I am well known within the industry, with more than 22 years of experience as a real estate salesperson. Over that time I have seen nearly all the dynamic aspects of the property market, from rises to recessions. Thanks to this, I have not only been able to guide my clients on how best to protect their assets, but also identify and capitalise on opportunities.
I say this with humility, but my hard work has seen me achieve as one of the top salespeople in my office numerous times.
I enjoy meeting and working with a broad range of people, and have been honoured with numerous personal referral from vendors and purchasers I have supported. And once we get acquainted, you’re part of the family and I’m always available, even if it’s for advice or help connect you with one of my many contacts.
My service is enhanced by exceptional negotiating skills and my ability to create highly targeted marketing plans. Every client receives 100% commitment and benefits from my disciplined and energetic practice. My patient, 'no pressure' approach is also comforting for those I work with, in what can be a very stressful process – and I will guide you through the whole process.
With me, the sale of your property with experience, skill and commitment to achieve your needs.
We would like to express our gratitude to Ray Shariat for his dedication and support during the sale of my Father's property. We met Ray in person briefly and knew without doubt he was the person we needed (living overseas during this process we needed someone that could rise to the challenge). He kept us informed during the entire process and his professionalism is flawless. Ray worked under immense pressure as the sale, (from start to finish), took place as New Zealand was going into lockdown with Covid-19 and his clients live overseas. He went as far as helping organise someone to do the yard work.
To us, Ray Shariat went above and beyond what we would have thought to be expected from him. Even the sale price exceeded expectations.
Kind RegardsC Osborne - Australia
I wish to commend the effort and professionalism that Ray Shariat has employed on our behalf in attending to the sale of the two properties. Both properties presented various challenges owing to their age and condition. I consider that Ray went above and beyond what I would consider to be the normal service in ensuring the properties were presented to the market in the most favorable light. After experiencing his dedication to the sale process I have no hesitation in recommending Ray to any potential sellers of the property.Brian Currie, Roby Street, Te Atatu Peninsula
I want to thank Barfoot & Thompson for a very smooth process. I especially want to give a massive thank you to Ray Shariat for the incredible work he did. This was our first home purchase and he was so responsive to my husband and my needs and questions. I felt like I was calling him every two hours at some points but he was always friendly and willing to answer my questions, going above and beyond. Based on my experience with Ray Shariat, I would happily recommend B&T to anyone I know!
Ray Shariat will never give up and always makes sure, you as the seller are happy. It is a stressful situation to be selling your home, let alone half way through the winter. With Ray's years of experience and his friendly good manners you can be assured of the best outcome possible.Margaret Probert
Rizwan Mustafa and Ray Shariat were amazing to deal with. They were truly professional from the beginning to the end and worked constantly to achieve the result we were after. With a Pre-Auction offer we were able to move into our new home sooner than expected. We would highly recommend them both. Thank you to the Barfoot Team.
"Selling a house is quite a chore. The last time we sold a house we had very bad advice and it was with some misgivings when we made the decision to sell again. We decided to try Barfoot & Thompson and have been more than satisfied with salesperson Ray Shariat. He has been most delightful and removed most of the worry and above al secured a good price for us. My wife and I are more than satisfied with Ray's efforts. I would recommend Barfoot & Thompson's Ray Shariat to any seller or buyer.
Now that we have settled I would like to say how pleased and grateful I am with Ray Shariat. His pleasant personality, very kind ways and willingness to help in all ways. I would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling."
"I would like to commend Ray Shariat on his wonderful job of selling our house for us. His dedication and full-time service to me and my family has made selling our home as easy as it could be under the circumstances.
He has been a fountain of knowledge and a friend throughout our vendor - real estate relationship and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to anyone I know."
"These are just a few words of appreciation to you and all your staff, especially the excellent support of Ray Shariat who has been an immense source of strength during our trying time of selling our property. When Nalini met Ray for the first time, he was a picture of confidence and his words of reassurance were what carried us through a successful conclusion of the sale of our property.
Ray said selling our property was (and I quote him here) "It's a piece of cake". And we thought it was something he was saying to comfort us. But his were words were prophetic. He did what he promised and that too within a span of 24 hours. We had our buyer come through and the same day the deal signed within a matter of days.
I and Nalini are immensely grateful to Ray for the tremendous amount of work he has put in and the sound advice he has provided us at a critical time. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any of my friends and acquaintances and shall do so at every opportunity. No wonder he was voted top salesperson for Barfoot & Thompson in 2007. He deserves it and more."
"I have known Ray for approximately seven years in a professional capacity. In that time I have come to known him as a very professional salesperson that has always acted in the best interests of his clients. I have known Ray to be forthright in his dealing and indeed in my personal property dealings he has achieved very pleasing results and in doing so displayed both a high degree of competency and integrity during the course of the negotiations.
Ray is a very amiable character and I have no hesitation vouching for his competency and integrity as a real estate salesperson."
"Mr Shariat recently sold my mother's house in Blockhouse Bay. I found Mr Shariat to be very efficient and always available to talk through any issues. His willingness to listen and not push is an excellent attribute, which is hard to find in the real estate market today.
He was definitely working for us (the Vendor) and kept on coming back with better offers when we had not reached our target price. The sale price that he achieved for us certainly reached out expectations. I believe this was due to the amount of effort and persistence from Mr Shariat.
It was a pleasure working with Mr Shariat and I would recommend him as an excellent salesperson."
"I chose Ray to market my property as after meeting with him I had confidence in his ability to get a job done. Ray was excellent to work with as he was always prompt to meet with me, very pleasant to deal with and had a good understanding of where the market was at.
Ray is a good listener and not at all pushy and explained the options for marketing the property, and seeing what was most comfortable for me. During the process Ray kept me informed of feedback through the open home process and gave helpful suggestions on how to present the property. When an offer was presented Ray worked efficiently to achieve a good result.
Once the sale was unconditional Ray assisted me in finding a new home. He listened to what I wanted and worked hard to give me a list of properties to look at which fitted the criteria. I found a place which ticked all the boxes but was going to auction a week later. I wasn't comfortable with the auction process and didn't think the timeframe was enough to enable me to get all the preparation done.
Ray was amazingly helpful in this time, and through referrals from him I was able to get all the groundwork done to go to the auction confidently. Ray also explained the auction process very well and gave me the confidence to feel comfortable in the situation. I was the successful bidder at the auction and am looking forward to moving into my new home soon. Ray has assisted me through what can be a very stressful time. At all times he was very relaxed and highly professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ray to others."
"Sanjay and Sasoj Jallandhsa - We have been dealing with Ray Shariat . We bought our first home through him. We found him very efficient and friendly. It has been good dealing with him and we feel that he knows his job well. We wish him well in his future and thank him for all the help he has given us."Krishnan Rajaiyengar & Nalini Krishnan
"In reference to the recent sale of my home I would like to thank Mr Ray Shariat for his professional care and attention to the numerous potential buyers. He was always available and helpful and I have no hesitation in recommending him in any future sale of properties."Mrs. Wilson
"Many thanks for your assistance in the selling of our home. We both appreciate the way you kept us informed every step of the way and also produced such excellent photographs. We wish you well in future sales."John and Marion Milkuis
"We have been dealing with Ray Shariat . We bought our first home through him. We found him very efficient and friendly. It has been good dealing with him and we feel that he knows his job well. We wish him well in his future and thank him for all the help he has given us."Sanjay and Sasoj Jallandhsa
"We wish to thank salesperson Ray Shariat for doing and excellent job during the sale process of our property and in obtaining a more than satisfactory result on our behalf."Grant White