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I recently listed my property, 16 & 20 Main Road, Owaka for sale.  From the beginning of a discussion regarding the property, appraisal, then " For Sale " process - listing, photographs, telephone contact etc, to the property being sold Maryna Russell has worked thoughtfully and tirelessly.

Attention to detail, diligence, professionalism has been outstanding.

Whether I buy or sell in the future I would have no hesitation in enlisting Living Corporation Limited, Maryna Russell.

Rosemarie Fowler

We used Maryna during the purchase of our property in October 2015. Following our initial inquiry on the property, Maryna was excellent in arranging viewing times and access to the property on several occasions. Maryna provided us with full and open communication on the status of the property as other offers were being considered. The privacy of all parties was always considered during the process which impressed us. Maryna was extremely courteous, polite and enthusiastic during our experience and was always willing to make her time available.

We would happily recommend Maryna to any prospective real estate customers.

Karen and Mark

I recently confirmed on a property being sold by Maryna, as this is my first property purchase it is quite a daunting process, but Maryna made it so much easier by locating information I needed, checking and notifying me regarding queries and concerns in a very proactive and timely way, nothing was too much trouble.

I was totally at ease with her never felt rushed or pressured. I would highly recommend Maryna to anyone who wished to purchase a property, and would definitely use her in the future.

Blair Kinley

Recently my husband and I had the pleasure of working with Maryna to find a property for our retirement, she made the process so easy, was in tune immediately with our requirements and kept us informed at all times. Maryna is such a pleasure to work with and goes out of her way to assist with any queries or concerns we had, we felt so at ease with her and she always delivered on her promise.

I would highly recommend Maryna to anyone buying or selling a property, and feel as if we have gained a friend who would feel free to call in for a coffee anytime.

Jenny and Neil Kinley

Maryna has been our real estate agent over the past 6-7 months. She has always kept us well informed at all times and is a very pleasant lady to deal with.

Although she has been unable(so far) to sell our property we realise that this has nothing to do with her real estate ability but merely the location and top end of the market price we are seeking for the quality of the property.

PS she has a great sense of humour.

Laurie and Judith

We had the pleasure of working with Maryna Russell from Living Corporation as the selling agent of a property we purchased. Maryna managed the sale process with the up most of professionalism.

Maryna’s communication was excellent and Maryna kept us well informed during the negotiation process. We felt at ease with Maryna and at no time did we feel we were being pressured or manipulated. Maryna was to true to her word on any promises she made to us.

We appreciated that Maryna was working for the vendor however we felt that all our needs were met as purchasers. We would not hesitate in engaging Maryna’s services should we decide to sell the property. Again it was a pleasure to do business with Maryna and Living Corporation.

Steve & Aileen Clarke

To whom it may concern,

I William Blythe the new owner of 20 Main Rd, Owaka.  I found Maryna the best Real Estate Agent to deal with, I have purchased a few properties over the years.

I fell in love with 20 Main Rd due to Maryna's help.

Best wishes for Maryna's career in real estate, she really knows her job.


Billy Blythe

I have recently purchased my first home through Maryna Russell at living corporation. The thought of buying was extremely daunting. In the past I had dealt with many agents in the hope of finding our family home, non of which assisted me in the way Maryna did. She made the whole process easy, even enjoyable.

She was always friendly and happy to answer any questions I had regarding the sale. I felt as though she went above and beyond what was expected of her as an agent. Whether you're looking to sell or buy a home I would highly recommend Maryna Russell.



Abigail Parker

Many thanks to Maryna for assisting us with the purchase of our home in Balclutha. 

Her quick responses and guidance were greatly appreciated.

Would definitely recommend her if you are looking for an agent that knows the market and will help make your purchase as stress-free as possible.

D & N Ballard

Thank you Maryna for your help and efficiency in executing the speediest sale ever! We really appreciated the work you did to actualize our crib dream.

Jennie McGrattan

Dear Maryna,

Thank you for a successful sale of my property.  I have loved working with Living Corporation and yourself.

Beth Harbourne

To whom it may concern,

I recently sold my house with Maryna Russell at Living Corporation, I found her to be extremely professional and always kept me up to date with all enquiries and feedback.

I found the whole experience to be non stressful and would highly recommend Maryna as a very confident and realistic real estate agent.

Ella Thompson

From the moment I started to view properties with Maryna Russell in the beautiful Catlins it felt like I was dealing with family.

Her down to earth and honest manner made me feel that together we will find the right home for me, which we did!


Her services did not end there as I knew exactly what was happening at all times until settlement and beyond.  Her service also meant that I have now a good friend in the community.

I highly recommend Living Corporation should anyone have a property need to be fulfilled.

Jan Ray

Hi Maryna, thank you so much for helping me purchase the house.

I found you to be very approachable and it seemed that nothing was too much trouble.

Your honesty in all matters was refreshing and I would not hesitate to recommend your services

Peter Cox

Good afternoon Maryna,

Jane and I wanted to thank you for all your efforts in the successful sale of my Owaka house.  

We certainly appreciated your honesty and excellent communication; we knew where we were at regarding interest and activity on the house, and we felt totally comfortable that as vendors, you represented our interests with integrity and energy. 

We would have no hesitation in recommending your excellent services to any prospective vendor.  You have that "X" factor as a sales professional; you are authentic, real,  and when a house represents the largest single investment most of us make, your manner and knowledge gave us confidence. Our trust in you was completely justified

I am sure we will return to visit the Catlins, and your personal and genuine approach leaves us with a warm feeling amidst the emotion of the house sale and the new opportunities ahead





Simon C Bardon

Hi Maryna 

Thank you so much for the help of the sale of 45 Stamford Street in Balclutha.  Although this was not your listing, you took the initiative and showed your client this property. 

With your excellent knowledge, friendliness and your amazing peoples skills, you planted the seed which led to a smooth sale that was hassle free. 

The communication between the parties was exceptional and we were kept well informed of the progress.  You are very professional in your role and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking at buying or selling their property. 


Charlene and Aaron Burrows


Dear Maryna, you have done it again! Thank you for selling our second property. You were just as positive, thorough and professional. Your friendly go getter attitude will get you far in this business. We really apprecaited your assistance once again and we trust you will be our first port of call in selling next time.





The Poveys.

Maryna made time for us to view a property in Owaka in our tight schedule of viewings in February 2017.  She was so lovely, bubbly, warm and inviting with great knowledge of the school and area.  We felt we were drawn back to Owaka after other viewings around Otago.  We went back to the school and drove around the area, it was confirmed that this was our new home. 

After what seemed a lifetime of waiting, changing banks and a mortgage broker having his issues, so much positive vibes and energy was given by Maryna.  She wanted us to have this home so was not letting down and remained positive even when all seemed at a loss.


Finally after 3 months we were given the ownership papers.  Maryna then still remained very very helpful and helped organize a new heat pump at an amazing price,  delivery signing of our new furniture, contact details to firewood in the local area and much much more as we are from the Far North in New Zealand with no other contacts in the area. 


With all of this she has also been in contact excited to hear news of our much delayed arrival (thanks to things out of our control) and news of the pregnancy of our third child.


We feel that words cannot explain how warm and inviting, Maryna's time, energy  and personality has made us feel already. We feel as if we have gained a very good friend in this process that has been a bit of a rollercoaster ending with a warm welcome from Maryna.


We would like to highly recommend Maryna and will be choosing Maryna in the future if we wish to move on from our first little house and or extend our investment in the area.


Aleesha Hockenhull

Maryna did an exceptional job selling our house, really went above and beyond.

Very easy to communicate with and always available with quick responses to any queries we had.

Thank you to maryna for all her hard work and delivering a fantastic service.


Kind regards 

Anna Macdonald

We recently listed our property at 4 and 6 Mcneil Street, Balclutha and also purchased a property at Kaka point through Living Corporation Limited, Maryna Russell.

 We have found her to be very diligent, hard working and thoughtful, whether you are selling or buying. She works tirelessly and her communication and feedback during both processes were outstanding.


We would definitely use her again in the future.


I recently bought a property in Pounawea through Maryna. She was very open to ideas outside the box and was lovely to deal with.

In addition her and her husband Neil have since helped out a few times once I have moved in.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maryna if you need a Real estate agent to buy or sell your house.

Dal Fea