Our mission is to

make life easier.

Our team at SMM Real Estate combines extensive knowledge of the New Zealand real estate market with the expertise of operating a relocation company nationwide.

We have seen first hand how stressful moving home can be, while also liaising with real estate agents and lawyers.  Having professional help taking care of the packing, moving, unpacking and even cleaning of the previous house, takes away the hassle of moving home. 

Finding a real estate agency that gives real value for their commission is hard to come by, that's why we have started SMM Real Estate.

No more paying extra for marketing! 

No more stress packing up and moving house!

We will take care of it all.



Paul Lawrence

Founder and Licensed Salesperson

Paul started his real estate career in 2014 in Dunedin, before eventually returning home to Christchurch a year later where he grew his passion for property. When he and his business partner Brad Fraser, founded their successful venture "Senior Move Managers", Paul was able to utilise his extensive NZ property market knowledge in his favour, growing the company year on year. Paul’s exceptional interpersonal communication ability is hard to rival, he will give you the best imaginable experience when selling your home. Outside of work, you will find Paul playing football, going to the gym or enjoying a coffee with his family of four.


Brad Fraser


In the three years after graduating with a Bachelor of Science and a post-graduate Diploma in Public Health, Brad had a highly varied career. From being a Cadre NCO in the Health Battalion of the New Zealand Defence Force, to playing in a professional sports team in Germany, his challenging experiences gave him the tools he needed to be a successful entrepreneur. In his spare time Brad enjoys reading and expanding his knowledge and skills, but also going for walks with his partner and their dog in Bottle Lake Forest. 

Rowan Shepherd

Licensed Salesperson

Rowan joins SMM Real Estate after a successful 10 year career in IT. Focusing his IT career around the requirements of law and accounting firms throughout New Zealand has left Rowan with an outstanding reputation for client relationships and the ability to respond proactively in dynamic situations. Property investment is an area Rowan is passionate about and will happily sit down for a coffee to discuss and provide insight to those wanting to buy their first home, right through to building a successful property portfolio.


Rowan is also successful in the motorsport world, and is the current and 4x New Zealand Champion. He enjoys a round of golf, rolling the arm over in cricket, and getting out in the caravan with his partner.

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Trish Lawrence

Licensee Agent


Alannah Steevens

Assistant Accountant

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Tina Stanke

Marketing Manager



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