Buying or selling a home is a big decision in anyone’s lifetime and I love being a part of the process. I’m a very patient guy. Ensuring my clients are comfortable with the buying or selling process is part of my strategy. My clients feel at ease which helps them with the important decisions.
Working at Barfoot & Thompson Highland Park is a perfect fit for me. I grew up and went to school here and now my son goes to the local primary school. If you take a drive anywhere in Auckland, very quickly you will become aware of Barfoot & Thompson. With a 40% share of the market in the Auckland and Northland regions, the influence of their brand is huge.
I completed an Aviation Management degree at Massey University and gained a Commercial Pilot’s Licence. I am also a qualified driving instructor and worked for the AA for about five years. I love driving, teaching and I enjoy meeting new people so it was the perfect job for me. Prior to working for the AA, I was a sales representative for a furniture company. It was my job to ensure that customers had the right product, to identify new markets, all while maintaining good customer relations. I bring these same qualities to my real estate career.
I love the laidback lifestyle of the Eastern suburbs. The fact that it includes more rural townships such as Whitford, Beachlands, Maraetai and Brookby make it all the more interesting and attractive to me as a resident and also to my buyers.
In my spare time I like to explore the outdoors. Tramping and camping with the family take up my time in the summer.
In addition to English, I am fluent in Mandarin and have a fair understanding of Cantonese. If you are buying or selling property, you want someone who you can rely on to work for you! Call me, Ben Chen, at Barfoot & Thompson Highland Park.