About Lorraine Girvan AREINZ
Lorraine joined Selig Real Estate in the late 1980’s after a 15 year career with the Bank of New Zealand. In 1990 she completed the qualifications which enabled her to operate her own Real Estate Company and since then she been a Director (now sole) of Selig Real Estate and Manager of the Lower Hutt Office.
Although Lorraine enjoys management responsibilities she feels her best qualities are her people skills. Therefore, Selig Real Estate has been structured to enable her to sell full time as well as manage the business.
In the 45 years Lorraine has lived in Lower Hutt she has lived in 4 different suburbs, has been involved in many community organisations and her children attended the local schools. Therefore she has a great appreciation and in-depth knowledge of what the wider Hutt Valley has to offer.
Lorraine has been married to Barry, a banker, for 40 years. As Barry has now retired, you will see him helping Lorraine at Open Homes.
Both Lorraine and Barry are active members of Rotary Hutt Valley, in fact they have both been made Paul Harris Fellows, Rotary's highest award for service to Rotary and the community. In 2016, Lorraine was further granted Rotary’s prestigious Sapphire Pin.
Lorraine's interests outside real estate evolve around the community, her family and friends and all the Hutt Valley has to offer. This Includes daily swimming in the local pools for exercise and in the summer swimming in the harbour and sea kayaking. She is an avid reader and enjoys gardening and together with her husband, helping their children with their homes and gardens. She also loves travelling around our beautiful country with Barry plus their biannual trip overseas which she feels broadens her interests in History and Art and makes her feel blessed about living in our little piece of paradise.
Lorraine remains passionate about selling Hutt Valley Real Estate, Lorraine is so motivated to keep at the top of her game in 2011 she completed The National Cert. in Real Estate very few if any other salespersons in Lower Hutt who have Agent status would have undertaken this study.
She has sold over $320 million of residential property and is proud of her achievements because of her career choice all those years ago.
We felt Lorraine’s experience and understanding of the current market was an important factor in obtaining our house sale. The whole process was easy and the marketing costs and commission deal was excellent.
We interviewed 3 companies—Lorraine and Graham’s knowledge of the market and marketing strategies were better. We were impressed with their constant feedback. They gave us the confidence that we would get the best possible result. Their experience was vital.
A friend recommended Lorraine and Graham and after meeting several different salespeople it was obvious Selig Real Estate was the only agency for us. We appreciated their professionalism, experience, honesty & communication skills plus their overall knowledge of our area. Their package was competitive. They went betond what was required and we had a fabulous experience with them and would highly recommend them.
We listed with Lorraine and Graham as we wanted agents with considerable experience in the Western Hills to market a not so ordinary house. We appreciated their relaxed but professional approach and the fact there were no problems, only solutions. They are great communicators and achieved a great result quickly.
I appreciated Lorraine and Graham’s honesty and their great communication skills—especially the personal contact I had from them. Lorraine and Graham were head and shoulders above any other salespeople I had dealt with.
I listed with you because I had complete trust in your knowledge,
honesty and advice. I really appreciated your awesome communication, updates and honesty and will recommend you to everyone.
We liked doing business with Lorraine & Graham because of your professionalism, people skills and knowledge of the market. We were kept up-to-date and everything was done without feeling pressured. Their attention to details was impressive and we believe they are the best Real Estate business out in the market today.