I had heard of Rain via one of his regular flyer drops in our neighbourhood and as I regularly kept an eye on the local property market, could see that he was really active in the area and community. When it came time to sell our property I reached out to him to see what he was about. Immediately we were impressed with Rain's professionalism and approach to us as new clients. Barfoot in general have a powerful presence in the market and their investment in technology and marketing gave us the best chance to sell our property. Rain was very knowledgeable about the local market and gave us a fair (and accurate) appraisal of our house and laid out a comprehensive sales and marketing plan. His communication was excellent and he led us through what was quite a stressful time extremely well. I would highly recommend Rain and Barfoot & Thompson if you are looking to sell your property.Carl - Ellerslie
I have known Rain for a number of years.
I arrived at the Barfoots & Thompson Panmure Branch.
Requesting a realestate agent with a profile and good local knowledge of the area.
Prior contact with this branch had been via their property managers, for a couple of rentals in this area, one these I was wanting to sell.
I met Rain on this occasion, and was introduced to him via the office receptionist.
I liked Rains enthusiastic, positive and professional manner.
He visited the property, which at that time was occupied by long term tenants.
He handled them professionally ,with respect and sensitivity.
The presentation on the Barfoot and Thompson website was both unique and informative.Rains acting style and sincereness really stood out from the other listings.
Which I believe resulted in a very favourable result for me at auction.
At this time the market was "hot".....high demand with low supply.
Due to the prior positive experience and the proximity to the Panmure Office of the next property I wanted to sell.
Rain was the logical choice for me to engage again for selling my property.
This market had slowed with less investors purchasing, therefore less competition in the auction context.
However this property sold successfully at my intended reserve.
In summary Rain has performed really well on my behalf both times in varying markets and property types.
I would gladly recommend Rain to market any properties, in the locality of Panmure and the eastern suburbs beyond.Julie MacKinnon
Dear Rain and Jessie, I wanted to thank both of you for an excellent result in the April 2016 auction of our block of 4 flats.
After many years of property attention through the B&T Panmure Rental Office, I wanted to understand the potential market value and strategies for a quick sale. I had not been familiar with yourself and Jessie prior to asking your manager Chris Swann for advice.
He clearly pointed me in your direction and you did not disappoint with your advice to "go to auction" but also in the manner in which you maintained communication throughout the entire process from setting up the listing, to advising on missing details in my files, to gauging market expectations from the real estate community but even more important from potential buyers. You steered me through the first opportunistic proposal prior to auction and assured me of better results to come. I was somewhat skeptical but held my nerve. But then I was clearly impressed by the numbers of potential buyers you presented and it showed that you are well trusted amongst your peers and even better connected amongst the local and international investor community. You left nothing to chance and I am grateful for what you both have achieved. The results support your nickname "The Rainmaker" and I wish I had known you earlier when I still had a larger property portfolio.All the best for your future endeavours; your clients can be rest assured of the best advice and results in the Auckland real estate market.Max Traeger - Managing Director of Tranzfer Ltd
"The Best agents ever!! I sold a few houses with a few other agents before I came across Rain and Jessie to sell our property on Penrose Road, Mt Wellington. During the entire process, I was impressed by their professionalism and constant communication about the selling process. I will definitely keep in contact and use them again in the future."Mineshkumar Hirabhai Patel
"In November 2014 my wife and I decided to sell a rental property we owned in Panmure, Auckland. The proceeds were to go to the imminent and unfortunately last minute purchase of a property north of Auckland.
Having now put myself under considerable pressure to renovate and sell the property before Christmas I rang the Panmure office of Barfoot and Thompson. As luck would have it Rain Diao answered the phone.
Looking back on it now I regard the engaging of Rain Diao as sole agent to be a stroke of good fortune. His calm and competent management of the sales process from start to finish was very much appreciated during what was a period of considerable stress for me.
Rain is a personable guy, easy to deal with, was always accessible and went the extra mile on many occasions. This extended to even helping me clean windows during the renovation.
As such I am glad to offer my recommendation of the Rainman to anyone wanting a top real estate professional."Ray Grindlay
"I would like to pass on our THANKS to you for doing such a great job with finding us a house and putting up with our decision changing. We are truly grateful for the extra mile you went to and have made this such an easier transition for us. We are looking forward to the move and a great house."Matt & Rachel Tanui
"Thank you Rain for expediting the sale of our property in Flat Bush, Manukau.
I think your calm and thorough manner in following up potential buyers and keeping us well informed made what could be a stressful situation very easy. The final result is exactly what we wanted to achieve. Thank you for working so hard."Louise and Paul Hendrickx
"With the assistance of Rain Diao and the Barfoot & Thompson Panmure team, our Remuera investment property sold in less than a week and for more than $350,000 above CV. With just two days notice of auction, three competitive buyers were found and the bids flew well past our reserve - a great result." Alan McDonald and Monique Bon
"We accidentally come across to meet Mr. Rain Diao of Barfoot & Thomson at the time of selling our new home in Mount Wellington. We decided to go along with a capable salesperson like him.I am glad to write a testimony for Mr. Rain. He has a pleasant personality and good knowledgeable and very easy to work with.
He has an excellent understanding of the real estate market and a wide customer database which were reflected in the very quick sale of our property. We highly recommend Rain to anyone buying or selling a home.
Wishing Him all the best in his future endeavours."Brij Mathur