Paul and Val have been married for over 38 years, living for over 28 of those years in Howick. Their four children attended Mellons Bay Primary, then Bucklands Beach Intermediate where Val was a member of the BoT for nearly 7 years then Macleans College. They are a close family and cherish their family values especially now that their family has expanded into grandchildren. Val’s focus remains good business, excellent real estate and remarkable service.
Val is well qualified with a MBA and a Bachelor of Business joint major Accounting & Management, Diploma in Business and Diploma in Management, and her career includes property development, general management of two real estate offices and as an accountant. Her passion for professionalism and commitment to building strong, reliable relationships have made Val an able and dedicated consultant and a very good negotiator.
Real estate is in the blood. Val is a licenced real estate agent as is/has been her daughter, daughter-in-law, husband and sister.
With her daughter Courtney working as her business partner they bring a new approach to real estate which combines the essentials of negotiating, communicating, industry experience and marketing to the table for the benefit of all involved in the process of real estate transactions. Courtney too is a well qualified team member, she has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing Management and takes care of the presentation work, marketing and PR. They make a very effective team.
Their success is reflected in their regularly being in the top 11% of the company, out of over 1300 salespeople and associates. Having regularly featured as the monthly number one salesperson in the Howick office.
“My goal is to make the process as straight forward and stress-free as possible, and I guarantee you open and honest communication, complete confidentiality and utmost integrity.”
TestimonialsAllan and Pat
“We liked Val’s friendly but professional approach, Val quickly established what we were looking for and showed us property in Howick. Val organised a viewing and facilitated our purchase within a week, much to our surprise and delight. Having helped us select our new home, Val and her team swung into action to organise the sale of our existing property. We chose to sell by auction and despite our lack of knowledge in this area, the whole process was very well presented and organised, so that on auction day, even though it was passed in, the house sold by negotiation that same evening. We are very grateful to Val who made the whole purchase and sale process seem effortless and we certainly have no hesitation in recommending her to others.”
“Val was the real estate agent through whom I recently sold and bought property. I found her approachable, easy to contact, honest in her appraisal of my property and friendly in manner. Her judgement of the value of the properties was realistic in today's market."
“I have recently used Val Steven’s professional services for the sale and purchase of two properties. Her honesty, integrity, professionalism and wonderful sense of humour made what could have been a stressful time into a refreshing experience. Val’s sales and marketing plan was excellent. This was reflected by the positive feedback from prospective purchasers and the amount of people who attended the open homes. I will have no hesitation in referring Val’s services to friends and family as I know they will be more than satisfied. I feel Val is a great asset to Barfoot and Thompson and wish her and the company every success in the future."
Brian & Dawn
It was the first time we had ever auctioned our own property and the first time we had sold a home in 32 years, Val and Courtney made the process easy to understand and we did not experience any complications during the process.
Communication was very good and the advertising undertaken was excellent. The professional photography that Courtney managed reflected our property accurately and the wording for the advertisements was great.
We would have no hesitation in either working with Val and Courtney or recommending them to our friends and family.
Cockle Bay – Buyers
Val and Courtney were fabulous, and they made the entire process easy to understand. Their communication during the buying process was excellent and so was the information provided to us at the open homes. All correspondence was very clear.
We want to sincerely thank Val and Courtney as they certainly helped us in every way possible. Buying a house can be stressful and with them it was a pleasure.
We would definitely recommend Val and Courtney to our colleagues, friends and relatives; they are both very professional and polite. They should just keep doing what they are currently doing, which is providing exceptional service.
I found Val to be helpful beyond words. The sale Val achieved and the wonderful manner in which this took place made the process simple, stress free and easy. Val and her team provided a service well above anything one would expect. I was an absent seller and will always be in Val’s Debt for her caring nature.
Val and Courtney made the sale process easy to understand and we did not experience any complications. I would rate them as 5 out of 5 for communication, quality of the advertising material, and for their overall performance.
I would, without hesitation, recommend them to my colleagues, friends and relatives and would certainly use their services again myself if the need arose. It would be difficult to improve on an already excellent service. My sincere thanks for everything they worked so hard to achieve.
I was very pleased with how Val managed the entire process of selling my property – coming from a sales and management background myself I like it when people I deal with have a good professional approach to selling.
I would just like to say that you managed to make the whole experience easy and uncomplicated. I was especially very grateful for the extra effort you put in where you sorted out the stager and odd bits and pieces for me like the beetle spraying, making the gardens look lovely etc!
I selected Val and Courtney as my agents because of their reputation in the market, contact by the agent, establishing a relationship and the quality of the marketing. They had great enthusiasm to selling and we were very pleased that the property sold so quickly!
Properties recently sold and/or marketed by Val Steven