Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Ponsonby
With an eye for detail and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome its not hard to see why Paul is completely in his element in the Auckland property market.
Clients and friends describe him as committed, trust worthy and results orientated but never at the expense of people.
Originally from Christchurch, Paul and his family came to Auckland in 2002, knowing very little about the “Auckland” property market. With no pre-set prejudices he initially purchased in Northcote on the North Shore and enjoyed the value for money this suburb offered & its access to the city.
Being a keen weekend walker, he explored many AKL suburbs over the first few years & it didn’t take long to recognise he was establishing some favourites.
Greater Ponsonby has subsequently become home to the Grace family and he really can’t imagine wanting to live anywhere else. The “village feel” of suburbs such as Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Herne Bay are major draw cards and of course the convenience of the city on your door step, is second to none.
Paul’s background is in finance and adult learning. He has always been customer facing “selling something”. His last role was Sales Manager for a major car franchisor, where negotiating bulk buys with franchisees whilst delivering a class leading experience became a daily occurrence. Prior to that he specialised in Key Account Management, building strong relationships with some of NZ’s largest & most demanding companies. Delivering quality service in a competitive marketplace kept him on his toes and something he thrived at.
It’s his goal focused approach with an eye for detail and sincere love of people that has held him in good steed. Inner city residential real estate was a logical step in the evolution of Paul’s career.
Apart from Paul’s personal interest in inner city living, he also has an eye for design, architecture and gardens (his Northcote home was in the magazine ‘NZ Gardner’). Working with clients to identify their properties key attributes and how to play to its strengths are all important facets of Paul’s focus. However the biggest focus will be on you. Whether buying or selling, people buy from people they trust and have confidence in.
If you wanted to distill Paul back to one word Discerning could be it. Measured, Professional and Informed.
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Damerell Group Ltd Licensed REAA 2008
Paul & Hugh's attention to detail was perfect and they are very nice to deal with.
Pete and Sally
Paul and Hugh were so professional, quick to respond to emails etc and friendly. We felt at ease and confident. Paul & Hugh are very genuine. We have already recommended them to friends and neighbours.
Darren & Yukari
Very professional and personable. We felt that they were working in our best interests at all times.
David and Karen
Very professional service by very personable people
Michael & Alison
He was helpful, He made a difficult situation easy...great follow up help and he gave me a bottle of champagne.
"Approachable, listened, supportive and optimistic"
Diane & Tim - Titirangi, Auckland
Great experience with Paul and the team selling my Grey Lynn property. Paul is hugely experienced, listen to your goals, is very transparent and made the process relaxed and easy. We would highly recommend him to anyone selling within the inner city.
Jessica, Josephine, & Michael - Grey Lynn, Auckland
Paul kept us informed every step of the way on how the sale of our house was progressing. He offered professional advice and was very upfront about how the market was doing so that our expectations were not unrealistic for which we were very grateful. He genuinely acted on our behalf and we felt very well looked after throughout the whole process.
Eileen & Andy - Grey Lynn, Auckland
Clear communication. Went the extra mile to secure an agreement that both parties were happy with. Responsive
Craig & Katherine
"We loved these guys! Hugh and Paul are thoroughly professional and great on detail and presentation. Their team approach was very effective, in a relaxed and friendly way, with a real willingness to go the extra distance. They showed genuine interest and enthusiasm throughout, which was really appreciated. We found them very easy to discuss every aspect of the marketing and sale process and felt supported all the way through. Their good advice and follow up with potential buyers definitely assisted the outcome, which we are very happy with. We would highly recommend Hugh and Paul to anyone wanting a good process and great results." Eric and Jill
Eric and Jill - Grey Lynn
Hugh & Paul are both friendly, efficient & have exemplary communication skills
Paul was excellent to deal with in all respects...he kept me well informed at all stages and put a lot of effort into achieving our sale.
Alison & Richard
We would like to thank you for handling the sale of our house with such ease and professionalism. To be able to present two offers within one week of the first Open Home weekend was fantastic. To only have the two Open Homes was wonderful. You were obviously in total control of the market you sell in and were able to commit the buyer to a written pre-auction offer, as well as reassure both Grant and I that the offer was a very good one. We will both happily recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell, and look forward to working with you again.
Lynne and Grant - 35 Cromdale Avenue, Highland Park, Pakuranga
To anyone considering the sale of their property, I'm writing this to endorse the friendly and professional services as provided by Paul Grace. He provided useful advice and support during the initial process of listing a property, discussing clearly with me all possible options, and went on to generate significant interest in my Grey Lynn property, before it successfully sold at auction. At all times he kept me appraised of progress, feedback, managed open homes with integrity, and assisted me through the process from beginning to end. I'm very happy to promote and endorse him as the excellent real estate agent he proved to be.
Nicola Smith - Grey Lynn