I was attracted to real estate because of the opportunity to not only meet new people, but to help and give service to those who are undertaking a big life decision, whether it be buying or selling property.
Prior to real estate, I had great success in sales, account management and customer service roles. I have a bit of a knack when it comes to problem solving, and I take great pleasure at making the buying or selling process easier for my clients.
Barfoot & Thompson was my company of choice for their dominance of the Auckland market and their instantly recognisable brand. IT support for salespeople, Marketing and Sponsorship resources available and a top-rate Training Department set the stage for success. Also, the chance to work alongside experienced salespeople from the many offices was really appealing to me.
I chose to work specifically at the Manukau Branch, as South Auckland is the place I call home. It's also a melting pot of different cultures - the people around here look like me, talk like me and have gone through similar life experiences.
On a personal level, I've been married for 10+ years to my beautiful wife Anna and together we have three children. For the past 12 years, I’ve lived in Papatoetoe (must be time to move on and explore another part of Auckland) and I am of Samoan descent.
For those looking for assistance when buying or selling property in South Auckland, do give me a call. I know I have the skills to make any transaction a great customer experience for you...Just ask for Big Dave, at Barfoot & Thompson Manukau!
After 30 years, I was finally selling my house, which of course is recognized as one of the top ten stresses in life! From the marketing discussions to the actual marketing for auction, everything went smoothly. Dave went above-and-beyond what was asked of him – the Council had omitted to sign off the CCC report and on discovery he immediately volunteered to go and sort it out – which he did. He constantly kept in touch with the feedback from the advertising and the Open Homes, was always on hand to provide answers to questions – was able to add ideas or take on board my own ideas and had a great knowledge of the local market. I loved that he added a neighbourhood special viewing to our itinerary – and provided food and drinks! After my very successful sale which sold on the day as planned, Lockdown kicked in so that I was not able to move out on time. Dave was concerned and kept in touch plus offered to help on moving in day. My own credentials are that I was in real estate for 27 years, and although I had all this experience, it was different being on the other side of the fence. Dave was able to eliminate the stress – he made the process fun and exciting, and was just a great guy to work with. Obviously with being in the industry for so long I had high standards and he came up to and exceeded expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending him to future vendors and purchasers and wish him all the best in his career. Thank you Big Dave - in all respects, Big of heart, Big on professionalism, Big on willingness to go the extra mile and most importantly, Big on enthusiasm – which never waned throughout.Angela Signal
Dave was a real pleasure to work with. He made the whole process of buying a home easy. His friendly approach combined with his real estate experience and knowledge really helped us achieve our dreams of becoming first-time home owners. Dave never pressured us once. He listened, he cared and he understood our needs and now we own a beautiful home that has everything and more than we could ask for. We would sincerely like to thank Dave for the wonderful experience and we highly recommend his service to anyone out there who is looking for an agent who is genuinely all about helping people.
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