Awarded for excellence in sales performance: #5 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region Year Ending March 2017
Ronelle Henning is a top performing, award-winning salesperson on the North Shore.
She has an impressive track record of successful sales, consistently achieving top prices, many of them record prices for the street, for her vendors in the shortest possible time. She has sold every listing since 2015 (bar one where the vendor took the property off the market) in an average of 28 days on the market.
Ronelle brings to real estate high- level marketing experience in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand. She is known for the quality of her marketing and she understands how the highest quality marketing and attention to detail when selling a home can make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars to the final sale price.
An excellent negotiator, she honed her negotiating skills in many years in the diplomatic service and in managing her own business.
She is an accomplished writer, a published author and a qualified editor. She arguably writes some of the best marketing and advertising scripts in the business.
Customers and clients appreciate her friendliness, openness, honesty and fairness, but it is her ability to truly connect to her clients and to clearly understand their needs that make her stand out. Her professionalism will ensure that selling your most valuable asset will be a relaxed, stress-free and enjoyable experience for you.
To ensure she gives her clients the best possible service and results, Ronelle stays up to date with the latest developments and trends in real estate by regularly attending major conferences like AREC in the Gold Coast, as well as continuous training by international industry gurus like Tom Ferry, Josh Phegan and Tom Panos.
Ronelle has a BA (Hons) degree, a Diploma in Editing and the National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) (Level 4).
She speaks English and Afrikaans fluently and can understand French, German, Dutch and Flemish. She lives on the North Shore with her husband, a lawyer, and loves the lifestyle and what the area offers.
Ronelle's experience and expertise will ensure you achieve top results when you sell your home. Make sure to call her first to find out how she can make the difference to your sale.
What her clients say
“We were in a funk and had our house on the market for six months, and were about to give up. BOOM! Ronelle took over and immediately we felt hope - her knowledge, courage, strategy and general awesomeness changed things straight away. The house was sold in just over two weeks. We are so grateful that Ronelle was there for us anytime of the day or night for advice or support - no curveball is too much for her. If anyone asks me who they should use - there is no question, Ronelle it is.”
Paul and Natalie Flynn
From the first meeting with Ronelle we were impressed with her professionalism, marketing advice and genuine enthusiasm for our property, but more importantly her knowledge of the real estate market in Greenhithe.
We said yes to Ronelle and Bayleys. We had decided to sell on the basis of expressions of interest.
In no time property photos and marketing were locked away. Our house went live within a week of listing and was off to a very successful start with very large numbers through the open homes and by appointment buyers alike.
We were presented with excellent updates on customer interest and were well informed on what was happening with seriously interested buyers all the way through the selling process.
Our property sold in three weeks. Due hugely to Ronelles effort with marketing, follow up, genuine enthusiasm for the property. Ronelle left no stone unturned.
Professional and great to work with. If you want to sell your house trust Ronelle, we did and it was a smart decision.
Anne and Pat
When looking to sell our property the first thought was to use a local agents with a great reputation, who knew the market and had the contacts. We are very happy that we chose Analia and Ronelle to market our home, not only did they achieve a great price for our home they did it in super quick time. We would have no hesitation in recommending Analia and Ronelle to anybody considering selling their home.
My neighbours recommended Analia and Ronelle for their sale and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same. They are a great team who really complement each other with their combined extensive skills in marketing, negotiation and general real estate knowledge. They were lovely to work with - very efficient and professional while being warm and friendly at the same time. They kept me in touch with every development, achieved a great result in a short time and ensured the whole process was surprisingly painless!
If you are looking for a real estate agent Ronelle Henning is the one for you. She is extremely professional, personable, and detailed oriented. She staged our house to sell using a dynamic team consisting of not just her but a professional stager and photographer as well. The marketing result was great, and her sales results speak for herself. You won't be disappointed."
We had been approached by other agents to sell our house, but we must say that we chose Ronelle as she came across confident, and authentic. She was very nice, yet we could see she had it in her to face up to any challenges and pull up her sleeves.
The marketing and communications were great (one of the reasons we chose Ronelle) and while our house went on sale while the market was slowing down, she made good suggestions to keep the prospects coming. When she had to leave on the business trip, she could not have chosen a better team with Analia, who seamlessly took over.
I would say that Ronelle and Analia went the extra mile to sell our home. The market conditions were changing rapidly, and we did not meet our ideal price, but we came close to our 'realistic' price and were happy in the end. We would be happy to recommend Ronelle and Analia after our experience.
Jorge and Gaby Bisteni
We have enjoyed working with you and have been very pleased with the help and support you have given us and the extra push on the marketing to get the result. The refresh to the advertising certainly made a big difference to highlight it to new buyers so thank you for your guidance and advice on that.
Thank you for all your help and advice that helped to get us the sale.
Richard and Linda Hawkey
We have found Ronelle to be a friendly, reliable and helpful Real Estate Agent and our dealings with her have been excellent. She has made our sale as stress free as possible, keeping us well informed as to what was happening. She completed her mission by finding us a great buyer for our house. We would thoroughly recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house.
David and Marie Wardlaw
"We recently sold our house with Ronelle and couldn't have asked for a more professional but at the same time personable service. Ronelle has an excellent reputation within our area as an agent and we were very impressed at our first meeting. When two friends, one who sold and another who bought through her also spoke highly of her, we knew we had the right agent. Ronelle's attention to detail, prompt follow-up and overall process knowledge was wonderful to work with, not forgetting her humour, genuine interest and enjoyment at what she does. Despite busy work commitments at the time, Ronelle gently kept us on track with timing, so that we had the house on the market as planned. Her marketing knowledge, advice and campaign material gave us a very polished campaign at a reasonable price. Ronelle then achieved a wonderful result for us through the sale negotiation. We would highly recommend Ronelle to anyone looking to sell their property."
Dave & Andrea Black
We would like to express our thanks to Ronelle for the recent sale of our home in Greenhithe in what has proved to be an uncertain market. Throughout the process Ronelle remained positive and committed to achieving the result we required and we felt that Ronelle genuinely had our best interests at heart from start to finish. We felt nothing was too much trouble and Ronelle was prepared to go the extra mile when required therefore we would be more than happy to give Ronelle our recommendation.
Mike & Claire
John and I would like to convey to you our grateful thanks for the efforts of one of your agents, Ronelle Henning, in selling our home recently.
We met Ronelle at another Hobsonville Pt open home and were immediately impressed with her professionalism. I was feeling a bit despondent about the state of the market and she was so positive, and completely optimistic that she could sell our home.
Ronelle was very helpful in assisting me with staging the house myself, and seemed very in-tune with what the market was looking for.
She then did an amazing job of selling the house to an overseas buyer by doing a walk through with her iPad on FaceTime. (Which I don't think she's had a lot of experience with! )
I love her huge optimism and encouraging manner, Ronelle is an an asset to your company, and I would be very happy to recommend her to others here.
Alexis and John MacVicar
We are writing to express our pleasure with Ronelle Henning, who represented us in the recent sale of our family home in Greenhithe. Ronelle guided us through the entire process, from the first meeting, not knowing what to expect, right through to the conclusion of the sale. We credit Ronelle with a smooth, stress-free sale experience. This was our first experience selling a home and we didn't know what to expect. Ronelle put our minds at ease, providing regular updates and clear communication, managing our expectations very well. She is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. We are nothing but pleased with Ronelle and her expertise and we highly recommend her to everyone
Martin and Stella Du Plooy
It was so lovely meeting you and working with you throughout the selling process, you were a total pleasure to deal with at all times. Thank you for being so considerate with Uncle and not pushing the boundaries. The whole family were thrilled with the result of the auction.
We recently listed and sold our property in Greenhithe and would like to acknowledge the work of Ronelle Henning. We initially met Ronelle at an open home approximately twelve months ago and indicated we intended to sell at some stage in the future. Ronelle maintained contact with us over the intervening period providing updates on the market and potential interest in properties similar to ours. When we were ready to sell, Ronelle responded immediately making the process to market quick and seamless. During the negotiation phase of the sale, there was no doubt Ronelle was focussed on achieving the best possible outcome for us as vendors, and we appreciated her consistently professional approach that achieved a great result for us. We would be happy to recommend Ronelle to any prospective vendors.
Matt and Clare Mooney
Ronelle was professional at all times whilst also remaining friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble whether we needed to talk in person, by phone or email. Her responses were always prompt. Would highly recommend Ronelle to anyone thinking of selling their property.
Mike and Dawn Thomas.
I would like to thank you for the wonderful service that you provided. It was not an easy sell for you as it was one of the first homes built in Greenhithe in 1983 and did not have all the mod cons that prospective buyers look for today. Your experience however in property sales gave me confidence that you would get a good result, which you did. You were exceedingly helpful and friendly while all the time being 100
professional. Thank you.
My wife Joy and I have recently employed Ronelle and Analia jointly to market and sell our property at 78 Te Wharau Drive. At all times during the 5 week process from listing to unconditional sale we have found those two ladies to be very professional, experienced and knowledgeable and their suggestions have been appropriate and timely. At all times they have been open and jupfront in their dealings with is, talking tough when needed and warranted, without overstepping the client/agent relationship. They have worked well together and achieved a sale for us, in what is a difficult market, at a very acceptable price. We are happy to thoroughly recommend you. Extra thanks to you Ronelle. Your additional efforts, including taking time away from your family over Easter weekend to run one last open home, achieved the sale
After 40 years in Greenhithe we decided it was time to move. Ronelle was redommended to us, we found her to be pleasant, friendly, very helpful and professional all through the open homes and the auction. We would recommend Ronelle to anyone thinking of selling.
Colin and Jill Sheppard
Ronelle was an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. She is highly professional with great attention to detail and her communication was fantastic throughout the entire process. I was very pleased with the price Ronelle was able to achieve and this is a reflection of her professionalism.
I have no hesitation in recommending Ronelle if you are wanting to have a hassle free process in selling your home.
I give Ronelle no less than 10 out of 10 for everything she did in the sale of my property. Her care and enthusiasm were second to none!"
"We would like to thank you for all the hard work you put into selling our house in Greenhithe. Having lived here for 22 years we were not up to date with the process of selling property but you and Barfoot & Thompson made it a smooth and reasonably stress-free experience. But not only were you our agent but also became our friend and throughout the sales process we felt we were being well looked after by someone who care. "
Barbara and Steve McMinn
"In the lead up to the important last weekend, I wanted to pass on how immensely impressed we have been with you. This has turned out to be a sophisticated and tricky deal and you managed it and us calmly and professionally. We couldn't have asked for a better agent, period. You have the perfect balance of tact and knowing what to say and how to say it...being firm but friendly to give support and useful suggestions, utilising your experience to get the best outcome. Real estate is an art that you have mastered."
Simone and Simon Rose
"Selling your house after 20 years is always going to be a major event, but Ronelle guided us through it like a friend. Her advice was always spot on, she was reassuring and encouraging when that was just what we needed and there was nothing we felt we couldn't ask her. We were very pleased with the eventual outcome and feel that was down to Ronelle's enthusiasm and expertise."
Pam and Roy Wade
"Ronelle was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. Highly professional with great attention to detail, her easy going manner and fabulous communication make her a number one choice for anyone considering their real estate agent options. We are very happy to personally recommend her."
Sandra and Charles Bannar-Martin
"Both Kim and I would like to thank you for your efforts in marketing and selling our home in Greenhithe. We selected both you and Barfoot & Thompson on the basis of both experience and marketing knowledge. We believe we made the best and correct choice in asking you to sell our home for us.
Through the whole process your marketing skills and reading of the market were superb, your professionalism and that of Barfoot & Thompson was exceptional and your enthusiasm never waned We both know there were some issues that nearly derailed the sale. I believe your tenacious approach to getting all the issues resolved was the driving force in the successful sale in the end.
Selling a home is very stressful on everyone and I would especially like to thank you for the support you gave Kim during the whole process. As I was away for a lot of the sale period, this support for Kim certainly helped her through the process. I would be delighted for you to use myself as a reference for your on going future real estate works and I wish you every success in the future."
"Ronelle was professional but warm & approachable throughout the whole selling process.
We had a few issues with Council & Ronelle was helpful & proactive in solving these with us.
The Purchaser was very fussy, Ronelle negotiated for us to allow the sale to proceed to an "unconditional" outcome that we are all happy with. I would recommend Ronelle as an experienced marketer & enthusiastic seller. She is good at communication & follow up. Ronelle has a vibrant personality & good sense of humour, this helps when the selling gets tough!"
"Although Ronelle is an agent I feel like I have been working with a friend."
Barbara and Steve McMinn
"Thank you Ronelle you made it all so easy."
"Working with Jan and Ronelle was a painless and rewarding experience. Their continued enthusiasm and prompt action when the market initially failed to respond enabled us to reach a successful conclusion and within a very short period. Ultimately the sale was through one of their colleagues but without their diligence and marketing work I'm sure that we would have had a much less satisfactory result. We would wholeheartedly recommend both Jan and Ronelle and the Barfoot and Thompson integrated network approach to real estate marketing."
Geoff and Lynette Durrant
"Working with Ronelle has been a great pleasure. She has made the process of selling a property less stressful through her professionalism and her knowledge. She is very easy to communicate with and is always on standby should I have any questions. I would highly recommend her services. She has renewed my faith in real estate agents."
"Selling your home is a difficult task and finding the right person to do that is difficult also. We found Ronelle's dedication, perseverance and attention to detail along with her ever pleasant personality was of a very high and consistent standard. Ronelle works for you the owner, not the buyer something we were very impressed with and was of importance to us.
Ronelle was always helpful with providing feedback, has excellent Marketing Skills, and advice, especially during the negotiation process.
We would highly recommend her services to anyone contemplating selling their home."
John & Rosalind Hayward
"If you want to work with a team that gets the job done then look no further. Ronelle and Monique were always willing to go above and beyond, and sold our property in record time (and price). Their friendly, helpful expertise put our mind at ease every step of the way and we would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their property. We will definitely use them for future projects.
It's a no brainer really. "
Phil and Tracey Reece
"We recently sold a property in Greenhithe using the local agency of Barfoot & Thompson. The salesperson we chose to work with was Ronelle Henning. We were super impressed with Ronelle and the effort she put in on our behalf. We had set her a difficult task in that we were looking for the property to be sold in a short time frame of three weeks. Ronelle sold the property inside ten days.
We are very grateful for all the extra effort she put in on our behalf and would recommend her to any vendor looking for a dedicated agent who made the selling of our property a very pleasant experience."
David and Carol Livingstone.
"So now we have the key to the new house, I wanted to take the time to thank you for all your help. We both really appreciate the trouble you took to help us visit properties out of 'open home' time. Being 'out of towners' this was very helpful to us. We also appreciate the fair, open and honest way you dealt with us. We also appreciated the way you and Mark helped us try and resolve problems identified in building reports. "
Simon and Judi Thrush
We are more than happy with our new home as we are feeling like we are on a holiday. Really just enjoying putting our flavour on our home and exploring the neighbourhood. The experience we had in purchasing our home through you was fantastic as we never felt pressured and you made sure that any questions or concerns we had were addressed to our satisfaction. You are a true professional in what you do and have a great ability to relax people in what can be a very stressful time. This was the first time we had purchased a home for a while so at times we felt a little lost in what we should be doing. You helped us through this making the whole experience enjoyable. The after purchase touches very much appreciated and capped off a great experience in the purchase of our home. If we every decide to shift in the future you will be first on our list, not that we are thinking of this but we do mention to anyone who asks about the experience we had with Barfoots and the agent that made our journey less stressful and more enjoyable.
Again a big thank you.
Margaret and Tony Taylor
The professionalism we received from Ronelle and Mark was exceptional.
Such a complimentary team, they are friendly, motivated and honest with fantastic marketing and communication skills.
Their knowledge of the local area and current market was a true asset.
The speed in which they presented offers to us went far beyond our expectations, so much so that we now call them 'Results Ronelle' and 'Multi offer Mark' the MUST HAVE agents!
Thank you again for providing a prompt yet outstanding service in the sale of our house.
Helen and Michael Ellis
"Thank you to Ronelle and Mark for their commitment, perseverance and professional approach in selling our home. They were hard working, honest and extremely knowledgeable and we certainly felt that they were working for our benefit through the whole process. We would not hesitate recommending them to other potential vendors."
Janice and Steve Nicholas
"The entire process with Mark and Ronelle was seamless, communication prior, during and following the campaign was excellent, and most importantly my husband and I ended up with the price we wanted for our property. During what can be a stressful time, I felt calm and informed. I would certainly recommend Mark and Ronelle to friends and family."
"In my view the two of you did a great job. The attention to detail was most impressive: the advertising, getting to grips with the construction issues, reporting to us and following up with the prospects, to mention just a few.
It was a very professional job and, of course, it achieved the desired result. I believe that the job that you did in the auction room, helped by the two auctioneers, was masterly.
I will certainly be recommending you and Barfoot & Thompson to others of our friends."
Marcus & Christine Macdonald
"Thank you for your help with our property. It was a pleasure working with you on the house buying front. Your services and advice were very helpful.
"I am very thankful to Ronelle Henning for helping me with the sale of my home. She was very professional and a nice person to deal with. Many thanks."
Anne de Groot
"It has been a pleasure working with Ronelle in the marketing of my property. Her friendly manner, her confidence, her enthusiasm, her efficient planning and her professionalism have been impressive. At all times I felt well looked after."
"I just wanted to say BIG THANK YOU for your honest, professional and pleasant treatment you showed us. Thank you so much for the devoted attention you gave to me on the open home, and for making all the house document available for me in timely manner and for your follow up feedback. You have made this purchase very easy, and I know the Lord has been with us all the way blessing both parties. I would be more than happy to recommend your name to friends and family. Thank you so much for the lovely gift, and key ring :-)
May the Lord bless your job, your family, and cover all your needs."
"We would like to thank you for the professional way in which you helped us with the purchase of the townhouse on Bush Rd. We appreciated that you spent so much time with us to find the most affordable and right property, even after-hours and over weekends. The kids have moved in and are very happy there. Even little Isaac is very happy with his new room and is crawling everywhere."
All success for the future!
Freek and Hannetjie Meintjes
We’d like to commend Ronelle and Analia for their work in selling our house at 5B Olwyn Place, Greenhithe.
From the outset, they both took a genuine interest in our house, taking a thorough and considered tour of it and making note of the highlights of our property. This was in stark contrast to the brief and seemingly matter of fact glance that two other company’s real estate agents gave our house.
In addition to clearly explaining their marketing strategy with us, they were also happy to share their recommendations on how to prepare our property for sale and also provided us with excellent contacts for staging options and temporary storage. We used both of the contacts they suggested and were very satisfied each of them.
We were impressed with how well organised both Ronelle and Analia were when setting up and conducting the Open Homes, and of how respectful they were of our house. They provided prompt feedback after each weekend and keep in touch with regular updates.
We were very impressed with Ronelle’s analytical skills, keeping us informed of all the current sales trends and climate.
Equally, we were appreciative of how responsive Ronelle and Analia were to any concerns we raised, e.g. a few of the photos in our opinion didn’t reflect a true picture of the kitchen and lounge - they organised new photos to be taken; we felt the house description was missing some points, they added them. They were the professionals but they were willing to work with us to ensure we were satisfied.
With their help, we achieved the perfect result in selling our house. Ronelle & Analia turned what can often be one of the most stressful situations people face in their lives, into a pleasant experience. We are pleased that we engaged them as our agents and would have no hesitation in recommending to our family and friends.
Gary & Leah.
"This e-mail is just to thank Barfoot & Thompson for the professional way the sale of our apartment in Albany was managed. I have called Ronelle Henning and listed our apartment for sale around a month ago. Ronelle and Jan Small visited me and convinced me to invest in the marketing of the apartment. Within a short period of time, they had a good strategy, arranged for a photo session, open home sessions, an auction, and believe me - two potential buyers!
I had a bad experience selling property in the past, and initially I definitely wasn't the friendliest of customer to deal with. However, I could relate very well with Jan and Ronelle and enjoyed working with them. I realised that they are experienced professionals with a good strategy, and an unbelievable commitment (even after there was no interest in the first open home session!). I was kept well informed and after a number of coffee meetings, it felt as if they were "working for me"! The hours they have put into this sale (after normal working hours - and during weekends) were unbelievable and definitely not unexpected. They were open and honest, and at no time were any pressure put on me to make rushed decisions - or to lower the selling price that I was hoping for.
Anyhow, I plan to e-mail Ronelle and Jan separately to thank them for their effort in successful selling our apartment (at a price much higher than expected), but felt that informing Barfoot and Thompson Management about the excellent service/performance of these two "special" agents is necessary.
I will truly miss the interesting strategies that were discussed during our weekly coffee meetings - and would be happy to act as a referral for both of them."
Dr Jimmy Bester