About Jong & Sue

Having been in the real estate industry for 15 years, we have helped and connected with people from all walks of life.

We understand that everyone’s needs and desires in buying and selling their homes are different and we always strive to get the best possible result for our clients. Over the past decade we have built up a reputation for our straightforward, honest approach to buying and selling – you won’t find any smooth-talking or sugar-coating here!

So if you have been considering selling or buying a home, please don’t hesitate to contact a team that has the experience, the skills, and the passion. Call Jong and Sue Kim and get them working for you today.


AWARDS WINNING TEAM gives you a Great Service.


  • No.1 Cooper & Co Albany Award July 2018
  • No.6 Cooper & Co Sales Award July 2018
  • Gold Achievement Award July to September 2017
  • Gold Achievement Award January to March 2017
  • Gold Achievement Award October to December 2016
  • No.15 Cooper & Co Sales Award 2015-2016
  • Platinum Achievement Award October to December 2015
  • Platinum Achievement Award July to September 2015
  • No. 12 Cooper & Co Sales Sterling Service Award
  • 12th in the Northern Region for July to Sep 2015
  • No.14 Cooper & Co Sales Award 2014-2015
  • No.15 Cooper & Co Sales Award 2013-2014
  • Platinum Achievement Award October-December 2013
  • Platinum Achievement Award April-June 2014
  • No.4 Northern Region for November 2013
  • No.4 Northern Region for February 2014
  • No.19 Northern Region for the 2nd Quarter of 2013/2014
  • No.9 Northern Region for the 3rd Quarter of 2013/2014
  • No.8 Northern Region for 1st Quarter of 2014
  • No.20 Northern Region for 2nd Quarter of 2014
  • What our clients say


    Recent Sales

    Here are some of my recently completed sales from Auckland's Norh Shore and surrounding areas.

    13 Lakeridge Close
    Northcross
    45 Auld Street
    Torbay
    3 Red Oak Place
    Schnapper Rock
    70 Bur Oak Terrace
    Schnapper Rock
    60 Oakway Drive
    Schnapper Rock
    4 English Oak Drive
    Schnapper Rock
    7 Oak View Terrace
    Schnapper Rock
    31 Oakway Drive
    Schnapper Rock
    39 English Oak Drive
    Schnapper Rock
    11 Fennell Crescent
    Silverdale
    Laurel Oak Drive
    Schnapper Rock
    6 English Oak Drive
    Schnapper Rock
    4 Bur Oak Terrace
    Schnapper Rock
    90B Schnapper Rock Rd
    Schnapper Rock
    76 Schnapper Rock Rd
    Schnapper Rock
    8 Oakway Drive
    Schnapper Rock,
    17 English Oak Drive
    Schnapper Rock
    72 Schnapper Rock Rd
    Schnapper Rock

    Buying Tips

    This list just touches on a few of the key points when considering buying your home. If you want more information or help call Jong and Sue anytime.

    Inspect Yourself

    • When looking through a potential home take your time.
    • Pause at the gate and take in the first impression.
    • As you walk through the home try to imagine what it would look like with your furniture in it. Would it fit?
    • Sit down in the living areas and have a good look around…at everything. Ceilings, light fittings, floors, views.
    • Calculate where the sun will come from in winter and summer.
    • Walk right around the exterior of the house.
    • Think about what maintenance needs to be done and whether you can do it or do you need to budget to get a professional in.
    • Ask about proximity to local schools and bus routes.

    Other Inspections

    If you are interested in a property it may be time to get some professional involved.

    Get a LIM from the local council. Land Information Memoranda (LIM) are comprehensive reports containing all relevant information the Council knows about a property or section. This can include what structures have or haven’t been approved and signed off by the council or potential developments planned for nearby. No one wants to move in the day construction on the new motorway begins just over the fence.

    Get a builder in to do a proper inspection. Walk through the property with them. Ask any questions you want. They know what can be done cheaply and what may need to be budgeted. They’ll know what can be easily changed and what can’t.

    Finance

    It is always best to establish how much you can afford to spend on your new home. Talk to your bank.

    Whether it is a mortgage broker or your bank manager make sure you do your homework before you go and see them. Banks will want to know what you currently earn and a budget of what you currently spend. They will want to know that there is enough of a difference to be able to service your loan.

    What do you want? … Use Your Sales Agents

    You would be surprised how many people buy the first property they look at with a real estate agent. You don’t always have to look at 40+ properties to find one that suits your needs….if you have already narrowed down what you need. You can save a lot of time by sitting down with your real estate agent and talk about your requirements. A good agent will listen and then may ask about some criteria that you may not have thought about. Tell them which of your criteria have some flexibility and which don’t. They will then go to work for you to find what properties on the market or, in some cases, soon to be on the market may meet your needs. Jong and Sue are real estate experts…make the most of their expertise.

    Ask, ask, ask

    Jong and Sue have a lot of training and experience in the residential property market. Don’t be afraid to supplement these few buying tips by asking questions, lots of them. Jong and Sue want you to buy a home you will be happy with just as much as you do.

    Selling Tips

    Just a short list to help make your home’s presence on the "Properties for Sale" list as brief as possible. If you want more information or help call Jong and Sue anytime.

    First Impressions Count

    Go out and stand at the roadside and have a good hard look at your lovely home. This is what potential buyers will make their first and often strongest judgement on the value of your home. Is it at its best? Would a bit of hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden weeding, water blasting or a spot of paint go amiss? First impressions last.

    Cleanliness

    In the hustle and bustle of daily life we often don’t pay much attention to familiar things….potential buyers do. It’s spring cleaning time regardless of the time of year. Clean everywhere. Nothing says “I’m a damp house that’s uncared for” than mould in the corners. And keep it clean for the duration of the marketing period.

    Make Some Room

    Here is the No.1 Selling Tip we have. Get rid of the clutter! Whether it is rarely used toys, boxes of winter clothes or furniture you can’t bring yourself to throw away, get it out. Hire a storage unit or ask family or friends if you could store some stuff at their places while you sell. A home full of stuff you have to navigate around says “tiny” to a buyer. The more room you can create while still looking homely and comfortable will scream “big”, “open” and “spacious”. Clear tables, benches and dressers of everything except a couple of stylish knick-knacks or ornaments.

    Little Jobs

    Attend to all the little things you have been meaning to get around to all that time. The broken door handle, the window that won’t shut, the cracked window. That bit of peeling paint. Some buyers will see things like this as a sign of poor maintenance and start to wonder what else may be wrong that you can’t see.

    Not so little jobs need some thought. Is it worth repainting the ceilings, extending the deck, replacing the rotten window sill, installing an outside light? Would one coat of paint on the living area walls cover up a thousand little nicks and scuffs and make it look brand new? If in doubt ask Jong and Sue, they will know exactly what is worth the investment of your time, energy and money and what isn’t. Use their expertise.

    Don’t Take It Personally

    Take a moment and step into the shoes of the potential buyers. You want them to be able to imagine themselves and their family feeling right at home in your house. It’s easier for someone to do that if they aren’t constantly reminded everywhere they look that it isn’t their home. Personal photos, kids’ artwork in the living areas, certificates for coming 3rd in the discus ten years ago….slip them away out of sight. Take some of your personality out of the house so the buyer can imagine some of their’s coming in.

    Why Harcourts

    We know that real estate clients want to deal with consultants who have knowledge, expertise, honesty and integrity, and are committed to achieving the best possible result for them. Above all they want to deal with real people – that’s why we put absolute focus on creating a relationship of trust and respect with all our clients. We’ve found that this philosophy is great for achieving personal satisfaction, high morale and continued success.

    What we do.

    Harcourts offers a full range of Real Estate services. We specialise in Residential, Commercial, and Rural Property sales as well as Property Management services.

    Looking forward, not back.

    Whilst the proud legacy of Harcourts goes way back to 1888, our total focus is firmly on the future. We are constantly asking how we can improve our systems; how we can offer our clients even higher levels of personal and professional service, and how we can train and equip our people to achieve the best possible results for their clients.

    It’s all about people.

    Successfully buying and selling real estate is mostly about fulfilling people’s needs and aspirations. That’s why Harcourts people not only receive in-depth professional training (the benchmark for the industry) but are also committed to building meaningful and genuine personal relationships with their clients. And the huge volume of referrals and repeat business generated is proof that this works to everyone’s satisfaction.

    You can’t beat the system.

    Because Harcourts has invested in the development of cutting edge systems, property consultants have the full range of marketing, research and technological tools available to them at all times. Working within a tightly-knit and highly-motivated team environment, the business, customer support and online services which they can draw upon are very impressive.

    Harcourts North Shore.

    • 14 offices covering the North Shore
    • Over 250 sales agents working for Cooper & Co
    • Regularly ranks in the national office awards
    • 2nd in market share on the North Shore – this means that we will work harder to try and reach 1st place.

    Harcourts New Zealand.

    • 175 offices and over 1895 sales agents
    • Established in 1888 and proudly New Zealand owned
    • High standard of training at Harcourts Academy
    • New Zealand’s most preferred real estate company
    • New Zealand’s largest and most successful real estate company

    Harcourts International.

    • 780 offices
    • Over 5200 Sales agents
    • Leaders in technology – website and mobile agent facilities

    Contact Us

    Contact Details

    Jong
    021 407 994

    Sue
    027 407 9946

    Email
    jongandsue@harcourts.co.nz

    General Enquiry or Request Free Appraisal