Jim Mays

One of New Zealand’s most successful real estate agents, Jim has now been in the real estate business for more than 38 years.
During that time, he has proven many times over that he can pull together firm contracts that others could never even dream of negotiating. He has personally transacted many hundreds of millions of dollars worth of New Zealand’s and the Pacific Island’s finest real estate. The record sales price for a residential property he sold in 2004 for $12.78 million has only in recent years been exceeded. Jim is very proud to have just recently achieved (over a six week period) eight transactions culminating in over $42 million in unconditional sales. This year he also sold one of New Zealands most expensive homes realised nationwide over recent years. Jim has had over $1 billion in sales during his career.
Jim began making his mark on the real estate world in the Bay of Islands where he rapidly accrued a portfolio of major tourism related properties. He then moved back to Auckland to work with two major realty firms. His success drew the attention of John Bayley at Bayleys Real Estate. Bayleys lured him to establish a waterfront division and he was the first agent to become a waterfront specialist. Then he initiated Bayleys Waterfront magazine, bringing together an impressive array of multi-million dollar coastal, lakefront and riverside properties from Queenstown to the North Cape, Fiji and Rarotonga.
His work saw him travelling the length and breadth of New Zealand and the South Pacific almost every day to broker deals for exclusive waterfront properties, retreats, lodges, islands and resorts. Having achieved what he set out to do, Jim eventually stepped aside from this high pressure world to work mainly on Auckland’s North Shore, Matakana, Northland and Aucklands better suburbs. Still specialising in top end and mainly waterfront properties, he continues to quietly sell more top-end property than most other top agents.
Jim is the first choice consultant for many canny homeowners and business people. He offers exceptional performance and unparalleled service to achieve the best possible price.
In today’s competitive market, he says, it’s more important than ever to select an experienced agent who has a track record of dealing in valuable property. The value of your network, your knowledge of the changing market and negotiating skills cannot be under-estimated. Only a small percentage of agents understand the complexities of the property market as it moves through the various cycles as well as all the legal aspects of what it takes to put a sale together.
Jim says, it’s crucial serious sellers select the very best salesperson, backed by a dynamic company that has the best IT and technology systems and the best marketing strategies. Customers should expect the very best service for the best possible price in NZ real estate.
Jim is a trusted negotiator who has successfully sold the best of what New Zealand has to offer in superior residential homes.



"Hi Jim, as per usual Jim you have done your magic again in times when I would least expect it. A sale at $3,950,000 is fantastic."

— Ted Manson, Managing Director,
Mansons TCLM Limited.

We are in heaven!

"Jimmy ...You are impeccable! Francoise and I greatly appreciate what you have done for us. We are in heaven! Jimmy, there are simply no words to express how I am feeling right now except, simply thank you for every effort!!

Invaluable expertise

It has been a lengthy and complex process involving the sale of supporting properties and requiring an extension of time to complete, but this is perhaps not unexpected given the size of the transaction. We feel that without your expertise and involvement with both parties that the sale would have been much more difficult to achieve.
Your skill in identifying a likely interested party and assisting them and ourselves during the negotiations is clearly what has made you successful in your role at Prem. We have no doubt that your patience and expert liaison contributed significantly in ensuring that the support property sales of the purchaser were carefully managed through to a positive end result, and we appreciated being kept informed at critical times throughout the process.
We are pleased that the property is reverting to folk who have obvious keen association with the place and we trust that they get as much enjoyment out of it as we have.
Once again, Thank you very much for the attentive way in which you have assisted in this transaction.

Michael & Janet Braid

Jim Mays

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


Mobile   021 937 766
DDI   (+64 9) 283 3436
Office   (+64 9) 422 9280

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