With over 20 years and in excess of 1000 real estate transactions behind him Blair has a wealth of knowledge and experience across a broad cross section of the real estate market.
Having spent his initial years working in the project-marketing arena, Blair in more recent years has focused on the city fringe suburbs, with a particular focus on the inner western suburbs where he lives with wife Jackie, almost 7-year-old daughter Ivy and 4-year-old daughter Lyla.
His senior status has seen him be project manager on behalf of some significant institutional clients, selling a varied range of properties including residential homes, apartments and coastal properties and is well versed in the mortgagee sales process.
Having jointly achieved the highest number of sales nearly every year in Kellands history, Blair demonstrates an exceptional level of professionalism that is above and beyond industry standards and knows the ‘devil is in the detail’.
His careful attention to detail along with his open honest communication underlies his success and you can be rest assured he will leave no stone unturned in this pursuit.
As a kiwi living in London trying to sell their NZ home, we needed a real estate agent that could manage the whole process for us.
Blair was incredible. From organising minor maintenance and painting, to handling the marketing, nothing was too much trouble. The house looked stunning, with impeccable staging, photography, videography and advertising.
But the proof is always in the end result. Blair told us to trust the process and we're pleased we did. With a large number of prospective buyers come auction day, all well prepared by Blair, the auction was a huge success.
We couldn't recommend Blair more highly and we're looking forward to having a celebratory drink with him the next time we're in town.
Greg Jones – Vendor 319 Richmond Road.
Blair is highly motivated and professional. He takes ownership of the job, he is tenacious, and by his own admission enjoys a challenge. Clearly persuasive, demonstrated by his outstanding negotiating skills. He has a friendly, open approach which engenders confidence, and he displays a good level of empathy. We have very much enjoyed working with Blair on our various property transactions, and would not hesitate to recommend his services to others. Ian & Janet Barnes
"Having made the decision to sell we made contact with Blair at Kellands. From the first meeting, we knew we were in the right hands. Blair knows this market inside and out and presented us with a well thought out marketing plan, and then proceeded to execute it. The sales outcome exceeded our expectations and we would recommend Blair and the team at Kellands to anyone considering selling". – Dean and Philippa Moyle
"In June 2014 I purchased an apartment in a retirement village in Takapuna. Immediately I contacted Blair Watson at Kellands and requested he visit me with a view to listing my apartment property at Beaumont Quarter in Freemans Bay. I had got to know Blair Watson over the last two years as he was very successful with the sales in this area. Blair came that afternoon, well prepared to list my property, marketing plans and was very thorough in his presentation about what he could do to assist my sale.
Blair kept in touch and reported back after open homes promptly and kept me up to date and totally informed of what was happening with the sale of my apartment. At all times Blair was really prompt in returning my calls, or replying to my emails and my text messages. He was always courteous, professional, approachable, friendly and reliable. I have enjoyed working with him throughout the time that it took for my property to sell.
At all times I felt confident that my questions, concerns and enquiries were handled with great care, consideration and professionalism, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Blair in the future to any prospective purchaser or vendor.
I would like to thank Blair for the excellent work ethics he displayed, and for his kindness and friendship which I came to enjoy. I wish him all the very best success in his future real estate vocation. Robyn Sievwright
"My husband Ross and I have recently sold out apartment in Grey Lynn , we used Kellands and chose Blair Watson as our agent
We found Blair to be extremely professional , his feed back was constant plus Blair always gave us notice if he was bringing someone through our place out side of an open home I really appreciated this as presentation is important.
Blair you made what could have been a very stressful time in our life very easy.
We would have no hesitation what so ever in recommending Blair as an agent to sell any property you may be considering putting on the market
Thank you Blair." Ross & Annette, Grey Lynn
You don’t want hype. You want honesty. You want to know if your expectations match those of the market - and you certainly want to know if they don’t.
Looking back on all of the conversations we had with Blair during the marketing phase, I can’t remember a single time when he promised anything he didn’t ultimately deliver. That’s clarity. That’s experience.
His knowledge of the Ponsonby apartment market allowed him to first identify and then deliver the perfect group of potential buyers for our auction, and the market did the rest. To say we were thrilled would be an understatement.
Eric & Michelle, Ponsonby
Thank you for your efforts with the sale of our house and for achieving a great result. We were impressed with your professionalism throughout and you made whole process very easy for us. We appreciated your advice and knowledge of the market, particularly for a property like ours. Your feedback throughout the marketing programme was honest and down to earth which we also appreciated and the end result speaks for itself. We hope we won't be selling our next property too soon but if we do we'll be sure to get you involved and wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services. Rob & Celeste
With Blair successfully selling down a number of residential projects I've been involved with over a number of years there was no question in using him to sell my own property. He kept me fully informed throughout and his commitment, professionalism and attention to detail helped achieve a result even better than expected prior to having to go to auction. I'd have no hesitation in using Blair again or recommending him to others considering selling their own property. Aran & Corey
We chose Blair to sell our Apartment after a recommendation from a neighbour. He knows the Apartment market extremely well. He gave concise information on the current market and had an effective plan in place, which was proven after it sold one day after listing. We have no hesitation in recommending Blair and the team at Kellands. Andy and Belinda
“This guy knows his stuff . . . extremely knowledgeable, he gave us solid advice and guided us through every step of the process. The marketing was exceptional was the result, I couldn’t be more pleased.” Simon & Felicity
Blair was recommended by several other vendors in Herne Bay and we were pleasantly surprised with our experience working with him. He was professional, expedient and very effective. We found his marketing approach highly targeted with a considerable amount of preparatory work focused on potential buyers prior to the marketing campaign. As a consequence the period of time the property was on the market before being sold was less than a fortnight.
We would have no hesitation in using his services again or recommending him to other vendors. Vendor, Auckland
We are absolutely delighted with the result in sale of our apartment at the Aston. We signed up with Blair due to his honest and straightforward manner and his experience and knowledge with our building, boutique apartments, and our local area.
Apparent from our first progress meeting Blair more than proved his value. He worked extremely hard throughout our whole campaign following up prospective buyers, and coaching some not only on the purchase of our property but also the market and area. He took all the pain out of the sale for us by liasing directly with our Body Corporate Manager and our Solicitor, and was always available to us (any voice messages I left were always returned within half an hour).
Ultimately due to Blair's hard work we had a very successful auction resulting in a sale that exceeded our expectations. We could not be happier.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend Blair to anyone looking to sell their property.
Ryan & Abby
We meet with four different real estate agencies to find the right people to work with, to sell our property in Westmere.
Due to the position and uniqueness of our house, it was important to us to have our house marketed by passionate and professional salespeople that actually lived in and understood the area.
Blair in conjunction with the Kellands brand, fitted this brief perfectly. Due to the professional approach right from the start, we understood exactly how he would work to achieve the planned result. Coupled with Kellands intimate/boutique approach to real estate, we felt overwhelming comfort selecting him to represent us.
During the process, we were delivered a specific and well prepared plan to take us from start to finish. With this, we had nothing but comfort in knowing that a successful campaign was going to be the only result.
With the strategy in place, we achieved the result within four days of being on the market. This result was delivered at the upper end of the price expectation range and to an exact example of the buyer profile given to us by Blair. Evidence that his knowledge of the Westmere market leaves their opposition wanting.
We would recommend Blair to anyone in the Westmere/Grey Lynn area who wanted to work with an experienced, professional real estate agent, that deliver to expectations and beyond. He was fantastic to deal with.
We would happily speak with anyone that had any questions about using Blair.
Anna & Steve Marshall