Graham’s extensive Real Estate expertise spans 25 years, having had experience in all facets of residential Real Estate including listing, selling and auctioneering.
Raised in New Plymouth he prides himself as an experienced Auctioneer, holds an independent Auctioneers license and is also a member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
Graham is committed to quality “hands on” service and his clients benefit from his energy and enthusiasm.
He constantly attends various Real Estate Seminars and Conferences to further broaden his knowledge and enhance his competitive edge.
He believes that targeting the right market for his clients assures that they receive the best coverage for their marketing dollar.
His direct and personal style of negotiation skills instil confidence into the people that he deals with which is supported by a long list of testimonials from very satisfied customers.
A strong desire to achieve along with full on commitment, honesty and integrity has seen him succeed. Graham is passionate about the Real Estate profession and the servicing his clients’ needs which has led to his longevity in the industry.
In his spare time, Graham still enjoys distance and cross country running (Life member of New Plymouth Harrier Club), Refereeing rugby (still active) and social golf. And after over 40 years involvement with the New Zealand Crippled Children Society is the current chairperson of the local executive committee.
Vendors who secure Graham to present their property to the market will be confident that they have enlisted an experienced salesperson working a vast database combined with attractive passive and active buyers throughout Bayleys marketing magazines and websites.
I have known Graham Cochrane for probably all of his adult life, starting about 1960 through to the present day. I first met him when we were members of the same rugby club/team. After his playing days, he continued to serve this sport as a referee up to and including this season.
In his employment as a 'Real Estate Agent' I have engaged his services on two occasions and have been completely satisfied, in fact, quite impressed with his honesty and professionalism in all the business that he has conducted for me.
In his professional life (and I'm sure his personal life too) Graham brings the virtues of honesty, decency, truth, friendliness, trustfulness, and commitment - all decent virtues not always found in this day and age!
He has given his time (I suspect many thousands of hours) to organising events to enable others to enjoy their leisure hours. I have no hesitation in recommending Graham as a family man, a business man and a friend.
In my capacity as Executive Officer of the Taranaki Masonic Trust I have had the pleasure of working successfully with Graham Cochrane, Bayleys Real Estate for a number of years and because of his excellent understanding of the property market my husband and my family have also engaged Graham when family property has been sold and purchased.
Recently Graham was engaged to auction a family property and he created and produced a marketing olan which achieved a successful sale for us. Prior to the sale we were notified on a weekly basis of the interest in the property, after each Open Home he made contact by phone immediately after the Open Home and followed his verbal report early in the week by a written report.
Through the Taranaki Masonic Trust there have been occasions when I have recommended Graham to intending residents who need to sell their homes prior to moving into one of the Trusts Retirement Villages, this arrangement has always proved very successful.
I have no hesitation in recommending Graham Cochrane to anyone who wishes to sell or purchase a property, he is dedicated, honest and a very nice man to work with.
Graham has been associated with our families since his school days when he worked on our parents farm during holidays. He has always kept in touch during his working career, so when it came time to sell the estate home, it was without hesitation that Graham was given a call.
From the outset of this sale negotiation we found Graham to be well organised and professional. His honest appraisal of the property guided us through the sale / auction process.
During the open home process we were kept fully informed of the interest in the property by a phone call and a written report once a week. Our expectations of a motivated agent were certainly met.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Graham Cochrane to anyone who wishes to purchase of sell a property.
Garry & Kevin Broadmore