What Our
Clients are Saying


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I am a very happy client of Jo Barrett and found the process of listing and selling my lifestyle property to be straightforward and stress free at all stages. Jo is a great communicator and goes out of her way to help with the little things, like co-coordinating open homes through to prompt personal communication on all matters. Having served in the Defence Force with Jo previously, I knew her character was of the highest standard, and as I considered the financial scale of this transaction, it was an easy decision to list with such a trustworthy person. Jo has good awareness of real estate law and her common sense approach gave me confidence throughout. During the negotiation phase, Jo's ability to build rapport with both vendor and purchaser came to the fore, and she conducted this delicate task expertly, leaving both parties feeling good about the outcome. I wholeheartedly recommend Jo Barrett as an ethical, trustworthy and highly competent real estate agent, and will seek her out in my future property transactions."

Brett Grieve

Just want to say Thank you for your professionalism and respect in helping me achieve my transition to my new property. You have made what could have been a very stressful experience being on my own to as stress free as possible. So in reflection I have no hesitation in recommending anyone thinking of selling their property to employ Jackie Derrick as their Agent. I can assure you, you will not regret it. Thank you once again Jackie and Matson & Allan Real Estate and good luck to you all. Look forward to seeing your Smiley face around Rolly.

Jenny Hampton

My Family and I are really glad we chose Paul to sell our home. His advice was spot on and was a great help every step on the way and the house sold in only a couple of weeks for a great price. I highly recommend Paul to sell your home.

Braden Peters-Springfield

I've been in my new house for nearly a month now - and I genuinely have Cameron to thank for that. My situation was a little different to most people buying a house, and I needed my house ASAP.  Cam is an exceptionally professional real estate agent mixed with the perfect blend of friendly and incredibly easy to deal with. Cameron is very approachable, and certainly has a knack of making me feel like I was his only client. Every question I had (and there were a lot) was responded to immediately, every glitch was dealt with promptly, and I was kept fully informed throughout the entire process. Thanks! 


Huge thanks to Jo for all her hard work and dedication with helping me purchase my new home in Rolleston, so grateful for all her support.”

Nicky Holland

We would like to give you a great big thank you for the way in which you handled the sale of our house. It was a pleasure to deal with you , with your positive friendly manner and we
appreciated the extra mile you went to. This has been a low stress sale and restored our faith in Real Estate agents! We feel you are the best we have dealt with and we have had many sales over the years!

Bill and Linda Ellwood

We sold and purchased through Cameron. Cameron at all times kept us informed on both the sale and the purchase. Nothing was a bother. He is very professional and has an incredibly lovely manner. He has gone the extra mile to make the process run smoothly. We have bought and sold a few properties over the past 20 or so years and can say that he is one of the best agents we have come across. Cam is an asset to Matson and Allan and we know that he will do incredibly well in his career. He has the energy and ability to become a top real estate agent. We wish Cameron all the best for the future and thank him again in assisting us with both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. 


Jo was a fantastic agent for us and couldn't have worked harder for us. Very personable, hardworking, sincere and conscientious.”

Richard and Sandi Hutchby

Thank you very much for everything you have done in selling our house, Jill was right when she told me to give you a call. You’ve made it easy and straightforward for us and with a great result in the price. It goes without saying we’ll be calling you again for our next sale.

Jenny and Scott Jefcoate

Jo is an absolute star! She has worked so, so hard for us and we have loved working with her. Jo was the most welcoming real estate agent we came across throughout this process she made it so easy for us! Jo is hardworking and has being very informative the whole way through! Thank you so much again Jo, you have made our small fur baby family very happy!”

Nicole Sutherland & Christopher Codyre

Jackie Derrick helped us to sell our property in Rolleston. Added to the complication was she did it all remotely for us as myself and family moved from Rolleston to the UK. Jackie’s expert help from afar was efficient, smooth and of course successful as all the efforts from Jackie resulted in a sale price that was good as at the time the market in Rolleston was a bit flat. Her knowledge of the market in Rolleston, can-do attitude and efficiency were all factors that resulted in a successful outcome. We would highly recommend Jackie for anyone wanting to buy or sell in and around the Rolleston area, as she knows her stuff!

Malcom and Joanne Preston

Thank you so much! You made the process less stressful and enjoyable for Fraser and I. Thank you from all of us! :) If we sell in the future you will definitely be getting a call. All the best :)

Emma Neal & Fraser Thomason-Sheffield

We recently listed our property in Selwyn with Paul Robinson of Matson and Allan, Paul worked so hard for us and it certainly paid off. In the end we had multiple offers, all thanks to Paul’s dedication and total enthusiasm. We would not hesitate to recommend him.

Lyn and Peter Nicholson: Satisfied clients - Hororata

"We have found Jackie an absolute pleasure to work with in the sale of our properties. Jackie works with an up-front, honest approach to her work and has dealt with us and the buyers professionally. She was always available to answer our queries and communicated well. We would choose Jackie to work with again and recommend her to others"

Jenni Kendall

"We have been working with Jackie Derrick of Matson & Allan Real Estate since March 2014. Jackie is always very professional, reliable and really enjoyable to work with. She works extremely hard selling our houses and keeps us updated from start to finish. We would highly recommend Jackie to anyone looking to buy or sell".

Tony & Kerry-Lee Stevenson of Stevenson Builders Ltd

“Thank you Jo for keeping to your word at the start of our home selling journey with you. You promised that it would always be you doing our open homes and you diligently did them every week. We could always rely on a report from you every Friday as to how the advertising response was progressing. We have previously sold a home privately and found the negotiation quite stressful but you were very patient throughout the whole procedure. We would not hesitate to reccomend you highly to anyone. We wish you much continued success. Best Regards

Elaine & Anthony Smuts

“So first stage of the next ‘Batcup Plan’ complete.......first house sold, rental sale locked in and imminent. Many thanks to the best real estate agent out there...Jo Barrett.”

Taff Batcup

‘Just wanted to pass on a massive thanks to you for all of the effort and advice you put in over the month to help us sell our property, we are so grateful that you did want the best deal for us – not just the first one that came through the door.
Andrew if you will have us again – we definitely will use you again and recommend you to everyone we know who is looking – so thanks so much, you were awesome.

Elliot Jones

Jackie worked hard for us to sell our house in Rolleston. She was thoroughly professional and proactive throughout the process and kept us well informed. Even with the challenge of the first offer falling through Jackie secured the sale soon after with the next buyer. She works with the buyer and seller to get the deal to work for both parties. Jackie's positive and cheerful personality makes her enjoyable and easy to work with. We can confidently recommend Jackie to anyone who is looking to sell their house.

Vaughn & Michaela Fraser

“If you're looking at selling your house, I highly recommend Jo. I had put off selling my house for a couple of years, thinking it was going to be a really stressful exercise. I had confidence with Jo from the day she met with me to go over the appraisal until that SOLD sign went up. Jo has amazing energy and flair, her guidance through every step was on point!”

Lisa Winter

“JB you’ve done it again…”

Jesse Winter

Thank you Jo for making this happen, and for all the time and effort you have put in. You are amazing!

Herd Family
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