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A Quick Guide to Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula

At Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula, under the humble stewardship of Diane Stevenson, we’re proud to be your listening and caring partner when it comes to realising your real estate dreams. Our team of real estate experts brings a balanced mix of experience, new enthusiasm, and a wealth of knowledge to the table.

In this introductory post, we provide a quick rundown of everything you need to know about us – what we do, who we are, why we love all things Te Atatu Peninsula, and how we can help you make your property dreams come true. So, if you ever wanted to get to know Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula, this handy intro guide is definitely for you.

Who We Are: About Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula

At Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula, we pride ourselves on being a premier real estate team with a focus on property management, residential renting, and residential selling services throughout West Auckland. It all started when Diane Stevenson took ownership of Ray White’s Te Atatu Peninsula office back in 2000. From then on, we have soared from strength to strength, building upon our unwavering dedication, reputation, expertise, and local knowledge.

Today, Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula has a full-fledged team of real estate specialists that include licensee agents, salespersons, business development professionals, and  property managers. Our salespersons are local property market experts, avid negotiators, and enthusiastic marketers who are ready to take care of all your real estate needs.

Our highly trained, friendly, and experienced team of property managers works along with the sales & marketing crew, creating a one-stop-shop for all of your residential options. They boast property degrees, long-standing industry experience, and REINZ accreditation to back up their expertise.

Our office is nestled right in the heart of Te Atatu Peninsula, so we’re part and parcel of the community and know the area inside out. We’re parents, children, mums, dads, brothers, sisters, colleagues, and mentors in the greater west Auckland region.

With a culture that matches the local vibe of the serene suburb itself, Diane Stevenson’s team at Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula is deeply proud to be part of this fast-growing market. As part of the Ray White Group, we add strength to the award-winning and highly-regarded network with more than 180 offices in New Zealand and well over 1,000 across the globe.

This provides us with an extensive network of reputable property salespeople and access to a wide variety of real estate buyers, sellers, and investors locally, nationally, and internationally. As such, we provide you with virtually thousands of opportunities to own, sell, manage, or rent the right residential properties for your needs.

In 2017, Reader’s Digest awarded us the ‘Quality Service Award for Excellence in Service and Consumer Satisfaction’. We’ve also received the Ray White National Award for the “Office of the Year”, “Business Growth”, and “Outstanding Achievement” – just to mention a few. Our award-winning team includes some of the highly regarded, effective, and well-known property managers and salespersons in Te Atatu.

What We Do

We’re a full-service property management and real estate sales & rental agency tucked in the high-profile central location in West Auckland, Waitakere City. Our award-winning and experienced team offer a comprehensive range of real estate services. They include property advisory services, property management, prestige sales, property sales, property development management, appraisals, and property rental services – the whole range!

Our salespersons and property managers are specialists in Te Atatu Peninsula, along with other parts of West Auckland. That means you can count on us for house selling, property renting, and real estate management in Hobsonville, West Harbour, Avondale, Ranui, Glendene, Te Atatu South, and all the suburbs in and around the West and Central West region.

Let’s break down our major focus service areas:

– Residential Selling

Planning to sell your home? If you’re thinking of selling a residential property, it’s important to turn to a recognised, trustworthy, and reliable agency. We’re your first choice team of highly trained, experienced, and result-oriented salespeople.

Our services cover all of your residential selling needs. The first step in selling your home is knowing how much your property is worth. That’s exactly where our property appraisal services come into play. Our real estate specialists will visit your property and determine the current market value of your home.

At Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula, we understand that there’s a lot more that goes into selling your home than putting up a “for sale” signage. We shall piece together a research-driven marketing strategy, making sure to choose the right selling method – whether it be a sale by auction, a sale by set date sale, or a sale by an exclusive agency with a price.

Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to sell your property with Diane Stevenson’s team at Ray White Te Atatu. We bring Ray White Group’s 110 years of experience to the table, helping you find qualified buyers and close the deal in no time. Our name is trusted, recognisable, and reflects our professionalism you can rest assured you will get.

– Property Management/Rentals

At Ray White Te Atatu, you can expect best-in-class property management services with extra peace of mind. Knowing that your property is in safe hands is no doubt your highest priority. That’s where we bring our A-game.

We provide thorough tenant vetting and selection process, conduct routine inspections, and use up-to-date market information to set the right rent. Whether you own an apartment building or plan to rent your house, we shall do all the heavy lifting for you.

The Team Behind Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula

– Our sales team

Our hardworking, committed, and devoted salespeople take the stress and guesswork out of the residential selling process. Our sales team includes Kris Brown, a property bug with experience spanning more than 16 years; Anshul Manchanda whose past clients rave about his listening ability, flexibility, and patience, and Elissa Fisher, who brings more than a decade of experience to the table.

Other avid salespeople at Ray White Te Atatu Louie Livaja, Margaret Anne Moore, Ostin Kim, Sarah Cooper, Stephen Mann, Tejpal Singh, and Valmiki Iyer, a senior real estate agent with over $200 million in property sales.

– Our Property Management/Rentals Team

With our expertise and deep market knowledge, Diane Stevenson and her team at Ray White Te Atatu is the partner you deserve for your property management needs.

The team includes Gibson Lee, who has a Bachelor’s in Business Studies and over 13 years of experience; Dhaval Pandya, who has run many businesses and lived in Auckland for nearly two decades; Obayd Rasheed, the Senior Property Manager at Ray White and a holder of Bachelor of Commerce & Property degree from the University of Auckland,William Cole,who also has a degree in Property from University of Auckland,  and Taimania McCamish, an avid problem solver with five years of management experience.

Get to Know Our Boss: Diane Stevenson

Diane Stevenson has been active in the West Auckland real estate market since 1991 when she kicked off her career as a salesperson. She’s currently the owner, branch manager, and principal of Ray White Te Atatu Peninsula, as well as Buy West Property Management Ltd and Buy West Realty Ltd – both of which are members of Ray White Group.

Diane adds a massive wealth of knowledge, experience, and charm to the Ray White network. And her passion and work have been recognised many times over the years.  In 2018/2019, she was awarded the Premier Business Leader of Ray White Te Atatu.

In addition to being a licensed real estate agent, Diane is an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (AREINZ), as well as the holder of a National Certificate in Real Estate and National Diploma in Real Estate.

About Te Atatu Peninsula

Located just 15 minutes away from the heart of the CBD of Auckland, Te Atatu Peninsula is one of the hottest real estate suburbs right now. Young families and young professionals are fuelling the property boom in Te Atatu Peninsula. They are particularly interested in the suburb’s beautiful (often renovated now) 3-bedroom weatherboard houses from the 1950-60’s.

The community spirit, harbour location, and access to the city, sports, and culture make Te Atatu a great place to live, play, and work.  The city-side of the suburbs walkway offers some of the breath-taking and serene views of nature. To top it off, there are numerous schools in and around the suburb, including Te Atatu Intermediate School, Rutherford College, three pre-schools, and three primary schools.

The local restaurant and café scene is also something write home about. The home of the  Te Atatu Roosters, Te Atatu Pony Club, the Western Judo Academy, and Te Atatu Bowling Club, Taikata sailing club, are some of the leading sports and leisure clubs that call Te Atatu home. Residents and visitors can also join a variety of tennis clubs, rowing clubs, and much more.

It’s located just off North Western Motorway, so getting in and around Te Atatu is easy, not to mention the superb AT Transport bus service and a dedicated network of cycleways.

Whether you’re a family searching for the coveted village atmosphere to bring up your children, a young professional looking to stay close to the city, or just seeking a lifestyle property, you can go wrong with this suburb. You can count on Diane’s team at Ray White Te Atatu to take care of all your real estate needs.