After growing up and working in outback Australia, specialising in rural property was a no-brainer
for our resident expert John Hollis.
John joined the Harcourts Nelson team with a proven background in real estate, tourism and
marketing and an affinity with the industries and people of rural communities.
He met his Kiwi wife in Australia and worked in the small outback town of Gunpowder. After
taking one look at the South Island decided there was no place he’d rather be. Known as a Kiwi
with an Aussie accent, John has even switched allegiance to his national rugby team, and is a
firm supporter of the All Blacks.
He and his family made the move to Nelson in 1999 - the keen sailor and angler was attracted by
the bay and all the fishing, boating and lifestyle opportunities.
Unlike many real estate consultants, John decided to specialise in rural property, enjoying the
straight-forward approach of country folk and making it his business to understand their lifestyles
and the unique demands of their vocations.
As a rural specialist, he makes it his business to keep up-to-date with all the latest issues and
opportunities, to ensure he has a complete understanding of what makes rural Tasman, Nelson
and Marlborough tick.
So if you’re looking to buy or sell in the top of the south - whether it be pip or stone fruit, hops,
beef, lamb, vineyards, dairy or just looking for a sea change - give John Hollis a call.