We recently had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Lyall Bay local, unicycle enthusiast and One Agency Real Estate Agent John Carpenter. A familiar face in the Lyall Bay community and surf crowd, many will also recognise John for his vintage 1952 Morris Oxford which can often be seen cruising the street of the Miramar Peninsula.
Meet John Carpenter
John and his wife Jane have been based in Lyall Bay for almost 5 years, selling their first home in Karori for the coastal appeal of the Bay. "Work at the time, meant I was spending a lot of time in Lyall Bay and got to know a lot of the locals from the little Wild Style Cafe (no longer there). I fell in love with the tight knit feeling of the community and the surf and my mind was made up-we sold up and moved very quickly."
John is first and foremost a people person - a valuable asset in the Real Estate industry. His laid back friendly demeanour during our interview is a testament to this. Having studied Health Science at AUT majoring in Occupational Therapy, John took time off from his studies to manage a retail chain in Auckland and subsequently went on to start several businesses of his own. A keen renovator and having bought and sold his own properties John soon found himself in the Real Estate industry. "I feel like I fell into it rather than choose it as a career path. Having done up and then subsequently sold houses through companies I simply thought "I could do that and do it better". Haha! I would certainly like to think I am!"
John sells property across the Wellington region and prides himself on his ability to keep the selling process as simple and clear as possible. He works closely with his clients, ensuring open lines of communication to make certain they understand the process and have every confidence in a 'premium outcome' "It is a known fact in the Industry that a seller's biggest complaint is that they never hear from their agent. So I work hard to ensure Vendors know exactly what is going on - and when."