Licensed Real Estate Agents - REAA 2008

The people behind the business

Our Team

Pete van Zyl

Director / Licensed Real Estate Agent

My family and I have been living in South Auckland since 2013. It’s a beautiful part of the world and we wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else! I enthusiastically joining the real estate industry in 2016 with a passion for helping people achieve their goals.

HARD WORKING - Pete van Zyl, redefines the meaning of hard work, reliably proving himself a winner in the competitive and demanding world of real estate. He stands out from the crowd time and again, consistently achieving results beyond expectations.

GETS RESULTS - Pete also sets the bar high and continues to surpass it, you can be confident that Pete loves what he does because he reaches the broadest customer base possible and receives nothing but 5-star reviews from his long list of happy clients.

COMMUNITY MINDED - Putting the words ‘giving back’ into action, Pete sponsors local schools and charities, recently donating a new car to aid his local church. He knows how crucial it is for your family to buy or sell your home at the best price.

Keith Ward

Licensee / Branch Manager

Keith Ward joined the real estate industry in 2008, just post the GFC crisis. Prior to that he had owned over 30 companies across diverse industries for more than 25 years whilst living in Cambridge.

He was one of three co-founders of the NZ Breakers basketball team in 2003 and Inaugural Chairman of Waikato Football Club, a national league soccer team based in Hamilton.

Keith has wealth of business and charitable fundraising experience and is also a qualified Financial Advisor specialising in Investments.

After 5 years in real estate, including being No. 1 salesperson for Bayley’s Mt Eden office, Keith gained his full Level 5 Real Estate Agents qualification and now operates as an Independent Real Estate Licensee.

In this role, Keith focuses on oversight of the compliance, regulatory, Trust Account, AML-CFT and real estate supervisory functions to assist in the listing and settlement of real estate transactions.

Tim Obern


Tim Obern grew up, surrounded by the talk and hustle of the real estate world, and entered the industry at 18 years of age. His real estate journey saw him take up roles as a personal assistant, sales associate, salesperson, auctioneer, national training facilitator (for a leading real estate brand), business owner, and personal & office sales performance coach.

Tim’s experience in various fields has established an ability to inject lateral views and thought processes and advise at salesperson to large office level. Starting his auctioneering career as the youngest auctioneer in New Zealand, at age 23, Tim quickly set about developing a nationally utilised independent auctioneering business for commercial and residential real estate. He has to date individually conducted over five thousand auctions and combined with his businesses, over ten thousand auctions.

Now evolved into Apollo Auctions NZ, Tim is focused on providing exciting auction calls and culture transforming coaching sessions to his clients. As a director of Apollo Auctions NZ he also sets out to develop and empower highly skilled and respected auctioneers, to build their own auctioneering business under the Apollo brand.

Megin Wilton

Mortgage Advisor

Your Loan Market Mortgage Adviser in East Auckland, Highland Park, Pakuranga, Botany, and surrounding suburbs.

I absolutely love my job, I wake up everyday excited to be doing what I do.

What do I do?

I provide pain free finance advice, and take care of all the hard stuff. This leaves you to enjoy the process, and know you’re in safe hands getting the best deal that is personalised for you.

And to top it all off, my service is FREE!

Whether I am helping you purchase your first home, your first investment property, your tenth investment property or refinancing your home loan to save money – I am working for you.

I am on your side and here to help you achieve everything you want in a loan and provide you with the upfront and ongoing support you deserve.

Sacha Aislabie

Personal Assistant to Pete van Zyl

Sacha Aislabie is the newest member here at Exclusive Agents LTD. As Pete's virtual assistant she will be helping Pete grow the business by taking on the admin side of things so Pete can focus on providing the best service to his clients in person.

Born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Sacha is currently studying towards becoming a certified counsellor with Manukau Insitutue of Technology. With a history of working with whanau (families) and hapori whānui (communities) she brings a fresh insight to the real estate industry by supporting our clients with the adaptability and understanding learned from counselling.

New to real estate but not new to advertising and admin, Sacha will apply her auaha (creative) and ngākau aroha (empathetic) mind to every aspect of this position.

"Whakaute (respect) and matatika (honesty) are how I choose to live my everyday life, and I hope that this reflects in all interactions I have with Pete’s clients, and instil even more confidence in the experience you will have with the team here at Exclusive Agents LTD."

Tēnā koe, Hello, Talofa, Nǐ hǎo, Namaste, Nǐ hǎo.

Fiona Ashford

Real Estate Funder

Fiona is the Operations Manager of Real Estate Funders and has been looking after and developing niche financial products for the past 8 years. Together with the Director she helped design and make Real Estate Funders 5 years ago and has been the go-to-person ever since.

Fiona personally oversees all loans and is your fast, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable point of contact throughout the whole lifespan of your loan.

There is no question that the money spent upfront on marketing and presenting your property idyllically will return excellent dividends in the sales result, the problem sometimes is that you may not have the spare money available to invest upfront.

If you’d rather “pay at the end following your house sale when you have lots of money, rather than finding the cashflow upfront” – Real Estate Funders is the solution that allows you to do so.

We pay the money upfront for your marketing and presentation costs, so Pete and yourself can get going on selling your property. You simply pay the $95 setup fee a few days after your loan begins, then no payments for 3 months. Once your property sells, Pete informs us of your settlement date and your loan is simply repaid on settlement. If your property hasn’t sold following the 3 month deferred payment period, monthly repayments will simply automatically begin. It’s super quick and easy!