“I am moved to write a letter of recommendation for Gordon Fridge who recently sold our Management Rights business in Mount Maunganui, because of the very professional way in which the whole process was handled by Gordon. I am aware that Real Estate Agents don’t always get the best press, so I thought it was important to give credit where it was due.

Our sale situation we knew was not going to be easy and straight forward and we wanted to engage the best person for the job. We were very aware that Gord had sold most of the Motels/Management Rights in the Mount over the previous year or two and when we met him for the first time, we were quietly impressed with his immediate grasp of what was required because Management Rights sales is a very specialist field and Gordon is probably the premier agent for this type of property in our region. We also appreciated Gordon’s honesty and the fact that he was prepared to offer advice if he thought we may need some guidance.

From the very beginning, Gordon was very professional, his communication with us was excellent and he knew the area so well. He certainly did not sit back and wait for buyer inquiry but was proactive in contacting his database of buyers – and introduced some who previously had not necessarily been looking for a business (or this type of business) in the Mount. His advertising was also well constructed and hit the right note to attract interest.

I would be more than happy to recommend Gordon to any other prospective vendor.”

— Robyn and Leith, Mount Maunganui

“We decided to sell our management rights and apartment at the Palm Pacific Resort, Whangamata early in 2014. We listed solely with Gordon Fridge primarily because of his energy, enthusiasm and excellent knowledge of management rights.

Gordon was extremely proactive ensuring that we presented the resort and business well, provided professional accounting material to potential buyers while participating in weekly nationwide advertising and marketing plans. We signed the agreement 17th February and were immediately impressed with the numbers of serious buyers Gordon brought through. There were four couples over the 4 weekends in March culminating with an offer and acceptance on 12th April, very close to the asking price!

We were guided through the due diligence phase thoroughly by Gordon and when the changeover occurred on 30th May he was there ensuring all went smoothly to plan.

When we first signed up we never expected to be listing in February and then sold in May so were extremely pleased at the speed. We did have a good product to start with but we really do believe that it was Gordon’s expertise and enthusiasm that made the difference. With his involvement we always felt confident that we would get a sale we just never imagined it would be so fast.

If you are looking to sell or buy a business we have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Gordon Fridge. He will work extremely hard for you while always being open and honest”

— Don Raine and Nerisa Bulawan, Whangamata

“We can’t speak highly enough about the service and advice given to us by Gordon Fridge, firstly when purchasing a motel lease in Whakatane and then when we recently on sold the lease.

There is quite a few things to consider when becoming a first time motelier, but Gordon’s many years of experience in the industry makes decision making and the whole process run smoothly.

His communication skills with all parties from Seller, Purchaser, Landlords, Accountants and Solicitors highlights the professionalism he brings to the whole process.

We therefore have no hesitation in recommending Gordon Fridge if you are looking at entering the motel industry or selling out of an existing motel”

— Chris and Gerry Pogan, Whakatane

“We first met Gordon Fridge when researching our options for purchasing an accommodation business in late 2013. We subsequently purchased our current business at The Reef Beachfront Apartments in Mt Maunganui with Gordon’s help in early 2014.

During this time we found Gordon to have a number of qualities that made him stand out relative to other agents/brokers we had dealt with over several years. He is an effective communicator and is very good at keeping in touch so that we were always kept up to date.

He always sourced and provided in a timely manner, all the information we needed to make a decision.

He demonstrated persistence and determination when ‘the going got tough’. He was a good team person who was comfortable using the support that was readily available within his company to discuss his ideas and strategies, that kept the deal moving forward.

His patience, reliability and experience were invaluable.
And above all, Gordon is very personable and easy to relate to, and we would have no hesitation in using his services again.”

— Lyn and Murray Finn, The Reef Apartments, Mount Maunganui