Family is everything to me, that’s why choosing to work for Barfoot & Thompson was an easy choice. Family is one of their core values along with caring for their community. They are a Five-Star partner of the Starship Foundation, they also support Mercy Hospice and many local schools and clubs.
I have now been with the company for 40 years! I began my career as an administrator, 10 years as a successful salesperson and from then as a Branch Manager. In 2018, I was honoured by the company and inducted into their Hall of Fame. All of these roles have given me such a wide range of skills. Moving to New Zealand from Scotland in 1973, helped me to understand what it’s like to move to a new country and find a new home, an experience I haven’t forgotten.
I am passionate about all aspects of the real estate industry and in the late 90’s, became involved with REINZ, the national industry body. In 2003, I was appointed Auckland District President, the first women to hold that position and in 2007 I was honoured to receive a Fellowship. I then became the Auckland/Northland Regional Director on the newly formed REINZ board.
Both the sales team and property management division at the Mt Albert branch are experienced and have a vast knowledge of the local area. As a branch, we play a very active role in the community sponsoring local schools, kindergartens and sports clubs. We are proud to be the major sponsor for the 1st XV at MAGS.
It is a privilege to work for this family company, and after 40 years I still love coming to work every day to be part of this special team.