Andrea has a passion for homes, an eye for potential and an absolute love for the diverse building styles available on Auckland's North Shore.
She has successfully completed a Business Diploma as well as some additional accounting papers, which have provided her with a great understanding of effective business management. She has experience in the accounting field, having worked for Tower Insurance, Rank Xerox and The York Group of companies, where she ran their accounts department and computerised accounting system for five years.
Having also helped to set up and run an automotive company with her husband, Andrea has learnt many skills which she applies to her real estate career – customer satisfaction, time management, communication skills, meeting deadlines, proactive thinking, listening, negotiating and people skills.
As an active person, Andrea has travelled overseas extensively. She is enthusiastic about netball, and has a Netball Coaching Certificate and a Senior Netball Umpiring Certificate. She is involved in the community through netball - coaching, managing and umpiring netball teams for her three children’s schools.
Over a period of 20 years, Andrea and her husband have bought, renovated and sold several houses, all through Barfoot & Thompson. She chose Barfoot & Thompson as a client, for similar reasons she chose to work for them as an employee – their values of honesty, integrity, ethics and family significance.
Andrea has a confident, outgoing personality and loves meeting, talking and dealing with people. She goes the 'extra mile' with both her clients and customers, working with them to achieve their real estate goals in a stress free manor.
She would love to hear from you.
"Andrea's personality and ability to establish a rapport with people made an instant impact. Her professionalism and knowledge was first rate as she calmly coped with a wide range of questions from us. The follow up and regular contact during the selling of our property made the process seamless. I plan to recommend her to any of my friends and colleagues as I know she will always do her very best for her clients."Jane Platts - Browns Bay Road
"Andrea Kent went beyond the call of her duties in selling our house. Andrea helped us find another property when the property that we wanted fell through even though the listing wasn't through Barfoot & Thompson. She acted on our behalf which we were thoroughly grateful for as we may not have secured the purchase without her negotiation skills. I would definitely recommend Andrea to friends who in the future may want to sell their homes."Helen & Phil Ingram - Deverell Place
"What a huge journey we have had finding a new house!! Through all the stress, upsets, disappointments, etc Andrea has stuck with us and found us a fabulous home we are loving it :) Thank you so much Andrea for your professionalism, encouragement, amazing daily communication and advice. We looked in many suburbs and you were the only agent who went the extra mile for us and seemed to care. We will highly recommend your services to all."Simon & Emily Carter - Bundoran Way
"We recnetly sold our property by auction with Barfoots using Andrea Kent as our agent. Even after helping us achieve our goal Andrea has continued to be absolutely superb and has worked with us to secure the purchase of a section from a Chinese client (even though she doesn't speak the language). She chased everything up for us to a sucessful conclusion and in our opinion went far beyond what we expected her to do. She has always made herself available to us, helping with our building plans and given ideas and used her professionalism to point out possible pitfalls and offered great advice. We cannot praise her highly enough for all she has done and she is a fantastic advert for your company. We highly recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling."Campbell & Marjory Rae - Fitzwilliam Drive