We listed our Motel with Ross and the result was excellent. He is a great communicator keeping us informed all through the selling process. Ross is very knowledgeable and knows exactly what is best to do where all involved are concerned. I highly recommend Ross and thank him very much for the smooth transition with our sale.
"Brad Watts is a very good listener, who gained an insight into our type of business fast, giving us the confidence that our property was going to be sold. Brad has been approachable at all times, with fast responsive informative feed back, a respectful kind thoughtful man, who is passionate about real-estate. He has been a pleasure to know and to do business with. We recommend Brad with the highest of accolades to get the job done. Thank you Brad"
"We worked with Adrian Chisholm in the selling of our motel recently in Wanaka. It was our first business venture and therefore our first time selling a business, Adrian was very supportive throughout the whole process. We had a situation where we had two interested parties and had to make the difficult decision in which direction we were going to go. Ultimately it was Adrian being the broker that swayed us, as we knew that he was open and up front about how keen the potential purchasers were and we felt he would be able to close the deal. He came down to Wanaka to meet with us and was a great sounding board for our questions and feelings. The deal went through very smoothly and Adrian was always a phone call away to ask for assistance. I felt he was easy to talk to and very down to earth about the sometimes very stressful process of selling all your hard work! I would highly recommend Adrian to anyone wanting to sell their business for the best price to the best buyers."
"Dear Adrian and Chrissy, Thank you so much for completing the sale of Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park. Clare and I have been blessed with the good fortune of having yourself and Chrissy arrive into our lives as our brokers. You instantly brought a feeling of peace and order to what has been an extremely traumatic and intense sale period of highs and lows lasting through from September 2014 to May 2015. Prior to meeting Adrian, we had experienced first hand over the previous 3 months the mercenary unprofessional and unsympathetic attitude of 2 different high profile brokerages and real estate agencies. During this time we had been presented with two failed sale and purchase agreements. We know a good broker when we fall over one. By the time in Adrian and Chrissy fell into our lives, we had lost complete faith in real estate agents and brokers. Immediately Adrian met with us, there was a sense of calm orderliness, caring and professionalism not experienced before. Adrian seemed to be available at any time of day and night and we felt that we were his only clients. We were always kept in the picture. Adrian your effort was 110 percent, do you ever go to bed? Language barriers and cultural differences left Adrian unfazed. He took it upon himself to become a cultural ambassador and teacher going well beyond expectations to secure this sale. Nobody likes to pay commission, however if any Broker deserved his money, Adrian you earned every dollar. Not only that, you were honorable, a gentleman and true to your unwritten word. You have risen to the challenge, determined to see it through. Sadly you came into our lives as a broker who has now deservedly completed his task. Flash Harrys with blacked out windows and top of the range cars have never impressed me. Adrian you are just like a well worn, exceptionally comfortable old leather sofa who fitted in with us so easily. If you lived closer, we would wish to continue our friendship. Many many thanks."
Testimonial Response: "That is wonderful we also have experienced working with Adrian in the sale of our business and luckily still have this man and his wife Chrissy in our lives . Could not agree more with what has just been said."
Lynne Puddy Greenwood
"I arrived in NZ one year ago to start the process to purchase a business. I contacted half dozen agents, research a dozen properties, and focused on a holiday park with Tourism Properties. The property was under a complex situation, I almost gave up due pending two months as the vendor have oversea's long holiday. When Adrian took charge, almost everyday meet me in Auckland and second day meet the vendor in Rotorua to work out satisfactory agreement for both parties. I have never seen so diligent KIWI at Adrian's age. Finally, his broad experience and knowledge made sure the deal was done! This property will be the foundation for my tourism business. Great thanks to Adrian. Trust will buy next one by his company in near future."
"During a period when accommodation sales had been in the doldrums, we listed our business & motel lease with Ross Larsen. The result was four interested parties, three of them serious enough to proceed with offers, with the happy outcome of a sale at a very satisfactory price. We listed our business with a total of six brokers... not one of the other five presented a potential buyer. Well done Ross! We gladly give you our highest recommendation. Your attentiveness and guidance made the sale a positive experience."
"Peter and I would gladly recommend Ross Larsen of Tourism Properties .com to anyone wanting to be in the motel business. Ross guided us through the negotiation process, always keeping us well informed and up to date. His knowledge in the industry is invaluable and his friendly honest manner made buying easier.
We thank Ross Larsen for his services and assistance."
“You can be sure that we will recommend you to anyone either buying or selling in the tourism industry.
We found your style of business extremely professional. Keeping the sale confidential throughout the process was most impressive.
Not once did we feel that either party was under pressure but there was never any delay in the shepherding.
We found you and Melissa charming people with excellent people skills and we wish you both a very successful future.
Many thanks and best wishes.”
“I would like to let you know that we are so grateful for all the extra help that you have given us throughout the purchase of Papa Aroha Holiday Park which is now our new home. We love it so much!
Graeme has just bought the boat off Pete today and we are going to have a fish tomorrow, so all is good with us! Thanks again Melissa & Malcolm for all your help- we couldn't have done it without you. Your company needs to know that you are an asset to them."
"Ross Larsen is truly a professional in the realty industry. We can only use the next few words to describe Ross: "Honesty, Integrity and Fairness." During the process of searching for a motel business in the Lower North Island of New Zealand, we were helped and guided by Ross, from the very beginning. Ross has a lot of knowledge in this industry, which is very important to keep buyers well informed when needed. He was also a great communicator during the negotiation process, between us and the vendors and landlords. I must say for any beginners interested in this career, you cannot find a better Business Broker to help you."
"Ross Larsen is the proverbial 'honest broker'. Our experience with Ross was that he was able to gently guide our transactions towards completion in an unobtrusive but informed and sensible manner. As first time purchasers, we felt comfortable relying on his advice (which in hindsight proved good), and unreservedly recommend his services to anyone considering transferring an interest in hospitality property "
"For a previous business owner, but a new buyer in the hospitality cafe sector, we give Adrian and Chrissy Chisholm 10 out 10 for assisting us as buyers in the purchasing process of Holy Beans Espresso Bar and Kitchen in Auckland. They could not be more helpful and pointing me in the right direction in terms of the whole process, in fact they guided me through what could have been a very difficult situation - I tell you this from my heart..."
"Chrissy and Adrian Chisholm were on top the game right through the sale process, in fact they were more like professional consultants than Real Estate Business Brokers, I would recommend them to anyone considering selling their business as they handled all the difficult situations along the sale process so calmly and quieltly. I was very grateful I had Chrissy and Adrian handling my sale process"
"Tony and I are happy to recommend Ross Larsen of Tourism Properties as your business broker. Ross recently marketed and sold our business in January 2011. He was at all times professional in his business dealings with us and really went that extra mile to help put the deal together. Ross also took us through the selling process step by step to make sure all areas were covered that were required for the sale and purchase .He also saved us time and money by passing on his legal and accounting knowledge that saved us forever contacting our lawyer and accountant with questions. Ross was there on site for the changeover of the business and made sure all procedures were carried out that were required for a smooth transaction. We would like to thank Ross Larsen and absolutely recommend his services. We have recommended Ross to some colleagues and he is in the process of working with them now."
"Seldom would a vendor be pleased to pay commission for the sale of property/business. However from time to time some real estate agents pull out all the stops and perform to a high level. In my case Adrian Chisholm from Tourism Properties has done this, and I would recommend him as a first port of call for anyone looking at listing a property"
"Lesley and I would like to thank you for your professionalism and support with our purchase of Pudding Hill Lodge. While we acknowledge you were employed by the vendor, it was a pleasure to work with you and have you guide us successfully through what was a 'challenging experience!' For novices like us, purchases of this magnitude can easily become stressfull, and we appreciate the way you denied us of the stress, even though it was a pressurised situation. It was important to us that you were able to be contacted at the drop of a hat and always had time to discuss our questions and requests. Without hesitation, we would ceratinly recommend yourself and Tourism Properties as agents with experience, knowledge, integrity and professionalism. We will certainly make use of your services in the future. We look forward to you visiting our little piece of paradise and thank you again for your part in helping to make our dream come true; now it's just up to us!"
"In late 2009 I listed my tourist based property in Thames with Malcolm and Melissa Teesdale of Tourism Properties. It was a difficult Market with confidence in property at an all time low and the effects of the recession uppermost in buyers minds. Malcolm was convinced the property would sell to an overseas buyer and obtained a very cost effective listing on a UK based property website. I was frankly amazed at the amount of enquiry from this site and Tourism Properties own website that had a very high enquiry rate. Malcolm emailed me every week keeping me up to date with progress and advising me of potential purchasers they were working with. Both Malcolm and Melissa worked tirelessly to promote my property and in April 2010 a sale was confirmed to a couple from Australia. I am very happy with the end result and cannot speak highly enough of both Tourism Properties and in particular Malcolm and Melissa."
"Ross is by far the best business real estate agent I have ever known. He has incredible attention to detail, excellent follow-through, and is extremely kind and personable. Throughout the entire purchase process Ross was professional, conscientious, and motivated beyond his agent role. He even provided us with extensive business knowledge and advice for the motel industry. I would highly recommend Ross to anyone, and it was a real pleasure working with him."
"We very recently purchased our first business through Tom Crawford at Tourism Properties. We didn’t know anything about management rights when we responded to the for sale ad but Tom took us patiently through the ins and outs of how this kind of business works. He managed the relationship between vendor and seller well and assisted us with our numerous questions. He also sent us useful information on things to include in the due diligence. Overall we found the process of purchasing this business very straightforward with Tom’s help. We would be very happy to buy another business through him and have already asked him to keep us up to date with any new opportunities in the market."
"We purchased this lovely Lodge earlier this year and Brad helped us through the sale & purchase process with ease. We would recommend Brad without hesitation."