I am writing this to thoroughly recommend this very efficient caring team. Barfoot & Thompson are lucky to have them on their staff. I have had a really wonderful experience in selling my much-loved home of almost 30 years. Both Chris and Nadia have been mindful of my recent health problems and have gone out of their way to relieve me of any of the stress that happens with selling a property. They always took into account my need for rest periods and always made sure they explained fully the legal aspects of transactions. They were so supportive on the Auction day which was held at my home in the rain.
I will be recommending them to friends and family as top agents to sell their properties in the future. I thank them sincerely for their professionalism, attention to detail and the wonderful and caring experience of selling my home in a timely way.
Yours sincerelyWendy Lashbrook
Chris and Nadia sold our elderly mother's home in only three weeks in a slower market. They made the whole process so easy and stress-free for us. Thank you so much for all you both did. You went beyond what is the norm and we as a family feel so thankful. Judith Curreen
It has been a great pleasure to have worked with Chris Bone and Nadia van Zyl to sell our Hatfields Beach property. They marketed the property with the highest professionalism and integrity. Their communication every step of the way has been faultless and tireless, and their work on our behalf tremendous. We would highly recommend them to anyone selling a home.Peter and Eileen Revell
Chris and Nadia recently sold our home and acted in a very professional manner. They kept us informed of progress and gave us good advice. We would definitely recommend them as a friendly and trustworthy team.Chris & Michelle McDermott
We would like to thank Chris Bone & Nadia van Zyl for the fine job they did in selling our property. Their communication was first class which made the experience of selling very relaxed and the result was very satisfactory. Thank you both for your effort. Kevin & Lyn Davey
The service I received from Chris Bone and Nadia van Zyl was very positive, friendly and professional. Catering for the feelings of an elderly parent in the house was most appreciated. Chris and Nadia were always a pleasure to deal with which made for an enjoyable experience. I would not hesitate in recommending them both to others. William White
I appointed Chris Bone and Nadia van Zyl from Barfoot & Thompson Orewa to sell my Red Beach Property. As we all know this can be a very stressful time but Chris and Nadia took the stress away...In my situation, I'm living overseas and these two guided me step by step keeping me well informed the whole time, communicating excellently with my tenants and myself. They went the extra mile to help me in every way possible I can't praise them enough ..absolutely fantastic team. Sue Jeffs
We are writing to congratulate you both for your outstanding effort in selling our home in a changing market. Through our involvement in the Real Estate Industry, over a number of years, we know your professionalism; factual marketing information reporting and marketing recommendations place you both at the highest level in the business. Were we selling again in the future, we would employ you again in a heartbeat.
Many thanks for the stress-free experience!!Ron and Julie Parry
It was a pleasure working with Nadia and Chris on the sale of our home. They were readily available with any questions or queries, they provided exceptional communication and feedback and were honest with where the current real estate market was at. Well presented total professionals - they are the total package. We would have no hesitation recommending or working with them again. Bryan & Sue Turley
I highly recommend Barfoot & Thompson. I recently bought & sold homes through the Orewa agency with Nadia van Zyl & Chris Bone. I was highly impressed with their personalized, impeccable, efficient & friendly service. I was kept in touch with every step of the process and they patiently guided me through it all. All done in a matter of a few weeks. Absolutely stunning. Nadia and Chris are the best real estate agents! Thank you so very much for the wonderful help and service. I can't thank you enough. Robyn Crocome
Our family had the pleasure of working with Chris and Nadia to sell our late mother's home (and beloved garden). This was a very difficult time for the family as it was like letting go of the last tangible memory. Both Nadia and Chris went way above and beyond what we expected, were sensitive to our situation and updated us regularly on progress. I definitely was relaxed knowing that Nadia and Chris were working so hard on our behalf. Thank you Nadia and Chris, you make a good team and I have no hesitation in recommending you both to others selling a home.Lewis Jaine
We had a great rapport with Chris Bone and Nadia van Zyl throughout our buying and selling process. Both were professional, friendly, reliable and very helpful. They were excellent communicators, kept us fully informed and answered our many questions along the way. We would be happy to recommend them both to anyone considering listing their property in future.Ron & Helen Reed
I chose Chris and Nadia to handle the sale of my home of 20 years, and found them to be unfailingly polite, professional and patient. Their hard work resulted in a quick sale for a good price. I can recommend this friendly and enthusiastic pair.Carolyn Williamson
Chris and Nadia are very professional and certainly listen to your needs. We never felt like just another potential buyer, from progressing with our application, right down to the celebratory gift basket, it was all tailored to meet our needs. We can't praise them highly enough.Melanie & Hayden
We have been very impressed with agents Chris Bone & Nadia van Zyl from Barfoot & Thomson Orewa. Throughout the marketing process, they have been professional, reliable and extremely helpful and reassuring. We were fully informed with progress every step of the way. We would thoroughly recommend this friendly and dynamic duo.Del & Cindy Henley
Selling our treasured family home was not an easy decision and felt a bit daunting to start with. However Chris Bone & Nadia van Zyl made the process and experience a positive one for us. They went out of their way to provide us with excellent service and advice on the sale of our property. Detailed weekly updates and reports kept us well informed with buyer feedback and progress. Throughout the entire process they had our best interests at heart and worked tirelessly to get us the best possible outcome. We would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Chris & Nadia and Barfoot & Thompson to anyone looking to sell.Len & Dorothy Anne Harris
Chris and Nadia were absolutely outstanding in their approach, professionalism and in particular their patience when communicating with my elderly mother, who was the vendor. They had a superb knowledge of the market in my mother's area and despite the market being slow at the time, they consistently had potential purchasers visiting the property. They were very responsive and gave detailed reports after each open home. I do not hesitate in recommending them as an agent and would certainly use them again!Richard Millar
I have just purchased a property with the help of Chris. His help and suggestions over some six months of my search has been invaluable. He kept me in touch with all current listings within my price bracket and had a sound understanding of what I was looking for. His appraisals were accurate and as I was living overseas did the successful bidding at Auction on my behalf. He seems happy to go the extra mile for purchasers. I am delighted with the result. I am pleased to recommend Chris as a very pleasant and very professional agent. I wish him all the best in future transactions.J O'Shea
Dear Chris and Nadia
"Thank you for your gift and the lovely note, also thank you for your encouragement notes left on the days of Open Homes and the little bars of chocolate.
We will be only too happy to recommend 'Barfoot & Thompson' to family and friends anytime in the future. Take care".
Kindest regardsMargery & Stuart
"When we decided to sell our home we were fortunate to have met Chris Bone from Barfoot & Thompson. Chris was always very professional and honest with us and was always prepared to help and advise us. He kept us well informed and was always available to answer any questions that we had, he was always quick to return any calls or txt.
Chris gave us a very accurate appraisal, reflecting his knowledge of the area, he stood by his price and his marketing advice was excellent. We feel that Chris listened to what we wanted and did his best to achieve the best result for us. Chris was always friendly and his sincere personality made dealing with him a pleasure. We would highly recommend Chris to represent anyone selling their property."Grant and Jacquie Alsop
"Chris Bone from Barfoot & Thompson in Orewa recently marketed my home in Red Beach and brought it to a very successful sale at auction.
Throughout the initial consultation process, marketing of the property and the subsequent auction, Chris was highly professional at all times.
As a first time seller I knew nothing but Chris made me feel at ease at all stages of the process and on auction day, he and his colleagues were there to offer support.
I would recommend Chris and Barfoot & Thompson to anyone contemplating buying or selling their property."Barbara Everiss
"I would like to thank you on behalf of the family for your fantastic effort. You have been committed to the sale, kept us very well informed throughout the process & have been a pleasure to work with." Colleen Anstey
"I would like to thank you for the professional and energetic way you marketed the family home at Red Beach.
From the beginning of the process you provided an excellent service and sound advice about preparing and marketing the property, worked hard at getting buyers to view the house and excellent progress reports and phone calls. Thanks very much for getting us a very satisfactory result at auction."Ken Becker
"I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Chris Bone from Barfoot & Thompson's Orewa office. From the moment I met him he struck me as an honest and sincere professional who genuinely cared about meeting the needs of his clients. Chris took the time to find out what type of property I was looking for and those factors that were important to my purchase. He was patient when I had repeated visits to a property and proactive letting me know about other prospective homes on the market. What struck me in this whole process was Chris' ability to actively listen to your requirements, his sincerity in getting you the right property and he always does what he says he will do. If you want a real estate salesperson in Rodney you can trust, then I would highly recommend Chris Bone. Thanks Chris for making the buying process so easy."V. Picard
"Having made the decision to sell our home it was with some trepidation we contemplated how we would go about this and who we could entrust with this task. Clint had had some association with Chris through some building work he had done for him, and after meeting him for an appraisal we were more than happy to engage Chris to market and sell our home. He gave us good advice, which we followed and we felt confident in his ability to sell our home. He guided us through the marketing, open home and auction process with ease, and was respectful, professional and had a great attention to detail. We had a successful auction outcome, and we would like to thank Chris for all the effort he put in to help us achieve this. Chris is very personable and professional and we felt fortunate to have dealt with him and have no hesitation, and have already, recommended his services to others. He communicated with us well and the kids thought he was great too. We wish Chris the very best for the future and a long and successful career in real estate."Tanya and Clint Brown
"Today we received a lovely basket of goodies with the bubbles! We really appreciate your help in selling our property at Arden - on occasions over and above "the call of duty". We'll keep in touch."Bronwyn & Peter
"Moving house in our eighties to return to our home town in Lower Hutt after 19 years in Orewa seemed such a formidable task. We still held some not so good memories of dealing with real Estate agents but the first day we walked into Barfoot and Thompson our minds were put at ease by the friendly atmosphere. Chris Bone took us under his wing and considered us first each with action he took. At no time did we feel under any pressure and
looked forward to his visits. It all seemed too good to be true and now we are on our way.
Thank you so much Chris for your kindness. We have already recommended you to friends and will continue to do so."Noeline and Ivan Still
"Having recently purchased a property in Orewa, I would like to acknowledge Chris Bone's assistance in making this transition happen in such an honest and helpful way. Chris's professional and friendly manner throughout the process of purchase was outstanding. I was kept fully informed of each change to the agreement. When I needed extra viewings of the house, Chris was always happy to arrange these for me. I would happily recommend Chris for his professional manner, integrity and attention to detail, to any client wishing to either buy or sell a property." Toni Prentis
"Some time ago I decided to sell my home and move to another area some distance away. I had listed with another agency but their efforts proved unsuccessful and I withdrew from the market and was on the point of giving up...until, one day Chris Bone came to my door and offered to help get things going again, with his enthusiasm and encouragement I allowed him to act as my agent and from that time on things changed. Soon there was a steady stream of viewers and in due course a sale was obtained. Throughout the process I was given support and encouragement. Chris was respectful and attentive and considerate, even driving me to the area where I had chosen to live, arranging with other agencies to assist me to view available properties and finalise a purchase.
I thoroughly recommend this gentleman who showed me much kindness in what can be a trying exercise for anyone and especially for an elderly person." Marie Johansen
"In August 2012 I approached four Real Estate Agents via their Open Homes and personal visitation and stated my requirements. After one month I had heard back from only one Agent with email details of one house. I then visited Barfoot and Thompson, Orewa and was introduced to Chris Bone. I felt I was in "safe hands" from the day I met him. He really listened to me as I told him what I was looking for, and during the whole traumatic process of buying a house he was in constant contact with me, informing me of every little process that took place. I was never left wondering as to what stage the purchase was at with Real Estate, Vendor and Purchaser solicitor requirements.
If ever I buy another house I will definitely approach Chris. If any friend or acquaintance requires a house in this district I shall send them to Chris. I have complete confidence in him.
I do unreservedly and unhesitatingly recommend Chris Bone as an honest, reliable and decent man to deal with regarding the buying of Real Estate in this area." Janette R. Falconer
"I recently sold a house through your company. I do not generally write letters of thanks but feel compelled to bring to your attention the work that Chris Bone has done for me. In the early stages of my decision making process I spoke to Chris along with half a dozen other agents. Chris was open and honest in stating that he was new to the real estate game and was still feeling his way. Due to Chris's general demeanour and personality I decided to take a chance on him, which proved to be a wise decision.
Chris kept me fully informed of feedback from open homes etc. He also kept in regular contact via phone and email in relation to people wanting to view the house. I was also impressed that he sought advice from colleagues if he was uncertain about anything rather than attempt to bluff his way through.
I believe Chris has a great future in real estate and is an asset to your company.
Thank you." Paul Harvey