Jodi & Kerif

Rotorua Residential Sales Specialists

As EVES top salespeople, Jodi & Kerif have an established reputation as “a true local professionals”.



Here's what some recent clients had to say about Jodi Ratahi's real estate service. For Rotorua property, Choose Jodi Ratahi. Choose EVES.


Hi Jodi and Kerif hope you have you both had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

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


A huge thank you to Jodi from the EVES Rotorua Team. From a buyer's perspective, I can honestly say that from start to finish I felt that Jodi was sincerely invested in me and my best interests as a first time home buyer.

Jodi is extremely professional and knowledgeable, with a warm, personal touch. This, coupled with her trustworthy nature has meant that my journey to finding the perfect home was made exciting and safe.

Jodi, thank you for being available at all hours of the day to allay my fears, to talk me through the buying process as patiently as you have, and for giving me the confidence to follow my gut. I'm so glad I have had you to deal with.

Keri Hay


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


Sorry this is soo late but we have been meaning to thank you so much for the sale of 2 Cochrane Street. You did an amazing job and lots of hard work and we appreciate your expertise, professionalism and general awesomeness you rock !!! You got us the best price for our whare and we are so very grateful. Arohanui

Arohanui Jo, Alvaro, Toqui & pepi


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


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.



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


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


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 found Jodi was amazing to work with. She went above and beyond what we were asking for and even helped us with renovation ideas for the property along with one of our other properties. We would highly recommend her and her team to anyone looking to buy or sell in Rotorua.

Jordan (Splash Equity)


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


Buying a house is very daunting experience , I found Jodi to be extremely helpful , going above and beyond what I would have expected form any realtor, she was very practical down to earth helping me see the details that I had over looked getting lost in the excitement of buying a house ,giving very sensible advice ,her genuine sincerity and honesty was very reassuring, Jodi I felt made it her personal mission to search out all options to any questions I had, for me this was the deal breaker , she made the whole process glide through very smoothly ,especially since it wasn't the easiest contract to close , I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking to purchase a property, and a few weeks after the sale dust has settled I'm very happy with my purchase and even more happier for having meet such a beautiful person.

Toni Smith


Jodi rewrites the house sales exam - here's the questions and answers Who is amazing to deal with? - Jodi Who guides you through the Sale? - Jodi Who gives you constructive tips and pointers? - Jodi Who do you use when you want someone who actually loves their job? - Jodi For extra merit answer the below....
When you need your house sold and want results beyond expectations and in our case our wildest dreams who should you use?
If you answered Jodi Ratahi then congratulations - you've found the right agent to get it done!!!

We used Jodi Ratahi to sell our Rotorua properties. What a gold mine she is. How do you thank someone for doing an amazing job. Unfortunately we moved out of town and couldn't take her with us. So I recommend you all to use her as your agent. Her bubbly personality is infectious, and we enjoyed the visits. She was honest and straight shooting, but still managed to balance the emotional side of the house sale along with the down and dirty get it done deal side. We asked if she could give us some tips and opinions on what she thought we needed to do and she was all to happy to oblige. Nothing is a problem to her. Hard work and diligence are an understatement. All we can really say is thank you so much for being so wonderful and helping our family achieve our dreams.

If you haven't meet Jodi then don't worry, the testimonies are correct. She is a killer agent. She's the James bond of the real estate. List your house with her I can literally guarantee no agent compares. Happy and loving a job that she does fantastically. Professional and caring - is it possible? Yes! My wife and I listed our house with a couple of agencies during the recession. What a joke! Jodi came in took the ball and ran with it - big time! Gave us some tips on the house, raised our expectations then blew them out of the water with the price she got us. She has been an integral part in achieving our dreams - moving out of residential into rural. In hindsight, had any of the previous agents succeeded a couple of years ago we probably would not of made it to where we are. Is she magic? Does she make dreams come true? Well, in our case she did - Will she do the same for you? I say she will work just as hard and be just as amazing for you as she was with us - you'll only know if you give her a go. We will use her any time possible! Buying selling, she's our go to girl!!!

Dan and Laureen Andrews


I want to say a HUGE Thank you to Jodi Ratahi, of EVES Real Estate, Rotorua.
This was the second time that we had actually listed our home with a Real Estate, but 3rd time we had actually dealt with Real Estate agents in the Rotorua area. The first two times did not go down so well, so it took a lot of talking and convincing to my husband to deal with Real Estate agents from this area.
Anyway, after I had found out that Jodi was a Real Estate agent, I told my husband that I knew Jodi from my High School years. I also told him that what I remembered of her she was a beautiful, kind, good, honest person. So, my husband gave me the Ok to ring her, so I did, and I definitely have no regrets what so ever. Also, dealing with Jodi, she has given my husband a different aspect of Real Estate agents that, not all are difficult to deal with.
This line of employment is definitely Jodi' forte. Any questions we had concerning our home, she answered to the best of her knowledge, even when our home went unconditional and we had questions for her to answer, she never let us down and was always just a phone call away. If we are to purchase again within the Rotorua district I wouldn't hesitate in dealing with Jodi again, and would definitely highly recommend her to all our families, friends, anyone near and far.
Jodi, my family and I would love to say "Thank You!" again. We would also love to wish you well and the very best. Keep it real and you well excel in anything you do. You are exactly the same person I remember from High School. Don't change for anything or anyone. God bless!

Joanna and Richard Schmidt


It has been our pleasure to first meet Jodi Ratahi during her early days in real estate; she was filling in for 2 colleagues who were indisposed on the day, and what impressed us about that, was that she was prepared to pitch in and help out the team at short notice; she has an all-engaging personality and we felt immediately here was a person a that we could easily relate to and we were correct; subsequently she also impressed us with her honesty, enthusiasm and the ability to go the extra mile on our behalf.
We jokingly said that we bought Jodi and the house came with her and to some degree this is true, as at the end of the day we bought the house after one viewing with Jodi and with very minimal due diligence on our part, based in no small part, on the strength of her personal attributes and our trust in her-this has proven to be an excellent purchase.

To say that we are happy with our decision and the level of service and professionalism that Jodi has afforded us would be an understatement. We can't speak highly enough of Jodi and would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone.

Wayne and Julie Thornton


The public perception of real estate agents isn't a particularly flattering one but I have a feeling that the new kid on the block, Jodi Ratahi, is going to change that.

Jodi is a newcomer to the realty business and has hit the ground running. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she is as caring and supportive towards her buyers as she is to her sellers.

Jodi loves houses and she loves people and she is able to combine her extensive professional knowledge of the painting and decorating business to not only freely advise on colour matches or redecorating but also arranges trade discounts if her client choose to undertake renovations themselves. Her extensive knowledge of Rotorua and her many contacts makes Jodi the go-to person for newcomers to the city and her willingness to go way beyond the requirements of a real estate agent coupled with her genuine desire to make the stressful process of buying and selling as smooth and as pleasurable as possible is unexpected and impressive.

I found Jodi generous in every way but most particularly with her time and knowledge, which is available to her clients in abundance even after the papers are signed and the deal has gone through. She is a warm person who is genuinely interested in her clients and passionately committed to doing her best by them.

Jodi has integrity and sincerity and her love of people, marked by her caring nature, means that she is totally focused on providing the best possible outcome for all parties. Buying a property through her was a truly pleasurable experience and I can say unreservedly that you can do no better than actively seek out Jodi Ratahi. She comes with the highest recommendation!

Anna Jacobs-Brown