Having recently purchased a property in Orewa, Elmarie Steenberg was the sales agent representing Barfoot & Thompson. She was most professional, friendly and very supportive and best of all caring for all parties concerned. I was suitably impressed with her performance. I thought it was important to mention this to you as her manager and to pass on my thanks to her and your wonderful staff at the Milford office.
Kind regards,Stephen Hayman
Elmarie Steenberg did an absolutely outstanding job with the sale of our family home and we couldn't speak more highly of her! Elmarie is knowledgeable, approachable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time. She answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Selling a home in this market is challenging, but working with Elmarie made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend her to anyone who is considering selling their family home. Sonya & Buks Snyman
This is the third time we have used Elmarie's service.
We know words can not convey but really want to say that she's excellent, focused, enthusiastic and dynamic. But most of all, her pleasant personality and incredibly positive attitude helped us hugely with our selling and buying process!!
Elmarie even helped us navigate a major life change over a period of anxiety and pressure. It was her professionalism and expertise made all the difference.
We thank Elmarie once again for your time, effort, competence and dedication!!!Yoshi & Noriko
We are in the final stages of designing our dream home, and have been reflecting on how everything worked out to bring us here. Specifically, I have been thinking about all the things that our agent, Elmarie Steenberg, did to get us here. If you are looking for a home or like us, a section to build your dream home, I would love to share parts of the experience that were so important to us. This is our first property we have purchased in New Zealand. Working with Elmarie has made this purchase entirely pleasurable. Elmarie took the time to really get to know us. She really listened to our "needs" and "wants". We quickly started to see properties that we really liked. Elmarie knew enough about us to take us to properties that would meet our needs and by combining her knowledge of our situation with an exhaustive knowledge of the Auckland market gave her, and us, confidence that we would find the property perfect for us. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. We can't thank Elmarie enough for her professionalism, expertise, and hard work in helping us find our perfect slice of heaven to build our dream home.
The final thing I wanted to mention is that Elmarie doesn't want to be a stranger after settlement. She is really interested in our progress. Elmarie is a real asset to Barfoot and Thompson! Elmarie is highly recommended!"Louise Hunt
I am delighted that I chose Elmarie to market and sell my home.
Elmarie has carefully and expertly guided me through what can be a stressful process of selling a home.
However, with Elmarie as my agent to keep me informed each step of the way it was all painless and straightforward.
I have greatly appreciated having her advice and professionalism to call upon.
Equally important has been Elmarie's ability to bring about an extremely quick sale at a price which exceeded my expectations.
The auction process can be stressful to some people but with Elmarie's expertise it all went very smoothly and I'm sure the best possible result was obtained.
When the auctioneer's hammer fell, I knew a great outcome had been achieved.
So, I am very happy that I trusted Elmarie to sell my home and would unhesitatingly do so again in the futureMichael Ramsey
This email is a little....no BIG THANK YOU to Elmarie Steenberg on the sale of our property in Gulf Harbour.
Well what can I say about Elmarie Steenberg?
- To your friendly approach and honesty, thank you
- What a hard worker
- She strives to make her mark in real estate
- She is an asset to Barfoot & Thompson and the Milford Branch, long may she stay there
- She thinks outside the box
Elmarie will go the extra mile or should that be kilometres, and will do what all agents should do, and offer potential clients other areas to look "look outside the box" and perhaps purchase a property outside of their search area. This she has done with great success and she may step on a few toes, but this is all good for the buyer and seller. Well done.
Moving forward - I wish Elmarie well in the future. You are working in a very competitive and tough market, I wouldn't do her job for all the tea in China, you had restored my faith in real estate agents. Keep on going, you will get there and you will gain more sales, do not give up, you were made for this market and career.Sarah Martin
My wife Sylvia Fletcher and I were very impressed by the way Elmarie handled the sale of our property in Gulf Harbour.
She was very professional in keeping us updated with the progress of the sale and went that extra mile by personally visiting the body corp. associated with property to attain information required by the buyer's solicitors which we could not get.
Working late was not an issue to Elmarie to get the job done as we regularly received email correspondences late at night.
It was nice to know that everything possible that could be done to secure an unconditional sale was being done by Elmarie and that we did not have to follow or chase up anything to maintain the progress of the sale.
Please pass on what a good job Elmarie did and both my wife and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who need the services of a Real Estate.Paul Fletcher
I have recently purchased off Elmarie.
I just wanted to say the service she provided was excellent and so warm hearted which was needed for nervous young first home buyers. Follow up phone calls was appreciated when we were un-certain/un-easy about something.
I would highly recommend buying a house off Elmarie as she is so super nice through the entire process and not pushy at all. Elmarie even had laughs with us at stressful times which was funny and relaxing for us.
I was not even aware she was new to real estate in NZ until it came to signing the sale and purchase agreement and she told us she was getting used to NZ documents so needed another agent's support etc. If she didn't tell us we probably would not have known.
All in all, this was such a breezy process because Elmarie made it that way for us. Cannot thank her enough.
Bring on settlement on the 19th of November!
Thanks again!Stephanie Hanlon
I had the privilege knowing Elmarie Steenberg when it came time to buying my new house at Gulf Harbour. I found working with her a joy and felt like she was there to help me during every step of the processes. She emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel very secure during what is without a doubt a very involved process. Elmarie is a true professional in every sense of the word, and puts her clients interests far above her own. Her in depth KNOW HOW and the numerous professional and personal contacts in the business are second to none.
I would be very happy to give Elmarie my highest recommendation for anyone desiring to sell their property or buy one. Max Fernando
Katrina & Elmarie work as a professional and very friendly team. They gave us very honest, straight forward advice and answered all our boring questions, giving us all the
necessary info very professionally. Having an issue with the tenant occupying the studio of the property .Both Katrina & Elmarie were always there to guide us and assisting the tenant to vacate the premises earlier than expected.
My wife and I would like to thank Katrina & Elmarie for all the professional guidance, support and assistance they provided us. And we would highly recommend their services to our friends and in themeantime we want to wish them our sincere good wishes for success in the future .Ashod Ohanian & Hedy Ovanessoff