About Us


(Photo from an article in '1972' magazine, captioned: Terry King, today - "Remuera's Best Real Estate Agent")


Diana and Terry started the Remuera Real Estate Register in 2011 and their share of Remuera sales has grown threefold.

“This is a reflection of the way we do business: structuring the way we market properties to the way sellers and purchasers would rather transact; capitalising on the growing desire by sellers to ‘put a price’ on their properties, and ever-growing requests from purchasers to ‘know what a property is worth’”, says Terry

So the starting point is selling properties by price. This immediately signals to purchasers whether a property is in their budget area. It means we have an agreed price with our clients at the beginning of the process. It means that our job is simply to find the ‘right buyer’ … and we only need one. One buyer, whose brief of needs matches the attributes of the home, and who has the budget to buy it

Prior to entering real estate and establishing the Remuera Real Estate Register, Diana owned a hospitality equipment supply business and had additional background in property law, financing and corporate headhunting. Terry’s original career was advertising, and he built Mackay King to be the country’s biggest and most awarded agency of its time before selling it to Saatchi & Saatchi.

The other key interest in their lives has been houses. They have rebuilt and redecorated some beautiful homes, and are just now starting another project for themselves; a property that they had sold through the Register was then re-listed with the Register, and the second time they just “had to buy it” …

Lisa Baillie joined the team early 2019.  Lisa is a licensed agent, having previously worked as a Buyers Agent, buying investment property for NZ ex-pats.  Lisa looks after the marketing and management of our office as well as working with us on our listings.


Why we are leading Remuera estate agents


Remuera's only "specialists"

We are Remuera's only specialist real estate company - we KNOW Remuera. More and more people who wish to buy homes in Remuera come to us first. We take a brief of their requirements, and enter them onto our Register. This Register of Remuera buyers, and their needs, means that we can directly match them to properties that we list. The result is quite often an almost immediate sale.


We maintain an active Register of local buyers, their budgets and their needs

These buyers contact us because they know that we will listen and understand their needs and budget.  That we specialise in 'matching' the two.  Our testimonials demonstrate how often we are seen as achieving the 'best result' for both our buyers and sellers


We sell by price

We agree values and selling prices with our vendors, and price properties accordingly. The majority of our sales have been for the agreed asking price, or close to it.


We form real relationships

We form real relationships with our buyers and sellers, and this makes a tremendous difference in understanding needs and negotiating end selling prices. Have a look at the testimonial section of our website - it says it all.


We regularly sell 'Secrets' - Properties you will not see in the media

We always have listed properties where the owners do not want to 'openly promote' the fact that they are for sale.  They trust us with their privacy and confidentiality.  They know that we will find the right qualified buyer through our Register.


Our 'Register' means that there is little need for expensive marketing or open homes

Potential buyers are qualified by us in terms of the match with your property.  Viewing is then by appointment.  Regularly we sell properties in the first week of listing and the best result is when we only need to bring one group through your home to sell it.


Highly competitive fees

We own the business. For this reason our fees are remarkably competitive.


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