Theo Smith

Theo Smith is a determined individual with a remarkable passion for what he does. Theo has an enviable 20 year track record of success and has consistently enjoyed the coveted title of ‘number one residential sales agent’ for Harcourts Advantage Realty Limited nine years running (2010-2019) and has ranked in the top 20 internationally for the past four years (2015–2019) this is out of over 6,000 agents is testament to his hard work and drive to achieve the best results for his clients.

Theo's tenacity for success has seen him break sales records in Mount Maunganui and Papamoa. This success stems from his desire to get better, every day, and that the top is never the top.
Theo works tirelessly for his vendors and offers a one on one service with step by step support. Over his 20 years in real estate Theo has established a strong clientele who loyally use his services. His contacts in farming, banking, retail and commercial property ensure that his regularly updated database is both expansive and coveted.

Theo’s passion is property and outside of selling he is active within the investment and developing arena, with his focus being on change of use of land and commercial.
Theo has a sound knowledge of this industry and has experienced years of market highs and lows. His love for the Bay of Plenty area is underpinned by a great knowledge of the history of the property market and a desire to continue to support its growth.

When spare time prevails, Theo likes to be active – whether it’s going to the gym or up the Mount for walks with his wife and children.  During the holidays you will find Theo and his family at Waihi Beach enjoying the kiwi lifestyle.

Ben Cantley

Ben is a valued member of Team Theo of Harcourts working out of the Mount Maunganui Office.
Ben’s genuine values are for placing people first and understanding his clients’ needs.   When it comes to dealing with their most important investment, clients will feel confident in the consistent support they receive from him.  Ben is proud to be part of Team Theo, a successful team of dedicated people, you will be guaranteed the very best service.

It is irrelevant what level of the market you are in, whether it be first home buyers, downsizing, investment interest or your dream home.  Ben will ensure the entire process of your real estate transaction is as stress free as possible and has the best outcome for you.

Ben lives and breathes the Mount lifestyle.  If he’s not at work, you’ll find him on the water – surfing, kite surfing, fishing and anything that involves breathing the salt air and being by the beach. 

Jo-ellen Powell

Jo-ellen joined Team Theo bringing a diverse and varied background with experience as a Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, qualified Real Estate Agent, Marketing Manager, Au Pair and administrative professional.

With over five years’ experience working within the Real Estate Industry and a passion for people at the heart of what she does, Jo-ellen supports Team Theo to provide open, clear, effective channels of communication to ensure high client satisfaction. Jo-ellen’s enthusiasm and dedication for client care are her core strengths along with her exceptional organizational skills. She prides herself on being adaptable & flexible to changing requirements.

Jo-ellen obtained her real estate license in March 2016 to gain further understanding of the buying and selling process to ensure she was able to deliver the best results to clients as possible.

A passionate traveller and culture seeker, Jo-ellen grew up in Cambridge, then at 17 spent a year abroad in Chile which fuelled her desire to explore the world further. She has since lived in Australia, Wellington, and most recently New York.

Jo-ellen now calls the Mount home and loves the lifestyle and all that the Mount represents. She is a bright, outgoing & approachable person and enjoys meeting & developing relationships with a wide range of people & aspires to positively impact whomever she connects with. 

We always feel very proud to receive awards and recognition for all our hard work.
Thank you to our loyal vendors and purchasers, we could not achieve this without you!

Work hard and play hard is one of the team’s mottos and we certainly abide by that rule!   We all love great coffee, laughter and having fun, so it's important to keep it real, have fun and get involved in community events.  We love to give back to the community with sponsorship.

Our Award Winning Approach.

“The whole team is professional and dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for their clients. We knew that they would all be working hard behind the scenes for us and had complete trust in them getting a result for us, we really appreciate your work and would only ever use Team Theo for our real estate needs!”

Rory & Natalie