Real estate was a natural progression for my career, previously spending over 35 years working in the construction/home renovation industry, and Swanson was a clear choice, having lived in West Auckland for over 40 years. I have worked and raised my family close by and in that time we’ve gone from a sleepy suburb to a busy, diverse and modern community; but it’s always been home and I am passionate about our area and our people.
Originally starting out in the military, I moved into the painting and decorating industry; became Trade Certified (yes, I’m a ‘Tradie’), then transitioned to running my own company. It was here that I developed strong skills in staff and resource management, contract negotiation, managing multiple projects and deadlines and the importance of providing exceptional customer service. I’m also a dab hand at knowing the best way to add value and prepare your home for sale!
I approach everything I do with old fashioned values; the personal ethics of honesty, integrity and respect are of utmost importance to me, are pivotal to my core service, and the approach I take to business. Perhaps a little cliché, but in short, ‘I do what I say and I say what I do’ and I’m incredibly proud to have frequently been called a “genuine, down-to-earth, good bloke” – as those are the virtues I hold dear and there is no greater compliment in my mind.
I am incredibly excited to be part of the dynamic team at Barfoot & Thompson Swanson and to continue to assist people as they achieve their property dreams; whether they are just starting out, upsizing, downsizing or getting on the investment ladder.
When I’m not working, or spending time with my beautiful wife and grandchildren, you’ll likely find me riding my Triumph Motorbike or doing a spot of Fishing. If I can be of help, please give me a call, I’d love to hear from you!