Russell Hume - Christchurch real estate agent only 1.25% commission

Russell Hume

Introducing Russell Hume:

#2  Individual Top Salesperson Year End 2018

10th Year at Total Realty - #1 Individual and #2 Overall Agent August 2019


Recent confirmed sales:


32 Reynolds Ave, Bishopdale

20a Jocelyn St, Casebrook

1/315 Sawyers Arms Rd, Bishopdale

26a Guinness Cres, Avonhead

54 Springwater Ave, Northwood

3 Mahlet Street, Northwood

46 O'Neill Ave, Northwood

35 Dilworth St, Riccarton

310 Lake Terrace, Shirley

93 Northwood Blvd, Northwood

230 Grimseys Rd, Redwood

6d Henley Green, Northwood


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 1200+ confirmed sales under his belt, with much 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 14+ 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 and Dunedin agents.  


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

“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