Steve Slicker and Tara Russell are highly successful Mangaroa Valley real estate agents. They are part of the great real estate team at Baileys Real Estate and have a terrific, detailed  knowledge of the Upper Hutt property market, having sold a number of properties not just in Mangaroa but all across the Hutt Valley, including Trentham, Silverstream, Wallaceville and Totara Park.

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Steve says "the main difference we offer is the belief that real estate is more service than sales, with both vendors and buyers being comfortable in the knowledge that they are working with a thorough and professional team, for whom nothing is too much trouble."

Is there a secret to Steve and Tara’s success? It’s very simple, Steve says. "The harder we work, the luckier we get!"

Steve believes real estate is about providing a service and not just mere sales. If that service is provided well and the process is followed then he guarantees the sale will definitely happen.

Steve Slicker: winner of The Margo Macauley memorial Supreme Agent Trophy

Steve Slicker has had a long and successful career. He has worked in Real Estate since 1995, training with Bushells, a real estate company in West London before moving to Barnard Marcus in early 1997 becoming the top selling agent for 3 consecutive years 1997, 1998 and 1999. (Top out of 200 agents over 47 offices) In 2000 Steve opened the Tate Partnership Real Estate office with his business partner in Chiswick, West London before selling up in 2002 to move to New Zealand with his then wife and young family.

Steve joined Tommy’s Real Estate in November 2003, shortly after arriving from the UK. By his 2nd year he was Tommy’s Top Selling agent in Upper Hutt. Steve was then rapidly headhunted by the world’s largest real estate company where he worked for a year and was ranked 18th in New Zealand. He left them to re-join Tommy’s in April 2007.

Steve has won the top agent for the office every year since. In 2017 Steve was the first agent outside of Tommy's Wellington office to be awarded The Margo Macauley memorial Supreme Agent Trophy. What makes this even more special is that Tommy’s salespeople are consistently among the highest performing sales team in terms of sales per salesperson in New Zealand across all brands. So, to be recognised as the best of the best is truly special.

After a recent merger, Steve works for Baileys Real Estate. He continues to provide his great skill, drive and expertise.

Tara Russell

Tara has worked in the Real Estate profession for several years and has proven she can get outstanding results for her Clients while also offering a caring, personalized service to those looking to purchase their next home or investment property.

Tara's bubbly personality and her personable manner will help home sellers and buyers alike through what could otherwise be a stressful process. As a mother of 2 children herself, Tara knows just how important a Real Estate transaction can be to people looking to sell or purchase a family home. It is not just a property but a home for most people on both sides of the transaction.

If you are looking to sell your house in Mangaroa Valley and are looking for highly motivated agents who will deliver a superior service and back it up with a proven track record of success then call Steve Slicker and Tara Russell today.