Your Orakei Expert
Client after client, sale after sale, year after year - you will hear the same feedback about Mike Zelcer. "Nobody knows Orakei better than Mike" (Lynda, Coates Ave). "Unrivalled knowledge of the local market" (Glenn & Dani, Tautari St). "The guru of Orakei real estate" (E.Sullivan, Coates Ave).
After 25 years, Mike's knowledge of and experience in the Orakei real estate market is unparalleled. He has built a strong and enduring relationship with the people of Orakei and become a respected and trusted adviser in the local community. And it was Mike's commitment to this community that saw the opening of Orakei's first Ray White real estate office in Coates Avenue. Mike and co-owner Megan Jaffe joined forces to put Ray White Orakei on the map in June 2011.
Having grown up in the eastern bays, Mike is passionate about his neighbourhood and about giving back. He is an enthusiastic supporter of local schools - Orakei Primary School, Orakei Kindergarten and St Joseph's School - and ensures Ray White Orakei supports a number of fundraisers in the area.
Mike's "Ex" Factor
When it comes to selling houses in uncertain times and in a buyer's market, experience really counts. Just ask Mike's clients - "We were in safe hands and completely at ease" (Mike & Jan, Rautara St); "Helped us through unexpected code of compliance issues" (Chris & Julianna, Ngake St); "Impressed by his professionalism in the negotiation process" (Vincent & Jennifer, Rautara St); "Within 24 hours we had 4 unconditional offers" (Scott, Reihana St).
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Mike’s early career at the Auckland City Council analysing property transactions set him in good stead. It helps him to bring objectivity and balance into situations where the emotions and stakes are high - and to come out with a result. Mike's experience of different market cycles is also invaluable and ensures clients employ the right strategies at the right time to be successful. Throughout his career, Mike has regularly been in the top 1-5% of real estate agents for his employer. Today, as well as a franchise co-owner, Mike remains a regular Elite Real Estate Salesperson within the Ray White family.
"I chose Mike 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 Elliott
"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 Moynihan (2a Hawaiki St Orakei)
"Mike Zelcer is the leading real estate agent in the Orakei area. Mike works closely with clients to carefully understand their needs and supports them throughout the process of buying or selling. He consistently goes beyond the call in helping purchasers to find the right house and helping vendors to achieve excellent results. Mike understands the Orakei community, following and supporting local activities. He has in-depth knowledge of market trends in the area, and more widely, and knows many of the residents personally. I would not hesitate to recommend Mike if you are looking to sell your home in Orakei or the surrounding suburbs." Nancy
"We recently sold our home after over 50 years as occupiers and engaged Ray White, Orakei to act as our selling agents. It was to our great advantage that Mike Zelcer was appointed to handle the sale. At all times he never failed to keep us informed of the selling procedure which he did with friendliness and understanding of our particular circumstance. We have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone who desires the smoothest path through what can be a daunting experience."John and Isabella Bellingham
- 2022/2023 - Executive Performer
- 2021/2022 - Premier Performer
- 2020/2021 - Elite Performer
- 2019/2020 - Premier Performer
- 2018/2019 - Premier Performer
- 2017/2018 - Elite Performer
- 2017 - Elite Performer (NZ)
- 2016 - Elite Performer (NZ)
- 2012 - Supreme Growth - No. 10