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In 2012, we established Tall Poppy Real Estate, a home grown Kiwi business with a straight up proposition – offer a quality service at an unbeatable flat fee without compromising on achieving the best possible price for your property.

With a single centralised support office and the smart use of technology, we have no expensive overheads, so we pass those savings on to our sellers. Our team of professional salespeople throughout the country are independently audited on service delivery, attitude and ability with every sale. With a 99.8% customer satisfaction rating, the results speak for themselves.

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Michael Seymour

Owner & Chairman of the Board

Michael is a big energy connection-maker who challenges the status quo, identifies the disruption point, streamlines systems & pushes businesses through needed change. Michael has significant experience successfully building businesses. His experience extends to building Radius Pharmacy from scratch. Here’s Michael talking Tall Poppy franchise opportunities.

Sam McIntyre

Owner & Head of Sales

Sam is a highly driven entrepreneur who doesn’t believe in a glass ceiling. He’s won every sales record he set his mind to in banking and more recently in the real estate category. When Sam’s not working towards higher business peaks, he’s immersed in his passion for innovation and disruption. Here’s Sam talking about why you should join the Tall Poppy team.


Mike DelPrete

Independent Director

Mike is a new ventures guy who has spent his career building, investing in, and growing new businesses. He’s a former tech entrepreneur, CEO, Head of Strategy for Trademe, and head of corporate development with broad expertise in online real estate tech. Here’s Mike talking about how Tall Poppy meets the market by challenging the status quo and delivering a new way for consumers to buy and sell real estate.


David Graves

Founding Owner/ Director and Head of Professional Standards

David established Tall Poppy nearly a decade ago to challenge the status-quo and provide New Zealand house sellers with a fairer deal. David is committed to ensuring all Tall Poppies operate to the very highest professional standards and in accordance with the many laws and regulations applying to the real estate industry.  Here’s David talking about what drives the company to deliver those demanding standards for all clients.