Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Karori
Wellington born, Julie is an established member of Karori’s community having lived there since 1986. She has an intimate knowledge of the geography of Karori, Wellington City, different residential areas and all surrounding suburbs. Her children were educated at local pre-schools, primary schools and colleges, and having raised them she now has the satisfaction of using her local knowledge and expertise to sell real estate in the community she loves.
Her real estate career started in 2002 when she was appointed as front person and first point of contact for a local real estate office. Here she gained a firm grounding and valuable experience of the industry, providing support to sales consultants and being responsible for all aspects of the administration of a sales office. As a result she is an organized person with an eye for detail and a strong focus on service of an exceptionally high standard. She has a natural flair with people and her many friends and customers find her an easy, friendly and pleasant person to relate to.
Since starting in real estate sales in 2007 she has proved herself time and time again as a knowledgeable and competent negotiator, harnessing her previous experience and applying it to the sales side. She prides herself on providing an unequalled, professional, service and highly satisfying outcomes for each and every one of her customers.
Both Julie Griffin and Andre Bester handled the marketing and sale of my house on Friend Street in Karori. I had not known them before, and in asking them to oversee the sale and act as my agents, had simply chosen them from what I had observed in terms of their success in the Karori area. Their professionalism, sincerity and managing of all aspects of the sale was such that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in Karori thinking of selling their property. In a difficult market, at a wintry time of the year, they achieved the price I had wanted. They proved to be extremely hard working, reliable, and careful at all stages of the sale and I would certainly ask them both to act for me in the future.
Avenal McKinnon - Friend Street, Karori, Wellington
Just a note to say how much I appreciated your work in selling my house. You really went above and beyond! Thanks to you, I now have greater security (and less work) than before. Thanks for everything, you are stars in my sky!
Cheryl Watt - Rosehaugh Ave, Karori, Wellington
When Mark first met Andre and Julie he decided that they were the ones to sell our home. They really appreciated the work we had done on the house, but mostly they were very friendly and approachable, and a feeling of trust was quickly built between us. We did not put our home on the market until a couple of years later, and did not hesitate to contact them again. And so the sale began. From the start Andre and Julie were constantly reassuring, professional, efficient, undoubtedly very experienced, and dedicated to promoting our place as best as could be done. Always courteous, and listening carefully to what we wanted, and to information about the house, they both were a pleasure to be with. Anytime we wanted to discuss anything, however trivial it might have seemed, they were quick in responding, acting on our wishes at the same as offering experience and good advice. Andre was the main person involved with the Open Homes, and for us this was an angst experience. He always responded immediately to any questions, gave full feedback weekly on what had happened at each Open Home. He carried us through this difficult time, as well as being an impressive negotiator. We felt confident that if anyone could sell our house, he could. Sure enough we had an offer by week 4, and Andre then skilfully negotiated the various terms of the settlement quickly and with much efficiency. Now that we are about to move out, I at present never want to go through a house sale again, but am so relieved we have chosen the right people to support us through it. 100% recommendation to anyone considering selling their home. I will now miss seeing them so often.
Caroline and Mark - Makara Road, Karori, Wellington
We have been delighted with the professionalism and great communication that Julie and André provided. They made the process and choices clear and easy, and we had confidence in their approach to meeting our requirements. They achieved a great outcome for us and we unreservedly recommend them.
Graham Spargo and Anne O'Brien - Flers Street, Karori, Wellington
Julie and Andre make a great team. They took my house on to sell within a very short time frame and I found their experience and their practical advice very helpful. For example, when the building report came through, they picked out a few things they thought were important to get looked at from the perspective of how it would impact on the selling of the house. The tender process as suggested by them worked as my house sold very quickly and for a very pleasing price. I felt they had a really good grasp of the market values going on in Karori at that time. Their positive attitudes and friendly natures made the house selling business seem like a breeze. I'm very grateful for the huge amount of time and effort they put in and am very thankful they were by my side through the whole process.
Ann Goodbehere - Friend Street, Karori, Wellington
Right from the market appraisal and proposal that Andre prepared for my property, through to the marketing and sale, both Julie and Andre were consummate professionals. Their friendly manner, coupled with in-depth knowledge based on both the current market trends and their experience in the business, made for a warm relationship of trust when they took on the selling of my home. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julie and Andre to anyone looking for two excellent real estate agents, whether you're buying or selling.
Janet McFadden - Collier Avenue, Karori, Wellington