Simon Richards

+64 27 457 0990

Rural & Lifestyle Sales Consultant

Licensed Salesperson REA 2008

Timaru Regional Office

About Simon Richards

Simon Richards is from a South Canterbury farming background, having been involved in sales and marketing in the agricultural sector since the late 1990s.

Prior to joining the team at PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Simon was consistently in the top five selling consultants for a nationwide real estate company. These awards included overall number-one listing and selling consultant in both 2014 and 2016.

These awards are a testament to Simon’s professional ability to successfully market, negotiate and sell properties of all shapes and sizes across the rural and lifestyle spectrum. Whether it is a dairy unit, sheep, beef or deer property, cropping farm or lifestyle block on the edge of town, Simon takes pride in offering a high level of service to both vendors and purchasers, which has resulted in much repeat and referral business.

Simon’s many contacts through business and sport make him a very recognised and approachable face in the community so if you are thinking of selling or buying, Simon will be happy to help you achieve your goals and objectives.

Simon is excited to be a part of PGG Wrightson’s growth strategy and utilise the company’s extensive nationwide network across all farming businesses in the best interests of his clients.

Awards

2022/2023

NZ No.1 Unit Sales - Lifestyle
NZ No.2 Lifestyle Salesperson
NZ No.8 Rural Salesperson
1st Lifestyle Revenue South & Mid Canterbury
2nd Rural Revenue South & Mid Canterbury

2021/2022

NZ No.1 Unit Sales - Lifestyle
NZ No.5 Lifestyle Salesperson
NZ No.6 Rural Salesperson
1st Lifestyle Revenue South & Mid Canterbury
2nd Rural Revenue South & Mid Canterbury

2020/2021

7th National Rural Revenue
4th National Lifestyle Revenue
1st Total Revenue North Otago, South & Mid Canterbury
1st Rural Revenue North Otago, South & Mid Canterbury
1st Lifestyle Revenue North Otago, South & Mid Canterbury

2019/2020

10th National Lifestyle Revenue
1st Total Revenue North Otago, South & Mid Canterbury
1st Lifestyle Revenue North Otago, South & Mid Canterbury

2018/2019

1st - Lifestyle Revenue South & Mid Canterbury

Testimonials

"Calvin and Simon have been excellent, they have ensured open communication, and felt they worked hard on our behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for us in a difficult market."

R, S & A

As Executor for a South-Canterbury cattle grazing farm, I selected PGG Wrightson to sell the property on an exclusive basis. My point of contact, Simon Richards, and the PGG support and admin team led by Anne-Marie Walther, were professional, competent and thorough throughout the marketing and sale process. The Covid-19 lockdown complicated and delayed the process and the market generally was challenging – but PGG maintained an excellent standard of communication as we dealt with those issues. There were no surprises and I had absolute confidence in Simon and his team. I would not hesitate to engage Simon and PGG Wrightson again.

Chris Baker

From the start to the finish of the marketing process we were impressed with Simon’s handling of our land sale. Simon’s experience, knowledge of the market and attention to detail was faultless. This combined with his calmness and friendly demeanour made a great deal of difference at a critical time.

Chris Elworthy

If you are looking for the services of a first class real estate agent then Simon Richards is the man. We have been involved with Simon in several transactions and would not hesitate to enlist his services again. Simon is highly professional, very aware of our expectations and is most respectful and courteous at all times. His follow up and contact is appropriate without being over the top. Simon is very easy to communicate with and no matter how busy he is, nothing is ever a bother. We have done so already, and will continue to recommend Simon for those requiring a top service.

Barry and Heather Scott

Simon successfully sold our property and we were thoroughly satisfied in the professional service Simon provided. Being a large third generation farm, the decision to sell was not made lightly and our confidence in Simon was rewarded as he journeyed with us through this significant chapter in our lives. His work ethic, sound marketing advice, confidentiality, realism, sensitivity and loyalty were outstanding.

Peter and Julianne Darling

Simon was really great sealing the deal on our property purchase in St Andrews. Simon presented the property the way it really was and after we took possession there were no surprises.

Magda and Remus Coman

We had our first contact with Simon 15 years ago in his former life as a fertiliser company rep. The friendship formed then was the foundation for our continuing relationship. For several years prior to listing our farm, Simon would call regularly, partly social and partly to keep up to date on our future plans. When the decision to retire was finally made there was no question as to whom the listing would be with - the agent who had shown interest in our future plans and who had maintained regular contact. From the first meeting in January when we signed up, through the marketing campaign in September with the many interested parties taken over the farm, to the opening of the tender offers in late October, Simon’s meticulous manner and consideration of our mixed feelings on the sale of a fourth generation (or long held) family farm couldn’t be faulted. Simon was always available at any time if we required him. Simon assured us that some things we worried about were not too relevant. We were particularly impressed that he kept us fully informed during the farm visits of potential buyer, we always knew to the hour when Simon or one of his colleagues would be on the farm. The whole sale exercise from start to finish was surprisingly smooth and went without a hitch – that was down to our agent Simon. His after sales service continued through advice sought and given on the purchase of our retirement home in town, which we felt was above and beyond his brief but for which we were very grateful.

John and Lorraine Williams

We have dealt with Simon on a number of occasions and more recently with the lease of our property. He respected the confidential nature of the process, was honest, approachable and always responded in a timely manner. We have no doubt that because of Simon’s knowledge and professional manner we got the best result we could have hoped for. We would highly recommend Simon Richards and wouldn’t hesitate to utilise his services again in the future if required.

Dan and Belinda Kelly

Simon Richards was in constant communication during the successful sale of our property. Bringing with him his extensive knowledge, accuracy and professional approach. Simon was an expert in his field and we highly recommend him as an outstanding agent. Many thanks.

Gary & Joce Webley

Current listings

Deadline Private Treaty
Bare Land

TIM39723

Premier Levels Plain Irrigated Bare Land - 108ha

17 Divan Road, Levels

Deadline Private Treaty

108ha
Lifestyle with Dwelling

TIM39741

Vendors Have Definite Plans - 2 Hectares

148 McNair Road, Temuka

$895,000

4
2
6
2ha
Bare Land

TIM39607

Fairlie Stepping Stone or Farm Addition - 82ha

Mt Michael Valley Road, Fairlie

Buyer Enquiry Over $950,000

82ha
Lifestyle with Dwelling

TIM39657

Spur Road Lifestyle - 18 Hectares

154 Spur Road, Hadlow

$1.499M

4
2
2
18ha
Grazing

TIM39523

Motivated Overseas Owner: Opportunity to Acquire

936 Beaconsfield Road, Pareora

Buyer Enquiry Over $9.5M

273ha
Grazing

TIM39530

Versatile Consented Dairy Support - 137 Hectares*

Totara Valley Road, Pleasant Point

Price by Negotiation

137ha
Lifestyle Bare Land

TIM39489

Two Prime Lifestyle Opportunities

Willowbridge Road, Waimate

Priced from $400,000 to $425,000

10ha
Bare Land

TIM39362

Significant Hadlow Bare Land - 44 Hectares*

King Road, Hadlow

Price by Negotiation

44ha
Lifestyle Bare Land

TIM39274

Geraldine Bare Land - 11 Hectares

Tripp Settlement Road, Geraldine

Price by Negotiation

11ha
Lifestyle with Dwelling

TIM39365

Elders Road Lifestyle - 5.8 Hectares*

363 Elders Road, Maungati

Buyer Enquiry Over $695,000

3
1
1
5ha

Sold listings

Sold
Lifestyle with Dwelling

TIM39483

Sensational Views and a Beautiful Home - 6ha

Geraldine Downs

4
2
2
324m2
6ha
Sold
Lifestyle with Dwelling

TIM39374

Location and Proximity Are the Keys - 2 Hectares

Hadlow

3
1
2
240m2
2ha
Sold
Lifestyle with Dwelling

TIM39270

Rolling Ridges - 21 Hectares

Levels Valley

3
1
2
200m2
21ha
Sold
Cropping

R2210

Quality, Position and Production - 103 Hectares

Temuka

3
1
1
103ha
Sold
Finishing

TIM39186

'Denfield Oaks' Your Own Private Sanctuary - 21ha

Geraldine

3
2
190m2
21ha
Sold
House

TIM39087

Inner Highfield Treasure

Highfield

4
1
2
718m2
Sold
Bare Land

TIM38882

Bare Land Opportunity with Purchase Options

Southburn

85ha
Sold
Dairy

TIM38546

'Walton Park' - High Performance Tier One - 236ha

Waimate

236ha
Sold
Dairy

TIM38554

'Aronui' Dairy Farm, Clandeboye - 158 Hectares

Clandeboye

158ha
Sold
Finishing

TIM38435

On the Verge of Geraldine - 23 Hectares

Geraldine

4
2
2
200m2
23ha