For me, deciding to join the Barfoot & Thompson family was a spot-on decision. For almost a century it’s been a household name synonymous with service, integrity and honesty. No other company lists and sells more real estate in Auckland, a fact of which I’m particularly proud.
Committed to doing what is fair and right by my clients, I've built a reputation for being a highly principled and structured real estate salesperson. With a background in mechanical structural design and project management, it’s not surprising that my customers benefit from a process-driven and best-practices approach to buying and selling houses.
Property transactions can be a very challenging experience. The way I see it, my job is to get alongside my vendors and purchasers and remove all the stress. They need to be happy at the end of the process. Everything else falls into place after that.
Fluent in Mandarin and English, and with excellent communication and negotiating skills, I have worked all over the world with a wide and diverse range of people. The secret is, that everyone wants the same thing - someone to look after them, give them great advice, and treat them with honesty and respect. It’s as simple as that.
I enjoy working with people and thrive in an environment where there is no cap on success. In my spare time I enjoy reading, tramping, travelling and playing table tennis. I often swim in the sea on a summer’s day, and firmly believe that to operate at optimum efficiency there needs to be a perfect balance between life and work.
I care about you and your property as much as you do. Whether you are buying or selling, I can help.
In a tough market such as today and within a very tight time-frame, Kinbou successfully put our house under offer in less than two weeks. The contract became unconditional one week after and the result is better than a similar unit sold recently. He successfully did his work and solved my problems just in time. He's experienced, responds quickly, trustworthy and a good negotiator. This attitude and trait can easily catch the right "fish". Give him a call if you are thinking of buying or selling.
I talked to Kinbou many times before I listed my properties on the market. He is very knowledgeable, professional and has great passion for his job. I've learned a lot of real estate knowledge from him. In this turbulent market, with his advice and help we sold our property for a good result, unconditionally, in just three weeks. He's easy to approach and hard working. Recommend to you if you are thinking of selling your home.
As first-time sellers, we had the pleasure of Kinbou as our real estate salesperson. We chose Kinbou on his history, knowledge and experience within the suburb we were selling in. He was very easy to deal with. We were first-time sellers and he took the lead without pressure and made the overall experience stress-free. His communication and passion for what he does was brilliant and put us at ease. We had a great outcome and would highly recommend Kinbou.Paul & Sarah, Glenfield
Very good experience with some learning.
We found Kinbou Zhang to be a good hard-working salesperson with a methodical approach. He assessed the market and gave us some insights to selling our property in a buyer's market. He is knowledgeable and ready to help in any way he can. We will recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling a property.
Very trustworthy and professional salesperson - strongly recommended
From listing on the market until a happy unconditional sale was achieved on tender closing date, it only took three weeks. In this slow market, it's unexpectedly good. Kinbou is experienced, professional and very good at marketing properties. His approach to negotiation is agreeable and impressive. Very happy at his service and the result he achieved for me. Strongly recommend him to help you sell your property too.
Very proactive salesperson, very helpful and knows his craft well. Kinbou helped us to identify what was holding our property back and worked with us and some tradies to get the property ready very quickly. In a very short time we were able to get on the market. Kinbou worked hard to get us some great offers in a turbulent marke, and had really good communication letting us know what was happening in the open homes and in the wider market. I do think that he was instrumental in achieving a good result.Lisa & Andrew, Torbay
Kinbou was referred to us by a friend. His professionalism, confidence and honesty made me feel assured he could get the result and he was the one we could trust. It was our first time selling a property. He explained everything involved in the process very patiently. With his help, we made the right decisions at every step. Even though it's a hard market now, he helped us get the property sold for a good result in a short time. We are happy at his service and attitude. Strongly recommend him if you are selling your house.
I have been dealing with Kinbou for the sale of my property and then, with the purchase of my next property. I've always found Kinbou Zhang to be open and honest and also, very thorough and knowledgeable. Which gives me confidence in making decisions. He is very good to deal with. I would call him again.Steven Sanders, Glenfield
Professional and Responsible
Kinbou gave us thorough analysis about the property market and estimated our property price in a realistic way. We are very happy our property sold at good price.
We just sold our property in Milford through Kinbou Zhang. Selling a property is a hard and stressed journey. Kinbou has all the traits a salesperson should have and made the selling process easy as breeze with his enthusiasm, patience, communication skills. He works smart and hard. He’s the guy who is answering your questions even late at night. He brought multi-offers to us and sold for a very good price unconditionally. We strongly recommend him to you if you are thinking of selling or buying.Jodie, Milford
Kinbou Zhang recently sold a property for us. We were very impressed with his professionalism. He was always available to answer any questions we had day or night! What he told us when we signed up is what he achieved and more… The property sold for more than we expected, only because of all the hard work Kinbou put into it. I would not hesitate to recommend Kinbou Zhang and the team at Barfoot & Thompson Glenfield. Thank you.Helen, Glenfield
Kinbou Zhang is so professional and really amazing to deal with. As an investor it’s always a nervous situation selling house especially if you are overseas. Kinbou made sure we got the best price for our house in the current market and was always available to answer questions. I would really recommend Kinbou for any sales related process and thanks again for letting us to go through a smooth process.Arun & Hancy, Australia
Kinbou is confidential and trustworthy and has excellent communication skills. He is an exceptional salesperson and works extremely hard to achieve the required prices. He is prepared to go that extra mile and genuinely cares for his client. He’s a quality real estate salesperson. I would have no hesitation to recommend Kinbou to anyone wanting to purchase or sell their home.Luis, Glenfield
We are very thankful to Kinbou for his kind advice and help in the purchase of my house. We are an aged couple looking to buy a home to live in. Finding the right house was a hard journey, especially in this special time during Covid 19 period. Kinbou used his professional knowledge to guide us through the whole process from finding the right house, bidding in the auction and all the way until settlement. He’s a very professional, kind and patient guy. Strongly recommend him if you have any real estate needs in the future.Ms Su & Family
I would like to recommend Kinbou to anyone interested in buying or selling property. The moment that we met Kinbou, we knew that we would be in good hands. Kinbou was able to find us buyer because of his hard work, perseverance and professionalism. He would even spend late nights just to provide us his weekly updates. He made sure we are kept updated with buyers’ feedback and gave us sound market information. We will definitely have him in our minds for future opportunities and would love to recommend him to anyone looking for a very reliable salesperson!!!Katrina & Eric
Sorry this is so late in coming, but we were so grateful for Kinbou's kind, friendly professionalism in walking us through the sale of Velma Road.
Kinbou always explained everything to us, made sure we, as a family, were comfortable with whatever was happening and helped us present our property in the best possible light - with a great outcome despite being on the brink of the COVID-19 Lockdown.
Thank you so much for taking care of our precious furniture and possessions during the open homes, for being so thoughtful and considerate with the appointments that you made and for being warm and approachable with any questions we had during the process.
My family and I could not have asked for a kinder real estate salesperson through what was quite an emotional experience for all of us.”Agnes & her family, Hillcrest
We were so lucky to have met Kinbou when we were looking to buy an investment property during this special time-Covid 19. He helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. He was so patient and thoughtful to provide us useful statistics about the market in areas where we wanted to buy.
Kinbou was aways very prompt in reply or giving us advice. With Kinbou’s help, our purchasing process had became much easier. He saved us lots of time finding the house we like and used his experience and skills to get us this home.
We strongly recommend Kinbou to help you sell or buy your home.Daniel & Christine, Totara Vale
My husband and I had been looking for our first home for quite a long time. We had found some properties, but we never bought any one successfully. We either couldn’t afford or lost against other bidders in the Auction. We knew Kinbou in his open home on a Saturday. He asked us our requirements. He then said he could help us. He took us to view several properties in the second week. We decided to place an offer on one property. Because our budget for our first home was quite tight, we were not very confident to get this home. But Kinbou is really good at negotiation and has lots of other professional knowledge as well. He’s very diligent and patient too. His such personality and attitude kept us and the vendor going ahead to close the gap. We finally bought this home successfully with Kinbou’s help. We have a home now. We are really grateful for what he has done for us.
We definitely will go to him again to help us in the future when we sell our house and buy another. Strongly recommend him if you need a professional salesperson.Chris & Celine, Glenfield
Kinbou was recommended to us by a friend who had a close connection to real estate industry. He’s very smart, patient and honest guy you can trust and depend on. His attention to detail, advice and communication were all faultless. He is an extremely hard worker but also very personable with nothing being too much trouble. His office and home were in another area, but as long as there were clients requesting a viewing, he would discuss with us and drove here to show the clients if we were okay with that. Some buyers only having time in the evening, he also drove a long way here to show them. I really like his such attitude towards work. Our house attracted a lot of interest and sold for a very good price in the Auction. I would have no hesitation in using Kinbou for any future house sales.Aneel , Sunnyvale
I was very impressed with the service I received from Kinbou. He was very professional, giving me valuable and honest advice. He helped us get our property sold for a good price and helped us buy another home in time. With his help, our sale and purchase process were not stressed any more. He was always there whether I was calling him during the day or in the late evening. He’s a real professional that is trustworthy.Guirong & Kai, Blockhouse Bay
Kinbou has provided a fantastical service in the process of buying our first home. He is bilingual in Chinese and English, which really helped us a lot. He is super friendly and extremely efficient and helpful in getting the sale done. Thank you so much, Kinbou, for helping us buy our first home.Shu Lee , Bayview