Success Stories

Libby Buchanan

Libby Buchanan

What were you doing before you got into real estate?

Prior to Real Estate I worked in the home staging and interior design industry, and before this, I worked for Amazon as a Brand Manager and Buyer.

Why did you choose Lugton’s?

Through word of mouth, I had heard Lugtons were approachable, gave new agents great support, and most importantly a local family owned company. It was an easy choice.

What have been some of your highlights to date in your real estate career?

The people I have met who are now friends for life, and the opportunities this career gives you to make changes in and outside of your working life.

Any tips for new recruits starting out in real estate?

It’s an incredibly unique industry, be yourself and make it your brand.

Jack Ramasamy

Jack Ramasamy

What were you doing before you got into real estate?

Worked previously with BMW and Mini in various roles for 16 Years, recognised as Number 1 Sales Consultant for several consecutive years.

Why did you choose Lugton’s?

It is one of largest well established family owned business in Waikato region. Providing a excellent platform with continuous training and support. Thoroughly acknowledging the achievements and rewards.

What have been some of your highlights to date in your real estate career?

The biggest draw for me to the business is the pace, the fact that no two situations are the same, and that its definitely not a 9-5 boring type job. It allows flexibility and a sense of doing something good for people while making a decent living at the same time.

Any tips for new recruits starting out in real estate?

Be a good communicator and listener, be pro-active, work for your clients and be honest

Lisa Sigley

Lisa Sigley

What were you doing before you got into real estate?

I was working at Telecom in a customer services inbound call centre. We had good incentives and rewards, but I realised that if I could do well in this job, that having my own business may be the way to go. I knew that in each sales job I had, that I was limited to what income I could earn. My trigger point was when a real estate agent said to me “have you ever thought of selling real estate”?… And that was it.

Why did you choose Lugton’s

I was originally working for another real estate company but then a role came up with Lugton’s and I decided to make the move. I am glad I did.

What have been some of your highlights to date in your real estate career?

Being Rookie of the Year in my first year. Earning my first $100,000 – I never dreamed that it would be possible. Being in the Top 5 of a company for at least 15 years. Another highlight is selling first home buyers into a home, going back a few years later when they have grown their family in size, and helping them into their next bigger home.. I love that.

Any tips for new recruits starting out in real estate?

Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone. Prospect Prospect Prospect. Follow-up Follow-up. Be in the office, you’ll pick up lots of information and dialogue from experienced agents. Make sure your diary is full with “business”, not “busy-ness” - or you’ll be fooled into thinking you’re busy. Put slots into your diary with appraisals you plan to do… then try and fill those slots. If you loose the fire in your belly along the way…. Re-invent yourself again. Try some new things.

Jono Ng

Jono Ng

What were you doing before you got into real estate?

I have worked in a law firm, security, retails and prior joining Lugtons I was a Sales Manager for Farmers Retail for 7 years.

Why did you choose Lugton’s?

Lugtons has a massive imprint in Hamilton as it is privately owned and it is also locally well known. They have experience and a commitment to Hamilton as while as being innovative to continue the success of the business.

What have been some of your highlights to date in your real estate career?

The opportunity to have our own ideas and concepts whilst having the support of the Lugtons structure. The early success I have had has definitely given me the motivation to grow my business and excel to greater heights.

Any tips for new recruits starting out in real estate?

Be organised, stick to what’s been plan and be persistent.