#6 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, 6 months ending September 2019
#7 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, to end March 2016
"I will bring enthusiasm and a great attitude while caring for all your real estate needs."
Ray came to New Zealand in 1997 and completed a Bachelor of Science (double major) at the University of Otago in 2000. He then ran two photo shops and copy centre in Epsom and Remuera. His experience specializing in photos, flyers, signage and catalogues enables him to put effective marketing material together for his clients. Ray also holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Shenyang University of Technology. He worked in China for a top industrial instrumentation factory (Technology and Sales Department) for over ten years and this background helped him develop strong skills in marketing, public relations, client service and negotiation.
Ray Qu started his real estate career in 2008 and has worked in Barfoot & Thompson's central, eastern and southern branches. He has a comprehensive understanding of the properties in all of the major areas of Auckland. Ray has been very successful in his career from the beginning and in his first year in the industry sold 22 properties to a value above $10 million. This was a major achievement especially in the tough market during that time.
Ray's success continues, not driven by luck but through a structured, focused work ethic, a 'never give up' attitude and powerful negotiation skills. In 2013 Auckland's Unitary Plan commenced so Ray constantly updated his professional knowledge and in his branch can be described as the land and unitary plan expert. Ray knows the potential value of the land and property and can be relied upon for the right advice. Ray is registered as a rural salesperson and is equally comfortable with rural and residential sales.
Ray joined the North Shore Browns Bay branch in 2012 because he firmly believed in North Shore residential real estate and north of the shore for rural real estate, in the present and into the future, because the living environment, security and excellent education facilities was the place to be. Working with the Barfoot & Thompson team offers him a pool of knowledge from over 1600 other salespeople working together to help you achieve your real estate goals.
With Ray's 10 years of Chinese market experience and now 20 years of New Zealand experience he has built a solid reputation among his clients and peers. If you are thinking of buying or selling, Ray would love to help you through it. Ray knows this area and the wider Auckland real estate market well, offering you insight into the area that would best suit you.
"Ray is a very enthusiastic and hard working real estate agent who has a far reaching data base of buyers, Ray was able to create a multi offer and sell our family home above the asking price, well above expectations. We would recommend Ray very highly."James M. Costello Estate
"Being overseas ,we selected 5-6 agents/agencies to send us appraisals for our property prior to us deciding to put it on the market for sale, and Ray's was the most enthusiastic, prompt and positive appraisal we received. We found him very motivated and comfortable to work with. He kept us well informed on the progress and responded to emails promptly.
Towards the latter part of the sale when we were not happy with the prices offered by various potential buyers, we decided to take the property off the market and place it on rent. Ray did not lose his motivation and kept at it and managed to get us a buyer at the eleventh hour.
Having a rental contract signed up with the Rent shop and a renter ready to move in and a sale offer by Ray in the other hand was a tough decision for us. We decided to go for the sale as Ray convinced up it was a better option via his email explaining the sale option against the rental option in detail
In conclusion it was a good experience working with Ray and we definitely would recommend him to our friends."
"We would like to express our thanks to Ray Qu for the professional way in which he conducted the sale of our property. He was most knowledgeable and informative."Bob and Pauline