I hated every minute of training, but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’. – Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

My grandfather, Captain Hughbert A. Mawson, served over 20 years in the New Zealand Army Corps. of Engineers. He was born and raised during the great depression and World War 2. He is a hardworking old-fashioned gentleman with traditional values and this was how he raised me.

I was born in Thailand and raised in New Zealand by my Grandfather. I spent much of my childhood at their farm in Pohangina, just 15 minutes out from Ashhurst.

The last 10 years have been an interesting journey – from leaving home at 16 to make something of myself, to working in customer service roles to serving the NZ Army in the Corps. of the Infantry, Victor Company. The roles I’ve had and my time serving in the Armed Forces have meant I’ve learnt more about myself, other people and hard work than I would have if I’d chosen another direction.

I’ve interacted with many people in our city from all walks of life, and I have a passion for helping people succeed. I know well, what it’s like to have nothing and to work hard for everything you have.

I have a passion for boxing and I’ve played many sports including cricket, hockey, tennis, touch, basketball and football.

For me, Real Estate is all about helping people. I believe it’s similar to boxing in the sense that’s on you if you succeed or not. With boxing if you haven’t put the time and effort into training, and don’t work hard, you won’t win. In Real Estate, how can I expect you to want to work with me, if I’m not putting in the effort and hard work to deliver the best service for you?

Anyone can talk about why they deserve your time and money, and use gimmicks to attract people. From me, you’ll find no tricks, no subliminal advertising techniques or promises of free work just to lure you in.

All I offer to you is my guarantee. I guarantee to you, my service to be hard working, fair, honest, and above all else genuine. There’s nothing worse than a fake smile and a fake personality. Actions speak louder than words, so let me show you why I’ll be the best property consultant you’ve worked with.