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.Natarlia
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