Hi Adam, I promised that I would write you a reference for the amazing work you did with selling my parents’ house.

For the elderly, selling their much-loved home has to be one of the most stressful and overwhelming processes to go through.  This was certainly the case with my own parents who needed to maximize the sale of their home in order to allow them to move into a retirement village and in doing so, enjoy their senior years without worry.  They were sold on the benefits of a 1% agency, who promised the world and failed to deliver on every level.  Four weeks later they were without a single offer on the back of some very average marketing and advised that unless they reduced their price they would walk away.  There was no offer to extend the listing, change strategy in marketing or even allow interested parties to come through via appointment during the week.  This was never about working for my parents but working for themselves.

We were fortunate enough to be introduced to Adam Heazlewood from Bayleys as being the best in the industry and someone who would get the job done.  A few weeks later we listed my parents’ home with Adam concerned initially about the potential over exposure and pricing expectations already set in the market.  Adam’s reputation as a market leader in this industry became evident from the outset. He suggested an entirely different approach to the way the property was presented to the market and clearly had a much larger audience he was able to tap into, again not surprising given his success, long list of loyal customers and digital marketing reach.

Within two weeks we were in a position where we had multiple offers, all above the price the home was previously listed at and close to our initial asking price. Sold!

When you list with Adam you honestly feel like he is working for you and nobody else.
He provided updates on any open homes immediately.
He advised us on any conversations he was having with potential buyers daily.
He has a wealth of experience and a very calming manner about him.

Adam was respectful of my elderly parent’s privacy and understood the anxiety and emotions that existed during such a daunting process.

I guess the old saying that you get what you pay for couldn’t have been more evident in our dealings with Adam. My parents have made a significant step in their life because they were able to achieve what they needed to financially, through the sale of their much-loved home.  I credit this entirely to Adam and the Bayleys team. Thank you Adam.

Tony Phibbs

Adam and I were on the same page right from the beginning of our first meeting despite there being significant differences in both our ages and background. This situation has continued throughout our dealings involving the successful marketing of a large residential property which had previously been handled by one of his major competitors. 

In all our conversations, during what turned out to be a ten month period, Adam impressed me with his friendly, calm, knowledgeable and professional approach. His listening skills were most impressive and he continually demonstrated that he totally respected the marketing objectives initially agreed between us. Also, from time to time, Adam was able to utilise Bayleys network of industry contacts to come up with innovative media placement ideas, many of which were complementary. 

Adam’s optimism was infectious, particularly during those long cold winter months, and he never once even looked like wavering from the task at hand. That he was able to obtain exactly the price which we originally set out to achieve, speaks for itself!

Gary N.

I am a property investor and have been in the industry 15 years. Adam Heazlewood has sold several properties for me and I cannot recommend him enough. He is genuine, switched on, unbelievably hard working and a pleasure to work with. His passion for property is what drives his success and his results speak volumes.

Catherine Dwan

We had been the owners of a block of four townhouses since 2006. Over the years we had attempted to sell the properties five times with a number of senior agents in the Christchurch market. Every time we were assured our expectations were reasonable, that the sale would be fast. From these agents we did not receive a single written offer. In all honesty we had given up attempting to sell the properties for at least five years. Our property manager suggested that we talk to Adam as he had recently sold properties in the area and a new development next door. When we met with Adam it was really a black and white affair. We simply stated our price that we wanted and that it was firm, he said he was confident he would achieve this and to give him three months. On the 16th of July we signed a listing contract with Adam. On the 7th of August we were presented with multiple offers. On the 30th of August we were unconditional. We achieved our expected price and sold all four townhouses under one contract. In reality if you are results focused that’s all you need to hear, Adam will get you the results you are after. But really there is more to tell than that. Adam personally is an exceptionally focused, talented and polite individual. We have never encountered an agent who has applied such a thorough approach to providing feedback to clients. This is really important in understanding where the market is for your property, potentially adapting presentation throughout the market program (as we did). Adam has a natural instinct for negotiation and communication and worked very effectively in structuring our sale. He managed to deal with a number of complexities with a multi house sale, including legal title, earthquake and insurance damage and tenancy issues. We also found Adam to be extremely courteous, he understood that we had toddlers at home and structured viewing times to suit us, not the desires of the buyers. This made the viewing process much more manageable from our end. Finally, underpinning these skills is his ambition and work ethic to succeed. We work all hours seven days a week, regardless of the time we emailed Adam we usually had responses within minutes. We would not consider using any agent other than Adam in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending him to future clients.

Dr. Matthew and Carol Walley

Having been involved in a recent sale of a family property which was less than satisfactory we decided to sell our house in Burnside with Adam at Bayleys. We are so pleased we did, everything about the whole process was absolutely faultless. Adam and his team are totally professional, pleasant and they deliver exactly what they promise. We would choose and recommend Adam and his team in a heart-beat! Thank you guys!!!

Jane and Bruce

Adam, thanks again for all your help and making the process very easy for us as a family. We enjoyed receiving the weekly reports, especially the “whose been through and what they said” section! We shared the bottle of wine with friends and all commented it was a “quality, smooth drop!!” – Many thanks once again, it was very much appreciated.

Karen and John / Vince Procter / Glenn and Amanda

I always like to let managers know if their staff have given me exceptional service. When my brother and I set out to sell the family home “as is” we had a few agents to consider. My brother felt Adam offered a dynamic approach and seemed very proactive in the “as is” market. Thus we signed up and four weeks of viewing commenced.
Adam is a lovely young man, very approachable and it did not take him long to form a good honest association with myself. He did a sterling job of getting the people through and kept us informed of all developments. The advertising was superb and I felt not much more could have been done in this respect. On the auction day I went into your office earlier to sign relevant documents. I walked into a room with Adam and Daniel, the auctioneer. Young, tall, slicked over hair, blue skinny suits, pointy shoes, etc. I was worried. How was this duo going to even get someone to bid? How wrong I was. After a slow, worrying start, Adam and Daniel did a brilliant job and ensured the momentum was kept going between the two final bidders for a successful outcome for us. Daniel was the entertainer extraordinaire – highly recommended. I don’t consider it luck on the day but more so the groundwork over the previous weeks in getting people to the auction, and, making them “want” it.  For this I simply must thank Adam.


Hi Adam, thank you so much for the champagne, we will enjoy it when we get settled in Nelson. We really appreciate everything you’ve done to make this the easiest house sale we’ve had and we are really happy with the result! Thank you.


In January 2016 my Fiancé and I viewed a property we had enquired about on Trade Me. We were met by Adam from Bayleys and we found him very professional and knowledgeable. Not long after we ended up purchasing the property and we enjoyed working with Adam so much that we decided to appoint him to sell our own home. During the process I was nervous and anxious about our sale. Every time I called Adam he answered without fail and he helped me a lot as it was the first time we had sold a property. I never once felt like I was getting the typical salesperson rubbish that seems to be so common nowadays. He sold our property within a two week period for well over what other real estate agents had quoted us. For our young family we could not have wished for an easier transaction and would highly recommend Adam and his team.

Tom & Michelle

Your professionalism and personable nature are a credit to you and we both enjoyed doing business with you as the process of purchasing our beautiful new home unfolded.  From the outset you were obliging and accommodating in every regard. Any questions or queries asked of you were answered in a timely and succinct manner. We are very happy in our new home and can’t believe it’s ours!! It suits us perfectly. Thanks again Adam, we shall be sure to recommend you to anyone we know who might be looking at selling or buying property.  I’m sure you are already very successful in your field and I am in no doubt that your reputation and success will continue to flourish. All the very best for your future business dealings.

Brendan and Maira Gregan

Thank you for running such a smooth campaign – you were always professional, and personable, and we’re really pleased we went with you.

Bill & Helen Watkins

Adam has been our go to Real Estate Agent for the last 18 months. We have found Adam utterly pleasant in all our dealings. In addition to that, his integrity has made our dealings with him as stress free as is possible in a real estate transaction. I would recommend Adam to anyone who is looking for a Real Estate Agent.

Jason Walker & Deirdre Smith

I could not have been more satisfied with the impeccable service offered by Adam Heazlewood and Bayleys. The process was transparent from start to finish and communication frequent and timely. I live in another city but this was no barrier when listing my house in Christchurch with Adam. He communicated with me regularly throughout, arranged the styling and final touchups to my property in my absence and left no stone unturned in securing an excellent result for me. I continue to recommend him and his outstanding level of service to all my contacts who are looking to buy or sell in Christchurch.

Brenda Ellis

We were initially reluctant to engage an agent with the mindset we could sell privately. This quickly changed after meeting with Adam. He presented a detailed marketing plan – outlining exact timeframes to sell our house along with an estimate of likely sale price. This proved to be very accurate. Adam provided transparent and consistent updates throughout the process and we definitely felt like Adam was working hard for us. A pleasure to deal with and we highly recommend.

Eamonn and Marcella

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to both Adam and Amy who recently marketed and successfully sold our property in Rolleston. They were both extremely efficient, friendly and professional. They clearly did research and were knowledgeable in relation to the local market in the district. Our home was marketed well and we received ongoing feedback throughout the time it was on the market, this included extensive weekly market feedback reports, regular e-mails and phone calls. I would have no hesitation in using Amy and Adam again and would certainly recommend them to friends and family who are looking to sell their property.

James & Jacinda King

After the auction yesterday we are feeling very relieved. Thanks to your great marketing and negotiating skills we are now able to move on. Thank you so much!


Great result on Edward Street and I need to express my sincere thanks for a wonderful job well done. It was a testing transaction in every way and I appreciate that you needed to keep the purchaser motivated to a high level to achieve this result over two months! We appreciated your professionalism and the considerate way you related to my mother at all times. The communication was excellent and promotion proved to be great value. Thanks so much.

W Thomas

Thank you Adam for all of your hard work, we are thrilled that our property sold at auction and we were very impressed with your professionalism during the process. All the best!

J McPherson

You did a fantastic job, it’s been really great working with you and we are ecstatic with the result you achieved for us.

D & J Smith

During the whole campaign I was very impressed with the professionalism that Adam showed and would highly recommend his services to anyone who was looking at selling their property.

Viv Petrie

Adam has been an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the entire process of purchasing our property. He is very friendly and outgoing and yet manages to maintain professionalism no matter what he is faced with. His attitude is positive and nothing is a problem. Adam went that extra mile to take care of his vendor and of us. Our purchase of this property has been made so much easier because of Adam’s dedication to ensure things are sorted in a good and timely manner. Meeting Adam has been fantastic and if we ever decide to sell, he will be the first person we call.

Ange and Corey Gibson

We have dealt with Adam Heazlewood both buying and selling a property. Adam is enthusiastic, impeccably groomed, punctual, very friendly, patient – allowing us much time as it takes to view a property and most importantly does what he says. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending him as he will do his very best for any client. It has certainly been a pleasure to work with Adam and can only admire his work ethic and for this we wish him well.

B and J Naysmith