John F Wilson

Sales Consultant

Phone: 07 863 8111
Mobile: 027 282 9851
Email: john.wilson@harcourts.co.nz
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Not content with just being a deer farmer, John decided to branch out and become a real estate agent. This was in 1992 and over that time he has seen many changes in real estate in the Waihi region.
Waihi has grown in tourist potential and has seen prospective buyers come from large cities who want a quieter life in a small town that still offers the amenities of a big city.

John started his working life as a share milker on the family farm at Gordonton on the outskirts of Hamilton. The opportunity came in 1971 to purchase the family farm and with his wife, Helen had one of the highest producing dairy farms in the Waikato.
Looking to diversify, in 1979, John was one of the pioneering deer farmers in the Waikato. Deer fences were erected on the back part of the existing farm, a deer shed built and ten wild deer arrived. From that he has built a quality deer herd of 200 breeding hinds. He was part of the original Waikato Deer Farmers Committee and was on the national deer farmer’s executive council for a number of years.
1987 saw another challenge with a move with the family, to Waikino and a 90 hectare hill farm which was reconstructed into a deer farm with a few sheep and cattle.

Since living in Waikino he has taken an active part in the community such as: committee member of the Hauraki Rail Trail, construction of Waikino Memorial Bridge, chairman of the Waikino Victoria Hall Committee and organising the annual art exhibition, ARTWaikino.

John believes that clients want to work with someone who has a straight forward and honest approach. They also want someone who can give informed advice. This personal connection is made by listening to what clients require and then delivering.

John has been married to Helen for 48 years and has two adult children and four grandchildren. Apart from enjoying the country life he has budget travelled with backpack to Laos, Cambodia, Penang, Australia, Mongolia, England, Nepal and India. Each one of these trips was an adventure and adds to the appreciation of what is on offer around Waihi.

Seeing the potential that Waikino had to offer John and Helen have lived there for 30 years and their enthusiasm for the village has never waned. John takes delight in showing clients what the region has to offer and most of it is free!

 


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