After originally applying for the position of administrator in 2018, I was encouraged to instead join the team as a salesperson by Hayden Clarke, our Kerikeri branch manager. It was an easy decision. I completed my real estate licence very quickly and took the leap with absolutely no regrets.
I have lived, worked and brought up my family in Kerikeri since 1999. I have a wide network of contacts having worked in the fitness industry and local pharmacy as well as being involved in various community events over the years.
With an eye for style and design, I am able to offer my clients advice and expertise on how to present their home to its full potential, maximising interest and increasing saleability.
I'm a good listener, problem solver and enjoy communicating with all personalities. I have a genuine interest in helping people achieve their real estate goals while at the same time, keeping the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
I'd love to chat with you about your property, whether you are just in the thinking stages or ready to sell now.
Give me a call today and we'll get your journey started.
We purchased a property on Keridale Lane from Paula O’Brien and Colin Taylor mid last year, with Paula being our main contact. Paula was very professional and went above and beyond through the process of purchasing this property. Earlier this year our circumstances changed, and we relocated back to Hamilton. Without hesitation, we contacted Paula to appraise the property and then go ahead with the marketing. Her approach, again, impressed us. Not only did we sell our property quickly, but she also maximised our return. We had long periods away from the property and Paula had no hesitation to pop around and water our indoor plants, and anything else required. With all of the above in mind, I would have no hesitation to recommend both Paula and Colin to anyone wishing to sell their property, along with anyone looking to purchase.Stacey & Sally Rolton
We found both Gillian and Paula honest and caring in the sale of our property and for the ongoing support after sale.Brian & Alison James
Recently, on deciding to sell our property, we invited several local real estate companies to submit their proposals. After due consideration we chose Barfoot & Thompson to be our agent. The professionalism of their rep Paula O’Brien during the most difficult of times (during two Lockdowns), was impressive to say the very least. She kept us regularly up-to-date during negotiations and went well above what was expected normally with her constant communication. After previous bad experiences with selling property we could not recommend her and the company more highly.Judi Soutar & Ngaere Hawkins
Paula sold our house in Paihia offering constructive feedback and advice along the way. She was professional and easy to deal with and we would happily recommend Paula to anyone looking to sell their property.
Moving to Kerikeri
From the moment we met her, her friendly manner put us at ease. She went out of her way to show us a variety of properties, and as we are new to the area, drove us to our viewings. Since then she has answered any questions we may have and has supported us through the purchase process. She is a highly professional salesperson and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.Ian & Sharon Andrews - Buyer, 3 Aug 2021
Nothing but professional, very easy to deal with, always available and very helpful. Very pleasant and knowledgeable in all aspects of selling a property. Loved dealing with her.Trish Moore - Vendor, 4 Aug 2021
Paula was absolutely fantastic when I was selling my house. She was helpful, professional and caring. I recommend her to anyone wanting to sell or buy.Shirley Rundle - Vendor, 3 Aug 2021
We chose Paula from Barfoot & Thompson to sell our house as we loved her easy manner and great enthusiasm for the whole sale process.
We were not disappointed. Everything progressed smoothly because of her hard work and great communication throughout. Nothing was too much trouble and her positivity was infectious.
We thank her wholeheartedly for completing the process without any stress on our part and wish her success in the future.Lianne and Dan Schischka
We put our home on the market just before the coronavirus Lock-down took hold. Based on the recommendation of a local mortgage broker we appointed Barfoot & Thompson sole agency and as a consequence met you.
In that one meeting and subsequent meetings you never failed to impress us. Your professionalism, your attention to detail, responsiveness and service delivery were first class. Importantly, at no time did we feel pressured by you, and with your friendly personality it was always a pleasure to have you here in our home.
Sadly, because of health issues and with advent of coronavirus, we had to take our house off the market and its sale did not eventuate. However, if we were to put it back on the market you can rest assured there is no other realtor in town who we would rather employ. You are a credit to Barfoot & Thompson and to your profession.
Kind regardsMike and Maggie Isle
Paula recently successfully sold our house through auction. The whole process from start to finish was made stress free due to her diligence through the negotiation process and her willingness to inform us at every stage. Paula is friendly and made us feel at ease, reassuring us throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Paula if you are considering selling your property; her
enthusiasm and desire to do the best for you, is paramount to her and you can be assured she will always work with your best interests at heart. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we truly
appreciated the support from Paula and the Barfoot & Thompson team!