James Gao

James Gao

Residential Sales
Howick Branch
Mobile  021 244 1000
After Hours  537 6418
"Thank you so much for the wonderful support you have given to us.Your wisdom and kindness has been a great help along w...
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James Gao

Residential Sales
Howick Branch
Mobile  021 244 1000
After Hours  537 6418

About James Gao

"Never work hard to get the most out of your clients, work hard to achieve the best for them." This is the motto that James Gao lives by.

James is a hard working real estate salesperson who is determined to provide friendly and professional service. He applies his time, skill and resources to continually achieve high sales targets.

James' qualifications make him a well-rounded salesperson who applies great knowledge and experience to reap the best result for his clients. James' qualifications include Masters in Linguistics and Economics, a Bachelor in International Trade and English Literature, a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and a Certificate in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

James has a strong business background. Prior to becoming a real estate salesperson for Barfoot & Thompson, James held positions of responsibility in the coal and occupational health and safety industries in China. He held roles as an English teacher, interpreter, government officer and project manager. One of his biggest achievements was being the Executive Director of the China International Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition (COS+H), which is now Asia's largest safety show.

Since moving to New Zealand, James and his wife have both taken up successful careers in real estate. You will often find James and his son pounding the pavements, meeting the local community and delivering informative flyers in his area.

James speaks Chinese and English fluently making him the salesperson of choice for a wide variety of people. He joined Barfoot & Thompson because of the culture and team spirit. Barfoot & Thompson has a network of over 1700 salespeople who all work together to get a fair deal for their customers.

For an honest, hard working salesperson who works with integrity and perseverance, contact James.

James's properties

What my clients say

"Thank you so much for the wonderful support you have given to us.
Your wisdom and kindness has been a great help along with your honesty & professionalism. We feel privileged to have met you both and had you for our agent. We say this and would have still said it if the house hadn't sold."

Catherine & Owen

"Thank you so much for all the work you put into selling our house in Half Moon Bay. Selling and moving house is always stressful but with your guidance, most of the difficulties were smoothed away.

Your advice on how to prepare the house for sale, run Open Homes, and achieve the best result was clear and concise. You explained how each step would be handled and helped at every point in the process.

While acknowledging we were working in a difficult market your confidence never wavered and a successful result demonstrated the strategy you devised was exactly right. Thank you for always being available with help and advice and for the sensitivity and kindness you showed at all times.

Because of the level of effort you made, the extreme good outcome of speedy sale and satisfactory price was well deserved.

I know other clients will be receiving the same efficient service as you continue your successful career."

Kay Mills

"I wish to thank you for the ethical way in which you achieved a sale for my father Ron Norton. Clive and I encountered you at an open home and explained that he needed time to consider his alternatives now that he is alone. You managed to do a small marketing outline without being intrusive, while also giving him information which he needed to make his decision. He approached you a couple of months later and we were very impressed at the way in which you found a buyer, without the stress of open homes. You achieved a good price for him and were definitely working for the seller, not a sale at any price. We will contact you for any future sales."

Cheryl Muir

"I write this letter to commend the excellent service provided by James Gao, to my family and me with the purchase of 20 Anaheim Blvd, Shamrock Park. During the course of the purchase of our new home, James was very approachable with our queries, and attended to all our questions. We visited the open home many times, each time with James putting no pressure on us while we were on site.

During the course of making our decision, James proved excellent and prompt support. At no time were we pressured into making decisions.

Once purchased, we commenced moving our belongings into our new house, prior to the settlement date, which James arranged for us. He was also very obliging to have the house available to us for moving items, before the settlement date. This was very important and critical for us, due to the large number of items we had.

On the day of our move, James greeted us with flowers. Subsequent to our move, James made frequent calls to make sure that everything was okay. He also attended to couple of issues we discovered after our move. In fact he paid for getting the issues resolved! We did not expect this.

With my pleasant experience in working with James, I highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to have the same."

Shanti Lal

"I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for all that you have done for me over the past 3 months or so, for listing and selling my property(at Pakuranga Rd) in a professional way. James's marketing and sales corporate backgrounds are clear evidence in his successful role as the leading sales consultant. I had tried for some months to find a real estate agent to sell my property without success before consulting James to market my home. James proved to be both professional and motivated to obtain the best. I was impressed by the number of purchasers James brought through and the fact that he consistently kept me up to date with developments. James has many contacts in the local area and around, this was definitely a reason my property was sold within five weeks of going on the market. James also supplied many professional advertisements and signs within budget costs that other agents refused to do the same. I also would like to mention his lovely wife, Barbara, which is a very active and motivated lady, they both always kept a happy outlook and they are great people to be around with.

Their goals are to make the selling or purchasing of your home as stress free as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend James to anyone looking at either buying or selling a property.

If you are looking for the best real estate professional you can trust and get great results in selling or buying your property, James Gao and Barbara are the ones."


"James, seriously, I want to thank you for your efforts. You are a credit to Barfoot & Thompson."

Vendor, Gulf Crest (Bucklands Beach)
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