#8 Individual Salesperson, Central Auckland Region, to end March 2017
#1 Individual Salesperson, City Branch, to end March 2017
Belinda has over 25 years' experience in the real estate industry and a wealth of knowledge to share with you. One of the secrets to her success has been the on-going repeat business from past clients and referrals. Belinda achieves results with a high level of integrity, service and commitment in a professional manner with minimal fuss. With a database of loyal clients built up over many years, her listings are often sold to clients just waiting for the right property to come on the market.
Belinda started her real estate career on the North Shore, selling everything from beachfront properties and character bungalows to brick and tile units. Based at the City office for the past 19 years, Belinda has been successfully selling residential properties and city apartments, specialising in selling quality apartments in Auckland City, including over 250 sales in one building alone and a penthouse apartment at Stamford Residences for $5,375,000, a record price at the time.
There is no substitute for experience - if you are considering selling and looking for proven results, please give BELINDA a call.
In our business, we deal with real estate salespeople on a regular basis. It was a pleasure to come across Belinda when we were looking to purchase an apartment at Quay West. Her honesty, professionalism and knowledge along with her extensive experience especially in the apartment market was evident to us immediately. Belinda is someone who is sincere and takes a genuine interest in her clients. She truly is a gem in the real estate industry and we recommend her without hesitation.Graeme & Suzanne Jespersen
Speaking as someone who is unfortunately trapped in Europe during the pandemic, the task of selling my home in Auckland would simply not have been achieved without the experienced hand of Belinda guiding this process. I am grateful to her for all her efforts in bringing my property to a remarkably quick sale at a time when I am unable to travel nor oversee the process remotely. The whole preparation, marketing, and sale process was managed so quickly and efficiently that – from listing to sale – it could be counted in days. At a time in the world where we could all do with help reducing stress, I am very happy to recommend Belinda to anyone wishing to sell their home with quiet efficient professionalism, free of draDarrin Morgan - December 2020
“I have read through Belinda’s testimonials and I feel I am just repeating what everyone else said! Belinda is approachable, professional and very knowledgeable. She doesn’t waste time, kept me informed throughout the entire buying or selling process (I have bought two and sold one Quay West apartment through Belinda), and is an absolute delight to work with. I only wish the other professionals I deal with were half as good as Belinda. She takes pride in getting the best outcome for her clients, and works hard to keep the entire process smooth and stress free. She is a rare gem in the real estate game.Jan Baker
Belinda is the consummate professional; highly skilled and knowledgeable with the all important ability to get the deal done! Sold only nine days after listing must be some sort of record and was just what I needed to complete my own purchase arrangements. Never a straight-forward business with a unit title with the usual issues that needed sorting, but with Belinda's help anything that came up was quickly resolved. All in all, an outstanding result.Charles Levin
We would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us in selling our home. You made the photo shoot and show home process very easy. Even though it was very stressful times during the Covid lockdown, you were always contactable and approachable and together we got through the sale.
We would not hesitate to advise neighbours and friends to use your services when they are selling their apartment or home.
Kind RegardsCarol and David Bottom
Belinda is probably the "best" estate agent in New Zealand we have met. Belinda's fortitude, understanding of cultural differences, kindness and patience is exceptional and generous especially in this line of business where anxiety of selling and buying can be so fraught. We have been delighted to have had Belinda on board as our sales representative. It was a considered approach as were aware of Belinda's experience and dedication, and happily to which we in turn have had benefit from, and because of her complete professionalism and sincerity, we are truly appreciative of this shared experience. Belinda would be our "go to" every time.Syliva & Derek Shipley
Belinda was recommended to me by a friend on my return to New Zealand. Throughout my interactions with Belinda she was very professional and presented high quality information about the property and the property market at the time of purchase and selling. She was calm and patient in guiding me through a stress-free buying and selling process. In the current Covid-19 environment Belinda acted quickly when moving between levels and was very innovative in featuring and promoting my property to ensure a wide audience of potential new owners. She is knowledgeable about the immediate and surrounding central Auckland community and keeps her client base well informed about news in the area particularly as the face of Central Auckland is changing.
I highly recommend Belinda for any person looking for high quality city living and a warm salesperson to assist them through the process of selling or finding their new home.Juliet Fleischl - August 2020
I had the great pleasure of dealing with Belinda for the sale of my apartment. At the initial meeting she was very patient providing me with a detailed explanation of the selling process. Belinda has been extremely helpful giving me a realistic opinion of the real estate market, especially in an incredibly challenging period with Covid-19. She made the whole process extremely easy for me, was very professional and I was really impressed by her attention to detail. In addition, Belinda provided advice and contacts to make the process simple for me. I would not hesitate to recommend Belinda to my friends.Philippe Le Morvan - September 2020
Belinda was extremely helpful with the recent marketing of our property. Belinda took the stress out of the sale of our property and made the whole process very easy. She always gave us an honest opinion and guided us through the process. Her attention to detail made the difference. The benefit of the Barfoot & Thompson greater network was also a winner. I would not hesitate to engage with Belinda to sell our property next time.
We also had the pleasure of dealing with Belinda for the purchase of our new property so was able to have the benefit of both sides of the smooth transaction process. Consummate professional.
We have worked with Belinda for four years or more and have purchased two properties through her. She is an honest broker who looks after both buyer and seller in any sales that she is involved in. Belinda is the consummate real estate professional, well-informed, calm and experienced. It is a stressful process buying and selling property and, in our experience Belinda makes the process run smoothly and without any stress and tension. We recommend Belinda without hesitation.Kim and Barry O’Brien - November 2020
"Belinda is excellent. Very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. The whole process of selling was made easier by Belinda. Would gladly recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell their property."Burjiz Soorty
Belinda represented our property well and had a thorough knowledge of the specific market we were selling in. We felt her pro-active approach to marketing and selling our property gave us the swift result we were looking for. Her personable manner made her a pleasure to deal with and her realistic approach gave us confidence in the process. We appreciated her enthusiasm and positive outlook and would absolutely recommend her to others.Tony & Bronwyn Burrowes
Belinda Illingworth is the agent who acted for the vendor when my husband and I purchased an inner city apartment recently. Belinda was readily available with all information about the property and the building, which helped us greatly in arriving at the decision to buy. Belinda has a warm and friendly personality, and it has been a pleasure working with her.Janet Lake
Belinda has an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time. We've purchased two properties through Belinda, both times we were merely going for a "look" and we've ended up buying. Belinda is unfailingly helpful and professional and we could not be happier with our purchases.Julie Pearce
Belinda suggested Quay West to me in 2010 and helped me to buy an apartment. In 2018 when it was time for me to sell, her superb negotiating skills secured the best possible price for me. Throughout the process of buying and selling Belinda has worked tirelessly on my behalf and provided constant communication including detailed reports after open homes. Apart from doing her job very thoroughly Belinda provided advice, contacts and referrals well beyond what could be expected. Belinda is always professional, helpful and supportive and seems to think of everything when it comes to all aspects of her work. I cannot recommend her comprehensive service highly enough.Patricia Langridge
From the moment I first met Belinda I was impressed with her friendliness and also her interest in what was important to me. Her knowledge of the CBD market and what was available at any given time was and is wide ranging and insightful. She has been unfailingly helpful, positive and patient. I always felt comfortable ringing her, Unlike some of the other agents who I have had contact with over the past 2 years, Belinda has never made me feel pushed or harassed. When the right apartment for me became available, she was fabulous! Belinda quickly organised an inspection that suited both the sellers and myself. The sale went through with out any problems. Belinda was very efficient and made sure all the required documentation was completed every step of the way and also kept an eye on the progress of the sale process and kept me informed all the way through to the happy Settlement day. I feel like I have made a true friend.Linda Main
Belinda is simply amazing. She knows the local housing market inside and out, and walked us through the entire home purchase process, from finding a property to closing the deal at auction. Belinda's experience shone through, she is trustworthy , responsive, committed and totally client focused. We believe Belinda is a valuable asset to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We recommend her to all of our friends and business associates. Belinda is a class act both personally and professionally.Jenny, David and Alyssa Page
Belinda Illingworth is an outstanding agent. She is honest, has integrty, is efficient and a delight to work with.Tessa Mullane
Belinda has helped us over many years with several sales and purchases, all quick and stress free. Her professionalism, hard work and experience is invaluable. Belinda has experience and expertise in the building where we sold and this was important to us and Belinda did a great job.Karen & Glenn Tasker
I would like to commend you for employing competent sales staff like Belinda Illingworth who acted as my agent when selling my penthouse in Quay West. The professional approach Belinda applied during negotiations showed her in-depth knowledge of the apartment block and the downtown area which I am sure the prospective purchasers felt very relaxed in dealing with an agent who can answer all the questions. Belinda has an outgoing personality and is a pleasure to deal with. I feel she is an asset to the company.Daniel Tanner
We came across Belinda when we attended an open home at Quay West late last year. Unfortunately this apartment was sold to another purchaser, on her own initiative Belinda then unearthed an ideal apartment for us within a week. The sales process was simple and all aspects of the sale were dealt with amicably and professionally between the parties which was largely facilitated by Belinda. Once we occupied our new apartment Belinda went above the call of duty by taking the time to provide a comprehensive orientation of the building and still to this day we use her knowledge of the building and the body corporate. As Belinda also resides in Quay West she is truly a Quay West specialistJohn & Marlene Mak
Belinda was engaged to act as our real estate agent for both the original purchase in 2005 and the subsequent sale in 2017, of our apartment in Quay West. On both occasions she acted with total integrity and we found her to be efficient, friendly and professional to work with. As an owner and resident in Quay West herself, Belinda has the advantage of an in-depth knowledge of the building and the Downtown area and is able to effectively communicate this to prospective new clients. We would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Belinda, to others who may be considering a sale or purchase within the Quay West building.Phil & Doreen Stanbury
We have now purchased two properties and sold one with Belinda. She is an exemplary agent. She is completely informed on the market and all transaction and marketing processes. We would not hesitate to recommend her to any prospective purchaser or vendor.Brett and Mandy Cooper
I find Belinda exceptionally great. Sold my apartment for top price and did it in one day. What more could i say?Terry Huang
My husband and I recently purchased an apartment at Quay West marketed by Belinda. It was a difficult sale for her as she had three parties after it and had to keep us all happy and informed, which she managed admirably. It was also helpful that she lives in Quay West herself and could thus give knowledgeable answers to even petty queries. Nothing was too much trouble - and we love living in Quay West!Jenny Corry
I have been a client of Belinda's for many years and she has assisted me with a number of property transactions both as a vendor and purchaser. Belinda always acts with the utmost professionalism and I have always felt I was never pressured to make what is a very important transaction. I continue to use Belinda and appreciate her ongoing advice.Brett Barclay
Belinda is everything you would expect from a top agent and more. I have bought two properties with her and sold one and I cannot speak highly enough of the way she assisted me in these transactions. She never hurried me. She kept me in touch with everything that was happening with the transactions but was always discreet and is a person of absolute integrity. I cannot recommend her highly enough.Helen Webber
I would like to write this testimonial in recognition of your outstanding expertise in achieving an outcome way beyond our expectations in the recent sale of our AUCKLAND apartment. Belinda ticked all the right boxes. She was professional, friendly, committed, passionate, enthusiastic, honest, and very knowledgeable of the Auckland apartment market. In fact nothing was ever too much trouble and we were always made to feel like we were her only clients! Belinda utilised excellent marketing strategies and had a fantastic eye for detail when it came to presenting our apartment. And above all she kept us informed every step of the way. Her communication was exceptional. Due to work commitments I was unable to be physically present at the auction but again Belinda went over and above and linked me up to the auction by telephone. For anyone currently looking for a city apartment real estate agent I would definitely recommend Belinda. How would I rate Belinda's real estate expertise? Definitely an A++Heather & Bryce Diprose
Thank you so much for the first class job in selling my apartment. I was very impressed with how you handled the whole transaction. The agency contract was well explained and you had all the detail at your finger tips throughout including marketing and costs. I especially liked the no nonsense way you kept me up to date throughout the marketing and sale process. Also you closed the sale in a very professional manner with no pressure making it very smooth for both buyer and seller. And then your after sale work was also first class in making sure it was a tidy transition in relation to the services and keys. I will be sure to recommend to anyone I know who needs a good agent.Richard Fyers
Belinda has assisted us with the purchase of two properties in Quay West and the sale of one. She acted with total integrity each time and we found her to be proactive, professional and easy to work with. As an owner and resident in Quay West Belinda has an insider's knowledge of the building and the Downtown area and is always happy to share this. We are happy to recommend Belinda to others.Karen & Glenn Tasker
We found Belinda a pleasure to deal with. Her communication skills are outstanding. She was prompt, efficient, and friendly. We were given knowledgeable answers to any questions we may have had. Overall we felt Belinda went above and beyond duty and clearly she is exceptional at her job. We would have no hesitation in using her services again.Garry Cossey
Belinda displays a professionalism that is exceptional. Her understanding of the Auckland market, both from a buyer and seller viewpoint, makes the process easy. Belinda has indepth knowledge of the buildings, management, history and occupants that gives you confidence that her recommendations are spot-on and she works tirelessly to help you achieve your desired result. We would highly recommend Belinda to any buyer or seller.John & Robyne Bell
Belinda excelled herself with her expertise , knowledge and professionalism in handling the selling of my property in Papatoetoe, as I do not live in Auckland I relied solely on Belinda's advise and communication with me, I knew exactly where I was from start to finish and would highly recommend Belinda in the futureLynn Betts
Belinda is very professional and knows the market well. She gives good feedback and is always accessible. Living in Australia I am very reliant on her advice regarding real-estate matters associated with buying and selling. I have brought two properties and sold one through Belinda. Over quiet some years I have built up a rapport with Belinda and trust her implicity. Barfoot & Thompson should be proud to have her as an employeeVivien Taylor
Belinda handled with professionalism and charm the sale of my house in Papatoetoe in late 2014 while I was in England. Belinda fully explained the documents and carefully guided me through the entire transaction. Belinda was a safe pair of hands there dealing with the matter which here from a great distance was very reassuring.
The outcome was fantastic exceeding all expectations and within the timescales I had set. I would recommend Belinda to anyone / anywhere. Well done Belinda!!!
Belinda has assisted me with various purchases, sales and rentals of apartments within Quay West over the ten years that i have known her. At all times she has shown the highest level of professionalism and knowledge of the Real Estate maket, which has given me total confidence to reply on her advice to "seal a deal". I have no hesitation in recommending Belinda to any future clientsJim Smith
"Belinda is an truly professional salesperson. Her communication skills and thoroughness in dealing with
her clients are exceptional. We would highly recommend her."
"Belinda is an experienced and capable salesperson and handled all the administrative processes of the sale with speed and efficiency. Her advice on advertising, method of sale and property presentation reflected a close understanding of what was happening in the market at the time, and proved to be accurate. We felt confident throughout that the sale process was in good hands and would in due course yield a satisfactory outcome for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others, or of placing further business with her."William Falconer
"Belinda is a delight to work with. She is very thorough in her background and knowledge of the property that you wish to sell. She is honest, trustworthy & efficient without being pushy. At all times during the selling process Belinda kept us informed of the processes she was taking to sell the property, and of her negotiations with the buyer. Once the agreement had been settled Belinda efficiently processed all the necessary documentation. It was a joy to work with her."Frances Mullane & Greg Haddock
"Belinda is very professional and knows the market well. She gives good feedback and is always accessible. Living in Australia I am very reliant on her advice regarding real-estate and legal matters associated with buying and selling. I have brought two properties and sold one through Belinda. Over quiet some years I have built up a rapport with Belinda and trust her implicity. Barfoot & Thompson should be proud to have her as an employee."Vivien Taylor
"Very happy with Belinda's positive outlook and sensitivity working with nervous older clients.Joan & Tom O'hanlon
"Belinda has been excellent from the word go. She is a real vendor's agent and has worked exceptionally hard to get the best result for me. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their home. Well done! Belinda knows the market and set realistic goals for me right from the outset. Her enthusiasm has been great and she has been excellent at keeping me informed.
It was a pleasure to work with Belinda. Not only did she assist us in getting an outstanding and painless sale of our home through auction, but she was also professional, approachable and very helpful throughout the whole process, especially as we were based out of town.
Thanks again Belinda and all the very best wishes."
"Belinda assisted us with the purchase of an apartment in Quay West. We found her to be really easy to deal with, very helpful with arranging inspections of the property and generally made the process as simple as possible. One of the really nice features of Belinda is that she was also very helpful once the agreement had been signed, assisting with practical things prior to us taking possession. Some agents think their job is done once the contract has been signed, but Belinda went the extra mile to make it easy for both the purchaser and vendor."Tony Carter
"I have been a client of Belinda Illingworth for many years, she has sold a premium Apartment at "Quay West" and lately another at "Tower Hill". On each occasion she attained an excellent result. Belinda is pro-active, very professional and personable. She cannot be faulted in her ability to keep the channels of communications open. Her knowledge of contacts for trades and interior designers is a further asset. She receives a very positive recommendation from us."Diana Browning
"I had previously purchased a property through Belinda and was very impressed with the total service she provided. She listened to what I was asking for and didn't waste my time with properties that weren't appropriate. At no stage did I feel as though I was being pushed into something I didn't want nor pressured to make any decision I wasn't happy with. Consequently when I was selling my property I automatically chose Belinda as my agent. Again her service was superb and the whole experience was positive. I will be buying my next property through her for sure! Having brought and sold over 20 properties this is the first time I can say that I truly trusted and had confidence in my agent genuinely working for my good in both purchasing and selling my property."Brent Simpson
"Belinda did an exceptional job right from the moment I called her. She was knowledgeable about the area and in particular my property. Frankly from my past and day to day experiences with Real Estate agents, Belinda stands heads above them and she deserves all the success that comes her way as she makes it happen. She has to be a gem in the Barfoot crown."Neil D'Arcy-Brain
"I was very pleased with the professional approach adopted by Belinda. Everything went well and was pleased with the responses to the home viewings and advertising. Very pleased with the speed of the sale at an acceptable price. Pleased with the way Belinda handled all the potential problems that required decisions to be made. Overall pleased with the total transaction from beginning to end. Very professional approach."John Nodding (UK)
"Apart from being very pleasant to deal with and the fact Belinda kept me well informed of what was happening, it was an absolute pleasure to find an agent who provided facts and good advice rather than sales hyperbole."Murray Russell
"I first meet Belinda when she sold Apt 4c Manhattan several years ago, and last year when Belinda was marketing and selling Apt 6E & Apt 10F. I found her to be very professional, experienced, knowledgeable and would highly recommend her as selling agent for any owners at the Manhattan considering selling their apartment."Bruce Castle - Building Manager Manhattan Apartments
"Very professional, approachable and genuinely interested in our needs. Excellent in all respects."James & Diane Turner
"Having endured the attentions of a number of agents in our quest to procure an apartment, it was very refreshing finally to encounter Belinda. Her professionalism and intimate knowledge of the market were immediately obvious to us; she listened to our requirements, and was very effective at presenting properties that met them. Belinda would certainly be our choice in the future, and we have no hesitation in recommending her to others."Mark & Mandy Attard
"We have used Belinda's services four times in last two years and have been on both the sell side and buy side of transactions. On each occasion Belinda has been very attentive to our requirements and has acted with utmost honesty and integrity. We would recommend Belinda to any potential customer either on the sell side or buy side of any property transaction."John & Diane Bongard
"I have known Ms Illingworth in her capacity as a salesperson, since 1990. In all of my dealings I have found Ms Illingworth to be professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable about the current trends in the real estate market and a person who has acted with integrity throughout."George Bogiatto, Barrister & Solicitor
"I dealt with Belinda when I purchased an apartment. Belinda's knowledge of matters pertaining to the building and its body corporate idiosyncrasies was incredible. When it came time for me to sell my apartment I again dealt with Belinda and the positive experience described above was repeated. Belinda is a total professional and as a result I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone considering an apartment sale or purchase."G W S Boyd - Empire Properties Ltd
"Belinda was extremely efficient and showed a dedication to detail that I found very refreshing after dealing with other salespeople. She is always ready to give helpful suggestions and advice when asked. I have no hesitation in saying that in all my years dealing with the sale and purchase of properties in UK, Jersey and New Zealand, Belinda is my model real estate salesperson. Barfoot and Thompson are very lucky to have her on their staff and I recommend Belinda Illingworth most highly to look after your interests."Dr. Peter Tillman
"Belinda is highly respected by my family and friends and has become a regular part of our lives. She is lovely and kind and goes beyond the call of duty to deliver a thorough service. We find Belinda to be a person of integrity and she comes through as a highly conscientious and professional person. I have been very impressed in all my associations with Belinda and her commitment to every aspect of our needs. I feel that Belinda has always done her best in our interest and I am happy to recommend her professional services to all interested buyers."Verna Jamieson
"We confirm with pleasure that Belinda Illingworth has acted as broker for our acquisition of apartments in Auckland. Her professional approach and realistic assessment at all times has been instrumental in the successful closing of the transactions. We look forward to working again with her in the future."Kiwest B.V.
"Belinda was the most wonderful salesperson anyone could ask for! She showed the apartment to us time and time again, even unreasonable hours were not a problem for her. Finally we made up our mind, without any uncomfortable pressure from her.
We would recommend her to anybody looking to invest here or anywhere else in Auckland. Belinda is very efficient, confidential with all information and always ready to help with all of our inquiries."
"When Belinda sold me my apartment I not only acquired an apartment but also an information source for all things about the building that has been invaluable to me. She is always only a phone call away. The small kindnesses are too many to list.
I cannot recommend her strongly enough as an agent - and have in fact done so."
"Belinda Illingworth has assisted us in both the purchase and sale of a property.
We are pleased to say that in both cases she worked diligently and professionally and her attitude was pleasant and precise. She included our ideas in the advertising and kept us informed of the progress of prospective purchasers. As Belinda is prepared to go the extra mile, we would be happy to tell others of our successful experience when working with her."
"Belinda was the vendor's agent when I brought this apartment at Quay West. In my dealings with her I found her extremely helpful and she acted as a true professional at all times. I found Belinda to be a very professional agent and have recommended her to other prospective purchasers."Ian Littler
"Ms Illingworth made an immediate impression by her immaculate grooming and calm personality, factors which complement her professional approach to real estate. Needless to say both my properties were sold within the week, something several other agents had not been able to achieve in 2 months. She is efficient, natural, composed and knowledgeable on matters of real estate; features which give prospective clients feelings of confidence and security."J Yelavich
"I had thought that being overseas on vacation while we were trying to sell would be a complication. However, it was all handled in the most professional manner and we were thrilled to come home, to not only a conditional sale, but also a backup offer."S Meyland