John is a very well-known and sort after rural sales consultant in the Taranaki region. His reputation as a salt of the earth type of character whose genuine empathy for people, wide range of skill and experience honed over many years, together with the far reaching Bayleys brand means that his clients and customers are on the winning end just by being associated with him.
From a youngster on farms in the Inglewood area to share milking in Warea, Pungarehu and Rahotu; to part ownership in and manager of one of the earliest Dairy Equity Partnerships in New Zealand.
John’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive also developed into international experience where he looked at converting a European farm to the New Zealand seasonal system. He’s also milked cows in Ireland and Wales among other things before bringing his experiences back to lease a Dairy Farm in the South island.
His passion for real-estate lead him to ownership and subdivision of land in Wanaka, Waimate and Hammer Springs and then four years selling rural real-estate in South Canterbury.
John has also invested two years working for a grazing company before his passion for property and its people brought him back into real-estate.
When you ask his clients and customers what they like about John the most, they say; it’s his belief that good business is about doing the correct thing by his customers and clients and doing those things to the very best of his ability.
That means that when you hire John you know you are in safe hands.
“We decided to list our farm with John after being recommended to us by friends who had sold their farm through him.
We found John to be hard working courteous and we were very happy with the service he provided:”
Colin & Sue
A reference in favour of John Blundell
In our experience we found John to be industrious on our behalf.
He is honest and reliable with a friendly manner.
His business acumen proved solid and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Martin and Gaynor Gorrie
“I brought a farm through JB and was so impressed with his professionalism and honesty that he got the job of selling the farm again for me years later.
He will be my agent of choice in the future.
Eighteen months ago Deryn & I decided to put our two dairy farms on the market for sale. John was recommended to be an agent by a friend and when approached readily agreed to represent us.
He has successfully carried out this challenge with a pleasant genial openness and honesty that has made two sales an enjoyable experience.
We hold John in the greatest regard, both as a person & Real Estate Agent & highly recommend him to anyone either buying or selling properties.
Peter & Deryn Northcott
2516 South Road
When we decided to sell our farm, we had no specific agent ( or firm ) in mind. A friend suggested John Blundell from Bayleys. When we met John, we knew we had made the right choice!
He is friendly ,approachable ,honest ,professional and a dedicated land agent. John explained the different sales procedures, came up with lots of ideas and kept us informed every step of the way.
Our dairy farm was on the market throughout some challenging economic times. John felt our disappointment when milk prices dropped and the outlook for dairying didn't look too promising. However, he worked even harder- weekends, evenings- no stone was left unturned. He genuinely wanted to help us.
He did sell our property and found us a delightful lifestyle block!
Thank you John. We do appreciate all your hard work, your friendship and your " can do " attitude.
We wish you well in your future and would not hesitate to recommend you as a top land agent.
David and Bev Billing
In selling our dairy farm, John Blundell played an intricate part in the process. We found him to be very keen, motivated and professional and was excellent in keeping us in the loop. He was always approachable and a pleasure to deal with and most of all, very proactive.
Todd and Christina
I have known John now for a number of years in both a personal and professional capacity. The first thing that strikes me about John is his real passion for the Coast and our people. John contributes significantly to the local community and is a proud Coaster and sponsorIsupporter of our Coastal Rugby Club.
In terms of his professional career, we recently sold our farm and didn't hesitate in contacting John to manage the process. His strengths included:
- Network of contacts. He knew who was looking for farms and the type of farm they were after. One of the first people he contacted ended up buying our farm.
- Professionalism and transparency. At all times John showed complete professionalism and transparency in the process which resulted in a lot less stress for both parties to the sale as a result of the trust built throughout the process.
- Honesty. We personally found John's honesty and frankness around expectations refreshing and kept us at ease through a long process where our personal commitment to the process was emotionally tested at times.
- Hard working. John was tireless in his pursuit of finding us a buyer and working through the process.
- Personal. Selling a farm is a very emotional roller-coaster and John's empathy and personal experience assisted us greatly in reducing the stress involved.
I am more than happy to recommend John, as a Rural Sales agent with Bayleys, to sell your farm.
John Blundell successfully sold my farm at Oakura, New Plymouth in early 2015. I found John to be hard working, honest and thorough in his work ethics. Having an open mind and a positive attitude, it enabled him to look at all options and through his efforts I achieved a positive farm sale result.
I wish John every success for the future.
At the end of 2015, John sold our family farm on Skeet Road, Auroa. After meeting with a number of different agents, I chose John to sell our farm as I felt that he showed great passion, integrity and motivation to get the best result possible. Throughout the sales process I found John to be hard working with exceptional work and sales ethic. All of this lead to a very successful sales result in what is a difficult market for a price that exceeded our expectation.
We contacted John Blundell to sell our farm located inland from Oakura, 2015. John looked at all the options and he knew the market. He pursued various avenues in order to obtain a farm sale and his connections are widespread. John was always approachable and kept us up to date with developments. His relaxed yet professional manner set him ahead of the rest, this set our minds at ease and we had confidence that John was working in our best interests. There is no doubting his integrity and honesty, in short we trusted him.
We wish John well and thank him for his efforts in making our farm sale successful and relatively stress free. We would have no hesitation in recommending John Blundell to "Sell your Farm".
Rob and Robyn McGregor