Office Top Salesperson Bayleys Dunedin 2015, 2016, 2017
Career- $50 million plus in gross residential sales
For Miles Rapley the real estate industry is a natural extension of a successful business career locally. “Over the years I have sold a lot of nice things to a lot of nice people and I love property – it’s a passion.”
Born, bred and educated here Miles has an enviable network of contacts through school, work and sport.
Miles continues his long term involvement with squash (playing competitively for over 40 years) as a sponsor of Otago Squash Club and also manages special time at his other passions, skiing, golf and windsurfing. Miles is a member of the Otago Golf Club as a Corporate Member under the Bayleys brand.
Miles has always been innovative, starting both Watercooled Sports Ltd and specialist sports apparel brand Shock Top (reg trade mark sign). Running owner operator businesses are an invaluable background to the demands of the business of real estate sales. This environment of intensive regulation and the extra pressures associated with the current economic climate is not the domain for the faint hearted or non committed person.
Miles is a problem solver and enjoys dealing with issues that can arise during the sale process, whether they involve presentation, finances or the all important negotiation.
He lists the ability to think laterally and act honestly as the key attributes of an agent but critical is the capability to close a sale.
“If you are selling, work out a marketing strategy to ensure you are not stranded on the market a long time - it’s stressful and it costs. Remember you are also likely to be buying property or using your money in the same market – it is all relative”.
Listing with Miles also importantly means your property sale is supported by the whole Bayleys sales team with fantastic marketing opportunities locally and globally.