The right agent will not only sell your property but also make the experience stress-free and rewarding.

With almost 20 years’ experience and an enviable track record of successful negotiations with 1800+ confirmed property sales, along with my very compelling selling fee of just *1.5% of the sale price, you get to keep more of your hard-earned money where it rightfully belongs, in your pocket.         

*marketing, gst and admin fee apply

Stress-free selling experience, time tested effective marketing, and my very compelling, competitive fee.
It just makes total sense!


Russell Hume – A Man with a Plan

A family man living in Rangiora, Russell operates throughout the North Canterbury region, and has broad selling experience be it a unit, townhouse, established family home, new build, lifestyle section or lifestyle property.

With a closet full of industry awards and just shy of two decades in the industry, Russell brings confidence and experience to the table when sitting down together to discuss your real estate goals.

Russell is a proven performer in all markets and performs exceptionally well in tougher markets with well-proven strategies and an upfront and clear action plan to get you sold for the highest price in the shortest time.

Bringing honesty and transparency in all transactions, Russell provides accurate information and guidance throughout the selling process.

Turn Your Home Into SOLD!
Contact Russell to begin the journey.

Do you want more money where it rightfully belongs? That is, in your back pocket!

My well-proven strategies and time-tested marketing plan are what enable me to achieve results that exceed your expectations every time. I may have a lower selling fee, however, I never cut corners. I often go over and above as my testimonials attest.

Marketing Visibility

Getting in front of as many people as you can is the name of the game when it comes to marketing Real Estate. I advertise in the same places as the other brands charging you higher selling fees, thereby having the same market visibility, without the costs.

List with me and you’ll have high-profile marketing at a competitive price on all leading Real Estate web and social media sites such as:

Total Realty

Will you turn up in a branded car?

I value your need for discretion so I always use a non-branded vehicle for any appraisal, but I must confess, in the interest of open home visibility I often use my branded SUV or Transit Van as we want the buyers to find us the minute they turn into your street.

“Success in selling real Estate is measured by the smiles on your clients’ Faces”



I’m committed to putting my seller’s needs first!

“Russell is extremely kind and has a great personality. He’s a man that is easy to talk to and has a lot of experience as a real estate agent. I highly recommend him.”

Susan – Oxford

“Russell was great to deal with. He was very professional and kept us informed all the way through. We would definitely use Russell and Total Realty again.”

Robyn – Rangiora

“Our experience selling with Total Realty could not have been easier nor less stressful. At all times, the communication, professionalism, and efficiency was excellent – in fact surpassing our previous experiences with other real estate agencies. The sale itself was fast, easy, and a result we are very happy with. Overall, a most efficient and easy sale with an agent that made the whole experience stressfree.”

Ju Huang – Avonhead

“Russell provided me with a realistic appraisal and an achievable sales strategy. Our goal was to sell the property within a 4 weeks’ time frame. We had previously tried to sell the property through another agent who provided an unrealistic high selling range to support their marketing costs and auction strategy. As soon as the property hit the market they then tried to talk us down in price to meet the market. With Russell we met the market from day one and only needed one open home to receive an acceptable offer. Could not be more happy with the advice and service we received.”

K De Ray Orton & R Croft – Avonhead

“I could not fault Russell’s business ethics. He was efficient, had good communication skills, put forward ideas to consider, always on time for appointments and considerate to my needs and wants. Definitely recommend”

Lesley – Harewood

“Top of the range and we have bought and sold 14 properties over our lifetime. Russell’s feedback was always timely, his advice great and his efforts resulted in an offer within a few days of the ‘For Sale’ sign going up. Not bad in this slowing market. Top job, top agent!”

Allan & Christine – Kaiapoi

“The cost structure is unbeatable compared to other agencies that we considered. Russell’s communication style bred confidence that he would service our needs well. His appraisal was realistic, and we could relate also to his experience in finding the right buyer for our property.”

Kirsten – Swannanoa

“It was a long since we last sold so we were rather overwhelmed with the thought of the whole process. Russell was reassuring and always available to answer our queries. He made the process stressless and ensured everything went swiftly and smoothly.”

Lynn – Rangiora

“Russell’s experience and deep understanding of the market were invaluable. He provided exceptional service, was always punctual, and was incredibly responsive to our queries. He turned what could have been a stressful process into an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend him.”

Gurpreet – Ravenswood/Woodend

“Russell went above and beyond to get us a result. He was truly amazing, professional and extremely hardworking. Russell gave us quality advice and managed to find a buyer in a very tough market for vendors. We can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Richmond – Prestons/Marshlands

“We successfully sold our Christchurch property through Total Realty several years earlier and when the time came to sell again in the North Canterbury region, we approached Russell Hume. From our first meeting with Russell, we were very impressed with his attitude and in-depth knowledge he had of the industry, which is demonstrated by his impressive sales records and testimonials. The service we received from Russell was faultless and his friendly and honest approach made the stressful process of selling a house quite enjoyable! His communication was excellent and he was readily available throughout the process to offer valuable advice, which resulted in a successful sale. We will definitely use Total Realty in the future and will be highly recommending Russell. Thank you so much.

Warner & Shelley Breitmeyer – Rangiora

“Russell went above and beyond to make the whole process so easy – nothing was an issue. Russell has been great with the buyers. Excellent communication, frequent updates, easy to get hold of. I will recommend everyone to use him if they are thinking of selling.”

Chloe & Ryan – West Eyreton

“Russell is an exceptional agent. A straight shooter who is all about the vendor. I never felt like a pay check and at all times I felt Russell was in my corner ready to help. Apart from the services you expect from a Real Estate Agent, Russell many times exceeded my expectations. When my vacuum cleaner broke Russell would drive across town to lend me his personal vacuum cleaner, not just once but for the whole duration of the open homes. If I was ever running late for my open home Russell was there helping with mopping the kitchen or vacuuming the floors. I did not have to ask – he just volunteered. Even on moving day Russell pitched in to help me load furniture onto the trailer. So in short, I am blown away by the experience. Would use Russell again in a heartbeat.”

Jeff Groen – Casebrook

“It was a very smooth and great experience. I couldn’t have asked for better than the service I received from Russell, he went the extra mile even doing a wee job he saw needed doing and just did it for me at his cost (window latch replaced). I have never had that before in all my years of selling houses. Apart from being a very professional agent I got on well with him and considered him more like a friend. The outcome was great so very happy. A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+”

K Neithe – Bishopdale

I love how you’re on all of the leading Property Websites. What else does your marketing package include?

Professional Photography

– 85% of buyers say photos are the most important factor in picking homes they want to view.  I attend every photographic session to ensure the property is photo ready and assist where needed to maximise your properties potential.  

Vendor Photography

This private sale was marketed for 3 months unsuccessfully.

Professional Photography

Took 2 weeks to effect a sale.

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Vendor Photography

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