Gavin White

Licensed Branch Manager | Hahei Team
Gavin is a seasoned real estate professional boasting over 26 years of industry expertise, and is the co-owner of the Hahei office with Penne.

Throughout his extensive career, he has demonstrated a profound passion for his work and embraced all facets of the real estate profession with enthusiasm. His reputation is built on a positive and proactive approach, emphasizing the value of personal connections and the cultivation of robust client relationships. Gavin's commitment to attentive listening, coupled with his deep knowledge and experience, enables him to offer thoughtful solutions tailored to his clients' specific needs and concerns. Central to his approach is the maintenance of transparent and open communication channels, recognizing the pivotal role effective communication plays in successful real estate transactions. Continually exploring innovative strategies to generate interest in the properties he represents, Gavin excels in navigating the complexities of local body consenting, offering valuable guidance on permits and approvals.

Gavin's exceptional problem-solving abilities and dedication to exceeding client expectations set him apart in the industry. He consistently goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction, prioritizing exceptional customer service and the delivery of outstanding experiences. With a strong foundation in communication, problem-solving acumen, and a steadfast commitment to client-centric practices, Gavin is widely recognized and sought-after as a trusted and respected figure in real estate circles.

What the Clients are Saying

"Gavin and Penne did an amazing job selling our mothers property in a tough market, getting a great price. They also kept in contact throughout the sale process and helped us to find trades people to prepare the property for sale. "


"Cause they sold my property. Answered all my questions and were friends not just agents. And gave me crayfish :)"


"Gavin and Penne were always on hand to help out and make everything run as smoothly as possible. "

Julian & Paula

"They are very friendly and accommodating with all of our requests. They made our home purchase a very pleasant experience."

Ingred, Tim & Katey

"They are local and have a lot of information that they passed on along with contacts but most of all friendly and really helpful and kept us up to speed with what was happening throughout the transaction.  Much appreciated."

Brad & Nicky

"We listed our Hahei property for sale with Gavin White from Richardsons Real Estate in December 2022; for sale by auction in what had to that point been a "buoyant" market.Due to family accommodation commitments over the Christmas period we had a relatively short auction programme.  
During the marketing campaign, Penne and Gavin kept us fully and regularly informed of progress. Their extensive experience in the local Hahei market and vast network combined to produce an outcome with which we were very happy.
Despite the challenges of the extraordinary weather events before (and after) auction day Gavin remained a voice of calm and never faltered in his efforts to secure a great result.
We are very grateful for his dedication and professionalism and enthusiastically recommend him to you if you are selling or buying a property in the Hahei area."

Brendan and Valerie

"Always kept in contact and updates regularly."

Graham & Gillian

"Service was good, friendly, very efficient, and helpful"


"I was very happy to trust Gavin with arranging and completing the whole sale process at Hahei whilst I was in Auckland under the lockdown. This included arranging for the painting of the house exterior and some landscaping. Everything went very smoothly through to the auction and the resulting sale."


"Friendly and helpful."

Peter & Sally

"Excellent service and being able to have the multi office between Cooks Beach and Hahei attracts more buyers. Thanks to Gavin, Penelope and Paulette"

Gavin & Liz

"Gavin and Penne were great as we knew they would be."

Kim & Terry

"Nice helpful people."


"Great service from Gavin - we had been looking at buying for a few years and he patiently kept on suggesting property until the right one came along."

Grant & Toni Briden

"Agent was proactive and continued to support us even after settlement with his local knowledge and contacts."

Keith McLaughlin

"We recently sold our home with the assistance of Gavin White from Richardsons Real Estate Hahei.

We found Gavin to be very honest, open and helpful. He went beyond his role as a real estate agent to help minimise what can be a very stressful time.

I have no hesitation in recommending Gavin to anyone."

Annette & Bill Cummings

"We recently sold our property in Hahei. Gavin White was the agent who handled the sale and we were very pleased with the exceptional service he gave.

His pre-sale advice and the professionalism he showed was very much appreciated.

We would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Geoff & Sharon Dalzell

"I have known Gavin since 2011, when he was involved as agent for the vendor when I purchased a section at 88 Grange Rd, Hahei.

Following that Gavin kept in regular contact through the process of me building a house on the property in 2012, and always provided enthusiastic support for my plans to come and live at Hahei. Following completion of the house, and my move from Auckland to Hahei late in 2012, we kept in regular touch and he generously supplied the occasional fish and crayfish and I was able to provide some services to him in partial compensation.

Gavin is, to me, the face of the Hahei community – friendly, open and always enthusiastic about the beauties and joys of the area. He is part of what made me love the place. For various reasons I have since sold the Hahei property, and once again Gavin very quickly achieved my price expectations as the vendor, with a swift and trouble-free sale. That is the mark of a good real estate professional.

I am privileged to include Gavin amongst my friends, those people we can turn to with an unexpected request and know it will be met with a smile. Most of us meet many different people during our working and social lives, but there are few that one can say with confidence meet all one’s expectations of honesty, integrity, life values, generosity and good nature. Gavin is one such person, and I continue to value those characteristics and have a great respect for the way he balances them into his life.

Even though I’ve since moved away from Hahei to Wanaka I still value the occasional contact we maintain and would recommend his services to anyone interested in property in the Coromandel."

John Carter

"Having recently sold a property at Hahei Beach using the services of Richardson`s Real Estate, Hahei, I am writing to recommend the professionalism of the agent Gavin White, during the sale process.

Not only was the property sold to our satisfaction, I believe Gavin went beyond the call of duty with his willingness to make the sale process easier for us. With our beach property being some distance from our home residence, Gavin stepped in whenever there was something to be attended to at the property. Willingly he provided a key for necessary tradespeople, brought in recycling bins, helped move a spa, and even mowed the grass –as he was passing! We were kept constantly aware of any interest in the property, and provided with good professional advice when it was requested.

Gavin is a pleasure to do business with, his communication skills are excellent and my family endorse this sentiment."

Dianne McKinnon

"We recently employed Gavin White from Richardsons Real Estate in Hahei to sell our bach. We considered another real estate firm also but went with Gavin for his local knowledge. This has been built up over a considerable period of time and access to this knowledge (invaluable) is what you get when you employ Gavin.

He has a strong data base of qualified buyers also.

We were delighted with the sale price achieved for our bach. Gavin is professional, but in a ‘relaxed fashion’ – which I think is appropriate for the Hahei (and surrounding) market.

I am happy to recommend Gavin to any prospective buyers or sellers."

Ted Szczepanski

"We first approached Gavin some months before placing our Hahei Bach on the market. Initially this was because Gavin is a resident in Hahei and had always come across as a person committed to the wider community.

We elected to have Gavin market and sell our bach. Through every step - presale, marketing and auction - he assisted in any way he could. Gavin was organised and easily contactable, communicating well and regularly. He ensured we were always fully informed and worked hard to ensure a successful outcome."

John and Lorraine Welch

"Simply THE BEST!!!! We found Gavin to be hard-working, respectful of both us, as the Vendor and all prospective buyers. A terrific communicator and skilled negotiator, acting with integrity and honesty; easy to work with; a pleasure to work with."

Rob and Rochelle Dewdney