Ray White Swanson are proud innovators, leading the way in digital marketing, high-calibre promotion and most of all, creating competition no matter the state of the market.
Located in the heart of Swanson Village just opposite the train station Ray White Swanson is led by locals Melvin Plaisier, Alyshia Marshall and their energetic team of experienced high-performing salespeople who are well trusted throughout the community.
Showcasing an outstanding sales record for local residential, investment, and rural lifestyle properties and property management services, Ray White Swanson has earned the trust of local buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants by offering nothing less than a transparent and stress-free 10/10 service.
Locally and family owned, caring for our community is the cornerstone of our business. Awarded the Ray White Community Sponsorship award for 2019; it is a part of what we do, to give back and support local schools, charities, and family events.
Across the country, Ray White are the market leader, selling one in every five properties in New Zealand. You can trust our team to get results.
With 81 offices in Auckland and 184 offices around New Zealand, Ray White’s network power doesn’t stop in Swanson, it delivers a national network of over 1900 salespeople to get you the best real estate results, while being globally connected to over 1,000 offices.
Give one of our friendly team a call today to discuss not only what your home is worth, but how we can maximise your result while minimising the hassle.
It was a big decision for us to entrust the sale of our home to a real estate agent, as we have had a very bad experience in the past. When it came the time for us to sell our family home, the one we had bought from my parents who had built it as their dream home many years ago, we really had to seek others recommendations as to who to trust with this sale. We were recommended Alyshia and Melvin and have never regretted it. I am pleased to say they did everything they promised they would. I believe Alyshia went above and beyond to make this an easy and manageable experience. The communication and advice that has been offered through this whole process was greatly appreciated. We are more than happy to recommend Alyshia, Melvin and their amazing team to anybody looking at putting their most prized position on the market, because that is exactly how it is treated.Cheryle & Terry –
They say it is stressful selling and buying a house. It is. With the really great team of Melvin and Alyshia you can make the journey so much easier. When we were selling our family home, Melvin and Alyshia listened carefully to our needs and pulled out all stops to ensure the selling process went as efficiently and quickly as possible. Any queries were answered and actioned promptly. They gave us reassuring feedback every step of the way and took the time to solve any concerns that we had. They made us feel like we were their sole client and took away most of the tension that selling our home entailed. Their experience and advice on marketing and presentation ensured we had plenty of potential buyers looking at our house. We were very happy with the final selling price that Melvin negotiated for us. We recommend Melvin and Alyshia to anyone planning to sell a property. You can trust their commitment and experience.Richard and Sonja –
Words cannot truly express the gratitude we have for Melvin and Alyshia. They are true professionals going above and beyond to sell our property for us in the short time frame we had. We had committed to another property and needed to achieve a fast sale. Within a week of meeting them they had our home listed and with their incredible marketing skills the following week we were in a multi offer situation, just one week later we were SOLD with days to spare on our other contract. Not only did they move mountains to achieve the sale of our property, but they also helped us with the negotiations on the purchase of our new home. I thoroughly appreciated your honesty when it came to the styling as well. Thank you also for the generous package we received, the photo album in particular is such a thoughtful gift, and something we will truly cherish. We are now one month on living the kiwi dream in our slice of paradise. We cannot recommend this genuine and hard-working duo highly enough. Thank you, Melvin, and Alyshia, for all of your efforts; we will not forget everything you did for us. We have already recommended you to friends, family and even a stranger that overheard us talking in the supermarket! Wishing you both continued success in all that you do.Harriet and Dan –
Working with Alyshia and Melvin has been an absolute pleasure and I couldn’t speak more highly of them. From the first point of contract right through to the sale of my home they were approachable, knowledgeable, professional and supportive; the list of qualities could go on and on. Melvin guided me through some very complex issues that occurred during the sale of my home; he explored all options with me and supported me throughout to find a solution. Alyshia is the most amazing sales person; from her knowledge on what needs to happen to have my home ready for marketing, to the consistent work she put in to secure the sale of my home. A true “dream team” not just a catchphrase. I can 100% guarantee that you will not ever be disappointed when working with them. My gratitude and admiration for you both. Thank you!Denise –
In a slowing market, Melvin and Alyshia have managed to market and sell my two listings within days of them going to market. I have been dealing with Melvin for over ten years now, and with Alyshia now part of the team the duo are proving to be a powerful force in Real Estate sales. I was blown away with the wording on the ad’s but especially by the video of the properties. I really feel that the videos really told the story of both properties and then the cuts at the end to the relevant highlights in the surrounding area and transport links was brilliant. Well done Alyshia and Melvin for selling both of my properties, these two will continue to be my “go to” people when I am selling property.Joe –
We recently decided to sell our West Auckland investment property, which had been looked after by a Property Manager for the last 16 years, with my ex-husband being in Australia, and myself living out of Auckland. Unfortunately, our property had been poorly treated by the tenants, and needed a lot of work to make it liveable again following their departure. We asked the Property Manager to get a Real Estate Agent on board, and they recommended Melvin and Alyshia. Right from the start I was very comfortable with Melvin and the communication was excellent; which was invaluable as I live several hours away. He and Alyshia put together an excellent marketing plan and held open homes despite the appalling state of the house and complicated issues such as meth contamination. They turned negatives into positives and remained confident and upbeat. I met Melvin for the first time on Auction day and found him a very personable, considerate, honest and knowledgeable person. We achieved an excellent result at the Auction, which surprised and delighted us. Both my ex-husband and I are very happy we 'found' Melvin and his team. I would recommend Melvin and Alyshia to anyone wanting to sell property in West Auckland.Jocelyn –
We decided to use Melvin and Alyshia, because they came across as experts in the area and could easily recognize the value and opportunity in the house we were about to sell. They didn’t disappoint. By working together, they managed to achieve a higher price at Auction than we expected. Throughout the whole marketing process, I was regularly updated with information and feedback. I would certainly recommend Melvin and Alyshia to sell your property.Peter –
When meeting with Melvin to discuss the selling of our 2 properties (very close proximity to each other) we were impressed with his straight forward ideas & information, so took on board his suggestions & agreed to homestaging & a marketing plan. We were very happy with the presentation of our properties through home staging & the advertising campaign was underway in a very short time. The first weekend of open homes revealed a lot of interest (despite the “slow market”) and within just a few days both properties were under contract/sold! A great result that speaks volumes about presentation & marketing & of course the level of care & communication from Melvin & Alyshia Wow!…thanks heaps Melvin & Alyshia…a very positive experience….Neil and Carol –
From the start, Alyshia and Melvin were spot on for their professionalism. At the initial stages of the process, they offered invaluable solutions and advice on getting the property ready for sale and even helped us organise the relevant trades, cleaners, and staging. As we were out of town, this saved us a lot of time and hassle. With the expert advice they gave us, our property sold on the first day at the asking price we set! Throughout the whole process, Alyshia and Melvin were thorough and speedy with their communication, and were total professionals. We would highly recommend using them to sell a property.Nick and Amanda –
We approached several agents when we began the process of selling our house. The initial difference with Melvin and Alyshia was their indepth knowledge of online marketing and how and where to place the effort to get the maximum exposure. But once we signed with them there was much more to come. We have a young family and the process of organising the house for photos, videos and then open homes was a serious challenge, however Melvin and Alyshia put our children's needs at the forefront of any plans and timings in relation to the sale. They kept us updated along the way and we always knew where we were at with interest in our property, all the way to the end where they secured us a great deal within the price range they had initially indicated. We always had full trust in handing over our life's biggest financial asset to the control of Melvin and Alyshia and they didn't disappoint.Scott snd Rachel –
Melvin and Alyshia have the skills, knowledge, and determination to sell houses. They knew how to present our house to transform it into a bright, inviting home that drew attention to its best features. They organised staging, put us in contact with an arborist to tidy up the garden, and whenever we had problems Melvin and Alyshia had solutions. We were always informed of how marketing was progressing, which required them to communicate with four separate people on our end to keep everybody in the loop. Ours was not an easy property to sell, but Melvin and Alyshia's knowledge, marketing, and professional and positive attitude saw lots of interest from potential buyers and secured a sale.Tiger, Jaq, Lindsay and Al –
After meeting Melvin at a property viewing we were pleasantly surprised at how approachable and down to earth he was. No hard sell jargon with this man, just friendly common sense advice. At a later date we looked at another property he was showing & decided to put in an offer, but needed him & Alyshia to perform a minor miracle by listing & selling our place at lightening speed. Not the easiest of asks, but once Melvin saw we were serious, they pulled out all the stops, so photos, drone footage, marketing, paperwork etc were efficiently & professionally handled. One thing that stands out with Melvin is he won't promise you an unrealistic price estimate which could stall or ruin the sale process as well as giving false expectations, but rather advise a best but realistic level. The choice is always up to you however for all aspects of the marketing. We trusted his 12 years experience & were rewarded with a very successful marketing process leading to a successful sale & purchase of our next property. He really pulled everything out of the bag to complete the deal. Couldn't be happier! And would not hesitate to recommend Melvin and Alyshia if you want a great result.
First of all, thank you Alyshia! Selling our first home was a daunting task but right from the first meeting we felt we were in the right hands. Alyshia and Melvin were recommended to us and we were not let down. The process was new to us and Alyshia was more than happy to answer all my questions and offered very helpful advice. Alyshia is approachable, lovely and honest. The marketing was right on point and we signed a contract in just under a week. Things moved quickly but always felt looked after with plenty of communication and options. I will, and already have recommended Alyshia and Melvin to friends, and will definitely use them again.Blake and Jenny –
We have known Melvin for many years and our family have used him to sell a previous property. When it came time to sell our property there was no one else we wanted but Melvin and Alyshia. Both Melvin and Alyshia were very helpful with this process and kept us totally up to date as to what was happening with open homes, social media and fortnightly updates. They guided us through the process and were always there to help us when we had questions and problems. They had a massive amount of patience with me especially! The pictures and the video that were done of our property were top quality and were fantastic, we sold within weeks! Thank you so much for all your help and we will be seeing you again in the future to purchase another property.Shane and Rebecca –
If you are looking for integrity, honesty and professionalism we would highly recommend the team of Melvin and Alyshia. We were kept informed throughout and made to feel a part of the process. Melvin has exceptional negotiating skills and is highly motivated. Alyshia helped us to prepare our home with very good suggestions and a great eye for detail. A personal touch was that they chose to incorporate our dog Hogan into their video presentation of our home which was a great success.Stuart and Claire –
We first met Melvin when he sold our daughters house. He did such a great job we called on him to sell our Henderson home. Melvin and Alyshia are a great team and were very understanding and patient with first time sellers. They organised the staging of the property, excellent photography and video and kept us well informed through the process. We took their advice to go to auction and despite a slowing market we came away with a sale at a good price. They worked very hard for us and we would recommend them wholeheartedly.Brian and Lesley –
With a rental property in Auckland and living in Tauranga, finding the right agent to market my house was key. With only a few days to sort things on a very brief visit I contacted Melvin and Alyshia who were recommended to me by my brother who was working with them to find a property. They had realistic prices, were well informed, knew the best way to sell my property. They had a good marketing package that I could tailor to my needs and budget. They pushed things through quicker than expected which was a bonus to me. My house had a conditional sale after the first open home and this has since gone unconditional - and all just before Christmas! Really good communication even though I was out of town. Would definitely recommend to anyone.Krystal –
They say it is stressful selling and buying a house. It is. With the really great team of Melvin and Alyshia, you can make the journey so much easier. When we were selling our family home, Melvin and Alyshia listened carefully to our needs and pulled out all stops to ensure the selling process went as efficiently and quickly as possible. Any queries were answered and actioned promptly. They gave us reassuring feedback every step of the way and took the time to solve any concerns that we had. They made us feel like we were their sole client and took away most of the tension that selling our home entailed. Their experience and advice on marketing and presentation ensured we had plenty of potential buyers looking at our house. We were very happy with the final selling price that Melvin negotiated for us. We recommend Melvin and Alyshia to anyone planning to sell a property. You can trust their commitment and experience.Colin and Margaret –
I initially thought I would sell my house privately and save myself the real estate commission. I am so glad I came to my senses and instead hired Alyshia and Melvin. No wonder they are the top selling real estate agents in West Auckland. They worked incredibly hard and cheerfully on my behalf. My house sold in less than a month in a very slow market, thanks to their professionalism, knowledge of the market, enthusiasm and sheer hard work. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even contacting the council on my behalf and speedily resolving an issue with the neighbours. I thoroughly recommend Melvin and Alyshia. They are both so very gracious, kind and patient, they made selling my house an absolute pleasure for me.Lizzie –
It was near the end of the year and I had decided I didn’t want to be a landlord anymore. I wanted the property sold by Xmas. I had been approached previously by another well-known real estate company, but somehow them arriving in our street in a convoy of expensive European vehicles, along with their flashy uniforms and high commissions, did not impress me. I wanted somewhere local, there were 3 offices near to us, one was the flashy crew, another I had dealt with previously and didn't want to go back, the third was Barfoot's. I looked up who their top salesperson was for the past year and it was Melvin Plaisier. So, I went with him. He was super-efficient and did not mess around. The tenants happened to move out without sufficient notice and at the same time as the open home, and left the place in a bit of a mess. Even with that being the case, there were 2 offers on the house from the first open home, one of which became unconditional before Xmas. Alyshia and Melvin work together as a great team and they get results. They know how to sell houses, which is what I needed, and I got it, and am very pleased. I would happily employ their services again.Brett –
Living in Tauranga and selling our rental in Auckland seemed like a very daunting prospect, after contacting Melvin, who we had dealings with several years earlier, we realised it need not be. Melvin introduced us to the lovely Alyshia and there was no doubt they were the right people for the job, both so approachable and honest our worries soon turned to excitement. After paperwork was sorted, they took hold, managing the preparations for us (i.e. re-carpeting, staging and anything else that popped up). They worked hard to get our place sold (not an easy place to sell, right person for the right house). Our target was to sell before Christmas and this they done, not only at a busy time of year but also in a market that was starting to slow. Their expectations, explanations, processes and progress for the sale were well communicated and realistic. The whole process was minimal stress on us. Thank you Melvin, Alyshia and your team we will definitely recommended.Robert and Tracy –
Thanks Melvin and Alyshia for providing a top service in selling our property. You achieved the exact listing price and we were impressed with your professionalism, expertise, and good humour throughout the process. It has been a pleasure working with you.Daniel and Tasha –
We originally met Melvin and Alyshia when we inspected a home that we, with our son and daughter in law ultimately bought. As a result of this purchase we needed to sell our current home as soon as possible. Alyshia and Melvin were extremely helpful and professional while helping us to get our home ready for sale we are in our seventies and the help they provided and suggestions including physical help on de-cluttering our home and changing the layout was exceptional. The selling package (we went to Auction) was brilliant, the photos and video were very professional and informative and presented our home beautifully. The feedback after each open home was very prompt and informative. We sold our home after a 3-week marketing campaign at a price we are very happy with. We will be recommending Alyshia and Melvin as the most professional and sincere people in Real Estate to everyone we know. Thank you Alyshia and Melvin for making a very stressful time for us a manageable experience and a very successful outcome.Terry and Maureen –
After much research into the top agents for our area, Melvin and Alyshia very quickly became an obvious choice. Selling our first home was quite an emotional and daunting task, however Melvin and Alyshia made this a breeze and were very supportive throughout the whole process. They were very accommodating with our many questions (and our exuberant puppy!), and soon put our mind at ease. Being the successful duo they are, they had sold our house within 2 days and then proceeded to help us find our new home. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a fast and easy sale on their property or needs that extra helping hand and patience selling or buying their first home.Cat –
Thank you, Melvin and Alyshia for an excellent experience both with selling and buying a home. We appreciated your attention to detail, responsiveness and professionalism. The marketing you provided was also excellent and played a significant part in a timely sale.Debbie –
Melvin and Alyshia recently sold our home in Swanson and the terrific price we got was due to their understanding of the market and us following their recommendations. Melvin and Alyshia deserve their reputation as the best selling real estate agent pair working in West Auckland. They are always professional, extremely hard working and trust worthy. Nothing is too much trouble; from finding us some hired spare hand to getting us a wonderful home stager who showcased our family home. We sold in less than three weeks in a difficult market. This is the third time we have used Melvin and Alyshia and we would use them again without any hesitation.John and Rebecca –
Dear Melvin, May I thank you and Alyshia for selling my home in Swanson. I found you dealt with all the matters concerning the sale, with great effort, and the top price you got for me, I really appreciate. I was treated with great respect and consideration as I went through the trauma of parting with my lovely home. May God Bless you both. Sincerely yours.Joy –
Upon making the decision to sell our house, contacting Melvin was the first choice for us. Ultimately this was the best choice by far. Melvin and Alyshia are a truly professional team that offer friendly, useful advice that proves they know their job well. From Marketing to Open Homes, they kept us in the loop at all times and left no stone unturned. We were delighted with our sale and cannot thank Melvin and Alyshia enough for their guidance and work ethic. We strongly recommend using Melvin and Alyshia for your own house sale.Carl and Jo –
We have found Melvin & Alyshia an excellent and supportive team to work with in selling our property. They are experienced realtors with a solid foundation in marketing and promotion. The commitment and work effort that they showed in the sale of our property is impressive. They have up to date sales methods promoting on all digital forums as well as in local papers and more traditional means. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them. We happily recommend them to anyone in need of selling or purchasing a property. They are a trustworthy, hardworking and genuine team.Dale and Jane –
The decision to sell with Melvin and Alyshia was an easy one as their work speaks for itself. Their attention to detail, professionalism, communication and helpful advice really made the process of selling our first home that much easier. The marketing was so spot on, that even perfectionists like ourselves could not fault it. Thank you so much for such a great result in a tough market!Reece and Aimee –
We interviewed several agents before deciding that Alyshia and Melvin matched our approach the best, and we weren't wrong. They delivered exactly what we expected out of a modern digital marketing campaign and worked hard throughout our entire sales process. Not everyone gets the perfect easy sale, and we were one of the hard ones with several offers falling through on financing. But Alyshia and Melvin were professional and supportive all along the way, and we never felt they tried to get anything but the best for us. The quality of your agents only really matters if the sale is hard and were very happy to have this team on our side the whole way.Eric and Barbara –
We have never had a better experience or service from any other Salespeople, not even close! You guys deserve all the awards and plaudits you get, from the marketing video and commentary complete with aerial drone shots, right the way thru the process, communication was excellent, information accurate and unbiased, the whole experience was exceptional. It’s been suggested that “attention to detail gains distinction” and you guys covered every detail, from renovation tips, staging advise and contacts, to helping resolve the small issue of 7 separate Trustee signatures required from the neighbours – definitely an above and beyond. So, thank you so much, we would of course have no hesitation in recommending you to others (and have done so already), nor would we hesitate in calling on your services again. With thanks.Shane and Toni –
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Melvin and Alyshia as highly professional Realtors. Melvin was instrumental in selling our residence in Redlands Grove, Swanson in 2009. I liked his integrity, pleasant and well informed manner then, and I still do. Melvin is particularly good at negotiating to ensure the best result for both vendor and purchaser. He has with a gentle, clear way of explaining the details. As a result, there was no question I would choose Melvin and Alyshia to represent me in the recent marketing of my home. Alyshia has become a new friend in the weeks since I listed my property. She is a very friendly, kind lady with a wonderful eye for presentation of the home for market. Alyshia clearly communicated to me what was needed and even offered to help me pack away items. She helped me stage each room in preparation for marketing photography and the open home days. Not daunted by a suddenly changing marketplace, I found Melvin and Alyshia to be confident and optimistic in facing the challenges of oversupply and buyer reticence. I received an offer within two weeks of going live - testimony to their hard work and professionalism. Much appreciation for a job really well done.Gaye –
Melvin has been amazing throughout the whole process of us selling our house. He was very patient with us and listened to all our concerns during this exciting yet stressful time. His team (especially his P.A) kept in touch right throughout the whole campaign and made us feel at ease, as well as making us feel included in the sale. I highly recommend them to sell your home!Kieran and Erin –
We bounced around the idea of selling our first house for a long time before finally deciding to do it, we had a strong emotional attachment to the place and were reluctant to let it go! We also bounced around the idea of selling it privately, but on a whim decided to meet with Melvin and Alyshia. After doing so we felt so good about the decision both to sell and to trust the sale to them. Their advice was really sound and even though we went outside of our comfort zones a bit, everything they said would happen, did happen. We were blown away by how fast and furious it all was and we were all settled less than a month of the property going live. So thrilled with their work and will definitely call on them the next time we plan to sell.Jordan and Jemma –