Russell Hume - Christchurch real estate agent only 1.25% commission

Russell Hume

Introducing Russell Hume:

 ** #1 Individual Salesperson 2019  / 3rd Overall Salesperson (including teams) 2019 **

** #2 Individual #2 Overall Salesperson August and Sept 2020 **  14 Sales Aug/Sept.

 

Russell is as passionate about selling Real Estate today, as he was when he first started his Real Estate career in 2004. Having transitioned from a very successful Territory Management role, he decided to focus on selling what he loves, namely Real Estate. With 1600+ confirmed sales under his belt, with most of his business from repeat clients and personal referrals, you can relax knowing Russell has you covered.  Russell has many clients he has sold 5 or more properties for over the years, and he loves to go the extra distance for his clients, as his myriad of testimonials show. Russell has broad experience, having sold residential and lifestyle properties for 16+ years, and he would love the opportunity to have a friendly no obligation chat as to how he can assist you.

Outside of Real Estate, Russell enjoys driving his American sport car, photography and spending time with his wife and son. As a firm believer in giving back, Russell has proudly sponsored Dog Watch since 2014, and provides sales support for our Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill agents.  

 

 



Testimonials:

24 Nov 2020

“Russell has sold quite a few in the area and we liked his manner. He did his homework on the property coming with a copy of the council plan which the others didn’t. Russell’s communication was great and made it easy to understand for my elderly father and his wife.”

D & M Gray


17 Nov 2020

“We really liked Russell's honesty and knowledge of the area. From start to finish Russell's communication was fantastic. He was always reliable with meeting times and he gave us good advice before the house went to market. We liked that we never had to wait for feed back and we felt very confident in Russell's ability to sell our house for the best price.”

B & P Lilly


6 Nov 2020

“Having lived in our home for more than 40 years we were our of touch with selling a property but Russell explained everything to us, our home sold quickly and Russell was with us every step of the way. We would definitely recommend him.”

I & D Clarke


27 Oct 2020

“Russell has a good reputation so thought I'd give him a go. Plus the fee's of selling with Total Realty are more in line with what they should be. Great fast service and speed to market was super quick and easy.”

D Halliday


15 Oct 2020

“It was such an easy process and we were kept informed along the whole process”

M & R Stevens


11 Oct 2020

“We found Russell absolutely easy to work with, very professional, communicated well, kept us up to date and worked with our interest in mind. We would definitely use his services again. One of our parents are now selling their property and have engaged Russell at our recommendation.”

R & A Shaw


2 Oct 2020

“Excellent service.”

S Adhikari


25 Sep 2020

“Same service, same advertisement but cheaper then other companies!! I love it!!”

S Choi & J Kim


22 Sep 2020

“Russell was very professional.”

P & V Bradfield


19 Aug 2020

“Russell was fantastic”

C Gosney


6 Jul 2020

“Russell is pleasure to work with. We trust him and love his results.”

B & J Cusick


19 Jun 2020

“Russell was highly professional, great to talk to and work with. He went through his plan for best price and fast sale, in an easy to understand way. Russell was supportive and kept in close communication the whole way through the process. We would not hesitate to ask for his service again in future, great guy!”

C Hughes


17 Jun 2020

“Totally Wonderful”

J Grierson


23 May 2020

“Very friendly, always kept me up to date with the latest information and aimed to get me the best price for my property.”

B Townshend


6 May 2020

“A positive experience, we got a very good price using Russell’s approach, and the marketing worked well. Great photos and advice regarding setting up our house for sale. Prompt communication and Russell was available to discuss things whenever needed. He was also thorough regarding the legal aspects of sale.”

M Butchard & N Hall


20 Apr 2020

“While out walking around Redwood with my dog I saw Russell's face on quite a few for sale signs and noticed they weren't up for long before they had a SOLD sign on them....so thought let's contact him. Very happy it met all our needs and we were all on the same page which helped...and very happy about the quick sale.”

P Murray & V Thatcher


19 Mar 2020

“We had to sell our house really quickly due to an unexpected international move. Russell was just great from the start. He understood all of our concerns. He managed to secure an offer within 10 days, and got us the price we were hoping for. We could not have asked for more.”

D & K Coates


16 Mar 2020

“Russell really knows his business and very easy to deal with.”

K & C Jenkins


2 Mar 2020

“Beyond our expectations. Very well organised and we felt well informed about process. Not to mention very quick result at fantastic price.”

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2 Mar 2020

“Russell set the expectations and the selling method which was in alignment with our own. He is an excellent communicator and did what he said he would do.”

F & R McKay


19 Dec 2019

“It was easy to sell through Russell Hume”

P Kumar


16 Dec 2019

“On this occasion with Russell we were extremely happy with the overall experience. He was very friendly and professional and knew what he was talking about. Would definitely use Russell again.”

R & A Shaw


13 Dec 2019

“Russell was fantastic. Great communication throughout the process. Would definitely recommend Russell to others.”

J & S Ellis


6 Dec 2019

“Russell provided very professional sales experience in selling and marketing our home. Total Realty's communication and service was to a very high standard.”

C Wildman


6 Dec 2019

“Reasonable commission fees and friendly staff and communication. Really happy with the service and updating every steps on time.”

S Arachchige


3 Dec 2019

“I've met Russell Hume before in his professional capacity. I choose him based on that experience. He is forthright, pleasant and pragmatically informative. Choosing Russell Hume of Total Realty was a very smooth process that led to a good sale process in an unsettled market.”

L Stewart


21 Nov 2019

“Highly recommend Total Realty. We have used three different company's in the past and Total Realty gave us the best results with the most positive experience.”

B & J Cusick


21 Nov 2019

“We can highly recommend Total Realty and in particular Russell Hume for his realistic appraisal of our property and efficient negotiation of a successful sale. It was a pleasure meeting with Russell & we would not hesitate to recommend him to others.”

W & G Bellaney


21 Nov 2019

“Having been in the industry for 15 years myself I wanted someone from outside the people who I'd worked with and I met Russell at one of his open homes and was very impressed with his professional approach and how comfortable he made me feel when inspecting the home. Short and sweet with a quick three day sale. Russell also kept me informed of the progress by keeping in touch regularly throughout the process.”

Y Chappell


18 Nov 2019

“Totally professional and right on the button with values.”

P & V Spencer


13 Nov 2019

“Very expert, professional and relaxed.”

C Morgan & R Morgan


11 Nov 2019

“Russell provided me with a realistic appraisal and an achievable sales strategy. Our goal was to sell the property within a 4 weeks timeframe. We had previously tried to sell the property through another agent who provided a unrealistic high selling range to support their marketing costs and auction strategy. As soon as the property hit the market they then tried to talk us down in price to meet the market. With Russell we met the market from day one and only needed one open home to receive an acceptable offer. Could not be more happy with the advise and service we received.”

K De Ray Orton & R Croft


29 Oct 2019

“We have used Russell before and found his approach to marketing great and worked really well for us in the past. The easiest way to sell your home at a fraction of the cost! Our home sold in 6 days! Was so easy!”

L & H Johnston


13 Sep 2019

“We found Russell to be very upfront on price and expectations. He kept us up to date on every open home.”

K & J Krauze


13 Sep 2019

“Visited an open home and spoke to Russell in person about the Northwood market and real estate in general. I liked his down to earth approach and knowledge. Also liked the "value for money" lower fee structure. The level of service Russell provided exceeded our expectations. Russell did an awesome job of selling our house and providing support in regard to multiple issues along the way. His communication was open, honest and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Russell to family and friends.”

A Mcnabb


11 Sep 2019

“I was very happy with Total Realty's marketing of our property. Russell outlined a clear strategy and carried it out very effectively keeping us fully informed at all stages.”

D Scott


22 Aug 2019

“Russell is a very experienced agent and has a comprehensive knowledge of the Northwood property market. He gave us excellent advice that achieved a fast and successful sale. Russell gave us a top class service.”

P Sowman


13 Aug 2019

“Russell was good & professional”

P & V Bradfield


13 Aug 2019

“Really easy, good honest appraisal, explained the current market so no over hype.”

J Oakley


31 Jul 2019

“Very happy. Ran smoothly. Russell went out of his way to facilitate the sale. Very pleased.”

H Matthews


10 Jun 2019

“Russell has a very professional approach. He is a great communicator and keeps you well informed through the sale process. He also has a good handle of what's happening in the market and is realistic.”

M Speirs


18 May 2019

“It was a very smooth and great experience. I couldn't have asked for better than the service I received from Russell, he went the extra mile even doing a wee job he saw needed doing and just did it for me at his cost (window latch replaced). I have never had that before in all my years of selling houses. Apart from being a very professional agent I got on well with him and considered him more like a friend. The outcome was great so very happy. A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+”

K Neithe


5 Apr 2019

“A great experience, Russell was excellent, very knowledgeable and easy to work with.”

D & R Christie


1 Apr 2019

“Russell did an exceptional job and would highly recommend him to others”

F & T Schimanski


29 Mar 2019

“Russell is an asset to your company. Provided great service and is very knowledgeable about the industry.”

T Stewart


10 Mar 2019

“His advice and experience throughout the process was reassuring and appreciated. His communication was excellent. A quick and successful sale within the range we expected confirmed to us that Russell was the right choice.”

J & D Marshall


3 Feb 2019

“Efficient process and good clear communication as to what was going to happen and when.”

S & S Carter


23 Dec 2018

“Our experience selling with Total Realty could not have been easier nor less stressful. At all times, the communication, professionalism, and efficiency was excellent - in fact surpassing our previous experiences with other real estate agencies. The sale itself was fast, easy, and a result we are very happy with. Overall, a most efficient and easy sale with an agent that made the whole experience stress free.”

Ju Huang


14 Dec 2018

“We found Russell to be professional, while being sympathetic and helpful. Russell has helped to make a stressful time a lot better, I appreciated his calm manner! Russell explained everything very well and was contactable when we needed to contact him, consider him an asset to your company.”

A & B Burrin


12 Dec 2018

“Very happy with Russell's commitment to getting our property sold. Would recommend him to anyone wanting a top agent to sell their house.”

M & S Hurcomb


10 Dec 2018

“From the beginning Russell was professional, direct and honest. He was easy to work with and we knew exactly where we were in the process. He gave us confidence in his process and he achieved a result that we were very happy with. Thanks once again Russell.”

W Renfree


10 Dec 2018

“I would definitely use Russell again and recommend him to others. He was a pleasure to work with.”

L & J McHugh


7 Dec 2018

“Good info, sales setup and advice. Professional and friendly salesperson.”

A & Y Wansink


4 Dec 2018

“We choose Total Realty because we have complete trust in Russell’s ability to get a sale. Russell has sold previous properties for us and has always been professional in everything he does and always communicates regularly, we wouldn’t use anyone else.”

V Spencer & G Parkinson


7 Nov 2018

“We asked 3 real estate agencies to met us & sell their agency to us. Russell was the standout agent and the 1% commission a bonus.”

A Mccallum & A Bailey


2 Nov 2018

“Russell has never let me down when it comes to selling all three properties I have listed with him. Cost effective, superb, efficient and excellent exposure to the marketplace.”

L Higgs


30 Oct 2018

“Russell Hume took the time and made everything very clear and ensured we understood what we were discussing and agreeing to. Russell Hume was clear and concise, he listened to what we needed and helped guide us to the outcome we wanted. He was great and we are very pleased we benefited from his experience.”

F Wilson & J Wilding


24 Oct 2018

“We found Russell to be a great communicator, we appreciated being kept informed every step of the way. He had a pleasant, friendly, professional manner in undertaking all aspects of the sale of our property.”

J & R Coppell


23 Oct 2018

“Easy to deal with, like the advertising package, when came to do the appraisal Russell had all the information that the other agent had to go away to source.”

S Alexander


16 Oct 2018

“I choose to list with Total Realty after researching recent sales performance in my area. Having unsuccessfully marketed via a 'large' company six months previously with no results I wanted to ensure the representative I choose this time was effective. Russell was upfront at all times and did not try to over inflate expectations in the current market. He went out of his way to check details for me, friendly and great correspondence throughout”

L Atkinson


11 Sep 2018

“Very good, friendly and always there to help.”

R Inwood


14 Aug 2018

“We found Russell to be very professional, helpful and had some great ideas, which all resulted in us getting a great price for our house. Would highly recommend Russell to anyone looking to sell their property.”

P & G Turner


7 Aug 2018

“Very professional and attention to detail was excellent. Also a friendly manner.”

A Grubb


26 Jun 2018

“Russell was very professional and easy to deal with, made our first sale ever easy and not stressful”

D & D Stewart


10 May 2018

“We trust Russell. He has sold 3 houses in our family. We know we are in good hands and Russell takes the stress out of selling a house. Very professional and trustworthy.”

J & G Pet


7 May 2018

“Great to deal with, fantastic communication throughout”

S Tobeck


2 May 2018

“Great service Russell is the man”

G Harrison


12 Mar 2018

“Communication great. Salesperson excellent and honest”

Les & Sandra Kidd


11 Feb 2018

“The whole experience with Russell has been brilliant - he has a calm, professional engaging manner and communicated well throughout the whole process. Everything was keep relevant and simple. Nice personal touches and communication after sale as well. Based on our experience, many of our family members would definitely consider Total Realty in future property sales.”

Reginald & Ngaire Whitfield


18 Jan 2018

“Nice and easy without hassle.”

Shane & Kristine Johnson


8 Jan 2018

“We found Russell Hume, a very friendly and professional person to which we could talk easily. We trusted him entirely on the decisions he was taking. We are very happy with him and highly recommend him.”

Hugh & Dominique Marshall


22 Sep 2017

“Russell did exactly what was needed of him, take ownership of the sale, sell it and manage it through the process to unconditional. It went exactly as that, as we knew he would do.”

Victoria Robertson


21 Jul 2017

“Russell was very professional and easy to deal with. He kept us informed every step of the way.”

Robert & Dawn Marshall


13 Jul 2017

“Russell is an exceptional agent. A straight shooter who is all about the vendor. I never felt like a pay check and at all times I felt Russell was in my corner ready to help. Apart from the services you expect from a Real Estate Agent Russell many times exceeded by expectations. When my vacuum cleaner broke Russell would drive across town to lend me his personal vacuum cleaner, not just once but for the whole duration of the open home. If I was ever running late for my open home Russell was there helping with mopping the kitchen or vacuuming the floors. I did not have to ask he just volunteered. Even on moving day Russell pitched in to help me load furniture onto the trailer. So in short I am blown away by experience. Would use Russell again in a heartbeat.”

Jeff Groen


5 Jun 2017

“Russell was very professional in the way he advised and kept us informed on progress, resulting in a quick sell and satisfactory outcome to both parties.”

John Stewart & Jean Crawford-stewart


28 May 2017

“Russell was super straight forward, honest, knowledgeable and timely with information. We never felt left out of the loop or uncertain because he always contacted us and filled us in with details. We felt like he was advocating for us and on our side.”

James & Jennifer Milton


10 Apr 2017

“Russell explained the current market to us and it was exactly how he said. No pressure selling from Russell and really liked the 4 week contract. His feedback was truthful with no BS which we appreciated and wanted. His strategy and experience was key to making a sale within the timeframe.”

Fay Martin


24 Jan 2017

“Good experience with Total Realty because your commission rates are much cheaper than others. Easy to work with, honest & fast feedback. Did not pay too much commission compared to bigger rate agencies. I appreciated Russell for his great support!!”

Seongsoo Kim & Mihwa Jeon


23 Jan 2017

“I appreciated Russel's honest and frank conversation around the best way for me to sell my place. My house was under offer in just over two weeks and all went through easily.”

Julie Fahey


10 Jan 2017

“We were happy with the good service from Russell in selling our property. He is an amazing salesman. Thank you Russell.”

Kevin & Lucy Shepherd


14 Dec 2016

“Russell did an amazing job in a very difficult situation. He kept me well informed and handled everything exceptionally well. He got my house sold in 3 weeks and I cannot express my gratitude more, for doing this.”

Suzanne Larkin


22 Nov 2016

“Was great Russell was very helpful with everything”

Andrew Wilson & Nicole Sheenan


15 Sep 2016

“Russell is an amazing sales person. Just one open home and my house was sold. Special thanks to him.”

Jiamei Li


14 Sep 2016

“Fast, efficient and kept in the loop the whole way through the process. We are very happy”

Kiriakos Papatheodosiou & Tania Moohan


22 Aug 2016

“It was a fairly stress free process. Russell kept in close communication with us and listened to what we wanted.”

Cherin Selim


5 Aug 2016

“Very good, very happy with the photos and open homes.”

Chris & Adele Quinn


15 May 2016

“This was our first time selling, Russell walked us through the process, ensured open homes and viewings fit in with our young family and was always quick to update us with any news. He was professional and friendly and delivered the result we wanted (a sale). Thanks Russell.”

Hayden & Kylie Mcmenamin


10 May 2016

“Awesome! We had total confidence in Russell and his advice and recommendations were great.”

Tony Beaton & Prescilla Freeman-beaton


31 Mar 2016

“We successfully sold our Christchurch property through Total Realty several years earlier and when the time came to sell again in the North Canterbury region, we approached Russell Hume. From our first meeting with Russell, we were very impressed with his attitude and in-depth knowledge he had of the industry, which is demonstrated by his impressive sales records and testimonials. The service we received from Russell was faultless and his friendly and honest approach made the stressful process of selling a house quite enjoyable! His communication was excellent and he was readily available throughout the process to offer valuable advice, which resulted in a successful sale. We will definitely use Total Realty in the future and will be highly recommending Russell. Thank you so much. Warner & Shelley Breitmeyer”

Warner & Shelley Breitmeyer


24 Mar 2016

“Russell was very up front and communicative. Appreciated his candor and philosophy on adjusting the price of the home at the right time. Our home was a bit unique and we were not sure where it would fit into the market price-wise. Appreciated the four week contract, as that is really when the house will sell or not. We had a contract signed for the sale the day after the 4 week contract period.”

Blair Grier & Christine Knitel


22 Mar 2016

“Through what has been a very stressful time, Russell has helped make it easier with his honest, straight talking approach. The professional promotion of our home enabled us to make a relatively quick sale; and we even ended up buying our new home through him too!”

David & Nina Lees


18 Mar 2016

“Russell laid out his strategy and we could see the sense in it. It still surprised and delighted us as to how quick and painless the whole experience was. Russell was a pleasure to work with and he got a better result than what we had hoped for. We will have no hesitation in recommending Russell to others.”

Jessie Levick


3 Mar 2016

“Our agent provided a seamless service delivering on his promised strategy.”

Russell & Nicole Bolt


23 Dec 2015

“I found Russell to be very personable, thorough & completely professional. He kept in regular contact & his Sales theory re. how to Price my property worked perfectly.”

Donald Bowden


17 Dec 2015

“...see above, plus realistic marketing and a good common sense approach (I have been a selling Principle myself previously).”

Anthony & Julie Jenkinson


16 Nov 2015

“Excellent, good advice, good feedback, and both times he has sold for us very quick sales. Much appreciated”

Jim & Lynda Grierson


14 Nov 2015

“After having our home on the market for over six months (three months as a private sale and three months with an agent) without any firm offers, we removed it from the market. When it came time to place it back on, we knew that we had to choose the right agency and agent to have success. We selected and interviewed five different agents one of whom stood out above the rest. That agent was Russell Hume from Total Realty. Russell stood out to us as being friendly, honest and upfront. He thoroughly explained what he thought to be the best marketing strategy and why. Russell did everything that he said that he would. It all went to plan and our home was sold on the very first open day. We can definitely recommend Russell if you are looking to sell your home. He has a very streamlined and efficient business model that works extremely well and most importantly, it saves you a lot of your hard earned money.”

Russell Main & Rozamund Laws


22 Sep 2015

“Russell was very easy to deal with & kept us well informed. His real estate knowledge worked to our benefit & got us the result we wanted.”

Wayne & Linda Bellaney


21 Sep 2015

“Professional and knowledgeable”

Nick & Anna Williams


17 May 2015

“Professional, informative, we felt completely relaxed knowing Russell had everything in hand.”

Michael & Annie Lewis