Tommy Heptinstall and David Platt launched Tommy's in May 1999.


They’d worked in the Wellington real estate market for years, so knew the industry’s strengths – and weaknesses.

They wanted an agency with a difference – the best and kindest real estate agency in New Zealand, an agency that broke the mould. A company where the culture was based on ethics and values, one that attracted the best listings – and the best people. A real estate agency committed to providing unsurpassed service for buyers and vendors, getting clients the best price and making the process as stress-free as possible.

Tommy and David knew it could be done and that’s the way it’s operated since Tommy’s first opened for business. And that’s why, in over fifteen years of operation, Tommy’s Real Estate has become one of Wellington’s leading real estate agencies, and why the city office won Top Sales Award from a single office for the entire country in 2015. 

There is a strong impression when people think of Tommy’s.  It’s a combination of things – market presence and sales record obviously, but it’s also the way in which the Tommy’s team support and respect one another.  Integrity, teamwork, ethics – people associate our brand with how we work. We would also like to think it’s our dress code, manners and business-like approach.  The feedback we receive tells us that people appreciate it.

We are committed to ‘service that exceeds your expectations’.  Not only has it been our company’s mission for many years, it is a philosophy that has become the inspiration for growing our business. We aim to make every single client a genuine advocate of our service. 



Tommy and David Celebrate the 200th Issue of the Tommy's Lifestyle Magazine, March 2014. Photo Credit Jess O'Brien