Early in 2014, I gave sole selling rights to my residence at 9A Burwood Crescent, Remuera, Auckland to Robert Ashton, real estate salesman of Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, structural engineer and publisher of the Rob Report, an authoritative guide to sales in the Eastern Suburbs of Auckland. I never had any cause to regret this decision.
My house is very attractive in an excellent area but the market proved to be suspicious of an upper story clad in plaster on timber framing. Rob’s professional qualification as a structural engineer proved invaluable in calming fears about what in fact is a completely weathertight structure and he was able to present several offers (all too low for me). Rob was very patient and attentive to a large number of callers and constantly sought to obtain the best available offer for me.
I went overseas for an extended period but on my return continued the agreement with Rob. Again he acted with patience and good manners with a large number of interested parties and gave me confidence he would find the right buyer. My confidence was justified. He conducted a skilful negotiation and presented an unconditional offer which I happily accepted.
I have actually known Rob for some years in a fitness club setting and have no hesitation in recommending him as a real estate sales agent. He is absolutely honest, skilled in many aspects of real estate selling and technical construction and very pleasant and polite to everyone.
Over the last three years we have had the pleasure of dealing with Robert Ashton in his professional real estate role concerning three properties in the vicinity of Parnell. His clear manner of presentation regarding costs, details, problems and expectations relating to our properties have been exemplary.
We have been impressed with his promptness with appointments, his neat appearance and most especially his willingness to go the extra mile.
In particular, we have found his “Rob Report” an invaluable aid to a better understanding of properties in our area.
Rob is an efficient, reliable and very likeable person and we have no hesitation in recommending him to any position within the real estate profession.
Tim & Maelo Round
Tim Round Adventures
Recently when we were in the position of needing to search for a new home to move to we made our needs known to Rob Ashton who up until that point was only known to us as a name on a report sent to us, that was compiked by him monthly showing property sales in and around Auckland.
Following on from that Rob not only found what we were looking for but proved in that process to be extremely reliable and honest, very approachable and prepared to negotiate. He was prepared to follow up on all that was asked of him and was always punctual! Nothing was ever too much trouble.
We have no hesitation in recommending Rob Ashton.
John & Colleen Corse-Scott
“We first contacted Rob when we were thinking of selling our house because of the quality of The Rob Report. We received proposals for the sale from several different agents, any of whom we would have been happy with, however we chose Rob and Carmel because of their excellent customer service, their honesty and optimism, and their competitive costs. We weren't disappointed. They made the whole process, which is stressful, very easy for us. We were kept very fully informed all the way through about open homes and buyer interest. Being out of town vendors, that was very important. As was their ensuring that the property was always in a presentable state. We sold the house at auction and I am pleased to say that their excellent customer service has continued since the sale. We would be very happy to recommend both Rob and Carmel.
Kind regards – Trevor”