About Us

We are Welcome Real Estate

In a sea of red, blue and yellow, stand out from the crowd!

I have been successfully selling homes, helping sellers and buyers, in the Nelson region since 2007. I hope my reputation is for keeping the humanity in what can be a stressful time in people’s lives. I also feel strongly about charging fees that represent excellent value for money, and looking after my clients and customers with care that starts and finishes with the people involved in the transaction, not just the sale. I started my career with a lower fee company where I spent 8 years being mentored by a visionary local agent and I will be forever grateful for the wonderful real estate training she provided. Then I met an inspiring young man who talked my talk with regards to real estate. He was in the process of developing a new real estate company that had been recently started by another real estate visionary, wanting to change up the industry! They were focussing on putting the client in the frame as the most important part of the process. Sounds logical right, but it hasn’t always been, and still isn’t, the case in many real estate models in my opinion. So many of the same old real estate processes and cliches are continued today when the rest of the world has moved on. So I joined Tall Poppy in 2015, and was instrumental in bringing the brand to the Nelson area, being co owner of the first Tall Poppy Franchise.

Almost 8 years later, it’s now time for me to have my own brand, where I am fully responsible for everything outside the legal framework of selling property. This means the look and feel of the brand can reflect who I am as a person, and my approach to selling property. That also means I can be agile and flexible in a constantly changing market, tailor the fee structure to match your own selling situation, keeping you front and centre throughout the selling process.

Within my own brand framework, I have some exciting new ideas about the way fees are charged, so please give me a call if you know me or heard about me and want to find out more. And if you don’t know me yet – let my proven experience and success benefit you as I support you through one of the most important transactions of your life.

Meet the Team

Wendy Pearson

Wendy Pearson

Owner and Sales/Consultant

Here is a little bit about me:

Personal details – born in Canterbury, raised on the West Coast and South Canterbury, lived briefly in Sydney ( still my fav Australian city!) and then spent most of my late 20s and 30s in Auckland. Our daughters were born there, but we brought them back to the Mainland to attend their schooling in Nelson – something they have thanked me for! My Heritage.com test came back 95% Celtic- I felt a bit ripped off not to have more Viking, but I am learning to embrace my celtic roots!

Career Details – my love of horses meant I thought I would like working at the South Island Head office of the TAB, but accounts weren’t for me. Thereafter followed administrative, customer service positions and then sales roles. I always loved the relationship building aspect of sales, so when I got into recruitment I thought I had found my forever job, and I really enjoyed working with some exciting companies in their growth mode, such as Lion Breweries. Having my children meant a break in my career as I was fortunate enough to be a full time Mum for several years. It was then I got into real estate, and I think this is truly my calling 😊

Achievements - I have won a few awards in Recruitment and in my real estate work. I am proud of them for sure, but my greatest achievement to date is being Mum to 2 great kids. Corny, but true! I am continuing to strive for excellence in my real estate, and to offer a genuine and caring support as well as a great sales result for people moving homes.

Hobbies – I don’t have any, I am too busy doing my job! No seriously, it used to be horses, now I am trying to get back into tramping, reading more instead of scrolling, going to the movies, and supporting local hospitality establishments.

Sarah Cadigan

Sarah Cadigan

Sales Consultant

Sarah’s real estate career came from humble beginnings, as the career path was suggested to her from a family friend. Real Estate was the only thing that instantly ‘stuck’ for Sarah and felt right straight away.

Fast-forward to now, and her career has seen her work with leading real estate agents in the Nelson region, who’ve reached elite status within the industry. This made for a fast-tracked learning experience and a goal to strive for herself, which led her to Welcome Real Estate. Working alongside one of Nelson’s most accomplished agents, Wendy, Sarah is excited to take her career to the next level.

“After working for a larger, more corporate company, I couldn’t believe the difference when joining Wendy. It is a privilege to learn the skills I will need for my career from such a caring, giving and professional woman.”

Diligent, approachable and composed – Sarah is committed to providing a service with good communication and transparency.

If you don’t find me at an open home or at the office, you’ll find me playing volleyball, with my horse, dog or enjoying beautiful Nelson – I look forward to seeing you around!

The Ownly Head Office Team

Rebecca Castellano

Operations Manager

Keith Ward

Licensee and Compliance Manager

Josh Carder

Senior Accounts Manager

Joan Lozano

Senior Accountant