Top Salesperson, New Lynn Branch, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016, 2017
#2 Sales Team, West Auckland Region, year ending 31 March 2016
#2 Sales Team, West Auckland Region, six months ending March 2017
Top 25 Salesperson 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008
#10. Sales Team, Barfoot & Thompson, 2016
Aken has been selling real estate for more than 14 years and is known for his outstanding sales results - No.1 salesperson for the New Lynn branch for the years ending 31st March 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016, 2017 and many of these years in the Top 25 Salesperson in Barfoot & Thompson.
Specializing in developments and residential real estate Aken has a wealth of knowledge to share. His persistence, passion and positive nature provides a quality service for all his clients and success for himself as a salesperson.
Prior to real estate Aken gained a Bachelor of Economics and enjoyed being a quantity surveyor for one of the biggest property development companies in China Companies (China Merchants Property Development Co, LTD). This background has enabled him to develop effective skills including knowing the market, marketing and the cost of the development.
Outside of his real estate career Aken enjoys spending time with Michelle and his two lovely sons. He loves children and fully supports Barfoot & Thompson's dedication to, and financial support of, the Starship Foundation.
Our agent Aken was great. He communicated well with us, and was honest and realistic. He helped us with important decisions, and didn't pressure us the way others had tried. During the marketing campaign he kept us well informed of progress and advised us on what we could do to help the process. We would highly recommend Aken and the Barfoot & Thompson team.
Nicholas & Amy Dempsey
Congratulations on your achieving top position in the New Lynn branch and in the company overall making the top 25. I am not surprised. I was most impressed by your knowledge, approach and manner.
Whenever the opportunity occurs and it is not all that often, I will have no difficulty in recommending vendors in your general area to you.
I called around local branches and asked who their top selling agent was. I spoke to the Barfoot & Thompson New Lynn branch manager who gave me the figures and Aken was the highest. We then got each agent in and Aken was the best by miles so we chose to work with him.
I am so glad we chose to go with Aken, we couldn't have had a better agent. Initially we were going to sell privately to a friend but am so, so glad we listed for auction with Aken as he advised us we would get more and we certainly did! Aken was immensely knowledgeable about the local property market, very thorough, always available, nothing was a problem and everything was done immediately. We never would have expected to get so much for our property and I put it entirely down to Aken and his team. We can now move on with our lives with a huge amount of money to set ourselves up in Australia. I would recommend Aken and his team 100 percent.
Frances & Kellie Hawkins
Thank you, Aken. Having you handle the sale of our house was one of the best choices we've made. Simple, fast, painless and profitable. Thanks again!