Paula Watkins
Paula Watkins
Sales Consultant
Mobile: 021 477 698
Paula Watkins and Tania O’Connor are one of the most effective and respected partnerships in the Wellington residential real estate market. They have worked together since 2005 and have a track record of delivering the very best outcomes for their clients due to their highly complementary skills and styles.

During her real estate career since 1999 Paula has been recognised many times by her peers as an award-winning salesperson. She is known for being energetic, focused, organised and a highly skilled negotiator. She brings a depth of knowledge, integrity and openness to the task of buying and selling residential property, backed up by her understanding of the ebbs and flows of market conditions. Paula is tireless in her pursuit of the best possible outcome for her clients, whether buying or selling and she strives to deliver the kind of service she would want if buying or selling her own home. In practice, this means her clients receive expert property advice, grounded in honesty and transparency and with a focus on achieving a positive result. Paula also possesses excellent follow-through skills that ensure her relationships endure well beyond the signing of a contract.

Paula and Tania work collaboratively and they welcome new business opportunities as well as continuing to deliver on high levels of repeat business and referrals from their very loyal networks.

“Thank you so much for the fantastic results achieved in selling our house. Tania and Paula did an amazing job, keeping us up to date and informed every step of the way which made a potentially stressful life event, a real breeze.  There were some complexities around the title which were communicated and worked through expertly to get the best outcome for all. Just Paterson’s marketing and photos are superior to other agents and once the house was on the market it sold within 2 and a half weeks and well above our expectations price wise. Paula and Tania are great to deal with and we would recommend them to anyone about to put their house on the market.” 


"Buying and selling houses has never been at the top of our most loved things to do. Fraught with uncertainty, stress and all those expenses, up-to to now it has been an experience we’ve tended to banish to that "lets not dwell on this" department of our brains.  However, in the period of just over 3 months we have bought our new dream home and sold our much beloved old one and on both occasions this has been with Tania and Paula. Throughout the entire period they have operated with such professionalism, transparency, knowledgeability and friendliness that we can honestly say that they made the process, at all times, as painless, straightforward an experience as is possible. We can’t recommend them enough." 

Adam & Sorelle

"Tania and Paula are incredibly professional and so easy to work with. At all times I felt they were doing their best for me. I feel they went above and beyond. They are really genuine and honest. I had just started a new job so selling my house could have been very stressful but Tania and Paula just took care of everything - nothing was too much trouble for them - they made everything really easy - a wonderful experience. Their advice was always well thought out and spot on. I highly recommend them and will use them again next time as they achieve great results. Thanks so much Paula and Tania.”  


"This pair impressed us from the moment they stepped into our house. They demonstrated enormous passion for what they do and possessed a natural abundance of energy and enthusiasm. On top of this they have tons of experience and a great track record. All the ingredients you could wish for in a team entrusted to sell your greatest asset.  The process was totally smooth and stress free and actually quite exciting. Their daily communication kept us informed and up to speed and no questions unanswered. I had every confidence our expectations would be met and in the end they exceeded them. They clearly had a great understanding of the market and knew how to get a premium with their selling and negotiation skills.  On top of all this they are genuinely very open and friendly people - fun to work with and clearly natural at connecting and working with prospective buyers - a real win win.  We would certainly recommend this dynamic duo to any prospective vendors and there is no question we would use them again."

Tim and Katie

"To Whom it May Concern:  We worked with Tania and Paula at the beginning of this year when looking to move into a new house.  We found a house we just fell in love with in Brooklyn and Tania and Paula made the buying process extremely easy.  We knew this was a house we didn’t want to get away.  It ticked all of our boxes and was presented beautifully.  From the first phone call to the last inspection, Tania and Paula were endlessly available to us.  We felt we were in very capable hands.  Buying a new house, one that we hope to be in for a very long time, can be very daunting, but we found the process to be as stress free as possible with Tania and Paula They were extremely professional, prepared and approachable.  Tania was great at talking to us about the neighborhood, including schools and the local creche, which was lovely as we have two small children.  We felt we were getting true insider’s knowledge into the area. We would definitely choose to work with this team again (if we ever wanted to move, which is doubtful!).  Thanks again! "


"In December 2007 I decided to sell my home in Newtown and having met Tania O’Connor at one of her Open Homes, decided to get her up to give me an evaluation on the property.  I also spoke with several other Agents and was particularly cautious having had some terrible experiences in the past. After meeting with Tania and Paula Watkins I decided to list the house exclusively with them.  I liked their style and felt they had similar values to mine.  I have to say, Tania and Paula totally exceeded my expectations.  Their service was fast, efficient, open and honest.  I never had to chase them and I was always kept informed of what was happening.  The house sold after 2 Open Homes and was a very smooth transaction.   I would have no hesitation in recommending Tania and Paula to anyone looking for exceptional service from a Real Estate Agency and next time I move, I will definitely be tracking them down!"


"The purpose of this letter is to add my personal recommendation to Paula and Tania with regard to their abilities and professionalism. They are the top performing partnership at the Agency and Paula has been named the “Salesperson of the year” for the last nine consecutive years.   A specific example of their ability relates to the sale of my own house. Sue and I decided to make the move to the Kapiti Coast, we no longer needed a five double bedroom house on two levels. For us the choice to list with Paula and Tania was a very simple decision and our confidence was well rewarded. Within five days of going to the market, Paula produced a cash unconditional offer which met our expectations. I am sure you will agree that such a performance in any market is excellent, but, in the current market is quite outstanding.  Again I cannot speak highly enough of Paula and Tania.  With kind personal regards, Aylwyn"


"I am extremely happy to provide Tania O’Connor and Paula Watkins with a reference in relation to their real estate work.  Tania and Paula sold our house for us earlier this year.  They were fantastic to deal with; always contactable, professional and refreshingly honest.  Both Paula and Tania are excellent negotiators and because we trusted them they were able to take the stress away from the sale process.  We were over the moon with the purchase price they obtained for us - they really did seem to have a knack for making a potential purchaser put their best foot forward.  In this way the to-ing and fro-ing with contracts was avoided and the decisions we had to make were very straight-forward.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Tania and Paula and if we move again, they’ll be the first people we call."


"Hi Tania and Paula. I want to say thank you for helping Elizabeth and Scott find their new home - they are delighted with it, and so are we.  Amazing to think that after all the houses they had looked at (and offered for!), at last one comes along that is really perfect for them!  I am also pleased that the new neighbourhood seems safer for E than where they are at the moment.  So thank you again for all your help and consideration."

Teresa and Mike

"We engaged Tania O’Connor and Paula Watkins to sell our property in Farnham St.  They were a great help in advising us on what we should focus on when preparing the property for sale.  They provided us with the advertising options which were in our best interest. They communicated well with us throughout every stage of the sales process, giving us regular updates on numbers of parties through the house and feedback etc.  Tania and Paula were always available to take our calls and nothing was ever too much trouble.  In short, we are extremely pleased with the outcome that Tania and Paula have provided for us and we would highly recommend her service in both buying and selling property.  Yours sincerely, Clare & Nathan"

Clare and Nathan

"Hi Tania and Paula. We just wanted to say thanks so much for the delicious bottle of champagne and the gorgeous blanket, also the presents for the children which they were also delighted with of course!  Thank you for all your hard work to sell our house. It is so satisfying to see the ‘just sold’ sign up at last! We all had to be very patient but it paid off in the end. Great result - thank you!  Thanks again!"

Molly and Jason

"Hi Paula and Tania. This is a note of thanks to you both.  We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with you on the sale of our house in Brooklyn.  From the first meeting we had we could see that we would make a good team. You understood our goals straightaway, the marketing strategy you drew up was spot on. The house was perhaps not the easiest to sell but you worked hard to promote it to potential buyers and in the end we achieved a very satisfying result. It meant that we could move on quickly and we are now well settled in our new house!  We will happily recommend you to anyone wanting to sell a house in the Wellington region and wish you all the best for the future. Best regards, Martin and Shailja"

Martin and Shailja

"Dear Tania and Paula, Matthew and I would like to say a big thank you for the lovely wool rugs and flowers today.  The flowers smell and look just so beautiful and the wool rug is just divine!  It was such a pleasure working with you both and the professionalism, diplomacy, and expertise you bought to your work was just exemplary. You two are a power team and it was fantastic to work with you both!  Thank you again and hope you both have fabulous evenings :). Kindest regards, Lydia"