Maxine Clason Thomas

Financial Adviser (Property)

Hi, I’m Maxine a financial adviser here at Opes. A typical day for me would be to start off with exercise followed by coffee and planning for the day. I love the flexibility of my job and, the excitement you see people have when they enter property investment or purchase a first home for the first time is utmost satisfying. 

I live and breathe property; my Partners and I invest in property and love talking with likeminded people. The best skills I bring to the job is personal experience along with working in the property investment industry for around 7 years. In my spare time you will find me outdoors and spending time with my young family.

Check out my featured episode on The Property Academy Podcast:

Episode 976: Case Study Sunday – Real Investor Story ... How To Achieve Financial Freedom With Property

Episode 1067: Case Study Sunday: $200k Passive Income In 20 Years … Real Numbers


What's it like working with Maxine?

  • 5/5 stars

    I am grateful for their invaluable assistance

    Maxine, Tina, and April from Opes Partners were instrumental in helping me purchase an investment property. Their expertise, guidance, and unwavering support made the process smooth and successful. I highly recommend Maxine, Tina, and April for their professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to client satisfaction. Working with them was a fantastic experience, and I am grateful for their invaluable assistance in achieving my investment goals.

    J Sebastian19/5/2024
  • 5/5 stars

    Found excellent tenants a week from settlement

    My wife and I bought our first investment property through Opes earlier this year, and thought the tools, information and support they provided throughout the process was amazing! We had listened to the podcast and used the excellent 'return on Investment' spreadsheet for about a year before we decided an investment property was the right thing for us, and it was the right time in the market. We were pretty cautious at first, but having the tools and information to run the numbers and feel we were making an informed decision in our own time really helped! Maxine at Opes provided us comprehensive info packs on 3 recommended new-build options in our price range, and we decided on one that was already completed to go ahead with. As it was our first investment property, there were so many steps that we really had no idea about- like setting up a look through company, and getting prpperty and chattel valuations - but Tina at Opes had this great checklist for us to work through, and helped us so much through the process. We also decided to use Opes property management service, and they have been great - they found excellent tenants a week from settlement, and we've had no issues! Throughout the process we were very happy with the service Opes offered, and would highly recommend working with them... Cheers to Maxine and Tina for the patience, time and support along the way!

    Lans H2/12/2023
  • 5/5 stars

    They basically hold your hands to guide you through the process of building your wealth

    It was a great experience working with Opes from top to bottom. The knowledge of the team makes investing in property so smooth and stress free. They always promptly answer your questions and concerns. They basically hold your hands to guide you through the process of building your wealth. For example, Maxine calmly guided us through this process and referred articles and links for us to read to gain informative knowledge. This was helpful when we don’t know a lot of investment. Secondly, a big thank you to Andrew and Ed where I suggested a podcast topic to clear my queries. They humbly thanked me for the suggestion and then within a short time, they presented this topic with relevant information from professionals. It was much appreciated to be heard and act on when you know that they had so much going on with their tours and schedules. I do wonder do they actually sleep🤣. Their sense of humour makes it so much fun to learn about investment. Thank you for assisting kiwis for investing. This is a fantastic platform to take about investing when it is not a commonly talked about. Another big thank you to Jason Bruce our mortgage broker who has active communication skills at the same time makes you comfortable. Nothing is a trouble for him and he always make sure he provides the best information for you without rushing you. The recap from each session with him was very informative. Thank you for the good work and I will definitely recommend others to you.

    Chia T1/11/2023
  • 5/5 stars

    Opes made a process that seemed very daunting, so much simpler and doable

    Thanks so much for all the help with our first investment property - you and Opes made a process that seemed very daunting, so much simpler and doable. We are looking forward to settling our second investment property in Jan/Feb, and we are already talking about a 3rd investment property in the coming year.

    Helena S27/5/2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Quickly she presented us with three good options

    We Interviewed with Maxine and very quickly she presented us with three good options that were thoroughly detailed and we locked one in l, and the rest is history. We feel, with OPES, we were dealing with reputable property developers and can launch forward with confidence.

    Chris G3/11/2023
  • 5/5 stars

    Great company to work with!

    Geoff T19/12/2023
  • 5/5 stars

    They go the extra mile

    Opes has an excellent process for helping you purchase an investment property. Their staff are knowledgeable and help every step of the way. They also go the extra mile to make sure that you are looked after throughout the process from deciding on a property to closing on it. Really impressed.

  • 5/5 stars

    I would definitely recommend!

    OPES have helped me through the entire process of buying a first home and Maxine was a huge help every step of the way! I would definitely recommend 😄