#8 Individual Salesperson, Northland Region, 6 months ending September 2020
Working from the Barfoot & Thompson Kerikeri office is a perfect fit for me having lived in the area for over 33 years. I'm passionate about the Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands lifestyle, have brought up three children, who in turn have returned home to Kerikeri to bring up five grandchildren, so far. The bustling village atmosphere, the amazing beaches that we have access to and living on a lifestyle block makes for a perfect weekend.
The relaxed culture of Barfoot & Thompson appealed to me and I think they offer a lot to clients in such areas as marketing and lower commission. I work very hard on each listing, in fact I don't take on too many listings at a time as I like to give 100% to my sellers. I have a high list/sell rate of which I am very proud. It is important to me that I achieve the best results for the seller and I always aim for a happy buyer and happy seller.
I like all the different aspects of the job and endeavour to make the process, whether buying or selling, as smooth and happy as possible. My previous careers in the hospitality industry as a cook and retail and office work, have brought me in contact with a diverse range of people and I learned to think on my feet and have empathy and understanding with a wide demographic.
Although real estate keeps me busy I support the local community and businesses as much as possible and support events at the local school when I can.
Achieving the best results for my vendors through honesty and integrity, happy sellers and happy buyers, is what I strive for!
Libby and I received proposals to sell our house from three major real estate firms. We chose Andrea from Barfoot & Thompson because we clicked best with Andrea and the team at Barfoot & Thompson.
Andrea communicated clearly, explained well what we needed to know and watch out for. Her advice was logical, timely and helpful. We bought a house from Andrea and then Andrea sold our existing house at auction. Both the purchase and sale process went exactly as Andrea advised us it would, and we are very happy with the results in both cases.
Libby and I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrea or Barfoot & Thompson based on our experience.Libby & Alan
It's really a historical thing. I worked in the legal profession for more than three decades and generally found Barfoot & Thompson agents to be the most professional with high ethical standards.George Radonich
We sold our home, by Auction, with Andrea who managed the whole process from start to finish with such professionalism it was hard to fault. Given the circumstances of selling a family home with lots of emotion and multiple parties involved, Andrea was patient, kind and considerate at all times. We felt she was always working in our best interests with lots of clear, quality communication throughout the process, she went above and beyond to make sure that even our elderly father understood what was happening each step of the way. The end result was above our expectations, the whole process was very smooth and much easier than expected. We would highly recommend Andrea and the Barfoot & Thompson team as your first port of call if you are looking to sell or buy a home.Shelley Thomas & Family
I purchased a home marketed by Andrea in March 2019. Andrea provided excellent service in assisting me to do my due diligence and to obtain the reports and other information I needed to be confident to proceed with my purchase. She has great local knowledge which was very useful to me as someone moving to Kerikeri from Auckland. Andrea was professional in all her communication and I have no hesitation in recommending her to any other buyers or sellers.David Grant