Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Half Moon Bay
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100% of the properties Michael marketed between January and November 17 are SOLD (not including current live Auctions).
Honors & Awards
Awarded the Alan White Premier Member Award in recognition of Outstanding Sales Achievement three years running.
2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2016, 2016 - 2017
Ray White Customer Service Excellence Award.
Awarded a 10/10 for customer satisfaction in recognition of excellent service to both sellers and buyers.
September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, March 2015, June 2015, July 2015, October 2015, December 2015, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016, May 2016, June 2016, July 2016, December 2016, February 2017, February 2017, March 2017, July 2017, August 2017, October 2017
None of these achievements would have been possible without the understanding love and support of my family combined with the trust that my clients have in me to successfully sell their properties for the best possible price in any market!
Michael was involved in 22 transactions between January and December 2014 with 20 sales achieved, totaling $15,000,000 in property value.
Michael was involved in 25 transactions between January and December 2015 with 25 unconditional sales achieved, totaling $25,641,500 in property value
Michael was involved in 30 transactions between January and December 2016 with 28 unconditional sales achieved, totaling $30,358,000
19 Trealwan Place, Coclke Bay, CV $850,000 SOLD By Negotiation $1,340,000 January
13 Clipper Place, Cockle Bay, CV $840,000 SOLD By Negotiation $1,000,000 January
21 Venus Place, Half Moon Bay, CV $810,000 SOLD 2 Weeks on the Market Pre Auction for $1,222,000 February
33 Dianne-Louise Drive, Half Moon Bay CV $730,000, SOLD at Auction $940,000 March
2/289 Shirley Road, Papatoetoe, CV $340,000 SOLD By Negotiation $428,000 April
15 Landop Terrace, Howick, $830,000, CV $830,000 SOLD By Negotiation $1,321,500 April
28 Venus Place, Half Moon Bay, CV $810,000, SOLD By Negotiation $1,020,000 May
29 Cockle Bay Road, Cockle Bay CV $700,000 SOLD By Negotiation $995,000 June
6 Palmyra Way, Half Moon Bay CV $890,000 SOLD By Negotiation $1,315,000 July
15B Ullswater Place, Half Moon Bay, CV $900,000 SOLD By Auction $1,060,000 July
40 Riverhills Avenue, Pakuranga Heights, CV $550,000 SOLD By Auction $767,500 August
2 Galloway Crescent, Farm Cove, CV $590,000 SOLD By Auction $845,000 September
2 Callender Place Cockle Bay, CV$980,000 SOLD By Negotiation $1,200,000 October
32 Ellesmere Crescent, Pakuranga Heights CV $690,000 SOLD By Negotiation $1,040,000 October
11 Prince Regent Lane, Half Moon Bay, CV $1,380,000 SOLD By Auction $1,290,000 November
6 Rene Place, Sunnyhills, CV $1,100,000 SOLD By Auction $1,035,000 December 2017
Call me to find out the stories of any of the above sales.
Michael has had an interest in property from an early age beginning with renovating and modernizing houses 17 years ago. When relocating to New Zealand he began to invest in property and after 13 year’s experience in construction has shown a natural talent for seeking out potential and picking out the positive in all property. When Michael began in real estate he hit the ground running with his first listing and sale within days of being qualified. With a passion and huge enthusiasm Michael is proving to be a natural as he relates to his Sellers and Buyers in a genuine and professional manner. Michael prides himself on an honest and trustworthy approach to build strong business relationships and has many happy buyers and sellers.
THINKING OF SELLING?
He worked very hard to sell our home a pleasure to deal with.
Bernard & Janet
a good team to deal with, easy to work with, honest and upfront.
Michael and his team are awesome. They keep you updated every step of the way and go out of their way to ensure you understand and are on-board with all decisions made throughout the selling process. When looking for a house to buy, they listen to your requirements and are very candid with pros and cons of the location, the house itself and helpful with regards to how much a place is actually worth. Having done their own recent renovations, Michael and Victoria are very insightful with ideas for places that need touching up and how best to utilize areas - even going the extra mile with contacts, rough costs and honest opinions.
Bruce Batters - Pakuranga Heights
Michael was both friendly as well as extremely professional. He was easy to get hold of and communication was spot on. He made the whole process flow seamlessly.
Very professional, worked very hard to get result Kept us informed every day Highly recommended
July 2017 Because in my experience selling property in east Auckland, Michael and Victoria are the only agents I have had the pleasure to work with that are actually passionate about real estate.
Jared Coghlan - 29 Cockle Bay Road,
We would recommend Michael to all as he is a very nice and kind person and very professional.
Tian Yi Liu
The agent we employed ( Michael ellse), Was recommended to us by our neighbor over the road, and we found Michael to be an excellent communicator and very professional in all of his dealings and worked very hard on our behalf and achieving a fantastic result.
Jeremy Andrews - Half Moon Bay
March 2017 We were very happy with Michael's marketing of our home, and amazed with the number of people he got through the property and very satisfied with the auction results exceeding our expectations once again! Thank you Michael
Linda Booth and Colin Booth - 33 Dianne-Louise Drive, Half Moon Bay
Very caring and professional experience with Michael, and achieved a great result.
Colin William Booth
February 2017 Michael is quite simply knowledgeable , personable , employs a great team in marketing strategy , photography and commits to hard work and he's refreshingly honest 10/10 all rounder.
Neil o'Shea - Half Moon Bay
Michael was very good at keeping us informed on all matters and made sure we knew everything we had to know about the marketing and sale of our house in Half Moon Bay. Thank you Michael for all your help
Catherine Ann Lynch - Half Moon Bay
I just thought that I would send a quick email to highlight the fantastic service that we have received from two members of your team - Michael Ellse and Michelle Balme. We recently decided to purchase an investment property (to sneak in before the 1 Oct cut-off). We have worked with Michael in the past (we sold and bought through him in 2014). We only notified Michael of our wish to purchase a rental property on Monday 12th Sept - by that evening he had sent though a number of properties for us to view online, and then organised for us to view three properties by Thurs 15th/Friday 16th Sept (he had negotiated with two real estate agents to view their listings, and one was a Ray White listing). We then viewed two of the properties again on the Saturday 17th with Michael, and went to auction on Sun 18th Sept for one of these (which we missed out on). Michael was bidding for us and we felt confident that he knew what he was doing and trusted him to get the job done - so on Monday 19th we went to auction again, and with Michael's support we won this auction. So basically within a week we had decided to purchase and purchased. We also required a quick settlement and this was organised via Michael and our solicitor for Fri 23rd Sept. Michael was also aware that we needed the property tenanted ASAP and contacted Michelle the night of the auction. Michelle then contacted us mid-day on Tuesday 20th Sept and got the process going from her side of things (even listing the property on a few rental websites on Tuesday). By Saturday 24th, Michelle had the keys and begun showing potential tenants through the property. She also organised a viewing for the Monday 26th. By Tuesday morning she had emailed through 2 x applications that she felt would be most ideal (with an email outlining that there were another 2-3 applications that she would follow up with if we didn’t feel these initial applications would suffice). By Thursday 29th, Michelle had organised the tenancy agreement and signed up our preferred tenants. This email was supposed to be 'quick' (as quick as this whole process has been!) but I really needed to demonstrate the promptness, efficiency, professionalism and expertise that both Michael and Michelle have shown throughout this experience. It has been very stress-free (apart from the auction - I always struggle with them!!) but we have felt completely supported and received a high level of communication/explanation during this process, and we felt that an email outlining this was warranted given our high level of satisfaction with the work of these two team members. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this email. Kind regards Jasmine McQuinn
Jasmine & Jared McQuinn - Pakuranga
July 2016 I would also like to add Victoria's name to this questioner as she also played a big part in getting my mothers house prepare and sold. Team Michael Ellse went far beyond our expectations. 10/10 Service and 10/10 Result.
Heather - Vivian Wilson Drive, Bucklands Beach
Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly Had all information to me within hours of asking and guided us through the Auction buying process. If you are buying or selling I would Highly recommend Michael Ellse to you.
I was very happy with the professional services provided by Victoria Carter and Michael Ellse. The feedback at keeping me up to date as different actions occurred was excellent.
Doreen Mary Pickles - Howick
Excellent communication and feedback regarding attendance and interest open homes. Michael is genuine and does not inflate expectations or mislead.
April 2016 Michael and his team worked extremely hard to sell my property and were a delight to work with. I would definitely use them again 100%
Beverly June Batten - 4/19 The Parade
27 March 2016 We were very pleased with all the service we received from Michael and his team. They were always aware of us having to move out for Open homes etc. They looked after us very well and we enjoyed the Auction night. Not once did we feel pressured. Thank you Michael
David Booth - 2/44 Howe Street, Howick
Michael is a real gentleman and really onto it. His marketing skills are first class.
June Batten - The Parade, Bucklands Beach
Very Professional and dedicated to the end leading to a fantastic result. August 2015
Warren & Denise Hislop - 26 William Bryan Drive, Half Moon Bay
July 2015 Michael Ellse is one of those (now-a-days) very rare beings a true English gentleman. My wife and I have nothing but praise for his manners, professionalism, all round attention to detail, and genuine concern for us.
William Hansen - 26 Ganymede Place, Half Moon Bay
My family and I greatly appreciated the kind, respectful and professional treatment we got from Michael Ellse during the selling of our house. I have had dealings with several Real Estate agents in the past, but never one so good. My son and daughter both think the same. I have told our friends and wider family of our good experience.
Joan Armstrong - Bucklands beach
Michael took the time out to understand our situation and worked around us. His mobile phone was off and never took a call while talking with us. Unlike other estate agents who took phone calls during the process of telling us why we should list our house with them.
Gary Lombard - Half Moon Bay
He worked for and achieved all of my expectations 10 out of 10. If you are thinking of selecting someone to sell your home it wouldn't hurt to ask for Michael.
John Allan - Sunnyhills
October 2014 Successful Sale of our Family Home 26 Portadown Avenue, with outstanding RESULTS! Michael held our hand the whole way through the process. At every stage of the process we knew exactly where we stood. He made what should be a very stressful event, stress free! His professionalism and honesty is something to be admired.
Claudia and Glen Rhynes - Pakuranga Heights
Because Michael went out of his way to find us the house we have just sold after plenty of out bid auctions, then while selling our house proposed a suitable not over the top advertising package, put as many people as he could through our house during open homes and politely asked when he needed to get people through outside the open homes, then at auction provided helpful advise to us both when selling and buying our new property. He communicated with us throughout all of this and still managed to find time to stop for a beer at the end, for what was expected to be a stressful set of events he defiantly made the transition between houses alot easier! Thanks again MICHAEL
Paul and Fran Buddle - Howick
Dear Michael Congratulations on receiving a rating of 10 (out of 10!) for your recent Customer Satisfaction survey. It is a great credit to you on the standards and service you are offering your clients. There is no better evidence of the value you bring to the company. Once again congratulations on achieving the maximum score. Thank you for your efforts and for demonstrating the values we all strive to deliver.
12 September 2012 TO WHOME IT MAY CONCERN Our association with Michael Ellse started with a cold call from him. We had our property on the market with other agents, and not had any offers. This time we decided to try Auction. Michael asked us to give him 7 reasons why we liked where we lived, so I will give you 7 reasons why we recommend Michael to market your property. 1] He is not "pushy" 2] He is very professional 3] Always on time and house always secure after open homes 4] He has a positive attitude 5] He does what he said he will do 6] Had a marketing program schedule 7] Reported weekly on feedback from buyers at open homes with honest comments After 4 weeks we were successful at Auction THANKS TO MICHAEL Regards Bev & Norman King of 2/37 The Parade, Bucklands Beach.
Bev and Norman King - Bucklands Beach
We found Michael to be a wonderful estate agent and would highly recommend him to any prospective buyers. There was never any pressure or coercion to try and make us buy the property we were interested in, which has been the case with other estate agents. He kept us up to date and informed on a daily basis with the council issues that arose, explaining each step along the way. Michael was friendly, relaxed and a pleasure to deal with. We wouldn't hesitate to use him again in the future, should we wish to purchase anohter property.
Nikki Sivewright - Howick
We would recommend Michael to future sellers given his following strengths: *Very punctual + professional *High level of dedication regarding helping us find another property & selling our property *He never gave us 'false hope' about any aspect of the buying/selling process, so we fully understood where we stood come auction day *He was always available to answer queries, or he would get back to us promptly if we left a message *He was very easy to work with, and we felt like it was "our process" vs feeling pushed into any of the decisions we made *We appreciated his relentless effort that was needed post-auction to get a good price for our property Overall we were very satisfied with the service that we received.
Jasmine & Jared McQuinn - Half Moon Bay
I'm writing this on behalf of my husband and myself, to say a massive thank you to Michael Ellse for all the effort you have put into finding us our first home. We feel you went over and above to help us find our little pad and we are truly grateful. We reommend you to anyone and everyone looking to buy or sell as we feel you were the only one that actually took the time to find us properties (we were interested in) to look at, even outside your area listings and company. Your truly good at what you do and your very friendly and approachable. Thanks once again.
Paul and Fran Buddle - Highland Park
We appreciated Michael Ellse's patient and personal approach. He understood the pressures around the sale of a family home and made the situation as convenient and anxiety free as possible. Having already sold a deceased estate with Michael, we would, happily work with him again. Michael is personable, reliable & transparent in all communication aspects.
Nicole & Todd Davidson - Howick
"I first met Michael four years ago when I was contemplating a move. He was new to the job, I suspect, and perhaps lacked confidence at that stage, but did his best to assist me, even though no conclusion was reached. "He kept in touch with me over time, which has paid dividends. I called him recently for assistance and he arrived promptly within the hour with all documentation prepared, and what a change! He was knowledgeable, thorough, and able to answer my questions with confidence, knowing his job inside out. Since then he has appraised me almost daily of the progress of the sale of my home. Above all, he has treated me with respect - something which I have appreciated. " A successful sale having been achieved, I have no hesitation in recommending Michael as an agent, and wish him every future success in his career." Thank you Michael. Beverley Luxton 2013
Beverley Luxton - Howick
We want to let you know how happy we are with your handling of the sale of our home at 40 Darren Crescent. We found your manner to be very thoughful of our concerns and are very pleased with your professional demeanor and attitude. We thought the photos you took of the house made it look so good, we almost wanted to deep it for ourselves. The write up of features represented our home very accurately. We never felt pressured during our conversations and appreciated all the research you provided to us. We also appreciate your scheduling of viewings by interested parties to fit our schedule. The best part however is the fact that the offer we accepted was beyond our expectations and made the decision to part with our home much easier. We wish you the very best and would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to sell their home! Thank you Michael!
Colin & Linda - Half Moon Bay
62 The Parade I was delighted with the outcome of listing property with Mick, I phoned him on a Sunday evening and on the Monday he had a buyer for me. I felt all my dealings were very professionally dealt with and would call him again if I have a property to sell. Many Thanks Mick. January 2011
Catherine McInally - Bucklands Beach
We would like to express our thanks for the professionalism you showed while selling our home. You kept us well informed during the open home period as to feedback from prospective buyers. The house was also left fully secure. All in all we obtained a satisfactury result.
Diane & Brian Twohill - Half Moon Bay
July 2010 We once met Michael at an open home and gave him our contact details. He kept in constant contact with us and assured us that he would find us a home. The first home we put an offer on we unfortunately lost as our offer was a bit to low. Michael went over and above our expectations and always kept in close contact with us. He showed us a property last week that we really liked so we decided to put an offer in as soon as possible. Michael took the offer to the seller on Friday night, he was running between us and the seller the whole night. Whenever I talk property with my friends I am going to always mention Michael.
Garth Horsfield - Botany Downs
Because Michael went out of his way to find us the house we have just sold after plenty of out bid auctions, then while selling our house proposed a suitable not over the top advertising package, put as many people as he could through our house during open homes and politely asked when he needed to get people through outside the open homes, then at auction provided helpful advise to us both when selling and buying our new property. He communicated with us throughout all of this and still managed to find time to stop for a beer at the end, for what was expected to be a stressful set of events he defiantly made the transition between houses alot easier
Paul Buddle - Howick
Michael held our hand the whole way through the process. At every stage of the process we knew exactly where we stood. He made what should be a very stressful event, stress free! His professionalism and honesty is something to be admired.
He worked for and achieved all of my expectations