I have a long-standing interest and passion for real estate so a move into the industry seemed like a natural fit for me. Our family migrated to New Zealand from India in 2000.
From the age of 17 I started working with my parents in the retail wine industry and after many years in the business I learned the importance of exceptional service and transparency in all dealings. I also learned a lot from my family while they were creating their own successful real estate portfolio. This translated into sound investment knowledge which I am now implementing in my work.
After graduating from UNITEC Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Computing Systems, I also completed my Certificate in Real Estate and joined Mt Roskill Branch in 2018.
Outside of work my main hobbies include watching movies, taking long walks along the beach and travelling.
I really enjoy working with Olga and Felix. We share the same values and strive to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction in everything that we do. As a licensed salesperson, I continually invest in learning the latest technologies, new marketing trends and negotiating techniques.
Our team understands that the selling and buying process can be emotional and very stressful. We maintain regular contact with our clients and customers so that they feel well-informed and secure with the decisions they have to make. You can be assured of our total commitment and dedication when selling your home.
Four years ago I bought my apartment from Felix Bogdanovic. When circumstances meant that I had to sell, the first person I called was Felix. Felix is now working with Vaishal Patel (VK) so I found myself with two real estate agents. I also found myself selling in a market that is turning. Selling in a buoyant market is easy, a true mark of a professional real estate agent is when they can also sell in a slump. Both Felix and Vaishal went that extra mile so that I had a successful sale, which even meant bringing in their own cushions!!Sally | Newmarket
Owning your home in New Zealand can be no less than an ordeal! It can be absolutely chaotic and even more overwhelming. But as they say we all have guardian angels who come to our aid. We have to admit that VK Patel from Barfoot & Thompson was no less than an angel in our lives. He made this journey a happy one. Meeting VK was not just coincidence. It was sheer destiny!!! He always worked tirelessly and enthusiastically. His professionalism shone through constantly. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he left no-stone-unturned in always going that extra mile and making sure he did everything possible for us to acquire our much awaited nest. At all times, he was full of cheer, full of zest and full of vigour. Week after week, VK worked relentlessly and put in every effort to make sure he showed us homes, to best suit us. We truly appreciate the endless patience he displayed no matter how many questions and clarifications we sought. No matter what, he was always calm and composed. His genuine willingness to be available and helpful whenever we called is a quality that touched our hearts. VK is more a friend than just a professional alliance. We can't thank him enough for standing by us in this wonderful journey and helping us find our beautiful home. A big thank you to VK Patel for his great sense of professionalism, his efficiency and most of all his burning desire to serve his clients to the best of his ability. We wish him success in very endeavour he takes up. All the best VK! May you rise n shine through all the days ahead.Clayton & Sharmila | New Windsor
I have been very impressed with Felix, Olga and Vaishal (VK). They have been very helpful, honest and have a lot of integrity. I felt very comfortable with them, they spent a lot of time with me and a huge amount of time preparing everything, its not just open homes, its such a lot of work beforehand. I'm thrilled with the price, I'm thrilled with the way they conducted everything and they went well and beyond their duty to help me. They were really very good. Thank you very much.Carolyn | Hillsborough
Felix, Vaishal (VK) and Olga were a pleasure to work with. This was a first-time experience for us and I'm pleased we chose this team. They were well equipped with knowledge of the area and provided great advice along the way. They kept us well informed throughout the selling process. They were super-efficient in getting house ready for the market. It was a smooth process overall. Thanks again team.Schaumkel Family | New Windsor
A big thank you to Vaishal (VK), Felix and Olga. They did a spectacular and amazing job. They went the extra mile. They presented professionalism, integrity and provided very helpful advice . They were very thorough in their marketing procedure and we would recommend anyone else to take advantage of their expertise. They are honest and hardworking. We had a great outcome for our property and I am really pleased with the sale price.Irene Peterson & Famliy | Mt Roskill
I am very pleased with VK and Felix selling our property. They are friendly and have your best interests at heart. Approachable and honest people it was an easy and pleasant process. Got the results we needed.Kim | Mt Roskill