Ryan Harding

Ryan Harding

Residential Sales
Grey Lynn Branch
Mobile  021 621 580
Ryan and Matt are awesome! They have great knowledge, communications and a really well-balanced team. They worked except...
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Ryan Harding

Residential Sales
Grey Lynn Branch
Mobile  021 621 580

About Ryan Harding

Ryan Harding works in partnership with Matt O'Rourke and together, Matt and Ryan have sold in excess of 250 properties, valued at over $300M since 2012.

Top Salesperson, Grey Lynn Branch, to end March 2022
#1 Salesperson, Grey Lynn Branch, 2020
#1 Salesperson, Grey Lynn Branch, 2019
#1 Salesperson, Grey Lynn Branch, 2018
#2 Salesperson, Grey Lynn Branch, 2017
#1 Salesperson, Grey Lynn Branch, 2016
#2 Salesperson, Grey Lynn Branch, 2015

A love of meeting people, a keen interest in property and the drive to succeed made a career in real estate the obvious choice when Ryan returned to New Zealand from Europe and the U.K.

With a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University under his belt Ryan spent the best part of a decade working for Contiki and Trafalgar as a European Tour Director. This experience has given Ryan the skills to deal with people from all walks of life and bridge cultural and language barriers. What this means for you is better communication and strong negotiation skills resulting in the highest possible sale price for your home.

Owning investment properties and residing in his Westmere home, Ryan has experienced different levels of service and buying scenarios allowing him to understand and eliminate the frustrations faced by vendors, buyers and tenants.

Matt and Ryan will work with you to develop the best sales strategy that is tailor made for your situation. "Achieving the highest possible price while exceeding our clients expectations of customer service is always at the forefront of our minds."

When you list with Matt and Ryan you'll also benefit from the strength of Auckland's leading real estate agency and the unrivalled Barfoot & Thompson network. This means 1700+ salespeople Auckland wide have detailed knowledge of Matt and Ryan's listings effectively increasing the pool of competing buyers for your property and in turn putting more money in your pocket.

Whether you're buying, selling or just considering your options contact Matt and Ryan for a friendly chat today.

Ryan's properties

What my clients say

Ryan and Matt are awesome! They have great knowledge, communications and a really well-balanced team. They worked exceptionally hard throughout the process and achieved a great outcome. They are so friendly and have a lovely manner with vendors and buyers alike which builds trust and gets results. We 100% recommend them!

Jonathan & Simone

Ryan and Matt have sold two properties for us and both times they've done an outstanding job. They're communicative, pragmatic, tell it like it is, and know the Grey Lynn/Ponsonby market really well. They also worked really hard for us - all reasons why we would go back to them again without hesitation.

Michelle & Bill

Ryan and Matt were a dream to work with - honest, fair, reliable and hardworking. They went above-and-beyond to help sell my home. I trusted their advice and knew they were bringing the same level of authenticity to the buyers.

Rachel - Grey Lynn

Ryan Harding and Matt O'Rourke together with their PA Sarah, were amazing in helping us to sell the property. Professional and experienced, nothing was ever too much bother and no question was ever unanswered. From the moment the property was listed until it was sold they were with us every step of the way. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Dana Stephenson

A huge thank you to team Ryan & Matt, for helping us through the whole process of selling our property. You guys are just amazing.

Matt and Ryan had provided us with very profound professional advice to put our property at its best on the market. End result - not only did we sell our property for an amount way greater than our wildest expectations, it was sold within a few days on the market.

From now on Team Ryan & Matt will be our partner for any future property sale!

Florence & Alvid

We commissioned Ryan and Matt to sell our apartment and followed all their advice. The sales and marketing campaign they designed was spot on and the staging they arranged was superb. Our first open home generated lots of interest and more than the expected number of parties through the property. Three days later we went into Level 4 Lockdown and our campaign ground to a halt.

The guys were amazing during this period. They were the very personification of professionalism, giving us sage advice and keeping us up-to-date with interest in the property. By the time we reached Level 3 the situation had changed. The auction date was set but the night before, we made a 180 degree pivot and had Ryan and Matt appraise our family home. The apartment did reach their top appraisal amount at auction but by this stage we had decided not to sell. Two days later we sold our house for an amazing amount. We cannot recommend Ryan and Matt highly enough, they supported us through what potentially could have been a very rocky ride. At all times they were honest, upfront and professional. We highly recommend them.

Andrea & Anne-Mary - Freemans Bay 

Team Ryan and Matt were great. Ryan, Matt and Sarah were very professional. They did everything they said they would do and nothing was too much trouble. They covered off everything and always followed up with clear communication. They more than met our expectations. We’re stoked. Selling a property can be stressful, but they made it easy. We highly recommend Team Ryan and Matt (and Sarah).

Craig & Jacqui

We listed our house with Ryan and Matt and their team after attempting to sell it with another company. Matt’s careful, considered and confident approach was reassuring as we worked to represent the house for market. Sarah took care of all the admin and more and was very helpful as we were absentee sellers. The house went to market on a Thursday and by Sunday Matt, Ryan, Lisa and Ben had three offers for us, the best of which was above asking and we accepted it. We would unreservedly recommend Matt and Ryan and the team to any sellers.

William & Meg

"To put it quite simply, a great team to work with. Not only did Matt help us get the price we wanted for my apartment, he also found us a new home exactly to the spec I was after. Right on guys, job well done!"

Pete & Alex

“Ryan and Matt were an absolute joy to work with - their style is focused, calm, professional and fun. They never sweated the small stuff and always got back to me quickly and patiently (even when spammed about trivial matters!) Most importantly they got me a really fabulous result!

I would highly recommend Ryan and Matt."

Sarah - Grey Lynn

"I've now used the team of Ryan & Matt twice to sell my homes in Avondale and both times have resulted in a successful sale. The first time was a challenge with only one bidder in the room and they were able to negotiate the bidder up to my required level. The second time we went live just before a Covid19 Lockdown. They kept me calm throughout the process with regular communication and received a pre-auction offer for their efforts. At auction there was a multi-bid tennis match and I received a result I am very happy with. Because of their success, Ryan and Matt now have a team supporting them behind the scenes adding to the great service they offer. I would absolutely recommend this team when selling your home."

Renee M - Avondale

"We are so pleased we chose the Ryan and Matt team (including Sarah and Ben) to sell our property. The customer service experience and the sale price exceeded our expectations from start to finish. What differentiates the Ryan and Matt team from other real estate salespeople is the fact they have formed such a capable and cohesive team to support the needs of buyers and the vendor right throughout the life cycle of the sale process. Whilst Ryan and Matt focused their energy and attention on attracting as many potential buyers as possible, Sarah and Ben looked after every need of us as vendors. We couldn’t recommend highly enough, thanks M&R team!"

Marc & Amy - Remuera

“Ryan and Matt were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the sales process. They developed a compelling marketing campaign and drove near 80 groups through our open homes, leading to a successful sale. If you’re looking for a team who will provide you every support, understands marketing, and knows how to deliver, look no further than Ryan and Matt.”

Paul - Grey Lynn

“Ryan and Matt were smart, professional, responsive, up-front and driven to help us succeed. A pleasure to deal with and ably assisted by Sarah, they are the only team we’d work with in Auckland. 100% recommended.”

Chris & Kathryn - Avondale

It was a breeze working with Ryan, Matt and Sarah. Everything was taken care of, hassle-free. The entire communication process was handled smoothly. Technology such as Zoom meeting was used. We are extremely happy with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend this fantastic team to friends and families.

Lance & Juan - Pt Chev

Ryan and Matt were very friendly and professional salespeople to deal with. It was a seamless sale and well communicated every step of the way. I recommend Barfoot & Thompson to anyone selling or buying a home. Ryan and Matt have been the best salespeople that I have encountered selling, and I will be trying my very best to use them for my next house purchase. Thank you.

Brendan - Sandringham

Our association with Ryan & Matt started when we purchased the property five years ago. Over the years we have been in constant contact and they have freely given market appraisals, trends etc.

When deciding to market the property we had many choices but decided on Ryan & Matt because of their helpful attitude, commitment and knowledge of the area. With Ryan & Matt we had two people dedicated to their profession. They understand the market and are very realistic in guidance and value. They give honest judgment and help.

Having been involved in property in Central Auckland for 40 years we put Ryan & Matt up there with the best.

Thanks Ryan & Matt

Ross & Paula

We’d been following Matt and Ryan for many years as we’ve always thought they had a really great way of marketing properties and when it came time to list our own house we decided to give them a call. Despite not being “specialists” in the area where we lived it was obvious that they are both extremely knowledgeable about the Central Auckland property market in general. Matt & Ryan were simply phenomenal during our campaign. It was a very nerve-racking time for us but we always felt as if we were in good hands. What we really noticed was that they are both extremely professional and competent at the technical elements of their job but are also very personable. People like them and are comfortable asking them questions and making contact regularly. The proof was in the pudding. We had multiple registered bidders and the auction exceeded our expectations. We were over the moon when the hammer came down and couldn’t have been more happy with the result. It didn’t end there though. The team were with us every step of the way until the house settled which was super appreciated. The entire team of Matt, Ryan, Lisa and Sarah have all been amazing and we will certainly be using them the next time we sell a house. We couldn’t recommend them strongly enough to anyone looking for an salesperson to bring their property to market.

Tim & Nicole

We recently engaged Ryan and Matt to sell our apartment in Grey Lynn. From the outset, their advice and guidance was clear and concise and it was very obvious that these guys knew their market well. The marketing material their team put together was fantastic but where I think their skill set really showed was during the final stages of the negotiations, which is what you want when electing an salesperson. There was never a moment where we felt they didn’t have our best interests in mind and ultimately we ended up with a result that exceeded our expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others and hope to work with them again in the future.

Ben & Anna - Grey Lynn

'Genuine' and 'Real Estate Salesperson, a juxtaposition in terms one might say, however, these two have managed to craft a sales style that's open, transparent and approachable whilst still delivering exceptional results. Ryan's before and after-sales service literally went above and beyond expectation, with a listening ear and expert guidance/insight on various property matters over the years. Working with these two doesn't feel transactional, it's a more like a long term relationship which is just the sort of place you want to be coming from when selling one of your biggest assets.

George & Eve - Mt Eden

"Matt and Ryan, Ryan and Matt .... whichever way you put it the outcome is the same; a positive, rewarding and successful experience as a buyer with Matt O’ Rourke and Ryan Harding of Barfoot & Thompson Grey Lynn office.

Matt and Ryan were on and tuned in to our needs from our first open home interaction. Gently, with warm and friendly communication they walked alongside us encouraging our interest and responding to our concerns and queries with clarity and a deep understanding of the market, especially in relation to the home we were interested in. 

It seems for them, it’s not only sales that are the goal but building relationships and identifying the link between vendor, purchaser and property. 

Alongside Matt and Ryan is PA Sarah Ashurst. Sarah was a delight to deal with, finessing the finer details with a genuine warmth and excitement for success that was uplifting in what is usually a stressful process. Efficient, professional, understanding and enthusiastic in her work she really is an invaluable part of Matt and Ryan’s team . 

In short Matt, Ryan and Sarah are everything you don’t know you need when buying a house. Years of experience, a real team approach, genuine warmth and enthusiasm for helping you achieve the goal of purchasing your next home. 

From Open Home number 1 through to auction then settlement, we felt that everything we needed was managed professionally and in a way that left little to worry about.

Matt , Ryan and Sarah are your real estate dream team. Don’t look any further than them."

Catherine & Stephen - Pt Chev

Thank you so much for all the effort you and your team put into the selling of our home - we are delighted with the outcome of a successful sale at auction at a price we were happy with. Throughout the marketing period we were very impressed with the honest and wise advice you provided at all times. We felt you were acting in our best interests. You prepared us well for what might happen on auction day and as a result the experience was a lot less stressful for us than it might have been. We wish you every success in the future and would not hesitate to recommend your services and those of the Barfoot & Thompson Grey Lynn team, to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. 

Justin & Megan - Greenlane

“I can’t praise Ryan and Matt too highly for the job they did. I’d just put my house on the market when Lockdown hit – the most uncertain time in living memory.

Even when they couldn’t meet buyers Ryan and Matt never stopped working for me – checking in, thinking creatively, following up leads and reassuring me throughout the process. I felt really well looked after. They shooed away the bargain hunters, and sold my house for a price I was happy with. 

Ryan and Matt took the time to really think about how to sell my house, they put 100% effort in, and are lovely blokes to deal with. I’m hugely grateful, and will definitely use them again.”

Miranda, Grey Lynn

Ryan and Matt aren't legends in Grey Lynn for nothing. Two very smart, professional, and very likeable blokes, with top-notch communication skills.

It's clear they know their market, and they were great offering guidance to us, which took a lot of stress out of making some of the big decisions we needed to make pre-sale (we did a major renovation, which would have made me a little nervous under most circumstances). Nothing was too much trouble, they took the time to understand what our situation was, they were honest when they thought I might be making a questionable call on some aspects of the sale.

Our story ended with a brilliant result, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or work with them again.

Stuart & Jane - Grey Lynn

Ryan and Matt

Thanks to you both on the successful sale! It was great dealing with you guys, I appreciated the professional approach!

Everything was always dealt with quickly and efficiently. It was great seeing the Barfoot & Thompson approach work, like clockwork!

Highly recommend you both and have no hesitation in using you guys again. 

Tim - Pt Chevalier

Ryan and Matt were an absolute pleasure to deal with when selling our first home with them. Very professional but easy-going at the same time, the entire process was organised, efficient, and delivered results.

We were provided with great advice throughout the process, but they also listened to our feedback along the way and adjusted as needed. 

The fact they had the Barfoot & Thompson network behind them was a great benefit, bringing in a range of other salespeople into the process. 

To have over 240 groups through the open homes and 30 registered bidders in the room was a testament to their approach, personability, and all-round professionalism. We would happily recommend them to anyone thinking of selling their home.

Grace & Andy - Sandringham

Having had an amazing experience selling with Ryan and Matt in Westmere five years ago, it was only natural that they were the team I trusted to sell my Point Chevalier home now. In a suburb where the incumbent agency tends to follow a "by negotiation" format for properties like mine, Ryan and Matt convinced me a short, sharp auction campaign would be the key to our success. And they were bang on the money! We achieved an outstanding result at auction I hadn't dreamed was possible.Their genial, easy-going manner is backed by an astute professionalism, timely and thorough feedback, and a solid read on the market conditions and the buyers. I wouldn't sell in Central Auckland with anyone else!

Anna -  Pt Chevalier

Thank you so much Ryan and Matt for the very successful marketing campaign you ran on the property. We were so impressed with your incredibly knowledgeable and professional approach. Thanks for giving us such great advice throughout the journey and for taking the stress out of the process particularly given our situation of having a baby and two other young kids. We would highly recommend you both to any friends/family/colleagues looking at selling a property. The Barfoot & Thompson approach which allows for other salespeople to introduce buyers to the property absolutely made sense to us and I think 22 registered bidders in the room says it all. Thank you!!!

Aimee & Jack

We were so lucky to buy our first home from Ryan and Matt. They were quick to help with any requests, open and honest with us and supported us throughout the whole process. We only found the property a week before it went to auction and truly wouldn’t have got our approval in time without all of their help getting everything we needed for the bank. We couldn’t recommend them more highly!

Emily & Anthony

We were happy to deal with Ryan and Matt who was professional, helpful and engaged when marketing a property we were interested in purchasing.  There was no sales pressure and good communication.  Ryan and Matt also gave us some invaluable advice and support during the auction process, which was much appreciated.  We’d be happy to recommend them to our friends and family.

Darryl & Rachel

Matt & Ryan were amazing to deal with every step of the way.

Right from the beginning, their no pressure sales approach resonated very well with us and they certainly continued to deliver with great communication, 'nothing is a problem' attitude and a second to none promotion of our house!Being transparent with us throughout the whole process certainly set us at ease and allowed us to let Matt & Ryan do what they do best and that’s exactly what they did with a sale under the hammer!We have no hesitation to recommend their services and to work with Matt & Ryan again on our future projects.

Michael & Michelle

Ryan was recommended to us by a friend and there was an instant click with him in terms of his personality and his approach to what is always quite an emotional event-selling your first family home. He was professional at all times, understood our needs with regard to selling our property and never exerted any pressure-even when this meant a sale might not eventuate. In the event it did and we were delighted with the outcome. We have no hesitation in recommending Ryan and will work with him again on an upcoming project of ours which will require his services in the New Year.

Tim & Karen

We bought our beautiful Grey Lynn home through Matt and Ryan and couldn't have been more delighted with their service. Easy going attitudes, honesty, efficiency and professionalism are the first words that spring to mind when describing these two. We've been in our home for two months now and have been so impressed with the continued high level of service from the team. When a couple of issues arose in our new home, Ryan quickly contacted the previous owners and the problem was resolved without fuss or worry. Without a doubt, we will work with Matt and Ryan again, whether it's to sell or buy a home.
Thanks again, guys, you're truly the best!

MJ & Gus

Thank you Matt and Ryan for your advice and support for the past few months. You have made the selling of our home and the purchase of our new home a seamless process. We appreciate the lengths you went to get both deals across the line.

Mike & Saij

I like efficiency, and Matt and Ryan delivered just that. Two weekends of open homes, followed by an auction, and the job was done. It was all down to a great web presentation, experience, a pleasant and professional manner, and the assistance of the wider Barfoot & Thompson network. I thoroughly recommend them and their company.

Tony & Gail

"We chose Ryan and Matt based on their experience, professionalism and straight-up attitude. Their advice has been honest and with our best interests at heart. They have secured us a sale in a challenging market by working hard and smart, I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone I know who wants a house sold."

Gwyn & Mandy

Matt and Ryan are a good team. Each brought complementary skills to the task of selling my property and together they were exceptionally productive. Individually, both Matt and Ryan were supportive and enthusiastic.

At the outset, they could see the advantages of the property and their marketing encapsulated those ideas. The photography was outstanding and the copy succinctly communicated their vision. The video not only showcased the house and area but Matt and Ryan elucidated on the copy with their personal touch. The whole package was very professional and effective. They know how to get noticed.

It is not surprising that Matt and Ryan are a successful team; they work extremely hard, they research and plan carefully and are sociable and friendly. Most of all they are creative and proactive. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt and Ryan and Barfoot & Thompson.

Pam Billington

Selling our house with the assistance of Matt and Ryan worked out really well for us. We felt that they were really working 'for us'. As it turned out there were many contacts, follow-ups, and discussions during the negotiation period and they were responsive 24/7, always professional, patient and polite. We were confident that they had a very good knowledge of the market and for Grey Lynn in particular. That knowledge and the work they did with potential buyers created a momentum for our property that led to a prompt sale in the range we wanted. Well done guys.

Ian & Gail

Matt and Ryan's reputation preceded them when we decided to engage them to sell our property. Throughout the entire process we felt completely appraised of the progress with regard to the open homes, as well as a number of other social/electronic media platforms that they used. Due to the current market as well as other unexpected influences the property took longer than we had anticipated to sell, not once did the boys falter in their continued support and enthusiasm which we found encouraging. We appreciated their honesty and integrity, and friendship throughout this process and we would have no hesitation in recommending their representation of ours or any of our friends and family who may wish to sell a property.

Lindy and Marko

"Once again, Matt and Ryan made one of our properties the stand-out auction of the day! Despite their being a lessened appetite for buying at auction, Matt and Ryan were still able to draw in so many potential buyers and create an absolute bidding frenzy. Our sales process began with top advice on how we should present the property. And the outcome was a record price for an apartment in this Grey Lynn building."

Shane Melton & Phyllis Wong

"Matt and Ryan just sold our Grey Lynn villa and we are thrilled with the result. They were great to deal with throughout the entire process. Both are such lovely guys, great sense of humours and incredibly hard working. I cannot recommend them highly enough".

S Dunn - Baildon Rd, Grey Lynn

"Ryan and Matt - what can I say! These two easy going guys are a great team who provided an amazing result! Their advice was honest and genuine from start to finish. Everything worked like a clock, and I never had to question their decisions in any aspect of the campaign. I totally relied upon them to guide me along. The result was testament to their passion for their job and clients they work with. Awesome campaign Ryan, Matt - couldn't have done it without you. A big thank you also to Jules for all her hard work in the background. Love to you all"

Sandy D - Grey Lynn

"I cannot begin to recommend both Matt and Ryan highly enough for their astuteness, attention to detail, professionalism and courteousness when selling 2 of our houses in short succession during 2015. Any mug could have sold both my homes, but only Matt and Ryan could I entrust to achieve "top dollar". Their ability to create a market swell of interest on auction day is remarkable. They form an outstanding team and bring an entirely modern approach to the selling of property and really raise the bar for the industry. An outstanding result selling two of our precious homes ! Thank you Matt and Thank you Ryan"

Shane Melton & Phyllis Wong, Pt Chevalier, Auckland (soon to be North Otago)

"Dear Matt and Ryan, We are very happy with today's result. This is the best outcome we could have hoped to achieve. Frank and I considered several different outcomes which might of happened during the auction and it ended extremely well. Well done, Matt and Ryan! You did an awesome job. We found your marketing plan to be organised and efficient. Nice photos, beautiful staging, perfect video (like a short movie telling a story of the property), all of these were of a high standard and lead to the desired result. I asked many questions and you always answered me straight away. I felt that you are approachable, experience and professional. Actually we didn't feel all that nervous during the auction (me at least!) because you kept us fully informed. Today is one of those moments we will remember for the rest of our life. We had a special dinner out to celebrate. We will not hesitate to recommend you to all our friends. Thanks again for a job well done."

Lucy and Frank - (Offshore vendors)

"I canvassed a few real estate agents when considering selling my investment property - a two-bedroom Grey Lynn apartment that my daughter had been living in. I decided to trust Ryan and Matt after they presented a really professional document, outlining what needed to be done. This was my first time selling a property and we had a tight timeframe to get it ready for auction. They presented good, solid advice and I appreciated the extra interest the Barfoot model generates with other agents also showing prospective buyers through the apartment. We attracted some good interest from solid buyers and they gave good advice on pricing for the auction, which despite being a nerve-wracking process, delivered the outcome we were all looking for. Good result from a professional team."

Fiona Rotherham - Grey Lynn

"Ryan combines the perfect balance of professionalism and friendship. He shows genuine interest in working with you to achieve the best result when selling, but what we really admired was his attitude and advice he offered us when we looking at buying ourselves. He isn't your typical real estate agent, instead he allowed us to be in the drivers seat and cared more about our happiness than closing a sale right there and then. The whole process moved a lot faster because we trusted his knowledge and experience in the market. This was the reason we went with Ryan as our agent and we couldn't be happier with the result. Ryan has our full support with any endorsement or referral. We were very pleased with our experience. In just under 3 months we were married, purchased/marketed/sold a house and left for our honeymoon. He worked well under pressure and received a result we were very happy with."

Narae & Adam Young, Waterview

"Matt and Ryan helped us find a new home last December and we had really enjoyed dealing with them so they were the obvious choice when it came to choosing a team to market our onehunga bungalow. We hadn't sold a property before, but Matt and Ryan talked us through each step of the process, and also explained how well the Barfoot & Thompson model works for vendors, with the entire Auckland network able to sell a home, not just the listing agents.

The marketing plan and campaign Matt & Ryan devised kicked off with the desired results, generating huge interest in open homes and viewings for our property. This was then adapted and tweaked to ensure the campaign resonated with a couple of key targetted groups of buyers. Matt and Ryan provided timely and realistic feedback throughout the marketing period. One of their key strengths is developing really strong understandings of and relationships with the buyers who were most interested in our property - just as they had with us as buyers back in December. This was very evident on auction day, when over 100 people turned up to the auction and we sold under the hammer for a price we were really happy with.

A great team of guys who will leverage their strong people skills to make the sale process so much easier, and get you the best possible price for your property. Thanks again!"

James and Linda Miller - Onehunga

"Just want to say a big thank you to Matt & Ryan for the sale of my home. It was a big decision to sell my home after 33 years and the whole process was handled with great understanding and professionalism by Matt and the Barfoot & Thompson team. Matt has a friendly, courteous manner and he was great in explaining the auction process to an inexperienced seller.
He was also very realistic in what he could achieve for the house sale, not over promising high prices that other agents seem to do to get a listing. That was a refreshing approach.
The marketing Matt recommended was spot on and the tight timeline for getting the house on the market was delivered with no stress. We found the advice that Matt gave on getting the house ready for sale very helpful.
All this and a fantastic result on auction day mean I have no reservations in recommending the services of Matt O'Rourke & Ryan Harding."

Lyn and Anna France

"Selling my 100 year old house was a daunting prospect. I've lived, renovated, and loved it for 30 years. But both of us were getting a bit tired. I didn't want to spend more money on the house, but the house was my most valuable asset. I wanted to cash up and retire.

I interviewed three real estate firms, promising nothing but the prospect of one of them getting my business. So why Barfoot & Thompson?

They'd been in business 90 years. To me that indicates good business practice and integrity. They had the network. I was listing through the Grey Lynn office, but all of Auckland was selling for me. My team, Matt O'Rourke and Ryan Harding seemed pretty good guys. I felt I could trust them.

Throughout the campaign, Matt and Ryan delivered. They planned in detail, answered my questions, and were always available for advice. More impressive was their delivery of the sales campaign. There was no hype, no pressure, and the feedback from open homes and advertising was timely and factual. I was given facts, not false hopes. All of this done in a friendly and supportive manner.

The result? The house sold for $100K above the range we'd expected. Obviously I'm delighted, but these guys have been a pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt and Ryan and the Barfoot & Thompson team."

John Palmer

"The key point of difference and what sets Matt and Ryan apart from other salespeople I have experienced is that they are both "genuine". They clearly work well together and you have the added value with two motivated individuals working on your behalf during open homes. Both have a solid understanding and knowledge of the local market and both were committed to and met timeframes - their follow up was faultless. They think outside the square in terms of marketing and have embraced social media as a tool, working to great effect. Both have a sense of humour and I've observed an ability to communicate well with a diverse client base. I have been nothing but impressed with their level of care and communication provided throughout what can often be a described as a stressful process."

Lynda McIntosh

"We were more than happy with Matt and Ryan right from the first time we met them. We did lose some faith in real estate salespeople from a previous bad experience, but Matt and Ryan have restored this faith. We got an amazing end result & we are extremely happy with it. Well done gentlemen, and thank you for your hard work."

Karen Smith

"Matt and Ryan marketed my property and sold it within three weeks. I was extremely impressed with the overall marketing strategy which was professional, clear, and produced results. The photographs of my property and the presentation of the advertising were of an extremely high standard and just looked brilliant. Matt and Ryan were proactive in presenting the property and kept me fully informed throughout the process. They were helpful, positive, and always available when I needed help with making decisions and guidance through the auction process. I have found Matt and Ryan to be honest, reliable, approachable, and professional. Their approach meant that the selling of my property was relatively stress free and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Barfoot & Thompson and in particular, Matt and Ryan, to anyone going through the same process."

Sarah Cockerton

"The decision to sell my family home was a tough one; also tough was the decision with which agents to list. I went with Matt and Ryan because they were enthusiastic, energetic, and were easy to deal with. They came up with a great plan of action, but at all times kept me feeling comfortable about the pace, and in control of the decisions, which was particularly important to me in making such a sentimental sale. In the end the price they achieved was well above my expectations, and I couldn't be happier with the whole process! So it's two huge thumbs up and my heartiest recommendations to the A team: Matt and Ryan, and indeed the whole gang at Barfoot & Thompson!"

Gabriel Wilmshurst

"We initially didn't want to use an agent to sell our property, then we met Matt & Ryan at an open home while looking to buy - they were straight up, genuine and all-round 'good guys'. They've been available whenever we've needed them, and clearly communicated every step, which made a potentially stressful time surprisingly easy and enjoyable! They build a great repore with the people that come through their open homes, and working in a team has the benefit of talking to and engaging more people.
We also liked the extra reach the Barfoot & Thomspon network gave us, not limiting us to just one branch. We're confident that using the boys & the Barfoot & Thompson team got us absolute top dollar on our property. Would highly recommend them to anyone if buying or selling."

Dave & Bonnie

"Jennifer and I would like to express our appreciation for the effort Ryan, Matt and Bruce put into selling 40 Western Springs Road.
We'd appreciate your passing our thanks on to Andrew, it was nice to know that management was taking an active interest, and to Marian who did such a sterling job at auction.
It's always difficult to decide which company to use when selling property. Promises are easy to come by, delivery is quite another matter. So it was gratifying to work with a team that kept looking for ways to go the extra mile. You promised us 6 Open Homes I believe you delivered 9, or was it 10? You didn't promise to secure half page editorial features in Look magazine and the Herald but you delivered them anyway. You promised to stay in touch during the campaign and you did... every single day. Quite honestly I can't think of a single stone the Barfoot & Thompson Grey Lynn team left unturned to achieve this sale. Awesome job, great result!
Best regards,

Tim Wood

"It would be fair to say I am a sceptic regarding real estate salespeople, having experienced both good and very poor during the purchase and sale of around 10 properties over the last 35 years. I stumbled upon Ryan when another agent I had contacted was no longer available. Ryan made a very positive first impression on me with his professional yet friendly approach, but my concerns around his short time in the industry drove me to engage a very experienced agent from another company. A month later without results I handed Ryan the challenge. Within 3 weeks he had delivered me the result I was after, an unconditional offer which I was very happy to accept.

Ryan kept me fully informed throughout the process with almost daily contact by phone, text and email. Too many agents forget that good communication is one of the most crucial elements in the marketing process. Ryan has a consultative approach, is very professional, yet friendly, encouraging and considerate, and never forgets who he is working for. Even since the sale he has stayed in touch with suggestions for my next purchase. I absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an agent who will give their all - he is an absolute star and could show some of the more seasoned agents in the industry a thing or two about what is really important."

L Kirby
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