Our agent Aken was great. He communicated well with us, and was honest and realistic. He helped us with important decisions, and didn't pressure us the way others had tried. During the marketing campaign he kept us well informed of progress and advised us on what we could do to help the process. We would highly recommend Aken and the Barfoot & Thompson team.Nicholas & Amy Dempsey
Congratulations on your achieving top position in the New Lynn branch and in the company overall making the top 25. I am not surprised. I was most impressed by your knowledge, approach and manner.
Whenever the opportunity occurs and it is not all that often, I will have no difficulty in recommending vendors in your general area to you.David Lyon
I called around local branches and asked who their top selling agent was. I spoke to the Barfoot & Thompson New Lynn branch manager who gave me the figures and Aken was the highest. We then got each agent in and Aken was the best by miles so we chose to work with him.
I am so glad we chose to go with Aken, we couldn't have had a better agent. Initially we were going to sell privately to a friend but am so, so glad we listed for auction with Aken as he advised us we would get more and we certainly did! Aken was immensely knowledgeable about the local property market, very thorough, always available, nothing was a problem and everything was done immediately. We never would have expected to get so much for our property and I put it entirely down to Aken and his team. We can now move on with our lives with a huge amount of money to set ourselves up in Australia. I would recommend Aken and his team 100 percent.Frances & Kellie Hawkins
Thank you, Aken. Having you handle the sale of our house was one of the best choices we've made. Simple, fast, painless and profitable. Thanks again!M Rogers
Thank you for selling our house at right price. Your work is very enthusiastic, professional, careful and thoughtful. We think of you as a trusted friend. So next time we plan to buy a new house and we hope you help us again. We are going to introduce you to our friends if they want to buy and sell house. Kind regardsK Lin & Z Wang
We tried another agent to sell our apartment but they had very little success after over 2 months with the listing. When we changed the agent and listed with Aken, the property was sold for a good price within 2 weeks! Whilst we know that real estate selling is all about timing we were very impressed By Aken's hard work and professionalism in getting us
the best deal. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wants to deal with a thoroughly professional marketer/salesperson with proven success.Amy & Ken McDonald
Aken and Michelle have successfully led us through the auction process to sell our rental property. He gave us great advice on how we could improve our property for sale, and worked tirelessly to market our home. His hard work saw us have two pre-auction offers and took us to an early auction with 5 or 6 bidders. As a result we achieved a high price. I really appreciated how he continued to show new clients through our home even though we had already accepted a pre-auction offer. Very professional.C Thorne
We are very happy with the outcome of the auction. We definitely made the right choice in appointing you as our salesperson. You did your job meticulously and yes we can definitely say you are a top Barfoot & Thompson's salesperson and like my husband rightly said - "Every time I talk to Aken on the phone his voice gives me the impression that he is smiling on the other side".
We are very grateful to Carl & Bonita for suggesting your name to us. We called them first thing and informed them, as they are our very dear friends. Will definitely recommend you to anyone else we know who is interested in buying or selling.Tina & Gladwyn
I recently instructed Aken Yuan to act as agent on behalf of my company, on the sale of a property in Blockhouse Bay.
From our first meeting, Aken was the consummate professional. He was very focused and had a firm grasp on the current economic climate and how that may apply to my property. He was able to give me valid and relevant advice regarding marketing and pricing.
Aken was positive, motivated and energetic. He was totally committed to the task at hand and I always found him to be very organised and prepared. He was willing to put in the time and effort necessary to attract potential purchasers holding regular open homes and making himself available whenever required.
His strong interpersonal and communication skills, combined with his sound ability to negotiate meant he was able to close a deal and provide me a favourable outcome.
I would happily recommend Aken to any prospective vendor and would not hesitate to instruct Aken again should the opportunity present itself.S. Maud
It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and Michelle. You both helped me to sell my last 2 properties and in both instances you were able to get me pre-auction offers. The recent one was most impressive as you got me an offer and also closed the sale within a week of the property being listed!! Saved me a whole lot of hassle with open opens. I would highly recommend you and Michelle and am confident that there is no property that you guys cannot sell. Thank you for your prompt, professional yet friendly service. Navin
Aken is a hard working and friendly real estate agent. As his passionate about and knowledge of Auckland property, especially in the West, we have consulted him as our purchasing and selling agent since 2006. Aken always contributes his comprehensive effort to get the best deal for our properties. I have no hesitate to recommend Aken as your real-estate agent.Glen and Amy