"Caring for my customers/clients and helping them realise their goals are my goals."
Central to Graham Hall's career in real estate is his wide experience with marketing and building productive relationships. With Graham helping you sell or buy a property, you can expect to benefit from these finely honed skills.
Born in Devonport, he has lived most of his life on the North Shore, peppered with extensive overseas travel.
Graham's previous career has been in the tourism industry, mainly with Air New Zealand in the sales and marketing fields. With Air New Zealand Graham gained a broad knowledge of international markets, working with both local and foreign governments, as well as the private sector.
Graham is a practical, logical, and fair person with excellent interpersonal skills. His success in a broad cross section of roles has earned him the reputation among his peers as a trustworthy person with high standards of professional and personal integrity. This led him to become Chairman of the New Zealand Conference and Incentive Organisation (CINZ) for seven years. In 2000 he was invited to join the International Who's Who of Professionals.
It is integrity and honesty that Graham believes is essential to his success in the real estate industry and he intends to prove this to his customers. Being a well trusted "people person" is what makes his work worthwhile. Graham is keen to prove to you that he can help you to sell or buy that perfect property.
"I believe Barfoot & Thompson has an excellent reputation, providing me with the ability to sell Auckland wide. It will only be through my reputation as one who cares for his customers/clients that my success will build to match Barfoot & Thompson's reputation."
Dedicated, Honest, Knowledgeable
Graham has been my real estate salesperson as a buyer and a seller. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, understanding, honest, communicates clearly and thoroughly. I had absolutely no experience as a buyer or a seller and Graham supported me through both processes to ensure that everything would go well. I knew I could trust him as he is straightforward, hardworking and there is no fluff.
"ALWAYS HELPFUL, ADVICE VERY HELPFUL, so we SAVED A LOT OF MONEY PREPARING OUR HOUSE FOR SALE"
The reason we chose Graham and Karen is that we felt that Graham had great ideas and knowledge of what to do to get our house ready for sale and were impressed with Karen's sense and ideas for interior design.
They were always helpful, their advice was very useful for us, so we saved a lot of money preparing our house for sale. We were very happy with the result and are able to nicely move on to our new plan.
Thank you for all your support, we feel you are a great team!
"WE FELT TOTALLY COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR ADVICE THROUGHOUT"
"Karen and Graham were fantastic to deal with, we felt totally comfortable with their advice throughout the process. They handled things so smoothly and made the whole process incredible easy for us, as well as being a pleasure to deal with. We felt in good hands from the start and were over the moon with the purchase price. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell!"
"IT WAS A BLESSING TO HAVE GRAHAM AND KAREN TAKEOVER"
"I would just like to say how impressed we both were with Graham & Karen when they took over the sale of our property As we are resident in Australia and having had many issues with our previous agent it was a blessing to have Graham & Karen take over.
Graham's professionalism and Karen's calming influence on the phone talking me through the auction was great
I would definitely be recommending Graham & Karen to any friends wanting to sell".
"I was most impressed with your level of service and commitment"
Hi Graham and Karen
"I was most impressed with your level of service and commitment to the sale of our property. I felt that the communication and transparency was of a very high standard not only throughout the one on one meetings we had with you both but also the follow up correspondence via emails and phone calls.
It was especially helpful to receive all the information regarding views to the property on site and on line. Throughout the sale period it felt like you kept us completely in the loop to what was happening and we felt appropriately guided."
Brian & I would like to say we have enjoyed working with Karen and Graham in selling our house. Their help was much appreciated as this is the first time we have ever sold a house and it was a pleasure to have them guide us along.
We would advise anyone thinking of selling to give them the job.
Thanks to the professional and dedicated assistance of Karen and Graham, the process of marketing and selling our property was achieved with no hassles and in a calm and helpful way.
The advice given by Karen & Graham was honest, realistic and a sale was achieved in a short time.
Graham I'd like to say how much I appreciated your help and encouragement with the successful marketing and sale of Sylvan Ave. These situations can be very traumatic, your expertise, enthusiasm and wise council was very helpful to me.Glenda Tabuteau
Thank you so much for everything.
Working with Graham has been an absolute pleasure. Graham really lives up to his motto: honesty and integrity at all times. He has provided me with valuable advice and has been prompt with all matters. My experience with him is priceless. I recommend Graham 110
for anyone wanting to buy or sell. Thank you Graham you are a legend!!
"I have known Graham for over thirty years. I had no hesitation in asking Graham to bring my house to the market and agreed for it to be sold by Auction.
He is honest, reliable, a good listener, always makes sure that you are happy and understand with what has been put into place and what is going to happen.
The guidance that he gave me throughout the whole procedure was invaluable, which showed in the end result, the property sold for the highest price of any property in the street.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Graham to anyone who is looking at selling or buying."
"I would like to congratulate you and Carey on achieving the sale of my property at Gulf Harbour. I had talked to other real estate companies in the past and I have no doubt that deciding to go with you was the best decision. The whole process was effortless and seamless from my point of view, mainly because of your enthusiasm, attention to detail and genuine service.
I will have no hesitation in calling on you when I have more property business looming."
"We recently sold our home in Waverley Avenue Glenfield, the marketing was handled by Graham Hall and Carey Marsh.
These two men guided and removed all our worries regarding this matter. We were so impressed with their manner and ease to which the auction proceeded that leads me to send this email.
All of our friends have been notified of Barfoot & Thompson and especially Graham and Carey if they are selling.
I congratulate Barfoot's and Graham and Carey on their professionalism and in our case a job well done."
"When you need to relocate, take a tip.....don't hesitate
Go along to see the team...GRAHAM & CAREY
For they are the best - just dispense with all the rest
You'll be glad you chose the experts - wait & see!
They will soon arrange for pics, with the all-important mix
Showing "House and garden... spacious deck with view"
Then with wisdom and advice, they will help you set a price
Their experience is worth a lot to you.
Next, the agents get to work.... Smoothing every little quirk
In a polished manner, with a friendly air
Very soon your house is "SOLD" 'cos you did as you were told
By GRAHAM & CAREY, fair - and - square*.
*old Oxford dictionary 'fair - and - square' reads "honest and above-board" - it fits the bill,"
"We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for all your effort and perseverance which resulted in the purchase of our new Forrest Hill home and sale of our Hillsborough property.
When we made the decision early in 2012 to buy a property on the North Shore we spent three weekends visiting open homes and telling every real estate agent from every agency we came across what we were looking for and our budget. Many assured us this was a realistic expectation and they would keep in touch. During this process we were fortunate to meet you. While one or two agents did follow up with properties to view they very quickly stopped calling - but not you!
It was clear to us that you fully understood what we were looking for. We appreciated your weekly update of new listings and we trusted your honest opinion of properties to view.
Finally in October we successfully purchased at auction with you by our side with advice and support during a very stressful and emotional time.
Then when the next step was to sell our Hillsborough property you introduced us to Carey Marsh and together you did a fantastic marketing campaign for us. Your regular updates and informative spread sheet on viewings and feedback was invaluable and the sale price achieved was well above our expectations.
You truly are an asset to the real estate industry and we highly recommend you to everyone.
"Graham is the most helpful honest salesperson with the utmost professionalism and integrity that I have ever met.
I can't thank you enough Graham for being so kind and helpful in the sale of my property.
You certainly did go the extra mile for me."
"Glenda and I wish to express our appreciation of your part in the successful securing of our new home at Long Bay. You have been all we could ask for in a real estate agent, and more. You have throughout been both efficient and friendly, keeping us well informed and responding promptly to our many questions. We were particularly impressed by the way you advised us and acted in achieving the early auction and in supporting us on the day."Leo Hobbis and Glenda Tabuteau
"Graham thank you for all your help. You are a good listener and focus on your clients needs."E. Thorpe
"Sef & I are truly grateful for all the hard work you put in to getting our house sold. You were so professional yet friendly in all your dealings with us.
Thank you so much for all your help in getting us through a very stressful time.
Kind Regards "
"Graham thank you for making it happen for me, you are one of the best agents to deal with and hopefully I will be able to purchase another property in the near future and deal with you again."Ronny Tadjuddin
"We successfully purchased our first home in Birkdale recently, and were happy to have been supported and mentored through the buying process by Graham Hall
We found Graham to be extremely hard-working, honest and most importantly willing to share his many years of experience in the real estate industry to assist our important decision.
The advice we received was valuable as it assisted us to make an informed and measured decision which ultimately means we now own a house which ticked all the boxes and exceeded our expectations.
We would have no hesitation recommending Graham, as a person you can trust, a hard working and willing to bend over backwards to source information needed throughout the buying process, and most importantly totally genuine and reliable."
"Graham thank you so so very much for all your help and for all your emails and updates. You have been nothing but a wonderful person and we very much appreciate it. We have certainly put you on our list of friends to come over for a bbq when we have moved in."Orlando & Helen Seumanutafa
"Just wanted to thank you for your brilliant efforts for us- we really feel comfortable with you on board. Thank you heaps!"Shell & Kat
"We would just like to thank you for your service, advice and charm that you gave us throughout our first home seeking adventure. The advice you gave us, as a very green couple entering the property market, was invaluable - it gave us direction and focus in the often stressful and time critical situations that we faced. Also, the fact that you were willing to talk and advice (even at obscure non-working hours!) was very much appreciated and helped us considerably with our decision making.
I have found that occasionally, you meet people who have found an occupation that is made for them...and it is obvious that you have - you are an absolute pleasure to deal with."
"Thank you for all your help I found your approach straightforward and honest and should I decide to sell again I would not hesitate to call you and would happily recommend you to my friends.
"We have been extremely pleased with Graham who helped us achieve an excellent result with the sale of our property. After deciding on a selling price that we were happy with, Graham handled all inquires on our behalf and presented our best interest in a very positive manner. Graham achieved a most impressive sale well before the first scheduled open home.
Graham knows the market extremely well, has a gentle, honest and highly professional approach and is easy to communicate with. We have no hesitation in recommending him as an astute real estate agent."
Isaac and Ghada Youssef
"This is just to say thank you very much for all the help and advice you gave us which helped in selling our house quickly.
We appreciate that you dealt in this matter in a very efficient and friendly way.
Wish you all the best,"
"I have bought and sold many properties in the last 20 years. I have never ever had such outstanding service from any other real estate agent I have worked with in the past years. You really did go that extra mile. Rom listing to settlement your attention to detail, phone calls, feedback, industry ethics and appreciation of my position as a trustee owner have made my responsibility to obtain the best possible result for the beneficiaries a seamless process.
Customer service is, sadly lacking in so many businesses today, but that key aspect is what distinguishes an average sales agent from an outstanding one. It has been a privilege and pleasure to work with you. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends wishing to buy or sell in the future. My sincere thanks to you Graham for all your hard work and for achieving a great end result, through some difficult moments."
"I would like to say a big thank you to Graham for selling our unit which we have failed to sell with previous real estate agents. I immediately felt warmed to Graham with his calm kind, sincere and honest manner. His communication keeping us up to date was excellent and reassuring for us that things were happening. I felt I was in good professional hands with a mature and knowledgeable man of great integrity. I would highly recommend him to anyone selling or buying a property."Paul Kelly
"We had been looking for a specific type of property and Graham had kept in contact frequently throughout the preceding months to assist us with finding what we were looking for.
When this property was identified, we had a tight timeframe for finance and Graham ensured the agreement was put together quickly and agreement reached by both parties, within a very short turnaround.
We found Graham's service excellent and his attention to detail ensured nothing got forgotten amongst all the various issues which needed to be dealt with. His advice was always constructive and enabled us to get the deal put together while meeting the needs of all parties.
We would have no hesitation in appointing Graham again to assist us with a Sale or Purchase and would recommend him highly."
"When we first met Graham we explained our particular needs we would like. The day a suitable house came on the market he acted for us to view and arrange our builder to inspect. The rest is history, with his guidance and advice, we were able to secure the property. We are extremely pleased with the result. He has been very helpful on this "journey" Being an older couple we appreciate his friendly, patient approach. We will have no hesitation in recommending his professional services to our friends and family."Jane & Dennis Stephens