The following are some much appreciated letters I have received.
7E-6 Princes Street, Auckland Central (Pullman Residence)
The most important skill in selling is listening and that’s exactly what Richard Lyne did, not only to myself as a vendor, but to potential purchasers until he knew he had found the right one.
I met Richard and subsequently asked if he would market my property and he did, very well.
Quietly engineered, he introduced the purchaser to my property and he subtly put the deal together for the delight of both parties.
I’ll have no hesitation calling upon his services again in the future.
22 William Fraser Crescent, St Heliers
This is the second property we have sold through Richard and on both occasions we were massively impressed with his dedication and commitment to each campaign.
3A/124 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD
Richard came highly recommended by a mutual friend whom Richard had sold a townhouse for. Richard was professional and at no stage pushy. we found him excellent to deal with.
109B Aotea Street, Orakei
Richard Lyne was an amazing real estate agent! As an overseas based seller he made my house sale preparation a dream; supporting and organising all services and tradesmen even with a limited budget. He heard all of my requirements and then working in a difficult market demonstrated focused purchaser identification and secured a sale through a flexible approach and consistent, calm persistence. Richard is an honest, helpful, expert in his field. I’d recommend his services in a heartbeat!
2/1 Rarangi Road, St Heliers
Occasionally as you stagger through life you meet someone who makes an impression on you and I feel I won the lottery when you agreed to sell my home. You made me feel so comfortable with the process and always gave me your time and patience. I am extremely happy with the outcome and although it’s a wrench to move on I am very happy to know such a very nice family will be moving in.At our meet and greet with all the neighbours your generosity was wonderful and the icing on the cake was lunch with you and Tamsin at Maison Vauron. You must have noticed how much I loved it, I felt I was in Paris. And the gift of the bottle of wine was overwhelming. Thank you for everything.When you removed my sale notice I felt a little bit lost as now it is all over bar the shouting, so now we all move on but I will never forget this little interlude in my life.
“We unreservedly recommend Sotheby’s as a quality real estate agency. Our agent, Richard Lyne, has been great to deal with - friendly and relaxed with undoubted professionalism.
Not at all pushy, Richard’s politeness in dealing with us to arrange viewing appointments was much appreciated.
We also liked the team approach that Richard promoted involving his manager, Jonathan Sissons, at appropriate times.
Richard’s diligence in resolving a difficult condition attached to one buyer’s offer, led to the price achieved for the sale being well above our expectations.”
John Mandeno and Brent Impey as trustees for “The Gary and Vicki Sutton Trust”
I recently sold my house with Richard and he is undoubtedly the kind of agent you want on your side when you are going through the stressful process of selling your home. His easy-going nature and friendly disposition belies a meticulous attention to detail and dogged determination towards achieving the very best result for his clients.
I have brought and sold many houses over the last 25 years. I have recently bought and sold with Richard.
Buying was the easy part, and I’d not come across Richard before, but I found him very understanding and aware of my requirements and needs for a new home. The property I then sold with Richard was in an area not in his usual catchment zone, but his professionalism and experience shone through as he took on board the intricacies of selling my home. Richard is a skilled negotiator, whilst also remaining calm, thorough and is very understanding.
We would highly recommend him.
~ Mel & Bruce
Fiona & I would like to commend you and thank you very sincerely for the fantastic job you did of marketing & selling our property. And, for the fantastic result you achieved.
From the moment of engaging with you, we were most impressed with, & appreciated, your advice of how we should present our home & property, your assistance with this, your marketing recommendation & execution of it, your follow up with all the buyers, and timely & informative reporting to us, and most importantly, your skillful ability to get us a pre-Auction offer, that ended up at a level that was acceptable to us, and then getting us an even better price at the Auction (bought forward) with spirited bidding.
We have no doubt that your professionalism, experience & skill were the reason you got us the result you did. We also most enjoyed your very personable, relaxed and friendly reassuring manner, and will always highly recommend you to anyone we know who is thinking of selling their home.
Thanks again & best wishes.
~ Roy & Fiona Champtaloup
When anyone engages a real estate agent to sell their property, they expect that person to be hardworking, professional and fully committed to achieving the best possible result for them.
So, as expected, when we engaged Richard Lyne, we got all that – but we also got a whole lot more besides.
Richard not only has an excellent knowledge of the property market, he also has excellent instincts for it, too. Be warned: any conversation with him about property and, in particular, the eastern suburbs, is likely to be a long one – but one that was always worth having, in our experience.
When choosing Richard as our agent, our own instincts told us his personal qualities set him apart from the other contenders. We weren’t disappointed. He proved himself to be a genuinely genuine guy, with a well-developed intuitive sense, totally honest and unafraid of being upfront, but at the same time unfailingly sensitive and discreet. People connect with him.
We were pleased we had Richard on our side, putting those personal qualities to work on our behalf. He demonstrated persistence in his negotiations with potential buyers and, in turn, ferreted out another, off-market property for us, which we would otherwise have not had the opportunity to own.
Quite simply, Richard is now our preferred eastern suburbs real estate agent. We do not hesitate to recommend him.
~ Carrick & Caroline Courtney
Richard, What an unbelievable journey we have been on! I can't tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for us over the last few months.
Your sage advice, calm temperament, persistence and kindness has meant so much to us. Hearing how hard you were working behind the scenes with various buyers, builders, agents etc, was such an eye opener, I really had no idea what is involved and what an emotional roller coaster it must be for you too.
There is no way yesterday would have happened without you.
Many, many thanks again
From our first meeting with Richard, we were struck by both his professionalism and his casualness. How does that work? I don't know, but Richard blends the two together seamlessly and it worked for us as sellers, for all the would-be buyers and for the happy purchasers of our house.
The underlying professionalism; understanding of the market, the area, house construction, getting text, photos and advertising perfect, his network of people and knowledge of what it takes on both sellers and buyers behalves to get a result is what allows Richard to come across as very approachable and endearing.
One of Richards promises was a real personal approach. That certainly was kept. We do highly highly recommend Richard to sell your house.
~ Warren & Aleisha
I have known Richard Lyne for a number of years having worked with him on finding our family home , and more recently selling property in Orakei. Richard is a highly skilled sales professional who has an in depth knowledge and understanding of the various complexities of buying and selling property.
Richard is genuinely interested in you and your property, and works very hard to achieve the best outcome he can for you. There were plenty of examples during our campaign, where Richard would go the extra mile, whether that be coordinating builders inspections; assisting with staging and property presentation; spending extra time with new buyers to clarify details within the cross lease title; or simply assessing the interest of the neighbours.
There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes, and Richard will work hard for you and have your best interests in mind.
Of particular note is Richard's skill in dealing with the auction process and his combination with colleague and auctioneer Wayne Macguire. Richard and Wayne prepare well, work the room very skilfully, and demonstrate strong negotiating techniques to move the auction along. We were provided with clear advice and the opportunity to make decisions to achieve the optimal result on the day.
I would highly recommend you engage Richard & Wayne to obtain the best results for your property.
Above all, Richard is a terrific bloke and someone you can trust. I'm sure you will really enjoy working with him.
We used Richard Lyne from the Ray White Remuera office to sell our property in Ballarat Street, Ellerslie, and were blown away by both the hard work and professionalism Richard used, and the result we received on auction day!
Richard kept us informed throughout the whole campaign and provided feedback after each open home. We didn't realise the in-depth process of selling a house until we saw how much effort and follow up work that Richard did for us. Richard exceeded all our expectations on selling our property, and we couldn't recommend him enough to anyone who is thinking of selling their home.
We will definitely use him again! Regards,
~ Bruce & Ali
Richard – thank you very very much for achieving such an great result in the recent sale of our property. Your positivity, patience, perseverance and work ethic was outstanding.
You knew when to put a bit of pressure on and when to ease back exhibiting much skill. You read the buyer market for our particular property perfectly. Great result Richard and the Ray White Remuera team.
~Trevor & Sue
Richard Lyne from Megan Jaffe Real Estate Ltd (Ray White Remuera) recently sold my property in Waterview. The standard of service delivery was exceptional with Richard going the extra mile to deliver a dream result He got over 84 groups through my property over a three week period and actively engaged with each of them to make sure that ultimately I had cashed up and invested buyers at the auction.
Wayne Macguire from Ray White was the charming and exceptionally skilled auctioneer who assisted Richard to get me my optimal sale for my property on auction night. As most of us know selling a property whilst juggling work, family etc can be an extremely stressful and time consuming business and yet Richard made the process as pain free as possible making sure that I knew what was going on each step of the way.
Having not sold in my area before he took the time to get to know my area well, chatting to my neighbours, reviewing recent sales figures and property currently on the market in my area and even checking out the local coffee cart, parks and other amenities to get a sense of the area and give me some solid, fact-based market analysis that greatly assisted with the sale process.
Richard is warm, genuine and easy to get along with. I'd highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell their home in the near future anywhere in Auckland. It's so true you get what you pay for. If you want an exceptional result talk to the experts at Ray White Remuera.
Richard is a highly professional realtor who made the sale process easy and got a result well above our expectation. He sold our Meadowbank house for us in December 2013.
I first met Richard at an open home, and found his sales style open an approachable. He was welcoming and informative but not stifling or pushy. For us as vendors, Richard was clear and patient when explaining the various sales methods available to us, and talking through his proposed marketing strategy: his knowledge of the real estate business is first rate.
As we were selling just prior to Christmas, time was of the essence, and he was able to get it on the market in a very short space of time, and also gave us good advice on what improvements would have the most impact.
Throughout the marketing period, he gave us feedback from buyers, and relayed questions about the house to us so that he could give full and accurate answers. We were always confident that he was representing our house accurately. At all times Richard was a pleasure to deal with.
Behind his calm and personable exterior is a man who knows what he's doing, and works extremely hard to get the best results for his clients.
~ Rowan Murray