Tony Paterson has been selling real estate since 2010 and enjoys the challenge of assisting his clients achieve their property goals.
Tony began his sales career in 2002 joining Southland Farmers Limited as a sheep, beef and deer livestock representative and progressing through the subsequent mergers with Reid Farmers, Pyne Gould Guinness and finally PGG Wrightson. It was at the time of the PGW merger that Tony transitioned into the dairy livestock team and then selling real estate in 2010.
Tony lives at Lumsden in Northern Southland where his family have been farming since 1942. Having attended the local college, Tony then worked on sheep, beef, deer and arable farms within the Southland district before working in the shearing industry and operating a contracting business. In the meantime, he was managing the family farm, which he converted to a dairy farm in 2008.
Tony and Lisa have three children, Matt, Taylor and Meg, who all enjoy what Southland has to offer and, in particular, hunting, fishing and boating. They have also been keen participants in their chosen sports of either rugby or netball.
With practical skills and a working knowledge of the different farming types in Southland, Tony’s experience will ably assist anyone looking to achieve their property goals.
Lester Wright is general manager of Rimanui Farms Ltd, owner of a number of large sheep and cattle farms throughout New Zealand. In October 2014, acting on behalf of Rimanui, Andrew Patterson and Tony Paterson of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Invercargill sold Greenvale Station, a 2583 hectare 18,000 stock unit hill country property near the southern end of Lake Wakatipu.
“We chose to do business with Andrew and Tony because they brought a good practical understanding of the farm and the district, backed up by their national network and marketing expertise. They both were easy to deal with and we quickly established a strong working relationship, which gave us faith that they would develop a good rapport with potential purchasers. As the marketing campaign progressed, they both kept us well informed with weekly communication. Although I have dealt with other real estate companies, Andrew and Tony’s communication kept us the best informed we have ever been through a property transaction and during the negotiations they also provided sound advice. In the end, choosing who to work with comes down to the agent and both these Agents are experienced and effective, they achieved an excellent result for us.”