Tamara & Katja – We are a Team
We have a good knowledge of the local area. Exceptional personal service provided with honesty and integrity, and a dash of German precision, has proven to be our recipe for success!
We have been friendly faces in the community for many years. Before venturing into the world of real estate, you may have seen us around. We both believe that because of our mixed European background, Tamara German-French, Katja German-Italian, we easily connect with the different cultures in the North. We both love having a laugh, which often helps our clients to relax in what can be a stressful time.
Our collective strengths are our backgrounds in customer service, marketing and tourism.
My background in the tourism industry, first as a flight attendant with Air NZ and then a travel broker and business owner, provided me with valuable sales experience and customer service skills. Working as a PA for a commercial salesperson in Kerikeri, was a great introduction to the world of real estate. Another string to my bow is my Diploma of Nursing. I get to see another side of my community as a St John First Responder.
In my spare time you’ll find me hiking, paddle boarding and socialising with friends.
I’ve lived in the Bay for 16 years. Together with my partner, we ran a tourism business for many years in the Bay of Islands. I quickly learned that customer service equals happy and satisfied clients! Volunteering for local projects in the community widens my knowledge and enjoyment of this beautiful part of the world.
Spending time with friends and family is important to me and I fit in some arts & crafts, reading and sporting activities when I can!
Between us, our approach is to focus on providing empathetic communication and creative thinking while having a keen eye for detail. Add to that our great organisational skills, local knowledge and a lot of passion for what we do, and you’ll have the outcome you’d dreamed about!
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling your home, we understand that it is an emotional journey. We’ll be by your side from the start to achieve the very best results for you.
Call or email us at Barfoot & Thompson Kerikeri. We’ll sit down with you and begin the journey.