Meet the Auctioneers

John Bowring – Elite Auctioneer

John has been in the Real Estate industry for almost 18 years – starting in residential sales before moving into auctioneering where he has specialised for the last nine years.
With well over 3000 auction calls to his credit, John’s undoubted strengths are his calling and negotiating skills.
John has been the national auctioneer for Colliers International for more than six years, and is now expanding into his own business; Elite Auctioneers.  John’s professionalism and desire to improve means he is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading auctioneers.
He is a regular competitor in the REINZ Auctioneers Championships, featuring as a finalist in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
John is regularly asked to call some of the country’s biggest charity auctions which include The Prime Minister’s Dinner, A night with Richie McCaw and Dan Carter, The Andre Agassi event and most recently, Simply Nigella Lawson.

Tim Obern – Elite Auctioneer

Tim has worked in the real estate industry for 13 years, with over 7 years devoted to auctioneering. Having called in excess of 4500 auctions for clients from the Far North to Christchurch, Tim has a vast understanding of the national real estate market and the auction process. He delivers youthful energy, enthusiasm and a holistic approach to negotiation with each auction.As co-founder and co-Director of Elite Auctioneers, Tim aspires to continue to evolve the Elite Auctioneers brand within New Zealand and be recognised as market leaders in auctions in all major centres.

For more information you can visit Elite Auctioneers website