Balancing Work, Life and Real Estate in the Bay

2 March, 2020

This month our Bay of Plenty team features in Focus Magazine. Rachel Millard, Susan Northey and Janet O’Shea talk about balancing work, life and real estate in one of our fastest-growing markets.

Covering Tauranga South, Omokoroa and Tauranga Central; Rachel, Susan and Janet are leading the way in delivering fairer real estate to some of the fastest-growing communities in New Zealand.

Rachel Millard bought the Tall Poppy franchise in Omokoroa in 2017. An expanding urban centre around 20 minutes from Tauranga City, it’s often referred to as the 'Paradise Peninsula’. Rachel was a hands-on member of the community before opening Tall Poppy there, helping establish the Omokoroa Community Centre, while raising her family. Over the last three years, Rachel and her team have gained around 50-70% of the Omokoroa market.

Susan Northey, another Tauranga local, previously worked in hospitality and hotel management. After three years as a franchise owner of the ‘Her Business Network’, she moved into real estate - purchasing the Tauranga Central franchise in 2018. Growing up in Tauranga and raising her family, she says it’s fantastic to see the rapid growth in the area and says Tall Poppy’s innovative approach to real estate - using digital technology and smart social media marketing - sets the company apart.

Janet O’Shea brought 12 years’ experience in real estate to Tall Poppy when she purchased our Tauranga South franchise in 2017. After 20 years working in Pharmacy sales roles, she decided to get into real estate for the flexibility and freedom to work around her busy family life. She says while it’s a big challenge owning and growing a business, being part of the Tall Poppy family has been invaluable in developing the brand in the Bay.

You can read more about our dynamic Bay of Plenty team in the February/March edition of Focus Magazine. 

Are you looking to sell your home in the wider Tauranga region? You can get in touch with our team here, and check out our fairer approach to real estate with our marketing launch bundle here - where we combine industry-leading digital-focused marketing to give your property a powerful launch to the market, at no additional cost.