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John Bampfylde

John Bampfylde


Position: Sales Associate

Phone:+64 3 539 0216

Cell Phone:+64 27 325 1325


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John’s a multi-skilled individual, which is what you need in real estate. Before joining New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty he was a geologist, financial markets trader, investment manager, risk manager, general manager and risk consultant.

John specializes in lifestyle and farming properties in Nelson/Tasman. Life experience and temperament has made him an active listener. Real estate is about the vendor, the property and the buyer; it’s not about the salesperson. Understanding perspectives and motives, and knowing the property and its marketplace, is the best way of satisfying clients and building a business based on trust and honesty.


John sold our property with what seemed almost indecent haste. He made this possible through his meticulous planning, eye for detail, excellent communication skills and knowledge of the market. His relaxed, professional manner made him very appro...achable and he was patient with our queries and uncertainties throughout the process and until we moved. We would certainly recommend John as an agent to sell properly. - Kay and John Stephens

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“We really appreciate the time and effort John put in to the sale of our much loved home. From the very beginning, John advised us what we needed to do to get our home looking the best it could be for the successful marketing and sale of ou...r property and continued to keep in touch regularly. During the sales process, John inspired confidence and trust and showed a high level of integrity at all times. We would highly recommend John to anyone thinking of selling their home”.  - Deb and Brian Grover

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“We thank you for selling our Family Trust Property in Pomona Rd, Ruby Bay in January! We felt you had the certain flair it needs to represent and market a property like ours. Your training in selling unique estates and your classy style of... dealing with clients who were just as multifaceted as our home was, made it very pleasant to communicate through the demanding times of "being on the market". I also thank you for assisting to keep  our motivation high by dropping in regularly and commenting on our passionate input and to let us  find relevant detailed marketing and contact summaries in your weekly/monthly reports. The strategy of sending out regular feed-back and statistics made us feel included and respected during the complex  process of fulfilling your contract with us.

Fantastic job . We wish you the best and will keep you in high esteem for your skilled and distinguished home presentations when showing our place”. - Susanne Brutscher

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"John is a thoroughly professional person who delivers on what he promises. His consulting experience in complex organisations and situations was evident through his professionalism, demeanour, instant rapport and ability to plan and deliver as p...romised."

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Pepin Island, 875 Cable Bay Road


Pepin Island, 875 Cable Bay Road,


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

Pepin is a unique property in New Zealand, if not the world: an entire private island, 1,280 acres, with easy road access 20 minutes drive...

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

259 Takaka Collingwood Highway

Lush green fields, rolling hills, native bush and a relaxed lifestyle - that's Golden Bay. This farm captures all of that and more. This...

8 bed | 4 bath | 335 sq m | 291.79 ha

135 Awa Awa Road


135 Awa Awa Road,


NZD $2,700,000

Often the greatest joy in wandering is the return home. Enter through secure gates, and be transported to a six hectare haven of...

4 bed | 3 bath | 6 car

Recently Sold

100 Fraser Road

High quality beachfront homes with extensive land and a wonderful garden are hard to find in Golden Bay; this is one of the very few. ...

3 bed | 2 bath | 3 car

53 George Harvey Road

On top of a ridge overlooking the Moutere Valley and Mount Arthur, this is a premier property designed to provide a wonderful lifestyle...

10 bed | 8 bath | 8 car

190 Williams Road

Expansive views across Tasman Bay, productive land and a gorgeous eco-home, all close to Mapua. What's not to love? This home started...

3 bed | 3 bath | 2 car

204 Stafford Drive

This very elegant home is one of the finest in Ruby Bay, perfectly situated for sun, sand and sea. Positioned in an extraordinary...

5 bed | 4 bath | 1 car

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