Jacob Hayward

Having been in the property industry now for several years Jacob has an in-depth knowledge of the Auckland property market, property valuation, marketing strategies and the legal compliance involved in the sale process.

After graduating from Auckland University of Technology, Jacob moved to an integral support role within City Sales Real Estate, learning from the ground up the sale and purchase process as well as effective marketing, brokerage skills and the Unit Titles Act.

Having lived here all his life Jacob has an extensive knowledge of Auckland both geographical and demographical. It is highly beneficial to his clients when it comes to comparing and gauging suburb values, understanding what buyers want and the key hot-spots and local amenities in each region.

Jacob prides himself on his integrity, people skills and professionalism which have seen his career grow steadily over the years. His ability to effectively negotiate between buyer and seller to find the best outcome is evident in his many property sales and glowing client testimonials!

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“I had no hesitation in commissioning City Sales and giving them sole agency to sell my apartment in the Morning Star Place Apartment complex in Saint Luke’s. This decision was based on my assumption that City Sales was Auckland’s leading specialist agency in apartment sales and backed by the fact that they were able to provide expertise consultation in this field. In being introduced to Jacob Hayward who was assigned to sell my apartment, I was immediately impressed with his enthusiasm, knowledge and interactional management skills displayed. The positive, friendly attitude of Jacob, left me in no doubt that this venture I was embarking on with him, was going to be one of success.

I happened to be home when Jacob introduced a number of prospective buyers for viewing. This is where I witnessed his ability to display in a relaxed, friendly style and with no pressure on those interested in looking around, I’m sure an attribute which not all salespersons possess. Throughout the consultation and sale process I found Jacob to have a thorough knowledge of the respective policies and procedures and answered all my questions in a confident manner. Congratulations to Jacob, for making the sale process as smooth as possible especially as my property was under-going weather-tight issues and wasn’t typically straightforward. It was truly a wonderful experience for me to have him as my Real Estate agent. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone who wishes to use his expertise in the future”.

R.P. (Vendor)

"I had dealings with Jacob regarding the sale of a property in Narrowneck, Auckland.  I purchased this property and throughout the process of negotiation, purchase and moving, I found Jacob to be consistently helpful and completely professional. He was very accessible and maintained good communication. I would have no reservations about recommending Jacob to others if they were considering buying or selling a property."

J.M. (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)

"We found [Jacob's] service to be very professional, no pressure and [he] dealt with all the negotiations diplomatically and promptly. Well done."

J.P. (Vendor)

"Jacob Hayward organised the sale of my property in Devonport. He sold it at the first open home for considerably more than I expected and at all times I found him to be courteous and efficient. His professional integrity was well above former encounters I have experienced in real estate transactions and he has helped to restore my faith in the profession. I am pleased to recommend Jacob and wish him well in all future endeavours."

S.S. (Vendor)