Graham & Kaylene McKinnon
Top Service, Top Salespeople, Top Office
We are real estate professionals who will take the utmost care in marketing your property. We are extremely enthusiastic and aim to ensure that you not only achieve the best possible price, but that you actually enjoy the experience.
From owning and operating our own businesses we have invaluable experience and a strong understanding of how to negotiate and achieve the best outcome for you. Together, we complement each other's skills and talents and from the moment you list, you know that one of your greatest material assets is in safe hands.
In any market, people want to be reassured they've done everything possible to maximise the value of their property. By selecting Team McKinnon you are choosing the team that will treat your assets with the utmost respect and take the selling of your property very seriously.
If you are seeking results in real estate, then engage proven professional's and put your trust in Team McKinnon.
Both Graham and Kaylene provided a high level of professional services. They guided us through planning and all aspects of marketing. They are honest, hard-working and always approachable with any help if required. We recommend others to work with them. It was a very nice experience, no doubt!Tony & Julia Yang
Auction During Level 3 Lockdown!
We entrusted Kaylene and Graham McKinnon with the task of selling our much-loved home in Northpark, while Auckland faced two Lockdowns. Kaylene and Graham are incredibly hard-working, have a very high level of integrity, their professionalism and knowledge of the Northpark housing market is exceptional and they are right there with you every step of the way, going above-and- beyond what would be expected from any salesperson, always at the end of the phone and always keeping you informed. Although our auction was held during Level 3 Lockdown, the process was so well managed both prior to and during the auction, that on auction day we felt completely engaged throughout the auction process, and our home sold with a great result. We would not hesitate to recommend Kaylene and Graham McKinnon to help you successfully market and sell your home.Helen & Stuart
Exceeded our Expectations Twice!!
Team McKinnon has the qualities that make them successful and effective salespeople. We can’t say enough about Kaylene and Graham, about their professionalism and knowledge within the industry, the local area and the community. They have high integrity and are very conscientious, always quick to respond, and they always had our best interests in mind. This was our 2nd time selling our house with Team McKinnon, and both times they exceeded our expectations. One of the qualities we respected the most was their attention to detail that we believe made a big difference. We both are a busy working couple with children, and we don’t have time to waste. Team McKinnon gets to the point quickly yet professionally, always respecting our time. They do a great job of listening to needs. We will not hesitate to use team McKinnon for selling or buying our next house.
A big thank you to Team McKinnon, for all the work you put into selling my house and what a great result. You put in so much time and effort and nothing was too much trouble for you. You were available 24/7 which was a great help, as when you have a question you want an answer asap.
I needed support and you were just the ones to give it. It made the whole process of a lot less stressful and just flowed so easily.
Thanks Team McKinnonNatalie
We approached a number of real estate salespeople on selling our home. Team McKinnon stood out a mile from the rest, as being the ones who were committed to getting us the best deal and not treating us as just another commission on a sale. They were extremely professional in all aspects of real estate matters and kept us up-to-date with what was happening. We were ecstatic at the outcome of the auction. The commitment they showed during the sale process, continued after the sale of our home, with advice that assisted us through to settlement. If you want to sell or buy real estate, call Team McKinnon at Barfoot & Thompson first. You will not regret it!Jim J
Kaylene and Graham McKinnon marketed and sold our Northpark home in November 2020. After nearly 20 years in the home we were facing the prospect of placing the property on the market with trepidation. We were already aware of their outstanding knowledge and the services they'd provided to previous vendors.
For us, they never missed a beat, with their sound advice, and constant contact, from way before we made the decision to list, right through to “SOLD under the hammer”. They provided enormous assistance and helped organise all aspects of the selling process. They “delivered” from beginning to end. We always looked forward to, and enjoyed, their very regular phone calls (and pop-in updates). Their regular, professionally run Vendor meetings kept us “on track” and led to an unexpectedly good auction result.
They make a great team and achieved a “much better then hoped for result”.
Barfoot &Thompson are very fortunate to have “Team McKinnon” in the organisation.Martin & Lyn Platt
We chose to have Team McKinnon act for us and were so highly delighted with the personable care and professional attitude they displayed towards selling our home. They kept us motivated in the weeks prior to ‘going to market’, and at all times kept us fully informed as to the number of viewings at the open homes and the associated feedback.
Ultimately we were rewarded on the day with a great range of buyers and an incredible result at the auction.
If you are looking to sell, we would not hesitate in recommending Kaylene and Graham, as part of the Barfoot & Thompson network, to help you successfully market and sell your home.Pamela & John Muddiman
Hi Kaylene and Graham
We just wanted to let you know how happy Godfrey and I were with how you handled the sale of our house in Wellington Street, Howick. As you know, both Godfrey and I were complete novices with the way houses are sold. The marketing, open homes and eventually auction, was all a completely mystery to us.
We want to thank you both for virtually ‘holding our hands’ through this process giving us advice, with no pressure but allowing us to make our decisions based on your real estate knowledge. We are truly grateful for the kindness and patience throughout and would certainly not hesitate to recommend “Team McKinnon” to anyone looking to sell their property.
Once again, many thanks for all the hard work you put in and for the eventual successful sale on auction day.Toni & Godfrey King
We first met Kaylene and Graham McKinnon at another open home they were marketing. We liked their friendly approach and pleasant manner. They had a good mix of not being too pushy to sell, yet we didn’t feel ignored when we asked questions about the property for sale. Upon leaving the open home that we looked at they asked whether we had any further questions and our thoughts on the property, sent an email with the documentation and followed up with a phone call after the open home.
We had been to a number of open homes where the real estate agents never even contacted us and ignored us like we were just another number going through an open home.
We liked that they were a husband and wife team and that both of them would be present at open homes for buyers queries and the security of the assets in our home. We knew that the follow up work with potential buyers would be done as well. These reasons above are ultimately why we decided to go with Kaylene and Graham as our salespeople for the sale of our home.
They then came around to our house and went through what we needed to do to get our property market ready. We didn't want to stage our home so Kaylene offered advice on decluttering and placement of our existing furniture. We were a bit reluctant to do some of the things suggested at first, like swapping our dining table and sofa around, but in the end, we thought why not try it, saw her vision and why it worked.
We didn't know how our elderly cat would react to open homes, but we knew when we got home each week and he was fast asleep on the rug, that the McKinnon’s had made sure he was okay.
Team McKinnon were always available by phone and email when we had our list of questions. The weekly catch up meetings getting buyers feedback was also important to us.
The combination of the above work resulted in a great pre-auction offer being accepted by us, which moved the auction forward and more bidders on the day of the auction made it an exceptional day with a great result.
From a company perspective we liked that Barfoot & Thompson is a network of salespeople with equal opportunities for every salesperson to bring prospective buyers to view our home. It meant that a lot of private viewings were done alongside our regular weekday twilight and weekend open home times.
Thanks again Team McKinnon, we look forward to seeing you again when (we/you) find our new home!Phil & Natalie Pasco (and Rummy Cat)
I have been both a Purchaser and a Vendor of properties through Barfoot & Thompson with Kaylene and Graham McKinnon as my real estate salespeople.
Firstly, as a purchaser, my husband and I had been to numerous open homes over a period of six months. We walked into an open home Kaylene and Graham were doing and we never looked back. They contacted us soon after their open home, the house was not for us but they organized visits to other houses that were along the lines of what we were looking for. They listened to what we wanted, arranged viewings for us and within a month we had found the house we were looking for. Kaylene and Graham were like the real estate salespeople of old - where they listened, helped, organized and made the biggest purchase of our lives easy.
Secondly, I had to sell my father’s property - the first salespeople I thought of were Team McKinnon. I knew that Team McKinnon would make this easy. Selling the family home with all those memories is not an easy undertaking but with Kaylene and Graham, once again listening and guiding on what we needed to do, made this easy.
Team McKinnon were exceptional, assisting in preparing and presenting the property for sale. We felt well supported with their consistent communication and guidance throughout the sale process.
The decision to either sell or purchase housing is one of the biggest things we will undertake in our lives and I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Kaylene and Graham to anyone. Their ability to listen, care and help has been outstanding.
Thank you Kaylene and Graham.Angela O’Shaughnessy
We sold our Northpark property in June 2020. The result was outstanding for us after living in the home for 22 years. The support from Kaylene and Graham McKinnon, the Barfoot & Thompson team, was outstanding and the result is significantly due to the sound advice, hard work, energy, attention to detail and care that they demonstrated and delivered in the marketing and sales process. We ended up with a significant number of bidders due to their work that contributed to an outcome that was substantially ahead of capital value.
A big “thumbs up” to TEAM MCKINNON who became part of our family during the marketing process. Potential vendors can be assured that they will receive great support and service.
"Kaylene has made the journey of selling our house, easy and stress free. Her attention to detail, dedication and beautiful nature has been next level !!! We needed someone to guide us through the process all the way and Kaylene was always there when we needed a helping hand. We loved our weekly catch ups! Kaylene was the perfect person to sell our house!"
"It was a pleasure to deal with Kaylene, who went out of her way to help us through the buying process, hence making the sale seamless. Kaylene showed a genuine interest in us as potential buyers, and listened to our concerns and took the time to resolve any problems that arose. Kaylene also showed great empathy and respect for the vendor. After the purchase, Kaylene arrived with a welcome gift, and then followed up a few weeks later to see how we were going. These personal touches were very much appreciated. As mentioned before, it was a pleasure to deal with Kaylene, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.
It is our immense pleasure to recommend Kaylene McKinnon from Barfoot & Thompson, as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation or looking at selling their property in the Auckland market. She was always there following up with every single person who walked through and If there was anything that had to be done immediately, Kaylene made sure it got done. We found Kaylene to be a highly attentive agent, she returned all phone calls and emails almost immediately. We never felt neglected or unimportant. She is also highly personable with an engaging personality. She always had us grounded as far as our expectations were concerned and never over-sold anything to us. She kept everything real, under-promised and over-delivered.
It is our pleasure to recommend Kaylene McKinnon to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again, she will be our first choice in real estate agents.