Testimonials

We purchased this lovely Lodge earlier this year and our broker helped us through the sale & purchase process with ease. We would recommend Tourism Properties without hesitation.
Buyer | John & Sandra Mounce, Purchasers of Two Tree Lodge, in Blenheim.

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 straight forward 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.
Buyer | Carol & David Abernethy, Purchasers of City Towers Serviced Apartments, in Epsom, Auckland

In I listed my tourist based property in Thames with Malcolm 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.
Vendor | Graton Cottages & Chalets, in Thames.

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 (Malcolm) and Melissa charming people with excellent people skills and we wish you both a very successful future. Many thanks and best wishes.
Vendor | Anita & Peter Sander, Vendors, Papa Aroha Holiday Park, in Coromandel.

Lesley and I would like to thank you Adrian 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 stressful, and we appreciate the way you denied us of the stress, even though it was a pressurized 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 certainly 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!
Buyer | Peter & Lesley Edwards, Pudding Hill Lodge, in Canterbury.

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
Vendor | Clarke Halverson, Director Pudding Hill Lodge, in Canterbury.

Our broker was 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. He 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 Tourism Properties with the highest of accolades to get the job done. Thank you.
Vendor | Bevan & Donna, Jacksons Retreat Holiday Park, in Arthur's Pass

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.
Buyer | Howard Chan, Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar & Kitchen, in Auckland.

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 quietly. I was very grateful I had Chrissy and Adrian handling my sale process.
Vendor | Hemanth Dodamane, Holy Beans Lobby Espresso Bar & Kitchen, in Auckland.

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.
Buyer | Annita & Graeme Wykes, Papa Aroha Holiday Park, in Coromandel

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.
Buyer | Mr Zhang, Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park, in Rotorua.

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 Harry's 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.
Vendor | Jo & Clare Greenwood, Cosy Cottage Thermal Kiwi Holiday Park, in Rotorua.

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.
Vendor | Eve & Rob Thorp, Vendors, Fairway Motel & Apartments Business, in Wanaka.

I am writing to you both to thank you for your patience and kindness to us both while working through to getting our property on the market through Tourism Properties.
Your professionalism in all aspects of achieving a well detailed and thorough process to present our property to the market was made so flawless and easy by the both of you. Kiersten, I really enjoyed working with you while choosing the photos of our property, you have a great eye for detail which is really important in presenting a property to market, makes a big difference in not having just good photos, but awesome photos. And Adrian you took most of those awesome photos. Thank you for the time you and Christine took to walk around our property with us, you made this process so easy, and if we were to re-list our property, Tourism Properties will be our choice.
Vendor | Chrissy & Dave, from Millers Flat Holiday Park, in Central Otago.

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