Nothing gives Cherry Cooper a greater thrill than making the journey down a long country lane that opens up to a beautiful property on a sparkling piece of waterfront. Get her talking about the water and you know she's definitely in her element.
But she's not just a swimmer and an avid yachtie. Cherry is renowned and has an awesome reputation as Barfoot & Thompsons' waterfront specialist, having achieved some of the highest prices ever for clients with lifestyle blocks in the Karaka and Franklin regions.
Her passion and in depth knowledge of the area in which she has lived for the last 30 years is very evident in the way she markets a property. For her, it's not like a job. She loves delivering a very personalised and professional service. Her aim is to treat clients as if they are with her for life. That means spending time listening to vendors and going out of her way to keep people fully informed throughout the sales process.
Good communication is incredibly important and she always follows up to offer feedback and advice. It doesn't stop at the sale either. Once she sells a property she introduces buyers to their new area and shares with them all the knowledge she can, so they settle in as quickly and comfortably as possible.
This busy and fun-loving mother of three has always been a horse mad, down to earth country girl. She is a supporter of the Waiau Pa Pony Club and both the Maramarua and Pakuranga Hunt Clubs which gives her a wealth of contacts that help her to succeed in the area.
One of her first real estate roles after working as a purchasing officer for several major food companies was in the city, where she was part of the team that established the waterfront division of one of New Zealand's biggest real estate firms. She later switched to Barfoot & Thompson as she genuinely believes they are a family values-based company with the highest ethical principles.
With her think outside the square attitude to marketing and her strong negotiation skills, Cherry has a strong point of difference that sets her apart. So she is fortunate to be able to select unique properties to sell - not just the big properties - she enjoys helping people sell smaller properties too.
So if you're looking to achieve the best possible results for your property - call Cherry today
"We were extremely grateful to have been able to work with Cherry on the sale of our old place and also the purchase of our new place. She worked tirelessly and was amazing to deal with through the whole process.
When faced with challenges along the way she worked hard, looked at all options and really thought outside the box to make both the sale and purchase a real success.
We were very pleased to have her in our corner and her knowledge and experience deemed priceless to us to enable both transactions to be able to go through successfully.
We would highly recommend her if you are thinking of selling."
"Cherry has first class knowledge of the rural market. Her attention to detail and her approach to marketing is excellent. It was so easy to simply leave everything in her hands. The follow up and feedback about groups that attended open homes could not have been better. When it came to closing the sale, there was no letup in focus or professional approach. We would have no hesitation in recommending Cherry to others considering the sale of their Rural property. "Morriss and Gerken Trust
Having a local real estate agent proved very worthwhile, with her knowledge of the local area and exceptional service, as I had one problem after another with issues outside of our control. Cherry stood by me all the way and I am eternally grateful for her professionalism. Nothing was as big a problem as I thought it was, as Cherry helped me 100%. The sold sticker never looked so good.Linda Savage
I recommend Barfoot & Thompson's marketing methods as being very suitable for our property. Our agent Cherry Cooper, even though she is our neighbour, was very professional, helpful and astute in her dealings with us. We chose her because we knew she had a wide network of clients suitable for our rural property and she sure came up trumps even before the property came on the market. You can't get any better than that.Orini Johns
"Thank you for your assistance with selling our house. Your professional and positive attitude made it a pleasure working with you.We appreciated your open communication and weekly visits to keep us updated with activity from each of the open homes. You were always very reliable in keeping us informed and following up on any leads.We appreciate that in the current economic climate house values are not what they were 18 months ago, however you worked hard to achieve a fair price for us.We are sure the new owners will be pleased with their purchase as we are pleased to be able to move on and focus on our new property.Thank you for the bottle of bubbles, the voucher and your commitment to selling our home."Alf & Vanessa Woodcock