Consistent Performer with a Wealth of Experience
I am recognised in Ponsonby, Westmere and Grey Lynn as one of the top-performing salespeople in the area. Over my successful 15 year career in real estate, I have been #1 Salesperson in the branch numerous times (Grey Lynn circa 2008 - 2013). Recently, I’ve been involved in developing and selling a high-end development in Pt Chevalier so I am fully in tune with all stages of that market as well.
I’m not just a “clip the ticket” kind of guy! I am highly skilled and I work exceptionally hard for my clients. As a result, I am able to thrive in “tough” real estate markets.
An avid marketer, I develop effective marketing plans that attract a wide range of prospective customers and thus creating a competitive selling environment. Combine this with my top negotiating skills and 100% commitment to my sellers, I am able to achieve premium prices.
Real estate is my passion but I also manage to maintain a healthy work/life balance. For the last 16 years, I’ve competed (plodded) in the NZ Ironman and I try to do the odd event around the world when I can. I live in Ponsonby with my kids/family. Outside Ponsonby, you'll find me in the surf at Port Waikato (only 90km from Auckland) where I have a bach on Sunset Beach. I work down there too and have probably sold more beach-houses (far above anyone else), over the last 15 years.
If you choose me to sell your property, you’ll be choosing a top real estate salesperson, working with a top company. Result? Top result!
"Jennifer and I would like to express our appreciation for the effort Ryan, Matt and Bruce put into selling 40 Western Springs Road.
We'd appreciate your passing our thanks on to Andrew, it was nice to know that management was taking an active interest, and to Marian who did such a sterling job at auction.
It's always difficult to decide which company to use when selling property. Promises are easy to come by, delivery is quite another matter. So it was gratifying to work with a team that kept looking for ways to go the extra mile. You promised us 6 Open Homes I believe you delivered 9, or was it 10? You didn't promise to secure half page editorial features in Look magazine and the Herald but you delivered them anyway. You promised to stay in touch during the campaign and you did... every single day. Quite honestly I can't think of a single stone the Barfoot & Thompson Grey Lynn team left unturned to achieve this sale. Awesome job, great result!
"Bruce is and extremely effective salesperson. He sold our property in Kingsland in less than two weeks and presented three offers to us within four days of listing (one
before we even had an open home).
We were immediately impressed with the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism with which Bruce went about his business. He provided us with clear and
concise strategic advice, and listened to what we had to say. He was responsive and proactive.
We would recommend Bruce to any prospective vendor and would not hesitate to use him again. He has assisted us with our search for a new home. He is a trusted advisor."
“I can not recommend Bruce more highly. He was a total joy to work with. From the moment we started down this path the was there to help us in whatever capacity we needed.
Selling your house can be a daunting and stressful process but he patiently advised and guided us through the process and were available at times that worked for me and my family.
At no time did we fell any pressure and at all times I felt I could trust him completely with my family’s greatest asset.
Perhaps the most important thing I can say about Bruce was his honesty and the fact that he felt like a friend working to help me rather than an agent working for themselves.
My six and eight year old kids adored him and would be keen to write a reference too if you need it.
He did a super professional job and we were very happy with the result.”
"We recently purchased a house in Grey Lynn through Bruce at Barfoot & Thompson. He was fantastic to deal with, very professional and efficient, responding quickly to our requests, and supported us (successfully!) through the pre-auction offer process. We felt he acted with integrity and honesty throughout and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone buying or selling in the area".Penny and Barney
"After a search for the right partner to sell our house in Grey Lynn we chose Bruce as he showed a real commitment to us and got genuinely excited about our house and its prospects to sell. From the moment we first met we felt really confident in his ability to get us a result that we’d be happy with – as it turned out we were. This was down to the fact that he set and then managed expectations right through the process, from marketing through to auction day and really cared about us – we weren't just a sale for him. This was characterised by the fact that Bruce went above and beyond his remit to very quickly find us a place to rent. We would highly recommend Bruce to anyone in the market thinking of selling their home as we have done to close family and friends."Matt and Lucy Dickinson