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I treat your home like it’s my own.

Hey my name is Leigh Richmond and I started Abode, a boutique property management agency, in 2009 with the desire to do things differently and create a stress-free process for my clients. People are our highest priority. Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, your needs always come first.

My hands-on approach to managing your home means I take the time to understand your lifestyle and needs, so the small things don’t get overlooked.

I love Westmere – I have lived there for 10 years and manage properties throughout our great suburb, as well as across Auckland. I understand the unique flair that Auckland suburbs have to offer. Simply put, I know what works and what doesn’t.

I pride myself of being a passionate, professional and experienced property manager who will effectively take care of your investment with considerable attention to detail. Get in touch today for coffee – my shout.

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Leigh knows the ins and outs of Auckland City suburbs. This means she understands the true value that the homes in our area can bring, and knows how to advertise your property’s best features to attract the right tenants.


Leigh has over 10 years of experience in providing personalised and efficient property management services. She understands that every home is unique and everyone has different requirements. That’s why she tailors our services to work with you by understanding your specific needs.

Friendly & Professional

As a boutique property management agency, Leigh prides herself on getting to know her property owners and tenants personally. She develops a good relationship with her clients where they feel comfortable and confident in her management. You can rely on Leigh to take good care of your home.

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“Leigh is a local and knows the market well, which is why we felt like we could really trust her.”

— Angela Hall

“Since I was living out of Auckland, I was looking for someone that was honest and reliable to manage my home. I went with Leigh because she fit those qualities and had a more hands-on and proactive approach, compared to others.”

— Bev Andrews

“We decided to go with Leigh because of her integrity and that we felt like we could trust her with our home.”

— Larne Edmeades

“I needed a property manager for my home whom I could rely on, and who was organised enough to deal with any issues immediately. Upon meeting with Leigh, I felt that I could trust her because of her knowledge of the market and area.”

— Trevor Bayly

“Leigh really goes the extra mile to make sure our home and our tenants are happy. Nothing is every too big of a problem for her.”

— Angela Hall

“What makes Leigh different to others is her personal approach to managing my home. She has a very bubbly personality and is always upfront and honest. It’s her boutique management style and her knowledge of the area that makes her stand out.”

— Bev Andrews

“Whenever there are any issues or concerns, Leigh is always prompt in resolving them. She truly exceeds the performance of previous property managers we’ve used and I think that comes down to her local knowledge and experience.”

— Larne Edmeades

“Leigh is an excellent property manager because she has a thorough process for letting tenants in and she is very rigorous in her property inspections. She seems to develop a good relationship with the tenants, which means I don’t have to worry about anything.”

— Trevor Bayly

“We feel very comfortable with Leigh managing our home in Auckland, now that we’re living in Christchurch. She is always very proactive in solving any problems that arise and her regular updates give us peace of mind. She is brilliant because we don’t have to worry about anything and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional property manager.”

— Angela Hall