Barfoot & Thompson Ltd (Licensed: REAA 2008) - Birkenhead
24 Birkenhead Ave
“Top Service – Top Results”
Top branch salesperson 2007 - 2014
Top 25 salesperson 2007 - 2013 Barfoot & Thompson are proud to have representing their company a top performing real estate salesperson in Ann Lepper. Ann began her real estate career in 1995 and since then has consistently remained in the top 5% to 20% of successful real estate professionals in New Zealand. Ann attributes her success to “treating people properly, being honest, up front, a good listener and a sense of humour”. Humility is a trait that Ann says is missing in a lot of real estate people, as the focus should not be on themselves but on the people that are requiring their trust and expertise to guide them with either selling or buying a property. Living all her life on the North Shore, with early childhood starting in Devonport & then family settling in Glenfield. Eventually married life took her to Torbay and her own first home. Ann currently resides in Northcote Point & her passion for the real estate industry has also enabled Ann to invest in the property market herself and thus become a specialist in residential investment, where she has helped many people in becoming financially successful & independent themselves. Ann lives and breathes real estate locally but has even been known to sell a number of properties in the Warkworth vacinity due to the fact she has a hideaway there too, so work and play does go pretty well together. Ann is very proud to be working for Barfoot & Thompson as it really is a well known Auckland icon and has been run as a true family business since 1923, and believes that Barfoot & Thompson have competitive fees and products. TESTIMONIALS Tom Winton “Have already recommended Ann and they are using Ann to sell their mothers Unit. I will continue to recommend her and make sure they understand the advantages of using Barfoot and Thompson, what Ann had out lined to me, I found to be true. Ann Lepper is an outstanding and understanding sales agent, (she showed great consideration to the recent passing of my wife to me and my daughter) she also guides other Barfoot and Thompson staff and agents to promote the property, and ensures maximum result of the photographing of the property by supporting and making adjustments for the Photographer, makes sure of maximum exposure, has a great sense of timing and grasping opportunities to get best result”. Peter Baustaedter & Glenda Smith “Ann has a great positive attitude and way about her and at a time which is considered one of the most stressful we felt she had things all in control and made the experience as smooth as possible for us. We enjoyed our dealing with her”. Chenyu & Jose Chenyu/Liao “I interviewed a few sales agents from other firms. After talking with Ann, I knew right away I would engage her services.Ann's positive and upbeat personality as well as attentiveness to the seller and buyer is a winning combination resulting in happy customers. A truly trustworthy professional!” Bharat Tailor “Ann is very professional and helpful. She has a very pleasing personality and is easy to deal with. She has gone extra mile in providing service to us during the whole process as she believes on building strong relationship rather than providing one off service. She is a real asset to the organisation. On personal note, BIG thank you to her for providing valuable assistance to my son Vivek Tailor to pursue his career in real estate.”
Yvette and Bill Plunkett’s successful team approach has resulted in over 500 residential sales on the North Shore, working with all types of buyers and sellers.
Their extensive collection of testimonials attests to their honesty, integrity and a high level of service that brings clients back year after year. Repeat and referral business accounts for 60% of their sales. Their “two-for-the-price-of-one” service results in a high level of delivery to clients, and their commitment is reflected in their promise to clients:
“To act in every way as if we were the clients ourselves”.
Yvette Plunkett has worked with Barfoot & Thompson since 1997, and has lived for most of her life on the North Shore. She knows all the Shore has to offer to both professionals and families. Yvette’s experience and understanding of real estate trends provides the basis for sound advice to clients in all phases of the sale. She began her career as a nurse, developing a special talent for communicating with clients and responding to their needs.
Bill Plunkett Dip OSH, JP joined Yvette’s successful real estate practice in 2003 and now works as a full partner in every transaction, bringing fresh enthusiasm to the combination. With a lifetime interest in buying and selling real estate, Bill appreciates its importance as a key source of wealth for clients. Bill is active in the community and has extensive contacts among its leading citizens. Since 1998, he has served as President of the Birkenhead Licensing Trust. An active Rotarian, he was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1996. He relishes his role as a NZ marriage celebrant. Ministerial appointments include membership of the Lottery Community Facilities Committee and trusteeship on the ASB Community Trust
Carol is well known on the North Shore having been a Property Manager at Birkenhead Branch for 30 years and before that a short time at the Browns Bay Branch, Carol was born and bred in the East Coast Bays. Over the years Carol has had clients that were once tenants and then moved on to become landlords, knowing how they were treated when they were tenants now wanting their property managed the same way knowing their property would be in safe hands. Carol has a wealth of knowledge in Property Management and Tenancy Law, knows how important communication and the ability to listen to both landlord and tenant and has a lot of referral business. Carol is firm but fair in dealing with any tenancy related issues, hands on when it comes to any tenants arrears and committed to the management of your property. Carol takes care in selecting the right tenant for your valuable investment and checks references ensuring they are genuine. Her long term experience has proved invaluable in making the right decisions, many have been long term managements which is a reference in itself.
Please contact Carol if you have a property you would like managed from Birkenhead to Torbay and surrounding areas.
Harry sells residential real estate out of Barfoot & Thompson’s Birkenhead branch. He loves the opportunities and potential that a non-franchised company offers to both him and his clients. Harry is not bound by area restrictions and has access to buyers and properties from the entire Barfoot & Thompson network.
The freedom and flexibility of the industry allows Harry to give his clients a tailor made marketing campaign for each individual property. He is dedicated to providing his customers with the best experience and service and strives to help them reach their full property goals.
He holds a Bachelor and Graduate Diploma in Business and has excellent quantity estimates, cost control and time management skills. All are valuable assets to his clients in minimising costs while maximising return on investment.
Harry speaks English and Mandarin which can help eliminate any confusion in the negotiation process by ensuring that both parties have the same understanding of the deal being offered.
If you are interested in buying or selling in the area then Harry would be the one to talk to. He will put your needs above his own and see that you walk away with a top result.
Great follow up and awesome service. Harry got us a good price and made sure we were looked after right up to the end.
I found Harry very pleasant, friendly and professional. I like his enthusiasm when he first visited the property. He approached the neighbours to ask if they could trim a shrub to enhance the views.
Kantha Soni My partner & I found Harry Zhang to be very honest and open, very respectful to deal with and enjoyed all aspects of the process which resulted in not only a win-win on the property market but a reliable source of information and assistance beyond the sales process. Graham Urguhart & Drew Bould
Enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism are very important to James and his philosophy with business and life.
James was born in Shanghai and migrated to New Zealand in 1999. He is proficient in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese which enables him to establish networks in both local and Asian communities, giving him rich and diverse networking abilities.
His commitment to achieve good results is evident with James attaining a degree with IT where he went on further to complete a second degree in finance and accounting through the Auckland University of Technology. He brings not only a difference in professional knowledge to the real estate industry, but also ethical judgments and the ability to provide investment portfolio analysis.
A good listener who focuses on establishing trust, James ensures his clients always remain at the centre of the selling process. His commitment to accomplish the optimal outcome at all times is a goal of James and one which he makes sure he achieves.
James has several years experience in consultancy and retail sales in New Zealand companies, and has been known to become one the top performers in these areas. His dedication to delivering the best service with a focus on honesty, integrity and attention is evident in all that he attempts.
James talents are varied and an excellent asset of one of his talents is his professional photography passion, which would be an benifit to his real estate business, therefore offering another service to gaining maximum interest in a property.
With a drive to exceed expectations and high results Kevin is one of Barfoot and Thompson’s most successful rural/residential sales persons. He has been Awarded Top Individual Salesperson in the Kumeu Branch 3 consecutive years from 2015 to 2017, Top individual salesperson in Rodney District 3 consecutive years also from 2015 to 2017 and was Awarded No. 3 Sales Individual in Barfoot and Thompson for the period of one year ending September 2016.
Kevin has built a large network of clientele from first home buyers to investors, developers and land bankers not only local but also internationally. This large clientele base has been built up through hard and diligent work. With his expansive networking and client base, Kevin has become a preferred agent to source different types of local properties; including million dollar houses, lifestyle properties, commercial and retail properties, large sub-division projects and rural land.
Kevin is well observed with the Chinese community for his integrity, professionalism, expertise and knowledge. Kevin’s “can do” attitude is a credit to him and contributes to results which leave vendors and buyers satisfied. He delivers a fast sales turnaround as a product of his hard and focused work on his clients and the industry. His focus is the needs and wants of clients and he is dedicated to achieving the best result for each individual in each of their unique situations.
Professionalism, integrity and diligence is a duty Kevin commits to in his business and high results are the ultimate outcome. If you are contemplating selling, Kevin Hu without a doubt has all the right qualities in sales agent for you.
A Top Salesperson, a top company, together we make it happen!
Lyn has lived and worked in the community since 1974. She has thrived in people related professions throughout her working life – as a registered nurse, Air New Zealand hostess, local plunket nurse and as a real estate salesperson since July 1996.
Repeat and referral business ensures she is consistently one of the TOP PERFORMERS in the Birkenhead office and in the top 10%-20% in the company.
She has a commitment to offer her vendors the best service and advice, delivered in an honest friendly manner and the very best outcome with a minimum of stress to the vendor.
Choosing a dedicated professional costs you no more but the results of a successful sales campaign could add thousands to your bottom line.
“I am committed to continue to build my business in real estate by establishing relationships with vendors and purchasers through TRUST.”
If you want exceptional service without compromise, plus that winning edge, call me. Testimonials
BRANCH MANAGERS REFERENCE
“Lyn’s commitment to people is second to none. She has a professional and diligent approach which earns her the respect of Vendors and Purchasers alike, as the testimonials on the right endorse. I can strongly recommend her to anyone wishing to employ a competent, professional salesperson when either selling or buying their home.”
GENERAL MANAGER OF BARFOOT & THOMPSON
OPEN HOME SURVEY RESULTS
A few weeks ago, the company had undertaken on its behalf a survey of one Open Home per branch, across the whole of the Auckland district… This survey, which was undertaken independently by people employed to undertake the task but unknown to the company.
The purpose of this note to you is to congratulate you on behalf of the company because you were one of the salespeople with the highest score, and obviously conducted an excellent Open Home on the day. The level of service to your vendors and prospective purchasers is obviously of a very high standard and you are to be congratulated and commended for the results you achieved.
Well done and best wishes for the months ahead.
PETER & ANNE BARFOOT
“...We found Lyn to be honest and reliable and enthusiastic in all aspects of the transactions. What she said she would do she did. The advice given was accurate and reliable. We would not hesitate in recommending her to her future customers.”
“... I would not hesitate to recommend Lyn to you, as I feel she offers 100% commitment to her clients satisfaction.”
“Lyn knows the industry very well and has a particular affinity with the Northcote, Birkenhead areas… Lyn has an excellent understanding of a client’s wishes… She handles matters professionally and is particularly accurate on pricing... Her marketing plan was honest and well executed and her friendly, caring manner with people makes her, in my mind, an exceptionally good agent to deal with. Apart from the appeal of Lyn’s easy manner, she is a person of great integrity and I would trust her totally… It is with pleasure and without a moment of hesitation that I recommend Lyn to anyone seeking help and advice in the real estate market.”
I have been involved in real estate since the late eighties, initially as a Salesperson, then moving on into full time letting for property management division, giving me vast experience in all aspects associated with selling, buying and property investment. I have been with Barfoot & Thompson Birkenhead since 2001 in the position of Letting Agent, specialising in and promoting your investment whether it is on a casual basis or one of our management properties.
I look forward to the opportunity to assist you with all your needs from finding the most suitable tenant for your valuable asset.
My aim is to find the best quality tenants in shortest possible time to reduce the amount of time your property is vacant.
Murray is an experienced agent, he’s been selling residential houses and land since 1986. He started with Birkenhead Real Estate, then in the 1990’s moved to Impact Real Estate a boutique Takapuna company before moving back to his home patch in Birkenhead and joining the Birkenhead Barfoot & Thompson team in 2001. Murray’s bread & butter has been the upper harbour coastal strip having sold many prime waterfront and hilltop homes in this area. However unlike some agents he has sold all over North Shore- from Greenhithe, Devonport and up to Stillwater and Whangaparaoa, and has a wide knowledge of the up’s (and downs...) of the real estate market over many years!
His style is not confrontational, preferring to respect people’s right to make their own decisions without being put under undue pressure. “It’s important to listen and ‘tune in’ to my clients wishes and needs”. With a creative background as a professional musician and a keen photographer, high quality marketing and an eye for detail is extremely important to Murray who’s known to work into the wee small hours getting the photos and word copy ‘just right’. A lot of his listings come from repeat business and referrals- a good barometer of a job well done. Feel free to phone him anytime for a confidential friendly chat or a free market appraisal. Here are a few comments from happy clients & customers.
When you are considering selling your property the most important decision you can make is the choice of agent to represent you. Most people think real estate agents are all the same and they have little bearing on the outcome, this is simply not true. The skill and experience of the agent plays a vital part in the marketing of your home and of the final price achieved. I provide straightforward appraisals for your home, honest advice based on years of experience, excellent marketing skills, finely honed negotiation skills and a track record of proven results.
I entered the industry prior to the global financial crisis in 2005 and have remained with Barfoot and Thompson, the most professional and largest real estate agency in Auckland since that time. I have consistently achieved excellent results and have gained the respect of my colleagues and clients as a diligent professional who puts people first never losing sight that the ultimate goal is the best net price for my clients.
Being a professional means starting work well before we meet by knowing the area and price trends as well as the mood of the market by working with buyers and sellers on a daily basis. My advice on preparation and the steps you may need to take could mean some work on your part is required before you list with me, but you can be assured that my approach is to inform you of your options and show you how to achieve the best outcome. I will explain to you why an investment in a tailored marketing package will return a significant premium and how it actually saves you money. Each step of the sales process is covered in detail and I will create a high visibility campaign for your property that optimises its benefits and unique features in order to capture the buyers attention without the dull boilerplate text that most agents use.
No man is an island and likewise in real estate, apart from having an extremely powerful network of agents who can tap into Auckland's diverse cultural groups, the unique structure of Barfoot and Thompson means any of our 1400 salespeople can easily introduce a buyer without any restrictions, that means the possibility of strong competition. That is the best way to get a significant premium for your home, getting the buyers to compete with each other to purchase and not with you to settle on a price. Should you choose auction (the most successful method of sale in Auckland today), you won't be paying auctioneer fees and you will be supported by our marketing and auction departments and their team of professional auctioneers who work with purchasers on the day.
I live and work on the North Shore, originally from the city side we moved our family here in 2000 and we love it, the access to the water, bush and a great lifestyle is why we stay. I'm on the board of trustees for the local intermediate school and we purchased a house in Island Bay and have never looked back, I love sailing and from the bottom of the street it's 20 minutes to the bridge by boat making it a fantastic area for everything nautical including fishing!
My background prior to real estate includes running my own inner city fitness business for over ten years, sales and marketing in a Sydney based office equipment company as well as starting out as a technician in the old NZ Post! Mostly my experience has taught how me that dealing with people and successful selling is always about putting others first. Honesty, integrity and reliability are qualities that create trust and underpins any successful sale, combine that with passion and creativity and you have a winning combination!
Please feel free to contact me if you require a free market consultation for your property, I look forward to meeting you and helping you move forward with your plans and dreams.
During a successful 12 year career in the New Zealand Police Pete was decorated with awards such as the Bronze Medal from the Royal Humane Society for saving life. He also gained valuable experience negotiating, running projects and teams and working in the community. These are skills Pete was able to take into his highly successful sales career with Barfoot & Thompson before moving to management.
Pete spent his first 5 years managing Barfoot & Thompson Warkworth, growing the team culture and profile while achieving market dominance and growth from around 8% to 33%.
In October 2013 Pete was given the opportunity to manage Barfoot & Thompson Birkenhead where the team is now thriving and achieving phenomenal results.
If you would like the opportunity to work with Pete and the team at Barfoot & Thompson Birkenehad, call today for an appointment.