Russell Hume - Rangiora real estate agent only 1.25% commission

Russell Hume

Introducing Russell Hume:

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 1800+ confirmed sales under his belt, with most of his business from repeat clients and personal referrals, you can relax knowing Russell has you covered. 


* Vendor focused with your best interests at the forefront

* Most properties sold via multiple offers achieving uncapped results

* 6 week listing putting me on probation and not locking you in

* Vendor Testimonials below. I'd love to have your one too


Russell has broad experience, having sold residential and lifestyle properties for 17 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 muscle/classic cars, photography and cafes!  Russell also provides sales support for our Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill agents.  




9 May 2022

“Very friendly and straightforward. Russell will go the extra mile to help his clients. He's very professional and helpful in many ways.”

E Sia

26 Apr 2022

“This is the second time we have used Russell. He is very good at his job, very easy to communicate with and did his part quickly and confidentially, without any stress.”

E Fry

1 Mar 2022

“We found Russell good to deal with, good communication throughout, realistic and easy to chat to. We felt that he respected us as friends of a friend of his and it wasn't just revenue for him. We wish him and his family well for the future.”

S & B Joyce

23 Feb 2022

“Good communication, really helpful and supportive.”

K Sullivan

17 Jan 2022

“Very professional, Russell and Matt delivered on everything they promised. Excellent communication throughout the process.”

M Turnbull

13 Dec 2021

“We really appreciated the professional, but still very friendly approach of Russell. He explained everything from start to finish, and the reasoning behind his approach to selling our home.”

J Weir

9 Dec 2021

“Service was excellent, Russell was so easy to work with,”

A & K Jacobson

9 Dec 2021

“Total Ace.”

M Yoda

30 Nov 2021

“Russell made it so easy for me to sell my house. He's very efficient and answered my queries promptly. He also reminded me to get the documents ready prior to the open home. Russell and the photographer came on a Friday and the following Monday my property was listed, one open home on Saturday and the next day I had great offers. The biggest thing for me was the fact that I only needed to prepare for 1 half-hour open home, which was stressful enough for the tidying and cleaning up with 3 school age children. Luckily that was the one and only time I needed to do and my house was sold - at a price above my expectations! Thank you Russell! :) Would definitely get him to sell my house again in future.”

L Ng

19 Nov 2021

“Totally easy, Russell made everything and went the extra mile.”

E Fry & G Cooper

12 Nov 2021

“Straight forward and easy to understand contractual obligation.”

M Simunovic

5 Nov 2021

“Great, really friendly, helpful and professional. Of course the fees are attractive too, which makes the whole experience outstanding.”

A Weir

3 Nov 2021

“Selling our house with Russell was one of the best decisions we could have made. He was friendly, communicative and made the whole process easy and less stressful. Best strategy with the best agent equals happy vendors. Thanks Russell.”

L Scully

28 Oct 2021

“Selling with Total Realty and Russell Hume was a great experience. Everything went smooth from the first phone call to marketing to sold all in 1 week. Well done Russell.”

V Chaw

3 Sep 2021

“Russell is very efficient and he has a good manner and style for selling houses.”

E & E Jarvis

7 Aug 2021

“Easy, hassle free, no stress, kept well informed of progress.”

E Cohen

4 Aug 2021

“Russell can provide vendor the "BEST" 1. Result (Quick , Swift action) 2. Communication + (with positive attitude) 3. Knowledge (highly experienced) 4. Commission (minimal) Thank you very much for your time, we are really happy with the result of course + stress free :)”

N Botting

8 Jun 2021

“Russell was very professional in his approach and easy to deal with.”

W Sillifant

1 Jun 2021

“I have sold twice through Total Realty using Russell Hume. After comparing against other real estate company's appraisals and overall strategies, I selected Total Realty because their proposed sales method made the most sense and their fees were reasonable. Both home sales were overwhelmingly positive, incredibly fast and exceeded our expectations on sale price. We were given clear realistic advice and there were no hidden expenses.”

Scott Lloyd

27 May 2021

“Russel; provided excellent service and communication throughout the whole process”

Nicole Fullen & Samuel Mitchell

10 May 2021

“Russell has been great. He's honest and really easy to deal with and we'll definitely use him again if we sell. We have used other companies in the past to sell properties and have never enjoyed the experience and often felt forced to spend money on advertising. We really like Russell's style of selling. Thank you.”

Lisa Mahan

4 May 2021

“Pretty happy with the communication and process of selling overall. Russell was friendly, informative and was honest about some of the challenges we were totally unaware of when selling our property. So we valued his feedback and advice before and during the period we were selling our house.”

H Bao

23 Mar 2021

“Very good. Honest and reliable information from Russell. A nice laid back approach i.e. not the suit and tie. Love it.”

D & P Cusick

4 Mar 2021

“Russell has been an absolute delight to work with. He is very friendly and always adds some fun along the way. He also assisted us with finding a cleaning house service during the time we went away. He has an in-depth knowledge of the market and his advice in all matters was faultless. Our property sold with only 1 open home and we got an AMAZING price. We couldn’t be happier. I would highly recommend Russell to anyone who wants a positive result with the sale of their house.”

T Nguyen

22 Feb 2021

“From start to finish, we found Russell very professional, friendly, good at managing our expectations of the sale process and of course the marketing and sale process itself. We would recommend Russell and use him again.”

K Tibble

22 Dec 2020

“Russell made it all easy and took care of everything”

Ingrid Craig

26 Nov 2020

“Russell kept us updated throughout the process and was a pleasure to deal with. Thankyou.”

C Williamson

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 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