While the services of a real estate agent mightn't be needed in twelve months or even ten years' time, life has nevertheless taught me our needs change as time passes and our circumstances can change with little more than a heartbeat's notice.
So when the time comes to find a larger home for a growing family or downsize to a smaller more practical one, it would be a privilege to help.
I'm proud to say I come from a working-class background, the son of Greek migrants who came to this country for a better life in the earlier part of the twentieth century.
My father was employed as a process worker at a local motor vehicle componentry factory in the eastern suburbs while my mother was the home-maker for our family.
The work ethic I inherited from my parents combined with my experience in sales and advertising at Television New Zealand will provide confidence in working with me.
I've had the responsibility of marketing a wide range of properties across many price bands, with career achievements extending to multiple awards for customer satisfaction.
Examples of what customers have said about my work:
"With regards to the online survey, we have given Stan Kalafatelis a score of 10. If there was a higher score, we would have given it. Stan was brilliant. We only met Stan prior to putting our house on the market. He was recommended to us by our Son, who, in a previous job, had Stan as his Manager. Our Son said that we would not do better than Stan. He was so correct. Right from the commencement, Stan guided us through the selling requirement process, in an honest, caring, & knowledgeable way. At all times, he went out of his way to assist. The sale result is entirely down to his hard work. We have already recommended Stan to others, & will continue to do so. Thank you Stan."
"Stan sold my elderly father’s property. He went to great lengths to help my father prepare the property for the market and was incredibly kind, considerate and supportive of my father during the whole process. At my father’s request, Stan also kept my brothers and I informed and up to date with each stage of the process."
"Throughout the sale of the property Stan was utterly professional. His attention to detail, his communications with my brother and me, and his desire to enhance the attractiveness of the property gave us confidence because it conveyed the impression that he was giving our sale the same attention as he would give to the sale of his own home."
"Stan was amazing, he co-ordinated so many tradies for us (out of town vendors), he was constantly at the property to meet them. He worked hard for the sale and achieved us a price we never thought we’d get. He deserved to get a good result and we would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. And the Ray White team in Khandallah. A+"
"Stan was the perfect real estate agent for our circumstances. My 87 year old father needed to sell his house in order to move into a retirement village unit. I am resident in Melbourne, and due to COVID border restrictions was unable to arrive in Wellington until close to the sale date. My fathers health has been unpredictable, and he is also hard of hearing, so it was important that we have a real estate agent who was sensitive to his circumstances, and able to adjust to changed plans when necessary. I needed to organise many of the activities for preparation of the sale remotely via Stan, and always felt comfortable that I could rely on him to plan these activities with the least disturbance to my father, whilst still keeping him informed of the plans. I really appreciated Stans patience and understanding, not to mention the excellent sale outcome for my fathers house."
"Stan was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. From start to finish Stan went the extra mile, his professionalism, attention to detail and commitment shone through. Thank you."
"Always friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The property turned out to have more complications than any of us realised, and Stan managed these efficiently and competently. He worked hard on my behalf, and also took good care of the purchasers interests."
I bought my first home when I was nineteen!
And have been an enthusiastic believer and advocate of home ownership ever since!
In recent years I also see the great advantage of "Passive income" to help with living expenses and lifestyle as we get older... not everyone has additional superanation or a zero mortgage, and a little rent coming in each week can take the pressure off family when the need for care becomes a reality.
I love Real Estate, and the challenges of working in the Real Estate industry.
People and property are my passion, and matching the two give me a thrill!
I began this career in January 1987, after five years as a teacher. I enjoyed immediate success, and have sold literally thousands of houses!
In 2002, I had a break when my partner and I sailed our own boat round the world visiting nearly sixty countries. This took several years, and dramatically broadened our horizons!
We saw many styles of housing during that trip too!
On our return, nearly seven years ago, the Industry had changed dramatically! Old paper Buyer & Listing Books had been replaced by the INTERNET!
BUT it's still the same! People and places!
The really important thing now is excellent photography and script, as most people search on the Internet for their next property...
I offer Dedication, Integrity, Attention to detail, Excellent advertising, leading to the best price available in the market at the time ...
Your buying / selling process need not be stressful!