Why rural sales at Barfoot & Thompson?

If you are interested or currently working in agriculture and interested in exploring Real Estate then rural sales could be the place for you.

We are looking for people who are familiar agriculture sector, perhaps a farmer, a sales agent or someone who grew up on a farm?

Are you a confident connector?

To be successful in Rural Real Estate you need to be a good people connector, it's all about who you know and who they know. You need to be comfortable cold calling people and have to have the ability to build relationships and trust quickly.

Are you a people person?

It’s not all about building new business. You need to maintain relationships in and outside your company so you can execute a marketing plan, move a business or address a project management issue better than any of your competitors. You want to be the person they call.

Can you talk the talk?

Are you a farmer or someone involved in the agricultural industry and looking for a change? If so, this could be something for you! Its important you can talk the talk when it comes to rural real estate. You need to understand what your clients or potential clients want and need (before they know it). Trust is so important and this comes with being authentic and knowledgeable (combined with the ability to build strong and lasting relationships)

Are you motivated and resilient?

It does take time to build a network/ portfolio in rural real estate, but once you have put in the hard work you will reap the rewards.

What’s in it for you?

Work without limits

List and sell where you like without the regional and branch restrictions common in the rest of the real estate industry. The ability to work with your personal networks to list and sell property across all regions isn’t just about having no franchise rules in place. We work together to get the results. In addition, NO auctioneer fees!

Rewards and recognition

Our salespeople are rewarded with one of the best pay scales in the market. We value our people. We recognise and celebrate our top-achieving people on a regular basis at regional events across Auckland and Northland and at an annual company wide function. We also hold an annual company Summit to celebrate company successes, network and get inspired by compelling speakers free to all employees.

No cost training and on-going educational opportunities

We facilitate all of your required REA training and cover the cost which is a rarity in this industry. We also offer free sales and soft skills training, as well as technical training on our systems and tools.

Want to go further?

We reimburse up to $10,000 to salespeople who achieve their branch manager’s qualification while working with us, and offer performance incentives to those with the qualification (criteria apply).

Live our company values!

Community, Diversity and people. You can impact your community in a positive way. We have over 52 languages spoken across the network. Our people make us who we are, we are individual, passionate and enthusiastic about real Estate and making a difference.

Non-franchised structure

The transparent way we do business, ongoing support and training and our commitment to employees and clients to do the right thing every time. You are able to run your own business, and benefit off the guidance and support of 99 years of experience