They say you can’t beat experience. My successful transition to real estate after 42 profitable years in the highly competitive field of fashion is testament to my wealth of business acumen and depth of people skills.
As a business owner, my extensive knowledge and instinctive talent for sales and marketing allowed me to successfully run five fashion brands distributed throughout Australasia.
Needless to say, five minutes with me and you’ll feel at ease with the prospect of entrusting me with your real estate business.
I’m excited to be working with the team at Barfoot & Thompson Stonefields branch.
Hi Phillip. Just a few lines to say how happy both Julie and I have been with the whole process working with you. We have been very impressed with your professionalism and consistent drive and enthusiasm, especially with the turbulent market of recent months. Nothing was ever a problem and you were always available to us. And of course, the end result we were very happy with. Both Julie and I would definitely recommend you and you're definitely an asset to your organisation. All the very best .Bob & Julie Morrison
I recently contracted Philip Oldham of Barfoot & Thompson Stonefields, to act as my sole agent for the sale of my house. Philip was of enormous personal help in guiding me through the preparation of the property for sale. I felt that he often went above and beyond the level of assistance expected from a salesperson. Then, when Auckland unexpectedly entered Level 4 lockdown, just a couple of days before the projected listing date, Philip gave me the bold advice to proceed with listing the property despite viewings being unable to take place. His brave strategy and vigorous promotion in very trying circumstances paid off handsomely as the property sold sight-unseen at a level far above his or my expectations. I was more than happy with Philip’s efforts at all stages of the selling process. His level of integrity and professionalism were impeccable at all times. I would not hesitate to engage his services again and would unreservedly recommend anyone else to do so.Chas Amon
A compliment! Philip Oldham and Vicki Du were amazing! They ensured that I had a very personalised team, that supported me whenever I needed it. They explained everything well, updated me frequently, helped with little and big things. Organised tradies, brought a smile when things were tough. Great partnership and team! Thanks for helping me buy and sell. Highly recommend them both.Adele Sullivan
Paul and I would love to tell everyone about the great experience we had with you and Vicki as the Barfoot & Thompson team to sell our property. You both clearly communicated the expectations and process of going to auction. I was unnecessarily wary of the auction process, I need not have been, we had great success.
All meetings and communication were to inform, answer questions, not excessive and fun! Your hard work behind the scenes with prospective buyers worked magic on the outcome.
I would and will recommend you both highly to anyone buying or selling. I hope you will be there when we need you next.
Many, many thanks.Caroline Jeffreys & Paul Best
On conclusion of a most successful sale of the above property, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the basically seamless way this process was conducted by you.
Of course, on this occasion you were dealing with my mother (aged 96) and my two brothers who reside out of Auckland. Oh, and then there was me!!
Always, your diplomacy and tact came to the fore, and it was such a relief to have trust in your honesty and maturity enabling me to get on with dealing with the day-to-day issues relating to the presentation of the property and ongoing relevant issues. The main obstacle of course was the absolute ridiculous timing with massive roadworks outside the door, Easter holidays, which was out of our control due to the timing of my mother’s contract with a retirement village.
My experience – and from many years in commercial property management, plus a family background in property, it is not only the training we have in the procedures and tactics used, but the ability to “read” people – which cannot be taught. You came out trumps on that front (an expression NOT to be linked to anything currently political).
Thank you, Philip, for taking the pressure off and making this transaction as smooth as I could have wished for, and your quirky humour (which kept me going). You gained the confidence of all my family and they also expressed their appreciation of your standards and ultimate outstanding result.Carole Gladding
A great experience! Thankyou Philip for all your assistance with the sale of our home – from start to end very professional, kept us well informed and went over and above to make the process less stressful – even blowing the leaves off my driveway when I couldn’t be there.
Thank youLinda Garrett
We had a fantastic experience selling our house with Philip. He was a superb salesperson. He made us feel comfortable with the process from beginning to end, with lots of communication throughout.
The attention to detail was second-to-none. Philip had an excellent selling strategy, that involved high-quality yet reasonably priced marketing combined with a lot of dogged work and on the ground follow-up with potential buyers. We were happy with the result and with the whole experience. Seamless.Brad Case
"When I purchased my current home, circumstances required hat I did so before I had put my existing house on the market. Christmas was three weeks away, and even though settlement on my new home was not until mid-February, I needed a quick sale to avoid the uncertainty of waiting until after the holidays to recoup the deposit I had paid.
In spite of tight deadlines, Philip organised a marketing campaign including media and open homes. This resulted in a pre-auction purchase which surpassed recent comparative sales.
As a bonus he negotiated an increase in the originally offered deposit and contemporaneous settlement with my new purchase, which avoided the hassle of moving twice and arranging bridging finance."Jan Hayhow
If you're looking for a professional who is thorough, honest and affable, then Philip Oldham is your man.Bev van Son
I appreciate the professional way you handled the marketing and sale of my house. In particular the following was noted:
i) You kept me up to date with all dealings and comments from prospective purchasers.
ii) Your assistance with the dealings I had with Auckland City Council.
iii)Very worthwhile recommendations re staging the property.
iv) Chattels removal following sale of the property, and
v) the obvious advantage of Barfoot & Thompson having such a large number of offices and salespeople in the Auckland area.
I feel that everything was done to market the property and the sale two weeks after listing says it all.Grant Birch
We consider ourselves very lucky to have found Philip Oldham. He is very enthusiastic, always positive and he obviously enjoys his role as a real estate salesperson. He is always impeccably dressed, polite and sensitive to the feelings of those he is dealing with. All the suggestions and advice we received from him turned out to be excellent. We can thoroughly recommend him to other vendors and he has certainly turned up trumps for us and eased the stresses of selling our home.Roger Peak
You went well above the call of duty in helping me to get the house sold. I really am grateful. I recommend you highly to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Regards and thank you again.Anna lllingsworth
Philip Oldham was recommended to our family by a friend who was selling her home. My wife and I have found Philip to be a friendly, enthusiastic, humorous and well-informed, with an excellent understanding of the problems and stresses of selling our home after 50 years and moving into an apartment. He was always generous with his time and unfailingly courteous. Philip seemed to have boundless resources to help with practical problems as they arose, as well as good contact with other salespeople in Bartoot & Thompson. The latter quality helped bring new buyers to our home. It has been a pleasure to work with Philip. I have recommended him to my son and I would certainly recommend him to others.David Caughey
I worked with Phillip over a period of about six months. We had given him a brief of what we were looking for and he quickly stepped up with the goods. From the outset he went over and above the call of duty showing me a variety of properties, what we had asked him to find, and something to broaden our horizons.
Phillip has been nothing but a pleasure to work with and very easy to communicate with. His attention to detail is impressive and he always has a knack of opening our eyes to see potential. His dedication and professionalism has impressed us, both towards us and his competitors. It is clear Phillip loves the job in the enthusiasm and dedication he gives his work. I will most confidently, recommend Phillip as a salesperson to work alongside when looking for a property to either purchase or sell.Jane Benniman
We listed our family house with Philip Oldham of Barfoot & Thompson in 2016. Philip was excellent. He was so good with our mother, who had lived in the same house for 40 years. He advised and helped with preparing the house for sale, kept a watchful eye on our mother while it was on the market, and even helped out when we moved. Nothing was too much trouble. We are indebted to him for all the support he provided to our whole family. We would highly recommend Philip if you would like someone trustworthy and could feel comfortable with and of course who can sell your house with the best possible result.Louise Sloman
He takes a genuine interest and works hard to help people achieve their goals, and when they do, he is just as happy as they are. Whether you are selling or buying or both, it is nice to know you are dealing with someone you trust and who is working hard alongside you, to achieve the best outcome possible.John Elie - Business Development Manager - Major Projects
Philip Oldham has just successfully facilitated the sale of our property in Glendowie. My advice to anyone looking to market their home in the Eastern Bays would be to firstly contact Philip.
From the very start of the sale process Philip demonstrated total commitment to the project, freely giving advice on all aspects. We are not resident in New Zealand, so Philip facilitated everything that was required to bring the property up to pristine condition ready to put on the market. Throughout the marketing campaign we were kept completely informed and confident. Philip approached the whole project as if it were his own property he was selling·.John Harmer - April 2021
My husband and I want to thank you for the huge effort you put into selling our home in Remuera. Throughout the sales process you were knowledgeable and approachable - no matter how many questions we asked or how indecisive we were, you were always patient and kind and made what could have been a really stressful process seem easy. The marketing campaign you recommended was perfect and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Our home is our biggest asset and we couldn't have put it in safer hands. We loved that you were so professional at our open homes - you always arrived promptly, immaculately presented, cheerful and enthusiastic. You were respectful of our home and we knew with absolute certainty that you would do your very best for us. Thank you again. we won't hesitate to recommend your services to our friends and family. Our home is our biggest asset and we couldn't have put it in safer hands.Megan Kirby
My sister sold her apartment through Phillip Oldham, and I write this as her Power of Attorney. She is wheelchair bound and by herself which didn't make it easy, but Phillip went out of his way to help her through the process. He visited her constantly to keep her up-to-date on inquiries, and open homes, which resulted in a successful sale by Auction. I would thoroughly recommend Phillip to anyone wanting to sell their property. He was by far the most professional and helpful real estate salesperson I have dealt with.Margaret Doyle