OneRoof Editorial

14th January 2021

"Wealthy buyers in Auckland’s North Shore are breaking records as they clamour for beach and waterfront properties.

Precision Real Estate agent Andrew Dorreen, who deals in top end properties on the Shore, told OneRoof that he just brokered an off-market deal that exceeded last year’s highest settled sale price in Auckland. 
While confidentiality agreements prevented him from disclosing the exact sale price or address of the home , he said the sum the Takapuna property fetched was “well in excess” of the $12.25 million commanded by last year’s record-holder, a luxury five-bedroom home at 7 Rarere Road, also in Takapuna. 

Doreen said: “I market these properties to my data base. I would have at least half a dozen clients with at least $6.5 million and above [to spend] who are specifically looking for waterfront.”

Records show that at the end of last year, Dorreen achieved $6.55 million for a beach front property at 35 Craig Avenue, in Milford, which had been in the same family for 90 years. Again, he was unable to share details, but he told OneRoof: “It was a cherished family house. I sold it to a buyer from my database the week the advertising started. It was 1123sqm on the waterfront with a 1940s house on it - a blank canvas...”

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Channel Mag Editorial

10th April 2017
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Andrew Dorreen first got into real estate against the advice of the people around him.
He did ‘his papers’ as a 21 year old and was taken on by Bayleys Residential on the Shore.
“There was no one close to that age in the business at the time,” explained Andrew over a coffee at No.6 Cafe in Takapuna. “I am still hugely grateful to Bayleys for giving me the opportunity.”
Andrew is a typical sporty Shore lad. He grew up playing rugby, cricket and tennis but his main sport was swimming. He swam competitively at a high level, branched out into triathlons as a 14 year old, representing New Zealand at age group level locally and in international events.
His initial career path involved studying sports science part time at AUT while competing in triathlon. When he stopped competing he had a stint coaching the youth junior swimming squad at North Shore swimming under Jan Cameron. He coached the 11-13 years division one squad, taking them all around the country. It was something Andrew loved and he did it for two years full time before the pull of the business world called.
“That was when I did my real estate papers keen to prove all wrong and have not looked back ever since,” says Andrew. “My father Graham ran a very successful clothing manufacturing firm for 30 years and he started off selling womenswear at Farmers.
I always had the desire to build something up as he had done, but it had to be something that I was interested in. I adopted Dad’s business ethos around doing business in a way that ensures you are in it for a long time. It is something he instilled in us and is a very good basis for ensuring decisions are made for long-haul reasons, not just for short-term gain.
To this day I still call Dad and discuss every sale I make.”

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