Coy Zhao

Coy Zhao

Residential/Rural Sales
Browns Bay Branch
Mobile  021 529 959
DDI  09 391 1678
We are extremely grateful that Coy and his team were able to secure the sale of our property. During the whole process, ...
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Coy Zhao

Residential/Rural Sales
Browns Bay Branch
Mobile  021 529 959
DDI  09 391 1678

About Coy Zhao

#4 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, to end March 2022
#5 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, 6 months ending September 2021

I was drawn to a career in real estate because of my love of working with people. I quickly realised that I had found my true calling in this industry where those with a strong work ethic, business savvy and people skills, shine.

My background in engineering and my experience as an operations manager in a New Zealand tourism retail business provided me with all of the skills required to excel in real estate. I am a great problem solver, have an eye for detail and excellent people and communication skills.

I am backed by qualifications achieved in both China and New Zealand. In addition to my real estate certificate, I have a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from China, a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from the University of Auckland and a Master of Management in International Business from Massey University.

I bring a combination of energy, enthusiasm, sales experience and a passion for real estate to the table, to assist my clients through every step of the buying and selling process. Because I know how business works here and in China, I am also able to apply this knowledge to benefit my clients. All of this is enhanced by my ability to speak fluent English and Mandarin.

Having lived on the North Shore for the past 15 years, I am a local expert. I love the neighbourhood and the diversity in the community and enjoy being able to give back through my role in real estate.

A proud husband and father, my family values ensure every client is treated with the respect they deserve.

If you are selling or purchasing on the North Shore, give me a call.

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What my clients say

We are extremely grateful that Coy and his team were able to secure the sale of our property. During the whole process, Coy kept us informed over what was a very stressful time. In fact, Coy went over-and-above our expectations. We found him professional in every way. We would have no hesitation in recommending Coy Zhao to anyone wishing to buy or sell a property.

Sharon & James

"Earlier this month, we had the good fortune to be looked after by Karin Blaauw and Coy Zhao as we sold our family property. I can't speak highly enough of the advice and support they provided to us, from viewing the property to selling at auction. They really know the market and provided us with regular information. They worked hard to get us a great sale price at auction. Both Karin and Coy were very respectful of us as clients and we would definitely use their services again."

Frances Fannon

"I recently sold my house with the help of Coy Zhao. He worked hard throughout the process, at all hours of the day and in the rain! Coy displayed high levels of integrity and honesty, and I trusted his advice throughout the process. He provided a quiet calm presence through a journey that was sometimes a little fraught! I also loved the sense of humour that he brought to the process. I would absolutely recommend Coy!"

Susie Mole

"I always knew I could approach Coy with any questions. He was supportive and full of integrity. He led me through the process of selling a house by giving me great advice and was prepared to go the extra step if I needed any help, for example suggesting contractors. I'd definitely recommend Coy to anybody wishing to sell a house."

Jenni Verity

"Coy helped us with selling our first home which was a new process for us. He was patient, kind and supportive making sure we understood each step and took the time to make sure we felt heard and happy. His communication with us was outstanding. His hard work and dedication got us a great result and we are over the moon! We can't recommend Coy enough!"

Harrison Hurley & India Moore-Bocarro

Coy Zhao of Barfoot & Thompson was chosen to market our dwelling. Coy has an extensive pool of developer buyers to network with. Coy met with us (before Lockdown), on several occasions and we were impressed by his thorough professionalism and attention to detail. Along with his colleague Geraldine Zareian, he left no-stone-unturned and together they managed to register 16 bidders for the auction. This has enabled us to achieve an exceptional result, through a virtual auction process in Level 4 Lockdown. We are happy to recommend Coy to anyone looking for a true real-estate professional.

Marion Hill – September 2021

It is my pleasure to have this opportunity to thank Coy for providing a perfect selling experience for my property. I really appreciated his excellent customer service, professional team and negotiation skills. He is just awesome and more than I expected. The end result spoke for itself. I would have no hesitation in recommending Coy.

Claire Zhang – September 20201

Coy’s knowledge and professionalism for real estate were clearly demonstrated in the way he worked for us to sell our family house recently. From the very beginning of the journey Coy took the time to understand our situation and requirements. He has been invaluable in sharing his knowledge, experience and honest opinion, as well as providing assistance wherever possible. His professional, pleasant and straightforward manner made the entire property sale process a breeze. We would highly recommend Coy and look forward to working with him again in the future.

Sophie & Tony – September 20201

The first time we met Coy at the open home, his professional and calm attitude was reassuring right away. Even though he represented the vendor, he has been helpful to us all along the purchase process. He was well prepared regarding the property and answered all the tricky questions we threw on him. Great with the communication both verbally and electronically, swift responses, there was no need for follow-ups or nagging. Even on the auction day he gave us hints and kindly calmed us down while we were really nervous about the situation. I would highly recommend him if you are thinking about selling your property. Thanks, Coy!

Almos Rajnai

Coy Zhao and Jim Liu from Barfoot & Thompson, Northcote were the real estate agents who marketed and sold our property. During the entire process we were kept fully informed of progress with regular updates. We also received detailed weekly reports on the number of people who visited our home both during the open home scheduled times and other private inspections. This weekly report also outlined visits to various real estate and social media websites. We were amazed at the number of people and agents who visited our home and attended the auction. Both Coy and Jim worked very hard during the auction process to gain the best price for our home.

We have nothing but admiration for their professionalism and work ethic and have no hesitation in recommending Coy and Jim as real estate agents for the sale of residential properties.

Don & Anne Hellier

Jim Liu and Coy Zhao from Barfoot & Thompson Northcote, were the salespeople for the sale of our property in Albany. During the whole process they were totally thorough and professional, offered great sales advice and were accurate in their estimated sales price range.

The marketing of our property was excellent and we had many visits from Barfoot & Thompson salespeople from other offices. Coy sent us regular updates of the open homes results. We were amazed with the number of people who turned up for our auction and the number of people who were bidding. We reached our reserve price easily and the sale price was at the top end of Jim and Coy's predicted range. We were very pleased with the price we achieved.

We have no hesitation in recommending Jim and Coy as real estate salespeople for the sale of residential property on the North Shore.

Tony & Viv Jones - August 2018

Coy Zhao provided us information based on facts, all his suggestions were practical, and he is fast, friendly, polite and professional. We are absolutely impressed with his approach in working with us. We have never met such a passionate, dedicated and committed salesperson. Coy and the Team were fantastic from day one. A really supportive team that kept us informed at all times of what was happening. Selling a house can be stressful but the team helped to make everything easy. The support has been great and the friendly team are very approachable and easy to talk to. This is the second time we have used the same team (Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate).
We would certainly recommend Coy Zhao and the team to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home.
Kind regards,

John & Sophy Sixon
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