Client Testimonials

"We are excited to recommend James Ryall. Having purchased our new home shortly before the COVID-19 lockdown, we found ourselves in the unenviable position of being unable to actively market our previous home. However, James was optimistic, reassuring, and professional. Thanks to his flexibility and diligence, we were thrilled to receive two good offers on the property shortly after the lockdown period. James assisted us with a successful negotiation resulting in a great outcome. Consistently attentive, approachable, and patient – we recommend James without hesitation."
- Luke & Louise Patterson
"When the time came for my father to sell our family home (after 58 years of ownership) it was important to be sure that Dad was in safe and compassionate hands. James was one of the agents that we approached and immediately impressed with his friendly but matter of fact style. He did not try to put us under any pressure to sign up with him and he answered our questions with care and patience. He gave us a realistic but attractive likely-price range but made it very clear that the marketplace would determine the value of the property with his role being to make sure that the market knew about it. James went to work hard to achieve our goal of a well-priced sale. He succeeded within a short time frame during which he kept us constantly appraised with useful feedback and progress. It was clear to us that James viewed the relationship as more than 'just another house to sell' and we appreciated the efforts that he made on our behalf. He was easily reachable, always responded quickly to our messages and questions, and retained an interest even after the deal was sealed. Dad's first and only house sale was the success that we hoped it would be and we are sincerely grateful to James for his role in making that so. We would happily recommend James to sellers."
- Gib Beattie
"From the moment James arrived to appraise our home, he impressed us with his enthusiasm and determination. While many of his peers suggested he had "over-valued" our home he was determined to obtain a price he felt was justifiable. Before the first open home he had two offers on the table and after the open home had a conditional contract for us - all within the first week of being listed. As first time home sellers, the whole process was hassle free and James managed to obtain a price that we were more than happy with. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending James to anyone selling their house who want an agent to really work for them and hold their best interests at heart. Thanks very much for your truly great work James."
- Jeremy & Helen Cooper
"We enlisted James Ryall to sell our Henderson property for us. We are absentee owners living in Hamilton. It was a property with difficulties but James took it on. He was fantastic, communication was great and he really worked hard for us. From listing to settlement only took 8 weeks, which we were very pleased with. We found James and his company a very professional outfit to deal with. We have in 40+ years of home ownership have used 5 land agents. James Ryall was far and away the best."
- Gail & Peter Wilson
"I engaged James Ryall from Harcourts office to help me sell a property in West Auckland. The property had been a rental and was in poor condition – I needed help! James looked over the property and suggested, a number of things that needed to be done to realize the full value. I took his advice. And sold in a short time for a price that exceeded my expectations! James has a lovely dry sense of humour is very easy to deal with and if you take his advice, like I did, he will reward you with the opportunity to sell at the best price. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to either sell your home or to buy a home with. I will use him again."
- Kevin Potter
"Thank you James for a successful sale of my mother's house and the stress-free process you lead us through. I was delighted with the level of service you provided during the sale under very unusual and at times extremely trying circumstances. We live in Wellington and hadn't seen the house for more than 20 years. James arranged for the tenant to move out, the property to be cleaned and prepared for sale. James made the process very simple from our point of view. Throughout the whole process, James was very professional and focused, kept us informed, and was very positive. James was amazing!"
- Christine Marshall
"I recently had the privilege of working with James Ryall. I found him to be outstanding to deal with in all respects. Not only did James operate efficiently and with a minimum of fuss but the two properties I listed with him were sold quickly, for prices that I was very satisfied with. I can definitely recommend James as a person who goes the extra mile to serve his client."
- Michael MacKinven
"I found James very easy to deal with and his relaxed and grounded approach meant that i entrusted him with the sale of my rental property in Te Atatu South. I found James very reliable and trustworthy and his communication was on time and accurate. The key thing however was that James was able to get a result which exceeded my expectations both in terms of speed to sell as well as the great financial result he secured for us. I would happily recommend James to others."
- Lee Marshall
"We chose James as our real estate agent to manage the process of selling our property in Henderson, West Auckland. As we no longer live in NZ it was important for us to find agent with sales experience in the West Auckland market and an agent who would act proactively on our behalf. James excelled in both criteria resulting for us in a seamless, hassle free end to end process with an exceptional sales result. Thank you James, excellent work. "
- Vern Pilkington & Christine Milicich
"James Ryall was my agent for the sale of my property in Massey. I found James to be extremely courteous and good natured, quite the opposite to what I had expected from real estate agents. The whole sale process was an enjoyable experience. I have no hesitation in recommending James as a hard working agent!"
- Peter Dean
"We are delighted to recommend JAMES RYALL to anyone selling a property. James is obviously extremely competent and there was much about his manner of doing business that we appreciated. After his initial contact James did not harass or pressure us to sign him as our agent. He provided the information we requested and waited for our decision. His advice was sound and to the point, with no spin or exaggeration. He treated our tenant considerately and with respect, and kept regular contact with us. His skill with marketing our house demonstrated his very good local knowledge, his professional expertise, and an astute understanding of people. The outcome was a swift and smooth sale and he secured a price for us well beyond our expectations."
- Bronwyn & Murray Emson
"We would like to express our thanks to James Ryall for his guidance and support with the sale of our two investment properties in West Auckland. As we reside in Australia, we entrusted James to make all the arrangements with our property managers, tenants and trades people. All of this was done with the utmost efficiency, with no time wasted. James kept us informed of progress every step of the way and always made us feel like we were his top priority. Given our fantastic experience, we would have no hesitation recommending James' services to anyone seeking a thoroughly professional and experienced salesperson."
- Manish & Sutapa Joshi
"James Ryall marketed and sold our Te Atatu Peninsula property. We were very happy with the way the property was marketed and Open Homes were well attended. James liaised with our tenants and property manager in a professional manner and kept us fully informed throughout. We received multiple offers on the property and with James’ help achieved a very satisfactory sale price. Overall we would not hesitate to recommend James as a professional, friendly and effective Agent."
- Will Morrison
"Kiel and I would like to recommend James for anyone wishing to sell their home. James sold our house within two weeks of it being listed AND got us an offer well above what we were hoping to get. James knows the market, has the buyers and has good communication. We are a family with very young children and his flexibility around meeting times that suited us were much appreciated! Thanks James!"
- Crystal Weller
"James Ryall has been very helpful in providing monthly property sales statistics and updates over several years which is one of the reasons we decided to enlist his services when selling our investment property. His advice was of top quality and he worked in our best interests during the sale process. A satisfactory sale was achieved due to his efforts and I would have no problem in recommending James to anyone who wants an agent to work for them to achieve a successful sale."
- Jim Anderson