Our auction team

We have a dedicated in-house team of seven who do auctions - and only auctions.

Our auctioneers are not part-time sales people or managers. That means when you sell your house through a Barfoot & Thompson auction, you've got the most dedicated and experienced team possible working for you.

You can contact our auction team on auction@barfoot.co.nz or (09) 307 6300.

Campbell Dunoon, Auction Manager

Campbell has around 15 years’ experience in real estate, both residential and commercial, and is a talented marketer and highly skilled auctioneer. In November 2013, Campbell moved from his role as Harcourts Regional Manager, to take up the position of Auction Manager here at Barfoot & Thompson.

Born in Australia, Campbell worked in the competitive sales environment of inner Melbourne, where the vast majority of properties for sale, were and still are, sold at auction. He moved across the Tasman in 2004.

A seasoned campaigner, Campbell’s passion for the auction process, proven track record and cutting edge negotiation skills have helped him cement his place in the real estate industry.

Campbell has gained a number of awards during his career including, finalist in the REINZ 2011 National Auctioneer Championships, Bayleys Auctioneer of the Year 2011 and senior finalist in the 2011 and 2012 Barfoot & Thompson invitational auctioneers’ championships.

Campbell Dunoon, Auction Manager

Tony Loughran, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, North Shore

Tony has amassed an extensive curriculum vitae in real estate experience in only a decade in the industry, being a successful salesperson before moving into auctioneering in both local and national roles.

He also has experience in real estate office management, business development and training.

Tony works closely with the salespeople in his area to ensure they are truly providing the best service to their vendors.

A sense of humour, honesty and integrity have helped make Tony a well-respected auctioneer amongst his clients, colleagues and peers.

Tim McGoldrick

Marian Tolich, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, Central West and West

Marian joined Barfoot & Thompson in 1999 as a full-time Auctioneer.

During that time she has earned a reputation for her honest and professional auctioneering skills.

Her expansive knowledge of the Auckland region has enabled her to have an auction sale success rate envied by many.

With her natural ability to gain empathy with both buyers and sellers, we are sure you will find her as exciting to work with as we do at Barfoot & Thompson.

Marian Tolich, Auctioneer

Murray Smith, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, Central

Murray Smith entered real estate in 1989, when property auctions were beginning to become an accepted method of sale. As a salesperson he focused on auctions from day one, and took the next step to conducting them in 1992, when he sold his first one under the hammer.

After completing his 500th auction two years later, he was accredited as an REINZ auctioneer. He has since wielded the gavel on more than 5000 property auctions and was judged New Zealand’s best property auctioneer at the 2002 REINZ Property Auctioneering Championships.

An associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and holder of a Diploma in Business Studies (Real Estate), Murray brings a wealth of property marketing knowledge to his role as auctioneer and marketing advisor with Barfoot & Thompson.

Murray Smith, Auctioneer

David Johnstone, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, South and East

David has been in the auction industry for over 40 years. 

He has called over 18,000 auctions for Barfoot & Thompson in the last 16 years, selling billions of dollars of property under the hammer. 

"The advantages of an auction camapign are clear and backed up by facts and figures. Regardless of what the market is doing, auctions remove the uncertainty of fixed-price marketing.

"Selling your home is one of the most important financial transactions you will ever make. Make sure you give yourself the greatest chance of success - always auction!"

David Johnstone, Auctioneer

David Roy AREINZ, Auctioneer – Northland

David has been a licensed Auctioneer for seven years, during which time he has been involved in property sales across all real estate sectors in Northland.

In his role as Northland Auctioneer for Barfoot & Thompson he is committed to getting the best results for clients through the auction process.

David also sells quality horticultural and lifestyle properties throughout Northland and as the only horticultural specialist in the North he has sold many prestigious properties over the past 9 years.

David holds both his Real Estate Agents and Branch Managers License and competed for the first time in the 2009 REINZ National Auctioneering Competitions.

David Roy

Craig McNair, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor – North Shore and West Auckland

Craig joined the Auctions team in 2013. He became an auctioneer after six years as a successful salesperson with Barfoot & Thompson, working out of the Whangaparaoa branch.

Craig picked up a number of novice auctioneer awards before he became an auctioneer, including the Rising Star award at the REINZ 2013 National Real Estate Auctioneer Championship, and the novice award at Barfoot & Thompson's Auctioneer championships in 2012 and 2013.

In his first senior auctioneering competition, Craig was a Top 4 Finalist at the 2014 Barfoot & Thompson championships, where he enjoyed taking on the three other Australian competitors in the final. Since then, Craig went on to become the Senior Championship Winner in 2016.

Craig's real estate experience, combined with his time as a small business owner, Member of Parliament and airline employee, has given him a wide range of diverse skills, with his people skills being the most important. Craig describes his auctioneering style as one of high enthusiasm and energy.

Craig McNair