For me, real estate is not about buying and selling houses – it’s about helping people to accomplish their dreams.
I hail from South Africa and am now proud to call myself a Kiwi. My impressive corporate background has seen me working as a compensation and benefits consultant in the financial industry for 15 years. Before this I was an accounting lecturer and served as a Captain in the Army.
Today, I apply all the valuable skills I have acquired over my career to crunch the numbers, study each property and seek fresh opportunities for my clients with relentless discipline to achieve the perfect result. My detailed approach, combined with an attitude of seeking the best outcome, allows my clients to enjoy a very personal, friendly experience while gaining a sound understanding of the specifics involved in their property sale or purchase.
Real estate is my dream job and also fits in well with my other job as a mum of two young daughters. Outside of work you’ll find me spending time with family, tramping and indulging my interest in viticulture and the wine industry.
With an authentic, upfront personality combined with high degrees of professionalism and enthusiasm, I help my clients to instantly feel at ease from the first moment. Living in Bucklands Beach, I am intimately acquainted with the Eastern suburbs of Auckland providing both buyers and sellers with important insights into that market.
I am living my dream, now let me help you to live yours. Give me a call today for a free appraisal or advice.
What a Result
Gene, Steve and Sheanagh were outstanding. They were extremely professional, good communicators and very organised. Combined, they have endless knowledge of the property market. A sincere and honest team with a lot of integrity while getting excellent results. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.Sharon Mair - Vendor, 6 Apr 2022
It’s a cliché to say that selling your home is one of the most stressful things you can do - but it’s completely true. Sales can be quick and easy, but when they’re not (something increasingly common in 2022), you really need a good team behind you - and Sheanagh Noles, Gené Cilliers, and Steve Noles are a great team.
Sheanagh, Gené and Steve were always there with information, help and support the whole way through - from sale preparation (probably the best our home had ever looked), the sale, and on to purchasing a new home. Always super quick to respond, with valuable information at their fingertips (directly and indirectly related to the selling process), this team is 100% professional but understand how hard it can be for the people moving their lives and supported us fully throughout the process.
Thank you Sheanagh, Gené and Steve!Scott
Steve, Sheanagh & Gene were extremely professional, informative and polite. They got a remarkable result.
My Barfoot & Thompson salespeople were the ultimate in professionalism. Very likeable people who made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Excellent result. Thank you Steve, Sheanagh and Gene.Dianne C Huntington
We are delighted to be able to do a reference for Gené, Sheanagh and Steve. When we first met Gené and Sheanagh we were impressed by their openness, honesty and experience. Though they didn’t give us the highest appraisal, we chose to give them the listing because we trusted them. They worked hard on our behalf and our house sold at auction for well in excess of our expectations. Working with their team has been a delight and we would heartily, and without reservation, recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their property. You will not be disappointed.Dave Holden - Bucklands Beach
Couldn't be Any Better
Truly amazing, I couldn't have wished for better. The service from Gene was incredible, always there, always going that extra mile. A very professional and knowledgeable manner, so impressive giving total reassurance to a buyer. The knack of knowing a clients wishes and so quick to act, watching and knowing the market which is a huge strength of hers and was a great advantage. Gene has a wonderfully warm and friendly personality, and was a joy to have as a salesperson. Being part of the very experienced team of Steve and Shennagh, who all work together so well and were also present as the support team at times and auctions. I have no hesitation in recommending Gene as " The Tops " in salespeople.Dawn Mills - Buyer, 23 Jun 2021
We were most impressed by the service we received from salespeople Sheanagh and Steve Noles and Gene Cilliers, from Howick Barfoot & Thompson. From the initial meeting, through the marketing and open homes process, to the selling of our property at auction, we felt we were in good hands. Communication was excellent, and we felt we were given prompt and honest answers to any questions we had. The experience on auction day could have been daunting but we were given clear guidelines and the whole process went extremely smoothly.Hegley Family Trust
Exceeded Our Expectations
My wife and I would like to thank Barfoot & Thompson and in particular Steve and Sheanagh Noles and Gene Cilliers for exceeding our expectations on the sale of our property on Clydesdale Avenue, achieving an extremely good price at auction. All three of them worked hard during the auction process, marketing our property to its best advantage and kept us fully informed all the way. Without them we don’t think we would have had such a success. We would strongly recommend Steve, Sheanagh and Gene to anyone looking to sell their property, as they are a truly professional and tireless team.
"My wife and I would like to thank Barfoot & Thompson and in particular Steve and Sheanagh Noles and Gene Cilliers for exceeding our expectations on the sale of our property at Clydesdale Avenue and achieving an extremely good price at auction. All three of them worked hard during the auction process, marketing our property to its best advantage and keeping us fully informed all the way. Without them we don’t think we would have had such a good outcome. We would strongly recommend Steve, Sheanagh and Gene to anyone looking to sell their property. They are a truly professional and tireless team."Jon & Cynthia
Score 10/10 My real estate salesperson was Gené Cilliers and I cannot speak highly enough about what she did for me. She always kept me informed with what was going on. She is truly a wonderful lady.Barbara Taylor