Meet elsie houghton


About Elsie Houghton

I was born on the Taranaki coast and spent my childhood at Opunake Beach. My hard working parents manufactured soft drinks and managed the beach pavilion for 9+ years until we moved to Auckland. It now seems ironic that I am now here on the east coast at a beautiful surf beach, ready to embark on a new adventure and lifestyle and to continue my passion for real estate.

My connections to Waihi Beach stem via my mother-in-law who was born in Waihi. Her father, Ted O’Shea was one of the first engine drivers at the Waihi mine. My husband, Noel, spent many a happy summer holiday here during the 60’s and 70’s and in turn introduced me to the beach. We owned a family bach here for many years, with our children often participating in the highland dancing, and in the annual talent shows at Pohutukawa Park.

I am so excited now to be living here permanently and to work for the best real estate agency at the beach! My background as a legal executive and more recently in residential sales, gives me a wealth of real estate knowledge and experience. I appreciate the importance of listening to my client’s needs, and being 100% committed to giving professional down to earth service. Married to Noel for 36 years, family and home are important to me, and I love being with my children, grandchildren, cooking, socialising, tennis, music and travel.

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