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Who we are

Our owners and directors set the bar high for the level of talent we attract to our business: all people who are motivated to change the way real estate is done for good in New Zealand.

What we stand for

We’re a high performing anti-hierarchical team committed to doing things smarter and changing the world of real estate for good. Collectively we stand for family, fun, accountability and innovation.

Meet our Directors

Michael Seymour

Owner & Chairman of the Board

Michael is a big energy connection-maker who challenges the status quo, identifies the disruption point, streamlines systems & pushes businesses through needed change. Michael has significant experience successfully building businesses. His experience extends to building Radius Pharmacy from scratch. Here’s Michael talking Tall Poppy franchise opportunities.

Sam Mctintyre

Owner & Head of Sales

Sam is a highly driven entrepreneur who doesn’t believe in a glass ceiling. He’s won every sales record he set my mind to in banking and more recently in the real estate category. When Sam’s not working towards higher business peaks, he’s immersed in his passion for innovation and disruption. Here’s Sam talking about why you should join the Tall Poppy team.

Mike DelPrete

Independent Director

Mike is a new ventures guy who has spent his career building, investing in, and growing new businesses. He’s a former tech entrepreneur, CEO, Head of Strategy for Trademe, and head of corporate development with broad expertise in online real estate tech. Here’s Mike talking about how Tall Poppy meets the market by challenging the status quo and delivering a new way for consumers to buy and sell real estate.

David Graves

Founding owner & Head of Compliance

David established Tall Poppy 5 years ago to challenge the status quo and provide New Zealand with a fairer deal. David polices all contracts and behaviour of our salespeople to ensure that we are meeting REAA standards and continue to trade without complaint. Heres David talking about how he delivers a higher standard of real estate.

Our salespeople earn more. Here’s how

We pay our salespeople a higher proportion of the commission. Most real estate companies fail to disclose the actual expenses you will incur post sale and how these expenses may affect your actual commission split and resultant income. Deductions such as off-the-top fees, franchise fees, desk fees, shared listings and other ancillary expenses can dramatically reduce the com-mission you earn. Here’s Sam talking through the logic of a traditional agency fee spit and how the Tall Poppy model works.