Learn About Christchurch's Property Management & Real Estate Experts
Irelands is the sum of two leading family-owned Christchurch property management and real estate companies — First Avenue Property and Irelands.
Irelands was originally founded by Bernice Ireland in 1995 and the business has since stayed in the family, her daughter Melissa Benge (nee Ireland) bought into the business in 2017 while steering the ship over at First Avenue Property alongside her husband and business partner, Martin Benge. In May 2022, the two companies amalgamated under the Irelands name, with Melissa moving into the Managing Director role while Bernice and Martin have taken a step back.
Nothing has changed for our landlords, tenants, property buyers and sellers. ’The company ‘property made easy’ remains true. We strive to make your life easier, and we know that trust is vital – so we work hard to earn yours!
Who We Are
A family owned and operated business with over 70 years of combined experience
Christchurch property management and real estate specialists with deep experience in the local market.
A reputable and well-known company, trusted by the Christchurch community for over 25 years
What we offer
Professional property management services
Real estate services
Insightful advice on the investment market so you can maximise your property’s potential in changing conditions
If you decide to sell, we offer a smooth transition from renting out your property to selling it, as our property management and sales teams are under the same roof. This allows for a stress-free process for you and your tenants, while saving you time and money.
How we're different
We are passionate about personalised customer service and back it up with an unbeatable Service Guarantee.
We offer service to our customers 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Our Managing Director, Melissa Benge (nee Ireland), is personally reachable at all times.
We are property investors ourselves, so we truly understand your needs and concerns.
We only employ experienced and passionate Christchurch property managers and real estate agents so that we can provide you with the service you expect.
We do our utmost to help you achieve the highest return possible for your property.
Are you ready to come first?
Contact us today to begin the Irelands Experience!