Having spent much of his career working on super-yachts for celebrities and billionaires, Grant is a guy who understands exacting standards. Not being a billionaire himself, he’s also an incredibly down-to-earth family man who knows what’s important to those who don’t require a private marina in their back yard!
In short, what Grant delivers with EVES, is an enjoyable buying or selling experience built first and foremost on what you need and backed up with a quality of service learned through 35 years in the high-end hospitality industry.
Having grown up in Victoria, Australia, Grant began his working life as an Executive Chef before a nine-year career as a Private Chef for billionaires and celebrities aboard super-yachts in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Caribbean and the USA. And it’s that vast experience working with highly-driven people with exacting standards that he now brings to real estate in the Bay of Plenty.
“When you’re dealing with people like that, there’s two things you need to be – a great listener and highly trustworthy," says Grant. "Because not only is privacy important to them, but they also have very exacting standards and tastes. And if you can’t deliver those, you’ll never last in that business."
“So when people ask me why they should work with me buying and selling properties, that’s the answer – a level of trust that you can rely on and the ability to listen to your needs and translate them into ways of achieving your dreams."
Not only that, but Grant is also a Tauranga local these days – and when he’s not making real estate dreams into reality, he can be found with his wife and two young boys at local parks near the family home in Matua and on bike tracks all around the Bay of Plenty.
So drop him a line and we’re sure you’ll enjoy his genuine nature and fun, friendly approach to making your real estate dreams come true. (Just don’t ask him for the gossip on your favourite celebrity though, because he’s sworn to secrecy!)
We cannot recommend Grant highly enough as a personable and knowledgeable real estate agent, who has the best interests of his clients at heart at all times.
My wife and I made a special effort to drive from Auckland down to Tauranga to investigate the first-home buyers’ market. It’s fair to say we were hesitant during the drive down as to what we were going to find and whether the trip would be worth the effort, but all our doubts were put to rest within 10 minutes of meeting Grant.
It was plain to us that Grant is genuinely enthused about helping his clients and is driven by a positive natural energy. Grant was excited to find out about us – not just our housing needs but about our background, our lives and our goals with real estate.
The positive energy was evident throughout the whole afternoon Grant devoted to us – driving us around neighbourhoods he recommended that we check out, chatting easily and informatively the whole time. Grant obviously knows his markets, but we were very pleased that he gives his information without a “salesy” attitude that’s so common with real estate agents.
Although we haven’t found anything yet, Grant has continued to be amazing in his communication with us since we visited him a few weeks ago and we’re very confident that with him on our case, the “right one” for us is just around the corner.
Thank you Grant for all you’ve done and are doing for us in our search for the first step onto the ladder!
Kate & Mark Laurence