Nigel started his career in civil engineering which suited his keen eye for detail. He subsequently spent most of his career in property maintenance.
But Nigel's expertise is really about working with people. This has been gained from running property maintenance businesses in Australia, NZ and the UK, under the tag line "People Taking Care of Property". So to continue his "working with people" theme, he is now enjoying working in real estate. As he’s worked with people all over Auckland to secure maintenance contracts, he’s now selling real estate all over Auckland.
Nigel has heaps of experience negotiating contracts successfully with some very important people in some very important organisations, like…
Cadbury - Cerebos Greggs - Countdown supermarkets - Fonterra - Foodstuffs - Goodman Fielder - Griffins - Heinz Wattie - Nestle - Sanitarium - Sealord Group - Ag Research - Air NZ - BOC Gases - BP - Carter Holt Harvey - Fisher and Paykel - Hella NZ - Landcorp - Les Mills - Steel and Tube NZ - Transrail - Trustpower - Westpac Bank - DB Breweries - Lion Breweries - Anglican Church - Catholic Diocese - Presbyterian Church - Auckland Regional Council & many other Regional councils - Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science - Avondale College - Dilworth Schools - Pakuranga College - Penrose High - Rangitoto College - Vauxhall School - Other primary & secondary schools throughout NZ approx 500 - Auckland Institute of Technology - Manukau Institute of Technology & many other Institute of Technologies - Local Government throughout NZ - NZ Fire Services - NZ Historic Places Trust - NZ Post Office - Hospitals throughout NZ
He has probably negotiated more contracts than any other real estate agent in NZ! He certainly has years of experience in negotiating with large sums of money for people. And let’s face it, a house sale is pretty much everyone’s largest sum of money.
Once you get to know him, you’ll soon realize that Nigel never does anything by halves. He’s raced motorbikes (on the same model bike as the famous world champion Barry Sheen), flown gliders, parachuted and won the NZ Porsche Series championship. That’s just a few of his personal accomplishments. He has represented NZ playing music (National Youth Band of NZ), currently plays classical guitar and still drives a Porsche around the race track as well as instructing others in the art of motor racing.
It’s a wonder he’s had time to be the devoted family man that he is. Nigel would probably say that for him work and play are seamless and he makes the most of it all. Just as he's always made the most of living in Devonport.
Nigel and his wife moved to Auckland almost 30 years ago and fell in love with Devonport villas. They bought a do-up as soon as they could and they’ve certainly done it up beautifully since moving in, in 1991. They’ve also enjoyed bringing up their family here, sending the children to Stanley Bay Primary and Takapuna Grammar.
All in all, if you want a real estate agent like no other, talk to Nigel. You’ll both enjoy the experience.