Punawaitain - HJE & S Nation

Selling our 463ha farm we employed The Team at Property Brokers, CHB.

Pat Portas , Bevan Pickett and their staff took us through this process of selling a once in a life time 100year old family farm, with empathy and kindness.  Keeping us fully informed day by day of prospective interested parties as they looked over everything.  They were very professional in all aspects of selling; a thorough knowledge of all the legal requirements, an understanding of farming on the Coast along with the opportunities for diversification with the increase of tourism and such activities.

Thank you Pat ,Bevan and your staff for making our decision easy and a positive experience.

Posted: 26 September 2018
Catie Avery, Rural Manager, Rabobank Waipukurau

In my role as a Rural Manager for Rabobank, which is a bank servicing farmer clients only, I have developed a strong network of professional people who are important to me.

Pat Portas has been a Rural real estate salesman for many year, based in Central Hawke’s Bay and working for Property Brokers. On numerous occasions we both deal with mutual clients when it comes to selling and buying farms in the area. Without exception, Pat has been totally professional in his dealing with his clients and those of his network. Pat and his company are leaders in their field and have an excellent reputation for prompt and efficient service and favourable outcomes for his buyers and sellers.


Pat is well known and respected in the community, being associated with the Smedley Station farm training property as their board chairman, and Chairman of Rotary as well as a number of other organisations.

Pat has a great way with people and an engaging personality.

To those wishing to avail themselves of his services, I have no hesitation in referring Pat Portas and his company Property Brokers as a Realtor providing quality service.

Posted: 26 September 2018
Justine Kidd, Chief Executive Officer, BEL GROUP

BEL Group have had the pleasure of working with Property Brokers and specifically Pat Portas throughout their business history in the Hawkes Bay, dating back to 1994.

Pat has brokered the purchase of several properties for the group and has always provided honest, practical service that has supported timely decision making and deal closure.

We have found Property Brokers keeps themselves aware of what our current strategy and interest in property is and are proactive at bringing to our attention blocks that fit our description as soon as they come to the market. We enjoy working with Property Brokers and Pat because they definitely don’t waste our time.

On occasion they have gone above and beyond to work out solutions to deals between us as a purchaser and the vendor and have always operated with integrity and transparency when in this position.

BEL Group has sincerely enjoyed their real estate relationship with Pat and Property Brokers.

Posted: 26 September 2018
Kevin Davidson, Managing Director, Plantation Road Dairies Ltd

Plantation Road Dairies is a large scale irrigated, intensive run Dairy farm in Central Hawkes Bay milking 2,200 cows all year round. We purchased our first farm in CHB in April 2000. In 2002 we expanded buying another farm to use as a support block through Property Brokers (Pat Portas). Since then we have purchased other farms with Pat’s assistance and have used him as a ‘go to’ person to keep in touch with what the market is doing. I have also had contact with him on behalf of a large scale Manawatu farming business of which I am a Director. We find Pat to be honest in our dealings and well researched, he has a vast array of contacts and local knowledge. I can confidently recommend Pat to any prospective purchaser or seller.

Posted: 26 September 2018
Mr B and Mrs M Legarth

Bevan, is,  Helpful, pleasant, cheerful, committed, works hard.

Posted: 26 July 2018