Dean Smith - Dunedin real estate agent only 1.5% commission

Dean Smith

Dean Smith
Sales Consultant - Dunedin & Mosgiel
Introducing Dean Smith:

Honesty is high on Dean Smith’s priority list and this is exactly what he will deliver for his clients. Along with his great sense of humour and high standard of professionalism you will certainly enjoy the process of selling your largest asset with Dean.

With over 16 years in the real estate industry and already having hundreds of successful sales behind him you can be sure you are making a great choice when you choose to sell with Dean.

Great people and communication skills has many past clients returning for his continued 5 star service, which includes going the extra mile to ensure a successful outcome.

Dean’s decision to join the Total Realty team is based on their positive environment that he describes as friendly, generous and supportive with a great agent training programme.

Let Dean smooth the way and guide you through the process of selling your home, so that you can move onward to your next quest.  



‘As first home buyers, we came into this process expecting a difficult and stressful time. We felt extremely at ease when we met Dean and with his help, we soon found our ideal home. He kept us informed every step of the way and worked extremely hard to ensure that we were taken care of. From a new buyers perspective, we know we are extremely lucky to have worked with Dean and the team at Total Realty. Dean, in particular, is an extremely likeable, honest and trustworthy person. We could not think of working with anyone else in the future.’ Nick & Laura

‘Buying and selling a home can be stressful at the best of times, even for season campaigners. We have been fortunate enough to have engaged the expertise and help of Dean Smith to sell and buy properties. If any firm had an agent of the calibre of Dean SMITH, then they wouldn't regret it. This guy is amazing, he is friendly, knowledgeable and provides a first class service. His communication skills from start to finish are exceptional. I now tell anyone who will listen, that if you want the best service on offer when buying or selling a property, you couldn't get better that this man.’ Neil & Chris

‘I dealt with Dean who was very efficient with communication and I was extremely happy with the service he gave and the outcome achieved.’ Heather

‘Dean was always available to answer questions and help in any way he could. His advice was helpful and honest.’ David & Kirsty

‘Dean has been fantastic – trustworthy and excellent at keeping me informed and giving good advice and guidance.’ Anna

‘Dean Smith is a very good estate agent. He proved to be scrupulously honest, very helpful, thorough, and always prepared to do that little bit extra to help make the sale easier and smooth the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone.’ David

‘Dean was a pleasure to work with when selling our first home. He went above and beyond to make the process as transparent and seamless as possible. There was nothing too big to ask of him. His approach was friendly yet professional and his experience in the industry is apparent. I would recommend his service to anyone wishing to sell their home.’ Ella 


15 Apr 2024

“Dean explained everything as we went along, he gave us great advice and made the whole experience as easy as possible for us. We felt we could call him at any time which was very reassuring at such a stressful time.”

Michael & Helen

22 Feb 2024

“Dean gave us great advice and support. Communication was amazing and made a stressful time manageable. Marketing and communication from the support office was great too. Why others are paying such high rates for the same service I have no idea.....”

Will & Mary-anne

12 Feb 2024

“Dean was great. He was very informative, provided great suggestions, was reassuring and kept me up to date at all times. Very helpful and would recommend.”


11 Dec 2023

“Professional and well informed. Kept me up to date with the process.”


29 May 2023

“Dean never gives up, is always positive and in a very difficult market with many similar units for sale, came up trumps.”


24 Apr 2023

“Dean was really good did what was done very professional”


28 Mar 2023

“Dean was straight up, hard working, positive and professional. His communication was excellent and his unwavering enthusiasm and confidence in getting a result was appreciated.”


23 Mar 2023

“Really positive, was kept well informed.”


7 Feb 2023

“The whole experience has been great. He's been very respectful and committed in our journey and has done this with a lovely manner.”


23 Dec 2022

“I found Dean very friendly and accommodating when arranging the listing. His updates during the sale process were regular and informative. At all times I felt he was working for me and worked hard to obtain the best outcome for me. He was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend him to friends and family.”


8 Dec 2022

“Could not fault Dean in anyway. He did a wonderful job - thankyou”

Ian & Sandra

31 Oct 2022

“Dean did a great job - thank you.”

Yuet Young

20 Sep 2022

“Experts Mark and Dean, the dream team who were straight up, fast acting and made the sale of our property a breeze. This was our 3rd sale with you with another fantastic outcome. Definitely the best of the best and we won't be using any other company in the future.”

Benjamin Kerr & Hilletje Swart

12 Jul 2022

“It was an estate sale so a challenging time. Dean navigated us through the process and went above and beyond. He completed a large number of open homes and also a large number of a private viewing. He was always available on the phone and was great to deal with through the whole process.”

Craig Moir

22 May 2022

“Very Good.”

A Stout

28 Mar 2022

“Mark has been very friendly and professional. A joy to work with. His responses to emails and phone messages were prompt and courteous.”

J Packer

7 Mar 2022

“Could not have been better. Dean took time to explain the process and was always available to answer any questions we had.”

B & J McCallum

22 Feb 2022

“It was marketed enthusiastically and efficiently.”

E & C Holmes

18 Nov 2021

“Amazing and easy.”

R Gough

26 Oct 2021

“Good on you Dean, a very good sale, over all expectations on price. Cheers.”

A Stout

20 Sep 2021

“Awesome experience with Dean, we got the right person for our project of selling 2 properties. Dean is totally professional in all ways. He is a very good communicator. We are from Christchurch and we spoke a lot over the phone and met on site once. He was able to assist in getting the properties dressed and also mini make over in preparation to sell. Dean you were awesome, wish we had more to sell. Loved his style, frankness, integrity and humour. Probably the best real estate agent I have dealt with in 30 years of buying and selling properties.”

K & S Iles

10 Sep 2021

“Total Realty is the complete package. A slick and professional advertising package that is far-reaching through print media and online content. All communications through Dean (the agent) and the Total Realty office was timely and well presented. Value for money based on fees, is a cut above any other agency.”

C Geddes

7 Sep 2021


N Batchelor & S Mowat

27 Aug 2021

“Our experience with Total Realty was professional, flexible, and catered for all the needs of the parties involved.”

G Davis

15 Jul 2021

“Dean was a great communicator and very prompt with any questions. Would definitely sell with him again.”

T Alexander

8 Jul 2021

“We had a good experience, good marketing of our property, Dean kept us updated with every part of selling the house.”

T Grimshaw

16 Jun 2021

“Easy breezy Dean's amazing.”

S Smith & S Connell

15 Apr 2021

“We felt prioritised which was nice.”

L Biddlecombe

7 Apr 2021

“As well as being a really nice guy, Dean answered all our questions, patiently, and when we listed our property, he really kept us informed all the way through the process.”

E & N Christie

26 Mar 2021

“Dean was a joy to deal with, excellent communication at time of appraisal and he kept me informed along the way as I do not live in Dunedin where my property was listed. Property sold very quickly and Dean negotiated a excellent deal with the buyer. Would highly recommend Dean as a friendly, honest agent who goes the extra mile for his clients.”

S Lawrie

4 Mar 2021

“All went smoothly lots of communication wouldn’t hesitate in using Dean again .”

D & K McColl

10 Feb 2021

“Great communication, by phone, text and email. To the point, organized, motivated. Very quick sale. A seamless, stress free transaction.”

M Bool & W Parker

14 Dec 2020

“Dean was quick off the mark and on the ball. I also liked your fee and that he listened to me. Dean made selling my home very easy. He was complimentary and professional.”

W Cooper

12 Nov 2020

“Dean was a friend of the family and a friend of ours had also bought a house off him previously. Only heard positive comments. After spending 55yrs in the same home, we decided to sell. We made contact with Dean who immediately got the ball rolling. We felt totally comfortable with Dean from the outset, and he explained everything in detail as we went through the process. We had a quick outcome with multiple offers received. Dean was honest and always reliable. We thoroughly recommend Dean to others looking to sell, and in turn to your company.””

D Hopkins

26 Oct 2020

“Known Dean for a few years has always been very professional in his service. Was great, listened to all my needs and sold my house really quickly with multiple offers.”

D King

22 Oct 2020

“Dean was honest and went the extra mile for us on several occasions. He even put out the rubbish on collection day, when we were away in Central. I would have little hesitation recommending Dean to other people and in turn your company.”

D Richardson

12 Sep 2020

“Three words: Outstanding, Outstanding, Outstanding. We could have gone with the other(big)agents, but we would have been down at least 10k. Dean was a Dynamo, a true champion. Experience of an old timer and the enthusiasm of a teenager - Perfect combination for the job. Communication was second to none. In short; a perfect result. Thanks Total Realty..”

T Pritchard

9 Sep 2020

“Easy to get in touch with. Good communication and updates on the progress of the sale. Easy to understand marketing and price structures. Very helpful service.”

R & M Bone

4 Aug 2020

“Hassle free, very confident agent, no stress”

R Moser

22 Jul 2020

“It was good, the house sold quickly and we received the outcomes on the open homes.”

G Bruce

16 Jul 2020

“Dean was very honest with us and worked very well with our tenant which was so important for sale.”

P & R Harrex

10 Jun 2020

“Perfect service from Dean and your company. Everything is perfect.”

Silver Fern Property 2017 Limited

27 May 2020

“Dean was great to work with, he explained things clearly and didn't dictate to us, he listened to what we wanted as the owners and was never pushy.”

L Law

13 May 2020

“Dean has boundless energy, a friendly personality, and is a pleasure to do business with. Dean conducts himself in a very professional manner. He also pays a lot of attention to detail and focuses on ensuring legal requirements are met by all parties. Dean has now helped us purchase and sell separate properties. On both occasions he put his heart and soul into keeping things moving along, ensuring everybody is kept well informed, and achieving a fair price for both parties. Dean 'goes the extra mile' and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody wanting to either purchase or sell a property.”

K & W Seaman

24 Apr 2020

“Appreciated Dean's honesty and to sell during Covid 19, a very good result.”

P & R Harrex

10 Mar 2020

“Thought Dean was the best man for the job, very professional and kept us informed on each step of the way to selling. Easy to deal with. Will definitely use Dean again if we are in a position of wanting to buy or sell properties in the future. Would highly recommend to friends and colleagues what a great job Dean has done.”

A Grant

5 Mar 2020

“Dean did everything he said he would and we got a better price than we thought we would by a fairly impressive margin.”

C Hoffman

13 Feb 2020

“The whole process was clean transparent and easy. We would recommend Dean and the team to anyone. There was nothing hidden no gobbly gook and Dean is so down to earth we felt very at ease with him”

E & P Ross

18 Dec 2019

“I found my agent very helpful & professional. He directed me to the trade man prior to putting the property on the market. He was honest and helpful from the day the property went to the market till the property got sold. The process was easy, as I was kept informed.”

F Samut

20 Nov 2019

“Dean was fantastic. I generally have a low view of real estate agents but he was ultra professional, extremely competent and great to deal with.”

A Murray

25 Oct 2019

“Dean has been wonderful to deal with - highly enthusiastic and rose to the challenge.”

A & J Craig

22 Oct 2019

“I met Dean and liked his honest open personality and love of his work, was very pleased with his presentation of the property resulting in 48 groups at first open home and 8 offers being presented 3 days later. Very happy with my experience working with Dean and Total Realty.”

R Curran