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Nick Lyus


Q: So Nick, what do you love about your job?
A: I love engaging with people and trying to understand exactly what they want to achieve. Real estate is actually all about people and personalities first and homes second.

Q: Where is the strangest place you have signed a deal?
A: The strangest place I have ever written up a contract was in a maternity ward of Auckland City Hospital! My client's wife was in the early stages of labour and he really wanted to secure the home for his growing family. They got the home but decided not to call their son Nick!

Q: What are some of your memorable real estate experiences?
A: My most satisfying experiences have come from enabling clients to make dramatic changes in their lives. Recently one client, an older lady whose family was all living overseas. She was desperate to downsize and simplify her life. Unfortunately, her house was full of treasure and the garden was totally overgrown. She had a limited budget so I put on my work boots and donated my time for free. I cleared the garden and helped to sort out decades worth of memories. With the home looking desirable, we were able to sell it for a great price and then find her a suitable new home. This was a great experience for all involved. We remain friends to this day.

Q: Have you always been involved in property?
A: Yes - I started off in London helping my dad on building sites. After University, I worked for a large scale housing developer leading the marketing team. Also, my wife is an interior designer and we have personally been involved with large scale property development, investment properties, subdivisions, etc in New Zealand over the past decade. This breadth of experience is invaluable when trying to structure the right solution for my clients.

Q: Tell us about your family and how you fill your free time?
A: I am proud to call New Zealand home and I am lucky to have a happy and loving family. My amazing wife Philly, our 3 young rambunctious children, Harry, George and Sophia and our pet dog Darth Vadar keep me balanced. I love coaching my son's rugby teams at College Rifles RFC and soaking up the simple life having fish and chips on the beach at St Heliers.

Call Nick on 021 998 004 for a profitable real estate experience.
I look forward to speaking with you.


When we thought about selling our home - Nick Lyus was the only name that sprung to mind. We both really value his honesty, energy and great sense of humour. His marketing was fantastic and his relaxed approach made what is normally a stressful time - relatively straightforward. The power of the Barfoot & Thompson network was evident as the eventual buyer was introduced by another Barfoots agent from Mt Albert. We would highly recommend working with Nick Lyus.
Sabrina and Julian Michael - April 2017

Nick always gives us great service. It is now the second time we have used Nick Lyus to sell our properties. We love his relaxed approach but always extremely professional and efficient. He looks out for us and helps us in any way he can to try and get the best possible price. We enjoy his enthusiasm and sense of humour which suits us down to the ground. We would never consider using anyone else.
Margaret McLaughlin - April 2017

Nick was exceptional throughout the selling process. What I appreciated about his approach was the way we were regularly informed of buyer interest, timing of viewing appointments and the clarity he gave us on where we were in the process. We felt Nick was always professional, transparent and had our interests at heart. Would we use him again, absolutely.
Grant and Anna Robinson - April 2017

Nick did a terrific job in putting together our marketing. He was very professional and clear about how we should go about marketing the property, along with being personable, friendly and real. Nick and Tracey Cameron provided a great campaign for the property which was very successful in driving maximum exposure to the market with record turnouts each weekend for our particular open days. This culminated in a successful sale at a price we were very happy with. From our point of view a completely successful, and enjoyable, experience.
Murray and Jo Alcock - April 2017

Nicholas was wonderful to work with, he was transparent, helpful and did above and beyond support. We used him for selling and buying advice and we would use him again - recommended.
Jason Shon Bennett - Ellerslie 2016

I cannot recommend Nicholas more highly. He was so professional yet personal and certainly went the extra mile to ensure the sale of my house was a positive experience and resulted in a most successful outcome. He has restored my faith in real estate agents!
Kate Birch - Remuera 2016

Very professional, excellent communication, determination, impressive marketing skill.
Jian Ping - Remuera 2016

Outstanding customer service that went above and beyond to help us through the entire process. Not a thing to fault.
Julian Michael - Auckland CBD 2016

I have no hesitation in recommending B & T for the handling of property sales. They are realistic in setting vendor expectations and get the result you want. I like the cross-branch referral/network to give my properties the best exposure.
Jack Lee Porus - Mt Wellington 2016

Nick was outstanding in every aspect of the sale of our house - Throughout the whole process he supported us each step of the way. From helping us to get the house ready for sale, listing the house, the marketing campaign, regular feedback, his confidence in the house and then finally a great result on the day! We cannot thank him enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nicholas to anyone looking to sell their home.
Graeme Heaphy - Ellerslie 2016

Nicholas was great. Selling and buying houses is stressful, but Nicholas managed to make it well less stressful by being well organised; thorough, thoughtful, and careful in his approach; professional; responsive to requests; and he is a genuinely funny guy, which just made the whole process fly buy. I really found him so easy to deal with, have already recommended him to others, and think he is a fantastic representation of how real estate agents should really be.
He sets the bar high for other Barfoots agents, and he did a really great job, you are lucky to have him. The only other agent I have ever said that about and thought as highly of is Henry Barfoot himself, so those two are in good company!
Angela McNaught - Remuera 2015

We were very impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and positive approach Nicholas brought to the marketing of our property. He had a wonderful insight into human behavior which was helpful during the sales process. He had have a nice way of relating to people and his openness is a positive asset. I would not hesitate to recommend friends use Nicholas for either selling or buying a property in the future.
Brian & Julie Peet - Greenlane 2015

As a GM HR and single parent I had been dreading selling my current property to buy in a better school zone. I interviewed several potential agents form various companies. I chose Nick and Julia as their team synergies, skills and experience are perfectly balanced. They are honest, reliable and operate with the utmost integrity at all times. They were the only agents to talk about what they would do to help me to find a property post selling at the beginning of the process which I really liked.
The overall result on auction day blew me and everyone else away I am still stunned. Needless to say I have used Nick to purchase my new dream home in the school zone I wanted. I am very happy with the results. I recommend Nick to anyone even just considering buying or selling their home.
Michelle Tubbs - Ellerslie 2015

Nick was brilliant from start to finish. He did exactly what we asked of them and he put himselve out for us. He was a very calming influence when we were very stressed.
Brenda Samaeli - Mt Wellington 2014

I found that working with Nick especially on a face to face aspect was made a whole lot easier and less stressful because of his professionalism and his knowledge to provide a quick answer to any and all questions that were asked of them. They explained everything very clearly and never did I feel like I did not understand anything.
Alan Salmon - Ellerslie 2014

Nicholas suggested some enhancements that were needed to help realise the property's potential. He worked the property thoroughly & professionally resulting in the house selling at auction.
It was a pleasure to deal with straight honest sales people.
Stewart Watson - Remuera 2014

Very professional, dedicated, trustworthy and enthusiastic agent. Nothing was too much trouble for Nicholas. Would use him again.
Janne Boot ?- Ellerslie 2014

Nick more than exceeded our expectations in achieving a fantastic result for our property. His dedication, professionalism and ability to build a strong rapport with prospective buyers were key deciding factors in partnering with Barfoot & Thompson, especially in an area where a competing agency dominated. Nick always kept us fully informed post-open home viewings, which made the process less daunting and always got back to us quickly in response to any queries. We would highly recommend Nick and would definitely partner with them again in future.
Monique Little - Mt Wellington 2014

Nicholas Lyus was superb. It was not so much the unexpectedly high price he obtained for the property we were selling, but his professionalism, respectful well-founded advice, excellent communication and organisation, and his attention to detail. I hardly ever write testimonials of this sort, however I feel compelled to in this case. After some mixed experiences with various agents in the past it is great to come across a gem of a team like this!
Cris Print - Ellerslie 2014

THANK YOU for how hard you worked to get the best possible price for our family. Right from the first moment of contact you showed yourself to be a complete professional. It was not just your work ethic and perfect manners - but what I was surprised by, was by how I felt completely comfortable in relying on your advice - and the results proved you right. The price you achieved for Mum's house was AMAZING!!!!!!!! That price will make a big difference in the lives of the grandchildren Mum loved so much. - Thank you for what you have achieved for our family.
Rosalind Peterson - Greenlane 2014

Selling and buying a house can be a stressful experience, especially with a toddler and one on the way.
Nick made the whole experience as easy as possible, and always made himself available to us day and night. Now we are settled into our new family home, relaxed and excited for the future.
We would highly recommend Nick when selling or buying a home in Auckland. His knowledge,
trustworthiness and ability to relate to the customer is often hard to come by in real estate.
Jenna Garoni - Ellerslie 2014