Real Estate Agents

PHOTO: New Zealand real estate agents. FILE

As a career, real estate attracts a broad range of people, many whom have had other exciting careers before beginning their journeys in real estate. 

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John Lantz – Ray White Remuera

While undertaking a 30-hour commute between New Zealand and Los Angeles for his job as a captain with United Airlines, John Lantz (pictured above) completed his real estate licence, ready for a career change.

He worked for United Airlines for 18 years.

“I started as a flight attendant and then I got my pilot’s licence and flew commercially after that,” Mr Lantz said.

When Mr Lantz and his wife were house hunting in New Zealand in 2002, he said he noticed the real estate agents were all dressed nicely and owned nice cars, and he thought it was a job he would be successful in.

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“I love interacting with people, I like challenges, I like doing deals and I handled stress pretty well after being a pilot – if anything happened there was no time to panic,” he said.

“We moved to NZ in 2002 and in 2004 I got my real estate licence.

“I went to every local real estate agent and just walked in the door and asked if they’d like to hire me.”

Mr Lantz has now worked in real estate for 18 years, and has worked at Ray White Remuera for nine of those years.

SOURCE: Ray White Media Release