‘The Locals’ team work closely together with a shared vision and common goal to always achieve the best result. You’ll find there is a certain way we operate; we prefer to keep it real... for real people.
Motivated to deliver the best results for her clients, Ruth’s early career in nursing matched her empathetic drive to make a positive impact on people’s lives. But real estate is in Ruth’s DNA and it wasn’t long before she joined her mother Lesley Hawes at the helm of The Locals sales team.
Always known to go the extra mile to fine tune every detail of a sale, her integrity inspires confidence and a sense of ease with clients. Ruth’s commitment to establishing great relationships and understand clients’ needs, her positive and effective negotiation style and good old-fashioned work ethic are essential to her approach.
With the support of a dedicated team around her, there's no doubt your property decisions are in great hands when you're working with Ruth.
Growing up in the Hawes family it was perhaps inevitable Tim would join the family trade at some point. His background in the real estate market was established from a young age delivering flyers, answering Lesley’s phone and spending hours in her car listening to Brian Tracy tapes between appointments and to and from school.
Since becoming one of ‘The Locals’ at Ray White 10 years ago, Tim has made his mark on every corner of the business – having been hands-on in all aspects from property management and marketing to administration and office management.
A valuable member of our sales team, Tim’s accumulated knowledge, positive negotiation style, opportunity focus and open approach to communication ensure clients achieve the results they want and enjoy the journey to the next chapter of their lives.
Always giving 150% in everything she does Char holds the firm belief that there is no problem that cannot be solved and will look for the solution rather than focus on the problem. This attitude and approach has served her well in her time in the property management sector.
Her exceptional communication and negotiating skills owe a fair amount of credit to her prior roles in the insurance industry where she employed her exceptional communication and customer service skills whilst managing teams working in the legal and debt recovery areas.
With both a law degree and a B.A. in psychology under her belt Char is currently working on completing a Bachelor of Business Studies and when she has some down time she loves spending time with her family and being a great role model for her children, step children and grandchildren.
Before undertaking a career in property management, David studied a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University, with a major in Property Valuation and Management and a Finance minor - evidence of his strong interest in and commitment to the field of real estate. In an unregulated industry, in which property managers are often unqualified, this qualification along with experience and Ray White's industry-leading training can assure you that your asset(s) are managed by a professional that exercises due care and diligence. David strives to ensure that we are not just another 'expense' for our clients, but rather an investment - maximising their return on investment, while (importantly) also making sure that their risks are minimised.
David can help you whether you are a new investor in residential property, a seasoned investor or an accidental landlord. If you are looking into property management, are dissatisfied with your current property manager or just want some advice - get in touch and see how the excellent service provided by David and the team at The Locals can help you reach your property goals.
We have been delighted to see her take on new challenges every year and be able to put her creative talents to use as our go to person for all things marketing. From newsletters, property brochures and screen displays to our expanding social media, website and marketing endeavours, Tui’s natural flair for design combined with a Gen Y technological adeptness makes her the ideal person to take the lead on this increasingly important aspect of our business.
Her willingness to take things on and go the extra mile along with the dedication and care Tui puts into everything she does is a true reflection of the values we hold dear here at The Locals.
Vanesa has experience in the advertising industry having worked as a production assistant - she is passionate about photography and her skills working with creative software adds huge value to our team with her help in perfecting our marketing material and advertising.
Her first introduction to the real estate industry was as a tenant liaison officer followed by an administration role then a promotion to a Business Development Manager and Project Manager. As project manager she was responsible for auditing and tracking performance of rental portfolio over different sectors. She also spent time working as a Property Manager with responsibility for a portfolio of rental properties before she joined our team.
When we met Vanesa, she was looking for a new challenge but wanting to stay in the real estate sector and we knew straight away she was the perfect fit for us!
Prior to joining the team here at The Locals Ray White, Emma obtained her salespersons license and spent six months working as a sales associate getting a feel for the industry. Add to that her comprehensive history working in reception / administration and PA roles and a genuine interest in Real Estate she is the perfect person to help you with any query you may have.
Emma brings an enviable calm to any situation and as a bubbly, friendly person who genuinely loves working with people she is always willing to go the extra mile!
Rachel's diverse array of skills comes from a wide and varied career ranging from hospitality management, HR and payroll through to IT auditing and corporate finance. Her superb attention to detail and a logical approach to problem solving (and getting things done!) add a fabulous dimension to The Locals management team.
Initially on board to set up the internal systems and administration for the office when we opened Rachel then took on the responsibility of starting up The Locals Property Management Division in 2007. In this hugely important arm of the business we now have a team of 5 and close to 300 properties in our care and we’re proud to see it going from strength to strength. Rachel also works closely with the sales team supporting Ruth and Tim and is becoming an integral part of this side of the business as well. She can be seen often hosting open homes, coordinating photo shoots, at auction nights and anywhere she is needed!
Always on top of her game and usually moving at speed, Rachel is totally committed to providing outstanding customer service and her many happy clients will tell you that ‘going the extra mile’ is something she does each and every day.
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