Rural property and lifestyle specialist Jacob Geuze offers his clients decades of experience in the horticulture, viticulture and arable industries. They are industries he knows from the ground up after having been born into a family that has been in horticulture and agriculture for several generations. This gives Jacob rare knowledge of what really makes these industries tick so today his real estate clients benefit hugely as Jacob helps them to buy and sell rural property.

Jacob’s credentials are hard to beat and his lifelong passion for the rural market is obvious. Before real estate he spent his whole life working for a farming operation that crops land, fattens cattle and grows grapes. This included a role as vineyard manager for approximately 12 years, where he advanced the vineyard to one of the most productive in the region.

This means that Jacob understands the importance of land and can often offer his clients good advice on the potential to develop it to suit their needs whether their aim is a business, lifestyle or building a home for their family. Having bought his first home at age 20 and then built his first house at age 30 Jacob knows not only the land but also has an appreciation of what might be built on it.

In the rural market trust is paramount and business is often conducted on a handshake. Jacob’s easy going, honest and motivated personality, combined with a winning sense of humour, means he knows how to communicate effortlessly with the people he meets on a daily basis. Jacob speaks their language, understands their needs and therefore knows how to get them the result they desire.

Outside of work Jacob loves spending time with family, including his three young children, and finds owning a small lifestyle block that time vanishes quickly. A lover of the outdoors he also enjoys spending time at the beach and snowboarding away winter days. Jacob has an innate love of travel, exploring new places and having adventures.

Specialising in all types of rural and lifestyle properties and land sales, entry level to top of the market, Jacob is proud to be part of the Bayleys team servicing the Gisborne region. Looking to buy or sell? Give Jacob a call today.


I am very happy to recommend Bayleys, especially Simon and Jacob, to others. I was kept fully up to date with my marketing programme and every question I asked was replied to very quickly. I appreciated the professionalism. - Vicki Taylor

Most helpful and kept up regular updates of what was happening with the sale of our property. Friendly and professional service from beginning to end- hassle free! Would highly recommend to all buying or selling. - Shelley and Geordie Robertson