About Paul Elsden

TOP SALESPERSON BAYLEYS OMAHA OFFICE 2010/12/13/14/15/16/18/19/20


Welcome to my website and thanks for taking the time to have a look around.
I’ve been living in Omaha with my wife Ann Marie since the beginning of 2006 and joined Bayleys Omaha in January 2009 when they first opened their new office in this stunning part of the country. As agents were leaving the industry in droves and offices were closing on a regular basis in 2008 after the GFC, Bayleys were opening new offices and looking for new salespeople. What a great decision that turned out to be for both of us! Now into my 13th year with Bayleys Omaha it’s certainly been a great ride.
With over 25 years previous experience in sales and marketing my aim was and still is to specialise in my area and continually strive to offer the people I work with the best possible experience when either buying or selling property in Omaha with our team. Having now been involved in the sale of over 310 local properties with a sales value in excess of $430 million and been rated amongst Bayleys top performing agents on numerous occasions over the years, I do consider myself a true Omaha property specialist.
Omaha, with its stunning four kilometre stretch of white sandy beach, challenging links style golf course and easy access to all types of watersport activities right on the doorstep, is only 50 minutes’ drive (approx) from the top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Its proximity to Auckland now sees more and more people choosing to relocate and make Omaha their home base, and with the new motorway extension from Puhoi to Warkworth and associated Matakana Ring Road due to open in late 2022 the travel time will reduce even further. Add into the mix all the attractions of nearby Matakana with the wineries, restaurants, bars, movie theatres, shops and markets all just a few minutes drive away and it’s obvious why so many people decide Omaha is a fantastic place to invest in real estate, whether as a holiday destination, permanent home or rental investment.
In 2016 after seven years of 24/7 real estate in Omaha I made the decision to take six months off and some time out to enjoy some of the wonderful things Omaha had to offer over summer. Returning to the coal face of Real Estate in July 2016, I partnered up with Joneen Smith who had moved to the area permanently with her husband after 14 years working for Bayleys Remuera. Joneen looked after my business while I was away and did a splendid job on that front as well as integrating seamlessly into our local community. Joneen and I share the same work ethic, passion for real estate and values of honesty, integrity and having fun when it comes to dealing with clients whether buying or selling. For both of us the partnership has allowed a much better work/life balance which in turn has enabled us both to keep doing what we love.
Throughout the good times and the bad, Omaha Beach property values have continued to climb when others may have stalled or gone backwards. More recently of course and particularly with the arrival of Covid, values have risen on an even greater scale. Over the 13 plus years I have been working in this market, Omaha has regularly featured in the media as one of the top performing areas for real estate nationwide. It has certainly outperformed all other coastal/holiday regions since the GFC hiccup in the market occurred in 2008. 
If you are thinking of selling your Omaha property and consider in-depth market knowledge, experience and time and again proven results are important (who wouldn’t’) please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Joneen to talk about the Omaha market in general and how we can work together to get you a great result for your property. Similarly, if you are wanting to purchase in Omaha, and aren’t yet on our buyer database please just drop me an email. While we may not have what you are looking for at present the market is always changing and new listings are never far away. Get on our database and be amongst the first to hear about new listings.
We are proud to be part of Omaha Beach’s ONLY real estate office…Bayleys, and we’d love to have a chat and look forward to hearing from you soon if we can be of any help with your real estate requirements.