Choosing me to sell your home brings with it the support of the entire Barfoot & Thompson network. With all 77+ branches linked by one central system, it allows for the opportunity to introduce your property to salespeople Auckland and Northland wide. This ensures that when it comes to selling your property, you’re getting true market value, nothing less, a support system that simply can’t be matched.
I began my real estate career in 2011 after seven years at home with my children. My initial role was arranging the marketing and administration for one of Barfoot & Thompson’s top performing salespeople at the time. This role allowed me the opportunity to discover just how the best salespeople operate and how they successfully manage both their clients selling needs and buying desires.
After gaining four years of experience and with plenty of guidance from my mentors, I struck out on my own and have been selling property ever since.
Prior to joining Barfoot & Thompson, I worked in the UK and South Africa. I am confident that my work experience in project management, marketing, human resources and operations provides a solid foundation for selling real estate.
I take a huge amount of pride in maintaining positive and honest relationships with not only my clients but my colleagues too. My primary goal throughout all my interactions is to always remain professional and energetic.
If there is one vital lesson I have learnt over the years, it is that real estate isn’t about houses, it’s about relationships. And that’s one aspect I truly believe I am good at, and just as importantly, I enjoy!
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We would thoroughly recommend the services of Michele Ballinger. Throughout the sales process during the Auckland Lockdown, we were unable to meet Michele nor check on our property as we reside outside Auckland. The entire sales process from marketing and listing to the auction was managed with great expertise, efficiency and speed by Michele, through phone calls, emails and completion of the documents online. Nothing was too difficult for her – she arranged for our vacant property to be fit for sale, clean, tidy, safe and secure. She organised for the lawns to be mowed and the fence waterblasted with no problems. She regularly kept us updated of viewings and was very professional and friendly in every aspect. Overall, we were thrilled with the result and have no hesitation in recommending Michele.Margaret & Mike
Michele Ballinger has not only given us all the support, she has gone extra, extra miles to help us with everything we needed, and thought of things we didn't know. Truly the best we have ever worked with!Jeff & Cindy
Thanks again for all your help Michele. I don't think we would have been able to do it without you. The whole process became so much easier as soon as you got involved and the advice and encouragement you gave us through the process was invaluable. We can't wait to move in.Vincent and Joanna
Michele went above and beyond with helping my partner and I buy our home. It’s a stressful process but Michele made us feel at ease throughout. She was very accommodating and happy to work around us and our busy lives. We found her communication fantastic and she made sure we understood the next steps and answered any of our questions. We would highly recommend using Michele whether you are buying or selling your home.Pascal and Alix
Michele Ballinger, of Barfoot & Thompson, was a pleasure to deal with when we purchased our home in Cockle Bay. She was accommodating when it came to viewing the property outside of the open home times (which clashed with my husband’s work) and exuded friendliness. She was genuinely excited for us when we won the auction. We have dealt with a lot of various salespeople over the years, as this is not our first property, and it is refreshing to have someone so organised, responsive when it comes to communicating, and personable. I would recommend her, if you were thinking of having her sell your property. She has a good way with people which positively impacts a sale. If you’re buying and she is your salesperson – lucky you! She is awesome to deal with.Katie and Christopher Phillips
Buying or selling, Michele is the right pick!
Michele was an exceptional salesperson to deal with throughout the journey. She was knowledgeable, helpful, generous, and always had great communication. I would recommend Michele to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house. The auction process can be a scary one but Michele lead me through it every step of the way advising and calming my nerves!
My husband and I had been searching for the perfect house for quite some time when we discovered a little gem nestled away off the road. We called on Michele from Barfoot and Thompson to help us purchase the house at a price within our budget and that met our needs for settlement etc. Michele worked tirelessly at ensuring the process went smoothly, she kept us informed at every stage and really worked at ensuring our best interest were at the forefront of the negotiations. We secured the house and had a seamless transition due to her excellent work. Michele is outstanding at her job and does her best to produce an exceptional outcome for those she works for.Sarah and Vern
I am the one who should be thanking you for this lovely apartment, which is everything I had hoped for. You made the sale of my apartment seem so easy, but I know that it was your professional business manner that was the main factor. For me personally, I found you so approachable and I will be forever grateful for such a great experience.Verna - Esplanade Rd, Mt Eden