Kim brings over 20 years sales, marketing and management experience to the industry and his results reflect the value of this. Throughout his real estate career, Kim has received national awards for his marketing ability which has led to his setting new benchmark prices for vendors in various areas. A period of service in the Royal NZ Infantry Regiment, retiring as a Commissioned Officer, has given Kim the drive and outgoing personality which has also lead him to becoming a successful auctioneer with multi-million dollar auction successes , including being invited to call a number of auctions on the popular TV Series, “Location Location Location”.
Kim has also represented his industry colleagues as a director on the board of the REINZ (Real Estate Institute of NZ) Industry Training Organisation (ITO) responsible for the training standards for salespeople entering the industry and on-going professional development.
After successfully graduating from Massey University with a Diploma in Business Studies , majoring in Real Estate, Kim achieved Licensed Agent status, the highest recognized status by the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA), above Salesperson and Branch Manager. With his years of experience and exemplary reputation within the industry, Kim was also recognised as an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
Kim has always thought real estate fees were excessive and established FaceUP as a result of this.