Gail & Ken Pianta

Welcome to our website. Between us we’ve notched up more than 25 years in Real Estate, putting us amongst the most enduring, high profile and respected agents on Auckland’s famously beautiful North Shore.

In keeping with the beautiful environment in which we are so lucky to work, our standards are high. Our Real Estate practice is established on the core values of integrity, honesty, kindness, fairness and generosity. We are noted for our innovative marketing strategies and attention to detail. We work as a team, maintaining an extensive data-base and supported by outstanding management with back-up from our flagship Milford office and the entire Harcourts Cooper & Co Group.

Thank you both for the tremendous effort you put into the marketing and ultimate sale of my house. From our first meeting, you understood my desire to achieve a quick sale with the best possible result. You worked brilliantly as a team and were so professional in your approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective buyer or seller. I trust you will come and enjoy a glass of wine with me sometime soon.
Janet Smith

Residential Marketing & Auction Specialists

Entrust us with the sale of your home and you get a team who does everything well. We advise you on the presentation of your home. We take care to see that any problems that could possibly hinder a successful sale are dealt with before going to market. We are in constant communication. Our weekly written reports provide invaluable information on which to make your selling decision. That’s why so many of our clients say: “We achieved an excellent price and we actually enjoyed the process of selling our home.”

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Gail joined Harcourts Milford in 1997, after an extensive career in nursing and as a Mum to three children. Immediately, the market took one of its famous and most dramatic dips. But, as they say: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” As a result, Gail is now truly established as one of the North Shore’s “go to” agents, selling properties from Devonport to Okura including Retirement Villages, Rest Homes and Apartment Complexes. She has also assisted in managing both the Milford and Glenfield offices of the Harcourts Cooper & Co group, and has been a feature model in an ad campaign to attract people into the Real Estate profession. Gail is always prepared to work hard for her community. She is an active member and former president of the professional women’s group, Zonta, working to improve the education and status of women worldwide. Gail has an adventurous spirit and enjoys a challenge, especially if it’s outdoors or high tech. She is also a talented and knowledgeable gardener, needlewoman, homemaker and cook.


Ken is a media man. He’s worked as a journalist on newspapers and in radio and television and in advertising and marketing. He’s still very much involved in the media and continues to turn up in television commercials and the odd spot on Shortland Street. Fascinated by domestic architecture, he’s put his family through years of interesting house renovations. He’s a foundation trustee for the rescue and restoration of the last of Takapuna’s spectacular colonial beach mansions, now Lake House Arts Centre on Fred Thomas Drive. Ken’s skills as a wordsmith and in sales and marketing, are widely acknowledged in the industry. He is in popular demand for editorials, and with colleagues to provide creative input for their campaigns. Prospective buyers often tell him that his writing and video presentations made them fall in love with a house before they’d even seen it! Ken’s a great advocate for maintaining physical fitness at all stages of life. You’ll find him working out regularly with weights at his local gym, as well as participating in high impact Body Attack classes.