Starting out in real estate

Bayleys is an award-winning brand and we stand by the ethos that we are Altogether Better by working with each other through all aspects of the business.

Become altogether better through a career at Bayleys. We are a trusted Kiwi brand that will help you to get results.

Learn more below about how to become a Bayleys salesperson and getting your license.

Your career in real estate begins here!


To work as a sales person in Real Estate you will need to complete the National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson)(Level 4). This is an entry level qualification, and upon completion you will have met the requirements to be a licensed salesperson.

What this means for you


The first step in the process is to enquire if there is a vacancy in the office of your choice. The Manager of the relevant Bayleys office will act as your point of contact to the industry while completing the course. Once you have obtained your real estate license the expectation is that you would join their team as an independent contractor and commence your real estate sales career.

Options for obtaining your Real Estate License


Service providers that we recommended using to obtain your license are Skills and Open Polytechnic. Both options are delivered fully online, with a face to face element as the final assessment.

When you have gained your qualification you can then apply to the Real Estate Authority (REA) for your real estate license. All up this can take from six weeks to six months to complete.

For more information about growing your real estate career with Bayleys, contact your local Owner or Manager below:


National Director – Residential – Johnny Sinclair

National Director – Commercial – Ryan Johnson

National Director – Rural – Nick Hawken


Bayleys in the North – Mark Macky

Auckland Commercial – Lloyd Budd

Auckland Residential – Hayden Stanaway

Waikato – Mark Dawe

Coromandel – Mary Walker

Bay of Plenty – David Martin

Hawkes Bay – James Macpherson

Gisborne – Simon Bousfield

Taranaki – Dean File

Taupo/Turangi – Yvette Westerman

Whanganui/Ruapehu – John Bartley

Manawatu – Rod Grieve


Wairarapa – James Macpherson

Wellington Commercial – Mark Hourigan

Wellington Residential – Grant Henderson

Nelson – Graeme Vining

Marlborough – David Lee

Canterbury – Pete Whalan

Queenstown – David Gubb

Wanaka – Mat Andrews

Dunedin & Surrounds – Mark Stevens

Southland – Rich Norris