Kerif Smerdon

Rotorua Sales Specialist

Her energy, experience and courteous approach means Kerif has the background and the insight to safely guide her clients through the many aspects of buying and selling property successfully.




Ive always wanted to sell my house and find a flatter section and something more teenage appropriate But the stress of buying and selling has always put me off.
And I wasnt wrong
Theres been a challenge at every turn
Finding a new house
Getting a mortgage
Builders reports
But Jody and Kerif have been beside me all the way even when I fell apart and didnt think I could do it. They got me moving again.
I highly recommend them
Everything is done in a professional manner and have had good suggestions along the way.
Thank you guys for making it a task so daunting into a reality of sold sign on my property.

Wendy Taylor

Wendy Taylor


We cannot thank you enough Jodi & Kerif! At such an odd time (Covid-19) we were unsure if it was the right decision to sell, Jodi and Kerif assured us it was a great time, and it most definitely was. After launching online, we had one advertised open home and then multiple offers presented to us the day following the open home. Jodi & Kerif work seamlessly as a team and they worked super hard to get the best price for our property. They are honest in their approach and excellent communicators. They gave us tips and advice to ensure our property was looking it's best. Their passion for Rotorua made us feel certain we picked the right team to sell our property. We are absolutely blown away with the result they achieved for us and in such a short timeframe. Thank you so much ladies.
Becks, Joel & Beau.

Becks and Joel


Jodi and Kerif;
Just a brief note to say thanks to both of you for your efforts with the sale of our place. (We just about wanted to look through it ourselves.) We havent gone back and counted the days, We know it wasnt many at all, (less than 10), what an unbelievable outcome. Asking price blown out of the water as well. Sold with 1 Open Home. Again, Thank you very much for your efforts, contacts and updates was a good experience with good people from a good company. Thank you both.

Dave and Sheryl White.


Jodi & Kerif - Just a brief note to say thanks to both of you for your efforts with the sale of our place. (We just about wanted to look through it ourselves.) We havent gone back and counted the days, We know it wasnt many at all, (less than 10), what an unbelievable outcome. Asking price blown out of the water, as well. Sold with 1 Open Home. Again, Thank you very much for your efforts, contacts and updates, was a good experience with good people from a good company.
Thank you both. Kind Regards, Dave and Sheryl White.

Dave and Sheryl White.


I have edited, deleted and rewrote this over and over again and still at this moment honestly do not think that I have the words to express how blessed and thankful I am to have met with Jodi when I did. She is the epitome of Excellence in Real Estate Sale and Purchase. Her professionalism is nothing short of outstanding. Every person she put me in contact with from the Building Inspector to Mortgage Manager excellent! Absolutely. She has a passion for her mahi and it shows. My process happened SO FAST! It needed to. And I would not have had it any other way. I viewed a property Sunday, had an offer in on Tuesday that went unconditional and within a week had settled. The communications we had throughout the entire process were always direct and precise. Exactly what I needed it to be. I will hand on heart say that she will have your best interest at heart and do EVERYTHING SHE CAN (if not more - as she did for me - AFTER THE FACT) to ensure that you are well looked after. Your wants and needs will be at the forefront and lead her way. She is an absolute gem. Inside and out. Thank you from the bottom for my heart Jodi. For everything!

Char Wiperi


Thank you for being our real estate Agents for the sale of 75b Gordon Road. Your estimate of the potential value of our property was accurate for the market at the time. You listened to us and what we wanted to achieve both giving us good advice on being able to get the best possible outcome for both us as the Vendors and potential buyers. You all went over and above the call of duty and even helped with advice on procuring our next property which when all the t's were crossed and the i's Dotted worked out extremely well for all concerned.
Thank you all so much for your caring and much needed help for the sale of our property.
Nga Mihi
Charles, Adele, David and Nigel our dog

Charles & Adele


Hi Jodi, Kerif
I just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work getting 120 Old Taupo sold. After putting in alot of work to restore the property it was nice to work with agents who I felt believed in the value as opposed to just trying to get a sale across the line. I would happily recommend you to anyone moving forward and wish you all the best with the upcoming year.
David Hume

David Hume

John and I just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in selling our house.  

John and I just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in selling our house.
From the moment we met you both at our first meeting, you were well prepared, energetic and professional.
During the whole sale process you put in so much effort and nothing was too much trouble even to replacing the missing lightbulbs after the final inspection.
We appreciate that you did not push us to take the first offer but guided us throughout until we received a fair price.
We will recommend you both to anyone we can.

Take care and all the best for the future.

Michelle and John

Michelle & John


I had the lovely experience of finding Kerif and Jodi from eves Rotorua to sell my property and was done with such ease, I could not believe how fast and easy it was. I highly recommend them for anyone that wants the top notch selling team, cheers you two. PS loving the hamper..xox

E Beresford


Recently my husband and I have had the privilege to have Jodi and Kerif sell our property on behalf us.
First of all I would like to thank them very much for their hard work and would also like to let you know that they have done such an amazing job at selling our property.
We gave them a very short time frame to sell our property and they delivered an offer to us within 3 weeks and as of today Thursday 18th April 2019 our property has gone unconditional.
These two ladies are very professional and had/have kept in contact with my husband and myself, keeping us updated and informed on how the property was doing on the market and also kept us informed about buyers interest and views on the property with positive feedback and had also been flexible with time schedule due to us having a 4 month old baby and has also kept things very stress free.
So from the bottom of our hearts a big thank you Kerif and Jodi.

Dannielle, Nathan and Ridge Aston


I would like to say we needed a straight forward and quick sale which is exactly what Kerif and Jodi delivered. Accurate information and communication was ongoing and was an all around pleasant experience with minimal stress! Thank you!

Suzanne & Rob Sweeney


My name is Glen Brinkler. Recently, I listed a property for sale with Eves, Rotorua. Settlement was finalised last Friday. Jodi Ratahi and Kerif Smerdon were the agents managing the sale on my behalf. Jodi and Kerif were a pleasure to deal with during the entire process. They gave open and honest professional advice, demonstrated an excellent understanding of the Rotorua market and local property values, and offered constructive suggestions on what I needed to do to complete a quick sale that met my needs.
Although I am originally from Rotorua, I dont live there and have not done so for many years. Jodi and Kerif clearly understand what the local market is doing, and I found their advice on that really valuable. No question, they understand the current market and their customers.
Jodi and Kerif kept me well informed of progress during the sale process and were able to bring me a conditional offer very quickly. They are professional, knowledgeable and great at what they do. They are a credit to Eves and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others looking to sell a property in Rotorua. Thank you ladies.

Glen Brinkler


After a careful selection process to find the best agents to sell our property, Jodi and Kerif were by far a stand out from the rest.
They listened:- All of our concerns in selling the property were considered and addressed, making us feel more at ease. They took the time to truly understand our needs.
They advised:- They carefully advised us on property presentation ideas and suggestions to maximise the sale.
They consulted:- They provided us with excellent insights about the market in our area and upcoming developments.
They acted:- Kerif and Jodi sold our property, above asking price in just a few weeks after listing.
Jodi, Kerif and their support team are very experienced in the industry, professional yet personable in every way. We felt at ease with their friendly, honest yet consultative approach. We highly recommend them to anyone wishing to sell or buy a property and would certainly use their expertise again.
Thanks Jodi & Kerif for all your hard work.

Maxine & Roger Houkamau


Wow what a Team!! Sold after just 2 Open Homes !!
Jodi and Kerif were right on the ball, the information and guidance they gave us was 100% accurate.
They were up front and forthright and stood their ground when we were not sure which way to go. At all times they were very Professional in their dealings with us , they listened to us and then offered their advice based on their knowledge of the Rotorua market, steered us in the right direction and then backed it up with results , cannot ask for more than that from a Real Estate Agent.
We have highly recommended this Great Team to our Friends and Colleagues and say give them a go to anyone wanting to sell their property, they certainly delivered for us.

Larry & Ming


I would like to acknowledge and give thanks to your real estate agents, Jodi Ratahi and Kerif Smerdon. Jodi and Kerif were able to find me the perfect home. The girls were very understanding of what my needs were, and with their help, I was able to secure the purchase of a wonderful property. Jodi and Kerif's care and attention in helping me navigate the purchase of my property was awesome. I was dealing with negotiations and contracts that were at times overwhelming, but Jodi and Kerif's professional support and guidance meant I ultimately finalised a successful purchase. I thank them very much, for, without their efforts, this would not have been possible.

D Mitchell


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! For selling our house, 2 Cochrane St. You got an amazing price and we couldnt be where we are today without your help. Thanks for all the counselling sessions on the phone, help, expertise, professionalism and just being so so awesome. You and Jodi have a great partnership going on and it was an absolute pleasure working with you guys. We are really happy in our new whare and working on filling it up with baby number 2 on the way in March. Hope you and your whanau are well and have a fabulous Christmas

Jo, Alvaro, Tonui & Pepi number 2


I'm very sorry this has taken me so long to get this to you. I was really wanting to do the video for you, but if I wait any longer until I have more time we might all be dead!

So, I've tried to express how my experience was with you both, but it still somehow doesn't seem to do you justice after the stellar effort you both put in for me.

Things are going great down here at the moment since being in this little one bedroom place with my boys. And I've been keeping in touch with Janine (but still haven't had the chance to thank her properly yet :-/ ). I have invited her out a couple of times and she has invited me to dinner.....but we've done neither - we're so busy haha!
I'm still house hunting. I was getting ready to make an offer on a house in Paraparaumu last week, but after the builders report came back with me having to spend $100k to get it up to scratch I decided against it. It needed a new roof, had no insulation, needed repainting entirely on the outside, new weatherboards, new garage door and it was in a flood zone. I must say the real estate agents down here are not nearly as lovely as you two are. When I told the agent that I didn't want to put an offer in she became almost abusive towards me :-0

Anyway, I do think of you often and hope you are both well.

Warmest hugs,



Jodi and Kerif were amazing and we are very pleased we found them at the right time, they went above and beyond.

When we first got in contact with Jodi and Kerif about wanting to sell our house they come and met with us as soon as possible. Their easy going, caring, relaxed and professional attitudes made it easy for us to trust them with our house sale and look no further. Jodi and Kerif were always easy to get in contact with and were always clear and straight forward and helpful with us and our decisions and ideas we had towards the sale of our family home of 15 plus years. They made the sale of our home so easy and relaxing and we are greatful.

Not only did Jodi and Kerif do an awesome job on the sale of our family home they also assisted the current tenants in finding a new home before their final date.

I highly recommend these two women when finding someone to assist you in real estate. Thankyou Jodi and Kerif you two are awesome.

Mr. Thompson


Jodi and Kerif work as a team and are trustworthy, dependable and conscientious women before they are Real Estate Agents. Their professionalism gave me peace of mind when leaving them to run open homes, being non- intrusive they would quietly peruse the house ensuring visitors were respectful whilst answering questions.
Jodi did not mind getting her hands dirty and was invaluable with colour consultations, painting advice, vacuuming and organising last minute locksmiths! Jodi you earnt every dollar!
I highly recommend this real estate duo and appreciate their integrity and professionalism and recommend them regularly as they truly care for the families they work for, the house they represent AND the prospective purchasers without pressuring sellers just to get a sale!

Katriona Holehan-Duncan


Kerif and Jodi recently swung into action and interfaced a tidy deal for us to purchase a three bedroom Rotorua house. Jodi was especially tenacious and closed negotiations in a way that meant both purchaser and seller were happy with the process and the price. These ladies truly are the Dynamic Duo of Rotorua real estate, bringing energy, common sense and great market knowledge with them.

Tim Duffett


Having recently sold my portfolio of properties, I would like to convey my thanks and appreciation to Kerif and Jodi. Having a number of properties to sell it was important that I choose the right agents to act on my behalf. After speaking to numerous agents in Rotorua, all of whom I found to be professional and competent, I choose Kerif and Jodi. Both of these ladies know the business inside out but what impressed me most was their work ethic. There were no pressure selling tactics and they worked extremely hard to achieve my objectives. All of my properties achieved more than my expectations. I would have no reservations in recommending Kerif and Jodi to anyone contemplating selling or buying a property. Well done.

Sam Woods


I feel very lucky to have placed the selling of my house in the hands of Jodie Ratahi and Kerif Smerdon. They are fantastic people and I really appreciated their professional and caring attitude. They truly wanted what was best for me and handled the process with skill and ease. I so appreciated the fact that if I had any queries they were always available and had my best interests at heart. I highly recommend them and am grateful for all they did for me.

Susan Townes


You guys have been a real dream team to work with. I really appreciated all the effort put into facilitating this deal. We are very pleased to have this property in the family.



We were so pleased we chose Kerif and Jodi to sell our home. They achieved a good sale for us but it was their manner which has had a more lasting impression on us. They were highly professional yet most personable; sure there were stressful times along the way but their communication always was appropriate, prompt, cheerful, patient and full of integrity. They worked hard to meet the demands of buyers and us - we would never have achieved such a credible sale attempting it alone. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

Ann & Jean O'Neill


Thank you so much for all the help and advice you and the team at EVES have given us in this, an important step, in selling our parents much loved home. We had the added complication of different members in different parts of the country. You made it easy, though at times there didnt seem to be anyone to buy, we all hung in there. Your support was much appreciated. Your persistence with open homes, which seemed like every weekend. Money was tight, so our advertising budget was not the greatest but the expert advertising we could afford was well utilised and we think we got value for money. Again, I would like to thank you personally. You took on the challenge and we all won. Thank you.

Lynette Thackeray


I set out to find an agent that could deliver exceptional results while possessing great communication, enthusiasm and industry know-how. On top of all this I was looking for an enjoyable experience while selling my properties. My journey involved interviewing agents from six different real estate agencies in town to find the best to satisfy my criteria. The best solution was not one agent, but two! The combination of Jodi and Kerif complements both their personalities and service to their clients. My personal experience and results achieved were well above my expectations and I would happily recommend to friends and family.

G Parkes (Investor)


We would like to extend our sincere thanks to both of you for the way you conducted the recent sale of our property. We have been extremely pleased with your attentiveness, communication, honesty and advice throughout the entire process. Your warm, professional and friendly approach was particularly appreciated.

Right from the very first meeting with my husband and telephone conversations with myself, you explained the sale process thoroughly and did not try to obtain our business by giving us an unreal expectation of what our property was worth in the current market.

We believed in your commitment and dedication to us as clients, when we left everything in your hands and returned to Port Hedland West Australia. We were so surprised and shocked to hear within days that the house sold. You have managed to facilitate and sell our house with expediency for a price beyond our expectations - all within days of Awhi leaving New Zealand. Your focus on end result was beyond question and your motivating advice and detailed reporting during the process was appreciated more then you realize.

Awhi and I are so glad we chose Eves Real Estate (Rotorua) and have no hesitation in recommending both of you to others who value professionalism, loyalty, and integrity in the future who are trying to decide between agents.

Wenarata & Awhimate Paul Port Hedland, West Australia


have known Kerif for over 30 years and could write a book about her abilities. Kerif is of superior personal integrity. She walks her talk. Over the years Kerif has shown me to be honest, reliable and totally dedicated to the task at hand. She has been a wonderful role model to my 3 daughters with her strong work ethics, sense of humour and her ability to communicated and negotiate clearly on all levels. As a mother of four, multitasking, good time management, enthusiasm and energy spiced with lots of laughs is how she manages her life.

Catherine Reid


I have known Kerif personally and in a professional capacity for 10 years. Kerif has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility and ambition. She is hard working, organised, efficient, extremely competent and has an excellent rapport with persons of all ages. Her good judgements and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to her endeavours. I highly recommend Kerif.

Angie Crocombe - Team Leader, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism & Major Events Command, Queensland Police Service


It has been my privilege to know Kerif since 2009, where we were both involved with Hamurana Playcentre, and still involved today. Any task Kerif is given, she takes on with amazing determination and perseveres until the job is complete. Kerif has tremendous ability to be able to look at a problem, job or role from a new perspective often resulting in a far better outcome.
With her background in business ownership and management while running a household is testament to her time management, eagerness and professionalism - while still showing compassion to all around her. I would not hesitate to list or buy a property with Kerif if the need arose.

Bridget Gifford - Director, The Orchard Childcare & Preschool