Richard is a 30 year real estate veteran. Highly experienced and highly regarded, his career has concentrated in Remuera, Parnell, Mt Eden and Epsom. In short, he is an expert in central Auckland. His sales success now totals close to a billion dollars. This has been achieved largely as a result of referral business. Once you have met Richard it will not take you long to realise why this is the case. Engaging, personable and totally professional his ‘people first’ approach is immediately evident. Born and raised in Remuera, he travelled extensively since leaving Auckland Grammar School in 1983, working in sales for Fisher and Paykel NZ and as part of the new sales force sent to Australia in 1987. Richard’s real estate career began in 1991, he joined UP in 1995. He is married to Wendy, owner of Flowers After Hours and lives in Bassett Rd, Remuera in a 1960s Jasmax house previously owned and designed by John Austin. Richard’s people first, the deal second approach is very much his "heart", this has real synergy with the UP real estate by design approach. His affiliation with the University of Auckland (Property) and extensive database are an added bonus to the easy manner he brings to every situation. A top sportsman himself, you’ll find Richard in the gym training for multi-sport events including sea swimming, mountain biking, running or kayaking. In his own words Richard says: “Referral/repeat business is the kindest compliment that we can receive. I have been fortunate enough to have many multiple client transactions in my 30 years of selling and the great news is that your letterbox does not get filled with paper in the process!
I have been fortunate to have been selling real estate at the top end of the Auckland market since 1991 ( after leaving sales at Fisher and Paykel NZ and Australia ) and have been at UP ltd since 1995 where the company started with 4 people .