PRINCIPAL OFFICER & SALES BROKER
Michael Boulgaris is a household name in real estate, particularly when selling luxury property in Remuera and the Eastern Suburbs.
Michael is an encyclopedia of knowledge for buyers and homeowners and prides himself on his approachability and jovial sense of humour. He always has a funny story to share, not quite as hair-raising as Agent Annie although he does enjoy the show immensely!
It’s no secret that Michael’s core strength is negotiation. He definitely loves his job and stresses that there’s no need to sweat the small stuff in such a high profile and pressure cooker job. The key, says Michael, is to always listen, find a solution to meet your client’s needs, keep your cards close to your chest and be sure to share a few laughs and jokes with the staff during the day.
Michael says dealing with someone’s biggest asset has to be taken seriously; “the average Kiwi relies entirely on their property investment for future wealth and security and generally takes enormous pride in owning their own home, achieving a premium price for them can make a truly enormous difference in people’s lives”- a responsibility Michael doesn’t ever take lightly.
Michael and his partner have 3 dogs which takes up most of their spare time. Holidays are difficult when you love your animals so much. Michael's true passion is equestrian, and he plays Polo in the summer and rides with the Pakuranga Hunt in winter. With a passion for property, a hobby singer as a baritone with weekly tuition, a manager, mentor and with his love for animals, it's hard to imagine how Michael finds time to make time for all of his passions and commitments while managing to maintain the level of success his name has become synonymous with.
His office, located in the heart of Remuera Village at 419 Remuera Road represents a truly boutique offering where the staff are always encouraged to ensure exceptional service is delivered to each individual client. Unlike some of the larger organisations, Michael firmly believes that a smaller team is able to deliver the one-on-one service that is most sought after today.
Michael says he's up at 4.30am most mornings, runs to the gym, completes a short work out and runs home. By the evening he is tired but manages to keep an eye on his emails until lights are out. These days, he tries to avoid social gatherings and avoids the so-called A-list wannabe crowd.
He says part of his success is definitely having a hard working support team around him, which helps Michael to maintain a balance in his lifestyle that few in the industry ever manage to achieve. Nonetheless, he still finds himself working 7 days a week if required to do so!