Kay Ganley

Residential and Waterfront Sales

Mt Maunganui
Success Realty Limited

Licensed under the REAA 2008

Mobile: +64 27 280 5686
Office: +64 7 557 8056
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Office - Mt Maunganui
Licensed under the REA Act 2008

About Kay

Kay Ganley is a highly successful real estate salesperson with Bayleys Mount Maunganui, where she leads her sales team of son-in-law Conrad Doyle and Vanessa Wansbrough. For 23 years Kay has been marketing and selling real estate and building on an award-winning reputation as a skilled agent. Kay exemplifies a fairly typical Kiwi narrative, growing up on a farm before moving to the city for work. Inherently entrepreneurial and analytical with strong work ethics, Kay’s sales career evolved quickly and she eventually established a chain of family-owned retail fashion outlets across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato

These flourished as Kay juggled the management of multiple stores while also parenting three young children and renovating a home on the beachfront at Papamoa. This resilience and savvy time management is what makes Kay such an outstanding campaigner for her vendors in the sale of their homes. As an adaptable, level-headed, lateral thinker Kay is at the top of her game – as evidenced by her countless industry awards.

Recognised both locally and nationally within the Bayley’s brand for her astonishing achievements and record-breaking prices from the Mount south to Papamoa, Kay’s reputation as the top specialist in waterfront property transactions is indisputable. Her local knowledge and passion for the close-knit community has contributed to her exceptional success in a range of real estate offerings in the area: beachfront, waterfront, golf-course fringes, family homes, high- and low-rise apartments, residential multi-dwelling developments, and sections.

Kay’s strong sense of empathy and compassion is much valued when her clients commit to the challenge of moving on with her help, perhaps after they’ve been in a family home for decades. She is respectful, an astute negotiator, a fearless advocate, and totally committed. Her business comes to her by way of referrals and repeat clients who appreciate her wealth of knowledge and years of experience. Playing to her creative strengths, Kay uses a range of innovative high-quality marketing tools to ensure her clients’ homes stand out from the crowd. Together with a powerful collaborative team of trusted salespeople and administrators,  Kay Ganley delivers an unparalleled real estate service.

Time out is precious so Kay’s personal life is spent relaxing and socialising with husband Mike, her children and grandchildren, and a group of close friends – and as a Mount local, she’s never far from a walk on one of her beloved Bay of Plenty beaches. 


Success Realty Limited

2012 - 2020 – Top Achiever Bayleys Mount Office

Overall Residential salesperson of the year 2019-2021


Bayleys Awards

2014 - 2021 – Top 5% Nationwide

2013 - 2020 - Top 10% Residential Nationwide


2020 - 2021 $500 Million Dollars in Sales Award

2019 -2020 - $400 Million Dollars in Sales Award

2018/2019 - $300 Million Dollars in Sales Award

2016/2017 - $200 Million Dollars in Sales Award

2014/2015 - $100 Million Dollars in Sales Award

2012/2013 - $75 Million Dollars in Sales Award

2012/2013 - $50 Million Dollars in Sales Award

2011/2012 - Achievement Award for accumulating $50 million worth of settled sales

2009/2010 - Achievement award for accumulating $25 million worth of settled sales




Our property at Taylor Road was unique in that it was the newest, biggest and most expensive in Papamoa East situated on prime beach front.  We needed a well-considered marketing campaign and an experienced person from a well-appointed company to represent us.  Noticing that Kay Ganley had the 'lion's share' of listings for waterfront property, we interviewed her and in her quiet, professional, confident and determinded manner, she assured us that she was capable of achieving a record sale price for the area.  We appreciated this may take time and appointed Kay to market our property.  A carefully planned advertising schedule was put in place to reach potential purchasers - no open homes!  A video was make for the websites and Kay's grandchildren were the stars!  Kay kept us informed of proposed viewings and the results of those.  She worked in with agents from other companies who requested a viewing - often these had not been suitably qualified to view a property of this value!  We appreciated that Kay qualified her prospective purchasers, so not wasting anyone's time.  Kay understands the market and in particular waterfront property, when people are likely to view and when they are likely to buy.  We always knew we had the right person working for us so when the eventual purchaser presented a Sale and Purchase Agreement, the conclusion was a very smooth process.  Kay continues to stay in touch beyond the settlement date.  Congratulations Kay on your top position in Bayleys local and national, we enjoyed the process working with you to achieve our sale.

Warwick and Pauline Thorburn


When my husband and I decided to sell our house, there was no doubt that we would use Kay as our agent again.  Kay and her team are very professional and courteous, and although we had groups through the house most days, we were always contacted beforehand to ensure it was convenient for us.  Incredibly, our home sold not long after it was listed and I believe this was due to Kay networking with other agents to ensure they knew our house was on the market.  We highly recommend anyone considering selling their home to contact Kay Ganley first.

Rana and Stefan Reuther


I selected Kay Ganley of Bayleys Mount Maunganui to market and sell my property on Oceanbeach Road, after consulting with other Real Estate agents from a range of competing companies.  The marketing plan suggested and carried out by Kay, was very thorough and very professionally done, resulting in a good result with a contract signed and the sale of my property completed to my satisfaction.  Kay's back up crew of Tobi Ingley and the entire Bayleys staff at the Mount Maunganui Branch, were all very friendly and supportive at all times, making the sale of my property a smooth and enjoyable experience.  My endorsement for Kay as a salesperson to any future seller is 100%.

Paul Jukes


Kay is an excellent agent.  Her initial assessment of the value of our house proved to be accurate.  She at no time tried to talk down it's value during the sale process, as has been our experience in the past.  Kay, despite her heavy workload, always seemed to have time for us.  At any time we felt we could ring her, or she would call around to see us.  Perhaps most importantly, she is highly skilled in negotiating the best price.

Hester & David Russell


Kay made sure we fully understood what the auction process was and what was expected of us.  We felt no pressure regarding our reserve price and Kay seemed to respect our number, even though it was the upper limit of where she saw our value.  The Bayleys auction rooms were a nice venue and we were pleased that we didn't have to sit in the auction room but could watch the process on the TV in the entrance room.  Kay has a lovely manner about her and was very complimentary about our house which was flattering.  We certainly felt like it was important to Kay to obtain the best price possible, but this was less about money and more about providing us with the best possible service.  Kay has left the impression of being very competent at what she does, the best in fact!  We sold our house in a market that was still fairly quiet. Although the sale price wasn't what we had initially wanted, we are happy with it and can move on to a new and exciting project.  Many agents seem insincere and appear to only be working for the commission.  Kay seemed to genuinely enjoy the process and the whole process was a lot more personal.  I think Kay earned every cent of her commission and it's not often you can honestly say that about agents!  The feed-back following open homes was extremely prompt and we felt we were regularly informed of who was interested and what the feedback from people was.  The process of selling your house is very stressful, but Kay and her team made it relatively painless.  We were so happy that the house sold the night of the auction and this was due to Kay's persistence and hard work - the deal was done around 11pm!

Stefan and Rana Reuther


When faced with the decision of who to list our house with, a big consideration for us was how knowledgeable, yet approachable, the agent would be when hosting open homes and viewings.  The first time Kay set foot in our home, we knew she was the agent for us.  Her friendly, relaxed demeanour, excellent sales record and unmatched knowledge of the local market meant Kay was a clear choice. Kay and her team made the sale process easy for our family from day one.  We were kept in the loop with regular emails, phone calls and feedback, and never felt the need to chase for any information.  Our house was never going to be a huge commission earner for Kay, but regardless we were made to feel just as important as her multi-million dollar Mt Maunganui beachfront clients.  After consulting with Kay, we felt confident that taking our home to auction was the best option, given our tight time frame for selling.  Kay reassured us that 'if' our house didn't sell under the hammer, she was sure the auction process would prompt buyers into action and we'd have a sale soon after.  She was right - it sold within two hours!  The whole campaign was surprisingly stress-free, which is no mean feat considering we also had three preschool boys to wrangle.  Having a four-week campaign really worked for us, and meant open homes and viewings were condensed into a shorter, and therefore more manageable, time frame.  We have already recommended Kay to friends looking to sell their homes in the Mount, although they didn't need much convincing - her excellent reputation really does speak for itself.

Beverly and Tim Lockhart


As we had purchased a house through Kay before, our decision was simple when it came time to sell our 'dream home' that we had spent 10 years planning, and a year building.  What was most important to us, was that the sale of our house and our new purchase was handled with discretion and integrity.  Kay understood the importance of this.  She is 100% honest and trustworthy, and worked extremely hard for us - negotiations were completed after midnight.  Kay is great to do business with.

Peter and Gill McSweeney


It’s always a good idea to have a real estate agent who comes highly recommended and that’s why we chose Kay Ganley. This was backed up with an impressive sales record. Having lived in our house for 20 years and lovingly renovated the old 1930s bungalow, it was not easy to walk away. Kay was fantastic to deal with, very enthusiastic and a great listener. Throughout the process she was always positive and approachable and maintained excellent communication. Her calm and professional nature meant that negotiating a deal was done with little fuss, easing the stress for us! We would confidently recommend her who to anyone who would like the best that the Real Estate industry has to offer.

Madeleine Christie


During the many years I have worked with Kay Ganley, she has acquired and marketed real estate for my company and also looked after my personal residential requirements. Kay is a consummate professional who understands the real estate market in the Mount vicinity as well as anyone in the business. She has a great deal of experience selling real estate and a reputation for professionalism and attention to detail I can vouch for. Above all, Kay is quick to appreciate what it takes to put sellers and buyers together which is why she is one of the most successful real estate agents in the Bay of Plenty.

Pat Barnard, Managing Director, Universal Developments Ltd


Classic Builders brought an existing property through Kay Ganley, her professional nature and opinion helped cement the purchase. Once the house had had a complete makeover, we only thought of Kay to sell the property on for us. We enlisted Kay’s help in providing us with a comprehensive marketing plan and together with Open Homes, this gave us some great interest in the property. We were kept informed of progress at all times and appreciated Kay’s professional and personal manner in which she dealt with our listing. We would have no hesitation utilising Kay in her capacity as a Real Estate agent again, she is honest and reliable and provided us with a positive outcome with the sale of this property.

Matt Lagerberg Classic Builders Director.


I would like to thank Kay for the helpful and professional manner in which she has managed the successful sale of several of my properties. It is reassuring to deal with the same Agent whom I have always found extremely loyal and obliging. I appreciated always being kept fully up to date with progress and it has been a pleasure working with Kay. With a number of my properties being tenanted while on the market, I was grateful that Kay had the expertise to manage this situation. If you want a happy, honest and hardworking professional who works for you then I would recommend Kay.

Phil Dorr


When I decided to put my house up for sale at Mt Maunganui, I was wary of the local real estate market after watching some friends take years to sell their properties, so I needed an agent with a good network and a history of success. I was recommended to Kay Ganley. She did not disappoint. Kay was pro-active, very likeable and determined to give me the best service. During the 4 week marketing campaign, I had many prospective buyers visiting my house and Kay was constantly updating me throughout the process. My house was sold in 4 weeks. If I hadn't met Kay I would have said that was impossible in Tauranga, but she worked so hard to find me the right buyer. I will always recommend Kay to friends who wish to sell their Tauranga properties. Not just because she succeeded with my sale, but also because she was so nice to work with.

Kathy Hulse

Thank you Kay for the expertise and tact displayed when both buying and selling a property on my behalf.  I appreciated being able to feel comfortable about contacting you at any time and know that I would be greeted with patience and reassurance, so very important for those of us in the very advanced years category.  Your extra help and other small kindnesses make me feel I have gained another friend.

Enid Blenkarne


I have dealt with Kay for many years both as a buyer and seller. In all my dealings with Kay I have found her to be totally professional, trustworthy and results driven, without being too pushy. Kay goes out of her way to understand clients' needs and not waste their valuable time.

Dave McFarlane


Kay met and exceeded our expectations in all facets of the marketing of our home. Her approachable professional warm friendly manner, great communication skills along with her wealth of knowledge within the Real Estate Industry ensured a fab outcome in the sale of our property. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Kay.

Alan Wright & Keri Paterson


We chose Kay to sell our Oceanbeach Rd property because we felt she knew the market well, often having several listings around the area. She had the experience and the resources to market the property well. Kay always kept in touch on a regular basis to give information and feedback, and I always felt I could contact her at any time. She was very accessible, friendly and knowledgeable. Kay did a great job for us, she was a pleasure to deal with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Denise Geoghegan


We were selling our home privately when Kay approached us asking if we would like to list it with her. At the time we thought about listing it with a variety of Agencies but once we met Kay we knew she would be the best person to sell our home. We had plenty of interest in our property and Kay did her best to get the best possible outcome for us. We were very happy with Kay’s professional, yet personalized service. We both felt totally comfortable with her and that she kept us informed at all times of progress while our home was on the market. There was never any pressure on us at any stage to make a decision before we were ready to do so. We would not hesitate in recommending Kay to others intending to put their house up for sale.

Anne Russell


We felt that we were in the hands of a competent team.  We appreciated the diligent follow-up after each open home, and felt confident that each lead would be followed up.  Also, it was clear that Kay had an intimate knowledge of the local market and had a very good handle on expected values and interest.  We felt listened to.  I don't believe any house sale is stress-free, but in our situation the marketing worked well.  Kay is approachable, calm, listens well and is reliable.

Merina and James Foster


After unsuccessful efforts to sell my property, Kay was recommended as the person to achieve this goal. I found her friendly, professional, determined to get a result, and through her efforts, the property sold. Through her hard work and professional approach, she has the reputation for being one of the top local real estate agents and I wish her continued success.

Anne Brown


I found Kay Ganley very professional in the communication we had with her regarding the sale of our property at Mount Maunganui. She kept us fully informed of progress and worked hard to achieve a successful outcome. I would not hesitate to use her as our real estate agent again.

Trevor Smith


We thoroughly appreciated the work Kay did for us while our property was on the market.  She was professional and thorough and we were thrilled with the sale of our property - a very positive outcome!  We would have no hesitation in recommending Kay to anyone we know who was either purchasing or selling a property.

Bob and Teresa Burt 


Thank you indeed for your interest, professionalism and for securing us a buyer in the current financial climate, AND under somewhat difficult circumstances. We are very grateful that you made “our journey” easier. As much as we were reluctant to let go of our family association with property at the Mount, the sale offers us relief from a potentially burdensome situation.

Jean Longmore


We have appreciated your professional approach and that we have not felt pushed or pressured at any stage. So ends our families 80 year ownership of Marine Parade property.

Ian Greaves



On the 4th February 2009, we purchased a waterfront property at Mount Maunganui. Kay's diligent approach resulted in weekly phone calls, photographs and thorough written information on various properties as they became available. Kay has the ability of quickly recognising the clients requirements, negotiating swiftly in a professional manner, and it was a delight to do business with her. With our various property dealings over our 35 years together, Kay surpassed any agent we have dealt with nationwide.

Bill and Diane Spillane


I have known Kay Ganley in her capacity as a Real Estate consultant for approximately five years. Recently she was instrumental in showing us a property to be auctioned which was well suited to our needs. Relevant information was efficiently supplied enabling us to achieve a confident and successful end result.

Kay is approachable, sympathetic to her client's property requirements, and a good listener. Patience and respect are always in evidence. She works very hard to achieve a good result for both vendor and purchaser which is often not an easy task to carry out well.

In this respect I have been impressed with both her energy and dedication in exploring every avenue possible in order to achieve a good outcome.

Prospective clients have every confidence in selecting Kay as their consultant in Real Estate.

Edith M Judge


Kay recently assisted us through the purchase of a new property followed by the sale of our then current property. Kay was at all times thoroughly professional and pleasant giving us great confidence with her depth of market knowledge, ability to stick to the task at hand and excellent people skills. It is not difficult to see why Kay is considered the “go to person” when purchasing or selling property here in Mount Maunganui.

Lorette & Murray Sole