Welcome to First National Cromwell

We are locally owned and the longest operating real estate office in Cromwell. Our company has a reputation of hard working, knowledgeable sales consultants supported by an efficient administration team. We are available seven days a week to provide our clients with outstanding service.

Our team is experienced, successful and proven in selling properties since 1987. First National Cromwell has a highly respected profile with a large client base of satisfied vendors and potential buyers.
Our point of difference is that we work together as a team supporting each other and our clients.

We enjoy a very high profile, air conditioned and spacious office with plenty of window display, along with our own customer car parks. We are affiliated to the First National Network with offices linked Nationwide and in Australia.

You will find our Salespeople enthusiastic and friendly when it comes to achieving your desired Real Estate needs.


Jeanine Ellis, Principal/Licensee and Salesperson, is local and passionate, enjoys getting out and about in Cromwell and particularly enjoys the outdoor pursuits Central Otago offers. She is making a mark, setting standards and enjoying being a big part of Cromwell and Central Otago. Working with people to achieve outstanding results is the strength Jeanine consistently brings to real estate.

 “We all work with property; I work with people” - Jeanine Ellis
Owen Joyce, through excellent communication skills, has built many long-term client relationships which consistently provide him with repeat business and referrals. Honesty, skilful negotiating, and knowing when to listen, are some of his key attributes that have enabled him to continually achieve high performance awards.
If you’re looking for a trusted Real Estate consultant offering an uncomplicated approach to your Real Estate requirements, with a thorough understanding of the sales process, then contact Owen today.
Hilary Seagrave – has earned the reputation of being a reliable, honest, tenacious and personable agent and has the expertise to assist her clients in realising all their real estate goals.  She has an outstanding work ethic and a great ability to listen to her buyers and seller’s needs.

After running successful businesses in Dunedin and holidaying with her family for many years in Central it was always Hilary’s dream to live and work in the place where she most feels at home.
Having worked with people from all walks of life, Hilary can easily adapt to any situation, turning what may seem a daunting endeavour into an enjoyable and exciting experience.

Hilary’s goals are always aligned with her client’s needs and wants and she will work tirelessly until those expectations are met.

Carl McNulty, is passionate about the industry of property and the people behind it. He has the knowledge with the ‘behind the scenes’ action with a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland and experience as both a vendor and purchaser to understand what service all is about - you.

Carl thinks big, ‘gets it’ and is particular about the details, ensuring your property experience is clear, transparent and rewarding.
Henry van der Velden, Sales Consultant & Auctioneer- When it comes to having local knowledge after 32 years in the industry selling Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Businesses, Rural, Horticulture blocks and Viticulture blocks, Henry can advise you on all the aspects of buying and selling. 

Cromwell has seen some changes on the back of Viticulture and Horticulture developments, along with expansion of residential and industrial development. Cromwell has grown from a small countryside town to a diverse community in its people, business and industries. This has culminated in giving Cromwell the drive to grow further into the future with confidence.  Henry has been the past president of the Central Lakes REINZ Sub Committee as well as currently being an associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Henry also has a board position as well as ownership of private and corporate property development companies.
Should you require my assistance with your property please call me.
Pam van der Velden, you can put your trust in me. People come and go in this industry, but when you’ve been in sales & marketing for as long as I have, you accumulate credibility. I have been involved in the Cromwell Real Estate market since April 1987 and it’s been a rewarding experience meeting and assisting families into this vibrant, go ahead town.

Most of my business comes from referrals and repeat clients, because I take care of people and their most valuable assets and have done this for the past 32 years here in Cromwell.
It is my job, and pleasure, to assist you with your real estate needs, to maximize your return and to guide you into the next adventure life brings. When you are ready to engage a fully qualified real estate salesperson call me Pam.

Latest Listings

  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3 Car

117 Neplusultra Street, Cromwell NZ

$1,395,000 Incl. GST (if any)


Adjacent to the motel strip and two minutes walk from the main shopping and restaurants are two purpose built, self contained, ensuited studio units, one with an interconnecting second bedroom. The Studios open to a sheltered sunny, landscaped courtyard with a 7 metre inground solar heated swimming pool. There is private access and off-street parking for both studios. In addition to these generous guest facilities, the spacious owner's accommodation is located in a separate wing of the home offering elegant living with stunning kitchen, dining, lounge and two ensuited bedrooms. The large sunny master bedroom also features a walk in robe. The purpose built laundry is designed to service and store guest linen with the owner's accommodation further hosting triple garaging and off-street parking. This is a Unique Opportunity to enter the hospitality industry in a high profile location and there is a definite opportunity to increase turnover. Act now to be part of the up and coming busy summer season. $1,395,000 Incl. GST (if any) Viewing by Appointment Only. CF4807 CROMWELL THE HEART OF CENTRAL OTAGO

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  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2 Car

3 Hopgood Place, Cromwell NZ



Nicely elevated from the street level in popular Summerfield this home will appeal to a number of purchasers either looking for their first home, investment property or those wanting to downsize. This modern brick and tile home features three double bedrooms, family bathroom, open living / kitchen and access to a private bbq patio and backyard. Double garage with internal access along with ample off-street parking for up to four vehicles and the boat. Section is fully fenced with automatic irrigation in place. Open home scheduled 2pm to 2:30pm Saturdays or call for your private inspection. CF4804 CROMWELL THE HEART OF CENTRAL OTAGO

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4 Judare Drive, Lowburn, Cromwell NZ



Only 3 sections in Lowburn like this, so call 03 445 1478 to secure this one. Expansive lake and mountain views from this 3206sqm site complete with building platform. Titled with town services to the boundary. Located in Lowburn Valley known by locals as a sheltered area with it's own micro climate, lake inlet and stunning picnic area reserve. CF4797 CROMWELL THE HEART OF CENTRAL OTAGO

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  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath

Smitham Drive (Off Olds Cres), Cromwell NZ

From $625,000


Situated on Smitham Drive (off Olds Crescent) this new subdivision features both two and three bedroom homes, ready for you now. Each home enjoys the following features: -Stone, cedar & plaster cladding -Tiled bathroom(s) with underfloor heating -Kitchen / living opening onto enclosed courtyard -Bronze tinted, double glazed windows offering privacy & UV protection -Fully landscaped section, including fencing, paths & driveway -Insulated garage with carpet & internal access -Plumbed for water softener -All with their own title These homes are all easycare and would suit first home buyers, investors, those wanting to downsize or as a lock and leave holiday pad. Call & book your private inspection or visit our open home Saturdays 12 - 12:30. Priced From $625,000 CF4781 CROMWELL THE HEART OF CENTRAL OTAGO

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