Kath Barnes

Kath Barnes

Residential Sales
Grey Lynn Branch
Mobile  027 240 0015
After Hours  376 3737
“At a time when the property market had come off its record bull run, the reserve bank had tightened up lending restrict...
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Kath Barnes

Residential Sales
Grey Lynn Branch
Mobile  027 240 0015
After Hours  376 3737

About Kath Barnes

I work in partnership with Jacqui Vaughan-Kells and together we bring you a wealth of industry experience. Service you deserve from salespeople who care!"

Kath Barnes is your safeguard when it comes to achieving your property dreams. Bringing over 25 years' experience from the legal industry, there isn't a detail that is overlooked when it comes to the sale or purchase of your home.

Kath understands that a property is often the most precious and valuable asset you will own, and she treats it that way. She takes pride in every open home she holds to ensure that your property is displayed in the best possible way.

Kath has many years of experience specialising in conveyancing and property law, she has worked for three of New Zealand's major trading banks and represented many private clients with their real estate needs. She is confident in her knowledge, has an overwhelming eye for detail and her organisational skills are second to none.

Kath is a proud mother to her two boys who she raises with her husband Dayle. Her steadfast family values are one of the reasons she chooses to work for Barfoot &Thompson - a company still family owned after 90 years.

Believing health is the key to happiness; Kath enjoys an active lifestyle and is a keen cook. She loves getting busy in the kitchen and preparing delicious food for family and friends.

Kath Barnes is motivated, well rounded, pleasant and trusting - the perfect combination to have on your side. Call Kath today about the best solution for you and your property goals, she is here to help.

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What my clients say

“At a time when the property market had come off its record bull run, the reserve bank had tightened up lending restrictions, and we were about to turn a corner toward yet more volatility with the arrival of the Omicron variant, I entrusted the sale of my property to Kath and Jacqui.

They met the challenges in the market head on and helped me secure a price that would help me move forward with my own build.

Throughout, they were never not outstanding. Meticulous, friendly, and nothing was ever in the ‘too hard basket’. Even extending to post-sale help as I needed to sell furniture, and clear storage.

Kath and Jacqui: my most sincere thanks."

Andy Blood

Kath, Jacqui and Dayle recently sold our home, and we have nothing but praise for their professionalism and efforts. The sale price by far exceeded our expectations, but in saying that, the result was achieved through great marketing and getting a lot of potential buyers viewing the property. Selling our family home was an emotional time but Kath, Jacqui and Dayle made sure the sale process was seamless. They have great listening skills and kept us well informed with open home numbers and buyer feedback. We’ll definitely be using their expertise again when the time comes for selling or buying another home. They also managed to seal the deal on securing our new home too, so what more can we say! Thanks Team.

Alison & Michael

We wanted you to know how thrilled we were with Kath Barnes and Jacqui Vaughan-Kells in their support for us in the sale. They were there for us during every step of the way - from making an initial plan, to the final fall of the 'hammer'. Furthermore, they helped us find our lovely new home in Lynfield. They got to know us well during our time together and were able to show us the fabulous place we are now in. It was only the second place they needed to show us.

What we loved about them was their ongoing contact with us to make sure we were on track with the plan (we were), and to make sure we were going okay, (we were). They were incredibly warm and friendly, genuinely so, and that made everything so much easier for us. At the same time, their professionalism, expertise and experience shone through.

We were also well supported by Dayle Barnes who looked over the house we bought to identify the building materials and gave advice about what needed attention. Furthermore, he offered to bid for us at the auction and did a brilliant job.

I can't tell you how much we both appreciated the team's efforts on our behalf. It made things so easy and we felt safe in their hands. Furthermore, we had highly desirable outcomes with the sale of the old house and the purchase of the new house. We can't recommend them highly enough.

Kind regards

Maggie & Richard Jakob-Hoff

We can highly recommend Kath Barnes and Jacqui Vaughan-Kells who recently sold our Westmere property. As an offshore seller I can happily state Kath and Jacqui really do go the extra mile for their clients including assisting us with the many tasks and advice needed to help get our property ready to market. They always kept us informed during the process and of course the most important thing is they got us a great end result. Kath and Jacqui give a personal touch to the process you seldom find these days.”

Jeffrey Fletcher

Wonderful Service..took all the stress out of marketing my home..easy and pleasant to work with.. so supportive...

Renie Armiger - Rawene Avenue, Westmere

We sold our house with Grey Lynn branch, and Kath and her team went beyond and above to make the sale of our house to go smoothly, and well above what we expected to get. I would highly recommend them.

Errol & Marilyn Burtenshaw

We found we connected readily with the Barnes & Co team from the outset. Kath, Dayle and Jacqui could not have been easier to deal with - always ready to listen, and communicated well throughout our campaign. While due to market uncertainty, Covid and other issues, our property has yet to sell, we will have no hesitation in relisting with the Barnes team when the time is right. They could not have worked harder for us.

Shane & Richard Compton

We were impressed with the professionalism of the team of Kath, Dayle and Jacqui in selling our house. They set out a realistic timetable and provided regular feedback on progress. There was no pressure and they gave sound advice regarding the sale and auction process, the price and other important details re vendor disclosure. The marketing fees were very reasonable.

They stressed the advantage of the broad network of Barfoot & Thompson salespeople to increase exposure. In addition they worked the property themselves and stressed that they handled only a few properties at a time to help them concentrate on the sale process.

We were very pleased with the end result re the price and the sale.

Nigel & Lyn Andrews

We bought our Grey Lynn house through Jacqui and Kath who were amazing to deal with. They were super-efficient whilst being extremely personable.

Nothing was ever a problem and we have no hesitation in recommending them.

Mary & Mike Stokes

We would like to convey how impressed we were with Jacqui and Kath in marketing and selling our home in Grey Lynn as soon as we came out of Covid-19 Lockdown.

They had to both navigate a ‘new world’ of selling real estate with all of the social distancing rules and the anxiety of a worldwide pandemic. This would have been quite difficult. Yet they were nothing short of amazing! They gave us their honest professional opinions when prompted and took away any stress that we were feeling about the current global situation. We had no-face to-face communication. It was all done via phone, text and email and this felt effortless. It was decided to sell by negotiation. As soon as we had signed all the paperwork, they took the reins and we left them to do what they do best - sell houses!

We were not disappointed! Within the first five days of marketing and open homes we had five offers presented to us - and we duly accepted one that we were very happy with. All of this was achieved post Covid-19 Lockdown, when the whole country was feeling quite uncertain about the future.

Their professionalism, their Kiwi ‘can do’ attitude, their willingness to just get on and do it, their lovely personas. This all equated to a fantastic result that we were ecstatic with.

We would not hesitate at all to recommend Jacqui and Kath as top real estate salespeople to market and sell your property. Thank you so much Jacqui and Kath.

Tagi Cole - Director

We were impressed with professionalism of the team of Kath, Dayle and Jacqui in selling our house.   They set out a realistic timetable and provided regular feedback on progress.  There was no pressure and they gave sound advice regarding the sale and auction process, the price and other important details re vendor disclosure. The marketing fees were very reasonable.

They stressed the advantage of the broad network of Barfoot & Thompson salespeople to increase exposure.  In addition they worked the property themselves and stressed that they handled only a few properties at a time to help them concentrate on the sale process.  

We were very pleased with the end result re the price and the sale.

 Nigel & Lyn Andrews

We would like to thank you and Jacqui and Dayle for all your work with the open homes and the successful auction. You made the whole process work seamlessly, and took all the stress out of it. It was a pleasure to have you working for us. You all have a very professional manner, and a good knowledge of the market. You gave us good advice and achieved a very good outcome.
We would certainly recommend you to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Kind regards,

Lorraine & Paul Coe - Pt Chevalier

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your help with selling my father's unit in Royal Oak. It was a sad time for the family. Your patience, advice, dedication and professionalism impressed me very much. Your recommendation of holding an auction for Dad's unit resulted in a much higher price than we had initially expected. I was also impressed with the auctioneer Marion and the service that she provided. I would highly recommend the both of you to any of my friends or family, should they be looking to sell their home in the future. Thanking you again.
Kind regards,

Neil Hustler

Kath and Dayle are a wonderful team to work with. They guided us through the sale process with care, patience and professionalism and we were very pleased with the outcome. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell their property.

Lisa Roberts & Richard Eaton

From day one Kath and Dayle were a joy to work with. They were friendly, communicative and very market savvy and knowledgeable in the Point Chevalier area. We couldn't have asked for a better support team in our property sale.

Warren & Cora Powell

Purchasing through Kath and Dayle was an excellent experience! We had been searching for a home for 11 months and were very over dealing with agents - Kath and Dayle renewed our faith in the process again. They were amazing with their communication, honest and understanding; we would absolutely recommend them without hesitation.

Sara & Hamish Davies

As first home buyers my wife and I worked closely with Dayle and Kath who were crucial to making a daunting process easy and more importantly, successful. They were excellent to work with and we felt they truly had our best interests at heart to the extent of supporting us at auctions of no benefit to them. Anyone looking to buy or sell I would look no further.

Joshua Burtenshaw

Dayle and Kath were incredibly helpful when both selling our previous home and looking for our new family home in Grey Lynn. They quickly became our trusted advisors thanks to their extensive local knowledge and relentless persistence to find us 'the one' despite 8 months searching! Their building industry contacts were also invaluable when considering a couple of properties! We highly recommend the Barnes!

Anthony & Kellie Pardoe

We found them to be highly professional, motivated, honest and we really appreciated their on-going communication, updates and we felt they went beyond the call of duty during our marketing and consequent sale.
Rick and Adrienne felt very comfortable and confident with Kath and Dayle's knowledge, expertise, down to earth and friendly approach. They were also instrumental in our buying the perfect property during our sale, we cannot recommend them enough.
We have no hesitation in recommending them to other-would-be buyers, family and friends.

Rick & Adrienne Odlin

We would very much like to take the opportunity to thank Kath and Dayle Barnes with the marketing of our property in Marsden Ave, Mt Eden Auckland.
Our home was rented to five young students and negotiating open home times and photo shoots for marketing purposes was not at all easy. Kath handled this challenge beautifully - working closely with the girls - even negotiating a fixed term contract to safe guard them during their tenancy and subsequent sale of our home - a stressful time for all parties.
We were presented several offers, at varying stages of the sale campaign - and we appreciate Kath and Dayle working alongside of us and sticking with us, especially when times did get tough - which invariably can happen in the emotional sale of a property.
Dayle and Kath were professional and innovated in their approach to keep the wheels rolling. As a result of their tenacity we indeed have come away with a sale we are proud of, to purchasers (a young family) who we hope will enjoy the home as much as we have.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kath and Dayle Barnes to friends or family. We would be pleased to use Kath and Dayle for repeat business either purchasing or selling.

Charlene & James Bowden

Kath and Dayle are a force to be reckoned with. As combined, they have exceptional attention to detail and sales acumen and they are also great people. We were always kept up to date with where things were at with potential buyers and ended up selling at the top level of our expectations. We are very happy vendors!

Tony Hickling

I would like to take the time to thank you for the amazing work you did to sell my first home. As this was my first time selling a property I was extremely grateful for the way you supported me through the process - from your easy engagement, realistic appraisal and regular updates through the 3 week sales process, it made it as stress free as possible at time which would normally be a high stress period. Not only did you support me, but from what I understand went the extra mile for potential buyers with waiting umbrellas on rainy days and driving people up and down the driveway so that they could enjoy what could be their next home.
I would highly recommend you both to anyone looking to buy or sell - or both!

Laura Peddie

Kath did a fantastic job selling our property, a historic building in Ponsonby and we are very pleased with the sale price achieved. Kath was very proactive in driving the sale of our property. She kept us well informed and gave us good advice and guidance at all times. She is trustworthy, and I would happily recommend her to anyone with property to sell.


"Selling your house is a stressful process especially right before Christmas. My perception of real estate agents before meeting Kath to be honest wasn't great. Hot market, knock up a for sale sign, run some open homes and walk away with a commission cheque. After meeting a number of different real estate agents from various companies, I went with Kath because of her outstanding knowledge and good old fashion work ethic. Kath has changed my mind about real estate agents, the amount of work she put in staggered me, from comprehensive appraisals, weekly written reports, notes on the buyers, brochure drops, promoting the listing to other Barfoots agents...... the list goes on. I was thoroughly impressed with the process of selling my home. Lastly in a market which had softened slightly, I was extremely happy with the result we got at auction. Bottom line, I would recommend Kath at the drop of hat and you will be sound in the knowledge that you have a real estate who is truly working hard to get you the best possible result."

Russell Andrews

"We are so grateful to Kath for finding us our dream home. We had actually given up our search and decided to stay put, however, Kath kept our requirements in mind and kept searching for us. By extending our search by a few kilometres outside our existing search area, Kath was able to find us a property in a better area and that we would not have even known about.
Throughout the process there was no pressure from Kath, and what was most valuable was that prior to making our offer, Kath spent some time with us looking online at comparable properties in the area and previous sales statistics. As we ended up in a multi-offer situation, this helped us make sure we put our best offer forward and ultimately secure the property.
We would have no hesitation in using Kath again."

Michelle Clark

"I was also impressed with your hard work throughout the campaign. The whole process from start to finish was completely stress free and your communication and interaction with my tenants was very much appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending you as an agent who works extremely hard to get the best outcome for your vendor."

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