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18 February 2021

We have a comprehensive response plan as part of our COVID-19 Pandemic Strategy, in place to help protect our team and customers. This covers all facets of our business including residential sales, property management, body corporate, projects and all of our support services.

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COVID-19 Policy

18 February 2021

Over our 97 years of existence we have met many challenges. During such times, the Barfoot and Thompson families have stood behind their people and communities, supporting and helping in every way possible. 

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Celebrating The Year Of The Ox

04 February 2021

Gifting red envelopes containing money is a Lunar New Year tradition symbolizing good luck and fortune. This year, we’re excited to give away a very special Year of the Ox red themed envelope to celebrate with our people and community.  

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Young Couple wins their rent paid for a year with Barfoot & Thompson

17 December 2020

Minette and Jaco-Johan Swanepoel, a young Stonefields based couple are one step closer to buying their first home, thanks to the $40,000 they won in the 2020 Barfoot & Thompson Check In and win competition.

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Barfoot & Thompson retains REINZ Large Agency of Year award

18 November 2020

Barfoot & Thompson has once again won the 'Large Agency of the Year' award at the 2020 REINZ Awards for Excellence— the only agency ever to have won this award since its inception in 2012.

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Barfoot & Thompson’s 10th annual Quiz Night raises $198,000 for the Starship Foundation

13 October 2020

The annual Starship Quiz night is always a highlight on our fundraising calendar, bringing our people, suppliers, and partners together in a fun environment to raise as much as possible for the Starship Foundation.

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Spring Maintenance

01 September 2020

Spring is the ideal time to take care of any winter build-up. Find out what maintenance you could consider for Spring.

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The perfect present for a housewarming gift

23 July 2020

 The purchase of a new home is something worth commemorating. Buying a gift for the proud new owner is a thoughtful gesture. For it to be meaningful, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Here’s a few appropriate ideas to get you started.

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Winter Wall Coverings

20 July 2020

With winter here, now is the perfect time to focus a little attention on your indoor areas. Changing up your walls can be an affordable game changing solution for a new look that can be coordinated with your current furniture.

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Smart heating tips and advice for winter

13 July 2020

As the mercury drops we need to turn on the heaters to stay warm and cosy in our homes. Given that it's that chilly time of year again we thought it would be smart to give a refresher course in heating safety. 

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Listing in the winter

16 June 2020

With winter now upon us, we are turning on heat pumps and pulling woolly jumpers out of the drawers. Winter is a time for good food, cosy blankets and gathering around the fire for a chat. 

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Overall Company Awards

22 May 2020

Lights, Camera, Action! Over the past four days, we recognised our regional top performers through our virtual awards. Tonight, in the same fashion, we recognise the best of the best.

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Regional Awards - Northland, Rodney and Commercial

18 May 2020

Each year we look forward to celebrating the achievements of our people through the annual Barfoot & Thompson Awards Ceremony. During our first-ever virtual awards, we recognized our people from the Northland and Rodney branches as well as our Commercial teams. 

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Mother and child sales team duos

10 May 2020

On this special day, honouring mothers on Mother's Day, as a family-owned company we’ve taken a moment to check in with some mother/daughter and mother/son sales teams.

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Prepping your property during isolation

07 April 2020

Taking the right steps can help your home stand out from the competition. Now is the time to start planning your strategy so you can hit the ground running or get your property listed before lockdown ends.

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Keeping Your Mind and Body Strong

10 April 2020

We have just ticked off two weeks in lockdown. While we are all taking proactive precautionary measures like washing our hands and social distancing to preserve our physical health, your mental health is just as important.

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Body Corporate attraction

27 February 2020

With house prices on the increase in Auckland, buyers and investors are continuously looking to alternative investment options. Body Corporate properties are becoming increasingly popular and are attracting all sorts of attention beyond single professionals.

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Water Saving

12 February 2020

The current water shortage will continue to worsen as the weather forecast does not predict any rain in the near future. This summer has been one of the driest on record and there is a need to go above and beyond normal efforts to conserve water.

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Best in Asia Pacific

03 December 2019

Barfoot & Thompson wins Best Real Estate Agency and Best Marketing in Asia Pacific at the International Property Awards 2019

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Rental research strategies

31 July 2019

It is no secret that Auckland has a competitive rental market. For those on the hunt for their ideal rental property, having a strategy in place is a great starting point and as we know a good strategy is based on great research. 

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Winter is a wonderful time to sell

05 July 2019

Instinct may tell you that summer, when the weather is warm, is the ideal time to place your property on the market. While it may seem counter intuitive, winter is actually a good time to list your home for many reasons. Let’s look into why the colder months are a hot time to sell.

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Renting vs. Buying

17 June 2019

Our dedicated in-house statistics team have crunched the numbers. Find out how the cost of weekly interest payments compare to average weekly rental rates in Auckland.

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Tips to keep your property warm this winter

14 June 2019

After a glorious autumn filled with sunshine and warm days, winter has arrived. As we know, the increase in electrical bills when you plug in heaters and turn on those heat pumps are painful for your wallet. Here you will find a mix of easy tips for property owners and renters.

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Barfoot & Thompson - Partners in Belmont Village Project

13 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that Barfoot & Thompson is launching the first Kiwibuild development in Pukekohe called Belmont Village, which is delivered as part of the government’s Kiwibuild scheme and developed by Ngai Tai Whenua Ltd and constructed by Latham Construction.

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Quarterly Auckland rental update

09 August 2017

Returns for Auckland landlords look to be on the up, with average gross rental yields in over half the city's suburbs rising in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

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Auckland's top 20 hot spots

21 February 2017

In Auckland's top 20 suburbs, the median sales price was up $215,000 in 2016 from the year before, according to our list of real estate 'hot spots'.

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2016 Young Authors Challenge winners

11 July 2016

Our 2016 Young Authors Challenge saw a record 1,615 students enter their terrific tales, exciting adventures and quirky characters. Find out which ten authors make up our winning entries this year.

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It can pay to go pet-friendly

25 February 2016

New data shows that landlords who make their rental properties pet-friendly are able to maximise profits, keep their properties rented for longer and widen the selection pool of potential tenants.

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Buying before it's built

07 December 2015

With continued pressure on housing stock, Aucklanders are increasingly turning to purchasing apartments 'off the plans.' Find out why people are buying properties ahead of their completion.

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Spike in rental activity

17 September 2015

Barfoot & Thompson is reporting a rapid increase in online rental property activity, signalling an early start to the traditionally busy spring and summer periods.

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