Tony Whalley - Christchurch real estate agent only 1.25% commission

Tony Whalley

Introducing Tony Whalley:

Introducing Tony Whalley:

Recent Awards

Top Individual Agent (Runner Up) 2020

Top Overall Sales (2nd Runner Up) 2020

Tony Whalley has built a successful career on making sales. Twenty years working in this area has given him vast experience in dealing with people in all kinds of situations. Tony adapts quickly to the needs of his clients and enjoys getting the job done to a high standard.

Clients relate well to his genial, easy-going approach. They soon realize that he is a hard worker, determined to do his utmost to ensure that both vendors and buyers emerge satisfied from the process of buying and selling.

I like to keep the process as simple as possible so that it is stress-free for the clients.

Tony says. That means getting a good understanding of their needs early on, and then making sure there is open, honest communication along the way.

Tony is proud of his Christchurch connections. Born and raised here, he worked for 11 years as a Salesperson for a National firm before being promoted to a Management position, supervising 13 staff in Wellington. After eight years in the Capital he returned to his home patch and is relishing the opportunities that come his way in Real Estate.

Nowadays Tony is a keen fisherman, an average golfer and like most kiwi men, an armchair critic of all sports.

So if you are looking for a professional, experienced and easy-going Sales Consultant, give Tony a call today. He will be more than happy to discuss your real estate needs in confidence.


11 Oct 2021

“Tony was very clear and honest with his appraisal and also presentation of sale and purchase agreement. We couldn't fault his attention to detail. He is very pleasant to work with and we felt he couldn’t do enough for us in achieving a good result.”

A & A Hall

30 Jul 2021

“Tony had done his homework prior to our first meeting and explained the process at every meeting. He is very professional and communicated every step of the way. I felt the house sale was in great hands and would thoroughly recommend Tony to prospective buyers and sellers.”

L Manley

9 Jul 2021

“Tony made our house sale process quick and easy, with clear information about different types of sales and which would work best for us.”

M & V Dunn

9 Jul 2021

“It was to the point, no question left unanswered, I felt always listened to and I trusted Tony. Always did what he said he would and delivered a great result.”

S Piesse

7 Jul 2021

“Excellent service.”

G Earnshaw & C Lindsay

5 Jul 2021

“Found Tony very easy to deal with, and that is very satisfactory for us as we are elderly and find various tradesmen etc try to blind us with complicated explanations and generally succeed. We found that we had no real questions as Tony explained the process very simply and effectively.”

J & N Walsh

2 Jul 2021

“Tony was very professional and knowledgeable.”

D & W Plank

28 Jun 2021

“Tony was good to deal with and told us all we needed to know.”

R Taylor

24 Jun 2021

“Tony offered great advise and the whole selling process was very easy. The way the house was presented in the media outlets was outstanding.”

R Carr

8 Jun 2021

“Tony was friendly and professional and I felt comfortable with him. He made the whole process easy to understand and stress free.”

A Throsby & A Lange

7 Jun 2021

“We had met Tony a couple of times previously at open homes in our area. When it came time to consider choosing a Real Estate company, we decided on meeting with Tony. We appreciated his professionalism and honesty. Within approximately one week, we signed up, our property was listed, had one open day, and were presented with two very good offers. This has been the least stressful house sale that we have ever experienced. We sincerely appreciate all that Tony did for us and we highly recommend Tony and Total Realty to anyone selling a property.”

I Crafts

6 Jun 2021

“When it came to Tony presenting offers to myself, and my family was with me at the time, I will remember it. It wasn't stressful, it was relaxed and with his friendly sense of humour he presented me with very good offers!”

D Matthews

3 Jun 2021

“I would definitely use Tony again, he is very experienced and very professional. He is also very honest with his appraisals and clearly is working for you as the seller. I would highly recommend Tony to anyone selling.”

J Gantley

27 May 2021

“Tony is fantastic to work with. He knows his stuff, so why would you go against that? Love the clear options available with marketing and we Will always stage a property from now on. Tony provided great feedback with presentation and other advice regarding Open Homes etc. Another fantastic result. Thanks, Tony we appreciated all your effort.”

Michelle Fenton-lee

25 May 2021

“Tony guided us through the whole process. We got multiple offers from the first open home and it was sold within a month at a better price than we were expecting.”

Kanjana Intarukha & Andriy Khomenko

17 May 2021

“Tony explained everything fully and clearly and was very sensitive to the needs of my elderly parents whose house he was selling.”

Walter Prebble

8 Apr 2021

“Tony was really great to work with, very helpful and knowledgeable. The process of selling the house was well explained and made easy for us.”

S Cleland

7 Apr 2021

“I was so impressed with Tony from the outset - he was prompt in responding to my initial request, honest and upfront about what we should expect, offered practical advice about preparing the property for sale and was realistic in his pricing guidance. He stayed in regular contact and was The hot market meant he was able to present us with an overwhelming number of offers and achieve a price well above even our best-case scenario imaginings. He was worth every cent of the commission and I've already recommended Tony & Total Realty to friends who are wondering about selling.”

E & K Deverson

10 Mar 2021

“Painless and very professional. I am extremely happy with the total experience.”

D & A Whalley

24 Feb 2021

“Really good and professional. Very friendly guy”

L De Kock & J De Lange

22 Feb 2021

“It has been so easy from the start dealing with Tony and Total Realty. Tony also put us on to a staged2sell which made it so easy along with photos and marketing. Everything was taken care of which made our valuable time so easy. We had to do nothing it was all taken care of. Right down to getting an agent from another area to bring us the paperwork to sign when we’re on holiday out of town. The fast efficient way in which Tony and Total Realty sold our house was fantastic. I would highly recommend Tony and Total Realty.”

A Brown

22 Jan 2021

“Really value Tony's hard work, and would like to catch-up with him again.”

H MacKenna

6 Jan 2021

“Tony was excellent. He explained the processes and was thorough. He kept us informed but not overwhelmingly so. He seemed to work well with the potential buyers. He didn't treat us like idiots, ie he was respectful, and giving us time to make our own decisions. He communicated well with both of us.”

Wayne & Mary Page

5 Jan 2021

“Tony made the process painless and easy. Gave heaps of time for inspections/walk throughs and made the sale so so simple and easy.”

Justin Thompson

3 Dec 2020

“Tony was open to listening to our theories and incorporated these into what he felt was the way to market the property. He kept us up to date with everything going on. Fantastic service.”

M & N Fenton-lee

24 Nov 2020

“Tony is a legend and did a great job selling our home and supporting us in buying our new home with the right questions to ask.”

C Thompson

22 Nov 2020

“Had no major problems, sold fast and was honest on expectations with the price of the house.”

S Dirs & N Attinger

8 Nov 2020

“Tony was a right gentleman, very professional and had very good contacts. Tony was a pleasure to deal with, as stated has great contacts, very competitive pricing and overall makes selling less complicated in his hands.”

B & L Grose

14 Oct 2020

“Tony was excellent to deal with and came through on the promise of getting an excellent price and quick sale. I would recommend him to others. Thank you.”

L Pilkington

8 Oct 2020

“I found Tony very easy to deal with, would highly recommend him.”

A & K Mitchell

1 Oct 2020

“We have bought and sold 3-4 times now with Total Realty and have always been pleased with the service and the costs. Selling with Total Realty is very easy, professional, in expensive, fast and efficient. The whole process uses good common sense, is very open and clear. The marketing is professional and you are only charged for what is actually used.”

A & B Bishop

28 Sep 2020

“Very easy. Tony was great to deal with and was always so quick at getting in touch and replying to emails and messages. Was an extremely stress free process and Tony was always willing to help. We also liked he could be flexible with times to meet us as we both work full time.”

K Cross & C Goldsbro

11 Sep 2020

“It has been a very good experience for me. Tony was most helpful and professional.”

J Carroll

30 Aug 2020

“Tony Whalley got us the result we needed at the highest price that multiple appraisals estimated, and he also got us 3 written signed backup offers all within a week. Fantastic. Very nice and polite to deal with, and we genuinely trusted him. We were quite needy and constant communicators as clients, but Tony never made us feel like a burden. Thanks Tony. Will definitely use you again in the future.”

G Jones & J Lynch

28 Aug 2020

“I have used Tony before to sell numerous properties and I trusted him to do the best for me, he has excellent knowledge of the markets. Once again Tony Whalley provided exceptional service and exceeded my expectations. I cannot thank Tony enough for his excellent personal manner of putting you at ease and his followup.”

Y Simes

12 Aug 2020

“Tony is considerate and honest.”

R Hope

6 Aug 2020

“Tony was great to work with & I have told people about my experience.”

W Polkinghorne

24 Jul 2020

“Overall the process was very seamless with Tony. He managed the sale very easily, kept us informed along the way and overcame the hurdles we encountered.”

A Crossen

26 Jun 2020

“Tony has been very professional in selling our properties. He is honest and trustworthy.”

G & M Hubbard

25 Jun 2020

“Tony and Nigel were both great people to work with. Very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the property market in the Canterbury area. We would happily use them in the future if we repurchase and sell another property.”

J Keogh & E Martoia

25 Jun 2020

“Tony was honest. He had an offer within five days of the property going to the market. He’s a genuine guy and very easy to relate to.”

P Ruske

23 Jun 2020

“Excellent service and professional agents”

G Earnshaw & M Wright

12 Jun 2020

“Exceeded expectations”

R Grainger

10 Apr 2020

“We found Tony to be highly professional and knowledgeable. He was reliable and easy to get in touch with. He gave helpful information around the market and the best way to sell our house. Marketing was effective and we made a good sale.”

W Sharp & N Prescott

3 Apr 2020

“Tony had a humble and calm demeanour, a pleasure to work with. Honest and upfront about all information required. Tony and Total Realty made us feel relaxed and safe in a stressful time.”

B & E Craighead-Marshall

26 Mar 2020

“From start to finish the process was really smooth. Tony explained this clearly, and offered advice on preparing our property, including home staging and advertising, which was relevant to our situation, with a successful result after our first open home.”

M Van Der Kley

13 Mar 2020

“Tony sold our previous property for us just over a year ago. Very good.”

M & N Cooke

10 Mar 2020

“We found Tony to be very helpful and good communication with us.”

M & R Pomare

10 Mar 2020

“From the very start Tony was up front with everything we needed to know about the selling of our property. He was extremely good in arranging open homes and times to suit us. Communication was excellent. Tony’s service was very professional.”

D Moores

4 Mar 2020

“Tony's great, good sales strategy and clear communication. We met with a lot of real estate agents, they all wanted to charge a fortune, up-sell us or just plain didn't follow up with us after our meeting. Tony we trusted.”

S McMillan

22 Feb 2020

“We were very impressed with Tony's honest advice on the marketing of our property and the efforts of Tony and Nigel in getting the property sold within a week from listing! Overall a superb team!”

T Reid

17 Dec 2019

“Tony was great to deal with and able to answer all our questions when needed”

L & P Richmond

3 Dec 2019

“Tony worked tirelessly to get our home sold, have recommended him to others.”

G & J Adams

30 Oct 2019

“Effective and efficient in all aspects of dealings with the company”

G Earnshaw & M Wright

11 Oct 2019

“I selected your firm initially based on price. But after my first call with Tony I was sold on the service. Tony came across as very genuine, honest and experienced. He was approachable and gave me the sense he knew what he was doing. I left everything up to Tony and the result was better than I hoped for.”

A Midalia

9 Oct 2019

“Tony was very approachable & it was easy to have a discussion regarding the market value of the house. He made a great recommendation to get it staged which I hadn't thought of & this worked really well. Photos taken on Fri, on the market Mon & an acceptable offer by Wed seems pretty impressive to me.”

G McTigue

13 Sep 2019

“Once Tony was given our house he was great and was great in communicating with us, pleasure to have sell our house! He goes the extra mile to get the best outcome. Thanks again Tony!”

J & B Jewell

1 Sep 2019

“Down to earth sales people. Great service, friendly and good information, helpful”

M & T Sinclair

30 Aug 2019

“Tony was amazing through the whole process from start to end and very thorough. Even though we had two offers fall through it didn’t take him long to get another and Tony remained so positive through it all.”

V Clark

8 May 2019

“Tony very easy to understand, easy to talk with. Very lucky to sell our home so quick. He kept us up with the play all the way. Tony did a great job at the open home to capture our buyer. Well done Tony.”

A Lucas

29 Apr 2019

“Everything was upfront and explained well, no hidden cost. Tony was incredibly good to deal with and we were both very comfortable with his wealth of knowledge and how approachable he was. It has been very smooth sailing which is what we wanted.”

R Carenza & C Thomson

8 Apr 2019

“The experience was great, from the appraisal right through to the sale. Tony kept us informed throughout and was accommodating of our needs. His manner was professional and friendly.”

N & D Wallace

18 Jul 2018

“Tony was easy to deal with, was professional at all times and worked hard to achieve a great result in a flat market.”

S Mccleary & S Stray

18 May 2018

“Great experience”

S & J Butler

8 May 2018

“Our experience was very good, Tony was always straight up and honest about everything, and didn't seem to keep anything from us. We always knew exactly what was going on, and if there was anything we needed to do we were informed of that.”

N & R Blair

3 May 2018

“Tony worked very hard to get us a quick sale and a fair price for a property we had owned less than two years. He was always available to answer our questions and provide support in what is a stressful time for sellers and buyers alike.”

A & P Dench

11 Apr 2018

“I had faith in their experience and marketing ability right from the start. I was proved right, they sold the property in a short time for the price I wanted. No haggling required.”

M Norton

10 Apr 2018

“Once again Tony has given great service and we are very happy with the quick and stress free result”

L Choat

11 Mar 2018

“Tony was excellent, and every time I had an issue he got onto it very quickly, and he's a great communicator.”

Christopher & Larysa Swift

16 Feb 2018

“It was simple and straight forward with contact/communication from agents being great”

Hilary & Philip Kay

11 Feb 2018

“Main contact was with Tony Whalley. We were very happy with the service and communication recieved. He always did what he said he would and was on time every time.”

Matthew & Donna Deighton

16 Nov 2017

“Tony is a consummate professional who is both warm and approachable as well as highly knowledgeable. At all times he offered a fabulous, top quality service and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.”

Leannda Pine

25 Oct 2017

“Tony was very easy to deal with and professional in his approach. I feel we got value for money and when sold quickly got a rebate in advertising”

Graeme Hubbard & Marilyn Mcclure-hubbard

9 Aug 2017

“All aspects of selling our property with Tony were easy, straightforward and without any hassle. Communication was always timely and accurate. If and when the opportunity arises in the future we will be sure to contact Total Realty to assist with purchasing and/or selling.”

Amy & Daniel King

24 Jul 2017

“We have worked with Tony before and have recommended him to other family and friends.”

Graeme Hubbard & Marilyn Mcclure-hubbard

27 Jun 2017

“Third time we have used Tony and he has got better every time Good communication and followup.”

Yvonne Petheram

17 Feb 2017

“Great first impression from Tony. We found him knowledgeable and trustworthy and we got a good gut feeling. He was very professional the whole way through and was able to offer us insightful advice to the market. Our house was sold very quickly!”

Rebecca Cooper & Vanessa Cooper

8 Feb 2017

“Professional honest approach by very friendly sales people.”

Bualoi Yoha & Jacobus Kuppens

11 Jan 2017

“The team is very professional and easy to deal with.”


4 Jan 2017

“Tony was fantastic to deal with, nothing was a problem and he was very approachable at any time. I have little recent experience in the whole real estate process and was thankful for his understanding of this which made the whole process less daunting. He was able to produce an offer very quickly and I cannot recommend him more highly. I would have no hesitation in using his services if need be in the future.”

Graeme & Julie Peck

23 Dec 2016

“Tony visited and gave a thorough account of Total Realty's terms and conditions and guided us through the process with ease. His personality work well, and we liked that. Other salespeople we approached did not match this combination. He worked professionally with speed and a smile.”

Joanne Curtis & Peter Curtis

13 Dec 2016

“Excellent service. Very fast. Got much better price than could have got from other agents”

Stephen & Susan Dawson

9 Dec 2016

“Very pleased with experience, we thought Tony did a great job, the communication was good, the house sold quickly and we got a price we were happy with.”

Claire Attwell-dixon & Steven Dixon

13 Nov 2016

“Tony did a fantastic job. He communicated well, kept us updated throughout the process. The house was sold quickly and and we were happy with the price.”

Lev & Alina Zhuravsky

9 Oct 2016

“We were pleasantly impressed from start to finish. Tony had been really helpful and his professionalism is second to none.”

Angeline Soong

3 Oct 2016

“Always available to answer questions and offer advise”

Vicki Wilson

1 Sep 2016

“Tony was excellent to deal with and extremely helpful and accommodating.”

Liam Sergeant & Emma Woodham

25 Aug 2016

“We found Tony to be an excellent agent to sell our property. He explained everything in clear and simple language, was able to answer all our questions and, overall, he was very courteous and genuine in his approach. Receiving two offers after the first open home was an excellent outcome, and we are most grateful to Tony for all his efforts.”

Ronald Chapman & Bronwyn Hamilton

17 Aug 2016

“It was seamless. Very helpful and professional sales people. I would recommend them to anyone selling Real Estate.”


28 Jul 2016

“Tony was so lovely to deal with. We felt comfortable with him and this is very important when opening your home up to others. He is both very professional and friendly. I have already past on a recommendation.”

Graham & Sarah Barker

20 Jul 2016

“Professional, kept us up to date with progress. We would recommend them to friends”

Malcolm & Deanne Dowding

19 Jul 2016

“My experience of selling with Total Realty was great - the process went smoothly, the agent was incredibly thoughtful, skilled, organised, and exceptionally professional. And, added to that, we only needed to have one open home to sell! I was really impressed with the agent's knowledge of the market and advice about how best to market my property. Tony was both very realistic about the strengths and limitations of my property and that helped me prepare for the open home and also to make decisions about marketing. I have sold several houses before, but this is my first time with Total Realty and it was by far the easiest and most professional process. I think that it is now a case of 'once you go Black (and orange), you never go back.'”

Nikki Anne Evans

11 Jul 2016

“Very good and nice to deal with I did think it was going to be hard work but it was very good experience thank you”

Simon & Phillipa Dixon

11 Jul 2016

“Given my situation to deal with I found them totally professional , friendly and empathetic.Sherini has the sweetest personality .”

Scott & Jody-ann

16 Jun 2016

“Whould have no trouble recommending to other people selling their property they were so good an friendly to work with”

Denis & May Clark

14 Jun 2016

“We found Tony very easy to deal with. He was very honest about the market and what we could expect but he did not push us in any direction. We appreciated his guidance at all times and would certainly recommend him to others. He communicated well with us. Tony and Sherini worked well together.”

Keith & Susan Bowness

2 Jun 2016


Stewshaw Developments Ltd

31 May 2016

“We enjoyed working with Tony and he kept us up to date with what was going on. Thank You Tony”

Warren & Beverley Jackson

25 May 2016

“Total realty were freindly trustworthy and approachable. Nothing was a problem.”

Tara Cattermole & Edward Hall

22 Apr 2016

“Very easy, awesome service, great agent! We are so happy with all aspects of how the sale of our home went! Saved us thousands!!”

Chloe & Nicolas Worthington

13 Apr 2016

“Selling my house with Total Realty was an easy, no hassle experience. Tony handled everything so I didn't need to worry about the process at all.”

Lisa Direen Ltd

21 Mar 2016

“Tony sold the house above what we expected and even when that sale fell through it sold 2 days later and for another good price. We like the fee and the fact that because we sold so quick we didn't have to pay full advertising cost. Also love the photo book we were given at the end of the sale”

Graeme Hubbard & Marilyn Mcclure

18 Mar 2016

“Tony was fantastic to work with, was professional, gave great advice and his communication throughout the marketing/selling process was excellent. We appreciated his skill in selling our home so quickly.”

Courtney Tiffen & Jessie-anne Maher

12 Feb 2016

“This was our first property sale Tony was very professional and he explained everything clearly. He kept us informed through out the process. The property photo's were high quality and very professional.”

Aidan & Shanda Mulder

10 Jan 2016

“tony was not pushy, which was great”

Donna-marie Jewell

26 Nov 2015

“Tony our agent has done everything we require and marketed our home well.”

Christine & Graham Earnshaw

19 Sep 2015

“We found Tony to be honest and reliable in all our dealings with him. Professional, polite and always available.”

John & Mary Kerr

7 Sep 2015

“Good initial meeting to settle on a price. Regular feedback on what people are saying. A sale made in a timely fashion.”

James Ralfe

20 Aug 2015

“If you want a real estate agent that delivers what he said, and does it in a "no hassle" way, Tony Whalley is your man. Tony was proactive and professional, making the sale for us very easy and sucessful.”

Ian & Susan Hustwick

28 Jul 2015

“No issues whatsoever, Tony always got back to us, was very pleasant to deal with”

Carolyn Thomas & Robert Almond

8 Jul 2015

“Very professional and easy to deal with..Would also like to thank Tony on how he dealt with my mother as he was very patience and understanding. Also how he explained to her and help through the process of buying and selling..Highly recommended.”

Neil Frew

25 Jun 2015

“Stress free and managed well -would happily recommend Tony to others.”

Jan & Alexander Waiti