Matt Ryder

Whalan and Partners Ltd

Licensed under the REAA 2008

Mobile: +64 27 540 8149
Office: +64 3 375 4709
[email protected]

Current listings

Office - Christchurch
Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Phone tel: +64 3 375 4700

Email: [email protected]

Address: 3 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch

About Matt

Matt Ryder brings dedication and an excellent wealth of knowledge to each client, with ten years’ industry experience and seven years licenced realty under his belt. Delivering an incomparable service and experience.

Matt has found that his client’s property journey significantly benefits from the alignment of his real estate business with Bayleys.

Delivering to his clients at every stage of the process is important to Matt as he works with integrity, transparency and respect to deliver on promises and achieve results in a timely manner.

Matt’s clients benefit from the extensive and broad-reaching Bayleys network which extends regionally, nationally and internationally to provide market-leading profile and exposure for their properties.

Excited and challenged by the property market in Canterbury, Matt looks forward to assisting forward-thinking clients who want a dedicated and focused agent on their side.



We have known Matt Ryder for the past year, during which time he has been assisting us in our search for a townhouse that met our requirements. During this time he has been in constant touch with us, usually on a weekly basis. While his approach has at all times been extremely professional he has shown a very sympathetic understanding of our needs. We had no hesitation entrusting him with the sale of our property once he had found an available house for us to purchase. The sale had proved to be a very painless and smooth process. Matt worked very hard to market and sell our property and achieved an excellent result in a very short time. At all times he had exceeded what could reasonably be expected from any good real estate agent therefore we would confidently recommend him to anyone to purchase and sell property.

Shirley and Bill McMorran


Whilst planning for the sale of our property with Matt we were immediately impressed with his honesty and  enthusiasm. Matt is passionate about the work he does and this was evident throughout every step of the process whilst selling our home. He demonstrated a commitment to working with us in decision making and his communication was great; keeping us well informed as the marketing campaign progressed. Matt holds an attitude of “don’t under value your property” and at no time did he compromise in achieving us the best possible price for our home, which far exceeded our expectations. We would thoroughly recommend Matt to anyone who seeks an agent who prides themselves on work ethic, market knowledge, a great marketing strategy and tireless persistence in achieving the best possible outcome and we will absolutely use Matt for future real estate sales.

Michelle and Craig McGlinchy


Earlier this year I employed Matt Ryder from Bayleys Real Estate to market my home in Avonhead Road, Christchurch having previously met Matt and been extremely impressed with Matt’s professionalism and real estate knowledge at an open home in 2013. I found a level of sincerity in Matt rare in many real estate agents. At the time I met Matt my husband was dying, it was therefore a stressful time for me. I had been in the Real Estate industry myself for 6 years and was prone to have a critical eye when deciding on an Agent to sell my home. Matt achieved an accurate estimation of the value of my home, selling at Auction at a figure very close to the appraisal estimate. Both the marketing package provided by Bayleys Real Estate and the professional photographer engaged were superb. In my opinion this would have been a challenging listing for Matt as the home did not belong entirely to myself, that is, there were other parties involved, therefore requiring a high level of sensitivity and confidentiality. I would have no hesitation in recommending Matt to any home owner or business considering a Real Estate Agent.

Wendy E Campbell


I can’t rate Matt highly enough! Absolute champion, enthusiastic, driven to get the best result (not just a result) and a really nice fella to boot. Looked into other agents and Matt stood head and shoulders above the other ‘contenders’ and the end result speaks for itself.

Kelly Palmer


We are very pleased we had your passion, professionalism and enthusiasm behind our sale. You are accredit to your industry and we enjoyed our sale experience with you. Thank you!

Kerryn, Kelvin, Logan & Josh


Firstly we would like to thank Matt for a job well done. We found Matt to be hard working, conscientious, honest and motivated. Matt first contacted us and asked if we were wanting to sell about a year before, at that stage we weren’t quite ready, so told him to call back a few months later. He did - almost to the day, again we weren’t ready, so he called back at our request. This went on for some time. What we liked the most about Matt is that he never gave up, he did exactly what he said he would and he was never pushy. When we were ready to go, Matt never over inflated our expectations. He was always honest and open, he gave us excellent advice when asked and presented all the options. Given Matt was dealing with two salespeople themselves, we were

totally impressed by his approach and therefore would never hesitate in recommending him. If you are looking for someone with obvious dedication, drive and determination then Matt is your first choice, but better than that Matt shows humanity, reliability and operates under the highest of ethics and that is so important when dealing with peoples biggest assets. We trusted Matt implicitly to achieve what we needed to achieve for our families future. We don’t plan to sell anytime soon, but if we were, without hesitation we would employ Matt to be our agent!

Erika and Shaun Jury


Very professional auction facilities and auctioneer. The team was focused on the seller and I always felt confident the team were focused on the best possibly outcome for me. Also, my real estate agent Matt Ryder was brilliant.

Alastair Watts


I’ve been dealing with Matt Ryder recently regarding a property in Kaputone Place, Belfast. Due to a very complicated financial situation specific to my personal position, Matt has truly been put through the wringer.

During this time of uneven and unfair circumstances, Matt has shown patience, professionalism, efficiency and kindness. He has never been outwardly frustrated (and he had good reason to be), never shown any leaning to being pushy - and I’ve experienced this over and over lately from a different firm.

He deserves a medal as he must have been so drained by all the inconsistencies he had to endure during the procedure of signing up Kaputone Place. Matt is a great agent, two of my close associates both said how much they admired his ethic. And one of those associates is a very astute “hardarse“ if you will forgive that term. He is a credit to your team. And I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated the help and support he showed me when things weren’t going at all as planned.

Kindest Regards and I look forward to dealing with Bayleys in the future.

Jan Kimber.