#8 Individual Salesperson, West Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2020
When it comes to real estate, I live my philosophy – to treat my clients well at all times, and act with integrity and professionalism.
The key to the successful sale of any property is strategic marketing, personalised to suit the property’s individual requirements. I want my clients to be delighted with the results achieved. To be recommended to their family and friends is the greatest compliment I can receive and one for which I strive. I respect the trust my clients put with me to sell their most valuable asset.
“Clive has, over the past couple of months, been an absolute pleasure to work with.” Haynes Family Trust
“Clive excels in both expertise and emotional encouragement during this stressful time.” Michelle & Rory
“Clive was honest, positive, respectful and energetic from the time we first made an appointment to market our home.” Jeff & Renee
Prior to entering real estate, I worked in various credit control positions and for the NZ Police which was an exciting and challenging experience. Through this, I developed key skills - being organised, methodical and professional. I decided to join Barfoot & Thompson, a family-owned company whose values coincide closely with my own. It's my aim to do just as the company has done. To build myself a positive reputation that will stand the test of time. Barfoot & Thompson’s network of offices and their unique structure enables me to list and sell throughout the Auckland region.
On a personal level, I enjoy spending time with my family, of whom I’m immensely proud. I have been married for over 31 years to my lovely wife Lorraine, and have had the privilege of seeing both my son and daughter graduate in their specific careers. I also love to play golf although sadly, I’m not the greatest golfer and I don’t have much time to play these days.
I am a well-respected and well-known sales professional with the drive to make every transaction a satisfying experience.
If you are looking for someone to help you take your next step towards your property goals, give me a call today.
Highly recommend Clive to sell your property!!
We met Clive at an open home last year and he continued to be in touch with us providing market insights until we were ready to sell. It was a no-brainer to get Clive to help us sell our first home. His professionalism, friendly, exceptional and thorough communication and hard work to get a result for us, made the process less stressful. We are so happy to be moving onto our next chapter thanks to you Clive.
You are passionate about your product and you know it well. Nothing seemed too big for you, and every time we spoke to you, you just had so much energy.
You know your market just as well. When we were a "little" worried, you were calm in your professional opinion and had no doubt about where the market would head. And you were right, of course! We knew the process but you had a confident, personable and friendly manner the whole way through. And I'm sure this is a absolute reflection of your personal demeanour shining into your professional world.
You were on time every time with everything you promised and the process worked seamlessly through your hands.
Folks, this is not a cheesy cliche filled review. Clive is simply the real deal. Other than having to inevitably talk business, I sometimes forgot you were the real estate salesperson and quite literally stopping in and having a coffee.
All the best for the future Clive, keep up the great work.Tania & Brian
Clive’s comfortable nature supported by his industry knowledge provided confidence to myself and my sisters when we were recently selling our father's estate. Clive professionally balanced multiple client interests as well as providing clear communication and on-going support and guidance.
If you are looking forward to a hard-working and dedicated real estate salesperson. I would highly recommend Clive.Betty Williams
When it came to selling our family home of 16 years, it was of utmost importance to us that we work with someone we could trust, was sincere, would have our best interests at heart, and would listen to us each step of the way. After meeting with salespeople from three companies, we chose Clive, as we felt he met this criteria.
Clive kept the communication open and honest throughout the whole process with frequent updates. He consistently listened to our expectations, always taking them into consideration when marketing our property.
Clive’s positive manner and calm persona made selling our home a relatively stress-free process, and we were very happy when our house sold at auction exceeding our expectations.
Clive lives his philosophy - treating people well and at all times acting with integrity and in a professional manner. We would highly recommend him to any prospective clients.Kim & Sally March 2020
It’s not every day that you sell your home, especially one that has been your home for many years – our first home as a married couple, one the kids were born into and raised, one that holds a lot of memories. As a result, it’s difficult, emotional and daunting.
Clive was honest, positive, respectful and energetic from the time we first made an appointment to market our home. We couldn’t have asked for a better person. He took the time to talk with the kids, the time to explain things to us and helped to manage our expectations and timelines. We were in a position where we had to move whether the house sold or not, and Clive was very understanding of the added pressure that put on us. He was able to take all the stress away with regards to marketing and selling our home which was brilliant.
When the listing went live, we were obviously nervous, however Clive’s’ work had done the job and we had a pre-auction offer by the end of the first day which we accepted. We couldn’t believe the result, so fast, so smooth and so stress-free.
We would all highly recommend Clive to anyone looking to sell or buy a home, and reckon you won’t find a better bloke to help you.Jeff and Renee - Vendors
It is not often you meet a salesperson with the passion and attention to their client’s requirements. You have these qualities in Clive Whalen. Our dealings with Clive over the past couple of months has been an absolute pleasure and resulted in a great sale of our family home.
From day one Clive brought an easy style, very professional approach, to listing the property which, without his effort would not have brought about such a great result.
If you are looking for an salesperson that takes your listing and your requirements to a personal and professional level and who is extremely easy to deal with then we could not recommend Clive highly enough.
We also wish him all the success he deserves.Talei Groves for and on behalf Haynes Family Trust - Vendor
Clive was fantastic. We found Clive such a pleasure to deal with. He was always honest and real with us. We felt he went above and beyond in his service and it was such a relief to have someone you could trust working with you to find your right home. Clive helped us find our perfect home on the North Shore and now we couldn't be happier!Leah & Jeremy - Buyer
I would just like to thank you for all of your help with buying my first house. After having trouble 'finding the right house' within my price range, you made it all feel possible and you made it happen! I appreciate that you were always available to offer guidance. Nothing was ever too hard. I will recommend you to anyone looking to buy (or sell). After talking to many people in real estate, I finally found someone who was interested in finding out what I was looking for. You helped me without hesitation, every step of the way.
Thanks again, I appreciate all you have done to make my dreams a reality.
Clive (Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire) assisted us in the recent purchase of our house. This purchase was a little bit different as we were purchasing the property with family members. Clive seemed to understand what was required and found us many properties that suited our particular needs. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Clive, he was always prepared to go that extra mile to assist us with our queries, no matter how small or what time of the day. If he couldn't help then he would find someone who could.
When our queries were not being answered by other people it became a bit of a catch phrase in our household "let's see if Clive knows" and sure enough he always did.
So, if you are looking for a real estate agent who always puts their client first then look no further than Clive.
We got to know Clive because I saw advertised Clive's book "Sold! A practical Guide to Selling Your Home". When I contacted him about it, he promptly sent a copy without conditions or pushing his business. The book was very honest and helpful, and once again did not push us at all to use Clive as an agent, though it did advise how we should go about choosing an agent.
When we were getting ready to sell, we did as advised and interviewed a few agents, Clive and Yong being among them. We chose Clive and Yong because we found them knowledgeable, easy to talk to and we felt that we were working as a team. Once again, we did not feel pressured in any way but were made to feel valued. Barfoot & Thompson are the biggest real estate company in our area and that also influenced our decision.
Selling a house is not easy and we had our share of challenges. Through it all Clive and Yong were professional, friendly, up-front and keen to find solutions to problems as quickly as possible. They were both easy to contact and approachable and keen to go the extra mile.
We would highly recommend using Clive and Yong as agents.
Clive is exceptional. We met many real estate agents whilst house hunting but Clive was one who stood out. He was always available to answer any questions, arranged viewings for us, and always gave us his honest opinion. It was a pleasure getting to know Clive and awesome to see someone so knowledgeable, but also someone relatable, not pushy and kind. Thank you for everything.Melody & Mike (Customer - Buyer)
Yong Seok Chang and Clive Whalen assisted us in purchasing our home. Both of them were professional, respectful, understanding and patient helping us to find the right house spending a lot of time showing us around. They gave us advice where needed and helped us secure the house that we like. Yong and Clive helped us endlessly through negotiations, settlement and all the necessary updates regarding buying a brand new house. They are reliable and very knowledgeable in every legal aspect of buying and selling. They are also quite thoughtful, generously giving us a wonderful gift for our house which we will treasure. We are lucky to have met and worked with them, it's like finding gold! They will work tirelessly for you.
With no hesitations, we highly recommended them to other buyers/sellers.
We met Clive at an open home about 1.5 years ago when we were casually looking at houses in the market, at the time we weren't in a position to purchase a home. Being first time home buyers, we knew very little about how to find the right place and home buying process, Clive came along to view so many homes and we both felt he genuinely wanted to help us from the start, any questions we had were answered quickly and efficiently.
We never felt forced to make an offer when we finally found a home we both like and Clive walked us through every step of the process with us, there were some stressful times but Clive always tried to keep us motivated. We both are very happy with our first home and couldn't have been more pleased with the service.
We thank you for the time and effort you spent with us, I definitely recommend Clive to anyone and would not hesitate to use again for ourselves in the future. Thanks.
A huge thank you to Clive Whalen who helped us achieve our dream of buying our first home.
After a long search and many pushy, untrustworthy real estate agents, Clive was one of the rare agents to be completely supportive, accommodating and understanding when it came to the necessary steps to get ourselves organised.
He was transparent and honest in regards to the negotiation process and made us feel entirely comfortable and not pressured unlike a real estate agent who was working for the vendor would normally do.
He was always there to answer any questions we had and provided invaluable guidance as we navigated the purchase process for the first time.
We really appreciate his hard work and honestly believe he delivered the best possible outcome for us.
We would highly recommend Clive and would definitely work with him again.
As uneducated first home buyers, Clive was a breath of fresh air when we first met at an open home. From the outset Clive had an optimistic attitude and was genuinely interested in assisting us on our home buying journey, rather than making a quick sale. Clive invested a great amount of time into getting a feel for the home we were after, to suit us and our two small children. We went on many viewings together and he would also view on our behalf to ensure it was worth our time viewing. Clive provided us with honest feedback on homes when he was not sure they would fit our needs and ensured we moved fast when he felt we had found one that was a great fit. After months of open homes, offer signings and phone calls, with Clive's assistance, we finally found our perfect first home. We are elated with the outcome and wish to thank Clive greatly.Matt & Sabah Smith (Customer - Buyer)
In our eight months house hunting process we were lucky enough to meet and start a partnership with Clive Whalen, who immediately won our trust with his sincere and discreet, yet convincing way of presenting the properties.
He displayed a strong sense of professionalism at all times, preparing himself thoroughly for every single property that we visited, and we visited quite a significant number of properties. Nevertheless, his friendly and pleasant personality made the whole exhausting experience look more appealing than it was before we started cooperating with Clive. At times when we were tied up with our jobs and family obligations, he was prepared to go an extra mile for us and go to see properties by himself providing us with an objective feedback afterwards. He was also very supportive and optimistic in moments when we couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. In addition to this, he made himself available whenever we needed him, regardless of the time of the day, reacting promptly to all our enquiries and providing just the right type of information so that we can bring an informed decision for the property in question.
Having a limited experience of leaving in New Zealand and venturing into finding a suitable home for us, the whole cooperation with Clive seemed to us as hitting a jackpot and feeling safe in his capable hands. Throughout the whole period we were sure that he would do anything in his power to find a suitable home for us. And indeed, he did. We are just about to become happy owners of a warm and sunny house that oozes with family vibe, close to many amenities and parks, yet preserving the privacy of, what is far more important than just a house, a home ready to start creating new memories. We strongly recommend Clive Whalen as your property agent who, with his diligence and professionalism, will most certainly help you in moving forward with your plans in life when a property is in question. He is also a great asset to Barfoot and Thompson team contributing greatly with his ability to create sound relationships with his clients that would certainly make this property agency and him, in particular, our future first choice when dealing with properties.
Finding our first home proved to be a real test of our patience and resilience. We lost out on multiple properties and often felt that as first home buyers, we were not always taken so seriously. Rory and I were extremely fortunate to meet Clive and Yong at an open home many months ago. And since then, Clive has worked tirelessly, helping to support us in our search, talking with other agents and guiding us along the way. We always felt genuinely supported and encouraged, even in spite of some serious competition in the market! If you are looking for a team that excels in both expertise and emotional encouragement during a stressful time, look no further than Clive and Yong. We are truly grateful for the support we received and would happily recommend Clive and Yong to buyers and sellers.Michelle & Rory (Customer - Buyer)
It was a great pleasure dealing with Clive & Yong of Barfoot & Thomson, who were the agents for the sale of our property at Massey, which was our family home of many years in West Auckland. Both agents are very professional, trustworthy and reliable and operate as a fantastic team, kind of "Ying and Yang" of real estate, who work hard for you and complement each other's skillsets to your benefit. Superb communicators and great on value add and we would strongly recommend their services for the sale and purchase of properties in West Auckland. We wish them the best for the future.Val & Virginia Moraes (Client - Vendor)
As first home buyers in the Auckland region, along with the competitive and active market, as a young couple we felt at times that we were not being taken seriously during open homes and exchanges with some real estate agencies. However, from the very first interaction with Clive and Yong, even when downloading the documents for (now our) house before the Open Home we attended, they were attentive, helpful and friendly.
Without ever being condescending, Clive and Yong were perfect for us in terms of outlining the process we were going through during inspections, the offer and settlement and what to expect next. Clive and Yong worked all hours of the day and night during negotiations and we always felt fairly treated and well informed. We'd have no hesitation recommending Clive and Yong to any home buyer or seller.
Clive and Yong assisted us in purchasing our very first home. As we were new to the property market we needed a bit of hand holding. Clive was realistic, understanding and patient with us. He had great knowledge of the area as well as the house he was selling. He was honest and up front from the very beginning which was refreshing. He gave us advice where needed and helped us secure the house that we love. We are glad to have worked with Clive and Yong and we have no hesitation in recommending them to other buyers/sellers.Maaz and Ugeshni (Customer - Buyer)
We are writing to express how pleased we were with Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate, and you the agent who assisted us in purchasing our new home in June. We began working with you in May and were interested in purchasing a home in the Massey area. We were quite impressed with your knowledge of the neighbourhood. We felt confident in your ability to assist us in this overwhelming process. You proved to be both professional and reliable in making buying our home a pleasant experience. We hope to recommend your services to others in the future and we would gladly serve as a reference to other home buyers / sellers who would be interested in speaking to us.
We want to Thank You again from our hearts. We can't tell you how much it means to us to have a perfect house.
Clive Whalen & Yong Seok Chang made the sale of my house easy and understandable, and I could always ask them questions. Would recommend them to anyone.Tanya Waters (Client - Vendor)
Big Hi to all west Aucklanders' if you want two very professional agents that know our area and will help with the sale of your home these are the guys to go to. They are both very well presented and knowledgeable.They are realistic and very easy to work with. Our sale was painless and had a fantastic result. We would recommend this team with a drop of hat. Many thanks Clive Whalen and Yong Seok Chang.Kathy & Chris Hendry (Client - Vendor)
First of all Clive and Yong they were very cool in a word.They were very professional in business with heaps of experience and customer oriented minded as well. They were very active in marketing, kept excellent communication during the whole process. Also did their best to help me in many ways besides selling my house. Was lucky to meet them. Never regret to listen to them. Strongly recommend them to anyone who is going to sell or buy the property.
Wish Clive and Yong always good luck!
I recently lost my Mum to cancer and had the arduous and emotional task of selling her home in Massey. I also have multiple commitments around home and work that means time for me is limited and precious, hence I felt selling the home was one task to many for me at the time to deal with. I was given Clive's name by recommendation of a neighbour of my Mum's so gave him a call. It helped he was a local with his office not too far away.
I highly recommend Clive and his co-worker Yong Chang as agents to sell your home. During this trying time for me and my whanau they worked tirelessly to ensure things ran smoothly, gave me enough information without overwhelming me and regular updates in a timely fashion. Clive was particularly respectful and responsive of Mum's home, and our whanau's connection to it. Clive went the extra mile to ensure Mums home stayed secure and attended the house when my sister inadvertently set off the alarm. I really appreciated this act as I am sure not every agent would do this and it was a real comfort to both myself and my sister. Clive and Yong worked hard and supported me through the auction process, getting three confirmed bidders there on the day. The auction was swift and we reached a really good sale price. Having this happen swiftly is allowing my whanau and I to get on with life but remembering Mum. Doubly stoked that Mum's home went to a young family and not an investor. Mum would have loved that and I think we have Clive and Yong to thank for that to.
Thank you Clive and Yong you are top guys and awesome Real Estate Agents.
We used Clive Whalen to sell our rental property in Massey. Clive was always on hand to answer any of our questions, and was quick to phone with updates and provide feedback after every open home. This feedback was also incorporated into weekly reports, keeping us informed of any interested buyer and buyers comments. We did not want to have open homes on Saturday and Clive was quick to offer the alternative of Wednesday evenings. We ended up with a successful sale, with an amount that exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to engage Clive again when selling a property.Mark & Cathy (Client - Vendor)
Thanks Clive so much for all your cooperation and helpfulness over the sale of 249. I was very lucky to get you as my agent. I have had many dealings with estate agents ranging from the effusive to the nonchalant so I was somewhat wary. You have redeemed them! I appreciated the clear explanations you gave me today regarding auctions and the regular updates. Wishing you well for the future; you deserve lots of listingsAngela (Client - Vendor)