Licensed salesperson in compliance with the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 as administered by the REAA (Real Estate Agents Authority)
David’s personal statement:
“I have always been interested in the property market. Having bought and sold many times before moving into Real Estate myself, I know the many stresses and pitfalls that are associated with the buying and selling process. It is one time that you do need sound advice. You do need an objective opinion. You do need to have someone working for you who is a skilled negotiator and dedicated professional. You also need to be able to discuss options with someone who has “been there and done that”. I can make the buying and selling process not only rewarding for you, but can make it a “hassle free” experience that delivers the results you want.
David’s strengths and personality
• Customer focused
• Extensive sales background
• Listening to people’s needs – objective advice
• High work ethic – people first
• Confident negotiator
• Committed to achieving results
• Extensive property knowledge
• Available 7 days a week
• After sales service
David’s career and achievements:
Prior to embarking on a Real Estate career, David was involved in the Travel and Tourism Industry for over 20 years. In that Industry, his experience embraced the roles of Travel Agent, providing inflight services for Ansett, airline sales for the Government and latterly, managing a leading private training establishment offering training to the airline and tourism industry. All in all, a comprehensive background in an industry that prospers on quality customer service, which is so very much akin to the Real Estate Industry.
David has bought and sold a number of properties himself so is familiar and sympathetic to the stresses of buying and selling. He is also adept at home renovating and offers an insight and ideas to his clients in respect of opportunities for enhancing the value of their personal home or investment property.
In his first year in Real Estate alone, David exceeded $15 million in Residential Sales and has performed consistently well ever since. His willingness to get the Job done and deliver a result that pleases is what has led to his success in Real Estate. “I am only happy that a good job has been done, when my customers are happy – this is the work benchmark I have always applied.”
Apart from a very busy and happy family life, which occupies the majority of his time outside Real Estate, David has travelled extensively in the past and travel figures highly on his priority list for the future. That is of course secondary to assisting you in achieving your personal Real Estate dreams.
David’s interests and passions:
“I love to travel. Having been in the travel & tourism industry for many years before entering into Real Estate, it has always been so much a part of my life. I am a “big city” person and love the bright lights of all the big cities of the world. New York, London and Hong Kong are particular favourites. I’m not really the safari type – although I do want to take my family to the Northern Territory of Australia as the wildlife there is some of the best in the world.”
“I really love my work though – and I think this is what sets a very good Real Estate agent apart from the rest. You have to want to be involved in what you are doing and what’s going on and not just see it as a job. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.” Whether it’s first home buyers with all the questions in the world or the astute investor who wants a quick sale. You have to be prepared to step right in and meet the expectation from day one”.
“I am very much a family man also – and as mentioned, any time not involved with work is dedicated to my family. My wife and I, together with our three children Harrison, Phoebe and Charlotte, try and have at least a few breaks throughout the year – just go away for a night or two to recharge the batteries. There are so many places close to Wellington that you can get to for a break. It’s a great place to live.”
What My Clients Say
“Appreciated the highly professional, yet friendly approach and excellent communication. We knew Tommy’s sold frequently in our area. Would strongly encourage others to choose Tommy’s – It’s a shame Tommy’s doesn’t have a branch in Melbourne!”
“I, and my mother, were very happy with the price received. David was excellent in the way he made my elderly mother (the actual owner of the house) feel that she was an active player in the selling process”
“We thoroughly enjoyed working with David. His advice, follow up work, sense of responsibility and the way he shared in our pleasure when we got a quick sale at a great price”
“This was a very positive experience – I thought David was very positive about the property and represented the vendors well.”
“Very focussed, worked very hard on marketing and getting maximum number of potential buyers to view the property. Very impressed with the numbers through the open homes and the amount of viewings during the week. David gave me every confidence that we would have every opportunity to find the right buyer.”
“The presentation was very professional compared to others. David kept in touch as he said he would, which is very important to me. Knowing that all agents had viewed our house I think is very important. Thanks again for the box of goodies
Generally very good all round service. David is a strong communicator and set realistic expectations that were always met.”
“David marketed our property in Wellington recently. It was a difficult sale to make at that time. David was excellent in every respect. David persisted and a sale was finally made. He showed unusual attention to detail and undertook a number of actions, which we considered were beyond what might have been expected, to help make the sale. We hope to work with David again and would highly recommend him…”
“We cant fault the service so far. We thought the idea of all the agents sighting the property was very good. The gift hamper was a nice gesture. We will definitely recommend tommy’s to family and friends.”
“We felt Tommy’s sold to the market we were aiming at. We were impressed with David and his presentation. There were a number of options to choose from, the cost was reasonable and we only paid for what we used. We sold on the first day so it doesn’t get much better than that – also at a very good price! I would definitely recommend them to others”