Having been a dairy farmer for the last 20 years in the Waikato area, you could say that Richard Thomson knows a thing or two about farms. Now he has joined the Raglan Real Estate Ray White family to lend his skills as their rural sales person.
Growing up in Te Kowhai, Richard reckons he’s been coming to Raglan ever since he was old enough to drive. A keen surfer, fisher, diver and family man, he moved to Raglan a year ago with his wife Christine and their three kids.
“We’d been holidaying here for about seven years with the intention of living here one day. What better place to bring up a family than here!” Enjoying the coast and lifestyle, he adds he’s “not planning on going anywhere.”
While his wife looks after retail store Skoot, Richard has spent the last week immersing himself in the real estate business as well as spending the last few months training for his ticket.
With a farming background and a ‘no bull’ approach, Richard can offer vendors confidence he understands what they’re selling and buyers expert advice on the types of stock that can be run on the land.
“I wanted to use my experience farming to do something else and I chose rural real estate. Ray White knew what my background was and we’d bought and sold a few houses through them so the relationship developed from there,” said Richard.
Now officially part of the Ray White team, Richard will be looking for rural listings over the coming weeks.
“Everybody at Ray White has been awesome, they’re a great team and everyone’s been really friendly. I feel like I’m fitting right in.”
If you’re interested in buying or selling in rural Raglan or further afield, contact Richard now through the Ray White office or give him a call on 027 294 8625.