Tracey Petersen - Kaikoura real estate agent only 1.5% commission

Tracey Petersen

Tracey Petersen
Sales Consultant - Kaikoura, North Canterbury & Marlborough
Introducing Tracey Petersen:

Introducing Trev and Tracey Petersen

Most Exceptional Customer Service – 2018

Top Overall Sales (2nd Runner-Up) 2018


Tracey and Trev’s expectation is to exceed yours.  By marketing your property with Team Petersen you will have two dedicated real estate agents working with you, providing exceptional service and results at a much lower cost than other real estate agencies.

Trev worked in telecommunications in Kaikoura for most of his life before moving to Christchurch in 2009.  Both he and Tracey moved permanently to Kaikoura in November 2019 and are both very experienced agents, with a combined total of 25 years in the industry.

They are particularly well known for their success in selling residential and rural lifestyle properties, achieving over $200 million in settled sales and are looking forward to selling properties in Kaikoura, Kekerengu and the wider North Canterbury and Marlborough regions and are excited to bring their expertise and the Total Realty business model to Kaikoura.

On reading their testimonials you will see why the majority of their listings are through referrals and repeat clients.  Their honesty, outstanding communication and professionalism shine through in their clients feedback.

When the are not selling property, you will find the Petersens enjoying fishing, hiking, cycling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.


15 Jan 2022

“Tracey and Trev were an absolute pleasure to work with for the sale of our Kaikoura property. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly, they really went the extra mile for all parties involved. Highly recommend this fantastic team.”

Peter & Tamsin

29 Nov 2021

“Thank you to Trev & Tracey for being so professional and making the sale of our property so easy. Fantastic communication from them throughout the process was greatly appreciated.”

C & A Cuff

9 Nov 2021

“Tracey and Trev have been really helpful and have made the process easy. Also they have gone the extra mile to help when we have needed it.”

L Evans & T Neal

27 Oct 2021

“Trev an Tracey were great to deal with, great communication throughout the whole process an would highly recommend them.”

R Wade

11 Oct 2021

“Our experience with Trev & Tracey was pretty good. They were very accommodating and easy to talk to. They would answer straight away if not they would ring back. They also had to do a lot of traveling to our property as it was out of Kaikoura. They were very patient with us when problems occurred from our end but we got there in the end.”

K Almond & K Almond

4 Oct 2021

“Very easy selling, as the agents did all the work.”

K Scrivner

12 Sep 2021

“Great service very friendly, would use Tracey and Trev again.”

D & C Sutherland

10 Sep 2021

“Excellent service!”

A Taylor

30 Jul 2021

“Excellent service very efficient and friendly.”

C & D Sutherland

25 Jul 2021

“We highly recommend Tracey and Trev. They were so easy to deal with. Great communication and provide excellent service. Thank you so much.”

W & D Aitken

7 Jul 2021

“Working with Trev and Tracey was a true pleasure, as young home owners the buying and selling process can be very scary and intimidating but Trev and Tracey's knowledge of the market and constant communication with us really helped ease some of the worries we had. Overall the process was fast and simple and we are very grateful for that!”

D Leathem & K Tomlin

28 Jun 2021

“I really enjoyed interacting with Tracey and Trev, they were friendly, helpful and offered some good advice to help us sell the house. I also appreciated the effort they put in to setting up the house for the photographer and open home visits.”

N Rich

11 Jun 2021

“It was easy to list and their communication was brilliant.”

D & S Moody

2 Jun 2021

“The level and frequency of contact from Tracey were appreciated. She kept me informed of interest in the property and of her follow-up contact with potential buyers.”

Mark Catton

1 Jun 2021

“Trev and Tracey were professional and personal. They regularly checked in with us to see how things were going and kept us in the loop. They worked hard in helping us get into a property and then another when the first did not work out.”

Christopher Young

27 May 2021

“Tracey and Trev were excellent to deal with.”

John Arbuckle

19 May 2021

“Tracey and Trev offer a very friendly and personal service.”

S Lee

12 May 2021

“Found them great, communicated well with us and gave us good advice, had total trust in them doing their best to secure the best sale for us.”

Pauline & Robert Clifford

8 May 2021

“Very friendly, approachable team. Great communication, always letting us know what was happening. Very happy from start to finish.”

Jaime Brown

27 Apr 2021

“Trev and Tracy went above and beyond, helping me sell my house, was fast may I add, and then suddenly having to buy one also. Will recommend to all.”

L Dineen

16 Apr 2021

“Bloody good.”

R Hills

12 Apr 2021

“Very professional, friendly and kept in touch throughout.”

R & R Roberts

7 Apr 2021

“Great service, would recommend to a friend.”

D Richardson & T Anderson

6 Apr 2021

“My experience with Tracey & Trevor with Total Realty Kaikoura as agents for selling my property was very positive. They work hard to bring you a buyer, keep you informed and have sound advice to help you get the results you want. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy. Loved the gift box and what was a lovely surprise was the photo book of my beautiful old cottage which I had owned for 29 years. It is a very special treasure. Thank you.”

V Battersby

29 Mar 2021

“We found Trevor an Tracey extremely pleasant helpful and informative to deal with from start to finish. Their attention to detail and follow up service was fantastic also the beautiful box of goodies at end of sale was a lovely touch. They went above and beyond our expectations.”

T & S Abernethy

2 Feb 2021

“Tracey and Trev worked very hard to sell our property even in this buoyant market. We found them easy to deal with and they understood what we required. I was impressed with Tracey's idea of virtual digital staging of the property. They put the deal together where we achieved our goal and the purchaser theirs. Thanks to the team at Total Realty.”

S & J Brennan

22 Jan 2021

“Easy and efficient”

I Khoo

20 Jan 2021

“On the ball, no bull”

J & S Kreisel

12 Jan 2021

“I have dealt with a few estate agents in my time. I have NEVER experienced two estate agents like Tracey and Trevor who go the extra mile, who are pleasant and are willing to help even if it means putting themselves out. Honest and down to earth, and believe me these are rare qualities in today's world. Nothing was every a problem, even when we were stuck at certain points of the sale, Tracey and Trevor came to the rescue. Outstanding.”

Vincent & Leanne Gombert

15 Dec 2020

“Professional, friendly and knowledgeable agents who charge a much more realistic commission while still delivering an exceptional service. Very hard working couple who complement each other. Great team who really work hard for their clients. Always kept us up to date with everything they were doing for us.”

J & N Eagle

2 Dec 2020

“I have known Trev for quite a few years and I trust him plus 1.5% helped as well. They just made it so easy extremely thorough keeping us up to date with what was happening.”

L Cormack

2 Nov 2020

“We were kept well in the loop without it being over the top. They only communicated with us when necessary and didn't bother us with "fluff" which suited us very well. They explained how we worked and we worked out a plan to suit us all. We felt they always had our best interests at heart and worked hard to get the best result. We really appreciated their honest and friendly approach. Highly recommend them to any prospective sellers/buyers.”

W Gray & L Cormack

30 Oct 2020

“It was good”

S & J Cummings

23 Oct 2020

“My experience was amazing couldn't ask for any better and the communication was really good also. HIGHLY RECOMMEND”

T Reinke

26 Sep 2019

“Trev and Tracy....genuine, helpful and went out of their way to guide us.”

T & C Bray

3 Sep 2019

“The husband and wife TEAM complemented each other. They went out of their way, and beyond their call of duty to accommodate our change in circumstance's. Their communication was outstanding, very friendly that I would recommend this couple to any one who plans to sell. Committed and have a true passion for real-estate. My husband (Ed) and myself (Yvonny) cannot thank them enough.”

E & Y Colombus

30 Aug 2019

“Tracey & Trev were very professional, nothing was a problem always kept us up to date with what was happening, would not hesitate to get them to list our home in the future. Job well done Tracey and Trev”

D & T Harkess

6 Jun 2019

“Friendly, professional, and gave good advice on how to market our property. Arrived early for all open homes, good communication after the open homes.”

A O'Connell

4 Jun 2019

“Tracey is on the ball and doesn't give up”

B Brown

26 May 2019

“Fantastic experience with Tracey and Trev. My Mum and I both got sick during the process but Tracey and Trev were outstanding, keeping us up to date, giving advice, and keeping things as simple as possible for my elderly mother. Really appreciate the work both Tracey and Trev put in to sell for us in a tough market. Will absolutely recommend.”

D Walker

22 May 2019

“Tracey & Trevor were friendly and helpful, going well above what I would have expected from an estate agent - even to strategising to manage our family disagreements and rancour, and Tracey helping with last-minute tidying of the kitchen when I got the time of an open home wrong and had to hustle! They were professional and continued to do their absolute best for us when things went a bit wonky at the last hurdle, which called for quite a bit more work than expected. Tracey listened well and gave good advice based on what she'd heard. She excelled at asking for our feedback on everything she proposed to do, such as wording of the flyers, even though there were three trustees with only me in Rangiora and with my sister in Australia.”

A Williams

19 Feb 2019

“Great people. Really Satisfied”

W Barnes & M Hill

4 Feb 2019

“Tracey and Trev are realistic in their approach, no frills or high hopes delivered, just absolute honesty. As I have been in real estate years ago I know how hard they worked for me, always maintaining a positive attitude towards the anticipation of a sale. I met the Petersen's when I purchased my current home. I have no hesitation in recommending them to other prospective clients. Absolutely grateful for what was taken care of from the advertising budget to the efficiency and incredibly pleasant and professional manner of Tracey and Trev and the company in general. You nailed it!”

S De Beer

4 Feb 2019

“Tracey went beyond the expectations I had of her. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone thinking of selling.”

J Reilly

17 Jan 2019

“Excellent service, great communication, very friendly. Nothing too much trouble. Worked to get sale”

P & A Galley

8 Jan 2019

“Tracey and Trev were awesome!”

B Wentworth

7 Jan 2019

“Tracey sold my place when I bought it 4yrs ago & even then I was totally amazed at her professionalism, her excellent communication skills, her truthfulness & advice. I always told her that I would use her services again when I next came to sell! I have been true to my word! When I signed up she & her now husband Trev came together to visit me as a team. They were thorough, friendly yet businesslike, told me just how the market was at that time for selling, were not at all pushy, were enthusiastic & totally on the ball. I never went to another company as I liked them so much I had no need to!! Trev held my open days & did a great job too. He always communicated with me straight after the event to tell me any updates....I liked that!! I would not hesitate to refer them as a team to anyone else selling & I have in fact done just that recently ...I was so impressed by them! They are a great couple & work so well together....they deserve any sale they get & I wish them all the very best!!”

B Myatt

7 Dec 2018

“To be honest the fees were alot less than other agents but Tracey was amazing she kept in touch with us every step of the way, l would highly recommend Tracey and her husband 100% satisfaction.”

S & S Hocking

6 Dec 2018

“I had total faith in Tracey and Trev. They more than fulfilled my expectations and did little things beyond the scope of their job. Those things made all the difference and gave me peace of mind.”

J Gilbert

2 Oct 2018

“Liked Tracey’s straight up manner and prompt replies when making contact. We left Tracey and Trevor to do their thing - to market and sell our home. They did what we expected and we are happy with the result.”

P & V-J Rigter

27 Sep 2018

“Tracey & Trev were so friendly, made us feel comfortable about the process and the cost was far less than other companies. We had a great experience and would not hesitate to recommend Tracey and Trev to others. They were really easy to communicate with and very helpful each step of the way. They offered great advice.”

K Voisin

25 Sep 2018

“We were under alot of pressure at the time and I was impressed with Tracy and Trev's kindness towards our mother and the task my brother and I had in front of us. They were supportive and lighten the pressure with a good laugh and taking care of business. Nothing was a problem attitude . Forever thankful”

A Taylor & G Saunders

18 Aug 2018

“Tracey was great to deal with. Got plenty of feedback which is important to know what's going on when you are selling.”

P Hassan & R Evans

7 Aug 2018

“Tracey & Trev are realistic people, rather than say what you want to hear, they went into great detail as to what service they could offer us. We experienced a problem with our sale, but was kept up to date with the situation and this was eventually resolved to everybody's satisfaction.”

K Thorpe

25 Jul 2018

“As soon as Tracey and Trev walked into our place we felt completely at ease. They were very professional with a great sense of humour and very informed about our area. Love the photo book great for memories as we get older. We would recommend them both to anyone that wanted realty salespeople. Thanks for the privilege to work with a great company and great people.”

F & W Holden

9 Jul 2018

“Fantastic service. Tracey is very honest, reliable and easy to deal with. I would happily recommend Total Realty”

T Hewson

19 Jun 2018

“Easy, straightforward, honest, kept me informed all the time.”

S L Myall

18 Jun 2018

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Tracey and Trev during the sale & purchase process. Nothing was a problem and they achieved the result we wanted.”

L Armstrong

14 May 2018

“We had the upmost confidence with Tracey and Trev. All interactions with them were positive. Tracey communicated with us each step in a clear manner. Most importantly our house sold quickly for the right price”

N Ashton

24 Apr 2018

“Dealing with everyone in Total Realty has been easy, error-free and efficient.”

M Young

23 Nov 2017

“I found it value for money and straight forward to deal with.”

Peter & Christine Selby

15 Nov 2017

“Tracey was fantastic to work with and she really pulled the whole deal together when there were delays from the purchaser's end. We had some initial doubts about using a 1% agency but after meeting with Tracey and comparing Total Realty's offerings with one of the big agencies our minds were at ease. We saved thousands of $ in commission! Tracey's appraisal was spot on and we were happy with the final price we got. Would definitely recommend Tracey to anyone looking to sell.”

Connie Moir & Melvin Fleiser

6 Nov 2017

“Without a doubt a great experience, worry free, well advertised and presented by Tracey, regular updates verbally made us feel involved.”

Earl Chapman

26 Sep 2017

“Tracey was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend her to anyone selling a property, she was very quick in everything she did”

Susan Jane Walsh

21 Sep 2017

“excellent service, great to deal with Tracey”

Peter Eastgate & Rosemary Story

15 Aug 2017

“Great firm to have on 'our side'when selling the home. We were kept up to date every step of the way. Research was great. Tracey is so easy to get along with and was a marvelous help. A 'no stress' deal.”

Lyle Palmer

22 Jun 2017

“My agent was Tracy Roberts, she has been an absolute gem, explains everything in great detail, keeps you informed throughout the sale process on what is happening with your property and worked damm hard to bring about a sale for our property. we have had the total experience on delivery from Total Realty.”

Raymond & Anne Wooldridge

10 Apr 2016

“I found it very stress free with Tracy. She was great at keeping me up to date with what was happening and she was easy to communicate with as to what i was wanting out of the sale.I would not hesitate to use tracy again.”

Mark Brown

16 Nov 2015

“Tracey is an excellent agent. Although we knew she was a busy person, we never felt she was rushed or hurried in any way. As this was the first time we have sold a home in New Zealand the process was daunting, and Tracey answered all our questions very efficiently. A fact that stands out is that she is very fair to both purchaser and seller, something we did not experience when we bought this property. She is an honest person, a quality that isn't generally associated with Real Estate Agents! On a personal level we enjoyed the times she came to our home as we always felt that we were the only people she was 'working' for, yet we know she leads a very busy life. She is 'unrushed' and 'unhurried.' We have nothing but thanks and praise for Tracey, and would recommend her to anyone wanting to sell a property. We rate her as an Exceptional Agent!”

Shirley & Denzil Du Preez

9 Nov 2015

“Tracey did all the work and told me what to do and when to do it, that's exactly what I wanted. In other words, she made the whole process painless.”

Alan Knight

2 Nov 2015

“Been great from start to end, always informed and kept up to date”

Jason Walker & Lesley Drake

28 Oct 2015


Esther & Mark Hyland

27 Oct 2015

“Full credit goes to Tracey - she is really professional and honest - Tracey is very knowledgeable in real estate and the current market. Tracey kept us informed with both our purchase and the house we were selling. Also Tracey's is responsive within hours to any queries we may have had. Loved the photo book we received as a gift - I would highly recommend Tracey as Real Estate Agent of the Year!!!”

David & Debbie Taylor

15 Oct 2015

“Very good. Found tracey good to work with and communication also good, which was important to us. Top job done”

Craig & Sarah Mcallister

8 Oct 2015

“Tracey was really good with her appraisal and enthusiasm, the photographs really did impress and all through the sale process her advice was second to none. Thank you.”

Ian & Wendy Hopkins

13 Aug 2015

“Thanks for sharing the experience of selling our property and Tracy took the time to put our minds at easy a very nice person to work with and thanks to the team.”

Peter & Dorreen Dorbon

12 Aug 2015

“Tracey was proactive in trying to sell my house. She held several extra open homes to suit potential vendors.”

Deanne Harbison

3 Aug 2015

“Easy and straight forward no surprises we knew exactly what to expect and how much it would cost right fr the start.”

Scott Hunter

28 Jul 2015

“Very easy no hassles great service from Tracey”

Vivienne & David Browne

14 Jul 2015

“Tracey was always up front with us. Felt we could trust Tracey to work in our best interests. Kept us well informed through the whole process. Tracey was direct but not pushy. Will recommend Tracey to Friends in the future.”

Rodney Harnett