I’ve always had a keen interest in property. So after escaping the rat race of corporate life, I put my extensive business skills to use selling real estate in one of the friendliest communities in New Zealand - the Waiuku and Franklin region.
With a glass-half-full personality and having worked as a Sales Manager for some of New Zealand's top firms, I’ve got a tonne of experience working with clients and closing deals. With qualifications to support my skill set, including an MBA, Bachelor of Business Studies, National Certificate in Financial Services and Chartered Accountancy, feedback from my clients is evidence that I am an extremely talented negotiator.
Waiuku's community spirit and fantastic rural coastal setting make it a special place to live and I am proud to have called this area home for the past 21 years. I enjoy getting involved in community work. I’m the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at one of the local schools, the President of the Waiuku Athletics Club and a community coach helping out local squash players.
With three sons, Jarrod, Simon and Quinn and daughter Charli, family is hugely important to me and keeping up with them is a favourite challenge of mine. I’m a keen squash player and have been the club champion for five squash clubs over the years.
I achieve success through hard work and an honest open approach, and pride myself on achieving the best result for my clients. I’m very action-orientated and I understand that selling your home, which is usually one of your biggest assets, can be a stressful and disruptive time. My goal is to make the entire process as simple and painless as possible and to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
If you're looking to work with a friendly honest professional who supports their community, who has proven success in achieving results and a reputation for providing high levels of customer service, then call me for a no obligation chat about your property.
We recently engaged Paul Gardiner & Antony Greenfield to market our house in Waiuku. From the outset they were both very friendly, accommodating and supportive. They provided us with what they believed would be the most competitive marketing campaigns and once we selected which suited, they were incredibly diligent and set about executing the plan. We were surprised at the speed and level of interest generated, and once it came time to negotiate an offer to purchase our home, the guys again demonstrated patience, understanding and provided sound advice without any pressure or suggestion. In summary, we do not believe we would have had the same positive experience without their market knowledge, genuine vendor care and professionalism. Given the opportunity, we'd happily recommend Paul & Antony to anyone contemplating a house sale and should the opportunity arise, we'll definitely call them again.Terry & Vicki Lee
I would like to pay a special thanks to Paul Gardiner for his exceptional service. He went over-and-above to make sure both parties were satisfied. An excellent outcome and a pleasure to work with him. Very professional and welcoming.Jason MacGregor
Paul Gardiner kept very close contact as well as providing comprehensive marketing feedback on the situation with our property. This was especially relevant as we navigated the COVID Lockdown. In the end we obtained a very satisfactory result, exceeding the original appraisal.Russell Voigt
We engaged Paul Gardiner from Waiuku to sell our rental property. He was great....he kept us informed every step of the way and after each open home. We were happy with the price and to be honest it was a great experience - highly recommended.Craig Reiche
Barfoot & Thompson were so helpful and informative, in particular Paul Gardiner. He kept us in the loop every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend Paul In a heartbeat.Barbara Marland
Paul is one of the best realtors in Franklin. He is very professional and polite. He always has the best interests of his clients at all times. Great communicator. We realised the strength and depth of Barfoot & Thompson's army of realtors when we listed our house through Paul Gardiner. I love the diversity in the Barfoot & Thompson team, with realtors from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. Keep up the good work. I would highly recommend Paul if you would like to sell your property in Franklin, Pukekohe, Pokeno or Papakura.Vinay Kolkur
"When it coming to selling a property, having salespeopl who know the market, know the local area and have the confidence to keep going in pursuit of a sale even when the country goes into Lockdown, is essential. Our salespeople Paul Gardiner and Antony Greenfield told us at our first meeting that often buyers in this rural area actually come from the same/close area and are up-sizing or making a lifestyle choice. They were spot-on! While they recommended we also try marketing to the Auckland area in general to capture interest from people wanting to escape the rat race, and online to reach the rest of New Zealand, they knew there would be good local interest in our property. They took us through the whole process of selling with a confidence, even in Lockdown that we had to admire and in Level 3 they sold our property to a young couple from our area who were moving up to a lifestyle block. A great result during very testing times! I'd highly recommend Barfoot & Thompson for their excellent property marketing at a realistic price, and salespeople Paul Gardiner and Antony Greenfield, as people you can trust to give their best continuously during the marketing and sale of your property.
Many thanks. "Cynthia and Den Daly
"Paul was really good to work with and I felt he did right by both myself and the purchaser of the property I listed."Steven Schofield
Thank you Erin and Paul for helping us two 80 year olds to sell our last home, and to find us our new "down sized" home! Having made such a move before we knew that we could be in for a stressful time. Your careful explanation of the procedure has been much appreciated and we loved the way you kept us informed of progress. We have to say that we think the Barfoot & Thompson on line and press advertising is much superior to your opposition agencies. We felt that we were dealing with the best company. Erin - many thanks for your never tiring assistance. Whenever we called you for help you immediately responded even after our move - and always with that smile of yours!
Our heartfelt thanks to you both - we do highly recommend your highly professional service to anyone!
I had asked Erin Skelton and Paul Gardiner to market my home on behalf of Barfoot & Thompson real estate. Their effort and determination were second-to-none, the communication was so good I knew what was going on at all times. At a very stressful time this pair of wonderful people made it easy and straight forward. I would highly recommend this pair if you want to sell your property, they are second-to-none.Kevin McCarthy - Waimanawa Lane, Waiuku
We found Paul to have a friendly and efficient manner without being too pushy. Paul was very clear and concise with the timeframes for marketing and selling our property, as we listed very close to Christmas. Everything happened as Paul said it would. He knew his market and his appraisal of our property mirrored what we thought and eventually got. Paul consistently kept us informed and followed up with phone calls, emails, and texts. He even helped facilitate the staging of the house. After each open home he supplied detailed reports and useful feedback from prospective buyers.
Paul showed a genuine interest in us, even to the stage of lending out his step ladder to get the house ready.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Paul to others to ensure they got the same desired outcome.
We have recently sold and bought our properties through Paul. I would only but highly recommend Paul for his persistence, patience and extremely hard work he gave us for both properties. Communication was easy and open with an honest approach. We would undoubtedly have Paul sell our property again.Kristen Wallwork