Martin Dobson

Martin's constant level of commitment, integrity and professionalism that he brings to the real estate business has led to consistently achieving successful sales. His honest, reliable and informed approach, give his clients absolute confidence and Martin is continually committed to present all his properties in the best possible light for the maximum result.

Martin started his real estate career with Kellands around 17 years ago, after 21 years with BNZ Finance specialising in property finance. Martin's role gave him a strong background in negotiation coupled with astute financial skills and an extensive client base of developers, investors and high net worth individuals.

Since joining the company, Martin has established himself as one of Kellands most successful agents selling significant residential, coastal and commercial properties, and can turn his mind to any property requiring an outside the square approach.


Dear Martin and Charles,
We wish to record our sincere thanks and delight at the outcome of the sale of our Waiheke home through your agency. Your professionalism, flair and commitment throughout the process was excellent, you advised and supported us so well, and you kept us fully informed with your regular and detailed reports. Our initial choice of Kellands as agents for the sale of our Onetangi property was based on evidence of your very successful record of sales in this area. The wisdom of this choice was abundantly confirmed by our personal experience of your ability, candour, integrity and friendliness. It goes without saying, that we have no hesitation in recommending you services to other vendors.
- Vendors - Colin and Val Griffiths.

“Martin and Caroline were recently responsible for marketing and selling our Auckland cliff-top property. The Kellands by-line of “homes to love” was mirrored by their personal approach of showing “love for homes”,  leaving no stone unturned to optimise the sales result, offering sage advice as required, taking care with due diligence, showing passion and sensitivity when dealing with prospective buyers. Kellands as a prestige boutique agency punches well above its weight in the market assisted in no uncertain terms through the efforts and professionalism of this dynamic duo. Would we use them again? bet we would! - Vendors - Graeme & Mitch Hunter

Martin Dobson and Caroline Daniel were recommended by friends who had a very positive experience. We were not disappointed and they exceeded our very high expectations. Having previously dealt with various franchise agencies we were delighted with the increased level of service and attention given by Kellands. Their in depth local knowledge was supported by highly detailed statistical pricing information which proved to be remarkably accurate. The weekly open home activity reports leading up to auction day were brilliant. At no time did we feel intruded upon, the campaign was conducted with style and the upmost consideration. All queries and communications were responded to immediately. The marketing was perfectly tailored to our property. Do yourself a favour and speak to them whether buying or selling. Martin and Caroline made a difficult task easy and achieved a fantastic result. – Vendor - P Brennan & A Pickersgill - Ponsonby

“We have bought and sold a number of properties over the last few years and our experience with Martin and Caroline was without doubt our best experience by far. They were proactive, personally involved in every aspect of our property sale, took a real interest in us and our property and communicated constantly”  We would definitely engage them again and recommend their service to anyone wanting a superior selling experience”  Vendors – W and E O’Keeffe – Herne Bay

Dear Martin and Charles, Thank you both so much for all your hard work to make the sale at Seventh Ave. You really went above and beyond at every step of the way. It made it so easy having you city side and island side with such a can do attitude. We will continue to recommend you to people wanting to deal with quality agents. Vendors & purchasers - Catherine and Mike, and Bill and Liz

Martin and Caroline recently sold 2 properties for us. They assisted us with staging information and they made suggestions for décor improvements and then made sure the presentation was perfect. They prepared marketing brochures and designed print and Web advertising that was a step above the rest. We observed from their actions with the buyers that they were not only looking for a sale but they were truly interested in getting the best outcome for us as vendors. We found them a true pleasure to deal with and can recommend them. We found they had exceptional attention to detail and delivered exactly what they promised.
Vendor - Errol and Dianne - Auckland City

"I want to put in writing that this is the second time Kellands (& Martin)  have got us what we were wanting for our house.  It seemed effortless, professional, and positive on both occasions.  A very different "feel"  to other agencies and I can't put my finger on it as to what...though the word "calm" springs to mind." Vendor  - St Marys Bay

"Martin made it so easy for us. His honesty & integrity were refreshing and we truely trusted him with our home. He was fantastic; highly professional, and yet so personable. We can't speak highly or thank him enough for all of his hard work and efforts getting us the result we wanted"   Vendor - Ponsonby

"Martin is a true professional, was very creative with our campaign and a pleasure to deal with. Our expectations were exceeded with both the process and the outcome.
" Vendor - Herne Bay

“Martin is very energetic, thorough, professional who knows what he is doing and works equally as hard for both vendor & purchaser – something I had not experienced before. He is a delight to deal with and not afraid to tell it like it really is whilst also having the ability to manage people through difficult situations. Should circumstances permit I would have no hesitation in using Martin again.”  Vendor - Westmere

"Thanks so much for the successful marketing of Hamilton Rd, Herne Bay.  Yours skills and dedication are much appreciated." Vendor - Herne Bay

"Thank you so much for your sound advice and expertise from start to finish for Waiheke, a fantastic result achieved.  All the best."  Vendor - Margot from Waiheke

Just a personal note to thank you for your professionalism and marketing skills on selling our property.  You made the whole exercise effortless and I thank you for your efforts - totality. Vendor - Diane from Waiheke

"We found Martin to be very professional. " We needed to move quickly, Martin was highly responsive and achieved a result for us in less than two weeks.”  He took a lot of the stress out of the selling process and  was very good at keeping us regularly updated. From the start he set very realistic expectations and at all times we knew where we stood. He also demonstrated a very good understanding of buyers. I very much enjoyed working with Martin and would have no reservations in recommending him to a prospective seller." Vendors - Anna & Mark, Herne Bay

"Martin and Charles at Kellands recently assisted us to sell our property at Waiheke.  We thought they did a great job.  They are very professional in the way they conduct themselves and worked very hard to get us a great result.  Their approach is open and straight up.  They work seven days a week. They are well connected.  They have a strong knowledge of the island.   They chase contacts and potential leads hard. They have a flair for marketing angles. They closed well.  They are fun to work with.  We view Kellands as a leading real estate firm and the obvious choice for high end properties on Waiheke.  We have no hesitation recommending their services and will use them again." Vendor - Waiheke Island

"I cannot speak highly enough of the service I have received from Waiheke Kellands agents, Charles and Martin. They have taken me through a buy of new property plus a sale of my own property with total vigilance and personal service beyond expectations. Thank you Charles and Martin.Vendor - Judy Cox, Waiheke Island