About Debby Cresswell

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A true professional in her field, Debby’s lifelong love and passion for sales spans an impressive 36 years.

This dedication and commitment has enabled Debby to master the array of skills required to carve out a successful career in sales orientated roles. Moving in to Real Estate was a natural progression for Debby as she was armed with all the credentials to skillfully undertake a positive outcome for her clients.

Little fuss but an overwhelming amount of care and professionalism has lead Debby to form long and lasting relationships with her past clients. This has opened the door to new and exciting opportunities with repeat business to their family and friends. Testament to Debby’s rapport of mutual understanding, empathy and the ability of effective communication and negotiation.

Born and bred in Gisborne, Debby knows the local and wider region extremely well so whether you are local or considering a move to paradise with it’s spectacular beaches, vineyards, farmland, gorgeous rivers, cafes and historic sites you will be well versed with Debby at your side.

Debby is fortunate to have two gorgeous daughters, grandchildren and fabulous friends with whom she loves to spend time with enjoying the amazing lifestyle Gisborne provides us.

Debby Cresswell … not just another option; your solution.


Thank you Debby, for the great work you are doing for me. You’re a great agent with a great company

Graeme Ritchie

I have never employed the service of a Real Estate Agency before.  Debby was very welcoming and made the sale of our investment seem easy.  Bronwyn Kay's team have their finger on the pulse of what's happening in the market and acted accordingly.  This resulted in a quick offer at a fantastic price.  Will recommend and use again in the future.

A Sidney

This was the first time I had purchased through Bronwyn Kay Agency and Debbie was thoroughly professional and friendly!

A Nicholson

You are truly a superstar!  I just can't thank you enough for the work you did on selling our home.

Everything was so seamless and simple so my first my experience of putting a house on the market has been really awesome and that's totally because of you.  You have the best personality for the job - your warmth and approachability, knowledge of the market, clear advice and regular reporting on what was happening in our situation - it all just built confidence in the process.  And, in the grand scheme of things, it wasn't a very long process (3 or 4 weeks maybe?).  I've always said that from the minute you first came to our house to conduct the initial assessment that I had a great feeling about you.  Well...my instincts were on point.

I also want to acknowledge the extended BK whanau.  I've been really impressed with your collegial approach to marketing.  For people like Paul and I, who had no clue how it all worked, you've all just made it incredibly painless!

If I ever want to sell again (and you just never know how soon that might be), you will definitely be my first port of call.  You're worth every penny!


Wishing you a GREAT year in real estate.

Theresa Wawatai-Smith

Debby was very helpful to us as we were not living in Gisborne when buying the house.  Debby was constantly in touch and keeping us very informed of the progress of the sale.  We would recommend Debby and Bronwyn Kay Agency to our family and friends.

Keith & Anthea

Debby is highly efficient and organised and with her bubbly personality, made her the perfect fit for selling my house. She was flexible with open homes, viewing times and always available for a chat and support, her sense of humour was a great balance for what can be a stressful time!

K Walser

Debby was great re contacting us, especially as I don't email, so Debby texted or phoned me and the emails went to my sister, so we were both updated.  Thank you for that (two different contacts selling the same property)  Feed back after the open homes was excellent.

This was so lovely, the sale was a breeze for us!  I am delighted with how smoothly everything went.  I've kept Debby's card, you never know what is around the corner!

B Mogford

We just want to say a big thank you for helping us find our first home. We truly are privileged to have had you as real estate agent on finding our dream project.  Anthony and I have dealt with a few real estate agents over the last two months and you were by far outstanding on accommodating our needs. We could only view properties on the weekends as we were based in the Waikato region, and you managed to squeeze in as many houses as you could possibly find so we had a variety of options.  We would definitely recommend Debby Cresswell as a Sales agent, she was superb and so easy to deal with.

 Many Thanks Debby, we look forward to dealing with you in the future.



Maria Jeffery & Anthony Hughes

It would seem that the BK Agency is going from strength to strength.  Can there actually be room for further imprivement? BK Team already has a high calibre of sales pleople, a state of the art office and an expansion programme in Hawkes Bay.  Special Agent Debby Cresswell pulled out all the stops for the recent sale of our property.  

Incredible success story, we would recommend BK every time.

Tania & Simon

"I want to thank Debby Cresswell for her professionalism and skill she showed me during the process of buying my second investment property.  She had great communication skills and was always patient with her time responding to any doubts that I had.  I'll certainly contact her again when I need to buy another house in Gisborne.  Thanks again".

Joshua Lay

What a Company to deal with.  Debby was very helpful, I would recommend BK Agency to family and friends.


Why did you list with Bronwyn Kay Agency? 'Reputation'

Debbie was fantastic to deal with from the very start.  She took us through the process as we'd not purchased a home in NZ before and we both felt we could call/text anytime to clarify things.  She was honest and friendly, not too pushy!!  We're grateful for her input with the purchase of our 'forever' home.

Fiona Philip & Patrick Fitzgerald