Craig Ashby

Craig Ashby

Lifestyle/Rural Sales
Pukekohe Branch
Mobile  021 998 605
After Hours  09 294 6156
After a bad experience with another local agency, I then had the great good fortune to meet Craig Ashby of Barfoot & Th...
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Craig Ashby

Lifestyle/Rural Sales
Pukekohe Branch
Mobile  021 998 605
After Hours  09 294 6156

About Craig Ashby

#10 Individual Salesperson, South Auckland Region, six months ending March 2017
#6 Individual Salesperson, South Auckland Region, 2016

Craig has always had a very keen interest in property and it is with much excitement and enthusiasm that he begins his new appointment as a member of the lifestyle and rural sales team at Barfoot & Thompson, Pukekohe.

Craig's extensive business background first in finance as a chartered accountant, and later in corporate New Zealand for 20 years, included Managing Director of several large marketing and sales oriented companies, provides a sound backdrop for a successful career in real estate.

Among Craig's many achievements, was the development and start up of his own successful sales and distribution business which after ten years sold as a going concern, and was followed by several independent directorships of private companies. These were both interesting and rewarding, however, they kept Craig in the board room rather than out on the land.

Craig and his wife developed a 50 acre lifestyle property in Ramarama from scratch; gaining first-hand experience with local councils, consent processes, building and practical knowledge for caring of land and livestock.

Together with Barfoot & Thompson's professional lifestyle/ rural team, Craig can now harness his knowledge, enthusiasm and experience ensuring the best possible outcomes for all of his clients.

Craig's properties

What my clients say


After a bad experience with another local agency, I then had the great good fortune to meet Craig Ashby of Barfoot & Thompson in Pukekohe. Listing and subsequently selling our property with Craig and Barfoot & Thompson was an easy and excellent experience from start to finish.
Tania Stevens


As soon as we met Craig we knew he was the agent for us! His extensive knowledge of both the history of the local area and new and upcoming developments were of huge benefit in marketing our property to potential buyers. Craig's tenacity, passion and enthusiasm are second to none and he went above and beyond our expectations throughout the entire sale process. He provided us with sound advice at each and every stage of the campaign and we had total confidence that he was always working to provide the best possible outcome for us. We were absolutely thrilled with the result he achieved in a particularly challenging market and would highly recommend Craig to anyone who is seeking a genuine, hardworking and successful agent, he really is that good!
Jayden & Kylie


I would like to commend Craig Ashby for his professionalism in the sale of our home. Craig was always pleasant, helpful and sincere. I was happy with the valuation and the quick sale, due to Craig's good work. He wasted no time with the photography, advertising and bringing prospective buyers through our home. This ensured the successful sale of our property. We appreciate all the hard work and wouldn't hesitate in recommending Craig to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Darren & Ngaire Rollinson


I recently listed my lifestyle property in Glenbrook with Craig. He was very thorough in discussing how best to present and market the property and explained the sale process in detail . At all times he made sure that I was comfortable with the process and happy with the progress.
The photography and overall marketing was of an extremely high standard and the resulting level of interest in the property reflected this. The open homes were very successful and Craig kept me up to date with the number and level of interest from potential purchasers.
Craig is very professional and for me was an exceptional sales agent, at all times very supportive and easy to deal with and I would most certainly recommend him to anyone thinking of selling their property.
Fiona Macdonald


We knew we had a difficult rural property to sell as we had attempted to sell it years earlier, without success. Our neighbours had the same problem until they changed their agent to Craig Ashby from Barfoot and Thompson. We then decided to list our property also with Craig. We found Craig extremely easy to deal with, mainly due to his calm, friendly personality and professional manner. We are delighted to say Craig has sold our house, and for a price close to the value we placed on the property. Whilst we are over the moon to now be able to move ahead with our retirement plans we will miss the interaction we had with Craig during his visits. We highly recommend any potential Vendors to enlist the services of Craig Ashby. You won't be disappointed.
Tony and Michele Ormrod


We first contacted Craig several months before listing our home, and he looked after us from that moment on. His support, humour and friendly advice have been constant throughout.
Craig is a true gentleman and very easy to talk to. Thanks to his calm and knowledgeable handling of the process our sale was simple, stress free and actually fun.
His help with the preparation and marketing of our home went way beyond our expectations. He kept us focused and kindly shared his wonderful contacts to help with everything from gardening to legal advice.
His assessment of price was realistic and very accurate - we are thrilled with the result. We felt that we were in safe hands with Craig and the advice he gave us was always in our best interests. Our trust in him was well placed and we have no hesitation recommending him to others.
Jennifer and David


Our agent acted in a professional manner and we always felt he worked for us.
Pam Morris


Our farm had not even been on the market for one week with Barfoot & Thompson, and we received an offer! - an example of Craig and Ian's outstanding work ethic, positivity and drive to get things done. Their excellent communication skills, support and encouragement made for a very stress-free experience and we will be recommending them both, as well as Barfoot & Thompson, Pukekohe to anyone who needs to buy/sell in the area.
R J Pedersen & L D Pedersen


Craig's professional business approach helped solve some difficult issues resulting in a happy win win situation. I enjoyed working with Craig who was always enthusiastic and positive, and kept me well informed at all times. From my experience with Craig you would not be disappointed in appointing him to sell your property.
Mark Wheeler


If you're looking for an agent who listens , can understand your view as well as being straight up front on issues, then Craig is your man - his years of experience in business make him the type of person that buyers and sellers both can relate to. His integrity as well as his ability, is second to none. It's not often I recommend real estate agents, but I have no hesitation in recommending Craig - he will not let you down and nor will you be disappointed with your decision to appoint him your salesperson.
Graham Harford


Craig is 100
trustworthy and his word and handshake are of old school values and to be admired and believed.
Mr Browne


Craig is an excellent agent who's integrity is above reproach, I would not hesitate to recommend him to other buyers and sellers.
George and Rosie Wheeler


Just a note to thank you so much for selling our " run off block ". We where not expecting the sale to be so easy and straight forward. I had it in mind that it could take some time ( years ) to sell, but it took Craig only months.
Just shows how important it is to employ a astute local agent with good contacts.
Craig kept us so well informed which was very reassuring and his communication skills are very good.
Both Maree and I would have no hesitation in recommending Craig Ashby to anyone thinking of selling their property.
Maree and Bill Thorburn.


"For the last six months or so Barfoot & Thompson have marketed our property here at 165 Mill Rd Bombay. We are delighted to say that two weekends ago we signed a conditional agreement to sell. The lead agent on our property was Craig Ashby. Craig simply has been superb right from the start - thorough in his presentation, professional in his approach to marketing our property and a real gentleman in his approach to us. From the start to the end, he maintained regular contact with us, weekly updates as to what was happening and called in often for a cuppa and a chat to discuss what we could perhaps do next to move our property. We simply want to acknowledge the great work done by your salespeople."
Brian Trye


"Our last experience in both selling and buying in the real estate market was horrific and very stressful. The marketing behaviour of the various people involved was unpleasant, to word it mildly.
Therefore we approached the sale of our current home with some trepidation. We discussed this previous experience with Craig Ashby when signing up with them to market our home.
The majority of our day to day dealings on the selling of our home have been with Craig.

We have developed a trust and friendship with Craig, due to the advice, honesty and enthusiasm he has exhibited with the sale of our much loved home. We then extended this relationship to involving him with all our viewing of potential replacement properties. Craig has very much gone the extra mile for us ensuring we found just the property we were looking for. Because of him, we have been very fortunate in achieving both our desired selling and buying prices, without any of the previously experienced unpleasantness. We would recommend both Craig for all your real estate needs."
Grant and Dianne Ferguson


"We enjoyed Craig's professional enthusiastic approach to marketing and selling our house. Craig's understanding of lifestyle properties meant that he quickly understood the value of the infrastructure above and below ground which was extremely helpful for people who were first time land owners and greatly assisted the selling process. We would certainly use Craig again for our real estate requirements."
Des and Nina Barnes


"We felt we were working in partnership with Craig who kept us fully informed throughout the process, was very honest and professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending him or using his services again."
George and Rosie Wheeler


"Craig has recently sold my rural lifestyle property in Pukekohe East. He worked diligently to produce the best possible sale price. At all times I felt confident that he was working for me to obtain the best possible outcome. Craig has excellent people skills and is a very astute negotiator."
Judy Donovan
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