who we are

Welcome to Waiheke Homes. Our family brings in just under a HUNDRED years of full time Real Estate expertise. We are proven and we are trusted, we know how to successfully market properties to our buyers all over the world.

Our success has been achieved by hard work, strong networks, building relationships and strong customer service. We effortlessly bring buyers and sellers together to create property adventures.

We are passionate about harnessing the power of marketing. Every property is unique and our buyers can be at different corners of the world. We believe we go further than anyone else to bring buyers to our campaigns using a fresh approach, create a competitive buying environment which leads to achieving the best result for your property.

Our locally owned company has sold Waiheke Homes to Kiwis across the globe including Colorado, London, Singapore, Australia and New York.

Waiheke Homes – Local Insight – Global Reach

our people

Tobias Roebuck-Ward

Tobias Roebuck-Ward is a highly motivated and energetic property marketing consultant for Waiheke Homes here on Waiheke Island. Tobias has a strong and proven background of exceptionally high levels of service combined with a persuasive negotiating skill within the property industry, this enables him to assist his clients in maximising their opportunities within the Real Estate Industry.

Tobias Roebuck-Ward knows your home is one of your biggest assets and for that reason he has a complete approach to ensure your needs as a vendor are met and methodically matched with the current property statistics, knowledge and marketing/sales methods available. Allowing me to take your property to market is for me a great responsibility which I take very seriously.

Brad Roebuck-Ward

With over seventeen years experience marketing and selling a wide variety of property, Brad Roebuck-Ward has the knowledge and experience to know what he’s talking about and the enthusiasm to get the job done. Still outstripping his peers for passion and work ethic, he understands how important it is for sellers and buyers to adapt as the market does.

In a fast-changing scene, choose the approachable and personable agent with the track-record for staying one step ahead of the game.

I am determined to exceed your expectations and am committed to working with you, to prepare your home for sale to reach its highest potential in the market.

Please call or pop in and say hello! Im passionate about property on Waiheke and welcome the opportunity to chat about our brilliant home!

“Waiheke Island is New Zealand’s hidden gem. It is an absolute privilege to be working in such a wonderful and beautiful part of the world with wonderful people in an ever changing environment”

Paul Brisbane

Paul came to New Zealand from Scotland in 2005 and has 16 years experience in project management & research chemistry. He spent more than 6 months travelling all over New Zealand, learning to build sustainable earth buildings and looking for the perfect place to settle down. That place turned out to be Waiheke.

Paul feels very privileged to live and work on Waiheke, and loves to help other people achieve their goals on the island. He prides himself in providing an extremely high level of service, but most importantly completely honest service.

Andrew Lanyon

From a young age, Andrew has travelled and lived in a number of countries across the globe. A business owner on Waiheke for several years, he has a strong passion for our community and believes it’s important to give back by supporting local groups and organisations. Andrew brings over 28 years of experience in sales, marketing and product management in high-end international brands, and specialised surgical sales. 

An excellent communicator and listener, Andrew values strong partnerships and strives to look at his life and work from a refreshing and innovative point of view. His business acumen and dedication, combined with the support of the Waiheke Homes team, ensures his clients are provided with a world-class real estate experience.

“In an everchanging market, I am motivated to exceed the client’s expectations given the trust they place in me to market their biggest assets. The old cliché still holds true – it’s all about people and I wish to help secure the life they wish for most.”

Heather Windsor

Heather is a local……just! After moving to Waiheke over 30 years ago when she was a child with her parents, the whole family fell in love with Waiheke.  Heather has a Bachelor of science specialising in Marine biology, something that comes in handy when walking around the rocks with her family at the beach. Heather also has a strong background in customer services, managing and co-ordinating office teams.

Heather loves living on Waiheke, the outdoor lifestyle and being less than five minutes from the beach is a perfect place to bring up a young family. Heather absolutely loves helping people and can assist with any questions about Waiheke.

Pop in and say hello, Heather is here to help!

Jude Watson

Home is where our story begins, whether it’s my own home or yours, I love seeing how people express themselves, in their own space.  It is not about the size, newness,  flashiness or design of the house, just the story they tell about the people who live there and the feeling they evoke.  That’s why being part of the team at Waiheke Homes resonated with me.  This small boutique agency just exemplifies a feeling of friendliness, professionalism and belonging in the Waiheke community.

Prior to working in real estate I was privileged to spend my whole working career in the travel industry, in sales, marketing and client relationship positions, the latter a longstanding role for an upmarket corporate franchise group.  Ready to branch out on my own and with skills that dovetailed perfectly into real estate, I have now been successfully selling on Waiheke for 15 years.   I have worked in both buoyant and difficult markets , sold a wide range of properties and price ranges and have a good understanding and feel for the island.  I love matching people with property, treat each transaction as an individual experience  and never under estimate the level of trust put in us.   Clients find me both relatable , professional and easy to deal with.  So if  you would like to add the feminine touch, to your Waiheke Home experience,  I would be absolutely delighted to work with you in achieving the best result, whilst enjoying the process.

David Palfreyman - Apollo Auctions NZ​

David is an experienced auctioneer with almost two decades in the real estate profession. He quickly rose to prominence and was recognised as the youngest salesperson ever inducted into an exclusive high performance group. Since then, his innovative approach coupled with strong communication skills prepared him to take on a number of leadership roles over the last decade including sales manager at one of Auckland’s leading real estate offices and keynote speaker to thousands of salespeople across New Zealand. David continues to be sought after as a trainer, auctioneer and coach for high performing agents across Australasia.

He loves to be a catalyst for people to achieve their goals. Whether you are buying or selling you’re warmly invited to reach out to David for a confidential conversation and when you list your property for auction with Waiheke Homes, David will work strategically with your salespeople and is available to you throughout the campaign.

After years of enjoying the Island’s beautiful beaches and world-class vineyards, David and his wife Kelsey decided to move there in 2020. They found it to be the perfect place to raise their two children, while remaining only a short ferry ride away from the central city, where David runs a specialised real estate consultancy firm and auctioneering practice.
If you want an auctioneer that will help you get the most out of the process and ensure your peace of mind, book David today.