About Mike Zelcer
Your Orakei Expert
Client after client, sale after sale, year after year - you will hear the same feedback about Mike Zelcer. "Nobody knows Orakei better than Mike" (Lynda, Coates Ave). "Unrivalled knowledge of the local market" (Glenn & Dani, Tautari St). "The guru of Orakei real estate" (E.Sullivan, Coates Ave).
After 18 years, Mike's knowledge of and experience in the Orakei real estate market is unparalleled. He has built a strong and enduring relationship with the people of Orakei and become a respected and trusted adviser in the local community. And it was Mike's commitment to this community that saw the opening of Orakei's first Ray White real estate office in Coates Avenue. Mike and co-owner Megan Jaffe joined forces to put Ray White Orakei on the map in June 2011.
Having grown up in the eastern bays, Mike is passionate about his neighbourhood and about giving back. He is an enthusiastic supporter of local schools - Orakei Primary School, Orakei Kindergarten and St Joseph's School - and ensures Ray White Orakei supports a number of fundraisers in the area.
Mike's "Ex" Factor
When it comes to selling houses in uncertain times and in a buyer's market, experience really counts. Just ask Mike's clients - "We were in safe hands and completely at ease" (Mike & Jan, Rautara St); "Helped us through unexpected code of compliance issues" (Chris & Julianna, Ngake St); "Impressed by his professionalism in the negotiation process" (Vincent & Jennifer, Rautara St); "Within 24 hours we had 4 unconditional offers" (Scott, Reihana St).
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Mike’s early career at the Auckland City Council analysing property transactions set him in good stead. It helps him to bring objectivity and balance into situations where the emotions and stakes are high - and to come out with a result. Mike's experience of different market cycles is also invaluable and ensures clients employ the right strategies at the right time to be successful. Throughout his career, Mike has regularly been in the top 1-5% of real estate agents for his employer. Today, as well as a franchise co-owner, Mike remains a regular Elite Real Estate Salesperson within the Ray White family.