About us

Founded in 1923, Barfoot & Thompson has remained a private family-owned business for over 95 years. We now have over 75 branches and 1,500+ salespeople across Auckland and Northland. We are run by the original Barfoot and Thompson families, and we are still breaking new ground when it comes to real estate.  

Barfoot & Thompson at a glance

  • Still run by the original Barfoot & Thompson families
  • New Zealand’s largest privately owned real estate company
  • Our non-franchised structure means that any of our agents can buy or sell for you
  • More than 75 branches throughout Auckland and Northland
  • Over 1,500 residential, lifestyle, rural, and commercial salespeople
  • Over 17,000 residential rental properties under management
  • Regular recipients of industry awards, we were named ‘Best Real Estate Agency in the World’
  • Full-service Body Corporate, Residential and Commercial Property Management divisions

Our services 

Residential Sales

We have the experience and expertise to buy or sell at a scale unmatched by any other agency. Every day, one in three Auckland homes are sold by us. Find out about buying with us or selling with us

Lifestyle and rural property sales

Our lifestyle and rural team sells a huge range of scope and sizes ideal for lots of fresh air, open spaces and animals. Ready to move up to some real farming or down to a manageable rural property?  Look no further than us for seasoned experts who will live in, and are passionate about, non-urban areas. Find out more

Property Management

As property management specialists, we take care of the administration and day-to-day hassles for your property so you can be secure in the knowledge that your investment will be managed efficiently and cost-effectively. Find out more

Commercial real estate

Commercial sales and leasing

Our team of 70+ dedicated commercial salespeople has comprehensive knowledge of their local areas, as well as the commercial market as a whole. Our leasing team works for and with both landlords and tenants, to find the best property solution for all parties. Find out more

Commercial asset management

We provide a comprehensive range of commercial property management and consultancy services for a wide range of clients based both in New Zealand and overseas. Find out more

Business sales

Our business sales team provides expertise in all phases of a sale and purchase. This includes everything from appraisal, analysis of capital, investment requirements, confidentiality issues and guidance from the initial phases through to contracts and closing. Find out more

Projects marketing

Our Projects team provide specialised services, marketing and expertise for project developments, specifically significant residential projects across Auckland including large and boutique apartment developments (off the plans and completed), terraced homes and subdivisions. Find out more

Body Corporate services

Engaging our team is the easiest way hassle-free way to own a multi-unit property. They safeguard and protect the body corporate, cross lease, residential society or any multi-unit complex as an entity, as well as the stakeholders. Find out more