Meet David Platt
Licensed salesperson in compliance with the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 as administered by the REAA (Real Estate Agents Authority)
David Platt is a business partner and Co-Director of Tommy’s Real Estate with Tommy Heptinstall – a business that they jointly established in May 1999 and a company that from small beginnings is now firmly established as a leader in Wellington City residential real estate sales.Read more
Tommy’s Real Estate Ltd holds a significant market share in Wellington City and suburbs and has also established franchised offices in Lower and Upper Hutt, Tawa, Paremata and on the Kapiti Coast under the joint directorship of Tommy and David.
Although coming from a background in real estate sales, David’s role is now more in the support and management of the Tommy’s sales team and in the administrative side of the Tommy’s business as the company has evolved and grown. He has an intimate knowledge of the building industry and he has been a key figure in advising and supporting Tommy’s property development clients. Recognising his all round real estate knowledge and experience, David is a past Chairman of the NZ Realtors Network, a group of leading real estate agencies from throughout NZ who share ideas and marketing initiatives to keep their businesses at the forefront in an ever changing business world.
Prior to starting the Tommy’s business, Tommy and David worked together in a successful real estate sales partnership and they have developed a business model based on delivering a high level of ethics and customer service. More than 19 years later, they continue to daily instill this same level of values in their sales team. David works in an open working environment with the sales team offering support, advice and encouragement to them and their clients.
David has been a Wellington resident for most of his life and currently lives in the central City.
What My Clients Say
“Tommy and David of Tommy’s Real Estate have successfully handled two property transactions for us in the last few months. The first took place in August 1999 when we were, at rather short notice, transferred to Hong Kong. Their marketing presentation, knowledge of the market and professional enthusiasm convinced us that they would achieve what we wanted and that was a quick sale for profit. These goals were admirably fulfilled. The second sale was somewhat more difficult. Our penthouse apartment was on the market with Tommy’s for 4 months during a period of absolute “Apartment Saturation” in Wellington. We had left New Zealand during this period but the communication and advice from both Tommy and David was good, enabling us to make informed decisions. The apartment did eventually sell in December 1999 with a quick and satisfactory settlement and we are convinced that no other agent in Wellington could have achieved this sale under the difficult market circumstances prevailing at the time. Tommy and David are a fantastic team and we would not hesitate for one moment in recommending their highly professional services to anyone seeking “The Top” Real Estate firm in Wellington.”
“We engaged a leading real estate company to sell our house in Khandallah in January 2000. We expected the house to sell quickly but in fact in ten weeks on the market we did not receive a single offer. We then gave the sole agency to David Platt of Tommy’s. Within two weeks of Tommy’s taking over we signed a conditional offer on the house and this became unconditional a few weeks later when we received a backup offer. We have nothing but praise for Tommy’s. We felt that David Platt was continually working in our best interest and that he was giving us good advice. He was constantly in contact giving us feedback on the state of his negotiations with the various interested parties. We felt that the price that was achieved for the property was a fair market price. If we were selling a house in the Wellington market again we would have no hesitation in going straight to Tommy’s”.
“We were very appreciative of the quick sale obtained given our shift to Dunedin at short notice. We were conscious when listing our property in November that traditionally this time of the year can prove difficult when trying to sell one’s house. However Tommy’s Real Estate came to the party for us in securing a sale within 3 weeks of listing. You and your team have been great communicators throughout the sale process and we have felt we have always been kept in touch with developments throughout. Over a number of years I have dealt with many real estate agents and firms. Tommy’s Real Estate certainly deserves the reputation it has earned amongst the Wellington residential market and is certainly the leader in the field of real estate. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending your firm to friends, colleagues and future clients.”