I have lived in Auckland for the last 25 years, buying my first home, raising a family and becoming a grandfather. My passion for real estate led me to join New Zealand’s largest family-owned real estate agency, where the focus is on family and homes and giving back to the community. It’s a good feeling to work for a company whose values align with my own.
I spent 20 years in business management prior to real estate, including a directorship of Australasia’s largest transport provider. I also established a luxury corporate transfer and tourism business. I have bought and sold property in my personal life and intimately understand that often this is the biggest decision one can make in a lifetime. My diverse skill-set and business acumen will be a true advantage in helping you to achieve your goals.
Using my specialised knowledge of the local region, we will work together as a cohesive team to define your ideal property. We will then set out to find it within your budget. Never one to push with the ‘hard sell’, I am here to help and I want you to be thrilled with the outcome.
When you are ready to sell or buy, I will provide you with professional, transparent and responsive service. By guiding you through this process and generating a strategic plan, we can work to find your dream property no matter the state of the market. You can reach me at my new office, the Mangere branch of Barfoot & Thompson.
I would like to bring to your attention, an awesome experience we had while working with Barfoot & Thompson's salespeople Asim Mukthar and Krishna Lal, while searching for our first home.
Initially, it was Asim who showed us various houses in the areas as per our requirements and then later on, Krishna joined and added a lot to our search. Asim's patience was commendable throughout. He spent hours with us exploring various properties, sometimes under scorching heat. North, South, East and West, he showed us properties in Bucklands Beach, Pakuranga, Papatoetoe, Flat bush, Avondale, Blockhouse Bay etc, and finally we saw a property we liked in the New Lynn area. Asim was extremely patient and never worried about our requests to show more and more properties. I have met many salespeople in the past, but I've never met one with such a great personality as Asim Mukthar.
On the other hand, Krishna is one of the few people I have met in my life with a humble personality who deals with his clients humbly and professionally. Krishna carefully guided us, not only in getting the agreements finalised, but also helped select an engineer to complete a building report, helped in selection of home and contents insurances, dealing with the solicitors, banker agents, etc. All this proves that he has decades of experience in the New Zealand real estate market.
My family and I thank you all and Barfoot & Thompson from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us find our dream home. We will always recommend Asim Mukthar and Krishna Lal for anyone and everyone who is looking to buy a new home.Sami Malik & Asma Tabassum
I've known Kris for nearly 20 years. I've always found him to be reliable, honest, considerate and trustworthy. He has excellent work ethics. Barfoot & Thompson is fortunate to have Kris as one of their sales team. His drive and talent will bring great success to both the real estate company and to Kris. He has my full support.Nicholas Cooper
Kris was a colleague of mine for many years. I found him to be a people-person, a great listener and gives and shows his respect where’s it’s due. With his business/organisational skills, he was elected to be a board member. Over the years I've seen Kris establish his own customer base and his customer service is first class. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours and won’t hesitate to recommend anyone requiring his service.Abdul Zaim
I have known Kris for a number of years now. He is a person of the utmost integrity and professionalism. Kris truly understands the definition of service, which is why I will remain a loyal customer.Bevan Graham
I have known Krishna Lal (also known as Kris), for many years as a colleague on the board of Auckland Co-Op taxi and Blue Bubble taxis. A professional with ethical values and very trustworthy. His great negotiating skills created more business opportunities for shareholders.
His dedication to our profession and business community is unquestioned and unmatched. Kris is the most dependable, organized and enthusiastic person I know. No hesitation in recommending him to whoever wishes to use his services.Shashank Sharma
“I’ve known Kris for a number of years and have continued our business relationship because of his high level of professionalism and integrity.
As an introduction, I have worked in a senior position in an international corporation and have travelled the world extensively, meeting people of all levels and characters. I have known Kris Lal for about 20 years in his different roles in New Zealand. I have always found him to be full of integrity and honesty and am therefore happy to recommend him without reservation, as a person and a professional.
I would be pleased to respond to any contacts in this respect.Dave Allen