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Father, Daughter Team Up For Tall Poppy

13 September, 2019

A lifetime as a father and daughter team has led Tim and Pippa Macklin into the real estate industry, with the duo opening the newest Tall Poppy Real Estate franchise, based in Christchurch South.

After more than 20 years in the NZ Police and Community Policing, and seven years as a loss adjuster with EQC, Tim Macklin combines his experience with his daughter's property expertise to offer fairer, honest real estate to the community their family has lived, worked and grown up in.

Tim and Pippa fishing in 1989

Tim Macklin says he and Pippa are excited to work together in their local community.

 We’re excited to offer our community a fairer real estate option

“We have a natural understanding of each other, which can only come from being family. We have both been heavily involved in the Cashmere, Sydenham, and Spreydon communities, through sports, clubs and local schools,” Tim Macklin. 

A Commitment to Go the Extra Mile

Pippa Macklin first began her real estate career with another local firm, before moving to Tall Poppy Real Estate. She says putting the seller first is important to both of them.

“We like being able to take the stress away from what can be an overwhelming time for sellers and buyers.  As well as being able to offer an extremely competitive fee, as an agency we offer more to sellers than other real estate agents.  We pride ourselves on our service; we always make sure we go the extra mile,” says Pippa Macklin.

The Tim & Pippa Secret Sauce

Tim Macklin says working with his daughter offers them a competitive advantage.

“We’ve always been a team throughout life, so it wasn’t a hard transition to own a business together - more of a natural progression.

“I like to think that working as a team is our ‘secret sauce’.  Our relationship gives us unique perspectives - young and old, father and daughter, and a good understanding of family dynamics.  All this helps us understand the people we work with, during what can be an emotional time,” says Tim Macklin.

You can find out more here about Tim and Pippa Macklin.