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I chose Anthony to list my property based on his genuinely real, friendly nature, and eagerness to help and negotiate the best price for me - which is the fun part he tells me. He is extremely open, passionate and well informed on the changes happening in the housing market. I feel that Anthony has researched, listened to and taken notice of his clients and likes to implement his own winning formula which is how he gets such proven and exemplary results. His testimonials and long list of achievements certainly testify this.

Selling or buying your home can be quite unsettling and emotional, however Anthony and his staff have been fabulously helpful, supportive and keen with keeping me informed of progress and getting things sorted, listed and SOLD! I have no hesitation in recommending Anthony and his Action team." 
Christine - 4 Staig Street (Seller)

"Having been a highly successful real estate agent myself, meant I knew the skills and work ethic I required when choosing an Agent to market and sell my home. When I met Anthony, he had not been in Real estate long although he had been very successful in his previous selling career. I found him to have the focus, commitment, drive, marketing and selling skills I was looking for. He was trustworthy, honest, punctual, professional and direct, all attributes I admire. Because he was relatively new to real estate I decided to give him my property to market and sell, no easy task!!! He was always courteous, informative about the market, followed up after prospective purchaser and open home inspections and worked tirelessly to achieve the final sale price. His Closing and Negotiating skills are to be highly recommended and he always focused on achieving the best sale price. It was always a pleasure communicating with him during the process and I would highly recommend him to market your home. If you are looking for an Agent with his skills and qualities, who will out perform your expectations and all other agents in the Nelson, Richmond area contact Anthony Carppe at Bayleys Real Estate.

I wish him every success in his chosen career.

Yours Faithfully"
Mary Burke – 378 Atawhai Drive (Seller)
Ray White #1 International Salesperson 2003-2004



"When you’re selling your house, should you choose the Agent with the lowest commission? Is ANY agent worth the higher fees? This was the decision we faced recently and if you’re thinking of selling your
home, please take two minutes to read this testimonial. It really could mean thousands of dollars more in your pockets. We decided to get 3 agents to value our home, we chose the two with the lowest commissions and were stuck for the third. 

We’ve had flyers in the mailbox from one agent for years but we couldn’t remember his name. We remembered his silly catchphrase “ANTHONY FOR ACTION” so we googled that and up came Anthony Carppe of Bayleys. So because of his persistence with the flyers, he became our 3rd agent. The first two agents warned of a post Covid price drop and a slow market and came up with very similar prices to list the house at. They were both nice people, professional and very likeable, but they left us feeling negative and depressed because our house wasn’t worth as much as we’d hoped. Then Anthony came with his valuation and it wasn’t just a little higher than the others, it was significantly higher. 

We asked him about the Covid price drop and the slow market and he said ‘What price drop? What slow market? He gave us an estimate of what HE could sell our house for. If he delivered on that price, even after paying his higher fees, we’d have a lot more money in the bank than we would if we went with one of the cheaper agents. What impressed us as much as the possible large financial gains, was his positive, can do, will achieve attitude. 
We just KNEW he’d sell it in the price range he’d quoted. 72 hours after the listing went live, he had an offer on the table at the top end of what he’d estimated. Everything he told us was spot on. If you’re wondering whether Anthony is worth the extra fees, the answer is, in our experience, YES, he is. 

His absolute commitment to achieving the best result for us was plain to see and he delivered 110% on every part of the sales process. We’ve read many testimonials and a day later we can’t remember what agent or company they were for, so if you take nothing else away from our testimonial, just remember the catch phrase “ANTHONY FOR ACTION”, turns out it’s not silly at all. It describes Anthony Carppe perfectly."   

Terry and Ruth - 18 Otia Drive (Sellers)


"Anthony, I really appreciate all the fantastic work you and your team put into listing and concluding a sale for us in Mapua recently. I must say from having had the pleasure of viewing potential properties to buy over the previous few months, it made obvious sense to have you also list our property to sell. Right from the onset of our first meeting your ability to sort the chaff from the wheat and focus exactly on what we were looking for and help us keep on track with your Nelson knowledge has been invaluable to say the least.
Your super professionalism with the sale at our Mapua Home blew me away. You had everything taken care of, we didn’t need to think of a thing. You had the people through the door and an offer on the table to us within two weeks. The other potential couple of buyers who didn’t end up taking the hook, you were quick to keep us up with the play, and your take on progress. Clearly you had worked your magic with the final buyer, having them up to level we were extremely happy to accept, no fuss.
I wouldn’t ever consider using another agent Anthony. You made it all so very easy from start to finish. Please say a big thanks to your team behind the scenes too."

Julian - 48A Aranui Road, Mapua (Seller)


"Anthony, we would like to thank you very much for finding us our new home in Richmond, and making the whole process smooth. 

Your professional manner and good knowledge of the market was very helpful during this process. 
I would like to also mention the support we received from your team in providing information and follow up phone calls, in a very timely manner.
You gave us good advice and we are very happy in our new home. We would certainly recommend you to anyone wishing to purchase or sell their home."
Paul and Lorraine – 6 Yateley Place (Buyers)


It has been a pleasure to meet you. You were recommended to us by a friend and we decided to put our home in your hands to sell.

Anthony was always very courteous and honest with prospective buyers and us alike. He developed a marketing plan that attracted those in the market ready to buy a property and limited the amount of 'tyre kickers' through our home. He provided feedback on a regular basis and kept us fully informed of progress on our listing. In a tough market, Anthony was always positive about finding a buyer for our house. We think this positive approach went a long way to eventually finding that buyer. We would have no hesitation in recommending Bayleys to any property owners wishing to sell their home. We were very happy with the service and at the end of the day Bayleys sold our house. We wish you well in your career Anthony.

Good luck with your endeavours."

Don & Theresa Toshach – 2 Brooklands Road (Sellers)

"We approached Anthony regarding a property he had listed. On viewing this the following day, within the hour we put in an offer and within two
 hours of us walking onto the property the vendor accepted this.

That evening Anthony listed our home and it was sold in ten days to the first buyer he showed through.

If you want a fast result he is the agent to call. We didn't feel pressured at any point and both deals happened very quickly and easily.

Thank you Anthony."

 Neil & Jill Williams – 381 Suffolk Road (Sellers)



After several months on the market with another agent and really disappointing results, we decided to have Anthony take over the listing.

He had his work cut out for him as we were in a rather unique situation, but with a refreshed and an amazingly effective marketing package we were rolled back out to the market and had an offer presented within a couple of weeks! Right from the outset Anthony really impressed us with his professionalism and motivation levels and these never once waivered.

The levels of communication with Anthony were outstanding and he really went above and beyond to make sure that we were kept well informed, and provided feedback on how things were progressing, tips to better present the home etc. Behind the scenes, Anthony’s assistant Kelly was also brilliant at revamping the advertising and making sure everything was running smoothly.

Anthony’s negotiating and closing skills were really what we employed him for, and without a doubt he didn’t let us down in any way and we would highly recommend him if you are thinking about selling your home. We will most assuredly be using Anthony for any future house sales or purchases."

Shane & Rebecca Mickell – 98 Washbourn Drive (Sellers)

"Dear Anthony

It is a pleasure to write about my experiences purchasing a home from you recently. I found that you attended to my purchase effectively and efficiently, and when I had questions regarding the property or the sale, you were able to answer them and provide further details as appropriate.

In this particular instance, the vendors were also to become my tenants after the sale, and you provided a professional and courteous service acting as a liaison between myself and your clients, sorting out both the sale and tenancy agreements. I was impressed with the speed in your response and in your follow up on any outstanding issues. I would have no hesitation in dealing with you again in the future should the opportunity arise.



Geoff Davies – 98 Washbourn Drive (Buyer)

"We were extremely fortunate recently to meet Anthony Carppe of Bayleys when we decided to sell our property.  His diligence, loyalty, commitment and friendly professional manner with our transactions have been for us no less than outstanding.  We felt the stress factor of selling our house with Anthony to be completely lifted, due to his experienced sales process and method, his constant communication was both helpful and gratifying in terms of feedback from the private viewings and open home viewers etc.

The feeling that one experiences is Anthony’s sole intent at heart is working for his client so making his recommendations to us during this procedure one feels a secure approach to take.

Thank you Anthony for your professional care, effort and loyalty while selling our house, we would not hesitate in recommending Anthony Carppe to future clients, he has that professional charisma in securing a successful and as pleasant as possible outcome for his grateful public.

Kind Regards"

Vaughan Symes and Sheila Cullen – 10A Harford Court  (Sellers)     

"Anthony was a very competent and obliging agent to deal with and he worked extremely hard for us while selling our property.

I would be happy to recommend Anthony and have already put Anthony’s name out there to friends and associates who are looking to either buy or sell property.

Thanks again"

Kerry & Paula Coppell – 28 King Street  (Sellers)


Just a wee note to thank you so much in the way you handled the purchase of 28 King Street for John and myself.

You made it so easy and effortless and questions asked were very forthcoming which is appreciated. It is a real honour to have someone like yourself that does not pull the wool over the eyes and told it how you saw it with open honesty. We would both certainly recommend you. Also John and I were absolutely thrilled to have been given your most generous gift box it was absolutely delightful with the gifts inside being very useful and a great idea. Tonight we will toast our new purchase as everything should be settled today. Anthony if possible we would appreciate the pictures you have taken of the house to help us with some ideas for the future.

Once again a big thank you a job well done you can be mighty proud of.

 Kind Regards"

 Judy and John Cross – 28 King Street  (Buyers)


"The process of selling 5 Bellamona Way was made easy and painless due to the work and commitment done by Anthony Carppe.

His professional approach was admired by my wife and I, he kept us up to date on a regular basis, providing feedback positive and negative on all that visited our property.

There was a good discussion prior to deciding what process and method we should use to market our property, our decision was made on sound and thoughtful advice supplied by Anthony.

The negotiation of the sale was a credit to Anthony has he was dealing with 2 interested parties and their lawyers which he handled admirably.

The total package provided by Anthony and the Bayley’s group was very professional, from the initial first meeting, the photography, house and section evaluation, good feedback after all the open homes, we felt at ease through the whole process.

Thank you for the professional manner you treated us and all those you came into contact with when selling our property. We have no hesitation in passing on your details to any of our contacts wishing to sell their property.

Best regards"

Jeff & Jenni Barnes - 5 Bellamona Way (Sellers)


Crossing paths with you has been an enjoyable and productive experience, the credit for this being all yours.

From our first random phone enquiry you immediately understood our short brief and then organised a short notice viewing of a property perfectly matching that brief which as you know we subsequently purchased.

The entire transaction has not only been painless but also conducted in a friendly and professional manner.

You are also to be commended for your follow up as we left Nelson within minutes of signing the initial offer. We have been very impressed with your attention to every stage of this sale and we are very happy with our purchase.

Thank you again for a job well done.

Kind Regards"

Ian & Rosemary Douglas - 5 Bellamona Way (Buyers)

"Dear Anthony

During my 10 week search for a home in Richmond I had dealings with several other agencies and their representatives. None of these came close to my experience with Bayleys, and in particular my contact with Anthony.

You quickly grasped my pressing need to secure a home, having recently emigrated to NZ and living in temporary (and expensive) accommodation. You promptly followed up my real interest in the property and helped me to follow the intricacies of the NZ house purchase procedure which was of course foreign to me.

I found your manner efficient and not pushy, friendly but not forward, and I felt you eased the arrangements between the sellers and me in a most satisfactory manner.

I would be happy to use your services again, and hope you find this appraisal useful.

Yours Sincerely"

Fiona Culpin – 10 Antoine Grove (Seller)

"Hello Anthony,

Just a short note to thank you for your assistance and professional approach towards our purchase in Bronte. Your prompt response to our many queries was much appreciated.

All the best for the future.
Kind regards"

Jill and David Bishop – 41 Cardno Way (Buyers)


"Thank you Anthony for the time and effort you put into selling our house.  The professionalism with which Anthony approached the selling of our house made us very happy with following his advice.

We felt secure with what he recommended. He kept in constant communication and we were regularly informed as to what was happening.

We would not hesitate to use Anthony again, if we were to sell, and are more than happy to recommend him to future clients."

David & Elo Stephens – 7 Dartmoor Place (Sellers)

"Dear Anthony,

Thank you for selling my house and making this big move as pleasant as possible.

I am very impressed with your friendly and professional way that came through while you were dealing with potential buyers. 

Also the constant communication between us with every development during the selling process.

I will have no hesitation in recommending any property buyers and sellers to use your marketing experience.
Kind regards"

Tom Champion – 4 Brenda Lawson Way (Seller)


"Hi Anthony,

From the beginning, it was a very smooth and comfortable meeting. We choose you over the other agents because you came across as, a person with good knowledge with quiet confidence, good organisation in your work and genuine interest. We felt you were the right person for us and we felt you would make a potential buyer feel safe in the buying process also.

There was great structure and organisation throughout the process. Anthony gave us regular weekly updates throughout the marketing campaign so we always knew exactly where we were. This allowed us to review our existing strategy and if, necessary also gave us the opportunity to change our approach. The people assisting Anthony to put our brochure together were equally a pleasure to deal with. 

Many thanks again for a good experience through what can be a very stressful and emotional time.

Kind regards,"

 Beryl and Howard McKean – 139 Dodson Valley Road (Sellers)