Here at Property Ventures we pride ourselves on great service, strong values and high integrity. But don't just take our word for it...

  • Ian Sharp sold our property in July 2019. It wasn't an easy property to sell as it needed some work done on it and it shares a title with another property holder. He was also faced with a seller and purchaser who had different ideas about price.


    Ian was very proactive- when there were challenges, he problem solved with us and the interested purchasers. He even went out of his way to find a builder to do a quote and enable their entry to the property. He has been excellent at communicating any developments as well as weekly summaries of activity on TradeMe. Ian seems to genuinely care about people- he was able to match the purchaser with our property and enabled negotiations until an agreement was reached. We feel happy that our house will have someone who really likes it and will continue to look after it.


    Thanks Ian for your tenacity and cheerfulness even when it was hard and discouraging. We got there in the end.


    Alan & Ros Mitten

    Whangarei, Northland

  • Mark assisted us with purchasing two properties in Rotorua & Papakura, New Zealand. He was a great help, and operated with 100% integrity, which is very important when you are buying from overseas. I have no hesitation recommending Mark, and I'm sure we will do more deals together in the future.



  • We cannot speak highly enough about the time, care and dedication of both Mark and Kate from Property Ventures. They are such genuinely lovely people to work with and made the experience of selling our much-loved home a little less scary! They were open to our ideas and suggestions, flexible with open home timings and also really confident about making a sale for us and they certainly delivered! Mark has a wealth of experience and knowledge and combined with Kate's creative and enthusiastic approach they make a fabulous team. Being a boutique agency meant that we had the hands-on care and dedication we needed to find the right buyers for our home. They are simply outstanding and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.


    Auckland, New Zealand

  • We can't speak highly enough of Isadore's friendly & professional manner. Isadore listened to what we wanted regarding advertising & marketing for the sale of our property at Titahi Bay. Although she was kept very busy throughout our marketing campaign, Isadore never failed to keep us updated, providing us with regular feedback from potential buyers who had attended our open homes. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Isadore to anyone wanting to sell their property. We wish her well with her successful career.

    Bob & Gaylene Cooper

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Mark gave us friendly, professional, reliable, and honest service that enabled us to get our portfolio under way with a solid property offering great cashflow returns. We're now watching all of Mark's offerings with interest as we look to increase our property holdings and will definitely be buying more property through him. Every dealing we've had with Mark has been fantastic. The best example we have is when he called us up a few days before settlement on one particular property to offer us an even better property. Contracts were cancelled and reissued on the spot with no fuss or drama. We highly recommend Mark Honeybone's team to anyone looking to invest in property.

    Brent & Pip

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • We would like to express our appreciation for the way your agent Dan Edgecombe conducted the sale of our house — 3 McLaren Place — recently. We selected Dan because we felt comfortable with his building background knowledge and his approach. He always treated us with friendly respect and went out of his way to be sure that our concerns were cared for. At no time did he become overly persuasive; he merely stated the facts clearly. Whenever we asked for his opinion or advice, he simply gave it without any effort to coerce a decision from us.


    Throughout the sale process he has kept in touch, making sure that we were clearly informed and offering to help in any way we might need. He made us feel that the sale process truly was a joint effort, always respecting our wishes.


     We have happily recommended him to some of our friends who are contemplating selling sometime in the future.


    Bruce & Rita

  • I highly recommend Mark and Property Ventures to any investors. I recently purchased a new build property through Property Ventures. Mark made the whole process a breeze, especially considering I am offshore with odd time zones. The property has gone up substantially in value, and it's not even finished yet! I look forward to the next one.

    Daniel O'Rourke

    Miami, Florida, USA (Expat Kiwi)

  • A property on Clayton Road was one of two that I bought through Mark and Property Ventures last year. He is truly a fabulous person and we look forward to working with him at greater depth this year.

    Dipak Naran

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Ian has made our journey of selling our property and buying our dream house a breeze. As first-time property sellers, my wife and I were really anxious mainly because we did not know where to begin. It is easy enough to go online and look for property selling guides, however, in our case, this made us more anxious as there were a lot of guidelines out there and we did not know which one to use which made us more anxious.


    This is where Ian’s vast experience in the property market made everything easier for us. Ian was there every step of the way, from meeting with us, explaining the steps that we need to do, during the open homes to finally selling the property and purchasing our dream property. Ian was always there to answer our questions - by email, text or call- Ian was always available to communicate with us.


    I would highly recommend Ian to anyone buying or selling a property, whether it is your first property or looking to purchase another property. Ian has the experience and knowledge to make your journey easier for you.

    Thank you Ian.


    Ed Ledesma

    Whangarei, Northland

  • I would happily recommend Mark for any property investor who can't afford the time involved with researching and finding suitable properties. Although it is made clear that you do still need to do your own due diligence, I personally have ended up purchasing 3 out of 5 properties that I have seriously investigated in the last 2 years and I have a solicitor who ensures I am very fastidious in this regard! Mark has contacts throughout the country and has always been great to deal with when checking out a prospective investment. The follow through in ensuring you get the deal you want has always been excellent and the generous assistance provided with any issues evolving after the deal is completed has been a major factor in why I have ended up giving Mark my return business. I will continue to deal with Mark not just because I value the open, honest and helpful approach, but the fact that the deals on offer are some of the best around.


    Nelson, New Zealand

  • I liked the way Mark was open about any shortcomings on the properties and didn't try to hide anything and I'd be happy to recommend or talk to anyone about the transaction. - Deal was in Northland $350 a week rent for $161k purchase.



  • My partner Linda and I purchased a property in Dannevirke (two townhouses on a single title) through Mark while we were living in Singapore. The purchase price was $158,000 and we are receiving $275 a week in rent. Mark was friendly and informative throughout and gave us the confidence to purchase the property both without actually seeing it or meeting Mark in person... though we're hoping to return to New Zealand to do both soon. I have no hesitation in recommending that friends or co-workers talk to Mark regarding property matters.

    Hamish Colligan

    Singapore, Southeast Asia

  • I would like to say thank you Mark for making the Kaitaia Flats deal work, the finer points that needed clarifying was fully explained and for answering all those questions (which were many) we asked of you. The transition was very smooth and we are extremely happy with our new investment. We look forward to doing further business in the future.

    Heather & Les Newth

  • My partner and I recently joined up in a very profitable JV with Mark, buying a block of units in Nelson. At the time, I was in New York and with my partner in Wellington, we didn't meet Mark until after the deal was completed. Mark has an excellent local knowledge and understanding of real estate throughout NZ, but more importantly he has integrity. This honesty and professionalism made it a pleasure for us to do business. Mark organised the purchase, complete renovation and sale to another investor, all within 90 days of settlement. I have now included Property Ventures on my "team" of trusted real estate contacts and look forward to our next partnership. Thanks Mark and by the way, it was fantastic to catch up with you in person. (Deal was a Joint Venture for $73k Gross Profit in 11 weeks.)

    Ian Fraser - Property Developer

    Melbourne BNI Investments Pty Ltd

  • Considering we were purchasing foreign real estate in New Zealand from California and were unable to personally view our investment, it was imperative our New Zealand representative was knowledgeable, honest and timely. After considerable due diligence we decided Mark Honeybone and Property Ventures would be our broker for New Zealand property investments. Since, we’ve been involved with three purchases and have been extremely pleased with the service and results. My only wish is that I could get Mark to assist us on our Australia portfolio!

    Jeff Francis

    California, USA

  • During this past year Mark has been instrumental in helping me secure two properties in the Blenheim region. In my dealings with Mark I always found him to be honest and professional, with a great knowledge of the properties he's marketing. I would buy from Mark again, and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking to buy property.



  • We wish to express our admiration and grateful thanks for the very professional service provided to us by Karina Thorburn of Property Ventures. We have been very pleased in our dealings with Karina. She managed the sale of our home with honesty, good advice and kindness. Karina was so hardworking and dedicated to her job in selling a difficult property that has been on the market for so long with other agents. She really has come through for us.

    John & Philippa Butcher

    Huapai, Auckland

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Mark and Slade for the hard work they put in to make this deal happen for me. Slade has been great and it's been a pleasure working with him over the last 5 months. It was unfortunate that Pembroke Street did not work out, but it was a good learning experience and the professionalism and commitment demonstrated by Slade in all his dealings with me has been exceptional. I would also like to commend the great work Property Ventures are doing to bring amazing deals across to investors and utilising and sharing your knowledge with investors. I sincerely hope Property Ventures and the team continue to grow and expand and keep achieving great outcomes for investors. I will certainly be using the Property Ventures team again hopefully pretty soon to keep growing my property portfolio.

    Joseph John

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • I want to take this opportunity to say what a fine job you've done producing your podcast. I arrived in NZ in January 2017 and basically spent the last few months listening to all your previous episodes, starting from the very first one. It has been a very informative journey and extremely useful. In the process, I have now recently appointed GRA to set up my structure and been in touch with Kris Pederson to get set up for financing. I don't think everything will be set up in time for me to act on these but keep them coming, and I am looking forward to my first deal with PV in the not too distant future.Once again, I really appreciate the great job you are doing at PV Podcast. With Best Regards.

    Joshua Fong

  • David made buying my first home process easy and stress free. His communication skills were second to none and was always available to answer my queries in a very professional manner. I felt like I was his first priority every time we spoke. He was always able to work around my schedule for viewing times and even after settlement he continued to help chase for spare keys, documentation etc... I thoroughly recommend David if you are wanting an easy, hassle free transition into your new home. Thanks so much David, I mean it all. You were so helpful and made it really easy. Thank you!

    Maggie McCabe

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • I recently worked with Kathy Engelbrecht from Property Ventures to sell my 20 acre bare block of land in Karaka, Auckland. I have sold many properties over the years and as such had experience with many salespeople, most of who lack basic communication skills and are only after the paycheck at the end. I must say Kathy has been one of the best salespeople I have ever worked with and was a welcome change to know there is still at least one awesome agent out there. Kathy has awesome communication skills, she was always polite and easy to deal with, always easy to contact and was happy to answer any questions I had. Kathy would always inform me of viewings that were about to happen and then when they were over follow up with a call to say how it went so I always knew I was in the loop. If there was any more info a potential purchaser required Kathy would actively do the research to get the info asap.I would definitely use Kathy again anytime and would recommend her to anyone I could as she puts in the effort to get the best results for her clients. If you want the best service and a great result then give Kathy a call to discuss your needs.


    Karaka, Auckland

  • I am happy to highly recommend Mark to any investor, we have purchased 2 properties off of him in the last 6 months and both of them we are 100% happy with. One of the houses we haven't seen yet, but Mark made it an easy painless process, he helped us with everything from rental appraisals, valuations,builders reports to property management. We were very nervous buying out of town so we checked and double checked all the numbers he gave us and we foundhe was right on the mark and very honest with everything he told us. I can't wait for him to find us the next deal!!


    Rotorua, New Zealand

  • Not being a professional in the property sector myself, I found Mark coached me through every step of the way. Mark's honesty and integrity is what gave me the confidence to buy from him when a deal did come up. He took time to answer all my questions. I only wish I would have come across Mark years ago. In fact the only hesitancy I would have in recommending Mark would be that I would prefer his client base to remain small so he could remain one of the best kept secrets in the industry. I do plan on purchasing from him again in the future.

    Nick & Ella Carter

  • We bought a block of flats through Mark and are very happy with the investment. He was helpful, frank and easy to deal with. We also appreciate the way he follows up after purchase and with relevant investment advice, information and other opportunities. We will work with Mark again in the future when the time comes.

    Nigel & Joanna Smith

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • For me, Mark quickly established trust with professional industry knowledge and experience to add to his genuine, easy-going character made it a pleasure to do business with him. Mark is now my first port of call for any future property deals and I have no hesitation in recommending him to other investors. Deal was in Westport $450 a week rent for $230k purchase.

    Paul Stevens

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • During this past year I had asked Property Ventures to assist me in finding an investment deal seeing as I could never find enough time to search for one. As the months went by I did begin to wonder if there was a deal out there for me but Kathy always kept encouraging me that we were close to finding that elusive investment property. Kathy went above and beyond in my opinion and put in a lot of effort to find the right property deal for me based on my criteria. Kathy had great in-depth property knowledge and she was always available to answer any of my questions even on her days off. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and show my gratitude to Kathy for being so instrumental in finding my first 2 investment properties. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone looking to purchase an investment property.

    Rahul Singh

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • David helped us to sell our first property and got us a great price through his existing network of buyers without even having to advertise it! He was very knowledgeable, responsive and attentive, and provided good advice in relation to the options and the sale process. We were very happy to have David acting for us and would definitely use him again in the future.


    Christchurh, New Zealand

  • I had been looking for a high yield multi-tenant property in a secondary city, and when I saw Property Ventures' advert for a 10% yield in Dunedin I jumped in immediately. After a short due diligence period the purchase proceeded, with settlement in March 2014. Mark provided rental appraisals pre and post cosmetic reno, together with cost estimates, all of which turned out to be accurate. With Mark's assistance the reno work was completed and the property fully tenanted within two weeks of settlement. Final yield is over 11%. I found Mark to be very professional and extremely helpful, and he delivered on the promise.

    Vic Allen

    Christchurch, New Zealand