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John and Anne Retire after more than 48 years

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in News | Comments Off on John and Anne Retire after more than 48 years

After more than 48 years in Real Estate, most of those specializing in the motel industry John and Anne Griffin are hanging up their business hats to retire and fulfill their bucket list. John Griffin Realty Ltd. Will continue providing specialized motel industry service under the new management of Kathie and Richard Shepard. John has achieved many milestones in his successful career. He is known as an industry expert and referred to for advice by many sectors of the industry. He is an accredited REINZ business broker and has been awarded A...

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Is running a motel a 24/7 nightmare?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Is running a motel a 24/7 nightmare?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked by potential buyers. Often people are discouraged form motelling by friends and family who say. Oh no you will be stuck there like a prison not being able to go anywhere. This is well meaning advice from people who care but the reality is a different picture. A motel is your own business and as such you can operate it however you like. The way you operate it will reflect on the efficiencies of the motel business and ultimately your bottom line profit but it is your choice as to what you do...

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Flooring trends in accommodation

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Flooring trends in accommodation

Here is an interesting article about the trends for flooring in hotels and why certain products are being chosen. This certainly relates to Motels and other accommodation sectors as well. Hotel Flooring Trends 2016 By Angela Fedele Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 Despite increasing competition from serviced apartments and the likes of Airbnb, the hotel market is prospering. According to Statista, the revenue of the global hotel industry was US$457 billion in 2011, with Euromonitor International forecasting a US$550 billion revenue in 2016. In...

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John Griffin makes Info News

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in News | Comments Off on John Griffin makes Info News

John Griffin Leads the Way in Motel Specialisation Thursday 17 December 2015, 9:46AM By Media PA 61 views John Griffin, owner of John Griffin Realty, is a 48-year industry veteran with a solid foundation of clients and a reputation as New Zealand’s most experienced motel broker. Launching his career in real estate in 1967, he learned the concept of “specialisation”, working with Principal Brian Faire at Eastside Real Estate in Claudelands. Appointed by Brian to specialise in sections, John quickly found professional success, making a...

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Advocacy and Expert Advice

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Advocacy and Expert Advice

Hamilton-based John Griffin Realty offer expert advice and advocacy in a range of areas throughout the motel industry. CREDIT: Media PA Hamilton-based John Griffin Realty offer expert advice and advocacy in a range of areas throughout the motel industry.Monday 12 October 2015, 9:54AM By Media PA 80 views By Trish Watson John Griffin and Kathie Shepard from Hamilton-based John Griffin Realty Ltd. offer a range of expert services to those looking for advocacy or advice in the New Zealand motel industry. With more than 45 years’ experience in...

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New Zealand’s most experienced motel broker John Griffin Realty knows it is the little things that keeps guests coming back

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in News | Comments Off on New Zealand’s most experienced motel broker John Griffin Realty knows it is the little things that keeps guests coming back

August 31, 2015 HAMILTON-BASED John Griffin Realty Ltd is New Zealand’s most experienced motel broker. With a wealth of knowledge and involvement in the motel industry John Griffin and Kathie Shepard of John Griffin Realty Ltd have the expertise that could help your business. Kathie Shepard, a motel broker from John Griffin Realty Ltd, has 10 years experience in operating a motel and knows that it is the little things such as thanking guests that keeps them coming back. “Operating a motel is not just all about providing facilities and...

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Keeping up with the times

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Keeping up with the times

Social Media Marketing Campaign At John Griffin Realty ltd we like to keep abreast of the modern trends and changes so we can give you the correct advice when looking at selling your motel. In light of this we have been looking at social media marketing campaigns and have decided to invest in one ourselves, monitor the results and then be informed enough to give our opinion to our clients. As such we have now got a facebook page, twitter account, instagram, pinterest and linkedin and are looking forward to the information we gather form the...

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Trip Advisor and Google clash over search results

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Trip Advisor and Google clash over search results

Excerpt from Accomnews Published: Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:52 TripAdvisor criticised Google this week for restricting search results and displaying “anti-competitive behaviour”. The travel site’s CEO Stephen Kaufer said in an official statement that he is disappointed the US Federal Trade Commission decided not to take action against Google and he hopes the European Commission will take a different approach. Accomnews asked TripAdvisor what its approach will be in the Asia Pacific region and is awaiting a response as Mr...

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How long does it take for a motel to sell?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News | Comments Off on How long does it take for a motel to sell?

Well it appears that things are looking up for everyone. The feedback we are getting form moteliers is that business is flowing along and we have found 2014 to be much busier than the last few years. We have far more inquiries and these are resulting in sales, although it is still the lower priced motel businesses which seem to be selling. We often get asked when is the motel selling season? The answer to this is that there isn’t one. Motels sell all year around. Sometimes we have a bit of a spurt after the Christmas break, as people...

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Goodbye to a special lady

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Goodbye to a special lady

It was with sadness and lots of fond memories that we attended the farewell for our friend and colleague Lynn Braddock this week. Lynn has been a stalwart at MANZ for a number of years. I first met her as a motelier, then strengthened the relationship as a MANZ board member and continued it on once I became a motel broker. Lynn was always helpful and happy to share her knowledge about the industry. Taking me under her wing and looking after me when I was in Wellington as a board member. As one of the speakers at her life celebration said...

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