My career in real estate spans 28 years. Initially, I started selling in South Africa where I had considerable success - Agent of the Month, Agent of the Year and Best All Rounder being just some of my awards. After settling my family in New Zealand, the country we now proudly call home, I carried on with my career in real estate, firstly as a compliance manager and then as a salesperson.
Building client relationships is the core of my business. A successful outcome for every client is my ultimate aim, not just another property to add to my success record. I always go the extra mile. That is why I studied for my Branch Managers license - to give my clients that little extra because; “Extraordinary is that little extra!” - Walt Disney
The unique thing about real estate is that while everyone’s needs and perspectives are different, we all want the same result – to get the best outcome when buying and selling property. Working with a diverse range of people, both clients and colleagues, makes it an exciting environment with endless learning opportunities and possibilities.
Barfoot & Thompson is at the forefront of technology-led solutions, demonstrated in their strong commitment to developing, enhancing and investing in cutting-edge tools for their staff. This forward-thinking approach leads to increased productivity and a sense of pride from employees as they feel empowered to easily deliver outstanding client service. The company’s current market share in the Auckland and Northland regions of 38% means that one in three houses in this region is sold by Barfoot & Thompson. This makes for a great buying and selling experience for my clients.
The Eastern suburbs of Auckland have been home for me and my family since we emigrated from South Africa. In my spare time, family life takes centre stage and I indulge in the things I love – catching up with family and friends, gardening, cooking, reading and looking after our pets. My husband and I love exploring the beautiful countryside of Auckland and visiting local markets and cafés when we can. The SPCA, Starship, Hospice and the Coast Guard are charities I like to support.
I speak English and Afrikaans and you’ll find me at Barfoot & Thompson Howick. Call or email me and we’ll get to work on your property goals!
She had come to us highly recommended, and as it was our first time selling, her experience and guidance was invaluable. She was extremely professional, kept us up-to-date throughout the whole process, nothing was ever too much trouble and Almarie is genuinely a very lovely and thoughtful person.
Not only did she sell our home, she also helped us buy our next home! She was more than happy to arrange viewings (some we went back to a few times), help with contracts and with any questions we had along the way. What we thought was going to be a daunting experience, turned into anything but!
We have already told loads of people how impressed we were with Almarie and will continue to do so - cannot recommend her highly enough!
Thank you again Almarie!Claire, David, Chelsea & Brendon Robertson