Paul Donovan

Paul Donovan

Residential Sales
Mt Eden Branch
Mobile  021 862 244
After Hours  09 215 1304
As a first home buyer, the process of purchase was both unfamiliar and at times confusing. I was grateful for the profes...
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Paul Donovan

Residential Sales
Mt Eden Branch
Mobile  021 862 244
After Hours  09 215 1304

About Paul Donovan

Paul & Sharon
#1 Sales Partnership, Mt Eden Branch, 2019-2020

Paul has been successfully selling real estate from Mt Eden Branch and previously Mt Albert Branch for over 29 years. He has been ranked number one salesperson in both branches and is consistently a top performer. Paul chose Barfoot & Thompson because he shares the company's views on the importance of trust and integrity in business.

Paul was brought up on a farm in Hawkes Bay with traditional rural values of trust and integrity. This background, together with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science from Massey University, extensive overseas travel and careers in banking, finance and sales have given Paul the ability to relate to people from all walks of life.

Paul has lived in Mt Eden for over 30 years and is passionate about the village and surrounding amenities and the lifestyle and education opportunities Mt Eden offers families and professionals.

Paul is a solution based thinker, a good listener and passionate about helping people to fulfil their real estate dreams. His excellent negotiating skills are instrumental in helping to achieve outstanding results for his vendors. Over the years Paul's clients have demonstrated their confidence in him by repeatedly seeking his services. In fact for the last ten years 73% of his sales have involved previous clients or their friends and family. They have all trusted Paul with their homes, why wouldn't you?

Paul's properties

What my clients say

As a first home buyer, the process of purchase was both unfamiliar and at times confusing. I was grateful for the professional and efficient conduct of Paul and Sharon who were easily contactable for any arising issues whether urgent or minor.

I look forward to working with Paul and Sharon in the future, whether it be engaging their services for the sale of my property or as a buyer.


Paul and Sharon have been my preferred salespeople for the sale of two homes. On the first occasion their open, efficient and very friendly manner was the key to selecting them, and the result was a very satisfying outcome.

Hence, I had no hesitation in asking them to sell the next property in Mt Eden. Once again their professional manner, clarity in the marketing, setting up of the property, and management of viewing was excellent. Throughout the process their communication was regular and full, so that I felt very confident prior to going to auction, where the sale price exceeded my expectations.

I would not hesitate to recommend them.


Hi Paul and Sharon

Thanks so much for all the help! I am so grateful for all the hard work you’ve done to not only sell the house, but to sell it in a time period much shorter than I expected with a good price. I was a bit frustrated after a fail on the first attempt to sell the house, but thanks to your professional marketing strategy and thorough suggestions, I was relieved with the great news that I was expecting for a long time! I would definitely come back to you again should I have properties to sell in the future! A 100% satisfactory experience!

嗨, Paul and Sharon

非常感谢你们的帮忙,成功的在短时间内卖掉了我的房子。这不比我预期的时间更短,更重要的是价格也较为满意。在找到你们之前,其实我的房子已经上市卖过一次,但由于各种原因未能成功出手,我一度非常焦虑。多亏了你们专业的营销策略和和建议,我终于收到了我期待已久的好消息,让我松了一口气!如果我将来有房产要卖,一定会再找你们!这是一次100% 满意的体验!

With regards


Excellent service from a very professional salesperson!

Paul and Sharon have been amazing to work with. From the outset, Paul's experience and knowledge was evident; his marketing advice and vision for our property was right on point. Never pushy, but a fantastic and efficient communicator who made our marketing and eventual sale process very easy. The outcome way exceeded our expectations, as did Paul's professional and friendly manner. I would recommend Paul in a heartbeat, and would definitely work with him again.

Jane Brown (Vendor) - 24 Apr 2021

"For us, any relationship is all about trust. With Paul and Sharon, we had this in spades. Their attention to detail in organising the marketing plan with the photography, video and advertising were really innovative. Were our expectations met - NO - they were exceeded!! Would we engage them again? in a heartbeat"

Jane & Paul

"Working with Paul has been a pleasure from start to finish. The open homes were well coordinated with an excellent presence security wise. His guidance was wonderful. On the Auction day Paul's negotiation skills were second to none. We felt that our interests as the vendor were paramount to Paul, and he was open and honest at all times. He exudes a moral and ethical aura which I am sure makes purchasers feel at ease also. His energy, combined with his obvious sales and negotiating skills lead to a remarkable result for us and we have no hesitation in highly recommending him to any prospective vendor. Thanks Paul it was a delight working with you."

Deb & Colin Glasgow

Barfoot & Thompson公司:

贵公司优秀中介Paul Donovan和Sharon walls销售我在Mt Eden的别墅中,二人顶风冒雨,努力工作,任劳任怨,使我们很受感动。因为疫情原因,我在澳洲无法回新西兰,他俩却为我开通了zoom视频,使我能及时撑握现场直播并且一次拍卖成功,价格使我们很滿意。

尤其是Paul Donovan先生每天都亲临现场,指导工作,各种资料准备齐全得到了买家和卖家的一致好评,确实是我们信的过的好中介。特此提出表扬,并表示感谢!

卖家:Wendy liu - 2020年7月22日。

As a property developer, I have dealt with many agents both buying and selling, I found Paul & Sharon great to deal with. Their marketing appraisal was well researched, professional and the price we achieved on auction day was at the very top end of the range they predicted. They were straight talking and delivered exactly what they said they would. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to sell their property and will certainly use them again in the future.

Matt & Diella

"Paul was open, obliging, approachable and at all times professional. He is a man with integrity and I would recommend him as an agent without any hesitation. His marketing skills and knowledge of the Mt Eden/Sandringham/ Kingsland area was impressive. He is also very ably supported by Sharon Walls who has been a pleasure to work with. They are a great team."

Peter & Eve

"From the onset we found both Paul and Sharon to be extremely professional, friendly and helpful. Selling ones property can be a very stressful time. However we found we were kept in the loop every step of the way. The communication was above and beyond our expectations, with either Paul or Sharon keeping us up to date with everything that was happening during the process. We could not have wished for a better team to help us sell our home. We will more than happily be recommending you to anyone we know that is looking to sell or purchase a property in Central Auckland."

Brett & Marie

"Having had multiple occasions of sale and purchase of property, Paul proved to be an exceptional sales agent, ticking all the boxes and making the experience of selling my mother's home relaxed and well informed at all times. Apart from a successful marketing and open homes programme, Paul and Sharon went the extra mile to assist me in a number of ways. While being fairly well informed about real estate, I trusted Paul's guidance and support throughout which gave me confidence that the outcome would be as good as it could be. Both he and Sharon were very supportive on the auction day, and I could not have wished for a better 'team' to work with. Superb."

June K

"I thought I would drop you both a note simply to commend you both for your efforts relating to the sale of the property at Wright Road. I know that you, Paul, have a very good reputation for sales generally, and also for sales which may have some difficult aspect to them, together with sales in the higher price bracket. It was for that reason that you were recommended. My observations of your running of the sale process, and dealing with it confirm that your reputation is well-earned, and that the Mt Eden office of Barfoot & Thompson is operated in a very professional and helpful way for vendors. This listing and sales process had significant difficulties, in view of the issues between the two vendor trusts, but the office, and you, Paul, acted throughout the process with complete professionalism despite the very trying situations you were presented with along the way. I am forwarding this note on a completely spontaneous basis without being invited to so, simply because I believe your efforts were extremely professional and helpful, in very trying circumstances."

Kevin, Solicitor, Kevin McDonald & Associates
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