I travelled from the UK to New Zealand over 30 years ago and have never looked back. For me, it was the opening of a new door filled with new opportunities. I discovered the gem that is the Eastern Bays, settled and made my home here. I have a real love of the area and am now a very familiar face in the community. You will find me walking my dog along the beach, working out at the local gym, or sneaking a harbour swim before work. After a long and successful swimming career that required discipline and doing the hard yards, I offer that same commitment to my real estate clients.
My clients say they value my:
Years of sales experience in industries that require a keen eye for design and detail. These qualities enable me to spot the opportunities that will increase the appeal of your home and maximize the market value.
My sound judgement. I work alongside you and guide you through the whole sales process, providing a complete support package. There is no such thing as a silly question.
My interpersonal skills. I work tirelessly with buyers, to ensure the best possible price and outcome for your property is achieved.
Living and working locally. I have a passion and knowledge of the area, combined with a network of buyers who are searching for local properties.
If you want a salesperson who is trustworthy and genuine, who has a sense of humour and is commercially savvy, I am just the person you need.
Call or email me at Barfoot & Thompson St Heliers. You’ll find us on Tamaki Drive, the beach is just over the road, and there are plenty of cafes if you have time for a coffee!
My partner and I recently bought a family home on the Glen Innes border with Andrew’s help. He worked with us to understand what we were looking for, our budget, and our likes/dislikes.
Andrew showed us open homes in the Eastern Bays over multiple weekends and told us about recent sales in the area to give us an understanding of what was happening in the market. When viewing properties, he was open with us about both the benefits and pitfalls of each property; we felt like we could always trust him and he was trying to find us a great home.
When it came to purchasing our new home, Andrew assisted us with putting in a pre-auction offer and then navigating the auction process in the heated Auckland market. He was personable, knowledgeable about the area and, perhaps most importantly, he was never pushy – he genuinely wanted us to find the right home and not be rushed into anything.
Andrew was always available by phone call, text message or email to answer any queries we had or discuss the properties we were considering.
We would highly recommend Andrew for anyone looking to buy or sell in the Eastern Bays right now, particularly people who are nervous to sell or buy, given how heated the market is.
We really appreciate everything that he did to help us into our new home and we would choose to work with him again when looking to sell or buy in the future.
Many thanks!Emma & Tim
Andrew impressed me from the initial meeting, as being extremely professional and with a great knowledge of what was happening in the area regarding real estate.
Andrew's positive and reassuring manner plus his sense of humour were much appreciated as I was very anxious selling my old home of 34 years that needed a lot of refurbishment.
From the beginning of the process he was so well-organised and his explanation through each phase reinforced my confidence that a good result could be achieved.
On the day of the auction all his efforts and diligence were rewarded with an excellent and rather overwhelming result.
Thank you so much Andrew on behalf of myself and the family for your support and talents.You're a star!!
A big thank you also to the Barfoot & Thompson team who were involved.
With warmest regardsSue Thomas & the McKinnon family
My husband and I recently sold our property in Lush Avenue, St Johns. Having owned the house for nearly 41 years it was a daunting process to undertake this operation for the first time. We used Andrew Pender from Barfoot & Thompson St Heliers branch, and we cannot speak highly enough of him. His professionalism, sense of humour, tireless work, simple explanations of all our queries and the gentle way he took us through the entire process was outstanding.
As we were selling during Covid-19 there could be no open homes but viewings by appointment. Andrew worked tirelessly for us, attending the house for 19 days to show people through, and thoroughly cleaning the property at the end of each session.
We are very grateful to Andrew for his support and advice throughout and would highly recommend Andrew to any prospective vendors in the area.Helen & David Stallard
I recently employed the services of Andrew, Barfoot & Thompson to sell our family home in Glendowie. Andrew Pender one of Barfoot & Thompson's real estate salespeople became our salesperson for the sale of our property. The property was on the market for a little more than a week and was sold at auction after this time. This was a swift and excellent outcome.
I highly recommend Andrew Pender as an enthusiastic, diligent and very motivated real estate salesperson. His calm and thorough approach made us all feel the job was in safe hands with a minimum of stress. He worked very hard to create the best result possible as he had a great knowledge of the area and expertise in the sale process. I can without any hesitation, recommend Andrew to sell anyone's property in the area.
Hi Andrew. Just wanted to say once again, many thanks for the fantastic service you provided in regards to the promotion of the sale of my house. Your hard work paid off with a great result at auction last week. Your total honesty, humour and patience when answering my million questions were much appreciated. You made what could have been a very stressful experience not such a bad one. I am very pleased I had you as my salesperson.Carol
We thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with Andrew to decide on the list price and the marketing strategy. Andrew’s knowledge of our area, the market, and the information that prospective purchasers would want, impressed us, and guided our preparation for the marketing campaign. He works tirelessly and with meticulous attention to the details of the information that is to be presented to the market.
We appreciated Andrew’s professional approach in all aspects of the process and his gentle, genuine and honest nature helped develop the rapport with prospective purchasers that kept Andrew busy at the “open-section” sessions. Andrew is an excellent communicator and kept us totally informed of all interest from prospective purchasers.
We have already recommended Andrew to friends and family who are selling property in our area and we would extend this recommendation to anyone considering selling or purchasing property in the Eastern suburbs.Peter & Julie
Andrew Pender recently completed the sale of our much-loved family home. His total commitment to presenting the house in the best possible light, including assisting us with organising small tidy up jobs, furniture storage, staging of the house etc. resulted in a sale which we were delighted with.
Selling your house is a really personal matter and Andrew has the soft skills that appeal to a broad range of buyers, when he acts on your behalf. He is incredibly generous with his time and we always felt that he was working with our best interests at heart.
His professionalism and warm manner is exceptional and we have no hesitation recommending him to anyone wishing to sell their property.
We had the pleasure of working with Andrew on the recent sale of our house. Andrew operates with high degree of integrity and we appreciated his commitment to the campaign and the way which he kept us informed every step of the way.
His hard work has helped us achieve a great result and has enabled us to take the next property step for our growing family. For those wanting a stress-free experience in selling their home, we thoroughly recommend Andrew.
Andrew Pender has just completed the sale of my unit through Barfoot & Thompson.
His professionalism, dedication and outstanding honesty have made this rather stressful time for me at 82 years of age, a smooth and happy experience.
Good Luck Andrew, I will certainly recommend you to anyone that wants to buy or sell their home.
Many, many thanks,
I would like to say a really big thank you to you and Andy for the exceptional service that was provided to me regarding the auction sale of my property. It was a pleasure to do business with you both.
For you Andrew, I am extremely grateful for the assistance given to me on the day of the auction. As I have never had a property auctioned before I was pretty stressed out but your consideration made the whole thing a positive exercise. I would definitely recommend to people wanting a sell their properties to contact you so they too can receive such a great service.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Andrew on both the sale of our Chelmsford property and the subsequent purchase of a lock-and-leave home. Recognizing that selling one's highest value asset is a stressful time, Andrew did his homework on our property and the local market, and kept us continually up-to-date on feedback he had received and upcoming events and actions.
Andrew was professional and meticulous, attentive to our requirements and applied a personal and genuine touch to all his dealings. On achieving an above expectation on our house sale we would ask that you pass on our sincere thanks to Andrew. We would happily recommend Andrew to any perspective client.
We recently sold our property at Kauriki Tce Stonefields. The transaction was managed by your sales agent Andrew Pender. We were both very pleased with his professionalism & negotiating ability when closing the sale. He made it very easy for us . Thank you.John & Sheila Donovan