Selling Principal, Ray White Queenstown
Bas is co-owner of the Ray White Queenstown branch and a bon vivant who is passionate about healthy living, family and of course, real estate.
Developing and maintaining a culture of excellence within a superb team of experienced performers has always been the vision for Ray White Queenstown under the leadership of Bas and Cam. Their ability to communicate directly with the White family and the corporate leadership of Ray White has proved hugely beneficial. Having their support has enabled Bas and Cam to implement and embrace the advanced systems required for Ray White Queenstown to compete in the modern, ever changing real estate market.
Establishing simple systems of operation which have enabled us to communicate with our clients consistently and effectively has ensured that Ray White QT has become an established and respected brand in this community. This ethos and care from the owners has already attracted some of the best agents in the Queenstown market.
As our team evolves alongside an increasing awareness of brand superiority it will attract sales people who are good.....but know they can be better.
As a salesman, Bas has always been known as a deal maker. He knows that it takes creativity, hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit to excel in this industry and keep pace with a changing market. Bas strives daily to provide exceptional service and consistent communication to his clients. This consistency of performance is how Bas has been able to build long lasting relationships and advance his business exclusively through personal referrals.
Bas has experience across a wide spectrum of Real Estate but specializes in high-end residential, project development and commercial transactions. His exemplary track record is a reflection of his approach to real estate. Careful planning combined with extensive knowledge of the area and dedication to first rate service is how Bas consistently achieves result above and beyond his clients' expectations.
Wakatipu Realty Group Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)
The service was first class.
The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT) has owned a unique piece of commercially-zoned bare land in the residential subdivision of Lake Hayes Estate since 2008. After our original purchaser was unable to complete settlement, we placed the site on the open market as a general agency. I emailed six local commercial real estate agents advising them of the details and offering them a general agency listing. Bas replied immediately thanking me for the opportunity, advising me of potential purchaser names to register and noting he would endeavor to have an offer back to us within 24 hours. This prompt and efficient response was a far cry from two of the agents who failed to reply at all! Within a couple of days Bas presented an offer to us which, while not accepted, was pleasing to see there was an agent keen to drive the sale. Two weeks later Bas had a new unconditional offer to us which was accepted a short time later. Throughout the one month period that it took Bas to sell our property, he remained in constant communication with QLCHT - registering names of potential buyers, asking details regarding the property and advising any general updates. It was refreshing to deal with such a proactive agent with excellent communication skills and a genuine personality. I highly recommend him and would have no hesitation in using him again as a either a vendor or purchaser.
Julie Scott - Queenstown, NZ
To whom it may concern, We have been buying and selling properties in the north and south island for 20 years. Bas Smith worked with us on the complicated sale of our 10 acre life style block after trying to work with other agents previously. We had boundary/D.O.C/ walking trails trust and council issues that where huge and menacing. Bas went way beyond what would normally be expected in the situation and further more got us a settlement that was extremely generous. Bas was fantastic and realistic to work with. He kept us informed and gave considered advice even to the point of telling us not to accept lower offers as he was confident he could do better. We are so grateful to him for everything he did for us along this process and would recommend him personally and professionally without hesitation. Truly one of the best in his industry. Yours sincerely,
Sam & David Gent
We found Bas to be great to deal with, always contactable at any time, & a very straight shooter.
Samuel & Hana