Chris Leighton & Tracey Black have proven themselves as a formidable real estate sales team with award winning customer satisfaction results, a reputation for “getting it done” and achieving fantastic successes for many very happy sellers and buyers.
When you choose Chris Leighton & Tracey Black to market your property, you are choosing two licensed sales people who will be dedicated to providing you with their personal attention in the overall management of the sales process and their professional advice and support during the sensitive negotiation process.
Chris has proven herself as one of the regions’ leading practitioners. Her extensive sales and marketing background spans over 35 years. Throughout her own personal experience of buying and selling real estate, she acknowledges the importance of enthusiasm, attitude, knowledge, commitment, and the skill of a good negotiator. All of which she has an abundance of. Add in a good sense of humour, the ability to listen along with her sincere honesty and you get a good dose of professional integrity that has built a successful real estate career.
Away from work, Chris is a keen sportswoman having represented in both cricket (international) and hockey at provincial and national levels. She now enjoys golf, biking, walking, especially through the Abel Tasman. Spending time with family and friends is also very important to her.
Tracey is a true-blue Nelsonian, born and bred. She is well entrenched in the local community having grown-up here, being educated here, played sport to a high level and probably her proudest achievement – spending 10 years in the NZ Police, serving the community she loves and making a difference in peoples’ lives.
It is no surprise then that some of the strengths she brings to the team include honesty, integrity, attention to detail not to mention her vast marketing experience and local knowledge. Well-known and respected for her support of local community organisations, Tracey is passionate about the region and its people. Away from work, Tracey enjoys cycling and walking, especially strolling the local markets. Time with family and friends occupies any spare time.
Chris Leighton & Tracey Black utilise their collective strengths, sharing the tasks ensuring you are in the best hands to achieve the best result.
Their Mission Statement - Consistently achieving outstanding results for our clients with a strong focus on impeccable client service.
"Teamwork - divides the tasks and multiplies the success"
A happy experience. Chris was recommended to me by a friend and I will always be grateful for the advice. Chris is open, friendly, and professional. The house sold quickly and everything proceeded as expected. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris and Tracey and Tall Poppy Real Estate.
Outstanding Service. Chris & Tracey bring a very warm and down to earth approach to their clients. They have excellent experience and knowledge and combine this with a very caring attitude. I appreciate the hard work they have put into selling our house, we subsequently received an outstanding offer which exceeded our expectations!
Chris and Tracey have been a pleasure to deal with. I mean how many agents will come and sit on the lawn once everyone has left the open home and chat to you about your goals and dreams for your next property? They are two of the most real people we have ever met in real estate and we have met a few. They created a win-win for us and their vendor.
Rachel & Jo
Best agents in town!! Chris and Tracey made the whole process nice and easy. Being a first home buyer I was not sure what to expect and was surprised with how easy they make the whole process. I would highly recommend them. Thanks heaps
Super friendly land agents with lots to offer. Our experience was great, all our questions were answered. Professional land agents with knowledge of the region.
Raylene & Keith
Working with Chris and with Tracey was a lovely experience. She guided me professionally towards the best results, I felt comfortable and happy throughout the journey
We found Chris & Tracey to have great knowledge in the property and area and also a great understanding of the market in the area during this difficult time of buying. They were very professional and able to answer all questions asked. Over all we were very impressed with them and wouldn’t hesitate using them in the future.
Laura & Bevan
We felt comfortable with Chris and Tracey the moment they walked into our home. They never pressured us and reassured us that they would work in with our plan, which they absolutely did. All through the selling progress we were kept fully informed, and knew exactly what was happening. They even gave us some really good advise in regard to purchasing our next home. Chris and Tracey were totally committed to achieving the best price for us. We would 100 percent recommend them.
Thanks Chris and Tracey for selling our home. We felt comfortable from our first contact to the last (sold). Your follow up kept us in the loop and market knowledge, professionalism and encouragement kept our stress levels low.
Serena & Ron
Totally recommend these two amazing real estate agents. They were by far the best land agents we have ever dealt with. Their communication was quick, effect and knowledgeable. Both Tracey and Chris understood what we wanted and made things happen.
Kareen & Paul
Prompt and frequent communication! Chris and Tracey were well organised, thorough and answered queries promptly. They maintained good and frequent communications throughout the sales period. Two repairs were outstanding and they checked on my progress with the tradespeople to have them effected before settlement.
Heather & Ian
As a buyer we found Tracey to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and went to great lengths to explain the process of putting in an offer for the property we purchased. Any questions we had were quickly followed up on and the answers provided. No hesitation in recommending Tracey to anyone looking to sell their property for good honest representation and would be more than happy to engage Tracey to list/sell on our behalf should we have the need in future.
Keith & Desi
Amazing Experience with Top Agents! Out of the three agents we invited to appraise our property, Chris and Tracey stood out right from the beginning! They are very down to earth people who have extensive knowledge about real estate and can also relate to people easily - this is a must in my books! A friend recommended that we contact Chris and Tracey and he wasn't wrong. Chris and Tracey gave us the time we needed to finish the renovations which required patience. Sometimes people don't have patience, but these 2 did
Nicole & Logan
Sale of our rental property. Chris and Tracey were very professional and respected the needs of our tenants and communicated well with us throughout the listing and sale process. The whole experience was stress free for us and they achieved a great result.
Joy & Gary
Selling our home. We have just sold our home with Chris & Trace, once again we are so happy with our experience with them both. These ladies always have your best interest and look after you through the whole journey. Thank you both so much =)
Shannon & Courtney
Really helpful and kind! We had an amazing experience buying our first home from Chris. She was happy to answer any questions we had was very helpful was a pleasant experience.
Shaune & Connor
Warm, pragmatic and fun! We recently purchased our second home and sold our first with Chris and Tracey. Having only purchased one home before, we were very new to the process of selling to buy. Chris made the process so much easier with her warm, pragmatic and friendly style. We would recommend both Chris and Tracey to anyone looking to buy or sell. Thanks ladies we love our new home.
Kirsten & Joel, Stoke
Great for first home buyers! We really enjoyed working with Tracey. This was our first home and she made the process really easy. Happily answered all our questions and would definitely work with Chris and Tracey again in the future.
Amrita & Dan, Hope
Professional and knowledgeable! We really enjoyed working with Chris. She made the who process so easy and was always quick to get back to us when we had questions. Always felt at ease with her and would highly recommended her to anyone selling their property.
Sophie & John, Nelson
An Enjoyable Experience! Chris has made our whole experience easy and enjoyable right from the very beginning. She has communicated with us throughout our home buying process to keep us updated and answer any questions we had. We found Chris informative, professional, inviting and friendly. We would highly recommend her to anyone either buying or selling a house and would use her again in the future.
Savana & Caden, Stoke
Our experience as a vendor! As we are living away from where our house was being sold, we needed agents we could trust and communicate with throughout our sale. Chris and Tracey have been amazing. We cannot fault them. Their guidance from beginning to end outstanding . If you have a house to sell, these are the people to call. Thanks guys . Much appreciated .
Mark and Maureen
Best agents! We always have the best experience with Chris & Tracey. We have been using them for over 8 years now and would never use anyone else. They look after you 110% of the way. I would not hesitate in recommending these two lovely ladies to anyone!
Courtney and Shannon
Couldn't have asked for more! Chris and Tracey are a delight...and to the last professional. A winning team combining warm personalities, sense of humour and superb industry knowledge. I felt as though I was genuinely being looked after and confident that they were working 100% for me. Going to market was a big leap but I knew from my first meeting (over coffee) that I was with the right team. Keeping in touch was easy and all my queries were answered quickly and without fuss. The advice regarding the presentation of my property was geared to what I could achieve and afford and I got my price!! I have a lovely team of two in Real Estate for life now. I can't thank Chris and Tracey and Tall Poppy enough.
Professional and Stress Free. Chris and Tracey were amazing to work with. We found them to be very professional in their work, and most importantly, up front and honest from start to finish. They kept us up to date throughout the whole process and made it all quite stress free.
Carl & Wendy
Amazing!!! Chris and Tracey have helped me now with both a purchase and sale and have gone above and beyond to help me! I couldn't rate them highly enough :)
Buying with Chris. Chris helped with the whole process. Her willingness to find time for me to travel through the property and taking me seriously as a buyer. Would definitely recommend buying or selling with her.
Chris & Tracey are reliable, honest, professional, thorough, have a huge skill base, & highly organized. They both impressed me with their knowledge and investigative skills for body Corp info required for the house sale. They ares very approachable and highly organized. They had great ideas regarding staging the house for sale. They also both have a great sense of humour and we all loved seeing their very funky shoes each time we saw them. They had to communicate with buyers and 3 different parties regarding sale of house, we were all impressed by Chris. & Tracey. I would highly recommend them to anyone selling their house. A great team!
Thank you for being such genuine, professional, funny, down-to-earth agents/people and going the extra mile. It was much appreciated. You both are awesome.
Robyne, Breff & Si, Dee & Stu
Highly Recommend! Chris and Tracey helped us buy our first home recently and did a great job. As first home buyers we knew very little. Tracey's communication and ability to educate us around the various stages of the purchase with answering our many questions allowed us to feel confident, prepared and organised throughout the entire process. Both Tracey and Chris's knowledge on the property, end to end communication & experience within the local housing market was impressive and ended up helping us immensely. Thank you
Lauri & Jason Hylkema
Friendly & Professional! Chris & Tracey are professional, personable, knowledgeable and always available. We appreciated their openness and effective communication throughout the whole process.
Ashley & Di
I would recommend Chris to others looking for a great all round agent. Chris is polite, flexible, has a good wealth of knowledge and will seek answers to queries she can not answer. I have found her to be very accommodating and helpful throughout the buying process.