Following a distinguished career in the Royal New Zealand Navy, I joined Barfoot & Thompson with a clear vision of helping Kiwis realise their property dreams.
As the son of immigrants growing up in rural New Zealand, the importance of putting people first was ingrained in me and reinforced throughout my military service. It’s this commitment to families, vendors, purchasers, and the community that keep me passionate about working for Barfoot & Thompson. These values of people and service cannot be bought or sold.
With 25 years of selling real estate on Auckland’s North Shore, I can say with confidence that selecting the right salesperson is probably the biggest factor determining the success of your transaction. Don’t gamble with this decision. Take your time and choose a true professional who can demonstrate a proven track record of both sales and service. Find a realtor who’s not just a salesperson, but is in fact a trusted advisor to be relied upon through the highs and lows of buying and selling property. These are the strengths from which I’ve built my career and reputation in the industry.
I invite you to start a conversation with me today about what an amazing real estate experience could look like for you, and the role that I fill in your imminent success.
Kia Kaha. Be strong.
Market knowledge is tops, communication and professional skills awesome.
Dutch impressed us as being extremely conscientious in keeping the line of communication moving, his friendly and positive outlook and knowledge of the local and national market is extraordinary. His dedication to ensuring we were kept up-to-date with what was happening every step of the way was welcoming for us and also comforting in such a terrible real estate market at the moment. If we wilted he propped us back up with well-timed advice for which we were grateful. We would highly recommend Dutch to any potential sellers as being honest, trustworthy and above all else a delight to have in our home. We feel we have made a new friend and hope he will always drop by our new residence just to keep in touch.Sandy & Roy - Vendor, 15 Aug 2023
We recently had the pleasure of working with Dutch van Geuns, a truly exceptional real-estate salesperson. Dutch's unwavering commitment, market knowledge, integrity and professionalism, made a lasting impression on us. He stayed well-informed and up-to-date with the latest trends and developments. This allowed him to provide us with invaluable insights and advice, throughout the process. His understanding of the market dynamics was an invaluable asset.
One of Dutch's most admirable qualities is his integrity and ethical approach. He genuinely cared about understanding our needs and priorities, never pressuring us into a decision we were uncomfortable with. Dutch listened attentively to our concerns, treating us with respect and professionalism. This made us feel valued as clients and created a sense of trust and transparency in our working relationship. His excellent communication skills were invaluable, as he took the time to explain things in detail, ensuring we were well-informed and confident in our decision-making.
In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Dutch as a salesperson. If you are looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and trustworthy salesperson, Dutch is the one you can count on.Lorna & Mike Ennis - Vendors
My salesperson Dutch, was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He also knew what was going on in my area and the surrounding areas. It wasn't the best time to sell our home with interest rates on the rise and banks playing hard ball with loans, but our salesperson Dutch from the Glenfield branch, worked long and hard to find a buyer for our Birkdale home. He had his finger on the pulse to keep us informed of the sales and the market in our area and how our home was placed in the market. After a few months and finding the right price for the current market, our home was sold and settled within four weeks. Thanks Dutch for all your hard work and efforts to sell our home.Vendor - Russell Williams
Selling or buying a property, whether it’s your first or tenth time, can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. Finding a salesperson to trust to not only get the job done, but done with great reliability, responsibility and most importantly RESULTS, Dutch is definitely the salesperson you can count on! Always happy to share his extensive real estate knowledge, to go the extra mile and a great eye for detail. Not one question comes across as a silly question and Dutch’s approachable nature will enable you to know he leaves no-stones-unturned in your real estate sale/purchase journey.
When searching for your new home, if the house listing of your choice is not listed with Dutch, you can still have Dutch represent you to liaise with the vendor’s agent and to benefit from his experience and service. With such amazing professionalism, you won’t go wrong with choosing Dutch, whether you’re selling or buying anywhere in Auckland!
Perfect salesperson goes above and beyond to get results
Six months prior to selling, I was on the lookout to find a suitable salesperson to help sell our house when the time came. Dutch was the first to reach out and after meeting and having a chat I knew he was the perfect salesperson for us. He has many years of experience and so is very knowledgeable. Dutch is naturally a warm, humble and friendly person, and puts people at ease and therefore is ideal to help and guide potential buyers. He is someone you can trust.
Being my first time selling a property, everything was explained thoroughly and I was kept up-to-date every step of the way from the paperwork, to feedback from the open homes and other agent buyers. The marketing campaign Dutch had lined up for us generated huge interest and I was beyond pleased with the result at auction, which exceeded my expectations!Julie Anderson - Vendor, Glenfield Road
"I choose Dutch as he has become my trusted salesperson in property. For me, trust is everything when it comes time to realising an asset in an ever-changing marketplace. I chose Dutch again to provide the expertise when selling my investment property in Te Atatu. Though this was out of his regular territory, it became an obvious choice to trust Dutch again when comparing against other salespeople in the radius of the property. Caveat Emptor!
Again with the proper communication and enthusiasm, Dutch listened to what my needs were and we came up with the right plan to get the required outcome. The property was listed and sold in just over two weeks. The lifecycle of six weeks from engagement to settlement was achieved with the help of Dutch and his team. A great result, a great price and an easy transaction are all I could ask for. Cheers Dutch. Appreciated".Stu
I have bought and sold properties in Auckland over the last 15 years, my most recent being on the North Shore using Dutch in March 2020.
After interviewing three salespeople from three different agencies, it was clear that Dutch’s knowledge, attitude and understanding of the area was the best choice.
Dutch drew up the perfect marketing campaign and came to the party with a package that met my needs at the time. The campaign to sell my property lasted three and a half weeks and didn't come without hiccups. We had a CC issue and then COVID-19 hit. Not only did Dutch take these unknown concerns in his stride, he never let these uncontrollable issues deviate from his plan to get the maximum price possible from my property.
Dutch's solution to quickly alter the campaign in its last week from Auction to Deadline Sale was a masterstroke. He worked tirelessly to contact all potential buyers to update them of the change and keep me informed at the same time. Not only did it beat the Level 4 lockdown timeline, the solution bought in seven amazing, unconditional offers that more than satisfied the successful buyer and the vendor (myself) on the eve of lockdown (eight hours beforehand!). Due to Dutch's hard work, he smashed my mental reserve price I had on my property and left me extremely proud to have chosen Dutch as an salesperson.
If you are serious about selling your house, and want someone who is easy to deal with, passionate about the right outcome, not pushy, and works with your best interests at heart, contact Dutch. He’s a winner.Stu Wilson
It is with pleasure that my wife and I are able to write this reference for Dutch Van Geuns. We heard about Dutch through a friend, and were advised of his success in Real Estate, hence we made contact. He was patient and understanding, and left us to decide whom we wished to trust in selling our house. After living in our house for 61 years we were delighted and surprised with the result Dutch achieved for us through his professionalism and integrity. We cannot recommend him more highly as he made the whole process happen with ease.
Dutch is now considered a valued friend.
When my family looked at the marketplace to see which agent and company we should use, Dutch clearly stood out. After listing with Barfoot & Thompson we encountered several problems. When items on the final inspection by the council for the purpose of issuing a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) were finished, we had not submitted for the CCC. Dutch jumped right in and was heavily involved, organising and working with contractors to sort the CCC issue, keeping us informed all the way. Dutch spent a lot of his own time and personal resources to get our property to the market looking it's very best and, nine months later with a new CCC in hand, he sold the property.
Dutch has clearly stood out above others in the industry, honest and professional and with care that goes beyond the listing. We doubt another agent would have done half of what Dutch did for us and, especially my elderly father who had trust in Dutch and Barfoot & Thompson all the way.
Thanks for selling the house also we will definitely be using you again.
The most important quality about Dutch was that we could trust him, and it paid off. Dutch was the most diligent, and above all trustworthy, real estate agent that we have dealt with. When other agents were more concerned about getting us to make it as convenient for THEM to sell our home, Dutch's first instinct was how to make it as convenient as possible for US to sell our home. Dutch is the type of person who came in and personally water-blasted our pavement, before our first open-home. He is also a straight up, honest guy who will "call a spade a spade". Because of this, Dutch was also the agent who also got us the keys for our next home, after he successfully sold our first home. As a busy professional couple with demanding jobs, we have no hesitation in recommending Dutch if you are looking for a trustworthy, hardworking, and pleasant person to market your home.
Thank you to Dutch.
To all those people who think real estate agents are the scum of the earth and make so much money for doing absolutely nothing, you need to meet Dutch van Geuns. He gave up numerous weekends; driving the countryside to find the perfect property for us to buy, was very helpful in his comments on all those that we went and saw. He also worked professionally to sell our property while being caring and compassionate knowing we were selling our first family home full of happy memories.Dave and Glenis - Glenfield
I would like to recommend Dutch as a sales and listing salesperson. He has been a great help through the whole process and has made it as stress- free as possible. There were a few reasons I chose Dutch to represent the property.
On first meeting he was able to answer some unusual questions around our situation. The property was not available for sale at that time. The questions were answered with honesty, giving options and recommendations, without the hard sell.
When the property was ready for sale, I requested a sales strategy, pricing from Dutch and a number of other agencies, and reviewed their sales history, current listings and references. Some salespeople/companies promised the earth, others had minimal or an unmanageable number of listings.
Dutch has a very good, long term consistant sales history, regular sales and the feedback was all positive.
He lived up to the feedback in every way. Going beyond and supporting us. As we were not local, it was great to have someone keep a regular eye on the property.
I would support Dutch again. He supported us in the sale and achieved a price that was at the top end of my expectations.
Best RegardsPatrick Matthews
We recently (Dec 2018) sold our home in Greenhithe through Dutch of Barfoot & Thompson, Glenfield. There were six other properties in our immediate area for sale at the same time, through different agencies. Our home was on the market for just under one month before selling. As of today (March 2019) only one other property of the six has sold. We put our successful sale down to the excellent management, trust and advice of Dutch van Geuns. Thank you.Bill & Jane Peni
We feel so lucky to have found Dutch to sell our property. He has an amazing knowledge of the area and the property market. Dutch was there every step of the way keeping us up to date with progress and providing support and advice when needed and has a very calm and clear view of the best way to go forward. We would not hesitate to recommend Dutch as a professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable and general good bloke to work with.
You will not be disappointed with Dutch. He is genuine, honest and hardworking and never pushy. He will work with you to get the best results. He managed to sell our rental property in Birkdale in a short period of time and managed to generate three decent offers. Additionally, he helped us to buy our family home and guided us through the whole process. Buying and selling a house can be extremely stressful but having Dutch on our side made the journey so much smoother. Thanks, Dutch! Would definitely recommend you 100 percent.Yee & Rodney Yeoman
We wanted to sell our investment properties but we had a problem. We never got the CCC for shifting our original house and building, a new one too. That was done 20 years ago. I walked into the Barfoot & Thompson office in Glenfield and was fortunate to meet Dutch. I laid out my problem and he took it over for us organising council inspections, engineer's reports and foundation work. At our age this was just too much to do. He also found us a buyer and set us free to make new plans happen for our family. We are thankful that it was Dutch that we met first. His experience and friendly and supporting nature were more than we could have expected.Jimmy & Damyanti Govind
After some difficulties with frustrating, pushy agents who continually ignored what we needed and wasted everyone's time, we found the best agent ever and are still with him today. I highly recommend Dutch as someone who is trustworthy, genuine and a lovely person to work with! I have now been with him for 10+ years and he has sold a home for us, helped us buy our own home and various rental properties. He takes time to understand what is important to you and then supports you in terms of understanding the good and bads so you make a wise informed decision. If you are buying or selling, he's the best in the industry!Sheri Oerder
Dutch is a calm focused person with a sales PowerPoint that got a great result towards the sale of my parents estate , he understood the position I was in being that I'm based abroad and became the tip of the spear in getting things done . Dutch goes the extra mile and really cares about the people that he's dealing with and the property he represents. In a period where the market was starting to decline he succeeded where others failed in a short space of time. He is a man of integrity and a wealth of knowledge and will always be the first one I'll turn to for help in future dealings in property.Jo Paradine - Singapore
From our first meeting I felt very sure that you were going to provide a thorough service, and you did. There were 3 of us to stay in contact with, there were the two tenants, there were the issues with water damage found in one unit, the flow of rainfall around the property, the issues around meth, the varied auction terms submitted by buyers, the overseas buyers etc. The issues kept on coming. Through it all you kept us informed both in terms of issues and solutions and the final outcome was very pleasing. Throughout, your advice was sound, and your energy and effort never faltered. I will recommend you to others when I next have an opportunity.The Marion Tyler Family Trust - Geoff Tyler.
Dutch was amazing - advising and then helping me with making my property as attractive as possible for potential buyers. He explained and was with me every step of the way until the auction and as the property had been tenanted he checked on it until settlement. It was a stressful time as it was the first house I had ever sold but he kept me positive and grounded. He certainly at all times went over and above what I expected an estate agent to do. He was always so cheerful and am sure was because of him that the auction price exceeded my expectations. Thank you so very much again, Dutch.Jeanette Forrest - Agincourt St, Glenfield
We recently sold our home with Barfoot and Thompson. We were fortunate enough to have Dutch van Geuns recommended to us and so we listed with him. We are so happy with our decision, Dutch is passionate about doing his best for the vendors. It was obvious that he enjoyed marketing our property and this was reflected in his enthusiasm and commitment to the process.
Dutch kept us up to date on an on-going basis, letting us know how the open homes were going, giving us feedback on the presentation of our home and also on the clientele who were showing interest in our home. His calm, friendly yet very professional approach was fantastic, he said it how it was and this was exactly the approach we were hoping for. I couldn't recommend Dutch enough and will certainly list with him again if we are selling.
We also found that having a listing with Barfoot and Thompson hugely advantageous as there are so many real estate agents employed in this company. Our home was only on the market for three weeks but we found that there was ongoing activity with agents coming through our home with different clients during that time. A great experience overall!
I found Dutch helpful, supportive, and very friendly, He kept me up to date with the market and what was happening constantly. I felt he cared about doing the best he possibly could for me at all times, and I appreciate his attention and help through the whole process. I would recommend him to any of my friends. I am glad he was recommended to me and he did not disappoint as I had heard that he took a pride in doing his best for his client.Raywyn Benfell
"Just like to say I am very happy with the service I received from Dutch he really dose go the extra mile his passion for real estate is amazing I have been lucky enough to have Dutch help purchase a property also sell I would highly recommend Dutch to any one looking for an honest trustworthy agent. I certainly had a stress free experience."Lynne - Hobsonville
"I found Dutch to be very polite and direct. Everything he told me happened and the price reached.
I am more than happy with his service and handling of my Glenfield property and would not hesitate to recommend him to other buyers and sellers if the occasion arose."
"I found Dutch to be very easy to talk to and most of all really helpful in aspects of my sale and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others wanting to sell or even just information on selling their property."Marie - Glenfield
"After a previous poor real estate experience, Darren James selected Dutch as a suitable person to work with us, and he was without doubt a perfect choice. He is extremely knowledgeable about our type of house and how best to market it. I was disappointed for Dutch the final sale was achieved by another Barfoot & Thompson agent and this was no reflection on Dutch at all as he put a huge amount of work into achieving a result for us and I feel he deserved to get the sale for himself on performance alone.
Dutch demonstrated a very strong knowledge of the market and what would be required to get our house sold. He proved absolutely correct in every statement he made. He followed through on everything and was excellent to deal with. I appreciated his honesty & straight up no painting unrealistic pictures approach with his instruction on what we needed to do to assist the process."
"Dutch has bought and sold property for me for many years.He has always gone the extra mile for me and I'm sure he would do for you as well. The thing I appreciate the most is Dutch always spot on with advice ,good or bad and overall does a fantastic job.He generally achieves the maximum price the market will pay."Clinton - Greenhithe
"Dutch made the daunting task of selling for the first time a much easier task. He took away the stress and was always on hand to deal with any questions and helped with advice on preparing the property for sale as well as physically giving a hand. Always had a smile and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend him to others without any hesitation."Betty - Hillcrest
"Thank you for the fantastic job that you did with your marketing and selling but mainly your understanding and support in what was a difficult situation."Judi - Pinehill
"Dutch was recommended to us by family and we met with him as well as a couple of other agents. After the initial meetings we felt Dutch was the most honest, upfront and understanding of our situation. It also helped that he didn't pester me as the other agents were doing which is something I hate! Dutch gave us the time we needed to sort things out and get the house ready for marketing but still keeping in touch and keeping us on track in the declining market. The marketing plan was great for our property and Dutch and Lin worked hard at open homes and in between weeks to garner decent interest in the property and also gave us sound advice on the offers and our best possible options. Overall highly recommend Dutch for any property purchases or sales."Vicky & Paul - Bayview
"We were impressed with Dutch when we started looking at a property to buy a couple of years ago. He was very helpful and it was no trouble to visit a particular property and revisiting to check out a variety of things was made an easy process. I immediately thought of him when it came time to sell our own property and have not been disappointed.
There are many real estate agents out there but it is great to have someone who is experienced, knowledgeable and shows genuine interest. I would not hesitate to recommend Dutch to anyone wanting to buy or sell a property."
"Dutch was fantastic, the work he put into selling our property was exceptional. He guided us step by step through the process of selling our first home which has been fairly stressful for us and he has been there every step of the way with support, guidance and information. Dutch went above and beyond our expectations of what a real estate agent would do for us and we would definitely use him again if we were to sell in this area. Thank you!"Katie & Ben - Bayview
"Dutch was always available whenever we had a query, he was very thorough, and although selling a house is not something one can really judge as it is over 10 years since we previously sold a property, everything went well and we would not hesitate to contact Dutch again should we have a property to sell in Auckland."Paul & Janet - Bayview
"It is hard to quantify the warm regard my wife and I have for Dutch. He has always given service and help way beyond the normal. Long may he reign! Dorothy & Colin Gladman."Dorothy & Colin - Bayview
"Dutch is a great agent and will go the extra mile."Murray - Glenfield
"We enlisted Dutch to sell our apartment on the North Shore for us. Although the sales period was over the Christmas/New Year break Dutch worked right through for us, and ensured no leads were missed. Dutch worked hard to ensure we achieved our desired price. We would not hesitate to recommend Dutch."OR & BM Properties Ltd - Browns Bay
"We chose to use Dutch as he had been very professional and helpful when we bought a property a few years ago. We have now had much more contact with Dutch and have found him to be the very best example of a real estate agent. His knowledge far exceeded our expectations and his friendly and approachable nature made the whole experience very easy for us. We always felt that he had our best interests in mind and were entirely confident taking his advice. He worked incredibly hard for us and we were very glad that we had chosen to use him. We would most certainly recommend Dutch to anyone looking to buy or sell a property and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. He has an open invitation to visit us in Rotorua anytime!"Martin & Teresa - Glenfield
"This is the third property Dutch has helped me sell this year. I would highly recommend him to any buyer as he goes beyond what is expected of him to be helpful and supportive and is very knowledgeable about the local market. I have now moved out of the area but I am sure if I needed advise in the future Dutch would not hesitate to help again."Sue - Glenfield, Birkdale, Birkenhead
"Dutch van Geuns has performed remarkably well in achieving a great price for my property. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. Thanks a lot Dutch, appreciate all the hard work you have put in to get a successful sale on my home. Cheers, Pam."Pam - Birkenhead