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Chris Gemmell AREINZAREINZ, Registered Valuer (non-practising), BCom (Ag) VFM, DipCom (VPM)
He heads an award-winning sales team that includes Aled Luffman and Ali Hedley. Ali and Aled were hand-picked by Chris and personally coached to achieve premium prices for sellers through the delivery of a world-class, seven-days-a-week real estate service. The team is highly experienced and energetic, and each person has specialised individual skills.
Chris has a valuation and property management degree and a post-graduate diploma from Lincoln University. As a qualified Registered Valuer (now non-practising) he gained vital experience valuing residential, commercial and investment properties all over the North Shore, working for the well-respected Darroch & Co. He also gained valuable international portfolio management experience in the UK and was CLEAR Communications’ National Property, Facilities and Administration Manager. As a senior member of the investment team at Lochore’s, who has personally experienced being an active property investor for over 21 years, he has the ability to ‘walk the talk’ in this specialised real estate field.
Chris has a unique set of skills. His considerable training and experience are reflected in his accurate research and confidence in property pricing. He has a strong track record through creatively marketing and obtaining the best profits for his clients, capitalising upon his strong negotiation skills. He can help the most experienced property investors maximise their portfolio returns and assist developers with design-build projects. Chris’s superb service and top results have led so many of his clients to return to him that it has enabled him to achieve one of the highest repeat business and referral rates in the industry.
We initially came into contact with Chris Gemmell when we bought our first property 10 years ago. As first time buyers, we were so impressed with his approach that when it came to selling our other property in 2015, we immediately thought of Chris. His subsequent handling of the sale gave us such confidence that when we eventually put our first property on the market, where we had initially met him, it was with Chris. By this stage we were living in South Island and part from one face to face meeting, all our dealings were done remotely. Nothing was too much trouble for thim; we were grateful for his help and advice, and delighted with both his approach and the result (not to mention the competitive fee structure!).
'Thanks for everything you have done for Mum. She has felt very well cared for and was impressed with your handling of the auction. The result was amazing and this will mean Mum can comfortably live till she’s 100!! She can now move on to the next stage in her life with no financial worries.'
'I have been meaning to email you and keep forgetting but I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all your help selling 45 James Evans Drive. Your service was impeccable and we were both really glad we chose Lochores and most importantly yourself to sell our home. The result was truly amazing.
We are this week going unconditional on a beautiful home in Rangiora that we are very excited to move into in 4 weeks from Friday and couldn't have done it without your help at the other end'.
‘Thank you for your help and patience. The speed of selling was incredible, and we are very happy with the price. You and your team are amazing!’
‘Chris Gemmell is indeed the country’s premier agent, in our opinion. He patiently and generously gave his time to sort through our laborious code of compliance process to finalise a great offer and settlement that worked for everyone. He did this while dealing with an obstructive tenant, a demanding purchaser, and vendors who were busy and distracted executives. Chris’s greatest strength – outside of his sheer tenacity – was always being able to find the stakeholders’ middle ground and gently negotiate us all to a stellar ending. We will happily and confidently refer Chris to anyone seeking a committed and talented professional to manage their home sale or purchase.’
*Melanie Purdey *
‘We have appreciated your integrity, honesty and professionalism, as well as the amazing commitment of your team in the process of selling of our house. We will definitely be recommending your services to our friends.’
‘We would just like to say how wonderful Chris and the whole team have been to us, in both selling and repurchasing a new property. We have found them to be very honest, reliable and happy to help at any time, day or night. Nothing was ever too much trouble. They are a great team and highly professional at doing what they do best.’
‘Chris’ expertise in the valuation of my house was precise and enabled me to meet the market with a realistic price that was honest and 100% accurate. He kept me informed throughout the whole process and achieved a sale within two weeks of the house being listed. I found Chris to be completely professional. He made me feel like I was being really looked after, even to the extent of finding me a beautiful new house within a week. He really made it so easy for me and I would recommend him to anyone who wants fast, efficient service that really does get results!’
Chris Gemmell AREINZ
Licensed Real Estate Agent