With a strong background in the sheep industry, Harcourts Nelson’s newest rural consultant found the transition to rural real estate to be an easy and natural one.
Originally studying at Lincoln University, consultant Sharyn Miller went on to work as a wool buyer for a New Zealand wool exporting company for 14 years, purchasing wool on behalf of high-end Italian and Japanese spinning mills and liaising with farmers.
Through her exposure to the rural industry, Sharyn says she gained a great understanding of the people she dealt with on a daily basis.
“I learnt to understand the rural people and what was important to them,” she says.
This knowledge proved useful when she went on to work for The New Zealand Merino Company as an area manager for 13 years.
Each year, Sharyn put in hundreds of kilometres visiting her customers in central Otago, Mackenzie Country and then later in the greater Canterbury region.
However, the pull of the Nelson lifestyle proved to be a strong one and Sharyn and her husband made the decision to move from Christchurch to Nelson, a place they had always enjoyed visiting on holiday.
“The area has all the attributes we enjoy in our leisure time, mountain biking, the ocean, mountains and wilderness,” Sharyn says.
With the move to Nelson and a wealth of experience behind her, there was no doubt that Sharyn wanted to remain in the rural industry.
“I knew that with my past experience of working closely with rural people and also my strong relationship and negotiating skills I could slot naturally into Rural Real Estate,” she says.
Nelson’s diverse and interesting rural landscape has always been a drawcard for Sharyn and with the varied nature of the rural real estate industry, she says no two days are the same.
Sharyn says she is proud to join the Harcourts Nelson Rural team and is excited about being involved with all the different aspects of the rural industry in the Nelson and Tasman area.
You can view Sharyn’s listings, or get in touch with her here.