What sets Barfoot & Thompson Property Management above the rest?

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With numerous options for property management available, it may be daunting to determine which company will be the best fit for your requirements. 

Here are five reasons why Barfoot & Thompson Property Management is a cut above the rest.

Our experience

Established in 1923, Barfoot & Thompson has been helping Aucklanders with their real estate and property management needs for over 90 years.

With over 60 Property Management branches across Auckland and Northland, and over 14,000 rental properties managed, we have a deep understanding of your area and can boast 10-50 years’ worth of experience within our Property Management team. Find your nearest Barfoot & Thompson Property Management branch here

Our commitment to excellence

Barfoot & Thompson is proud to offer an in-house accreditation programme for our staff. All of our Property Management personnel undergo our in-house ‘Elevate’ programme - a customised training course designed to raise professional standards within our business and distinguish us from our competitors, with ongoing upskilling courses available on the most recent topics to ensure our staff are kept up-to-date with compliance and topical issues.

Our transparency

Barfoot & Thompson operates under the core values of honesty, integrity and trust, and this is reflected in our commitment to transparency.

Each month, we release our data on our residential sales, rental reports and suburb reports. These reports and our market updates are published on our website and released to media outlets.

We bring this transparency in our Property Management services in everything from our audited trust accounts for holding rent money, to our competitive property management fees with no hidden costs.

Our dedication to helping our landlords become informed investors

Barfoot & Thompson are committed to empowering our landlords to make informed property investment decisions. We host a regular series of property investment seminars - free of charge to our landlords - where you can hear experts talk about the sales and rental market, the New Zealand economy, and more. Learn about these seminars here.

You’ll also receive our monthly email newsletter, the Property Management Insider, featuring in-depth articles about the Auckland housing market, examinations of our rental data and trends, helpful tips and resources. Sign up for the Property Management Insider.

We are sponsors of the Auckland Property Investors Association (APIA), New Zealand’s leading real estate investing network. Through us, our full-service landlords can receive an APIA membership discount and gain numerous benefits, such as free access to over 100 property events, free subscriptions to multiple services and content, a variety of discount schemes for property maintenance, and more. For a full list of membership benefits, go to the APIA membership page.

Our international recognition

If you’re considering us to manage your property, don’t just take our word for it. Barfoot & Thompson has been recognised in the industry - both nationally and internationally - for our high level of achievement in real estate and property management. 

In December 2016, we beat out stiff competition (including global giants CBRE and Savills) to win two major Asia Pacific categories at the International Property Awards - a committee that recognises the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. Read more about our awards here.

Closer to home, we were also awarded Large Agency of the Year in 2016 by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). This represents the fifth consecutive year that we’ve received this award. Read more about our REINZ wins here.

With Barfoot & Thompson, you can be confident that your property will be managed with the utmost care. Find out how easy it is to get started