About Charlie Brendon-Cook

I am a Coastal and Waterfront Specialist for Luxury Real Estate New Zealand (Licensed REAA 2008), based in the Bay of Islands region, hence many of my articles will be on lifestyle and property in this area.

The nature of this site is to share and provide information – on any areas of interest, so please feel free to post comments and questions.

For formal real estate requirements view our company site at www.luxuryrealestate.co.nz. I believe this network is at the top of their field and couldn’t ask to be part of a better team.

In this unique coastal market, informed decisions can be of benefit to your investment and lifestyle; that’s why I can help you to have a great real estate experience in the Bay of Islands.

If you would like to find out more about the Bay of Islands, call me and let’s meet.


Living in the Bay of Islands, Charlie knows first-hand the unique appeal of New Zealand’s world-class coast.  As a specialist in coastal property, he represents some of the country’s finest waterfront, peninsula and island estates.

Charlie has intimate market knowledge and has witnessed significant developments, specific to the area. He welcomes the opportunity to share his invaluable insight gained from personal experience and professional expertise.

In founding his own award-winning company, Charlie led the way with innovative marketing. He chose later to align with Luxury Real Estate New Zealand; the company’s international exposure and extensive global network is precisely what is required for him to showcase property of global acclaim.  He has dominated markets and achieved record prices on premium property and real estate projects.

An avid yachtsman and surfer, Charlie has an unwavering appreciation for the New Zealand coastal lifestyle. He is not only highly regarded for being a skilled negotiator and facilitator, Charlie delivers first-class results with a personable approach. He has an uncanny knack for matching people with the right property.

Charlie provides clients with an incomparable property experience.
The demand for his services through referrals and recommendations perpetuates his reputation as an outstanding agent.


Profile Extract and Testimonials
We just wanted to acknowledge and thank you for the superb way you handled the sale  of 131 Long beach road  Russell to us.  We have bought and sold numerous properties over the years  and as such we have dealt with many agents . Without reservation we can say that you stand head and shoulders above the rest due to your attention to detail throughout the negotiations combined with your excellent communication  which facilitated  a happy agreement between vendor and purchaser. Although both sides had obstacles to overcome, the dedication and tenacity you showed to pull an agreement together which both parties were happy with, speaks volumes about your professionalism.  We also would like to say we really liked the sophisticated and edgy style of marketing that you use.  Very refreshing.
Robert and Jos Adams  (2017)

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in many ways!!!
Not only showing and introducing this wonderful property to my wife and myself, but also leading and guiding us through the sale process was outstanding and very professional!! (sic) It’s been a pleasure to work with you and your company.
It’s now time to use our creativity and sensitivity to make Long Beach even a nicer place.
Thomas and Caroline Muster (2017)

‘It would be totally remiss of me not to send you a short note, to say how much my wife & I appreciated the totally professional way in which you handled the sale of our house in the BOI.
We very much valued your sound & experienced advice throughout the whole process, and the way in which you kept in touch, no matter how busy you were, handling the affairs of other clients with their properties for sale.
Thank you Charlie,’
RGS. (2016)

I would highly recommend Charlie Brendon-Cook and Luxury Real Estate based on my recent personal experience as a vendor. The way my property was promoted was excellent. Charlie’s service was highly professional, with regular and timely follow-up.
I am very happy with the complete experience and outcome.
G. Whiteman, October 2015

We started working with Charlie Brendon-Cook on the sale of our house after more than a year in which our previous agent spent a lot of our money on promotion and conducting tender offers and an auction, none of which produced a single serious response.
Instead of inefficient broadcast promotion to a wide audience Charlie focused on a corps of likely buyers and within three months had effected a sale.
In all our dealings with Charlie which, by the way, were conducted exclusively via email and 
conversations on Skype, as we were some 7,000 miles away in San Francisco, USA, he was highly professional, forthright  and entirely realistic about finding a buyer–no exaggerated promises or unsupportable claims, just hard work and good thinking…. I would without reservation recommend Charlie to anyone looking for a results oriented real estate agent either to sell or buy a house.
F. Mann

I’ve known Charlie for 8 years. He is the most conscientious and hard-working real estate principal I have encountered, and my dealings in the property world have been extensive and multi-international. He is very thorough, leaving no stone unturned to gain the maximum benefit for his clients and keeping them well informed of developments throughout. A great guy whom I have no hesitation in giving the highest of references – trustworthy, utterly reliable and scrupulously honest.
Owner, Phillip Buddell Auctions

We wish to thank you for the professional way you have conducted the sale of our house… It was a pleasure to have dealt with an agent friendly and courteous and very knowledgeable.  We will certainly recommend you and your company to any person who may be interested in real estate.  Thank you again.

We would recommend Charlie to anyone who seeks an agent who prides himself on his market knowledge, work ethic and determination in attaining a successful outcome.
We achieved our goal of purchasing the property we wanted. Throughout, Charlie was quite clear that he represented the vendor during this process, which became a multiple offer situation. Charlie maintained a high level of professionalism, confidence and honesty, combining that with a genuine encouraging attitude.  We received a totally professional service with formal, written and personal communication throughout the purchasing process.
We are greatly appreciative of the professionalism that Charlie showed during the purchase of our property.
Alastair MacDuff and Rebecca Watson

I would like to write a testimonial in favour of Charlie Brendon-Cook. 
If any of you are considering buying or selling a property I would recommend that you ask Charlie to do this on your behalf. He undertook to sell my property on Te wahapu and I can’t speak highly enough of the way he accomplished this. The transaction was very professionally accomplished in every way… We managed to have some laughs on the way too! Not only did he sell my property, but helped me buy my next property, something I was very grateful for. I consider he offered advice and help way beyond what one normally expects a land agent to offer.
Elizabeth Cotching

We have just experienced the process of selling our home in what is essentially a fairly difficult market for vendors in the Bay of Islands area. We attribute our success to the efficiency and professionalism of Charlie…. Their recommendation that we use a professional photographer was one of the factors that generated interest in the property and the presentation on their web site and in the media was first class.
Being one of their portfolio listings we were offered complimentary marketing opportunities in both international and local media. Communication between Luxury Real Estate and ourselves was always prompt and we were kept fully informed during the sale process.
We achieved our price expectations and would highly recommend Luxury Real Estate to any prospective vendors.
Kevin & Cheryl Hopping

‘I have been working with Charlie Brendon-Cook for the past six months in a campaign to sell three apartments. Not only did we sell all three apartments but Charlie managed to obtain very satisfactory prices for each property in a difficult market…At all times Charlie acted with the utmost professionalism and honesty and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to a prospective Vendor.”
Wayne Gardner OAM

‘It’s nice to feel comfortable around someone in such a short space of time and that you actually believe what they are telling you which is rare.
I would certainly recommend Charlie to anybody who is in the market for an agent and want someone to treat the sale of your property with as much care as he did ours.
Jo Craig and Ray Butler

‘Dear Charlie, Thank you so much for the expert handling of the sale of our house.  Because we have sold many homes we recognise exceptional talent.  You were always above board, timely in getting requirements to the forefront, and excellent at presenting our property to the buying public.  As a result our sale was prompt and trouble free.  We highly recommend you… with sincere appreciation’ K & T Ross


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