Director / Sales consultant Residential
Three decades of experience in the real estate industry mean Stephen Hebbend brings to his clients the benefit of having listed and sold property in every kind of market and economic scenario. With thousands of successful sales and satisfied customers, his work ethic, knowledge and ability to find solutions set Stephen apart.
From a young age, Stephen realised that the only way to succeed in the industry was to apply genuine commitment in every aspect of his work. "I've always endeavoured to do the right thing by my clients," he says. The formula paid off, developing many long term business relationships and allowing his career to thrive.
By 2002 he was an associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and his career had propelled him to the highest echelons of the industry in the Southern region. Leading from the front as an agency principal and director, Stephen’s been in key advisory roles to staff throughout his career. Working as one of the most experienced sales consultants in the Colliers International Otago team, he says “With the extremely efficient, high tech systems in place to assist with the running of the office, I'm able to do what I enjoy the most; listing and selling property".
A keen sportsman - Stephen's completed a number of half-marathons and fundraising long-distance cycle rides - he recognised a similar appeal in real estate; the chance to train hard to become the best.
Stephen's property listings
A pleasure to work with
I can’t thank you enough for finding the perfect property for our rental investment. You were a pleasure to work with and we appreciate the effort that you put in during the search. You are definitely the best real estate agent I have ever dealt with. Many thanks.
Above and beyond
Stephen was exceptional. We are based in the UK and he went above and beyond to ensure the sale of our home. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
After 17 months on the market Stephen listed our home and within 5 days he brought us an unconditional cash offer from a buyer on his database. The moral of the story is that in Queenstown, every agent will tell you they are experts. Stephen Hebbend and Colliers International are actually experts. Stephen is professional, he can negotiate, and he is meticulous.
Hassle-free and enjoyable
Stephen‘s communication with us was excellent, and he was more than willing to fit in with us for viewings. The whole purchasing process was hassle-free and enjoyable, and we would definitely use Stephen as a Real Estate professional in the future.
Honesty, advice, integrity
The sale of our much-loved home was a fine combination of Stephen’s honesty, advice and integrity, backed by a fantastic team.
Nothing but exceptional
Our dealings with Stephen Hebbend in selling our property in Thompson Street have been nothing but exceptional. His communication with us through the whole process has been outstanding, without any delay in any instance. He has been very easy to work with, being highly professional, open and honest and his knowledge of the local and broader New Zealand/overseas markets has been valuable to the sale of our property. We would have no hesitation to use his services again in the future.
Stephen has always been a most professional real estate agent and one in whom I have complete trust. Most recently he was very pro-active in helping me prepare a house for sale in Arrowtown and taking it to auction - the sale result was above expectations and this is entirely due to Stephen’s pro-active approach and professionalism. I am entrusting Stephen to market another property for me and I have no hesitation in recommending him to those wishing to engage a real estate agent in whom they can have complete confidence.
Professionalism and 'can do' attitude
I can’t thank Stephen enough for his professionalism and ‘can do’ attitude. I have no hesitation in stating that we would not have achieved the same result if we had marketed with the opposition. Stephens knowledge of the market place was spot on. I would have no hesitation in recommending Colliers and especially Stephen for his efforts on our behalf.
The best choice for us
We found Stephen to be very efficient and knowledgeable throughout the whole sale process, we never felt any pressure. He totally understood our situation and worked with us on such a personal level we felt right from the start that he was the best choice for us. We cannot thank Stephen Hebbend enough for his efforts, empathy and understanding during the process of the sale - he made it very easy for us. We would most definitely recommend Stephen as a preferred choice of agent to anyone buying or selling.
Very much appreciated
Thank you very much indeed for all your help in effecting a sale of my Sofitel unit and for the smooth transfer of ownership from me to the new owners. I hope they are happy with their investment. Again very many thanks. All your help is very much appreciated.
Very prompt, very patient
I find this the opportune time to thank Stephen very much for selling us our new home in Mary Street and selling our house in Tanner Street. We would just like to say how professional and easy it was. We met Stephen at an open home, which we purchased shortly after. Then came the arduous task of selling our own. We went to 3 different real estate companies for prices and put a lot of thought into who to list with. The decision in the end, to go with Stephen, was because he worked exceptionally well at getting the best price for the vendors of the house we bought, so we assumed he would do the same for us. As we have lived in our home for 57 years, this whole process has been huge. Our house was listed on the Monday and sold by Wednesday, at full asking price. No stress not even an open home. Throughout the whole process, every phone call was answered or returned within 5 minutes. Very prompt with appointments at the house. And very patient with all the family involved, helping us through the process. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to family and friends.
I have known Stephen for about 30 years. I was very satisfied with Stephen’s service.