I entered the real estate profession more than 25 years ago, after time in the hospitality industry and operating several service oriented businesses.
There is always a great feeling of satisfaction, when you drive past a property that you introduced to the current owners. Pride of ownership is obvious when you re-visit these properties from time to time. They have moved in and are now enjoying adding personal touches that make it their home. I find that this is an important part of being a salesperson and makes being in the real estate industry worthwhile.
Being a small part of peoples' lives and participating in one of the biggest decisions they will ever make, adds to the reasons for staying focused on assisting vendors and purchasers.
A multi-cultural background, gained from living and working overseas and doing business with people from all walks of life and cultures, has enabled me to apply sound and proven business ethics of integrity and honesty, to my real estate dealings.
To reinforce my commitment to the industry I am qualified as an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of NZ as well as being a Licensed Agent under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008.
I pride myself on my personal commitment to giving exemplary service on a one-to-one basis. I very seldom walk away from a challenge, as many of my previous clients will be happy to tell you.
My specialty areas include Central Auckland (Eden/Epsom) across to the Eastern Bays and Glendowie. Give me a call at Barfoot & Thompson St Heliers.
David was the real estate salesperson whose thorough and professional approach helped us to buy our first home in Auckland, now living happily in our dream location of Glendowie. From the outset he took us seriously and began to match properties to our requirements. He thinks outside the box, seeing opportunity, where others see a dead-end. His dedicated and proactive approach meant that we were one of the first to view what would become our current home. David is very calm and knowledgeable, he explains things thoroughly and was never pushy or unrealistic. We trusted David’s advice as he doesn’t deal in hyperbole and was pragmatic and truthful at every turn. He was incredibly professional throughout the process of the sale. I cannot recommend David highly enough. He is a true gentleman and a credit to the profession.Louise B
I had the pleasure of working with David on the sale of an apartment in St Heliers recently. We were in excellent hands from start to finish with David’s diligence and proactive approach to our listing. His wealth of knowledge about the current market, and his incisive questions and observations were extremely valuable. I appreciated his honesty, positive attitude, and perceptiveness. His years of experience were evident immediately, from our pre-contract discussions through to the sale and settlement of the property. Very personable, easy to work with, ensured we had all the resources required to satisfy even the most discerning buyer. David provided superb service and guidance throughout with recommendations for getting the property ready to sell, a comprehensive marketing strategy, his auction reserve estimate was outstanding, enabling us to sell under the hammer on auction day. I cannot recommend David enough, and would not hesitate to call upon him in the future.Aliisa P
I have worked with David as my real estate salesperson in the sale and purchase of a number of properties over a number of years now, and have been impressed with his approachability, dynamism, professionalism and trustworthiness. I would highly recommend David to potential vendors and purchasers - whether you are a first time seller/buyer or buying your dream home. The expertise and service David provides is consistently excellent no matter what your price bracket. David stands out as a genuine professional in the real estate industry. His expertise and experience in real estate is apparent and he is prepared to go the extra mile to support vendors to achieve a good result with their sale - we cannot recommend him highly enough.Nicola E
We have known David for close to four years and in the past 20 years, my wife and I have bought and sold many properties. David originally sold us the home that we have just marketed. Over these years, we have never met anyone in the real estate industry quite like David. Our experiences with him is, he is an incredibly approachable person, trustworthy, reliable, extremely professional and very conscientious. Not once did we ever feel any need to be concerned through the entire process. David went above-an- beyond in many ways, even lending us some of his personal possessions to help us finish some paint work. Barfoot & Thompson should be thrilled that David chooses to work for them, not the other way around. Anyone out there who needs a house sold, as far as our experiences are concerned, it's a very simple choice. As long as he is working in property, we'll be working with him.Ben & Kate O