Known for service, trusted for results.
More than 19 years of local real estate experience.
Ling's international education, experience and language skills are the perfect assets to help you sell your home in cosmopolitan Auckland.
Commercially astute, Ling has a Bachelor degree in Business Finance from Boston University in the United States. She followed this up by a 14 year career at the Chase Manhattan Bank and American Express Bank in Jakarta as a corporate trader in the Treasury department.
Brought up in a household of two cultures, Ling is fluent in three languages - Mandarin, Indonesian and English and is adept at communicating with a broad range of people. Now a New Zealand Citizen, Ling still remembers moving to Auckland in 1999 with her two sons and has a natural empathy for the challenges involved in moving overseas.
With a vivacious and vibrant personality, Ling is a refreshing mix of honesty and integrity. Tenacious to the end, she doesn't stop working until her clients are 100 percent satisfied, and with her friendly and open personality, some clients have become friends, and she has built up a strong referral network.
Plus, after more than 20 years living in Auckland, Ling's local knowledge is exceptional, especially in East and South Auckland, where she offers her clients valuable insights into the local market.
For unrivalled service, with a flair for marketing and an approachable personality, entrust the sale of your property to Ling.
“It is with much pleasure for us to write about our experience with Ling. We didn’t know Ling prior to engaging her to be our salesperson, but we know her good friend. Our first meeting with her was pleasant and we felt we could trust her to do the right thing which was important to us so we decided to go ahead.
There were lots of things to be done in preparation for the campaign - decluttering, cleaning and staging. Ling, with her rich experience told us to take the time to prepare, as it is important for the house to be truly ready before meeting potential buyers.
Working with Ling was the most pleasant experience. She is extremely hardworking. She was at our place almost every alternate day to support us in whatever ways she could, including some last minute tidying up on the first open home day. Ling is a very detailed, thorough person and would not let anything that would jeopardise the sale of the house go by without addressing it. She read through the LIM report so that she was aware of anything that may be an issue to the buyer. There was an expression ‘vehicle crossing’ in our LIM report. She called to clarify what it was. Ling made call after call to two different departments and companies to get a clean record for our house that were carelessly added and not removed when everything met council guidelines.
Our house sold well, very well. All thanks to her hard work and commitment. Whatever was within her ability to help or support in the sale of the house, she would not hesitate to do it.
I would strongly recommend Ling. She is personal yet professional and a lady of integrity.”Esther Chionh & James Ong
"Ling was responsible for the sale of our rental property a few months ago, and more recently the purchase of a new family home via a multiple offer situation. We know Ling in our role as a seller and a buyer. Ling is very diligent, meticulous and works very hard to get the best result for you. She has good in-depth knowledge of the market and her advice and guidance helped my wife and I achieve a record sale price recently in an auction. She is a true professional and always has the clients’ interest at heart. Give her a call and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!"Irene & Joseph Dawson
“Ling is a very professional salesperson and has a lot of knowledge in regard to the property market, not only in sales but also in building rules and regulations which helped boost the confidence in buyers as well as the vendors. It is the best decision to have her as our salesperson. She is friendly, very helpful, and transparent in giving information and a lovely person to work with. Highly recommended!”Fybbi Kurniawan & Michael Seaman
“I am very satisfied with the service of the salesperson Ling Buditaslim, who demonstrated dedication, professionalism, and in every way attention to details in the entire process from sales campaign to sales and purchase agreement. I am happy with the outcome of the transaction and I would not hesitate to use her services again.”Vera Chung
“Thank you very much for all the hard work and help Ling have provided us in selling our house in the first instance and subsequently helping us to buy our new house. She has been amazing to deal with and certainly went above and beyond. Her patience and perseverance in negotiation with the buyer is something we have not seen in any real estate agent that we have dealt with in the past. Ling is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the current market and the selling and buying process. She kept us informed at every step of the way and provided us with honest advice and opinions. She is a credit to her profession and we would wholeheartedly and have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone contemplating selling or buying their home.”Anthony & Annette Yau
“As first home buyers, the thought of buying our first home was certainly daunting, but Ling has made the process uncomplicated and achievable. Her patience and commitment has certainly helped us in securing a great first home that we are extremely happy with. Ling has been there every step of the way from the beginning of our house buying journey, giving us valuable advice and sharing her experiences along the way. She is always happy to answer any queries and dedicated her time and services for us that we highly valued and appreciated. We would not hesitate to use her services again and would recommend her to our families and friends. Thank you Ling.”Marcella & Ezra Bartlett
“We are so thankful to have had Ling help us with the sale of my father’s property. She was incredibly professional, hardworking, and amazing to work with. Ling went completely above and beyond to try and secure an ideal buyer for us. Her incredible perseverance saw her speaking with neighbours of adjoining rental properties to find the owners and their details and subsequently negotiating with them directly to see if they would be interested in purchasing the property. Her patience in dealing with respective buyers, adjusting terms as necessary, whilst keeping us in the loop every step of the way is really quite extraordinary, and certainly far beyond any real estate salesperson we have dealt with in the past. Her knowledge of the market and the legalities of the auction and sale meant we were always given excellent recommendations and advice and certainly helped in securing such a successful sale. We can honestly say that Ling has to be one of the best salespeople in town, and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their property. We can’t thank her enough!”Priscilla Bachtiar
“Ling is a dedicated and top performer, she helped us in buying and selling our properties. She went beyond just selling our house but took charge of the marketing process end to end, paid attention to details, and gave us insights on property market, which in the end achieved a result that exceeded our expectations.
She is not just a salesperson, she has become one of our best friends. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone thinking of buying/selling property. You know you have a peace of mind with Ling.”Rita Hernawaty & Philip Sutanto
"We found Ling to be very professional, hard working, trustworthy and has a good sense of humour when you get to know her. Ling's upbringing was a mixture of 2 cultures and 3 languages which will help if she is marketing your property in the present climate. We would fully recommend Ling to anyone looking to sell their property and would not hesitate to use Ling's services again if the need arose." -Stanley and Margaret Cook
"I would recommend Ling to anybody that is contemplating buying or selling a property. She was recommended to me by my son Rowan and I cannot fault her in any; she was very helpful in guiding me towards selling my home of 33yrs. All I can say is thank you Ling for all your help and support that you gave me and my family. Thanks again."Joy Carol Lyons
"Ling was absolutely brilliant to deal with in every way. From her in-depth knowledge of the local market to her personable way of dealing with our extended family, we couldn't fault the service she provided, and the sales result that was achieved!"Howard and Hilary Anderson
"Ling is probably the most honest agent we have dealt with. Very upfront and approachable, great follow up and great results."Phil and Bronwyn Bell
"We recently needed the services of a competent Real Estate Agent to sell our Auckland home. Having seen Ling achieve excellent results before in the area we had no hesitation in selecting Ling as the listing agent. Ling prepared a comprehensive marketing program and calendar. She kept us fully informed throughout the selling process and most importantly achieved a result which exceeded our expectations. Ling is a hard working experienced agent with unquestioned integrity and we would not hesitate to use her services again. We had previously recommended her to others and will continue to do so."Doug and Chansee Morton
"Ling was recommended to us. We found working with Ling a pleasure as she was there to help us during every step of the auction process. She knows her market well, is diligent, responsive, and patient with her clients. Ling is professional, personable and trustworthy; a true professional in every sense of the word; from the choice of advertising photos and strategies, through to communications with both vendor and purchaser. Ling clearly takes pride in doing a good job and it is for all of the above reasons that we would have no hesitation in recommending her services to family, friends or anyone else thinking of buying or selling their property."Clayton and Rachael McKenzie
"It is with great pleasure that I am writing this testimonial to commend on the excellent service rendered by your sales agent Ling Buditaslim. Ling presents herself very professionally and relates well with people. She communicates well and responds promptly to all queries. Her honest approach makes her trustworthy and her clients feel confident. She even went the extra mile to help tidy up my very busy garden and this reflects how meticulous and dedicated she is. Launching out at a time when the market is softening and more challenging, Ling sold my house at a very satisfying price. These are strong indicators of her professional competence and experience. I will be most happy to recommend new clients to her anytime. Thank you once again."Peter Kwok
"I am writing to give Ling my highest recommendation. Ling possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent agent. She knows her market extremely well; she is diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with her clients. Ling is both very professional and personable. She clearly takes pride in doing a good job. We were quite nervous at the start but Ling made sure that we knew the process and always kept us updated with the progress. She worked very hard to attract potential buyers and made sure that we were very happy with the outcome. Even after the sale, she has made sure that we are happy and settled well into our next property. It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Ling or being anything but happy in choosing to work with her."Avneet and Upashna Lal
"Our experience with Ling has been extremely pleasant and completely stress-free during the process of selling our property. Ling's approach has been professional, courteous, and most importantly, she respected our privacy and marketed the property with confidence. She has valuable insights of the property market and her advice of the valuation was spot on. Ling obviously takes pride in what she does and listens to her clients. She is definitely results-driven and she literally sold our property within 24 hours. We take this opportunity to thank her for the fantastic result she has achieved and we would recommend her unreservedly to any prospective clients."Daniel and Gillian L Voon
"Ling had been professional, communicated well with me. Within a couple of days, there were already some offers. She gave me a great advice as to how to achieve the best result. The property was sold within a week at the listing price via multi-offers.
I couldn't be any happier, thank you Ling, well done!"
"We found Ling to be very professional, ethical and explained in details various options of selling the property, deadline sale and sale by negotiation, related benefits and drawbacks plus associated cost. She provided number of marketing options. She provided in writing what she believed was the value of the property unlike most of other agents who were just keen to sign-up without committing anything. Our home was marketed well and was sold just after a couple of open homes. Ling continued to assist us with our house search in Auckland without expecting anything in return. We have developed a strong relationship with Ling and would recommend her to anyone who is planning to buy or sell a property. Thank you Ling and Barfoot & Thompson"Kathy Lu and Jason Yan
"We cannot rate Ling's service highly enough! We reside outside NZ and Ling was very professional and easy to work with in selling our home. She researched and established exactly what we could expect for the property and made sure we were well informed through out the process. Ling went the extra mile by helping us source legal advice when we needed assistance and ensured that the house was well presented. We would just like to take the opportunity to thank her for the absolute professional service she has given us. If we do hear of anyone selling, we will definitely recommend Ling."Tom & Elaine Jack, Brisbane
"Ling, I am very grateful to you for "holding my hand" so to speak through my recent property sale! I have had experience of several sales in my lifetime, but never, never, have I had help and support from real estate agents like I had with you! You kept me informed all the time, and really gave me strength through the auction. My appreciation is such, that I would recommend your services to all my friends and associates with enthusiasm. I can't sing you praises highly enough! Thank you so much. You made my sale so much more than a pleasure!"Lorna Roberts
"Ling was recommended to us. We found her to be excellent. She delivered on everything promised. Ling was a joy to work with, very patient, very calm, very respectful."Anthony & Helen Barry
"Ling was chosen by us through observing her performance at open homes in the area. Ling's professional approach and courteous manner won our confidence that she could provide the marketing and negotiating skills we required. The quality of Ling's reporting and excellent communication kept us fully informed and she also spent considerable effort in keeping prospective buyers focused on our property. It is with considerable pleasure that I highly recommend Ling to any prospective client of Barfoot & Thompson."Graeme and Jean Woods
"My wife and I found Ling helpful, friendly, professional and an absolutely lovely person to work with. We would have no hesitation in using her service again."Paul and Denise Meyer
"Ling has a beautiful spirit that transcends into her work with people. We found that Ling not only uses her personal and professional integrity when working with the seller, but equally works to ensure that the buyer also benefits from the same professional and personal integrity. Her way of working certainly built a strong relationship and trust that we could relate to throughout the process. Barfoot & Thompson you have scored yourselves an asset that many will aspire to. Well done Ling, keep up the good work!"Garath and Fiona Peel
"Ling is a very honest, highly committed, knowledgeable and superbly professional property agent. We came to New Zealand about 3 years ago and our knowledge of Auckland was very limited at that time. We were introduced to Ling by one of her former clients. Her vast knowledge in property business, her warm, friendly personality and honesty have won our hearts and trust. The property she found for us was a true testimony of her hard work and commitment. We are very confident in referring Ling to friends and relatives. We wish to deal again with Ling in the future should opportunities arise."Yudi and Sari Andajani
"As first time sellers in New Zealand we were slightly apprehensive about what to expect but we needn't have worried. Ling was so professional from the start and enthusiastic about achieving a good outcome for us. Her approachable manner was much appreciated and the way that she dealt with potential buyers in our home showed great customer service. All in all, it has been a very positive experience. We would like to recommend Ling as being a great ambassador for Barfoot and Thompson. She kept us well informed all through the process of selling our property with written reports each week which helped us to make the right decisions.
Thank you Ling, for all your hard work."
"Ling went out of her way to assist us in every direction. She kept us well informed as to what was the next step. We are very pleased with our sale and purchase at the short period of time.
In short, we have our peace of mind working together with Ling since we know she will do her best for our benefit."
"We are writing to express our appreciation on Ling's help in the last 3-4 months. Ling helped us in getting 9 Heyington Way to be our new dwelling, and sold 14 Caltra Place, our much loved property in the last 12 years.
We found that Ling is the most trusted estate agent we have dealt so far. She has been very approachable and most professional in presenting herself and thus Barfoot and Thompson.
She listened to us to understand what we were looking for in finding our new house to live in, and during the search for our new house she was very patience and calm, yet she was enthusiastic to present us with many available options. While putting our house on the market, again she has proven herself to be trustworthy and was able to find buyer within a week.
Both Mimi and I felt that on a few weeks dealing with Ling, she was able to understand us as if we had known each other for years. We would like to say once again, our sincere thanks to her, and our wish to deal with her again in the future should opportunities arise."
"This is the first time we sell our house. Ling provides us with lots of information about selling a house that we should be aware and to know the strategy. She is very hardworking, professional, responsible and the most important thing is very trustworthy. We are very happy to let Ling handle the selling of our house and of course, the outcome is fantastic.
Thanks Ling, wish you & your family all the best."