Licensed Agent, Ray White Hastings
Real Estate as a career was more by accident than design. Two years of a law degree and a bit more of a B.A. led to property management in 1980 at Rod Weir & Co. in Wellington where I first attained a Salesperson Certificate - a vastly different animal from today‘s extensive training, especially as provided by major market players.
Two years overseas travel, a stint in commercial interior design, completion of a degree in English Literature, more overseas travel and a marriage in Australia saw me back to Real Estate (what is it about it?) this time for Raine & Horne, Sydney. A move to Auckland, some computer work and a lot of golf and I was suddenly unmarried, working exporting wool in Taupo. Experience of difficult markets may be applied to many disciplines and where else to turn when a change of tack was required? - Real Estate!!
In the last twenty six years as a Sales Consultant in your area I have learnt that all those years accumulating a wealth of knowledge and experience can actually REALLY be used in one job.
In 1998 I completed a Diploma of Business Studies - Real Estate after eighteen months of study at Massey and joined the local Real Estate Institute District Committee, becoming Vice President in 2004 and President in 2006, re-elected for a further term in 2007 and a further term in 2008. With AREINZ status I managed the Harcourts Havelock North office from October 2000 to February 2005. In 2006 I joined the Bayleys team for an eight and a half year stint where auction in particular was my main focus. With a change required I was welcomed into the experienced Leaders Havelock North team with their friendly and supportive office. We are this week taking on the Ray White brand with all associated leading edge technology and market penetration. A new challenge to bring further benefits to loyal customers and clients.
“My goals are to listen to my clients needs and help them fulfil their dreams”
Libby kept me informed at all times and was very professional but friendly as well.
“Indeed we appreciated your excellent advice about our property and the impeccable flow of information. Thank you for bringing matters to a successful conclusion and so relieving me of a nagging problem.”
Dr I H Thurston - St Helier, Jersey
“On behalf of the trustees I would like to thank you for the great result and the professional manner in which the property was marketed and sold. It has been a pleasure working with you.”
Robyn Laughton - Brown Webb Richardson, Hastings
"Thank you for your help, I am genuinely glad you got the sale (or most of it), I am impressed with the way you operate, so is Rona ……. almost don’t begrudge the commission!”
Quentin & Rona Johnston - Havelock North