#1 Individual Salesperson, North Shore Region, to end March 2022
#1 Individual Salesperson, North Shore Region, to end March 2021
#10 Individual Salesperson, Barfoot & Thompson, to end March 2021
Top Salesperson, Milford Branch, 6 months ending September 2020
I started selling real estate in 2000 at 21 years of age and went on to set up my own real estate business in South Africa in 2005 specialising in development projects and residential sales.
Now I am running a successful real estate business in New Zealand with Barfoot & Thompson.
My family moved to New Zealand in 2014, we have two teenage boys and as a family we are passionate about sports. We love to entertain and spend quality time with family and friends and we love to make people happy.
To me life is about sharing, doing things for people and lifting their spirits. This business is about people, it's about family, it's about friends, it's about trust and it's about people helping people
I pride myself on being a consummate professional and work with international buyers. I am a strong negotiator and go the extra mile.
If you want to see SOLD on your property call me now, Elmarie.
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
A BIG thank you to Elmarie Steenberg for being such a supportive, professional, kind and honest person. You have made the sale of our property not a stressful event at all, even during uncertain pandemic times. It was a pleasure working with you and we will definitely recommend you and your branch to our family and friends.
Heads-up that this is a long testimonial. It is written for future clients to get to know how great of a person Elmarie is. It is written so anyone who reads this will know they are in good hands the moment they engage her service. Read-on to find out:
We got to know Elmarie back in 2019 while hunting for our first home. Elmarie helped us then to secure the purchase. We were so pleased with her service that we didn’t hesitate to reach out again when we decided to upgrade to a new home. Truth is, since 2019, Elmarie is more of a friend rather than just a salesperson with the way she touched our hearts with her passion and sincerity. The moment we made our first call to her she immediately set everything in motion. This lady is so efficient I can’t even find the right words to describe her. This is a salesperson who cares for her clients like they are all her lifelong friends.
She is so pleasant to deal with and truly listens to your needs and ideas. I am sure everyone will agree, the process of selling a home is very stressful. Even though we had confidence our home is well maintained and would not have a problem selling, halfway through the campaign, the stress still got to us and we started to worry. Elmarie is a pillar of strength and support assuring us that all will be fine. She is the calming force in the midst of chaos. She is just there as long as you need her. Even though she may be one of the busiest people around, she will always return a call or a text message (I know this, because I have lost count of how many times we have reached out to her with questions or to seek advice).
Our journey this time is nothing short of an amazing feat. We have several people to thank and one of them is of course our dear Elmarie. She committed her heart to helping us sell our property and then worked equally hard to help us find our next one. When we thought we had found ‘the one’, she immediately prepped us so we would not miss the chance to buy it. At that time, our property hadn't even sold. The idea is to sell our property and then immediately make a pre-auction offer for ‘the one’. One night before our property went to auction, Elmarie told us ‘the one’ received a pre-auction offer and the new auction date is now only one day after our auction day. Our heart immediately dropped, thinking there is no way we will be able to make it to bid for ‘the one’. Elmarie kept us going and refused to let us give up.
On a Thursday morning, we finally sold our first home. That afternoon, Elmarie met us at ‘the one’ so we could look at the property once more and make all the necessary arrangements to bid at auction the next day. She even arranged the pre-building inspection for us as our usual inspector was unavailable. Guess what? We won the auction for ‘the one’ the next day. Now how many average folks like us can say they have sold and bought in just two days?
There is one more part to this story which is, after the sale – yes, talking about post-sales service now. We have yet to receive the keys to ‘the one’ however we wanted to get some quotes for blinds/curtains and hopefully get them installed right after we moved in. The high season is arriving and we didn’t want to wait months longing to have them, especially since we are moving in winter. I told Elmarie of our plans and she was so kind as to arrange it with the salesperson to allow us into the house for that. She could have easily said it’s not possible. Not only that, Elmarie went above-and-beyond and arranged the blinds company to go over for the quotation and stayed with me so I'd have someone to discuss designs with (Hubs wasn’t able to make it). We initially thought of using a company we had used previously however Elmarie was so certain we could get better value from the one she was recommending. I know she is not getting paid for it. She is just simply a satisfied client of theirs. And yes, this quotation is one we are very happy with.
There you have it. If you want a salesperson who truly has your best interests at heart, you know whom to find.
Kind RegardsCheryl & Simon
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Elmarie Steenberg has truly been a pleasure to work with. She has listened to our questions, giving us excellent advice. Not once has she tried to force her views on us, but instead offering alternatives and suggestions which helped us to sell our house within three weeks. What most people describe as a stressful period, she made the process seems so easy and quick. Elmarie not only provides a professional service, she also made time to get to know us as a family. We would highly recommend Elmarie to any future clients.
We listed our house for sale with Elmarie, and must attest to the professional, efficient manner in which she has operated. She walked us through the process and explained everything in detail so there were no surprises. We knew at all times what was going and received constant feedback from her. She was highly professional and clearly knew what was right for us in the current market. Within two weeks of listing, she sold our house, and we couldn't be more delighted with the service we received.Jacqueline Simes - Happy Vendor
When we began our selling and buying process, Elmarie (Milford Barfoot & Thompson) came highly recommended as an outstanding realtor. We had a fantastic experience working with her! It was great to be able to rely on someone with so much experience and attention to detail.
She guided us through the whole process, from selling our home to buying another. She handled the entire process seamlessly (photos, listing, open homes etc). She did it all with a high level of energy and focus throughout.
We are now in our new home and are so grateful for Elmarie’s help and we would feel excited recommending her to anyone who’s looking to sell or buy!Lee-Ann Venter - Happy Vendor
And then I found Elmarie! :-)
What a pleasure it has been to deal with her. Reliable, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. Elmarie pulled out all the stops to ensure I found a house that I can call a home. At all times, I was up-to-date with any/all happenings and she was available, no matter the time of day.
I will definitely use Elmarie again and can highly recommend her with an open heart to anyone who wants to sell/buy property!
Elmarie has been fantastic to deal with, clear, consistent communication and shows genuine care for her clients. We have enjoyed working with Elmarie and when we go to purchase again and or sell she will be the first point of contact. Could not recommend her enough to others looking to buy or sell.Mario Prinsloo
We recently purchased a property through your star salesperson Elmarie Steenburg. We are so grateful for her service hence this testimonial.
We find Elmarie warm, engaging, professional and resourceful. She goes the extra mile to answer any question a prospective purchaser may have which in retrospect, led to the successful purchase of our new home. As an Asian couple whose first language is not English, Elmarie’s patience and knowledge won our hearts and we’d strongly suggest Elmarie to all potential purchasers. In addition, her can-do spirit and natural ability bond making her a star salesperson second-to-none.Luke & Amanda - Happy new homeowners
Having recently purchased a property in Orewa, Elmarie Steenberg was the salesperson 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.
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!!!
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!"
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 future
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 .