‘We Live Here Too’  why choose PGG Wrightson Real Estate
June 2023

‘We Live Here Too’ why choose PGG Wrightson Real Estate

With uncertainty in the property market and fluctuating interest rates, it’s now more important than ever to partner with the right real estate agency. One who has been there, done that and knows how to approach any market conditions - all while still achieving the results you want.

And after 170 years in business, PGG Wrightson Real Estate have learnt a thing or two about how to help homeowners sell their rural and lifestyle properties across New Zealand. It comes down to the people behind the brand, their agents, who also live in the communities they serve.


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 PGG Wrightson Real Estate are rural and lifestyle property experts

For Linda Fogarty, a Business Development Manager at the Christchurch Regional Office, it just feels natural to put her hand up when help is needed. From being on the Board of Trustees at her children’s primary school, to preparing food for local fundraisers and shovelling liquefaction after the Christchurch earthquakes, Linda says it’s what you do when you’re a part of a community.

And it’s this involvement as a local that allows her, and her colleagues at PGG Wrightson Real Estate, to be the go-to source of lifestyle and rural property knowledge in New Zealand.

“We are the ones who know the best coffee shops in town, where the perfect swimming holes are, what day to put the recycling bin out and where the school bus picks up the children from. We also have an open door policy where you can pop into one of our offices wherever you are in New Zealand, just to have a coffee and a chat.

“The heart of doing business with PGG Wrightson is our commitment to the success of our local rural communities. And that comes with the authenticity, reliability and expertise of those who truly understand the unique needs of living rurally in New Zealand.”

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The dedication of PGG Wrightston’s real estate agents is also something that Cindy Younger’s clients can testify to. The Northland agent, based in Dargaville, is known to travel long distances to meet vendors at their homes and with more than 27 years farming, her knowledge of the rural sector is extensive.

“I lived on a farm in Tangowahine and now home is on Northland’s West Coast. I loved the farming/rural scene as it’s in my blood but the beach has such a cruisy, laid back vibe. It’s also drop dead gorgeous and has the friendliest community, which I love being a part of.

“What I value about the PGG Wrightson brand is our integrity when working with our clients - they are always number one. We pride ourselves on being a team, and we are also all locals, so that definitely helps. And if we don’t know the answer to something, there are experts we can call on at any time for advice and assistance, which is so valuable.”

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PGG Wrightson Real Estate are proud to have firm family and community values

Back down south in Te Anau, Sandra Macnamara has been with PGG Wrightson since 2007. When choosing a career in real estate, she knew they were the only company she wanted to work for. And now, more than 16 years later, Sandra says she could never go anywhere else.

“I love Te Anau because of the scenery and the people. Even though it's still very much a small town, we have everything here. And I love that you can wear your red band gumboots down the street and it’s totally acceptable.”

Almost everyone in Te Anau knows Sandra and it’s not hard to see why. Serving on the committees of numerous local clubs and organisations, Sandra is someone that’s everywhere in her community - thanks in part to PGG Wrightson having firm family and community values. And she knows that it’s an important part of her offering to her clients.

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The team of friendly local experts are located nationwide

“Much of my role involves more than just the marketing, sale and purchase of property, because 70% of buyers and sellers are based out of town. So I take a hands-on role through settlement and beyond, including managing tradespeople, gardeners and other services on behalf of vendors and/or buyers.

“And of course I rely on my local knowledge and connections to ensure this is always a positive experience for everyone.”

Because real estate agents for PGG Wrightson live in their communities too, it enables them to provide buyers and sellers with knowledge and advice they simply won’t find anywhere else. And when you need someone who is well-connected to the rural and lifestyle market, that level of service is invaluable.

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PGG Wrightson Real Estate helps Kiwis make their next move, wherever they are and wherever they are going.

If you’re thinking of selling your property, or are in the market to buy your dream lifestyle or rural property, contact a PGG Wrightson Real Estate office near you.


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