I have been selling in the southern region for over 28 years, and it is my belief that there is no substitute for experience. In my first 12 months in real estate I achieved million dollar status. Whether you are buying or selling, your property could be part of my next year's achievements!
I like people being a part of my job and I've met some interesting characters over the years. I'm proud to be a part of the Barfoot & Thompson brand. It is a great company to work for from the branch to the top. My experience prior to real estate is secretarial so I'm well organised and ready to prepare a marketing plan for my clients.
Manurewa covers a wide area and I know it well having moved there many years ago. Prices range from around $500,000 for something small, to well over a million for a larger property on the waterfront. It's an area with a great community feel.
Outside of work I play bowls at the Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club, then line-dancing on Wednesdays and my friends and I often have pot-luck dinners at each other's houses. I'm an animal lover and always have a cat and naturally, the SPCA is a favourite charity of mine.
Give me a call or drop into the branch for a chat. I'm always ready to meet another character.
We would just like to say "thank you very much" for the gift basket and also......
We found Mani Randhawa and Daphne Taylor, salespeople at Manurewa Barfoot & Thompson most helpful, very professional and always punctual, as we were guided through the process of marketing and selling our property which had been our home since 1973.
A new experience for our family and interesting.
Many thanks Daphne and Mani.Janet & David
Daphne Taylor was very astute and professional and sold my house very quickly.Gavin Hiestand
"My husband and I were so glad we've chosen Johnny Cleven and his partner Daphne to be our salespeople to sell our house at Ironstone. When I looked in your website, I just picked on anyone who's name seems to be very familiar, as I know a lot of other Johnnies around who are really good people. I've tried emailing other salespeople as well from other agencies, but it was only Johnny who answered all my queries very promptly and patiently. I did most of my queries through emails as we are based here in Australia and I wanted somebody who will be in contact constantly, and Johnny did all that, he answered all my queries, faster than anyone else. So when it was time to decide to sell our house, there was no any doubt in my mind that Johnny was the perfect guy to deal with. The first time we've talked to him on the phone, he was very accommodating and answered all our queries with honesty. And one thing that made him stand out from the rest is his diligence and understanding of what we expect from him. He made us feel secured and confident that everything will be fine and taken care of even if we are not in the country. And I'm happy to say that we've chosen the best salespeople, as he and his partner Daphne were able to secure an offer on our house in just four days, at the price range we want! This was very surprising to us as we've never expected that they can close a deal in less than a week. This excellent work led us to decide to hire them again to sell our other house in Stellata Court. And once again, they've done it! Johnny and Daphne had secured an offer within the time frame of less than a week, and again at the price range we want! The whole process has been really easy for us, as they kept us informed of what's been happening by constant communication and sending us a comprehensive activity report, which help us a lot in keeping ourselves aware of what's been going on. To anyone who is looking for an agent, my husband and I are very happy to recommend these two high grade and excellent salespeople, Johnny and Daphne. Happy clients,"Gina and Roland
"I found Daphne & her partner Johnny to be very professional in their approach to both buyers and sellers. They tried to understand what both sides truly wanted and set about bringing the two together. It worked well in my case; my house was sold in 4 days."
"I would highly recommend Daphne & Johnny as real estate salespeople, as my whole experience with them has been nothing but exceptional. Daphne & Johnny gave excellent feedback, were professional at all times and a joy to work with."
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Johnny & Daphne both professionally and personally, for over a year and during that time they have sold our house in a price range and in a market which at the time was very slow.
They were always highly professional and worked hard, even after disappointments, to re-ignite interest and to bring in offers on the property. They worked open homes every week and I am sure that there personable characters and enthusiasm helped to show the property in its most positive light.
Johnny and Daphne have a good working knowledge of the real estate industry and always explained the options and pitfalls when a decision was required from us. They made the process of selling our property very painless."
"After the sale and purchaser of our fifth property through your efforts Jacqui and I would like to express our thanks. It is especially pleasing to once again have our property so carefully marketed and sold quickly with the minimum of fuss and so few hiccups along the way. We certainly appreciate your professionalism and the honest way that you have conducted your dealings with us.
With the recent bad publicity and our own displeasure with some members of your profession you can be assured that we will continue to avail ourselves of your services in the future. Our best wishes and thanks to yourself and family for the future."
"I would like to say how fortunate my husband and I were to have Daphne and Johnny our real estate agents when we bought our property in 24 Beaumonts Way, Manurewa. We found them very approachable, easily contactable, friendly, and very knowledgeable, all of which helped to make a difficult and stressful process very easy and proceed smoothly. We found they both acted very professionally at all times and would not hesitate to ask for their services if needs be again in the future."Aileen Phillips
"Daphne & Johnny are professional sales consultants, who have marketed, promoted and sold my investment properties for the last couple of years and I have had outstanding results achieved through the dedication and manner of these professional agents.
I have no hesitation in recommending Daphne & Johnny to anyone seeking their professional skills in marketing their property or investment."
"We have recently purchased our new home in The Gardens area and we are very happy living here, we had decided months ago that we wanted to move into this area because of the good schools and lovely houses as well as being close to both our places of work.
We made the mistake of choosing the wrong real estate agent to sell our previous home and it took longer than expected. Luckily we made up for this error in judgment by picking the right person to find the new home we had dreamed about.
We first met Daphne & Johnny at an open home in The Gardens area while waiting for our house to sell. The house we looked at wasn't quite what we wanted but talked to Daphne and told her what we had in mind and so she told me what other listings they had as well promised to keep us informed of any new properties that met our criteria.
Unlike some real estate agents that I have dealt with in the past, Daphne & Johnny listened to all we had to say and set about locating us our new home, which didn't take her very long to find.
Dealing with Daphne and Johnny they were very easy to communicate with and we found that both are professional, friendly and very helpful during what is often a very stressful time.
I particularly like that they didn't drag us along to every house on the market, but in knowing what we wanted, just took us along to see homes they thought might be of interest. I don't intend on moving for a long time as I am very happy here but if and when we do we will definitely be going back to Daphne & Johnny for our realty needs and would recommend their services to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house, especially in this area."
"I have just bought a home through your agents Johnny Cleven & Daphne Bombardieri, and I want to say how happy I am with their very professional attitude, while maintaining a very friendly and relaxing dialogue with their buyers. What could have turned out to be a slightly messy issue in the purchase, was handled with calm by Johnny and Daphne and it was soon back on track for us going unconditional today. They were happily at our beck and call day and night, not an easy thing when there are 4 of us involved, and was happy to show us through the property several times."
Thank you from all of us.
"For sales agents who never met the vendor, Johnny & Daphne worked a sale very well. The property had been on the market for a while and it had some limitations. They pulled together a deal which in the end suited both parties. They were both tolerant, understanding and worked will with the frustrations created by other parties."L & R Thompson
"In July of this year we listed our property with Daphne Bombardieri & Johnny Cleven of Barfoot & Thompson Manurewa. The two partners were most enthusiastic and efficient in their launch of the house onto the market. Advertising was thought about with skill and care - their 'aim' to attract the attention of the widest possible group of prospective purchasers.
We are delighted to report that as a result of their efforts the house was sold shortly after the auction - despite a most difficult market."
"Johnny & Daphne have now sold two properties for me. At a time that is often stressful, they smoothed the way through, with their professionalism and integrity. They have always made a point of keeping me fully informed at every turn, and giving me the benefit of their vast experience. I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone wishing to sell or buy a property."E. Love
"We moved from another real estate company to Barfoot & Thompson. We immediately saw the difference with Barfoot & Thompson. Johnny and Daphne were very professional and easy to deal with. We received regular updates and there were regular open homes scheduled. Communication was great and we were always kept up to date. After a couple of unsuccessful offers from a previous real estate company - we did not expect our rental property to sell quickly. During the negotiation process with the buyer, we were given straight-forward advice by Johnny and Daphne which enable us to make an informed decision. We are quite happy with Johnny and Daphne's services and would definitely recommend them to anyone wishing to sell their property through Barfoot & Thompson."F. Ramos
"After looking at houses for a year and not finding even near to what we wanted we approached Daphne Bombardieri and Johnny Cleven. They listened to what we wanted and within weeks we found something we wanted and within our price range. We have moved and are happy living where we are now. I would recommend Daphne and Johnny to our friends, family and future buyers."
"Johnny's knowledge and enthusiasm of real estate instantly attracted us towards using his services. Throughout the whole process of marketing our house he has been brilliant, up front and proactive in every aspect. With his partner, Daphne Bombardieri, I think we found the perfect team, who not only sold our house, but introduced us to the property we are now purchasing. 10 out of 10."
"The service I received was exceptional. What I really liked about the services that we were always kept up to date with the progress of the sale. Daphne especially I found was genuinely on my side with regards to sale price. The best thing of all was that she was always available."T & A Patton