Bayleys Real Estate
Bayleys Real Estate started in 1973 when Pam, Graham and John Bayley began working from their family home in Pakuranga. Graham and his son John worked as full-time salespeople, while Pam supported them as financial controller, receptionist and office manager.
A Family Company
The company is still run by the Bayleys family. And the rest is history, today they have over 90 offices throughout New Zealand and 3 in Fiji. They have over 2,000 staff, including over 1,000 sales and leasing agents.
They are one of the largest full-service real estate companies in New Zealand. Prominent offices include Bayleys real estate Whitianga, Bayleys real estate Hamilton, Bayleys Real Estate Wellington, Bayleys real estate Blenheim, Bayleys real estate Christchurch and Bayleys also offers sales scholarship opportunity real estate licensing.
But just about every town in New Zealand is serviced in some way by Bayleys.
The company has also set up The Bayleys Foundation. They aim to work with a variety of causes in the community. They hope to bring about long term change by helping sporting groups, schools and other worthy organisations. They also have a strong interest in the environment. They have helped groups such as Live Ocean, The Prince’s Trust, Plunket and Cure Kids.
Bayleys Commission Rate
Bayleys real estate fees at the time of writing were 3.5% up to $500,000 plus 2.5% on the balance. But keep in mind just about every real estate agent these days is prepared to negotiate on commission.
Considering putting your house the market for sale? Bayleys real estate Bayleys is a good option and it’s salespeople generally have a wealth of experience.
In Whanganui, the local Bayleys franchise has a team of around 20 people and is owned and operated by John Bartley along with Knud (Kanute) & Karen Bukholt having taken over the franchise in late 2018.
Lifestyle Real Estate
The business has a strong focus on the rural sector and is the biggest local player in the commercial sector. In January 2019 they moved into their current offices on the corner of Guyton & Wicksteed Streets.
John was formerly involved with his family’s business, Bartley Group, and was the General Manager. He also owned the local Stihl Shop.
Knud Bukholt has vast experience in the rural sector and has now been a successful real estate salesperson for more than a dozen years and is supported by his wife Karen who is also a licensed real estate agent.
The company has been supportive of many local activities such as The New Zealand Masters Games as an official Host Partner and helped raise funds for a teenage snowboarder, Tui Wikohika, in his attempt to compete in the Winter Olympics.
Properties For Sale
Bayleys real estate properties for sale can be found at MyMansion.co.nz along with all the latest listings in all price ranges from New Plymouth to Wellington.
About the Author
Steve Baron is the Founder & CEO of MyMansion.co.nz. He is a former successful real estate agent and property investor when based in Auckland and formerly the Managing Director of Baron Marketing Ltd, an advertising company he founded and ran for over 20 years.
He is a past mentor for Business Mentors NZ and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Waikato, Majoring in Economics & Political Science. He also holds an Honours Degree from Victoria University of Wellington in Political Science.
He is a published author of three books and a prominent guest editorialist for newspapers throughout New Zealand. In his spare time, Steve is the Clerk of the Scales for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, is a Bridge Grandmaster and enjoys walking, running and cafes.