A distinguished naval career is not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re preparing for a real estate career. But for Peter Sund, new owner of Harcourts’ Howick and Pakuranga offices, property has been a life-long interest.
“I have been involved in the buying and selling of property since I was 19,” Peter says, adding that his real estate knowledge and experience have grown alongside his naval career, and expanded since his retirement from the navy in 2006 after 20 years.
Peter is excited about bringing that expertise to the newly branded Harcourts People First Real Estate Limited in Howick and Pakuranga, and enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead.
“There is huge scope to grow the business here, and really cement our place in the community. Howick and Pakuranga each have their own unique feel and their own communities, but they have many similarities also.
“They’re both very family oriented and enjoy some great coastal locations, as well as great local amenities,” he says.
“I’m really looking forward to helping our team work with people from all walks of life, so they can close the deal on their new properties in this area.”
Peter is also keen to grown Harcourts’ profile in the area by building up his team of sales consultants in both Howick and Pakuranga.
“It’s exciting times. Harcourts is a fantastic, reputable, trusted brand, which I am thrilled to be a part of. The opportunities here are huge.
“Our team of sales consultants across both Howick and Pakuranga are extremely dedicated to the local community here. They know this area incredibly well and they all wear their love of it on their sleeves,” Peter says.
Harcourts CEO Chris Kennedy says he is thrilled to welcome Peter Sund and People First to the Harcourts family.
“I’m very optimistic about what the future holds for Harcourts People First and what they will be able to help their local community achieve.
“I think Peter and his growing team are in a great position to help people find the home of their dreams in Howick and Pakuranga.”
Susan Woolnough, Peter Sund and Alan Owens, from Harcourts People First Real Estate Limited