At Ray White Orakei our philosophy is simple: local knowledge, unmatched expertise, trusted relationships.
We opened our Coates Avenue office doors in 2011. Located at the gateway to the Eastern Bays, we are strategically placed to help residents from Remuera through to the tip of the Glendowie peninsula with all their Real Estate needs.
Our team is dedicated to delivering a level of service that you will consistently recommend to your neighbours and friends. As the only real estate company with a presence “on the ground” we are passionate about Orakei and its surrounds. Ray White Orakei support St Josephs Primary, Orakei Primary School and our fellow local businesses – we take our corporate citizenship seriously.
We enjoy an enviable market share in the area and collaborate with the Central Zone Network which includes Ray White Remuera, Ray White Mission Bay and Ray White Kohimarama and Ray White St Heliers to offer you a significant group of resources and skills. Additionally, as a part of Ray White Australasia we enjoy the support of an international player in the real estate market with a network that extends beyond the Pacific into Asia.
Local knowledge, sincerity and work ethic. I fall under Mike Zelcer's 'repeat business' folder, and I would without reservation reserve him to anyone thinking of selling their home in Auckland's Eastern Bays. Mike has been working in this unique micro-market for nearly three decades now. In a sector with low barriers to entry, Mike's local knowledge, his extensive database of potential purchasers, his passion and his sincerity puts him literally streets ahead of his competitors. I also value his emphasis on rolling up his sleeves and targeting individual prospects instead of listening to so-called 'housing market experts'.Daniel M. –
I chose Mike Zelcer to sell my home in Orakei for several reasons after researching other possibilities, he stood out as being prominent in the area, professional and knowledgeable. As a woman on her own I found him very personable and helpful throughout the process of getting my home ready for Marketing to the negotiation ending in a sale. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike after my experience.Lyne E. –
We had an amazing experience selling our first home with Darnell. With baby on way it was time for the upgrade and Darnell was the perfect person to join our team. Her level of drive, diligence, market knowledge and most of all compassion was above and beyond our expectations and made what is usually a stressful process something that we enjoyed. Her communication is second to none. Always in touch and never too busy to take your call. We were always informed right throughout the process. She also has contacts who can help you with everything! No matter what you need. The other aspect that we found so helpful was that she wasn't just interested in our house sale but also in helping us find our next house. Darnell has offered us support and guidance during this process and we know she's always there for a question or for some much needed area knowledge should we need it. We highly recommend Darnell and look forward to her selling our next house.Kelly S. –
John, like Jane, has a huge work ethic, great communication, follow through, and tactical nous. He provided us with invaluable support during the prepping phase - calling in all sorts of trades people he knows at short notice. Always contactable, nightly update reports, both John and Jane attending every open home, are some examples. They are a very effective team. We cannot recommend them highly enough.Paul & Patricia –
Jane was outstanding from start to finish. Great support during the prep phase, top shelf communication, zero BS, huge work ethic, deep experience and tactical nous - all combined to make a big undertaking a very positive experience and outcome.Paul & Patricia –
Most of my dealings with John were prior to lockdown and prior to my house being listed. I was impressed with his professionalism, his calm disposition and his skills which convinced me to list my property in level 3 (I wasn’t going to consider listing until level1). I felt very comfortable with the John and Jane team and knew I would be in good capable hands.Margaretha C. –
All I will say is wow - Jane is a rockstar. While Jane is amazing on any day of the week, she has gone above and beyond during COVID and lockdowns. Daily visits to the property, herding the bidders until the 11th hour to give us every opportunity possible at the auction, handling the staging coordination, rebooking photo shoots when we had made a mistake, and skillfully working with the buyers to give us an amazing results at the auction - the list goes on and on. I couldn't be happier with getting Jane onboard for this sale and would both use her myself and recommend her in a heartbeat. She's one of the best!James S. –
John is a legend and I couldn't have been happier having him work on my campaign. From the minute he walked in the door, he knew the buyer, knew what they would be looking for and knew how to get them here. This knowledge saw him take charge in terms of telling me what was and wasn't worth doing to the property to ready it for sale (which saved me money in the end!), what staging furniture should go into the house (I have no involvement which a lovely surprise) and how to best position the price in the market. All of this amazing work resulted in a fantastic result at auction and one very happy vendor. I would recommend John in a heartbeat, he's one of the best.James S. –
Jane and John were very professional from start to end. We threw them a curve ball during the marketing process, and they were very good at helping us to problem solve to find a solution.Tony F. –
Darnell has been such a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end of the sale process. She is knowledgeable, patient and unflappable. She approached the entire process with such confidence that it really reassured us and we know we are in good hand with her. Highly recommend working with Darnell.Jessica –
From the very first minute we enquired about the property we ending up purchasing Paige was wonderful to deal with. Paige was very accommodating and made the process very easy to get the information, view the property and arrange builders and valuers to do their thing. Our family cannot speak highly enough of Paige and here top quality service.Geoff –