15 successful years of selling commercial and residential property in Auckland; I understand that buying and selling property is a big decision. You need to know that your agent is 100 percent dedicated to providing you top-notch service and achieving the very best outcome for you.
Communication and my ability to connect with people enable me to deliver on my clients' and customers' needs. There is never a moment when they are uninformed; I am committed to keeping the lines of communication open.
Assertive and effective without being aggressive are key to achieving exceptional results. With a background in the legal sector, I have an in-depth understanding of contracts, a handy ability to write and explain clauses and I thrive on negotiating on your behalf.
Brought up in rural West Auckland and living most of my adult life in Central Auckland, I have called Te Atatu Peninsula home for over five years. You'll often see me scooting about town on my Vespa or my e-bike. I also love to roll up my sleeves and get stuck in to any number of home DIY projects.
I have extremely high expectations of premium service and you will get just that from me. Call me to discuss your real estate intentions.
Mark and Lisa were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They kept us informed at every stage of the process and explained everything. Due to health issues we had some challenges, but Mark and Lisa happily worked with us to find viable workarounds. Our home sold very quickly and we are thrilled with the outcome.Natalie Dixon
Highly recommended! Mark and Lisa were very professional and extremely good communicators throughout the process of selling our property. They gave exceptional detail through every step - from discussing sale and rental options, giving us presentation tips, ensuring the best photos, coordinating viewings, right through to settling the new owners in.
Having never sold via auction, they took the time to explain and answer all our questions. Their thorough, non-rushed, attentive, personable and communicative style, made them a pleasure to deal with.
Mark and Lisa know the real estate business extremely well and ensured great results for us. Mark's extensive knowledge of market trends and his wide promotional reach was an added advantage too.
Thank you to you both.Rochelle & Steve Doyle
We couldn't be happier about our decision to have Mark and Lisa sell our property. From the get-go, the communication was always prompt and it seemed no question was ever a hassle. We also liked the knowledge/expertise they shared of the local property market. We really enjoyed the calm, personable yet professional manner in which Mark and Lisa carried out their job - even when working through the challenges of a pandemic! The whole process felt very comfortable and stress-free. The ‘extra’ help, such as finding a new home for some outdoor furniture after the sale, was very helpful and much appreciated.
And testament to all of the above - our sale price was considerably above what we expected! Thank you Mark and Lisa for a wonderful result.Jennifer & Dan Insley
Recently I asked Lisa Nielson and Mark Boyd if they would market my home. I found them both to be very friendly and approachable. I received regular updates and reports from them and all correspondence was dealt with in a timely manner. I enjoyed working with Mark and Lisa and highly recommend anyone looking to sell to give them a call.Gaylene Pennycook
Lisa and Mark helped us navigate our way through what became a lengthy process with tact, wit and professionalism. Their attention to the detail and challenge of the process allowed us to always be on the same page as them. Ultimately their task of convincing us to 'meet the market' was helped in no small measure by their confidence and sensitivity. We concluded the transactions with trust still intact and that surely is a "Win-Win". God Bless guys!Ian and Melanie Williams
Lisa and Mark were great to work with: honest, straight-talking, communicative and motivated to help, and they made the whole process really easy! I really appreciated their expert advice, knowledge of the area, wisdom and guidance. Would definitely recommend Lisa and Mark to anyone.Zoe Baker
Lisa and Mark were a pleasure to work with regarding the recent sale of our property in Te Atatu Peninsula. Both presented as experienced, professional and genuine real estate agents and made the process very streamlined and pain-free. We found them extremely responsive, easy to deal with and that their service represented good value for money. As a result, we would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone else considering listing their property or to engage again should the opportunity arise.Kerry Rowlands
Lisa and Mark were fantastic in helping us purchase our first home. They were always happy to help with any queries and always made themselves available when we needed to access the property prior to the sale going through. Lisa and Mark are very friendly people and were even helpful in choosing our wall paint colour. Thank you both.Emma Ball and James Burgess
I would like to give a big thanks to Lisa and Mark for the great team work they provided in selling my rental property. I found them to be friendly, helpful, honest and professional and would highly recommend their services to others thinking of selling/buying real estate.Verna Jefferies
We recently sold our home through Mark and Lisa at Barfoot & Thompson Te Atatu. How do I even begin to describe how lovely and genuine they are! Very professional yet very friendly. Would 100% recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their home. They made us feel comfortable and at ease every step of the way. Great communication skills, always easy to contact and they just work absolutely amazingly as a team! Thank you both very much for everything :-)Claire Hackett & Adrian McKoewn
We recently sold a property through Mark and Lisa. We had a relationship with a bunch of local agents, but they got the nod as we believed they were right for our property. We enjoyed that they were genuine, honest and trustworthy. One thing that set them apart from the rest was their commitment. They never missed an open home even though the listing was over the Christmas/New Year period. Other agents suspended their weekly open homes, or moved to 'by appointment only', but Mark and Lisa kept these going throughout this time. We appreciated the effort they put in.Jason Vandenberg & Rachale Davies
We chose Mark and Lisa to market the sale of our home in Te Atatu Peninsula. From the outset, we found them both to be very professional, organised and great communicators. They made the often daunting experience of selling a home more relaxing. We would have no hesitation engaging Mark and Lisa to sell property for us in the future.The Crooks Family
We recently bought a place through Mark and Lisa and found them to be great to work with. As first home buyers, we needed a bit of guidance and they were always available to help and answered our questions along the buying process. A super team! We recommend!Emma Smith
We recently bought our new home through Mark and Lisa at Barfoot & Thompson Te Atatu. We had an excellent experience from beginning to end. They were both professional, genuine and great to deal with - we never once felt pressured or hurried and we're delighted with our new home.Ellen Williams
I had the pleasure of recently buying and selling through Mark Boyd and Lisa Nielson from our local Te Atatu real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson. They both had great attitudes and were straightforward to deal with from start to finish. I noticed they had sold a lot of properties in the area so it was a no-brainer that I engaged their services. They knew I was eager to sell and have it all settled before Christmas but the market is a bit slow at the moment and I was realistic that we may have to wait until the New Year for the right buyer.
They provided me with a marketing campaign that covered all mediums and were very professional when I signed the agency agreement, making sure that I understood what I was signing and what their strategies were to attract the right buyers. Throughout the process both Mark and Lisa kept me updated. I was even more thrilled to have an offer on paper after the first couple of open homes. The offer was a clean deal at asking price - I couldn't believe it and thought it was sure to fall over but it didn't - we settled last week and I couldn't be happier.
I'm now on the hunt for another property and am very keen to work alongside Mark and Lisa again. They know Te Atatu Peninsula well and are very passionate about people and property. Thank you both so much and Merry Christmas.
We were introduced to Mark and Lisa through Richardsons Real Estate of Whitianga. Mark and Lisa did a stellar job marketing our property and hung in all the way for what ended up an arduous seven month journey. They were very dedicated and got us there in the end with a great price ... We are pleased to be able to recommend them to others buying or selling on Te Atatu Peninsula.Anthony and Katie Hope-Cross
"Everyone needs an optimistic, friendly and professional team when selling their house. Lisa Nielson and Mark Boyd are that team"Mitch and Claudina Herceg
"Upon first meeting Lisa and Mark the experience was relaxed, informative and it was a pleasure to work with them both. All questions were answered promptly or if further information was required their response time was relatively very quick and precise. I have all faith in these two, very professional but also very personable which is not that common today. Well done, we are enjoying our new home."Jenny and Graham Lange
"It was an enjoyable experience selling our home at Tiroroa Ave, Te Atatu South with Lisa and Mark. From the first meeting it was a friendly and relaxed environment removing some of the stresses from one of life's more challenging experiences. Your professional advice was always appreciated and never pushy or condescending. Now we're on the flip side of the market we appreciate your authenticity. All the best to you both."Susan, Dave, Max and Ollie
"Lisa and Mark are friendly, professional and trustworthy real estate agents. We found the entire process of selling through Barfoots stress free and professional and this is a credit to them both.
They provided us with plenty of expert insight into the local market and you could tell they had done their research. They met with us numerous times and were always accommodating of our work schedules, often driving out to see us. They ultimately removed the stress and uncertainty with selling our house. Everything was explained to us clearly and there were constant updates over the open home period to let us know how things were progressing. They followed up on all potential buyers and were helpful to ensure they were finding the right house that suited them also. Marketing materials and roadside advertising were well presented and eyecatching. Barfoots auction process was very smooth and well run."
"As overseas vendors we knew that honest communication and top notch service from Lisa and Mark would be important. From our first conference call, we knew that Lisa and Mark were on the same page. We weren't desperate to sell, and Lisa was open about the vagaries of the current Auckland market. Lisa kept us updated, often daily, as the open homes were often rained out by horrific storms. When the fence blew down just before auction, Lisa had a fencer out and a quote to us by the next business day. Lisa and Mark also regularly met and provided access to the tradesmen. Before one open home, Lisa and Mark filled 3 vacuum cleaner bags, vacuuming the mess left from the carpet layers! Due to a change in personal circumstances, we decided not to sell, and to move an elderly relative into the house. Lisa and Mark were incredibly understanding and still met with the bathroom renovator and roofer so that we could finish the place before she moved in. For them to help us out like that - knowing full well that they wouldn't be completing the sale - well that is what I call platinum service!"H and V Sands
"We worked with Lisa and Mark to sell our house on Matipo Road, Te Atatu Peninsula. We met with one other agent but settled on Lisa and Mark as we felt like we weren't just another number. We found them both to be very professional and motivated throughout the campaign. They worked hard to get as many genuine purchasers to our auction and we managed to get a fantastic price for our property come auction day. We wouldn't hesitate in using them in the future or recommending them to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Thanks!"J and C Seward
"Just to thank you Lisa for making the sale of our Te Atatu property such a smooth transaction. Your professionalism and experience shone through and made the whole process trouble free. We have no hesitation recommending you and Barfoot & Thompson Te Atatu to all. Thanks again for all your help selling our homes."Scott & Roseanne Milner
"Our choice of Lisa and Mark as the team to sell our house in Te Atatu Peninsula was an excellent one. Locals to the area, they were very friendly and easy to deal with while at the same time remaining flawlessly professional at all times. We had absolute confidence that they were working hard for us as vendors and doing all the right things to sell our property, whilst dealing with potential buyers in an open and ethical manner. In addition to an excellent result in the sale of our property, we also made two new friends!"Matt and Claira Walls