Bayleys #1 Salesperson in the NorthWest 11 years running 2009-2020
Top 10% of Bayleys Sales people 2009-2021
As a young lad in Perth, Western Australia, Simon started out working in finance, but quickly moved on to real estate, where he immediately found his niche. A self-described “career realtor”, Simon has now spent over three decades in the industry, achieving outstanding success, racking up awards, and consistently delivering exceptional results for his clients.
Most of his career has been spent in New Zealand, or more specifically, the Northwest region of Auckland. Simon discovered Muriwai Beach upon his arrival back in 1994, “fell in love, bought a bach” and has been happily living and working in the district ever since.
He’s passionate about the Northwest, and it shows. The community connections Simon has built over the last 25+ years, along with his in-depth knowledge of the local market means he’s able to offer a unique and highly specialised service to anyone wanting to buy or sell here. And that’s not the only advantage his clients enjoy. Known for his warm and energetic approach, clear and honest communication, formidable negotiating skills, and incredible level of professionalism, Simon finds it easy to form lasting and mutually profitable partnerships.
“There tends to be a lot of BS in the industry” he says, “but that’s not my style. I treat my clients’ properties as if they’re my own; I wouldn’t give advice I wouldn’t employ myself and I never suggest anything I can’t achieve.”
This attitude, along with a hefty work ethic passed down from his Dad (“if you’re going to do something, to do it well”) has seen Simon reach the top of his game and stay there; being recognised as the #1 sales agent in the Northwest for more than 20 years running (awarded top sales spot at Harcourts 1998 > 2008, then again at Bayleys 2009 > present day).
To relax, Simon enjoys a round of golf, and spending time with family and friends, many of whom started out as clients. He finds inspiration in meeting new people and marketing a whole range of properties - from one bedroom coastal baches to multi-million dollar homes on large acreages.
If you want to get in touch, give Simon a call today on 021 968 068 or email
When it came to making a decision about an agent for the sale of our rental property we had no hesitation in enlisting Simon Spiller, as we had already experienced his high standard of professionalism when we purchased our current home through him.
We found Simon to be a real asset in the successful sale of our property. And, since it was our first time selling a property at auction, his extensive knowledge of the local property market combined with his honest and direct approach was invaluable. He kept us focused and well informed and made the entire process stress free.
Simon confidently guided us in the positioning of the property to achieve a high level of interest from the most relevant potential buyers. Using his extensive local network, he went out of his way to ensure as many people viewed the property as possible, and that the auction was full of genuine buyers. We also undertook a marketing campaign he recommended and this created increased interest from appropriate buyers.
His follow up after each open home with detailed feedback and comments - both positive and negative - and how many people came through the property and what type of potential buyers we had, was fantastic.
We had several interested parties turn up to the auction. Simon and the Bayley´s auctioneer were fantastic on the day. They kept us informed throughout the auction and we were extremely happy when the property sold to happy buyers over the reserve.
Whether you’re selling your house, or buying one, we highly recommend Simon Spiller who will always obtain you the best sale price and give you the most honest and direct advice when buying.
S & K Duck
“Once again, thanks very much for a smooth and uncomplicated sale of our property. You are a true professional in your field of work; you have always been very open and honest whilst at the same time taking our personal feelings into account. You have a special way of managing expectations without being rude, you are always calm and unflustered which is a true skill when dealing with Vendors in sometimes extremely stressful situation, not to mention an ever changing market we cannot recommend you highly enough as an Agent to sell a property, you have a wealth of knowledge, especially in the Muriwai/North West market. We will not hesitate to call upon you in the future should or if we have a property to sell”.
J & M Lloyd
“Simon says” I say, and we all have a giggle. Simon has been in and out of our family lives for at least a decade and a half, guiding us through the tortuous paths of buying and selling property. Locally, he knows everybody and everybody knows him. If you've been in real estate for two decades that’s to be expected but we are a tight little community in Muriwai and Simon is an important part of it. I started out to set down something funny but as often happens with writing, it takes on a life of its own. So here is a list of bullet points as a guide to the Simon I know.
* He likes driving big powerful cars.
* He supports his community through the .Gannet.. It’s not an advertising tool but a serious effort to inform and amuse us all.
* He loves Muriwai with a passion - as we all do who live here.
* Except for Saturday, which is family day, he is at our beck and call.
* I doubt there is much about real estate that he doesn't know.
* He loves his mum.
* As much as he can, he makes an effort to take the stress out of buying and selling.
* He loves and is very proud of his kids.
* He is hooked on gluten-free ginger nuts
Well, that’s the Simon I know - and he is well worth knowing!
We would like to thank you for such a perfect sale of our home, we couldn’t have asked for more, you really went above and beyond for us to get a fantastic result. I have already recommended you to a few people and will keep doing so. We really enjoyed you in our home, you made every part of our sale enjoyable and comfortable. Thank you for looking after us. See you soon when we buy our holiday home back in Muriwai.
D & D Grant
Thank you once again, our property sold at auction at a rapid pace. We were more than impressed with your professional manner and honesty throughout the process. Simon, we are only too happy to tell our friends and family to deal with you when selling (this is our 5th home with you!) Merry Xmas!
M & B Patier
Simon sold our property under very difficult circumstance, he was diligent in keeping all parties informed and went above and beyond what was expected. He achieved “outstanding results” at Auction well beyond all our expectations. One would have to say we were deliriously happy with the result. Thank you Simon for a fantastic job.
K & R Jonkers
Simon was perfect for our family. He was a pleasure to deal with, he got back to us with things we asked of him efficiently. He tried to get us the maximum amount for our house. We were highly impressed by his service. Thank you Simon.
M Smith & D Proctor
We found the general communication style direct and honest which really helped establish what position we could expect. Simon really knew the market – it was amazing how bang on he was with price expectation. We really liked and appreciated the regular communication updates – very easy to understand and professional. Simon seemed to bring all the right buyers through for a unique property.
H & S Marr and M & M Nouata
Simon, Thank you for successfully marketing our property. I was impressed with your knowledge of the market and your ability to come to terms with the requirements of any potential buyers.
When it looked like there was no further interest, you appeared to pull two interested parties “out of your hat”. As a result of two parties being interested you closed a sale within days with one of the parties. They are the perfect buyers as they have said “It is just the property we were looking for.”
We will be recommending Simon to our friends and relatives.
D & E Sharpe
We chose Simon Spiller as our real estate consultant over other local agents due to the following:
Recommendations from others
His enthusiastic and confident approach to auctions
The quality of Bayleys’ marketing material
Simon’s upfront and realistic appraisal of the local property market.
We could not have been happier with our choice, as Simon either met or exceeded our expectations throughout the entire marketing period. The quality of the photos and marketing material were very high, and we appreciated being consulted prior to promotional material being finalised. We felt the photos gave a positive, but accurate reflection of the property. The weekly feedback after each open home was extremely detailed and included both the positive and negative comments, which we felt were very important to be aware of. We were kept very informed throughout the period leading up to the auction and Simons PA was approachable and helpful. On the auction day both Simon and our auctioneer were amazing and we were extremely pleased and relieved that the property sold at auction to happy buyers. We would not hesitate to recommend Simon Spiller to anyone considering selling a property in this area.
L & S Nicoll
Simon, Thank you for all your work in successfully marketing and selling out property at Muriwai. We very much appreciated your professionalism and approachability throughout the campaign. The weekly marketing reports were fantastic.
P & N Silcock
We have recently had the pleasure of working with Simon and Bridget from Bayleys to sell our home. During this time both Simon and Bridget were extremely professional with excellent communication, whenever we had a question. We had large numbers of people through our property and Simon and Bridget put in a lot of hours and hard work to achieve a sale for us. We highly recommend Simon and Bridget for the sale or purchase of your home. Thank you both for putting up with us.
A & D Hurley
Simon, that was an incredibly successful experience in every way. You clearly outlined all marketing strategies and whilst offering your opinion as to what method you believed would best suit me, you listened carefully to my thoughts and developed a winning formula. Your active communication and reporting throughout the whole process ensured I knew what was going on at all times and took all the stress away. My property was depicted perfectly and both the incredible level of interest and feedback confirmed that. Even though it was new to me, and I must say I was a bit nervous, auction day as an absolute blast. In the heat of the bidding, your level of expertise in this area was evident. To sit back now and think we achieved nearly 20% above what we hoped for still amazes me. Thank you Simon, you are truly worth every dollar.
Just a quick note to congratulate you on the way you conduct your business, a lot of other agents could take a few notes. Your friendly attitude made the process easy and the fact that you took the time to drive me around Muriwai in an effort to life my idea of values showed you were definitely working in the owners best interests. Without your efforts I would not have offered the amount I did but your passion for the area is hard not to get caught up in. Thanks Simon, when I’m selling you will be the first agent I will call but I hope I never have to buy another house off you!!
Thank you to Simon for helping us sell our property. Selling a house is, in my experience, one of the most stressful things to do and I was dreading going through the process again. However, Simon made the whole thing a breeze for us. We appreciated his straight talking and explanations on how things were going during the 4 week campaign. Neither Bill or I particularly wanted to go to auction but we realised that this was the best option for our house and appreciated Simon’s direction on this. The auction day itself was stressful but we were well informed and knew what to expect, and for us we had a positive outcome. We wouldn’t hesitate in using Simon or Bayleys again and thank you.
Bill & Sally
Simon has successfully marketed our property which resulted in a very quick sale. Simon went over and above expectations throughout. He initially alerted us to the advertisement for our new home, although it was not listed with Bayleys. Simon worked absolutely in our best interests on our sale, and managed to push up our sale price even higher than we expected to settle on. This was a positive and hassle-free experience for our family. We will certainly recommend Simon to our friends and family, and will be using him again ourselves when needed in the future.
R & K Walker
We decided to use Bayleys and Simon as our agent because of the high profile the company has in our community, together with our knowledge of Simon’s profile in the Muriwai area. We were not disappointed.
Simon’s approach from the initial meeting and the outlining of sale strategies was most professional and he and his team ensured that at all times, we the vendors were kept up to date with feedback both on website hits and numbers through the property. We were especially pleased with the quality of the marketing material and the style of photos prepared for the marketing campaign.
In our experience, selling a lifestyle property is different from selling a house, and at all times Simon provided valuable feedback and follow up on prospective purchasers. We sold over the winter which can be a difficult period to sell due to weather and other factors, but throughout the process Simon was helpful, professional, and kept our hopes and expectations on track. His assistance during the final negotiations was outstanding and his experience in negotiating showed through. We would like to thank Simon for his guidance and assistance as we move through downsizing and the next phase of our lives. We have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
W & R Dreyer
We found Simon professional and pleasant to deal with throughout the transactions. He was available to us, reported regularly and fully, maintained the programme of open houses and marketing as agreed with us, showed very good judgment and gave us sound advice which we were pleased to accept. The resulting sale price was very pleasing which we consider reflects the professionalism and focus of the sale process.
Dame Judith Potter, A Jackman & A Buchanan
Selling my piece of paradise at Muriwai was not an easy decision to make. Once the decision was made I knew that Simon would be the best man for the job. Having first met Simon when I purchased the property, we have kept in touch over the years and he has always been obliging in providing context of the current market and the likes. Simon knows the local north west, including Muriwai, property market very well and clearly is passionate about it.
Given I am living abroad Simon had to conduct all elements of the sale - marketing campaign, tenancy management, paperwork, open homes and the auction itself without any face-to-face contact with me. Despite this, his great communication and transparent approach ensured I was well informed at every step of the process. I was in good hands.
Of course the end result is really what matters, and I was very pleased with how it came together. Simon secured a great result which was above my expectations for my sale and found fabulous new owners to now live in and love my little slice of paradise. I am thrilled.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic job you did in selling our property at Muriwai. Ian and I appreciated your professionalism and timely communication throughout the whole process. You have exceptional knowledge of the West Auckland, Waimauku and Muriwai markets and this was evidenced by us achieving a sale price within the range that you had indicated. Selling a house can be stressful at the best of times, however your approach and manner made the experience almost enjoyable. Thanks again, we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to sell or buy a property.
Rosalind Stewart & Ian Colcord
Simon was professional and approachable. He marketed our property very well and achieved a great price in a moderate market. We also bought our new lifestyle property from Simon and this was a smooth process. Highly recommend Simon Spiller.
Grace Blackmore & Sean Pathak