Chris Keane

Managing Director

Chris was raised on the family farm south of Port Pirie and began working at Blights Real Estate in 1975. He became a partner in the business in 1985. He is a Registered Manager and a 35+ year Member of the Real Estate Institute of SA.

During the last 45 years he has sold hundreds of properties in Port Pirie and the region. He has expertise in residential, commercial, rural and business sales. His vast experience and knowledge of the local real estate industry cannot be understated. He embraces the challenges of this ever changing industry and has experienced many economic and political changes that effect real estate from time to time.

Chris believes in offering a professional and confidential service and an honest approach is the only way to conduct business and this is testimony to his longevity in real estate. He is married to Annie and has 3 adult sons with their youngest son, Nicholas following in his fathers’ footsteps as a Sales Consultant in the Pirie office.

Over the years Chris has been on a number of sporting committees, P & F and has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Port Pirie for over 25 years.

Chris is very mindful of maintaining the service and advice that the clients and customers receive from the team at BLIGHTS REAL ESTATE is of the highest order and entrusting their real estate decisions to us will be in their best interest now and in the future.

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" "Expert Handling" "

We would like to thank Fiona Quinn for her expert handling of our house she sold for us recently.  Her patience and professionalism are to be commended and we highly recommend her for anyone wishing to either sell or buy in Whyalla

Belinda & Merritt Watson

" 'Great Service & Professionalism' "

 Hi Fiona Just a quick note the thank you for your great service and professionalism through this property purchase. I first made contact after hours, and really appreciated you getting back to us within 30 minutes, especially since offers closed the following day, and we hadn't even looked at the property. Once we settle we have a few jobs to do, then we will have your office rent the property on our behalf. Thanks Again.

M & K McLeod

I would like to thank you Michelle for you continued help in my purchase of a new home. There were some stressful moments during the past 6 weeks, but you have been fabulous in helping me to liase with the necessary people to come to a successful outcome. I will be recommending you to anyone that I know that is wanting to buy a house. Again thank you.

J Kneebone


Keira, I would like to thank you personally for your support over the last 2.5 years.  The house suited my needs and was pleasant to live there.  Once again, I thank you and would hightly reccommend both you and your company to others in need of property assistance.  I would very happily do business with you and your company in the future.

Bob McAlpine - Tenant


Thank you Keria, for everything over the past - almost years.  It has been a pleasure having you as our property manager.  We appreciate your consistant willingness to always help & outstanding customer service.

Ashley & Daniela - Tenants


Thank you very much Keira for all you persistance and help over the years, we really do appreciate it.

Darren Van Tuyl - Landlord


Hi Jade. Your service and professional prompt attitude is very much appreciated from your team. 

Craig Russell - Landlord


It is not often that I will write about the service that someone provides as part of  carrying out their  job.  However, Theresa Clarke is certainly worth mentioning. Being a property manager is often a difficult role and I can’t speak highly enough about the service that Theresa provides. What stands out the most is her attention to detail in providing clear information in regard to any matter relating to the management of our properties. Nothing is ever to difficult and she has tackled sensitive situations in the most professional manner. Theresa is well aware that landlords have invested a great deal of money in property and I trust Theresa 100% and have complete confidence in her ability to manage some of our biggest assets. Worth mentioning is Theresa’s ability in mediating communication between the landlord and tenant in a  fair and equity manner with an attitude of achieving a positive outcome for all. Thank you so much Theresa for your outstanding service in managing our properties.

Vicki Reichelt - Landlord


What a fantastic team who work with the owner and tenant to have the best outcomes possible. Very impressed by the service and the time that goes into making less hassles for myself as an owner. Nothing is ever seen as appearing to being too much for you and staff.  Keep up the good work!  

Sonya Peters - Landlord


After many years of both managing and having our property managed,  we are more than happy to recommend Nick and the team at Blights to those looking for property management. Blights conduct their business in a friendly but thoroughly professional manner: prompt, courteous communication; excellent problem solving and negotiation skills; attention to detail; day-to-day business carefully and efficiently taken care of, are some the things that come to mind. A team-approach is valued; they happily collaborate producing best possible outcomes for their clients.

Helen Giles - Landlord

Hi Fiona Just wanted to say a huge thank you.  Your time, effort, professionalism and all your help has been greatly appreciated.  You made buying our first home such a pleasure and easy process.  Would not of been able to do it without you.  Thank you so much for being easy to get hold of and answering my many questions, there was plenty of them!  Always being able to meet us at the drop of a hat to view the houses.  You have no idea how happy I am that we got you as our Agent.  Could not of asked for a better one.  Once again thank you so much 

Ryan & I. R & N Kerr – Whyalla

Fiona, thank you for your assistance in the selling of our property in Nicolson Avenue.  Your professionalism and knowledge has enabled us to achieve a quicker sale than anticipated in a very challenging market.  Your knowledge of the current market place enabled us to get a price that we were comfortable with.  

. T & J Ashwood – Whyalla

In a depressed economy and similarly depressed housing market, Fiona was able to sell my home promptly and at an acceptable price.  Fiona is punctual, reliable and dependable.  Most of all, she is sincere and honest.  I cannot recommend Fiona highly enough if you wish to engage in buying and selling real estate in the Whyalla region.  

A Summerton – NSW

I would like to express our gratitude and appreciation Fiona to you for all your effort, assistance, hard work and patience over the past eight months to sell our house.  It has been a long journey and you were there from the start.  A long time before we were even at the stage of putting it onto the market offering guidance and constructive advice which I believe helped greatly to achieve our end result.  So thank you Fiona and look forward to using your services again for selling our next property.

Mark & Von – Whyalla.

Our experience with Fiona has been fantastic.  She was very professional and friendly through every contact we had with her.  The advice she gave us showed that she has a great understanding of  real estate and the market.  She fully understands when things go wrong and works tirelessly to help sort these issues out.  Thank you Fiona for the advice, assistance and overall the friendly way you dealt with everything.  Jodie & Chris – Whyalla.   Aaron and I would like to say a huge “Thank you Fiona” for making our purchase on McConville Street such an easy one.  Not only are you a friendly geezer but you were happy to answer our thousand questions and go out of your way to see us at times that suited us both.  Thanks heaps.  Aaron, Fee, Zak.

A & F Moellner – Whyalla

I would like to thank Fiona Quinn for her help and understanding during the difficult time of selling my parents home.  Her advice and methods ensured a  prompt and successful sale, and her recommended conveyance was also helpful and efficient.  I would recommend Fiona to anyone considering the sale of property.  

. B Nottle – Whyalla

Our experience with Fiona has been fantastic.  She was very professional and friendly through every contact we had with her.  The advice she gave us showed that she has a great understanding of  real estate and the market.  She fully understands when things go wrong and works tirelessly to help sort these issues out.  Thank you Fiona for the advice, assistance and overall the friendly way you dealt with everything.  

Jodie & Chris – Whyalla

We would like to say thank you for selling my mothers house in an extremely difficult market.  We would like to commend you on your initial appraisal as it was a difficult time for us and your compassion and explanation of the sales process was a standout and could not be matched by others. Your motivation, enthusiasm, constant feedback and quick responses show true professionalism and we believe has been “second to none” which is becoming harder to find in todays society.  I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy and sell in Whyalla.  

V & L Finn – Whyalla.

With the downturn in the property market influenced by the global financial crisis and deferred decisions in mining effecting Whyalla, I did not pick a very good time to turn 64.  But having decided to sell my property portfolio and convert it to superannuation by retirement age, gave this task to Fiona Quinn, my Agent, who quickly and efficiently sold all homes.  Being an absentee landlord living in Adelaide, Blights ran my properties for years collecting rents, organizing new tenants and organising maintenance where necessary.  I cannot recommend Fiona enough.  Job well done.  Thank you Fiona.  

S Burford – Adelaide

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