After several years successfully selling property with Bayleys in Greytown in the Wairarapa, Neal returned to his beloved Hawkes Bay to continue his passion for real estate. Raised on the family farm, Neal is passionate about the rural lifestyle and is equally comfortable in country or town environments. Two decades in farming and viticulture in Hawkes Bay involved considerable dedication, hard work, planning and commitment has helped develop Neal’s excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Having worked abroad for many years as an interior design consultant and stager, adds to his extensive skill set and his attention to detail is invaluable when marketing property and he will work closely with you to showcase your property to its absolute best. Neal prides himself on his professional integrity, honesty, empathy, approachable nature and strong communication skills. This unique blend of skills and experience, combined with a fresh, energetic style, assists clients to achieve their property aspirations. Neal attributes his proven, results-driven business approach to a strong work ethic and a willingness to go the extra distance for his Vendors and purchasers alike.
I have found Neal to be impeccable in all his dealings; he is polite, courteous and caring of his clients - both vendor and purchaser. Neal ensures that his knowledge of the property is extensive; he does not 'hide any of the bad bits', he is scrupulously honest. Neal stays in contact, not leaving one to wonder 'what happened to those people?'. If Neal says he is going to do something, he does it.
I would also describe Neal as a man of taste - his personal presentation is immaculate and he is always punctual to his appointment times. Neal is well educated, well travelled and has extensive knowledge of various industries which add to his ability to deal with anyone from any walk of life. This may sound like a testimonial by formula, it is not. I have found Neal to be all that I describe and more, over 6 months of dealing with him the only negative is that he never stays for a cup of tea! If my recommendation can assist Neal, it is my pleasure to do so. - Koly Petrovic
"My partner and I are first-home buyers and new to lifestyle properties also. Neal and his team have been kind, responsive and honest with us. We felt well looked-after through the whole process and were really pleased to get some helpful tips how to tackle the first tasks on our new property from Neal. Overall, a wonderful first-home experience. Thanks heaps!" - Annika Naschitzki
'Lucky' is the word I keep coming back to when I think about our experience with Neal. This was our first time buying a house in New Zealand and Neal was wonderful at guiding us through the process.
I got the impression that Neal worked just as hard for the vendor as he did for us and wanted everyone to have the best possible outcome. Neal was always available for any questions we had, helpfully made recommendations, and truly went above and beyond to make sure the process was as stress-free as possible (which is no small feat!).
I felt I could trust Neal and had 100% confidence in him. He was empathetic, friendly, and professional, and probably put in more time and effort than his job description requires!
Having sold a property in the UK, I know how stressful and complicated the sale process can be for both sides -- what I wouldn't have given to have had someone like Neal during that time.
Like I said at the start: we were lucky this time around and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Neal to anyone buying or selling a property. - Renee and Alistair