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.
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!
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.
24th August 2018
Jim Liu and Coy Zhao from Barfoot & Thompson Northcote, have been our agents for the sale of our property in Albany. During the whole process they have been 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 agents 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 sales 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 agents for the sale of residential property on the North Shore.
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 agent.
Coy and the Team have been 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.