A little bit about Gill….
One of my core strengths is my ability to build respectful client relationships. I explore every avenue to deliver the best outcome. So whether my clients are selling or purchasing a home, they can always rely on me to work until their goal is achieved.
There have been many instances where my negotiating skills and tenacity have assisted in achieving thrilling results.
With experience gained from many years in the business, my clients can relax with the knowledge that they have someone competent in charge of their most valuable asset. I am someone who understands the business of buying and selling houses, fully.
My overriding goal is to deliver all I promise, in the most professional and friendly way, every time.
My husband and I would like to express our appreciation for the way that Barfoot & Thompson handled the sale of our property. During the process, our agents, Gill MacDonald and Sara-Jayne Kingston looked after us as though we were family.
They took great care to ensure we felt comfortable with the process and treated us with patience and respect at all times. We would not hesitate to recommend these two ladies to other vendors.
We thank them for their kindness and good humour. Together, they make a great team.
Gill Macdonald's enthusiasm and warmth when I called her in relation to a comparable sale inquiry, prompted me to appoint her as my listing salesperson. My instincts were right. I particularly wanted to get my home prepared and listed before I went into hospital to have elbow surgery in 2 days time! This was not a problem for Gill and Sara-Jayne who were so obliging and gave me the confidence to put the sale in their hands and concentrate on my recovery. (Even offering to feed the cat!)
They listened to my requests and suggestions for promotion and acted accordingly. I felt "on the same page" from start to finish. Seven days later my beautiful home was SOLD at a great price. So easy, oh and I got lovely presents!
Thank you Gill and Sara-Jayne. You are a polished and personable mix.Lynne Abbot
What a Team!! We were very happy to have listed our family home of 25 years with Barfoot & Thompson Remuera's Gill Macdonald and Sara-Jayne Kingston as our salespeople. Only a few days after listing, Auckland went into Covid Level 3 lockdown, and as our property was tenanted we were very constrained with arranging viewing times. In these difficult circumstances the girls went above and beyond to maximise the exposure of the house. When eventually, after they were able to conduct a very well managed “Open Home”, we were presented with an offer we were happy with and subsequently brought the auction date forward. After such a frustrating time early in the campaign, we were extremely happy with the final result. which was 32% over the CV. The successful outcome could not have been achieved without their hard work, professionalism, great organisation, excellent communication and broad market knowledge. Not only this, they were fun to work with!!
Thanks Sara-Jayne and Gill, you were both superb!!
SincerelySarah & Mike Mason
Tercel Place, Sunnyhills.
After a long marketing programme, Gill Macdonald has just sold our home in Sunnyhills. With the softening in the market the process was a drawn out one. Her depth of knowledge of the marketing and sales process was invaluable to us in making the decisions we had to make. Thank you for your efforts and perseverance and for the shortbread to sweeten Jeff up before having those hard discussions.
We absolutely recommend Gill to any perspective vendor or purchaser.
Gill Macdonald and Vanessa Zheng attended to my sale of the above address. They were recommended by a good friend and I am extremely happy to say the whole exercise was very easy and the outcome successful. I was in Tauranga for the majority of the process and they handled everything for me without any hitches.
In this current market I was happy to sell quickly - I think five weeks in total. They communicated all the feedback promptly and had a realistic view of the pricing points based on the condition of the house. I would recommend them without hesitation.
I have known Gill Macdonald for 25 years and have always found her ready to go the extra mile to achieve an outstanding result. She recently sold my flat when, after 32 years in it, I had to move into a retirement village. A decision I found very hard to make but circumstances made this necessary. Gill helped me in many ways, sorting, packing etc to help make this as stress-free as possible at a very stressful time.
I would recommend her to anyone wanting to sell a property who wants someone compassionate but professional too.
We recently listed and sold our house in Auckland using Gill Macdonald from Barfoot & Thompson Howick. Gill was absolutely fantastic throughout the process especially with us being overseas vendors. Gill prepared the house for sale as if it was her own. Without her hard work and commitment, we could never have achieved the unexpectedly amazing result which we were absolutely thrilled with. We can highly recommend Gill for the sale of your property. She has delivered exceptional service and results for us on more than one occasion. Many, many thanks Gill.Brad and Anat
We have had the pleasure of working with Gill a couple of times and been extremely pleased with the results. There were a few challenging times during the sale of our last house and Gill went the extra mile to ensure that we would achieve the best that we could possibly hope for. Gill is professional and diligent in her approach and kept us well informed at every step of the way. Gill is so lovely to work with, treats all customers with the utmost respect and we have no hesitation in recommending Gill to you.Shirlaine & Craig Mcarthur
I met Gill Macdonald when I was looking for an agent to market my home. Gill was recommended to me by a friend and I have enjoyed working with her very much. She has a professional approach with a personal touch when needed, has a sense of humour and is very easy to talk to.
I have found Gill to be a great communicator. She gave regular and honest feedback and negotiated a successful sale for me and I achieved a great price for my property.
I recommend Gill to market your property.
Gill Macdonald, our Barfoot & Thompson representative, was extremely professional and tenacious and spent a lot of time securing the sale of my mother's house under very very difficult circumstances. We were very impressed with her constant contact, giving us prompt feedback from the open homes and keeping us up to date with the sale negotiations at all times. She certainly went the extra mile, spending a whole day at the council sorting out a problem we had with the LIM. My family were very impressed with the high degree of professionalism, conscientiousness and patience shown by Gill at all times. She had many different personalities to contend with!!
The solar heating failed after we had gone unconditional and Gill met different tradesmen at the property to solve the problem as we had all gone overseas. It was replaced before settlement. She liaised regularly with all the family members involved in the sale and with the purchaser, keeping us all fully informed at all times about the progress of the sale.
We can highly recommend her to do a fantastic job from start to finish.
This serves to confirm that Gill Macdonald recently sold two investment properties for my wife and myself. The properties consisted of 2 x 2 bedroom brick and tile units on a large cross-lease section. The auction went very smoothly and we were thrilled to see that the marketing put together by Gill had drawn 5 bidders physically to the auction, plus 2 phone bidders. The properties sold together for a price that was $140,000 ahead of our reserve and as such we are really thrilled.
Why did we choose Gill? She has sold 3 other properties for us over the years, an apartment and 2 homes. Each time she has achieved a better result than was predicted.
Gill is a seasoned real estate professional with a real strength both in negotiation and running successful auctions. We have no hesitation in recommending Gill to sell your home or rental property and we will definitely use her again.
Gill Macdonald sold our property in Mt Eden in a short campaign of about three weeks. We were very happy with the very efficient service and the effort that Gill put into the sale. The auction was in late 2016 and sold over the reserve in a nail biting multi offer the night of the auction which ended near 11pm after much to-ing and fro-ing by Gill.
We would recommend Gill to anyone looking for a keen, efficient agent that is on call 24/7!!. Gill was also very good with our tenants which made life a lot easier and they trusted her so allowed us more viewing times than we may have been given if the tenants had not got on so well with the agent. They were even sad when the open homes were over which is a rare outcome!!
All in all a great experience during what can be a very stressful time.
Recently I sold my home in Sunnyhills Pakuranga with listing agent Gill Macdonald from Barfoots Howick Branch.
Gill made the experience so easy and stress free with her professional approach, integrity and expertise. Gill made herself accessible at any time to support and answer questions, Gill is never off duty.
Gill was prompt and helpful with the open home process and reported back immediately as to the response of prospective buyers. Gill instinctively knows when to push forward and when to pull back, she puts everyone at ease.
The advertising and Auction were given full attention and I was very happy with the final outcome in the knowledge that every possible marketing tool had been used to ensure a positive result
Gill is very compassionate and even bought me numerous coffee's when I was not well through the three week process.
I fully recommend Gill as an astute, friendly and caring listing Agent to anyone wishing to sell their home.
Gill assisted me with the sale of my Mother's property following her death. This was a very difficult time for me , complicated by a breakdown in family relations. The decision to sell was not easy but Gill was very helpful & understanding of the situation. I had to leave to resume my employment overseas before the house was sold, leaving everything in Gill's hands, so it was a great comfort to have someone I could trust. She also made arrangements on my behalf for removal of the remaining furniture after the house sold, for which I was very grateful. The sale went through without complications and with fiercely competitive bidding on Auction Day, the results achieved were way beyond our greatest expectations.
I would recommend Gill unreservedly.
"I would just like to let you know what a great job Gill has done marketing our property.
Gill went over and beyond her call of duty and was at the house to meet tradesmen, stagers, council staff, inspectors etc on many occasions as well as chasing away ducks!
She always made me feel like I was her only client as she was always available and I never felt like she was rushing off to meet someone else.
Gill has a great personality, as you know, and it has been a pleasure working with her. The whole preparation and sale process from our side has been so easy!
Thanks so much to Gill and Barfoot & Thompson - it has been a great experience."
"It is without hesitation that both my husband and I recommend Gill Macdonald as the number one "go-to girl" for real estate in East Auckland. Gill would have to be one of the most committed, focused and professional Real Estate Agents we have ever worked with. She has a wonderful sense of humour that enables her to deal with even the most difficult situations with ease. Gill is a great listener, she makes sure she knows exactly what her client wants and goes the extra mile to see that they are satisfied. In both the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new one, Gill was always there when we needed her. She is an enthusiastic, dedicated Agent and one that we would tell everyone who is selling or buying to contact."Greg & Kaylie Vine, Half Moon Bay
"Your hard work, success, total focus and dedicated service is an inspiration both to our team and to your clients. You are highly respected by all who know you. Thank you for your contribution to our branch. Many thanks."Tim Irvine - Manager, Barfoot & Thompson, Pakuranga
"I wish to express my admiration and gratitude for the effort and expertise shown by Gill Macdonald when selling my property.
I am certain her easy manner and pleasant attitude with clients, contributed to the quick success and quick sale of the property.
She is dedicated and committed to what she is doing and loves the job."
I really appreciated her friendliness and professionalism.
THANKYOU SOOOOOOO MUCH GILL!!
I would like to place on the record the wonderful assistance and advice I received from Gill Macdonald on the sale of my residence. Her personality, her knowledge of property is outstanding and the personal interest she took in me (taking me to doctors, collecting prescriptions etc) was totally beyond what any client could expect. I did appreciate the extra attention she gave me with the tasks I had to perform both before and after the sale. I would recommend her services to anyone putting their property on the market.Marion Miller - Mellons Bay Rd
To Gill, it was in no small measure due to your professionalism, hard work, and understanding of my and my children's requirements that we bought our wonderful home in Quartley place. Key attributes: Attentive without being pushy, sensitive without being over emotional. A very good and active listener, willing to go the extra mile or miles, great sense of humour which is important at what is such a key and stressful time for both buyer and seller. Great follow up. The best thing I can say Gill, is that I will definitely sell my next house with your help and expertise. With best wishes.Matt Greenwood - Quartley Place
My wife and I found Gill Macdonald to be a successful Realtor, who will work tirelessly in the best interest of her clients.
We value the degree of professionalism she brings to the house selling process, both in the rapport she has with her clients and the quality of her advice. We would have no hesitation in recommending Gill to our friends.
Gill is extremely professional in her dealings with people and their needs. A true reflection of Gills dedication and professionalism came in the purchase of our property in Howick. After a short period of negotiation, we purchased the house at lunchtime on Christmas day - the best present our family could have received.David Lowe - St Kentigern College
The sale of a property is inevitably an event which is long remembered- very often for the wrong reasons. Thanks to you, we are delighted to be able to confirm that the sale of our property proceeded without a blemish. It is a tribute to your professionalism, thoroughness sand sheer endurance that we achieved an outcome that was most satisfying. As vendors, we felt that you worked tirelessly for our benefit. We look forward to engaging your expertise again in the future as the need arises.Gary & Lynne McLoughlin - Sunnyhills
Having bought and sold a couple of homes through Gill over the last year and a half, my husband and I can fully vouch for Gill's integrity, character and genuine desire to do the best for her clients. It takes a special real estate agent, to make our online, sight unseen purchase of a large family home, a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The sale of our next house went just as smoothly. Gill was able to juggle all 3 keen purchasers and achieve for us a top price (the highest in the street), in record time and obviously totally unconditional. I wish I could take her to the States with us.Carmen & Ric - Farm Cove