Born in Wellington and educated at St Patrick’s College and Victoria University in Wellington Steve entered real estate in August 1993, having come from a background in property management. In January 1996 Steve was appointed Sales Manager for Challenge Realty’s Oriental Bay Office. Within eighteen months Steve took the office into the top ten in the Challenge Realty Group. Steve went on to purchase three Wellington offices in October 1997.
Over the next seven years Steve was instrumental in growing the company from a sales team of twelve to a team of sixty eight sales people with four thousand house sales worth over 1.5 billion dollars by 2014!
Shortly after Steve sold the business he was approached by Ray White Australia and asked to assist with the restructuring their international business model so as to increase their competitiveness. At the time over three hundred sales people, in Queensland alone, had left Ray White to join RE/MAX. In the next few years Steve played a huge part in turning around the fortunes of Ray White and increasing the number of sales people by over 40%.
Steve returned to New Zealand in November 2005 and took up the role of Director of Operations for RE/MAX New Zealand. The role was to assist broker owners and top sales people at new and established RE/MAX offices to implement their business plans and maintain the momentum of the fastest growing real estate company – the RE/MAX brand, in New Zealand and Australia. In 2006 Steve attended a wide range of leading international industry training seminars in Denver, Chicago and Brisbane.
After more than four hundred flights during his three years in his corporate career Steve decided to resign and return to what he loves doing most – selling real estate in Wellington.
Steve joined the Wellington Office of RE/MAX as a sales person and shortly after took up the positon of Sales Manager for the Newtown Office. He then led the merger of the Newtown and Kilbirnie Offices into one large Eastern Suburbs Office with 36 sales people. He then was a selling Manager for RE/MAX Leaders Kilbirnie office for 8 years and was a regular award winning Salesperson and Manager.
In September 2015 Steve moved to Harcourts to be able to offer his clients expert Auction services on top of his years of experience with Tenders and By Negotiation marketing. Steve Has continued as a top Salesperson at Harcourts and has won numerous top salesperson awards.
Steve’s extensive experience in Real Estate spanning local, national and international markets is a huge benefit to his clients. This and his innovative and unique marketing techniques is ‘Setting a New BENCHMARQUE in Wellington Real Estate’.
2000: Winner of the ‘National Franchise Owner of the Year’ Award
2001: Winner ‘Most Productive Team’ Award
2002: Winner of the ‘National Franchise Owner of the Year’ Award again!
2001: Winner ‘National Communications Award’
1999: Top 10 International Office for Gross Commission. 8th place
2000: Top 10 International Office for Gross Commission. 5th place
2001: Top 10 International Office for Gross Commission. 8th place
2002: Top 10 International Office for Gross Commission. 7th place
2003: Top 10 International Office for Gross Commission. 10th place
2007: RE/MAX ‘100% Club’ Award
2008: RE/MAX ‘Gold Club’ Award
2009: RE/MAX ‘Platinum Club’ Award
2010: RE/MAX ‘Platinum Club’ Award
2010: RE/MAX New Zealand ‘Manager of the Year’ Award
2011: RE/MAX ‘100% Club’ Award
2012: RE/MAX ‘Platinum Club’ Award & Hall of Fame
2013: RE/MAX ‘Platinum Club’ Award
2014: Leaders ‘Platinum Club’ Award
2015: Leaders ‘100% Club’ Award
2016: Harcourts Gold Pin Award
2017: Ruby Pin Award
2018: Sapphire Pin Award
2018: Top 2 Salesperson Month of January 2018
2019: Amethyst Pin Award
2019: Top 3 Salesperson Wellington Region for the Month of July 2019
2010: Top 5 Finalist ‘National REINZ Awards of Excellence
– NZ Residential Salesperson of the Year’. (Only Finalist outside of Auckland.)
2012: Runner up: ‘National REINZ Awards of Excellence
– NZ Best Multi Media Marketing Campaign’
2017: Finalist: ‘National REINZ Awards of Excellence
– NZ Best Multi Media Marketing Campaign’