About Jake Stevens

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Jake Stevens works as he lives with plenty of passion and loads of enthusiasm.

Auctioneer and real estate agent, Jake is the first to admit you can't achieve success unless you love what you do. He is the quieter version of a real estate agent, the kind who listens to his client's needs and wants, then seeks the much-desired match. Jake feels he has finally found his niche in life, the perfect balance between the lifestyle in the city he loves and a profession that is both challenging and rewarding.

Jake moved into real estate in 2006, joining the BK Agency in 2008.

"I've always had a inclination to get into auctioneering and it is every bit as exciting, rewarding and enjoyable as I knew it would be." As head in-house auctioneer for BK Agency, Jake has come to appreciate the process of selling under the hammer further. "You get three opportunities to sell this way", he says "It can be sold prior to auction, under the hammer or post auction - for a seller this is the absolutely the best way to go because it is a true way of testing the market and achieving the best outcome on the day." It is an emotive way to sell or buy property. "I love the excitement of an auction", says Jake "There is nothing quite like selling a home under the hammer. I like to make people feel comfortable, by making the whole buying and selling experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible. I want to know I make a difference in people's lives."

Jake has worked in a number of industries and travelled the globe, but is adamant there's no place like home.


Attended our 1st ever house auction and all the staff at BK were very welcoming towards us. Thoroughly enjoyed our 1st auction, well run and bit of fun along the way - Jake was awesome!

C Ferguson

I recommend Bronwyn Kay Agency 100%+

I would like to thank Bronwyn for the very good advice to sell our property.  Also Jenny and Mandy for all they did; very stress free.  Last but very important, Jake - a top man.

Thank you.

Peter Heffernan

We have had a previous positive experience with Jake at Bronwyn Kay Agency.  However, this time the sale/purchase far exceeded our expectations!

Have already recommended Jake many times over and will continue to do so!  We will definately be back when we sell again.

Nicolette and Wade Hick

Being an agent myself I felt that Jake did a great job for the Purchaser (me) and also worked very well and fair for the Vendor.  He achieved two very satisfied people in reaching a fair deal for both.  Well done Jake.  Merry Christmas to All.

Terry Robinson

I would highly recommend Jake Stevens if you're looking for a highly knowledgeable real estate agent you can trust for an excellent and competent purchase/sale. Extremely Professional.

Sonia Bechus

Jake went out of his way to make things easy for us and was very pleasant to deal with.

Nancy & David Barnes

This sale was a stress free process and we appreciated the way Jake managed the Auction.

G Hart

Many thanks to Jake & the BK crew for making this a smooth purchase.

Les Stewart

Jake our Salesperson did great work.  Bronwyn Kay has a great team, friendly and very helpful  :)


Fantastic process.  Really appreciated the support & guidance from Jake.  The entire BK Team were amazing throughout the process.

Much appreciated.  We could not have aked for a better result and always a smile from the incredible team at BK.

Amanda H

Jake was very easy to communicate with and made me feel at ease each step of the way.  Laid back but professional approach, I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.


Jake was my Salesperson, he was excellent and thought outside the square. Jake also listened to my way of thinking, I asked for no contact unless something positive was happening.  We developed a plan together, Jake was totally onto it.  Now my daughter has listed her house with Jake.

M Shanks

We are happy with our agent, he was helpful, approachable and always available if needed.  We appreciated the service we were given.  Awesome!!!

Brian & Eileen

I would recommend people to go through Jake Stevens as he is a top man. Cheers Jake!

Todd Atkins

Dear Jake - I would like to thank you very much for your assistance with the marketing and sales of a number of properties in the Gisborne region under the mortgagee auction process.  The delicate nature of mortgagee sales often requires a level of skill and sensitivity which goes beyond the usual real estate transaction.  Your experience and communication skills were certainly up to that task.  Your calm and fair-minded liaison with all parties no doubt resulted in the successful end results.  It’s always a pleasure to work with you Jake and I would have no hesitation in recommending your professionalism to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. 

National Mortagee Sales Co-ordinator - Harcourts Realisation Services

Janice Rouse

I highly recommend Jake Stevens and the Bronwyn Kay Agency Real Estate Team. Over the past 2 years Jake has successfully sold 5 rental properties for me. As I live in a foreign country, it fell to Jake to work with the property manager and the tenants to arrange presentation of the property to potential buyers. In this Jake truly excelled. His strong rapport with tenants and local tradesmen made a dramatic difference in the outcome of these sales. Jake made arrangements with the property manager and tenants to ensure that the properties were in the best shape possible for the sale.

Jake's ability to bring in offers is remarkable. Even in a slow real estate market, Jake was able to pull in multiple offers on most of the sales and was able to leverage the multiple offers in order to obtain a higher selling price.

Lastly I must commend the team at Bronwyn Kay Agency on their technological capabilities. As a foreign investor I rely heavily on electronic communication. With Bronwyn Kay Agency I was able to do so with minimal effort.

John Goddard

“Thanks Jake, Really appreciated your enthusiasm and attitude to get us sold, you are fantastic at what you do, but even better was a genuine person who took care of us all the way through this journey.  Muriwai Beach Road here we come!”

Lis, Billy, Zane and Ava

"I have been dealing in both commercial and residential property throughout New Zealand for the past 8 years. I have dealt with many Real Estate agents, both in selling and purchasing. When I made the decision to invest in Gisborne I dealt with Jake Stevens of the Bronwyn Kay Agency. I encountered a smooth transaction, I found Jake Stevens to be both professional and knowledgeable when it came to dealing with the property. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others seeking to invest within Gisborne."

Jane Grant

“My real estate agent Jake was professional, he was reliable and efficient”

Sarah Su

"Jake impressed me with his lovely manner with tenants/owners of houses we looked at. I felt supported, but not pressured when viewing homes and this is the reason I chose BK to manage my rental once purchased. I also really appreciated the ‘taxi’ service and the after-sales service, including checking the tenant’s wellbeing has been superb!"

Kaye Hyams

“We recently sold our home after making the decision to relocate to America. We were working to deadlines and really required a result in a rather short time frame. Not only did Jake achieve a great price in a very good time frame, he was instrumental in advising us on any improvements which we believe helped achieve a great price. He even came over on a Friday evening and helped us pressure wash and clean the home!  Thanks for all your help Jake!”

Julia and Remo Williams

“Over the years I’ve engaged Jake Stevens to sell several homes on my behalf and most recently bought through him I have found him to be a good, honest and reliable agent. I would have no hesitation in recommending him if you are considering buying or selling a home. Thanks Jake!

Ben Holden

The sale went hitch free at our end. We were well informed throughout the sale and we felt that we were given the best advice about where our property stood value wise in the current market for its location and as a result all parties were happy in the end.

Shai Wilson

 Correct pricing and marketing, plus the advice and enthusiasm of the sales team ensured a quick and seamless sale of my property

John Malin

Jake was enthusiastic about Mum's place as soon as we met him.

We found Jake to be professional, friendly and very good at his job, guiding us through a tough time in our lives as we had recently lost our Mum and it was her home that was being sold.  Jake has made it very easy, going through this process.

If we were buying or selling we would go through Jake and the Bronwyn Kay Agency for the professionalism and dedication that is shown to clients.s

Heather Sexton and Lois Mullings