I love what I do and want to provide both a personal and professional approach to an exceptional real estate experience.
Real estate has changed, with clients having more choice than ever before, however I believe that people still see the value in engaging a professional – everyone wants to get the best price they can – and are happy to pay what they believe to be a fair and reasonable fee for full service.
I think it goes further than that though as people are also craving honesty, transparency, respect and to engage with a professional who is all of those things, as well as being friendly and authentic – most of us just want to deal with real people and have a good experience. Real estate is a journey, and you need someone by your side you can trust has your best interests at heart.
I’m proud to work alongside my clients – my real estate experience and knowledge has meant that I can confidently guide my clients through, the sometimes complex process of real estate, and provide sound advice, along with great outcomes. I have a sincere respect for my vendors and their journey.
My personality is probably best described by my vendors who consistently describe me as being professional, communicative, having integrity, knowledgeable/savvy, no nonsense and friendly – someone who puts them at ease. For me the biggest and best accolade is that the majority of my business is made up of referrals.
I’m extremely gratified to be associated with a company known for its innovation, growth, and fairness, and excited to be able to offer my clients the best in experience, fees and service.
On a more personal note – when I’m not working – you can find me enjoying time with family, friends and pets. I’m a bit of a home body and love being out in the garden, upcycling furniture, renovating and refurbishing, or attempting to create in the kitchen. I love walking, the beach and river, and making the most that Nelson has to offer.
I look forward to working together and getting to know you and your story.
This the third property I have sold through Debbie and Tall Poppy, I have no hesitation in recommending Tall Poppy and especially Debbie Watson. Not only is she professional and efficient Debbie is very human and engaging, a very genuine person who cares about the people she is dealing with and the product she is selling. Thank you Debbie for your outstanding service and making selling my property a very pleasant experience. Debbie was able to negotiate a great price for me she listened and responded to my instruction's and gave great advice throughout the selling process. Thank you again Debbie you are a star!
Peter – Stoke
Debbie is an experienced, professional real estate agent. She only contacted us when needed which was perfect as we both have very busy lives. We had the utmost trust in her. The property sold quickly and we got a great price. Even better settlement was also very straight forward. We highly recommend Debbie
Emma & Alastair - Richmond
I brought a property through Debbie. She is one of the best agents I have dealt with. I found her to be sincere, professional and competent and responded very quickly. If I was to sell a property Debbie would be at the top of my list of agents.
Sandra - Richmond
Having worked with Debbie Watson – Tall Poppy on the sale of a property a few years back, we were very happy with her effective and friendly approach. This year we decided to sell up and leave our Nelson home, leaving behind our beloved Sanctuary. Similar to our earlier experience with Debbie, she demonstrated her ability to communicate clearly, friendly and timely. This was also confirmed by the buyers of our property. We were also very pleased with the sales price that was achieved, and her generous support for the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.
Hans & Mika – The Brook
Our second time selling through Tall Poppy and our first with Debbie as she is local to us. We found her to be thorough, knowledgeable, kept us up to date with info. Would recommended and use her services again. Thanks Debbie!
Gavin & Karen - Motueka
Debbie is a honest, friendly and very hard working agent. She kept us positive despite Covid, which stalled our sale. She secured plenty of viewings and 3 offers. We highly recommend her to any home sellers and buyers.
Wil - Motueka
Debbie was very easy to talk to, was always professional and put our mind to ease during covid 19. She kept us informed and was proactive when things were changing. We highly recommend using Debbie. Oh did we mention she sold our house in 2 weeks! We would most definitely use her again.
Rachel & Scott - Stoke
Debbie came to us after selling my parents home very quickly, but it took a little longer for us to get the right buyer. At times we were pretty stressed out as we had already bought elsewhere. At all times was her communication prompt, highly informed, personal and reassuring. Debbie is a true professional who is knowledgeable and efficient, but more importantly, she exemplifies the human touch. Her easy manner makes her the ultimate guide for anybody facing big decisions and life changes. Thanks Debbie!
Sera & Bashan - Motueka
We are first time home buyers and Debbie was professional, knowledgeable, and communicated everything well. We know real estate agents work for the vendor but she made sure we understood the process and we felt like she was fair and ethical.
Stephen & Sarah – Ruby Bay
Debbie calmly steered us through our sale, at all stages keeping us fully informed. We are very happy with the result and confidently recommend her.
Michele & Steve - Motueka
We couldn't have asked for a better agent than Debbie. We actually met Debbie to buy a house but were the backup contract. Despite not getting that house, the way Debbie handled that with speed and integrity made us go to her when we had to sell. We had an extremely tight deadline to sell to leave the country and she expertly guided us and drove the whole process top to bottom. She was also very savvy on advising us on a low ball offer, which turned out much closer to our asking price. We've now gone unconditional in record time and didn't do much heavy lifting (other than packing!). Debbie is trustworthy and totally supportive to the end. We're lucky we found her.
Jude & Grant – Enner Glynn
Debbie was fantastic at keeping us informed during what turned out to be a challenging time with one offer falling through and the other offer extending twice. She is very quick to respond to queries and her communication style really worked well for us, she is direct professional and friendly, and helped us to remain calm when required. Thanks for everything Debbie.
Shailey – Atawhai
Debbie is a friendly, knowledgeable agent with a non nonsense approach. Made it easy. We would recommend her for future sales.
Sean - Atawhai
We were initially attracted to Tall Poppy because of the flat fee commission. Once we met Debbie we immediately found her very professional, realistic, and friendly so our decision was easy to go with Tall Poppy. We definitely made the right choice as Debbie has delivered very good offers after only a few days and sold our house to a price meeting our high expectations in one week! Thank you Debbie for your amazing availability, communication and constant updates that made the whole experience.
Caroline and Brent – Enner Glynn
Debbie was recommended to me by friends whose house sale she managed. It has been such a help and made the selling of my home, with her by my side guiding me, an easy experience. Loved her professional, relaxing attitude that puts one at ease. Debbie is the best estate agent world wide that I have dealt with. A big thank you Debbie and to team Tall Poppy.
Jill – Thorpe Orinoco
We are very pleased to have had the services of Debbie from Tall Poppy during the sale of our house in Stoke and the purchase of our next home. She is always cheery and hardworking - two qualities which we appreciate. On top of that she has been a tremendous source of information and expertise in matters of NZ real estate. Being two old codgers newly arrived from the UK we felt we needed our hands holding as we navigated unfamiliar territory - the real estate process in the UK is very different to the one here - and Debbie was very much the right person to do that. She was constantly available to give advice in both our sale and our purchase, and we feel lucky to have found her."
Val & Ken Jackson
Our experience with Tall Poppy Real Estate was flawless. Debbie of Tall Poppy Nelson, performed above and beyond all previous engagements we have had with other real estate agents. Debbie not only facilitated the procurement process of our new lovely home in Wakefield but also aided us in selling our home in the Daelyn Estate Richmond. The transition process was simple, efficient all with minimal stress. We would recommend Tall Poppy to anyone who is looking at buying or selling a property.
David & Sandra Petterson
We would like to complement Debbie on the fantastic job she did in managing the sale of our life style property. We found her to be very professional and dedicated to getting us the best price possible for our property. We found her to have a very relaxing influence during what could have been a stressful experience. We would recommend Debbie without hesitation and would definitely use her again ourselves.
Willie & Heather, Upper Moutere
We'd just like to pass on our thanks for your help in purchasing our property. Having dealt with a couple of 'interesting' agents prior to you, it was reassuring to have someone who was both professional, genuine and very helpful. Throughout the purchase you answered all of our queries very quickly and guided us through the process which was great. Thanks again to you and Tall Poppy!
Matt & Sarah, Tasman
For the sale of our property we have spoken to several real estate agents and chose Debbie because of her thorough approach and cheerful personality. She was clearly thinking along with us how to market our property, and in the end delivered by obtaining a very good offer. The whole process was easy and straight forward and we feel like having met a new friend. We can definitely recommend Debbie to take care of your real estate.
Hans & Mika, Nelson
Debbie, Ron and I wish to thank you very much for selling our property in Brightwater. It has been a real pleasure dealing with you as you are such an open, genuine and friendly person, we couldn't have chosen better. To those who want to sell a home, we would highly recommend Debbie. Her professionalism and communication is of a very high standard, every aspect of the selling process was made clear to us and combined with her outgoing personality and just going that "extra yardage", helped to take some of the stress out of an otherwise anxious time.
Carol and Ron, Brightwater
Working with Debbie from Tall Poppy real estate to sell our property was one of the best decisions we could have made. Always considerate of our needs and always professional, Debbie achieved several offers and a great result in a little over 3 months. We know who we will call if we sell in the future. Many thanks.
Pauline and David (Rural Property)
My wife Julie and I recently purchased 2 units where Debbie Watson from Tall Poppy was acting as the selling agent. Her service, efficiency and communication throughout the purchase was at such a high level that I felt compelled to ask Debbie if I could write her a testimonial. If you are looking to buy or sell look no further, Debbie can help you! Thank-you Debbie for your excellent service, we will with no doubt be using your services again in the future.
Julie & Hamish Turner, Mapua
Thank you for doing such a great job of being our agent for the sale of our home. We were initially drawn to Tall Poppy because of the low commission rate. This is the fourth house that we have sold in the past 10 years and it has been by far the most stress-free and positive experience. That is in no small part due to you and the way that you have managed the process from start to finish. We have both really appreciated your friendly and down to earth manner and your honest approach to selling real estate. I think that the thing that has set you apart from all other agents is your ability to really listen to what we wanted during the sale process and you delivered that to the letter. To top it all off you sold our house for a price that exceeded all our expectations!
Marie & Peter Kerr, Stoke
“We used the services of Debbie Watson at Tall Poppy Real Estate to sell a Richmond property for us. In our dealings with Debbie we found her to be very professional, efficient, affable and refreshingly straight talking. She also sold our property quickly, for a very good price and charged a very reasonable commission compared to other agencies. We would definitely recommend Debbie to others”.
Debbie gave us a fantastic, no fuss service. The sold sign speaks volumes. Job well done, Thanks Debbie.
Justene & Jonathon Doggett
Debbie recently sold our house in Richmond. We found her always to be bright and cheerful which is part of her personality. Communication with us during the sale period was excellent. We were always up to date with all aspects of the sale. We were very happy with the result she achieved for us. We would happily recommend her to any person wishing to sell their home.
Robyn & John
Rob and I would like to thank you so much for the excellent job you have done selling our property. We are very passionate of our home and reluctant to sell, however with a job opportunity up North meant saying goodbye to our home. Right from the start we knew you were the right person to sell our home as you have a lovely calm, friendly, personal attitude with the professionalism of doing the job right. Again, thank you and we will certainly be recommending Tall poppy but mostly be recommending YOU. We wish you all the very best with your career.
Rob & Erin Yorke
Just a quick note to say thank you to Debbie and the Team at Tall Poppy for helping us sell our current home and purchasing our new one! Although very busy at the time with a double workload, Debbie made us feel like her only client! Nothing was ever a problem, questions were dealt with quickly and efficiently, and solutions offered and all with a smile!!. Throughout the whole process we have felt like we’ve had a friend selling our house for us. We have already recommended Debbie and Tall Poppy to others and will continue to do so.
Pauline & Jeff
We had the pleasure of dealing with Debbie Watson when she recently sold us our first home. We found her very easy to deal with. She was extremely informative and clear about how the process works and what our options were at each step of the way. Debbie’s empathetic and personable nature made us feel that, although she was working for the vendors she was also genuinely interested in us and understood the pressures and stress of buying your first home. We would definitely look to use Debbie as our estate agent if we were looking to sell in the future.
Charlotte & Edward Thynne