Meet the Auction Team

The Bayleys auction team has a proven track record and utilise their experience and negotiation skills to maximise value for all parties.

Conor Patton

Chief Auctioneer

Savvy negotiation techniques and an informed market insight have ensured Conor has become one of New Zealand's most sought-after auction specialists.

Conor has solidified his position as an expert in his field, having won the distinguished 'Rising Star' category at the 2014 annual Real Estate Institute of New Zealand auctioneering competition and now, Bayleys chief auctioneer.

Lisa Parr

Auction Co-ordinator

Lisa ensures everything runs smoothly on the day. She collaborates with the agents and the administration team for each property and prepares the presentation for auction day. From the minute the auction is booked and until the hammer goes down on auction day, Lisa oversees the process from start to finish.

Sales Managers

Bayleys Canterbury

Justin Haley

Residential Manager

Campbell Taylor

Commercial Manager

Ross Ditmer

North Canterbury Manager

Bayleys National

Sam Steele

National Auctioneer

Bursting on to the national radar after winning the distinguished ‘Rising Star’ category at the annual Real Estate Institute of New Zealand auctioneering competition, Sam is no stranger to performance under pressure – having polished his cool, calm and collected demeanour as a cyclist while competing on the global stage for New Zealand.

Richard Valintine

National Auctioneer

Richard’s expertise has been integral to the success of the live auctions in three consecutive seasons of popular reality television show The Block NZ in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and he was instrumental in the sale of more than $30 million worth of prime waterfront sections at Compass Point in Half Moon Bay which sold out over the course of a three hour auction.

Here at Bayleys Canterbury, we believe that bidding at auction is the most straightforward way to purchase property.