Barfoot & Thompson Ltd (Licensed: REAA 2008) - Albany
233 Main Road Albany Village
Buying or selling a home can be an overwhelming experience, unless you are fully informed and in control of the process. That’s why it’s important you find the right people to work with; people who will understand you and support you to take the steps you need to take to gain the rewards you desire.
My background prior to real estate was varied, including experience in the Health, Oil and the Tourism industries. With a focus on sales and marketing which gave me the opportunity to deal with people from all walks of life and varied ethnic groups, In 1989 I changed tack to sail the now famous Tallship Soren Larsen around the world completing our first circumnavigation in 1991. This all helped me learn the keys to successful selling which are to understand the needs of the customer and always deliver on commitments – fundamentals I bring to my career in real estate.
Living overseas also helped me appreciate the unique lifestyle New Zealand has to offer, and why so many people including my family want to live on the North Shore. The outdoors, the great beaches, parks, waterways plus a growing number of restaurants, cafés and new shopping facilities are aspects we too were drawn to when choosing where to live Supporting community is important to me and over the years I have been involved in various community roles including Deputy Chairperson for the Albany Community Board. and Resource Consent Commissioner which provided me with an in depth knowledge of the planning and environmental processes here on the North Shore looking to build a safer, smarter and more sustainably efficient homes; this was a key aspect for me when building my own home of which we have incorporated many sustainable features.
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• Joined Barfoot & Thompson in 2002. Has over 10 years experience and excellent understanding of the property market.
• With a history as a civil engineer, Brendan has a good understanding of residential real estate.
• Brendan has successfully marketed and/or sold around 300 properties throughout the Auckland area.
• He has lived on the North Shore for 11 years with his wife and two kids. He is largely involved in the local and Asian communities, as well as the North Shore Soccer Club. This provides Brendan with a large network of contacts.
• Brendan is proud to be working with Barfoot & Thompson because their core values of honesty, trust and enthusiasm reflect his.
• He will always provide good value customer service and quality results so please feel free to get in contact
Anything is possible in this fast paced exciting industry and Brian wants to guide you through your journey in this current real estate market. Assisting people with their move is something that Brian really enjoys doing and it won’t be any different when he’s working for you.
Brian has had four years experience in sales and previous to real estate worked in a marketing company, managing two sales teams. His background in sales and marketing has left him with a strong ability to negotiate and handle all different kinds of selling situations.
Able to quickly and effectively identify the right marketing strategy for your property means that Brian can position your house in the market to give you the best return on investment. He takes care to find the selling point and match it with the most suitable buyer, which in turn, means that the end result satisfies all parties.
Speaking both Chinese and English allows Brian to communicate between cultures and make sure that misunderstandings are avoided. He knows how to properly communicate and will keep you in the loop throughout the whole process.
For general enquires or to talk business, Brian is available 24/7; he will be more than happy to have a chat.
Your Ultimate Real Estate Professional!
Exceptional Customer Service, Care and Results with Ethics and a high level pf performance! Track Record of Successful Marketing Campaigns, Property Sales and Record Sales since 1999. Carmen is your top local agent and best choice for the sale of your home! For buyers Carmen takes care of you professionally and your transaction at the same high level.
Carmen Holtz has been working in the real estate industry since 1999 specializing in Albany and surrounds. She is qualified with her Branch Manager Certificate and AREINZ through Massey University, giving her a wide base of knowledge to perform and practise at a high level of duty and care to her sellers and buyers. Carmen’s dedication to her clients is supported by her business acumen and strong marketing skills.
She prides herself on delivering sensible recommendations and places great emphasis putting together innovative marketing plans - of which she manages every stage, keeping a finger on the pulse at all times. She compliments this by ensuring her clients’ properties are portrayed in the best light, from having professional photography for that "wow" factor to using her eye for interior decorating, to style the home appropriately for the target market.
With powerful negotiation skills, perseverance and persistence amongst Carmen’s skill set, she consistently delivers the results her clients’ desire and, in a tough or down market, gets them the best price possible.
For Carmen doing her job well means just as much as achieving the best results possible for her clients and customers. She always sees to it that people feel comfortable, informed and respected. Achieving this through her sheer passion for working with people, her ability to understand the things that motivate buyers and sellers, and her knack for reading situations and providing lateral thinking to solve any problems when required.
To work with an exceptional sales person with all the business, marketing and people skills that has it all to ensure that your real estate transactions succeed in the very best possible way, phone Carmen today.
Top 25 Salesperson 2013/2014
Top Salesperson at Albany Branch 2013/2014
No.1 Salesperson in Albany Branch (year ending March 2013)
Catherine is one of Albany branch’s most talented sales people, combining a wealth of area knowledge and a second to none educational background. A Master degree complemented by five years experience in a marketing management position gives her an ability to quickly and effectively identify the marketing strategy that will work to sell your home.
Catherine’s ability to speak fluent English and Chinese, as well as her deep immersion within her community allows her to not only create network opportunities, but allows her to successfully navigate the cultural divide and relate to people from all walks of life.
Client assurance is the focus of Catherine’s work ethic, providing an enthusiastic, tenacious and committed attitude to every job that she takes on. With a love for the North Shore area, and an extensive network system in place, Catherine will be able to help you realise your real estate potential.
Don joined Barfoot & Thompson following a 25 year career in marketing and advertising agency management. Over that time, he had the pleasure to work on some of New Zealand’s best brands, included among them are; Cerebos Greggs, Masport, Yves Saint Laurent, NZ Post, Sanitarium, NZI, SPCA, Lion Nathan, SuperLiquor, Montana & Babich Wines, Dive HQ, and Watties.
Born and educated in Wellington, Don and his family have lived on the North Shore, since moving to Auckland.
He has personally been involved in the construction of four homes and extensively renovated two others himself, he understands property and the real estate market, particularly on the North Shore.
One of his great pleasures (and frustrations) in life, is a round of golf with his friends.
Among other things, Don also enjoys working on personal projects –he has learned to weld steel using a Mig Welder, bought a compressor and taught himself to spray paint.
He has rebuilt a 1987 Mazda Ute from a wreck, built a steel trailer, and restores outdoor furniture.
If, you live on Auckland’s North Shore and are looking to buy or sell, call Don Mackay on 027 525 0100 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org – it could be the best decision you ever make.
I arrived New Zealand in 2001 after I finished my Bachelor of Environmental Design in Shanghai China.
In 2003 I started my real estate salesperson job at one of the Auckland's biggest real estate company - Barfoot & Thompson. I worked in Mt Albert branch till now, during these years, our team has achieved branch top several times.
After these years' work in the industry, I've got the opportunity to meet a lot of people and made a lot of friends out of it. So my job actually brings pleasure to my life, as I love to talk with people, get to know people and help people.
I also found there are a great amount of responsibility and mission involved in my job. To me maybe it's a job, a source of income. But to my customers, it's a house of their dream, one of the most important thing in their life. So to find a home that my customers love makes me happy and excited as well.
The principle of my life is honesty, and I always keep my word. It is my faith and will never change.
I am also a fan of delicious vegetarian food and I enjoy cooking very much. I would like to share my healthy recipes with every one.
I always believe in such a nice country like New Zealand, we are so lucky to live and form our sweet family here. I will try my best to find you your dream home.
If you have any question regarding any of our company's listing, please contact me, I will give my best suggestion. It's my pleasure to talk with you.
Exceptional Levels of Service
Grant and Michelle offer professional service throughout the selling process and go out of their way to ensure all parties involved are kept fully informed. Grant and Michelle feel communication and professionalism are central to excellent service and this duo feel honoured to be involved in the selling and buying of their clients’ most valuable asset.
Experience in Sales and Marketing
The key to achieving the best possible price for your property is through a targeted marketing approach and following up prospective customers. Grant and Michelle have a combined 50 years’ experience in sales and marketing – including over 12 years selling property with Barfoot & Thompson.
A Team Approach
Grant and Michelle enjoy working as a team; Grant concentrates on selling while Michelle focuses on the administration, marketing and follow-up to ensure everyone involved is kept up-to-date. They manage their listings together to ensure all avenues are covered to maximise the potential of the properties they have been entrusted to sell.
Why Barfoot & Thompson?
Grant and Michelle have chosen to work for Barfoot & Thompson because with 90 years in the business, their proven track record is second to none. The IT and Marketing departments provide essential support and the company’s listings are shared amongst the 65 offices and 1,400 salespeople. This enables Grant and Michelle to draw on the knowledge and support of the Barfoot & Thompson network in order to satisfy their clients’ needs.
Grant and Michelle love the North Shore, with a special devotion to Albany where they support the local businesses and community. Grant began his schooling at Albany Primary School, where his father was headmaster at the time
As a family their time is spent on many interests which include keeping fit, enjoying the local beaches, swimming and relaxing with friends at home or at the neighbourhood cafes and restaurants.
What Grant and Michelle's clients say...
"From the onset, we found Grant very approachable, friendly and very helpful. We received extremely good feedback and when asked a question he endeavoured to find the answer and phoned back promptly. He is tenacious and followed up all the agents and people who came through the open homes, with the end result of a satisfactory sale in a short space of time. We would have no hesitation in recommending Grant to family and friends. Thank you Grant, job well done."
Grahame and Pauline Edwards
________________________________________ "Thank you both for marketing and selling our property in English Oak Drive in Albany on our behalf. Despite the current economy and decline in property sales, we felt extremely confident in your abilities and reputation to actively market our home resulting in a fairly quick sale agreement. We felt we were kept up to date with progress and appreciated the feedback from prospective buyers. Once again thank you for such a professional and great selling experience, we would definitely recommend your services to other home owners and buyers."
Karl and Alishia Gaines
________________________________________ "Having recently, for the second time, purchased a property through Grant & Michelle Beach, we have once again experienced an extremely professional and efficient approach from them both in regard to all aspects of the purchase. Grant & Michelle work seamlessly as a team, and we found their helpfulness and honesty consistent at all times, which made the whole process a hassle-free and enjoyable experience."
Sharon and Dave Sharp
________________________________________ "My wife and I have had Grant and Michelle handle a number of our Real Estate dealings over the last 5 years. On all occasions we have been very impressed with the professional application and conviction of Grant and Michelle in handling our property needs. We were impressed with the prompt efficient service, depth of knowledge of the market, personal assistance, feedback and advice to realise a suitable outcome for us in every instance. Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions one makes in a lifetime and in any future Real Estate dealings we would not hesitate to ask Grant and Michelle to assist us."
Murray and Heather Gee
________________________________________ "I have sold two houses with Grant and Michelle and bought one. I found their market analysis to be very precise and accurate. Their professionalism and honesty is obviously why they are the Number 1 real estate agents in Albany for Barfoot and Thompson. Grants marketing strategies are his obvious strength. I have recommended them too many friends and family and will continue to do so."
Tanya Mills, Albany
________________________________________ "We purchased our current Albany property, via Grant Beach of Barfoot and Thompson. Our past dealings with Real Estate agents have not always been great, with many negative experiences. It was finally good to deal with an agent who would actually listen to what we wanted. Grant was not pushy, was able to answer all our questions, had a great knowledge of the area and genuinely looked after our best interests in a totally professional manner. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone that is looking at buying or selling their property on the North Shore."
Darryl and Rebecca Rowe
________________________________________ "We have been fortunate to find Grant and Michelle Beach. I don't believe this is a typical statement to say about Real Estate agents in general, and not one we thought we would ever say. However, they both have been a huge help to us with the last four sales and purchases of our homes. They are both extremely professional, helpful and have always been available at a moments notice to help us, show us properties, even giving us unbiased advice about properties that were not listed with their company. Grant has always been upfront and honest in his approach, giving us sound advice when selling, including the best way to list and market our property. In two of our purchases our offer was one of many presented on the property we were wanting to buy. Grant was extremely helpful in giving us ideas in which to 'seal the deal' and advice on what price to offer. In both circumstances he went to bat for us with the client, presenting us as a great family to own their home, we were really fortunate to secure both properties. They have both been truly invaluable in the past and we would recommend them to any future house buyers or sellers."
Bryce and Debbie Watson
________________________________________ "I have known Grant and Michelle Beach for a number of years and have had the pleasure of both selling and purchasing properties through them. I would highly recommend the service they provide and have at all times found them to be professional, honest and trustworthy. As a client I have been treated with respect and they have put my requirements above all else. I have willingly referred other friends and acquaintances to them as I have appreciated their commitment and know that they will provide an excellent service."
________________________________________ "This is a short letter to thank B&T for selling our home and to Grant Beach for completing a super clean contract deal. We would gladly recommend Grant to whomever may need expert Real Estate services."
________________________________________ “We have found Grant and Michelle to be the most organised, experienced and professional in their field, they are positive, realistic, considerate and kept us well informed throughout the process of selling two of our homes, both of which were sold within 3 weeks of listing”
Ali and Christine Dahroug
________________________________________ “Grant and Michelle are a dedicated and effective team. I would have no compunction in trusting them with the marketing of any property in any price range or any area. Their honesty and efficiency ensure they are a totally functional unit and a credit to the industry.”
________________________________________ “It has been a pleasure purchasing our new home through you, thank you very much for your professionalism, attention to detail, kindness and understanding”
Beverley and Ian Cole
________________________________________ “Grant and Michelle Beach shone with the following strengths – listened, followed up, worked with me, took an interest in my requirements, did not waste my time and found me a home that I love.”
Jack comes to real estate with knowledge and experience of investment and development in real estate. His understanding and abilities are beneficial to anyone looking at buying or selling their home and with sound advice and clear communication, you can be certain that he will help you reach the best outcome.
Customers’ needs are at the forefront of his business and Jack makes sure that he listens and understands his clients’ requirements. It is by achieving their goals that brings him the satisfaction of his work.
Previous to selling real estate, Jack was a developer and site manager for various properties. It was here that he developed the adequate skills and knowledge which he can now use as a salesperson. Jack also has experience in business and management and gained his Bachelor in Biology in China to begin research for vaccinations for animals.
Jack immigrated from China with his family in 1995. He has a good understanding of the cultural differences and speaking both Chinese and English allows him to smooth cultural barriers between a buyer and seller.
For a person with a friendly and honest approach to real estate, Jack should be your first point of contact. He can lend a helping hand and see that you have a smooth transition into your new home.
I LOVE NORTH SHORE! I LOVE SELLING THE NORTH SHORE! I LOVE SERVICE!
Jack upholds the value of honesty, integrity and trust, provides a professional quality service.
With a qualified marketing experience of printing industry in china for more than 10 years , and a strong fencing building experience and house builder knowledge in New Zealand for more than 4 years, Jack is handy to develop his Real Estate service skill, exactly know what you need.
Jack loves to collect and analyse all the dynamic economic Information particularly in Real Estate. With this marketing information and his Real Estate knowledge, Jack ensures to satisfy his clients’ requirements and be going to negotiate successfully.
Being able to speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese, Jack would be easier to service various languages clients, particularly for those Chinese people with their native languages to step over their language barriers.
Selling and buying a house is a big issue and also confused thing in most families, Jack’s honest, warm and patient services can help you to deal with most what you need.
If you selling or buying a house, or querying about the Real Estate, don’t be hesitate to contact Jack, what the only Jack could do for you is the best service!