"We recently sold our house using Robert Thompson as the agent. From the initial meeting until the final sale Robert was always confident of achieving the right price for our house. Robert put together a marketing plan we were happy with and despite a "flat" market we achieved excellent viewing numbers. Robert kept us well informed throughout the marketing process.
Whilst other agents we have used over the years seemed more interested in achieving a sale by wearing us down, Robert maintained our price expectations and did a great job in qualifying potential bidders. The result was that despite a market where not a lot of houses are selling under the hammer, we had five genuine bidders on auction day and successfully sold our house at a price we were happy with.
We firmly believe that we would not have achieved this result without Robert as our agent. His enthusiasm for selling our house and ability to identify and qualify genuine buyers was the difference between him and other people we have used previously.
If you are looking to sell your home and want to achieve the best possible result we strongly recommend you engage Robert Thompson to sell your home. We will certainly be recommending him to people we know who are looking to sell".Alan & Sue Black, Cedar Rd, Epsom
We recently appointed Robert Thompson to sell our home of 19 years in Empire Road, Epsom. Robert immediately impressed us with his enthusiasm for, and knowledge of the Epsom real estate market. Prior to meeting with Robert we had commissioned our own valuation by a registered valuer as a benchmark to use when going through the process of appointing an agent to sell our home. Without any knowledge of this registered valuation, we were impressed that Robert's own appraisal of our home was exactly in line with our registered valuation, which validated our initial opinion that Robert had the knowledge, skill and expertise in the Epsom market to sell our home. We followed Robert's marketing strategy advice to the letter, confident in the knowledge that he did indeed know how best to market our home. We were continually impressed with Robert's unstinting enthusiasm and work ethic throughout the marketing campaign which resulted in the sale of our home. There is no doubt that Robert's appointment as our salesperson was one of the best decisions we have made with property. Therefore if you are reading this testimonial because you are considering appointing Robert as your salesperson to sell a property, all we can say is that if you do so, it will be one of the best business decisions you will ever make. Warren & Sharon Robertson - Empire Rd, Epsom
I recently sold my house and I was very pleased with the outcome. Robert Thompson is the agent who managed the whole process and everything went very well. I had actually met Robert some time earlier as I had intended to sell and had then changed my mind. Robert was very supportive and his approach was "when you are ready, I am ready"
When the time was right for me to sell Robert came up with an excellent marketing plan that was comfortable for me and he put a great deal of effort into having the photos and media presentation looking great.
During the open home time Robert always gave me feed back and was confident that everything was on track- which was very encouraging. My house sold and it was a good outcome for all. I found Robert to be easy to work with, focused on my property and always positive about the outcome.
I would happily recommend Robert to friends and family who are selling.Jill Faulkner - Rangiatea Rd, Epsom
Robert was highly recommended to me by a family member, so I asked him to appraise my Epsom property. I had noted that a property across the road had recently sold at $2.8m and hoped that as my CV was higher perhaps I might achieve around $3m and would have been delighted to do so. Robert actually appraised my property well above my expectations at $3.5m plus, and while I thought this was probably ambitious, Robert's enthusiasm and superb local knowledge sealed the deal. Robert ran an amazing marketing campaign, I hardly recognised my own property! As Auction approached Robert actually pushed me to set a much higher reserve than I required, in order to protect my position and ensure I obtained top dollar. We had strong competing bidders and the sale price of $3.8m was beyond my wildest dreams. Robert was quite simply amazing to deal with and the result incredible, I will recommend him for years to come. He even found me a new home which I love.Susan Bickley, St Andrews Rd Epsom
Selling our historic listed homestead was a big challenge requiring an agent with passion, professionalism and persistence. Luckily we chose Robert Thompson who has all these qualities in spades. His pragmatic advice gave us a highly effective marketing campaign on a constrained budget with open home and Internet viewings off the chart. Even post-auction when selling by negotiation, he worked tirelessly to maintain interest and anticipate issues from prospective buyers - what did historic listing mean in practise? How much would they need to spend on refurbishment etc?
Every step Robert kept me informed, delivered what he promised when he promised it, and managed the viewing process so I was never caught short. Selling Stoneways felt like a real team effort - Robert even leaving a big Friday night sports game to let us back into the house after we accidentally locked our keys inside.
The result was a very fair price for a special property. As the real estate agent who achieved this, Robert's role was just "perfect"!Jane Roskruge - Mountain Rd, Epsom
When I made the decision to sell, the Auckland market had hit a bit of a slump, and after a couple of months on the market without an acceptable offer, I was starting to stress that I would not sell unless I kept lowering my price. Robert was amazing to deal with, easily calming my stress levels. Where other agents may have lost interest in continuing with open homes, Robert never did, turning up each week with the same awesome enthusiasm he had started the marketing program months before. I kept saying to him that perhaps I should lower my asking price, but he kept reassuring me that our price was correct, the right buyer for the property had yet to present themselves. I trusted Robert immensely and am so glad I did, because after 3 months the right buyer did come through an open home, and made offer only $15,000 below my asking price, when I had been suggesting to Robert to lower price by $50,000. I would sell with Robert again without hesitation, and highly recommend him to any seller. James Duncan - Paihia Rd.
Robert helped us sell our home in Epsom Auckland, just as the market was slowing down. He was very professional and friendly. We were very impressed that Robert used his skills to get us our reserve at auction, despite there being only one bidder, and it was another agent's bidder at that! The other agent was quite new, so Robert did all of the hard work, going between us and the buyer. We would have been happy with a bit less, but Robert encouraged us to hold out for our full reserve, and he was right. He is very good at reading both people, and the real estate market.
We are happy to highly recommend Robert to anybody thinking of selling. Robert tells it like it is, and works hard to get you top dollar.Tracy Le Roy - The Drive, Epsom.
Robert is the most effective Real Estate agent I've worked with. He listens and provides options that match what you're looking for, while at the same time being realistic and transparent. He suggested a property I hadn't noticed - and it was everything I wanted in a new home! Because of his excellent service, eye for detail, and commitment to excellence - it was then an easy decision to sell my property with Robert!
I highly recommend engaging Robert Thompson to sell your property. His guidance and ownership of the whole process was well beyond my expectations, and then some. From the moment he first visited my home he gave clear advice and direction on what to do for a successful sale, and he delivered on everything - and added extra sales collateral to market the property - all to a superior quality standard. Every step of the way he kept me up-to-date with buyer interest and recommendations. He managed the open home process with flair and passion... and not only did he get an excellent offer for my property, he also had a back-up offer ready and waiting - which was more than the original offer! Jacqui Moran - Ireland Rd, Panmure
We had not been in the position of selling a property for 20 years and had been out of touch with the current market. Fortunately for us we chose Robert to list our property and went forward with his advice on the marketing and staging of the property. This turned out to be a good decision as Robert proved himself to be very knowledgeable regarding the real estate market. We were impressed with his professionalism and his integrity, and he was open and honest with us and communicated well keeping us informed regularly. Roberts enthusiasm for his job, I am sure, conveys a positive and competent attitude that prospective buyers can only be impressed with. We would certainly recommend Robert to sell your property. Thanks Robert for the effort and great result.Mike & Carol Evans - Liverpool St, Epsom
I commissioned Robert to sell our Epsom property, after a failed campaign with another high profile agency, during which they did not generate enough interest from buyers to hold the planned Auction, which was cancelled, and then we received no offers at all for remainder of agency. The only agent that showed any buyers our home was the listing agent. Robert had assured me that the Barfoot & Thompson network was very different to the local franchise model of other agencies, and that we would see a vast difference in activity as 1700 agents would have access to view and sell our property. Despite the fact that our property had a difficult issue that was polarising to many buyers, the interest from the Barfoot agents was instant and constant, and we had 40-50 agents introduce their buyers to the property. There was an immediate feeling that with this level of activity, we would soon find a buyer, which we did only 5 weeks after listing with Robert, achieving a very good sale price as appraised. Robert was very focused, enthusiastic, and highly professional in all aspects, and I am hugely impressed with the Barfoot team. I highly recommend Robert, and Barfoot & Thompson to anyone looking to get a great sales result.Mark Mcconnel - Empire Rd, Epsom
Robert proved himself to be a first class agent. Committed to ensuring a sale from day one, his dedication, enthusiasm and follow up, was unquestionably professional in all respects. Robert brought his selling skills, and the Barfoot & Thompson sales team, fully into play to achieve the result we wanted. If you are looking for a top agent to sell your property, we believe Robert would do an outstanding job.Rebecca Findlay - The Glen, Remuera
Robert is an outstanding agent to have on your side when you sell your home. He is approachable, knowledgeable, honest, enthusiastic, focused, and in it for you all the way. We were thrilled with the sale he secured for us, and he made the whole experience less stressful. He was full of sound advice and provided constant feedback and reassurance. A lovely person to deal with.George Fyson and Pat Starkey - Sandringham Rd
"I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Robert to potential sellers. His role in the sale of our house was complicated by the fact that we are based overseas, but he picked up all the local issues including the house presentation, and truly went well beyond our expectation of what his role required. He is extremely professional and enthusiastic, and has a depth of experience that compliments his interpersonal skills."Clive & Lynley Mackenzie - Lewin Rd, Epsom
"Rob and the Barfoots team provided excellent service and helped guide us through the sales process with thought and care. We were kept fully informed during all steps of the sale and there were "no surprises". Rob gave us good advice on the marketing program and then presented our property very effectively. We were very happy with the sale price and we won't hesitate to work with Rob again. He is professional, experienced, enthusiastic, smart and fun."David and Huia Peters - Bellwood Ave, Mt Eden
"I am delighted with the sale, and you will know that when I say I will recommend you to anyone wanting to sell, that I am saying you were great. The attention to every facet of the sale, your availability, prompt responses, unflagging enthusiasm and guidance, has led to a very successful outcome."Mary Berendsen, Hasbury Ave, Mt Eden
"Robert was fantastic, just the professional you need when you have a challenging house to sell. He worked tirelessly and got me exactly what I wanted. If you need a savvy negotiator and an experienced real estate professional to work for you, then Robert is your man. I can highly recommend him."Megan Salt - Almorah Place, Epsom
"We found Robert to be a consummate professional in every way. He was also friendly, approachable, and above all very enthusiastic. Our relationship was not a long one because he obtained a result far above our expectations, in a very short time. We are really looking forward to working with him again as he searches for a new property for us."Joyce & Neville Bligh - Empire Rd, Epsom
"After a messy and unsuccessful campaign with another agency, we commissioned Robert to sell our home in Epsom. He was professional in all aspects of the marketing campaign, and his infectious positivity paid off with a favourable sale price. At all times Robert was easily contacted and he kept us informed of all feedback on a regular basis. Robert has a wonderful personality, relating to anyone with a warm but businesslike manner, and he has a good sound knowledge of the area he works in. I highly recommend Robert as the person to market your property, as he is dedicated to his vendors achieving the best result." Lisa and Shawn Blanchfield - The Drive, Epsom
"Robert was commissioned to sell our family home in Epsom. He was very professional and obliging, with both my family & buyers. Having open homes each weekend was stressful at times, but Robert went out of his way to accommodate the times and days that we wanted. He made the sale easy and uncomplicated, I can highly recommend to any vendor, that Robert will achieve a great result, as he did for us."Mark McConnel
"Choosing an agent to sale your property is not a straight forward exercise. For us we were looking for a number of features including track record in the immediate area, chemistry with us, a passion for our property, and an ability to connect with multiple parties. Selecting the Robert and Diana team, provided an additional benefit of diversity of experience and approach, and when brought together with excellent communication, the result followed. The initiation of a thorough valuation assessment set our expectations which were exceeded on auction day. We would highly recommend Robert and Diana (either collectively or individually)."Duncan and Katrina Smith
"Robert was commissioned to sell my home, which he has done. He maintains himself with much enthusiasm and professionalism. He communicates clearly and actually works for vendors best interest. Robert is thorough and meticulous and achieves successful outcomes for the vendor. Having used the services of other real estate agents, I would have to conclude that he is a cut above the rest."Michelle Cloonan
"I can highly recommend Robert as a real estate agent. He is thorough, extremely diligent, and responsive. He does what he says he will do, and is professional in all his dealings with purchasers and vendors. Robert will go out of his way to support you as a vendor, and ensure an extremely positive result is achieved."Jo Wallis
"We cannot speak highly enough of the experience we had with Robert as the real estate agent for our Mt Eden villa. Robert has an intimate knowledge of the local area, and provided us with a valuation, and a sale price, which well exceeded what other real estate firms had estimated. He was passionate about our home, and about doing the best for us that he could. We were overseas during the open home and sale period, and Robert went out of his way to ensure that our house looked its best and that we were informed of any progress each step of the way. No job was too much to ask of him and we felt confident leaving our house under his care. We were thrilled with the outcome of the sale and owe this to Robert's hard work and perseverance to get the best deal he could for us. We could not recommend him highly enough and feel very grateful that we chose him as our agent."Sally & Nicholas Ioannides
"Having already sought appraisals from two other agents on our Mt Eden villa, we knew from the first time we spoke with Robert that he was the man for the job. His superior knowledge of sales of similar properties in the immediate area and his conviction as to what our property was likely to achieve stood out for us and set him apart from others. Robert's ability to work with our tenants to maximise viewing opportunities and presentation of the property was something to be admired and a testament to his people skills. This, combined with Robert's ability to work with prospective purchasers was fundamental to the excellent result he achieved for our property. We would highly recommend Robert to anyone looking to sell their property, and in particular anyone with a tenanted property. You will not be disappointed."Kevin Bligh and Kimberley Rolton
"It can be difficult selecting an agent who has the right skill set for a particular property and often this choice will be made based upon reputation and past success. For us we didn't know Robert's track record and made the decision on his obvious merits of enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism. We handed him a task that was to become more difficult than any of us imagined as our property comprised of four groups of tenants in four flats. They proved to be difficult and many times we were so grateful we chose Robert who navigated his way around the various issues of access etc. Not only did he do three times as much work for the sale as most would have to, he was a pleasure to deal with and passed the acid test of achieving an outstanding sale that was beyond our initial expectations."Libby Svensen
"When I decided to sell my house I contacted Robert because he had already approached me and volunteered a free appraisal. I soon found that the effort he put in to drumming up business was followed by even greater effort in working to sell my property. His marketing campaign was impressively professional, with an excellent standard of photography. He made sure of keeping me informed of every step along the way, telling me ahead of time what to expect. My house was sold in a week after going on the market. I didn't realise estate agents worked so hard. I am very pleased that I chose Robert to do this work for me and only hope I can find someone as dedicated to help me buy a house when I move."Lorraine Heather
"Selling our home with Robert was a very successful and enjoyable experience. His boundless enthusiasm
throughout the entire process was a credit to him, and his daily communication with us highly professional
and informative. We will be recommending Robert to all our friends and would sell with him again without hesitation." Terry & Sandra McKain