Many thanks for your help through the process of buying our home. You were a huge help and your little touches didn’t go unnoticed; the bottles of champagne, the bow on the door, the box with the keys. It made it all the more special for us. So a big thank you. We had a big weekend of moving in and it’s already starting to feel like home.

Nick & Rachel MacAvoy

The team from Ray White Ricky, Shan and Mark were excellent to work with in the process of selling our home in Panmure. I tested them at times however they remained professional throughout, worked hard and regularly kept in touch. We were very grateful for the service they provided and really happy with the result. We recommend them to anyone looking to sell ther property

Mina Walters

Ricky Cave, Shan Li and "the Team" were so professional and easy to deal with during the recent sale of my home. They provided excellent feedback and kept me informed of what was happening each step of the process. I found it easy to trust them to do what they "do" and the eventual results were amazing. In selecting them for the sale of my home I feel I made a wise choice and can readily recommend them to anyone wishing to have an uncomplicated and speedy result in the sale of their property.

Val Pitcher

Ricky Cave assisted us in purchasing our new home in Remuera. Even though he was acting for the Vendors, we found as buyers, he was highly professional, very approachable and enjoyable to work with. Ricky ensured that the expectations of both parties were brought together very quickly resulting in a relatively low stress event for both parties. Ricky is passionate and enthusiastic in his profession and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone buying or selling a house.

Collette & Robert Moss

My partner and I chose Ricky Cave to sell our home in Remuera and it proved to be a very wise decision. Ricky was an absolute pleasure to deal with and his extensive knowledge of the area made it easy to put our trust in his hands. The turn out for our auction was incredible and a testament to the hard work Ricky, and his team, put in to the sale of our home. We could not be happier with the way the auction was run and are incredibly grateful to Ricky. We would not hesitate to recommend Ricky to anyone looking to sell their home and would definitely use his services again.

Greg Sharp

I am pleased to recommend Ricky Cave, Shan Li and Team Ricky Cave to any prospective vendor. At all times I have been kept fully informed in a friendly efficient manner, I have always felt that the team were very focussed on achieving the best result for me and I had the distinct impression that the entire team were working behind the scenes to present a professional face to me as Vendor and to the prospective purchasers. The hard work put in by the team is evident in the comprehensive reporting which was appreciated by me and gave me a great sense of comfort. I know that little things like turning up to the open homes on time are tricky especially given the busy market but Shan and Ricky were always there and ready well before the people started walking down the driveway and I know also that in our absence the lovely Shan went the extra mile on many occasions to ensure the house was looking its best before purchasers inspected. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ricky, Shan and the Team to anyone in the future. Congratulations on a fantastic job with a great result!

Shirley Jeffrey

I wish to commend your real estate sales representative, Ricky Cave for the professional manner in which he attended to the sale of our home. Not only did he excel himself in arranging the auction, working hard for a good result, but showed a thoughtful, caring, attitude towards us, at a very stressful time. The marketing of our home could not have been better, and I will recommend him to anyone wanting an agent. I will continue to use him myself, as I look for another home.Please convey my gratitude to him for all his help, he is an asset to your company, as he has such a positive attitude in all he does, conveying confidence to his clients, a great quality in a young man. Regards Rosemary Brown and Jim Smith 21/10/2010

Rosemary Brown & Jim Smith

Ricky you have given us your all in the sale of our property at 360 Riverlaw Terrace at a very stressful and sad time in Christchurch, our first highly successful open day being two days before the Big One on 22 February - great timing! After a lot of soul searching as to where to go from there, and some very astute advice from Ricky and Craig, we decided to go ahead with our auction and a very exciting one it was too - we are highly delighted with the result, as are our buyers. Warm regards

Anna and Colin Lyons

Having recently purchased a property for which Ricky Cave was the vendors' agent I would like torecord how helpful Ricky was during the sale process.From the first time we met Ricky at an open home we found him to be very courteous andconsiderate. He was very patient in answering all, our questions and he promptly facilitated theprovision of all the documents that we requested. Ricky went out of way to guide us through thepurchase and smoothed the way for us to obtain builders and valuers reports.We felt completely comfortable with Ricky throughout the purchase and we valued his sincerity.


Ricky Cave did an amazing job selling my property providing perfect service right through the selling process. The complete transaction was conducted by phone and email in a most helpful way. Firstly his valuation was spot on, he sold the property for the highest figure, he had quoted, as possible. Initially after I had contacted him he approached my then tenants in a very affable manner when doing the appraisal...they then recommended that I place the house for sale with Ricky. He gave sensible, easily comprehendible advice and then developed an excellent strategy for auctioning the property, did a very smart job placing signs, was understanding about items still left on the property and sold the property quickly. Ricky managed to give advice that dissolved my worries, in fact it seemed Ricky solved all problems easily and quickly. As I had tried to sell my property privately I can quite clearly state that he got a much better price than that which I was offered privately. Ricky was always easy to speak with, patient and understanding. I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend him. May 2010

Stephanie Perrott

We bought a property through Ricky Cave in June/July 2010 and later sold our own property with Ricky in late August 2010. Right from the start Ricky gives the impression that he enjoy's what he does and is a true professional. This never faded over the weeks and became more evident with each step. We were very impressed with Ricky when we purchased a property and therefore later chose him again to sell ours without hesitation. Ricky really knows how to market each property accordingly.We were fortunate how we were guided in many right directions where needed as we used Ricky's recommended Mortgage Broker and Solicitor which were equally impressive. We were left to choose our own paths without any pressure or persuasion throughout the buying and selling processes which were not easy at times. Nothing was ever a problem as Ricky is a tireless worker even after his day off on a ski-trip he would be back into it the same day/night following up the previous weekends open homes. Ricky performed with unlimited energy, motivation, and integrity throughout the weeks. Even after the auction process had finished Ricky kept in touch checking up on us after the Earthquake.

Daniel & Natasha

10 May 2010 Ricky Cave was an excellent salesman during our recent home purchase in Christchurch. Had it not been for Ricky's perseverance and dedication we would not have made this purchase and would have missed out on the best house we could possibly have found. One that we remain simply delighted with. Ricky was aware of our needs and realized that despite some of our reservations this property was perfect for us. With his assistance we negotiated the previously uncharted purchase option of Pre-auction offer, which was unsuccessful and then Auction where we were the successful purchasers. He kept us informed of our options, was readily available for all questions and did not hesitate to advise us on all aspects of our purchase.

Sophie Jaine

After trying to sell our home privately unsuccessfully, we engaged the services of Ricky Cave at Ray White Opawa in Feb 2010. We had a 4 week marketing campaign and our house sold by auction in March 2010. We chose Ricky at Ray White Opawa because Ricky is full of enthusiasm, he lives in the area and he knows the area. We also chose Ricky as based on his recent sales in the area, he is willing to go the extra mile and put in extra effort to ensure a sale. From the word go, Ricky did not disappoint with a marketing campaign covering a wide variety of media from multiple websites, regular hardcopy real estate publications, and local newspapers. Ricky also beat the local pavements at multiple times with mail drops advertising our home. We would have no problems recommending Ricky and the rest of the Ray White Opawa team to anyone willing to sell their home in the wider Opawa / St Martins / Murray Aynsley area.

My husband and I engaged Ricky Cave to sell our investment property in Merivale in 2009. Ricky was professional in his manner and went about selling our property with enthusiasm and vigour. His persistence resulted in a sale within one month at a price we were happy with. I particularly liked how Ricky showed commitment to the sale by hand delivering flyers around the neighbourhood and taking care in the photographs he took of the property. He displayed professionalism with our tenants and gained their trust early on resulting in him having access to the property when they were not home. Ricky is passionate about property personally and it shows in his attitude towards other people's property goals. I will engage him again when the time comes to sell another of our properties. Thanks Ricky for all your hard work and dedication.

Phil and Philippa Donnithorne Nicholls