I came to New Zealand in 1997 from Tianjin, China and spent 15 years in IT as a web developer. An opportunity arose in real estate and I said yes! I am passionate about property, particularly in Auckland, and helping people live their dreams is a great motivator.
I like the fact that Barfoot & Thompson is a non-franchised company and that salespeople share the listed properties, a real advantage to buyers and sellers. My qualifications include Bachelor of Computing Systems, Certificate of NZ Diploma in Business, Accounting and Finance, and Bachelor of Civil Engineering, and I believe that my financial accounting, project planning and coordination, digital marketing and communication skills are real assets in real estate. An added skill is my fluency in both English and Mandarin.
Having been a resident at Stonefields since 2012, I admit to having a soft spot for the development. I like being in real estate and living in the community and take pride in being on-hand for any help or advice I can give with all aspects of selling, purchasing and household moving.
I enjoy gardening and walking my dogs daily means that I know many of the Stonefield dogs and their owners.
Call me anytime to discuss your real estate needs, buying or selling, I love it all!
It was coincidence or fate that I found a Barfoot & Thompson flyer with Mary's contact details in my letterbox just a few weeks before I needed to look for a salesperson to sell our house. And usually, I would have put it in the recycle bin already but I didn't. From the moment I contacted Mary, she has been an absolute star. She is friendly and very approachable. Mary is very knowledgeable with the current market and she is also very resourceful. She explained clearly what all our options were and guided us through the whole marketing process with regular updates. Mary worked relentlessly and went out of her way to help us in every aspect and to achieve the best result for the sale of our house. On our auction day, I was in happy tears as we achieved an outstanding result. We will without a doubt use Mary's service again when we need to sell or buy a house and recommend her to anyone we know who need to sell or buy as well. If anyone who is looking for a genuine and hard work working person who has the best interest at heart for you, Mary is the person you need!Lillian Siao - December 2020
“When it comes to real estate salespeople, I cannot recommend Mary Du highly enough. She was contacted by my daughter-in-law, and from the moment Mary became involved, there was nothing that was too much trouble. Mary organized home staging, made excellent suggestions for presentation of the property, and guided my son and daughter-in-law throughout the whole process. She reassured them when they got nervous, and worked tirelessly to bring in every potential buyer she could. It was like dealing with a friend, and she was more than happy to speak to me on several occasions, and I wasn’t even her client. On the day, the sales price she managed to achieve well exceeded our expectations. I would be more than happy to use Mary’s services again, and already, she’s doing everything she can to find a new home for my son and daughter-in-law.”Catherine Lea, Mother of Vendor Chris Lea
Mary went above and beyond the call of duty for our family during a very difficult time. Selling our house at auction with a stunning result that exceeded our expectations, along with assisting in viewings and information of future properties, Mary has been amazing. Thank you! FromChris Lea, Vendor Tihi Street, Stonefields
We were one of the under bidders of a property that Mary advertised. Since then, she went out of her way to help us and contact potential sellers with similar properties. A month later, we managed to secure our new home from one of the sellers she contacted and negotiated an off market purchase. We couldn’t thank her enough for effort!! Mary is professional, she is willing to understand her clients and deliver with tremendous effort, highly recommended!May & Jerry - Buyer 10 Dec 2020
We approached Mary Du, a real estate salesperson for Barfoot & Thompson, because we had decided to sell a 4-bedroom terrace property in Stonefields. The property was tenanted at the time which added a layer of complexity to selling the property and meant that the salesperson we chose, had to be capable of effectively liaising with both our tenant, our property manager and also ourselves throughout the process. Mary did an absolutely outstanding job, arranging the open home times with the tenant and also dealing with buyers who needed to see the property outside of those standard times in ways that caused the least disruption to our tenant. Throughout the three-week auction programme, she also provided us with detailed written updates each week about each person that went through the property, plus information about numbers of views and hits online on the various websites where the property was advertised. Come auction day, even after our property was passed in, Mary persisted in her negotiations with the interested parties and obtained a sale within half an hour of the auction closing.
We can’t recommend Mary highly enough! If you are looking for a hard-working, honest salesperson who has your best interests at heart, then look no further than Mary!Judith and Don Jones
Mary and Barry marketed our home in Epsom. They used a number of different media options including print and internet and through this attracted three bidders to the auction. All bidders were by phone due to the second wave of level 3 Covid-19. However this didn’t affect the bidding and in fact the final sale price was well above our reserve and our expectations. A huge thank you to you both for all your hard work, expertise and constant updates, as we went through the promotional period leading up to the auction. We highly recommend these two salespeople to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Auckland.Yi Gu - Vendor Rangiatea Road, Epsom
I contacted Barry recently to help me find an investment property, as interest rates on money in the bank were so low. With the help of his business partner Mary they showed me a number of properties in various suburbs in Auckland and I was able to secure a very good property in One Tree Hill. Thank you to you both, you are the best!Lan - Buyer Tawa Road, One Tree Hill
This was the first time we had sold a house in New Zealand. Mary and Barry were great at guiding us through the process and carefully explained all our options. Barry has years of experience and Mary has the added bonus of speaking Chinese so they make a fab team! We were very happy with their services.Anita & Gerald Masters - Wynne Gray Avenue, Stonefields
Barry and Mary did an absolutely amazing job in marketing and selling our home in St Heliers during Covid-19. They were restricted on viewing numbers and times to show people through, however that was worked through with careful and professional planning and management and resulted in a successful sale in a reasonably short period of time. We received regular feedback and updates from all buyer appointments.Bill & Bev - Kaimata Street, St Heliers
Daniel and Mary explained the process fully and clearly and gave me options without feeling like I was being pressured into anything.Matthew Mays