“Clients are people not numbers.”
Alan has been a consistent top performer in the Wakatipu real estate market for over three busy decades. Apart from an extensive knowledge of the area he has the benefit of an impressive local contact base carefully managed and developed on a daily basis, he really is the ‘go to’ guy if you want some sound advice, enthusiasm and energy in your real estate plan.
Being a father of three and now a ‘poppa’ to his six grandchildren you might even hear a few of his legendary ‘dad’s jokes’ on occasions (the office has heard them all).
Alan is somewhat of a pioneer in the area when it comes to real estate having run his first auction campaign in Queenstown in 1985. Now an accomplished auctioneer and a veteran of many hundreds of successful auction sales he remains a firm advocate of this method of sale, always believing it is the fairest and most progressive way to help buyers and sellers alike. His biggest single sale was lowering the gavel on a group of Queenstown commercial properties for 60 million dollars.
Despite his longevity and dedication to the industry Alan believes it’s not so much how long your real estate career spans, it’s about being current, up to date and treating each day and each client as a new beginning.
Not surprisingly there are many accolades for his community involvement, 24/7 approach to business and getting a result that’s needed. The phone is always on and Alan’s wife knows that the meals are on hold when a deal is happening.
‘Sutton’ is a well-established name in Wakatipu real estate circles and apart from his own success Alan does enjoy contact with other salespeople and business folks throughout the region who can create valuable business opportunities.
In his view every customer deserves respect and to be heard. He says “it’s so easy to win an argument, but lose a sale”. He also believes that putting a result before income is a salespeople key and often the anti-climax in a sale getting paid.
If you are thinking of buying, selling or investing, give Alan a call and soon you will have a solution.