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Les Old

Licensed REA

“In my line of work it is important to create a good working relationship and in the farming community this is based on trust, reliability and quality”.

Les sets an example of what every real estate agent should strive for – honesty, professionalism and reliability. He takes the time to educate his buyers when they are looking to buy in the lifestyle/rural market. Les has vast experience in this field.

He has that genuine, rustic appeal that comes from life experience and hard work. Les has had a successful career in real estate, along with many other really interesting life experiences. He has a good sense of humour and enjoys people. No job is too big or too small for Les. He will determine what your needs are and then establish a plan on how to meet them.

Les has significant experience as a real estate agent as a rural real estate agent in the Waikato/King Country and prior to this as a stock agent. He is a grass roots type of person, and there would be a only a few agents that could match his experience in the rural sector.

Les comes from a long line of accomplished horseman and stockmen with his roots starting in Australia (with a dubious claim to fame a connection to Ned Kelly via his grandmother’s brother, who used to ride with Ned Kelly).

He started working at the age of 15 in a trotting stable, driving trotters and then went on to follow in his father’s footsteps and with shearing. The following years saw Les working for Wrightson NMA for nine years and Elders for three years. After a short time as a private agent, Les then tried his hand at farming on his on 900 acres.

Les also worked on the set of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” film, training farm animals, horses and actors. Les worked with 81 horses for the movie and helped with re-schooling, breaking in and desensitising them. Les was also recruited as a riding double for the dwarf, Dori.

“I love working in an environment where I can put all my skills, experience and expertise to good use.”
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