It’s time for another blog post in our series of articles for 2017, that profile our Bayleys Marlborough team members. It’s part of our quest to ensure you get to know each of our agents a little better allowing you to make the right choice when you come to sell. This month we’d like you to meet Georgia Ryan and Grant Baxter.
Georgia has been part of the Bayleys Marlborough team for six years. A Marlborough girl, through and through, it’s no surprise that Georgia has ended up working in a very special area of real estate that’s close to her heart… Marlborough Sounds properties, places where childhood memories and family traditions are made.
Before Georgia joined the team at Bayleys Marlborough, she worked at Brancott Estate running winery tours and helping customers in the cellar door. Georgia credits this experience as a definite building block in preparing her for her real estate career, saying “I learned how important it is to create relationships with people, I enjoyed educating them about wine, offering them a great experience and helping them select the perfect wine to take home; this can easily be transferred into helping people find a wonderful home, in the Sounds.” Georgia knows the area well, and her diligence in providing an enjoyable and pleasant Real Estate move for all parties involved is clearly top of her list of priorities.
Asked for her number one piece of advice for vendors, Georgia replys, “First impressions are everything! It is so important that everything is perfect when introducing your property to the market, the first two days are when your property will get the most attention and we want to ensure that it knocks the socks off as many buyers as possible.”
When Georgia isn’t selling property, you’ll find her enjoying everything the Marlborough lifestyle has to offer, including the Marlborough Sounds! As a country girl at heart, and with a love of the great outdoors you’ll find her boating, fishing, swimming, walking, taking time out on the family farm, or riding and competing on her horse Gym Bob.
Originally from Canterbury, Grant now calls Marlborough home. He joined the team at Bayleys Marlborough some twelve years ago, bringing with him seventeen years worth of experience as a partner in an insurance and investment brokerage.
Grant specialises in commercial, industrial and business sales, and his previous professional background qualifies him to be able to offer specialist assistance to property vendors in this area and maximise values. The ethical standards practiced in the financial services industry have prepared him well for his career in real estate, Grant says, “I pride myself on the fact that I am committed to protecting commercially sensitive information, ensuring it is available only to the right people at the right time.”
Asked what he loves most about his job, Grant replies, “That’s a simple one to answer, I relish the challenge of finding the right buyer at the right value to satisfy my vendors.”
When Grant isn’t at work, he enjoys riding bikes and tramping in the back country, but at this time of year he confesses to spending far too much time mowing the grass on his eight hectare lifestyle property!