Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Mission Bay
Ken Choong, who has lived in Auckland for over 10 years runs his highly successful real estate business from his base in the eastern bays. Along with Sales Associates Peter Burgham, Simron Singh, and Campaign Manager Simone Cromhout, Ken regularly achieves fantastic results for clients.
With a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising and a Bachelor of Business Marketing from AUT in Auckland, Ken understands that the marketing and selling of property involves many elements. His innovative social media marketing, professionally written ads, creatively unique videos and elegant open home events are the talk of the bays.
Ken met Wayne Maguire when managing another business in Mission Bay a number of years ago and joined him at Ray White in 2010. Ken has now invested in the Ray White Mission Bay franchise. He is passionate about the profession of real estate and 100% committed to serving his community.
A previous finalist in the REINZ Rookie of the Year, Ken has garnered many top awards and consistently been the Number One agent in the office. With Ray White Elite status and recognition from his clients in regular Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Ken sets the bar high for himself.
Likeable with a quick wit, a ready smile, a compassion for others and the capacity to evaluate and negotiate on his feet, Ken has clear values for himself and his team. They are continually building on the trust and loyalty they receive from their many clients and advocates. Recently, at auction, Team Choong were proud to secure an unprecedented sale result on a home in Glendowie. Taking full advantage of the location and initiating an excellent marketing process that drew many buyers, the property sold under the hammer for 96% above its CV attracting much media interest at the time.
Ken is married to Annie and is proud Dad to baby William.
I would like to commend Ken Choong and Natasha Patel on the professional but always friendly way they handled the marketing and eventual sale of our property. They work as a very effective team and are always available with plenty of market information, feedback and have a good knowledge of the local market. We would not hesitate to recommend Ken, Natasha and the team to prospective sellers.
Dean & Nicki
Selling your home is usually one of the most stressful experiences one can have, I can honestly say with team Choong nothing could be further from that, the entire experience was exceptional and I received " non pushy" first class service the whole way. I highly recommend Ken and his team to anyone thinking of buying or selling you and your home will be in the best of "real estate" hands.
Thank you for everything, Ken, Simron, Wayne and the team have been fantastic and given us an incredible result. Thanks Ken for being professional, upfront and a really great guy. You talk the talk and walk the walk, we will highly recommend you to everyone thinking of selling.
Michael & Halie
Ken was a joy to deal with. Excellent communication and very confident in his ability get the results we hoped for. At the end of the day he exceeded expectations.
Listing our property with Ken Choong & Peter Burgham at Ray White Mission Bay was a very positive experience for us. We were thrilled with the outcome they were able to achieve at auction, and with the high level of interest they were able to generate for our the property throughout the campaign. We found Ken to be an extremely well connected agent with an impressive knowledge of the local market. He is a skilled and diplomatic sales person and negotiator with an outstanding work ethic. His ability to manage and maintain relationships with buyers throughout the campaign was key to our successful outcome. We felt at all times that Ken had our best interests at heart and we enjoyed his enthusiastic and engaging personality! Likewise, Peter is a consummate professional, with impressive attention to detail and an outstanding work ethic. We found him to be a true gentleman who inspired trust and we felt that his follow up work with buyers and interested parties was second to none. He really left no stone unturned and it was this ground work which ultimately allowed us to achieve a great price. Ken and Peter are a very strong team with the support of Simron in the office. We felt that having the benefit of a team far outweighed our experiences of listing with a single agent. We would thoroughly recommend Ken and Peter at Ray White Mission Bay to anyone who wants to achieve the very best price for their property.
Ruth & Richard
Ken is so friendly approachable and enthusiastic. He and his PA Simron met us bringing coffee did a very good pitch of their strategy explaining how and why they do things with sales and marketing and also how they communicate with potential buyers. Always kept us updated and gave us massive confidence he was doing his ultimate best to sell well for us
From start to finish, there was really no more Ken could have done to sell our property. He is always friendly, helpful and very hardworking. He gave us lots of feedback about potential buyers after every open home. He worked really hard to engage with potential buyers and to get them bidding at the auction. We sold at auction, at a price above our expectations.
Christine and James Broderick
Choosing the right person to market your property is never easy. For us Ray White was always top of the list. Thanks to Simron, Ken’s executive assistant for getting things started in Ken’s absence overseas. Meeting Ken Choong from Ray White Mission Bay made our choice easy as we felt he was part of the Bay community. What made it even more special for us was that Ken was willing to work alongside a family member of ours Maxine (disclosed of course). Together they were a great team providing experience, strategies and local knowledge and both ran a great campaign with plenty of energy and enthusiasm. Having the auction at Ken’s place of work (Ray White Mission Bay), a short distance from our property made us feel ‘connected’ to our community. The auctioneer Wayne Maguire managed to keep most bidders involved till the end, but as we know there can only be one winner on the night. Well actually two parties as we were winners too! If you like coffee, chocolates, a good laugh and most importantly a good outcome, Ken is your man. Toby, our grandson loved placing the ‘sold’ sticker on our marketing billboard with Ken. Grand- children Billie and Toby both enjoyed the chocolates on auction night and were convinced they were only there for them. Thank you Ken and Maxine for a fab result exceeding our expectations. By the way the family enjoyed the Moet afterwards.
Phyllis and Richard Pryde
My experience with Ken Choong and Ray White Mission Bay has been fantastic. Throughout the campaign, his attention to detail and communication was excellent, nothing was to much trouble. In the end, Ken Choong and his team achieved a great result for us and I felt he was working in our best interest! I would highly recommend using Ken if you are thinking of selling.
We are really proud to have worked with Ken & his team! He has throughout the entire process kept us informed with what was happening and gave us options and solutions to everything! There were 3 properties sold in the area at the same time, and Ken has managed to get us the top price! We are very pleased we picked the best - Ken & his team and would recommend them to anyone!
Xhelal & Luma
Hi Ken and team We are so happy with the outcome of selling our property with Ken and his team We have dealt with agencies in the past and your service goes far beyond anything we have experienced. From the marketing of the property to the personal touches you included. I can confidently say Ken got the best possible deal on the day. We would happily recommend him in a heart beat to anyone else interested in selling. He made the whole process very easy and hassle free. Once again a big thank you to Ken and his Team
Mike & Chrissy
Tremendous optimism and enthusiasm. Good communicator and great team player with Natasha.
What can one say when all expectations are realised. I had no apprehension at all during a very professional campaign carried out by a team of experts. Natasha, Ken & Wayne showed what can be achieved by incredible teamwork. The result was exceptional & gratefully appreciated.
We met Ken through a listing of his 8 month ago, we knew he would be our agent from the first meet & greet, he wanted to get to know us, understand our situation, reasons for searching our dream home and selling our existing property. He is a very patient agent that respects his customers decisions and manages the fine line between being pushy and caring exceptionally well, he is sociable and helpful, we love we can always receive service with a smile. As an agent he is responsible and looks after either the buyer or the seller well, we are very fortunate he has helped us to walk through every journey being on both sides, not many agents manages both vendor and buyer well. Ken is always working around the clock doesn't seem to worry him, we have contacted Ken most nights while we were searching pass bedtime, he would never delay a call or text, service is around the clock which has been great for us, but he has never complained once. Lastly, we wanted to say a big thank you to Ken, well done you did a fantastic job, you found us our dream home, we couldn't be any happier, you sold our first home which has allowed us to purchase a bigger home, without your help we couldn't have walked through this stressful journey, you have made it so easy for us, your next customer will be lucky to have found you!
Connie & Duncan
In a buoyant property market it is even more important to choose the right agent. An agent that will work alongside with you, passionate, and flexible. Ken and Lawrence have both been outstanding, humble and well- liked by buyers setting themselves leagues ahead of many other agents. I was completely at ease with the marketing of my property; knowing that with Ken and Lawrence on my side, the outcome can only be success! My heartfelt thanks goes to them and their lovely colleagues at RW Mission Bay! Well done!
Dr. Steven Tan
Kate and I want to record our appreciation for marketing our property in such a strategically insightful, professional, responsive and communicative way. You kept us fully in the loop at every step. Your marketing strategy was superb, leading to an incredible result for us. Thanks for all your efforts, it has been a great pleasure doing business with you! All the best,
Paul & Kate
Ken and Lawrence are an amazing team! After many disappointments at missing out on auctions, I happened to go to an open home they were hosting in St Johns. From the moment I met them I was impressed with their professionalism and efficiency, yet at the same time they made me feel like I was a very good friend. They even remembered each of my family member’s names when I came back for 2nd and 3rd viewings on the property! Unfortunately I didn’t win that auction, but Ken and Lawrence continued to work with me and kept in frequent contact as other properties that fitted my brief became available. They knew exactly what I was looking for, and within a very short timeframe they had found it for me. As a first home buyer they were with me every step of the way with helpful advice and support. I would definitely recommend them to any of my friends, family or colleagues, and should I be selling and buying again I know who I’ll be calling!
I feel fortunate to have Ken sell my property. It was my first time selling a property and he was in constant communication with me. With his guidance I had a very good outcome and achieved a great price at auction. I am very impressed with Ken, his attitude and ability to market properties is second to none!
"I found Natasha and Ken wonderful to work with . They were reliable and honest. Their communication has been clear and prompt, and meant I always felt fully informed. They are professional and hard working. In addition to the weekend open homes, they also held open homes on Labour Day and two week night evenings. They liaised with me to bring buyers through almost every day of the week for private viewings, providing every opportunity for the market to get through the property. I am extremely impressed with the price achieved for my home and I recommend Natasha and Ken to anyone looking to sell their property."
I write this unsolicited testimonial to express my heartfelt gratitude to Ken Choong, real estate agent of Ray White Mission Bay, for selling my property in Auckland. I found Ken to be very honest and competent. I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and assistance shown throughout the service. His respect for my goals with selling my property and getting me what I wanted out of this was the biggest and maybe the best part of the service he offered. It was also a joy to work with such a confident, knowledgeable and accommodating young man. He kept me informed every step of the way with feed back after each open home and was always available to me whenever I had any questions. He made selling my home as stress free as possible. I would highly recommend Ken Choong to anyone. I will always have fond memories of this adventure, and I hope to remain good friends in the future.
Hock Meng Tan
We first came into contact with Ken Choong at the Ray White stand at Eastridge Shopping Centre and were immediately impressed with his very pleasant and professional manner. We decided then and there, that he was the "man for the job" to undertake the selling of our home - we were not disappointed. Ken immediately busied himself, exhibiting a bundle of genuine enthusiasm, whilst at the same time, remaining thoroughly professional. He is amiable at all times and determined to see the task through to a successful conclusion for the property owner. We would not hesitate in recommending him to any potential sellers looking to list their property for sale and wish him all the best in his continuing career with Ray White.
Colleen, Peter & Margaret
Thank you Ken and Lawrence for your assistance in selling our house at Mission Bay. We found you both very professional and easy to deal with. We are sure that your enthusiasm, dedication and hard work helped us achieve the best result possible. We would have no hesitation in recommending you in respect of any real estate dealings in the future.
Wendy & Murray
Ken is the most amazing real estate agent we have come across; our property was a difficult one for him to sell, but he achieved a great outcome for us! Throughout the process, Ken was very clever with his strategies, and provided us with several options, explaining in detail the pros and cons of each option. On top of that, he was very reliable and did everything he said he would do! At first, we were a little bit concerned after we sold our property as there was nothing available on the market for us to purchase. With his extensive network, Ken had found us a beautiful property to move into which wasn't even on the market at that time! We really appreciate what Ken had done for our family and would recommend his professional & friendly services to anyone!
Manami & Yoshi Okada
We were initially recommended to Ken Choong of Ray White Mission Bay by a close friend who is also our solicitor. We picked Ken out of the handful of agents we had interviewed for his friendly positive personality and his astounding knowledge of the Real Estate process. Throughout the process, Ken kept communication strong with us and we have now become good friends with him; we appreciate all the honest hard work he has done for us especially when we were overseas most of the time! We have now recommended him to friends & family and highly recommend him to anyone who has any Real Estate needs. He is definitely the best person we have dealt with in all our experience with Real Estate.
Paul & Clarisse
Recently, after the death of our mother, my sister and I employed the services of Ken Choong, from Ray White Mission Bay, to sell her property. Right from the start we were treated with friendliness, honesty and courtesy. The Open Homes he and his business partner Lawrence Liew, staged were faultless and everyone who attended was met and greeted with politeness (and chocolates). In addition, what seemed at first to be a very simple sale, turned into a series of totally unforeseen hurdles caused by a variety of reasons and outside people. Throughout the entire time Ken handled each and every 'curved ball' with diplomacy, humour and tireless tenacity. He never failed to keep us updated on any and all events and also all interest expressed by potential buyers. My sister and I cannot fault Ken's patience, proficiency and professionalism which at times must have been sorely strained. They have been a joy to work with and my sister and I would happily recommend both Ken and Lawrence to anyone who is looking to sell a property.
Julia & Briar
Ken is a great communicator and an excellent agent. He was highly professional, efficient and supportive throughout the process of selling our house, and his dedication and enthusiasm are second to none. We are very happy with the outcome and we would not hesitate to use Ken again in the future.
David & Keiko
My husband and I have worked with Ken Choong over the past few weeks after meeting him through the purchase of a home he was selling. We found him very friendly and professional at all times and decided to use him for the sale of our home. He quickly arranged the advertising and auction process and the series of open homes were very well managed. We felt comfortable at all times knowing Ken was looking after the sale of our home and would recommend him and his Ray White branch in Mission Bay to anyone wanting to sell their home.
K & W Kilgour - St Heliers
The service and personal attention we received from Ken and Wayne from Ray White Mission Bay was exceptional and unexpected from a real estate agency! They are truly a high-caliber team. Their knowledge of the local market helped us to make an informed decision in the way we marketed and sold our property. The auction process was painless and we got a good result. Ken was helpful and always smiling no matter what problems or questions we threw at him! Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Ray White Mission Bay and especially Ken and Wayne to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for better agents to guide us through the process.
Elizabeth and Besim - Glendowie
"I write this unsolicited testimonial to express my heartfelt gratitude to Ken Choong, real estate agent of Ray White Mission Bay, for selling my property in Auckland. I found Ken to be very honest and competent. I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and assistance shown throughout the service. His respect for my goals with selling my property and getting me what I wanted out of this was the biggest and maybe the best part of the service he offered. It was also a joy to work with such a confident, knowledgeable and accommodating young man. He kept me informed every step of the way with feed back after each open home and was always available to me whenever I had any questions. He made selling my home as stress free as possible. Finally, I would like to stress that all these were organised solely by Ken while I was overseas. Therefore, I would highly recommend Ken Choong to anyone. I will always have fond memories of this adventure, and I hope to remain good friends in the future."
Very efficient, thorough, friendly & reliable
We thoroughly recommend to anyone who is thinking of selling their home to contact Ken Choong who, with the support from the team at Ray White Mission Bay, sold our home within 3 DAYS of listing our property with them. He was certainly efficient, reliable and accessible which is very important when you are selling a home. Ken was totally dedicated and professional throughout the selling process and a very successful outcome was achived.
Lynn & Russell - Remuera