I feel privileged to live in Hobsonville and work at the Barfoot & Thompson Hobsonville branch. I am a versatile salesperson and I enjoy working with both buyers and sellers. My excellent track record and client testimonials demonstrate my ability to sell in the West, Central and South Auckland.
Prior to Barfoot & Thompson, my background involved working in travel, finance and telecommunications. With over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in these industries, I learned to always put client’s needs first. With every campaign I deliver my best through open communication, transparency and putting strong strategies in place to set my clients up for success.
Originally from Sarawak, East Malaysia, I spent several years in Brunei Darussalam and Canada and I have lived in Auckland for over 18 years. When I am not selling real estate, you will find me heavily involved in the Malaysian community as I am also the marketing director for the New Zealand Malaysian Business Association. During my spare time, I play guitar and I do enjoy watching the English Premier League. I am a family man dedicated to my wife Yogi and our new-born son.
The Barfoot & Thompson system works very well for me as I have access to all their listings and can therefore dedicate time to help buyers buy in an ever-challenging property market. Do get in touch with me and we can move forward to help you with your real estate goals.
Prasanna is a caring and compassionate human being. You can trust him with your property selling or buying. The first person we contacted when we decided to sell our property in Auckland was Prasanna. Our property was sold this month at a price that we as a family are really happy with. And, that's because of Prasanna’s invaluable knowledge of the real estate business. We knew we were in good hands from day one since Prasanna did his homework well, kept all the communications with us very clear and he always went the extra mile to serve us. He is well known and well established in the real estate industry because of his one awesome quality which is his "authentic people relationship".
Thank you so much for always being YOU and being there for your client's Prasanna!!
CheersSiva & Anita
Thank you for making the house selling process such a breeze. You are very transparent in giving us feedback of what potential buyers thought of our property. You are professional, focused, great attention to detail, and always happy to answer my questions any time of the day.
Your knowledge of the local area is quite exceptional, it just shows how much research and effort you have put in. We were very happy with the outcome of our property sale - it was way more than what we expected. Well done and thank you.
You were also involved in helping us find a new home and went the extra mile of showing us around and letting us know what to look out for. I highly recommend you to my friends and family.
Keep up the good work Prasanna - it was an honour to meet you.
Prasanna Kumar and CJ Zhang were an excellent team, essential to successfully selling my house in Hobsonville Point. From the outset, they were well prepared with a strategy to best market my home - executing staging, photos and marketing which showcased the look, feel and living potential of the house.
Regular contact was essential and CJ and Prasanna delivered, regularly keeping in touch throughout the listing and were a calm voice in potential times of stress.
Both CJ and Prasanna strove to achieve the best possible result and did not stop until the property was sold, connecting with salespeople and the team at Barfoot & Thompson. They ensured a strong turnout at the auction, and a range of interested buyers. Their strong team work and communication with potential buyers and salespeople ensured a good result for all.
I would highly recommend CJ and Prasanna as a skilled real estate team who go above and beyond to achieve the best result.
Prasanna Kumar helped us into our second property recently. He knew exactly what we wanted by asking us the right questions and found us our dream home that met all our requirements in just two weeks! We would not have been able to buy in such a crazy market without his help. He was professional, calm and very knowledgeable about the market as well. We would definitely have Prasanna act as our agent in the future! Highly recommend Prasanna if you are looking for an awesome agent to get you into the property ladder.Alister Siew & Kirsten Tan
We had been looking for our first home for over a year and decided to work with Prasanna. We had talked to various salespeople and none were able to recommend the right options for us like Pras did. Pras has been a great salesperson to work with. He listened to what we needed and was prompt to answer any questions we have. Pras has helped us to strategize for a successful outcome within a short time and goes above and beyond our expectations. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell their property.
On behalf of the family, thank you for your help!
A big THANK YOU to the team - Clara, Prasanna and Armin on the successful sale of our house.
We had been trying to sell the house for two and half years. The house was on the market three times with different salespeople/agencies, but it wasn’t sold. That led us to frustration.
The team of Clara, Prasanna and Armin started working with us from March 2020. They explained the market status, how the team works and what the marketing approach would look like. We immediately felt the confidence to go ahead. But after that we had the lockdown period for Covid. So, the marketing was stopped but they contacted us from time to time to update the status and kept us engaged throughout. That kept us motivated and confident.
And after the lockdown period, the house went to the market and was sold within a week through a pre-auction offer. And the price was what we expected.
The team has a very good communication method, honest opinion, not over-committing anything and a champion marketing strategy.
We are very happy. Thanks again.Reza Chowdhury & Nargis Chowdhury
Thanks a lot Prasanna, for all your guidance in helping us purchase our first home.
Prasanna is very professional, easy to deal with, always accommodating and always available for to answer any questions. He is wonderful to deal with in fact! Communication was exceptional especially when it came to providing sound and honest advice. He kept our interests at the centre of all aspects of this experience.
His knowledge of the local area and response to calls, emails and questions helped us over all our hurdles. Being the first time for us he made it easy to work with. Just open and honest really. Thanks to you we found our dream home and you made that dream a reality!Suresh Velautham & Nive Gounder
Working through the process of buying a house can be quite daunting. In saying that, my wife Paru and I have been really lucky to have found a real estate salesperson like Prasanna to work with. Like most people we had an idea built in our head as to what kind of house we wanted to live in associated with a pretty long list of criteria (School Zone, free-standing house, access to the motorway, budgetary constraints…etc) .
The reason Paru and I really enjoyed working with Prasanna is that he didn’t push available listed properties or force us to view them homes. Instead he understood our needs and budgetary constraints, set up a Whatsapp group with my wife and me to ensure we were always on the same page and worked with us to propose subdivisions and houses that would be suitable to all our needs. Even when we proposed checking out homes that were out of our budget, Prasanna arranged for us to visit the property and made time to visit the property with us (multiple times I must say).
Four months into an interactive process of spending weekends visiting potential houses, Prasanna found us our dream home and helped negotiate a fair deal on our dream home, in accordance with the market conditions at the time.
For anybody that is looking to buy a home, I’d highly recommend using Prasanna for a pleasant and wonderful experience.Andy and Paru Alagappan
"They say it is stressful selling and buying a new house. It is. When my wife and I decided it was time to sell our home, we thought of seeking Prasana’s help. Prasana listened carefully to our needs and pulled out all stops to ensure the selling process went as efficiently and quickly as possible. Prasana also proceeded to help us find our new home. He has strong communication skills and always kept us up to date with the market and feedback given to him by potential buyers. He is calming in his approach and manner. Communicating with him was easy and he was always contactable. We are more than happy to recommend Prasana to anybody looking at putting their house on the market or even looking for a new home."Amanjeet Toor & Neeta Sandhu
"Pras did a brilliant job, from our first enquiry through to our sale and final completion. His advice was faultless and his communications prompt and always relevant. He helped us enormously at those times of stress, which comes along when selling a property. My wife and I thought our sale was going to be a lengthy process in the current stagnant market, but Pras proved us wrong.
We have no hesitation in recommending Pras, who is always polite, courteous, understanding and gets the job done. Thanks again Pras we couldn't have done it without you! "Simon Gaines & Kitty Wu
One of my friends recommend Prasanna when we were planning to purchase our home. We contacted him and he was available with a list of properties to show us the next day. Our experience with Prasanna was great. He was very patient, listened to our requirements and desires for the new home, and showed us the homes that met our requirements.
His commitment, dedication and integrity made him the best. He went out of his way to help us get our dream home. The unique quality of Prasanna is that he does not sell property to his clients, but he sells a HOME for his clients. His ability to understand the needs and wants of my family helped us find the home that all our family members loved.
He also has invaluable knowledge of the property market, finance and legal matters requiring property purchase. Apart from helping us with home search, he helped us by arranging a lawyer and a mortgage manager. His pro-activeness helped get our finance sorted within a short time-frame during the Christmas break.
Finally, I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is searching to buy home. He doesn’t sell property but sells dream homes for his clients.Mahendra Mudliar & Jaintri Mudliar
On behalf of my family and myself I would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for your dedication and determination to make our dreams a REALITY! Our new home is PERFECT! We would also like to thank you for your professionalism and guidance throughout the whole sale process, not forgetting to mention the extra mile you took to make sure that we were happy and also made sure everything was running smoothly!
Again, thank you so much Prasanna! We will definitely recommend you to anyone that needs a true professional in real estate!
We recently brought our new home in Blockhouse Bay through Prasanna Kumar from Barfoot & Thompson from the New Lynn branch.
It was a pleasure working with him. Prasanna patiently worked with us for around 6 months to help us find a home we would love. He was very
patient, calm and professional in his approach and an excellent communicator in all aspects of the process. He definitely stands out among all the other agents we met because of his calm and can do
We had very fixed criteria for our next home but Prasanna worked through all that with us to ensure that all our requirements were satisfied. He has so many times gone out of his way to work for our best. Prasanna was always helpful and prompt to answer the hundreds of questions we had throughout the process. It was a thrilling experience at the auction with Prasanna there to support us.
After all these months and finally in our new home, all we can say is that we found a good, reliable real estate agent and a good friend.
We will highly recommend him for all your sale and purchase needs.
Prasanna helped my husband and I to get our family home. We are so impressed with how hard he worked in finding us the best price and just making sure things were working smoothly with clear communications throughout this journey. I and my husband would highly recommend his services to any prospective home buyer.Bindhu Kakkanattu Louis and Abraham Valiyamkal Abraham
Thank you for your help in the process of selling our home. We really appreciate your efforts in each and every step from the appraisal to the confirmation on the settlement day. Being in Brisbane and emotionally very attached to our home, we were not really sure if we wanted to sell it . Your involvement and help from the start to the end really helped us to make it a very smooth process. I should say a special thanks for your help with the staging, the video and also the maintenance that we had to do. We would like to wish you all the best for your future endeavours and will definitely be recommending you to our family and friends.
Prasanna is a very professional real estate agent. This is the third house my family and I have sold with Prasanna. He is very genuine man and works very closely with me during the whole selling process. I love the feedback immediately after an open home to reflect what the market is doing at that moment. Prasanna then suggested and advised the next action plan. We made adjustments accordingly and then achieved the result I wanted in a very short space of time. Highly recommended agent if you buying or selling your beloved home.Henry Loh
Thank you Prasanna for your astounding customer service. We appreciate that you took us to so many houses to see in person with your expert advice which helped us to make our decision. Be it any time of the day or night with abundance of patience. You are very good at your work and quick to know what satisfies your client. The quick buying of the house feels like miracle. Thank you for helping us find this gem.
You are a rock star agent. We look forward to working with you again in future. Wouldn't look twice anywhere else.
I've known Pras for a few years now and he was truly amazing with my hubby and I from the start, helping us to find our perfect first home. Everyone knows how overwhelming it can be buying your first house but Prasanna has definitely made this process for us so much easier and stress free as possible! And on top of that he's the most lovely, caring, dedicated, professional and reliable person I have ever met. He is an experienced real state agent/consultant and I have no doubt that he's the person to go when you need to find your very first home or help to sell your home!!Emma Faria & Fraser Shenton
Prasanna. I wanted to thank you for all your assistance in the selling of our home in Nacton Lane, Avondale. This is the second house this year that you helped my family sell our home while we are moving to Australia. You were a huge help to us throughout the entire selling process, especially as my family and I are living in another country. You also updated us regularly and were easy to stay in contact with and would return emails and phone calls promptly. This has given us a peace of mind. We will be sure to give your name to any of our friends and family who may be in the market to either sell or purchase a home.TC Loh & Wendy Fong
I've known Pras for many years and he helped me sell my most recent investment property. To me, Pras is different because he doesn't sell you a dream of unrealistic house prices. During the process, Pras was very outspoken with the price that he believed our property would sell for, however he followed our lead and made sure that our requests were actioned. When we sold, it was within the range that Pras had originally estimated. He is an experienced property consultant and I have no qualms about getting him to sell any property that I have.Daniel and Cassandra Yang - Tetbury Place, Henderson
Thank you to Prasanna for his amazing job selling our home in New Lynn. Throughout the whole process Prasanna was always a great communicator, honest, listened to our needs and adapted with us if necessary - and was incredibly patient. The marketing was on point and his advice was gladly received. I think Prasanna's calm demeanor was also a plus for prospective buyers. I recommend Prasanna to anyone looking to sell their home.Alastair James and Helen Urban
Prasanna was amazing from the get go. He got us into our new home and was there all the way even when he was away on holiday.
His great personality, friendliness and professionalism made it easy for us to talk to him. If I was selling a property he will be my first choice. He makes both the buyer and seller feel like they have won. Thank you Prasanna we are loving our new home.
Recently, I had an opportunity to interact and engage with Prasanna over a property matter; I was very impressed and happy with his knowledge, advice and support offered. He also has strong and extensive industry contacts. On several occasions, Prasanna went out of his way to support my needs.
Overall, I am more than satisfied with his genuine work ethic, professionalism and service. I would always recommend Prasanna to anyone for real estate requirements. He is truly an asset for Barfoot.
Aaron and Prasanna were great real estate agents to deal with. They were courteous, honest (quite rare in this industry!) accommodating and very helpful. We love the property we bought that they were marketing and would highly recommend them as agents to others.Leon and Karen Loo
"We were so glad to have Aaron and Prasanna as our agents for the sale of our property.
They were always polite, engaging and very helpful. When we first approached them about listing our property, they patiently listened to our expectations, and made sure we understood all aspects of the listing and marketing process. Their suggestions for marketing our property were honest and practical.
During the listing of our property, there was a bit of a hiccup with the condition of our property. Aaron and Prasanna were really helpful in assisting us to work through and resolve the issue quickly. They worked closely with us throughout this process, and gave us time to deal with the issue while keeping potential buyers informed without compromising the value of our property.
We are happy to refer their services to anyone."
It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial for Aaron Julian and Prasanna Kumar.
As an experienced Sales & Marketing Manager I felt confident in my ability to market and sell my own property, having also previously marketed and sold 2 properties prior to this. The feedback that I had from a number of Real Estate Agents confirmed that I had done a great job in presenting and marketing my house BUT - I was not getting the buyers turning up to my open homes. The market had changed in Auckland and buyers were being more selective and slow to move.
During that time, as was to be expected, I was approached by many Real Estate agents wanting to list my property. I received a call from and subsequently met with both Aaron and Prasanna. I felt very comfortable dealing with them right from that first phone call and I found their humble demeanor was refreshing from the somewhat aggressive approaches I had had from other Agents. They instilled a sense of trust straight away (again something I feel is sadly lacking in this industry) and after some thought I decided that I would like to work with them - so I listed my property with B&T New Lynn.
Once they had my listing they both jumped into action and the property was being marketed almost straight away! Their communication was open and honest and they kept me in the loop the whole time.
SOLD!! It was to prove a successful relationship for all concerned - my property sold for what I believe to be a very good market price - I couldn't be happier. In fact my brother is also going to use their services when he takes his property to market in the coming weeks.
I do not hesitate in recommending Aaron and Prasanna to anyone that has tried selling privately in the current market. They will work hard on your behalf to get the buyers through the door which is crucial to securing a sale at a good price.