Passionate l Personable l Negotiator
Real Estate – Kris Gets It
When it comes to real estate, Kris plays the long game. He's not in it for a quick deal. His people-first approach places enormous value on coherency and personal relationships. Kris can rub shoulders with people from all walks of life. Don't let the suit fool you. He's just as comfortable in a workshop as he is in an auction room.
There's no one-size-fits-all for Kris. As a real estate craftsman, he fine tunes all the tools at his disposal to achieve successful outcomes for his clients. He's a savvy operator with his finger on the pulse of the industry.
Kris is Kris
He operates on the core values of honesty, integrity and transparency. He's friendly yet competitive, tenacious yet easygoing, and has an impeccable eye for detail.
The Journey So Far
Kris grew up in Pukekohe and was involved in the family's engineering business before moving into the world of premium car sales. His natural flair for sales and love of people led him to real estate. He joined Lugton's number one team in 2016 and was an integral member of that high-performance team for four years before becoming an independent agent.
“To place one of your largest assets in life on the market can be very stressful, never have I dealt with an agent that is so organised, dedicated, detailed and respectful. Kris having these qualities as well as knowledge and honesty has made the process less stressful with a hint of humour along the way. With marketing tools that are a cut above the rest, it only took 6 days from the time the house was on the market until we were handed multiple offers to consider. Kris is always approachable with any topic, never missed a call and we never felt like a burden because we were treated like his priority at all times. We highly recommend Kris to anyone considering selling their home.”
-Natasha & Richard Lewis
"It has been a pleasure working with Kris. He ran a very professional and slick operation that was seamless. We followed all the advice given to present our house and because of this, all feedback from other agents and prospective buyers was very positive. He works very hard behind the scenes for his clients. We placed a lot of trust in Kris and were thrilled with the results of our sale. We have no hesitation in recommending him to other people and would definitely work him again in the future."
- Grant & Sarah Shearer
"Kris came highly recommended to us from family, yet still managed to exceed our expectations with their enthusiasm, commitment, professionalism and results. We had really tight timeframes that we needed to meet with selling our home he took it all in his stride and made things happen. Kris eased so much of the stress and worry that naturally comes with selling a home. We didn’t feel like just a number and Kris was genuinely invested in getting to know us. Communication was excellent - Kris was always approachable and available and we felt like we were the only clients Kris was working for. He never missed a phone call and whenever we’d send him a text, he would ring back within seconds, regardless of the time of day. We couldn’t be happier with our experience and will definitely be looking to Kris again for future property sales."
- Jess & Hamish Forsman
"Selling your house can be a very stressful experience. In my case, this was not only my first home and biggest asset but also I needed to sell it while living in Switzerland. I was lucky I could travel briefly to NZ and have a couple of meetings in person with Kris before listing. My concerns about my house not being “expensive enough” for his portfolio or how things will work out once we were 12 hours apart completely ease after our meetings. I am an OCD type of person so it is quite difficult to please me. However, I was very happy and relaxed throughout the entire period. Kris kept me updated on the whole process; even when it meant calling very late or very early to bridge the time gap! I can only recommend Kris if you are considering to sell your home, it will sell well, quickly and with no stress. What more can you ask for!"
- Mercedes Santos
"I’d like to take some time to endorse Kris and the Team at Lugtons when you are thinking about selling your most important asset. Their entire approach was professional, yet tailored towards Steph and I as people. Kris ensured that we understood what was happening every step of the way, and took the time to make sure we were happy with any decisions. He communicated exceptionally well and understands what it means to represent a client and their own identity as a Real Estate person. What really makes his approach work, is that he truly works for the client. I have dealt with many Real Estate agents over the years, but have found his approach to be the most successful and stress free one. I have no hesitation in recommending his services to those deciding upon how and who to market their property, as the result with Kris is more likely to be a successful one."
- Paul & Stephanie Marshall
"Kris made the process of selling easy and straightforward for us, which as first time sellers was very important. He took the time to meet with us face to face, driving over to Tauranga to meet, where he then walked us through the process step by step. It was clear to see Kris's passion and knowledge of the process, he gave us the confidence that he would sell our house. His service and knowledge was streets ahead of the other agents we spoke to. Kris was very personal with his approach, always asking after the little one and taking a genuine interest into who we are. Always maintaining contact Kris, was sometimes the first and last person we spoke to in the day. We were treated as if we were Kris's only client and this was reassuring as we always knew where we were in the process. We would highly recommend working with Kris and we would 100% work with him again. He is a genuine and trustworthy Agent and we really appreciate his hard work."
- Darren & Tiffany
“Thank you so much for the manner in which you completed the process of selling our investment. At all times you were focused, professional and came through over, and above, all our expectations. Timelines were adhered to, promised updates were delivered. To have our investment have one open home with six offers produced, is testament to your marketing, and salesmanship, on all levels. Kris, we enjoyed getting to know you, loved your enthusiasm, your commitment, and your sense of humour. We have had many comments from folk who expressed surprise that the Sold sign had gone up so quickly and we have suggested anyone wanting to sell, or buy, a property contact you.”
- Alan & Jan Duggan
“Kris was a delight to work with. He is knowledgeable, professional and made the whole experience feel seamless. His communication is amazing and he kept us well informed at every stage of the process. I would thoroughly recommend getting in touch with him if you’re looking to sell your property.”
“From our very first contact with Kris, we were confident he would get us the best result for the sale of our home. He was fantastic and communication was outstanding, with a unique sales strategy that achieved a result better than we could’ve imagined. But above all else, what we loved the most is his genuine and honest approach, the way he made an effort to really get to know us as a family, and not just another listing. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Kris to anyone we know listing a property. (and he’ll be good to you if you bribe him with avocados, lol).”
- Shane & Briar Virtue
""What we loved the most is his genuine and honest approach, the way he made an effort to really get to know us as a family, and not just another listing."
Shane & Briar Virtue"