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
“The minute Lesley Grant walked into our house oozing confidence and enthusiasm for our property we knew she was the one to sell our house. We had organised two appraisals, one from Lesley and one from a competitive company, but Lesley’s presentation and potential worth of the house far outweighed her competitor. However, it was her passion and enthusiasm for our house that made us choose her. We have not been disappointed with her service at any point along the way. What could have been a stressful time for us, as sellers, she turned into a pleasant experience with her friendly personality and professionalism, keeping us in the loop at every stage, even to the extent of texting us after home visits and open homes to inform us the house was now clear for us to return. We would have no problem in highly recommending Lesley to anyone wishing to sell their house.
Melinda & Stan Wisnowsky,
Telephone: 021 1900081
“Without being approached, my husband and I write this testimonial for Lesley Grant as we wanted to take the opportunity to communicate the exceptional service that was delivered on more than one occasion. We received professional advice and service throughout all stages of the selling process, and as situations throughout the marketing campaign changed. Particular expertise was afforded within a committed yet relaxed professional relationship when establishing market price, developing an effective advertising plan, providing valuable buyer feed-back, and successfully executing contract negotiations. Lesley possesses a high degree of interpersonal skills including listening to our ‘sellers-brief’ and providing a clear-cut truth on matters such as house presentation and the current market situation; these areas attribute to fostering what we believe is essential in any partnership – trust. Of particular mention is the way Lesley took it upon herself to go beyond the expected when selling our last home when we had already moved out of town. With our trust and confidence in Lesley we were able to ‘move-on’ without the every-day worry of selling. Lesley ensured the house was warm (she put the fire on) and inviting for open homes and dealt with a number of enquiries herself from potential buyers having fully understood our ‘sellers-brief’. Lesley, kept us fully informed of all matters, kept in regular contact to provide honest feedback and facilitated a sale in a most professional manner. My husband and I have no hesitation in recommending Lesley Grant to be the sales representative for your home. Lesley has successfully sold two of our homes in Silverstream, Upper Hutt.”
Major Paul Corke & Jeanine Corke, Silverstream
Telephone: Paul 027 4528432
Jeanine 027 2019946
“Lesley provided our family with outstanding and personable support and service in the sale of our house. A complex process was made easy from start to finish. The proposed programme of sale produced outstanding numbers of prospects and the attention to detail and follow-up gave us confidence. The genuine enthusiasm and care for our needs was a stand-out for us all. Above all, in a complex sales environment, Lesley was able to bring home a settlement that suited all family member’s expectations. She was also well versed in local trends, understood our needs and planned for them and was unendingly out for our best outcome.”
Nick Billowes & Jane Dewar, Silverstream
Telephone: Nick 021 421 535
Jane 027 437 5076
We enjoyed working with Lesley. The process of marketing was structured and organised and gave us confidence. The communication was good and we did not feel pressured at any time. Lesley’s advice was helpful and courteous. We were happy with the process and the result and would recommend Lesley.
Ed and Daphne Rawstorne, Silverstream
Telephone : 027 354 1500
“Lesley worked tirelessly to sell our house and achieved a great result for us. Many times she went above and beyond what we expected, whether it was preparing our house for sale or marketing it or showing it to potential buyers. She listened to us, communicated with us clearly and openly, and provided informative weekly reports so we could track progress. Lesley was genuinely a pleasure to work with and we would recommend her without hesitation to anyone wishing to sell their house”.
Derek and Asako Clear, Upper Hutt
We recently engaged Lesley to complete an appraisal on our property in Upper Hutt and subsequently listed it on the market under Lesley’s management. The house sold within a week of being listed. We found the whole experience very professional. Lesley was able to provide sound advice throughout the process and the communication and feedback provided was faultless. Lesley’s friendly but professional approach removed any stress from the situation. If it is a hardworking and ‘no pressure’ agent you are looking for then we would have no hesitation in recommending Lesley Grant.
Jan & Terry Carkeek, Upper Hutt
Well there’s just one word that sums up Lesley Grant … AWESOME!!! Throughout our buying and selling experience we felt so comfortable around Lesley that she became part of our family. We found Lesley to be an absolute pleasure to deal with. We always had complete confidence that she would answer any queries we had and deliver them to us in a very timely fashion. She was always one step ahead of the eight ball and was always surprising us by going above and beyond the call of duty (on numerous occasions). She would constantly put a smile on our faces and we often found ourselves comparing Lesley to others because she was just so thorough, caring and understanding (why can’t everyone be like her to deal with?!). We feel privileged to have met Lesley and we will definitely continue to keep in contact with her in the future that’s for sure!
Suzelle & Stacy Hay, Upper Hutt
Lesley stood up to our expectations in the way she managed the sale of our property professionally and efficiently. Lesley came up with a tailored marketing campaign which attracted the right buyers and we managed to obtain a price that we were happy with.
Stephania-Kyle Investments, Upper Hutt
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.”