Diane Ritchie

Principal, Ray White Gisborne

Experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for the business.

Diane Ritchie, co-owner of Ray White Gisborne has over 30 years experience in real estate and has gained many awards for her high achievements. Diane has energy, passion and a driving entrepreneurial spirit that has kept her at the top of her field.

Diane was the first woman in Gisborne to gain the qualification AREINZ necessary to hold a real estate license.  She started her own real estate business in 1993. Ritchie Real Estate started at Diane's own home at Wainui Beach, but soon moved to an office in Gladstone Road and then to the Ballance Street Village. Diane sold this high profile local business in 2002 due to illness. She made a speedy recovery over two years with a regime of healthy eating and exercise and was soon rearing to get back to work.

Teaming up with her sister, Christine Gunness, they formed the company Gisborne Property Shop Ltd and joined the Ray White Group. Ray White offered a national network, and also had a huge presence in Australia and South East Asia. The Gisborne office is completely owned and operated by Diane and Christine but they have all the advantages the Ray White franchise has to offer. Ray White Gisborne now employs eight sales people in Gisborne and two at Mahia.

Diane's career began by chance when in the 1980's she was looking after a friends display home in a new housing estate. A Sales Manager for one of Australia's biggest land developmant companies came to view the house, and Diane, thinking he was a prospective buyer, did her hardest to sell him on the property. He was so impressed with her natural salesmanship and enthusiasm he called the next day to offer her a job in the company. Since then she has worked in sales for Lockwood Homes, developing retirement homes within the family business and worked as a salesperson at Ball & Crawshaw where she also studied for her agent's qualifications and finally went into business in her own name.

Diane says she has seen the highs and lows of real estate over the years and now firmly believes that things never stay the way they are and that adapting to change is the key to life. When you list your home with Diane ritchie you know that you are getting expert advice, many years of experience and total dedication.


Diane did the best that she could in a very difficult market, always keeping me up to date with trends and what was going on.

Kay Landon-Lane

Diane worked hard to get buyers through the house through her marketing (excellent photos) but it was her colleague that found the buyer. Diane was also the agent selling the house we bought, and at times during the negotiation process there appeared to be a slight communication breakdown.

Matt & Sally Hustler

Most recent or updated property listings from Diane Ritchie

3 Beds
1 Baths
2 Parking
46 Atkins St
Patutahi, New Zealand
46 Atkins Street Patutahi GSBRNE 4072 NZ
-38.625009 177.886324
4 Beds
2 Baths
2 Parking
73 Paraone Rd
Tamarau, New Zealand
73 Paraone Road Tamarau GSBRNE 4010 NZ
-38.684608 178.057729
60 Hillview Tce
Mangapapa, New Zealand
60 Hillview Terrace Mangapapa GSBRNE 4010 NZ
-38.641828 178.017332
3 Beds
1 Baths
1 Parking
41 Ormond Rd
Whataupoko, New Zealand
41 Ormond Road Whataupoko GSBRNE 4010 NZ
-38.662001 178.030378
6 Beach Cove
Wainui Beach, New Zealand
6 Beach Cove Wainui Beach GSBRNE 0000 NZ
-43.816829 172.902878
3 Beds
2 Baths
2 Parking
388 Ormond Rd
Lytton West, New Zealand
388 Ormond Road Lytton West GSBRNE 0000 NZ
-38.640777 178.002595
5-24 Beach Cove
Wainui Beach, New Zealand
5-24 Beach Cove Wainui Beach GSBRNE 0000 NZ
-43.816954 172.903143
17 Sandy Cove
Wainui, New Zealand
By Negotiation
17 Sandy Cove Wainui GSBRNE 4010 NZ
-38.684423 178.073040
394 Palmerston Rd
Gisborne Central, New Zealand
394 Palmerston Road Gisborne Central GSBRNE 4010 NZ
-38.659311 178.018959
18 King St
Motu, New Zealand
18 King Street Motu GSBRNE 4052 NZ
-38.257324 177.550015
25, 27, 29 King St
Mangapapa, New Zealand
Various Prices
25, 27, 29 King Street Mangapapa GSBRNE 4010 NZ
-38.644985 178.015015
1 Hillview Tce
Whataupoko, New Zealand
Various Prices
1 Hillview Terrace Whataupoko GSBRNE 4010 NZ
-38.643594 178.017734