With a strong rural and lifestyle market share and an award-winning team; the Bay of Plenty Lifestyle and Country Team is a one of New Zealand’s leading and most successful rural and lifestyle real estate teams. The results achieved and awards received are a reflection of the quality and professionalism of the salespeople in the team combined with proven marketing tools used to promote properties locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
After a successful Rural Banking career, Matt joined the extremely successful Bay of Plenty Bayleys Lifestyle and Country team in 2016, this has provided him an exciting opportunity to work alongside a successful and experienced sales staff and be part of a team that has exceptional marketing tools available to help assist our vendors in achieving their goals.
The Bay of Plenty team covers all areas from Waihi to Whakatane on the East Coast and inland through Rotorua to Reporoa. Our dedicated team of experienced and proven salespeople specialise in all sectors of rural New Zealand, including dairy, grazing, sheep and beef, cropping, horticulture, forestry, and lifestyle properties - Our results speak for themselves.
Matt has gained many skills in the rural sector, including a Rural Valuation paper through Massey University, budgeting and financing skills along with a great understanding of on farm skills and knowledge. Matt enjoys working with staff and clients to help them achieve their goals, this is proven with his strong negotiation skills and by working alongside many key rural professional organisations throughout Bay of Plenty.
Matt was raised on a sheep and beef farm in Northland and spent countless hours working in shearing gangs while growing up. On completion of his schooling at Whangarei Boys’ high School, Matt completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Marketing at the University of Otago.
Following university Matt played rugby in Ireland before returning home to play ITM Cup Rugby for Northland and then Bay of Plenty, with his career highlight being playing for the All Blacks Sevens side in 2014.
Matt and fiancé Lou live in Tauranga with their son Duke-Dougy and daughter Kapua Lulu, he enjoy’s time with family and friends. Matt continues to be involved with local rugby club; Nga Papaka o Rangataua, he is also a World champion Waka-Ama paddler and enjoys getting out doors as much as possible.