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Paul Raynes has had a profound effect on the Central Auckland residential market over the last 22 years. Qualified as Branch Manager since 1998 he now has his AREINZ qualification. With over 430 Settled Sales he clearly has a dynamic ability to get the results. Married with three children, Paul has a background in accounting and marketing. He brings an understanding of life's realities and a sense of humanity and compassion that goes beyond just getting the job done. Paul has sold property from Blockhouse Bay to Herne Bay and Pt Chevalier where Paul currently lives in a renovated 1920's bungalow.
"Even though the job is far more demanding than it was, it still provides the ultimate satisfaction when both vendor and buyer are happy with the result".
Paul feels taking the time to listen to people's needs, being fully confident in negotiating, and above all having a good sense of humour, have enabled him to thrive in a tough industry.
1/2 Hadfield Ave, Waterview
I would like to thank Paul for the amazing job he did selling my home. As a first time seller I was extremely nervous about what to expect but he made the whole process easy, stress free and I was thrilled with the result.
Paul was very easy to deal with, sincere and professional, proposing a marketing strategy to suit my situation ensuring feedback and agreement from me at every step. He demonstrated extensive sales knowledge putting any concerns I had at ease and I was impressed at how well informed I was throughout the process with regular updates on progress, open homes and interest in the property.
I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to anyone looking to sell a property. Once again, thank you so much for all your efforts!
Justine Percival & Jonathon Hall
19 Huntingtree Avenue, Sandringham
We would like to thank Paul for the outstanding service he provided us during the 'journey' of selling our home. We are based in WGTN and had been thinking about selling our home for well over a year. Our biggest concern was how we would manage this remotely from WGTN.
We had dealt with UP Realty when we purchased the home originally, thus we always expected that we would enlist UP Realty's services again. This was how we came to engage Paul as our agent.
Paul nurtured the relationship throughout the year, updating us regularly with market activity in the area, whilst never once pressuring us to make a decision. When we finally did make the decision to sell, naturally we called Paul. He guided us through the many and various considerations when selling a property, and together we developed our plan. We appreciated Paul's knowledge and expertise and had full faith in the go to market strategy we agreed on. Paul assistance in the final days prior to going on the market extended well beyond the call of duty, and we were personally very grateful for his efforts.
During the sales process Paul was in contact with us daily, providing feedback on the potential buyer activity. We trusted that Paul understood the buyers needs equally as much as he understood ours.
Suffice to say the end result was very pleasing. What we thought at the beginning would be a stressful experience was in fact a breeze and hassle free.
We would highly recommend anyone considering selling their property to talk to Paul and the team at UP Realty.
78a Carlton St, Hillsborough
22 April 2010
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional and sincere manner you have conducted during the sale of our family home at 14 Louvain Ave, by Auction.
As you know, this was a very emotional time for everyone, with the home being in our family for 85 years, and first time on the market, but you took all the pressure off us and helped us achieve a fantastic outcome. The Auction method was a great success.
During the marketing I particularly appreciated your honesty and regular feedback with meetings, phone calls and correspondence, keeping me well informed.
Paul, thank you again, as you went the extra mile, and I will be happy to recommend you to anyone thinking of buying or selling a property and wish you well in the future.
1C Cambrai Ave, Mt Roskill
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Raynes for the immense help he gave our family when selling my late mother's home. At a time when emotions can be quite low, Paul handled the sale process with great care and respect. At all times communication was very clear and regular right through the marketing of the property. We achieved great result through Paul's consistent and professional campaign. I certainly recommend Paul Raynes if you are considering selling your property. His professionalism and honesty will give you the result you are looking for.
Tim Melville & Joell Morris
12 Cambrai Ave, Mt Roskill
When we were ready to list our Sandringham house in June this year we approached Paul as the agent who originally sold it to us back in 2003. We were impressed with Paul’s knowledge and sales experience in the area, and he proposed a sound marketing strategy based on this experience and his profiling of likely purchasers. Throughout the marketing period Paul provided us with regular detailed feedback and ensured that all the most likely bidders were present at the auction, resulting in a sale price that we were very pleased with.
Paul has been a pleasure to work with and we are happy to recommend him to others.
Mike & Christine Maher
25 Haig Ave, Mt Roskill
Just a short note from us to say many thanks for your efforts in helping us achieve a sale for our house. We were very impressed by your personal attention and local knowledge which no doubt were instrumental in getting a sale at a good price in only 10 days. The fact that there were no advertising costs added to the value you provided.
We will certainly be contacting you again for any future sales.
Tracy and Peter Smith
Paul Raynes represented us in the recent sale of our home.
Paul was able to list our property and find a realistic buyer with 10 days. He acted completely professional during this time and had an excellent understanding of our requirements and aspirations. He actively listened to everything we had to say.
He had an excellent understanding of our area and only marketed our property to prospective buyers who were interested in our type of property, our location and also were in the market to be able to purchase this type of property.
We feel a smaller company was able to focus on 'our' property and not treat it, or us, as 'just another stock number'. Paul also displayed an understanding of our concerns with over marketing a property and was happy to comply with our wishes concerning signage and open homes.
In all it was as hassle free as any property transaction can be. We would definitely recommend Paul to any prospective clients.
Catherine and Stuart
8A Invermay Ave
“When preparing to sell our home we wanted an agent who had a strong sales history in our local area. Paul had a demonstrated track record and his calm, diligent style assisted us to make confident decisions and most importantly, successfully sell our home”
Justine and Craig Fairlie
34 Renfrew Ave
"We contemplated selling our house privately however after speaking to Paul we decided that his expertise in our local area would ensure the best price possible for our house. We never regretted our decision for a moment - having someone to manage and guide us through the process was invaluable".
Wynn Riechelmann & Steve Freundlich
This letter is to say thank you for the fantastic job you did in selling our very first home.
As you know, we endeavoured to sell privately before Christmas. However, we soon realised there is a lot more to selling a home than just putting a few pictures on Trademe and a “for sale” sign out the front! We underestimated the effort and professionalism involved.
You did an amazing job for us and we greatly appreciated your efforts and those of the Unlimited Potential team. One of the best things for us was how you made the whole process seamless and relatively stress free.
From the way you conducted the open homes, to communicating back to us, your professionalism was outstanding and its fair to say we will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking to sell their home.
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Michelle and Peter Smith
15 Jasper Ave, Mt Roskill
We would like to thank you very much for the outstanding result you and the team at UP achieved for us at our recent auction.
Your friendly, approachable, yet thoroughly professional manner made the entire selling experience much easier than we expected it to be.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to sell their home.
3A Foch Ave, Mt Roskill
It was a pleasure working with you during the past one month and you have been successful in achieving a good result in a very short time.
Our particular thanks for you for taking care of the cleaning and tree cutting works in preparation for the house sale.
Claire and Chris Ellison
1B Cambrai Ave, Mt Roskill
The journey of selling our home with Paul was seamless from the word go. His professionalism and thorough understanding of the area and the overall real estate market was evident and consistent throughout the sale process. As our sale progressed Paul met with us personally and stayed in contact regularly which assisted in calming our nerves and making us feel like we were his only clients. The sale process changed along the way due to the market changing and Paul swiftly guided us through our options in a very matter of fact way which resulted in a great sale and we would absolutely use Paul again to sell our house. Plus there is the added bonus of the loan of his trailer!!
Simon and Megan Harper
8 Rosedale Ave, Mt Eden
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding job you did in selling our home in Mt Eden.
From our very first meeting we felt very comfortable with you and were impressed with your professionalism and market knowledge of this area. From start to finish your honesty, calm approach, regular contact and excellent communication made us feel at ease with the sale of our house.
The personal attention we received from yourself made us feel like we were your only client. This, along with the unique Unlimited Potential service made the experience for us both stress-free and enjoyable.
We would absolutely use you again and would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends or family. The kids will miss you popping in!
D & P Courtney
63 Islington St, Ponsonby
We engaged Paul Raynes of Unlimited Potential to sell our property at 63 Islington Street, Ponsonby. We recommend Paul unreservedly to any intending vendor. Paul advised us as to price, how to prepare the property for sale (including refurbishment work and dressing) and how to advertise and market the property. Paul spent a great deal of time (including after-hours) showing prospective buyers and building inspectors through the property. Paul also ensured that the property and gardens were always neat and tidy and looking at their best. The office support that Paul got from the team at Unlimited Potential was also professional and efficient.
Paul's efforts produced a group of keen buyers that resulted in a very good sales result.
Danny and Sarah Carlsen
31 Cambrai Ave, Mt Roskill
Paul was an absolute pleasure to deal with when selling our home. His professionalism, networks and dedication to selling our property were the key tools in obtaining us an outstanding price. We would thoroughly recommend Paul without hesitation. Thanks Paul for a fantastic campaign and walking us through this adventure.
1/46 Shorwell Street, Sandringham, Auckland
I met Paul 20 years ago in 1995 when he sold me my Unit. I found Paul’s manner quietly unassuming, very efficient, precise and professional. Because of the honest feel with his selling approach, I enlisted him to sell the same unit in 2015. Paul marketed my unit beautifully and attained a brilliant price above my expectations. I thoroughly recommend Paul to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
Michelle & Rod
We can recommend Paul for his positive approach, his excellent market knowledge and a fantastic end result. Selling a house is not easy, there is stress and there are bumps along the way. But because of Pauls calming nature the hurdles were easily overcome so all we experienced was a well planned, seamless execution. Safe hands the whole way. Thanks for the great advice Paul, and do come and see us in our new home soon! Michelle & Rod.
13 Carrie St