Founded by national multiple
award-winning property manager
Colleen Topping



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The Home & Co. team is lead by Wanaka’s top independent rental property expert, Colleen Topping. The team is a close-knit group with each member bringing a different dynamic and perspective. Their combined skills, expertise and integrity ensure a personal service that can be trusted and relied upon.


Why Choose Us?

  • 15+ years experience in Wanaka property management

  • Winner of New Zealand Property Manager of the Year 2013 and 2010 (Real Estate Institute of New Zealand)

  • Finalist Property Manager of the Year 2016 (Leading Property Managers NZ)

  • Finalist Property Manager of the Year 2017

  • 300+ satisfied owners have experienced our management



Colleen Topping has successfully managed our property in Lake Hawea in excess of 4 years. During this time she has skilfully selected excellent tenants for the property.

Whenever there was a need to make repairs she very adeptly liaised with ourselves, the tenant and the tradespeople selected for their efficiency and quality of work. This was carried out by Colleen in a highly professional manner and where appropriate sending us timely reminders of planned maintenance, for the benefit of both landlord and tenant.

She carried out regular and thorough inspections of our property and provided us with extremely detailed reports on the condition of the house, set out in room by room basis. This was particularly important to us we were unable to visit the property on a regular basis.

Colleen also supported her e-mailed reports with regular financial statements to give us a clear and ongoing picture of the income and expenditure for the property.

At a personal level, Colleen has always had a friendly and highly professional approach to her property management. She has been extremely successful in her career to date and assuredly she will continue to excel in her chosen sphere. I would recommend her to you without reservation. 

William T. York M.Ed. B.A. 

We have been clients of Colleen’s for over 5 years.  Colleen is extremely efficient and professional in the handling of all matters  regarding the management of our property. We have peace of mind as absentee owners.

David and Silvia, Queensland, Australia

Colleen came highly recommended as someone who is a top professional, personable and will get the job done right. As new landlords to the market, Colleen gave us sound advice whenever we needed it, helped us with the process of letting and kept us fully informed at all stages of the letting process. We are very happy with the work Colleen has done for us and recommend her to others, without reservation.

Naku noa.

Jeanette, Invercargill

Colleen is very efficient & thorough with every job she does, no matter how big or small. I would highly recommend using Home & Co, I had a very smooth experience.

Kate Turner, Wanaka

We really enjoy having Colleen and Home & Co look after our rental property. As out-of-town owners we appreciate the professionalism, communication and personalised service that this business provides.

Ruth Barratt

Colleen has been professional and thorough. She provided good information, managed expectations. Really impressed. 

Kevin Singh

I have recently rented my house for the first time. Colleen took the hassle out of finding suitable tenants. Her professionalism & experience with managing local properties made choosing Home & Co. an easy decision.

Ben Wilson

I have owned my home for over 18 years and had never rented it out. I didn't really know where to start. Colleen at Home and Co has made renting out my house very easy. I am stoked with the service. She is proactive and onto it and because I am no longer in the area her straight up approach and clear communications make managing my home EASY! I would totally recommend Home and Co.

Sarah Macnab

Fantastic company. Colleen and her team manage our house in Wanaka. Everything is taken care of brilliantly and professionally. I work in the industry myself in London and am really impressed with the quality of service from Home & Co. Thanks guys. 

Jenna Daniel

Barney, Frank and I would like to thank you for your great care of Gary’s house. You monitored the tenants so well and when they left you made sure all was spotlessly clean. Thank you from all of us.

B Hughes, Timaru

Colleen Topping has always been a step ahead of the rest and is the best property manager in the region, hands down. We have tried several management agencies over the years and cannot thank her enough for always having our best interest in looking after our house/apartments in Wanaka for the last decade-plus. She even helped us recently with viewings and other issues related to the potential sale of our property. While we have been very happy renting-out our dwellings intermittently, the changing rules for landlords (which she has always informed us of along with suggesting potential solutions) and fact that we are not spending much time in NZ lately encouraged our sale. We’ll miss working with Colleen and her candid, professional approach. If you’re looking for a property manager, do yourself a favour and talk to Colleen, then you’ll be a step ahead of the rest, too. 

L&M Powell, NZ/US/Antarctica