I'm double vaccinated for Covid-19.
What I love about working in the real estate industry is the interaction with people. Whether my clients are buying or selling, understanding and helping them meet their needs and expectations, and to achieve the very best possible outcome, is very fulfilling.
My career, prior to real estate, was in sales representative and sales management roles in the food service industry. I worked for 12 years in various positions and learned the importance of effective communication, sales promotion and negotiation skills, as well as the importance of providing the highest level of service and commitment to my clients, all of which I apply every day in real estate.
I have lived and worked in Greenhithe for the last 15 years. Be it walking your dog through Wainoni Park, dropping your kids off for school, or just meeting up with friends or family for a coffee or meal in the village, you always bump into a friendly face. It has a great village atmosphere which is relaxed and welcoming. The parks, reserves, sportsgrounds and coastal areas lend themselves well to family life. Its proximity to Hobsonville Point, Albany and access to main arterial routes, with an easy commute to the CBD, make it an ideal location.
I enjoy working in the community. I worked in office administration at Greenhithe School for 14 odd years and have been actively involved in both Greenhithe and Wainoni Park Pony Clubs over a number of years. Through this, I have come to know, and am comfortable communicating with, our diverse community.
My family and I live in Greenhithe. It’s a household where there is always a lot happening. It is very rewarding being involved with my two daughters’ activities, the youngest who has a passion for horses and my eldest a love of photography. I also really enjoy socialising with family and friends.
I was attracted to Barfoot & Thompson because their real estate brand is respected and trusted both nationally and internationally. It is a pleasure to work for a family-owned company who value people, family, diversity and the community, making them the company of choice for buyers and sellers.
My approach to real estate is ‘to exceed expectations’. I am an honest, proactive and results-orientated salesperson whose goal is to achieve the very best results and outcomes for my clients.
Call or email me at Barfoot & Thompson Greenhithe. I think it’s an amazing area and by the time you’ve chatted with me for five minutes, you will too!
"We recently sold our property in Greenhithe through Helena de Ruiter from Barfoot & Thompson. Helena went above and beyond our expectations with her tireless effort, commitment and consistent communication. The entire process was professionally managed in a very difficult market. She was helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Her attention to detail was outstanding, and she achieved the desired outcome within the time-frame we were looking for. Her after-sale service and follow-up was amazing. I have no hesitation in recommending Helena to family, friends or anyone looking to sell a property."Christine & John