About Alex

Bayleys are proud to welcome Alex Smits as the inaugural recipient of their National Rural Scholarship. Bayleys recognition of Alex’s strengths and talents should give confidence to future clients and customers.

Alex, a lifestyle property owner, understands the rural community, he an avid supporter of rural life and focuses on selling the benefits of lifestyle and rural living.

Proud to call Northland home, Alex is able to promote the region as a lifestyle choice, from its economic growth potential to its geographic and cultural diversity the region offers something for everyone. With 60% of recent lifestyle sales and 50% of all rural sales being sold to out-of-towner’s Alex is well placed to capitalise on this market for his vendors.

Alex’s background of building and leading a successful local sports organisation has ensured he is a well recognised figure around Northland and his broad network of solid relationships is an asset for his clients.

Putting his clients first means Alex develops relationships to achieve results – “its not always about business, but understanding what motivates and drives people” by taking the time to listen, Alex delivers.

Values are important to Alex and his success is a direct result, his mantra – “to the best for others and just be a good bugger”!

Alex’s drive and motivation to succeed ensures quality results.

"When Alex came along and offered to marketour property we were agreeable as we wanted to move on. Because we had other agencies over the last two years failing to sell we were a little sceptical of Alex's claim on selling. However to our surprise and gratification Alex sold the property after only five weeks from when he began seriously marketing it and at a price that was much larger than we were expecting. We now mention Alex's name at any opportunity as the agent to go to when selling rural property."

T McCluggage and R Johnstone