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Michael Boulgaris

Principal Officer & Sales Broker

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‘Man About The House’

Michael Boulgaris is a household name in real estate, particularly when selling luxury property in Remuera and the Eastern Suburbs. 



Michael is an encyclopedia of knowledge for buyers and homeowners and prides himself on his approachability and jovial sense of humour. He always has a funny story to share, not quite as hair-raising as Agent Annie although he does enjoy the show immensely!

It’s no secret that Michael’s core strength is negotiation. 
He definitely loves his job and stresses that there’s no need to sweat the small stuff in such a high profile and pressure cooker job. The key, says Michael, is to always listen, find a solution to meet your clients needs, keep your cards close to your chest and be sure to share a few laughs and jokes with the staff during the day.

Michael says dealing with someone’s biggest asset has to be taken seriously; “the average Kiwi relies entirely on their property investment for future wealth and security and generally takes enormous pride in owning their own home, achieving a premium price for them can make a truly enormous difference in people’s lives”- a responsibility Michael doesn’t ever take lightly.

Michael and his partner have 3 dogs which takes up most of their spare time. Holidays are difficult when you love your animals so much. Michael's true passion is equestrian and he plays Polo in the summer and rides with the Pakuranga Hunt in winter. With a passion for property, a hobby singer as a baritone with weekly tuition, a manager, mentor and with his love for animals, it's hard to imagine how Michael finds time to make time for all of his passions and commitments while managing to maintain the level of success his name has become synonymous with.

His office, located in the heart of Remuera Village at 419 Remuera Road represents a truly boutique offering where the staff are always encouraged to ensure exceptional service is delivered to each individual client. Unlike some of the larger organisations, Michael firmly believes that a smaller team is able to deliver the one-on-one service that is most sought after today.

Michael says he's up at 4.30am most mornings, runs to the gym, completes a short work out and runs home. By the evening he is tired but manages to keep an eye on his emails until lights are out. These days, he tries to avoid social gatherings and avoids the so-called A-list wannabe crowd.

He says part of his success is definitely having a hard working support team around him, which helps Michael to maintain a balance in his lifestyle that few in the industry ever manage to achieve. Nonetheless, he still finds himself working 7 days a week if required to do so!
May 2017
RE: the sale of 2 & 4 Mainston Road
To Whom It May Concern:

Recently we sold our family home in Remuera.

We decided to use Boulgaris Realty as our agents, which proved to be an excellent decision. After having all the options explained to us we decided to sell by Auction.

Michael and William were amazing during the process, they understood that selling our family home was a very emotional process and they kept us informed every step of the way, with honesty, integrity, always professional, but balanced with a personal approach that kept us positive and at ease during the process.  

It was that balance of professionalism and personal care, which made them a standout choice for us.

We had been advised to choose a agency that was capable and knowledgeable with the auction process. Michael Boulgaris took full control of the auction from the opening bid to the sale under the hammer. This proved to be a distinct advantage on the day of our Auction having Michael as agent and Auctioneer.

The other service that set Boulgaris Realty apart was the presentation of the advertising material. The brochure that was given to interested buyers was exceptional. 

Thank you Michael and William and we wish you a very prosperous future.

Kindest Regards

David and Carolyn Cawdron

December 2016
RE: the sale of 504 Remuera Road, Remuera
Hi Michael

I have been thinking overnight about the sale price.
It was remarkable! Much more than me or my siblings expected.
I think you managed the auction skillfully and achieved an incredible price - especially when the media messages are doom and gloom - even more so for developers sourcing money.
I hope you and Will celebrated last night.
You deserve every cent of the commission, and I will be recommending you guys.

Warm regards,

Annie Easton

July 2016
RE: the sale of 36 Orakei Road, Remuera
Dear Michael:

I thank you for your gracious enthusiasm and persistence, pursuing the buyer who made our campaign a success. Your style and confident charm are great hallmarks of the Boulgaris Brand.

I also thank Ben Ryken, whose input in attending to details was an invaluable help to me.

Your team is certainly committed to serving the vendor and I applaud you for that.

The measure of a good campaign is its result indeed. That we got!

GREAT RESULT Michael, THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM BOULGARIS!

IRMA.

Michael,
Several of my CBD associates asked me today .
What happened with the sale @ 36 ?
I said everything is perfect , sold at auction yesterday.
Michael did handled everything so very well , myself and Irma are very well with the sale .
I would recommend Michael Boulgaris to you as a vendor or buyer .
Thx . Rod.

June 2016
Re: The sale of 15 Arney Road, Remuera
To whom it may concern,
 
I have been delighted with the dedication and professionalism displayed by Michael Boulgaris during the marketing and subsequent sale of my Remuera home.

One of the things that has impressed me the most is the constant stream of communication. Michael called me after every viewing and updated me on all interested purchasers and relayed their comments (both positive and constructive feedback).

In my opinion the commission paid was money well spent and if I were to market another property I would have no hesitation in engaging the team at Boulgaris Realty, in fact I wouldn’t use anyone else.

Regards,

 
Diane Foreman
Owner

August 2015
Re: The sale of 62 Bassett Road, Remuera
Dear Michael,

We’re still digesting the sale!

We’d like to thank you and your team for your efforts. We have both been very impressed by your approach and the personal touch that you have brought to the transaction. It has been a pleasure doing business as they say!

Thank you again and look forward to dinner!

Best regards,

Jo and Paul Herrod

June 2015
Re: The sale of 18 Coates Avenue, Orakei
To whom it may concern,

We were very nervous about selling our property. We were not experienced in this area and we knew very little about the property market.

We were particularly worried about underselling our house for what it was worth by being “talked down” by another property agent.

The very best decision we made was to hire Michael Boulgaris. I doubt I have met a more honest guy. We never doubted his integrity for a minute which meant we totally trusted him with the sale process.

He worked extremely hard for us and we were delighted when he presented us an offer within three months which was more then we had ever hoped we could achieve for the property.

We highly recommend Michael as a listing agent, you couldn’t be in better hands.

Verdon and Athena Kelliher

May 2015
Re: The sale of 26 Lucerne Road, Remuera
Michael,

Becky and I really appreciate the lengths you and your team went to in achieving the successful sale of our home. Incredible attention to detail, professional advice, great marketing campaign, and your in depth knowledge of the Remuera market exceeded our expectations.
A huge thank you to Michael for a fantastic result, we are all very happy and thrilled to have met the buyers of our home personally.

Kind regards,

Andy and Becky Doole


April 2015
Re: The sale of 15 Dudley Road, Mission Bay
Michael assisted us with the sale of our property in Mission Bay. We were most impressed by his dedication, endeavour and responsiveness, the quality of his advice throughout the marketing process, and the ultimate outcome of our sale process was stress free.

Thank you Michael,

David and Carolyn Steel

April 2015
Re: The sale of 5 Arney Crescent, Remuera
We were thrilled with the fantastic result Michael achieved for us in the recent sale of our home whereby he surpassed all of our expectations of price in a manner that was both professional and uncomplicated.

Michael's strategic approach to the campaign was both sound and effective ensuring a comforting transparency to all parties throughout the process.  A highly enjoyable and successful experience.

Regards,
James Vaile

March 2015
Re: The sale of 110a Lucerne Road, Remuera
I was dreading shifting for the 15th time!, however Michael and his team smoothed the way and turned a nightmare into a happy dream.

Thank you so much Michael,

Regards Paul and Barbara Heeney

January 2015
Re: The sale of 36 Ngapipi Road, Orakei
Dear Michael,

Susan's Grandfather constructed the family home and a gardener/housekeepers cottage, on the corner of Ngapipi Road between the first and second wars. Susan's Parents lived there and Susan grew up as a young girl on the property that her parents inherited.

During the 60s her parents sold other property and undertook a purpose designed and quality built apartment block to compliment the original home. Later in the new millennium, the original lower floor entry area was reconstructed to a commercial grade independent premise for Susan who moved her hairdressing salon from Mission Bay to the new salon. The original gardeners cottage was upgraded to that of a separate studio apartment.

The property has survived over sixty years as a family home and later the hub of the family Trust property investment. Many years ago when it was feared the rising socialists would bring in a new inheritance tax, the property was passed into a Trust to protect the families long investment interest and it has served as an investment these past twenty years.

So it was with a very strong sense of family honour, family obligation and three generations of proud ownership, that the family considered the sale of the property and how that matter should be respectfully treated.

The Trustees selected Mr Michael Boulgaris after a serious selection process in which a number of leading and trusted Auckland Agents were invited to submit their proposals. At the time Boulgaris Realty had the smallest office operation and smallest franchise support, but it did present the very best active marketing proposition from the Trust perspective.
The family were somewhat alarmed at the prospect of an Auction of the property which had been so close for three generations. However Mr Boulgaris showed exceptional marketing skills both before the Auction and during the Auction process. His professional approach revealed the true value of the property and an order of return truly representative of the property's potential and well above the level expected by the Trust's beneficiaries, in what had been a most difficult market.

We note that Mr Boulgaris obtained and secured the firm interest of several noted and proven larger private developers as well as international interest, which went a long way to obtaining the full value of the property.

It is fair to say Mr Boulgaris obtained not only a top price at auction, but covered his agency fee without any impact on the expected return to the Trust. This enables a full and fair distribution to the Trust beneficiaries, which was the intent and purpose of the sale.

My wife Susan and I are relieved that the hard work which our grandparents and parents applied to the property over good times and bad, for the sake of the next generation, has been most fully respected, honoured and rewarded and we are appreciative and grateful to Mr Boulgaris in achieving that worthy result for the family.

With Grateful Regards,


Vernon Wall

June 2014
Re: Sale of 11 Emerson Street, St Heliers
Dear Michael,

We are writing to thank you for your excellent work negotiating the recent sale of the Emerson Street property on behalf of our elderly family member.

You were utterly professional throughout, and we could not recommend you highly enough. Within one week you had presented multiple offers - all of which were significantly higher than other agents had indicated we would receive.

The whole process was extremely stress free, both for us and our elderly relative. You listened to our needs; and delivered service above and beyond our expectations!

Thanks again Michael.

Kind regards,


Scott and Sue Dargaville

April 2014
Re: Sale of 137 Long Drive, St Heliers
To Michael and his team

I would just like to thank you for the excellent job you did in selling our house.

On first inspection you were confident of a sale. The whole process went very smoothly and I was impressed by the quality of the advertising material and the whole marketing plan.

Our open homes went smoothly and you always kept us informed of who visited. Once we got to the negotiation stage your professionalism and skills were able to seal the deal.

Michael is very easy to get on with, listened to what we had to say, has a great eye for detail and is very professional in all aspects of his work. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to prospective sellers.

Selling a family home of many years was a great wrench but Michael made the whole process relatively stress free and he achieved a very good result for us.

With best wishes for many more successful years


Hilary Dineen

April 2014
Re: Sale of 43 St Vincent Avenue, Remuera
To whom it may concern,

In order to secure our new property purchase through Boulgaris Realty we had to go cash unconditional on the same day we viewed the property due to a multiple offer situation.

In response to my telling Michael Boulgaris that in marketing our existing home we didn’t want months of open homes, pages of Herald advertising, and endless private viewings. He calmly told us
“I will have multiple offers for you within a week, trust me”.

So trust him we did, I texted him every day “have we sold yet” and on the Thursday Michael brought us an offer that actually blew us away, as he said “I’ve done all the negotiation for you”; ultimately we accepted the offer and sold that evening.

So within a week, yes - multiple offers, and to have sold in 4 days, we still can’t believe it!

All done with consummate professionalism, attention to every detail, and one thing that really struck us- Michael and James both read and understood our house, understood its attributes and the detail of the renovation- without us having to sell it to them. So they were selling our home - not just another piece of real estate for another vendor.

We absolutely recommend Boulgaris Reality - but only if you really want to sell!


Chris and Caroline Ralph

March 2014
Re: Sale of 72 Lucerne Road, Remuera
Dear Michael and James,

I write to thank you for the excellent job you did in conducting the sale of my property.

Over a number of years I have bought and sold many properties and in fact was once a real estate agent myself. In all my residential property dealings I have never seen an agent and agency work so hard. Both you and James have been consummate professionals, keeping me informed throughout the entire marketing campaign, nothing has ever been too much trouble for either of you and when it came to the final negotiations your professionalism, integrity and sheer hard work provided an outcome that did my property justice.

Thank you, it takes a awful lot to impress me but you have. I am committed to using your company when next I sell a property.

Best regards

Diane Foreman

February 2014
Re: Sale of 29 Wapiti Avenue, Epsom
Buying and selling your home is such a lifetime event, and having been comfortable for ten years I was reluctant to do so! From the moment I decided to take the plunge I knew I was in good hands and Michael's availability and expertise was very evident.

A daunting prospect to buy an inner city luxury apartment became an exciting dream, and then a reality. Though I had other agents lined up to sell my property, it was clear from that moment, Michael and Scotty would get the best outcome for me.

What made the difference? Going the extra mile…not with short cuts, but with superb professionalism and expertise, and a personal connection and desire to do the best for me. Even when there was a good offer in place, they worked literally till the last available minute to get a back-up offer in place and guarantee the sale, and to my delight surpassing the first offer.

I can now see the attraction of a boutique agency. It's not a buzz word, it’s the point of difference.

Kim McWilliams

January 2014
Re: Sale of 60 Orakei Road, Remuera
Hello Michael and James

It has taken a while for it to sink in........but thank you.

It seems so inadequate to send an email saying thank you. .....we are both so incredibly grateful.

Together you have made this whole process and this successful conclusion, into an amazing experience.
Rarely have I witnessed and been the recipient of such personable and professional service.

The fact that you were still working at the eleventh hour to secure another back up offer is a testament to your commitment and expertise.

Both Jim and I very much appreciate all your efforts on our behalf and on a personal level, I shall miss our dealings which have been so concentrated over such a short space of time.

So thank you both and congratulations to you on a job well done :)

Looking forward to seeing that SOLD sign in place as evidence that we very much made the correct choice when selecting an agent.

With love and gratitude
Maria and Jim Routledge

November 2013
Re: Sale of 43 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell
After being listed with another company for 90 days and thinking I was never going to sell, I listed with the boys at Boulgaris Realty.

I was overwhelmed with the level of expertise when I was presented with 2 offers on the first day of marketing. As a result, I sold my house for $60,000 over my dream price.

I will always refer Boulgaris Realty to friends and family members and they are my agents for life.

Sally Fisher
Owner

October 2013
Re: Sale of 2/2c Valley Road, Mt Eden
To whom it may concern

When I called Michael to appraise my property I'm not sure what I was expecting, given he's sold houses on behalf of some of the most well-heeled, powerful people in New Zealand, and has enjoyed a celebrity status himself for many years.

It certainly wasn't the delight that arrived at my home within hours of first being contacted. From the second that man set foot in my home everything has gone like a dream.

He delivered a marketing plan that cost less than 25% of what was being suggested by another agents, his timetable was succinct, the photography superb and his client liaison excellent.

Within 24 hours of meeting me, Michael had found a cash buyer for my home who was willing to pay 25% above what any other agent was prepared to hope for, and saving me the agony of open homes and an auction, which allowed me to secure my dream home the following day. All without having to invest in any marketing whatsoever.

Every step of the way I've been able to rely on Michael for great advice, great humour and great delivery.

His reputation is every bit deserved, he's a joy to work with, and I couldn't recommend him highly enough to help anybody buy or sell a home.

Amanda Maclaren

July 2013
Re: Sale of 27 Martin Avenue, Remuera
My wife and I appointed Boulgaris Realty to sell our family home of 26 years as we wanted a local, boutique agency who would provide us with not only a strong personal interest in respecting the integrity of the actual sale but also an agency who worked at a very personal level.

We have not been disappointed. In fact with a family wedding early next year, Michael and James became such good friends that they should be on the invitation list.

Their commitment to excellence in every respect is to be commended, particularly in an industry that all too often fails to meet the standards that are expected of it.

We would have no hesitation in referring Michael, James and the team to any of our friends and associates (and have done so already with a successful new listing) and we would not go anywhere else for our future property purchases, regardless of location.

Our sale experience has been exemplary with even our lawyer making a personal comment as to the high level of professional service Boulgaris Realty provided.

You wont be disappointed.

Murray and Gaye Cruickshank

August 2012
Re: Sale of 5 Fentham Road, Hauraki
Dear Michael

Elna and I would like to express our appreciation of a job well done in the recent sale of our property. The energetic professionalism and knowledge of the market shown by you and your team has given us an excellent result. We have no hesitation in recommending your firm to any prospective vendor.

Kindest regards
Robert Chubb

November 2011
Re: Sale of 3B/24 Domain Drive, Parnell
Dear Michael

Many thanks for your fine efforts in selling our apartment at Parc-Domain - 3B/24 Domain Drive, Parnell.
Your reputation and presentation skills combined to ensure a strong stream of potential buyers to view our listing.

With the housing market so tight, it was pleasing to us both that you were successful in achieving a satisfactory price for our property.

Throughout a long campaign of over a year, we never doubted that you were trying to obtain a sale at the best possible price.

You always showed confidence in the value of our home, working hard to find the truly motivated buyers prepared to pay a realistic price.
This we found very reassuring, having on a previous occasion (with another agency) been presented with low offers and encouraged to accept them.

We were very happy with your polite professional approach with buyers - attentive, sincere, informative but not over-bearing.
Your approach with us was also the same. Your experience and negotiation skills were essential in the closing of the sale.

We appreciated the way you took care with our apartment through many open homes and the imagination you showed with particular buyers.
Being able to trust you to have open homes while we were overseas was a decided advantage and kept the campaign on track.

We are grateful for your suggestion to go to auction, which obviously helped to achieve the unconditional offer we received.

Once again, sincere thanks for a job well done - a lengthy campaign in which you never faltered at any time.


Best regards

Mark & Debbie Stevens.

September 2011
Dear Michael

On behalf of the Zonta Club of Auckland, I would like to thank you sincerely for your generous contribution to our major fundraiser for the year held on 18 August 2011.

The dinner at the Four Sessions restaurant at the AUT Hospitality School was a great success, due in no small part to your role as auctioneer and we could not have achieved this without your much appreciated generosity.

We wish you well in your own business endeavours.

Thanks again


Sincerely
Frankie McCord-Crellin
Secretary

Board Members: June Campbell, Jan Crawford, Catherine Mitchelle, Juliet Yates & Cleone Campbell

August 2010
Re: Sale of 22 Crocus Place, Remuera
Dear Michael

Richard and I would like to thank you and James for the excellent job you did selling our house. We were extremely impressed with the high quality of the advertising material, in particular the photography and brochures produced. This, along with the floor plans and the clear and concise marketing plan you produced, was certainly most helpful in reaching the end result.

Organising open homes and viewings during the week was a stress free experience with the flexibility to fit in with our needs. We were also impressed with the detailed feedback we received after viewing and open homes. Your easygoing but professional manner made a potentially stressful process that much easier.

We were extremely pleased with the successful sale and we would most certainly recommend you and your company to others.

Kind Regards,

Jo Beddek

July 2010
Re: Sale of 2/28 Combes Road, Remuera
Dear Michael

Robyn and I would like to express our thanks to you, Brent, James and Melissa for bringing our house sale to such a successful conclusion.

From the beginning we felt very confident with our decision to choose the Boulgaris team and will certainly recommend you most strongly to any friends who may think of selling.

With our best wishes for the future.

Most Sincerely,

Trevor and Robyn


Michael's latest industry update

Since this week’s press release that Auckland house prices dropped for the first time by 0.6%, there has been a stream of new listings presented to the market on the major websites.

3rd November 2017

Despite the mixed feelings of the newly formed government and how this may impact on real estate, we have seen little signs of change in our office.

27th October 2017

After a lovely long weekend, we look forward to the summer rush and will keep you informed.

24th October 2017

While many people head out of Auckland traditionally for Labour Weekend, we have many key clients flying into town to view luxury property.

20th October 2017

Traditionally business dips during the School holiday period, but despite the quiet roads the past 2 weeks, there was no downturn on viewings, activity and sales.
Hopefully this is a good sign moving forward.

16th October 2017

Despite the slowing of the market, I must confess the luxury market still has a shortage of quality high end stock in the $5m to $10m price range in which our company flourishes.

4th August 2017

The multitude of offshore buyers immigrating to NZ is just staggering and naturally well received.

21st July 2017

Despite the traditional quieting of the market, we have five live offers on the table for multi-million dollar properties. Shy of the asking prices, this is indicative of the current market conditions.

16th July 2017

The continuous blue sky and beautiful weather is bringing more buyers out to view property each day. Property is selling and we are witnessing a lot of offshore buyers moving to Auckland recently.

3rd May 2017

The numbers through open homes remain above average and the quality of real buyers versus spectators is excellent also. We are seeking new listings to provide choice for those that missed out at our up and coming auctions.

3rd April 2017

All focus on Rugby and New Zealand's America's Cup win, the local spirit is high even with this appalling weather!

7th March 2017

With a growing number of buyers on our database seeking quality real estate now is a great time of the year to be selling property.

6th March 2017

The sun is shining and the the buyers are active...4 sales in the past two weeks.

6th December 2016

Spring is in the air, daylight saving starts this weekend, watch the market fly
Michael Boulgaris

20th September 2016

Sunny weekend ahead....lucky selling.

17th August 2016

Take a moment to enjoy the splendid selection of property for sale.
Confidence remains strong in the Auckland market.

Michael Boulgaris

17th May 2016

Wishing your family a very happy Easter weekend
Best wishes
Michael Boulgaris

24th March 2016

We are expecting a very busy weekend, look forward to meeting you at an open home.
Michael

25th September 2015

The days are getting shorter but let me assure you the market is not slowing.
Call Michael Boulgaris for advice on the current real estate climate.

8th April 2015

We are expecting a very busy weekend, look forward to meeting you at an open home.
Michael

27th February 2015

Hello
Please note, Friday 6th February is a Public Holiday in NZ.
Waitangi Day

5th February 2015

Our office is open over the holiday period.
Have a safe holiday and happy house hunting.
Michael Boulgaris

30th December 2014

There are several new listings being featured on our site this week, be sure to browse the new listings, and a big warm welcome to David Ring joining forces with Boulgaris Realty.
Michael Boulgaris

18th November 2014