Top Rural Real Estate Agents.

View our top picks of New Zealand’s top rural real estate agents. These top rural real estate agents sell both Farms and Lifestyle blocks. 

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Northland

Top Rural Real Estate Agents

Barry Banicevich

5/5

Barry Banicevich was a Northland dairy farmer for 15 years before moving to dairy grazing and bull-beef fattening, all the while operating his own agricultural contracting business for a further 10 years.

 

With the huge increase in contracting demands, he moved into the real estate sector and specialises mainly in dairy and beef farm sales with the occasional lifestyle property.

 

Barry can offer a vast amount of knowledge regarding all facets of farming, cropping and lifestyle enquiries. He is a past winner of the prestigious Northland Top Rural Salesperson of the Year award, not an easy feat in today’s marketplace.

 

For any queries regarding rural real estate in the Northland area, give Barry a call today 0n 021 999 591

 

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Rodney District

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Scott Tapp

5/5

Having grown up dairy farming in Northland and, more recently, working for Ballance Agri-Nutrients as a technical sales representative, as well as a similar role for RD1 before that, Scott Tapp has an excellent understanding of farm systems and individual farmers’ needs.

 

 

Scott is always motivated to apply his passion and relevant knowledge in the Rural industry to achieve the best outcome for his clients. 

 

Scott prides himself on honesty and reliability, as well as proven results with over 10 years of experience and around a quarter of a billion dollars worth of sales in Rural and Lifestyle Real Estate. Cropa.

 

 

In Scott’s first year in Real Estate, he was awarded the REINZ Rural Rookie of the Year in NZ for 2013/2014 and he has continued to feature as one of the Top 10 agents in the country for PGG Wrightson ever since.

 

 

Scott is a great asset to the PGG Wrightson Real Estate Northland team. He is dedicated to helping farmers and landowners through the sale and purchase process and assisting them with his marketing knowledge and specialist skills to achieve the best result.

 

 

Scott has lived in the Rodney District for over 15 years with his wife and two children on their rural property.  Scott is proud to regularly support the rural community with sponsorship like the Wellsford Rugby Club and Tapora Golf Club.

 

 

Contact Scott Tap on  021 418 161

 

 

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Franklin District

Adrian van Mil Top Rural Real Estate Agents

Adrian van Mil

5/5

If you are looking for an experienced real estate professional who has a high level of integrity and is open in his dealings, then Adrian van Mil is the agent for you.

 

As a rural real estate professional, Adrian sets himself high standards and prides himself on providing a professional service to his clients with frank and candid advice. This ensures that he obtains the best possible returns for his clients’ most valued asset.

 

Adrian has been involved with PGG Wrightson Real Estate since 1998, reaching the company’s exclusive Top 20 in rural sales status shortly thereafter. Since then, he has consistently won awards for National Rural Sales as well as the National Cup for Excellence in Marketing.

 

Adrian’s leadership and success have ensured that PGG Wrightson Real Estate appointed him Branch Manager of the Thames office in 2005 and then the Pukekohe branch in 2008. 

 

Call Adrian on 027 473 3632

 

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Waikato

Peter Wylie Top Rural Real Estate Agents

Peter Wylie

5/5

Peter Wylie has been involved in the rural industry for over 40 years.

 

He started as a Livestock Junior Clerk in the Dalgety days, then became a Stock and Station Agent and moved on the role as Live Export Manager. He has continued with the company to its present day as PGG Wrightson. He has lived in the King Country area for over 30 years and has recently extended his business into the Waipa.

 

He now covers from Ruapehu right up through to the Waipa area and is now residing in Ngahinapouri.

 

This vast and unique industry experience has formulated Peter’s own extensive Database and Networking capacity that is second to none – an extremely valuable point of difference which is beneficial for any prospective Vendor or Purchaser looking to buy or sell Rural Real Estate.

 

Peter’s sales results speak for themselves – a consistent top performer within the company. 

 

Peter works closely alongside his team of two Personal Assistants:


Glynn Meads, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, who assists Peter out in the field. Glynn has an extensive farming background which is an invaluable asset when dealing with clients within the rural sector.


Shay-Lee Wylie, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with a successful 10 years’ experience in Residential/Lifestyle Real Estate, who assists Peter with all administration and marketing. Her previous roles have been in the finance sector within banking and also with Wrightson Farmers Finance.


There are many “strings to this bow” which make for a formidable team.

 

Call Peter on 027 473 5855

 

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Bay of Plenty

Tim Gallagher Top Rural Real Estate Agents

Tim Gallagher

5/5

Tim Gallagher grew up on a family sheep and beef farm in Taupo and school and university holidays were spent on a cropping farm in Mid Canterbury.

 

After completing a B Com in Commercial Law and Business Management at Victoria University, Tim embarked on a prolonged OE. After three years in Canada and the USA doing agricultural contracting, he gained an internship with Ag-Research. He then moved to Germany to manage a broad-acre cropping operation.

 

In 2014, he was successful in gaining a role with PGG Wrightson Dairy Livestock based in Mid Canterbury. His time in Livestock was productive and rewarding, and many lifelong relationships were formed.

 

In 2017, Tim followed in his father’s footsteps and made the move from stock agent to real estate sales. Known for his work ethic and determination, he is motivated and results-driven, with a passion for the rural sector.

 

For a no-obligation chat about buying or selling rural property, call Tim today on 027 801 2888

 

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Hawkes Bay

Mark Johnson Top Rural Real Estate Agents

Mark Johnson

5/5

Mark Johnson comes from a rural banking background having worked in that industry for 19 years mainly in Hawkes Bay.

 

He joined the real estate industry in 2008 and has specialised in Farms, Horticultural blocks and Lifestyle during this time. He has had good results in auctions and tenders throughout out and is a strong believer in well targeted marketing in both print and digital media to obtain the best possible outcome for the sale of any property.

 

Mark is married to Cheryl and owns an orchard and is actively involved in livestock farming also. In quiet times Mark is an outdoor enthusiast chasing trout or deer in the back country.

 

Call Mark directly on  027 487 5105

 

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Canterbury

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Ben Turner

Ben’s approach to business is a professional attitude, combined with a high level of enthusiasm, no matter what the size of the real estate transaction.

 

Specialist training in negotiation and an extensive background in the rural sector ensures that Ben is suitably qualified to achieve the highest possible price for his clients’ real estate assets.

 

Ben has a large portfolio of properties for sale across all sectors of the rural market – dairy, arable, sheep and beef, and deer, as well as small holdings and lifestyle – from the high country to the coast. Ben’s team maintains one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of buyers, categorised by their preferences, to which information on new listings is sent on a regular basis.

 

Ben is supported and assisted by a highly efficient and professional team, ensuring a quality service that gets results. The team consists of Pete Foley, Craig Blackburn, Evan Marshall and Kayla Dynes. Ben and the team have achieved in excess of $1.38 billion in total sales across the region.

 

Working with an experienced team, able to handle multiple listings whilst delivering the same high standard of service, dealing with more buyers which benefits all our vendors ability to get the highest possible price, whilst retaining one point of contact to guide them through the process. “Our large proportion of repeat and referral business is testament to this.”

 

Ben was awarded the Top Rural Real Estate Agent in New Zealand – Real Estate Institute of NZ Award in 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.

 

Ben and his team have a down-to-earth approach, are extremely focussed and professional, supported by a great deal of experience and backed by the country’s largest full-service Real Estate Brand.

 

Call Ben today on 027 530 1400

 

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Top Rural Real Estate Agents

Selling your New Zealand farm may be one of the most significant decisions you will ever make. It’s a process that requires careful planning, strategic marketing, and efficient execution to ensure that you get the best possible outcome. There’s no denying that choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference. You need to work with a top rural real estate agent who can provide you with the best advice and guidance throughout the entire selling process.


A top rural real estate agent has an extensive knowledge of the local market and can help you navigate the complexities of the process. They have a deep understanding of the unique features and benefits of your property and can leverage that knowledge to market your farm effectively to potential buyers. Their expertise can help you identify the most promising buyers and negotiate the best possible price for your property.


Selling a farm can be a challenging task, but with the right real estate agent, you can achieve your goals and get the best possible outcome. You need to take the time to choose a top rural real estate agent who can help you every step of the way, from preparing your property for sale to closing the deal. They can help you create a customized marketing plan, showcase your property’s unique features, and ensure that you receive the best possible price for your farm.


In conclusion, selling your New Zealand farm is a significant decision that requires careful consideration and planning. Working with a top rural real estate agent can help you achieve your goals and get the best possible outcome. They can provide you with the right advice, guidance, and expertise to navigate the complexities of the process and ensure that your property is marketed effectively to potential buyers. So, take the time to choose the right real estate agent and get the best possible price for your farm!

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