Altogether better.
The team you can trust.

Rural and Lifestyle property specialists Mike Preston and Simon Sharpin provide a powerful combination of the finest marketing expertise and rural knowledge ensuring there’s no one better for making your property the star attraction and finding serious buyers.

Mike leads a highly successful and experienced Ashburton sales team, specialising in the rural and lifestyle property sector. The team cover all areas of rural property from lifestyle blocks and bare land, through to dairy, beef, sheep, deer, cropping and horticulture properties.

Mike and his team are renowned for their trustworthy nature and honest approach, combined with strong work ethic and the undeniable ability to achieve the best result for your property.

Mike Preston

Mike is a Rural and Lifestyle specialist and with ten years in the industry, he is consistently one of Bayleys’ top sales people nationwide.

Prior to his move into real estate, Mike spent two decades working in the rural sector where he gained invaluable knowledge of the land, and established relationships and networks which helped him build a significant database of contacts across the country.  His contacts are your contacts, and ensure you’re in the best position to find the perfect property, or the right buyer for your property.

“Our mission is to achieve the highest and best results for our clients”.

Mike’s dedication, strong work ethic, experience, drive for top results and commitment to his clients make him a force in Mid Canterbury’s rural property sector.  As a long-time resident of Ashburton, he is passionate about his local community.

He and his family live on their own lifestyle property and understand the importance and the joy of finding the right fit. 

Trust Mike and his team to help you make your next move.

Simon Sharpin

Having been involved in the Agriculture sector his whole life and having a passion for dealing with people, moving to real estate was a natural fit for Simon.

Simon grew up on large-scare dairy farms in Lowcliffe, Mid Canterbury and Clydevale in South Otago. After finishing his schooling, Mid Canterbury drew him back and he has immersed himself in everything Methven has to offer: rugby, touch, squash and snowboarding, whenever the opportunity arises.

He has worked on cropping farms locally and abroad, so has a strong understanding of what it takes to operate an agricultural business. Simon spent four years procuring cattle locally and overseas for the live export trade and gained a wealth of experience in communicating and negotiating with a broad variety of people, from all walks of life.

Joining Mike Preston’s team in 2019, Simon’s youth and enthusiasm complements the Teams high standards and drive for successful results.

If you’re looking for the right person with the right background, attitude and expertise to sell your property, thinking about purchasing something new, or simply want to better gauge your options, get in touch with Simon.

Janette Hooper

Janette is Personal Assistant to Team Preston, and whilst new to the real estate industry, brings to the team valuable knowledge and experience in all facets of business administration, together with her friendly and professional nature.

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Make a move in the right direction, talk to Mike in confidence today.