Taranaki! Such a fabulous place to live. I consider myself incredibly blessed to live in such a gorgeous piece of paradise. I am born & bred here, and grew up knowing this place was special! Now, my husband & I have passed this love for Taranaki onto our three boys.
I have always been in the service industry. I spent many years in the travel industry where I loved creating exceptional travel packages for my clients and walking through the process of planning their travel alongside them. The biggest compliment for me is when a client comes back time after time to book with me, and of course when I am recommended to others. This is my “why”.
I delight in exceeding expectations and delivering service that is not just good, but exceptional. I truly love to see the outcome of a sale or purchase that can be life-changing, whether it is first-home buyers moving into their first piece of real estate, families who are moving to larger homes, or those looking to downsize. My goal is to simply make this process enjoyable. I like to handle things for you, and my communication along the way will never leave you wondering what’s going on. Tall Poppy has given me an opportunity to work with an agency who share my values, who respect one another & push hard to do the very best for their clients in each and every interaction.
So if you are looking for an agent who is honest, passionate about not just selling your home, but working to get the very best price for your home, then your search is over.
I look forward to providing you with your best real estate experience yet!
We have been offering on homes for 4 years before we finally bought this home. During that period we met and spoke with dozens and dozens of agents. Out of that lot, I can honestly say that Michelle is one of just two agents (the other also being with Tall Poppy) we spoke with, whom it felt like I was talking to a real person, and not just someone who saw us as a number or a dollar figure. Michelle is genuine, on to it, very responsive and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend working with Michelle and wish her continued success.
Phil & Fflur
Michelle made selling a stress free process for us. it was evident she held a sound understanding of the process and made every effort to keep us well informed every step of the way. Needless to say, the results that were achieved exceeded our expectations tenfold.
Ryan & Ashleigh
Michelle was amazing. Our journey was long and difficult but Michelle supported us all the way. She kept in touch at all times and took an interest in us as people not just clients. We would not have had the positive outcome we had without her. I would recommend her to anyone.
Fabulous working with Michelle. It was an absolute pleasure working with Michelle. She was professional and helpful and always kept us informed. She did a great job selling our house and made the entire process that much easier. Great team to work with, Thankyou
Mandy & Deon
Michelle Habib is amazingly talented in selling properties and so easy to work with. My house got sold within a week basically. I didn’t meet her personally but she made everything so simple and easy that we were amazed with her skills and knowledge of how fast she can make a sale. Fantastic work Michelle !
Rameeza & Shameer
Friendly and professional Michelle was always patient and willing to answer our many questions even before we listed. The whole experience was quick and easy. We would recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a great real estate agent.
Julie and David
Michelle has looked after us in a professional and friendly manner. Michelle is an excellent communicator and was always at the end of the phone or email to keep us updated. She gave us her full focus and time when needed and negotiated a very fair deal for both ourselves and the vendor.
Raewyn & Ross
Michelle was the best Agent we could have had to help us during the Sale of My Dads house. So understanding and kind towards my dad as he had been in this home for years and was transitioning to a rest home. We had to wait on the subdivision to be done again due to my Dad not getting it complete within the council time frame. Michelle was totally understanding and worked with the people who were wanting to purchase the home to Rent the property till that came through. If in the future I need an Agent I would go straight to Michelle as she quickly becomes not just an agent but a friend.
I highly recommend Michelle to anyone interested to have someone who not only goes that extra mile, she does it without any problem or without question, to obtain the sale of your property to proceed when unknowns do occur.
Amazing service! Michelle was amazing to work with. She went above and beyond her work scope to make sure everything ran smoothly when purchasing our house. We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a property. Thank you so much!
Venessa and Michael
Professional and Accommodating. Michelle was professional but friendly in her interactions with us. She was accommodating by meeting and conferencing with us when and where we were able, which enabled us to make a quick and successful offer.
Rochelle and Greg
Go with Michelle We recently had Michelle appraise and sell our property in Bell Block. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with and proved to be spot on with her estimate for our sale. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she always responded to our many questions in a timely manner and with thorough knowledge of the subject. An added bonus for us is that Michelle was passionate about and truly loved our property and we are sure that must have had some effect on our getting a quick and more than satisfactorily sale.
Barry and Kathey
An absolute pleasure. Michelle is just a dream to work with. She makes the whole process incredibly easy with her great communication and friendly nature. We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone, and will not hesitate to use her in the future.
Courtney & Eli
Great experience. Michelle was a wonderful agent. She was extremely helpful throughout the buying process and very accommodating. All the needed information was promptly provided.
Marynel & Leonides
The perfect fit! We can’t fault our experience with Michelle, she was warm and friendly right from the get go and really embraced our family from our toddler to our pets! She was very honest and genuine which was a huge thing for us. We were always kept up to date with any information and communication was easy. Michelle also sold our property for $40,000 more than what other agents told us they would list it for. We didn’t have the expectation that it would achieve that but Michelle exceeded all our expectations!!
Jamie & Chris
Professional, friendly and great communication. From the first viewing of the property, to the purchase, Michelle was always very friendly and professional and always with a smile. What we appreciated the most, was how quick she replied to questions and requests. Thank you very much Michelle :-)
Sera and Markus
Michelle is a wonderful agent, who will support you through your selling process. We found Michelle to be a great real estate agent. She was prompt, courteous, kept us informed the whole way through, and made the process of selling our home very easy. We appreciated that she listened to us, and our needs, and was honest in her information and feedback. We would highly recommend Michelle when selling your home.
Carla and Maurice
Michelle made selling our home quick and painless. She made sure we understood the process and was always available for any questions or concerns. Would recommend to anyone.
Ann and Grant
A stressful process made easy. As we had been in the same home for over thirty years, the thought of selling, buying and moving house was daunting. Happily though, Michelle made it as stress free as possible. She kept us well informed and was always considerate about not disrupting our lives too much. Would highly recommend.
Jenny & Wayne
An easy choice. We knew we were going to have Michelle sell our home as soon as we met her. She listened, she was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Her communication throughout the marketing period was always prompt, informative and professional. We have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to others.
Anna & Clint
Excellent Service! Michelle was professional in all of the process of selling our property. We were living in another town so a lot of communication via phone and email, this was concise and relevant.
John & Jane
Warm, honest and professional. We were ready to make the exciting step from renting to buying our own family home. We viewed the house and it was love at first sight. Michelle gave us the confidence to put in our very best offer. We found Michelle down to earth, warm and honest, working really hard for the vendors and ourselves to have a great outcome! Highly recommend!!!
Amanda & Holloway
Michelle was so lovely and always greeted us with a smile. Even under the difficult COVID-19 situation buying our home was very easy. She kept us well informed throughout the whole process. She also respected how much the house meant to the previous owner which was also appreciated. If we are buying or selling in the future Michelle will be our first point of call. Well worth it.
Carl & Tracey
Awesome! We would happily list with Michelle again. Michelle used her extensive market knowledge to relay everything in a clear, concise manner. She was always available to answer any questions and provided a professional, yet down to earth, service.
Gary & Leanne
Personable, well informed and easy to get hold of. Michelle was helpful throughout the entire process from initial viewing through to the final move and settling into our new home. She acted professionally during offering, negotiating and purchasing. She provided all necessary supporting information and was available and quick to reply to our questions whatever the time of day. It was a pleasure to deal with a personable agent. Real estate agents often try to sell and rush your decision, giving the impression they need a quick sale just for their commission and to please the seller. Michelle was not at all like this.
Nicholas & Valerie
Purchasing a residential property in New Plymouth during the Covid 19 Lockdown. We enjoyed working with Michelle during the very difficult period of the Covid 19 Lockdown. Unable to view the property we eventually purchased, we were reduced to 'virtual' inspections and a great many questions, all of which Michelle answered promptly and professionally, even though a few questions must have seemed extreme enough to make her chuckle. We were eventually able to view the property and meet Michelle. She absolutely lived up to our expectations, professional, personable and prepared, and whilst she was always acting for the Vendors of course, we were impressed to the extent that we would certainly seek her out for any future property transactions.
Fred & Teryn
First Rate! Selling our property with Michelle made an emotional event for us, so much easier. Great communication and professionalism is what you require and Michelle delivered every time. She answered all our questions and queries quickly and with ease making the entire process stress free. Thank you so much.
Graeme and Deb
Outstanding Service. We contacted Michelle to advise her we were in the market to purchase a new home. She replied very quickly. Friendly and very knowledgeable service. She worked hard on our behalf through the negotiation process. Great result all round. Would not hesitate to refer Michelle to anyone we know.
Blair & Casie
Michelle had a friendly and approachable nature. She made the "buying experience" stress free. Michelle was pleasant, helpful and answered all our questions. She was very efficient and went out of her way to ensure that everything was completed as quickly as possible. We had confidence in her knowledge.
Cathy & Simon
Expectations have been exceeded! Where do we start?! Our experience with Michelle has been amazing and completely stress free! We were tossing up between selling privately or paying an agent and it was a close decision in the beginning but it wasn't long before we realised we absolutely made the right choice with Michelle. The process was so easy, we were kept informed the whole way, we only had one open home and sold at a price that exceeded our expectations. We would absolutely use Michelle again and would recommend her to anyone. Thanks so much for everything Michelle, you will definitely be our first choice if we need to sell again in future :)
Kate & TJ
Michelle market knowledge was great. She explained everything so well with us. We where always informed of what was going on and she made everything as stress free as possible. It was such an easy process and very professional. Thank you so much. We are so very grateful. :)
Ryan & Sharmain
Michelle was extremely professional from the moment we contacted her re a property she had on the market. She was very helpful and quickly organized a time that suited us to view. She was very prompt and knowledgeable and we found dealing with her an absolute breeze! Would highly recommend Michelle.
Wayne & Karen
Michelle was awesome to deal with, she had great knowledge of the area which was great as we are moving from out of town. She made it really easy with all the paperwork, and had great communication with us. Would definitely use again if buying another house.
Elisa & Mikayla
Michelle was great!! Our first home purchase was made nice and easy. Very flexible and going out of her way to meet us for signing of documents. We would happily use Michelle again, we had a very positive experience.
Chris & Amy
Michelle is always very professional, has a great personality and keeps you updated on a regular basis as to any progress. From the beginning she explained everything really well and made selling our house easier than we anticipated. We will definitely use Michelle again and would totally recommend her to anyone. A+++
Kelvin & Maree
Michelle was great . She had amazing communication and really knew her stuff. Michelle was willing to help where needed and in our opinion went over and above the call of duty. Selling a house is stressful and with two little kids Michelle understood this and wanted to make things as easy as possible for us. Michelle has a great energy and is just so easy to get along with. We have now purchased from her and sold with her and being on both sides of the coin I can honestly say she is great to work with. A very fair person of integrity.
Stephen & Emma
Michelle was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Her market knowledge ensured that we were fully informed and prepared. The marketing of the property was first class and ensured that we got market value for our property.
We just bought a house through Michelle. She was very helpful and kept us in the loop and went out of her way to find out how many metres above sea level the chimney is! Found her easy to deal with, Made it a very easy house buying experience!
Lucy & Geoff
I found Michelle to be most professional, always well presented and giving sound advice including the presentation of my house which I valued. She explained everything with such clarity leaving me with a great understanding of the Tall Poppy system. Nothing seemed too much trouble for her and she kept me informed of all developments. With a cheerful personality, Michelle was also most sincere which I appreciated. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend her to anyone wanting to sell their property.
From the first contact, we were happy with Michelle's knowledge, helpfulness and professionalism. She took care of everything on our behalf, and was a pleasure to deal with. Michelle kept us up to date with progress, presented and explained our options well; without trying to persuade or hurry our decisions. We look forward to utilising Michelle's expertise again, and recommend her unreservedly.
Judith & John
Michelle was kind, helpful and informative from the get go. We are very grateful for everything she did for us!
Ellen & Josh Thorn
Michelle's timely responses to our queries and being responsive throughout the process has been a great help.
Michelle is very professional and friendly to work in with. She kept me very well informed and gave me good advice as to presenting my house. I am very happy with the results that Michelle achieved, and the time it took. I highly recommend Michelle if you are looking to sell your property. You wont be disappointed.
Michelle has amazing work ethic and Michelle's communication, professionalism and service was next level!
Michelle not only helped us market our property but she also personally helped us get our property ready for the market....TOP AGENT
Julie and Shane Kearton
I was so pleased to have had a pleasurable experience selling my first house, which I had lived in for 30 years. I knew I needed to find someone who I could trust to sell my home; which happened through a leaflet drop by Michelle Habib's supportive husband. I found Michelle Habib to be honest and trustworthy, which sadly, isn't reflective of all real estate agents. Her accuracy with the market and the price I received for my home was spot on. Michelle's passion and enthusiasm in her work and life shines through, and is evident in all contact, whether by phone or face to face. If you're contemplating selling your house, I would highly recommend Michelle Habib, as she is a forward thinking GEM in the market place.
We chose Michelle over 5 other agents that we engaged with to sell our home. Her vibrance, professionalism and her enthusiasm put her at the top of the pack during our initial discussions. She never faltered from those qualities and kept up that high energy and enthusiastic performance from start to finish. We encountered a few stumbling blocks along the way and Michelle dealt with each and every one in an extremely professional manner, keeping us in the loop where needed and Michelle was always very supportive. If I was to sell a house again, I'd have no hesitation in talking to Michelle first and foremost.
John & Carolyn
Selling a house can be an extremely stressful experience. Michelle was professional and friendly throughout the marketing and selling process helping reduce the stress. Michelle understood my needs and expectations and guided me rather than pushing me.
Michelle was extremely helpful throughout the entire process of purchasing my new home. Her communication was always excellent. She genuinely seemed to want to get a positive result for me and was determined to make things work out in the end. Michelle, your efforts are greatly appreciated. Highly recommended.
Michelle was amazing to work with as a buyer of one of her properties. She was always quick to respond to any queries and helped to support us through the whole process. She was very professional but also very approachable.
Michelle has been lovely to deal with - always nice & courteous and provides straight up answers when required. Recommend her.