There’s a familiar quality that runs through much of the hoamz staff roll and Garry Pankhurst typifies this trait: he’s a Southlander, born and bred!
Having lived in Invercargill since he was a wee boy, Garry’s experience in sales began four decades ago in a local car yard. After gaining the skills he needed, Garry and his business partner formed O’Callaghan Pankhurst Motors and proceeded to build it into a thriving company.
True to the die-hard sporting tradition of Southlanders, Garry has been a fanatical sportsman his whole life. As well as playing first class rugby for the Invercargill Pirates, representing New Zealand in softball and also enjoying a regular round of golf, he’s shouldered many roles off the field too. He’s served as chairman of the Southland Rugby Union, President of the Invercargill Pirates during their Centenary year and manager of the Southland Rugby team.
Around the end of his fourth decade of selling cars, it was time for a lifestyle change.
Garry and his wife Marie packed up and shifted to Queenstown in 2000, in part for the resort’s great weather.
While Garry’s sales and business experience sets him in perfect stead for real estate, it was his passion for property (he’s bought and sold three times since moving to Queenstown!) that really spurred his eagerness for the job.
“The thing that makes me happiest is a happy environment, and that’s exactly what you get in our office,” he says.
And continuing on with the team’s strong tradition of quality, service and integrity, Garry’s bringing his own strong roots and connection with the community into the job.
Name: Stephen Pirie
Thank you Garry for the smooth and very fast sale of our house in Lake Hayes Estate. It was a good idea to put our house on the market before we went on holiday, and certainly a good surprise to have a sale signed up while still away. Thanks again for giving us good advice and arranging a smooth transition for us.
Name: Rob & Mary McIntosh
Garry Pankhurst has recently undertaken the sale of our commercial property, a Wine Bar/Cafe and Bed & Breakfast, and has procured for us a very satisfactory result. This was a somewhat lengthy process and throughout he has been helpful, positive, courteous and professional in all his dealings.
We are more than happy to recommend him to any future clients.
Name: Albert & Christine Dore
Many thanks for your efforts re sale of Aachen Motel, until you came along about 3 months ago we were just drifting along with several real estate firms waiting hopefully for someone to appear out of the woodwork. In hindsight this was never going to happen.
You introduced some reality to the situation when we realised that to sell we had to be prepared to meet the market. With your help we certainly did and we are very happy sellers. You also kept us informed re progress, which was very much appreciated, something other agents could learn from.
Once again thanks very much.
Name: Debbie & Matthew
Having decided to list our home with Garry, my husband and I were impressed with his prompt service and the results achieved.
Garry priced our property to meet the market and presented us with an offer of the asking price within three days. When the first offer did not confirm he quickly acted to bring a second offer in two more days.
The sale of our property was wrapped up within three weeks of our initial discussions and we felt that Garry’s enthusiasm and efficiency made it easy for us.
We are happy to recommend his services to future clients.
Name: Lex & Hazel
Very recently a team from your office, headed by Garry Pankhurst were successful in listing and selling our home at 39 Elm Street Ave, Frankton, Queenstown.
My husband and myself have previously experienced selling our homes, together and separately. We just want to congratulate your firm on the high quality and standards Garry and “The Team” exercised throughout. You are to be congratulated on employing people of such high skills and class. Garry, could not have explained all detail – open homes, etc down to “The Auction” any better and are certain he will continue to keep us posted until all is finalized. A top salesman!! Special recommendation has to be given to our “Auctioneer”, Brendan Quill. He is clever, witty, polite and worked hard for our price. A natural for his position. Again congratulations.
We would also like to highlight a couple of agents we saw a fair amount and strongly recommend – Fiona McDonald and Graeme Jackson, however it was “the team job”, done by all that we thank you for, and strongly recommend any and all from your firm to future clients.
Thank you for all your help and support, this would never have happened without yours and Quilly’s extra effort. A sincere thank you, I appreciate everything you have both done for me.
Name: B & J
We entrusted the sale of our property at 379 Peninsula Road, Queenstown, to Garry Pankhurst. After discussing the various methods of sale we decided, with Garry’s advice, to take the property to auction. Through their excellent marketing campaign, Garry and his fellow salespersons managed to show over 40 lots of people through the property in the four weeks leading up to the auction and created the necessary interest which we believed helped us attain the best price the market would pay. Thanks also go to Brendan Quill who was a master auctioneer on the day of the sale. We have no hesitation in recommending Garry Pankhurst to do an excellent full service program for the sale of a property.
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