I was born in this beautiful province of fruit and farming back in 1966. Married in 1998 to Petrice, the brown-eyed girl from Timaru, we have two boys keeping us busy with sports and activities.
Having sold real estate in Hawke’s Bay for 12 years I have learned much about success and what works and what does not. I’ve experienced the boom and the bust and found the fundamentals of success remain the same. There are a few things that sellers of homes say are really important to them. They include:
1. Find a buyer to pay fair market price
2. Sell in a reasonable time frame
3. Provide a thorough market analysis and be honest about expected results
I am sure most sellers want all the above and of course there are many other things that contribute to a successful sale such as:
• Excellent negotiating;
• Intelligent marketing;
• Availability via phone and email;
• Friendly, honest, assertive, analytical; and
• A sense of humour under what can be at times, stressful circumstances.
And the final key to my success and longevity in the business has been to have the resources of the top real estate company in Hawke's Bay, Tremains, at my disposal.
Enough from me. Please take a minute to read what my clients have said. I can help you sell your home, so please give me a call on my direct dial 06 877 0902.
"We have known Craig since 2001 when he sold us our very first home in Taradale. Since then he has successfully sold two of our homes, the last one in October 2008. We had very specific criteria for our next home so we rented until we found just the right one. We contacted most Napier real estate companies to find us our new home but Craig was the only agent who made regular contact with us to let us know he was still actively looking.
"His persistence paid off when he found us a home that ticked all the boxes and we couldn’t be happier.
"Craig is honest, reliable, friendly and professional. We have on many occasions recommended Craig’s services and will happily continue to do so."
Glen and Jo
"Craig has now sold two properties for us in the last seven years. He is very efficient and friendly and makes the sales process so easy and stress free.
"Craig obviously knows the Hawke’s Bay real estate market well as our last property sold in less than a week.
"We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Craig and he will be the agent we will go to for our next move."
Peter and Wendy
"We met Craig about eight years ago when we were looking to move from Te Awanga to Bluff Hill. I was so tired of agents showing me everything but what I had asked for - an old villa on the Hill. What part of 'old' don’t some people understand! The 1960s don’t quite cut it for me! Throughout our dealings with Craig we have had excellent service, amazing follow up and eight years after he found us the house we wanted we still get Easter buns every year! Brilliant! Whenever I hear of anyone wanting to sell or buy I always tell them: go see Craig at Tremains, he’ll find you what you want and next time we sell there is only one person we will be calling."
Jeanette and Graeme
"Just a note to say a big thank you for all the effort you have made for us in the past few months. With the time limits and constraints we had, you achieved the impossible for us.
"Once again, thank you Craig, we will not hesitate to recommend you or your company to anyone in the future and look forward to dealing with you again."
Julie and Grenville
"It is with pleasure that I pass on my comments in relation to Craig Rawcliffe and our business dealings.
"Craig was very patient during this process and instrumental in getting a win-win situation for all parties involved.
"I have no hesitation in recommending Craig to you for any business-related activities - a fine and very honest, likable man."
"[He] was always courteous and very honest with his views. Craig went out of his way for us and ensured the whole transaction went smoothly.
"We think that is pretty good service and we will be happy to deal with Craig again in the future, along with passing his good name onto other interested buyers or sellers."
Marty and Linda
"Your help in providing assistance of every sort from valuations to lawyers was much appreciated and though I am sure it all helped you, you did this in such a reassuring manner that the whole experience was a pleasure.
"Considering the bad things I had heard about realtors, I have been pleased to assure people around me that you were great, honest and reliable and I hope that in the future we may be able to do more business."