Meet the Team

Our team approach at Bayleys means that you have the full support of not just Tara as your chosen salesperson,

but also the full team of sales and support staff, auctioneers and managers all working to ensure the best result possible in the sale of your property.



Jonathan de Jong

Sales Manager

Leading Bayleys Long Bay’s and Mairangi Bay, Jonathan de Jong is equal parts savvy business head and real estate dynamo.

Backed by some 30 years practical experience, Jonathan has a depth of knowledge and exceptional track record..

Enamoured with the fast-pace of the property sector, Jonathan has bought, sold and developed many properties of his own and his unique

insight into the challenges that clients face ensures that taking the stress out of the sale process is always paramount for Jonathan and his team.

A practical leader with sharp instincts, strong negotiating skills and a wealth of local and market knowledge, Jonathan prides himself on delivering

exceptional results. Living by the mantra ‘do it once, do it right,’ clients take confidence in his tight work ethic and thorough approach

to each and every unique property transaction.


Sam Steele

National Auctioneer

Equal parts intuitive and determined, Sam Steele uses tenacity, a depth of market knowledge

and his superb knack for reading the room to add to Bayleys’ already stellar auction clearance rate.

Sam’s comprehensive understanding of finance, economics and the factors which drive our national housing market, give him the cutting edge

in today’s ultra-competitive market place.

Having refined his skill-set as a salesperson in Canterbury’s challenging post-quake sales market, Sam adds a superb propensity for compassion

to his naturally sociable demeanour, ensuring that clients take solace their property is in the hands of an auctioneer who is relentless in the pursuit of results.

Armed with a family background entrenched in real estate, Sam is sharp, passionate and determined to exceed your expectations.