MEET THE TEAM

All-Star Team
All-Star Results


2019-2020 No. 1 for sales across all agents nationwide for Bayleys
2018-2020 No. 2 for sales across all agents nationwide for Bayleys
2018-2019 No. 1 country agent for sales nationwide for Bayleys
2013-2019 No. 1 salesperson across all divisions Bayleys Canterbury
2017/2018 No. 1 for sales across all agents nationwide for Bayleys
2018/2019 Most number of deals completed across all disciplines by an agent for a large franchise
Consistently Top 5% of Bayleys Agents Nationwide

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Chris Jones
Sales Specialist


No. 1 Salesperson Bayleys Nationwide – All Divisions

Joining the industry in 2002, Chris has carved out an incredible track record of success. He has reached over $1 billion in total sales and for five years, named the No. 1 Bayleys Salesperson Nationwide. This result has been achieved through honesty, dedication, hard work and a relaxed yet highly professional approach.

Originally specialising in the lifestyle market, Chris received regular feedback from vendors in other areas of the market wanting the same style and service for their properties. As Chris’ business developed year in and year out, he began to build a team of like-minded people. Chris is currently supported by Nathan Collett, Sam Sidey, Sarah Eastmond and Bianca Davidson as his trusting sales team and Felicity Powell, Michele Holmes and Claudia Stanley managing the office and administration. Together the Chris Jones Team cover more ground with experience and are able to achieve greater results for clients across Canterbury across

For the years 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, the Chris Jones Team have achieved the highest amount of residential sales, throughout all salespeople and companies in New Zealand, as awarded by REINZ.

“Our style isn’t to shout it from the roof tops but we are New Zealand’s number one team, thanks to our amazing clients.”

A remarkable result for a refreshingly down-to-earth agent and team, and a vote of confidence for anyone wishing to sell property in Canterbury or beyond.

“Our repeat and referral clients make up a huge portion of our business. This is hugely satisfying as it means we must be doing okay!”

Sam Sidey
Lifestyle Sales Specialist


Having grown up on a sheep and beef farm, with a Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture from Lincoln and experience as a farm manager, joining the Chris Jones Team to sell rural real estate in 2015 was a natural step forward for Sam.

A keen learner, Sam has quickly picked up the skills of the trade and become a respected agent in his own right. “A lot of my job is involved with fielding buyers and addressing any concerns they might have to keep the process rolling along smoothly.”

Punctual, forward thinking and detail oriented, Sam uses his well-honed management skills together with his extensive knowledge of lifestyle property requirements to facilitate the buying and selling process. He is often found working alongside Chris to help deliver results for clients and assist with customer care.

“As a team we have a lot of listings which is great for vendors and for buyers. We can create connections that get things sold at a good speed and for top value too.”

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Nathan Collett
Residential and Subdivision Sales Specialist


Working within the highly successful Chris Jones Team, Nathan specialises in both residential and subdivision sales in the Southwestern fringe of Christchurch including Halswell, Wigram, Prebbleton, Lincoln and Tai Tapu.

Since beginning his real estate career in 2013, Nathan has built a solid foundation of experience. Professional, results driven, honest and down-to-earth, Nathan is an agent who makes the buying and selling process seamless, whilst building quality relationships along the way.

Nathan works tirelessly to deliver outstanding results and, together with the Chris Jones Team has sold many properties at both ends of the market. Having a proven track record and a great presence within the community, allows Nathan to provide honest market knowledge to both current and prospective clients thinking of selling.

“Real estate is something I love. I enjoy working with people, I relish the challenge of getting great results—and I’m proud to be part of a fantastic team.”

Sarah Eastmond
Residential Sales Specialist


With a reputable presence in the Real Estate industry, Sarah‘s grounded outlook and personable, highly motivated approach shines through. Sarah studied and worked in the interior design industry before beginning her real estate career. Her talent for aesthetics and eye for detail is now a signature strength that she puts to good use for vendors, skilfully presenting their homes for superior results.

‘Liaising with our vendors on a regular basis to ensure they are fully informed and involved in the selling process is paramount.’ Part of the highly successful Chris Jones Team, Sarah specialises in Christchurch residential sales. Energetic and outgoing, Sarah understands urban market dynamics and uses leading marketing techniques including web-based media to achieve a premium outcome.

“I believe it is important my clients know that the transaction of their home is handled by a professional they trust, who is just as passionate about the property as they are – houses are what we sell, but people always come first.”

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Bianca Davidson
Residential Sales and Marketing


Throughout Bianca’s initial five years’ experience in the real estate industry, she has been trusted to uphold quality, attitude and service, to the highest of levels. The inaugural recipient for the memorial Rosemarie de Jong award for outstanding excellence reflects Bianca’s dedication to deliver projects, service and exceed expectations for clients across multiple divisions within the business. Recently licensed under the REA as a qualified salesperson, Bianca is trusted as the new high-flyer set to excel as a member of the No. 1 REINZ 2018 Large Residential Real Estate Office in New Zealand.

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Felicity Powell
Office Manager


Felicity has been with Bayleys for 13 years in which time she has attained considerable knowledge in all aspects of real estate administration. In recent years she has assisted in the marketing and selling of several large scale residential developments. Felicity has an indepth knowledge of the industry and has several aspects to her role including the Team Jones office manager.

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Michele HoLmes
Lifestyle Personal Assistant


Michele has been with Bayleys for over five years. Michele looks after all facets of real estate administration for Team Jones including the very important marketing tasks and liaising with clients on administrative and advertising elements.

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Claudia Stanley
Residential Personal Assistant


During Claudia’s five years at Bayleys, she has worked alongside a number of top performing agents. Throughout her time within these roles, Claudia has developed her industry knowledge and now brings her attention to detail and effective communication skills to the fast paced, high performing Chris Jones Team. Claudia holds her Real Estate Salesperson Certificate and assists Chris, Nathan and Sarah with day-to-day residential administration and client care to ensure that deadlines are met and to the highest standard.