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Meet Mark Prior’s Real Estate Team

Mark Prior
021 723 157

Selling homes at auction requires an in-depth understanding of how people behave under pressure. After more than a decade in the property industry, I have developed a strategic ‘roadmap’ to ensure home buyers respond in a way that delivers the best prices for my clients.

Having sold over $200 million worth of property throughout my career, and upholding a 100% auction clearance rate of late, is testament to my work ethic and ability to form strong connections with both buyers and sellers.

Supporting people with homes in Takapuna, Forrest Hill, Castor Bay and Milford, I have gained recognition as a top performing agent for homes located on Auckland’s north shore. Throughout my career, I have enjoyed the many benefits of marketing homes through the Harcourts brand and focused on extracting record results from the auction process.

The home selling approach I use is broken down into three stages. First, we work together to prepare your home and make sure it looks immaculate. Then, my team and I present it to the market and gain maximum visibility through the use of an individualised and highly sophisticated marketing campaign. From there, as prospective buyers take interest, I spend time getting people excited about the property, preparing their own paperwork for the auction, and then giving them the confidence to bid on auction day.

The subtlety of my negotiation style is to be personable yet encouraging. Often it only takes a few small persuasive comments to buyers on auction day to get an incredible result. Using the auction process, I am able to hand you your ‘SOLD’ sticker within three weeks.

Enlist my help and your experience will be stress free. My goal is to ensure you achieve the price you need to enable you to move on to your next chapter in life.

If you own a family home on Auckland’s north shore and want to achieve the best possible price, get in touch with me today.

Andrew North
021 303 295

Andrew has proudly represented New Zealand as an auctioneer and is an integral member of the Harcourts Cooper and Co auctioneering team, leading the “on site” auction business on the North Shore.

Working hard over the last 15 years to hone his craft Andrew is now widely accepted and recognised as one of the country’s leading auctioneers. He has the ability to relax and read a crowd, and is committed to creating an amazing experience for all in attendance. Whether it be a poem or story tailor made to the property or even something as simple as getting the neighbourhood children to ring the auction bell, every action is strategic, designed to create an environment that will put buyers at ease and give sellers the best possible chance of achieving a premium.

Award winning, prepared to go the extra mile, doing what other auctioneers are not prepared to do and having an attitude of gratitude have contributed to Andrew becoming one of the most sought after auctioneers throughout the country. In 2013 he was delighted to win the NZ Real Estate Auctioneer of the Year title and whilst he concedes that competition auctions are different they do test an auctioneers ability to act under supreme pressure and provide a platform to test an auctioneers numerical and legal abilities.

As the auction selling process continues to grow and foster it is Andrew’s hope that sellers will invest significant time in not only selecting the right agent but also the right auctioneer.

Jason Yianakis

021 85 84 83

After a highly successful sales career, Jason stepped into the role of Sales Manager for the Birkenhead and Smales Farm offices.

Having worked in Real Estate since 2009 in the local Birkenhead and Beach Haven markets, Jason helped over 600 families achieve their real estate goals through multiple market conditions.

Jason is a passionate investor and utilises his skill sets in his own life with renovating and adding value to properties. He is a keynote speaker at the Property Investment Seminars for Cooper and Co.

With a proven record of success in sales combined with Interior Design and Online Marketing expertise, Jason is well positioned to assist his salespeople to rapidly grow their business with proven and replicable systems, aiding them to deliver superior service to their clients.

Jason always welcomes your contact to discuss how he and his team can help you with your Real Estate goals.

Sam Walmsley
027 807 4414

Sam Walmsley is the recent winner of the 2021 REINZ National Auctioneering Championship Open Division. Also winner of the 2015 Harcourts Most Promising Auctioneer of the Year and the 2015 REINZ Auctioneer with the Most Potential 2015, Sam has quickly made a name for himself and customers are raving not only about his likeability but also his enthusiastic, charismatic and successful auctioneering abilities.

Sam began his real estate career in 2008 after completing a Bachelor of Property Degree at Auckland University. He loves the theatre and excitement of auction and the fact that when his hammer comes down ownership changes and the sale is final.He has an ability to read the crowd and create an auction room environment which is inclusive, exciting and encouraging. He views each auction as unique where the same solution does not fit every situation. Sam tailors his approach to the individual circumstances.

Sam goes out of his way to have an in-depth knowledge of each individual property that comes under his hammer and is always keen to meet and engage with sellers and buyer’s pre-auction. If you are looking for integrity, a tried and proven negotiator, and above all someone who will give you the best chance of achieving a premium price, talk to Sam today.



Above all they want to deal with real people – that’s why we put absolute focus on creating a relationship of trust and respect with all our clients. We’ve found that this philosophy is great for achieving personal satisfaction, high morale and continued success.

Looking forward, not back.

Whilst the proud legacy of Harcourts goes way back to 1888, our total focus is firmly on the future. We are constantly asking how we can improve our systems; how we can offer our clients even higher levels of personal and professional service, and how we can train and equip our people to achieve the best possible results for their clients.