Eugene works in a real estate partnership with Joanne Simpson.
Together they are The Local Team, offering a high level of focus on client and customer satisfaction.
The only time you have a real estate agent involved in your life, is when you've got a significant change of circumstances coming on. Eugene soaks up your motivation for moving, then collectively forms a plan for you to decide what's best for you.
"I know when we get together, I'm going to help you. I'm going to make sure you're in a position to make the most intelligent decision possible about selling your home or not selling your home, buying a home or not buying a home. That's what I know" - Eugene
Proud of a reputation built on honest and open communication with his clients, Eugene mixes a refreshing blend of energy and knowledge with an easy sense of humour to present a logical and effective solution to your property needs - together with an unwavering commitment to achieving exceptional results.
A highly accomplished negotiator with thousands of closed deals to his name, Eugene Yamamoto offers that critical combination of success, tenacity and pro-activity. Over the last year his listings have averaged only 22.8 days on the market well under the average 30 days in Auckland.
A true Auckland-wide agent, Eugene has utilized Barfoot & Thompson's non restricted system by introducing buyers and listing properties from as far as Pukekohe to Glenfield, Massey to Pakuranga, Kingsland to Ellerslie.
Having lived in Ellerslie for over 12 years his knowledge of this suburb is outstanding. He specializes in this area and is a proud sponsor of the Ellerslie School, where wife Fiona teaches and both their girls attend.
There are plenty of salespeople out there, but very few with the selling skills, passion and experience of Eugene Yamamoto.
Sharp, Focused, Direct.
“We cannot speak highly enough of Joanne and Eugene. Having attended a number of their open homes in search of a property, we were immensely impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and integrity. To the point where after eventually acquiring a home they marketed, we asked them to sell a property on our behalf. The result was one we are still stunned with today!
If you want results, with a bit of humour and an friendly attitude, you can’t do better.”Di & Greg Haliday
"Joanne and Eugene were great to work with. We felt like ours was the only property they were working on. Every question was answered clearly and promptly, no matter how trivial. They are both professional and know their stuff. This combined with their fun sense of humour, make them very easy to talk things through with.
The great auction turnout and result speaks for itself! Joanne and Eugene would be our first choice to sell any property for us in the future.Heather Peach
I just wanted to email and say a great big thank you to you both. The auction exceeded my expectations of what it would sell for, and I knew I had selected the right team to market my unit, when we first met. Right from the beginning, I was kept up to date with what was happening within the market, and where my unit was sitting dollar-wise. The booklet and calendar given for my marketing was wonderful, I knew what was happening from day to day. If I needed to phone and ask a question you were both only too willing to answer it with your knowledge of your industry.
So, on behalf of myself and my daughter Hayley, a big thank you for the effort you went to, and for making my dream of moving out of Auckland a realityRobyn
Eugene and Jo work hard at every step of the process, to get you the very best result. They stay focused on you and your property even when they are busy and Eugene is a natural negotiator. They are also lovely people to deal with!Natasha Lucioni
Many people say that selling your home can be one of the most stressful tunes of your life. Yet, it wasn’t like that for us. Eugene and Joanne made the process so simple - from their expert advice, respectful and timely communication, together with a friendly touch, we’d happily recommend them!Claire Frazerhurst
We were extremely happy with the service that Joanne and Eugene provided. They showed a genuine interest, were easy to talk to, and helped guide us through the process with a great result at our auctionBen & Pam
"Having unexpectedly purchased a new place, we were under the pump to get our house spruced up and sold on a tight time-frame. Joanne and Eugene were pragmatic and practical in their advice, balancing getting the best price with speed of sale. This saw us invest only in what mattered, ultimately realising a return well beyond what we could have imagined. Joanne and Eugene were a pleasure to deal with and we recommend them without hesitation."Pip Gilbert
We recently had the daunting task of selling the family home that had been occupied for over 40 years. Joanne and Eugene were extremely supportive of us during the process offering both encouragement and positivity throughout. Due to their incredible hard work, utter professionalism and enthusiasm, the house was sold with a great outcome all round.Brian & Lorraine
I would highly recommend both Joanne and Eugene, they are both extremely professional and knowledgable.Troy
Joanne and Eugene are a hard-working, professional team and we have nothing but the highest praise for them. They worked tirelessly for us and always in our best interests. We appreciated the constant communication and their uncompromising integrity. They have wonderful local knowledge and have built a strong presence in the local community. We would highly recommend them.Rebecca & Damian
In 2019 we decided to sell our Ellerslie property and asked Joanne and Eugene to act as our salespeople. They walked us gently and professionally through the process and in a relatively depressed market, we soon had some buyers signed up. We were very happy with the work Joanne and Eugene did and count it as a bonus that we not only sold our house but gained two friends.Graeme & Jo-anne
Joanne and Eugene sold a small unit in Ellerslie for us in 2018. We thought they were very professional and were very impressed with their advertising and ability to identify and highlight the attractive features of the property. They were knowledgeable and organised and we recommend them highly.Pam & Kees
We found both Eugene Yamamoto and Joanne Simpson very friendly and helpful, with a delightful sense of humour, but always professional, and we were constantly treated with dignity no matter what our query or perceived problem. They defused any concern we may have had and we always felt they were working for us and with us. They went the extra mile to advise and guide us through what could have been a really scary and overwhelming process and made the sale of our property seamless and easy. They had an impressive database of potential purchasers to call upon and there was a steady stream of viewers through our home, which resulted in our house being sold after only two weeks and for an extremely pleasing price.
We would definitely recommend Eugene and Joanne to anyone who is considering selling their home as they really are a Great Local Team. A very big thank you to both Eugene and Joanne, we were so lucky to have you to sell our home for us.
Ours was a tough wee house to sell at a time when the market was just starting to slow down. Eugene and Joanne provided amazing service, a straightforward assessment of what needed to be done, a realistic evaluation of what they thought they could get for the house and clear, honest communication. It was the small suggestions for preparing the house for open homes that we feel got this sale over the line, such as what to remove for staging, what would appeal, and simple things such as water blasting the outside of our house, which, frankly, hadn't occurred to us. At the auction, our first, Eugene exuded confidence and calm during what was a very stressful time for us, and managed to negotiate a price that was actually beyond our expectations - he's a born salesman and when it comes to getting you a good deal, I couldn't recommend anyone better.Nick & Rachel
"We have worked with Eugene and Joanne both as buyers and then as vendors. They are a genuine, hardworking and creative team. Their professionalism and integrity are exemplary. With an excellent track record in the local market, we highly recommend them to anyone.'Celine & Alan
Location, location, location maybe the catchcry for real estate sales but for The Local Team it is dedication, dedication, dedication. Thoroughly recommend them as a team that does that extra effort.Ron Baker
A good and experienced team. Willing to go the extra mile to get the best outcome.Terence & Jo
Joanne and Eugene were fantastic to deal with on the sale of our property. They are approachable, personable and trustworthy, and they gave us good advice about how to present our property to get the best outcome. Their hard work secured a result for us that we were really happy with, more quickly than we expected, so we were delighted! We'd happily recommend them to anyone looking to sell in our area.Paul & Rachel Vester
Craig and I just wanted to say thanks again for being so incredible throughout the sale of our house. Your integrity, vendor centricity, determination and willingness to go above and beyond was exceptional - we honestly could not have been in better hands. You worked so hard to make it as stress free as possible for us (no easy task considering the number of unexpected challenges we faced) and ultimately this led to a great result on Auction day. We will absolutely be recommending you both to anyone looking to sell!Nina & Craig Haslip
Eugene is such a bright, cheerful character who is very easy to work with. When I was searching for a property, I was coming through a very stressful time and Eugene was extremely helpful, reassuring and most certainly went the extra mile. I wholeheartedly recommend Eugene as an agent and if I move again, his will be the first number I call.Paul & Kelly McLuckie
Thank you Eugene, for your excellent assistance, preparation and marketing for the sale of my home in Avondale. Our price was achieved at Auction after only 3 weeks of marketing with a great turn out. We would not hesitate to recommend Eugene, and Barfoot & Thompson to any future clients looking to sell their homes. Thanks again and Cheers,Steve Taylor
What impressed us most was the confidence we had in knowing that you were working for us (the vendor) & we were completely assured from day one that you had the ability to negotiate the best possible price & to actually close the deal. As it turned out, you exceeded all of our expectations, selling the property after only a week on the market at a price that was significantly above our expectations.Daniel & Vanya Warman
I would like to extend to Eugene Yamamoto a lot of praise because when I put my house up for sale he was there all the way. He was great with the people who came through my house. He picked me up on the day of the auction and I have found him to be a very personable person. He is positive and did a fantastic job at selling my house.
I feel that Eugene deserves my praise.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Eugene for the tremendous effort he made in helping us sell our home. His professional manner, down to earth approach, cheerful enthusiasm and total commitment to us as clients has been exceptional, nothing was ever too much trouble for him. We found Eugene to be a skilled and experienced real estate professional with a refreshingly direct and responsive approach."Jingyi & Jie