You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of First National Fortitude on Thursday 30 June from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at their brand-new premises, 73 King Street, Pukekohe | to RSVP just PM us here.

Special guests Andrew Bayly, National MP and First National CEO Ray Ellis will be in attendance to celebrate the occasion. Ray Ellis will also be available for comment around the NZ property market and current economic climate during the course of the event.

Team Patel is proud to announce this new partnership with First National Real Estate (since 1985 in New Zealand) and the opening of our brand-new office in the heart of Pukekohe! Part of our choice to move to First National real estate was fuelled by the fact that all our offices benefit from a comprehensive referral network, not only throughout New Zealand and Australia, but also in Singapore, the United States and Canada.

We are a co-operative – a business and social network of successful, like-minded people who are excellent at what we do. First National First National Fortitude is led by Team Patel’s CEO’s Priyank and Angie Patel, Principal Jeff Carr and is supported by Carol Gunther and Anaia Barnett.

With a combined real estate industry experience of over 45 years, the Fortitude team speak several languages and incorporate a strong background in real estate admin, sales and management alongside operations & management in the healthcare sector. The resulting blend is a uniquely holistic real estate experience.

When selling your property, there are no guarantees that a buyer will simply walk through the front door. There are steps that you need to take so that your property receives the maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing, and able buyer.We bring many years of real estate experience to Franklin and surrounding districts to help you do exactly that. Our family have been living in this area for several years and were born and bred in a “Real-Estate Family”. Seasoned negotiators and well known for exceptional service and sharp business acumen, The Team are committed to providing an unparalleled experience and they consider their signature style to be one where every client’s journey is cost effectively tailored according to their specific requirements and goals.

As a team we are a family, and we embrace the diversity and influence of different people, ideas and cultures and will always support and honour the communities that provide us with our livelihood. It’s important to lead by example in ideals, words and deeds, and for that reason, we are committed to delivering the signature Patel experience to everyone we encounter. The Team pride themselves on communication, dedication, and transparency.

“We put you first and we go above and beyond. We believe in creating inspired experiences for all our clients and are enthusiastic about excellence, endeavouring to supersede standards of service, be it selling or helping buyers look for their dream home. Every day, in countless ways, the competitive position in each of our businesses grows either weaker or stronger. If we are delivering outcomes to clients, eliminating unnecessary costs and improving our product and services, we gain strength. On a daily basis, the effects of our actions are imperceptible; cumulatively, though, their consequences are enormous. We take our role incredibly seriously so that you get the top service and treatment you deserve.” says Angie Patel.

Each of the agents on-board, receive support and training from qualified and experienced personnel, with the company utilising various social media platforms, offering a full suite of services to vendors and buyers. The reduction in operating costs, increases the remuneration agents receive. Most agents selling through a traditional, bricks & mortar-based agency model pay a portion of their commission as a franchise fee. The company’s commission model is highly competitive and gives agents a significantly greater return per sale commission structure.

What it brings to the Auckland market is a new layer of competition, with agents who have the autonomy to choose to negotiate their commission structure with vendors, together with individual branding to suit the vendors and the property.

As our client you will be in the unique position of having our team with local knowledge and expertise (combined with the support and systems that a national referral network can provide) working on your behalf.

Undoubtedly this provides more choice for sellers and buyers and may help to reduce the transaction cost associated with selling a property, ultimately leaving more money in the vendors pockets. A WIN-WIN MODEL FOR ALL INVOLVED!!!

Our clientele personally believes in the expertise that we provide, how we provide it and the enormous benefits they receive from it. The values of First National Fortitude align perfectly with Canstar Blue’s ‘Most Satisfied Customers’ award which First National Real Estate has won again for the fourth time.

With cutting edge use of active databases for both buyers and sellers, a network of contacts and cross referrals and optimum targeted advertising, First National Fortitude’s aim is to reduce marketing costs for clients, increase efficiency and exposure, and emphasise its client-centric focus.

Team Fortitude, showcases their listed homes on their website &, along with other popular online platforms, utilising a team of professional service providers to assist with their client’s buying and selling needs including stager, painters, designers, inspectors, handymen, marketers, top photographers and videographers etc.

Best of all Team Fortitude specialises in all facets of the Real Estate business, whether it be navigating the way for first timers, trying to score that perfect property, or providing help with residential, commercial or rural/lifestyle property.

During a career that spans over several years, Team Patel has established their reputation for building relationships with clients be it buyers/sellers, investors, or developers, local businesses and clubs, health and wellness centres, finance brokers, community charity organisations and other brand networks. Their involvement in the area has formed solid relationships within the Franklin community and local businesses.
Sponsoring various events, schools and organisation, the Patels are well known for their generosity and humbleness, the strong feel of ‘giving back to the community’.

They are GOLD & SILVER sponsors of the Pukekohe AFC Football Club and the Franklin United team. Angie and Priyank play key roles at the local women’s association and Rotary Club.

Join First National Real Estate team, to celebrate the inaugural of Pukekohe office, we’d love to have you along!  Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance including name and number of guests- just PM us here.

PS: Can’t make it, No worries!!! Please pop in for a free cuppa and say hello, at our modern, quirky office.