Paul Studman has been marketing and selling real estate for 29 years.
After starting out selling character bungalows and villas in Mt Eden, Epsom, Sandringham and Balmoral, Paul then moved to the Remuera branch 27 years ago.
Over this time, Paul has become an integral part of the successful team that has seen this branch become one of the premium offices for sales value and volume of sales.
Selling all types of properties from investment units to character villas, bungalows, sections and luxury apartments, Paul possesses a wide and extensive understanding and knowledge of his market place.
With an enviable record of being the only salesperson to sell the most apartments in the exclusive lifestyle block 'The Pines' in Epsom, Paul is known for his tenacity and dedication to his client with a commitment to getting the job done.
A substantial amount of his business is created by referrals but Paul has proven with new clients and customers that he has the commitment, drive and the focus for delivering results.
An experienced listing salesperson, Paul has a strong belief in working with the Barfoot & Thompson team in order to provide his clients with the best possible outcome for the sale of their properties. It is well proven that the network of Barfoot &Thompson works very well with the support of the other branch salespeople.
Read what some of Paul's satisfied clients and customers have to say;
My wife and I first met Paul shortly after returning to New Zealand in 2008, after living in the UK for many years. We started looking for a home in Remuera and were so lucky to meet Paul at our local Remuera branch. It was not long before Paul found a property in Orakei Road, where we lived happily for the next 14 years. Within a couple of years the other property on the 'cross lease' came up for sale and Paul again acted as our salesperson in the successful purchase. By this time Paul had become a good friend. Paul was again our salesperson when we purchased a second rental investment in Kelvin Road. We had the same tenants for ten years when we decided to sell, as my wife was in very poor health. After the sad death of my wife in 2020, I decided to sell our two houses in Orakei Rd and move to our holiday home in Kerikeri. The marketing was very efficiently carried out by Paul and the houses sold very well at auction. I might mention that the marketing and auctions of both Kelvin and Orakei Roads were carried out under 'Level Three' Covid restrictions. I recently invited Paul to visit me at Kerikeri to inspect my 'forever home' at Doves Bay. I am pleased to say that Paul approves! Paul has been not just our salesperson but a valued friend.Terry Dawson
We have had the pleasure of knowing Paul Studman for some 12+ years. Rachel and I have now completed three transactions with Paul and continue to be impressed with his total professionalism and unwavering attention to detail. He consistently provides total transparency to all facets of the process and with regard to our latest sale, exceeded our expectations in every way, never wavering from our instructions and requirements. We would therefore happily endorse any recommendation of him to a likely buyer or seller. His extensive knowledge of local property and longevity in his chosen career only pays testament to our very premium experience.Rachel & Richard J
"After knowing Paul for a number of years and knowing he was a great guy, when the time came to sell my house in Mt Eden he was the obvious person to use. Right from the start, Paul was professional and did everything he said he would do in the timeframes he'd set out. Paul's communication was awesome keeping me right up-to-date with everything that was going on as it happened.
There were some logistical challenges with the sale as there were tenants in the house at the time and some unforeseen elements came into play. Paul negotiated this with professionalism and respect. Nothing was ever too hard and he remained very calm the whole way through. Through all the challenges that came up it was obvious Paul's experience was a massive advantage in how they were navigated.
Overall, Paul made the sales process a pleasurable experience and I couldn't recommend him highly enough."Mike Jewell
I would like to thank you for selling my parents apartment in The Pines, 25 years after buying through you! With your experience in selling apartments in The Pines, it was easy for me to trust you to make the best decisions to facilitate this.
Thank you & Merry ChristmasAndrea Hawcridge - December 2020
We have known Paul for quite some years and recently asked him to market and sell our home. He absolutely exceeded all our expectations and delivered to us on all that he promised. He is totally professional, most certainly a property problem solver, and is a practitioner of complete honesty, integrity and discretion. His attention to detail was exemplary.
He remained positive to us throughout the sales process, stayed in constant communication with us in various ways, and always offered very well informed advice. At all times he gently steered us in the right direction and kept us on track to what became a very successful conclusion.
We could not have asked for a better salesperson and would certainly not hesitate to use Paul again and would highly recommend him to any prospective vendor or purchaser.John and Debbie Western
The sale of my property in Sarawia Street Newmarket went remarkably well thanks to the efforts of Paul Studman of Barfoot & Thompson Remuera branch. I do not live in Auckland but was kept fully informed regularly and professionally by Paul and so was relieved to have selected him to sell my property. He was thorough, reliable, honest and conducted a successful sale. I had every confidence in Paul's ability and would not hesitate to recommend him to potential Barfoot & Thompson clients.Liz Morrow
I engaged Paul to market my four-bedroom home in Epsom, Auckland. I found him to be well-organised, experienced and knowledgeable about the market and my sale prospects. He was courteous, professional, responsive and informative. He kept me closely in touch with prospective sales and conducted a number of open homes, as well as several individual viewings. He has continued following the sale to assist me with practical queries and has generally been most helpful throughout the process.
I have recommended him already to an associate and will happily do so again should the occasion arise. I have sold many homes over the years as I have moved round New Zealand, and would class Paul as amongst the best real estate agents I have dealt with.
We have known Paul Studman for many years and he has sold two properties of ours. He is very professional, respectful, an incredibly positive person, has astute real estate knowledge, is a great communicator and is incredibly well presented. Recently we had the pleasure of Paul selling our corner apartment on the 16th floor of The Quadrant. Right from the start he presented us with options and was very accommodating re our requests for flexibility if we went to auction.
The marketing was exemplary, from the written and photographic, to the video of our apartment which encompassed a time lapse scenario of the night life in the very close Britomart patch of restaurants and shops.
Our apartment, being on a corner, had fantastic views over water to Rangitoto Island, the Ports and yachts every day, over to the Museum and the photographs and video showed this all off to perfection, fortunately for us, on a very sunny day!
Paul achieved a record price for this block of apartments, thrilling us and making us also very proud to have owned such a great place, which sold so well. We are extremely indebted to Paul for the time and effort he put into this sale and achieving a very satisfactory outcome for us and would heartily endorse him to anybody thinking of selling their home.
We have known Paul Studman for most of his real estate career, which is 22-23 years. He has been involved in selling to us, and selling for us, Paul has shown that he has attention to detail in all aspects of real estate work. Whether listing a property for sale, keeping everyone informed, and negotiating a successful sale and outcome. He is our choice of real estate professional, and we would have no hesitation in utilising his advice and services, and would highly recommend him to any prospective vendor or purchaser.Richard and Christine Fitchew
We bought an apartment through Paul from outside Auckland at the end of 2015. He was professional and helpful throughout the process, volunteering information and documentation we needed about the property and its unusual processes, as well keeping us informed of other interest in the place. Our successful negotation continued during a public holiday and he was flexible and accommodating about communication between cities through a variety of channels (phone, text and emails).Ruth Wilkie
This is the second sale Paul has arranged for us this year. In both cases Paul kept in touch with us, outlining the viewings and the comments he received from prospective purchasers. If there were any problems, Paul always came to us with suggested solutions. We could not have expected better service from a real estate agent, and we count ourselves fortunate that Paul handled these sales on our behalf. We would definitely use him again, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to other sellers. We were most happy with every aspect of Paul's work with us. He combines professionalism with ease of contact with a very pleasant personality.Robert and Helen Lawford
We have purchased and sold a house using Paul Studman's realty services, albeit 20 years apart, and highly recommend the experience. Paul's communication skills are excellent to both ease anxiety as to the interest in your property, as well as confirm the appropriateness of a prospective property. Paul has always been extremely professional in his dealings with us during 'the process' and also in his keeping in touch when there were no services being delivered.
We find Paul to be an honest, open and effective real estate agent.
"On behalf of my aunt, as well as myself, as someone who is very much an inexperienced novice when as her Power of Attorney, I had to deal with the necessity of having to sell her property at in Sandringham. The very professional and straight up manner you always displayed when discussing and dealing with issues and procedure regarding the sale of her property, was to say the least very reassuring. The fact I live on Waiheke Island and as my aunt now resides permanently in a hospital rest home in Auckland, the time and stress involved in travel to take care of my responsibility to do things right and in her best interests, particularly decisions I had to make with the sale of her property and everything related to it, including family looking over my shoulder, was very much put at ease with your obvious knowledge and research of the market in the area. In the pleasant and approachable manner you always displayed in my dealings with you, there was never anything in my questions that appeared to be any trouble and certainly put my mind at ease and I do thank you personally for your reassurance and competence as an obviously experienced land agent. Paul I would have no hesitation in recommending you where these attributes are a requirement"Bryan Davies.
"We recently sold our Kelston property after moving to Christchurch. Paul was recommended by a friend and proved invaluable. He pays attention to detail and is meticulous in his communication (very important to us as absent vendors). Paul's approach gave us confidence, and his advice to take our property to auction proved very sound. The sale exceeded all expectations. We have no hesitation in recommending him."Mark and Deborah Revington
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the valuable assistance you have given me in the past few months. When David Brown died suddenly in February, I found myself executor of his will and responsible for the disposal of his estate. The team at Cordy's Auctions, Simon Reeves his solicitor, and yourself have been of immense help. David's apartment at The Pines was his most valuable asset. Your long association with The Pines, your experience with individual units, your knowledge of the current real estate market and your friendship with David made you the logical person to sell his apartment.
Your suggestion that we sell the apartment by Tender proved very successful. The campaign in the electronic and print media caused a lot of interest. Your contacts at the Herald proved invaluable and led to an interview with me at The Pines. The resulting full page article was brilliant and a vital factor in reaching the final price.
I would fully recommend your services to any person wishing to sell a property.
Once again, many thanks.
"We have known Paul Studman for sixteen years, when we first hired him in real estate to sell our family home. Since then he has advised and sold us several houses.
Hardworking, trustworthy, honest and a person of integrity have earnt him the respect of not only myself but the many people we have recommended him to. Paul has a natural empathy with a wide variety of people which allows him to mix well in any situation. He has a warm, friendly personality and is committed to any task he is given.
I can only speak highly of Paul in both his professional work and personal values which has made him a trusted friend."
"I was much impressed with the effort you put into finding the right new house for my daughter. You really spent a lot of time not only with her new home, but also in helping her sell her more modest abode in Onehunga.
I would imagine many realtors would be inclined to leave the second part to the vendor. You didn't do that. You gave Kathryn a lot of time and helpful advice on how to present her home it its best light.
Her new home is an absolute delight for her family. The house you chose to show her exactly fitted her lifestyle, proximity to the schools and shopping centre have added to the pleasure of living in our city. Once again, you were helpful in every facet of the transaction.
The highest compliment I can pay you - she looked on you, not as someone trying to make a sale, but as a trusted advisor."
For all of that, my grateful thanks,
"My wife and I wish to record our appreciation for the way in which Paul Studman, of Barfoot & Thompson, Remuera, acted in the sale of our apartment in The Pines, Epsom.
Paul was both diligent and attentive, and not only kept in close touch during negotiations, but has displayed equal interest and contact during the extended period up to settlement.
I have pleasure in recommending Paul to any future vendor of a residential property."
"I have known Paul Studman for 10 years, when he first acted as agent for the apartment which I purchased at 7C The Pines, 75 Owens Rd, Epsom and then for the sale of my property in Remuera. At the time I was impressed with his integrity and commitment to providing service to both purchaser and seller. Ten years ago, there was a slump in the market and it took several months of Paul being in attendance at both a mid-week and weekend open home before the Remuera property was sold. Nevertheless, Paul maintained his enthusiasm and never once gave any hint that the property might not sell at a realistic price.
Paul owns an apartment in The Pines and over the years has been the agent responsible for negotiating the sale of a number of apartments in the building. When a few owners have chosen not to use him as their agent, they have ended up either not selling and then coming back to Paul, or accepting a sale price considerably below the market value.
Four years ago I purchased apartment 7D The Pines for myself, and my daughter and granddaughter shifted into apartment 7C. Earlier this year, my daughter's personal circumstances changed and I decided to sell the apartment in which she had been living while remaining myself in 7D. I had no hesitation in hiring Paul as my agent for the sale. He listened to my requests as to how the sale should be handled with sympathetic understanding (no tendering or auction), advised on a marketing strategy and appropriate costs and within a few days the apartment was on the market. Paul has a very extensive client base, with whom he maintains contact when he feels there is a property available in which they might be interested. Over the next three weeks, Paul brought potential purchasers to the property, sometimes several a day, almost on a daily basis. He was meticulous in always seeking permission to enter the property (which was empty at the time) and the providing feedback at the end of each day's visiting. Three weeks after the first 'for sale' advertisement, I received a very satisfactory unconditional cash offer for the property, which I accepted. The purchaser is also delighted at how smoothly the process went and has commented on how obliging Paul was in answering all relevant questions with respect to their property.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul Studman as my agent of choice for sale and purchase of residential property in the Auckland isthmus."
"Thank you for your help in selling my Remuera properties. Your professional approach and attention to detail are to be commended. I appreciated the way you kept in touch to provide me with an update from potential buyers.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who may be considering listing their property. Thank you once again for your assistance and a successful result."
"Just a short note to thank you for your efforts in selling my mother's apartment at The Pines. Your invaluable experience from being a resident at The Pines and handling so many of the sales has given us a very good outcome.
Clearly having an agent who has a personal interest in the long-term value of the development is beneficial for all parties. But your patience and diligence add great value particularly where the sale is complicated by the ownership structure of the development.
Your service to prospective purchasers and ourselves as vendors was exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending your service to others. If you have any potential vendors who would like to discuss this with me personally please give them my cellphone number."