Licensed Salesperson - Director - Auctioneer, Ray White Tauranga
Rodney entered the real estate industry in January 2006 and since that time he has grown to become one of Tauranga's top sales performers and auctioneers. In 2011 he teamed up with Ian and Rachel Grindle as a co owner of Ray White Tauranga with offices located at 232 Devonport Road, Tauranga.
In 2013 Rodney had Sue Peard join him as his sales associate - assisting him in all facets of his real estate including seller and buyer customer care. Sue has over 20 years of real estate in Tauranga and is an invaluable member of his team.
Meeting Rodney you get the distinct impression that he doesn't sit still for long. His energy is contagious and he is almost always in motion setting up appointments for both vendors and purchasers alike.
Rodney concentrates his time around servicing his vendors and achieving the best results possible in a honest and professional manner. Most of his clients are a result of word of mouth and recommendations from past clients.
The drive to match the right property with the right people is constantly exercising his mind.
Rodney is one of the new breed of real estate consultant embracing technology to enhance the marketing process and achieve great results for sellers.
I am writing to express my gratitude and confidence in Rodney Fong. We expect agents to act with honesty and commitment when marketing a property for us. We don't want agents to make promises they cannot keep nor do we want them to call on their "vast experiences" to deliver negative news to us. We expect realistic and honest feedback, not generalizations and assumptions. It's important they keep us informed without badgering us, they need a sense of humour, they don't need to like what they are marketing but they will need to appreciate it's good points, they need to advise but not pressure unjustifiably, they need to appear confident but not arrogant and above all else they must work for their listings and not rest on their laurels. You have this in Rodney Fong.
Bruce & Fiona Lysaght - Blackberry Way, Welcome Bay
Rodney blew away our previous impressions of real estate agents by being himself. We found it both easy to talk to Rodney as he passed no judgement on us and gave us advice that we understood and valued. Rodney got up early for us and took calls late into the night from us, always interested, willing and professional. Cheers team leader!
Rob & Steph Bathgate - Avon Rise, Welcome Bay
Thankyou Rodney for the professional service you have provided us. Your enthusiasm was unlimited as was your passion and gusto for selling property – we have not met anyone like you before that is in real estate. I also valued your honesty, although it was hard to hear at times. We have really enjoyed working with you. You kept us informed of every step including all the interest and disinterest in our place. Your honesty and integrity is really valued. The best reference is by word of mouth and anyone wanting to list will be directed to you by us! So, thanks Rodney for your tenacity and vibrance.
Ken & Megan Buckley - Shady Lane, Welcome Bay
On behalf of Lawton Developments Ltd, this is a quick message to say a BIG thank you to Rodney Fong for the efforts you put into the property sales process in regards to selling our completed projects. We honestly believed, as a business, we could finalise the process of selling our completed projects within our own resources. We were quickly proven wrong, especially in today's property market environment. Selling property is much much more than installing For Sale signs, running our own open homes and listing stock on Trademe, realestate.co.nz and the likes. We are very happy to report that myself & Debbie are relieved to have finally found a Realtor that is professional with both the vendor and the buyer. Rodney also understands the meaning of marketing a property and has the necessary energy and smarts to follow this process through and close the deal. We are both looking forward to working further with you Rodney on our future projects.
Deb & Tim Lawton - Bernard Street, Avenues
Rodney Fong, a professional real estate salesperson who personifies all that can be the best in the New Zealand real estate industry. After many years of buying and selling, the recent sale process undertaken with Rodney's assistance has left me with a great deal of appreciation for him as an individual. His honesty, attention to detail, continual feedback and concern for his clients and buyers welfare were evident at all times. This is true professionalism!! This is the meaning of success. I had many years working at the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, dealing with issues relating to the industry, and believe my knowledge and experience gives me the right to make a judgement of this young man. My experience has been extremely positive and I would use Rodney again without hesitation. I wish you well Rodney - carry on the way you are going and the public will realise salespeople can be of a calibre which earns respect.
Sandra Vercoe - Bellevue Road, Bellevue
Anne and I would like to convey our thanks to you for the excellent service and support you gave to us. It was your insight and initiative that first put us on track to purchase what we think is a most desirable property that will bring us much happiness. Thank you for your help, expertise, professionalism and friendship over the purchasing period. The door will always be open to you and we would appreciate and encourage a visit to share a coffee with us whenever you are in the area.
Anne & Bob Brown - Village Park Way, Welcome Bay
The Tuohy family would like to thank Rodney Fong for keeping us sane and grounded during the sale of our property. Rodney proved to be totally professional, knowledgeable and reliable, he phoned when he said he would, arrived for pre-arranged meetings on time and made us laugh. Rodney's enthusiasm and energy while marketing our property was epic, nothing was too much trouble. We have no hesitation in recommending Rodney to anyone thinking of listing a property.
Leah & Mike Tuohy - Apollo Street, Otumoetai
We were having a very negative period in the sale of our house until we engaged Rodney Fong to act for us. What new life he brought to the situation, his whole attitude was dynamic and friendly, keeping us up to date with all events as they happened. The house sold in a month due to this approach we are sure. We would recommend Rodney for his whole approach to a client, he is a pleasure to deal with.
Reg & Bev Cameron - Chester Street, Cambridge Heights
Rodney, you were so reassuring and calmly confident that at no stage did we feel under any pressure, so when that word "sold" appeared it was almost an anti climax. We thank you Rodney for being such a pleasant and down to earth person. We used to look forward to receiving your calls and it was also pleasing to know that when we contacted you either by phone, text or email your reply was always so very quick. Therefore again, thank you Rodney for so kindly looking after our house sale and we wish you well in all your future endeavours.
Alison and Joe Connolly. - Robins Road, Judea
The Baker family would like to express our appreciation in the manner in which Rodney Fong sales and marketing consultant, completed the unconditional sale of 51 Harrisfield Drive Ohauiti Tauranga. Rodney's professionalism, sincerity, respect and patience was evident throughout the entire process. His sense of humour, candidness and enthusiasm guided us through a process we had never undertaken before, thus providing us with a successful outcome. While the sale of our property went through in a short time frame, we feel the advice and encouragement about our presentation of our property made the difference in a quick sale. This was evident by the remarks made by other agents and clients shown through, contributing to a price higher than what was expected. Over the last few days Rodney has also gone out of his way to offer advice and support in our dealings with another real estate agent firm for us to secure another home. We have already and will in the future recommend Rodney as a sales and marketing consultant.
Greg & Kim Baker - Harrisfield Drive Ohauiti