About James Bolton-Riley

As one of Bayleys top Country Agents, James talents were recently recognised when he was awarded both the Bayleys National Rookie of the year and National Country Rookie of the year 2018/19.  These prestigious awards are testament to James extensive specialist knowledge, phenomenal work ethic, and passion for the Gisborne / Wairoa communities all of which are at the forefront of his success

Be it farms, forestry, horticulture or lifestyle properties, James has developed an extensive network of contacts both locally and nationally which he uses to his client’s advantage.

Recently named a Top 10% Bayleys agent James is a master at multi-tasking, making decisions under pressure, and communicating clearly. His attention to detail ensures nothing is left to chance.   

Partnering up with Top 5% Rural Specialist Simon Bousfield, the pair have formed a formidable team, drawing on their combined skills and experience to sell numerous landmark properties in the District totalling in excess of $150 million dollars and breaking record sale prices in the process.  Highly skilled at managing the auction process or bringing multiple tenders to a successful close, this dynamic duo has developed a winning formula by pooling their resources and expertise.    

Servicing a huge geographical area throughout the expansive East Coast region, encompassing Wairoa, Gisborne through to Opotiki. The scope of work this hardworking team manages exemplifies their enviable work ethic, and total dedication to working towards the best possible outcome for their clients.



  • Bayleys National Rookie of the Year 2018/19

  • Bayleys Country Rookie of the Year 2018/19

  • Bayleys Top 10% Salespeople 2018/19

  • Top overall salesperson Bayleys Gisborne 2018/19


FEATURED LISTING  53 Bond Road, Ormond
FEATURED LISTING  1454 Waiapu Road, Anaura Bay
FEATURED LISTING  20 Church Lane, Matawhero
FEATURED LISTING   Raysburn Station SH2, Waioeka, Opotiki Surrounds