Carl Watkins

Carl Watkins

Residential Sales
Ponsonby Branch
Mobile  021 424 736
"We really respected Carl's approach. He was honest and put in the graft to sell the property. Great effort was taken to...
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Carl Watkins

Residential Sales
Ponsonby Branch
Mobile  021 424 736

About Carl Watkins

#7 Individual Salesperson, Central Auckland Region, to end March 2022
Top Salesperson, Ponsonby Branch, 6 months ending September 2021
#6 Individual Salesperson, Central Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2021
#10 Individual Salesperson, Central Auckland Region, to end March 2020

Carl Watkins has notched up a stellar sales record, with approximately 200 successful property transactions in the central Auckland area - involving many millions of dollars - completed coming up six years.

He had previously owned and managed his own high-performing businesses so he understands the importance of mature and thoughtful communication. He is direct and honest at all times - even during difficult negotiations. Carl is trustworthy, and his integrity is beyond reproach.

Carl's commitment to vendors and buyers alike, is absolute - before, during and after a sale.

Having operated extensively in the general residential, bungalow, villa and apartment environment, he is looking forward to extending his skills in marketing other kinds of housing too. He's a passionate home-owner himself and has renovated a number of character homes over the years.

Carl is very well-organised and understands the need for attending to fine details of a transaction.

Friendly, energetic and approachable, with a good sense of humour, he says that nothing pleases him as much as striking a well-done deal.

He knows that work-life balance is a key to survival in what is often a very intense sort of business, so when he has any spare time you'll usually find him running marathons or fishing.

As a very competitive person, Carl thrives on challenges, and is thrilled to be joining the very effective and successful team at market-leader, Barfoot and Thompson's high-performing, high-profile Ponsonby branch.

He's confident that working within such a large organisation will bring extra opportunities for his clients - especially as Barfoot and Thompson is privately-owned, rather than franchised, and has a 'no walls' policy. This means clients have the service of hundreds of dedicated sales people, right at their fingertips.

Carl is keen to meet new buyers and sellers and you are very welcome to call him for a chat about the market.

Carl Watkins
P 021 424 736
E [email protected]

Carl's properties

What my clients say

"We really respected Carl's approach. He was honest and put in the graft to sell the property. Great effort was taken to market and promote the apartment and we were impressed with the attention to detail. This was reflected in the quick sale Carl achieved. The price for the service was very competitive and we would have no hesitation recommending Carl."

Vinni & Jen - The Secret Society Limited

Carl front-footed the whole process for our Freemans Bay property, and also organised some remedial work which was really helpful as we are out-of-Auckland owners. We were extremely happy to achieve an excellent sale price and would have no hesitation recommending Carl to anybody else who is looking to sell.

H & B Axt

Carl Watkins was engaged to sell my Ponsonby property, and right from the get-go he was proactive and made all aspects of the selling process, including organising staging, easy and hassle-free. In fact, he sold it on the first day of open homes through his expansive personal database, and the whole process ran very smoothly right through to the settlement date.

With his excellent knowledge of the market and understanding of the area, a great sale was achieved in a short timeframe. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carl to those looking to sell in the future.

Kelly M

"Carl goes the extra mile in all areas to make the sale of your property happen. His wiliness to get in and just make thing happen is amazing. We are very busy professionals and Carl just took over the sale of our property with ease and delivered a fantastic price in the process! We would highly recommend Carl to others."

Karen Grace Doucas

“As overseas owners, we needed a salesperson who was a good communicator, a savvy negotiator and someone who could act for us from inception to settlement. Carl ticked all the boxes.”

Peter Schwarz

“Carl did an excellent job for us in a very short time-frame – sorted out any hassles very quickly and we had a strong outcome with the sale. We would have no hesitation in recommending Carl.”

John Morton Dakin

Carl has a friendly and caring approach and swiftly auctioned my previous property – getting a great result - so I could buy my fantastic new home. He also helped me achieve a number of small but critical alterations in my new home as part of the settlement. Overall it was a very positive and easy experience for me.

Caroline C

We are most appreciative of the efforts Carl went to when selling our apartment. He was always very punctual and full of energy and positivity and we are very pleased with the outcome. We have no hesitation in recommending Carl, and would definitely use his services again in the future. Thank you Carl for your most professional approach.

Vivienne & Errol G

We recently bought our first property - an apartment in Auckland and we had no idea how complicated it can seem, with loads of people involved in the whole process. Carl made it all easy for us. he was great at getting answers from all the right people and his negotiation skills were really good, so the whole thing went without a hitch. His communication skills were excellent too and he always kept us updated.
I would definitely use Carl again and recommend him to others. Apart from anything else, he's a really nice guy and we enjoyed his company.


I was a first time buyer looking for an apartment in the central city or CBD edge, and Pollen Street was perfect for me. I liked dealing with Carl because he is a good listener and he always replied quickly when I had any questions. He was well organised and in terms of the one major problem I came up against - to do with whitewear - he did his very best to help and I really appreciated that. In my case there wasn't much negotiating involved because the apartment had a set price but Carl still made things easy and was friendly and approachable at all times during the whole buying process. If I was selling or buying again I'd definitely be happy to deal with him, and I will certainly recommend him to my friends.

Shane C

To be honest, we had our home in Onehunga and weren't thinking of buying again until we saw a billboard for Pollen Street and it seemed like a really good investment property prospect. We went to Carl, who was marketing it, and he was pretty good, all-up, and very straight forward. His communication skills were great and he always replied to emails very promptly. We would certainly look to see what properties Carl had if we were buying again and as an added bonus, he was able to help us get tenants for our new apartment!

Judy W

"We have known Carl for four years and dealt with him while buying as well as selling property. Most recently, Carl helped us sell our home in Ponsonby and during the process he kept us well informed about the changing Auckland property market. He understood our needs and managed our expectations which helped us meet the market. More than anything else we trust and value Carl's advice which has helped us successfully sell!! and move on as our family out-grew the current home. While selling, I think, it is very critical to have open communication and Carl is great at that!"

Vinod & Reena D

We recently sold our home through Carl Watkins of Barfoot & Thompson, Ponsonby. We would like to thank Carl for his hard work and availability from start to finish of the sale process. He made constructive suggestions to make sure the house was presented in the best possible light and worked hard at the open homes generating a lot of interest in the property. He managed to get the right people and, more importantly for an auction, a number of bidders there on the day. The auction process was very professional and exciting so that the only surprise on the day was the result! We thank Carl for his help and support and have no hesitation in recommending him to friends or family who require the services of a committed sales agent.

D Gunning

Carl was absolutely great during the 2 or 3 months we were hunting for an apartment, after deciding to move out of the family home. We found that while Carl comes across as relaxed and laid-back, he actually works really, really hard.
He always responded to our calls immediately and was very supportive and knowledgeable when there were problems - or even just simple questions. Over those months he showed us lots of properties and he was utterly honest.
If there was the possibility of having the view built out in any particular property, Carl told us, straight up, and we appreciated that. We're thrilled with the apartment he found for us in Eden Terrace, over -
looking a park and overall, we were so impressed by the whole experience that we've already recommended him to two other people!

Grant and Yuka Woller

It was enjoyable dealing with Carl because he's very professional and has a competitive nature but he's very real and authentic with it. Ours was a multi-list situation so it was a huge challenge to Carl to make sure we got over the line. It was extremely pressurised but we made it in the end! We liked the fact that while he was a good communicator he didn't waste our time when there was nothing to report. We would use him again without hesitation and recommend him to others. What he did for us was a great achievement.

Michael and Manjit

Carl was quick to respond to my queries. He was pleasant and easy to deal with and I would recommend Carl to others who are seeking a person willing to keep you informed along the way and go the extra mile.

J Taylor
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