From the moment you meet Robyn, it’s clear she’s a people person – and she is passionate about property.
With almost a decade of experience and the sharpest negotiating skills you will see in the business, Robyn prides herself on finding the right home for her clients, many of whom she has worked with across several homes.
Her insatiable drive and pragmatic approach have led to her becoming Ray White Ponsonby’s number one sales person for the last three years, along with many other awards. She is one of the company’s top 10 performers internationally, with sales that translate to $300 million over the last decade.
Combined with her charismatic, empathetic nature, Robyn’s clients can be sure they are in safe hands.
“It’s a privilege to do what I do. I’m all about building long-term relationships and helping people make good choices around property.”
Prior to real estate she spent seven years in London, working in marketing and project management. While always career-obsessed, Robyn wanted to move her day-to-day to place where she could connect more with people. An innate passion and interest in property, and a self-starting attitude led her to the obvious choice: a career in real estate.
Initially honing her sales skills at a small boutique agency, Robyn was named the REINZ ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2012. Since moving to Ray White Damerell Group Ponsonby Robyn has relished the chance to work with top performers with 20 years of experience, and draw on the invaluable resources the team offers.
Delivering a personal tailored approach to each home, Robyn has an excellent scope of the market, having started in Kingsland and successfully branched out over the years to Auckland’s surrounding suburbs. Robyn is now a top-performer in Westmere, Grey Lynn, Sandringham, Mt Eden and Mt Albert. She lives and breathes the city fringe suburbs of Auckland, and in these neighbourhoods has become the “go-to trusted advisor” on all things real estate. A self-confessed renovation addict, she often sees potential in property where others cannot, and loves nothing more than helping buyers see how they can make a home "their own".
Robyn lives in Sandringham with her husband, son, labrador and yorkie-poo in a home they have lovingly renovated. Given her tendency to think about real estate 24/7, Robyn unwinds and allows her creativity to flow with her weekly yoga classes.
Ray White International - No. 9 Residential Salesperson 2018
Ray White Ponsonby & Mt Albert #1 2018, 2017, 2016
Ray White International Chairman’s Elite 2018, 2017
Ray White NZ No.7 Residential Salesperson 2017
Ray White NZ No.12 Residential Salesperson 2016
Ray White NZ No.16 Residential Salesperson 2015
REINZ Residential Rookie of the Year 2012
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Robyn is a star! We were so impressed with the way Robyn managed the sale of our property. She knew the local market so well, and new exactly how to market the property to achieve for us an outstanding price. Interestingly, as soon as she walked through the property she said she knew who was going to buy it come auction night, and after 3 weeks of marketing she brought these buyers to auction along with several other competitors. She was so proactive, energetic and switched on about how to achieve the best result for our property. We are already recommending her to friends and family.Barry and Loekie Kaye- Kingsland
Robyn was friendly, approachable and really knew her strategy and how to implement it in selling our house.Helen & Olivia
Very good communication and organisation. 10 out of 10!Amie & John
After an intense marketing campaign, we sold on auction night for a record price for the suburb, far surpassing our expectations. We truly believe only Robyn could've gotten us such an amazing price. Now that we're looking to buy, we've been through properties marketed by other agents, and they don't come close to Robyn's professional approach and her enthusiasm for finding the right home for the right people.Beth and Michael Walsh- 35 Kingsland Avenue, Kingsland
Robyn is excellent to deal with and did not exaggerate the market and kept me informed right through the process. Her honesty and professional manner helped make the transition from homeowner to seller easy. I would recommend her to my colleagues and others any time.Bettina- Sandringham
We loved working with Robyn. She helped us purchase a new beautiful home and sold our home and in both instances we felt lucky to have her on 'our team'. She is great to work with and we are really happy with the result of our auction. We would recommend to to our friends and family in the future and she was recommended to us via a friend too.Oren and Emma- Kingsland
We could not be more pleased in choosing Robyn to sell our Kingsland home. At all times Robyn was professional, positive and engaging and someone who showed great affinity with buyers. She showed a good understanding of the market and what would appeal to buyers. Her genuine enthusiasm for the property was clearly evident to all who met her and watched her promotional video. We are probably in the 'demanding client' category but Robyn exceeded our expectations in all ways. We would not hesitate in recommending Robyn, she is an outstanding agent.Geraldine Schnauer & Terry Herbert
I found Robyn an absolute delight to work with in selling my home. Always so positive and full of energy, she worked tirelessly to obtain an excellent price. From very helpful advice in the choice of wallpaper for the redecoration of three rooms, to great hints regarding the final dressing of those rooms, nothing was too much trouble. I was selling a home which had been in my family for sixty years, which wasn't particularly easy, and found Robyn to also be very sensitive to that situation. One sometimes hears comments like ...'you never really know whether the real estate agent is working for you or the buyer'. I always felt that Robyn was working totally for me, which was born out in the final outcome. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Robyn to anyone selling or thinking of selling. She is obviously very skilled in all facets of the real estate business.John Fieldsend
Robyn was excellent to deal with. She is extremely professional, confident, and genuine. She instils confidence and makes you feel like you have control of your house sale by steering you gently in the right direction. We felt we could trust her with our beloved house, to achieve the best possible sale to another family. She did this efficiently within a few short weeks. She is a warm, and friendly person with a great sense of style, and a lovely reassuring manner. We would highly recommend Robyn to anyone considering selling their home.Katie Battersby & Ben Corban
Robyn worked tirelessly to ensure we achieved a fantastic auction result. Robyn's ability to connect with potential buyers was evident the first time we met her. Robyn was confident she would have great success in selling our apartment and achieved what she set out to do. Robyn is warm yet professional and her ability to connect with potential buyers sets her apart from other agents. Robyn showed outstanding judgement throughout our sale and went above and beyond our expectations to provide potential buyers with the information they required, whilst being very personable and easy to deal with. I have no hesitation recommending Robyn. In fact, I would go so far as to insist you take on Robyn as your agent!Andrew McCulley & Leith Macfarlane
In a highly competitive market, we chose Robyn Ellson to sell our house as we were really impressed with her local knowledge, experience and her understanding of the current market. Robyn gave us great advice on how to maximise our home's potential. Robyn was committed to getting us the best sale price possible and worked tirelessly to achieve this for us. We would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell their house.Portia Treadwell & Mitch Campbell
Robyn, I really appreciated your high standards. Your presentation of my property was exceptional - the best I have ever seen in this bracket. Thank-you for an exceptional result, and in record time too!Jo Walsh
Feeling dubious about using an agent because of cost we were going to attempt to sell our property ourselves. After meeting Robyn and being impressed with her knowledge of the neighbourhood, her energy, motivation and creativity we didn't look back. Robyn was worth every penny, is hard working, sold our house in less than a week and got us a very good price. As first time home sellers she supported us through what is an overwhelming process and reassured us with her confidence and professionalism. We couldn't have done it without her. We recommend Robyn to everyone - all agents should be like this.Jacque and Karlton Erceg
Buying our first home was so daunting, all the paper work and buyers jargon was enough to keep us renting for the rest of our lives!! Robyn took care of these elements for us and we simply had to ready our finances. Robyn, being of a first buyers age bracket understands and sympathises with the huge financial decision this has on a young couple. I'd recommend her to anyone looking to buy their first home in Auckland.Tim and Blair
Robyn was my first choice because of how proactive I find her to be. Selling not one but two houses in Rocky Nook Avenue took a lot of hard work and energy that Robyn provides in spades. The results speak for themselves. Robyn produced two happy buyers which left me a happy vendor. I could not recommend any other agent more highly. Thanks again Robyn!Kris Meyer
We just wanted to say what a fantastic experience it has been for us to work with Robyn over the past few weeks. Having bought and sold 5 houses we've had all sorts of experiences and Robyn has been second to none. Professional, passionate, and focused on getting us the best possible price, Robyn well and truly surpassed our expectations in terms of the work done during the process and the outcome. We thought the weekly written reports were great and the way that she communicated with us as well as the potential purchasers in the lead up to the auction was fantastic. She was friendly and engaging throughout and guided us whilst respecting our wishes at all times. We would hire her again in a heartbeat.David and Rachael
We went with Robyn because of her experience in the area. Over the years we had seen the work Robyn had done in the Kingsland/Eden Terrace neighbourhood and we were always impressed with the results she achieved and the slick marketing campaigns she put together. When it came to our own property Robyn really went the extra mile – as we expected! We were thrilled to get the result we did and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Robyn to anyone selling in the city fringe. She markets homes like ours beautifully.Emma & Luke Procter, 10 Alexander St.
We are so pleased we chose Robyn Ellson to market and sell our Point Chevalier home.Robyn's excellent advice on the marketing plan and tips on presentation of our home resulted in multiple offers and achieving a sale close to the full asking price after only 2 weeks on the market.She clearly has a passion for real estate, combined with her excellent communication and friendly out going manner she is a true sales professional.We really enjoyed working with Robyn and have no hesitation in recommended her.Grant and Joanna White, Dignan Street Pt Chevalier
Through Robyn we have sold two houses in the last three years. Robyn has achieved the right result for us every time. She goes above and beyond what you might expect of an agent – not only did she achieve a street and suburb record with our most recent sale, she even lent us her dining room table for the sale before that. She certainly has a strong eye for detail when preparing a house for sale and she ensures every potential purchaser is followed up personally. We also purchased via Robyn and we can vouch for the fact that she is adept at creating strong relationships based on trust with vendors and purchasers alike. She provides quality advice and support whilst ensuring she manages expectations, all the while making you feel as though you are her only focus. We cannot recommend Robyn highly enough – not only does she do a fantastic job, she does it ethically, calmly, professionally and with a smile.Sue Whiteley & Shannon Bray
Robyn sold my Kingsland property in 25 days! A result that was driven by her passion for selling in this suburb ,by a clever marketing campaign and by her ability to engage with potential buyers through her extensive networking . She recognized and promoted the uniqueness of the site and the improvement opportunity of the house itself. In other words she pitched the added value aspect making it aspirational for the buyer. Her hard work paid off in that we achieved the highest price yet paid for a Kingsland property! Having seen her deliver this result it is no surprise that Robyn is the current top selling agent in Kingsland: she makes it happen!Neil Clemens
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