Sarah Benbow

Sarah Benbow

Residential Sales
Greenhithe Branch
Mobile  021 908 004
“Annie and Sarah helped us find our dream home. Not only did they have connections with the Barfoot & Thompson listings,...
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Sarah Benbow

Residential Sales
Greenhithe Branch
Mobile  021 908 004

About Sarah Benbow

#1 Salesperson, Greenhithe Branch, to end March 2021
#1 Salesperson, Greenhithe Branch, 6 months ending September 2020
#1 Salesperson, Greenhithe Branch, to end March 2019

#1 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, to end March 2021
#3 Sales Partnership, to end March 2021
#4 Sales Partnership Overall, 6 months ending September 2020
#1 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, 6 months ending September 2020
#1 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, 6 months ending September 2019
#2 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, to end March 2019
#3 Sales Partnership, to end March 2019

I am double vaccinated for Covid-19.

Sarah Benbow joined the real estate industry more than a decade ago with one goal in mind - to achieve the very best outcomes for her clients and their properties. Fast forward to 2021, and it is easy to see why Sarah is a constant top agent for the Greenhithe branch.

Integrity, motivation and dedication and when Sarah chooses her path, she means it and embraces it.

Prior to real estate, Sarah had a successful career in the automotive industry, where she worked her way up from entry level to become Managing Director of a business that manufactured components for Range Rover, Jaguar and Massey Ferguson tractors. The many roles that this challenging job entailed saw her develop the necessary communication skills and eye for detail that the competitive industry demanded.

Sarah believes in meeting the expectations of her clients, and knows that listening and strong communication skills are the key to a great salesperson.

Determined to go that extra mile for her clients, Sarah's key to success lies in her good head for business, coupled with her energetic personality. For a sales experience that won't disappoint, contact Sarah today. She is here to help.

Sarah works in partnership with Annie Yong-Mewburn
Top 2 Salespeople in Greenhithe 2009-2021

About the team
The top two Greenhithe salespeople combine their trusted knowledge, extensive database and experience to serve anyone considering a residential real estate transaction whether buying or selling.

Reputation, Knowledge, Experience, Enthusiasm and Dedication are just some of the important ingredients when choosing a salesperson and Sarah and Annie are the perfect mix. Their reputation proves so.

Between them both they have over 23 years' experience in real estate plus nine years of being top at their branch. By choosing Sarah and Annie you will be engaging the best in service achieving a stress-free real estate transaction.

Ready to achieve great results? Call them today!

Sarah's properties

What my clients say

“Annie and Sarah helped us find our dream home. Not only did they have connections with the Barfoot & Thompson listings, but also listings from other companies which helped make our house-hunting process so easy. Annie is the most honest and knowledgeable salesperson I know. She will stand by your side and guide you from A-Z with so much patience. I was blown away by how she went out of her way to help us offer the best price for the house under the best possible conditions. Overall, I had only amazing experiences with Annie and Sarah. I'll 100% get in touch with them again if I need to buy or sell and I'll highly recommend anyone buying or selling to work with the two ladies! Thanks so much Annie and Sarah!”

CJ & Soomin

"Selling your home can be a stressful process any time of the year. But add the uncertainty that Lockdowns bring to this process … Yes, no fun - full stop! Thankfully we had Annie and Sarah on our side. They are your local subject-matter experts in maximising your chances to get top-dollar for your property any time of the year. You can trust their wealth of knowledge, guidance, network of contacts and instincts to get the best result. What makes them rock-stars? In our experience it's their ability to maintain clear communication and set the right expectations, every step of the way."

Mr & Mrs Smith

"Sarah and Annie were very professional and personable. They promised a lot more than their competitors and then smashed those promises, well exceeding anything we could have expected or hoped for! They know their real estate market very well, with years of experience together and they make a perfect team, targeting multiple buyer markets to deliver a great outcome. They supported us through the process in a friendly, knowledgeable way and we felt confident we were in great hands - and we were!" 

Mark & Debbie

“The result we got from the sale was beyond our belief and expectation. Amazing experience, especially as this was our first experience at a property auction. The whole process from the time we handed over to Annie to the auction day was stress-free. Annie kept us updated after every open home. Though the turnout wasn’t great, due mainly to bad weather on some days, Annie's confidence and faith that we’ll get interested buyers was very reassuring and removed all our fear and doubts. All in all professionally executed from start to finish.”

John & Anita

"Sarah & Annie went above-and-beyond to help us sell our property. Continually keeping us updated, the process was a breeze and we got a great result! Would definitely recommend them!"

Jamie & Mike

"They have fantastic coverage and a great model that collaborates with other salespeople rather than salesperson ownership. The diversity of the salespeople also increases exposure to buyers. Having bought from Barfoot & Thompson, I knew the buyer experience is better than some of the others. This, and the fact that my local salespeople were well known for their results, made it an easy choice."

Chris & Danielle

"Sarah was very friendly, helpful and went the extra mile to help me in my sale of my property. It was very easy to communicate with Sarah and with me living out of the area, made it much easier for me to not have to travel back and forth to Auckland. If anything needed doing, Sarah was very obliging to do it for me and sort out any issues."

Thank you


We met Annie and Sarah when we bought our first house in Greenhithe. We have since sold and bought with them two more times. We are lucky to have met them and worked with two awesome salespeople. They are extremely enthusiastic, professional, driven, energetic and great with the promotional strategies they bring to the table. We would definitely recommend them to bring great results. We have since become great friends.

Thank you both so much, you are amazing.“

Maree & Mike

"In all our interactions with Sarah and Annie they were professional, helpful and a delight to do business with. We can strongly recommend the services of Sarah Benbow and Annie Yong-Mewburn as they were professional and thorough in their handling of the sale of our house. They made valuable suggestions which assisted us especially as part of our sale was during COVID Lockdown but they were able to lower our stress levels enormously. Many thanks."

Richard & Cathy

“It’s been delightful and obviously very successful to have worked with you and your team of excellent realtors. Thanks again, an awesome professional team of successful ladies.”

Murray & Chris

"Annie, Sarah and their team are the ultimate in real estate sales. Having been in the real estate market for many years, their professionalism, understanding of clients needs, and communication is second-to-none. This not only results in success for vendors and clients, but they have won many company awards along the way too!!

Giving back to the community shows how much they love their local area hosting an annual Lantern Festival in February, or out there raising money for a local group and Starship, our company charity of choice. Annie and Sarah are passionate about Greenhithe and the market share they have helped grow is a result of the hard work they dedicate to each and every listing they get."

Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson

“All kudos to you Annie and your team, on a very slick and professional campaign which resulted in a number which pleasantly surprised us all. Sue, Sam and I were particularly impressed with the constant and clear feedback, salespeople visit protocol and your relaxed, unpressured and friendly nature, making the process less stressful and refreshingly pleasant.”

Neil & Sue

Annie and Sarah are a great team, and working together makes a perfect combination to help the wide background of clients. They work tirelessly to promote your property, always informing both parties how things are progressing. They have a very friendly and open approach, which makes keeping in contact very easy.

We have no hesitation in recommending them to sell your property.

Thank you Annie and Sarah.

Mike and Joanna Simpson

"What a team you are! The effort and support, suggestions and knowledge has more than justified my decision to choose you to sell my house.  I really appreciate your extra effort with the council and 'make good' repairs for compliance.  Thank you so much; you have justified your awards and accolades."


"I met Annie and Sarah when I was looking to purchase a home four years ago in Greenhithe. Although I did not end up buying through them, I saw how they work on both the side of the seller and the buyer. I was impressed by not only by their enthusiasm and work ethic, but also by their upfront and honest approach. When years later it came to selling our own property, we had no hesitation in contacting Annie and Sarah. In fact, they were the only agents I wanted to sell our home. In a tough market they were honest about results we could achieve and kept us up to date with all prospective buyers. In the end, we were thrilled with the result. Together, Annie and Sarah are a force to be reckoned with and I have no hesitation in recommending them to sell your home."

Andrea & Rodney

"Working with Sarah and Annie was a breeze! They made this absolutely daunting task so easy! Their kindness and professionalism was above and beyond everyone else. We were so comfortable knowing that they were the best ones to market our home and take care of all the questions, open homes, viewings and most of all selling our house to the buyers in a manner that made me want to buy it again! Thank you Annie and Sarah for all that you did for us, you made the scary part of moving all the way back home to Canada less stressful for us and we can't thank you enough! We are extremely happy vendors and we are so pleased that the new owners will love our home here in The Hithe as much as we did!"

Don & Jan

"Sarah and Annie we're both so available to us when we were trying to sell a house in a different location from where we live. Sarah's feedback was so professional, and they answered all our queries as we navigated the auction process from another Island. They have been outstanding in their service and always calm demeanour and we will definitely be using them to sell any property in the future. We can't recommend them highly enough."

Bob & Kerry

We cannot recommend the fabulous Sarah and Annie highly enough! From the first friendly meeting, to preparation for market, to open homes and the successful selling of our home, Sarah and Annie were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Their enthusiasm, support and professionalism was so appreciated and they made the whole process as stress-free as possible. Thanks ladies!!

Dave & Gill

Annie and Sarah were great. We 'interviewed' agents from five different agencies to sell Mum's house and right from their first visit we felt they were the ones to do it. The 'unique' property was listed by them and the target price was achieved within the agreed time-frame, even though the Auckland market at the time was pretty flat. They made my elderly mother feel comfortable when bringing interested parties over, gave sound advice and always had the answers for any questions we had. I would not hesitate to recommend them both.


During my selling experience I dealt with Annie Yong-Mewburn and Sarah Benbow, both of them very, very professional, knowledgeable, eager to help and go that extra mile to help when help was needed. Way past the sale date. I appreciated their prompt and complete communications. Well researched advice and sense of humour in this stressful time. Thank you!


"Just wanted to say how much we appreciated the efforts of Sarah and Annie in helping us sell our home in Greenhithe. Before we listed, we really hadn't considered going to Tender, but really pleased we listened to what Sarah and Annie had to say. I guess that's what you pay the money for right......good advice as well as good service!!
Nice to get the bottle of bubbles from them the night the contract was signed too, but to be honest, I think we should have been buying for them. Great job ladies, cant thank you enough."

Paul & Louise

"Sarah and Annie's dedication to their work enables you to put your trust in the fact they will do everything that needs doing to achieve results. Their interactions with people encountered were friendly, professional and able to build good customer support to accomplish an excellent real estate experience for all concerned. If a team with these qualities is required go for "SARAH & ANNIE THE AWARD WINNING TEAM AT BARFOOTS".

Warwich & Deidre

"From the initial appraisal through until the selling date Sarah's management of the process exceeded our expectations. As we were living out of Auckland nothing was a problem for Sarah from attending to access for tradespeople and potential buyers outside the Open Home times. Her open and honest manner made the process much less stressful than past experiences. She never hyped us up with false hopes unless she felt the buyer was genuinely interested in purchasing. It was all about doing the best for us "the vendor". "

Mike & Lynn

"We chose Sarah due to her experience, knowledge, results and the partnerships she has created. We also wanted someone to give us honest feedback and be someone we could trust. Going into the marketing campaign we had high expectation of what Sarah could deliver. The outcome was that she over-delivered, delivering exactly what she promised and, more to our amazement, she sold our house after only one open home. IWe would highly recommend using Sarah."

Chris & Kathleen

We would like to share our appreciation of the professional manner in which Annie and Sarah went about the process of marketing our home. The marketing material was outstanding and we are confident it helped in no small part in the sale of the property. Annie showed how resilient she is when confronted with complex sales negotiations and the positive outcome for both buyer and seller was a tribute to her commitment to both parties.​ We would certainly recommend their partnership to any prospective vendors in the future.

Peter & Raewyn

"To put it simply, they don't come more professional than Sarah and Annie. Excellent communication and dependability, they were always on time for all of our meetings and open homes, made the sale process so much easier for us. They both went above and beyond and we would certainly recommend their services to anyone that is interested in buying or selling a home. Sincerest thanks"

Grant & Jennie

"It was time to move into a retirement village, so our house had to be sold. Our choice to use Sarah & Annie from Barfoot & Thompson was easy! Our first meeting with the girls confirmed we had made the right choice. Then a family member decided to buy the home which suited us, but the sale didn't eventuate. Sarah & Annie were called at a late stage as we had to be unconditional within 3 weeks. They got the sale campaign up and running quickly which showed why they are No 1. Every box was ticked expertly, they always kept us up to date with progress which put us at ease. The outcome was more than we expected, and we would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks Sarah & Annie for everything you have done for us."

Des & Chris

Sarah & Annie, thank you once again for your outstanding work on our behalf in selling our property in Kyle Road Greenhithe. During the initial inspection of the property, the advice that you gave us proved to be exceptionally good. We action-ed the main recommendations and were very pleased with the final
result. You thoroughly deserve your positions as Greenhithe Premiere Real Estate Agents. We would use your services again, in a heart beat."

Jean & David

"Working with Sarah and Annie is an exceptional experience. Our experience of working with this duo was easy yet professional, for marketing and selling our dear home. They respected how difficult it was to sell and where with us every step of the way. Their quality and understanding of our needs were represented in making us feel comfortable throughout the whole process - from the initial assessment to marketing our home to Auction day. Both Sarah and Annie represent a brand that you can trust and we highly recommend them for the quality they stand for. Thank you both for being so fantastic to work with!"

Greg and Kurt

"Sarah and Annie are an absolute class act. They are the epitome of professionalism and deliver the utmost of honesty, integrity, wealth of knowledge, fantastic communication and personality with a smile and great sense of humour. We cannot recommend them highly enough and are extremely grateful to them for making the sale of our house a complete pleasure. Three cheers for Annie and Sarah, they are truly the very best choice to sell your home."

Charlotte & Francine

"I cannot speak highly enough of Sarah & Annie and the great team that they are. They are both a 10 out of 10 in my book and I am not surprised that they have been the top sales people in their area for some time. Their communications were excellent, prompt and no question asked was too small or went unanswered and was explained in clear simple terms. They recommended in my case re-carpeting and painting the interior of my house, which I agreed needed doing. They were able to recommend an excellent painter and carpet layer and both of these trades people did excellent work at very competitive prices. When I asked for colour suggestions their advice made sense and with Annie's experience in interior decorating the result was a good modern and refreshing makeover. The overall result reflected a good price that reflected the improvements done and a quick sale too. These lovely ladies are also very tech savvy and their use of virtual staging, for example was impressive. They go above the call of duty and I highly recommend them to anyone who is considering buying, selling or even just wanting some advice. Thank you both!"


"I really cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience with Annie & Sarah. Their support was there from the first day right through to post settlement. It has been most appreciated, and I can't thank them both enough."


"It is my pleasure to recommend Sarah Benbow as a Residential Sales Estate Agent. Sarah worked very hard on my behalf and produced a most satisfactory result. Sarah is a very pleasant person, conscientious and easy to work with. I wish her every success in her career."

Richard & Jenny

"Sarah Benbow was an incredible support to us during the sale of our home of 15 years. An amazing woman who along with her colleague Annie enabled us to be confident with the whole process of selling up and moving on into our retirement adventure. Yes, adventure who knows where it will take us to??? A big thank you to Sarah and Annie you are a great team."

Segre & Teresa

"Sarah is an exceptional agent who has a superb knowledge of the market and works tirelessly for her clients. Right from the start her communication was outstanding and she gave superb advice, always perfectly timed. I wouldn't hesitate to employ Sarah's services again, she is at the absolute top of her class."

Brendan & Maree

"Sarah was awesome, she was always available, encouraging, enthusiastic, and her well thought out responses showed her experience and skill in the Real Estate Industry."

Melanie & Fraser

"We were really happy that we chose Sarah to sell our house. She was able to work around our schedule from the start and had great knowledge of the market. She communicated well throughout the process, coming back to us quickly with answers to all our questions. Sarah was supportive throughout the auction process and we were happy with the result on auction day. We found her to be open, honest and genuine and would happily recommend Sarah to others looking to sell their property."

Craig & Rachael

"We feel that Sarah Benbow was the ultimate professional in dealing with us and selling our family home. She was highly motivated and showed great communication skills. We were getting updated daily as there were a lot of interested parties, Sarah followed up all perspective buyers, and within a week we received a good pre-auction offer, and Sarah came round to discuss, and by the time she left we were selling the house, with an auction 2 days later. We could not believe the amount of interested parties, and the Auction went better than expected, which has now given us a great start in our new adventure. As far as we are concerned Sarah well exceeded our expectations, and are more than happy to recommend her to others. We also would like to acknowledge the whole team at Barfoot & Thompson Greenhithe as everyone we met were very professional and a real credit to the B&T team. Good luck in all future house sales Sarah and the team at B&T Greenhithe, you deserve it. Sarah well exceeded our expectations and would like to wish her all the success she deserves."

Darrel & Sharon

"After 6+ years of trying to buy the right property in Greenhithe we finally were successfull. Sarah has continually strived to help us both in the purchase and sale process. She is enthusiastic and knowledgeable, she has displayed a high level of proffessionalism. We would not hesitate to recommend her or use her services again."

Graeme & Irene

"Right from the start, Sarah was professional, friendly and approachable. Selling a house is really stressful, but Sarah inspired confidence, kept us informed and coached us through the process. We feel so lucky to have had her services and can't recommend her highly enough!"

Maggie & Lynn

"Just wanted to send you a quick note to say how happy we were with the auction result which exceeded every ones expectations. I always believed auction was the best process for our home, especially in Greenhithe, and more so in this market. The hardest advice is the advice you give yourself for your own home. To have you confirm that method over other methods of sale was reassuring. The final result speaks for itself. We would like to thank you for all your efforts and professionalism. You have made the process so easy and simple, it has been a pleasure working with you."


"My husband and I were both impressed with Sarah's professional approach to marketing our property. She was able to do this in a most friendly and calm manner without any 'persuasion' and delivered all that she promised. The sale met more than our expectations and we always felt Sarah was working her best for us. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who was buying or selling in the Greenhithe area. She felt like a friend by the end of the process."


"We received excellent service in regard to the sale of our house from Sarah. All the options available to us were fully explained, and we were never left wondering about what was happening at any time. Sarah worked hard for us and we received 5 offers within days of going to the market. We sold our home well above asking price. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Sarah to anybody looking to sell or buy a home."

Jos & Bep

"Sarah Benbow was recommended to me, and absolutely delivered on everything I expected based on that recommendation. She is friendly, open and honest, great communication skills and I related to her very well. I always felt she was working for me, explained things as we went along, offered opinions and recommendations, and was happy to run with whatever decision I made based on that information. In particular, after the sale of the property I appreciated her continued follow up particularly with some minor issues that arose which she stepped in and handled. Sarah is a great asset to Barfoot and Thompson, and I would be very happy to recommend her. I work in a service industry, and was impressed by her professionalism. Sarah worked hard and well for her commission earned, and for my part, I thought it was money well spent. "


"Firstly, thank you for selling our home! I enjoyed working with you this past month. You made a very stressful time less painful (if thats possible) What I enjoyed most was that you were transparent throughout the process and at no time did I feel pressured in any way. You kept me in the loop with continual feedback and stayed involved the entire time. Please feel free to use me as a recommendation for any future sellers."


"Sarah is Courteous, enthusiastic and efficient."


"Sarah is very professional. Calm and confident and was not at all pushy. very supportive through the process and was always available to answer queries. We were extremely happy with Sarah professionalism .We would recommend Sarah to everybody who wants to buy or sell their property. Thanks Sarah for making this a calm process."

Stuart and Brenda

"We purchased a house through Sarah and were very happy with her open and honest approach to the process. She always made an effort to remember our personal situation and this made communication easy and timely. For these reasons we then asked Sarah to help us sell our previous property, which she did in less than two weeks for a price above our expectations."

Justin & Kate

'Sarah made our auction experience enjoyable and successful. Sarah and her able assistant Robyn guided us through a house purchase and then the sale of our own place, then managed to sell a house for our buyers all within a tight time frame and to the satisfaction of four parties involved. Her calm, confident demeanor was never challenged and we would happily deal with Sarah again and recommend her service'.

Mike & Claire

"Sarah did a fantastic job of selling our home. She worked tirelessly, communicated fully all the way through, and best of all, was completely honest about what her thoughts were for the price we could expect to get.. This helped us enormously to manage our own financial expectations and plan accordingly. We would unreservedly recommend her to anyone who is selling their house."

Alan & Jane

"It was a real pleasure working with Sarah and we're extremely happy with the result of our sale. Her professionalism and easy-going manner made it simple for us. A total professional who's committed, friendly and amazing at what she does - we would not hesitate to recommend her to any buyers or sellers. Thanks again!"


"We have no hesitation at all to recommend Sarah, she is a rare true professional with integrity and enthusiasm that is contagious. She puts you and your buyers at ease, and works hard to ensure all parties are happy throughout the sales process. She really did make what was a very stressful time for us, as easy as it could possibly be. it is not easy to sell a house you have lived in for 20 years - Thanks Sarah for all your help and support in guiding us through!"

Michael & Sian

"Courteous, professional, personable and ethical along with her diplomatic facets are key to any relationship particularly one that involves the sale of one's beloved home; Sarah has all these attributes and more. One can't recommend her enough for her ability to rationalise the situation and promote a sense of confidence in her clients. It's no wonder she is so successful. Both my wife and I trusted Sarah with our prize possession, one that we have invested our heart, soul and money in. Sarah understood this from the off and worked with us without at any time 'pushing' us in any way. I would say that this is unique in the industry that she works in. She also laughed at my stupid jokes....which I worry about."

Khalid & Nasreen

"Our experience with selling our home through Sarah could not have been better. She is extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with. She kept us well informed through out all stages of the selling process and we felt very comfortable and confident that she was looking after our best interests. We would have no hesitation recommending her to friends or family. She has a wonderful reputation in the Greenhithe area which is well deserved."

Chris & Cherie

"Working with Sarah was amazing. It has been more than twelve years since we last sold a family home so it was important for us to find one who knew the local market well, was professional, honest and a great communicator. On every aspect of this journey Sarah was professional, honest and the feedback from clients and communication was more than we expected. Sarah is a woman of intelligence and this came across through her ability to handle business clients and clients with market and financial knowledge. Selling our home was stress less because of a great helmsman (woman)!!!"

Glenda & Colin
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