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Zaf and Keri have wasted no time in building a successful track record here at UP. After 12 years establishing Cafe Jazz on the corner of Upland and Remuera Roads, Zaf and his wife Keri made a lifestyle and career change. They bring with them a wealth of life experiences, boundless energy and infectious optimism.
Born in Turkey to Turkish/Greek parents, Zaf was schooled through to University in Ankara. He has enjoyed a career as a professional volleyball player and model, been a Corporal in the Turkish Airforce and then moved to New Zealand where he settled and made his mark in the hospitality industry.
Keri has been the administrative support behind Café Jazz over their years of ownership. Her background was in the Travel Industry and Insurance, where she became New Zealand’s youngest female broker before travelling overseas. She met Zaf while modelling in Turkey. She is also an accomplished artist who has a great eye for colour and design.
Keri and Zaf have two beautiful daughters who attend Otago University and Baradene College, they have been married for 22 years.
As a combination Zaf and Keri not only understand the real estate process but they also care very deeply about the people involved. They have built a platform that provides transparency and confidence ensuring their clients are kept well informed every step of the way. Together they bring a genuine desire to get the best result through an honest hard working approach and great negotiating skills. Commercially savvy they understand and adapt to changing market conditions. They are a breath of fresh air in the industry, and key players in our team.
Michelle and Richard - Greenlane
May I please recommend Zaf and Keri Yildiz from UP Real Estate for the sale of your home.
Zaf and Keri provided us with calm, thorough and honest advice regarding the preparation of our house for sale, the sale process and the approximate market value of our home.
They were always warm and friendly whilst still maintaining a high level of professionalism.
We were overseas during the marketing and auction of our home and we received regular updates on the marketing, open home turnouts etc. via email and calls.
On auction day we 'listened in' on the auction and Zaf kept us current with what was happening in the auction room.
We were very pleased that the house sold at auction and the handover process also went very smoothly.
Selling and moving house can be a stressful, busy and emotional time for a family and Zaf and Keri made the whole process easy and seamless - thank you
Ron & Jan
We would highly recommend Zaf and Keri to anyone selling their property. After 5 stressful months on the market with two other firms, they took up the challenge and secured a sale in 3 weeks. Both Zaf and Keri worked tirelessly throughout the selling process. Always supporting our decisions and never wanting to know our baseline price, only working from our asking price. We strongly believe, our property would still be on the market, had it not been for Zaf’s tenacious efforts on our behalf.
8 Navarre Road
We want to take the time for thank you for the great work you did with the sale on our property. It was the 3rd time we asked you to look after our properties because we trust the quality of your work and your dedication. You understand our requests and situation and you are able to adapt your work accordingly. You are always available and very helpful. We know we are in good hands with you and you know how to maximise the potential of each house.
26B Morrin Street, Ellerslie
After meeting two other agents from different agencies I chose Keri and Zaf to market and sell the house. I felt that they were efficient and will do a good job selling the house in the shortest possible time. I was very pleased with the outcome and would certainly recommend them to family and friends.
17A & 19A Boakes Road
Having purchased our houses privately thus far, and having decided to sell them both we were understandably anxious about the process. Thank goodness we met Keri and Zaf Yildiz near the start of our agent selection process because once we met them, there was no one else for the job in our view.
Not only were Keri and Zaf professional and transparent throughout the process they were absolutely committed to making the process as easy as possible for us, facilitating third party people such as photographers, staging companies, building inspectors around our requirements; and explaining the minutiae of real estate processes – nothing was ever too much trouble. Auction day wasn’t the end of the process, and they have held our hands through the post-sale process as well.
We are extremely grateful, there is nothing else we could have asked for from them, and we will use them again and recommend them to others without hesitation. If you are looking for a real estate team who are authentic, honest, knowledgeable and fantastic at getting great results, this is the team for you.
Jo & Glenn
82 Kings Rd, Panmure
I engaged Zaf and Keri Yildiz of UP Real Estate to market and sell my house as I knew they were agents I could trust to deliver a great service and help me through the process to get the best price for my home. True to expectations, they were at all times friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, providing valuable advice on when to sell, how to present the property, marketing and sales strategies to use etc.
Throughout the process they kept me well informed, and made sure potential purchasers had all the information they needed, as well as opportunities to view the house both during open homes and private viewing where necessary.
Zaf, Keri and the UP team did a great job on auction day on site, putting both me as the vendor, and potential bidders at ease, and creating a great atmosphere, which resulted in a great sale on the day.
I thoroughly recommend Zaf, Keri and the UP team, and would have no hesitation in using them again.
I would genuinely like to say a big “Thank You” for searching, not just a property, but a home for me and my family. Your enthusiasm and knowledge of real estate demonstrated your passion in finding the right home for us.
You kept us in touch through every stage of the way and prepared us well for the auction. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wishes to purchase or sell their property.
48 Mt Taylor
We have sold our house thanks to Zaf. We did appreciate his ability to listen to what we wanted and what was important for us. We work from home so it was important that we could still live and work during the selling process and that was very well respected. We appreciate his honesty, professionalism and involvement. We will definitely recommend him to any seller, you will be in good hands.
We are so happy! Zaf and Keri got us a great result, the house went for much more than we expected, which was brilliant! They worked so hard, kept us posted at every moment, were friendly yet professional (and realistic) and were an absolute pleasure (the dream team!) to work with. I would not hesitate in recommending them and UP …..and thank you so much for selling our home!
23C Harding Avenue
Zaf Yildiz recently sold my property and I was really impressed with his honesty and professionalism. He was flexible, quick thinking and has a great knowledge of the area. He helped make my house sale a smooth process and I would not hesitate in recommending him.
63 Boakes Road
Tim & Julie
Zaf and Keri sold our house of 17 years. They made the whole process so easy. Everything was explained so that we were well informed and had no surprises throughout the auction process. Zaf and Keri were totally professional and respectful and we would recommend them to anybody wanting to sell.
346 Panama Road
I asked Zaf and Keri to sell my house by auction and found their honesty, integrity and salesmanship of the highest standard.
Zaf and Keri made me feel relaxed as they promoted the home looking after it as if it were their own. They showed enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and were encouraging, supportive and provided me with excellent feedback throughout the whole process. The end result was well above my expectations.
I would recommend Zaf and Keri with total confidence to anyone wanting to sell their home.
3 Farringdon Street
As a seller, there is often a lingering question in your mind about the fees charged by real estate agents for their services versus the return on investment with the sale price. I took the plunge and listed my house with Zaf & Keri from UP and I was certainly not dissappointed. They both worked incredibly hard to get the best price possible for my house. No stone was left unturned to get me the best price possible. I sincerely believe that few others could have achieved the level of interest in my property that they did and they earnt every cent of their comission on my house - I have been thrilled with the journey and the end result. Couldnt be happier.
683 Remuera Road
Zaf and Keri recently sold our home and they were great. They did everything they could to make the process as easy as it could be. They both took time with us to talk about preparing the house for market and the photographs and were happy to answer any queries we had. They were always contactable and always responded quickly to any phone or email messages. During the open home process they were prepared to stay on after the open home time when prospective buyers wanted to spend more time looking at the house and talking to them. They were fully committed to selling our home at the best price and they are such nice people too! Thanks Zaf and Keri!
Mountain View Mews
We had the pleasure of dealing with Zaf and Keri during the process of them selling our house in Boakes Road. We also handed them the task of finding us a new home before the settlement, to which they promptly did. Selling and buying within a given timeframe can be a daunting thought, but with the guidance of Zaf and Keri things went very smoothly and we are now enjoying our new home thanks to them. We would not hesitate to use their services again and would definitely recommend them to anyone thinking of selling their home.
13A Lunn Avenue
Elizabeth & Jason Berge
Zaf and Keri were very professional, friendly and helpful and guided us through the selling process. They were excellent at giving us regular feedback and reassurance when needed, and were always available to us. Their commitment,hard work, and enthusiasm for our home meant we achieved a Fantastic result. Thank You.
74A Koraha Street
Dear Zaf and Keri. I would like to say Thank You very much for your brilliant efforts in selling my property. I am really impressed with your hard work and loved your ideas for staging the house, it worked really well. Thank you again for making this happen. You are the best property agents I’ve ever worked with. I am very happy with your service and honesty. If I hear of any people going to buy or sell property, I will definitely recommend them to you two awesome people. Thank you so much.
Robert & Debra
11A Mamaku Street
Zaf Yildiz and his team recently assisting us with the sale of a property in Auckland. The real test of any agent is not when the market is running hot but when things turn and in this instance properties started to stick on the market. In our case the government had recently bought out new confusing changes to the industry making purchasers nervous, properties were being passed in at Auction, Xmas arrived and summer holidays were on, there were not many buyers around! Our Sole Agency had run out and all other agencies were telling us was to keep dropping our price that was their only solution…..then Zaf turned up, brought us his one potential purchaser and the house was sold for our asking price that day. Zaf had kept our property in the back of his mind, even though we were not listed with any agency and had actually taken the house off the market, he had the foresight to approach us and a sale eventuated.
So would we recommend Zaf…..yes. He is a very very hardworking and refreshingly honest. I believe first and foremost he believed he had genuinely found the right house for his young purchasers and worked towards securing that for both of us. Many thanks Zaf.
Andy & Bridget
37 Koraha Street
You were the first people that came to mind when we thought of selling our house and we want to thank you for the smooth journey from listing through to sold.
We believed in your enthusiasm, confidence and professionalism and our trust was certainly well placed.
We genuinely believe you delivered a premium price for our property that we may not otherwise have achieved with another agent.
We look forward to dealing with you again and sending more business your way in the future.
32 Allen Johnston Place
Hear ye !!! Hear ye !!!
Interested in selling your home but apprehensive about the daunting process involved ??
Dreaming of a ‘downsize’ but scared of facing a serious $ shortfall when buying back into the hot Auckland
We, the Campbell’s experienced these exact same reservations, but eventually, and with brave optimism took the
plunge late February, 2016 engaging one of Auckland’s best known realtors to undertake a marketing campaign leading to our
Devastatingly we failed to sell at auction, and endured the resulting psychological scars and doubts.
Miraculously, just 5 weeks later, this agony morphed into excitement and euphoria under the UP banner.
They definitely lived up to their name of ‘UNLIMITED POTENTIAL’ ... They positively S O A R E D in their meticulous
marketing campaign ............. home staging, aerial drone shots of the property, sharp photography ... we sold after the
first ‘open home’ weekend for well above the CV.
SO why do the Campbell’s recommend that you use the UP Sales Team when selling your home ??
In 5 reasons.... (1) “Not too big”, so connected to both buyer and seller.
(2) Total undaunted “commitment” to their task
(3) A rare “listen and understand” skills set, so vital in the cosmopolitan Auckland market.
(4) Savvy negotiating strategies with an enviable karmic calm approach.
(5) Ability to view the world “outside the square”.
All of the above, with a competitive commission structure and attractive incentives, so ably supported by a professional
management team and a gifted technical support crew, generating a genial team atmosphere.
While acknowledging the entire UP staff enterprise, the Campbell’s wish to specifically identify (3) sales team members
who personify the above testimonial:
Ronald LIM, Cathy SMITH and Zafer YILDIZ
10 Rewi Road
10 Rewi Road
"We asked Zaf and Keri to sell our house and that’s exactly what they did, superbly! Zaf and Keri are very friendly and lovely to deal with and they kept us in the loop at all times. They gave every potential buyer the opportunity to view our house either at open homes or by private appointment. Our house sold very quickly (six days) and we were really happy with the price it sold for, we had complete satisfaction in the professional manner in which everything was achieved. Zaf works really hard and has a real passion for real estate, is customer centric and refreshingly honest. We recommend Zaf & Keri to anyone thinking of selling their home. Great work Team Yildiz!"
Mike and Mereula