As Sales Manager of Barfoot & Thompson Remuera, when I see my team grow and achieve their personal and professional goals, I know I’ve done my job. I love meeting new people and solving problems and real estate gives me the opportunity to do just that, every working day.
If you want to be the best you have to work with the best, is my philosophy! Barfoot & Thompson’s primary focus is on the Auckland and Northland property markets. Focusing on one geographic location and holding approximately 40% of the market, ensures that we know the Auckland property market better than any other New Zealand real estate company.
For the last 12 years, I’ve been working in real estate in the UK. I moved to New Zealand in October 2021 and settled in Auckland. There are differences in the UK and NZ property markets and I’m enjoying bringing my experiences to the table. Having built an office from scratch in the past, I relish the opportunity to motivate the younger members of my team.
I spent most of my childhood by the water, so moving to Auckland with the Waitemata Harbour on one side and the Manukau Harbour on the other gives me a great work-life balance. I’m very into water sports, sailing in particular, and have won many European and national sailing titles. I’ve recently taken up the new and amazing sport of WingFoiling. It’s a cross between WindSurfing and Kitesurfing – you ride a foil board while carrying a hand-held inflatable sail. Sounds crazy but I love it.
I am a very focused and organised individual and when I’m faced with a challenge I give it my best. I recently cycled, unsupported, the length of Britain from Land’s End to John o’ Groats!
My focus and challenge is to motivate my team so they can be the best they can be!