I’ll leave it to some of my previous clients……..


  • We found Darren to be very helpful and he was amazing helping us as we went through the process.  We found him totally trustworthy and would highly recommend him - as we have already done so!

  • Hi Darren.
    Just wanted to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’.  From the first meeting, you exceeded our expectations. As you may recall, we had 3 criteria we were looking for in an Agent; These were

    1. Needed to be a good communicator,
    2. Needed to ensure the sales process was smooth; and
    3. Needed to ensure we would get a fair market value for our property.
    True to your word, you did exactly as you said you would. You listened, were clear in your communication (which greatly aided us in managing our expectations during the sales process), and you sold our home in super quick time (with multiple offers) for a price we were very happy with.
    This, combined with the way you made the whole process as stress-free as possible, means that we would definitely recommend you to anyone thinking of selling.  And should we be looking at either selling (or buying) another property in the future, we will definitely seek you out to engage your professional services.
    Thanks again.  We appreciate what you have done for us.
    Take care, Malcolm, Orewa.

  • Darren and Louise have never failed us throughout the selling and buying process. Darren's straight forward, honest and efficient nature is what keeps us coming back! This is the fourth time we have made use of Darren's service in the buying and selling market and it won't be the last. His uncomplicated and 'no strings attached' approach makes for a 'peace of mind' experience. We will continue to make use of Harcourts and Darren's services should we require them in the future.  Thank you from happy clients!

  • I used Darren Newell and Louise Shaw to sell our home recently, and they were outstanding.
    Before choosing a real estate agent, I needed to ensure that I would be able to have a good working relationship with them and that they were invested in selling my property; ie time and effort.  Darren had a strong social media presence and I could tell that they put a lot of work into their listings.
    Darren & Louise spent hours answering my questions and provided objective data regarding how many homes they sell and how long their listings typically stayed on the market as well as using their knowledge to direct me.  They made the process incredibly easy and took extra steps including giving me staging tips, having professional photographs taken, and a lot more.
    When I saw the listing on the website, I was blown away.  Their hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off because the listing looked amazing.
    My house went unconditional the week of the COVID 19 lockdown.  Darren and Louise walked me through every step of the process and it couldn’t have been an easier experience in what was a very stressful time for everyone.
    I would happily recommend Darren and Louise to anyone.  Darren is a true professional and a genuinely nice guy whilst Louise is incredibly friendly and very helpful.  I honestly think you would be hard pressed to find a better Agent. 

  • “Dear Darren.  I can’t believe that I’ve been in my home for two weeks.  The time has flown!  I want to thank you for all your help and professionalism in the process of selling my house.  You followed any queries up quickly and were always available to talk to.  Louise was a fantastic support too.  You are a great team.  I would be happy to recommend you and will do!” Regards, Rosalind McCorquodale.


  • "Darren just a quick thank you from Peter and I, to say Thank You so much for making the sale of my parent’s home so very easy and quick. You took all the stress away, got us multiple offers and had it all completed in a very short period of time. Thank you once again." Mr and Mrs L Orewa

  • TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT A SALE - I seemed to pick the wrong time of the year to sell our house and take an option on a property up North, subject to the sale of ours ,mid very wet winter and a up and coming election and a down turn in sales Auckland wide .But we realized we had a problem so that's why after appraisals from several firms we chose Darren Newell from Harcourts right from the start his professional skills and marketing plan which he maintained from start to the SOLD sticker to achieve our sale and allow us to buy the property up North to be near our Daughter ..Both Jo and I thank you Darren for your hard work ,marketing skills ,patience and persistence .We would have no hesitation to highly recommend Darren to any one wanting to get the full value of their property , Many thanks once again Darren we will miss your comprehensive weekly sales up date reports .Yours truly Bob and Jo Cubitt


  • The service I have received from Darren and also Kaz has been exceptional. I have been kept informed at every step of the sale process with professional helpful and understanding advice. Nothing was too much trouble. I feel that they went beyond what was expected to make the process as easy as possible. I would definitely advise anyone who was contemplating selling or for advice on real estate matters to be in touch with Darren or Kaz
    Thank you again for all your help with the sale process. I really appreciated all your efforts.
    Lyn Wright


  • Dear Darren & Lisa, thank you so much for your work in selling our property. It can be a very stressful time but it is made so much easier when you get commitment such as yours from an agent. The sale was swift, hassle free, realised more then we anticipated and the commission was extremely fair. If you are down Te Aroha way please feel free to pop in and see us.
    Regards Heather & Chris.


  • Selling our home of 11 years was a very daunting prospect and I have to admit not something I was looking forward to doing.  When the time came I looked around and did my research on who would handle the sale for my family in the very best way.  I didn’t have to look far and was very happy in our choice of Darren Newell. 
    Darren was very easy to talk to you and explained the whole process in great detail, including providing a very helpful tool in presenting your home in the best light.
    Open homes were conducted with both Darren and his P.A. in attendance.  We were kept informed of prospects and comments of each potential buyer.
    Auction Day again went without a hitch, although sadly the weather was appalling.  The end result was a sale, enabling us to move on with our plans with certainty.
    We would 100% recommend Darren and his team,  if you are thinking of listing your home we would  say don’t hesitate to give your precious home to these two very capable agents.
    Val & Barrie


  • Darren and Louise were such a breeze to deal with. They really care and listen to their clients needs and wants - they go above and beyond!  They made the process very easy for us - everything was communicated clearly.  The proof was in the pudding when our house sold only 8 days on the market!  We would not hesitate to call them the next time we think about selling.

  • "Darren recently sold our family home and provided us with the best service along the way.  Communication was fantastic! We will be sure to contact Darren when purchasing or selling in the future." 

  • We found Darren to be punctual and reliable, due to our long working hours, he would often meet tradesmen at our property to ensure our sale went ahead as planned. He persevered with us when we thought we wouldn’t find the right property, yet he found it for us after selling ours. Thanks Darren. Mr and Mrs P, Orewa

  • Darren and Lisa – Thank you both for making our dream come true! You made it happen! Clinched the deal. Louisa and Coen.


  • Hi Darren.  We would like to record our thanks for your positive contribution to the successful sale of our house at 23 Stanmore Bay Rd. We first met at an Orewa Beach townhouse open home and thought that something similar might meet our retirement needs. You offered us an an appraisal and encouraged us to finish ongoing maintenance so that we could be ready to sell if an opportunity arose. The appraisal impressed us with its full and relevant information, so that when we found a new apartment which might suit us, we decided to ask you to market our home. We commend you for the programme of advertising and open homes carried out, and you appreciated the effort we made to stage our rooms to be attractive to buyers. You always encouraged us with an assurance that our home would sell, even though the design would not suit all buyers. When an offer was presented, your timely negotiation and advice resulted in an agreement being completed before we set out on a 4 week overseas trip and just as a rental became available for us. The sale of our house has enabled us to move ahead with our retirement plans and look forward positively to the next stage of our lives. We are very grateful for your support during the process and commend you to others looking to sell their homes   Kindest regards, Gordon and Noelene Smedley.

  • Mr and Mrs Bruce Arkles Bay.
    Requested a four week sale which Darren delivered with efficiency and on time would definitely recommend  to anyone selling. Thanks Darren.


  • Darren, many thanks for all of your efforts in selling my home so quickly and so successfully…….I’ll have very pleasant memories from lakeside and the whole experience. All the best Mrs A. Orewa


  • “We met with a number of agents but choose Darren as we felt he was very knowledgeable of the area and the real estate market in general. He really did a fantastic job of guiding us through the process and kept us up to date the whole way through the selling period. The outcome was everything we could have hoped for and more! We cannot speak more highly about Darren and would use him again in a flash which is the biggest compliment of all. If you want somebody who is professional, knowledgeable and approachable then Darren is definitely the right agent for you.”
    Katie and Duane Mutu


  • "I have recently sold a home using Darren from Orewa Harcourts.  What an amazing job he did.  Very professional every step of the way and he marketed the house perfectly.  Thank you so much Darren, look forward to dealing with you again."  L Beilby


  • We appointed Darren to market our development in Orewa. It was one of our better business decisions. Darren exceeded our expectations and achieved the set goals much faster than we thought possible. Darren was a significant contributor to the success of our development. Darren is highly professional, achieves results and is one of the hardest workers in his industry. We have no hesitation to recommend Darren to anyone considering the sale or purchase of property in this area. We certainly would not hesitate to appoint Darren as exclusive sales agent in any of our future ventures. Great salesman! Corrie and Marita Keyser


  • Hello Darren, thanks very much for your great work and advice on selling our house in Tauranga Place. The process ran very well, as did the advertising, we certainly were pleased with the result. Thanks again Darren – Antony and Leanne

  • Dear Darren
    We would like to sincerely thank you so much for your assistance with selling our property.    
    Commencing from day one when you came to give us a market appraisal on our property you impressed with your communication and your local knowledge as well as the professional way in which you applied your skills.
    After we listed the property with Harcourts through yourself,  your expertise at marketing the property could not be faulted.   You kept us fully informed at all times and gave us written reports and feedback from potential buyers.   Within a short space of time, thanks to your marketing a buyer was found at a price that was very acceptable to us and very close to the top end of the appraisal figure that you had given to us.   
    We found the whole process of selling the property a pleasant experience and put that down to you and the entire way that you dedicated yourself to obtaining a sale of the property.  We would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone looking at selling a property.
    Thank you so much Darren you are the best agent as far as we are concerned. – Mr and Mrs Ferguson, Orewa

  • Darren really made everything run smoothly, no problem was too big for him and he was available 24/7. Wonderful service and we would definitely use him again to sell our home.
    Andrea and Darren Clark (now Orewa)


  • Having recently emigrated and being complete novices to the NZ property market we were finding it quite a challenge to find the right home. Darren went out of his way to be extremely helpful and was always prepared to accommodate us with viewings at any time, as well as giving us the necessary advice and information we needed to guide us through the processes. We found him to be extremely professional at all times and a great help in all aspects.  Daniel & Marina Stander


  • Mr and Mrs W, Orewa - “We both appreciate how much effort you have put into finding us that ‘ideal’ home. You have been great to deal with.


  • We needed our home and property to be sold urgently, and Darren Newell, just outshone all the competition by his professional presentation and prompt attention to our needs.  When Darren began marketing our home we instantly knew we had found the best person, because he isn’t just a “Top Agent” in the Real Estate Profession – Darren proved to be “tops” at keeping his word, going the extra mile for both us and our many potential purchasers alike, supplying legal documents and answering queries.  His punctuality, non pressure, caring approach, along with his top rate marketing skills, and energy combined, amazed us, and showed us that it is more than just a job for Darren.


  • We had tried to sell our property privately but it just couldn’t compare with what Darren was able to do for us and the potential buyers he reached that we couldn’t.  His work ethics couldn’t be faulted – he literally took care of every aspect, even our worries, and all we had to do was present our home – Darren did the rest and successfully sold our home & property at a price very pleasing to us. 


  • We haven’t stopped “singing Darren’s praises” to family, friends & neighbours, and along with all his many previous Vendors recommendations, we wouldn’t hesitate to add ours because it’s all true. Thanks so much Darren.


  • "Appreciative & very happy Vendors!" Marcie & Milton Alexander.     

  • “Good Day Darren, thank you for your efficiency, whilst our property was in your hands, the sale has all gone so smoothly. We would not hesitate to recommend you, to anyone wishing to sell their property.”  R and J Barton, Orewa

  • Darren - A big thank you, for your assistance in helping us find, and purchase our first home in New Zealand. Your professionalism, patience, and understanding made the whole process a much easier experience for us. It was very refreshing to work with a real estate agent who ACTUALLY listened to our likes and dislikes, who talked us through the process step by step and gave us clear & direct answers to any questions that we had (whatever time of day they may have been asked).  Should we require the services of a Real Estate agent in the future, we will not hesitate to come to you and you have already been highly recommended to our friends. Kind regards Sandra and Fraser Hill (Orewa)

  • Mr and Mrs P, Orewa - We found Darren to be punctual and reliable, due to our long working hours, he would often meet tradesmen at our property to ensure our sale went ahead as planned. He persevered with us when we thought we wouldn’t find the right property, yet he found it for us after selling ours. Thanks Darren.

  • Pat Marshall from Whangaparaoa thanks Darren for selling her property, and patiently seeing it through to a successful conclusion.

  • Darren was fantastic!  He has a great knowledge of the Orewa/Red Beach area, and was able to guide us to our first home!  We trust his advice and would recommend him to anyone selling or buying.  Bruce Hampton & Angela Rambaun


  • “Professional, Dedicated, an awesome communicator as well as smartly dressed are just some of the words that I would use to describe Darren Newell.


  • By getting our property up and in front of potential buyers, as well as using his expertise in the best way to market the property, Darren got the property sold at a price that we are very happy with. Under the difficult personal circumstances in which we needed to sell this property, Darren was sensitive to our needs.  He guided us and developed the best strategy to market and position our property and he secured a buyer in a short time frame.
    We knew when we met Darren nearly two years ago, that he would be the one to represent us when we were ready to sell this property. At the time, his hard work and dedication to the vendor that he was representing gave us the confidence that he would be our agent of choice when selling our property.
    We will gladly recommend Darren Newell to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the near future.


  • Thank you Darren for all of your efforts, Both James and I really appreciate it.”   Mr and Mrs Brown – Red Beach


  • Mrs P Hammond – Darren I would like to thank you for all your help on my property…..your honesty and integrity are without question. Once again Darren A Big “Thank You”.

  • We recently purchased a property in Orewa, marketed by Darren Newell, and are writing to express the level of excellent customer service we received from Darren.
    We have purchased property a number of times and have received varying levels of service. Darren’s level of service was just awesome; he made the process of buying the property easy and stress free. Right from the initial contact till the keys were handed over after settlement Darren was cheerful, prompt and supportive during every interaction we had with him, sorting out every request when asked.
    Even after the deal was signed and we needed access to the property, sometimes for quite trivial reasons, his answer was always “not a problem, I’ll meet you there”
    We would definitely recommend Darren to any prospective buyers or seller
    Kind Regards
    Colin and Jenny Smith


  • Jan and Seb, Orewa, thanks Darren for selling our house so quickly. We really appreciate your straightforward advice and communication. Can't recommend you highly enough and will keep in touch.

  • Hi Darren.  Just a quick one to say thank you very much for the way you handled and helped us while we were in the process of buying a house.  Even with the difficult circumstances you managed to keep us informed and made yourself available whenever we asked.  Even down to getting the lawn mowed for us prior to us taking over the property -we really appreciated that.
    So once again many thanks from the both of us and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is selling or buying a property. Roger & Lynn Field


  • Darren kept in touch with us after one meeting and then out of the blue brought a cash buyer to our home, it was just what we wanted, discreet and quick. Thank you very much Darren we would recommend you to anyone thinking of selling. MW Orewa


  • Darren, Thank you so much for fine effort you put in to get my house sold, I know it was a difficult one, and I appreciate it very much Thanks again     Mrs W Orewa


  • In a Volatile market – we set Darren and the team at Harcourts Orewa a tall challenge: To find the right house with the right features, in the right location and for the right price. What really set Darren apart from the other Real Estate agents that we dealt with was the attention to what our requirements were and an understanding of what we were after. This resulted in Darren cherry picking the best houses that matched our criteria. After less than a month of looking, Darren had achieved our challenge with spectacular results – resulting in us finding the Right house, with the Right features, in the right location and for the Right Price. With this resounding success – I can recommend Darren from Harcourts Orewa to anyone who is looking to buy or looking to sell, as his professionalism and experience made the whole process as smooth as silk and as easy as pie.
    T Aplin – Gulf Harbour


  • Darren and Lisa have sold our two Orewa properties very successfully at auction.
    They have made the experience so easy by being very well organised and focussed, without any unnecessary distractions that we have experienced in the past with other agents.
    They have gone out of their way for us as we live a couple of hours travel away from Orewa.
    The marketing and auction process has actually been an enjoyable experience. We have the utmost confidence in Darren and Lisa and would definitely recommend them to anyone.  Elaine and Keith Melville


………………..and many many more!!


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