Karen Holliday

Sales Consultant

Karen Holliday

Karen brings a unique blend of world-class athleticism, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to ethics in real estate. As New Zealand's first World Cycling Champion and an esteemed sportswoman, her tenacity and drive transition seamlessly into her real estate career, ensuring both sellers and buyers achieve outstanding results. With qualifications in personal training and successful business ownership in Motueka, Karen embodies Tall Poppy's ethos of fairness, offering exceptional service at fairer fees. Experience the difference with Karen, where unparalleled commitment meets real estate expertise.

Karen sells properties in Motueka, Marahau, Kaiteriteri, Riwaka, Brooklyn, Ngatimoti, Tasman, Mapua

From global sporting accolades to successful business ventures, Karen's diverse background fuels her exceptional real estate service. Since 2007, her commitment to ethics and fairness has made her a trusted name in Motueka's property market. As a pioneer in sports and business, Karen applies the same winning formula to help her clients achieve their property goals, backed by Tall Poppy's promise of fairer fees and superior service. For a real estate experience that's as remarkable as Karen's own journey, discover why she is the perfect partner for your selling or buying journey.


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About Karen

When it comes to selling your property, choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference. That's where Karen Holliday stands out as the undeniable choice for homeowners in the Motueka, Mapua, and wider Tasman area. With a track record of excellence spanning over a decade, Karen brings unparalleled expertise and a deep understanding of the local market to every transaction.

Karen is not only a seasoned real estate professional, but she also boasts a remarkable sporting legacy that has left an incredible mark on the global stage.

Karen made history as New Zealand's first-ever World Cycling Champion, captivating audiences and inspiring a generation with her unparalleled skill and determination. In the same groundbreaking year, she proudly accepted the prestigious title of NZ Sportswoman of the Year, a testament to years of dedication and hard work. Her outstanding contributions to sport were further recognized with the esteemed honor of an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a moment she will forever cherish as a pinnacle of her illustrious career.

Beyond the realm of cycling, Karen's passion for health and fitness led her to become a qualified international Personal Trainer. Together with her husband Daryl, she has successfully owned and operated not just one, but two local businesses in Motueka, infusing their entrepreneurial spirit and dedication into every endeavor. Her journey from conquering world championships to building a successful business is a testament to her exceptional drive, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence - a winning formula she applies to every aspect of her real estate practice.

Karen's unique blend of professionalism, passion, and personal touch ensures that when your property hits the market, it receives the attention it deserves. From strategic marketing initiatives to expert negotiation skills, she goes above and beyond to maximize the value of your investment and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

But what truly sets Karen apart is her genuine care for her clients and her community. She doesn't just sell properties; she builds relationships based on trust, integrity, and mutual respect. When you choose Karen as your real estate agent, you're not just gaining a knowledgeable advisor - you're gaining a dedicated ally who will diligently advocate for your best interests every step of the way.

In a competitive (and sometimes unpredictable) market where every detail matters, Karen Holliday's unwavering commitment to excellence, combined with her proven track record of success, makes her the ultimate choice for selling your property. Trust in Karen to deliver results that exceed your expectations and to guide you seamlessly through the process with confidence and peace of mind. Experience the difference of working with the best—experience the excellence of Karen Holliday.

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Where unparalleled commitment meets real estate expertise.

My strengths

What people love about working with me

World-Class Achievements

A proven track record of excellence, from sports to entrepreneurship.

Dedication to Fairness

A strong belief in providing ethical service and fair pricing in real estate.

Exceptional Results

A history of helping clients achieve outstanding outcomes in the property market.

Comprehensive Expertise

From personal training to business ownership, offering a holistic approach to client service.

Karen’s sold properties


70 Harvey Road
Tasman, Marahau


7 Glenaven Drive
Tasman, Motueka


74 Old Mill Road
Tasman, Brooklyn


26 Toru Street
Tasman, Mapua


98 Bronte Road East
Tasman, Mapua


36 Totara Park Avenue
Tasman, Motueka

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