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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Solid and Sensible

This very typical 3 bedroom Summerhill Stone home includes the usual features of these reliable properties with concrete ring foundations, permanent material cladding and a solid tile roof ...


Investment 11% Plus

This old girl may not look that great, but it sure returns the money. Comes with long term tenants in both sides and both intend to stay put. One is used by a community group and the other a ...


Brand New Bargain

Looking for something private, new and affordable. Look no further. This trendy 3-bedroom home includes all the expected features with ensuite and walk-through robe. Light and bright open plan ...


Spacious and sun drenched

This tidy unit has plenty of light flowing through, from the living and kitchen as you walk through the front doors, to the generous sized bedrooms. Access straight from the garage to inside ...


Fantastic Potential

Phenomenal Long term Investment offered here with a 2 x 2 Duplex situated right in the middle of town. The vendor has drastically reduced the price as they are living overseas now and must move ...


Perfect on Pakington

An absolute gem of a retirement property situated on a private rear section opposite the netball courts on Pakington St. Spacious throughout with top end fixtures and fittings this permanent ...


Park Up Here

An excellent little park up spot in central Granity on the inland side of the road. Potential sea views if you want to build up and no neighbours on one side with the old road services site next ...


Compact and Cosy

An easy option here with a solid 3-bedroom permanent material home on a high and dry section in Gladstone St. Good garaging and enough space out the back to keep most people happy without ...


A sound investment

This two-storey bungalow has been brought to the market on behalf of the vendors estate and the Trustee's want it gone. An amazingly compact but functional design, including 2 bedrooms ...


Steady Renter

A classic 2+1 ex state renter in central Westport with tenants included. This has been one of our longest standing rental properties and will continue to provide the goods for years to come ...


Ticks a lot of boxes

How many boxes does this tick? Start with 1/2 an acre section in the centre of town, add a 150m2 shed with triple high-entry access, 3 kick butt bedrooms and a huge living space plus super ...


A Home to Be Proud Of

A home to be proud of, that's for sure, this superb modern bungalow offers both style and privacy as well as an excellent location on a lovely rear section in central Queen St (with own access) ...


Space to spare

There is no shortage of space with this property. A massive back yard is ideal for the kids to play cricket or kick a footy around. Plenty of room for a large shed, swimming pool or further ...


Options aplenty!

Potential possibilities for this property include but are not limited to tourist ventures, subdivision, horticulture, gravel quarrying, calf rearing and dairy grazing/silage production ...


CLASS 1 Investment 9.5%

Westport is set to boom so why not join the rush with a class 1 investment including 2 great tenants, The BNZ Bank, in position along with the leading I.T. company on the Coast IT @Work ...


Yes - Its Back

Only recently purchased by the vendor, he has been offered another opportunity and wants his capital out. Same conditions as before - 100% As is-Where is, .2 x 2 Bedroom Flats, on a large ...


For Sale by Negotiation

For sale by Negotiation on Behalf of BCDC: Located at 159 Palmerston St, Westport, such premises formerly known as the Buller Community Development Company Ltd. Sold As is-Where is and Special ...


Cheap Charleston Section

At just over 400sqm a great little park-up option. Currently covered in light scrub but will tidy up with not too much effort. Only a short stroll to the Charleston beaches, cafe and Motor Camp ...


Great Earner at 10%

These little 2 bedroom units are an easy earner with long term tenants who are going nowhere fast. Currently returning close to 10% on asking price. It's time they had a tidy up but at this ...


Big on Space

This excellent retirement unit contains way more space than the average, with an enormous living area/kitchen, 2 sizeable bedrooms, tidy bathroom and sunny conservatory plus superb privacy ...

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