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Darryl Buckley

Darryl Buckley

Havelock North

Position: Sales Associate

Phone:+64 6 873 5903

Cell Phone:+64 27 316 3259

With a successful real estate career spanning fifteen years in both sales and managerial roles, Darryl has recently partnered with Nic Goodman.

Meet Darryl and Nic of New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty. This energetic, experienced pair are property specialists, with the broadest and deepest knowledge of the Havelock North, lifestyle and coastal market in Hawke’s Bay.

With 20 years of combined practical experience, they – quite simply – love to achieve amazing results for their vendors, and that passion for property is reflected in their many awards and accolades. In 2017 they were both recognised as two of the top three agents for Sotheby’s International Realty in Hawke’s Bay.

However, they each recognise that certificates on the wall mean very little when compared to the importance of building open relationships with clients and finding relevant solutions to their needs.

Darryl is a born negotiator, whose sound knowledge of real estate includes extensive real estate management experience. It’s his awareness of changing values and trends that makes him ideally placed to bring your property to the market. “I enjoy my partnership with Nic,” he says, “because while she is the expert at guiding us into a strong client-agent relationship, is diligent and organised, and a fantastic communicator, I’m practiced at closing the best possible deal. I’m focused on performance, which means utilising all of my negotiation skills and spearheading a seamless transaction.”

Nic, who was raised on a Central Hawke’s Bay farm and educated at Lincoln University, says she relishes finding creative solutions to her Vendors’ challenges. “We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach,” she says. “Rather, we look at each property’s unique qualities, we talk to our clients about why they’re selling and what motivates them, and we tailor our campaign to fit their specific needs.”

Both Darryl and Nic believe that the secret to success in the fast-paced Hawke’s Bay property market is twofold: it relies on picking a strong and successful real estate brand, and a strong salesperson within that brand. They are also advocates of honest, clear and consistent communication and work hard to make sure their Vendors and buyers are informed at every stage of the sales process.

Adept at developing marketing strategies in close consultation with Vendors, Darryl and Nic plan campaigns that play to a property’s individual strengths and may include traditional media, video, and/or reaching out to a global audience through the unrivalled global networks enjoyed by Sotheby’s International Realty.

Darryl and Nic welcome any questions or queries – please drop them a line at any time.

12 Reeve Drive

You will no doubt agree that this is the perfect home to host friends and family on a grand scale. This elegant 320 sq m residence...

5 bed | 2 bath | 2 car

2 Corwen Place


2 Corwen Place,



Look no further! If you are thinking opportunity we have found it. While we think this is the perfect property to raise a family and to...

6 bed | 2 bath | 2 car

6 Aotea Crescent

What a find! Sitting on an elevated site in a quiet cul de sac with views over the valley and to Te Mata Peak this three bedroom two...

3 bed | 2 bath | 3 car

505 St Georges Road

Within minutes of both Havelock North and Hastings lies an outstanding opportunity to own a property with options that many buyers are...

6 bed | 2 bath | 4 car

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Recently Sold

91 Harper Road

A superb opportunity presents itself to secure an extremely well-presented permanent home or holiday house with multiple options. Backing...

5 bed | 2 bath | 2 car

31 Airini Road

31 Airini Road is the perfect holiday home or permanent residence for a family. With direct access to the domain and the recreation...

4 bed | 3 bath | 2 car

249 Clifton Road

This beach front property provides a rare opportunity to secure a tidy three bedroom home in the desirable Te Awanga village, yet offers...

3 bed | 2 bath | 1 car

199 Crownthorpe Road

This is a fantastic opportunity to own a large lifestyle property of 48 ha (approximately 118 acres) with a very well presented three...

3 bed | 1 bath | 2 car

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