Dirk Brak thrives on the opportunity to help people achieve their real estate goals and as a key member of the Bayleys Counties team based in Papakura, he’s surrounded by experienced sales professionals whose skills and knowledge are supported by the wider Bayleys network.
With a farming background from Holland, Dirk has managed various horticultural ventures here in New Zealand and his track record of working efficiently and effectively with people both locally and internationally is standing him in good stead with Bayleys.
“My goal is to achieve positive and successful outcomes for all of my clients whether they are selling or buying property. The variety of people I deal with makes every day an exciting one. I believe my ability to listen carefully to people’s needs and to translate those needs into an action plan is an important skill in a competitive and challenging environment,” says Dirk.
Working in the residential and lifestyle sectors of the market in the Counties region, Dirk’s practical communication style is backed up by a strong work ethic, resourcefulness and a determination to deliver on his promises.
“I say I put in 200 percent effort for my clients and they do appreciate the extra steps I take to make sure that their goals are realised.”
Acknowledging that the current real estate market is still somewhat uncertain with vendors and buyers re-establishing where values are at, Dirk believes that keeping his clients well-informed through regular and relevant feedback is the best way to keep everyone abreast of the market.
“Through the Bayleys network, we are able to access data and information to ensure that our clients are able to make educated decisions based on fact. Sure, real estate transactions always have an emotional element to them, but I believe in providing solid information to assist good decision making.”
His astute eye for business and a desire to keep up-to-date with community issues sees Dirk regularly attending the Papakura District Council breakfast meeting and he is also a member of the local business association and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
A community-minded man, Dirk is involved in a number of sports and music clubs through his teenage sons and as a family, the Braks' are interested in ecological matters and conservation.
“I think it is important to play an active part in the community that you live and work in.”