Dean is the Country Manager and a member of the Bayleys Country Team, based in the Feilding Office and specialises in farms and lifestyle blocks in the Manawatu and Horowhenua & Kapiti areas. He has an extensive rural background, including his previous role as a livestock buyer in the same area which has given him an extensive list of rural contacts.
Born and educated in Gisborne, Dean attended Taratahi Agricultural Training Farm after leaving High School and prior to entering the dairy industry in South Taranaki. This saw him work his way through from a general farm worker, to sharemilking, and certainly gave him a strong affinity with the dairy industry.
His previous experience as a livestock buyer spans back to 1996, in the Taranaki, Manawatu and Horowhenua regions. Prior to this he worked for 10 years as a Policeman in Rural Taranaki and has developed an in depth knowledge of all things effecting rural communities.
With the interaction in the rural community over this time, Dean has built an excellent rapport with many farmers and rural professionals, and has built a large networking database of prospective clients, as well as good rural contacts throughout the country.
Dean and his wife Lea live on their small lifestyle property in Shannon. Lea has joined Dean to work in the Real Estate industry as well. Lea is working alongside Dean and specialises predominantly in the marketing of Lifestyle properties within this region. Together they provide an invaluable service and strong level of commitment, combining their natural strengths and knowledge for the benefit of their clients. They have an adult family scattered about the Lower North Island and Australia.
Outside of work Dean is heavily involved in Rugby, having been a player, coach and administrator for many years. Currently he holds the position of Chairman/President in the Shannon Rugby Club; having been on the Committee since his arrival in the district in 1998. He played his last game of competitive rugby in 2010. Lea is also involved in the Shannon Rugby Club and currently holds the role of Treasurer.
At the end of 2014 Dean was elected as President of the Horowhenua-Kapiti RFU and was also awarded the prestigious Charles Monro Trophy at the Steinlager NZ Rugby awards for Volunteer/Administrator of the year for 2014.
Dean also holds the position of President with Horowhenua Boys & Girls Agricultural Club, who are responsible for the overall running of Lamb & Calf Days throughout the Horowhenua area. He has been on the Committee for the Agricultural Club since 1999.
Dean finds his role in the Bayleys Country Team extremely satisfying and has the support of not only his local rural team but also the expertise and support of the complete Bayleys Group.
Working with Bayleys experienced team of professionals and their national databases gives Dean and Lea very strong support and coverage, along with advertising in the Spring and Autumn Country magazines (reaching a broad national and international audience), as well as the regular Coast to Coast, Lower North Island publications and the Bayleys website.
Bayleys affiliation with Christies Great Estates and Cushman & Wakefields ensures that our properties are promoted worldwide.
Because we will be the sales people with whom you will be listing, we take full responsibility for the marketing and promotion of your property. We will be the agents to show potential buyers around, even if they come through another agent.
For an honest, reliable and no-nonsense approach to real estate then look no further. Call us to discuss your requirements in strictest confidence.
Dean and Lea are currently fundraising to support Make a Wish, with Dean taking part in the Around Lake Taupo Cycle Ride later this year. To support them and the amazing children benefiting from Make a Wish you can donate at the fundraising account 01-0666-0245135-01 ANZ Levin. Please use your name as a reference.
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