#1 Salesperson, Greenhithe Branch, 6 months ending September 2019
#1 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, 6 months ending September 2019
# Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, 6 months ending September 2019
#2 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, to end March 2019
#3 Sales Partnership, Barfoot & Thompson, Overall Winner 2019
#1 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, to end March 2018
#1 Salesperson, Greenhithe Branch, to end March 2018
#1 Salesperson, Greenhithe Branch, 6 months ending September 2017
Annie Yong-Mewburn has a passion for people and property. Originally from Malaysia, Annie has a reputation as a human dynamo, always cheerful and full of energy. A talented communicator who displays a genuine interest in understanding the needs of those she is helping. These skills, combined with a fantastic Barfoot & Thompson network have seen Annie achieve outstanding results for those who employ her.
Annie strives to deliver the best results, without pressuring the vendors or buyers. This style of Annie's proves itself over and over again as she certainly achieves the best results for both parties. Read her testimonials further down the page to see for yourself how much she is respected and appreciated.
Annie is very confident when dealing with people from a diverse range of cultures. Her ability to speak English, Bahasa Malaysian, Indonesian, Cantonese, Mandarin and Hokkien means she can communicate and market your property to a wide pool of buyers, meaning you get top results each and every time.
Annie's previous careers have left her with a passion for food, interior design and marketing. Her experiences working as a home stager and marketer for property developers means she can also work with you to maximise the appeal and presentation of your home. Her experience in interior design means she has an excellent eye for detail and can see potential in any property, and knows the path to take which will maximise it to its full potential.
Married to a Kiwi and living on the North Shore, when enjoying some downtime, Annie can be found enjoying nature, in her garden with her dog, or on the water, be it kayaking or boating. Intelligent, trustworthy and enthusiastic - Annie has the perfect skill set when it comes to achieving your property dreams.
Annie works in partnership with Sarah Benbow
Top 2 Agents in Greenhithe 2009-2019
About the team
The top two Greenhithe salespeople combine their trusted knowledge, extensive database and experience to serve anyone considering residential real estate transaction whether you are buying or selling.
Reputation, Knowledge, Experience, Enthusiasm and Dedication are just some of the important ingredients when choosing a salesperson and Sarah and Annie are the perfect mix. Their reputation proves so.
Between them both they have over 20 years' experience in real estate plus nine years of being top at their branch. By choosing Annie and Sarah you will be engaging the best in service achieving a stress-free real estate transaction.
Ready to achieve great results? Call them today!
"What a team you are! The effort and support, suggestions and knowledge has more than justified my decision to choose you to sell my house. I really appreciate your extra effort with the council and 'make good' repairs for compliance. Thank you so much; you have justified your awards and accolades."Chris
"I met Annie and Sarah when I was looking to purchase a home four years ago in Greenhithe. Although I did not end up buying through them, I saw how they work on both the side of the seller and the buyer. I was impressed by not only by their enthusiasm and work ethic, but also by their upfront and honest approach. When years later it came to selling our own property, we had no hesitation in contacting Annie and Sarah. In fact, they were the only agents I wanted to sell our home. In a tough market they were honest about results we could achieve and kept us up to date with all prospective buyers. In the end, we were thrilled with the result. Together, Annie and Sarah are a force to be reckoned with and I have no hesitation in recommending them to sell your home."Andrea & Rodney
"Working with Sarah and Annie was a breeze! They made this absolutely daunting task so easy! Their kindness and professionalism was above and beyond everyone else. We were so comfortable knowing that they were the best ones to market our home and take care of all the questions, open homes, viewings and most of all selling our house to the buyers in a manner that made me want to buy it again! Thank you Annie and Sarah for all that you did for us, you made the scary part of moving all the way back home to Canada less stressful for us and we can't thank you enough! We are extremely happy vendors and we are so pleased that the new owners will love our home here in The Hithe as much as we did!"Don & Jan
"Sarah and Annie we're both so available to us when we were trying to sell a house in a different location from where we live. Sarah's feedback was so professional, and they answered all our queries as we navigated the auction process from another Island. They have been outstanding in their service and always calm demeanour and we will definitely be using them to sell any property in the future. We can't recommend them highly enough."Bob & Kerry
We cannot recommend the fabulous Sarah and Annie highly enough! From the first friendly meeting, to preparation for market, to open homes and the successful selling of our home, Sarah and Annie were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Their enthusiasm, support and professionalism was so appreciated and they made the whole process as stress-free as possible. Thanks ladies!!Dave & Gill
Annie and Sarah were great. We 'interviewed' agents from five different agencies to sell Mum's house and right from their first visit we felt they were the ones to do it. The 'unique' property was listed by them and the target price was achieved within the agreed time-frame, even though the Auckland market at the time was pretty flat. They made my elderly mother feel comfortable when bringing interested parties over, gave sound advice and always had the answers for any questions we had. I would not hesitate to recommend them both.Wendy
During my selling experience I dealt with Annie Yong-Mewburn and Sarah Benbow, both of them very, very professional, knowledgeable, eager to help and go that extra mile to help when help was needed. Way past the sale date. I appreciated their prompt and complete communications. Well researched advice and sense of humour in this stressful time. Thank you!Dean
"Just wanted to say how much we appreciated the efforts of Sarah and Annie in helping us sell our home in Greenhithe. Before we listed, we really hadn't considered going to Tender, but really pleased we listened to what Sarah and Annie had to say. I guess that's what you pay the money for right......good advice as well as good service!!
Nice to get the bottle of bubbles from them the night the contract was signed too, but to be honest, I think we should have been buying for them. Great job ladies, cant thank you enough."
"Sarah and Annie's dedication to their work enables you to put your trust in the fact they will do everything that needs doing to achieve results. Their interactions with people encountered were friendly, professional and able to build good customer support to accomplish an excellent real estate experience for all concerned. If a team with these qualities is required go for "SARAH & ANNIE THE AWARD WINNING TEAM AT BARFOOTS".Warwich & Deidre
We would like to share our appreciation of the professional manner in which Annie and Sarah went about the process of marketing our home. The marketing material was outstanding and we are confident it helped in no small part in the sale of the property. Annie showed how resilient she is when confronted with complex sales negotiations and the positive outcome for both buyer and seller was a tribute to her commitment to both parties. We would certainly recommend their partnership to any prospective vendors in the future.Peter & Raewyn
"To put it simply, they don't come more professional than Sarah and Annie. Excellent communication and dependability, they were always on time for all of our meetings and open homes, made the sale process so much easier for us. They both went above and beyond and we would certainly recommend their services to anyone that is interested in buying or selling a home. Sincerest thanks"Grant & Jennie
"It was time to move into a retirement village, so our house had to be sold. Our choice to use Sarah & Annie from Barfoot & Thompson was easy! Our first meeting with the girls confirmed we had made the right choice. Then a family member decided to buy the home which suited us, but the sale didn't eventuate. Sarah & Annie were called at a late stage as we had to be unconditional within 3 weeks. They got the sale campaign up and running quickly which showed why they are No 1. Every box was ticked expertly, they always kept us up to date with progress which put us at ease. The outcome was more than we expected, and we would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks Sarah & Annie for everything you have done for us."Des & Chris
Sarah & Annie, thank you once again for your outstanding work on our behalf in selling our property in Kyle Road Greenhithe. During the initial inspection of the property, the advice that you gave us proved to be exceptionally good. We action-ed the main recommendations and were very pleased with the final
result. You thoroughly deserve your positions as Greenhithe Premiere Real Estate Agents. We would use your services again, in a heart beat."
"Working with Sarah and Annie is an exceptional experience. Our experience of working with this duo was easy yet professional, for marketing and selling our dear home. They respected how difficult it was to sell and where with us every step of the way. Their quality and understanding of our needs were represented in making us feel comfortable throughout the whole process - from the initial assessment to marketing our home to Auction day. Both Sarah and Annie represent a brand that you can trust and we highly recommend them for the quality they stand for. Thank you both for being so fantastic to work with!"Greg and Kurt
"Sarah and Annie are an absolute class act. They are the epitome of professionalism and deliver the utmost of honesty, integrity, wealth of knowledge, fantastic communication and personality with a smile and great sense of humour. We cannot recommend them highly enough and are extremely grateful to them for making the sale of our house a complete pleasure. Three cheers for Annie and Sarah, they are truly the very best choice to sell your home."Charlotte & Francine
"I cannot speak highly enough of Sarah & Annie and the great team that they are. They are both a 10 out of 10 in my book and I am not surprised that they have been the top sales people in their area for some time. Their communications were excellent, prompt and no question asked was too small or went unanswered and was explained in clear simple terms. They recommended in my case re-carpeting and painting the interior of my house, which I agreed needed doing. They were able to recommend an excellent painter and carpet layer and both of these trades people did excellent work at very competitive prices. When I asked for colour suggestions their advice made sense and with Annie's experience in interior decorating the result was a good modern and refreshing makeover. The overall result reflected a good price that reflected the improvements done and a quick sale too. These lovely ladies are also very tech savvy and their use of virtual staging, for example was impressive. They go above the call of duty and I highly recommend them to anyone who is considering buying, selling or even just wanting some advice. Thank you both!"Rob
I really cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience with Annie & Sarah. Their support was there from the first day right through to post settlement. It has been most appreciated, and I can't thank them both enough.Grant
It is my great pleasure to recommend the services of Annie, for the professional management of the sale of my property, and the manner in which she guided me through the marketing, legal requirements, and process of sale of my property. Her approach was to ensure that I comprehended the different options available to achieve the sale objectives appropriate to my circumstance and property characteristics. Annie demonstrated great integrity through honesty, reliability and respectfulness. She was patient and supportive, concise and available, and demonstrated a profound knowledge of the real estate industry. It is quite remarkable to find a person who is professional, caring, of such wise counsel, and altruistic.
It is important to note that there is a very effective working relationship between Annie Yong-Mewburn and Sarah Benbow, as they tandem the sales process in a competent and seamless style, which obviously complements the Barfoot & Thompson philosophy and values. Additionally, I would commend the Greenhithe office for their welcoming and approachable manner in all instances.
Annie knew the market extremely well; her knowledge of similar recent sales was comforting when she gave us our appraisal (which was higher than we were anticipating). It was great that the auction delivered an even higher price! Very happy!! We chose Annie to sell our house because of her local market knowledge and her previous sales success. From the moment, we first sat down with Annie we knew we had chosen the perfect agent to sell our
house. It was evident from the start that Annie was very experienced in her profession, but her previous experience with interior design also helped us present the house better than we could have hoped. Annie was very approachable, always took time to answer our queries, reassured us when we needed it, and in the end achieved a sale price that was far in advance of what we had even hoped for! Thanks Annie, you're a star!!
Annie was strongly recommended to us by a friend, we are grateful for the recommendation since Annie out performed even our friends glowing recommendation. Annie sold our house in Kereru Grove in an amazingly short time of 7 days!! Thanks, and all the best.Robert & Wendy
We really appreciated Annie's suggestions regarding the "dressing' of the house, which helped to showcase our home perfectly. Annie was helpful, efficient, friendly and professional. We will definitely recommend Annie and Sarah to our friends and family. Thank you for your amazing service. Pleasure to have Annie and Sarah sell our wonderful home; we are extremely grateful for their efforts and for a great result.Mark & Fiona
Annie did a superb job in marketing and selling our property. She is knowledgeable about the market, honest in her appraisal of price and prospects, and fantastic at responding to requests and providing feedback. I have yet to encounter a better real estate agent and if I sell or buy another home, Annie will definitely be my go-to person. I don't often tick 'excellent' boxes but Annie was superb in the marketing and selling of our home.
She is a great ambassador and asset for Barfoot.
Annie was outstanding. She is professional, knowledgeable and is ready to share what she knows with you. She is very approachable and was available whenever we had a query or needed some affirmation or encouragement. She was enthusiastic and excited through the whole process and assured us of a good outcome. She let us know after each Open Home how many people had attended and if she thought anyone needed special mention. She was very supportive as we got near to the auction day as we were very nervous about the outcome. She celebrated with us when our property sold even though her buyer
was unsuccessful. I would not hesitate to recommend Annie to any of my friends and colleagues. Thank you Annie for a job very well done! Annie's immense knowledge of interior design and her recommendations and comments she made to us about getting our home ready were spot on. We followed her plans precisely and we are convinced that
this made the difference in getting the price we got. Annie has enormous talents and we can see that she will go far in her career. She builds rapport easily and is always positive and encouraging. She truly is a pleasure to work with and you are fortunate to have her in your branch!
Annie is a well presented, down to earth, friendly and outgoing lady. Her & I established a repoire immediately which developed into a friendship. I gave her free reign with suggestions to help me present my place for sale. With her background in interior design, I may not have liked everything she suggested, but I had to concede she knows what she's talking about after getting so many favourable comments. Annie goes out of her way to provide exceptional service - an example of this was providing me with her linen to help present my property to help achieve lightness and spaciousness. Annie provides a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the different cultures and this exceptional talent proved itself invaluable
time and time again. Annie is one of those exceptional impressionable ladies who listens to you. Thank you Annie.
Fortunately, we have chosen Annie to sell our house. Every day since we are convinced we have the best agent in town. She is professional, energetic, driven, genuinely likeable and very smart in her promotional strategies and knowledge of the market. Very soon she proved herself by selling our home well before tender. Annie has earned our respect. We will definitely appoint her if we ever need a real-estate agent again.Theng & Hock
We have now sold two houses and bought two houses through Annie. Her professionalism, integrity and extraordinary enthusiasm is exceptional. We wouldn't consider any other agent - she really is the best!Clare & Andy
Annie is a very approachable and humble person who is a human first before being a business person. She quickly realises your needs and wants and advises you all through your purchase or selling and does what is best for you. She is religious, believes in humanity and acts accordingly. Annie is reliable and is very dedicated to her work with excellent work ethics.
I will recommend Annie and her services to anyone without any hesitation. Thank you Annie for selling my property as well as settling me in a good house in a well sought after area -
Greenhithe. I feel surrounded by a group of elites. Annie is Great! Try her!
I was actually dreading the process of marketing and selling our home but working with Annie made it easy. We cannot speak highly enough of her knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm and sheer drive and hard work which, together with her friendliness, honesty and openness yet unerring attention to our needs and expectations, made the selling process as pain-free as possible. We would have absolutely no hesitation at all in recommending Annie to market and sell anyone's property. (A note for the agency: Following a humiliating auction experience 12 years ago with a different real estate company, we felt incredibly let down by this process yet again and it was only Annie and her commitment that got us over
the hump this time. I in particular find it hard to believe auction is still touted as "the way to go", especially when talking with friends and family amongst whom only one has had a positive "auction" experience and that was only due to a pre-auction offer, a situation that would have arisen anyway I believe because the buyers obviously wanted the house. We were also extremely disappointed in the role the Branch Manager played (read, didn't play) in the process; the first time we actually met him face-to-face was when the auction didn't even register a bid and we were presented with ridiculous post-auction offers.)