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Looie James - Marketer and Negotiator

Dynamic go-getter Looie James has embarked on a career as a sales professional with Harcourts, offering her hugely impressive sales skills to help real estate clients in the Waitoki, Kaukapakapa, Dairy Flats and Wainui areas. With almost super-human energy, the mother of seven is a classic multi-tasker who has been self-employed running several of her own businesses for the past 15 years.

Switching to real estate seemed an obvious move for Looie. Not only does she have a track record that proves she’s an adept negotiator but  as a creative businessperson, she understands how to help sellers maximise the value of their property through superb marketing and presentation.

Looie has an assured sense of confidence in the business arena. Nothing phases her and she loves a challenge. Experience has taught her when to be diplomatic but she has a clear vision of what it takes to get a job done. So she is not afraid to cut to the chase to ensure her seller’s properties are presented at their very best to give them the competitive advantage required.

Her aim is to isolate factors that are important so she can effectively match the right buyers to the right property with as little fuss as possible. Drawing on her breadth of sales experience, Looie knows how to identify specific niche audiences that will respond to her promotions. Creative strategies result in innovative campaigns that achieve high exposure to set each property apart.

For eight years now she has enjoyed a lifestyle block in Kaukapakapa. Immersed in the rural lifestyle, she has a clear understanding of farms, what makes farmers tick and the rural lifestyle landscape. Through the many fund-raising and community activities she is involved in, she has cultivated an extensive network of young and old. For Looie, it has always been people first. She values relationships above all else and likes to do things the right way.

Looie is delighted to have the opportunity to tap into her well-established connections to help you with your property requirements. She would love the chance to appraise your property if you’re considering putting it on the market. Anyone who knows Looie will tell you she is exceptionally trustworthy and reliable. So it is with absolute confidence that you can refer her to your neighbours, friends and family should they be looking to move on. For an intelligent, hardworking sales consultant with a strong affinity for rural people, Looie James is the obvious choice!

Jim McCallum - Marketer and Negotiator

Jim has been in business and has been buying and selling property for the past 35 years. Experience that has honed his skills and earned him a reputation for getting things done. He is now a permanent NZ resident and has recognized the advantages of teaming up with Harcourts at the Helensville Realty Office. Being a true canny Scotsman, Jim is able to deliver a professional service to sellers and buyers in a time-effective and cost-effective way; he doesn't believe in wasting time or money - yours or his own. Good listening skills means Jim will get your requirements absolutely spot on, and will do his very best to meet them. 

Jim lives locally on a sizeable lifestyle property and has a good understanding of lifestyle living in NZ: rearing livestock, growing fruit and veg, and breeds pedigree schnauzer dogs - a passion of his for the past 20 years. If you are planning to sell your property, or if you are thinking of buying a property, why not contact Jim to discuss the best way forward. 

 Honesty and integrity assured

Melanie Mayes and Jane Jackson - Personal Assistants


Mel is a driven member of this high preforming team who is genuinely interested in working towards assisting Looie & Jim in their Real Estate sales. Mel ensures everything runs at maximum efficiency by providing sales support, assisting with creativity and novel marketing ideas, planning and day to day communications and administration. Mel’s role involves coordinating tasks, and monitoring the performance of the team to ensure every box is ticked and every task completed to a high standard. Her attention to detail is spot-on and this directly impacts the ongoing success of this top performing team.


Jane Jackson/Personal Assistant/Looie James/Cooper & Co Albany/Harcourts



Jane works closely with this daughter/father team to provide an impressive on-line presence. Jane has extensive knowledge of social media and assists Looie & Jim with their informative and functional website. The website also showcases properties they are selling which gives an additional benefit to listing your property with them. Jane follows property market trends and posts valuable information, data and facts onto the team’s Facebook page, to receive their updates go to www.facebook.com/looie.james. Keeping Looie’s pinterest board full of great renovation ideas, colour schemes, landscaping, recycling items and tips on preparing your home for the market has become a hobby for Jane, she loves it! If you are looking for some insight and creativity why not visit www.pinterest.com/looiejames

Looie James

Marketer and Negotiator

232 Dairy Flat Highway

Jim McCallum


Jim McCallum

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008


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021 1132 6460

227 Dairy Flat Highway 17 Albany Auckland