Real estate – it’s all about people. My commitment is to understand your needs and desires, ensuring that you are offered every opportunity to achieve your goals.
I have many years of experience in sales and management in the automotive industry, selling premium brands such as Mercedes Benz to light commercial, Ford and Honda. I’m ambitious, not afraid of a challenge, and I understand the buying and selling process. Add to that my good negotiating skills, and I’m ready to meet your needs.
With my South African upbringing, I have a great appreciation for life and feel most privileged to call New Zealand home. Life is wonderful! I’ve lived on the Hibiscus Coast for the past 12 years with my family and I’m looking forward to enjoying many more.
I believe people and relationships matter. Personal integrity and business ethics underline people’s way of life. By working with me, you will have my undivided attention, energy and enthusiasm.
Give me a call at the Barfoot & Thompson Whangaparaoa branch and we’ll start working towards achieving your property goals.
To all prospective vendors or purchasers, I would like to document my experiences with Barfoot & Thompson real estate with regard to the sale of my home in December 2020. In particular my impressions of one of their salespeople, Nicky van Wijk. Although Nicky was not the listing salesperson, I was contacted by her the same day the photos of the property were taken asking if she could bring a prospective client around the following morning.
This viewing was completed and the same afternoon, Nicky again contacted me asking if her clients could revisit the property in about one hour. I again had contact from Nicky in the early evening asking if she could visit as she had an offer to present. This offer was presented and accepted.
Nicky then organised a time for the purchasers builder to do an inspection of the property asking if I could be in attendance to answer any questions he may have.
Throughout the short sales process Nicky constantly impressed me by her proactiveness, professionalism and her work ethic, keeping me informed at each step of the sales process.
If you are looking for a proactive professional real estate salesperson to sell your home, I would definitely recommend Nicky van Wijk as a great person to start with.
Yours sincerelyDoug Parlane
We felt our salespeople Debbie Donovan and Nicky van Wijk, worked hard and conscientiously in marketing our property achieving an excellent price in the sale. Debbie and Nicky kept us well informed throughout the process so that we were comfortable with an auction that we hadn't previously experienced. 10/10Karen Pullein
Living in the Kaipara, we were looking to purchase a new home in the Warkworth to Stanmore Bay area. In an unprecedented period of high demand, short supply property sales, Nicky was great in keeping us up-to-date with emails and phone calls. She was able to manage viewings and appointments that allowed us to achieve a lot in one day visits.
Under the circumstances, Nicky took the pressure upon herself. Her regular reassurances that everything would work out and we would find a suitable property proved to be the case.
Thanks NickyDavid & Jenny - Purchaser
Hi Nicky and Debbie,
Craig and I would like to thank you so much for your vibrant, professional and friendly dealings with us in purchasing our home in Manly, Whangaparaoa. At all times you bothered with us and answered your phone to our phone calls, and visits.
We are very happy in our new home and we thank you for being easy to talk to, and taking the time to sell to us!
RegardsJo Pink & Craig Bluett - Purchaser
Thank you for all of your efforts, patience, approachability and caring as you helped us with finding a new home. My family and I deeply appreciate all of the open homes that weren't your listings but that you found for us and showed up to, along with the advice along the way.
We wish you every success in your real estate career.
Yours sincerelyMatt Anthony & Family - Purchaser
"It was our plan to travel from Nelson to Whangaparaoa to do the cleaning and maintenance required to get our property ready for sale. Unfortunately the COVID 19 Lockdown prevented us from doing that. Debbie and Nicky assured us that they could identify the work required and then organise and co-ordinate the tradespeople to have all the work completed in three weeks.. They were right and they did a fantastic job of making sure that everything was completed on time. Nothing was too much trouble. During the process they both checked in with us by phone and email every few days to make sure we were happy with progress. We couldn’t have asked for better service than we got from this Barfoot & Thompson team. They earned their money, and got us ours!"Rae & Lloyd
Nicky’s card reads that “Real estate is all about the people.” This could not be more correct in her case. Nicky remains focused on her client’s requests. She works tirelessly to listen to your story and what you want from your new home. She remains focused on your requests, even if you as a client, deviate. She is reliable and a great communicator.
Nicky treats you with respect and regardless of the price of your home. She appreciates the reality of purchasing a new home and she conducts herself in such a manner that makes you feel cared for. She has a never give up attitude to finding you a new home.
Nicky was a great source of information for the local area of Whangaparoa Coast. I was able to get great recommendations from her to help me through my purchase and afterwards. Nicky remains calm when negotiating contract issues and is respectful about both parties. One feels that if the there is a way to move forward in an issue it will be achieved.
Over the five months it took me to buy a house, I believe that Nicky and I became more like friends.
I was lucky to have found her as my real estate salesperson and would recommend her to anyone.
Our first experience with Barfoot & Thompson, was over 10 years ago when we were looking for our first home. The representative at the time was simply amazing, understanding, extremely supportive and patient, until we got the property that matched our needs.
Therefore, when we were ready to put our house on the market, we had no hesitation to seek Barfoot & Thompson's support again. And as expected, we had only professional staff looking after us. Nicky came into the picture with a buyer, and from our first meeting she was always very engaged, onto it and making sure there was good communication between the parties at all times. It wasn't an easy sell due to added difficulties with COVID19, and both parties having additional challenges to face privately. Nicky was always there for both sides.
We are very thankful for the support we have always had from Barfoot & Thompson and are now in our search for a new home, trusting that it may be Barfoot & Thompson again, who hits the spot.
Yours sincerelySandra Mohl-de-Vallejo
"I recently purchased a property in Stanmore Bay marketed by Barfoot & Thompson. I dealt with Nicky Van Wijk and Debbie Donovan and found them both pleasant and professional in manner.
Any issues raised were handled both promptly and efficiently, making for me, a great trouble-free transaction one could only wish for, and altogether, an awesome result.
I would recommend them to any prospective buyers or sellers and would not hesitate to deal with them again."
RegardsJohn Lawry - Stanmore Bay
"It was our plan to travel from Nelson to Whangaparaoa to do the cleaning and maintenance required to get our property ready for sale. Unfortunately the COVID 19 Lockdown prevented us from doing that. Debbie and Nicky assured us that they could identify the work required and then organise and co-ordinate the tradespeople to have all the work completed in three weeks. They were right and they did a fantastic job of making sure that everything was completed on time. Nothing was too much trouble. During the process they both checked in with us by phone and email every few days to make sure we were happy with progress. We couldn’t have asked for better service than we got from this Barfoot & Thompson team. They earned their money, and got us ours!"Rae and Lloyd - Melandra, Stanmore Bay