Whangarei Team

Whangarei Team

Welcome to Propertyscouts Whangarei, where our dedicated team of professionals is passionate about hassle-free property management. With extensive local knowledge and expertise, we handle everything from marketing your property to addressing tenant concerns. You can rely on us to handle everything while you focus on your other priorities. Let's work together to achieve your property goals.

Didi Skinner

Business Owner

Didi is the proud owner of Propertyscouts Whangarei. She has a background in conservation and project management and for 10 years managed a local trust in Whangarei.

"My husband, Pete, and I was looking at the management of our own property, trying to calculate the risk of rental income vs mortgage payments and meeting the healthy homes standards. Then a friend commented that it is always wiser leaving property management to a professional. I asked around and heard Propertyscouts guarantees the rent. The Propertyscouts systems impressed me so much, I bought my own franchise! Now I love sharing this amazing system with my fellow investors in Whangarei."

Didi is passionate about the community, investment and the sanctity of family.

Karen Kelly

Operations Manager / Team Leader

We're excited to introduce Karen, our new Operations Manager and second-in-charge at Propertyscouts. With a career spanning nearly three decades, Karen started in property management in Whangarei in 1994. She brings a unique perspective to our team, having also owned and managed a 19-unit motel in Whangarei for 2.5 years, gaining valuable insights into the hospitality industry.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Karen is an investor in her own right, having entered the real estate market in 2004. Her keen eye for opportunities and extensive knowledge in the field of real estate investments make her a valuable asset to our team.

Beyond her professional life, she enjoys rural living, tending to her vegetable garden, and cherishing her family and beloved dog.

Rest assured, Karen's approach and extensive experience make her an excellent addition to our team.

Siobhan Scrivener

Assistant Property Manager

Raised in Whangarei, Siobhan identifies strongly with Te Tai Tokerau Northland as a descendant of Nga Puhi.

Her working background primarily includes working with rangatahi and individuals facing various health conditions. Siobhan holds a degree in nursing and is currently taking a break from law studies. Siobhan is passionate about education and social justice.

In her spare time, Siobhan enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, engaging in craft and travel.

Siobhan will be providing support to our senior property manager, Karen, whilst undergoing training to eventually manage her own portfolio.

Chantel de Beer

Property Manager

Chantel brings a positive attitude and strong work ethic to the team. She works mostly with our social housing tenancies and Dargaville tenancies.

Chantel is married to Matys, and they have two children, MJ (12) and Chantel (9). As a family, they enjoy spending time together outdoors, fishing, and exploring nature. Their strong bond as a family is evident, and we appreciate the beautiful Christian values that Chantel brings to our workplace.

Michelle Brymer - Propertyscouts NZ Administrator of the Year 2023


Michelle started with the Propertyscouts team to provide inspections support but her work ethic saw her rapid rise through the ranks to accounts manager. Michelle’s wide range of workplace experience is perfect for this role as she has worked for 2 large corporate companies in Admin, Customer Service, Procurement, and Training and she has also Co-owned a plumbing business with her husband Gavin for over 3 years.

Michelle describes her family, husband, Gavin, 2 sons; Dillon (21) and Josh (18), and her pets, as the centre of her world, she is an avid fisherwoman and comfortable both in and out of the office environment.

Linda Eyles

Assistant Property Manager

Linda joined the team to support Liz in specifically the Bream Bay area. Linda brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked in various professional environments in Property Management in Auckland and Whangarei. Her background in these fields makes her a valuable asset to our team.

Apart from her professional expertise, Linda has a diverse range of hobbies and interests. She is an avid golfer and is proudly associated with the Waipu Golf Club. When she's not in the golf course, you might find her enjoying a lovely Zumba class, acting as a celebrant or spending time with her family. She is the proud grandmother of an adorable grandson who brings immense joy in her life.

With her roots in the community of Bream Bay and dedication to providing exceptional support, Linda is well-equipped to contribute to our team's success.

Phone: 021 874 356

Berenice Riley

Property Manager

Berenice is a highly experienced and dedicated professional with a successful seven-year tenure running a profitable company. With over 20 years of expertise in the plumbing and electrical industry, both commercial and residential, she brings a hands-on approach and a wealth of knowledge to our team. Berenice's commitment to personal growth is evident through her completion of business management courses. She is disciplined, trustworthy, and known for going the extra mile in all her endeavors. A people's person at heart, Berenice takes pride in providing exceptional service and support to clients. Outside of work, she enjoys family time, beach walks, hiking, and embracing nature's beauty and everything God has to offer. Berenice is a valuable asset to our team, ensuring top-notch service and results for our clients.