#4 Sales Partnership, South Auckland Region, to end March 2019
#6 Sales Partnership, South Auckland Region, to end March 2018
#2 Sales Partnership, South Auckland Region, 6 months to September 2017
Going above and beyond to make the impossible, possible.
What I love about real estate is seeing happy vendors when the sale is completed and happy buyers when they've purchased a new property. I enjoy listening to a buyer's needs, matching them with properties and then walking them through the whole process ensuring that every step is as stress-free as possible.
I was fortunate enough to begin my real estate career as a sales associate to award winning salespeople at the Pukekohe branch. Being organised, positive, professional, while keeping a sense of humour, are skills learned from my associate salesperson role. I also learned a lot about best practice in administration and marketing.
Barfoot & Thompson was my real estate company of choice. It's such a well-known and longstanding family brand and holds the market share in the Franklin district.
I know the suburbs of Pukekohe, Tuakau, Patumahoe, Glenbrook, Pokeno, Bombay and Awhitu and also Waiuku where I now call home. What I love about the area is that people still say hello to each other when walking down the street and being part of such a community is very rewarding. I volunteer for the Waiuku Business Development Association, Franklin Young Mariners and also at the Awhitu District School.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, my partner Russell, two children and our two dogs and a cat. I also love to fish at the many beautiful beaches within easy reach of home.
If you want to discuss property, or just want to know what's happening in the Franklin district - please give me a call.
We really appreciate your efforts selling June’s family home. It just reinforces to us the talented salespeople we have within our organisation. To experience it first-hand confirms why your success comes from hard work, excellent communication skills and a positive attitude.
Many, many thanks.June & Gavin
"We recently sold our home through Debbie and Erin. The process for us was hassle-free and as stress-free as I think it could have been. We had a quick and successful sale thanks to enthusiastic, friendly and competent salespeople.
They made a great team and we would highly recommend them."
We were having significant difficulty finding, let alone securing a property in the current market, until we met Erin and Debbie who sold us our dream house! It’s not often you meet real estate salespeople who you feel you can trust, but we felt at ease throughout the process and they made everything so easy. After having dealings with countless salespeople, Erin and Debbie were a breath of fresh air – genuine people. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and couldn’t recommend them both highly enough! Thank you again ladies, we couldn’t have done it without you!!Jo McNair
"Nailed it once again! We have just used Erin for the second time now. We had a plan, and it was perfectly executed.
We like her because we don't like salespeople, yet she gets stuff sold. We can tell her what we want and when and how and she makes it happen, there's none of the typical salesperson small talk.. In a game that is so overwhelming and full of pressure, Erin makes the process a whole lot less stressful.. thanks again Erin."Jarred & Erin - Vendors and Purchasers
“Our salespeople were excellent at communicating with us and answering all questions that we had. Thanks again Debbie Courtney & Erin Skelton."Scott & Carolyn - Vendors & Purchasers
"A friend who deals with real estate firms throughout New Zealand, congratulated me on my choice of Barfoot & Thompson who he finds consistently stand out from all other agencies for their professionalism. My experience with Erin Skelton and Debbie Courtney was first class and reflected my friends comment and is demonstration enough of why Barfoot & Thompson garner 40% of all Auckland sales.
With my best regardsPaul Knight - Vendor - Collie Road, Pukekohe
As a first home buyer I felt quite overwhelmed when looking into the options available at the market. Erin was super knowledgeable on the properties in the area and I was offered a few different options that matched our requests and needs. We found our dream home fairly quickly and the process was not nearly as daunting as I thought it would be. Thank you so much, Erin!
Erin is approachable, professional and very patient. It was a long time between first meeting Erin and finally buying a house, but she was with me for the whole process. It was never too much of a hassle to show me through yet another property and I never felt pressured to settle on something that wasn’t right. Erin always followed through if she said she would do something and was incredibly supportive when there were a few bumps in the lead up to going unconditional. The worst thing about finally settling on a property is that I won’t see Erin regularly. If you are looking to buy or sell, be assured that Erin will go the extra mile for her clients.
"Erin Skelton’s approach to real estate stems from her passion for matching the right house, to the right person, for the right price. She is thoroughly professional in all she does, while retaining a friendliness and approachability that means that no question or query goes unactioned. Most importantly though, Erin has impeccable integrity – the rarest and most valuable commodity within the world of real estate. If she says she’ll do something, she will - plus more besides. In short, my wife and I loved her honesty, her loyalty, and her tenacity, and thank her for putting the ‘real’ back into real estate.Darren & Kerry Mann - Purchasers
"Taking ownership of my new house a few days before lockdown, meant that I waited until after we dropped down to level three before being able to prepare it for sale. It was a challenging time for me that involved a lot of sorting. I cannot speak too highly of the support I got from Erin. She kept me going by encouraging me and finding solutions when I got stuck. She patiently explained the process to me - sometimes more than once. She was warm and encouraging, making arrangements and organising labour, when my family could not come to my aid. When it came to selling the house, she provided advice and steered me through an uncertain market. In the end I think I got a fair price for the house. Erin made the process a whole lot less stressful. I am most grateful for her care and concern."Margaret Southey - Vendor
We had the pleasure of working with Erin on a recent property purchase. We found Erin to be professional, approachable and knowledgeable through the entire process, including working through title issues with subdivision of the property whilst in Covid Level 4 Lockdown.
We would highly recommend Erin for any future property transactions.
As a first home buyer there is so much to know and processes that are foreign and at times baffling. The salespeople are working for the seller and you are in a pressured position.
Erin stood out as a professional with real people skills, a great listener and always available. She explained the processes and was always straight up with answers that showed understanding and empathy for our perhaps dumb questions.
She always said, I am working for the seller, but I will find you a home too. We felt at ease and cared for. Erin understands everyone is different, treats you like a person and a friend.
Thanks Erin, you are a shining example of an awesome salesperson and a good person.Allan and Frances (Buyer)
We are so happy. We couldn't believe that one day we will own our own house. Thanks so much for your support. I was saying to Respina I would like to name this house COVID 19 or corona, since we acquired it during this epidemic.
Samson & Respina - Purchasers, Pukekohe
This was our first home purchase. Erin made this a very easy process to understand and we felt like she only had our best interests in mind. Erin answered any questions we had and even though she technically wasn’t working for us, nothing was too much to ask. We were treated as friends and her professional approach meant everything went as it should and I only have praise and thanks for for the awesome attitude she brings to work with her everyday.
Hope you are well and keeping safe. What a year it has been. We are loving living in Pukekawa.
Thank you again for making the promotion and sale of Moloney Terrace so easy - you guys did a great job and we always recommend you to anyone thinking of selling in Pukekohe. Take care and stay safe.
Best regardsSheran – Vendor, Moloney Terrace
Although I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Erin or her business partner Debbie, who together successfully managed the sale of a property owned by my brother's estate and his widow, I have no hesitation of commending both for their efforts during challenging times and circumstances. The marketing of the property was delayed due to COVID-19 lock-down and they had to communicate with three executors all in different parts of the country. At times they went above and beyond what was expected and I would certainly recommend them. It just remains for me to make my acquaintance and shake their hands next time I pass through Pukekohe.
We first met Erin a couple of years ago when searching for houses in Pukekohe. Roll on to 2020 and we sold our existing house which wasn’t really planned and started searching again in Pukekohe where we met up with Erin again. At that stage we couldn’t find anything we really liked and were getting close to settlement on our property. That’s when Erin called and said she thought she had found the right house for us in an area we really hadn’t looked at. We met her on site and liked the house so much, put in an offer that was accepted, and were able to coordinate everything to the same settlement date and move in. Everything went so smoothly and since moving into our new house everything is great and I can only thank Erin for her professionalism and understanding of what we were looking for.
Kind RegardsKeith and Carol
Erin provided a totally professional service from start to finish, but with a genuine personal touch. Her attention to detail in the way the property should be presented and marketed was a key success factor and it was clear she deeply understood the market and what buyers were looking for. She kept us informed at all times and gave us assurance that the process was thorough to enable us to agree to a sale with confidence. Thanks Erin and Barfoot & Thompson.Andrew & Jan
Erin. I just want to thank you for your patience and support through my long five month journey. You are a fantastic real estate salesperson. Mum and I have a lot of respect for you and will always fly your flag.Brett - Buyer Pokeno
Erin Skelton and her colleague Paula went out of their way to accommodate us. Nothing was too much trouble and they were so easy to work with. Erin was a delight - honest, professional and made everything very easy to understand .Penny & Murray - Pokeno
Thank you Erin and Paul for helping us two 80 year olds to sell our last home, and to find us our new "down sized" home! Having made such a move before we knew that we could be in for a stressful time. Your careful explanation of the procedure has been much appreciated and we loved the way you kept us informed of progress. We have to say that we think the Barfoot & Thompson on line and press advertising is much superior to your opposition agencies. We felt that we were dealing with the best company. Erin - many thanks for your never tiring assistance. Whenever we called you for help you immediately responded even after our move - and always with that smile of yours!
Our heartfelt thanks to you both - we do highly recommend your highly professional service to anyone!
I had asked Erin Skelton and Paul Gardiner to market my home on behalf of Barfoot & Thompson real estate. Their effort and determination were second-to-none, the communication was so good I knew what was going on at all times. At a very stressful time this pair of wonderful people made it easy and straight forward. I would highly recommend this pair if you want to sell your property, they are second-to-none.Kevin McCarthy - Waimanawa Lane, Waiuku
I really appreciate the time and effort you put into selling this property.
Erin greeted us at an open home and was super helpful and friendly to boot. She went above and beyond arranging us a follow-up private viewing and was there every step along the way during negotiations and through to settlement. I'd happily buy or sell a property through Erin again, and can't recommend her hard work and willingness to help out, enough.Haydn & Tash Wedding
Finally, it's great to see that SOLD sign on the board. Great efforts by you. I am glad sales professionals like you work for Barfoot & Thompson. I highly recommend your professional service.
Thank you for helping me with the purchase of my home at Notre Dame Court. You listened to what I wanted and found the perfect property for me that I'm really happy with. What can be a daunting and stressful process was an easy and fun procedure thanks to your calm and caring nature. I'd would be happy to recommend you to anybody for the sale or purchase of a home, and please feel free to use me for a personal reference. Once again thank you for your help.Keith Benny
We first met Erin at an open home that she was hosting. We were looking to downsize both in house size and land area. Erin's warm and friendly personality was reassuring, so we gave her the details of what we wanted in a new home and she ticked all the boxes with the property that we moved into just three weeks ago. We have settled in well and feel that we have been here for much longer.
Erin is conscientious, efficient and a very hard worker. We have no hesitation in highly recommending her.
My husband and I recently sold our house using Erin Skelton. We felt throughout the whole process that she was extremely professional, hard-working and worked around our family's busy lifestyle making the whole process very easy and not stressful at all. We ended up achieving the goal we wanted and were very happy with all outcomes. Would definitely highly recommend Erin as a real estate agent.
Dear Erin. It's Toni Crawford here, Steve's daughter. I would just like an opportunity to say thank you for making this first time home buying experience a very cruisy but professional one, we are extremely grateful at the fact you managed to push us a day forward on the moving process as we know that everyone has very busy lives especially this time of the year with Christmas being just around the corner.
In short my father and I would like to further extend our gratitude to the vendors for accepting our offer as this is a huge step for the both of us and my three children who by the way are going to be so excited to see their new rooms and enjoy themselves in a safe backyard which I've been told comes with a trampoline thanks to the current owners.
We really are appreciative of the opportunity to become members of such a fine community and look forward to many years of quality family moments.
This has been a very humbling experience which at first was daunting to say the least.
I found Erin a great person to deal with who went out of her way to find us a suitable house to buy. After losing out on the house we wanted but lost due to unforeseen circumstances she went out of her way and found us another house. My wife and I are now very happy with the result. I cannot recommend Erin highly enough. Thank you Erin.John & Dulcie Day
I had been to several open homes featuring different companies before I met Erin in April 2017. After our first meeting I felt we had a connection and asked Erin to assist me in looking for a home to buy. With a limited budget and a few requirements Erin accepted the challenge and what a challenge I became. Erin was patient, professional and at all times calm. I feel that Erin went above and beyond what is required of her as an agent and I am truly grateful for that.
Erin was always happy to talk, answer my many questions and present information that I had requested. Technology is not my strong point and Erin worked around this to enable me to view homes digitally and would often meet me at odd times without question to answer any of my queries. I love Erin's positivity and sense of humour.
The joy that Erin felt on my behalf when I finally found a home in October 2017 was genuine (thank you Erin) and she worked incredibly hard to see me through the auction process and then the subsequent visits to make sure I was happy and coping with everything was a lovely gesture.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Erin to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home.
Erin Skelton was a real estate agent who went the extra mile and made the sale of our house happen. After showing someone through who put in an offer, that is when she excelled in following up with the purchaser and making sure all legal requirements were met to enable the sale. She kept in touch with the solicitors and did her best in keeping everything on track. Like most things in life, things don't go smoothly, and this happened with a missing 'code of compliance' from the LIM report. Erin was on to it as soon as she knew about it and was sourcing a copy from previous LIM reports done on the property. She kept us informed of all that she knew as well as helping both us and the purchaser through this stressful time and doing her upmost in making the sale happen. I can honestly say that if it wasn't for Erin's efforts, the sale of our house could have fallen over. If anyone is wishing to sell their house, I would recommend Erin Skelton as an exceptional real estate agent.Carmen & Chris Buckley
We had the pleasure of dealing with Erin while selling our house, in the end it was Erin who managed to seal the deal and get our house sold, I think within 4 weeks of listing. Obviously, we were over the moon to get the sale and at a good price considering the state of the market at the time, but it wasn't that so much that impressed us with Erin's service. It was everything else that Erin did behind the scenes that made her a pretty rare person to deal with. Never missing an email, a phone call or a text, when she said she was going to do something she would do it, be it at 7 a.m. or at 9.p.m. Erin was on the other end of the phone. As far as we were concerned Erin continued working for us months after the sale of our house and played a big part in the purchase of our new house allowing us to secure a very fortunate purchase, and doing this without any financial interest. It's refreshing to work with someone who enjoys what they do and knowing you're getting 100% reliable service. We now consider Erin the only person we need to deal with in real estate. Simple as that.Jared and Erin
Just a little note to say a big thank you for all your help with our house search and the final purchase!! It was lovely to have a friendly face throughout our journey. Thank you for your patience.Love from Mary, Sam, Little Sam & Harry
We had been in the real estate market looking for a house for about 2 months when we met Erin through an open home. She immediately set us at ease with her professional unassuming approach.. Her knowledge re the properties were comprehensive and anything she didn't know she would follow up with us and her ability to sit down and listen to what we were looking for was extremely helpful. She was fantastic at following through with the houses she showed us and was conscientious in keeping in touch with what was out there and the possibilities for us. I found her warm and friendly and completely trustworthy.. She went out of her way to provide every option available at the time, until she found us the perfect house in Patumahoe!! I would highly recommend Erin and Team Tyndall. Their service and professional approach were exceptional.
Thank you very much for your wonderful service in finding our parents a home. From the moment we made contact you have been very efficient, professional and extremely easy to deal with. As Mum and Dad had been in the family home for 47 years you made the process of finding a new home stress free for them and the fact that you presented a number of credible options made the selection process a straight forward exercise. We thank you again for the excellent service you provided and will have no hesitation to recommend you to others.Anthony and Nadine German
We met Erin at an auction that we attended to purchase a house. She was standing next to us and started chatting. Even though she wasn't the agent for the house we were interested in, she asked a few questions and suggested we register if we were thinking of bidding on a property and introduced us to the right people to do this. Our usual agent wasn't present so Erin took it upon herself to look after us. And so, our journey began. After the auction, she talked to us, introduced us to her colleague, asked all the right questions and started to help us find our forever home. Our journey took 6 months with daily contact the odd lunch and finally Erin found the right house for us. She never gave up. Her professional approach and patience won through. We recently sold an investment property and once again we went with team Tyndall. The process was easy with weekly updates regular phone calls and if there were any queries I would talk to Erin and felt we got honest advice with our best interest at heart. After several multi offers we quickly sold this property. The Tyndall team were great to deal with. We would Highly recommend William and Erin to anyone Selling or Buying a home. There honesty and integrity are second to none.Mike & Myra
Buying a house is a very difficult task at the best of times. There are so many things to keep track of and as first homebuyers it can at times seem like an impossible task. Thankfully Erin Skelton was there to help us. Erin took the time to figure out what our needs and wants were and showed us a good variety of houses which helped us get a much clearer idea of what our options were. Being a local herself she had a very good knowledge of the area and was able to point out good places to walk our dog, places to get food, upcoming community events and she even threw in some facts about the area as we were not local. We quickly learned the key to getting through all the many moving parts of a house sale is communication. Erin went above and beyond to make sure we always knew what was happening, when it was happening and why it was happening and this made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Erin to everyone, especially first homebuyers like us. She made the impossible seem possible and guided us through all the many different tasks involved with purchasing your first home. We now have the perfect house for our little dog and us and there is no way we could have done it without Erin's help.Scott & Lisa
I met Erin when I was looking to buy a property in, and around, Pukekohe. Although I didn't eventually buy a property in the area, Erin was really interested in what I was looking for, she let me know when new properties were coming on to the market, she kept in touch with me and nothing seemed too much trouble for her. I didn't feel at all pressured by Erin, I felt she genuinely wanted to find the right house for me. Erin has a warm personality and was very easy to work with.Helen Vicary