With tertiary qualifications in journalism and communications and a subsequent award-winning career spent working in print media, Kelly is well versed in communicating with a broad spectrum of people across a variety of situations. Possessing excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills, Kelly had an exceptional first year in real estate in 2013, building his business on a strong rapport with buyers and sellers and an upfront, tell-it-how-it-is style.

Kelly joined EVES after an 18-year career in journalism that included a decade as sports editor of the Bay of Plenty Times. Specializing in marketing residential property, Kelly was a finalist in EVES rookie of the year in his first year in real estate and has quickly become one of the company’s leading consultants, gaining inclusion in EVES’ high achiever's club in 2015/16. Kelly’s success is attributable to a number of factors, including forging and maintaining solid internal and external relationships, an ability to listen and understand what his clients want and working with organization and structure.

He enjoys being a key part of the team at EVES Cherrywood but is also a motivated self-starter who is time conscious and confident across a wide range of people.

``A big part of my success so early into my real estate career can be attributed to the support of past clients and acquaintances who have been only too happy to refer family and friends. Already the bulk of my business is by way of personal referral and repeat dealings, underlining the fact that in any business where excellent service is key, reputation and positive word of mouth can make or break you.

``To me real estate is seldom just a business transaction. I genuinely care about my clients, whether they be sellers or buyers, and my No 1 aim is to make their experience stress-free and one they will remember for all the right reasons.’’

Kelly provides his clients with quality service and positive results, achieved with the utmost tenacity, integrity and work ethic. Check out his testimonials for a wide range of feedback from satisfied sellers and buyers.

When he’s not working Kelly enjoys spending time with his growing family, including children Eden, Olivia and Ruby, and can often be found unwinding on the tennis court and golf fairways, or enjoying this great city of ours.