What my customers have to say
What Jay and Candy have to say
As a first time seller, Chris made the process very easy and straightforward. He explained the process and the strategies to make sure we were well-informed and comfortable. Chris also went way beyond what we expected an agent would do to make sure everything happened smoothly. Can't recommend Chris enough as an agent and as a person!
What Rodney has to say
This is a testimonial to Chris Harris indicating our very high degree of satisfaction with his performance as the real estate agent in selling our home in Kelson.
We have dealt with many agents in the past (over 10) when selling and purchasing properties in Australia and New Zealand. My wife and I both agree that Chris Harris (Professionals Lower Hutt) is the best agent we have ever dealt with by a country mile. Absolutely every nerve-racking stage of the process was expertly managed by Chris making the sale of our home very low stress and ultimately successful.
After the initial introduction, we started with fees negotiations - which can be daunting. After providing us with a conservative and genuine valuation of the property we managed to negotiate a fair fee that was very competitive in the current market. The fee was very reasonable but more importantly, the service was very professional! He impressed us with his knowledge of the local area and also recommended a local staging service and a local solicitor- both of which we took on. The photos taken showcased our family home perfectly and the sale was live 3 days after meeting Chris.
Since the house was vacant it required a fast sale. The advertising and open house results were communicated by Chris on a daily basis, and a formal feedback report provided weekly. Any anxieties were completely gone as the communication Chris provided was comprehensive. After the first week I had to fly back to Australia leaving my wife to stay until tender closed. Due to the speedy deadline, Chris offered two open homes per week and encouraged all potential offers to complete their due diligence.
The tender date arrived after only two and a half weeks of being advertised and we had several offers to choose from. We ended up negotiating a great offer and secured the conditional sale by 7pm that same evening. Chris never missed a beat, back and forth with parties in 3 different countries. Within 4 days the offer was unconditional and we had the house settling within 3 weeks.
That wasn’t the end of Chris’s service though. He helped to move some furniture, organise electricity to do final inspection and help get rid of a desk. At this stage both my wife and I were away in central Australia on holidays, no mobile reception. However he kept the communication flowing between all parties including solicitors.
Within 7 weeks of meeting Chris Harris the house settled and we couldn’t have been happier. $40k over our highest expectation and problem free. It truly was a dream process and I put this positive experience predominantly down to Chris’s professionalism and eye for detail.
We have never dealt with such a genuine agent. If you have a house in Kelson, you’d be crazy to go with anyone else. I hope this testimonial helps Chris get every deal in Lower Hutt, because he deserves it!
Thanks again Chris, you have raised the bar of what to expect from any agent and we can’t thank you enough for taking all the stress out of a stressful time!
What Annika and Kerryth have to say
When it came to who to list our first home with it wasn't an easy decision but I am extremely glad we chose to list with Chris. He made the entire process completely painless. Chris went above and beyond in all aspects. My husband and I have a young baby so moved in with my parents while the house was on the market. Chris took care of vacuuming the house after open homes, mowing our lawns and checking our letter box for us. I'm sure this isn't common for an agent to show this much care towards ensuring our home looked it's best.
Please pass on a huge thank you to Chris for his hard work.
What E. Snow have to say
I liked the way you run the sale. It was done very smoothly, easy, I have received a good advice. It was a good experience, thank you for that.
What Sarah has to Say
"Chris listened to our needs and requirements from the outset and put together a sales package that we were comfortable with. He kept us informed the whole way through and even pitched in to fix a couple of things at the house in his own time. We were over the moon with the result he achieved for us! Thanks Chris!"
What J Woodcock and R White have to say
I want to say a huge thank you to Chris Harris from the Professionals Lower Hutt. He has coached us gently through a process we knew nothing about. His calm and caring, yet motivated approach has put us in good steed for our next chapter in life.
My heart is full of gratitude towards you Chris. I know you, Sarah Harris and your beautiful family will go a long way in life.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and time with us.
What C and T White have to say
A very big thank you to Chris Harris for selling both homes. From beginning to end you have shown professionalism, honesty, great strategies,helpful advice and you've gone not an extra mile but many extra miles. A man of his word. We highly recommend Chris if you are thinking of selling. Thanks again.
What Tony has to say
I’d like to take a minute to tell you what a pleasure it was engaging Chris to sell my mother-in-law’s house.
After our terrible experience with the last agent we engaged (to sell our first home), I vowed never again, and since that time have sold 5 houses privately.
When it came time to sell my mother-in-law’s house, I didn’t have the time or capacity to sell privately; I had heard good things about Chris so decided to sign with him.
From day one, Chris was fully committed to the job, he was very well organised and quickly put together a sales strategy. His communication skills were excellent and we knew where we stood every step of the way.
Throughout the whole process Chris demonstrated real integrity through his honesty and reliability. We felt certain he was working for us to achieve the best possible price, rather than just making a quick sale so he could collect his commission. Knowing this really took the pressure off and made the whole experience a pleasure.
Within a short period of time Chris achieved his objective and the final sale price well exceeded our expectations.
I would recommend Chis to anyone thinking of selling and as long as he is working in realestate I won’t be bothering to sell privately again.
Chris - thanks again for all your efforts
What Debora and George have to say
My partner and I recently worked with Chris Harris Lower Hutt to purchase our new property. Chris was a fabulous attentive agent, kept us informed and updated on the progress of our tender, he made time available to view the property on a number of occasions outside of open home, he worked closely with the vendor and followed up on ad-hoc questions/requests we had and was super responsive to texts and phone calls. A pleasure to work with.
What Dhruv & Emily have to say
We had a great experience selling and buying through Chris. He worked tirelessly through hours of negotiations and made sure that we got the best price for our sale to enable the ideal purchase. He went above and beyond our expectations to make the process as stress free as possible. Would definitely recommend his services, especially in the Hutt. Thanks Chris!
What Stephen Hotter has to say
Throughout the whole process of selling my property, from receiving the initial marketing plan to final settlement, the service and personal attention I received from Chris was fantastic. His professionalism, preparedness and communication skills were outstanding, and his knowledge of the local market was a key factor in ensuring that I received the best offer for my home.
What Sarah and Caleb have to say
Obviously buying our first home was scary and we feel like you took us under your wing. We still to this day think it's funny that you told us about our home and thought it would be perfect for us with only having met us once. You were so patient and supportive throughout the process, you really made the whole experience quite simple. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone!
What Tyson and Gemma have to say
In the recent purchase of our new build home through professionals, we found Chris Harris to be a very professional agent to work with. He answered all of our questions, made himself available on our request and followed up when required in a timely manner.
Thanks a ton Chris.
Your communication was very effective and was extremely focussed on providing exceptional service.
Whilst purchasing a first home is known to be a stressful time, your service was terrific and made this a great experience!
We would highly recommend Chris.
What Jackie and Gordon have to say
We would like to personally recommend Chris Harris, not only as an excellent real estate agent but as a person! Having recently sold our house in Lower Hutt, Chris made the sale happen quickly and without any drama. His friendly nature, professionalism, willingness to accommodate our requests and regular feedback was greatly appreciated and made Chris a pleasure to deal with. Chris even offered to cut our lawns as we lived out of the district. That was a first for us in all our years of dealing with agents! If you're looking for someone who has your best interests as a priority, Chris is definitely the agent for you! Thanks Chris, you were fantastic and your service was greatly appreciated!
What Richard and Janice have to say
In the recent selling of our father’s house we found Chris to be very professional and it was a very positive experience.
He explained the process fully and clearly and worked out a great selling strategy and timetable to fit in with us.
He kept us fully informed every step of the way and was always available to answer any questions we had.
We would highly recommend Chris.
What Iain, Mandy and Fiona Hunt have to say
If you are looking to buy a property in Lower Hutt we can recommend contacting Chris Harris at the Professionals.
Chris knows Lower Hutt well and kept in touch with us throughout the entire time of our considering the property and putting in our offer.
We always felt he was ready and available to assist us.
Thank you Chris we are very grateful for all your help.
What Regen and Leanne have to say
Having made the decision to uproot and relocate our young family we needed an agent that could minimise the disruption and stress of selling our home but get us a result we were happy with. Chris and Linette presented us a marketing strategy that worked for the family but still reached as many potential buyers as possible using print and online advertising. As a vendor we were super happy with their approach, rapport and of course the result. Thanks guys!
What Janni and Dave have to say
"Chris helped sell our house in Kelson. He provided us with great guidance all the way through the process. Chris’ attention to detail, great negotiation skills, ability to communicate clearly, passion for real estate, pragmatic approach, and honesty are some of his many qualities that make him a pleasure to work with. As a result of Chris’ hard work, the selling process was smooth and we are very happy with the outcome. We highly recommend Chris as our experience with him was awesome; we would not hesitate engaging him again if we needed to buy or sell real estate."
What Peter has to say
"It was at a time about six weeks after a long term tenant there had moved out
and I was facing a mountain of work in the middle of a bleak winter. While I’m
still relatively fit for an 80 year old, the prospect of continuation as a landlord
had lost all appeal, I wanted to quit and sell; But primarily I was convinced that
I must restore the property back to a more attractive and appealing appearance
first, which would have taken me months.
Your advice was the market had reached such an acute state of shortage that
many buyers were willing to purchase with far less concern about the superficial
condition of property than in the past. In response I said OK, let’s give it a try,
but was still dubious. You were right of course, and the property sold within one
week. After short negotiation I received what I considered to be a fair price, and
I’m sure the buyer will not regret his purchase at just over 8% below government
valuation, as I’m sure he will be able to add considerable value back again, on
which note I wish him every success.
So thank you Chris, you did a good job of bringing a somewhat reluctant seller
and willing buyer together, achieving the perfect deal, where all parties seem to
be pleased with the outcome."
What David and Lee Murray have to say
"We want to thank Chris for securing the recent sale of our Melling property. Despite listing the house in mid-winter, we were delighted with the buyer response and eventual sale price achieved after a six-week sales campaign, the result of his knowledge of the local housing market, backed up by the experienced team at the Professionals. While regular reports and local mail drops may be common amongst real estate companies, not all agents would undertake to research the upcoming Riverlink development in order to inform prospective buyers of Council plans for the area. This willingness to go the extra mile, coupled with his easy rapport and genuine interest in gaining a sale for us, made it a pleasure to work with him. We would be happy to recommend him to any potential clients looking to buy or sell property in the Lower Hutt market."