Hi, I am Jason Yianakis I work at Harcourts Cooper and Co Birkenhead, and I’m considered by some to be a top performing North Shore Real Estate Agent with unique skill sets including: a qualified Interior Designer and Online Marketing expertise.

I have been in Real Estate since 2009 and have personally transacted over $110 Million of North Shore Real Estate.

I started Real Estate with 10 years experience in sales and marketing in the services sector and spent a year in London working for an online marketing company.

I am a passionate investor and utilise my skill sets in my own life with renovating properties. I am currently renovating a 1930’s early bungalow.

I help people to maximize the sale value of their home, by using my experience as a North Shore Real Estate Agent combined with my skills as a qualified Interior Designer and a wealth of experience in online marketing, property negotiation, and property investment.

Combining this unique combination of skills with cutting edge technology and I have created a formula that has been proven to achieve superior results time and time again.

My Unqiue Points of Difference

I have a number of unique points of differences and services that I offer my clients for FREE.  Below is some details on these unique offerings, for more information please click on them.

I have been fortunate enough to have direct feedback on the presentation of properties from quite literally thousands of people.

This insider knowledge on what people really want (and don’t want!) combined with a qualification in Interior Design arms me with the skills and knowledge to help you dramatically increase the sale price of your property.

Did you know that homes that are presented correctly will sell up to ¼ of the time faster and for up to 10% more in sale price than homes that are poorly presented?  My goal as an agent is to help you to increase the value of your home and get the maximum sale price.

To help you to do this I have 2 unique step by step guides which I individually personalise to you and your property.  Find out more on these unique services below.

A personalized checklist on how to add value to your home, customized to your individual home and the correct target market. The plan takes into account your budget, time frames, current condition of property and current home décor.

Note: The works suggested can often be completed by yourself, or I can recommend suggested tradespeople where required.

The Add Value Plan includes:
• Full property evaluation
• Colour, Fabric and Flooring consultation
• Kitchen and bathroom hardware and fixture selection
• Room by room task checklist

The emphasize on this plan is to cost effectively add value to your home in the correct places. This plan is best for people that are 2-6 months from when they want to sell.

Take out the guess work of adding value and avoid costly mistakes!

Cost – Free to Jason’s clients

This step by step plan is designed for when you are ready to sell your property now, and is a follow on from the add value plan.

It will ensure that you gain the maximum amount for your home and emphasize the properties features.

The presentation plan includes:
• Furniture and décor selection
• Room and furniture layout plan
• Room by room checklist

Note: If you have not obtained an Add Value plan I will give recommendations included in that plan taking into account the timeframes that we have to be completed by.

One of the essential parts of the plans is selecting the correct target market and presenting your property for them. If the target market is incorrectly selected, or the property is not presented correctly for them, it can be a very costly mistake.

Cost – Free when you list their property to sell with Jason

The property presentation seminar designed for those that maybe are not quite looking to sell now but are looking to learn more and might be getting ready for selling their home.

In the seminar I use my qualifications as an Interior Designer to teach you how to prepare your home to achieve the maximum sale price.

In selling over 200 properties I have built up an incredible amount of knowledge, and received direct feedback from literally thousands of buyers and sellers.

We really know what makes the difference in presenting your home, and importantly what doesn’t!

What topics are covered?

  • Essential presentation tips
  • The key component in presentation that almost no-one does?
  • Where to add value with the highest return
  • The common renovation mistakes and how to avoid them – don’t waste your money!
  • Before and After case studies
  • 5 points that will greatly affect your value – negatively or positively
  • And more!

Having an arranged one on one meeting we can discuss these topics in a personalised version for you.  However, ask me fore details if you would like to come along one of my seminars.

In previous work history I worked for a US based Online Marketing company in London called Next Jump.  This background gives me a unique knowledge base of how the online world works, and importantly how consumers purchase online.

One of the greatest things about the online world from a marketing perspective is that everything is measurable, you can actually see if your marketing is getting the right results and make changes quickly if required.

Utilising my online skill-set I routinely get 2000-4000 TradeMe inspections in the first 5 days a listing is on the market.  Quite often I get as high as 5000 in that period.  As a benchmark, the North Shore average hits for a listing with TradeMe in the first 10 days is 1068 (over a one year period until May 2013, average figure provided by TradeMe).

So how does this help you? The  better the marketing exposure you have, the more online inspections you have, the more open home inspections and importantly the more offers, or bidders, you have.

Using my skills I can get you greater exposure, a lot faster, which then creates my buyer excitement and competition for your property.

There are four ways to price a home, we only focus on the two most effective and accurate methods – this is to complete a detailed analysis of the comparable sales in your area, and complete a full replacement cost.

When you receive a value assessment from us you can expect a detailed report.  This is just like what you could expect from a Registered Valuer.

When you are looking to make a decision on selling your home, it is really important that you get the price right.  Especially when you are marketing your property by price, or if the numbers in your financial decision making are quite tight.

For the years of 2012-2014 I had an accuracy rate of 5% +/- for the properties that I appraised and sold. Most were within my appraisal range or higher, with just 3 properties being more than 3% below my appraisal price.  Sometimes the market does surprise us, but with this historical accuracy you can trust in my appraisal price.

As your Agent I will endeavour to confidently explain to you how we have established the value of your home, just like we would with a buyer who may be confused on value, or in the final stages of negotiations.

I joined Harcourts in July 2016, since then I have been fortunate enough to be Awarded the below:

#1 Salesperson for the Birkenhead, Birkenhead Point and Beach Haven Offices – September, December, January & March

Top Listing Agent for the Birkenhead, Birkenhead Point and Beach Haven Offices – September, October, December, January, February & March

#8 Salesperson for Cooper and Co for September and January

#1 Listing Agent for Cooper and Co for December

In previous years whilst I was working at Lochore’s Real Estate (also known as Professionals Real Estate) and I was was a member of a sales team of 2-3 Agents.  We were fortunate enough to be awarded the below accolades:

NZ Number 1 sales team award  (Professionals Group) 2012

NZ Number 2 sales team award (Professionals Group) – 2013, 2011

Top 2% Professionals Group NZ – 2009-2013

I was thrilled to see you had done so well at your awards night, congratulations!

I am impressed that you took the time and effort to write me a card to thank me for allowing you to sell Balmain Rd.

Just that extra touch goes a long way towards the success you have achieved and I am pleased that it was you who sold my house, I am sure you got the very best price for me and will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.

Kind wishes and the very best of luck for the future.
Stephanie Shore

We received your card the other day and wish to congratulate you on your achievements which are well deserved. The genuine service and support you have provided is the best we have ever received and we are really glad this has resulted in the awards you have gained.

All the best for the future
Alex and Francy Stephenson

Thanks so much for your efforts following settlement – it wasnt an easy time for all of us and you were awesome with the help you gave.

Really appreciate it.
Jude Fagan

Jason is passionate about the property industry and his knowledge of the market is outstanding.

He presented well and was always on time to appointments.

Jason communicated in a clear and professional manner keeping me up to date as things progressed so I knew where we were up to.
David Li

With our truck breaking down and not arriving (or communicating with us!)our settlement all turned into the move from hell, but without Jason’s help it would have been a total disaster so please accept my heartfelt thank you for all your efforts and assistance.

Our door is always open if you or Chris are ever up this way and want a place to visit or stay and again thanks to you both for everything.
Kevin and Susie Wheller

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Meet the Team

Sophie van Hest
Sophie van Hest Operations Manager to Jason & Co
PH: 09 974 5956
Chris Bonham
Chris BonhamSenior Sales Person to Jason & Co
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
PH: 027 282 9025
Paula Kennedy
Paula KennedySales Person to Jason & Co
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
PH: 027 452 7704
Are you looking for a North Shore Real Estate Agent?
If you are looking for a North Shore Real Estate Agent I would love to hear from you, For a personlised discussion on how we can help you, please call me on 021 85 84 83 or email jason.yianakis@harcourts.co.nz