Connecting people with property is a real privilege which we are so passionate about. We pride ourselves on building life-long relationships, and our approach is genuine and down to earth. Our goal is to make you feel confident, calm and secure.
We have worked as a formidable team for over three years, which has been supremely beneficial for our clients combining Lesley’s empathy, attention to detail and strength in marketing, with Steve’s strong negotiation and problem-solving abilities. As a team we are relatable and work incredibly hard to exceed our clients’ expectations. Our team is well supported by personal assistant Georgia, who brings marketing expertise and helps us go the extra mile for our clients.
Real estate has changed a lot over the years, but the one thing that has remained the same is the people. With excellent communication skills, we relate and connect well to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. We take time to understand your situation both as a seller and a buyer and strive to provide informative solutions to facilitate the result you want.
You can be confident our combined 30 plus years in real estate has given us an excellent understanding of the Hutt Valley and wider Wellington residential property market and what is required to market your property to achieve a premium result.
On a personal level; Lesley brings diverse professional experience to real estate. She has a passion for travel and a range of interests including family, gardening and movies. Steve enjoys indulging his lifelong passion for football, listening to music and travel.
We work together to work for you. Our commitment to our client’s satisfaction is second to none and our ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations and minimise your stress. Whether you are buying or selling, or need real estate advice, you can feel confident in engaging with us to act proficiently with integrity on your behalf.
We engaged Steve and Lesley to sell our Mount Marua home after liaising with them for several years. We felt that as we were now living overseas we needed agents we could trust to sell our home while we were absent. From the moment we called to initiate the sale until well beyond the settlement, that is exactly what we got. Steve and Lesley were honest, open, and ultimately accurate about the prospects for the sale of our home. Thank you!!
Steve and Lesley clearly know the local market and we felt their friendly and down to earth personalities would not just work for us, but also for the prospective buyers out there too. They kept us informed of the progress throughout and went above and beyond to help us with a few logistics issues as absentee vendors.
We would have no hesitation in engaging Steve and Lesley to buy or sell again in the future and we would happily recommend them to friends.
Becky and Phil
Lesley and Steve are fantastic!
We originally had our house listed with another agent for nearly 6 months with no results, when we decided to make a change and engage Steve and Lesley. They sold our house in 2 weeks for a price that well exceeded our expectations!
From the moment Lesley and Steve walked into our house, we knew we were in safe hands. Their marketing advice is second to none and was pivotal in us getting the amazing result we did. They guided us each step of the way and proactively kept us informed. Everything they advised us on was spot on. This was evident by the large number of people coming through our open homes and the interest in the house we were receiving.
Lesley and Steve were always well prepared, professional, and friendly. They made the whole process so easy and stress-free for us and took care of every detail.
We have a lot of respect for Lesley and Steve, not just on a professional level but on a personal level too. They are just really good people. Lesley and Steve even continued to help us after they sold our house. They found us a rental which seemed like an impossible task for us and our two dogs. We don't think we would have been able to do this without them and for that we are ever so grateful to them!
We are so fortunate Lesley and Steve walked into our lives! We owe them a lot because they are just that good at their job and have helped us move on with pursuing our dream of building our own house!
Tania and Ben, Pinehaven
I can say in all honesty that Steve and Lesley are the best agents I have worked with. Their extensive knowledge of the local area and market meant that they were able to recommend a sales strategy for my home in Heretaunga that not only resulted in a speedy sale, but multiple offers, and a price that far exceeded my expectations.
From the outset, their professionalism, knowledge and expertise were obvious. They were excellent communicators, extremely helpful in recommending ideas and methods that would enhance the appeal of my home, and were always available to answer my questions and address any concerns. Their calm and capable manner and attention to detail meant that the whole process was as stress-free as selling a house can be! They took care of everything.
If you want to sell your home, and work with two exceptional people who are honest, open, and completely trustworthy, then I cannot recommend Steve and Lesley highly enough. You will not be disappointed!
Thanks once again. You are both awesome individuals!
Gill Brown, 16 Barton Road, Heretaunga
Steve & Lesley are miracle workers. Seriously. We were so stressed when we moved companies to work with them – we thought our home was un-sellable. From our first meeting, they alleviated our fears. They were so thorough, professional and prompt at setting up a completely different campaign than we had seen before. Twilight photos, aerial shots, focussing on making our house really attractive.. and this is the important part – to the right market! After out first open home, (within one week), we honestly had more potential purchases than through our entire campaign with the previous company – we were dumbfounded. Both of them we so friendly and approachable – gave us the feedback we needed and were amazing to work with. They completely mixed up the campaign throughout to keep it fresh, suggested great approaches, and despite it being over the Christmas and New Year break, they got us our coveted “SOLD” sign really quickly! And they didn’t just ‘drop the ball’ there – they continued to work with us and the purchasers to negotiate date changes and work out details even after the house was sold. This is literally the “best” real estate experience that we have had, both overseas and within New Zealand. We can’t recommend them highly enough.
Jax and Tara
027 272 4209
Lesley and Steve are at the top of their game. Having communicated and met with several real estate agents, it was a no brainer that they were the ones for the job. Professional, confident and friendly, with previous impressive results in our area, we knew they would do their best to get us the result that we were looking for. Selling a house is stressful, but Lesley and Steve went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable and updated as best we could be throughout the process. They calmly navigated bad weather, and unpredictable property market, and some unanticipated twists and turns. Even at the last moment, they were racing around town, striving to get us the outcome we had hoped for. And they did. We’re really happy we chose Lesley and Steve to market our home and would recommend them to anyone looking to sell in the Hutt Valley.
Kyle and Christie
Lesley & Steve were a fantastic team to deal with, they made the whole experience enjoyable and easy. As first time sellers Lesley & Steve shared their knowledge and helped us achieve a great result!
They were always punctual, very reliable and communication was excellent, we received texts or phone calls to keep us informed throughout the whole process.
We would be more than happy to use Lesley & Steve again and strongly recommend them both to other vendors.
Thanks again for all your hard work & getting us such an awesome result!
Lauren Russell & Andrew Cheeseman
We have known Steve since 2006, when we bought our first rental property through him.
Since then we have purchased seven more additional properties and sold six properties with Steve acting as our agent. In every house sale/purchase Steve has acted with honesty and integrity and has a talent with achieving the best results for all parties concerned.
Being able to trust your agent is a big issue when buying and selling houses and we can with Steve. It is our pleasure to act as a reference for Steve.
van Schaik, Mangaroa Valley
We have used Steve Andrews as our real estate agent on several occasions, both buying and selling property. We have found Steve to be extremely ethical in every interaction. He is honest, hardworking and always available. When looking for someone to sell our property, we felt Steve was the only agent who genuinely had our best interests as his number one priority. We will continue to use Steve at every opportunity, and highly recommend him to others.
Esterich, Upper Hutt
Steve has twice sold my home for me. The first time a few years ago, Steve made a distinct impression on me and that is why recently I had no hesitation to all in asking him to be my listing agent again, when I decided to sell my townhouse.
I have found Steve to be a very honest and open person to deal with. He has an extremely pleasant manner and works steadily and diligently to sell your property. Steve also keeps you well informed with regular reports on how your property is appealing to the market.
I have found Steve to be an excellent Real Estate Agent of the highest integrity and have absolutely no hesitation at all in recommending his services.
Brown, Upper Hutt
Steve came highly recommended to us from a personal friend who is a savvy property investor. Throughout all our dealings with Steve he was patient, understanding of our situation and was at no point negative or "pushy". His communication throughout the sale was brilliant and we encountered absolutely no problems. A great result was achieved in a short time. We would have no hesitation in using Steve again or recommending him to others.
Jackie on behalf of the Amptmeyer family
“Over the past few years I have found Steve to be professional, genuine, approachable and committed to meeting my needs as both a buyer and seller.”
Watson, Upper Hutt
I first met Steve Andrews 11 years ago when moving and wished to purchase a house in Upper Hutt. He made such a great impression and stayed in contact even though we never purchased through his agency. During many an unsettled time and wanting to look at houses and check out what options I had, Steve has been so patient and discussed and shown me many properties that I wished to see. I soon knew I could trust his word when he said a property was or wasn't suitable to my needs. He always let me know when one came along that did. He has always been completely honest, open, understanding of my family's needs and circumstances as they have changed over the years.
He is indeed a real estate agent that can be very professional and feel like a good friend to you all at once. I have no hesitation in recommending Steve Andrews as a great real estate agent.
Cooper, Upper Hutt
We have recently purchased our new home and sold our old home with Steve. We found him to have a relaxed, easy going approach and he quickly got back to us with answers to our questions about the property. He helped us negotiate a successful purchase of our new home.
We then had him sell our old home. Again he had a relaxed, easy going approach to this process and very quickly had an offer for us. He had a very "can do" approach to the sale of our house. There were a few issues around the possession dates of the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. Steve provided good options to resolve this and helped us reach a deal where the dates could work for everyone.
Steve provided us with good sound advice and options. We have found him very easy to deal with through the stressful process and buying and selling a home, and based on these dealings we would not hesitate to use Steve again and recommend him as a Real Estate agent.
Millar, Whitemans Valley
As a first time seller and in a very active market we wanted firm and clear advice we could trust. Lesley & Steve were very helpful, gave us the advice we needed and confidence to proceed. True to their word, they sold our home quickly with minimal hassle and for a good price. Highly recommend!
Telephone: 021 233 6538
I have found Lesley and Steve very easy to talk to and they were always willing to listen to my specific requests or requirements. They both conduct themselves in a very professional manner that instills trust that the property is in safe hands. Their friendly approach encourages communication and I felt informed of every stage of the process. They are a great team with obvious individual strengths which complement each other as a winning real estate combination. I highly recommend them.
"Our experience with Lesley and Steve from Bayleys was the best we have experienced over many years of buying and selling properties. They were committed and efficient and nothing was a problem. It was an extremely stress-free process with Lesley and Steve going out of their way to eliminate any issues as they arose. We would highly recommend this real estate duo to anyone selling a property. We very much appreciate your professionalism Lesley and Steve. You have transformed our faith that there are some great agents out there."
Paul & Shelly O’Neil
“Steve and Lesley were fantastic from the first viewing of the property. They were always friendly and helpful. Any questions we had were answered quickly and without hassle. They popped in to say Hi the week after we moved in which was a lovely touch. And the housewarming present from Lesley and Steve was just wow! We are not planning on moving any time soon but would certainly recommend Steve and Lesley to anyone buying or selling their home.”
Justin and Debi
"Lesley and Steve recently helped us sell and buy and we have no hesitation endorsing their service. We found them very genuine and thoughtful, they were clearly well informed about our local area and presented credible strategies to ensure we got the results we were after. Their communication was first rate and they were always consistent about following through on anything that was agreed. Having either of them available was really convenient and if we ever decide to buy or sell again they will be the first ones that we'd call."
Matt & Kirsty
“Lesley is my real estate fairy god mother. Having sold two homes with her now, she is my go to and I’m always amazed at the outcomes she achieves. Her and Steve work very well together, providing up to date advice around marketing, how to best present a home and demonstrating excellent negotiating skills. Living and working in Upper Hutt ensures they keep current with the property market and how to achieve the best possible price for your property. And the icing on the cake is that they are simply very nice, honest and genuine people.
We’ve been dealing with Lesley and Steve for about 2 years – while we’ve been finishing up the renovations on our house and looking for a new property. They were patient while we figured out what we were looking for. They’ve made the process very smooth, and put in a lot of work with both the purchase of a new place and the sale of our property. We’ve really enjoyed dealing with Lesley and Steve and highly recommend them whenever we can! Thanks guys for all your hard work.
Tim & Rachel Fransen
027 4188 612
Our experience with Steve and Lesley was a very positive one. They were always available, and were very helpful throughout the entire purchasing process.
Michael & Linda Johnson
027 205 7758
Lesley and Steve always acted professionally but in a very friendly and relaxed manner. They kept us really well informed about everything that was happening and encouraged us to contact them any time we had any questions or problems. Their advice was always sensible and realistic. Lesley went out of her way to help us dispose of the furniture. We really don’t have enough words to thank them for helping us to sell the home.
David & Barbara
Steve and Lesley were our saviour when trying to buy our first NZ home – they had patience, honesty and kindness the whole way, we appreciate everything you have done and will definitely recommend you to anybody without hesitation.
Thank you so much, without you we would still be looking at homes, without the knowledge you have given to us we couldn’t have done it. Truly the A-team! You both compliment each other so well as a team. Thank you!
Scott & Anna Wright
021 1606 348
Our first experience with Bayley’s (Steve Andrews) was as purchasers for our daughter; we found the tender process well explained and our eventual successful purchase an effortless process so when it came time for us to sell our own home we didn’t hesitate to contact Bayley’s (Steve) to undertake this process for us; it was at this time we meet Lesley Grant.
We found both Steve and Lesley honest, friendly and very approachable, nothing was a problem for either of them, and they were always willing to offer advice and reassurance when it was required. The personal touches such as the lovely bouquet of flowers we received was also very much appreciated.
We can’t recommend Steve and Lesley highly enough and would have no hesitation to contact either should a need arise in the future.
With our grateful thanks
Dianne & Tony Francis
027 4122 403
“Having dealt with Steve several times over the last 18 years, I’ve found his market knowledge excellent. I find both him and Lesley honest and genuine, with none of the phoney artificiality common among other agents.”