Rob Ashton’s professionalism, reliability and pragmatism have been praised by clients who have found his approachable yet market-astute business style the key to a successful real estate outcome.
For over a decade, Rob has championed the central and eastern suburbs’ property market. As a respected residential sales agent with Bayleys Remuera, his longevity in the business has been founded on transparency, broad market knowledge, loyalty to his vendors and the ability to attain winning results for his clients.
With his eye firmly on securing the very best price in any given market for the properties he is marketing, Rob’s lateral thinking, smart negotiating skills and respectful demeanour have cemented his reputation as one of real estate’s ‘good guys’.
His monthly publication ‘The Rob Report’ provides an overview of property activity in the wider Remuera/Parnell area and is designed to keep his client base abreast of market happenings so that they can make quality real estate decisions.
Armed with a Bachelors Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, Rob spent ten years in that industry before transitioning into sales and marketing in the health supplement field both in New Zealand and abroad.
An enduring interest in property design and property development led Rob to a career in real estate where his academic background and wide marketing experience have combined to position him well in the competitive central and eastern bays market. Leaving ego at the door, Rob’s inclusive and results-focused selling style see him working in tandem with his Bayleys colleagues, and other agents where appropriate, to secure the ultimate outcome for his clients. Rob is backed by the forward-thinking Bayleys brand with its emphasis on maximising values for clients through uncompromising service and innovative marketing strategies.
A dedicated family man with plenty of sporting interests to keep fit, including surfing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This commitment reflects his determination to succeed in all that he undertakes.
Early in 2014, I gave sole selling rights to my residence at 9A Burwood Crescent, Remuera, Auckland to Robert Ashton, real estate salesman of Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, structural engineer and publisher of the Rob Report, an authoritative guide to sales in the Eastern Suburbs of Auckland. I never had any cause to regret this decision.
My house is very attractive in an excellent area but the market proved to be suspicious of an upper story clad in plaster on timber framing. Rob’s professional qualification as a structural engineer proved invaluable in calming fears about what in fact is a completely weathertight structure and he was able to present several offers (all too low for me). Rob was very patient and attentive to a large number of callers and constantly sought to obtain the best available offer for me.
I went overseas for an extended period but on my return continued the agreement with Rob. Again he acted with patience and good manners with a large number of interested parties and gave me confidence he would find the right buyer. My confidence was justified. He conducted a skilful negotiation and presented an unconditional offer which I happily accepted.
I have actually known Rob for some years in a fitness club setting and have no hesitation in recommending him as a real estate sales agent. He is absolutely honest, skilled in many aspects of real estate selling and technical construction and very pleasant and polite to everyone.
Over the last three years we have had the pleasure of dealing with Robert Ashton in his professional real estate role concerning three properties in the vicinity of Parnell. His clear manner of presentation regarding costs, details, problems and expectations relating to our properties have been exemplary.
We have been impressed with his promptness with appointments, his neat appearance and most especially his willingness to go the extra mile.
In particular, we have found his “Rob Report” an invaluable aid to a better understanding of properties in our area.
Rob is an efficient, reliable and very likeable person and we have no hesitation in recommending him to any position within the real estate profession.
Tim & Maelo Round
Tim Round Adventures
Recently when we were in the position of needing to search for a new home to move to we made our needs known to Rob Ashton who up until that point was only known to us as a name on a report sent to us, that was compiked by him monthly showing property sales in and around Auckland.
Following on from that Rob not only found what we were looking for but proved in that process to be extremely reliable and honest, very approachable and prepared to negotiate. He was prepared to follow up on all that was asked of him and was always punctual! Nothing was ever too much trouble.
We have no hesitation in recommending Rob Ashton.
John & Colleen Corse-Scott
To whom it may concern
Recently we purchased our apartment through Robert Ashton of Bayleys Real Estate in Remuera, and found him to be very professional, honest and efficient .
He is also a very good communicator.
We would happily recommend him as your agent if you plan to sell or purchase.
Ken & Jocelyn Hill
3/456A Remuera Road, Remuera
To whom it may concern
My wife and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the fully professional services of Robert Asthton.
In April 2012 we engaged him for the third time. He conducted an excellent campaign that resulted in the sale at auction of our Parnell home – not only in a minimal time frame but realising well above the expected price.
Rob is very prompt, efficient, practical and conscientious person who again demonstrated just how willing he was to got the extra mile to ensure we were kept fully informed of all aspects of his campaign as it progressed.
We also must commend his personal “Rob Report” as a most useful and informative tool for anyone interested in the property market.
Timothy & Maelo Round
5/10 Brighton Road, Parnell
To Whom it May Concern
Carmel and Rob are a great team to work with, each bringing their special skills to the table. I’m not sure we would have got to selling the house without their patient advice, practical hands-on support in getting the house ready and sound marketing advice once the campaign was underway. We’re very happy to recommend them to friends and family and would have no hesitation in working with them again in future – although we hope not to have to move again soon
Sharon & Roy Nates
18A Grand Drive, Remuera