Let's get you top dollar (and have a bit of fun, too)
Buying or selling your home shouldn't be stressful. This is a time of change, but it can and should be a time of exciting possibility! That's where I can help.
Leave all the little niggles to me, so you can enjoy the ride.
Ticking the Boxes
That starts with ticking all the boxes, of course - you'll get only accurate, up-to-date information from me, backed by skilled analysis and sound advice.
I've bought and sold, renovated and developed homes, so I know exactly what it's like being on the other side of things. I know which real estate salespeople made my life easy (and fun!), and why.
I come armed with a background in design and communications - this means your home is represented in the best possible light.
You get strategic targeting, effective messaging, and campaigns that make the best use of traditional and innovative marketing approaches.
Marketing your home is the same as selling a product or a service. It's about developing a brand story for your property that connects to the people who will fall in love with it.
That gives you the best shot at a top sale price without the huge advertising spend.
Here's what you'll experience working with me:
• Open communication - lay it out for me, I can take it!
• Efficiency - oh, did you want this document yesterday?
• Reliability - five minutes early is my version of 'on time'.
How can I back all of this up?
• Business experience: I've owned and managed a boutique wine importation, wholesale and retail business. This has fine-tuned my contract management, sales and negotiation skills.
• Property IQ: I was 18 when we did a complete renovation of our family home, I was hands on, I had an early start into this business! By my early 20's we had started building and renovating properties and most recently the family business has moved into creating new subdivisions.
• Design training: I bring a background in art and design, with over ten years in the design industry. I worked across aesthetic and systematic design processes, which will come in handy when we're planning property marketing campaigns.
Think we might gel? Let's get together for a coffee and go from there.
Pernilla and Lisa marketed and sold my rental property in Mt Roskill in 2021 and they were absolutely fabulous. From the first meeting and viewing they were professional despite the property being in a poor state. They guided me through the process of preparing the property to gain the best sale results. Lisa was pragmatic and well informed on the marketing, she guided me on what would and would not be required to successfully attract the best sale price. Pernilla was charmingly enthusiastic and I felt confident in her ability to engage with potential buyers. Both Pernilla and Lisa worked very hard to achieve the best outcome for me. They have excellent communication skills. I received an update after every viewing providing feedback to improve and change marketing strategies. When a building report highlighted a previously unknown fault they recommended an ethical solution that allowed continued marketing and upheld both my and buyers confidence. I highly recommend both Lisa and Pernilla, they will work hard for you whether you are buying or selling.Dianne Squire - Ponsonby
We had a fantastic experience with Lisa when she helped us buy and sell a home last year. This was the first time I had bought and sold at the same time and it certainly added another level of stress to the process, but with Lisa's experience and honest advice we were in excellent hands. She gave us the confidence to put in an offer on a home we fell in love with and took care of the sale of our current home. I truly believe that if it wasn't for her input, we wouldn't be in our new home. Her communication was excellent and we felt well informed throughout the process. I was also highly impressed with her negotiating skills. Personal touches such as the delivery of pizza at the end of a tiring moving day were much appreciated! I would happily recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a top-notch salesperson.Kate & Alan - Titirangi
I found Lisa and Pernilla to be friendly, approachable and reliable. They were both easy to communicate with and always quick to respond. I appreciated how they handled arranging access to the property at times, usually at short notice so I didn't have to take time off work. Thanks again for your help!Manini H
Lisa and Pernilla were exceptional to work with on my journey of purchasing my first property. They went above-and-beyond in resolving any questions that I had and were always fast and onto it with communication. Most importantly they were lovely and made the experience enjoyable (which isn’t often the case)!
Thank you both for being so great and I look forward to working with you again in the future.Jeannie Burnside, Grey Lynn
Lisa was amazing with helping get us into our first home in Waimauku! She made the process so easy for us and every interaction was super friendly and helpful. We could not be happier to buy our home through her. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!James & Brynn
Lisa is a fantastic salesperson to deal with. Being new to Auckland she gave us lots of information about the area and found houses that would be good for us to look at. She always turned up on time and gave us honest and helpful advice on the houses and prices. When it came time to go through the auction process (my first time), Lisa gave me tips and advice, sat with me in the auction rooms and helped me bid and win. I couldn't have done it without her. Lisa is a caring person who has kept in contact to see how the move and new house is. If you want a trustworthy, friendly and helpful salesperson that gets the job done, I would recommend Lisa.Beth & Richard Perry
Lisa was amazing to deal with, such an honest and trustworthy salesperson. Lisa made the whole process so enjoyable and stress free for us. I would 110% recommend using Lisa to both sell a property and for purchasing. Lisa kept us informed the entire time and was very easy to communicate with. 10/10 stars. Thanks LisaCourtney Atkins
If it wasn’t for Lisa we would not have been successful buying our first home. Lisa has patiently taken us through the whole process, she would let us know about any new interesting properties coming onto the market, organise viewings and paperwork and then helped us to successfully bid for what now is our amazing new home. For someone who is a first time buyer having Lisa’s help was priceless. Thank you Lisa, we wouldn’t have done it without your help.A & M K
Lisa relentlessly pursued an interested buyer to get us a sale on the terms we wanted and at a price we were happy with. We sold our house after the market deflated so were very grateful for all her efforts to gain us the outcome we were looking for.Anita & Ben
It is our pleasure to recommend the services of Lisa Lloyd-Taylor and Jim Murray of Barfoot & Thompson, Grey Lynn, Auckland. Their mix of friendliness, utmost professionalism, excellent communication and sage advice allowed us to confidently sell our Auckland home from overseas, leaving everything in their hands. From marketing, auction and sale, staging and landscaping recommendations and much more, we certainly received more in service than we ever envisaged.Darryl & Mark
Thank you so much. We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU and make sure you know how much we appreciated all your support, advice and help. You made the process nice and easy and it was absolutely great working with a friend throughout the process.Jason & Alby
Thank you both for the utmost care and professionalism that you both demonstrated when you arranged the selling of my house in Grey Lynn in July of this year. Although the cost for this was quite high, your advice resulted in a prompt sale through auction. Your support and guidance to me and my daughter was much appreciated. So thanks once again for everything. I certainly would recommend both you and your company, Barfoot & Thompson to everyone and this would include property management.
I had the pleasure of working with Lisa in a recent investment property purchase. I have never come across a real estate agent of her calibre. She went above and beyond to answer my questions, and was very proactive in making calls on my behalf to gather all the relevant information I needed. She would accommodate private viewings after hours so I could avoid the 'open home experience' and evaluate a property privately and without distraction. She was very knowledgeable, punctual and professional, following up immediately on any correspondence, and has an extensive network of professionals to assist in all aspects of purchase and tenancy. These qualities combined with Lisa's fantastic personality made this experience enjoyable and completely stress free.T Dromgool
When it came to looking for our next rental investment, we looked no further than Barfoot and Thompson Grey Lynn. We had previously sold a house through the office but our amazing agent had moved on. He suggested none other than Lisa Lloyd Taylor. We live overseas and had very specific requirements yet Lisa went on the hunt for us. After many emails back and forward, BINGO, she found us a winner. She handled all the paperwork and negotiations remotely and always with a friendly (digital) smile and great positive attitude. We eventually came home and met with Lisa before the settlement day and we had a lovely time meeting her. Our only regret is that we didn't get to meet her in person sooner during the search. That would have been really fun. For settlement day we were back overseas and all went smoothly as Lisa went above and beyond for us to sort out some last minute hiccups with the bank and vendor. Lisa then suggested a colleague of hers in the rental management office who is now our property manager. She is also fantastic. Thanks a lot Lisa and all the B&T Grey Lynn team, we will be back in touch for the next one in the future for sure.Grant and Stephanie Armishaw
We would like to thank you for making our purchase so easy. We appreciate your assistance given the short time frame and even though you were the selling parties agent your professionalism, pleasantness and pace with all our many queries is well appreciated.Robyn Kennedy
With a tight deadline and difficult selling conditions Lisa took control of the opportunity and worked tirelessly to get a result that we were both very happy with. With her excellent attitude and realistic outcomes she managed to get the deal over the line within a few days of our deadline. She embraced the challenge and did what was necessary to help us pursue some long term goals.
Lisa was really onto it. She guided us through the painful process of decluttering, was always cheerful and upbeat and she produced the right buyer at the right time. We couldn't have asked for more.Rod & Pam Mead
As first time buyers with a limited budget to spend, we made many nerve wracking decisions before finally finding our little house we fell in love with. With some pretty tight deadline clauses to meet, Lisa made the steps easy, keeping the stress to minimum and sharing her knowledge with us to ensure we sealed the deal. Her personal touch was refreshing and made us feel at ease. We adore our little love nest and if ever we required her services again, there would be no hesitation. Thank you Lisa.Matt & Tamsin Lord
We would like to thank you and Jonathan for the great outcome you achieved for us in selling our house last year. As you know, we had been in discussion with yourselves for some years with a view to selling our house, however it was only early last year that we made the decision to sell, which was not taken lightly by us. We greatly appreciate your patience over this time, and the commendable efforts you made to understand our concerns and anxieties, and manage us through them, so that the entire process, and the outcome met our needs. You demonstrated great patience and empathy throughout the process, mixed with a dose of humour from time to time. Moreover, you approached your dealings with us as a relationship, rather than just another transaction, all of which were greatly appreciated by us. We will definitely be calling you if and when we are in the market again.Ross Officer & Roselyne Brault, Herne Bay
She did it again! Lisa knows what I need when I need it ... a few years back I was searching for a new job, Lisa heard and put me in contact with a position that was available through her network, nearly 5 years later and I still love the job.
And now when i needed a new home Lisa said 'I know exactly the one for you' ... and she was right, as soon as I walked through the door I knew it was my home.
So now I am living in a new home I love, working in a position I love because Lisa takes the time to get to know you, is empathetic, well networked and joins the dots.
I look forward to recommending Lisa to family and friends or to anyone wanting a great agent, don't hesitate ... ring Lisa!
Lisa helped sell a 16 section subdivision at the start of winter and I would not hesitate to recommend her. She bought 20 offers to the table in under a week and thoroughly proved the power of the Barfoot network.
She is astute, organised and a tenacious professional who works hard to ensure a good outcome for her clients. She gives her all to make things happen.
Lisa is both knowledgeable and helpful.
I needed a home in Auckland as I was shifting up from Wellington for work. Dad and I contacted other agents about their listings, but they were neither helpful nor proactive ... but that all changed when we met Lisa!
She provided us with valuable information that we would not have been able to find ourselves and was able to direct our search in suburbs that suited our needs.
As we were from out of town Lisa set up a day of viewings (both Barfoot and other agency listings), she drove us all over town which made it easier for us; she certainly knows her way around and gets you there ... quickly!
At the end of that same day we did buy a property through Lisa that was in the right location and at the right price, it was an old fashion negotiation and Lisa was able to assist and advise us with that.
We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Lisa as a great agent to work with.
I have known Lisa since 2009 when we met through business (both being self-employed), I am in marketing; Lisa at that time was in fashion and design & wine importing, wholesale, and retail.
Lisa is smart! Working with Lisa I learnt that she is also hard-working, patient, authentic and not afraid to try new things.
She is also a great listener, translated this means Lisa actually listens and considers the opinions of others, which shows she genuinely cares about people.
Lisa is also honest and not afraid to share her opinions - her honest approach to life is quite refreshing.
Her passion for design gives her incredible attention to detail, both in how things look but also that facts are correct. Lisa is happy to share her design knowledge which I have called on for my home and my wardrobe!
I enjoyed working with Lisa, she delivers on her promises. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lisa to assist you with your property aspirations.
I loved working with Lisa!
She displayed a willingness to help, to think outside the square and was happy to roll up her sleeves & get on with the job at hand.
Her energetic personality makes her easy to get along with and she really is interested in partnering with you to achieve a successful outcome. I found Lisa to be trustworthy and definitely committed to wanting a win for everyone; something I found really refreshing.
I could totally recommend engaging Lisa to assist you in your property goals.