I have always enjoyed helping others to realise their goals and hoped that, in some way, I have helped them make their dreams come true. Now it is the reason I come to the office everyday with the added benefit of working with a great group of colleagues/friends in our unique REAL environment. To tell you the truth I am also a bit of a rebel and relish challenging the status quo. When we decided to break from traditional real estate models in 2004 and share our commissions equally this was exhilarating, unexplored territory. The idea was to remove the incentives that made good salespeople self oriented, i.e., individual based commissions, and develop a system that provides a happy, cooperative workplace that delivers the best possible service to our customers. Nobody else was or is doing it. Could it be done successfully?
Well here we are over 10 years later with a terrific loyal following of customers who have enjoyed our unique, friendly culture and they will tell you it absolutely works. It is so exciting to work together, sharing information and totally focused on getting the best possible result for our clients with none of the usual conflict found in offices I had previously worked in. Now we sell more real estate than any other company in Kerikeri and everyone wins.
Just a little background info on me, I was born in England and moved to New Zealand with my family in 1979 finishing my schooling at Auckland Grammar. After completing a Bachelor of Science at Auckland University I headed off to the United States where I spent 15 years working in finance and marketing for a Fortune 80 health insurance corporation. I moved to the Bay of Islands in July 2002 to escape the corporate life, enjoy the unique quality of life that Northland has to offer and live closer to my family. I have been selling real estate in Kerikeri since November 2002 and have been with REAL for nearly 11 years.
Last year I completed the National Certificate in Real Estate (Branch Manager) qualification and am currently working on my Diploma. I love working with the various people I meet in my real estate life and like to think I bring professionalism, integrity, knowledge of the industry and the Kerikeri property market and 100% commitment to the REAL team. Kerikeri is an awesome place to live and work and it is a privilege to wake up each day and help others to sell their homes or find their new place in our community.
I hope I get the chance to work for you whether buying or selling your next home.