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Steve Kelso

Steve Kelso


Position: Sales Associate

Phone:03 539 0216

Cell Phone:+64 29 232 3229


With a passion for residential and commercial Architecture, and an engineering and project management career that spans more than 25 years in property across New Zealand and Australia, Steve brings extensive property experience and a professional teamwork approach to his clients.

A powerful negotiator, Steve has represented his brand in the successful negotiation of multimillion dollar deals and managed award winning projects both in New Zealand and Australia.

Known for getting the job done, Steve's solid reputation precedes him. His clients describe him as genuine and highly professional, while his colleagues remark on his high level energy, tenacity and motivation.

His drive to take on exciting and new challenges has led to a collaboration with the extraordinary brand New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, where he now combines his vast property experience with personal values of integrity and trust, to successfully partner with clients and deliver outstanding results.


"We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have met Steve Kelso in Nelson. After showing us a property that did not meet our needs he listened to what we said and immediately suggested another that was perfect for us. He arranged for us to vie...w the property and assisted us through the purchase process, something we were not familiar with. Steve has been unfailingly professional, helpful and friendly and has given us sound, straight forward advice that has provided us with the reassurance we needed to purchase a home in Nelson. We are very grateful to him and would certainly recommend". - Colleen & Brian Henderson



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“We were very happy with the service provided by Steve and New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty. Steves commitment was exceptional to the sale, providing us with great feedback after all viewings.The result was very satisfactory.&rdqu...o;    Thanks Shelley and Andy

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We really enjoyed working with you.  We felt that you listened to us and we didn't feel pressured. Your manner is always friendly, pleasant and professional.  You worked hard on our behalf and gave us detailed feedback on progress....  We appreciated your personal integrity, your knowledge of the market and your experience of construction on steep sections!  We think you achieved a result that was satisfactory for both us, the sellers, and for the buyers in a much shorter time frame than we expected.  Happy clients all round!
Many thanks Madeline and John Davies

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“ We are delighted to say that Steve performed superbly in the selling of our property.  He showed great patience and tolerance and guided us carefully through what can be,  a somewhat emotional and stressful time.  He was al...ways available at any time, day or night, to advise on progress of the sale.  We found him to be utterly honest and trustworthy, and would strongly recommend his services to anyone selling their property”. - John & Jean Appleby


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“What a pleasure to work with! Having previously worked with the Real Estate industry I was expecting the usual standard of service, however Steve excelled on all fronts and was a complete breath of fresh air. Steve was courteous ...and helpful at every turn, he worked within all of the parameters set regarding open homes and viewings, kept us constantly updated with progress and achieved a truly outstanding price on our asset. In a time when there should have been loads of stress, Steve was there guiding us gently to a totally successful conclusion. Happy vendors, happy purchasers. Highly recommended to anyone buying or selling in the Nelson region. Thank you Steve for a job outstandingly well done.” -Greg Munro

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“It's been an absolute pleasure working with Steve, and we can whole-heartedly say that he has been the best agent we have ever worked with. He was extremely thorough, positive and very professional about his work. Also, Steve had an amount of knowledge and experience in prior work he'd done. His worth ethic definitely resembled that of a man with past success. I'll miss our regular catch ups and quality yarns, but our experience with Steve was one to remember.” -Arni & Engin

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Steve responded very quickly even during the holiday’s which was a great surprise. The rest of the process ran so smoothly we had the paperwork signed and sealed within 48hrs. We couldn’t have been happier with such awesome service, a...nd cannot recommend Steve highly enough. -Mark Frame

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“We felt very lucky to have Steve Kelso who is the most honest, direct and decent real estate agent I have ever met.” -Jeremy

“I just wanted to say a heartfelt “Thank you” for the successful sale of our property.  As you know I had many agents that I could have asked to represent us through this process and so to some degree you had to prove yours...elf, as all new relationships.  At all stages I have been extremely happy with your communications, whether that be to update or advise.  You have been friendly, professional and very easy to work with”. -Gina Munro

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"Steve’s client focussed service and professional demeanour is outstanding, and resulted in our property development being completed within our objectives, budgets and high expectations. Without Steve's management expertise we wouldn't have... been able to achieve these aims. We would highly recommend Steve."

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"It is a pleasure to recommend Steve. He has always operated professionally and with passion and integrity in all the work he has under taken for me. You can trust Steve to get the job done well."

94 Queens Road


94 Queens Road,



We extend an invitation to discerning buyers who know what they want, to own the creme de la creme of outstanding bay views in Nelson. From...

3 bed | 2 bath

5 Richardson Street

Superbly located on the coveted waterfront, this beautiful three bedroom, two living room family home is just waiting to be...

3 bed | 3 bath | 2 car

24 Whitby Road

Rarely does the opportunity to secure a property in such a special position present itself. Tucked discreetly up a private road from the...

4 bed | 1 bath

Warwick House,  64 Brougham Street


Warwick House, 64 Brougham Street,

Nelson South

Enquiries Over $2,800,000 plus GST(if any)

Built in 1854 Warwick House is one of the finest and largest examples of early Victorian Gothic revival architecture in New Zealand, and...

8 bed | 9 bath

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Recently Sold

195 Tangmere Road

Hidden away down a quiet country lane, in the heart of Golden Bay, here you will discover an eclectic bach-style retreat to suit any...

4 bed | 4 bath | 1 car

20 Warren Place

Under the same ownership for 28 years, Mapua Auto Centre is a well operated, sustainable and highly profitable business in the Tasman...

468 sq m | 1358 sq m

38 Bisley Avenue

Owned by the same family for over 60 years, this graceful and superior sized family home, full of charming craftsmanship features, is now...

6 bed | 2 bath | 2 car

382 Atawhai Drive

Grand Victorian 240 sq m double bay villa enjoying a prominent position on an elevated 4,211 sq m site with views out to sea. The original...

4 bed | 1 bath | 3 car

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