Michael Allott - Tall Poppy
Michael Allott is an experienced salesperson who has developed critical listening skills over his many years in appliance retailing and latterly, real estate sales. He understands better than most the selling process required to move a buyer from their first enquiry about a property through to stepping over the threshold and into home ownership.
Raised by hard-working, entrepreneurial parents, Michael was quite young when he moved with his family from Wellington to a kiwifruit orchard in Tauranga and attended Otumoetai College. On leaving school he completed a pre-trade engineering degree at Windermere campus but his first love has always been sales. In his early years he worked in a variety of roles predominantly for appliance retailers - Retravision, 100% Appliances and Harvey Norman. He was a successful and valuable team member receiving management promotions to stores from Auckland to Wellington before returning to the Bay of Plenty as Store Manager at Harvey Norman, Mount Maunganui.
In late 2013 Michael felt it was time to consolidate his sales expertise and apply it to the real estate profession. With his people skills, keen interest in property in Tauranga, and the ability to hear what his customers want, he certainly had the right credentials. He drew up a clearly-defined business plan and in early 2014 he kicked off his career. He has since then been successfully assisting vendors and buyers with their real estate needs. Michael is a long-term relationship builder. Immediately likeable, hard-working and very interested in what makes people tick, Michael has great insight - a talent he’s perfected after years on the showroom floor. This skill is helpful for when he is conducting auction campaigns and in the process of tough negotiations.
Now at Tall Poppy Te Puna, Michael will be consolidating his reputation as a man who gets your home sold. He aims to serve the homeowners of Te Puna, Tauriko and Bethlehem as the resident expert when it comes to the real estate market in those neighbourhoods.
Michael is married to Sarah and they have 3 young sons. Keeping fit is important to Michael who starts his day at the gym. He is a passionate follower of MMA, boxing and Brazilian ju-jitsu and enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his community.