One of my most important life goals is self-improvement. I constantly strive to be a better person in all aspects of my life. Regular self-assessment ensures that my efforts bear fruit in both my personal and business relationships. I celebrate old school values too. I am always respectful and polite. My style of straight talking, honest interaction, hard work and dedication has brought me great success. I enjoy building strong, meaningful relationships and I have no secondary agenda when dealing with people.
With this ongoing quest, I also work to upskill myself in all areas of real estate that provide my clients with the best results - digital marketing, video presentations, marketing techniques, new products and I always take pride in a high standard of customer service.
My business is "Client Centred" and I'm a stickler for professionalism and integrity. My aim is to provide a seamless experience from start to finish. With me you can trust that the job will be well done!
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Maggie is very hard working, highly motivated, extremely competent, easy to deal with, understanding and really passionate about her work At our very first meeting Maggie came across as thoroughly professional with tremendous knowledge of the market, a very positive attitude and an extremely friendly demeanour. It was then that she introduced us to the ideas of staging our property and the method of sale by Auction of which we had very little understanding. These put together with the marketing strategy that she set up for our property were key, we believe, to getting us the outstanding result for our property when it sold.
The one trait of hers that impressed us the most was her perseverance. In the two years after we met her and even after we moved to Australia she kept in constant touch with us and kept us informed of the property scene in Auckland. Her excellent customer service led to the stress-free sale of our property from Australia, without the need to ever be at our property in Auckland at the time of sale. Throughout the sale process she kept us well-informed and went above and beyond her call of duty, at one point to get power restored to our property (which was cut after a few days of the tenants vacating the house), before the open home.
We have no hesitation to recommend Maggie to anyone who wants to sell their house. If we had another opportunity to sell a property we would definitely use Maggie again.
Really appreciate all your work on selling the house and your fantastic service, it was a great experience dealing with you and Dimple. We found your daily updates really helpful and always read them even if we didn't always reply. I can imagine they are time consuming from your end but think they are a great tool for keeping sellers in the picture.
Best wishes to you both!
Hi Maggie! It was a pleasure working with you for purchasing my property. You took out all the stress associated with buying a property, beginning with evaluating my existing property to arranging a property management company to manage the new property. I never imagined that we would be able to do this in seven days!!! Thanks a tonne and keep up the good work.Shurik Ryan Menezes
We sold our property through Barfoot &Thompson and I want to send a special thank you to Maggie for her help and support. We found that our property did not have a Code of Compliance and they undertook applying for a CCC on our behalf. Maggie and Shanthi kept us informed, educated us on the process, and continued to follow up with us regularly. They organised for an electrical compliance certificate, floor levelling certificate, roof truss reports and even organised a handyman to fix a few things.
Maggie kept us informed every step of the way and liaised with the Council to speed up the process. We were guided the whole way through this crazy process with such care and professionalism. Maggie is all about integrity and excellence. Extremely detailed and patient and I really cannot imagine getting any better service than this.
Thank you very much for all your help and support. Couldn't have done it without you.
"Maggie was great to deal with, very approachable, honest and easy to talk to. We just missed out on our first bid on a home we really liked, but Maggie continued to be in contact with us daily regarding other options that would fit our budget and our requirements as a small family who were also first home buyers. Two weeks later we landed the first home we really wanted all thanks to Maggie's outstanding efforts.
I would highly recommend her to anyone and look forward to hopefully having more dealings with her in the future"
Maggie Altaf was referred by one of my friends when we thought of buying our first property. She is a wonderful guide with such a good personality. We were kids in home purchase. She has enough patience to explain to us about the whole process. She gives preference to our choice always and gives us the choice of decision making. Within less than three weeks of search in West Auckland market, we were able to buy our property.
At the time we started looking for a house we didn't know which lawyer and certified builder to approach. She arranged them for us and organised everything we needed at the right time. We are completely satisfied about the whole work that Maggie has done for us throughout and the process was tension free.
"Because we live in Central Hawkes Bay, we worked with Maggie using emails and phones as our only form of correspondence. Maggie kept us informed every inch of the way in the selling of our property. She was very professional and trustworthy. She listened and understood everything that we required of her. She gave well over 100% and worked very hard to achieve the right result for us.
Maggie was always confident we would sell. She was always very calm and clear with her instructions to us and she never once made us feel stressed or worried about anything, even though we did have a couple of challenges to deal with. So yes, we are very happy indeed with Maggie.
We would totally recommend her to anyone who wants an honest, sincere, hard working and trustworthy agent to market their property. Thanks Maggie you were terrific !!!"
Upon Maggie's appointment to sell our property and after our first introductory meeting, we felt very much at ease with her friendliness and professional approach to assure us on how the marketing and future sale will happen as it progresses through the stages. Housing market report was prepared and explained in full detail before the property was listed, and a full report was presented to us with an appraisal of the property.
We must say that we were very much at ease once signed up and everything was executed as per schedule with photos and advertising. All appropriate details and documents about the property were obtained by Maggie and her team through her sources (i.e. council documents etc) and the property was ready to meet all the market criteria that was necessary to sell. We were kept informed and updated daily on all aspects of the pro developments regarding the property during the selling period. Maggie went the extra mile with potential buyers and followed up on everyone who showed interest in the property.
Every aspect about this - property research, marketing and the selling process was handled in a very professional manner. The end result was as Maggie predicted from the first day we met - SOLD!
A friend of mine referred me to Maggie when we decided to buy a home. First home buying is a world of confusion and questions. And then there she comes, Maggie, a representative Barfoot & Thompson, Glen Eden, Auckland. Her first call itself gave us an impression we found the right person we were looking for. Patience is her asset. Encountering a shower of questions from us, she made us understand how to select a home, what to look for, how the market trends of real estate were, how to face auctions, best ways to negotiate the price etc. She is very friendly and loves to assist people.
Devotion and commitment to her job is the greatest secret of her success in the very competitive real estate world. She has an enormous understanding of the market and presents the best to her clients based on their budget.
Best part of her service is bridging things between the vendor and buyer. She took all pains personally, setting things right and lining up misplaced documentation at the council and with her efforts we finally bought a home which everybody in the family and all of my friends like.
All this happened in just couple of months time and full credit goes to Maggie. We sincerely offer our wishes for her to achieve all her goals in her life. Looking forward to having her services again in near future."
We cannot express enough about the professionalism and enthusiasm that Maggie put in to selling our property. Maggie and Altaf were both reassuring and knowledgeable; they had some great ideas but never pressured us. They guided us carefully through the whole process, ending up with a great sale. To assist an interested potential buyer they picked her up and drove her to the auction rooms to alleviate her stress with driving and parking. Ultimately that same buyer bought our property so that was a great result!
So helpful and kind at all times, and not only that, they genuinely seemed to like our house and always found positive things to say. It was always '"When" not "If" we sell the house!'
They always responded to texts immediately, and they had so much patience with all our questions. I would highly recommend their services!
"We take pleasure in providing this reference for Maggie Altaf. I offer this testimonial as to her professionalism and enthusiasm in marketing the property and in particular for her handling of interested buyer inquiry which culminated in us achieving a successful sale and the conclusion of all contractual negotiations through to settlement.
There were challenges that Maggie handled brilliantly: The issue of plaster and there being a requirement to re-survey requirement added a difficulty which required an extremely professional agent to carefully navigate and Maggie did so with flying colours with the result that we obtained a sale the property which proceeded through to settlement in a time frame in about 90 days of which 60 days was involved in the resurvey formalities. Maggie displayed professionalism and skill to the highest order resulting in the completion of contract negotiation, satisfaction of all due diligence reporting and monitoring the transaction through to completion of settlement. Both parties felt very good about it.
We have no hesitation in recommending Maggie to anybody seeking professional agency assistance with the buying or selling of real estate in the area."
Maggie and Altaf were great to work with, they were friendly, professional, helpful and actually listened to my needs and understood exactly what I was looking for within my budget. Maggie was prompt with her communication and made the process of buying my first home less stressful. I am certainly looking forward to working with them again!Aneeka Nand
We would like to sincerely thank Maggie and Altaf for their unwavering dedication and support in assisting us with the process of purchasing our new home. Although based in Glen Eden it was no trouble at all for them to meet with us and show us properties between Papakura and Waiuku. With this assistance we have been able to secure our little piece of paradise and would strongly recommend the amazing team of Maggie and Altaf to all who are in the market to purchase real estate. If you want good old fashioned standards, integrity, honesty and support, you will not be let down. Many thanks.Stuart & Vinita Rhodes and family
Maggie and Altaf were both reassuring and knowledgeable; they had some great ideas but never pressured us. They guided us carefully through the whole process, ending up with a great sale. To assist an interested potential buyer they picked her up and drove her to the auction rooms to alleviate her stress with driving and parking. Ultimately that same buyer bought our property so that was a great result! So helpful and kind at all times, and not only that, they genuinely seemed to like our house and always found positive things to say. It was always '"When" not "If" we sell the house! They always responded to texts immediately and they had so much patience with all our questions. We would highly recommend their services!Linda & John Glasswell
We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Maggie and Altaf from Barfoot & Thompson. When we met them, we knew instantly they were the ones for us. We were first-time home buyers with very little knowledge about the process. They walked us through every step of the way - very honest and hands-on and really helped to take the pressure off of us. Maggie has always answered every call or email no matter what time of day or night. Her professionalism, mentorship, knowledge and work ethic are much respected and appreciated. We never felt that she was just trying to sell us a house. She was honest when answering our questions and helped us to make the best decision for our family. We were so fortunate to have found Maggie and Altaf and we completely endorse their services to anyone buying a home. We put our trust in them and it paid off.Joy & Denver Garcia
Maggie has been a complete God send! I popped into her open home around the corner from my house, just to see what the property was looking like and how much Maggie expected it to sell for. She took my name and address and promptly supplied me with all the information I needed to make an informed decision about selling my house. My partner and I were left to make our own choices on what we needed to do, and any advice we required Maggie was available immediately. The whole process was flawless, from the very professional photo shoot of our house, to the marketing and open homes, to the weekly updates of progress. Maggie sold our house for more than we ever expected.The buyer is happy with her purchase and my partner and I are very happy with our sale. Thanks Maggie!!Sam Prevezanos
I engaged Maggie to sell my house in Glen Eden. Even though we encountered several obstacles, to Maggie they weren't a problem, she tackled them promptly with logic & integrity, finding the best solution for each glitch.So if you want an agent who gives you 150, keeps you informed every step of the way, works honestly, always cheerful and positive, then Maggie's your girl!K
Maggie loves challenges and pays full attention to the task at hand and I am grateful to have met her. Thank you for you honesty, dedication and help. You are a lovely woman and may God always be with you!Githa Kalla
Maggie made the effort to contact us about selling our property, she was friendly and put forward a good marketing proposal that really interested us. Working with Maggie was a good experience, she guided us through the process and kept us informed all the way through which was great. Her knowledge of the local market meant she was able to find a buyer in a very short space of time and facilitated the sale of our house quickly and with no fuss. We were really happy with the outcome. Thanks Maggie!Amanda and Warwick Price
Maggie thank you very much for assisting me with my 1st house purchase and "babysitting" me throughout the whole process, which can be very stressful for new home buyers. I'm so glad that I met you and had your help and support in picking right house. If you are 1st time home buyer - I would definitely advise you to seek Maggie's expertise and time. Happy hunting for your new home (mine is over!) - Thank you Maggie!"Serguei Listenev
Our property at 16B Sarajevo Pl. Massey, was recently sold by Maggie of Barfoot & Thompson , Glen Eden. We would like to express our appreciation of her services with regard to the sale.
From the very beginning of our engagement with her, until the sale of the property, Maggie proved to be a very confident, competent, and hard-working sales professional. The property was tenanted during the sales cycle which usually poses a few problems , however she was able to work with the tenants well and win their co-operation. She demonstrated a very professional manner at all times, while being extremely helpful, courteous and friendly. Right throughout the process she communicated extremely well and kept us informed of daily progress.
We found her to be very genuine, honest and persuasive without being too pushy. Although we were expecting a slightly higher price, we believe she achieved a good outcome given the circumstances. We have no hesitation in recommending her to others or using her services again."
I'm writing to express my pleasure with real estate agent Maggie, who represented me in my recent purchase of an investment property.Maggie guided me through the entire process to searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. I credit Maggie with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience.
With the purchase of a property, never had i had such a great experience. Maggie is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. I never could have gotten my property without her assistance and dedication. She even went to the extent of arranging the auction while i was overseas and got me on-line to do the telephone bidding. Outstanding! To reiterate, I'm nothing but pleased with Maggie and her expertise and i recommend her to everyone."
Since day one when we contacted Maggie to market and sell our house, her friendliness and efficiency has been second to none. Maggie has gone the extra mile, working through the night to achieve the sale of our house at a good price. We would not hesitate to use Maggie as a estate agent again.Shirley and Steve Mann
Maggie has been professional right from the time I initiated contact with her. Her listening skills and patience with understanding my need is commendable. Her advice was realistic and market knowledge I would rate as "superior".
To my family she came across as a genuine person and someone we could instantly trust. I would definitely recommend Maggie to someone who is looking for a great experience when selling their home and wish her all the very best in her personal and professional life."
Our family is extremely pleased with Maggie. She went the extra mile to ensure that we had the best properties to view. She took personal care to see that our needs were being met in the properties we visited. Maggie followed up with our queries and was always willing to listen.
Having decided on a property, Maggie extended to us all the support she could provide. We were fully informed about the features of the property, so we felt comfortable making our decisions. We can proudly state that we are owners of a new property, all thanks to Maggie. We would strongly recommend Maggie to others in similar situation such as ours.
We would like to say how much we appreciated the professionalism and help that Maggie gave us with selling our property. She always kept us well informed about what was happening and what we needed to do and she was very easy to communicate with. We gave Maggie a time frame in which to sell the house and with excellent marketing and hard work she achieved this for us. Maggie made selling the property a lot less stressful and we would recommend her to anyone whether selling or buying.Glenda & Gavin Warbrooke
Maggie was our agent to sell our property in Kelston and the deal was completed at a good price and without hassle. We found Maggie very professional, intelligent and easy to deal with. She has gone the extra mile to help us sort out things in an appropriate way. She is very efficient in updating and keeping us informed about the progress. As a person, she has a great sense of humor. She is trustworthy and I am sure wherever she works she will be an asset to the company.Anjana & Dinesh Singh
Maggie has been a pleasant and helpful agent to work with. One of her best qualities is listening to exactly what we want and answering all our questions. She is not pushy and is patient and professional. The effort, energy and commitment that you provided for our transactions went far beyond our expectations. We could have never believed working with a real estate agent could have been so wonderful. We would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a kind and considerate realtor."Melina & Sudeep Roy
We would like to express our appreciation of the efforts that Maggie brought to us, not only to help us find a buyer for our house, but also finding the new place under many restrictions and limitations that came along with it. Maggie made all of this look easy, giving us a wonderful experience.
Our selling/buying situation was quite unique with a high level of complication where we have the condition of sale subject to finding the new place to move into. With price negotiation, she made sure that all the steps that we took will benefit both parties to achieve the objective of buying and selling without any complications. At the same time she started helping us find a place to move. When we shortlisted the properties we liked, Maggie helped us with the process such us entering the contract, giving us advise in the negotiation process and also taking us to the owner's place for negotiation somewhere down at the end of Huia road, a trip at night in heavy rain during mid winter season, it's definitely an experience we would never forget of how helpful she was.
Her broad experience in the industry reflected in the way of how she handled queries regarding the buying/selling process. It was all handled professionally and any issues that arose were solved smoothly in an appropriate way, making sure everything was under control right from the start up until we have the key to our new place. That was an extraordinary effort she showed us and she was definitely willing to go the extra mile to achieve a difficult task. After we moved to our new place, Maggie still kept in contact to make sure everything is all right with us.
Finally, we can confirm that we found her excellent and can only say that her dedication and understanding brought us to where we are now. It was her excellent customer service, negotiating skills and the ability to put herself in the customer's shoes that makes her different to others. Thank you Maggie - We really appreciated your help!
Maggie, I have moved to my new place and I have never been happier in my life. I thank you for all your help in finding the house and helping me through the home buying process. You ensured I did all the required preliminary checks before signing on any deal. I enjoyed the whole experience of looking for homes, negotiating the deal and finally moving in because you made it so easy and stress free. Thank you.Carolina Fernandes
I just wanted to thank you for your diligence and constant work ethics. I always see positive results every time I've had you work on my behalf. It was only a week in from my first call that you had the place ready to be on market and a week before the auction you've had my place sold on pre-auction. To trust your work meant that I was able t o really be confident that I would not only gain by the benefits of my home being marketed but really have the results - I would appreciate not only with this interaction but from my whole experience in the real estate market.
Your confidence and ability to negotiate really is fruitful and beneficial. It has been great working with you and a real pleasant experience that has changed my view on the confidence of the housing market. I may work with you again as an investor down the road. Who knows However you do set the standards in possibilities. Well done on your work Maggie. I really appreciate the results.