Iona Rodrigues

Iona Rodrigues is an award winning Apartment Broker for City Sales with eight years’ experience marketing and selling unit titles.

Armed with a Bachelor in Commerce and Major in Marketing, Iona possesses both the technical knowledge and practical experience to delight clients as she guides them through the sale process. Iona sees communication and impact marketing as her key strength, which may be attributed to her taking the Auction Champion award for 2016. Her auction success rate stands at 88% which isn’t just above standard, it’s miles above. Iona’s client base is heavily proportioned toward repeat clients, which is testament to her skill and rapport with both buyers and sellers.

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"Iona has acted as a real estate sales agent for me recently and I have been a very happy repeat client. She was instrumental in achieving the profitable sale of three of my apartment units in Auckland on two separate occasions. Iona’s approach to her clients and  work cannot be described as anything other than a total commitment. As a senior professional in the medical industry, I often need to rely on the knowledge, expertise and commitment of my colleagues to collectively achieve the best possible patient outcomes. I have also learnt, it cannot be taken for granted that one is surrounded by the very people one needs for given task every day. In my opinion, Iona possesses the very qualities, I would look for in people to assist me in achieving the best result in any undertaking. In particular, Iona seriously impressed me with her client-centred approach, her delightful friendliness, ability to listen and understand, to anticipate and her willingness to share her accumulated knowledge all the while displaying an amazing commitment to her goal, the best outcome for her clients. As a busy professional she would be contactable during normal working hours at very short notice, never forget to return a call or remind the client of an approaching contractual deadline and still be available on the phone or via email when most people would have turned off their mobiles or closed the lid on their laptops for the night. This degree of reliability and dependability is rare indeed in this day and age. I found her approach to be entirely professional, respectful and trustworthy. Iona clearly enjoys her profession and invests substantial personal energies into her work with her clients, as I was privy to experience first-hand during the recent auction of my apartment."

W.W. (Vendor)

"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the great work you did in getting a very good price for the apartment yesterday. The focus and attention you applied in getting multiple open houses when the tenant and managing agent wasn't that easy to deal with is a credit to your tenacity and skills. It has been a pleasure dealing with you, especially considering I'm across the pond and therefore relied heavily on your efforts, direction and recommendations."

P.A. (Vendor)

"We were very impressed with Jacob and Iona who were our agents when we sold our apartment in Auckland. They liaised with us frequently updating us on progress following the open homes. This was particularly difficult for them as we were overseas without Internet access! Their advice was very accurate and invaluable. We have sold properties before but the effort and skill from Jacob and Iona and the rest of the City Sales team was impressive. I would have no hesitation in recommending City Sales and Jacob and Iona should you want to  sell a property.  We were very pleased with the price that we got when it went to auction (which we watched live) via their website. Highly recommended!"

V.P. (Vendor)

"Hi Iona, we just want to thank you for your tireless work in helping us sell our apartment, great work thanks."

M.O. (Vendor)

"Iona, thank you for the good news and all your hard work."

T.M. (Vendor)

"I just want to thank you personally for all the care and work you have put in to both my buying, and now selling, my apartment. It was an especial help to me that you arranged for the apartment to be done up initially, which has helped me, I am sure, to sell it now."

D.W. (Vendor)

"Now that settlement has gone through we wanted to say thank you so much for selling our apartment for us – we are so happy with the job you did for us and can highly recommend you as an agent. We spent a long time choosing and going around various real estate agencies to choose who we wanted to sell our property and we’re really happy with the choice we made. Thank you so much for coping with our requests for advertising and open homes and always being cheerful, easy to contact, and helpful about everything we asked for. What we would especially like to thank you for believing in our property– we are thrilled with the record price for our building you managed to get. Your first sale was in convincing us that you could get a higher price than even we believed, and you were true to your word. We wish you all the best for your continued sales."

V.F. (Vendor)

“Iona, I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am with the price you achieved for my Metropolis Apartment ! What a stellar Auction! Your hard work and knowledge of Metropolis achieved a result far beyond what I expected. Your good advice and service throughout the whole process was far superior to any experience I have had in the past. As I have told you earlier, if I had another Apartment to sell, I would definitely be hiring your services. I highly recommend you to anyone selling an Auckland Apartment.”

P.M. (Vendor)

"Thank you for all that you did for us to sell our apartment. We are truly grateful to you for the huge effort that you put into getting our property sold. Also, your advice was invaluable to us as we felt quite helpless over here on the other side of the pond not knowing the market or procedures. We appreciate so much you taking our calls at all hours and patiently answering our questions honestly, and addressing our concerns. No other person that we've had to deal with since purchasing the property offered their services as you did or left us feeling positive. We wish you a long and successful career. You deserve it."

S & L.G. (Vendors)