Barbara Beaumont impressed me from the start as being very professional but personable. She had, from the outset, a thorough knowledge about properties and sales in the area but she then researched thoroughly the recent transactions and property descriptions in order to produce a detailed report for us to consider. Her estimate of the value of our property was realistic and the reserve that she helped us to settle upon proved to be spot-on.
Our property was not market-ready when Barbara was first consulted. Her suggestions on how to present the home and grounds were very helpful and effective. A tired home was converted into a most attractive proposition with some minor, judicious improvements. Barb not only did her homework well but she also developed an effective marketing programme. In this less-than-positive market it is a real credit to her that she was able to bring four active bidders to our auction where she effectively helped to lift the final bidder to meet our rather optimistic reserve.
Barfoot & Thompson's fees were competitive and Barbara's share of that was well earned.Joseph Heays
Barb helped us purchase our home in Silverdale. We were relocating from another city and had a tight timeframe for our search. This was no problem for Barb who researched the market thoroughly and maximised the weekend we had together. She patiently guided us through properties and helped us discuss the pros and cons based on the parameters we had given her. Barb is an excellent listener and possesses a warm, friendly personality. I would recommend her to other prospective buyers or sellers without hesitation.
We recently purchased a property through Barb. We had not met her before this time but soon found that she was very personable and professional in our dealings with her. Nothing was a problem, she was energetic, all of our requests were met and she kept us well informed of the interest and progress of the marketing of the property. We believe she had a good rapport with the Vendor which was important and beneficial in the selling process. The sale was not straight forward initially and while events smoothed out the purchase over time, Barb played her part to get the end result.
We wish her all the best with her future in the Real Estate Industry.
Kind RegardsGary and Maria Drummond
Reference for Mrs Barb Beaumont from a seller's perspective.
Having never sold a house in New Zealand before, both my wife and I were totally naive as to what to expect. We'd had a bit of a "heads up" from friends on what the process would entail, but we were still more than a tad overwhelmed with it all. From the time Barb introduced herself, through to the final stages of the sale, she made us feel totally at ease and patiently explained all the aspects of the selling process. She took great care to show prospective buyers through our home, and was mindful of our need to expedite the sale due to an impending job move. She communicated well throughout, and kept us up to date with what was going on with the viewings. She is a friendly and easy-going lady with whom we got on well, and has a cracking sense of humour.
In our opinion, Barb went above and beyond what was required of her role throughout all stages of the sale. As a result, we wholeheartedly recommend her as a trustworthy and respectable real estate agent. As a result of her hard work and commitment, we have been able to move on to pastures new with relative ease and we wish her all the best for the future. Bruce and Debi Austin
We enlisted the help of Debbie Donovan and Vi Davidson from Barfoots, to sell our home in Kaukapakapa in March 2017.
Debbie and Vi were friendly, straight forward and very easy to deal with during the list and sell process, keeping us informed right the way through.
Debbie and Vi were both away at one point and they sent Barbara Beaumont in to assist them with selling the house. Barbara was a pleasure to deal with and was really good at keeping in touch with us, informing us who had been through the open homes and comments they had!
It was a tough market, having just come off a boom to a quieter market, but the girls managed to get the house sold for us while managing our expectations - which was no easy feat!! The end result made us pretty happy! They secured a great price and the whole process was pretty stress free!
We can highly recommend all the ladies and wish them well in the future!
We are happy to provide a verbal reference if needed.Natasha Matthews and Brendan Smith
I knew what I wanted in a new property. I wanted a house with character that I could put my mark on. I saw Barb's advertisement, drove to the property and rang her. This was early in the morning so I expected to be "put off" for a more suitable time as I had been with other agents. Barb was travelling in the opposite direction but immediately agreed to turn round. I had the distinct feeling, this was going to go well. And so it did. Within the hour, I had made an offer and within 24 hours, we were signed up - the deal was done. What impressed me the most was the care Barb took with the elderly vendors - they mattered. Secondly, Barb kept me well informed before, during and after the sale and made sure that everything that needed to be done was done and then there was the extra mile. As I said, the vendors were elderly and on the day I took possession, there was Barb helping them to pack their possessions and making sure the property was up to standard for me. So yes, the sale was important to her, but so were the people. It doesn't come better than that. I cannot recommend Barb more highly and will be more than pleased to "employ" Barb next time I hit the property market.Christine Law
We would like to give a testimonial for Barb Beaumont and it gives us great pleasure to do so. Barb spent time to find out our needs and wants and nothing was too much trouble. It was such a pleasure to have an enthusiastic and hard working agent whose communication skills are excellent, and Barb's smile and cheerful manner made what is often a stressful time into a happy occasion. We have no hesitation in recommending Barb to anyone looking for a reliable and honest real estate consultant.Ron and Ngaire Higgins, Hatfields Beach