Testimonials 2017-05-24T02:54:54+00:00

Fluffy and Michael Kerrigan – 22 Shackleton Road, Mt Eden

Hi Julie and Richard,

Michael and I just want to thank you both for making the selling of our property seamless. From the moment you walked through the door we knew you were the perfect team to get the job done.  Your advice on preparing us for our first open home right through to the hammer on auction night made this easy.

You also helped enormously recommending Mark Roy here Papamoa. He did us proud finding our Dream Home 5 minutes from the beach.

We so appreciate you being there for us right through to moving out providing us with a very welcome cup of coffee while we were actually packing everything into the Removal Van ready for our venture.  You are both GREAT, and remember there is always a bed for you and yours when you are down this neck of the woods.

We wish you both all the best. Thanks so much for being there for us!

Michael and Fluffy.

P.S. Chopping board well and truly christened.

Ka Hung Mak – 202/3 Morningside Drive, Kingsland

“It is a great pleasure to have you to sell my apartment and this is the quickest sale I’ve ever experienced. It just surprised me and my wife and we are so happy and content.  Without your intelligence in dealing with the sales, it can’t be done in such a remarkable result in such a short time.

Also thanks to Julie Davies in assisting to your work.  Thank you again.”

Erica and John Hulme – 1/2 Quentin Avenue, Epsom

“We recently sold our investment property in Epsom with the help of Richard and team from Harcourts and were thrilled with the result.  We did plenty of due diligence when comparing agents in the area and listening to the benefits of listing with each one.  Richard simply stood out from the rest.  He had a wealth of experience, was very professional and listened to our concerns.  He worked within the time-frame we needed, always coming back with detailed progress reports and was thorough in following up each potential prospect.  As a result of Richard’s hard work we had an excellent turn out for our auction and I believe our property sold for the best price possible, in the current market.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Richard to anyone buying or selling property and I hope we have the pleasure of dealing with him again in the future should we need a real estate agent.”

Kate Ashcroft – 4/7 Don Croot Street, Kingsland

“Richard was the vendor’s agent when I bought my property, and he was an obvious choice when I needed to sell.  Richard has a very reassuring, professional, personable and persuasive manner.  I knew interested buyers would be in good hands with him, especially to explain some of the more complex aspects of the body corporate unit arrangement.  I trusted Richard to take care of the whole sale process, which meant it was stress free for me, and achieved a great result at auction after just two weekends of open homes.  I can’t recommend Richard highly enough – he takes good care of all parties to the transaction, and his style is inimitable.”

Dave and Claire Malpas – 31 Columbia Road, Sandringham

“We first encountered Richard as the real estate agent for a house we were interested in. We were impressed with his approach and diligence – so much so we purchased the property. We were then in a position where we needed to sell our current property, and asked Richard to assist us in doing this. Again, we were impressed with how Richard went about marketing the property, getting good numbers through the open homes despite it being winter and therefore theoretically a tougher time to sell. Updates from Richard throughout the process were both timely (a text or call after an open home with numbers) and detailed – Richard made a point of visiting once a week to talk through all prospects. In the end, our property sold at auction for a price we’re happy with and we’re currently looking forward to moving into our new home. As such, we would have no hesitation recommending Richard to anyone considering selling their house.”

Previous Owners of house in Argyle Street, Herne Bay

“Selling a high-value property is not necessarily the same “colour-by-numbers” exercise as for properties in other segments of the market. The pool of potential buyers is smaller, and harder to reach out to in many respects. To start with, we tried the conventional approaches to selling our house: conventional real estate agents for the area, conventional places to spend on advertising. Neither of these strategies proved successful. Richard took the initiative to approach us about selling our property, which is in itself indicative of his willingness to make an effort in what he does. In fact, we found that his approach to the sales process was more akin to a professional sales team operating in any commercial environment, in any other industry. When Richard counselled us, we always felt that it had been after considerable reflection, that it was commercially sensible advice and arrived at with our interests in mind. We never felt that any stone was left unturned by Richard in either finding potential buyers, or following up interested parties.  He didn’t just wait for the phone to ring. All the way through the process, he kept us well-informed and was willing to follow through any suggestions or ideas. He was a joy to deal with. He listened to us. He heard what we were saying, and knew his product (our house). There was no nonsense. No “caravans”. No timewasting. And in the end, Richard achieved a sale for us. Our only regret is that we didn’t get him on board when we first made the decision to sell our house!”