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Alison Rudd

Sales Consultant
Western Bay of Plenty

About me

Alison Rudd found her passion when she began her real estate career several years ago. In Tall Poppy, she also discovered a company whose values aligned with her own. 

“Tall Poppy’s culture is based on honesty, transparency and straight talking. They employ sales consultants who demonstrate that they are real people with sound morals and ethics, doing good business in an open friendly way. This completely resonated with me,” she says.  

Alison is nothing if not a straight talker. Her easy interaction with people comes through in her relationships. Her positive attitude and genuine good nature, combined with ferocious efficiency and an infectious sense of fun, gains her plaudits and repeat clients.  

Alison is a member of a small team doing big things. Tall Poppy Katikati, with only four other sales consultants, holds the largest market share of all Katikati based real estate agencies. While their flat fees make them very competitive in the market it is their service and success that most appeals. “Tall Poppy has a 99.8% customer satisfaction rating overall. That’s a great record to uphold,” says Alison, “though of course I am going for 100%!” 

Tall Poppy embraced technology early on, having no physical office keeps overheads down, a benefit they can pass to their clients. Alison loves working for a company that is truly in the digital age where their excellent and easily navigated website acknowledges how much property searching is done online prior to the actual viewing. This increases salesperson efficiency and success rates.  

However, nothing can replace the advice and expertise of an experienced agent who knows her market. Alison lives on a lifestyle block surrounded by horticulture. Past experience as a vet nurse examples her empathy, a payroll job with Bentley cars in England and a real estate office position in New Zealand, honed her administration ability. She works very hard and uses well developed negotiation skills to get the best result for her vendors.  

Alison lists and sells orchards, lifestyle blocks and residential property from Aongatete to Waihi and Hauraki, Kaimais to coastline.  It’s a busy life and one she enjoys every minute of.    

“I love people, I love property and I love being true to myself in my professional life.”

Give Alison a call if you want to know where your property fits in today’s market and let’s talk! 

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What my clients say

Alison's testimonials

Jan & Bryce Wyllie

Alison has done a fantastic job of marketing and selling our property after the first open home!, With multiple offers she displayed exceptional negotiation skills, which exceeded our expectations. Alison is a great communicator, very friendly and supportive, whilst still maintaining her professionalism. She has made the whole process quick and easy for us, she is a great person to deal with, and we would recommend her to anyone selling or purchasing a property.

Jason & Lisa Willetts

Ali has now assisted us in three property sale and purchases and each time we have been thrilled to bits with not only the result but the process. Ali has gone out of her way to ensure we understand the process and what is happening throughout, she has a friendly but professional approach which has made us feel cared for and secure. We are always able to phone her anytime, and she will always get back to us quickly. Thanks again Ali.

Gina & Bill Valentine

Thank you, Alison for making the sale so effortless. Your attention to detail, professional kind, caring attitude made this a pleasant journey. We have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Karlynne Earp

I fell in love with the property and had been searching for some time. With not much on the market, I was scared and going to lose the opportunity to buy what I wanted, in such a crazy market. The journey of purchasing was not smooth until Alison showed up. The market was in a frenzy. I was anxious about securing property, having sold some time ago. The previous agent did not follow through with my enquiries or requests or agreements, was not prompt at all and seemed to have quite a bias for the vendor. Alison was quite the opposite, honest, prompt in service, she went the extra mile for both the vendor and I, without letting frustrations obscure the job at hand, no mean task given the complexities! Alison helped turn things around and put the love and excitement back into the purchase process. She was light hearted, positive, managed conflict and tensions admirably, honest regarding market value and a very personal approach. I would choose Alison as a friend, having got to know her and I do not say this lightly. I have and will continue to sing her praises to friends and family. The legalities went without a hitch. There was nothing she could have done better.

Kris & Wendy

Alison was the agent acting on the seller’s behalf, when we purchased a small rural property. The process, for a range of reasons, took six months but Alison had just the right blend of leaving us alone to work through things, and yet keeping in touch, asking if she could do anything and assisting when we needed her help. Alison communicated really well both during and after the process and was a pleasure to work with. A great mix of professional, friendly, and helpful. We have no trouble recommending Alison to anyone looking to buy or sell and would happily work with her again.

Lyall & Rochelle

Alison did a fantastic job keeping the communication lines open between buyer and seller as well as keeping the tenants informed of what was happening. She went above and beyond when any problems arose, going out of her way to keep all parties happy, resolving any issues quickly and professionally. We would like to thank and highly recommend Alison Rudd to any buyer or seller. We will definitely use her vast knowledge and skills in the future!

Braden & Lucie Cave

When we first met Alison, our rental had sold, so we needed somewhere to move to. Alison was very prompt in replying with answers to my questions and going above and beyond to help us. She supplied information quickly and accurately and showed us positives and negatives with property we enquired about. There was nothing that she could have done better. The focused attitude and friendly personality, made us feel like we were in good hands.

Diane & Max Zonneveld

Alison was the listing agent of the property we bought. We liked her as an agent and she informed us well on this property and others we enquired about. Asked if she could have done anything better, we would say, no she was excellent!

Duncan Wood

Alison communicated regularly and always made herself available to discuss any matters relating to the property, during the sales process. She maintained a positive attitude and constantly looked for innovative ways to attract new buyers. Given the challenging circumstances, I do not believe there was anything she could have done any better and I would thoroughly recommend her services.

Jim & Helen Board

Alison recently sold our properties for us. She was always available with constructive marketing and kept us informed with regular updates, as we progressed through the sale. Her personal and friendly approach was a pleasure to be associated with and obviously worked well for the purchasers too. If there was anything we could suggest she did better, we would simply answer, no, just be you!

Ian & Pam Bradshaw

When listing our 12ha lifestyle property with Alison, we found her very helpful and supportive. She was always available if we had any questions or queries and kept in touch regularly. The advertising she recommended was very effective in getting us a sale that we were very happy with in a timely manner.

Jason & Lisa Willetts

Alison listed and sold our house in a matter of just over a week. Not only are we thrilled with this result, we are very grateful for her professionalism, attention to detail, ease of contact and the best vendor report we've ever had. We have enjoyed the stress-free process and look forward to working with Ali again. Thank you.

Roger & Tracey Heyward

Just like to say how wonderful Alison has been, the friendly and professional manner in which she worked to sell our property, was without a doubt the best we have experienced when selling. She was very approachable, very informative at all stages of the process and very willing to explain all the legal obligations. She was also very helpful with advice and guides to purchasing our next property which all made for a satisfying result all round. Alison would be a hard act to follow, we felt more like personal friends rather than just clients. She was always on time for personal meetings and open homes. We have been in our new home a month now and have just received a nice letter wishing us all the best and hoping we have settled in OK. If you need a 5 Star Real Estate agent, then Alison is it. Thank-you again.

Tony Jeffries

Alison worked exceptionally hard selling my property and was very professional in every aspect. I would recommend her to anyone selling or purchasing a property.

David & Eileen Pomeroy

Dealing with Alison from Tall Poppy was a pleasurable and rewarding experience. Alison displayed a professional yet friendly approach to the task at hand and was always ready to provide feedback and advice. She went the extra mile to ensure that our needs were met and a most favourable outcome was achieved. Having sold several properties ourselves, this was money well spent to ensure a hassle-free process with all the aspects of the sale being handled to our complete satisfaction. We have and will continue to recommend Alison as a great person to deal with, who provided a superior customer focused service.

Margaret & Philip King

As you are probably aware, my husband and myself have moved out of our home that Alison Rudd sold for us. Alison was a pleasure to deal with, her professional and at the same time friendly, way she dealt with us and our sale was very impressive. Alison was very helpful in all aspects of the sale, keeping us informed on an ongoing basis how things were going not only by email but also by phone. I would recommend Alison to any of my friends if they planned to sell their house.

John Wilson

Alison has been delightful to deal with during the whole process of buying in Katikati. I know she had existing tenant issues, which she kept me safely away from. It was a quick easy sale and I thank her for her help. The project I now have is a big one and Alison is keen to keep in touch and see how it develops.

John Potton

I think Alison went the extra mile selling my house. I was consulted when necessary and immediately informed of any potential problems, excellent choice of agent. Thanks for your help.

Suzanne Beatty & Peter Mackay

Just would like to say that Peter and I are very impressed on how you organised the sale of our property. Your energy and professionalism in handling this sale is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Holly Goldsworthy

Ali is a rockstar! She’s been the bomb from the start, easy to talk to and great for advice!!

Bevan Meredith & Nadine Davies

Warm and friendly, as first home buyers she helped us through the process, nothing was a hassle even going out of her way at times for us. I highly recommend Alison.

Jan & Joe Brophy

Alison was fantastic to work with. Always communicating and supportive. A wonderful person to have promoting your property, would happily choose Alison again.

Karen Merriman

Professional and a delight. Alison is a complete delight and breath of fresh air, Alison made the process of selling my home easy, professional, well informed and overall a very good experience. I would recommend Alison at Tall Poppy Real Estate to anyone, in fact I have already passed her name on to a few people. Thank-you so much.

June & Larry Collins

Alison has been very helpful. Alison has been very easy to deal with. It has been 26 years since we last bought and sold a house and she reassured us as the process proceeded. She is very knowledgeable and was available at any time to answer any questions we had.

Dhanu Parbhoo

Great to deal with. Alison was very good to deal with providing good service. I would recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their home.

Peter & Pam Sparrow

Alison handled the sale of our property in a very professional manner and wonderfully well. Always kept us informed with what was happening and acted professionally at all times. If we had any questions, she was able to answer them promptly.

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