With her drive to succeed and dedication to her clients, Karen understands what it takes to gain outstanding results.
Prior to real estate, Karen was a teacher and has run her own successful business. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about excellent communication! She has sharp business acumen and targeted negotiation skills that ensure you exceed your property goals time and time again.
Karen's bubbly, intelligent and empathetic nature and her strong networking and interpersonal abilities means she is confident when dealing with people from wide and varied backgrounds. Trust, honesty and integrity are her mantra, which is demonstrated in every action she undertakes.
Karen works as part of a highly successful partnership with her colleague Graham Hall. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and a unique point of difference. Their collaboration of varying strengths makes them a formidable team!
"BOTH AMAZING AT YOUR JOB & THAT SHOWED IN THE EXPERIENCE THAT WE RECEIVED"
What an easy and amazing experience it was selling our first home with the full support from you both.
When we started to look at selling a year before we actually did, you guys came over and we knew straight away that when it came time to sell you guys would be the ones. People always say trust your gut and we are so glad that our gut and head said the same thing.
When we decided to go ahead and make that big scary leap to sell, you both explained it all, walked us through all the processes, gave us suggestions and then also did what we wanted without any questions or problems.
When it came to another agent wanting to make an offer for her client, Graham was absolutely amazing. Rick went backwards and forwards over the course of an hour late at night, with no phone calls gone unanswered and amazing advice.
We are extremely thankful that you guys were there to help and support us through what can be a stressful and crazy time but with you both we never felt like that even with a 18 month old boy running around.
You guys are both amazing at your job and that showed within the experience we received. Highly recommend anyone wanting to sell or buy to use Graham and Karen, you won't be disappointed!
"WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND, COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU"
"Karen and Graham's enthusiasm for helping sell our home was infectious. They made it a steady, calm process and they went above and beyond the call of duty. I liked how they worked with their colleagues and team as a whole. Both were very knowledgeable about our area and impressed me with their sensitivity and concern for my situation. Karen and Graham made it very clear what the process would be and they were always available to clarify any concerns along the way. I had the opportunity to have the process custom-made for me and I never felt pressured to accept their ideas if it didn't suit me. I chose to go to auction as that time line suited me. The advertising was brilliant. I found Karen and Graham completely non-judgmental and I was set at ease by their professionalism and ability to understand our situation. By the time my house went to auction I was not only pleased that I had started this process but I was excited to find out what the result would be. I would recommend Karen and Graham and their company to anyone who was trying to buy or sell a home. Selling a home is one of the most stressful times of your life. Karen and Graham not only got the job done but they helped me do it in the best way possible. This has been a life changing process. Thank you for everything you have done, we couldn't have done it without you!"
"A FAB TEAM TO WORK WITH"
"Graham and Karen are a fab team to work with. They listened to what I wanted, didn't push me into selling and waited until I was ready. They were also wonderful to my grandson, with Karen spending time playing with him. He stills asks me where Karen and Graham are".
"WENT THE EXTRA MILE - OUR ANXIETY LEVELS WERE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED"
"We decided to sell our house whilst we were overseas and were keen to find an agent that would stay in contact with us and keep us well informed throughout the process. Graham and Karen did a fantastic job - our anxiety levels were considerably reduced because of their good and realistic advice and support which continued right through until settlement day. They went the extra mile a number of times which was very much appreciated. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending them".
"THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONALS"
"Both Graham and Karen were the ultimate professionals and nice guys also. They made the journey from sign up to auction a pleasant experience. We would not hesitate to seek their advice on the sale or purchase of another property".
"I WAS MOST IMPRESSED WITH YOUR LEVEL OF SERVICE & COMMITMENT"
"Hi Graham and Karen,
I was most impressed with your level of service and commitment to the sale of our property. I felt that the communication and transparency was of a very high standard, not only throughout the one on one meetings we had with you, both but also the follow up correspondence via emails and phone calls.
It was especially helpful to receive all the information regarding views to the property onsite and online. Throughout the sale period it felt like you kept us completely in the loop as to what was happening and we felt appropriately guided".
"A note of commendation for two wonderful Real Estate Agents.
Graham and Karen from Barfoot & Thompson Glenfield, assisted us in selling our home in Hillcrest. We were very privileged to have their help and appreciated Graham's calm and efficient guidance together with Karen's bubbly and enthusiastic manner during the whole process. The input with the extra advertising all made up for a successful conclusion.
We wish to thank you for all your kindness and personal consideration - we will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and trust that they will have the same flawless service we experienced".
"PROFESSIONAL & DEDICATED, HONEST & REALISTIC"
"Thanks to the professional and dedicated assistance of Karen and Graham, the process of marketing and selling our property was achieved with no hassles and in a calm and helpful way.
The advice given by Karen and Graham was honest, realistic and a sale was achieved in a short time".
"IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE THEM GUIDE US"
"Brian and I would like to say we have enjoyed working with Karen and Graham in selling our house. Their help was much appreciated as this is the first time we have ever sold a house and it was a pleasure to have them guide us along. We would advise anyone thinking of selling to give them the job".
"WE WERE ABLE TO RELAX...KNOWING WE WERE IN GOOD HANDS"
"We recently listed our unit with Barfoot & Thompson Glenfield, naming Graham and Karen to be our nominated agents. We had used them with success previously. The pre-marketing suggestions were extremely valuable and we were able to relax during the marketing period knowing that we were in good hands. The sale was done in a very business-like manner, as expected. We recommend Graham and Karen as likeable and business-like agents, not pushy as we have found with some other agents".
"RELIABLE, COMMITTED & ENTHUSIASTIC, WE WERE THRILLED WITH THE RESULT"
"Karen and Graham were fantastic. They were supportive throughout the whole process, from the first appraisal to the final auction night. Karen's enthusiasm and Graham's calming influence inspired us with the confidence to sit back, relax, and let them work their magic. We were thrilled with the result and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for reliable, committed, and enthusiastic agents. Thank you Karen and Graham!"
"IT WAS A BLESSING TO HAVE GRAHAM AND KAREN TAKEOVER"
"I would just like to say how impressed we both were with Graham and Karen when they took over the sale of our property. As we are resident in Australia and having had many issues with our previous agent, it was a blessing to have Graham and Karen take over. Graham's professionalism and Karen's calming influence on the phone talking me through the auction was great. I would definitely be recommending Graham and Karen to any friends wanting to sell".
"THEY MADE THE SELLING OF OUR HOME EASY & MORE IMPORTANTLY, STRESS FREE"
"The selling of our biggest asset was made easy. We would like to thank Graham and Karen for selling our home. We chose them because they have sponsored our Bowling Club for the past two years and the feedback from our members helped, as it was always complimentary and positive. They made the selling of our home easy and more importantly, stress free".
"ALWAYS HELPFUL, ADVICE VERY USEFUL, so we SAVED A LOT OF MONEY PREPARING OUR HOUSE FOR SALE"
"The reason we chose Graham and Karen is that we felt that Graham had great ideas and knowledge of what to do to get our house ready for sale and were impressed with Karen's sense and ideas for interior design.
They were always helpful, their advice was very useful for us, so we saved a lot of money preparing our house for sale. We were very happy with the result and are able to nicely move on to our new plan. Thank you for all your support, we feel you are a great team!"
"WHEN SELLING YOU MUST HAVE A GOOD TEAM - CALL GRAHAM & KAREN"
"Yes we got the result we were looking for BUT this would not have happened without the team from Barfoot & Thompson! Graham and Karen is the team that made it happen! Yes it took a bit longer than we expected but it was a plaster house. If you have a plaster house, have patience and work with your agents. By listening to Graham and Karen, they advised us to have less clutter and have the house ready at all the times for potential buyers to view. I had a LIM Report and Graham suggested a Thermal Imaging Report also. The marketing plan was done and away we went to sell. After open homes we readdressed the plan and we got there. Once again we would not have got the SOLD sign without Graham and Karen. When selling you must have a good team - Call Graham and Karen. Thank you both for your advice, patience and hard work".
"FANTASTIC TO DEAL WITH.. MADE THE WHOLE PROCESS INCREDIBLY EASY FOR US"
"Karen and Graham were fantastic to deal with, we felt totally comfortable with their advice throughout the process. They handled things so smoothly and made the whole process incredibly easy for us, as well as being a pleasure to deal with. We felt in good hands from the start and were over the moon with the purchase price. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell!"
"EXTREMELY EFFICIENT, HONEST & 100 PERCENT DEDICATED - ACHIEVED MOST IMPRESSIVE STREET RECORD"
"Karen and Graham are extremely efficient, honest and 100 percent dedicated to their job. Their approach with regard to marketing, follow up and feedback was professional and of a high standard. Most importantly nothing was too much trouble. They worked extremely hard and on several occasions went that extra mile to alleviate our stress; they helped to stage our home even shopping to find the perfect apparel. They were very supportive of my need to include my four year old son and left him certificates for helping to tidy prior to open homes. Throughout all transactions both were warm and understanding. They offered valuable advice when needed, kept us up to date with progress and guided us through a quick and efficient sale of our home, achieving a most impressive street record for our property! Their personal service and commitment was fully appreciated and without any hesitation I will be recommending them to everybody I know".
"THOROUGH, WELL-ORGANISED APPROACH"
"Karen and Graham made the whole process stress-free with their thorough and well-organised approach. They were patient with all our questions and kept us well-informed and in a timely way. The end result of their hard work was a great price for our property! Part of the service we received included Karen introducing us to Real Estate agents in Wellington (where we are moving to) which made our property search down there much easier. We would be very happy to recommend Karen and Graham to any prospective buyers or sellers".