As founder and Principal of the business, John Drake possesses a comprehensive skill set encompassing all facets of Residential Real Estate from sales through to property management and related advisory services. John’s simple aim is to deliver a superior option for those clients seeking individualised attention and a tailored strategy for success without being confined to the restrictions of a corporate line. With dramatic changes in the property climate, agents not only have to draw on their skills, experience and ability to ensure their client’s needs are met and sales targets achieved, but also develop more creative ideas for marketing and promotion. From apartments to substantial seaside homes, his negotiation technique combines an empathic and compassionate nature with a “no-nonsense” approach, a style which stands him apart. Communicating with people on many levels and handling complex negotiations ensures the path traveled to achieve a premium sale price is smooth and uncomplicated. Past clients return to buy and sell with John and recommend his services to friends and relatives. During his 10 years of real estate transactions and relationship building he has built a superior network of purchasers, vendors, developers and investors. Training and additional study in Real Estate is very important to John. As an added security for his clients, he has successfully completed his Real Estate License and continues to attend ongoing training workshops and seminars in order to remain abreast of the changes within the industry. Those that have dealt with John know his passion for the area is reflected equally in his personal pursuits. He is deeply involved with community organisation such as the Surf Club, local pre-school and primary school and even fits in a bit of tennis when the opportunity presents. As a family man John feels that our great local community is only possible because of the efforts of similar volunteers, and every little bit helps maintain the unique community we have.