Top Salesperson, Kohimarama Branch, to end March 2022
#5 Individual Salesperson, Commercial, to end March 2019
#5 Individual Salesperson, Commercial, to end March 2017
I have recently moved to live full-time on Great Barrier Island. My wife Jackie and I own a property at beautiful Okupu, where we have lived for the past 14 years with our two children. The children both now attend Otago University and Jackie and I are currently building a new family home on the property and I’m really excited.
I’m looking forward to our new life on the Barrier and will bring the Barfoot & Thompson brand to the island where I will work as a residential salesperson.
For the past 12 years I’ve worked from the Barfoot & Thompson City Commercial office as a Commercial and Industrial salesperson and I’m proud to say that I always finished in the top five salespeople and twice I’ve been Number 1! I was also the Manager of the Auckland Industrial team.
I have a Bachelor of Business Studies BBS, with a double major in Valuation and Property Management and I also hold a Diploma in Business Studies DBS, majoring in marketing. I owned my own valuation practice in Auckland, Regal Shadbolt Jensen, and completed my valuation registration. I also worked as a commercial mortgage broker for 10 years raising millions of dollars for commercial projects throughout New Zealand.
I am looking forward to the challenge of working on the Barrier as a residential/commercial salesperson. As in my career to date, I will bring the same level of professionalism and energy to the job.
So if you are thinking of selling and want to remove the stress from the selling process or you would like to talk with someone about your real estate requirements, I’m here to provide you professional and confidential advice to ensure your property is promoted in the best possible light.
When I sold my house recently through Barfoot & Thompson, I found my salesperson Mike to be very sympathetic to my needs. He worked with the Barfoot & Thompson office team to get the property listed asap and was readily available and happy to discuss any queries I had about the process. My property sold very quickly and thanks to Mike’s negotiation skills and professionalism, I was able to get exactly the price I was after. I found him to be knowledgeable about the industry, thorough and easy to deal with throughout the entire process.Verena
Kia Ora Mike
Just a short note of appreciation for all of your help in the purchase of my new home in Okupu. It has been a bit of a whirlwind week with you calling me on Friday evening letting me know about the listing, me flying up from Wanaka on Sunday morning and you showing me the property and finalising the offer Monday afternoon.
I very much appreciated working with you, being a seasoned professional who is extremely knowledgeable of the market and the product. Although you acted as both the selling and buying salesperson, I felt that you represented both parties interests equitably. I would certainly recommend you to anyone that is interested in selling or buying a property.
Thanks again for all of your help. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.John
When we decided to sell our section on Great Barrier, we considered whether to sell privately or go with the local real estate salesperson Mike. We decided to list our property with Mike Jensen, and it was a decision we did not regret.
The price he suggested and listed our property at was higher than we would have chosen, but he assured us on several occasions that it was a good section which he was confident would fetch the suggested amount as long as we weren't in a hurry to sell. He was right. It did.
Mike also suggested to us that our section might be sub dividable. We checked with the council and found it was, which was another good selling point. He also took great drone photos of our property capturing the early morning sun on the trees.
The salesperson's commission fees were more than compensated for by the higher than anticipated selling price.Pat
Mike recently handled the sale of our property in Garden Rd, Tryphena. We had owned the property for over 15 years and, when we decided to sell, our expectation was that it could potentially take quite some time to find a buyer, as is often the way on Aotea/GBI.
As it turned out, Mike organised an effective marketing campaign and presented us with three offers within two weeks of us signing the listing agreement. He also provided us with invaluable advice as to how to respond to each offer. We sold the property for well in excess of CV, with a short settlement period.
We were very impressed with Mike's professional approach to the sale, and delighted with the result. Having owned a property on the Barrier and now being a resident, Mike has valuable local knowledge. I have no hesitation in recommending Mike to prospective vendors and purchasers.Peter & Lindy Alderton