Clayton and Lane Sievwright - Edinburgh Realty
If you are familiar with the Dunedin student flat market, you will be familiar with “The Sievwrights”. Brothers Clayton and Lane, who are responsible for a large portion of the student flat sales in the city.
Clayton Sievwright - Property is in my blood. We grew up with the family always busy with our own rental properties – carrying out maintenance and keeping a close eye on the market.
Nine years ago, I made the move into real estate. It wasn’t a hard decision, given my genuine interest in property and the family connection. Prior to becoming a property consultant, I worked in the building and hospitality industries. I also have a diploma in business, majoring in marketing and management. The marketing background, in particular, is something I use every day to help sellers achieve their goals.
While student rental investments are a significant part of our work, a large percentage of our sales are in family homes and inner city rental investment properties, beyond the campus area.
When it comes to selling real estate, my approach is positive, upfront and honest. I listen carefully, so I understand both the buyers’ and sellers’ needs. If I see any potential hiccups, my brain starts ticking for a solution straight away.
Lane Sievwright - For as long as I can remember, our family has been involved in student flats. The student rental market was something I grew up with and was often the topic of conversation.
Fast forward a few years and it’s probably no surprise that, here I am: a property consultant, specialising in investment property, own my own student flats and am a landlord of my own properties.
I’ve been selling property for thirteen years, now. In my previous life, I was with the New Zealand Police and, earlier still, the banking sector. I completed an Otago commerce degree, majoring in financial management. It’s turned out to be a useful base, when it comes to analysing property investment proposals and helping buyers and sellers work through “what stacks up”.
While student rental investments are a significant part of our work, a good percentage of our sales are in family homes and inner city rental investment properties, beyond the campus area.
My work philosophy is simple: Be up front and honest. And always do your best by all clients.