Richard Lyne - Ray White
In 2017 Richard became part of a select group of corporately recognised sales professionals, who had met its companies highest standard for performance; regarded as having achieved an elite level of sales and service; which placed him within a small percentage of successful individuals recognised at the top of their game within the industry.
Picture your typical real estate salesperson for a moment. Richard Lyne is not that guy. Relaxed, calm, approachable and non-egotistical, Richard blends a professional manner with a unique style that has won him Raving Fans who simply would not sell their home with any other agent in New Zealand.
Richard not only understands the real estate process but he also cares very deeply about the people involved. It’s important to him that his clients feel confident and reassured about their experience with him every step of the way. Key to Richard’s strategy when selling a home is a non-negotiable commitment and single-minded determination to nail every facet of the entire job.
Born in the UK, he moved to New Zealand as a child with his family. Frequent transfers between the two countries occurred throughout his formative years so it’s hardly surprising that Richard understands what an ordeal moving house can be.
But for a knee injury Richard might have made professional squash his career. However, his early working life was spent in IT sales in London. Returning to New Zealand in the late 1990s with his own expanding family and Kiwi wife, Richard moved into mobile technology sales and then was head-hunted into the fiercely competitive world of media sales and sponsorship – first with TVNZ and subsequently Prime Television.
In 2004, Richard joined a boutique Auckland agency as a real estate salesperson in the eastern suburbs. He knew that he offered something different – and he wanted to. His network of friends and clients knew it too. The media and advertising experience proved invaluable. His understanding of and personal involvement in the property market, the local area, the nuts and bolts of house construction - these were all launch pads for his real estate career.
In 2013 when he moved to join one the most successful large brand Real Estate franchises working within his local patch with an intention to further continue to build on his reputation in, and strong affinity for the eastern suburbs.
Today business continues to develop throughout the Central & Eastern Suburbs region. His patch has not changed.
It is 'business as usual' for Richard, who is now based with Ray White Kohi and the Maguires One Team located just off Auckland's vibrant waterfront in the highly sought suburb of Kohimarama.
Still a competitive squash player, he plays Masters at Remuera Raquets Club where he has been a member for over 20 years. But Richard is first and foremost a family guy, married to Anna and proud Dad to Jackson, Josh, Marley, Jesse and Stella. You might have seen him transporting the kids to various activities in his distinctive black Land Rover Defender.
His “less secret, more agent” positioning statement is in part a reference to the shape of his business – genuine, open, relational and well-connected. He has often been quoted as saying that, “it’s an absolute privilege to be involved in these pivotal transitional moments in the lives of my clients.” – It’s easy to see why people trust him implicitly to make that personal philosophy work in their favour.
Ray White Kohimarama
2-5 Averill Avenue, Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand
Licensed Agent: Maguire Realty Limited (REAA 2008)