Originally from England, I have spent the last 27 years living and working in New Zealand and loving every moment of it! Married to Donna, with 2 children Sara and James as well as 4 grand-children, my life is busy and amazing...all at the same time! Spending quality time with my family is very important to me and the best form of relaxation after busy days working as a real estate agent.
I am passionate about sport in many forms and as a young man I was fortunate to spend 7 seasons playing cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club at a professional level. On emigrating to New Zealand, I was able to continue this love, working at New Zealand Cricket as Development manager for Horowhenua Kapiti Cricket Association. In 2006 I spent the year living and travelling the country in a camper-van, raising money for charity. I did this by playing all the golf courses that existed in this country at that time- a total of 422 in 362 days!
The past 12 years have been spent selling real estate, the last 5 of which have been with Tall Poppy Real Estate here on the Kapiti Coast. I love being given the opportunity to help people sell their house and move for whatever reason that may be. I understand that being responsible for what is for most people their most valuable asset, is a huge privilege and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. My time in the industry has given me the skills and knowledge required to deliver consistently high results leading to many national awards within the Tall Poppy organisation, including being recognised as Number 3 Sales Consultant in the company in for 2017/2018.
We highly recommend Ricky as a selling agent. He discussed the various methods of sale and why they may or may not be suitable for our particular property. He set realistic expectations regarding value, has a very personable manner and best of all, successfully marketed our property, achieving well above our lower limit.
Gail McIntosh and Martin McMyler
Ricky provided a great service to us in selling our house. Using his experience in the market he provided us with advice that ultimately resulted in a tremendous result. Throughout the sales process Ricky kept us well informed and we would recommend him if you are looking for a professional to sell your property.
Tim and Leonie Liddicoat
Ricky was very helpful in selling my home. Ricky is approachable and kept me up dated every step of the way. A pleasure to work with. Thank you Ricky for everything.
When I first went to the Tall Poppy Office in Paraparaumu to talk about the sale of my property, I was asked what did I expect in a Sales Representative. My answer was that I wanted some one who knew what he was doing and someone who would keep me in the picture as to what was happening. I got this with Ricky, as I had not sold a property in 18 years, Ricky's expertise helped us through the system. We discussed the nearness to Christmas, which we felt would hinder a sale, this did not deter Ricky as 4 days later Ricky came to us with 3 offers for the property. One of which we accepted. Thanks to Ricky the whole process was made easy.