Ray White Remuera was awarded the Number One office globally for 2015 – and Richard has been a key part of that success story.
Picture your typical real estate salesperson for a moment. Richard Lyne is not that guy.
Relaxed, calm, approachable and non-egotistical, Richard blends a professional manner with a unique style that has won him Raving Fans who simply would not sell their home with any other agent in New Zealand.
Richard not only understands the real estate process but he also cares very deeply about the people involved. It’s important to him that his clients feel confident and reassured about their experience with him every step of the way. Key to Richard’s strategy when selling a home is a non-negotiable commitment and single-minded determination to nail every facet of the entire job.
Born in the UK, he moved to New Zealand as a child with his family. Frequent transfers between the two countries occurred throughout his formative years so it’s hardly surprising that Richard understands what an ordeal moving house can be.
But for a knee injury Richard might have made professional squash his career. However, his early working life was spent in IT sales in London. Returning to New Zealand in the late 1990s with his own expanding family and Kiwi wife, Richard moved into mobile technology sales and then was head-hunted into the fiercely competitive world of media sales and sponsorship – first with TVNZ and subsequently Prime Television.
In 2004, Richard joined an Auckland boutique agency as a real estate salesperson in the eastern suburbs. He knew that he offered something different – and he wanted to. His network of friends and clients knew it too. The media and advertising experience proved invaluable. His understanding of and personal involvement in the property market, the local area, the nuts and bolts of house construction - these were all launch pads for his real estate career.
In 2013 when he moved to join Megan Jaffe at Ray White Remuera his intention was to build on his reputation in, and strong affinity for the eastern suburbs. He wanted to be on board with a brand that was making innovative inroads in his patch and it’s a move he has never regretted.
“it’s a privilege to be involved in these pivotal transitional moments in the lives of my clients.”
Still a competitive squash player, he plays Masters at Remuera Raquets Club where he has been a member for over 20 years. But Richard is first and foremost a family guy, married to Anna and proud Dad to Jackson, Josh, Marley, Jesse and Stella. You might have seen him transporting the kids to various activities in his distinctive black Land Rover Defender.
His “less secret, more agent” positioning statement is in part a reference to the shape of his business – genuine, open, relational and well-connected. He has often been quoted as saying that, “it’s a privilege to be involved in these pivotal transitional moments in the lives of my clients.” – It’s easy to see why people trust him implicitly to make that personal philosophy work in their favour.
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Richard – thank you very very much for achieving such an great result in the recent sale of our property. Your positivity, patience, perseverance and work ethic was outstanding. You knew when to put a bit of pressure on and when to ease back exhibiting much skill. You read the buyer market for our particular property perfectly. Great result Richard and the Ray White Remuera team.Trevor and Sue
We used Richard Lyne from the Ray White Remuera office to sell our home and were blown away by both the hard work and professionalism Richard used, and the result we received on auction day! Richard kept us informed throughout the whole campaign and provided feedback after each open home. We didn't realise the in-depth process of selling a house until we saw how much effort and follow up work that Richard did for us. Richard exceeded all our expectations on selling our property, and we couldn't recommend him enough to anyone who is thinking of selling their home. We will definitely use him again!Bruce & Ali Wilton
When choosing Richard as our agent, our own instincts told us his personal qualities set him apart from the other contenders. We weren’t disappointed. He proved himself to be a genuinely genuine guy, with a well-developed intuitive sense, totally honest and unafraid of being upfront, but at the same time unfailingly sensitive and discreet. People connect with him. Quite simply, Richard is now our preferred eastern suburbs real estate agent. We do not hesitate to recommend him.Carrick & Caroline Courtney