Beginning at 1.25%* Commission

Russell has been selling property for over 14 years and he’s only grown more passionate about seeing properties sold well. His goal is not to make money off of you - it’s to see the best price possible, to see you save thousands, and at the end of the day, for you to be over the moon with the end result.

The Best Price for You—Russell Hume knows how to sell​!

What can I offer you?​

Free no obligation informative appraisal, leaving no questions unanswered

Home staging, aerial photography by request

Leading real estate websites including,,, hougarden (The largest property portal for the Chinese market)

The Property Press web/magazine exposure  if desired

One of Canterbury's top professional real estate photographers to best showcase your property

Weekly open homes with quality, professionally printed graphic designed fliers

Descriptive marketing that highlights your properties best features and not your reason for sale

Commission beginning at $550 +1.25%* of the sale price +GST

Viewing by appointment

Dedicated, proactive, professional service with a "Service Guarantee"

“What impressed us the most was the fact after receiving an initial offer we were happy to accept, he then went and pursued another offer to use as leverage to increase the first offer by another $10,000.”

Simon, Nikki and Flynn Tucker | 38 Monarch Boulevard, Kaiapoi—Listed at Offers over $499,000 | Sold for $530,000

I back up what I say with what I do. A confident agent doesn’t need to lock in a client for three months. That’s more about a fear of loss on the part of the salesperson.

If I haven’t got your property under offer in this time frame you now have options, which sits well with me. If you are happy with the way things are going, we can extend the agency for a time period you choose.  Or you are free to make other choices that best work for you.

Your Confidentiality

Your best interests are always at the forefront of my mind. I will never write a headline or any ad copy that reveals your reason for sale as this can weaken your negotiation position.​

Your private business will remain private. You have my word.

Why do others charge so much to see your house sold? 

With Russell's experience and results, he could work for any franchise. If he did,  his knowledge and skill set would hold him in high esteem, however, the only difference is that he now would charge a lot more for those skills. Russell sees the value in charging a lower fee, thereby putting himself in a position to list more properties than the average agent, thereby gaining an even larger referral base of satisfied clients, and more importantly gaining skills, insight and experience that only comes from the coal face. Higher fee companies need to spend a lot on profiling and marketing to firstly attract sellers to their business and secondly to convince them to pay their higher fees. My listings are derived mainly by word of mouth and repeat business.

Total Realty has saved clients millions of dollars in real estate fees when compared to standard commission rates. If you are looking for a company with a proven track record of producing big results for a small fee, then you have come to the right place.

My Service Guarantee

Unlike most salespeople, I list properties for just six weeks. That applies to any property, in any market. Why’s that you might ask. Let me explain: It puts me on probation. I strive to have any property I market under offer in this time frame, knowing that the best offers come sooner, rather than later. Time on the market erodes buyer confidence in your property. Many of my properties sell via multiple offers and again, this is highly unlikely in the later stages of a long campaign.

Russell Hume | Licensed Sales Consultant