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Brendan Quill | Colliers | Queenstown

Brendan Quill

Sales Consultant

License # 106314 | Licensed under the REAA 2008

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Professional Summary

The name ‘Quilly’ has become synonymous with real estate in Queenstown – and with good reason. An epic career spanning more than a decade has cemented Brendan Quill’s position as the go-to-guy for results. Prior to his leap into real estate (anyone who knows Quilly will confirm he’s more of a leaper than a stroller), prominent positions in Queenstown tourism had already placed him firmly on everyone’s radar as a good kiwi bloke with a top sales pedigree and a personality that can brighten up a dull day.

Results speak for themselves in real estate, and Quilly’s talk louder than most. Word of mouth recommendations ensure Brendan’s phone rings – a lot. Local charitable works as MC, commentator and of course auctioneer mean he’s a busy man. Sought-after for his ability to entertain a crowd, the family man can extract every last dollar from an auction room, be it corporate, charitable or real estate, with a seasoned mixture of acumen, negotiation and pure cheek. His list of satisfied customers reads like a phone book, and everyone comes back for more. 

Finely-tuned negotiation techniques and an ‘outside the box’ approach mean he has the skills to bring deals together in a quick timeframe.


"Brendan, Emma and Sue were amazing throughout the process of selling our property.  At a really difficult time they made it easy with their expertise, advice and communication. This is not the first or second time we have used Brendan and his team and there is a reason for this; he never fails to deliver.  He always has our best interests at heart and 100% works for us. We would recommend his team to anyone buying or selling a property. Brendan has been in the real estate industry for many years and is very knowledgeable about the local market and we value his advice. Emma and Sue were fantastic with communication and feedback, the weekly reports are some of the best we have ever seen.If you want someone passionate about the industry and someone that will work for you and you alone then you can't get any better than Quilly and his team."  Peter and Julia

"Brendan and Emma have looked after me very well indeed. As an out of town vendor, I have relied on their expertise and knowledge of the Queenstown market, and have appreciated the detailed reports that kept me up to date. I am very happy with the result, thank you.  And your offer to mow the lawns yourself certainly defined your “above and beyond” level of service."  Wayne

"We were fortunate to work alongside Brendan Quill and Emma Lups. With their active support, communication and enthusiasm they worked alongside our family, finding us a home that ticked all our boxes. Not only did they make this journey enjoyable, they proactively sold our previous property. I can honestly say that Brendan and Emma made selling and buying stress free. I would highly recommend Colliers if you are looking to sell or invest in new property." Emmalee and Sam

"We are incredibly happy with Colliers! The property was sold so quickly and well above what we had expected. We were blown away by the result! Thank you so much!" James and Nadia 

"We particularly were impressed with ongoing communication regarding updates and respect of our privacy at all times. We have appreciated this process, as this is the first time, we have used Colliers International so we did have comparisons. We would highly recommend your Company to other prospective sellers and friends." Brian and Lorraine

"Both Brendan & Emma were amazing throughout the process of selling our first home - they are simply amazing & made what could have been a stressful situation really easy for us!  We would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.  Brendan was great to go to for advice when we were first thinking about selling - he is just so knowledgeable on the local market & we fully trusted he would do his best for us. Emma was so great at communicating with us throughout the selling period & very professional. We knew exactly what was going on with the open homes, the level of interest etc. Overall, we found Emma & Brendan to be extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and just so good at their jobs! They both really went out of their way to help & guide us through selling our house & getting the best possible outcome we could hope for! Thank you!" Jayne & Chris 

“We found Brendan and Raylene absolutely great people to work with. We were kept fully informed with what was happening with feedback from interested parties and updates on our marketing plan. Both Brendan and Raylene worked with us on all facets of the sale and we were very appreciative of their professionalism in getting our property sold. We certainly would recommend Brendan and Raylene and the Colliers team, the whole process was seamless.” Marlene

"Emma and Brendan are absolutely outstanding agents, such a high level of service is hard to come by in this day and age.  Great attention to detail, a well-informed and realistic approach and great knowledge of the market made our sale seamless.  They went completely above and beyond, a sale within 48 hours of listing, whilst making everything so easy for us. Can't recommend them highly enough and would use them again and again for buying or selling. Thank you so much to you both." Sarah & Linc

"Brendan and Emma were fantastic. Always available to help at all times of the day. I don't think we would have settled if it wasn't for their hard work." Benedikt

"Emma and Brendan did a wonderful job of selling our home at Hanley's Farm. With no issues at all it went very smoothly and I totally recommend this team to sell your home." Lee

"We recommend this team without hesitation. They are such genuine, kind, lovely people who are super professional. Thank you so much Brendan and Emma for helping us make our dream come true." Emma

"Brendan Quill’s knowledge and experience, along with his delightful charm made listing with him an obvious choice for us. He showed excellent work ethic and was genuine throughout the process to ensure the best possible result for both us and the purchasers of our beloved home. We thank Quilly for his resilience and professional conduct to get our house sold in record time. When choosing an agent, you need one who will get the job done stress free and with the best possible result. That is Brendan Quill." Paul

"Thanks Brendan and Emma for successfully selling our property for the price we wanted pre-auction! Always friendly, contactable and honest you guided us through the entire process sharing local contacts and knowledge with us. It all made for an enjoyable adventure with a great result!" Haidee & Matt

"I have had the pleasure of working with Quilly over a number of years for our major Queenstown fundraiser Supper Club. Quilly has been an incredible asset as our Auctioneer at this event not only raising valuable dollars but providing warm, compassionate and  often entertaining dialogue.  Without a doubt he is the best in the business and we feel very privileged that he supports our Charity." Robyn, Events Manager

"Brendan - seriously the best auctioneer we have had ! THANK YOU.  Tough crowd and you nailed it." Bex, charity auction organiser

"It is pleasing to encounter genuine people, Emma Lups and Brendan Quill whom through their personal, professional, realistic approach, provided a thorough, individualised strategy to sell our mother’s home... Emma kept us informed and we were given guidance throughout the selling process... They were on our side and selling for the very best price they could get for us. The selling process was smooth and glitch free, taking into consideration our family wishes for the best outcome... We would highly recommend anyone wanting to sell real estate, to use Emma and Brendan at Colliers International.” Marion & Jean

"We have always found Brendan to be a genuine person who works for us solely and we can rely on him looking after us and our interests. I have bought and sold many properties over the years and met many real estate agents that will under value property just to get a quick sale and commission. If I want to buy or sell I just go straight to Brendan as I know I get the best possible service and knowledge I can get, while receiving total honesty and respect. I will tell anyone that will listen, Brendan is the best real estate agent in Queenstown and you can’t do better than buying or selling with him." Peter & Julia

"I would like to express my gratitude to Emma and Brendan for helping me through the process of purchasing my first home! Emma was super professional and answered any queries I had straight away, she was easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable. Everything was taken care of and I'm now the proud owner of my amazing home! Thank you Emma and Brendan!" Sarah

"WOW WHAT A RESULT!!! Brendan and Emma totally exceeded our expectations, from providing an honest and professional appraisal of our property through to the fantastic end result. After 3 weeks of exceptional marketing and hard work, Brendan sold our property at Auction. Throughout the whole process, they were professional, fun to deal with and their customer service was second to none. A great team, delivering great results. We would unreservedly recommend Brendan and Emma to anyone buying or selling their property." Peita & Dot

"What a great result for us, only achieved because our agent Brendan was working for us to get us the best possible result. I was never sure of auctions but Brendan explained the process well and assured us it was the best thing to do for our property and it certainly was. Brendan has looked after us for many years and we wouldn't use anyone else. The auction result was amazing and the team all wished me well on the day. A great team that works together to support each other and achieve the best possible result for their client. Brendan as auctioneer was amazing to watch, a very skilled person." Julia

"May I sincerely thank you and The Mega Master Quilly for your excellent proactive professional approach and deliverance to all my selling and now immediate renting needs. It has been a roller coaster ride for me personally but you guys and all your team are tops (everyone happens to be a runway model too! Nice touch) in my book - not only wonderful to deal with on all matters but it was fun making what can be a bit of a nerve racking time easy; all of your brilliant people skills made it all just run so smoothly. Great work guys, it’s no wonder you are at the top of the game.  Emma thanks for being such a wonderful kind ear to me, your calmness and delightful presence together with a natural professional approach and excellent on-time communications made my selling world easy.  Brendan what can I say; I have known you for many years now only on a friend level which is not only fun but down right hilarious of course, but seeing you in action and all your help with the whole process was not only impressively easily managed by you, but the high class professional standing you expel is exceptional. You are a wonderful charismatic energetic man that gets seriously grand results.  I have two words for you and Emma - BLINKIN BEAUTIFUL" Perry

"We set Brendan the goal of selling the house at auction in 3 weeks and he hit the market hard and fast. We had 6 parties through the first open home even before the ‘For Sale’ sign was up on the street and before any print advertising. Brendan brought us the first offer 6 days into the campaign. When we said “We want more if we are to sell before auction” he took up the challenge and within 24 hrs came back with an offer too good to refuse. The ‘Sold’ sign went up – just 10 days after we signed up to sell. Do we recommend you – Yes, Would we use you again – Yes, Could you cope with demanding clients – Yes, Did you do everything we asked – Yes     Melissa & Simon

"Brendan’s relaxed and jovial character belies his vast local experience and expertise. During the selling of our house, his advice and strategy were always 100% correct. His proficiency led directly to the result that we got; our house was on the market for a little over a week and it sold for more than we expected. We would not hesitate to use Brendan’s services again in the future." Ben & Diana

"We have sold homes in the past. It was stressful, time consuming and ultimately the results were disappointing. This time we listed with Brendan Quill and Emma Wilcock.  From the market appraisal, through to guidance around presentation, viewing and negotiations they were amazing. Where there was an opportunity to raise the level of presentation he made those recommendations. We felt that their attention to detail in marketing helps distinguish them from the rest. In fact the whole team is pretty awesome, they even lent us scaffolding to finish touch up painting. The result exceptional. Would we use them again - absolutely. Any hesitation in recommending them? Absolutely not." Paul & Susan

"With Queenstown being a relatively small town there is no shortage of advice on who to list your property with and you will invariably hear a number of names mentioned again and again. Mr Quill was one of those names and not without good reason. His ability to enthuse you about the process and turn worry into excitement is something to behold. As a first-time seller, he made the experience as fun as possible and swiftly dealt with any issues as they arose. As for the auction, this is where Mr Quill comes into his own. We are confident we would not have had such a good evening should someone else have been holding the auctioneer’s hammer. Recommend him?  Yes, of course.  Not choosing Quilly would simply be a risk." Mel & Neil

"To coin a phrase ‘put your money where your mouth is’ Brendan’s your man, if you want energy and excitement at your auction, Brendan’s your man, if you want total honesty and enthusiasm, Brendan’s your man. If you want experience and professionalism, Brendan’s your man, if you want to sell in 8 days…Brendan…you the man!!! Thank you for your energy and expertise Quilly!" Sian

"I will give Brendan Quill 10 out of 10 for his amazing help throughout the long process of selling our home and land in Queenstown. Without his amazing attitude, patience, knowledge and help with Local Council and all other Legal entities (as we live out of town) without Brendon's help we would never have had the process go as smoothly. A huge thank you Brendan." Sue

"My age and experience means that I do not suffer fools and I have to say that there are fools that work in Queenstown’s Real Estate industry. Brendan is no fool because he follows the instructions given to him but more importantly conveys those same instructions to the sales team that work with him. He also is aware of my black and white nature, respect for tenants and no nonsense approach. Brendan has the ability to portray to his vendors that he is actually selling your property himself when in fact in our case he did not sell either of our properties. The advantage of the previous sentence. Yet if someone asked me who sold your property I who probably say Brendan Quill. What I should have said is it’s all about building relationships. It's not about a company is only ever about people. Brendan Quill - Well done Son." (abridged) Ken - Very happy vendor

“I built an architecturally designed, rural property, sitting on 1 ½ sun drenched acres within the Wakatipu Basin. I considered the design and location to be very desirable and a sale commanding a good price should not be too difficult. I was wrong! My property sat on the market for two and a half years and was listed with a number of local Real Estate companies. None of them had been able to sell my property and the market was now in decline. I met Brendan Quill and listed my property with him. He seemed to possess that special quality I had been looking for – he understands and has a passion for selling Real Estate and has a positive, confident air about him – he is a salesman!! On inspecting the property he very quickly saw the positive aspects of my home and the reason behind certain design features. It would not be an easy home to sell as it would not appeal to everyone. Before too long he had an interested party and a contract was written up. As often happens a situation developed which potentially was a deal breaker. Brendan’s quick appraisal of the situation and ability to provide a solution meant the deal proceeded to a successful conclusion for all parties. I cannot recommend his sales abilities highly enough. You will not be disappointed with his and his team’s service and commitment to the sale of your property. Many had the opportunity but only one succeeded!” Steve

“Thank you for the hassle-free and completely painless experience you gave us in selling our home. You brought a big smile to our faces. Great humour, passion for the job and extreme professionalism exudes from every one of the team. It is with great pleasure that we sing your praises to all and sundry.” Catriona & Aaron

“Stephen, Graeme, Maria and all the folks who helped with our open homes and guys who delivered beers and wine, THANK YOU....I really did not think we would sell on the day and Ed and I are both delighted with the outcome, Brendan if it had not been for you it would never have happened! just did not give up! We are so pleased with the positive outcome for us in what I still believe is a weird old market! It was a pleasure to work with you.” Gillian, Ed & Hamish

“On behalf of the crew and committee of the Riverton Coastguard Inc. we wish to extend our grateful thanks for your time and effort that you gave at our recent 50th Jubilee. It was a great night and everyone that attended enjoyed the evening. You did an excellent job and we appreciated the way you kept the evening flowing.” Anita - Coastguard Riverton

“Thank you for last night at the StepUp Charity Auction. You were the BEST!! With your help and skill (and of course witty charm and humour) we raised over 300K for teens in NZ and Oz to be able to create a better future for themselves. You’re a legend – Thank You” Yvonne - StepUp

“Thanks Quilly for the great auction result and the entertainment you brought for Orphans Aid on behalf of Ivan Clarke and the Lonely Dog team.” Ivan Clarke Gallery Team

“On behalf of the Queenstown Ice Hockey Club I would like to thank you most sincerely for everything you did to ensure the smooth running of our recent fundraiser, Prenzel in the Alps. We were delighted with the success of the event and thrilled that it ran so smoothly and professionally. Thanks to your auctioneer skills we obtained some very good prices for our prizes that had been donated. We really appreciate your support, enthusiasm, professionalism and your generous spirit.” Teri

“On behalf of the Bruce Brant Youth Trust we wish to thank you for your involvement in the charity auction at the recent Thriller in the Chiller. You worked the large crowd superbly with humour and skill that enabled the night to be a large fundraiser for the trust. In excess of $40,000 was raised on the night. This money will be turned back to the youth of the Wakatipu who are chasing dreams in the sports, arts and cultural fields. The trust note your enthusiasm and community spirit and appreciate the time you gave up to assist the trust and the youth of the Wakatipu basin. You are the champion of the community!” The Bruce Brant Youth Trust

“On behalf of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Brendan Quill and the entire team for their contribution to the charity auction held as part of this year’s Thriller in the Chiller. Brendan’s performance on the night, along with the able support of his team was nothing short of spectacular. With over 1300 people in the auditorium and the ring in the centre, this was a very testing environment in which to hold an auction and I believe that there is no individual in Queenstown that could have delivered a better result. It was obvious from the outset that the entire team was onboard 100%. Everyone knew their job, everyone worked together and everyone contributed to the end result. Not only did we raise in excess of $40,000 in a little over 20 minutes, but the manner in which the auction was conducted was slick, professional and entertaining – three vital ingredients to the success of any auction in my opinion. Having Brendan at the helm means your auction will be in the safest possible hands.” Simon - Festival Director

“We would like to say a big thank you for coming along to our Battle of the Basin fundraiser and entertaining everyone as MC at the after function. We raised an amazing $9000 and everyone had lots of fun.” Arrowtown Preschool & the Battle of the Basin Committee

“Throughout the six week marketing campaign and subsequent auction of our house Brendan Quill and the team were fantastic to deal with. They worked hard to get an impressive number of people through all the scheduled open homes and their vendor reporting each week was very thorough.  Quilly’s experience as an auctioneer was obvious.  The auction was slick and conducted with his usual flair.  I would absolutely recommend Quilly to anyone looking to sell property in the Southern Lakes.” Katrina

“Thanks so much for being our auctioneer on Saturday night. You were an absolute legend and thanks to you we raised around $23000 from the auction alone! Seriously you were awesome!” Lake Hayes Ladies Organising Committee

“We would like to thank you for your generous support towards the Christchurch Earthquake Fundraiser Black Tie Charity Ball that was held at Skyline on the 28th May 2011. The night was a great success with over 200 guests in attendance.  We raised almost $40,000 for the victims of the Canterbury earthquake which has been donated to the 2011 Red Cross Earthquake Appeal. Thank you again for your assistance in making this event so successful.” Christchurch Earthquake Fundraiser Organising Committee

“This letter is to say a big thank you for being the auctioneer and at our fundraiser on Saturday night. Without Ferg and yourself we know we would not have reached the amount of $11,000. This now brings our total to nearly $13,000 and we haven’t finished yet. There has been a lot of amazing feedback this week from the community and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your “double act”. Thank you again for your support and making the Charity Fashion Show a huge success.” Cure Kids

“Thank you for all your help in raising funds at our quiz night. We were amazed with the amount raised - $4,500! So again thank you!” Queenstown Pre-school and Nursery

“Thanks so much for your huge contribution to our school fair. You did a fantastic job on the day and helped create a very special atmosphere.” Arrowtown School

“What can I say? You are a Legend! The huge success of our day was attributed to your very special talents. You were so efficient and at the same time full of wonderful humour and you so skilfully extracted the cash out of those handbags!! On behalf of the Queenstown Inner Wheel Club, I wish to sincerely thank you. It was a day full of fellowship, humour and immense generosity and proudly our club will be able to present a cheque to Happiness House for $5445.00. Local disadvantage members of our community will benefit from these funds and we encouraged everyone present to support our sponsors where possible. Thank you so much for participating, without your help this fabulous event would not have been possible.” Ellice - Queenstown Inner Wheel Club

“We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your Team for all your efforts with the Thriller Auction this year. It was a hugely successful night and a great opportunity enabling us to create a subtle awareness of the Trust and raise funds to assist for this years’ Camp.” Steph - The Branches Charitable Trust 

“On behalf of the Arrowtown pre-schools, we would like to say a huge thank you for your valued time on the day! You did a fantastic job on the mic and the day ran very smoothly with all your help.” Vera - Race Organising Commitee

“Thank you for your kind and generous contribution towards our Gala Dinner and Charity Auction. Thanks to your incredible skills we were able to raise $14,500.00 that went directly to Cure Kids. This builds on last year’s funds raised to a total of $33,500.00 over the past two years. We absolutely could not have achieved this without you and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your personal contribution and commitment to this cause is outstanding and we feel privileged to be associated with a person of your character.We would be honoured to continue the work that we’ve achieved in the past towards even greater fundraising efforts.” David on behalf of Cure Kids

“Thank you for being an MC at the 2014 Motatapu event, your help and support is much appreciated. We have had great feedback about the event which is credit to the amazing job you’ve done. We cannot thank you enough.” Gemma & the Motatapu team

“On behalf of The Branches Trust and those attending the Wakatipu High School, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the assistance and support you gave in the lead up to and during our recent Art and Hors d’oeuvres evening. The support we received from the community and people such as yourself contributed greatly to the success of the evening. We were delighted with the end result, raising $17,000, which will directly assist in the continuation of the iconic ‘Wakatipu High School Branches Camp'.” Vinny & Alison - The Branches Trust

“We decided to put our house on the market and thought this would be an easy thing to do. As it turned out two local real estate agents didn’t want our listing as they had no one on their databases to sell it to. The third wanted to sell it at a price well below the two month old current valuation. This left us totally disillusioned. After meeting with Brendan Quill we were immediately struck by his positivity and enthusiasm. Quilly noticed all the little things about our property that we were so proud of. Our house was listed at a price we were happy with. It sold in six weeks with three offers on the table. Buying or selling in Queenstown we would recommend Brendan Quill and the team.” Mark & Dana

"We recently sold our house through Colliers with Brendan Quill and Sue Charlesworth, and have to say from start to finish the process was absolutely incredible. We purchased our home in 2018 and Brendan was our Real estate agent and back then the process was an amazing and smooth experience from start to finish.

The professionalism, guidance and constant communication is 100%, we appreciated the honesty and totally trusted the process with this team. Both Brendan and Sue are so true to their word. Our house sold within 4 days and this is due to the experience and high quality of their combined experience in the real estate industry.

Thank both again Quilly and Sue we most definitely wouldn't use anyone else."  - Jane and Roger


Service Lines

Residential Investment Sales, Investment Sales, Property Marketing, Residential Investment Sales, Residential Projects, Residential Real Estate, Site Sales

Property Type

Multifamily-Apartment, Apartment, Home & Income, House, Land, Lifestyle Bare Land, Lifestyle Dwelling, Lifestyle Property, Lifestyle Section, Studio, Townhouse, Unit

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