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Anne Thomas

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"I recently engaged Anne to sell my home. Her work ethic, honesty, caring personality and the ability to form a good rapport with people took the stress out of selling my home. I was regularly informed of any interest and feedback from potential buyers. Both her knowledge of the real estate industry and her personal presentation was of a very high standard. I would fully recommend Anne to anyone looking to buy or sell a property."


"Anne and the team have been marvellous to deal with. Realistic, understanding and hard working with a wealth of knowledge. A real pleasure to deal with." 


“Having already dealt with Anne in the past, I found her an easy person to communicate with and a true professional. She is an extremely polite, honest and caring person. Her work ethic, knowledge of the real estate industry and her personal presentation is of a very high standard.”


"It was not an easy decision for our family to sell our mother's home which she had lived in for 40 years. Anne was empathetic, very thorough and always communicated with us very well throughout the whole process."


"I couldn’t be happier with the service and assistance Anne provided me with in relation to my investment property purchase. She was always friendly, professional, willing to help and answered any questions I had promptly which in turn made the whole process run smoothly. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne to anyone."


“Anne was very helpful throughout the whole process. People had told us that buying our first home is stressful. With Anne on our side it was totally stress free!”

Nicholas and Josie van Rijn

“We have recently both purchased and sold property with Anne. We found Anne amazing to deal with. She guided us through the process in both a professional, and friendly way. She showed integrity, honesty, and worked hard (often into the night) to get us the best result possible. She always kept us fully informed and her ability to produce beautiful photographs and advice for presenting the property for sale was much appreciated. We cannot recommend her highly enough and feel like we have made a friend for life. The great outcome, for both buying and selling, has much to do with Anne’s hard work, expertise in her field and her people skills. Needless to say, we are extremely happy with the result and would recommend Anne, and her team, without reservation, to all who are purchasing or selling property.” 

Trevor and Judith Watson

“Anne recently handled the very successful sale of our long-time family home. In dealing with Anne, she proved to be a very professional and trustworthy agent having great attention to detail and a very caring and friendly approach. We would not hesitate to recommend her to others.”

Pauline and Ross

"We chose Anne to sell our house, and she has been the best agent we’ve ever used. From her precise thought into taking pictures and layout for open homes. Anne’s positive approach and knowledgeable industry experience is awesome. When the offers were presented her negotiating skills were fantastic. Throughout the whole process we were at ease knowing everything was in good hands with Anne and her PA Judy who also was awesome with keeping us updated with everything. We highly recommend you choose Anne to sell your house." 

Daniel & Janice

"After making the huge decision to sell our home and move on we were lucky enough to have Anne recommended to us as great to deal with and very methodical in her approach to selling and buying. We were not disappointed! Our home was sold within a few days. Anne gave us insight as to what was happening in the market, took on-board what our expectations were and handled the multiple offers calmly and logically. We were impressed by her attitude to ensure buyers were treated fairly. We highly recommend Anne to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling, she's a very pleasant lady and we enjoyed her input."

Margaret & Barry

"I thoroughly enjoyed dealing with Anne. She helped me purchase my first house and she made the process really easy. Anne was always very accommodating and helpful, I felt like I was being well looked after and I have a huge amount of trust and faith in her. She made sure I understood everything thoroughly. There were no problems and I would happily work with Anne again and highly recommend her."


"I recently had the pleasure of working with Anne Thomas to sell my home. When I decided to place my home on the market I wanted the best agent I could find. I had meetings with four agents in total. Anne’s positive attitude, professionalism and vast experience in the industry was a very big draw card and choosing to enlist her to sell my home was an easy decision that most certainly did not disappoint. Anne was on the ball from the get go with the great home presentation tips and awesome photo’s. Once the house was on the market working with both Anne and Judy was such a positive experience with updates and communication on a regular basis. When offers were presented Anne’s negotiating skills were exceptional and I was overwhelmed with the end sale result. I would not hesitate to work with Anne and Judy again in the future. Thanks again ladies for a fantastic result!" 


"Abby and I thoroughly enjoyed dealing with Anne as a Real Estate Agent. Anne made the purchase an easy, and no hassles experience for us, which was excellent as we were first home buyers. Anne followed through with what she said she would do at every point, and was always so considerate of our needs, even after we moved in. It was a pleasure to deal with hoamz and Anne, and would highly recommend"

Aydan & Abigail

"I would say that we had a very pleasant experience by choosing Anne as our agent, She came across as very genuine and friendly. Anne was always very prompt in getting back to us and I appreciated this very much. I felt she gave us sound advice and was not too pushy with it."


"Anne made my purchase process very easy. She accommodated to my needs, listened carefully and was very helpful. She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her."


"Anne was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout my entire home buying process. From day one when I meet Anne at an open home, I felt at ease with her very professional friendly manner. She was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what I was looking for. All throughout the negotiations and right to the day of moving into my new home, Anne was there quickly handling any issues that arose. I found Anne and her PA Judy both a pleasure to deal with and would absolutely highly recommend them without hesitation to anyone wanting to buy a new home. I also will look to Anne if I have any future real estate needs."


"My name is John, my wife and I had been dealing with a number of agents around Southland in our search for a new property. It wasn't until we came into contact with Anne Thomas of hoamz real estate that we felt the agent was also working for a good outcome for us and the sellers. Anne is a very professional, honest and likable person which made the decision making process very easy. She maintained great communications throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Anne's services to anybody looking to buy and/or sale a property"


“Anne was extremely helpful and professional during the process of selling our property and purchasing our new property.” 

Wendy & Wayne

“I would use and recommend Anne Thomas to anyone, her service is always excellent.” 


“I believe for Anne and I this was a lucky sale for both of us, I loved the home and I wanted to purchase on first visit so further house hunting was not really on the agenda as my builder and Council Checks were underway the next day and I placed multi-vendor bid in and secured the home. However, despite the speed of sale, Anne was very diligent in informing me of all the things I needed to know and exceptionally responsive anytime I had a question. I would recommend her any day”


"Even before I contacted Anne Thomas on my call re 27 Jackson Street the property that will be my new home – I knew her reputation preceded her. Anne has been gracious, informative, diligent, perceptive, and exceptionally professional and fun – she is quick to respond and has met every request I have made. Just what was required – which was exceptional – but I already knew Anne was exceptional."


"Full marks to Anne Thomas and the hoamz team. Excellent results in just 5 days."

Ramsay family

"We recently met Anne when we purchased our new residence and the process was smoothed out all the way so it just followed on to Anne selling our property for us. Anne and Judy both went out of their way to assist us and we would be happy to recommend their services."

Tom & Joan

"Selling mum’s home was a very emotive time for me and one that I had some difficulty with. Anne’s empathy and understanding were a godsend. Anne and Judy went about their work calmly and without fuss, guiding us in a seamless and painless manner. Anne’s commitment to selling mum’s home was humbling. I have and will continue to recommend Anne and her team to anyone buying or selling property and will be forever grateful to Anne – selling mum’s house was never about a real estate transaction and Anne understood that from day one. I absolutely recommend Anne and her team and wouldn’t consider anyone else!"


"We really enjoyed working with you again, and the professional way you handled the sales process made it easy for us to relax and know that the marketing was in experienced hands. Thanks once again for reaching a quick sale for us, which allows us to move on and concentrate on settling into a new lifestyle. All the best for the future, and we certainly will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone we know who is looking for a conscientious agent to promote a real estate sale for them."

Allan & Flo

"After 12 years our home became too small, we found a house we loved and Anne was the agent. We made an offer and asked Anne to sell our house. After the first offer fell through Anne was on the case immediately and within 24 hours we had an incredible 5 offers on our house, some over asking price. 3 days later we were sold and got an amazing new house that our growing family can live in. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Anne - after selling a few houses in Invercargill this was by far the easiest."

Nicky & Michael

"Right from the initial contact the vendors found Anne to be very attentive and focussed on the process of delivering top service. She was professional throughout and a pleasure to work with, keeping the vendors informed every step of the way and delivering a very satisfactory outcome."


"The only reason I chose hoamz is because of Anne Thomas. Over the years I have sold and bought many houses and Anne is the most professional agent I have dealt with. Anne has excellent communication skills and is also empathetic and demonstrates excellent listening skills. Anne is an outstanding agent and I would definitely recommend her."


"We went with hoamz because of Anne Thomas. Anne is a trustworthy person. She is interested in helping you sell your house and she is reliable and conscientious. She is a great asset to hoamz and nothing was a problem. I would recommend Anne to any person who is considering selling their house - equally so, I would also go to Anne if I wanted to buy a house. I consider her to be trustworthy and a very likeable lady who has a genuine interest in her clients."

Deborah & Ray

"We have recently sold our house in Invercargill, and used Anne Thomas from hoamz as our real estate agent.  Anne is also ably assisted by her PA Judy Cresswell. We chose Anne because we have worked with her before and knew we could trust her to do the best job for us.  Her professional manner in dealing with all aspects of the sale and purchase was exemplary, making sure everything was as it should be.  No detail too small to be attended to and regular meetings keeping us up to date with what was happening. The photos Anne took of the house we sold made it look a million dollars because of the attention to detail when taking the pictures. She also sold us the property we are now residing in and was with us all the way to the final sale. In short we would recommend Anne to anyone who is in the property market, knowing that they would get the professional assistance required for a more than satisfactory sale/purchase."

Kath & Ian

"Once again Anne Thomas has been a delight to deal with during the sale of our home. She provided us with documented weekly feedback from open homes and appointments.  Anne was always very honest and reliable, respectful, positive and realistic and we would be happy to recommend her services."

Allan & Denise

"It is with extreme pleasure I can recommend Anne Thomas in all aspects of home buying, selling, looking or any aspect of real estate you have to discuss. She is one in a million and I can say that with experience, having been a school teacher for 40 years from 1960 and having dealt with up to 20 real estate agents in my various moves. You will never regret making her acquaintance in business and I am so grateful for all her help – a lot of which was over and above, especially since my wife died. Thank you Anne for everything."


"Anne is a wonderful and very caring woman, who we had the pleasure of contracting through hoamz, in the sale process of our family home. We knew that Anne was a winner, right from her first introduction. She stands high above the rest, in her empathy, and human feelings that she, and only she, could bring to our house sale contract and negotiations. Anne Thomas brings the humanity back into a house sale. Thanks so much."

The Hawkes family

"We chose Anne to work with due to her professionalism, attention to detail and experience. We are busy people and relied on Anne to guide and direct us as she is a respected and reputable expert in her field and we knew would deliver us the best possible result. I would highly recommend Anne if you are thinking about selling your home."

Tracey & Daryl

"Thank you so very much for making things happen with our home, we are absolutely thrilled. A wonderful and professional real estate agent, we couldn't be happier."

Kristy & Karl

"We met Anne, viewed the property and liked it a lot. Anne is a kind and calm woman, who did not pressure us, but was always available to answer any question we had. Once we had made up our minds, everything went very quickly, which was what we were hoping for. Anne really went the extra mile, we could reach her at any hour and she was ready to come around with paperwork at any hour. Anne made us feel at ease and it is because of her great help that the procedure went smoothly and quickly and we are now very happy in our lovely new home. We wish Anne all the best in the future. She deserves it. Many thanks to you Anne, Judy and the team at hoamz."

Richard & Nellie

“Who would believe it could be so easy - I didn’t! I recently approached Anne Thomas of hoamz to help me sell a home. I followed her expert advice on how to prepare the property for sale and amazingly it was sold within a week – and at the full price.  It was a pleasure to deal with Anne who was open, honest in her advice and very pleasant in her approach. Judging from my experience - if you want a property sold and you want it done with as little stress as possible, contact Anne. Thank you for the opportunity to show my appreciation for a job well done."


"We always found Anne to be an extremely honest, trustworthy and hard working person.  Whilst regarding her as a friend she was always very professional in every aspect of her role. She always followed through on what she said she would do and the regular feedback from both her and her team was always excellent. Anne has a very warm and caring manner and although we know she is very busy, we always felt like ours was the only home she was marketing because she always had time to listen and advise when required.  We will always highly recommend Anne to anyone who is considering buying or selling property - in fact we have already done so on a number of occasions.   We consider Anne outstanding in her field which is why she is so successful and she will always be our number one go-to person if and when we require these services in the future. A very positive experience."

Graeme & Heather

In both the selling of our existing and the purchasing of our new home Anne was so positive, helpful and thorough in ensuring our goals and expectations were met. She kept us fully informed at all times and made a stressful time so very easy and enjoyable. We were very impressed with her professionalism, dedication, honesty and caring nature. We would certainly use her again. We would recommend her to anybody requiring Real Estate services, and have already done so. Thank you again Anne for everything you did to help us. Forever grateful.

Ken & Margaret

On 1-10 basis with 1 being the highest and 10 the lowest I would rate Anne Thomas a +1. Anne helped me buy a house which is a new build with finishing to be done. She spoke with the builder on occasions on one or two things that I suggested. Her help was exceptional and nothing was a bother. Anne is a good estate agent, is not pushy and allows you to take as much time as is needed always ready to answer questions. It has never been a bother for her to arrange more visits to the house. I can recommend Anne as one of the best agents I have worked with.  


We chose Anne as our agent because of her integrity. Anne and team did a great job in selling our property, many thanks.

Peter & Karyn

“Everyone always says that buying & selling a home is one of the most stressful things you can do. We can honestly say that thanks to Anne this wasn't the case at all, she was so friendly, organised & professional. She sold our house quickly and also found us our lovely new home. We have always told our friends how wonderful she is to deal with, and would say to anyone looking at selling or buying to give Anne a call.”

Brent, Pauline & Caitlin

I've always been a big believer in giving credit where it is due hence this email.Anne, I can’t thank you enough for the way you dealt with me when purchasing my new home. Your professional caring approach was both refreshing and reassuring. You allowed me to go at my own pace; didn't put any pressure on me and genuinely wanted the best for me as well as your Vendor. That in itself gave me the upmost faith and confidence in you as you didn't try and sell the Vendor out in an effort just to get the sale like I have experienced so many times before. So often you hear people saying "I would never buy a house off him/her but I'd get them to sell mine!" Anne, I'd have you doing both. Your integrity, honesty and genuinely friendly disposition make you the obvious and perfect choice. Finally I would like to thank you for the follow up and ownership towards your after sales care. You don't just "Talk the Talk" Anne, you "Walk the Walk". If you ever need any references or recommendations please feel free to mention my name.”


“My partner and I have recently purchased our first home.  During the time we spent looking for our home, Anne Thomas stood out above all of the other real estate agents we dealt with. Anne is a sincere person who always acted professionally, was fantastic at communicating with us, listened to us and valued our opinions.  She regularly kept us updated about houses that her company had listed.  She was very obliging and more than willing to show us through homes at times that best suited us.  If Anne said she would do something, she always followed through with it. I would recommend Anne Thomas to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house, as I believe she would represent both parties honestly and fairly.”


“Your professional time and care re the sale of our home will never be forgotten by both of us. Thanks Anne.”

Maree & Daral

“Anne Thomas has been a real pleasure to deal with when recently purchasing a property for my daughter. She was professional and considerate throughout the process, fully appreciating my “wish list” and offering guidance on important factors to take account of. She was happy to show me a number of properties and discussed frankly with me the advantages and disadvantages of each according to what I was looking for. I always felt comfortable that she was looking for the best solution for me and not just another sale. I have utilised several agents for purchasing properties over a number of years and can without hesitation say Anne has been the best to work with of all these.”


“Just a note to express our thanks to Anne Thomas. We first met Anne whilst visiting an open home at least 2 years ago and over the ensuing years Anne stayed in contact and remembered what our dreams and wishes were. It is thanks to Anne that we are happily settled into our new home.We cannot commend Anne highly enough and you can be assured that Anne will be recommended to everyone we come into contact with.”

Adrian & Mary

“I first met Anne Thomas just over 12 months ago when attending one of her open homes. I was looking for a property for my brother to purchase, who was moving to NZ from overseas. I was immediately impressed with how Anne interacted with people and was taken by her friendly and welcoming manner. I purchased this property on behalf of my brother and Anne made everything just happen so easily. I realised then I had found a true professional who would sell my own home when the time come. Late last year my partner and I listed our home with Anne and she exceeded all my expectations.  Anne listened to what we wanted and valued our opinions. Anne offered her opinions and advice to us but always allowed any decisions to be made together. Anne's attention to detail was faultless and I had complete trust in knowing that what Anne said she was going to do, would be done. Anne has outstanding communication skills and kept in regular contact, keeping us up to date with what was happening throughout our time on the market. Whether you are buying or selling I would highly recommend Anne. Anne works equally for the vendor as she does the buyer. Anne is a confidential, sincere, caring and committed agent who often does extra things for her clients, well beyond what would be required from an agent. Anne, we thank you for all you have done. We truly appreciate the hard work you put into selling our home and for putting up with (one) very demanding vendor! From both of us we wish you every success in your life and career. You are no longer thought of as just an agent to us - we think of you and regard you as a friend.”

Michael & Jason

 “My wife and I chose to go with a real estate professional, Anne Thomas  due to a referral and an above and beyond experience with her at an open home. Anne has that WOW factor and is with you all the way, in every way and we found her excellent in the following areas: Honest. Professional. Appearance. Approachable. Polite and very respectful. Listens to what your requirements are. Full Commitment. Marketing excellence. Full explanations of the sale process and contract to sell. Constant advice and updates on where the market  is at and how this may effect the sale. Having a bold and bright sign well positioned at home for sale. Contact between the purchaser and the seller was extremely professional at all times. At all times the seller/vendor came first. Advice on any outcome from the team meetings where applicable.”

Allan & Denise

“I have no hesitation in recommending Anne to anyone contemplating buying or selling property. Anne stands out from the rest with her genuine kindness, caring nature, keeping in touch and attention to detail. Anne is most certainly a pleasure to deal with.”


“100% happy and completely satisfied. Anne was exceptional. She is a wonderful friendly agent.”

Valerie & Maurice

“I have known Anne for many years having dealt with her at Air NZ. As with my dealings with Anne at Air NZ it was a joy to be involved with her again in the difficult task I had been given to sell a friend’s house. It was literally days and the house was sold. Many thanks Anne, you took a lot of pressure off the situation I had found myself in and I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone that they choose you to market their house.”


“Anne was very professional and very helpful throughout the whole buying and selling process. She was very patient and understanding of what we wanted, which made the whole process very easy and enjoyable. We have and will continue to recommend Anne to everyone who is looking to buy and/or sell. Thanks Anne for everything.”

Jeremy & Di

“We are writing to express our complete satisfaction with Anne Thomas as our real estate agent. Throughout the entire sale process, Anne was professional, conscientious, and motivated. We were very happy to have Anne work with us to sell our home. Anne provided us with outstanding advice about how to prepare our home for sale, and an honest and up-front appraisal on our home.  She promptly returned all phone calls and had advertising in place as soon as possible. We lived outside of Invercargill, but this was not a problem, we were kept up to date by her team at all times, the communication was outstanding. We felt well looked after. Thanks to Anne, we were able to sell our home in a very short space of time. We really appreciated Anne’s calm reassurance and expert advice throughout the entire process. Anne was the outstanding professional we were looking for, and we would therefore highly recommend Anne to anyone looking at buying or selling, you honestly wouldn’t want anyone else!!  Thanks Anne!!”

Wills family

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into selling our house. When we first met you we were immediately struck by your professionalism and this is why we decided to go with you over many other agents. You have been patient, reliable and accessible the whole way through. Your work ethic and communication skills are impeccable along with your thoughtfulness, good humour and friendly smile. Because of our buyers, the process was not straight-forward but your commitment made our sale possible (we would have taken the house off the market if it wasn’t for your perseverance on our behalf). We are extremely grateful for all you have done and we have already started recommending you to all our friends and family.”

Trudy & Nathan

“It was the first time in 64 years that we required help to sell our house – Anne was the answer! She kept us very well informed of the whole process. She was a wealth of knowledge and was happy to share it all with us.”

Patricia & Lloyd

“I have excellent experience of working with Anne - she is a knowledgeable expert, very professional, with high customer focus, always making sure a client has full understanding what is going on. I would not hesitate to work with Anne any time in the future again, she represents the best real estate agent standards. Top Qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity.”


“Absolutely delighted with very efficient sales process. Anne & Judy are a well-run team. We will be recommending them to others without hesitation.”

Jo & Ross

 “As a buyer, Anne was fantastic to deal with. She kept us completely informed throughout the buying process, was professional and made the purchase seem to go seamlessly and hassle free.”

Murray & Jan

“Anne Thomas was extremely good to deal with; we will use her again and are recommending her to others.”


“We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the manner in which you handled the marketing and sale of our beloved home. From the outset and throughout we valued the support and guidance you provided which made the process so much easier for us. We were greatly impressed with your professionalism, dependability, effective communication and obvious passion for the role you perform. We would have no hesitation in recommending Anne to anyone wanting a property consultant who is knowledgeable, capable, honest and trustworthy. Thank you Anne for everything you have done for us.”

Michael & Liz

“When my wife and I decided to sell our home in 2008 we approached Anne Thomas after meeting her while attending an open home. We were impressed with Anne's manner and warm friendliness and decided to list our home with her. We had our home on the market for approximately six weeks until sold and during this time we were kept in regular communication regarding people’s interest and open home attendances. Although this was a slow time in the market Anne had managed to find the right person with the right offer. The whole process went very well and certainly a many times better than previous experiences we have had when buying or selling homes. I would recommend Anne Thomas to anyone choosing to buy or sell real estate.”