Dermot Kelly

Dermot Kelly

Residential Sales
Remuera Branch
Mobile  021 954 573
Best Salesperson I’ve Dealt WithBest salesperson and very professional. Follows up on everything and communicates well. ...
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Dermot Kelly

Residential Sales
Remuera Branch
Mobile  021 954 573

About Dermot Kelly

#5 Individual Salesperson, Eastern Suburbs Region, to end March 2022
#6 Individual Salesperson, Eastern Suburbs, 6 months ending September 2021
#7 Individual Salesperson, Eastern Suburbs, to end March 2021

The Unitary Plan Man ®

With my 25 years in the real estate business, I have completed hundreds of property transactions and have built up a wealth of knowledge about the Auckland property market.  A multi-faceted understanding of this sometimes complex process, has earned me an impressive track record and the confidence of my clients.

While working in the private sector, I developed a particular interest in the Auckland Unitary Plan.  If you are looking to develop the potential of your property, I can help.  I have exceptional knowledge in what is required.

Prior to real estate I spent time building skills in the private sector.  I co-founded and ran a company across two countries for fifteen years and during this time I spent three years as President of The New Zealand Direct Selling Association.

Property is my passion and I am excited to be in my tenth year with Barfoot & Thompson.

"It's the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution, it's also a very clear path to happiness." Sheryl Sandberg

You’ll find me at Barfoot & Thompson Remuera branch.  Call me, email me or call into the office for a chat.

Dermot's properties

What my clients say

Best Salesperson I’ve Dealt With
Best salesperson and very professional. Follows up on everything and communicates well. Also answers his phone at anytime of the day may it be late night or evenings or public holidays, a true gentleman dedicated to his work.

Nathan Bhikha - Vendor - Landseer Place, Blockhouse Bay

My experience enlisting Dermot Kelly as my real estate salesperson to purchase a property
Dermot was a delight to work with. He was honest, conscientious, knowledgeable and supportive. An excellent real estate salesperson.

Lynley Olsen - Buyer, Waiatarua Road, Remuera

Friendly and Professional - A Great Combo
We knew we were in safe hands with Dermot from the very start of our campaign. Without being pushy he was most helpful in pointing out what we could do to improve the marketability of our property and to help us achieve a great result. Dermot was good with communication after every open home and was prompt in coming back to us with any queries along the way. He was always respectful of potential purchasers and we loved his genuine enthusiasm for property in general. We had a wonderful campaign with over 120 groups to our open homes and couldn't be happier with the result. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dermot if you are thinking of selling your home. His experience and professionalism in property are second-to-none.

Siobhan & Aidan Redmonds - Vendor, Alamein Road, Panmure

Overall a Very Good Experience
Dermot listened carefully to what we needed and worked hard to achieve our goals. He never put pressure on us and was respectful at all times.

Richard Park - Vendor, Kings Road, Panmure

One Word - Professional!

Really great interaction and customer skills. Transparent throughout the process and delivers what he promises. Great working with Dermot

Albin Abraham - Vendor - Oakdale Road, Mount Roskill

Great Salesperson!

Dermot handled the sale of our house so well. He took the time to understand how we felt about selling and was sensitive to that. He worked really hard with our buyers and we felt he was absolutely in our corner. We ended up with a great result and that was 100% due to the effort he put in for us. Absolutely recommend :)

Carren Richardson Park - Vendor, Kings Road, Panmure

Very efficient communicator, easy to work with, has strong business acumen and understands a lot about investment/development aspects of purchasing a property.

Karen Head - Director

Awesome! Top guy! Would never use anyone else. This man can sell anything!

Nathan Bhikha - Director

Dermot is a very good experienced salesperson. Communicates very well and always on time with the appointments. Very easy to deal with and is highly professional. Dermot is knowledgeable with the market, especially with unitary plans. He does not give pressure to his client for decision making. I would recommend him to our friends and family.

Hla San Tha - Investor

"Having worked with Dermot for a number of years, it is always enjoyable to see him apply his knowledge of the Unitary Plan to be able to assist his clients to realise the potential in their properties. His ability to think outside the box and bring in independent professional advice always achieves the best results."

Mark Weingarth – Plan Co Director/Planning Consultant

Dermot recently handled the sale of a property for a member of our family who is currently living overseas, and we couldn't have asked for a better agent. From start to finish he was there for us, keeping us informed every step of the way through telephone calls, e-mails, and weekly meetings. He was at all times professional, well presented, very easy to communicate with, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, dependable, and honest. The property was tenanted at the time, and while still working for us, the Vendor, Dermot did everything possible to keep the tenants informed of what was required, and answering any questions they may have had in order to make the process run smoothly for them as well. A good result, and all in all a 'positive' experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dermot to anyone requiring real estate services in the future.

Pat Lees

We have been extremely pleased in our dealings with Dermot and found him to be easy to communicate with, readily available and extremely helpful throughout the process.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Dermot and the team at Barfoot and Thompson to other clients and for our own future activities.

Bruce & Adele Donnison

Thank you Dermot and Julia for taking such care in selling our property. Our family have lived here for 30 plus years so it was a very emotional time and both you and Julia understood and respected our attachment to the property. You were both very professional and not in any way intimidating or pushy in wanting to sell the property. Our weekly meetings were encouraging and enlightening without again being forceful or intimidating. I would certainly use your skills and expertise again and look forward to working with you both again.

Annette Wright

We found Dermot to be very professional in his knowledge of real estate. His manner towards us as purchasers was really helpful and honest . We were kept informed and updated by Dermot throughout the process and achieved the results we wanted. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dermot to others in the real estate arena.

Mark Read & Siobhan Doran-Read

Dermot was an excellent agent to deal with, always quick to return calls and very professional in his attitude and work ethic. After looking for an investment property for some time Dermot was able to uncover a real gem which we were delighted to purchase. We would not hesitate to recommend Dermot to vendors and purchasers alike.


After 17 years of owning our rental property, we reluctantly had to sell it so enlisted the services of Dermot Kelly from Barfoot & Thompson. Our current tenants had been in the house for close to 10 years. Understandingly this was going to be a stressful time for all parties. We felt that Dermot really understood the situation and handled the entire process with professionalism and kindness. We walked away with a Sold Sign and no extra grey hairs! Thanks Dermot

Clare & Scott
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