About us

With over 90 years of experience, we understand what makes Auckland and Northland so unique. From our white sandy beaches, to our wild west coast and the hustle and bustle of the CBD, we know our communities inside and out, and we love them.

Who we are

  • Family owned and run - still run by the Barfoot & Thompson families
  • Over 90 years experience 
  • Auckland and Northland specialists 
  • New Zealand’s largest privately owned real estate company 
  • A team of over 1,700 residential and commercial salespeople 
  • Supporters of our local community

What we do

  • Every day, 1 in 3 Auckland homes are sold by us
  • Experts in all real estate services - residential, commercial, rural and lifestyle
  • Professional property management services
  • Dedicated Body Corporate team
  • Our Projects team provides specialised services and marketing for project developments

What makes us different

In 1923, a young Englishman by the name of Val Barfoot walked into a tiny, run-down shop in Newmarket. That shop became our first branch, purchased for just £75.

From watching the Auckland Harbour Bridge open in 1959, to launching the first fully interactive industry real estate website in New Zealand in 2001, we've been part of the Auckland scene for nearly 100 years.

We now have over 65 branches and 1,700+ salespeople across Auckland and Northland. But we're still run by the same Barfoot and Thompson families, and we're still breaking new ground when it comes to real estate.

Why choose us?

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Our awards

2016 Reader's Digest Quality Service Award

For the second year running, we won the Reader's Digest Quality Service Award for providing exceptional service to our customers, as voted for by the New Zealand public. Read the news story.

2016 Best Real Estate Agency New Zealand

In April 2016, we were internationally recognised with two major awards at the Asia Pacific Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur, including Best Real Estate Agency New Zealand (for the third year in a row), and Best Lettings Agency New Zealand. Read the news story

2016 LeadingRE Awards

In early 2016, we took out two major awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) - Global Winner of the Best Mobile Website and Luxury Portfolio Best Newcomer. Read the news story

2015 REINZ Agency of the Year

In July 2015, for the second year in a row, we won Large Real Estate Agency of the Year at the 2015 Real Estate Institute Awards for Excellence event.