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Ian Keightley

Ian Keightley


Position: Sales Manager - Nelson & Marlborough

Phone:+64 3 539 4860

Cell Phone:+64 21 968 108

Ian brings a wealth of industry experience, sales and marketing skills to his role as New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sales Manager for the Nelson and Marlborough offices. His career started in 1981 when he made the jump from teacher to salesperson and since then he has experienced almost every role in the real estate industry, from sales manager, business owner, auctioneer and sales coach. He has also acted as Executive Director, CEO and shareholder to some of New Zealand’s well-known real estate brands.

His reputation as an effective real estate coach and mentor has meant he has been in demand for his training seminars in New Zealand and internationally and now he will take his Nelson and Marlborough teams through listing and selling strategies that focus on bringing premium results for our vendors.

Ian is an award winning Auctioneer, having auctioned thousands of properties across New Zealand and this record has honed his very credible negotiation skills. These skills are also applied equally to properties marketed by Tender, by Negotiation or an Asking Price, as Ian believes the best price is not achieved by a “once size fits all” approach. Each property and client is a unique proposition and he works with you to tailor the most effective solution.

Ian believes that every client deserves the very best in all aspects of selling property. From his initial contact with prospective sellers to the handing over of the keys to the new owners, Ian believes in listening to his clients ambitions, careful consultation on property presentation, identifying target markets, considering market evidence and combining these to create a comprehensive and effective strategy to achieve a premium sale.

He combines this with the unique and powerful tools provided by the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty brand, thus bringing a unique and powerful marketing strategy to bring about outstanding results.

Pepin Island, 875 Cable Bay Road


Pepin Island, 875 Cable Bay Road,


NZD $16,000,000 + GST(if any)

Pepin is unique: an entire private island, 1,280 acres, with easy road access, 20 minutes drive from Nelson City and its airport. Pepin is...

17 bed | 2 bath | 590 sq m | 521.42 ha

Westhaven Retreat, 336 Te Hapu Road


Westhaven Retreat, 336 Te Hapu Road,


NZD $22,500,000 plus GST(if any)

329.9 ha (815 acres) of outstanding New Zealand landscape, with ocean frontage to marine reserve, forested slopes to large estuary and...

15 bed | 2834 sq m | 329.89 ha