You're thinking about selling? It can seem like a daunting prospect and you'll be asking yourself questions such as:
• Which agent should I use?
• How much is my property worth?
• Should I sell by auction or with an asking price?
As your property is likely to be your most valuable asset, you need to make sure that you receive the right advice. You'll want someone with a wealth of experience and who will also take the time to listen, communicate and work with you to achieve a great result.
I've been selling real estate with Barfoot & Thompson for 10 years now and have been working in the property industry for over 35 years, after completing a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Property Management and Valuation. During that time I've worked for large corporates and private property developers. The wealth of experience I acquired during that time has proved invaluable as a real estate salesperson.
During my time working for residential developers I observed Barfoot & Thompson agents and was impressed with how they worked hard to achieve the best price for their vendors. When I decided to move into the real estate industry it was an easy choice to go with Barfoot & Thompson.
A common thread runs through the testimonials I've received from happy clients - professional, knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. I focus on helping my vendors achieve their property goals. This is done through taking the time to listen and understand their unique requirements and develop a strategy to make it happen!
So if you are thinking of selling, or would just like an idea of your property's worth - take the first step and give me a call. You'll be in safe hands!
"Leonie has worked for us when we have been both buying a home and selling our home. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is professional, hard working and her years of experience in real estate are evident. Leonie is an agent who listens carefully and does not impose her own view. I would certainly work with her again as she is trustworthy, well informed and able to make an accurate assessment of what is happening in the market."Helen
"As first time sellers my husband and I were very pleased to have chosen Leonie Stabler as our real estate agent. We appreciated her positive and professional manner and wealth of knowledge and experience. Her hard work and dedication ensured the sale of our house and she also generously assisted us in the purchase of our new home. We thoroughly recommend her."Katherine and Richard
Leonie did a fantastic job selling our house in One Tree Hill - everything she advised us about house selling was completely accurate including advice about house preparation, the Barfoot & Thompson model of selling and market estimates. Subsequently she worked tirelessly to find us a new home in Mt Eden, contacting me every week with new listings and flexible timetabling to enable us to view homes outside of weekends. We cannot speak highly enough of Leonie who made the stressful experience of buying and selling a house so much more pleasant.Emma & Nick
Leonie was a wonderful agent, who teamed up with us to ensure we maximised the selling price for our house, from helpful ideas on painting the house as well as staging. The marketing plan worked well, and her advice on timings for creating the highest level of interest times turned out to be spot on. I would highly recommend both Leonie and Barfoot & Thompson for selling your home. Their network of agents really do all work for you.Brenda & Sheldon
I want to thank you most sincerely for the manner in which you made the process of marketing and selling our house such a positive experience. From the very beginning nothing was a problem as you were always able to suggest a range of possible, sensible solutions! Your weekly reports on the marketing programme, particularly the online advertising and also your total availability to answer any queries from us was both supportive and encouraging. I was also impressed by the team approach of the local Barfoot & Thompson agents and the way they could work together. After buying this house in 1988 from the Mt Eden branch we have enjoyed exactly 30 years of living there. Thank you once again for your time and dedication in helping us reach another milestone.Carmel
"What a journey! Thank you both so much for your very professional but enthusiastic approach to the sale of our house and purchase of a new property. We were especially impressed with your energy and commitment to getting the best possible price for our house at auction and you helped us navigate through some stressful aspects of the sale with sensitivity and humour. We are delighted we chose Barfoot and Thompson and in particular you two as our agents. What an awesome team!"Barbara
'Leonie and Di made a wonderful team during the whole process of successfully selling our home and we have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective sellers or buyers. Their advice to us was constantly professional, sound and helpful. They actually made it fun! This is the second time we have worked with Di in both selling and buying a house and this speaks for itself. Leonie was a great addition to Di and impressed us with her sound background with qualifications in valuations plus her cool, calm attitude. What a team! A big thank you to them both.'Diane and Peter Duval-Smith
"Jean and I want to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful effort that you put into marketing our home which resulted in many people viewing the property and an amazing result on Auction day. We had never sold a property before but we both knew from the time we first met you that we were in good hands. Your very professional approach to all matters and unfailing courtesy and concern for our wellbeing was wonderful. Barfoot & Thompson are very fortunate in having you as part of their team. We will be heartily recommending you to all our friends and others who are making to move to Ranfurly. Many thanks again for your help and care."Peter and Jean Thomson
"We first met Leonie at an open home in 2010. It took us two years to find the right house in our price range and desired location. Leonie worked closely with us during that time and we are forever grateful for her loyalty. Due to a relocation in 2015 we sold that property through Leonie and were once again thoroughly looked after throughout the process. We were thrilled with the result and often acknowledge that Leonie helped us achieve our goals. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to others."Brian Wood & Nigel Carter
"Leonie was amazing! She is so professional and knowledgable on all aspects of selling a home. Leonie made certain she knew our property well and was able to advise us on every detail of the sale process. Leonie presented us with weekly written reports and she was always there to assist us. We have sold other homes before this with other agents and Leonie is the best agent we have used.
Leonie's intelligence and her eye for detail were exactly what was required."
"After deciding to sell our house of 12 years we finally decided to have Leonie sell it for us, little did we realize at the beginning just how crucial and happy we would be with that decision. From the beginning Leonie's knowledge and professional approach was on display and her enthusiasm for us to 'do the best possible' to sell our house was fantastic, she made us feel very confident about the process. We received advice for the presentation of the property along with the timings for Open Homes etc, excellent feedback during the process about the enquiries coming through and everything that was committed to was followed through, the sign of the professional we feel. Of course the most important part the result at Auction was tremendous, the result we are sure in no small way helped by our agent, Leonie Stabler.
Leonie...you're simply the best!"
"We would not hesitate to recommend Leonie when buying or selling your home. Her marketing plan ensured a large number of people viewed our house and she worked hard to make sure there were as many genuine bidders as possible at our auction; as a result of this we received a very good price for our property. Leonie also worked tirelessly, and within very specific parameters, to find our dream place, providing invaluable advice and assisting us with negotiations on the final price. We greatly appreciated Leonie's great knowledge of the Auckland property market, her professionalism and also her sense of humour. Leonie and her personal assistant Caron went the extra mile at all stages of the selling process and made the whole experience as painless as possible."Andrea and Ged McCombie
"It was an absolute pleasure to have Leonie handle the sale of our house in Pakuranga Heights. We
gained an exceptional price for the house and I think this was largely due to the expert advice she gave us on marketing, staging and presenting the property. The process ran very smoothly due to Leonie's experience and expertise."
Leonie worked exceptionally hard with advice before the marketing campaign, the campaign itself and during negotiations. She was relaxed and very accommodating with our busy family life. She was committed to doing the hard yards with the property and achieved an excellent result. Leonie's straightforward genuine approach sets her aside from other agents. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Leonie if you plan to sell.Kate Farmer
We have enjoyed a great working relationship with Leonie for about 4 years now. She sold us our first home and we didn't hesitate to get in touch when we outgrew it and needed to move on. Professional, straight-talking, meticulous, yet warm and honest, she worked hard on our behalf and we were delighted with the final sale price.Emily Smart
My partner & I have no hesitation in recommending Leonie Stabler to deal with any property sale whether buying or selling Leonie was very professional from start to finish and easy to talk to at any stage of the process, A hassle free experience for both of us in such a short time frame for the sale.Phil Leeper
We chose Leonie as our real estate agent as she did such a fantastic job selling our neighbours property. Leonie is a highly professional and personable agent. She has an amazing work ethic and an ability to relate well to all sectors of the community. We achieved a fantastic result and recommend Leonie without reservation.Barbara Myers
"This was our first time in selling a property, and Leonie was a great combination of professionalism, knowledge and reassurance. We appreciated the way she guided us through the decision making process without pressuring us. We put our trust in her, and feel well rewarded for doing so. "Emma Pond
"I found Leonie friendly and easy to talk to about anything concerning the sale and purchase of any property. In my case, she provided the knowledge and expertise to assist me in all aspects to sell my property and I would recommend her services to any of my family member, friend or any person seeking for a good and sound real estate agent to sell their property. She is very smart in appearance, her work ethics is beyond what I expected and most of all I trusted her decisions from the moment I met her until my place was sold at auction. She's got a lovely and bubbly personality which at times rubs off on me when I'm not feeling the best."Ina De Polo
"Leonie and Rick showed us that real estate agents are not all made equal! After several disappointing meetings with agents from other companies we were extremely impressed with the friendly, non-pushy and professional approach Leonie and Rick took to marketing and, in just 8 days, selling our house for an exceptional price. Their communication was outstanding throughout the sale process, extremely efficient, and the work they put in reflected the quality of the result. They helped us find us our dream house as well. What more can we say!"Emma McDowall
"I found Leonie to be very professional in her approach but at the same time relaxed and friendly with a sense of humour which I enjoyed. I felt confident in her intelligence, her judgement and her experience and am sure that it was owing to her diligence that we had such a good early offer. She made me feel that it was absolutely OK to contact her whenever I felt the need and I did so on several occasions. I don't expect to move house again in my life but will certainly recommend her to anyone else I know who is thinking of doing so."Jenefer Wright