Experience you can depend on
Gregory and Monica have always had a flair for business. While still in their early twenties they made an offer to purchase a small lawn mowing business, but with little funds to make the purchase, they found themselves faced with a challenge; to convince the bank manager to place his trust in their assurance that they would pay back the business loan without missing a payment. The bank manager was convinced and they not only never missed a payment, but they paid the loan off in half the time allocated. And so their entrepreneurial journey began.
Being young, and new to business, Gregory and Monica were faced with many negative opinions from others, but that served as motivation to them and they surprised those naysayers by taking their small business with 5 staff members and more than doubling the size in less than a year, and continued to grow it thereafter, to four times its original size.
Gregory and Monica realised that they were in a position to offer more than just lawn mowing to their customers as many people were doing home and garden improvements, so they up-skilled themselves by completing a few courses in gardening, pruning, horticulture basics and landscaping and soon they extended their business to a lawn and garden service with a thriving landscaping division.
Gregory and Monica’s passion for home improvements grew each day and they continued to educate themselves and add to their list of skills and services offered. They trained in the building of Thatch Lapas, otherwise known as grass roofed gazebos. They learnt how to build Koi fish ponds. They moved on to the art of textured concrete and built artificial rock water features and rock style paving for swimming pool surrounds. This lead to their next big challenge of teaching themselves to build swimming pools, specialising in Beach Style swimming pools. They became the first swimming pool contractor in the country (South Africa) to design, build and fill a swimming pool in one week. Gregory and Monica’s reputation grew quickly and they had a waiting list of up to four months.
Proven Property Management Experience
This love for improving homes led Gregory and Monica to their passion for property and so they entered into the property market by purchasing their first home in a small suburb on the East Rand in the city of Johannesburg. They got straight to work on making improvements to the outside and then the interior of the house and they soon sold that house for more than four times the price they paid. This also led to them adding yet another division to their business, which was small builds and renovations.
Gregory and Monica’s vast experience with home improvement and renovations and their entrepreneurial skills led them to what has now become their greatest passion and that is a passion for property.
Before immigrating to New Zealand, Gregory and Monica had an investment portfolio of several townhouses which they rented out and managed themselves.
Gregory and Monica were the local property managers to all their friends and family as they all knew that they would always advise them with their best interests in mind as they both love to see others succeed.
Your Investment, Your Future… Our Commitment
Gregory and Monica understand the value and importance of looking after an investment. They are very frugal with spending and go to great lengths to make sure an investment, turns out to be just that, an investment.
Gregory and Monica have just the characteristics you would want in your Property Manager. They are fair with tenants and honest and upfront with investors. They are still driven by a challenge, ambition and a passion for service excellence.
Gregory and Monica believe in a balanced lifestyle. While work is extremely important to them, so is family and so as often as they can, they like to spend quality time on their land up north with family.