Phillip Berry

Rural & Lifestyle

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A lifelong resident of the Rotorua district means Phillip has an in-depth knowledge of the region as well as strong ties with the rural community.

Raised on the family farm at Reporoa, Phillip attended both Reporoa Primary and Secondary Schools.

Phillip began his working life as a farm cadet and progressed right through every stage of the NZ Dairy Industry to eventually own his own 450 cow Dairy Farm.

During this time, he held numerous representative positions within Federated Farmers, New Zealand Dairy Group and Fonterra. He also spent 7 years on the Board of Trustees at Reporoa Primary School. The last 2 years as board chair.

Phillips interest in Real Estate began with being involved in the buying and selling of several commercial properties during the late 1990’s and into the early 2000’s period. It was this experience that gave Phillip a significant insight into the workings of the Real Estate Industry and spurred him to gain his Real Estate Licence in 2005.

Since selling the farm in 2011 Phillip has bought, operated and grown 2 successful businesses. He has recently sold his share in one of these businesses and is now set his sights on the challenge of re-establishing himself as a top performing Rural and Lifestyle Sales Consultant.

Phillips Achievements in Real Estate include the following:

Top National Rural Sales Consultant (Harcourts NZ)
December 2005
November 2007
February 2008
May 2008

2nd Place - Rural Sales Consultant (Harcourts NZ) 2007/08

2nd Place - Rural Sales Consultant (All Agencies within the Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Gisborne) 2007/08

Phillip is committed to providing owners of Farms, Lifestyle Blocks and all other rural land with a no nonsense, highly professional real estate service. His high level of motivation and helpful, friendly manner along with his commitment to provide every client with the same advice as he would a close friend or family member ensure that your property is in safe and very capable hands while being listed with Phillip.


I had the pleasure of working with Phillip Berry in his role as Rural salesperson for Harcourts Real Estate, Rotorua. He had the job marketing and selling my property which I had listed with Harcourts. This Relatively simple task gradually turned out to become quite complicated, but I am pleased to say that Mr Berry handled the situation confidently and professionally, Phillip regularly kept me informed on progress, supplying written reports and feedback every week and following up with telephone reports as required. I have no hesitation in recommending Phillip and the Harcourts Teams, services to family and friends. If you are considering putting your property on the market, contact Phillip first – You will be well looked after.
Mauren Ua-Marsh

All the land agents I have had contact with recently didn’t give a bugger about anyone but themselves. When I contacted Phillip Berry to sell our small properties we found an agent with a genuine interest in seeing all our needs as Vendors. We were fully informed at all times as to the progress with interest in the properties. We received weekly written reports and regular phone calls and at no time did we wonder if our properties were ever going to sell. He was confident, direct and to the point in dealing with us and any prospective purchaser, so there were no long winded protracted negotiations. His positive attitude and hard work resulted in sales in a relatively short period of time. It was refreshing to find an agent with integrity.
Derek & Clare Ryan

Phillip was employed to market our property in Reporoa. Phillip was asked to list our property because of his intimate knowledge of the local area and the contacts he has built up during the years he has lived and worked in the district. He was proactive with an advertising programme that was suitable for the property and kept us informed as to the interest that was generated. When negotiations were underway with prospective purchasers Phillip kept in regular contact with us which was appreciated. He was patient with negotiations and informative and helpful with advice. I would recommend Phillip as a diligent agent for selling real estate.
Alison & Clyff Harrington

I was fortunate to come into contact with Phillip Berry as Rural Salesperson for Harcourts Real Estate when I purchased my first property. As I was a ‘Total Novice’ in this area Phillip was a great help and support in providing me with the knowledge and encouragement to make the deal a success. Phillip contacted me regularly to keep me informed of the progress or promptly responded to any queries I had, not to mention patiently explaining the process and in print in a language I could understand. In dealing with Phillip I found him to be very professional and reliable. I would not hesitate in recommending Phillip Berry to family and friends considering purchasing real estate in the future.
Liz Van den Broek

We listed our property at Reporoa with Phillip Berry and found him to be honest, reliable and professional throughout the period our property was with Harcourts. He put a tremendous amount of time and effort to bring together a sale. Thank you very much Phillip.
Bruce & Jenny Rudland

Phillip Berry was employed to market my property in Rerewhakaaitu. His professionalism straight talking and punctually I feel went a long way in sealing the deal on my property. Phillip took the same time to send me regular reports and he also kept me up-to date by phone. I found his manner and his approach to selling my property of a very high standard. He was a pleasure to deal with.
Dennis Barclay

We have moved from Nelson to Rotorua. Phillip helped to make the process of purchasing a property ‘long distance’ an exciting and satisfying experience rather than an unsettling, stressful one. He was very helpful, returning phone calls, sourcing information, providing local knowledge and liaising between us and the vendor with diligence, patience and good humour. We would not hesitate to recommend Phillip to anyone contemplating a rural property sale or purchase. Thank you, Phillip.
Craig and Elizebeth Fisher

We wish to recommend Phillip to assist, as agent, anyone who wishes to sell their property. Phillip sold our Reporoa Dairy Farm. With support from his Harcourts team he was able to offer an attractive package. His challenge was underway as we gave him our two properties to market. One a dairy farm property and the other a supporting run-off. Phillips preparation to marketing involved constant contact with us to check facts and to see the advertising met our approval. We had no apprehension about ringing him for advice or to sort out little hiccoughs which are inevitable when there are lots of folks involved in the marketing process. Phillip had no hesitation in responding to our request for peer support at the beginning of the exercise by getting top Harcourts personals advice throughout the process. It is a stressful time for vendors and potential purchasers. Phillips contact was great and we were never left wondering what was happening. We were aware each day of the level of interest in each of the properties. The challenge resulted in a sale at auction of one property and within a day for the other. We wish Phillip all the best.
Diarmid & Kathy Somerville

We listed our lifestyle property with Phillip as we were aware of his excellent reputation and because of his contacts within the rural community. He had also successfully marketed a neighbour’s property. Phillip’s appreciation of the key features of our property and to whom these would appeal meant he could target his marketing accordingly. He kept us well informed of negotiations with the prospective purchaser’s and we were very pleased with the result. Phillip has a passion and enthusiasm for is vocation and he made the sale of our treasured home as simple as possible. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone selling a rural property.
Kate & Ian Smedley, Kaharoa

We would like to commend you and thank-you Phillip for the way you handled our affairs. We appreciated your discussions and advice on the way the property could be presented for sale and we were very satisfied with the way you profiled and arranged advertising for the Open Homes. Thank you for looking after our home at those times. Also, the way you followed up on the potential buyers and kept us up to date and well informed. You were able to relieve us of a lot of the pressure in the way you handled things. We are well satisfied with your approach and initiative and wish you well in your future. It was a pleasure to deal with you and with Harcourts.
Phyl & Tim MacDonald

When I decided to sell my Kiwifruit Orchard in Te Puke, I gave Phillip Berry a call. I knew Phillip was a rural agent with Harcourts, but had known Phillip for many years before that. Straight talking, punctual and thorough is how I remembered him and this is how he conducted the sale. Because he keeps Vendors and Buyer equally informed, the sale can proceed almost on a handshake basis and little problems are easily talked through.
Rens & Annette Groot

We hired Phillip because we felt his initial appraisal of our property was very thorough and professionally done. Phillip was realistic regarding pricing and our marketing options. We found him to be very down to earth and his expertise secured us a satisfactory sale of our property. We would recommend Philip to anybody wishing to sell their property.
Thomas & Heather O’Conner

My wife and I recently purchased a Kiwifruit orchard through Phillip Berry of Harcourts Real Estate, Rotorua. We found Phillip very easy to deal with. His own personal business acumen gives him an invaluable and impartial insight to a broad spectrum of business ventures. We are most impressed with Phillips integrity and the professionalism and expedient manner with which our transaction was conducted. Phillip has a natural affinity to the needs and requirements of his clients and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who is thinking of either listing or purchasing a property of any description.
Euan & Sarah McKnight


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