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Karen is married and has two children, Jackson and Gemma, at Glendowie Primary Montessori. She was born in Wellington, educated in Wanganui, with qualifications from The Graduate School of New South Wales (Logistic’s management) and Auckland University. She moved to Auckland’s eastern suburbs 26 years ago and now resides in Glendowie.
Karen has a broad depth of commercial experience having worked for a family business, multinationals and large corporates, across numerous industries. She has had her own business, started spin off businesses from corporates, worked behind the entrepreneurs to grow their businesses’ and led teams to over deliver on profits results.
“My focus through all of this has been understanding my customers. What makes them tick, what’s important to them, asking questions and listening – seeking to understand first. Whether playing to my teams’ strengths so they can deliver, or understanding my key clients’ needs and finding a solution that works
Karen’s journey to becoming part of the UP team is the result of her being a UP client both as a buyer and seller, and also a result of the relationship we built with her over the years she was responsible for the Herald Homes section of The New Zealand Herald.
As a result, she has had the unique experience of the real estate industry from a supplier side and personally as a seller and buyer.
“I have brought and sold real estate in the eastern suburbs (both homes and investment properties), but it was the experience as a buyer and seller with UP that made me feel like I was their most important customer and I came away from those experiences being delighted at every turn. It was the team culture of UP that impressed me. They genuinely work together in a transparent manner to deliver the best results for their customer. Their fierce commitment to deliver a quality experience is never compromised. Their values echoed my own”.
Karen’s history adds a blend of commercial understanding and life experience that is a valuable addition to the strength of our brand.
Helen and Andrew Scrymgeour
As a buyer, we couldn't speak more highly of Karen. We had been looking for a house for 18 months and came in contact with many different agents, but Karen was by far the most proactive, tenacious and determined. She patiently continued to keep in touch over the longer term and understood exactly what we needed, so we were not spending time viewing unsuitable houses. Karen even went above and beyond by knocking on doors for us!
Over the pre-purchase and settlement period, Karen was helpful and responsive in providing answers to our questions and organising access to the property, while scrupulously maintaining responsibility to the vendor. Karen has a personable, low-pressure partnership approach to working with clients and genuinely enjoys the success of finding a solution that brings both buyers and vendors together.
We plan to be living in our new home for a long time, so won't be needing Karen's services again any time soon, but would unhesitatingly recommend her to others who are looking for a hard-working agent with integrity and great customer service.
Rob and Jenny Long
9 Roxy Terrace, Glendowie
It has been a pleasure having you as our agent and we would not hesitate in recommending you to others. Your level of customer service and professionalism throughout the sale process was exceptional and and we really appreciated you guiding us with a calm and friendly hand.
We also really appreciated your knowledge of the market and matching us with the perfect purchaser.
J & N Godfrey
“Recently we purchased a home in Glendowie and Karen made it all happen for us. Her great people skills allowed us to connect with a unique vendor with extraordinary results.
During the buying process, Karen was always, confident, positive and professional in her dealings with both us and the vendor. She kept the momentum going and continually focused on fulfilling our requests in a timely, efficient manner.
We felt confident and relaxed the whole way as she guided us through the process.
Karen made purchasing our new home a pleasure and we would highly recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling their home.”
Toby and Theresa Moors
Karen Prendergast has been invaluable in helping us find the right house, in the right place and helped bring the deal together smoothly and efficiently. She arranged the various discussions with the vendor professionally, quickly and with no fuss.
When we first arrived in NZ, Karen introduced herself and then kept us quietly advised of some market possibilities. When we were ready to go ahead, she was right there with some excellent choices.
As this was our first purchase in NZ, Karen guided us through the process, and was able to provide some useful advice on who to use for the various services we needed.
Karen is supported by the great organization at Unlimited Potential, and they also provided great back up and support to the deal.
We have developed a lovely friendship, both professionally and socially, and look forward to working with Karen when we are ready to make our next move. We highly recommend Karen to anyone interested in looking to move into their next home.
All the best
Mountain View Mews
“We recently sold our home in Mt Wellington and chose Unlimited Potential to represent us. We chose to work with Karen Prendergast and Mark Wilson. They were very professional and compassionate to our needs as to dates of sale and settlement to allow us to procure our next Home. Karen and Mark were very helpful and gave us great advice in all aspects of the sale of our house. We were also very pleased with the marketing strategies which gave us a successful outcome.
We highly recommend to anyone the use of Karen and Mark as their representatives in the sale of their property.”
Glenn Carter & Sue Nicholson-Carter
I would gladly refer Karen and Mark. The experience received as vendors was professional, smooth and seamless at all times. We feel we were thoroughly updated throughout the entire selling process and presented with excellent information regarding the sale preparation and showcasing our house at its best. We would also like to thank the entire team at UP and the auctioneer for their considerate and kind treatment on auction day. We would be glad to work with you all again in the future.
Karen helped me get a great result at my auction. She ran a terrific marketing campaign which drew in excellent numbers of viewers and five bidders on the day. She’s hard working, professional, kind and communicates well. I highly recommend her!