Graham & Shona Matthews
"Luke’s regular contact and attentiveness to neighbourhood activities, along with his energy and enthusiasm made him the natural choice when it came to selling our Grey Lynn home. He was ever helpful, quick to respond and accommodating, making the whole sale process quick and as easy as possible.
Luke listened to our wishes and worked effectively on our behalf to achieve a good outcome and guide us through this process.
We appreciated his warmth and easy manner and would thoroughly recommend his sales expertise to any potential sellers."
Rachel and Justin Hamlen
"Thanks once again for everything you did for the sale of Mum’s house. I know I have said it before, but you made a pretty awful process straightforward and your essential kindness and communication made this a relatively painless process for my brother and I in a difficult time. My decision-making ability has been shaken over the last while, so your advice and experience was amazing from staging to gardening and this got us to the best outcome for all of us.
We would always highly recommend Luke to market and sell any home."
Roy and Helen
“After much discussion, Roy and I decided to sell our home on Franklin Road. We were unsure about the timing in the market and did not want to go to auction, and Luke said, ‘No worries at all’. With his advice on the marketing and his belief in the property, we achieved a fantastic result after one weekend of open homes. It was the most stress-free transaction we have ever had! He brought us a fabulous unconditional offer, which we were able to happily accept, helping us move on. Luke arrived with a bottle of Dom Perignon & chocs to make it even more special.
A huge thanks to Luke Crockford – he knows the process to make it happen and we cannot recommend him highly enough.”
"At first it seemed impossible that the negotiation for our slightly unusual and high value purchase would go through. The parties were very far apart and I’m sure any other agent would have thought, ‘this isn’t going to happen, I’ll turn my attention to more likely projects!’ But Luke was patient and went back and forth between us, informing, explaining and advising, and eventually our prices came much closer together and finally – he closed the deal! We are very grateful and rather marvel that he managed to pull it off. Enormous thanks Luke, it’s been a great step for our family.”
“We just want to say a huge thanks to Luke for all his hard work with the selling of our parents’ home at auction recently. This was quite a stressful situation for us and Luke with his candidness and sense of humour made it much easier for us. He was highly professional, working with utmost integrity and guiding us throughout the whole process with expertise. We will always continue to endorse Luke 100% as he provided excellent service beyond our expectations and he is quite an exceptional Real Estate Agent. We would highly recommend Luke to anyone wanting a fantastic outcome."
Dr Mark Hotu
"Earlier this year, we underwent a four week marketing campaign with another agency to sell our Grey Lynn property. Unfortunately they were unable to bring us any reasonable offers, the offers we received only barely exceeded what we had paid for it 12 months earlier. Several weeks later we were introduced to Luke, whom after hearing our story assured us that he had the buyers to get us the price we felt it deserved. Initially we were skeptical but within 3 weeks Luke was presenting us with three different offers from three different buyers that far exceeded any of the previous ones. We sold in August of this year and are extremely grateful to Luke for his hard work, tenacity and perseverance in selling our property for the price we wanted which allowed us to move on with our lives. A truly exceptional result and we would recommend Luke to anyone selling their home."
“We contacted Luke from his website as we live in Australia. He was the only agent who called us back to find out what we needed. We found his communication and service to be nothing short of outstanding. He managed to bring us 6 offers while keeping the process simple and easy. He achieved a fantastic result and we would highly recommend him to anyone considering selling their home.”
"Luke was the real estate agent who managed the sale of the property on behalf of the Trust Board who owned our offices. As tenants we are a not-for-profit organization who look after seniors within the Auckland Community and have been based in our Mt Eden location for over 40 years. Luke was respectful of the teams working environment, minimizing disruption during business hours. Luke would always update the manager on prospective viewings and was mindful of our unique business. Luke also added small personal touches post open homes like leaving the team small treats on their desks. While it was not necessary it made the process feel inclusive. From the beginning Luke ensured the whole process was kept simple and professional. This was much appreciated by the whole team."
Greg and Maria
"We engaged Luke to sell our remediated penthouse apartment because we loved his passion, energy and integrity. It is a decision we will never regret. Luke not only nursed us through a highly emotional process but also achieved an outstanding result for us. If anyone is looking for an agent to represent their interests I sincerely recommend you contact Luke. You will not be disappointed with the best. Thanks again Luke."
Shelley & Travis - “We have just purchased our home through Luke Crockford at Harcourts Ponsonby. We had been searching for a place in the heated Auckland market for several months and were becoming despondent. Considering we were the purchasers (not the vendors), Luke went the extra mile to ensure both parties were happy with the outcome. He has a great understanding of the market, and went above and beyond our expectations and previous experiences. We would recommend Luke for his communication and negotiation skills, market knowledge, and his rapport building ability…. and he’s a genuine good Guy!” Thanks for the smooth transaction and we are stoked with the place. You went above and beyond what a “generic” agent would do – thanks for that. The kids went for a swim today (crazy little buggars).
Rachel Quartermain - Luke handled our property negotiation with tact, sensitivity and kindness, and impressed us with the great care and professional understanding he brought to the negotiation. His most entertaining company belied the seriousness with which he applied himself to this high value real estate transaction, achieving a great result for us.
Bruce Craig - A thoroughly professional and whats more important an effective campaign by Luke and the team at Harcourts Ponsonby resulted in over 100 visits to the open homes and viewings, a full auction room, and multiple bidders battling it out for our property. Always a good thing (for us as the sellers!). I would be very happy to recommend Luke (and Harcourts) as a top notch agent, straight up and enthusiastic. Most importantly, he achieved the result we were looking for. We had brought through Luke previously and went back to him to sell this time as we found the experience to be a pleasure and stress free.
Drewe Pyke - We found Luke to be very enthusiastic and proactive in helping us buy our investment property. His communication was fantastic, ability to understand what we were looking for in an investment was refreshing after having bad experiences in the past with other agents that just did not seem to care. He really does want to help, and at the auction he made us feel relaxed and in control of the process, I would recommend Luke to anyone considering selling or buying a property anywhere.
Emily Durey - Both my husband and I don't have a huge amount of time, and most agents were not really bothered to help us. You were the only agent in town actually that searched for us and kept us really informed, gave us some realistic understanding of the Auckland market, and found us the home we are buying which is perfect for us. You were very professional, very "real" and great to deal with. Thanks so much!
Rebecca & Bill Taiaroa - I am blessed to have met you and glad you put your card in my mailbox... your friendly and unpretentious 'easy to talk to and get on with' nature sold me! You kept me in the loop. I have already spread the word here amongst friends - if they were interested in selling or buying to give you a call...'
Andy Blyth - I recently purchased in Grey Lynn. Luke helped to make this process easy, stress free, and we achieved a result that we were very pleased with. I found Luke to be knowledgeable, helpful and very professional. His, warm, confident, and approachable manner made him a pleasure to work with.
Richard Bagnell - ‘I have known Luke for some time through various business relationships and always enjoyed his enthusiasm and passion for life... Luke’s interpersonal skills are second to none… He is a well-connected and a well-known member of the Ponsonby Community. Cheers Luke - thanks and great work!’
Rob Haslett & Bev Cumming - Luke Crockford - Absolutely brilliant! These two words sum up our experience with Luke, Right from the start Luke put in place the best action plan to sell our house. Luke’s share energy was outstanding from the marketing campaign to the delivery of the Plan he was at the forefront, always keeping us informed. Our house was SOLD at the very best price we could have imagined, Bev and I put it down too Luke share drive and knowledge of the Markets. If you want the best results you must see Luke, Bev and I cannot say enough about Luke and the Team at Harcourt’s Ponsonby.
Maree & Mark Barrat - A big thank you to you and your team for last night’s fabulous result!