Anthony grew up in Sydney where he had an upbringing that revolved around sailing and the ocean, for which he is hugely grateful.
Anthony’s ambition to sail competitively led to an Olympic campaign in the Laser class, which created opportunities that saw him spend the next 15 years racing yachts all around the globe as a professional sailor. Anthony competed in the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly Whitbread Race) three times, an Americas Cup campaign in 2007 as well as almost every major international offshore yacht race.
Anthony met his wife, Amanda, a local Cambridge girl, and in 2007 the two of them returned to Cambridge. In 2009 Anthony launched his real estate career, with a particular focus on lifestyle properties around the Cambridge and the Waikato. Anthony also trained as an auctioneer, conducting auctions for farms, residential and lifestyle properties across the Waikato. His training and experience as an auctioneer helps him to better understand the way people operate when buying and selling properties, this experience aids to make the process as smooth as possible whilst achieving the best possible result for his clients.
Having worked and sailed in teams for many years, Anthony understands the importance of good and accurate communication between himself and his clients, this is one of the cornerstones of his success in business and in sport in the past and into the future.
Anthony Merrington’s Testimonials
I first asked Anthony to appraise my home for sale in November 2016. I was impressed with his casual but professional approach and with the research he had done prior to appraising my home.
I found Anthony to be very knowledge regarding current market conditions and where he saw my property within the market. We had honest discussions about improvements that could be made and whether they would be beneficial or not, which I appreciated.
The marketing plan Anthony designed gave my property maximum coverage in multiple different media areas. During the marketing period, Anthony kept me fully informed on a daily and weekly basis of potential buyers. All leads were followed up very thoroughly and open homes were well attended. My home sold in 17 days with multiple offers, clearly the marketing plan and Anthony’s advice worked.
I have no hesitation in recommending Anthony as an agent. He brings a casual yet professional approach to selling homes. He was always available to talk to and nothing was ever a problem. Highly recommend.
We found Anthony Merrington to be a true professional in his role. He was knowledgeable about the current market and the area which our house was located. He was informative and maintained good communication, at no stage did we feel pressured to make any decisions, Anthony always made us feel the “ball was in our court”.
We found Anthony to be honest and upfront, keeping to our expectations and supporting us through the entire process. We would not hesitate to contact Anthony to support us with our next purchase.
Helen & Henry Edwards
Anthony is a great real estate agent, very professional and very helpful. Anthony was always able to help with any questions and queries and made the sales process very easy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone buying or selling.
Catherine Western (Repeat Client)
Anthony Merrington undertook the sale of our rural Cambridge bungalow shortly after Christmas of 2016 by an auction Campaign. He brought through close to 40 potential buyers, was consistent with reports on all the activity.
He continued to doggedly bring people out even whilst we were negotiating a contract just in case things did not go to plan, which they did not. He brought in a cash buyer towards the eleventh hour, much to our surprise, but as things went the sale proceeded with the first contract.
Anthony’s dedication to the sale was monumental and his attitude was one of total professionalism and quality.
His dress code should be held up as an example to all the many sloppy dressers in the business world, it makes an amazing difference to see someone looking smart and up to date and dapper. Self pride is a very important virtue.
Anthony went out of the square in this sale with his consistent interaction with both lawyers and clients and agents and kept everyone informed and seemed to hold everything together. He was of great help to all. Our Solicitor commented on this to me also.
I highly recommend him as an agent with tenacity, determination, good attitude, politeness, professionalism, reliability, honesty and etiquette, not to mention the most important, integrity.
The biggest thing for myself was that he never pushed us into anything, like many agents try to do and because of this we appreciated his more appealing and quietly diplomatic manner. There is nothing worse than a pushy agent.
Andy & Maria Sharland