Joseph was born in Hong Kong and being of both Maori and Chinese decent, arrived in New Zealand in the early 80’s with his parents and two siblings. Having grown up locally and initially attending school in Mt Maunganui, completing his senior College years at Tauranga boy’s, he was part of a Maori bilingual style learning environment and later attending Auckland University studying Maori language.
Throughout his working life he has been in customer service roles spending the majority of this time with Harvey Norman’s in both Mt Maunganui and Sydney. Joseph understands the importance of customer satisfaction, the need to keep in close contact to ensure the clients and customers needs are met every step of the process whether buying or selling a property.This is evident as he has achieved this year’s rookie of the year award at Harcourts Advantage Ltd for 2018-2019 and also becoming the rising star for Harcourts Advantage Ltd for the months of February, March, April and June 2019 which recognizes achievements in standards of excellence and best real estate practice.
Joseph met his Korean wife Jihee in Australia and with their diverse cultural background they are able to communicate with people from many cultures giving them a great skill and natural empathy to match people to property. Even if you are not quite ready to buy or sell, contact Joseph or Jihee and they will be able to give you an update on the value of homes selling in your neighbourhood.
Joseph is proud to be part of the Harcourts team and is backed by a management team of dedicated people who will work with him to ensure his clients receive the very best service.
No matter what level of the market you are in, first home buyers, upsizing to accommodate a growing family or possibly downsizing, Joseph looks forward to working with you as he believes in the long term approach working with clients to achieve great results for them.
Joseph and Jihee are very settled in Tauranga with their three children. Six year old twin girls attend Tauranga Primary School. Their 2 year old son will also attend so when you see them supporting the school don’t hesitate to have a real estate chat with Joseph.
Jihee first studied languages in her home country of South Korea at university before completing a scholarship in language and literature which she gained in America .
Post university she was employed in the hotel industry as a project manager setting up new complexes including the hiring of staff prior to the grand opening. Jihee remained working in this role as second in charge for the next four years.
Germany was the next country she visited and worked in before she returned to South Korea to work in real estate alongside her mother, dealing with residential property. A move to Sydney was where she met her husband Joseph. Together they are now working in a team environment for our company.
Jihee’s background and languages gives her confidence and language to deal with many nationalities assisting them with their real estate needs.
Being part of Harcourts Advantage, Jihee has the opportunity to tap into a modern and creative approach to marketing your property, using the latest technology and modern marketing techniques to sell your home. It’s all about reaching potential buyers in real-time through a range of mediums e.g. Facebook, several websites, print media just to name a few.
Understanding buyers is key as most are most sophisticated with the platforms available to them, naturally expecting immediate and detailed property information. Jihee meets these needs by building mutual relationships and being proactive with all communication.
Advantage Realty is part of the largest real estate organisation in NZ and Jihee is supported by a large sales team and dedicated Management Team working alongside her to achieve an outstanding result for you in the shortest time possible, whether you are buying or selling a property.
Don’t hesitate to team up with Jihee and Joseph for a stress free real estate experience.