Having completed a Business degree majoring in Property, I joined Barfoot & Thompson in 2001, and successfully sold residential properties for five years prior to having a family.
I then utilised my business and marketing skills to set up an online retail venture harnessing the power of social media and e-commerce tools.
Combining the online business expertise with a love of real estate, coupled with the hands-on experience of buying and selling my own properties in central Auckland, I returned to the world of real estate with renewed enthusiasm.
My husband Paul and I have three children and we are both passionate about family, people and community. I am a Board of Trustee member of Baradene College, actively support many local schools as well as other charities close to our heart like Starship Children's Hospital.
Barfoot & Thompson is truly part of our family. My Mum Jean Smith is a branch manager with over 40 years’ experience and a proud inductee in the Hall of Fame and my brother Craig is also a branch manager.
I am an open and honest communicator always ensuring my clients best interests are at the heart of my work.
If you are looking for a salesperson to come with you on the journey of selling your home, someone who understands the 24/7 online and social media world, who will care about you and your outcomes, then I am the one for you.
It's hard to express our gratitude for everything Lisa has done. Lisa helped us navigate the sale of our home wonderfully. From the beginning to the end of our successful sale she supported us with warmth and professionalism. Mt Eden has been our home for 30 years and having a real estate salesperson who has been in the area even longer was a big plus. Lisa’s experience and hands-on approach was most appreciated. We can’t thank Lisa Courtney enough and the team at Barfoot & Thompson. We would highly recommend Lisa to other families looking to sell in the area.Liz & Tony Bridgman
Best Salesperson Ever! We are forever grateful for you. Thank you for making the selling process super easy for us. Thank you for the optimism, counselling, prosecco, treats and the amazing outcome. You are a seller's dream and the best gal we could have on our side.Alanna & Mark Haysmith
Lisa did a fantastic job selling our Mt Eden apartment. She was friendly and supportive through the whole process and was always available to answer our questions. We felt she always had our interests in mind and was able to show off our property in the best light. She had a calm, positive manner which really helped with some of the more stressful parts of the process.Chris Bamber & Lucy Adams
We recently had the great pleasure of handing over our property to Lisa Courtney from Mt Eden branch to put on the market. We had approached her about 18 months earlier but the timing wasn't quite right as we felt it unfair to evict the tenant. So as soon as the tenant finally handed in her notice I got straight in touch with Lisa and let her do her magic. We could have spent months organising a quick refresh but decided we would probably end up with the same result if we just listed as it was and let someone else enjoy doing up the flat to their liking. It was the best decision and Lisa organised everything from professional cleaners to staging and advertising. It was the most stress-free experience we've had with selling property and Lisa is such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Lisa and the Barfoot & Thompson team. The whole process was completed from start to settlement within eight weeks - during the great Lockdown of 2021!Gill Holden
Lisa Courtney from Barfoot & Thompson, what a star!!! Right from the get-go we connected with her bubbly energetic nothing is a problem attitude. Lisa’s communication with us whether it be by email, phone, or her friendly personable self, was always with a can-do attitude, clearly articulated and made us feel very much in control and well-informed. This helped us immensely as it was a first for us actually going through the house selling process. We felt like Lisa always had our interests top-of-mind and we will always be thankful to Lisa for the part she played in selling our property. A massive big thanks Lisa and a friend now for life…Pam & Dave Oram
When you decide to sell your much-loved family home after 20 years, you need a salesperson that is professional and respectful of this emotional journey. Lisa Courtney provided a dedicated service throughout the marketing campaign, supporting the photography and home-staging process so the house was presented beautifully. Lisa’s positive and bubbly personality allowed for easy communication between all parties and importantly was available and responsive to any questions. Our choice to have a local and dedicated team ( Lisa & Derek) suited our needs well. We have already recommended her to close friends which is testimony of her attentiveness and dedication. Thanks so much Lisa.Juliette & Paul Wotton
It is a pleasure to write this testimonial for Lisa. Lisa was the salesperson for the sale of our house and, after contacting her when looking for a new property, pleasingly managed the purchase of our new home. She has been just wonderful and highly professional throughout the whole process. We very much appreciated her quick response to our endless questions, her knowledge of the market, and her patience. Lisa is really personable which made us feel at ease from the time we met her. I have no hesitation in recommending her and would contact her again if required.Alison Spence & Doug Crutch
We love Lisa! As first home buyers, the property landscape was a new world of confusing jargon and process. Lisa guided us along every step and helped us secure our first home. Always happy and enthusiastic even at 9pm on a Saturday night during three days of negotiating and signatures. Thank you Lisa. We love our home!Dean, Bebe, & Delcie
Lisa made the whole [sales] process really easy, from start to finish. She liaised with the tenants and property manager to ensure open homes ran smoothly, and was always quick to reply to my many questions. Thank you!David R
Lisa Courtney from the Barfoot & Thompson Mt Eden office has recently acted as our real estate agent in selling our Sandringham house. She was professional and thorough throughout the entire process and put in extra effort beyond our expectations to support us and the process. This ended with a good result. Her ongoing communication and feedback was detailed and helped us to understand the current market. Lisa was a pleasure to deal with.
We found that there was a real benefit in using Barfoot & Thompson as their wide network of agents and contacts was of significant benefit to us.
"Lisa is a self motivated, proactive and positive agent. She takes the responsibility of marketing your property seriously. She was always available and often volunteered to take on further tasks, demonstrating a willingness to go the extra mile. Lisa proved herself to be a very effective communicator and always kept all parties informed."Mr & Mrs Cournane
"Lisa handled the recent sale of a property for me that had been in the family for 46years. She presented me with a detailed marketing plan and suggested to secure the highest price we should consider putting the property up for Tender. Initially I was hesitant about the Tender process, however decided to trust Lisa's expertise and agreed. The result was that we accepted an offer that was $40,000 over our expectation. Without Lisa's help and direction I am sure we would have settled for less. This combined with Lisa's excellent communication skills took much of the stress out of selling the property. I would heartily recommend Lisa to any prospective Vendor."C Edwards