"Together with my siblings, I inherited Waipapa in 2014. A 191 hectare Swannanoa property, 30 kilometres north-west of Christchurch, it had been in the family for 97 years and was surrounded by lifestyle developments, with substantial modern dairy farms also nearby. With the Public Trust as executor, my family and I decided to sell the farm through Peter by deadline private treaty, completing the sale in May 2015.
Along with my three siblings and the executor, after my father passed away, we decided to sell the farm. Peter presented us with a convincing proposal, including clear timeframes and a realistic approach to the marketing campaign. Early on, he suggested we separately contract an independent consultant to assess the nutrient baseline for the property, as it had previously been leased, which proved to be excellent advice. That information went into the sales materials to help purchasers make their decisions and was a good example of Peter’s thorough approach. By accessing his wide network, he drew in numerous potential buyers and we received multiple offers. His attention to detail helped when dealing with the executor, who required everything to be precise.
Peter has a direct and honest approach, presenting the relevant facts with no embellishment, and he has the skills to work with all sorts of different buyers. He helped us to achieve a satisfactory sale and I would have no hesitation recommending him to others as a competent and trustworthy professional who goes about his business in a fair manner.”Tom Norris & Family