Liz has 29 years experience working for Barfoot & Thompson in high end real estate sales, which means she has a wealth of knowledge that she can share with you.
Her professional career experience includes obtaining a degree in law, which she practiced for two years, and a BA in Spanish language and modern history. Prior to this she was a New Zealand Registered Nurse. Liz has also lived in Spain and the Canary islands for five years, and in 1992 was a VIP host for New Zealand for eight months at the World Expo in Seville, Spain.
From such a broad background, Liz has developed a range of skills including:
• Highly developed negotiation skills,
• An ability to deal with situations requiring diplomacy,
• Discretion and trust,
• The ability to gain client and customer confidence and build instant rapport, and
• Proficient communication and interpersonal skills.
Liz understands her client/customer requirements and at all times has a professional and courteous manner in representing her clients and achieving the required results.
Liz has developed a high profile and substantial network in the premium central city suburbs.
Very professional, focused and efficient.G & D Darby
Liz is totally focused on providing the very best service and a positive result.H Van Hoppe
"We would recommend Liz because she strives to learn all she can about a building or property so that she is well-prepared. We admire the way she works so hard and communicates with the owners about everything. We were very happy about the selling process and the outcome of our sale, all due to Liz's efforts and dedication to her job."C & T Audain
We engaged Liz to sell our house at the start of Level 3. We were very uncertain about what was going to happen, but she kept us very well-informed with everything that was going on. She was truthful and honest throughout the process, and was happy to change the plans as the situation and market changed. Her advice and guidance throughout the process was invaluable, and really helped make the experience extremely smooth. In the end she got us a much better price than we expected.Nick Rehfeld
After receiving a personal recommendation from a close friend, we invited Liz to list our property and sell our home. From the moment that we met Liz she did a fantastic job at looking after every detail and guiding us through the entire process. I spoke to her almost every day, which was always a pleasure. We had a staggering 140 groups through the property, over the four week marketing campaign, with around six groups bidding on the day. In the current market, this level of interest is unheard of, the attention to detail within the marketing certainly helped to spike interest and get people along. Managing so many people during the open homes, and the countless phone calls received, I'm sure was a mammoth task, although Liz took it all in her stride and made the process as easy as can be.
On auction day we were understandably nervous, although completely reassured as Liz had everything under control. The property sold 10% above CV, again this is unheard of in the current market.
Personally, I often tend to have trust issues with real estate agents, however Liz was nothing but 100% honest throughout. As a vendor it gave me a huge amount of confidence in her, and for the buyers, I'm sure they also appreciate Liz's honesty and integrity, and in turn this gives them more confidence to buy.
A big thank you to Liz Derbyshire for selling my late mothers home in Remuera, by tender, recently. Her professionalism, courtesy and advice was outstanding, as she kept me informed every step of the way. Liz made herself available at all times and the high level of service was excellent, to ensure that the sale proceeded smoothly. Liz is a very easy person to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending her, as a sales agent from Barfoot & Thompson, to anyone.Christine Richards
Liz came highly recommended and was very professional in all of our dealings with her. I valued her advice and I believe she helped us present the apartment to a very high standard. I am very happy with the price we achieved in these complicated market conditions. I would have no hesitation in asking her to act for us in the future.Arthur and Dorothy
Thank you thank you thank you so much for all you did. You were fantastic throughout the whole experience, holding my hand and keeping me calm. I couldn't have wished for anything more ... You are a Star!"Diane
I have both bought and sold properties several times with Liz Derbyshire, and this enduring relationship is testimony to the high regard that I have for her. She knows the property market well - and her friendly communicative style and people-skills, and flair for marketing have ensured that I've always been very happy with the outcome that she has achieved.Michael
I feel Liz's main attribute in real estate business as an agent is her calming approach which removes a lot of stress when purchasing or selling a property.Dave & Charlene
I highly recommend Liz for selling real estate. She is a superb agent. Liz sold two properties for us and obtained the highest price. She is skilful and charming. I would use her again if I had another property to sell.Chris