Born and raised in Taranaki, Peter Kelly comes from rural pedigree. He has owned several dairy farms and been involved in the livestock servicing industry for the past 30 years. Peter not only has an in-depth understanding of the needs of farmers, but long-standing relationships in the rural industry established over many years. His core values of hard work, honesty and total commitment underpin all of his undertakings, and his vast network of contacts has proven be a great asset to him in his role as a member of the Bayleys Country team.
Peter has already achieved some impressive goals in the few years he has been selling real estate, he was the recipient of the Bayleys national “Rookie of the Year Award” in 2017/18, an outstanding result as he was up against country, residential and commercial divisions from across New Zealand. He produced more than $35 million in property sales for the same period and sits within the top 10% of Bayley’s salespeople nationally.
Peter has a genuine warmth for, and affinity with rural folk and enjoys working with them. An affable person with brilliant communication skills and a highly professional business approach, Peter is well-respected for his ability to provide sound advice. Peter knows the rural mind-set and recognises the challenges facing the farming community. He has been able to forge trusted and long-standing relationships with his real estate clients which supports his focus to ensure maximum value is achieved on every property sale he is involved in.
The rural industry is in the Kelly blood. The family has landholdings in Taranaki and Peter's father was general manager for a livestock service company for many years. His daughter is a qualified veterinarian working in Auckland, one son is a builder and Quantity Surveyor working in Hamilton and the other has just finished a four year degree in land and property management at Lincoln University majoring in rural valuations. The Kellys currently reside in Te Kowhai and have a maize block on the outskirts of Hamilton. They are actively involved in the Te Kowhai community where Juliet teaches at the local school and Peter, a former chairman of the school's board of trustees, has headed numerous fundraisers and is a Bayleys ‘Super Giver’ with regular donations to the Make a Wish fund.
Having been involved in at least 10 personal property transitions, Peter knows what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. He is proud to be aligned with Bayley’s Country division, a leading real estate agency with expertise in marketing farms and lifestyles throughout New Zealand. Backed by Bayleys strength in the auction arena, superior marketing initiatives, training, and national and international networks, Peter adds value through providing customer service that consistently delivers excellence, a high level of energy and an ambition to be the best. His success to date is testimony to the good natured approach and upfront honest manner that Peter applies to his business. The Bayleys mantra is Altogether Better and Peter believes in the brand, he prides himself on being better and doing his best to build on his hard earned reputation every day.