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Nelson District Valuers

Property valuers Nelson

Nelson properties as photographed by property valuer Jaimie Barber

Property valuers Nelson

Property InDepth is delighted to now offer Nelson property valuations using well-known and respected local residential and lifestyle valuers, Vincent Riepen and Jaimie Barber.

The Nelson-Tasman area is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations. Sitting at the top of the South Island it ticks all the boxes – from its warm year-round Mediterranean climate, spectacular sea, rural and national park views and the overall healthy, outdoors lifestyle this region offers.

The city of Nelson sits at the geographic centre of New Zealand, on the eastern shore of Tasman Bay.  It has a population of more than 46,000 with a range of residential suburbs from Atawhai, Marybank and Brooklands, with their great sea views, to Bishopdale, Britannia Heights and the central city suburbs of Nelson South, Victoria Square and Annesbrook.

For current views across Nelson click the Bishopdale webcam  and the Richmond webcam  – with thanks to Tasman District Council.

Nelson looking across Tasman Bay

A little further out are Washington Valley, three minutes away by car; Tahunanui and Stoke – with their famous flat, sandy beach, and Cable Bay, 20 minutes away. Nearby Richmond also has a population of 14,000.

Given this it’s no wonder both Property InDepth’s Nelson/Tasman manager, Vincent Riepen, and his colleague, property valuer Jaimie Barber,  live, work and breathe the area and everything it has to offer.

“Over the years of having the privilege of  viewing people’s homes from all cultural backgrounds and financial status has been a privilege. Understanding and knowing what is important and valuable to people is a key to the value of any property,” Vincent explains.

A born, bred and well-travelled Nelsonian, Jaimie Barber has extensive knowledge of the Nelson / Tasman region. Having spent a number of years overseas, including extended travels through Australia, Europe, the US and much of Asia, Jaimie returned to live in Nelson a few years and wouldn’t have it any other way.”This gives me a plausible basis for thinking I live in the best region in the world!”

Jaimie is equally as passionate about Property InDepth as he is about Nelson. He believes the company is at the forefront of the New Zealand valuation industry with its progressive mindset, efficient systems and passionate people.

“The ease and speed at which we are able to complete our valuation reports is unparalleled. The systems Property InDepth have in place enable its valuers to access all the required information quicker than ever before and deliver reports almost immediately upon completion. This results in happy valuers and very pleased clients”.

So if you need a property valuer in Nelson, Vince or Jaimie will be delighted to help.


Although he’s originally from Horowhenua (which many people probably don’t know), Vincent freely admits that after 30 years in Nelson/Tasman he’s “entrenched” in the work and lifestyle the region offers.

In the early 1990’s he established his own very successful private valuation company Riepen Property Consultants Ltd specialising in residential and lifestyle property. A change to the Property Indepth network of valuers with the Property Indepth IT technology and support and development in 2015 became a “sensible growth option”.

Vincent has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Degree with a Valuation and Farm Management major from Massey. After completing stint with the then Lands and Survey Dept. in the Otago High Country and the Pastoral Lease sheep stations, work brought him to Nelson in the mid 1980’s.

In his spare time, Vincent likes to kayak down rivers or be away on multi-day outdoor adventures. He’s happy paddling along in his sea kayak, riding the cycle trails around the country, sea swimming,  or travelling in his small camper catching up with family and friends.


Before becoming a valuer in 2007, Jaimie  Barber worked in real estate sales and leasing (3 years) and property management (3 years). This mix of experience provides him with a broad perspective and a sound understanding of property.

In his spare time Jaimie is also an outdoors enthusiast. He often spends his spare time rock climbing, tramping, road cycling and mountain biking around the top of the South.


  • Vincent Riepen

    Registered Valuer, ANZIV, SPINZ

    027 432 7440

    Contact Vincent
  • Jaimie Barber - Nelson Tasman property valuer

    Jaimie Barber

    Registered Valuer, MPINZ

    020 406 22048

    Contact Jaimie

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