When it comes to buying and selling property I absolutely love it! From meeting loads of new people to driving through stunning rural landscapes and glimpsing gardens tucked away down long driveways. It's about helping people progress to the next chapter of their lives, it's seeing the joy properties bring to their new owners and all the different intimate moments that go along with working in someone's home... often their sanctuary.
Growing up in the beach town of Maraetai and then on a farm in Clevedon, cemented my passion for the great outdoors. I landed in Franklin unexpectedly about eight years ago, an area I would describe as a beautiful, dynamic and vibrant place to live, work and raise my family. Since then, I’ve worked in the real estate industry and for the last two years I’ve worked as a rural lifestyle sales specialist. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
A skill-set from my training as a graphic designer includes marketing, photography and design. I am also a proven no-nonsense negotiator.
If you choose to work with me, you will be greeted with a focused, enthusiastic, can-do attitude. My goal has always been simple... to complete transactions in an open, positive stress-free manner, resulting in my clients returning to me with their future business.
Whether you're looking to upsize, downsize, use your equity to purchase again or your circumstances have simply changed... call anytime for a friendly, no obligation chat. I have the tools to give your greatest asset the attention it deserves.
"After interviewing several salespeople, we decided to list with Anthony and Nicola from Barfoot & Thompson. They worked well together and complemented each other well. They delivered feedback in a timely manner and were knowledgeable about the rural/lifestyle market. I'm glad to say the sale price exceeded our expectations. Thanks again."S Anderson
"We recently listed our family home with Nicola. She was professional, knowledgeable and communicated with us well, always answering our questions and giving honest feedback on the open homes. The photos taken of our home were amazing. Thank you for all your time and effort you put into marketing and selling our beautiful home."L & K Kersten
Thank you Nicola for making the sale of our house quick and easy especially with the circumstances. Your input for the presentation was appreciated and I’m sure made all the difference. Hope we can do it again in the future.A Chaffe
We recently sold our family home, it was a huge change for us and Nicola made the process so easy reassuring us the whole way. She was continually keeping us up to date with prospective buyers as well as current trends that may effect our sale. It was a pleasure to work with Nicola who answered all our questions and we always felt she was going the extra mile for us. We would wholeheartedly recommend Nicola to work with for buying or selling your family home.B & M Steenson
We would definitely recommend Nicola and Stephanie from Barfoot & Thompson. It was a pleasure to work with them during the sale of our property. No question was left unanswered and they responded promptly to any queries we had. They worked very hard on our behalf to get us a satisfactory result. We believe that without their dedication and commitment, this result may not have been achieved.Wayne and Sorrell Beatty
"Nicola made the process of selling the home so easy. The photos of the property were amazing, the open homes ran smoothly and with her experience and knowledge of the local rural property market we sold within seven days of being on the market." Thanks for everything ��
Selling rural property takes a person with a certain knowledge on how the intricacies work. We were fortunate enough to find Nicola, on a whim, when we looked at another property she was selling. She has the background growing up locally, on how a property like ours worked, from water pumps to stockyards. Nicola is quick to come back with information we request and is always willing to go above and beyond her role to help sell our property and all while she was heavily pregnant! We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wanting to buy or sell. She is friendly, approachable, efficient, highly knowledgeable and tells you the facts without the spin. Thank you Nicola, for helping to both sell our beloved home and also purchase the dream land we wanted.Nancy and Wayne
On this occasion, we were those annoying buyers that turned up to an open home just as you are pulling down the open home signs. Nicola was more than obliging to re-open the home for us to view. Needless to say we fell in love with the property and knew that we were in good hands with Nicola straight away. From that moment, she blew us away sharing knowledge of the property, rural lifestyle and the area. There was no question that went unanswered. We were new to rural life so all this information has been invaluable. Through the long negotiation stage, Nicola was prompt with her delivery and we never once doubted that she would make the property our new family home. From replying to late night texts and obtaining evidence of council consents, Nicola went well above her duty as an agent. Her bubbly, and approachable personality made us feel at ease throughout the settlement process. If we were ever to sell this property, we would list with her, no questions asked.H & W Austin
We listed with Nicola McPherson as she was the key contact during our last sale with Barfoot & Thompson. The sale process only took a few days due to another agent having an interested client. The sale was seamless and concluded in a very short time with us being kept well informed throughout the process. Painless and efficient.P Robinson
The Agents we had who looked after us were absolutely fantastic. Scott and Nicola always went above and beyond to make the process easy for us. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott and Nicola for the wonderful job they did. Scott and the team we can't thank you enough. It was under 3 weeks that our beautiful home was sold. Scott really delivered on everything he said he would do! What an amazing job and I would be recommending Scott and his team to anyone looking for a superb Real Estate Agent. Thank you once again from my family and I. Look forward to doing more buying and selling in the future.Ash & Mo - March 2018
Thanks for the way you were so helpful to us, even though we didn't buy through you in the end. I guess it's not just a money thing for you, it's also about the people, and it shows. I expect you will do very well in the RE business.M & K Thompson
We recently listed and then subsequently sold, at auction, our rural residential property in Franklin. We met Nicola during this process as she is an assistant to the agent with whom we listed our property. Nicola managed most of the open homes during our marketing campaign and provided us with feedback and updates following each open home. We found her to be highly professional, completely engaged in the process, easy to talk to and she seemed able to develop good rapport with the visitors that viewed our property. We both found her feedback to be useful, informative and valuable in keeping us abreast of developments. From this feedback we could accurately determine the levels of interest in our property and we gained a real sense of progress and of any developments during the sales process. We both believe it was the relationship that she developed with the eventual purchaser that enabled us to achieve a very satisfactory negotiated settlement on the auction date. Such was our confidence in her that following the sale of our property we have chosen to engage her again in the listing of a further property we are currently marketing for sale.P & C Robertson
On meeting Nicola for the first time we found her to be very friendly, most helpful and with her bubbly personality, she made us feel comfortable and at ease in asking her questions about the property.
Nicola has always been prompt in response to messages via email or phone calls, finding out necessary information from the vendors that we needed regarding the property.
We received a beautiful bunch of flowers from Nicola a couple of days after we were successful with the auction which was very much appreciated. She has continued to correspond and liaise between us and the vendors and genuinely has shown interest in the progress of the sale of our place and the situation in which the vendors are in, which is looking for another place to rent until they move into their completed home.
I'm sure she would be an asset to home sellers as she is to us as buyers. We are thankful and appreciative of her support.
Nicola has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Very honest, helpful and caring. She helped us buy our now home that we immediately fell in love with at an open home, held by Nicola. Thanks to Nicola everything went extremely smoothly and stress free.
Thanks so much,
Sincerely appreciate everything you have done Nicola, through our whole journey, you've been energetic, welcoming, helpful and open since we first met you - even recently whilst on leave!! We'd recommend you to anyone going forward and Scott is very very lucky to have you.K & B Hickman