Melvin Plaisier

Branch Manager | Business Owner
Ray White Swanson

Melvin leads a team of real estate professionals dedicated to achieving the very best results for their clients. Melvin has been accredited with the status of "Chairman's Elite" within Ray White during his 17-year selling career, "Chairman's Elite" is the highest performance level that is achieved by only a small group of our salespeople. 

Melvin, now a business owner, director and branch manager of Ray White Swanson shares a wealth of real estate knowledge from his vast experience marketing, promoting and selling a wide range of residential and rural/lifestyle property within the local community. He has successfully managed over 600 marketing campaigns resulting in sales that consistently exceeded vendor expectations. This experience allows him to successfully lead his sales team in any real estate market to ensure that our clients are in the very best hands. 

Having been a member of the Swanson community since 1983 he is enthusiastic about West Auckland, especially Swanson and Waitakere. Therefore a big part of his focus is creating initiatives that have already resulted in huge success stories for local schools and community organisations. For Melvin, real estate isn't just about houses, it's about people, their homes, their family and their community. 


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Hannah and Hamish

Melvin, Alyshia and their team were incredible to work with. Their attention to detail is impeccable. They are knowledgable and professional, and marketed our house to a high standard. Melvin and Alyshia are dedicated, honest people who go the extra mile to ensure the best outcomes for their clients. We would highly recommend Melvin, Alyshia and their team to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property.

Barry and Shelley

There was never any doubt that we would list our rental property with Melvin at Ray White Swanson since we purchased the property years ago and dealt with his Mum Anja who was amazing, we have heard such great things about the team at Swanson over the past few years, the experience turned out to be trouble free from the beginning to end, great advice on listing the property on what needed to be done to show off what a lovely home it could be. This was listed in the market changing but he got us a quick sale, under a week and a great outcome. Summing up excellent service, we would highly recommend them. Thanks so much Melvin and team.

Dan Meikle

Chantelle and I would like to thank Melvin, Alyshia and your team for your great work in selling our house. Our relationship started many years before, with you guys constantly keeping in touch with us over the years. When it came to selling our house we did not even think of looking at any other businesses. Having that personal touch was really important to us. Your team worked very hard to get the sale and we are over the moon with the result. Once again, thank you!

Dion Ryan

My experience with Melvin, Amanda and the rest of the team at Ray White Swanson was great. From day one when I dropped off a key to the office to allow Melvin and Amanda to check the property out, only for them to show up 10mins later (to my surprise) everything was great. After a really pressure free, informative chat I was left with a good feeling that I was in safe hands and wasn’t going to be mucked around. After Melvin’s advice to spend some time and money to bring the place up to a presentable state, It was all go. Before I knew it, the place was staged, photographed and on the market. From there the updates and support from Melvin and the rest of the team never left me feeling like I didn’t know how things were tracking, which was reassuring and much appreciated. It has been a pleasure dealing with the team at Ray White Swanson and I would like to thank them all for their efforts that finished with a very appreciated successful sale of my property.

713 Scenic Drive
Henderson Valley
Graham Kendrick

Melvin was very open and honest, professional and easy to deal with.

12 Urlich Drive
Stephanie Weenink

The service was excellent. Melvin, Alyshia, Amanda and Kat you were all amazing. The communication was clear and concise and you all worked with speed and efficiency to get our property to market quickly. I was impressed with the open and frequent communication on our property and the current market situation from Melvin. The calls, texts and emails check ins were very much appreciated along the selling journey.

20 Bethells Road
Holly Boys

Melvin was so great to deal with, he had a wealth of knowledge about the area and made the whole process an enjoyable one. We are so grateful and will definitely be getting in touch with Melvin in the future if we are looking to buy or sell. Thanks again to Melvin and the team at Ray White Swanson.

1232 Scenic Drive North
Duncan Caldwell

Melvin and the team at Ray White Swanson are honestly the best real estate agents and I would 100% recommend them. Melvin kept us updated every step of the way, often after hours, and we found ourselves saying "we trust you, that's great advice" so many times. And a successful sale, so thank you team Swanson and Melvin.

2/245 Sturges Road
Alan Cameron

Melvin and his team were excellent, highly professional and friendly. A genuine but strong sales team. We can't thank Melvin and Amanda enough for their efforts selling our first home and setting us up better than we could have imagined to step into our new dream home. Thank you!

John Sheppard

Melvin is a real nice guy & makes you feel secure in what he says. Very friendly & explains every detail

108 Te Henga Road
Robert Petrie

Melvin is very professional. He kept us in the loop the whole time and delivered an exceptional outcome within the time frame that we had given him. We were thrilled with the outcome he delivered. We would be more than happy to use him again and highly recommend him to others who are considering selling their property.

1040 Scenic Drive North
John Chaney

Melvin and his team took away 90% of the stress which is no mean feat for us.


Melvin is very skilled and got a great result. He listens well, is courteous, keeps cool and gives good advice. He marketed my property in the best possible way, respected the strategy we agreed on and attended to questions that came up. He was a pleasure to work with.


Easy to deal with and got me a great result


He sold our house incredibly fast, with 11 offers after being on the market for 6 days. He was always calm, clear, and communicated well always.


Great communication. Clear and easy to work with.

Lance and Sarah

Have bought and sold our property with Melvin.very professional,definitely deal with him again


Easy to talk to and kept us well informed throughout the selling process. Explained the auction procedure well.


In short from the first meeting it was clear that Melvin and Luke stood apart from the other agents that we met with. They led us when we need it listened when we knew what we wanted. And at no stage did we feel pressured to take the first offer because it would be easy for them. I believe that they got us the best possible price we could get for our property while making what could have a very stressful process straight forward.


Very helpful and low pressure sale that still achieved great results for us with a quick and well priced sale.


As Melvin went over and above what was required to gain an amazing result for us.


Melvin was very helpful and explaining everything we needed to know.


Melvin was engaging, professional and honest about what we could expect. I had completely lost interest in the property and Melvin still did his best to get a great result for us.

Stephen and Kirsty

“A swift & brilliant experience , we could not rate Melvin and his team any higher if we tried!! From start to finish we were happy and felt like VIPS.”


My experience dealing with Melvin: very professional, polite and personal.


Good sales result, and good communication. Hassle free sale.


Melvin was a pleasure to deal with. He is polite, friendly, knowledgeable and he worked hard to get us the sale.


Melvin was extremely professional, friendly, and helpful. My husband and I appreciated his honesty and his efforts in responding to our questions as quickly as possible throughout the process. We wish Melvin and Alisha all the very best and will most certainly be referring him to our friends and family.


We live overseas and Melvin was always quick to respond, explain any queries and helped us through a difficult time selling the family home.


He communicated well and helped me out a little with my offer.


Melvin is loyal and trustworthy.


Melvin was great to work with. Great communication and very friendly. Loved the little gift he gave us as well.

Sunil and Natasha

Friendly and professional

Emma and Logan

Great to deal with.

Dan and Sam

He was honest and open during the appraisal stage of the process and provided support and advice during the listing and sale of the property. He was always approachable and listened to our requirements.


He was easy to talk too.

Chloe and Chase

I truly mean it when I say Melvin, Alyshia and their team are number 1 experts of real estate. They truly do deliver on their word and go above and beyond for your needs. Literally with you all the way and available 24/7.

Poifaneva and Sharon

Melvin is an excellent, exceptional salesperson to deal with and I would highly recommend him. This is the second time we have dealt with Melvin and his professionalism, service and ability to remain calm under pressure and be reassuring to us, is outstanding.

Lindsay and Judy

We found Melvin very friendly, professional and great communication throughout our stressful time.


He was amazingly helpful about the process, set realistic expectations, helped with the negotiation, was encouraging and supportive, gave great advice about solicitors, and generally helped to make the entire process amazing.

Mike and Daile

Melvin has been great to work with. He guided us through the sale and the tons of questions we had.


Helped us through the entire process - couldn't have been better.


The service and advice Melvin gave on marketing and selling our house was excellent.


Melvin is courteous, knowledgeable and went beyond expectations.


He was great, a real person who you could talk to. As the buyer in the situation, Melvin wasn’t working for us, but it felt like he was. Awesome advice, always happy to answer calls with questions. Always knew where we were in the daunting process of purchasing our first home.


Friendly and informative


Melvin was extremely professional and friendly, we gave us great advice and talked through all our options.


Good advice, knows the market, great marketing, very approachable


Excellent service throughout, great confidence, trustworthy and honest. very approachable and knows the local market very well.


As the purchaser I only met with Melvin to sign up the offer and he was really nice and helpful with explanation of the whole process. When I did have a couple of questions, he was easy to get hold of and quick to obtain answers from vendor.

Barry and Robyn

Alyshia was a pleasure to work with. Always keeping us in the loop and looking after our interests.


Made my life easy. And got me top dollar in a funny market.


Easy going


"Selling my family home was a big decision and I can honestly say that I could not have picked a better team to help me achieve the ultimate sale and asking price. Melvin and Alyshia have been incredible to work with. From the very beginning, Melvin was professional, accurate, helpful and insightful. Their marketing skills were fantastic and communication excellent. I would highly recommend Melvin and Alyshia to anyone out west Auckland wanting to sell their house for top dollar. Thank you, Melvin and Alyshia'

Sturges Road

Good top honest skills.

Sturges Road
Pascal and Alix

Selling your first home is never an easy task but Melvin, Alyshia and the team at Ray White Swanson made it so easy for us. From the first meeting, we couldn’t fault their professionalism, enthusiasm and attention to details. They have great knowledge of the area and their marketing strategies are very effective. We would happily use their services again and highly recommend them.

Sturges Road
Mahesh and Neil

Melvin, Alyshia and the Ray White Swanson team are a class act. They marketed 2 properties for us and had offers on both within the first week that exceeded our price expectations. Such a strong result in a somewhat subdued market ultimately came down to their accurate and valuable advice in steering us towards the best sales process and a marketing package that would suit our buyers and the market conditions at the time. We highly recommend the Ray White Swanson team for all your real estate needs.

Chris and Sammi

We chose to inlist Ray White Swanson agents Melvin and Alyshia after meeting Alyshia at an open home in Swanson some months back. The initial appraisal was conducted in a professional manner and the honesty based on sales in our area was refreshing. The marketing was spot on and done so beautifully capturing the essence of our family home. Alyshia got stuck in helping us tidy and stage the house and answered all questions with knowledge and kindness. Melvin as well as associate Luke showed our open homes and within a week multiple offers were presented. We sold and also bought in the same week and are very happy with all of the services we have received. we would highly reccomend Melvin and Alyshia to sell your home.


He was confident and marketed the property well.

Barry and Robyn

I would like to thank both you and the rest of your team for the great service you provided with the sale of our property. You gave us a realistic and obtainable value for our listing and worked completely for us with your great marketing strategies and keeping us up to date with all viewings and outcomes. Upon obtaining a contract, you ensured we did not have to reduce our price to finalise the sale. On moving day, and our removal company cancelling when they were already late and after settlement, you went above and beyond helping us get a replacement company and even supplying Luke from your office to come and help load the truck so our purchases could move in. We would recommend you to anyone looking for an honest and reliable Real Estate Company to market their home.


Alyshia and Melvin provided an excellent and professional service delivering outstanding results. They were organised from the moment we met, offering several marketing options and guided us through each option with full transparency. Their feedback and updates throughout the marketing of our home were detailed and regular, and their expertise resulted in a phenomenal result. I have no hesitation in recommending Alyshia, Melvin and their team. Maree Ellison

Blair and Amy

When it came time to sell our home, it was an easy decision to have Melvin and Alyshia on the job. Selling your first home is a bit emotional and at times stressful so I think it’s really important to have agents who are easy to chat to, down to Earth and super knowledgeable. More than anything trustworthy advice is so important, especially when you’re not sure what your doing - and we feel like we were given the best advice through out the process. The marketing was fantastic and the sale of our home was super quick, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to get on and plan our next move. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Melvin and Alyshia. Thank you again guys :)


Melvin knows how to get the best possible price and to solve problems.

Michael and Lisa

We sought out Melvin to sell our house based on his five-year performance as an outstanding Swanson agent. Melvin and Alyshia offer a level of professionalism that is hard for others to beat. They gave us straightforward evidence-based advice on marketing and price positioning. Following their advice, we attracted thirty groups, and after two weekends of open homes, we accepted a conditional offer. Between signing the agreement and settling the property, they continued to assist the buyers and us in completing the conditions and settling within four weeks. We are happy to recommend Melvin and Alyshia to anyone looking to buy or sell in Swanson and surrounding areas.

Terry & Cheryle

It was a big decision for us to entrust the sale of our home to a real estate agent, as we have had a very bad experience in the past. When it came the time for us to sell our family home, the one we had bought from my parents who had built it as their dream home many years ago, we really had to seek others recommendations as to who to trust with this sale. We were recommended Alyshia and Melvin and have never regretted it. I am pleased to say they did everything they promised they would. I believe Alyshia went above and beyond to make this an easy and manageable experience. The communication and advice that has been offered through this whole process was greatly appreciated. We are more than happy to recommend Alyshia, Melvin and their amazing team to anybody looking at putting their most prized position on the market, because that is exactly how it is treated. Terry & Cheryle


With the decision to put our family home on the market, I had to then face the daunting task of finding a Real Estate agent I could trust and was comfortable with for this stressful and sensitive process. I have unfortunately had some very negative experiences over the years with Real Estate agents and was not looking forward to trying to sort the ‘good’ from the ‘bad’. Melvin Plaisier was a name I had heard over the years from different people and with only ever good things said about him. My father had a wonderful result when selling with Melvin and when I spoke to him about ‘who’ to approach he recommended Melvin very highly. From the moment I rang Melvin to arrange a meeting to look at his listing our property I was impressed with his professional yet personal-touch manner. When we met to discuss the listing he was outstanding in terms of knowledge, experience and expertise on the finer details of marketing and sales in Real Estate. It was very reassuring to feel we were in safe and competent hands. He made recommendations and suggestions that we felt totally confident in following. To put it very simply, HE REALLY KNOWS HIS BUSINESS!! His attention to detail for our marketing package was second to none. The standard of the photos, video, brochure, advertising text and variety of methods used to promote our property was phenomenal. Throughout the process he kept us updated, included and involved in relevant decisions. His ‘can do’ attitude and tireless work ethic makes him stand out from the rest, nothing is too much bother or effort for Melvin. The feedback reports from our open homes were extensive, comprehensive and to a very high standard. So much detail provided to allow us to see how we were comparing and tracking towards a successful sale. Regular meetings with us for marketing strategy, progress, etc were easily accommodated to suit us and our time frames, again nothing was too much or too late for Melvin. A clear and reassuring outline of what to expect on Auction day, how things would be run/managed was also part of Melvin’s professional and caring service. Running alongside Melvin is Alyshia Marshall, his very competent partner. We had some contact with Alyshia during the marketing, but her support and input on the night of the Auction was significant and very much appreciated. She understands exactly how stressful the process can be and the angst caused listening to and being part of the Live Auction of your home. I was truly grateful for her reassurance. We had success on Auction night, with some very sound guidance and advice provided, never any pressure to do anything we weren’t ok with but solid experience and reasoning provided to help us make a good and right decision. I would like to thank both Melvin and Alyshia for their genuine care and attention. They are true professionals, with real business savvy along with a true passion for what they do and the results they manage for their clients. I highly recommend them, I will always remember our experience with Melvin and Alyshia, for all the RIGHT reasons. Thank you both, I wish you all the very best for what is sure to be a bright and successful future together in Real Estate. Stephanie Day.

Garrick and Maheesha

We met Melvin when he sold us our first home. We were immediately impressed by his professionalism and integrity. He was sincere in trying to do right by both parties. Not pushy but sharp, knowledgeable and attentive. When it came time to sell that same house, we knew who to ask. Alysha supported us in prepping the house for sale. It looked so good by the time she finished that we almost wanted to stay. She knows all the secrets. Hint: There's more to it than throwing a few cushions around. The pair did a stellar job presenting the marketing video and managing expectations on both sides. The result: We sold fast, at a good price, in a tough market. There are no other agents I'd trust more.


Very friendly, professional & attentive to our needs,

Stuart and Claire

If you are looking for integrity, honesty and professionalism we would highly recommend the team of Melvin and Alyshia. We were kept informed throughout and made to feel a part of the process. Melvin has exceptional negotiating skills and is highly motivated. Alyshia helped us to prepare our home with very good suggestions and a great eye for detail. A personal touch was that they chose to incorporate our dog Hogan into their video presentation of our home which was a great success.

Lesley and Brian

We first met Melvin when he sold our daughters house. He did such a great job we called on him to sell our Henderson home. Melvin and Alyshia are a great team and were very understanding and patient with first time sellers. They organised the staging of the property, excellent photography and video and kept us well informed through the process. We took their advice to go to auction and despite a slowing market we came away with a sale at a good price. They worked very hard for us and we would recommend them wholeheartedly.


With a rental property in Auckland and living in Tauranga, finding the right agent to market my house was key. With only a few days to sort things on a very brief visit I contacted Melvin and Alyshia who were recommended to me by my brother who was working with them to find a property. They had realistic prices, were well informed, knew the best way to sell my property. They had a good marketing package that I could tailor to my needs and budget. They pushed things through quicker than expected which was a bonus to me. My house had a conditional sale after the first open home and this has since gone unconditional - and all just before Christmas! Really good communication even though I was out of town. Would definitely recommend to anyone

Tracy and Robert

Living in Tauranga and selling our rental in Auckland seemed like a very daunting prospect, after contacting Melvin, who we had dealings with several years earlier, we realised it need not be. Melvin introduced us to the lovely Alyshia and there was no doubt they were the right people for the job, both so approachable and honest our worries soon turned to excitement. After paperwork was sorted, they took hold, managing the preparations for us (i.e. re-carpeting, staging and anything else that popped up). They worked hard to get our place sold (not an easy place to sell, right person for the right house). Our target was to sell before Christmas and this they done, not only at a busy time of year but also in a market that was starting to slow. Their expectations, explanations, processes and progress for the sale were well communicated and realistic. The whole process was minimal stress on us. Thank you Melvin, Alyshia and your team we will definitely recommended.


Thanks Melvin and Alyshia for providing a top service in selling our property. You achieved the exact listing price and we were impressed with your professionalism, expertise, and good humour throughout the process. It has been a pleasure working with you.


It was near the end of the year and I had decided I didn’t want to be a landlord anymore. I wanted the property sold by Xmas. I had been approached previously by another well-known real estate company, but somehow them arriving in our street in a convoy of expensive European vehicles, along with their flashy uniforms and high commissions, did not impress me. I wanted somewhere local, there were 3 offices near to us, one was the flashy crew, another I had dealt with previously and didn't want to go back, the third was Barfoot's. I looked up who their top salesperson was for the past year and it was Melvin Plaisier. So, I went with him. He was super-efficient and did not mess around. The tenants happened to move out without sufficient notice and at the same time as the open home, and left the place in a bit of a mess. Even with that being the case, there were 2 offers on the house from the first open home, one of which became unconditional before Xmas. Alyshia and Melvin work together as a great team and they get results. They know how to sell houses, which is what I needed, and I got it, and am very pleased. I would happily employ their services again.

Maureen and Terry

We originally met Melvin and Alyshia when we inspected a home that we, with our son and daughter in law ultimately bought. As a result of this purchase we needed to sell our current home as soon as possible. Alyshia and Melvin were extremely helpful and professional while helping us to get our home ready for sale we are in our seventies and the help they provided and suggestions including physical help on de-cluttering our home and changing the layout was exceptional. The selling package (we went to Auction) was brilliant, the photos and video were very professional and informative and presented our home beautifully. The feedback after each open home was very prompt and informative. We sold our home after a 3-week marketing campaign at a price we are very happy with. We will be recommending Alyshia and Melvin as the most professional and sincere people in Real Estate to everyone we know. Thank you Alyshia and Melvin for making a very stressful time for us a manageable experience and a very successful outcome


After much research into the top agents for our area, Melvin and Alyshia very quickly became an obvious choice. Selling our first home was quite an emotional and daunting task, however Melvin and Alyshia made this a breeze and were very supportive throughout the whole process. They were very accommodating with our many questions (and our exuberant puppy!), and soon put our mind at ease. Being the successful duo they are, they had sold our house within 2 days and then proceeded to help us find our new home. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a fast and easy sale on their property or needs that extra helping hand and patience selling or buying their first home


Thank you, Melvin and Alyshia for an excellent experience both with selling and buying a home. We appreciated your attention to detail, responsiveness and professionalism. The marketing you provided was also excellent and played a significant part in a timely sale.


I have dealt with Barfoot and Thompson with buying and selling a couple of houses over the years so I was should have known better than being co-horsed into putting my house onto the market with another company in late 2016 with a friend I've known for most of my life. Bad mistake, from the start, I was rushed into listing with them and the result was it didn't sell. After a few months, I decided to list it again and got in touch with Melvin. After telling them I needed to do it up, they viewed the property and gave me tips on what was needed then left me to get on with it till I was ready to list it. The results spoke for itself. In a buyers’ market, it was listed on Thursday. Two low offers on Friday, open home on Saturday and Sunday with four offers by Monday to choose from. Sold for above my expected price. I highly recommend you don't make my mistake on thinking all real estates do the same job. If you are serious in selling and want practical advice, Melvin and Alyshia are the best.

John and Rebecca

Melvin and Alyshia recently sold our home in Swanson and the terrific price we got was due to their understanding of the market and us following their recommendations. Melvin and Alyshia deserve their reputation as the best selling real estate agent pair working in West Auckland. They are always professional, extremely hard working and trust worthy. Nothing is too much trouble; from finding us some hired spare hand to getting us a wonderful home stager who showcased our family home. We sold in less than three weeks in a difficult market. This is the third time we have used Melvin and Alyshia and we would use them again without any hesitation.

Joy Hall

Dear Melvin, May I thank you and Alyshia for selling my home in Swanson. I found you dealt with all the matters concerning the sale, with great effort, and the top price you got for me, I really appreciate. I was treated with great respect and consideration as I went through the trauma of parting with my lovely home. May God Bless you both. Sincerely yours,

Carl and Jo

Upon making the decision to sell our house, contacting Melvin was the first choice for us. Ultimately this was the best choice by far. Melvin and Alyshia are a truly professional team that offer friendly, useful advice that proves they know their job well. From Marketing to Open Homes, they kept us in the loop at all times and left no stone unturned. We were delighted with our sale and cannot thank Melvin and Alyshia enough for their guidance and work ethic. We strongly recommend using Melvin and Alyshia for your own house sale.

Dale and Jane

We have found Melvin & Alyshia an excellent and supportive team to work with in selling our property. They are experienced realtors with a solid foundation in marketing and promotion. The commitment and work effort that they showed in the sale of our property is impressive. They have up to date sales methods promoting on all digital forums as well as in local papers and more traditional means. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them. We happily recommend them to anyone in need of selling or purchasing a property. They are a trustworthy, hardworking and genuine team.


I initially thought I would sell my house privately and save myself the real estate commission. I am so glad I came to my senses and instead hired Alyshia and Melvin from Swanson Barfoot and Thompson. No wonder they are the top selling real estate agents in West Auckland. They worked incredibly hard and cheerfully on my behalf. My house sold in less than a month in a very slow market, thanks to their professionalism, knowledge of the market, enthusiasm and sheer hard work. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even contacting the council on my behalf and speedily resolving an issue with the neighbours. I thoroughly recommend Melvin and Alyshia. They are both so very gracious, kind and patient, they made selling my house an absolute pleasure for me.

Reece and Aimee

The decision to sell with Melvin and Alyshia was an easy one as their work speaks for itself. Their attention to detail, professionalism, communication and helpful advice really made the process of selling our first home that much easier. The marketing was so spot on, that even perfectionists like ourselves could not fault it. Thank you so much for such a great result in a tough market!

Eric and Barbara

We interviewed several agents before deciding that Alyshia and Melvin matched our approach the best, and we weren't wrong. They delivered exactly what we expected out of a modern digital marketing campaign and worked hard throughout our entire sales process. Not everyone gets the perfect easy sale, and we were one of the hard ones with several offers falling through on financing. But Alyshia and Melvin were professional and supportive all along the way, and we never felt they tried to get anything but the best for us. The quality of your agents only really matters if the sale is hard and were very happy to have this team on our side the whole way.

Shane and Toni

We have never had a better experience or service from any other Salespeople, not even close! You guys deserve all the awards and plaudits you get, from the marketing video and commentary complete with aerial drone shots, right the way thru the process, communication was excellent, information accurate and unbiased, the whole experience was exceptional. It’s been suggested that “attention to detail gains distinction” and you guys covered every detail, from renovation tips, staging advise and contacts, to helping resolve the small issue of 7 separate Trustee signatures required from the neighbours – definitely an above and beyond. So, thank you so much, we would of course have no hesitation in recommending you to others (and have done so already), nor would we hesitate in calling on your services again. With thanks.

Richard and Sonja

We first met Melvin and Alyshia when purchasing a property in the Waitakere Township. They were accommodating over the New Year’s summer break period to enable viewings of the property with our young children and extended family members who we needed to cater for. Within that first meeting, it was evident that Alyshia was very skilled in her knowledge about property legislation, and was not shy to discuss aspects about zoning, LIM, building and resource consents, which most real estate agents shy away from. She and Melvin were very clear, factual and realistic about the current property market and we therefore felt comfortable that they were the right real estate partnership to sell our current property. They provided realistic advice to ensure that the property was in its best presentation and gave us true expectations in terms of pricing in the current financial market. Them and the Barfoot and Thompson team provided an amazing result of a sale agreement within 10 hours of going onto the market, in a slow selling environment, and helped the buyer along the process to enable an unconditional settlement earlier than expected. Melvin and Alyshia are active in giving back to the community they live and work within, and truly seek to provide the best real estate service to any customer in any location. It was a great pleasure both buying and selling with them.

Colin and Margaret

They say it is stressful selling and buying a house. It is. With the really great team of Melvin and Alyshia at Barfoot and Thompson, Swanson you can make the journey so much easier. When we were selling our family home, Melvin and Alyshia listened carefully to our needs and pulled out all stops to ensure the selling process went as efficiently and quickly as possible. Any queries were answered and actioned promptly. They gave us reassuring feedback every step of the way and took the time to solve any concerns that we had. They made us feel like we were their sole client and took away most of the tension that selling our home entailed. Their experience and advice on marketing and presentation ensured we had plenty of potential buyers looking at our house. We were very happy with the final selling price that Melvin negotiated for us. We recommend Melvin and Alyshia to anyone planning to sell a property. You can trust their commitment and experience.

Jordan and Jemma

We bounced around the idea of selling our first house for a long time before finally deciding to do it, we had a strong emotional attachment to the place and were reluctant to let it go! We also bounced around the idea of selling it privately, but on a whim decided to meet with Melvin and Alyshia. After doing so we felt so good about the decision both to sell and to trust the sale to them. Their advice was really sound and even though we went outside of our comfort zones a bit, everything they said would happen, did happen. We were blown away by how fast and furious it all was and we were all settled less than a month of the property going live. So thrilled with their work and will definitely call on them the next time we plan to sell.

Gaye Lunt

I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Melvin and Alyshia as highly professional Realtors. Melvin was instrumental in selling our residence in Redlands Grove, Swanson in 2009. I liked his integrity, pleasant and well informed manner then, and I still do. Melvin is particularly good at negotiating to ensure the best result for both vendor and purchaser. He has with a gentle, clear way of explaining the details. As a result, there was no question I would choose Melvin and Alyshia to represent me in the recent marketing of my home. Alyshia has become a new friend in the weeks since I listed my property. She is a very friendly, kind lady with a wonderful eye for presentation of the home for market. Alyshia clearly communicated to me what was needed and even offered to help me pack away items. She helped me stage each room in preparation for marketing photography and the open home days. Not daunted by a suddenly changing marketplace, I found Melvin and Alyshia to be confident and optimistic in facing the challenges of oversupply and buyer reticence. I received an offer within two weeks of going live - testimony to their hard work and professionalism. Much appreciation for a job really well done.


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