logo_black_ah

Andrew has an outstanding reputation as a highly skilled and personable real estate professional. Selling in the North Shore area since 1994 Andrew has successfully achieved premium results in varying market conditions, gaining himself loyal and repeat clients.

His genuine enthusiasm for property is very apparent and Andrew enjoys working with anyone who is wanting to buy or sell. First home buyers, seasoned investors and vendors with multi-million dollar properties have all benefited from his insightful perspective and extensive experience.

 

Many past clients have commented on his refreshing, friendly manner and to his willingness to really listen. For an calm and considered approach to making a property transaction, have a talk to Andrew.

ah_1

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

From the Blog

Auckland region median dwelling sale price remained frozen

The Auckland region median dwelling sale price remained frozen over the last month at $720,000, but dropped in three areas.

Real Estate Institute data showed median prices fell between March and April, from $642,500 to $633,000 in WaitakereCity, from $850,000 to $789,000 in AucklandCity and $698,000 to $691,500 in the RodneyDistrict.

The drop has been put down to the cooler weather and lower deal volumes.

But on the NorthShore, prices went up $60,000 – $2000 a day – from $865,000 to $925,000.

Auckland trends:

North Shore City
April 2014 – $735,000
March 2015 – $865,000
April 2015 – $925,000

Waitakere City
April 2014 – $550,000
March 2015 – $642,500
April 2015 – $633,500

Auckland City
April 2014 – $699,000
March 2015 – $850,000
April 2015 – 789,000

Manukau City
April 2014 – $586,000
March 2015 – $682,000
April 2015 – $689,000

Rodney District
April 2014 – $565,000
March 2015 – $698,000
April 2015 – $691,500

Auckland region
April 2014 – $611,500
March 2015 – $720,000
April 2015 – $720,000

Source: NZ Herald and REINZ

Rising house prices not just an Auckland issue.

Below is a segment from the Sydney morning Herald. 25.9.14

The Reserve Bank has become so concerned about overheating property markets in Melbourne and Sydney that it is openly questioning whether bank lending practices are “conservative enough”.

Melbourne’s property market was at greater risk of a downturn in prices than the rest of Australia because of an oversupply of apartments, the RBA said on Wednesday.
Construction of inner-city apartments was at particularly “high levels” and would “remain elevated” for the next few years, it said, although it stressed there was still strong demand, including from foreign buyers. Rising House Prices

Advertisement: Reserve Bank officials are concerned the number of smaller apartments targeted at students will be hard for investors to resell.
“This could place downward pressure on apartment prices if student demand weakens or if there are other shocks that reduce foreign investors’ appetite for these apartments,” it said.
The RBA’s twice-yearly Financial Stability Review, released on Wednesday, says it is investors rather than first home buyers who have been driving prices across Australia.
National housing prices have risen by 11 per cent over the year to August, but in Melbourne (12 per cent) and Sydney (16 per cent) the price growth has been more profound.

Testimonials

It gives me great pleasure to write this reference for Andrew Howard.
When I put my house on the market I was so fortunate to stumble across Andrew quite by accident.
I planned to meet four other agents…. but didn’t bother.
S M Logan

I can not speak highly enough of Andrew Howard. He was spoken to first while he was on holiday and even at this time he was professional, helpful, courteous and informative.
When we finally met to list the house I was most impressed with the lack of rhetoric and false promises which I have encountered previously with other agents from other firms.
Ainslie Sutherland

It was extremely refreshing to find someone as delightful as yourself to negotiate with in all aspects of the marketing and selling of our property-
You certainly made it seem extremely easy.
Michael Gardner

I would recommend Andrew Howard without hesitation if you are looking to buy or sell.
From day one he kept us informed of his progress and made a real effort to show buyers round our house.
Within three weeks we had the offer we were looking for.
Jenny Forsyth
The New Zealand Herald

To the Manager
We found Andrew Howard to be very capable, reliable and proactive at his job, no other real estate agent has achieved both selling our house and finding the perfect house which suits our needs. He came highly recommended by several people and I can assure you we will be telling other people to contact Andrew when they are selling. I hope Andrew is recognised by yourself and other shareholders, I would say he is a real asset for your business. New Zealand needs more positive people like Andrew, I’m sure it would be a healthier country.
Justin Dundmore

Andrew Howard is a person I strongly recommend when selling. He is experienced, polite, good listener, calm and supportive all the way. Thank you so much!
Patrick and Susan Liew

Andrew Howard sold our house on Birkenhead Point. He worked extremely hard on our behalf at a time when the property market was considerably depressed. His optimism and enthusiasm, with numerous open homes led to us receiving several offers – the latest which we accepted. We would like to commend Andrew to you as a man of integrity and dedication.
David and Barbara Fredric

Because of the initiative and professionalism you showed in marketing our house, we consider you one of the best agents in the area and would not hesitate to recommend you to other potential vendors.
Kuo-Hsiung Ye & Meei – Ling Yang

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and will certainly make contact with you again if I require the services of a real estate agent.
Donna Hegglin

Andrew has been a pleasure to deal with on both our house purchases in the last 10 years. We found him to be open honest and responsive to our questions and requests and would have no hesitation in either recommending him as an agent or using him as our agent in the future.
Ian and Teresa Garnett

It was refreshing to meet someone like Andrew Howard whose professionalism, honesty and integrity him the trust and respect of both my husband and myself. I would thoroughly recommend Andrew to anyone wishing to successfully market their home.
Karen and Len Bingle

Dear Andrew
We have the honour in congratulating you on your outstanding achievement in obtaining Captains Club Membership status. It is a privilege to have such a professional
and successful person as part of our team and you are an inspiration to your colleagues. Thank you Andrew for the support you always give both myself and the team.
M.L.Hornsby – McDowell AREINZ Manager

I am over 80 years old, and it was with great trepidation that I decided to leave my home after 58 years.
My daughter, who had sold her home a few years earlier, recommended Andrew Howard as the best estate agent I could find on the North Shore.
My house sold for well above the reserve amount and I’m sure anyone entering into the business of selling would find Andrew as someone to place complete trust and confidence in.
Marcia Worsley

We are writing to thank you for your help in selling our house.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to other potential vendors in the area.
Thanks again for your help.
Dr Anthony Rodgers and Dr Bernie Mullin

I would be happy to recommend Andrew Howard to my friends and colleagues after his superb efforts in selling our Birkenhead property.
Keith Perry
The New Zealand Herald

Just a short note to say very many thanks to Andrew Howard representing on our behalf during the sale of our home.
We would be happy to use your services again when required in the future.
Eddie and Elizabeth Holt

Buying and selling a home is a difficult time, however Andrew provided support and encouragement throughout that gave us confidence that a happy outcome would eventuate. It did, and we look forward keenly to moving into our new home. Thanks very much Andrew.
Edward Overy

Contact Me

Contact Info








Video Testimonials