Robert Angus

PHOTO: Robert Angus the founder of  Robert Angus Real Estate (RARE)

The Robert Angus Real Estate story began over forty years ago. During this time Robert Angus has sold some of Taranaki’s most iconic properties from the Stratford Mountain House to procurement of the Plymouth Hotel site.

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RARE was first established in 1985 with a strong independent culture. The new agency quickly rose to prominence gaining respect while achieving a high volume of sales. This success led to the sale of RARE to TSB Realty in 1992. A few years later Robert re-established the agency. The same approach led to the same success. In July 2007 RARE was brought by Bayleys Real Estate.

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Since its inception RARE has been a proud supporter of the Taranaki region organising events such as the “Robert Angus Mountain to Surf Marathon” and numerous sponsorships including WOMAD.


  • 1973 Robert Angus (RA) begins career at Rich Real Estate.
  • 1975 RA conducts first open home in Taranaki.
  • 1979 RA joins with Ash Roberts at Aldridge Real Estate.
  • 1984 RA becomes branch manager at Geoff Sole City Branch.
  • 1985 RA recieves AREINZ qualification.
  • 1985 First Robert Angus Real Estate office established.
  • 1986 First agency car. A Fiat Punto supplied by Kevin Doody.
  • 1992 RARE sold to TSB Reality.
  • 1996 RARE reopens adjacent to the New Plymouth Police Station.
  • 1996 First to pay Vendors Legal and Valuations fees.
  • 1998 Became annual sponsor of the Fitzory Fun Run.
  • 2003 Sponsored WOMAD for three years.
  • 2007 Sponsored the “Robert Angus Mountain to Surf Marathon”.
  • 2008 RARE sold To Bayleys.
  • 2008 RA wins Bayleys National Marketing Award.
  • 2014 The new era! Robert Angus Real Estate opens for the third time.
  • 2016 New offices in the White Hart Building opposite Len Lye Centre.