication. They are also skilled negotiators, which begins at the very first open home. Their careful tracking and management of potential buyers was impressive and enabled a multiple offer situation after just 2.5 weeks.
Thank you David and Jennifer, for your dedication to achieving a great result for us. Not only are you very good at your job, you are also both very lovely people to deal with.
Best of luck for the future.
Hamish & Katrina Matthews
55 Riro Street, Pt Chev.
87 Walmer Road, Point Chevalier
Dear Jen and Dave,
We wanted to take a moment to convey our thanks for your recent handling of the sale of our home. Choosing between the two best agencies representing the Point Chevalier area was very difficult for us, however we are thrilled that we entrusted the sale of our most important asset to you. Coming home to multiple quality offers after just the first weekend of open homes is everything we asked of you, and more.
On reflection there are several attributes that stand out for us about your approach to marketing and selling our property. These are:
• Your ability to get all the photos done, marketing material prepared, and the property listed in only a few days. This gave us extra time to prepare our house for the marketing photos being taken, and the first open homes.
• Your marketing strategy and material were sensational, and clearly successful at drawing a lot of interested buyers.
• Your focus on only marketing one property of this type in this area at one time was also excellent. This ensured you were both focused solely on our property. With so much interest in the property you were able to spend many hours with potential buyers during and after the open homes over the weekend. This level of attention was clearly the kicker in getting multiple offers on the table so quickly.
• Bottom line: we are over the moon with what the team at UP achieved for us. We would not hesitate to use you again, and would absolutely recommend UP to anyone else considering selling their home.
Thank you Jen and David. We look forward to sharing a few bevvies with you on our new deck.
41a St Michaels Ave
Jennifer and David achieved an excellent result for my property. They went the extra mile to give me a realistic idea of what my property would achieve and I felt confident to trust their expertise to guide me through the sale process. I felt that they were really invested in making sure that my house was presented and marketed to maximum advantage. They are also really personable and approachable people, making the whole process less stressful. Jennifer and David are great at what they do and I would recommend them to anyone thinking about selling their house. Lucy, 5 De Luen St, Pt Chevalier
Dear Jennifer, David and the team at UP, I would just like to give a big thanks to you all for the fantastic service offered and the UNBELIEVEABLE result achieved. Thank you, you have changed our lives!
Howard and Jenny, 41a St Michaels Ave, Pt Chevalier
248 Meola Rd
Jennifer is without question an astute and effective real estate agent. She’s a good listener and she reads peoples‘ needs particularly well. We’re delighted our home sold so quickly and with the price we got. We’re glad we chose Jennifer and we’d use her again. We recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home in the Point Chevalier area.
Alan Rothwell, 248 Meola Rd, Pt Chevalier
Hi Dave & Jennifer,
Thank you so much for marketing and selling our property.
Your integrity and honesty, alongside detailed local market knowledge enabled us to achieve a great result at auction. The marketing package you put together, attracted 150 parties over 3 weeks and 10 potential bidders which produced an exciting and competitive auction.
We appreciated your care and attention to detail, your advice and excellent communication skills.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you both to prospective property buyers or sellers!
David and Marie
61 Dryden St
“We’d just like to say how happy we are with the way David Simons and UP Real Estate handled the sale of our house in Grey Lynn. David was outstanding. He left no stone unturned. He kept the potential buyers and ourselves constantly updated with developments and he dealt with the details of the sale impeccably. We’d also like to say what a great auctioneer Jordan was. Thanks to everyone who was involved – great outcome.”
Jay & Catherine
We highly recommend David Simons and UP Realty. They
achieved a fabulous result for us. What set David apart
was his genuine enthusiasm for our home and an ability to
highlight its best features, and a deep knowledge of the
market. We loved the stylish promotion. During the
campaign David's communication was superb. We always knew
what was happening, who was interested, and how interested
they were, and what his next steps were. His
follow-through with prospective buyers was impressive, and
his handling of the negotiation process, alongside
managing conditions of sale, was brilliant.
Jay and Catherine, Pt Chevalier.
I was delighted with my choice of agents to sell my house in Western Springs. David and Jennifer couldn’t have done more to help me through the process, without being cloying or “estate agent-y”. I enjoyed talking to them and being with them as people, and I had no doubt that they were working for me all the way through the process - at no point did I feel that I was simply a potential commission (which so often happens). I was kept informed all the way of what was happening – conversations were honest and open, and discussions about marketing costs and commissions were sensible and practical. Both David and Jennifer were also excellent with the potential buyers, engaging with people (and their various supporters) honestly and patiently, helping them along the way and always recognising the difficulties facing Central City buyers without being condescending or off–hand. This resulted in a quality field turning out for the auction, and a successful sale at the end. I would use UP again without hesitation, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them – and David and Jennifer in particular - to others. Charlotte
Hey Dave & Jennifer – hope you guys had a pleasant weekend.
We could relax a little after Friday night’s conclusion. Well done for pushing through to this outcome. We have appreciated the honesty and integrity throughout and realise that perhaps this offer was against the tide of buyer opinion. So thanks for the professional way you approached your task and for just being lovely people to work with.
Chris and Donna Davis
Dave and Jennifer,
Thank you so much for the efficiency and speed that you both afforded to the sale of our property. We couldn't have entrusted the sale of our home to a better team. To any perspective vendors/buyers; Dave and Jen both possess integrity and honesty as agents and couldn't have a more intimate knowledge of the local market. As individuals, they compliment each other in so many ways. Dave with his strong passion, trustworthiness, and commitment to building a comfortable rapport with people, and Jennifer with her tenacity, drive and attention to detail.
David and Jennifer's direct, 'no nonsense' approach and constant communication made the selling process stress free and quick. Their advice, knowledge of the local market combined with tireless hard work got us the result we needed - and wanted - faster than we could have hoped for. We highly recommend them and would work with them every time, buying or selling.
Paula and Aashis
From the moment we met David and Jennifer we knew we paid picked the right people to sell our precious home. We had already heard great things about how they work together from a friend whose house they had sold previously. The whole process ran 100% smoothly. Even though we had the usual stress around keeping the house "open home" ready - and the fact that we went to market very quickly after we had decided to sell, we believe it couldn't have gone any better. David and Jennifer were incredibly professional but at the same time made the three weeks enjoyable. They kept us grounded and made sure we understood exactly what was going on every step of the way. The end result speaks for itself, we had an amazing experience at auction and we can honestly say we don't think anyone could have done it any better. Thank you Dave and Jennifer for your hard work and supporting us through this time!!
Larry and Luciana Smith
48 Suny Brae Cres
Asking David and Jennifer to sell our property was one of the best decisions we made. Their calm and efficient approach reduced our stress levels during the sale process.
They were always open, honest and communicated very clearly with us. Their knowledge of the market and the professional manner in which they conducted themselves ensured that we achieved a successful result.
We have no hesitation in recommending them to you.
Wendy and Kostia
Thank you so much for all your amazing work. You are an incredible dream team and we made the best decision ever choosing you to handle the sale of our house.
You both knew the market exceptionally well, and gave us great advice as to how to get the house ready for sale, and recommended the best approach for sale. You were spot on with the needs and demographic of the buyer, and this helped us achieve a price well beyond our expectations.
The sale of the house couldn't have been easier, it was listed on Thursday and sold unconditionally on Sunday, with multiple offers.
In our experience and others we have spoken to, you are the best team in your field of work and you have been a pleasure to deal with.
Once again, thank you for doing such an amazing job on the sale of our house you truly are a dream team.
David and Jennifer were fantastic at helping us sell our home.
Being overseas and our house having been tenanted for 10 years meant it required work to get it up to market standard.
David and Jennifer gave us fantastic and realistic advice as to what needed doing, they then provided great references for people who could complete the tasks for us, then managed the process for us. We followed their advice completely which proved to be very successful for us.
They kept us well and honestly informed throughout the selling process with their advice being accurate every time. Given our location and lack of local knowledge they were simply invaluable and trustworthy.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone using them to sell their home and if we had another one in their area we would use them for sure!
Gary Keller - a very happy customer
18th June 2012
To whom it may concern,
We both live locally and have an enthusiasm for property here that we believe is unequalled. Over the last few years we have enjoyed a fantastic run of selling homes in your suburb. We are here to offer our assistance if you have any questions.
We are aware that the values of all properties in your area have increased dramatically over the last few years and would be more than happy to provide you with some recent sales. Our focus is certainly on doing our very best for our clients. This is a reference from our last sale:
“I met Jennifer and David following a friend's recommendation, they are both very lovely and friendly. I instantly felt - yes, these guys have got what it takes to sell my property and achieve the best price.
This is what they did.
The Sold sign was on the billboard six days after listing.
Jennifer and David conducted the whole transaction in a very professional manner, never putting pressure on us regarding how to sell our home. Their easy-going but very task focused manner made me feel at ease at all times.
I was well informed throughout the whole process; they worked very hard and tirelessly and achieved an outstanding result.”
Kirsti and Glen
David and Jennifer were very attuned to the housing market in Pt Chevalier and we were presented with a very comprehensive Marketing program that took us through the steps of how our sale would go with costs detailed out up front.
Jennifer came round before photos were taken and Open Homes commenced and gave good advice on how to best present our home to prospective buyers.
One weekend of Open Homes: SOLD! They picked the right buyer and had us a great offer that first week, something we could not have done alone.
We would recommend David and Jennifer especially if selling in Pt Chevalier/ Westmere area – very happy with outcome.
Vernon & Faye Rive
David Simons and Jennifer Temm Munns - we appreciated their frequent communication in keeping us in touch with each step of the selling process which was reassuring and confidence building.
The prospective buyers showed that they responded to the informative links established with them by coming to the auction – with an excellent outcome.
Andrew & Karen
Selling our home was a huge decision and not one we took lightly. We didn’t have to sell but sought advice and decided to look for the next adventure in our lives. We consulted with Jennifer Temm Munns at UP realty as it was Jennifer that initially sold us the same house 8 years ago, she is local and knows the area well. After that consultation we did not meet with anyone else, happy to go with Jennifer and David and the support of UP realty and the level of professionalism and local market expertise they would provide. The marketing campaign was perfect, the advice was balanced and timely and the end result was out of this world. The only complaint was how busy our open homes and auction were, standing room only!!
Ruth and Dipak
Point Chevalier, June 2014
We chose Jennifer and David because of their professionalism, style and
charisma. We wanted a team who lived in our neighbourhood but could also
attract buyers from outside the area. They were also up to the challenge
of selling something different in a bungalow-centred local market.
Jennifer and David were responsive, they listened and they sold our house
on the first day of open homes, closing in 6 days. The process was smooth
because we all had realistic debates, discussions and knowledge of the
local market values and our targets. Obviously we were thrilled to sell so
quickly and with full confidence.
“David and Jennifer did an awesome job selling our house for us. They were courteous, professional and responsive and got a great result. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone wishing to sell their home”.
Recently I sold my Pt Chevalier rental property through UP Realty, marketed by David & Jennifer.
I wanted to just wanted to say they did a fantastic job, sensitive to the tenants and totally committed to achieving a very successful outcome,
With a nervous first home buyer.
The week that the property settled I was away overseas, and an issue developed with some old rubbish left behind the outside shed.
David went beyond the call of duty, cleaning out the rubbish of his own accord, hence addressing the buyers concerns so the property would settle without a hitch,
Which was much appreciated.
This is the kind of service provided by dedicated agents that separates UP Realty form the others.
Again thank you guys.
Jennifer and David I'm usually a man of many words (would you expect anything different from an Irishman!!!)...but on this occasion all I want to say is a big THANK YOU. Your counselling, your support, your commercial objective/considered guidance was genuinely appreciated. Trust me...it will pay off...we will tell others (I love good news stories).
I've recently dealt with a number of agents having gone through the sale, and then the purchase of a house and there is no denying the process can be stressful.
When Dave took me through Walmer Rd, Pt Chevalier I knew instantly he had listened to what I was actually looking for. I was impressed with his speed and efficiency in the negotiations and within days we had an unconditional deal.
Dave and Jennifer make a fabulous team. I found them to be personable, honest, and professional without any slick commercialism or unrealistic price tactics.
It was refreshing to deal with such genuine people who went out of their way to answer my questions, and make me feel at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed their approach and appreciated their support. I would recommend this team to anyone looking for a stress free, fast and friendly approach to real estate.
Danielle, Leon & MacKenzie George
We have recently purchased a new home via Jennifer & David in the Herne Bay Office and sold (today!) via Cathy in the Remuera office and we just wanted to say - thank you! and to take the time to give you positive feedback on our experiences!
After a pretty crappy experience with another firm in the purchasing process for another home (so fair to say we were feeling less than fabulous about real estate agents) - we were lucky enough to meet Jennifer at an Open Home for a house that we fell in love with - we moved quickly to an offer that same day and Jennifer handed us over seamlessly to David that evening as she had prior commitments (it was the All Blacks we understood) and we had reached an agreement with the vendor by 10am the next day.
They were both informative, helpful and worked around our family dynamics - a toddler & a husband that works shifts.
We were already pretty clear in our mind that we were likely to go with Cathy as we had met her 5 years previous when we were looking for a home in the Meadowbank area, and she had always stuck in our minds as someone we wanted to deal with - but after our experiences with Jennifer & David it was a no brainer for us, that we wanted to work with the team at UP and in our minds the value we perceived we would get was worth additional fees if necessary - we were quite delighted when we understood the UP fee structure.
Cathy has exceeded our expectations and has been an absolute dream to work with - even with a false start and a very pedantic purchaser!
Tonight we have posted our sold sign on Facebook and promoted our experience at UP - and to be honest the first time we have ever used our social media to promote a product or service - but our experiences as both purchasers and vendors has been so good that we are happy to recommend.
Cathy, David and Jennifer are huge credits to your brand and your team.
5 Herringson Ave, Grey Lynn
David and Jennifer recently sold my house in Grey Lynn. The entire experience was by far the best I have had in real estate – ever! From the time we met, David and Jennifer were both professional but warm and had a clear understanding of my situation. Throughout the process they were clear in their communication, ensured I had realistic expectations and kept me informed of progress. David and Jennifer operate with incredible openness, integrity and humour and, despite a few unexpected hurdles, got a result that I was most happy with.
The support team on auction day (Grant, the company owner, and Jordan, the auctioneer) were also very helpful and clear in their advice providing all the options to aid my decision-making without applying any pressure.
I can (and will) recommend David and Jennifer to anyone wanting a professional yet friendly team to successfully market their home and get a great result! Thanks guys, you rock!
Viv Feldbrugge, 5 Herringson Ave, Grey Lynn
46 Smale Street
I have known David and Jennifer for many years as they have now successfully sold two houses for me. I went back to them a second time as I knew that they would find the right buyers for my property, buyers who could pay my asking price. They did this by considering my ideas and conversations about the house and offering sound advice for its marketing. I felt they were really committed and were available to me throughout the process whenever I had a question or concern keeping me in the loop and reducing the stress of a sale.
54 St Michaels Ave
I wanted to thank you, I don't think I would of gone through with it if you hadn't been so supportive and so encouraging. Paul and I both thought you were awesome. I haven't been told any thing but that I have made a wise choice and if it wasn't for you I think I would of walked away and been gutted. So from the bottom of our hearts thank you for batting on our side and helping me to do the right thing.
Sorry about my me being all over the place yesterday, I was in la la land. Thank you once again
54 St Michaels Ave
Dear David and Jennifer,
The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace,
126 Garnet Road
I would like to thank your company and your wonderful representatives David Simons and Jennifer Temm-Munns for their professionalism, empathy, and dedication on the sale of my property at 126 Garnet Rd Westmere
From the initial consultation I felt at ease with the explanations on what would be required to sell my first ever property. The marketing procedure was superbly presented.
The weekly follow-up after each weekend of Open Homes and the detailed marketing report was excellent.
The day of the Auction was stressful and emotional but the experience of both David & Jennifer put me at ease throughout.
Congratulations to your Company for yet another sale and I would highly recommend them to anyone that is considering selling their property, as I know that you would be choosing the best agents for the job.
80 Selwyn Street
David and the team at UP exceeded our expectations in every way when they sold our rental property in Onehunga. They made the process so easy for us, coming alongside two lots of tenants, gaining their trust and cooperation through a month of marketing and open homes, all of which helped us achieve a fantastic sale price. We were impressed with their diligent follow up with buyers and regular feedback. They were always available on phone, email and met with us weekly, providing good advice and recommendations right through to auction day and consistently helpful through to settlement. We've never experienced service like this from a real estate agent and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and will definitely use them again.
7 Cumberland Avenue
Thanks for the info and once again I can’t thank you both enough for your hard work and dedication to our house and story, we couldn’t have asked for a better team and are blown away by how much time, effort and heart you put into this project, I look forward to seeing you both again and if that isn’t in the near future I would like to wish you all the best for your upcoming projects and milestones.
Kind regards and much appreciation,
Heart Grimes. 7 Cumberland Ave, Westmere
19 Newell Street
19 Newell Street
Just want to thank you again for a great result today. I think I can speak for Ryan in saying we have genuinely enjoyed working with you and felt very well advised, informed and looked after throughout. The recommendations around staging, individual tradies and generally reminding us to get a bit tidier were extremely helpful and always spot on. I do look forward to those white sofas leaving the house though! I think the defining moment for me though was the proactivity and strategy around market intelligence and how that could impact our sale to move a serious buyer through the process and bring a great offer.
100 Huia Road, Pt Chevalier
We are delighted with the swift sale, and thank you both unreservedly for all your efforts, and particularly for dealing with us with directness and respect. It will be our pleasure to recommend you to our wider circle, and wish you both all the very best for this coming year.
No doubt we will see you around and about at some stage.
Sarah and Graham
100 Huia Rd, Pt Chevalier