#3 Sales Team, South Auckland Region, six months ending March 2017
I began my real estate career with Barfoot & Thompson in 2004 and it was not fluke that I achieved branch "Rookie of the Year" status within that time. I strive consistently, to deliver outstanding results for my clients.
Born and bred in South Auckland and currently living and working in the Wattle Downs area, I have extensive knowledge of the local property market. The multi-cultural diversity of South Auckland and the huge variance in the price of property, means that you need the right person to navigate you through. I have to be able to wear a number of different hats.
I’m a good listener and together with my local knowledge, I can quickly provide the correct advice. No matter what style of home or price bracket you are in the market for, your future looks bright with me as your salesperson.
With two growing teenagers, my wife Susan and I manage all their sports and outdoor pursuits and always give great support to local schools and organisations. My interests include playing squash, golf, rugby, travel and time for family and mates!
I’ve joined forces with Daphne Taylor at Barfoot & Thompson Manurewa. Together, we provide you with over 40 years of real estate experience.
You need us on your side, now!
My husband and I have had the pleasure of knowing Alan and Susan Rayner for over 10 years. Alan has now successfully sold two of our homes and each time it has been a stress-free process. He 'walked' us through and explained each step. Both he and Susan are incredibly kind and helpful and we take pleasure in knowing that as we move out of the area they will continue to be great friends and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is thinking about selling. He really is "Your mate in Real Estate!"Kylie
Firstly, Alan an Susan were both incredibly lovely to work with and made me feel comfortable with their perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness.
They gave me realistic and scarily accurate expectations regarding the value of my property. Their advice regarding small changes that could be made to increase the chances of sale was helpful and achieveable. The end result completely exceeded my expectations, not only from a price perspective but also because it ticked the box of a quick sale and short settlement, which was an important factor for me.
Overall, the support they both offered throughout the process was greatly appreciated and I would 100% recommend them to anyone who is looking to list their property.
If you require any further information from me, please let me know.
Thank you so much for helping Mum. She was very stressed at the prospect of selling her home after many years and you made it very easy for her. She is happily settled now in her new place and has been telling everyone how wonderful you both were.
Hope you have a great Easter.MC
It was a pleasure and a privilege to have you both arranging the sale of my home.
I initially had somewhat fixed ideas on selling, but any concerns I had were quickly allayed at your first visit when you listened to me and then, in your warm friendly and charming manner, explained current practices. I was then confident enough to listen to your advice.
The sellers guide you gave me explained clearly, all I needed to know about selling today.
Your proposed marketing package, I doubt could have been better, and brought excellent results.
The photographer and his wife with Sue as assistant, did a great job on the photos and floor plans. I received numerous comments on the quality of their work. A great team effort.
Thanks to the work you did on my behalf, my home sold very quickly and at a price I was very pleased with.
From my own personal experience, if anyone is thinking of buying or selling, I would strongly recommend they contact Alan or Sue who have experience and expertise in real estate and know the area very well. This, coupled with their honesty and professionalism, would help guide them to achieve the best possible outcome.
Wishing you every success in the future.EJ
I recently engaged Alan and Susan Rayner to facilitate the sale of my home. As a first time “seller” the intimidating task/process was made a lot easier by Alan and Susan who provided me with fantastic communication and professionalism with sound advice every step of the way. I felt in safe hands with Alan and Susan, knowing that they would do everything possible to achieve the outcome I was hoping for. I would have no issues or trouble recommending Alan and Susan to anyone looking to sell a home.
Alan is definitely your mate in real estate.JG
Alan was awesome! he handled the situation very well as things weren't very straight forward, due to health issues. Thanks again Alan
Alan had our best interests at heart, Alan made the whole auction process stress free, his availability throughout was impressive. We would be happy to recommend Alan to anyone selling or buying. Thanks again Alan for your massive support.CA
Alan was very approachable and kept me fully informed throughout the whole Auction process. Alan made life very easy for me as I was daunted by the whole process. We had a great result and experience and would use Alan again.SP
Alan Rayner sold our Wattle Downs home in a short space of time. We found Alan very professional, easy to talk to and deal with. He has great local knowledge. He listens and works with our requirements, doesn't push his ideas on us and gives sound advice. Alan is a very professional and amicable gentleman, will definitely recommend Alan to friends when they are looking for a professional agent to sell their home.EO & JO
Alan, Thanks for all you're efforts in selling our property, we appreciated your efforts to accommodate our shift and work patterns. Overall we had a great experience. Well done!!TB
"Al, Sue and Almo provided a service second to none, and for going the extra distance is why they will be
remembered and recommended."
"I cannot hold Alan and Susan in higher regard. As a first time seller, I found them exceptional in all my dealings with them. They made everything easy for me and as an inexperienced and older person, that was very helpful. I did not know them before this event but I now look upon them as very kind and helpful friends. Through them, I now have a great contact in Pauanui, my future home."GB
"Alan Rayner is a person who has been involved in real estate marketing for at least the past ten years that I've had contact with him. I've always found Alan to be a person who is really interested in the people he is working with, be they sellers or potential buyers; and he has a good knowledge of his areas and values of properties within those areas. I need to say here that I've found Alan Rayner is not restricted to small areas of property sites. Although based in Manurewa, he's involved in areas much further afield, and completing sales for clients on a very regular basis. Alan completed the sale of my investment property in 3 weeks, where other salespeople had done nothing in the previous 5 months. He now will be given the opportunity to market my family home prior to moving back to my state of origin."MO - Wattle Downs
"Overall Alan did a great job during what I have to say was a challenging period in the marketplace and also (being a rental property) a challenging property to sell. However, Alan continued to work on opportunities as they presented themselves and we came up with a satisfactory result. It took a while but he never gave up, kept me informed about both purchasers interest and comments as well as the properties condition etc. He did a good job and rate him highly."MC
"Alan was the third salesperson that we had used in 18 months. He stood out with his never give up attitude and always kept in touch with updates. Through the winter months he used his vast networks to keep prospective buyers coming through which allowed us to sell during this time. I would definitely recommend him to others if they are looking for a go getter."VS & MS
"I found Alan to be approachable , straight up, and hard working for me, Alan was always available to give balanced advice in the selling of our property. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan Rayner from Barfoot and Thompson to any one interested in buying or selling property."TC & PC
"A true professional, experienced, honest and down to earth. A family man with a great sense of humour. You too will make a great choice in selecting Alan as you're agent of choice."Bill Humphrey, Manager
"Being 1st time sellers it was all a bit daunting for us. Alans honest and straight up approach and keeping us informed every step of the way made it so much easier. Thanks Alan you're awesome!!"LP & JP
"Alan is an agent of high level of integrity, he's always approachable, patient, and displays excellent customer service at all times. We've purchased and sold through Alan, so have family. We've no hesitation at all in recommending Alan to anyone thinking of selling their home."AW
"Given that I live in the UK, Alan was always willing to go the extra yard in calling me in the evening in his "family time" there was honest and constant feedback with weekly reports which I really valued being so far away from the sale. Thanks again Al!!"C & JB
"You treated my family with the utmost respect, Barfoot & Thompson should clone you and use you as an example for others."KH
"Alan was great to deal with, I could not be happier with him and will use him again. As the house is rented, I'm located in Melbourne, due to give birth, and getting married as well!!. Alan sorted out everything and kept me informed. I cannot say enough good things about Alan and will be dealing with him again for sure. Thanks so much Alan."NG
"Alan and Susan were very approachable, honest, and professional in reporting to us. We were kept well informed of developments throughout the Auction campaign. I was impressed when he spoke about current market trends and the like, Alan and Susan never tried to give us a false or misleading impression of what we could reasonably expect as a sale price. Were confident that through Alan and Susans input and advice was instrumental in our sales price reaching well above the reserve set. Thanks again guys!!"DN & AN
"Alan and Susan were excellent to deal with. Always available, constantly keeping us informed and an exceptional marketing campaign. We were delighted to sell our home in a shorter time than expected. We will use them again and will recommend them to friends and family."DH & DH
"Alan provided us with friendly professional service, He was always available at any point in the sales process and followed through on the promises he made. When our situation changed dramatically, Alan certainly stepped up to the plate when we needed him too. We would certainly use his services again, and most certainly recommend him to anyone looking to sell."DW & CW
"Susan and Alan were very efficient and knowledgeable. They knew that we were passionate about selling and buying another property before Christmas. He was very successful in in helping us to do both of these things. They were very professional and would have no hesitation in recommending them to our friends and family."MN & JN
"Right from the start when we first approached Alan he gave us a sense of confidence about his ability to sell my father's house. He was pretty bang on with his estimation of the value, and we achieved slightly better on auction day, above our expectations. His friendliness attention to detail and constant feedback on progress was greatly appreciated. We would have no hesitation in recommending Alan to any of our friends in the future as he is a credit to the industry."PF & MO
"Alan's a friendly bloke who has a real enthusiasm for real estate and helping people achieve a great result. I thoroughly recommend Alan for anyone looking to sell their home, and will refer Alan to any of our friends and relatives for future opportunities."PJ
"We've sold five properties over the years with Barfoot & Thompson, the service, communication, and feedback were first rate. Alan was referred to us by one of his colleagues, They both reproduced great personal service to us."LH & HH
"Susan and Alans knowledge of the Wattle Downs area was spot on, their advice both helpful and professional. We were kept fully informed of all the relevant goings on. We couldn't have done it without Alan and Susan's helpfulness and great service."MT
"We had been trying to sell our home for close to two years with no success. Susan and Alan were patient, professional and accommodating. We achieved a great result. All we could say is a big "Thank You for an awesome job done".ET & TE
"Over the past two years we've had dealings with Alan Rayner from Barfoot & Thompson Manurewa. During this time weve sold property in the Gardens area on several occasions. We've sought Alans advice and guidance on both occasions. It's been a great pleasure to have had Alan's help at these times as our agent. "His advice was helpful and accurate, his manner was friendly and courteous, His performance went beyond reasonable expectations. To anyone looking for an honest hard working real estate professional with an excellent work ethic we highly recommend, we feel certain you wont be disappointed"AJ & TJ
"Alan was down to earth, he didn't brag about how good he was, (like other agents we've met) he just did a brilliant job."AN & MN
"You came to us highly recommended........now we know why!!!!"AG & LG
"I appreciate the way you've handled the sale of our Wattle Downs property, I will recommend you to my friends without hesitation. You've been great!!"VA & BA