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Tall Poppy Appoint Sam Mcintyre As General Manager, Wgtn

Tall Poppy Appoint Sam Mcintyre As General Manager, Wellington

Tall Poppy, the real estate company which brought down the cost of selling homes, today announced that it has appointed Sam McIntyre as General Manager, Wellington.

Sam joined Tall Poppy in December 2012 and is the company’s licensee for the territory from Foxton through to and including Tawa, north of Wellington. As General Manager Wellington, he will also be responsible for the oversight of the company’s franchisee managers from Palmerston North to Nelson/Marlborough.

Prior to beginning his real estate career with Tall Poppy, Sam worked in banking with ANZ and The National Bank (NZ) in a number of sales and management roles, and most recently was ANZ’s top salesman nationwide.

Tall Poppy’s founder and managing director David Graves said, “Sam’s appointment to this newly created role was necessitated by the remarkable growth the company has experienced over the past 12 months. We’ve gone from being a Wellington-based company to having a nation-wide presence as Tall Poppy’s innovative approach to real estate has been embraced by vendors and agents alike.”

Last Friday, Sam McIntyre’s Tall Poppy won the Emerging Business category at the 2014 Kapiti Horowhenua Electra Business of the Year Awards; New Zealand’s longest standing business awards, a considerable accolade for a relatively recently established business that was up against businesses that had been established for twice as long as Tall Poppy.

David Graves said, “We congratulate Sam on winning the Emerging Business Award at Kapiti’s recent Business Awards and look forward to working with him in his new role. Sam’s appointment is the first of three general manager positions we’ve created and we are looking forward to being able to announce the appointees to another two regions, Northern and Southern, in the near future.”

Tall Poppy attributes their success to a combination of great value and quality service.

David Graves says, “We deliver the highest standards of service and professionalism in the New Zealand real estate market, with the significant advantage of a reduced, flat fee structure which saves you thousands of dollars when you sell your home. The days of over-priced real estate commission payments are numbered; Tall Poppy’s succeeding in making real estate fair.”

About Tall Poppy Real Estate
Tall Poppy was established by seasoned real estate identity David Graves in late 2012 to bring a fresh approach to residential real estate; since its inception as a new player in an established mature market, Tall Poppy has become one of the fastest growing real estate companies in New Zealand.

Tall Poppy’s key point of difference is that it offers vendors a fixed fee of $10,000 + GST irrespective of their home’s sale price. They also provide an ‘Unbeatable Fee Guarantee’ for lower value properties, whereby Tall Poppy will undercut any other agency’s fee by $1,000. Compared with other real estate companies, vendors can save thousands of dollars by listing their property with Tall Poppy yet still enjoy full service from experienced agents. Tall Poppy is the only nationwide agency offering a fixed selling fee.

Tall Poppy is more than a low/fixed price real estate agency; it delivers a high quality customer focused service for a comparatively reasonable fee. Tall Poppy’s structure enables vendors to pay less and agents to generally be better remunerated in the process. This is achieved by having lower and fewer overheads, and a simpler structure with fewer people clipping the ticket.

As a consequence Tall Poppy has extended their reach beyond Wellington to Auckland, Palmerston North, Christchurch and Dunedin. The Tall Poppy approach has proven extremely popular with vendors and agents alike; the company currently has 40 real estate agents and this is projected to grow to 100 in early 2015.

Irene van Dyk, the former Silver Fern, agreed to become Tall Poppy’s brand ambassador in 2013 and has an active involvement across the company.


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