I am extremely excited about helping you accomplish your real estate goals!
I moved into real estate because it is a people business. It also involves listening to and understanding your needs as clients and building trustworthy relationships.
I have been a teacher most of my working life. I enjoyed my job as an adult educator particularly interacting with adults from various cultural backgrounds and professions. This profession gave me a chance to hone my interpersonal and people's skills along with developing empathy and ability to connect with people from various walks of life.
The skills from my previous profession are transferrable to real estate along with my values of truthfulness, honesty and integrity.
I live locally in Lynfield and understand the area well having lived here for almost nine years. I love Lynfield for its cultural diversity and proximity to beautiful bays and bush walks.
I am a proud mother of two beautiful children. My hobbies are reading, travelling, cooking and playing soccer with Mia (my Jack Russell) and taking her for walks.
My philosophy in life is - "There is no substitute for hard work!"
In November last year, we sold our house with Monica's help. We just wanted to (belatedly), express our gratitude for her hard work selling a difficult cross-lease property with frustrating circumstances, and for the incredible outcome she provided us at auction.
Monica's marketing process was top notch and we felt she was honest, knowledgeable and trustworthy throughout. Her communication was excellent and she went above and beyond to research complicated areas of property law for us. She remained amazingly calm and professional throughout some considerable 'downs'and provided the right amount of positivity and empathy during some really difficult moments, due to our neighbours.
Monica was able to keep our selling process succinct, providing many interested viewers and bidders for our auction. Despite having to delay the auction, she was still able to provide us with a better result than we could have imagined.
We highly recommend Monica and we wish her all the best for her career in real estate.Lucy Patston & Emiel Fokke
"Our house hunt was five years in the making!! Because of our family composition we had to encompass various factors i.e. floor area, land, stairs, schools, budget, ageing parents etc. And, when we found a house that met everything, something was still amiss. The warmth of a home.
Over time, a level of frustration can creep inside both stakeholders i.e. buyers and salesperson. This frustration can influence both parties to compromise – buyers pick houses that are currently available and salespeople lose interest in their buyers.
Luckily for us, Monica joined us in our search. Asking a few fundamental questions and after a few hits and misses, she clearly understood our expectations. And since then, she never let us compromise. She never influenced our decision and was always ready on short notice. Being stressed about the most expensive purchase you’d ever make is a given. But it need not be if you have someone who’s willing to walk the mile. The result is we found a beautiful home which ticked all the boxes.
If you are looking for someone who’d listen, retain, show unyielding patience and positively encourage you to never give up then I’d highly recommend Monica Bajaj. If she can help us find our dream home, the chances are she’ll find yours too.
Thanks Monica.Rakhi & Joe
This was our first time selling a property and were a bit apprehensive about it. Once we got in touch with Monica, we felt reassured. She firstly gave us a good background on how the sale process worked and then provided a reasonably accurate market valuation of the property. Once we decided to engage with Monica, we found her really professional and reassuring during the sale process. She gave us the most up-to-date information which we found valuable during price negotiations. She was always courteous, polite, confident and on time. We would like to thank Monica for the sale and the effort she put into it. It was a wonderful experience for us and will recommend Monica to anyone wanting to buy or sell.Manish & Rohini Purandare
A big shout out to Monica Bajaj
I, Shannu Punjabi and my husband, Tarun Punjabi recently took possession of our first home, just in time for the New Year, and we would like to say a big thank you to Monica Bajaj.
We would like to mention that she is absolutely a gem of the person to deal with. The way she handled the first meeting, with absolutely ignorant first home buyers like us, and explained the entire home buying process, was amazing. We are sure noone else could have been better than her. She promised that within three months we would be in our own nest and she kept the promise by her smart work.
Not only did she understand all our needs from our first conversation, but she also conveyed her expectations so clearly that during entire buying process we had no clash of thought process and understanding. This made the buying journey more cheerful. Last but not the least, she also recommended the other vendors who were equally professional.
We never thought that home buying could be such a enjoyable experience even though we were under Level 3 restrictions. We will recommend her services to all of our friends and everyone else we come across who is a first home buyer. She is truly an asset to Barfoot & Thompson and we wish her and her entire team all the best.
Please keep doing the good work, as you are not only selling homes, but making sure that new home owners are comfortably settling down in their own nest.Shannu & Tarun Punjabi
I would like to thank Monica for the successful sale of my property. I first met Monica after she had sold a couple of houses nearby. She kept me updated with recent sales in the area, but respected that I wasn't ready to sell at that time, but understood it was a possibility in the near future. Once I was ready to sell I knew Monica was the right person to list with. She gave me all the information I needed and kept me updated regularly and she always made sure that I understood fully. Monica made a wonderful job of marketing the property, photos, all the advertising and I'm sure that had a lot to do with the property selling. Monica is a kind professional who is positive, cheerful, very respectful, and I always felt she genuinely cared about what was best for me. I would absolutely recommend Monica to anyone wanting to buy or sell, and I was extremely happy with the price she got me for the sale of the property. She is wonderful.
Permanently based in Sydney with Covid travel restrictions, we really needed a real estate salesperson who we could rely on to manage the end-to-end sales process without any hiccups - we could have not asked for a better salesperson.
Monica provided in-depth market analysis which in turn resulted in a highly accurate sales estimate (pre-auction sale price surpassing our expectations). She provides frequent updates from the moment you first engage with her all the way up until final inspection/settlement.
Monica really went the extra mile for us, from arranging landscapers, waterblasting, heathy homes inspections, the list goes on, all while dealing very respectfully with the tenant.
Thank you for making selling our house such a seamless process!
If you would like to achieve your 'big hairy audacious goal' then Monica is the salesperson you NEED.Darian & Dania
Firstly, thank you to you and your team for the successful sale of my Richardson Road property. I especially would like to thank Monica for the excellent work she did on marketing the property. She gave us excellent suggestions regarding staging and making the property as appealing as possible. She even brought some of her own furniture for the staging. Her suggestions and expertise were brilliant. She always communicated well with us with regards to buyer feedback. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends if they want to sell their property.
“It’s getting close to our settlement day (just over a week to go), so before this happens, Joy and I would like to express our gratitude and thanks to your team at Blockhouse Bay and especially the efforts of David Wang and Monica Bajaj.
We have sold several properties over the years but this has been by far our best experience. From our first meeting with David and Monica we felt very comfortable, they listened intently and we felt they understood our needs. They also conveyed a good understanding of our property, location and market place.
Once the campaign started they quickly showed they had everything under control. We were completely at ease and happy to stand back and let them see the campaign through to completion. They worked with no fanfare, just sound judgement and good principles, which accumulated in a fantastic result on the day of the auction.
Our thanks to you, your team, and to David and Monica.John & Joy Hewlett
I worked with Monica during a very uncertain time when the world was basically in lockdown for 4 weeks (Covid19) and the real estate market was changing rapidly. My family and I were looking at selling our house which was extremely daunting due to such uncertain circumstances and also try find our dream house to move into.
It was during this whole period where I found Monica to be so calm, patient, professional, reassuring and extremely proactive. Monica’s knowledge of the market and experience as a professional real estate salesperson really shone through. She not only made the whole process so seamless and managed everything but came through with all of our needs and requirements. We are so grateful for making one of the biggest decisions of our lives so seamless Monica!
I would highly recommend working with Monica whether it’s selling or buying a house as she has the skill-set of really understanding her clients and working with you to achieve the best results.
Once again thanks a lot Monica! We really enjoyed working with you!
RegardsBrenton and Shantell
It was a pleasure to have Monica Bajaj as a professional guide helping us through our first home buy in Auckland. Especially when we had no clue where to start! We only provided her with our wish list and thereafter she was right on the job with her professional support and guidance at each and every step. She was patient with all our anxious queries and her thorough work approach and positive and enthusiastic attitude helped us sail through effectively during the time we were house-hunting in the market. We really enjoyed being in trusted hands. Thank you so much Monica for such a great support and we're sure to recommend you to those looking to buy their dream home in Auckland! Keep it up��
Thank you and wish you all the best in all your endeavours.
Sold within two weeks! Monica was awesome she helped for hours prepare our house interior for taking photos and went beyond. Monica always kept in contact with us and send us updates of what's happening .. Very happy we went with her . Would highly recommend to friends and family. She provided an outstanding and very helpful service. She made herself readily available to come around to us anywhere anytime to speak with us personally even we live so far away. Me and Jessie would not hesitate to recommend Monica to any of our family and friends should they require a real estate agent in the future.
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"I recently sold my house in Blockhouse Bay and Monica was my sales agent. I was not referred to anyone in Barfoot & Thompson but I decided to walk into the Blockhouse Bay branch, and I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Monica. As I was an overseas vendor, there were certain things that needed to be done around the house in order to prepare it for sale. To me, Monica went above and beyond of what is expected of a sales agent as she helped with the minor touch-ups and repairs of the house to prepare for the sale preparation without additional fees. Monica was very efficient and professional in all her dealings, and kept a very good channel of communication every step of the way. I would highly recommend Monica to be your sales agent if you want a professional service for the sale of your house.
Once again, thank you for your help."
Barfoot & Thompson were a breeze to work with. Very professional and available at all times. If you're selling in Lynfield, make sure you ask for Monica!Lucy and Emiel
We recently sold a property in Lynfield. The sale was very successful and part of that was due to Monica Bajaj. From the time we signed up with Monica and Barfoot & Thompson, we were impressed. Monica kept us updated regularly, answered various questions, guided us through times of uncertainty. Monica assisted in preparing the house for auction, from the selection of the package for advertising to staging the house to the use of social media for further advertising. Her dedication and commitment went beyond the call of duty with her investing significantly in the process.
We recommend Monica Bajaj for your property transaction.
My Wife and I bought our family home via Barfoot & Thompson last August and Monica was the agent who had listed the property. We loved dealing with Monica, we found her friendly, informative, upfront with a relaxed approach when dealing with us. Even though Monica was representing the vendor we found her extremely open and helpful and a person of high integrity. Monica made it easy for us to decide on buying our home and one year on, we couldn't be happier having found our little slice of paradise- thanks Monica!"Anton Leyland - Head of Recipe Development, My Food Bag
SOLD That's exactly what happened when we asked Monica to sell our much loved family home for us. We met Monica at an open home for another property she was selling, and straight away we were impressed with her professionalism and friendly manner. We listed our property with Monica and she made the process very easy and informed us very well throughout. Monica is a very hard-working and dedicated person, and we would highly recommend getting in touch with her if you have property to sell. Thanks Monica for all your hard work.Andrew & Debbie Aley - Lynfield
We have had the pleasure of working with Monica as both a seller, and also looking for a new home. We first met Monica when she presented a buyer for our property. During the process, we were able to express what we were looking for, and at no time did we feel pressured or as if we were being managed to another price expectation. We always felt that she was working for us and making sure the buyer understood our position and Monica managed to make both us and the buyer happy with the final price - which is great considering it can be such a stressful process.
During the search for a home, Monica was also both patient and thorough. She showed only properties that met certain criteria, and was patient enough to spend the time with us to feel comfortable making a buying decision. We really appreciated the fact that she wasn't pushy, and that she really took the time to understand us as people and what we really wanted.
We noticed Monica has great people reading skills and also possesses the ability to communicate in a very clear and effective manner which made the whole process really clean and simple. We really think that this is a great part of her success and we would have absolutely no hesitation to use Monica again for any future sales or purchases.
If you are reading this you may well be looking to buy or sell a house & we would love to share our home buying experience with Monica Bajaj- our realtor from Barfoot & Thompson, Blockhouse Bay.
When we first met Monica, we learnt that she was fairly new in the real estate field and we had our in- exhaustive wish list, tight budget and limited time to look for a house. This was a big challenge that Monica took upon herself to find us a home. We were very pleased and relieved that unlike other agents, Monica actually took time to know what we wanted in a home.
Like clockwork Monica would send new listings, set time and appointment for the weekend, and drive us around to open homes. After the first few home visits Monica recognised our style. Many an open homes and auctions later we came upon this house in East Auckland where we really needed to act fast. All that evening and the next day Monica kept shuttling between Blockhouse Bay and Dannemora, negotiating the deal in our favour. We would not be sitting in this house without Monica's commitment and the urgency and patience she handled it with.
Throughout the home buying process Monica was always reachable, extremely responsive and thoughtful in her recommendations. We never felt pressured or rushed into any decision. She is the most service- oriented realtor we have known and would recommend her services to anyone.
We are doing well, settling into our new home. It is hard to believe that it has been almost two months since we moved in.
We commend you Monica, for your excellent service during the purchase of our home. We had certain concerns in the beginning, of you being a newbie in this field, but your performance as our advocate was a true blessing and comfort. You went over and above our expectations to make it happen. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Your caring nature, integrity and dedication to your job and clients will bring you many successes of which we are very sure.
Thank you and kind regards,
"Monica is absolutely delightful to work with, and I have been blessed to have her involved in helping me choose a beautiful lifestyle property.
She assisted me effortlessly, nothing was too hard with everything from beginning through to completion. I have had a very pleasant interaction with Barfoot and Thomson as a result as she represented the brand beautifully.
I am thankful to her for her advice, due diligence, prompt answers and help with queries to help me choose and purchase a property that I can cherish and will reside in for a long time. She knew what I wanted and ensured I got it, with no pressure of any sort.
I would be very happy to recommend her and use her services again in the future."
"Our search for a property that suits our needs had been unsuccessful for quite sometime. Thanks to Monica's tireless effort we were finally able to purchase a house that suited our requirements and much more. She is a wonderful communicator who took a lot of pressure away from us during this hectic period and made buying a property really enjoyable. As someone who works full time she made it easy for me to view properties, working around my schedule, even if it meant viewing homes outside her working hours. We really appreciate her hard work and highly recommend Monica to anyone who is currently struggling in the housing market. Thank you, Monica."Seema
"Monica was very helpful in finding a right home to meet our requirements in this busy period and made my new home purchase process comfortable and easy. She is a delight to work with. I will recommend her to my family and friends."B Gundu
"As young first home owners, especially in the current Auckland property market, the decision to sell was quite intimidating. We had a lot of questions around the process and uncertainty on what to expect. It was very reassuring to have someone like Monica during this process to help answer our tireless onslaught of questions and patiently guide us through every step, regardless of the time of day! She made the entire experience very pleasant and had us at ease from the moment we decided to sell with her & Barfoot. The process was smooth and the outcome far exceeded our expectations - we sold in just over a week! We would like to sincerely thank Monica for her efforts and would most certainly look in the same direction for our next move in the property market."Aneesh & Panova