With over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and being a top performer for most of those years, it was natural progression for me to move into real estate and use my knowledge to assist both vendors and purchasers alike.
A key to my success in the past has been my excellent communication and negotiating skills. I am a dedicated business professional and have always delivered results for both my clients and employers.
I have lived in the Bays area of Auckland for over 35 years and have solid relationships within a wide network of people. My time in finance has resulted in multiple professional referrals and strong network connections. I have an excellent understanding of the property market in the sought-after areas of Meadowbank, Stonefields and the surrounding suburbs of the Bays.
My three adult children currently live in Auckland and Australia, working in advertising and accounting. I enjoy following the University premier club rugby and playing golf at Remuera Golf club, if time permits.
My knowledge of the area and years of experience make me a prime choice when you are looking to sell or purchase a property.
Words can’t aptly describe the efforts of Grant in selling our family home in Mt Eden! As required as Executor, I approached Grant and two other Agencies to appraise our unique “Art Deco” property – Grant took on board all the points I required and delivered the same right from day one re: structure; administration; advertising; timetable and processes.
I was presented with a pre-auction offer at an acceptable level within five days of the start of the marketing campaign. After the first and only weekend of open homes, which 31 parties attended, there were three competitive bidders at the auction on the following Tuesday and the sale price was pushed up considerably with the final price being some 68% above CV. – needless to say myself and other family members were absolutely thrilled.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Grant to anyone considering selling – he listens; puts in the hard yards; keeps you fully informed; has considerable knowledge and importantly develops excellent rapport with prospective purchasersMaria Osborn, Mt Eden
We recently purchased a home in St Johns through Grant with this being our second transaction with him. As with our earlier experience , we cannot speak highly enough of Grant and his attention to our purchasing requirements. His help through the auction process and his ability to meet any settlement requirements. He was very thorough; his communication skills were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Grant to any of our colleagues or friends looking to sell or buy a propertyDavid & Rebecca, St Johns
We recently purchased a house that Grant was marketing in Mt Eden – we were one of the first parties to view the property and undertook several inspections prior to the pre-auction some nine days after marketing commenced.
We cannot speak highly enough of Grant and how he assisted us. He kept us fully informed throughout the process and went out of his way to accommodate our requirements. He also provided excellent advice and where necessary referred us to other professional advisors.
If you are requiring a salesperson that has sound knowledge and offers exceptional service then we would recommend Grant to you.Michael McKeever & Rosie Keen
Hello Tim (Branch Manager).
Just a quick note to give some praise where it's due. As you are aware, Grant Hetherington managed the "off market" sale and contract of our investment property. We were very impressed with his professional, prompt and efficient handling of the transaction...both ourselves and the purchaser were very happy. It's good to see agents of this calibre on your team...
Grant recently marketed our house in Remuera, and whilst disappointed with the sale price at auction, we do realise it probably reflects a plaster house that had never had its final sign off some 25 years ago. Having been disappointed by the marketing efforts of two prior agencies, we were very pleased with the professionalism of Grant and the support we received both from him and Barfoot & Thompson.Ken & Jan, Remuera
Grant Hetherington of Barfoot & Thompson Meadowbank branch recently marketed and sold at auction our three bedroom apartment in Stonefields Auckland. The auction campaign proved a great success and thanks to Grant we achieved our goal. Throughout the entire campaign Grant regularly updated us with the levels of interest being shown through the various marketing mediums and with their associated market feedback, ultimately leading to an accurate assessment of the number of bidders anticipated at the on-site auction. Grant displayed the utmost professionalism and work ethic during our campaign and established an excellent rapport with both ourselves and the parties who expressed genuine interest in the property. We would confidently recommend Grant to anyone looking to sell or buy their property and wanting a successful and trouble free outcome.Ian & Debbie Meadows, Stonefields
Grant and his colleague Cameron Archer recently marketed our investment property in Mt Wellington. Throughout the auction program they kept us fully informed of the level of interest and market feedback. Whilst the property did not sell at auction an unconditional offer was obtained two days later and was successfully negotiated to a price that we were very pleased with. We would thoroughly recommend Grant and Cam to any of our family; friends and colleagues who when selling their main asset are looking for salespeople with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.Nick & Jessica Wright
Grant recently assisted us with the sale of our property in Stonefields. Grant put together an excellent marketing package for the property and kept us fully informed of all the activity that was generated through the media and Open Homes. He also appraised the property in a realistic range; pin pointed the number of bidders he believed would be acting and more importantly we achieved a sale. We would recommend Grant to any of our friends or colleagues.Morgan & Rebecca John, Stonefields
I was recently the under bidder at an auction of a two bedroom terrace house that Grant was marketing in Stonefields. Whilst disappointed to have missed out, Grant presented me with a 'list and sell" opportunity the next day with an unconditional agreement transacted on this property within two days. I am really thankful for the opportunity and so pleased with the result. Grant, throughout both the auction and the "list and sell" processes provided regular and reliable information which assisted me greatly in my decision making. I would recommend Grant to anyone looking to sell or buy where professionalism and results are a core ingredient.Carl Knight