It is an exceptional person who can lay claim to a career that spans over 30 years in real estate. Marcus Hill can. Born in the UK, Marcus comes from a long line of school-teachers but seriously considered becoming a farmer when he left school. Instead he embarked on a career as an estate agent. After completing an Estate Management Certificate from Reading University he joined a large general practice. Later, he developed and built a flourishing real estate firm in the Midlands. With business partner Mike he ran it successfully for over 10 years in conjunction with other partners. Operating with 9 offices and 82 employees they also established a large country homes division and new homes department comprising a diverse range of property services including valuations, liquidations and planning consents.
Trusted, sociable, and an expert negotiator with a significant track record, Marcus has extensive connections both urban and rural.
In 2000, a Kiwi friend was looking to move back to New Zealand and buy property and convinced Marcus to accompany him on a trip that was to change the course of his life. Three years later Marcus sold his share of the business in the UK and with wife Emma and then three-year-old son Charles moved to New Zealand.
Following stints in Auckland in real estate and recruitment and as Sales Manager for a construction company, Marcus approached Megan Jaffe and became one of the early members of her Ray White Remuera team in 2008.
Living and working in Remuera, Marcus set about focussing on serving clients in this community. But in one of those twists of fate which seem to follow Marcus around, he found himself selling a property in Karaka a few years back. When he successfully sold that property much to the profound gratitude of his vendors, he was asked to sell another nearby and before he knew it he was the only Karaka and Drury real estate specialist based in Remuera. The paradox is that many buyers of the properties he markets in this beautiful rural region migrate from the city. Marcus’s capacity to get results for his residential contacts in Remuera and also to serve his rural client base is hugely beneficial to both parties.
Trusted, sociable, and an expert negotiator with a significant track record, Marcus has extensive connections both urban and rural. His leisure time is spent with family, renovating his old villa in heartland Remuera, walking the dog and taking his Honda VFR motorbike for a ride on the open road.
Recently he has partnered up with his colleague in the Ray White Papakura office, Ian Buchanan. Their association has evolved from doing business in the same territory and forging connections with the network of locals who live there. Their unique synergy brings individual skills to the table and they are an exceptional team.
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We stumbled across Marcus at an Open Home and got talking about a house we owned that was taking a while to sell. Marcus offered to take a look and within 3 weeks presented us with 3 good offers. Where others had given us excuses, Marcus got results. We found him to be honest, hard working and very flexible. He gave us good advice without any pressure to influence our decision one way or the other. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Marcus and he will be the first person we call next time we have property to sell.Debbie Starnes
We have been very fortunate to have had Marcus Hill sell both our sons apartment in the City and our own beautiful home in the country. Our home was never going to be easy to sell because of its size and price range. However Marcus went out of his way and gave 110 percent to get as many people through as was possible in the price bracket to find the right buyer. We were kept fully informed at all times and although Marcus became a good friend his professionalism never faltered. His outstanding dedication to us as vendors was something we had never experienced before. We would have no hesitation what so ever in recommending any prospective vendor or buyer get in touch with Marcus. You will always know Marcus is working as hard as he can to obtain a successful outcome for each individual. Thank you Marcus for everything especially under the unusual circumstances It will always be a pleasure to call you our friend.Lorraine and Jim McChesney
Over the last few years I’ve had the very good fortune of working with Marcus Hill on a number of transactions. When the market was depressed and no other agent could bring us an offer - Marcus brought three. Recently, with a booming market, Marcus worked tirelessly at ensuring the full market potential of our property was realised. He is honest, diligent and trustworthy and I have grown to rely on his sound advice. I have always been particularly impressed at the service he has given and the patience he demonstrates throughout the whole process. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of a real estate agent and wish him all the best in the future.Dean Starnes
From our very first appointment we felt in very capable hands. You remained in constant communication with us, every time there was something new to add, you were on the phone to let us know. “I’ll take care of that”, was a constant catch phrase. Thanks again and all the best for the future.Rob and Coralee
I would unreservedly recommend your services to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home. In a very mercenary world you have unparalleled integrity and a remarkable level of empathy for the people you deal with.Vendors