(Photo from a recent article in '1972' magazine, captioned: Terry King, today - "Remuera's Best Real Estate Agent")
Diana and Terry sold just under $100 million of Remuera real estate during the last 12 months, and the Remuera Real Estate Register’s share of Remuera sales has grown threefold over the last three years
“This is a reflection of the way we do business: structuring the way we market properties to the way sellers and purchasers would rather transact; capitalising on the growing desire by sellers to ‘put a price’ on their properties, and ever-growing requests from purchasers to ‘know what a property is worth’”, says Terry
So the starting point is selling properties by price. This immediately signals to purchasers whether a property is in their budget area. It means we have an agreed price with our clients at the beginning of the process. It means that our job is simply to find the ‘right buyer’ … and we only need one. One buyer, whose brief of needs matches the attributes of the home, and who has the budget to buy it
Prior to entering real estate and establishing the Remuera Real Estate Register, Diana owned a hospitality equipment supply business and had additional background in property law, financing and corporate headhunting. Terry’s original career was advertising, and he built Mackay King to be the country’s biggest and most awarded agency of its time before selling it to Saatchi & Saatchi.
The other key interest in their lives has been houses. They have rebuilt and redecorated some beautiful homes, and are just now starting another project for themselves; a property that they had sold through the Register was then re-listed with the Register, and the second time they just “had to buy it” …
Why we are leading Remuera estate agents
Remuera's only "specialists"
We are Remuera's only specialist real estate company - we KNOW Remuera. More and more people who wish to buy homes in Remuera come to us first. We take a brief of their requirements, and enter them onto our Register. This Register of Remuera buyers, and their needs, means that we can directly match them to properties that we list. The result is quite often an almost immediate sale.
Our business just continues to grow
In the last 12 months we have sold just under $100m of properties. The majority of these have been sold to the first or second buyer we have taken through, which is a direct result of having the 'right buyer' already on our Register; the majority of sales have been to local buyers; the majority of sales have been for record prices in their respective areas and across the spectrum of price categories. From a two bedroomed apartment in The Grange for $940,000, to one of Remuera's biggest sales in recent years - an Orakei Road property that we sold for almost $7m.
We sell by price
We agree values and selling prices with our vendors, and price properties accordingly. The majority of our sales have been for the agreed asking price, or close to it.
We form real relationships
We form real relationships with our buyers and sellers, and this makes a tremendous difference in understanding needs and negotiating end selling prices. Have a look at the testimonial section of our website - it says it all.
Highly competitive fees
We own the business. For this reason our fees are remarkably competitive.