Ian Boswell

Ian Boswell

Associate Salesperson
Beachlands Branch
Mobile  027 285 9314
After Hours  530 8403
The Beachlands 003 team's approach from the first meeting to sale was open, honest, and no nonsense. We didn't talk abou...
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Ian Boswell

Associate Salesperson
Beachlands Branch
Mobile  027 285 9314
After Hours  530 8403

About Ian Boswell

Licensed to Sell!

#3 Sales Team, Eastern Beaches, 6 months ending September 2021
#2 Sales Team, Eastern Beaches, to end March 2021
#5 Sales Team, to end March 2020
#2 Sales Team, Eastern Beaches, to end March 2020
Excellence in Customer Service, Residential Sales, 2019
#3 Individual Salesperson, Eastern Beaches, to end March 2019
Top Customer Satisfaction Eastern Beaches, 6 months to September 2018
#1 Individual Salesperson, Eastern Beaches, to end March 2018
#2 Individual Salesperson, Eastern Beaches, to end March 2017
Top Salesperson, Beachlands Branch 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Special Agent Boswell leads the award-winning Special Agents 003 team

Special Agent Boswell, Special Agent Chandler, Special Agent Hale and Special Agent Van Etten are not quite your everyday salespeople. This vibrant 003 team put the fun back into real estate whilst also achieving outstanding sales results. For the past 17 years Special Agents 003 have consistently held the top sales position at the Beachlands Branch. With Special Agents 003 consecutive years in their number one position; their sales missions are well and truly achieved! Out of all the Barfoot & Thompson residential salespeople company wide, Ian was honoured with the Excellence in Customer Service Award in 2019.

003's results speak for themselves so forget the boring advertising blurb about being honest, ethical, trustworthy, responsible etc, this all goes without saying, their reputation and results say it all.

Special Agents 003 are committed to their sterling reputation of outstanding service and fresh thinking. Whether developing advertising for your property, taking you to view homes or promoting themselves within the local community, they leave an impression that is not easily forgotten. Their professionalism coupled with their creativity and innovative advertising ideas help to yield exceptional results for their clients.

Working in partnership as the 003 team provides clients with comprehensive service at all times. Special Agents 003 also invest in their team with an admin assistant to enhance their commitment to client satisfaction.

While being great fun to work with, Special Agents 003 success would not be possible if they were not highly motivated and focused salespeople. Each of the 003 team bring unique qualities and life experiences to the team, although they are equally committed to the same values and high work standards. If you choose to work with Special Agents 003 you can expect to have a team of hard working, experienced and dedicated professionals taking care of your real estate needs. You can also expect to laugh, enjoy the process and get the results that you were hoping for.

So if you are on a mission to sell or go shopping for a new home on the Pohutukawa Coast then Special Agents 003 are ready and waiting for their next assignment.


Ian's properties

What my clients say

The Beachlands 003 team's approach from the first meeting to sale was open, honest, and no nonsense. We didn't talk about money or expectations at all and even the reserve for auction was not known by the sales team. The Beachlands 003 team process was flawless. Brilliant team, great result, many thanks.

Philip and Louise Field

"The agents were very professional and assisted us greatly in preparing us for the sales process. The best home sale experience we have ever experienced. The agents of Barfoot &Thompson Beachlands are very good at what they do and I will use them again if I have the opportunity. Selling a property is a partnership between the agent and the home owner, each need to contribute to ensure a successful outcome. Special Agents 003 easily accomplished their mission."

Shane and Anina Immelman

The team helped me to get my house ready for the purchaser. This was helpful as I have moved out of the district.

Fiona Peters

Ian and Nicolette from Barfoot & Thompson Beachlands were really a pleasure to deal with. At no time did we feel we were inconveniencing them. They were always really helpful and friendly. We had dealings with other agencies during the process of trying to purchase another property and it really emphasised how good and professional Ian and Nicolette are (we were really disappointed in other agencies lack of professionalism and organisation). So when we found a property that we wanted to purchase that was also through Ian and Nicolette at Barfoot and Thomson Beachlands, we were happy in the knowledge that we trusted the people we were dealing with. They really are a pleasure to deal with even in these sometimes difficult situations. Having now sold and purchased with them a few times now, we would use them again next time without any hesitation. Also I should add we got a super price for our house sale!

Jenni and Craig Anderson

A highly professional team who took into account our requirements. (We wanted to buy a smaller property in the same road, as we were downsizing.) They gave or received, very good advice as to how to present the house, and also they seemed to have an endless team of experts to come and deal with jobs that needed to be done. Nothing was too much trouble. I.B. never panicked even though there was a major rush at the end! Thank you very much.

David & Joy Beddoe

Great people to do business with - B and T managed the whole process and secured a strong result in a seamless and painless way for us. Completely managed the transaction, kept us informed along the way, advised on open home layout/look, had a ready prospect bank of potential buyers.

Kevin and Toni Obern

Our experience with the 003 team (Mark, Ian and Nicolette), was nothing short of amazing from start to finish. We were informed of the process every step of the way. They helped stage the home, and did a terrific video that we will also keep as a memory of our home. We would 100 percent recommend this team at Barfoots to all.

Ian and Rochelle Wilson

These guys bent over backwards to help us out after we had to move internationally and sell our home in NZ

Garrett and Ellen Katzenstein

A team effort, provided a depth of service that a individual could not meet. The individual skills offered, provided a fantastic package.

Chris and Kim Havill

Having recently sold my home through the Barfoots Beachlands team I was most impressed with the level of professionalism and genuine input and support to achieve the end result. The level of support was far more than expected or experienced with other agents in the past. Selling an older home in an area surrounded by new subdivisions, the team did well in accentuating the positive aspects of the property and assisted with council follow up around consenting processes or viewer concerns. The teams level of communication at all times was fantastic and kept me fully aware of progress and viewing feedback back through out the process. I would have no hesitation at all recommending the Barfoots 003 team to anyone contemplating selling their home. From the start the team I dealt with were professional and genuine. Always delivered on what was agreed and went above and beyond to assist with the sale of the house,

Peter Suisted

Prior to listing we had a great intro meeting with the Barfoot team and during the sale process we received constant progress reports and calls keeping us up to date with viewings. We believe with the marketing and sales expertise we received, we achieved top dollar for our home. The 003 team where a pleasure to deal with through the whole process and delivered on everything they said.

Mike and Charlene Sloane

Thank you Special Agents 003 (Nicolette, Ian & Mark) for the amazing job you did in selling our home. Right from the beginning, you were professional, honest and fun to work with. With the tight time-frame we had to sell, this could have easily been a very stressful process but instead ended up being incredibly easy, stress-free and we can even say it was quite enjoyable. Working as the great team that you are, you kept us informed every step of the way with regular phone calls and emails; nothing was ever too much trouble.
We were very impressed by the way you presented our property to the market, having a hands-on approach every step of the way. We could not have been happier with the end result of a very quick sale at a price that far exceeded our expectations; you truly were the best agents we could have asked for.
We have no hesitation in recommending you to others and will definitely be using you if we sell again in the future.

Angela & Nick Hayes

We found that Ian had excellent local knowledge, had a realistic approach to market valuations and had a charming an friendly personality. Over the last 30 years buying real estate, this by far, was the most pleasant experience. Brought settlement date forward and arranged for some furniture to remain.

Mark and Michelle Walker

Promptness in viewing times. Only showing us properties he knew we'd be interested in after an initial viewing of numerous properties. not pushy but very informed - always, and if not, very promptly finding out for us. And he made it an enjoyable experience. Still don't like auctions though! All three agents we found very accommodating. Thank you guys!

Marianne McCarthy

Friendly, lots of information, met with us at times that suited. Professional. Thank you Ian for your encouraging words at the auction, and all your help in making the sale - we are very happy to purchase our dream home.

Sharon Zaugg

Anything we asked Ian to do for us he did promptly. Always contacting us straight away. All emails, phone calls were responded to in a friendly professional manner by all.

Kevin Rennie - Beachlands

Respectful, helpful, informative people. Went the extra mile I felt. They are a credit to you and your company. Fantastic team. Well done. Again thank you for assisting me with my purchase.

Julie Green

Anything we ask Ian to do for us he did promptly. Always contacting us straight away. All emails, phone calls were responded to in a friendly, professional manner by all.

Philippa Goile

The team of Ian Boswell & Nicolette Hale at Beachlands gave superb service during the recent marketing campaign for my property at Omana Beach. They were excellent communicators, fully engaged in the project with sound marketing advice, always available, and very professional in their approach. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to other potential customers.

John McDougal

We had a fantastic experience with Nicolette, Ian and Mark. They were very professional and responded quickly to any of our questions. We highly recommend them.

Mark and Gemma Drummond

"We chose Ian Boswell and his colleagues Mark and Nicolette to market our property based on our experience of them when purchasing other properties in the area. Ian delivered outstanding service from the outset, taking the time to discuss the marketing strategy at length, and in personally overseeing a photography session that captured the essence of this complex property. Ian and Mark crafted the text for the marketing materials, and as a team produced a superb range of marketing materials. From attendance at open homes, to following up with viewers, hosting individual viewings with potential buyers, and analysis of the response to the marketing, Ian and the 003 team were attentive and available. We loved their blend of professionalism and humour which made what could have been a stressful process a smooth and relatively painless process. They inspired us with their confidence and never faltered in their delivery of exceptional customer service. Top marks all round!"

Karen Houston

"After several months on the market with no luck we contacted Ian regarding selling our property and Ian and his team jumped at the chance. He personally managed the photo session and the results were truly amazing. The house was marketed very professionally from start to finish and sold at auction as planned. We were thrilled with the whole process and have no problem recommending Ian, Mark and Nicolette."

Phil Stichbury

"Ian, Mark and Nicolette did a fantastic job of marketing and selling our home. The photography and approach to market I believe made a huge difference. After accepting a very good pre-auction offer we ended up selling our home for even more at auction which was a fantastic result, well beyond our expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian, Mark and Nicolette."

Dean Purves

"Ian's vigour and enthusiasm never diminished despite a challenging property, fickle buyers and an uncertain market - he has that remarkable ability to remain upbeat and positive which helped us remain engaged in the sale and certain that our property would sell, for sure. He managed the whole process well and kept us informed at every turn of the journey and as we are both extremely busy in our work and social lives this was incredibly valuable. We instructed an agent and acquired so much more as we worked with him we obtained great value from all that he did."

Kevin Obern

"We have sold several properties in this, and surrounding areas, and have found the service and expertise provided by Ian to be exceptional; as was the price achieved! Ian made what can be a stressful experience as enjoyable as possible

Bruce Carter

"We have found Ian a delight to deal with over the past 4 years. His personality, never-ending optimism and great sense of humour always makes it a pleasure to work with him."

Carolyn Shapcott

"Ian knows the market so well in our local area and is not only knowledable but professional. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend."

Belinda Clark

"Have used the services of Ian Boswell and Mark Van Etten twice now to sell my property and would definitely recommend their services to a friend if they were selling."

Malcolm Pike

"Ian is a very friendly and enthusiastic agent. His experience in and assessment of the Beachlands market was exactly what we were looking for. The entire process from initial meeting through marketing and then sale was as one would expect it to be; thorough, professional, smooth and friendly. The team of Ian, Mark and Nicolette produced a result for us that was entirely to our satisfaction."

Tim Hyndman

"It has been a pleasure working with Ian and his team. They have been very helpful, approachable and professional with their dealings, it made the whole process less stressful for my husband and me. We will definitely recommend Ian to others."

Teng Bradley

"Ian made the overall experience run smoothly and provided us with a successful result, which was excellent. His professional and detailed approach ensured this successful outcome and we would highly recommend Ian to others."

Gavin Muller

"Ian was very professional, nothing was too much and communication was excellent. We had a stress free sale and a great result! Thank you so much!"

Jenny Jonker

"Ian is an enthusiastic, driven agent who you can tell really enjoys and is passionate about property sales. Combined with excellent communication Ian gave me the confidence all possible things were being done with absolute commitment. Ian sees things from a sellers view and took care of a number of small niggly items without hesitation. This resulted in a stressful sale being managed to the best it could be."

Jansen Stewart

"We were very happy with the service provided by the team all round. Quick turnaround re the appraisal. Sale price was within the valuation band, good communication, and found a buyer very quickly. We thought Mark was excellent at the negotiation and contract stage."

Richard Brown

"My house sold very quickly but in the short time I worked with Ian it was very enjoyable he is very approachable and has a great knowledge of the Beachlands Market and went the extra mile in working with me to achieve the outcome I wanted."

Debbie Exton

"Ian was a charming man and had a good team about him. Our little house was not easy to sell so thank you team for the effort you put in."

Jeremy Scott

"We have used Barfoot & Thompson for all our house purchases and sales in the area. Ian has always been approachable and friendly, most importantly, honest. He guided us with his knowledge of the current market, and we were very happy with the result we got based on conversations with Ian and his guidance. Always a great experience dealing with Ian weather buying or selling. Thanks so much!"

Ross and Viv Lancaster

"The "TEAM" of Ian and Mark worked tirelessly to achieve a sale for us. We understand our property was at the top level in prices for Beachlands but never once did they lose their enthusiasm.
Both Dianne and I enjoyed the "banter" between Ian and Mark and it was understanding that you get two personalities full of enthusiasm and infectious laughter that made the process enjoyable.
Both Guys are welcome in our home at any time and we will never waiver from recommending them to other potential Clients. We know everyone will get the best of their attention and really "IT COSTS NO MORE TO HAVE THE BEST SALESPEOPLE".

Rob and Dianne McLachlan

"I found Ian and Mark approachable and very enthusiastic about selling my property."

Michael Ian Batey, Beachlands

"An excellent result, appreciated the advice we received from both Mark and Ian. Mark and Ian gave us exceptional service and were very considerate and supportive to my elderly mother. Great service thank you."

Rex Mossman, Beachlands

"It is always a pleasure dealing with Ian whether it be for house purchase, house sales or even just a catch up in the street. He has a brilliant personality and his sense of humour is infectious. A great person to be around as his manner uplifts you and makes you feel at ease about things. A very genuine and thoughtful human being."

Joyce Cleminson, Beachlands

"Ian and Mark sold our house in two weeks. Our house was at the higher end of the market
Ian and Mark did everything they could to bring the people in and achieved all goals we had set together. It was a very positive experience and we had fun on the way.
We will definitely use Ian and Mark again."

Toni Hedgland, Beachlands

"Ian, and Mark, made the whole process virtually stress free for us. Their information, service, & communication were superb. We were delighted we chose them to sell our house.
Specific mention must be made of the advice Ian gave about the auction process, and the different pricing approaches we could take. His advice made the difference in achieving the price we sought. Without his advice we might not have been as pleased with the outcome."

Rory Garvey, Maraetai

"I owned a house at Pine harbour Beachlands and I decided the market was right for me to sell it. On investigation in the local area and talking with a number of people who had purchased and sold property in the area my choice of the best agent to use were Barfoot & Thompson. I met with Ian and Mark at the local sale office and on there advice we agreed on a marketing plan. Throughout the whole sales process my wife and I were kept fully informed with the conclusion of Ian and Mark finding a willing buyer for my property at a price that was within the range of our expectations."

Mike Wilkins, Beachlands

"Ian and Mark worked very well together and complimented each-other. We would be happy to recommend them to friends who were buying or selling property. Both were a pleasure to deal with."

Tamah Carson, Beachlands

"Ian Boswell goes above and beyond. He is reliable. He is easy to contact at any time. He gets the job done. No problem is unsolvable for Ian when it comes to properties and what he can achieve. I can offer proof that he will go to any amount of trouble to help you with any difficulty that may arise. He is a pleasure to deal with. He has a great sense of humour. He will go out of his way for anything to do with the job of keeping the client satisfied and at ease. He takes his work seriously and you get the feeling that he is not in it just for the commission. He genuinely cares about making people happy (both the buyer and seller). He looks out for you and has lots of contacts if you need any maintenance or repairs, and will not overcharge you for their services. I was out of the country when he sold the property for me, and he took
care of everything, from cleaning, maintenance, security, yard work, home repairs, drainage and plumbing issues, not to mention moving books and boxes that I could not be there in person to move myself! He even took some of the articles to a local church so they could benefit! I would be quite happy to talk on the phone to anyone who wants to know how
well Ian can perform. He deserves success for all the hard work he puts in."

Karen Peterson, Maraetai

"The biggest confidence booster for me was knowing that because of Mark & Ian's significant grasp on the area and what's happening, I knew there wouldn't be a buyer around that they wouldn't know about. Ultimately that is the key for marketing a property. Anyone who could possibly be interested finds the property and is contacted by the agent. Any potential buyer who was not known by the agent is an opportunity lost. I don't believe anyone falls through the gaps with these guys."

Tim Haycock, Maraetai

"I would recommend Ian Boswell and Mark Van Etten to appraise market and sell or to buy a property to anyone who would prefer friendliness and professionalism.
Ian has a good sense of humour which makes the process of selling your property so stressless and he makes it fun as well......in my opinion that's the way it should be. There was also praise from him and his team for presentation of the property and no presence of negativity."

Maryanne Crawford, Beachlands

"As always a pleasure working with Ian, hard to find anyone else as enthusiastic & energetic."

Dave Yaxley, Beachlands

"I would highly recommend Ian to anyone looking at buying or selling a house. Ian has a very professional manner and at the same time has a humorous side which makes buying or selling a pleasure. Ian is hard working and has a track record to back it up."

Spencer Wales by, Maraetai

"Made themselves available at times outside of advertised open home times. Very obliging and excellent follow up, not pushy at any stage."

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