PHOTO: RICKY WILSON/STUFF – First National real estate agent Michael Rea filmed by Daniel Wye for one of his movies.

He has jumped into rivers, grappled with an eel, paddled kayaks, whizzed about on mobility scooters and roped in family for his promotional films.

A light-hearted approach to showing property buyers around new homes has garnered Marlborough real estate agent Michael Rea nationwide attention.

Social media fans have been quick to hit the ‘like’ button, clocking up thousands of views and winning Rea fans across the country.