At your service 24/7 and 100% committed to your success.
If you are buying, selling or just at the stage where you are considering your options, I’m a salesperson who can make your property stand out from the rest while maximising the outcome and eliminating the stress.
A fifteen-year veteran of the North Auckland property market, I have the know-how and can-do that has seen me become one of Albany and Paremoremo’s most accomplished salespeople.
A former Resource Consent Commissioner with the North Shore City Council, Board Member of the PRRA Residents & Ratepayers Association and Deputy Chairperson of the Albany Community Board, I have a broad range of contacts in the legal, finance and trade sectors to expedite your sale.
I have an in-depth knowledge of the Auckland Unitary Plan. I can advise on all aspects of property acquisition for subdivision and land-banking and give on-point advice on how to most effectively and economically prepare your property for sale.
Having lived, worked and raised a family in the area since 1995, been a former Chairperson of the Ridge View School and a co-founder of ‘Sustainable Paremoremo’ I am keenly aware of modern buyer requirements and can find the ideal purchaser for your property.
Born in the UK and I’ve travelled extensively through Asia, Africa and Europe. Before settling in Paremoremo, I managed and sailed the tall ship Soren Larsen for 20 years. The ship has been the star of a number of movies and in 1982 during the filming of Shackleton, became the first sailing ship in 70 years to reach the Greenland Arctic Circle. In 2011 it was purchased by Sydney Harbour Tallships and can be seen sailing the South Pacific.
There is nothing I love more than helping people find their niche and making New Zealand their home. Call or email me at Barfoot & Thompson Albany and we’ll set sail to fulfil your property dreams.
Thank you Andy for all the hard work you put in, and I realise, at times, it can't have been easy for you dealing with four or five people to make decisions. I am personally really pleased with the result and pleased Shirley can now move to where she wants to live.
Everything I asked for was done. Agent Andy Riley kept in regular touch and learnt lots of my cottages special history to pass on to prospective buyers. He did a great job when the market was not lively...Georgia Campbell, Alan Nicholls, Howard Williams
In February this year, we wrote to your company and three others that are prominent in the area, regarding the sale of a rural section of our land. You gave a quick professional reply, appointed two agents, Jane Howard and Andy Riley. We want to compliment the company firstly, on the professional way you set up a plan and had it monitored, with regular updates which provided security to us that nothing was being missed. Interestingly, of the three other companies we approached, two didn't respond, and the other was very late. We had already signed with you before we heard from that one.
The two agents, Jane and Andy were exceptional. Both had different strengths. Andy had useful knowledge of the practicalities of selling rural land, having been involved with the council previously. Jane showed great ability to control the details of the process and kept us informed all along the way until the "sold" sticker went up.
The gifts were a wonderful touch, and we appreciated that Jane and Andy were interested in us, not just as a "sale".
Both Jane and Andy had the ability to discuss the market trends and practical pricing, so they sold the property for a price that was the same as a value recently obtained by us by a registered valuer.
You can be assured that we would recommend your company, and especially Jane and Andy, to anybody buying or selling. Not only were they extremely professional but they are genuinely nice people!!
Warm regards, and thanks,
When Andy Riley sold our family home last year the process was pain-free, professional, and pleasantly smooth. Buying or selling a property is usually a stressful experience, but Andy kept us up to date with events from day to day, and was always available to answer queries, and steer us through the various stages to settlement time.Judi, Vendor - Paremoremo
Andy was recommended to us as a friendly, honest and community minded person who cared and would always tell it how it is. We found this to be true throughout our house search and appreciated his consistent dedication to finding the right property for us. We found him to be an excellent listener and communicator who understood what we were looking for and kept us well informed every step of the way. His attention to detail and his ability to identify only the properties which met our requirements saved us time and resulted in our finding our ideal new home.
Andy has given us ongoing support and helped us to settle into our home by providing us with contacts for trades people and other members of the community.
We have been very impressed with and strongly recommend Andy as a most competent and effective real estate agent who works hard to get the right result.
Thank you so much for ensuring the sale of my property. Your relaxed and yet professional approach has been much appreciated and I would not hesitate to recommend you to prospective clients all the very best for 2017Fay Espie
Andy's open, friendly and sincere approach made him stand out from other agents we had approached to sell our house. Nothing is too much trouble, Andy often goes above and beyond to assist his vendors and buyers. We have been impressed with Andy's hands on approach, even getting the vacuum cleaner on the go when we were preparing for marketing photos! Always available at the end of the phone, his communication has been fantastic. Andy's follow up with open home visitors was great, giving us regular updates on where potential buyers were at. Andy achieved a good sale price for our property, working hard with interested parties to maximise the final offer. We valued his calm, re-assuring approach and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. Gareth, Emma and LilyGareth and Emma Hilton - Paremoremo
Finding a home is never easy and the volatile Auckland Real Estate market is an increasingly difficult one to understand which is why having an agent, such as Andy Riley, who is honest, has integrity and a thorough knowledge of the history of property sales and an intuitive, informed perspective of future trends is vital.
We were fortunate in meeting Andy Riley at an appointed home viewing and his personable approach and honesty impressed us. Our search criteria was governed by many factors from price to school bus routes and Andy was able to sift through all properties (Barfoot & Thompson's and all competitors) as they came onto the market and identify those that fitted our wish list. Our search spanned a period of over 12 months during which time Andy never faltered, providing continuing support and in depth information. His knowledge and honesty proving to be invaluable. Having been exposed to numerous agents, in the early days of our search, it became apparent the sale was everything and we were just a number on a spread sheet. Andy did not fall into this category and proved to be genuinely interested in helping us find a home we would be happy in. In my opinion Andy Riley is at the top of his game and you could not find a better agent to assist in purchasing or selling property.
As a Chinese woman buying a home on North Shore can be stressful without the help of an agent who knows the local area and zoning very well.
When I met Andy Riley he was very patient and explained everything to me in a very clear way I could understand. He gave me good advice on the sale of a house and found our new home on North Shore.From the auction rules and support at auction, dealing with banks and solicitors, understanding different building materials and problems, the importance of zoning and future development, Andy was very helpful. Andy is always happy, helpful, patient and very honest. I can recommend him to anyone buying or selling, particularly those who are new to the area, as his local knowledge is very valuable and helps avoid making expensive mistakes.
Andy Riley recently marketed and sold my family home. I found Andy a very approachable, down to earth person with an excellent understanding of the North Shore housing market. Andy assisted me through the sales process, with great advice and good communication, ensuring I understood the process every step of the way. He was honest, reliable and has a great sense of humour. As I was not living in the same city as the house sale he ensured that the house was clean and tidy before the open homes, arranged for lawns to be mown and gardens tidy. I would definitely use Andy again if I am in the position of buying or selling a house in Auckland.Christine - Paremoremo
We approached Andy to assist us in purchasing our first home. We had a rough idea where we wanted to buy, but a very broad one. Andy was wonderful, taking the time to showing us many properties from Mt Roskill toTe Atatu, all suited to our needs and price range. Andy was always cheerful, professional and enthusiastic about finding us our dream home. When it came time to make an offer Andy was very helpful, offering us sound advice without pressuring us to buy. We would highly recommend Andy, if you are looking at purchasing or selling.Sam & Kim - Titirangi
Andy Riley was recommended to us as a specialist property agent who would be the best person to sell our Albany property Andy had specific skills in relation to properties with development potential and he proved his worth in being able to find the right buyer for the property having identified all of the critical criteria.
The outcome was a sale at auction with terms for settlement which suited our needs. In addition Andy located another suitable property for us and we were very pleased with this outcome too. We can highly recommend Andy as an Agent who listens to the requirement, acts in a non-invasive manner and negotiates in a very professional manner.