Peter Ritchie - Ray White
I think Gisborne is still one of the best kept secrets in the world. We have a great climate, friendly people, beautiful beaches, a healthy lifestyle and we like to have a good time. We also enjoy the best value-for money properties on the world market today.
My mum Diane has been a real estate agent for over 30 years, but that didn’t mean I stepped straight into the industry myself. I’ve had a couple of businesses but I also worked in the building industry with my father Murray. I am grateful for the knowledge he has shared with me. I got into real estate and while it was an interesting transition from contractor to salesman, it really helps to have had a building background. So I’ve enjoyed it.
Ray White Real Estate is the fastest growing franchise in NZ and Australia and for good reason. We constantly move and change with the market, and the Gisborne crew are recognised as a hard working and enthusiastic team of professionals. When I joined, I brought with me a good understanding of the industry, not just because of my background, but also because I have bought and sold investment properties myself. I knew how to read contracts and fully understand them. And of course to negotiate deals. I’ve had a lot of fun doing deals with property and am very passionate about it. My job is about listening to what people want because everyone has different needs and objectives. We bridge that gap between the seller who wants a dream price and the buyer wanting a good deal.
When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my son Jack or surfing— it’s pretty awesome.