Charlie Elley




I started out in real estate 10 years ago after spending the first 25 years of my working career in telecommunications in a technical role. It was time for a change and a mate invited me to join him at Buller Real Estate, so I thought “why the hell not!” 10 years on and a whole lot more grey hairs (the ones that are left) and I’m still here and still learning.

I’ve done pretty well out of real estate and the reason for this is I see myself as a people’s person – I like to get involved with clients and customers at their own level, in their own comfort zone where we all feel at ease. I’m definitely a “call a spade a spade” person and find its way better to tell it how it is, before you tell them what they can obviously see for themselves.

I suppose I’m a bit rough around the edges but that’s just me.   I don’t like to kid people that I know something when I don’t and I never claim to be an expert at anything. The best advice ever given was to learn to listen and this was harder than I thought, but worth its weight in gold.

There’s not much I don’t sell in real estate, covering residential, rural, commercial and business.

I also get called upon to provide assistance in the tri-annual Government Valuation rounds and guess I have a reasonable feel for the market. I never “buy” listings and I’ll always tell you how I see it. No surprises means no explaining to do later.

Another belief I hold is don’t sweat the small stuff or you’ll get consumed and miss the big stuff.  As Branch Manager and partner in Property Brokers Buller, I feel privileged to be part of such a wonderful group of people as Property Brokers. You can rest assured you’re interests are ours!

My own team are a great bunch and we welcome you to call in any time for any reason. Cheers!

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Country Meets Town

Only two minutes from town this semi-rural lifestyle block has just had a major makeover including new kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom and ensuite (lounge carpet about to be replaced) ...


Rural but not

Only a stone's throw from town, heading towards the rifle. Provides a lovely rural setting within walking distance of town. Nice and flat and set besides the main road. Available to develop ...


Good Retirement Option - Vendor Negotiable

Sell it- that's the vendor's firm instructions. Time has caught up with the owner and she just can't get down to Westport to tidy the place up so is looking for a reasonable offer. The house ...


Two for One at Carters Beach

An absolute golden opportunity at Carters Beach. Two dwellings on the one title - keep one as a bach and rent the other. You just cant lose with the freedom to come and go as you please and the ...


Okari Views

Simply beautiful, palm trees, native bush, views across Okari Lagoon and Nine Mile Beach.Very private, "off the beaten track". Location covenants to protect environment and easements for walking ...


Mortgagee Sale

All serious offers considered. For Sale by the Mortgagee - Partially renovated villa. Offered As is-Where is. Terms and Conditions apply and documentation is available from the offices of ...


Kaipakati Point, Punakaiki

Located 10 minutes north of Punakaiki, the views form this subdivision are stunning. With 14 lots ranging from 1Ha right up to 30 plus Ha, there's something here for everyone. Prices are very ...


Country Life - Country Style

Looking for an affordable home in the country - look no further. This lovely bungalow has just had a total makeover including, kitchen bathroom, carpets and decor throughout. An absolute ...


Cheap on the Hill

One of the remaining undeveloped sections in Millerton, sits just down from the old Hall on the Corner of Tasman and Calliope Streets. Covered in bush and ready to rip into. A good long north ...


Good Home - Great Shed

This tidy bungalow offers a comfortable standard of accommodation along with spacious sunny rooms and loads of outdoor space to enjoy - Then there's the shed - open the doors and the space is ...


Beyond the Wilderness

Want to get lost? Then follow this road to the back of beyond. 30 minutes' drive up Madmans Road, just north of Charleston, takes you where no man (well not many!) has gone before. No ...


Affordable Townhouse

This handy 3-bedroom permanent material townhouse offers that extra space over the standard 2-bedroom retirement units plus the bonus of a lovely private and sunny yard. Excellent living space ...


Cheap Leasehold - Price Reduced

Ok - It's Leasehold (Maori) and yes you don't own the land but at $33,000 you still get a pretty Solid house and your current rates and lease bill will be under $135 a week. Option to freehold ...


Build at the Bay

The last available of 3 lots overlooking Tauranga Bay, this 3000sqm site provides a rare opportunity to acquire a block at the Bay. Probably the most talked about location in the Buller with ...


Park up Here!

A cheap as section in Westport. At this price you can afford to own just for a stop-over point for the caravan or camper. Formerly used for a state house its current owner has had to remarket ...


Prime Commercial Building

One of Westport's best known Commercial Premises - Currently tenanted by a Nationally established banking institution plus a small retail clothing store and offering a good rate of return for ...


Absolute Value

A solid little 2 bedroom villa with numerous renovations carried out, including repiling, reroofing, rewiring and re-plumbing of most aspects. Open fire and HRV as well as an easy care ...


Start from Here

Priced accordingly this large bungalow is prime for renovation and offers an affordable roof over your head while doing the place up. Loads of space and ample outside area for the kids ...


Unbeatable Location

Don't settle for anything less - Redjackets Holiday Home is located by a secluded beach at the very northern end of Woodpecker Bay, Fox River, just 15 minutes north of Punakaiki. Not just a ...


Yours to Build

Sold on behalf of the BDC. Freehold vacant section, central Westport.

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