Sven Higham

Sven Higham

Residential Sales
Titirangi Branch
Mobile  021 0260 5057
We recently sold our house through the awesome Sven and Glenn at Team Higham. We had been thinking of selling for a whi...
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Sven Higham

Residential Sales
Titirangi Branch
Mobile  021 0260 5057

About Sven Higham

#1 Salesperson, Titirangi Branch, 6 months ending September 2019
#1 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2019
#8 Top Partnership Overall, to end March 2019
#1 Salesperson, Titirangi Branch, to end March 2019
#1 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2019
#1 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, 6 months to end September 2018
Top Salesperson, Titirangi Branch, March 2016, Sep 2017, Sep 2018, March 2019
Top Salesperson, Titirangi Branch, March & Sep 2013, March & Sep 2014, March & Sep 2015
#3 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2017
#2 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2016

Sven has been selling real estate for more than 10 years and is known for his outstanding sales results and is currently the No.1 salesperson for the branch and has been since 2012

Sven is a professional, motivated and highly regarded salesperson with an outstanding sales record who brings many invaluable skills to his clients with an uncompromising drive to get the best possible results for his clients.

Upon meeting Sven you are immediately aware of Sven's enthusiasm, positive energy, professionalism and his 'love of the job'. Sven works alongside his brother Glenn Higham to form "Team Higham" delivering you twice the service, twice the energy and over 20 years of property industry success.

Sven is proud to be a member of Barfoot & Thompson, the family owned company that sells around one in every three Auckland properties. As Auckland's leading real estate company, Barfoot & Thompson is able to support Sven with its unrivalled local branch network, with over 1,000 active salespeople, which means Sven consistently achieves great results for his clients.

Sven commenced his career within the Titirangi and greater Waitakere City area, prior to being invited to join a prestigious boutique real estate company with one of New Zealand's highest profile agents selling some of the finest homes in Auckland's central and eastern suburbs. He therefore brings with him skills and expertise, learnt from the best in the industry.

Placing his family and friends of high importance, Sven spends a lot of time at the local beaches and cafes and is a member of the local gym. When Sven is not working he enjoys spending his time in the Hauraki Gulf and Manukau Harbour fishing for anything from Snapper to Marlin. He has even won three prizes from recent annual Real Estate Institute fishing competitions. His proudest catches to date are a 67 lb Hapuka and a 46 lb Kingfish.

Positive, enthusiastic and always professional, Sven places great importance on his ability to successfully connect with various types of people and personalities from all walks of life. With some of the best negotiating skills in the business and a deep sense of determination "Team Higham" pride themselves on being the good guys in real estate and assuring all of their clients receive 5 star service.

Feel free to call us today and let us help you achieve success.

Sven's properties

What my clients say


We recently sold our house through the awesome Sven and Glenn at Team Higham. We had been thinking of selling for a while so had been doing a lot of window shopping for agents, and their marketing (particularly videos) was so professional and way more slick than any other real estate video we have seen. When we met Sven, he gave such an authentic and genuine vibe as well as being super knowledgeable and confident in his abilities, so we signed them up and definitely didn't regret it!

Both Sven and Glen made the whole process as stress free as it possibly could be, they kept us informed at each step of the way, and really did have our best interest at heart. We so appreciated the honesty and integrity that was shown to us, as well as the calming confidence on and around auction day, and were able to achieve an epic result in the end!

Sven even rescued me with the spare key when I locked myself out of the house one afternoon. Talk about going above and beyond!
Fiona


Sven has been wonderful to my Mother and I. He gave us the name of gardeners to clear her overgrown garden and is working around my partner being in hospital. We have had night time emails and texts and he is also helping my brother to find an apartment. It is all great service.
Jan


I found Sven to be a young man who took his time to listen. He oozed with enthusiasm which encouraged me. He always said just relax and leave everything to me for this is my job which gave me confidence in his skills as a professional Real Estate Agent who had my best interests at heart. He kept me informed as to how things were going along which I appreciated. I found Sven to be a real nice young man who really enjoyed his work and did his very best for his client. At all times Sven was professional in his work but at the same time such a delight to be in his company. He made me feel as if I were the only client he had! I found Sven to be a man of integrity and I knew I could trust him to be honest with me. I cannot speak more highly of Sven and it has been a pleasure to have him be my Agent and in my opinion, an asset to Barfoot & Thompson. Thank you Sven.
Pauline Gamble


Sven Higham is a very professional sales agent. He totally delivered on every aspect of my sale and I felt I was in great hands at all times. Always helpful and available, he handled the entire Auction process exceptionally well and we achieved a great price for a well presented property. Glenn also was fantastic to deal with and together they can provide a very high standard of care.
Andrea Sulikosky


We found Sven and Glenn (Team Higham) to be totally professional, easy to relate to from our first meeting. Sven listened and offered sound advise all through the process and his advertising script was so accurate even capturing our emotions. As an ex real estate agent from the 80s/90s it was pleasing to see Sven still operating in a similar style, doing his own open homes etc. and the support from Glenn make them a force to be reckoned with. We are moving to Waiuku where bought through a Barfoot& Thompson person and we must say our total experience with this company has been exceptional. Thanks guys.
Dave Pocock


We would like to thank Sven and Glenn Higham for selling our house. For me, this was a challenge but Team Higham kept me positive and always had our backs. They marketed the place thoroughly and worked hard to get us a great result. For this we would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
Heather Day


We have now purchased and sold using Sven and Glenn. Their down to earth easy to approach attitude works well for us. There is no task to big or small - great guys to work with. We will definitely use this team in the future!
Graeme Davies


My husband and I found Sven friendly and very easy to talk to. His professional approach gave us confidence. He went the extra mile to get us a very good sale price for our property.
Robin Essex


We were very impressed with the integrity and professionalism of Sven. We feel he went the extra mile in the process of us buying and selling property and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing an honest and reliable real estate agent. Sven worked hard in marketing our property to ensure we achieved the best price possible at auction. We are truly grateful to both Sven and Glenn for all their help!
Rob and Sandra Heeringa


It was fantastic to at last get a real estate agent that I felt was totally working for me. He was very easy to deal with, while always keeping a very professional attitude. Communication was spot on. I never felt he was after a quick sale. He was after the best sale for me. My only regret is that I didn't get hime to market my sons house as the difference between Sven and Glenn and my sons agent is huge. I look forward to working with them again.
Peter Johannsen


Very happy to recommend Sven and Glenn Higham, they are very approachable and friendly guys from the first visit and all the way through the marketing campaign we were kept well informed and got a good result. Our house sold for the very top end of their market appraisal which was fantastic
They certainly know what they doing and are very professional. Another benefit of listing with Team Higham / Barfoot and Thompson is you have all the Barfoot and Thompson branches trying to sell your property through a vast network not just the one branch.
Blair Wilkinson


Having met a few real estate agents in the pass, I've realized how fortunate I was to find one as considerate & reassuring as Sven. When the lows came he was there boosting my confidence & making me feel much more confident than I felt. I also appreciated the way he worked very well with my son keeping him well up todate with what was happening. A great 'guy'
Jan London


Sven made the whole stressful process of selling a much loved home very VERY EASY. His manner is calm and relatable. We had met several agents prior and disliked the arrogance and cocky "car yard" approach of most we met. This is NOT the case with Sven, he's thorough clear and solid in his views and opinions. He understood our property and engaged with it's history and it's niche appeal, as well as it's commercial options. Very honest but listens and works with you as the client. Easy to get hold of, quick with response, always civil and very easy to deal with. Highly recommend Sven (and his brother Glenn who we worked less with but exactly the same ease and efficiency) as a great team.
Ultimately the $ price on auction day has the final word, and we were amazed and delighted with our final sale price. "TEAM HIGHAM".... FANTASTIC !!! :-))
Iain Archer


Sven Higham and his brother Glen make an excellent team. They are very accessible, trustworthy, discrete and professional and lived up to their testimonials. They have a good knowledge of the market in general and local area in particular. They were open and honest in setting our expectations and delivered in exceeding them. We were delighted with the results of our sale. They thoroughly enjoy the challenges of their work, building relationships with their clients and getting the very best for them. We sold our last two houses privately and were hesitant to go with agents. We are glad we asked them up to give us an evaluation and explain a marketing plan to us. We changed our minds and put ourselves in their hands. We certainly could not have achieved such a successful sale ourselves. We would confidently recommend them to other vendors and wish them well for their futures.
Nicky Malcolm


We selected Sven and Glen as they were highly organised, efficient, professional and easy to work with. The Titirangi office of Barfoot and Thompson was awesome and the marketing material was extremely well done. We wanted a quick sale as we are moving overseas. We managed to get a good price for our property and compared to our previous experience of selling a house via auction Sven and Glen managed to make it stress-free and as pleasant as possible. Sven kept us up-to-date on his progress and provided useful feedback whenever necessary. We would certainly use Sven and Glen again.
Mathijs Lucassen


Thank you Sven for the excellent job you did selling my house and for the support you gave me through what can be a stressful situation.
Rae Parkin


Sven is the most professional, and effective real estate agent I've dealt with. We've bought and sold 5 houses in about 12 years, so I've dealt with a few!
Grant Smith


Dealing with Sven was a absolute pleasure in selling our home. Being very professional honest and problems were non existent. Easy to deal with, emails answered in prompt time and made the whole experience a breeze. Even to the point of coming around later in the day after the auction to make sure we were all ok . No problems with the Higham team (Blues Brothers) and will be definitely passing on the good word NB. To the rest of the Barfoot agents who came through our house (and there were many) thank you and well done to you all
Paul & Sandra Stevens


Sven & Glenn were a refreshing change to the normal old agents, they had amazing energy and were professional, honest and upfront. A pleasure to work with.
Misty Reid


We were thrilled with the results that Sven and Glen Higham achieved through their hard work and dedication during the sale of our property. The sale was completed quickly and efficiently and very satisfactorily on our behalf.
Peter and Sandra Goody


Sven did an amazing job of marketing our property. His energy and enthusiasm was reflected in the marketing and ultimately his ability to get a sale at price that exceeded our expectations. He is knowledgeable, friendly, energetic and professional. We would highly recommend Sven.
Bobbie Hanlon


Sven is a cheerful, encouraging person who did everything in his power to help us sell our house and did not rest until a very fair price had been realised. We found him most approachable, always available for discussion and thorough in all his dealings. We would not hesitate to recommend him unreservedly to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Bill Lindner


"Very happy to recommend Sven and Glenn Higham, they are very approachable and friendly guys from the first visit and all the way through the marketing campaign we were kept well informed and got a good result. Our house sold for the very top end of their market appraisal which was fantastic. They certainly know what they doing and are very professional. Another benefit of listing with Team Higham / Barfoot and Thompson is you have all the Barfoot and Thompson branches trying to sell your property through a vast network not just the one branch."
Laura & Blair Page


"Sven Higham and his brother Glen make an excellent team. They are very accessible, trustworthy, discrete and professional and lived up to their testimonials. They have a good knowledge of the market in general and local area in particular. They were open and honest in setting our expectations and delivered in exceeding them. We were delighted with the results of our sale. They thoroughly enjoy the challenges of their work, building relationships with their clients and getting the very best for them. We sold our last two houses privately and were hesitant to go with agents. We are glad we asked them up to give us an evaluation and explain a marketing plan to us. We changed our minds and put ourselves in their hands. We certainly could not have achieved such a successful sale ourselves. We would confidently recommend them to other vendors and wish them well for their futures."
Nicola & John Malcolm


"Sven made the whole stressful process of selling a much loved home very VERY EASY. His manner is calm and relatable. We had met several agents prior and disliked the arrogance and cocky "car yard" approach of most we met. This is NOT the case with Sven, he's thorough clear and solid in his views and opinions. He understood our property and engaged with its history and its niche appeal, as well as its commercial options. Very honest but listens and works with you as the client. Easy to get hold of, quick with response, always civil and very easy to deal with. Highly recommend Sven (and his brother Glenn who we worked less with but exactly the same ease and efficiency) as a great team. Ultimately the $ price on auction day has the final word, and we were amazed and delighted with our final sale price. "TEAM HIGHAM".... FANTASTIC !!! :-))"
Iain & Nathan Archer


"Dealing with Sven was a absolute pleasure in selling our home. Being very professional honest and problems were non-existent. Easy to deal with, emails answered in prompt time and made the whole experience a breeze. Even to the point of coming around later in the day after the auction to make sure we were all ok . No problems with the Higham team (Blues Brothers) and will be definitely passing on the good word NB. To the rest of the Barfoot agents who came through our house (and there were many) thank you and well done to you all."
Paul & Sandra Stevens


"We were thrilled with the results that Sven and Glen Higham achieved through their hard work and dedication during the sale of our property. The sale was completed quickly and efficiently and very satisfactorily on our behalf."
Peter & Sandra Goody


"Sven did an amazing job of marketing our property. His energy and enthusiasm was reflected in the marketing and ultimately his ability to get a sale at price that exceeded our expectations. He is knowledgeable, friendly, energetic and professional. We would highly recommend Sven."
Bobbie Hanlon


"Sven and Glenn did an outstanding job for me. I would recommend them unconditionally to anyone wishing to sell their house. The price negotiated on my behalf was cleverly done and very satisfactory."
Bill Lindner


"Could not recommend the services provided by Sven and Glenn (Team Higham) enough. When we started the process of interviewing agents to sell our property, Sven really stood out from the lot. He is a genuine salesperson, approachable, professional, positive and enthusiastic. The marketing campaign provided by Team Higham surpassed our expectations and we're extremely pleased with the final result. Would definitely use Team Higham again and recommend to all."
Maniajane & Craig Thomson


"Sven and Glenn Higham were thorough, Helpful, approachable and Trustworty. They guided and helped us through what can usually be a very stressful process. They were there each step of the way. We thought we would save money on commission fees and sell ourselves, but we decided to list with them, they achieved results we would not have done on our own. We could not have asked for nicer more trustworthy guys. Would list with them again in a heartbeat."
Juliana and Daniel Adams


"I was given Svens name by another B&T office after I enquired about agents in Titarangi. Gave me Svens and Glenn's name as the top salespeople, I didn't really know what this meant at the time, until I met him of course. Sven is very professional and has a passion for the job but not pushy or over confident. Knew his area and market very well. Gave me some advice and tips along the way which was all very useful. I felt and got the impression he would "sell" my house rather than just "list it". Indeed my house sold on the day of auction and I was pleased with the price. I would recommend you use the skills of this duo and I don't ever easily recommend anyone in business unless they have done a really good job, I mean who would!. Restored my faith in real estate agents after this experience."
Camilla McGuinness


"We have both bought and sold a house with Sven and Glenn. We can't speak highly enough of them. They are friendly but professional, approachable and honest, and we felt we could trust them with our house. After 14 years in our family home, it was a big decision to move on and we had never sold a house before. Sven gave us helpful suggestions when getting our property ready for sale and even went the extra mile, offering to come and help us move furniture. Throughout the process, we never felt as though we were being pressured into any decisions we were uncomfortable with. We really appreciated how laid back Sven is, and his willingness to spend plenty of time going over things with us to make sure we understood exactly what was going on. We were nervous about the auction process but Sven was with us all the way, and we achieved the price which he had predicted. The marketing materials he and Glenn produced were excellent and we thought it was money well spent. They made the effort to get to know our kids too and we have seen so much of them that we have come to regard them as extra members of the family! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will definitely recommend you to others. Thank you too to the whole Barfoot & Thompson network, we were blown away by the amount of coverage our house
got."

Angus and Alana Ramsay


"I am very happy to be providing this reference for Sven and Glenn Higham (aka Team Higham) who recently marketed and sold my home in Titirangi.

Selling a home is a very important event and I wanted to work with agents who I could absolutely trust, and who would ensure that everything ran smoothly, and that my house was sold at the best price possible.

I have nothing but praise for the way that Sven and Glenn handled the sale process. They were able to give spot on advice regarding appropriate advertising and marketing --it wasn't overly expensive but it was very effective, resulting in high numbers of people attending open homes.

I was also impressed with the team approach they were genuinely committed to. They were very open with sharing information with their colleagues which meant that they too brought potential buyers through which increased the buyer interest.

They produced fantastic pamphlets and flyers which were distributed in hard copy and also emailed out to their extensive contact/ client list. They kept me updated regularly by txt, phone and a weekly report.

Both Sven and Glenn have an open engaging manner whether they talking to me, potential buyers or their colleagues. They were extremely honest and acted with absolute integrity at all times, and used every possible opportunity to promote my home. I felt very comfortable leaving the whole sale process in their hands.

All of their work culminated in an excellent result. I was very happy with the price my house sold for at auction, and the people who bought it seemed very happy too. That is as good as it gets.

I would strongly recommend Team Higham to anyone who is selling their home."

Lynne Pillay



I met Sven at my daughter's recommendation when he had given her very helpful advice (for no personal gain) Sven obviously has a passion for real estate and people and works with absolute honesty and integrity. He had a fantastic manner dealing with me and my family as clients, and also with his colleagues. I imagine that it is not always easy to work as a team in a competitive environment but that was absolutely achieved and the result was the better for it. I really appreciate that. It would be remiss of me to not acknowledge also Glenn's contribution which was of exactly the same high standard in every way.
Lynne Pillay



After a thorough and extensive interview process of different Real Estate Agents working for many different companies we engaged the services of Sven and Glenn (Team Higham). Our first impression of Sven was that he was a very honest and trustworthy person and these attributes shone through during the entire sales process.

Sven and Glenn made what could have been a very stressful time for us as smooth as possible by keeping us completely informed and up to date at all times.

Team Higham produced an amazing sales result for us at the end and we would have absolutely no hesitation in endorsing Sven and Glenn's professionalism and high standards.

We would highly encourage you to work with them in the future

Brian and Roxanne Laverty



Sven was recommended to me by a friend who spoke very highly of him. I particularly liked his open and honest approach, he was extremely informative and made an effort to explain everything to me in detail. I had an old house and property which he treated with respect and enthusiasm. He was never condescending and was always positive about outcomes. He rang me every step of the way to let me know what was happening. I have and will recommend him to friends and family that I know are selling.
Miss Charmaine Munro, Onehunga



Friendly and enthusiastic in the real estate market which I found refreshing and approachable, thanks Sven
Lisa Bowd, Te Atatu South



Martin and I have found Sven and his Brother Glenn's team work to be fantastic. Sven is an enthusiastic, conscientious Sales Consultant who works hard for his clients to achieve the sale of your property. We would use Sven again and would recommend him to others. All the best for 2013.
Martin and Adele Cripps, New Lynn



Already having a social relationship with Sven made him the obvious choice as an agent to sell our property in West Auckand. I knew that this area was a place he knows well. I believe that he delivered value for money and kept busy promoting the property with open homes and a satisfactory outcome.
Keith and Christine Clooney, Te Atatu



Sven Higham, supported by Glenn Higham provided the most professional and thorough services I have experienced in real estate. They went far beyond the normal vendor expectations regarding sales and marketing. If i needed real estate services in the area, I would definitely like to work with them again. I strongly recommend that other vendors utilise their professionalism.
Christabel Sophia Tomlinson, Titirangi



Sven was so professional and friendly when we purchased our second home, that it made him our first choice when time came to sell our initial property. Migrated in Europe now, Sven took into consideration the time difference and made the transactions happen over emails and late call... Good work Team Higham!
Pierre Godquin and Duncan Sheffield, Otahuhu



Sven and Glenn were like family in their approach to selling my property. They gave the sale a lot of enthusiasm and positive energy and approached my unique needs with care and detail.
Katherine Crawshaw - Bond, Titirangi



We were delighted with the result Sven achieved for us. He believed the property would realize the price we wanted and then, successfully marketed it to achieve that result. An excellent real estate agent 10/10.
Stuart Douglas Thompson and Hayley Jane Brosnahan, Laingholm



Sven was very professional at all times while still being able to relate to us both on a personal level. We found Sven to be approachable and very honest. Sven Glenn were a pleasure to deal with. The whole process which can be stresssful was made so much easier.
Brent William Pitkethley and Linda Jean Pitkethley, Titirangi



Sven sold the property in way less time than I expected,he is very approachable and I can understand why buyers feel that he is trustworthy. He was enthusiastic about the house and has been helpful in offering to help some aftersales issues.
Timothy John Orgias, Titirangi


During the process of selling our property we always felt comfortable and at ease with both Sven and Glenn. In the beginning stages an excellent marketing plan was executed to maximise interest in our home and the professional and friendly approach made the prospect of having our property put on the market less daunting for us.

We were always kept in the loop with how things were going with open homes and potential buyers and communication with Sven and Glenn was always efficient and detailed.

We are extremely happy with our end result. After only a short stint of open homes, a pre-auction offer we couldn't refuse the offer that was presented to us. From the beginning right through till the end of the process Sven and Glenn have always been available to answer any questions and offer advice.

We are overwhelmed with our result and definitely wouldn't hesitate to use the Higham Team again, we will be recommending them to our family and friends!

Amanda Bonney



We are extremely pleased with how Team Higham handled the sale of our house. Throughout the process Sven and Glenn kept us informed and up to date with how our property was being received by the market and how other properties in the market compared. When it came to it they backed us 100
and got the price we wanted for the property - what more can you want? The next time we sell, we'll be giving them a call. Team Higham did a fantastic job for us and we have no hesitation in recommending them.
Stuart and Hayley



We recently sold our house for an amazing price through Sven and Glen Higham. We were skeptical at first as we thought that maybe we could get a higher price selling privately. Sven convinced us that there was a possibility of getting more than what we expected through taking our house to auction and by using a trusted agency, so we decided to give it a go.
Sven and Glen took all the hassle out of the selling process; they arranged all our advertising after consultation with us as well as open homes, and appointments. They made the process very easy and stress free, and were very accommodating to working around a busy family household. We were given great advice the whole way along ensuring we understood and were happy with everything that was done.
Our house was on the market for 4 weeks and sold by auction. We got much more than we were hoping for and we didn't have to do any of the hard work. We got to see first-hand how taking a house to auction can drive the selling price up, and on top of that we had an unconditional agreement meaning we did not have to worry about anything falling through with the sale.
Sven and Glen communicated well through the whole process providing us with weekly reports and regular phone chats to keep us in the loop. We would definitely recommend Sven and Glen's expertise to anyone considering using them and if we look to sell in the future we would not hesitate to use them again.
Casey and Luke Muraahi



My brothers and I secured the services of Sven and Glenn Higham from Barfoot & Thompson to market and sell our parent's estate property in New Windsor, Auckland.
From our first meeting with Sven, we were really impressed with the professionalism and expertise portrayed and their knowledge of the residential real estate market in the area. Their expectations of what they felt the property was worth were openly stated from the start based on similar sales in the area and we had a clear understanding of what the marketing strategy would be for this type of property and the associated costs including the commission structure.
The other advantage we felt Sven and Glenn had was their extensive network of both clients and also other Barfoot & Thompson agents and their ability to utilise these contacts to their full potential in marketing the property.
They advised us to 'stage and dress' the house in order to increase the appeal of the property and this was evidenced in the photos that were taken and utilised to their full advantage in the marketing campaign that was undertaken. Both the online and print marketing was of a really high standard and proved to be very effective resulting in large numbers of enquiries and high attendance at both the open homes and also independent groups viewing the house. We had 29 genuine buyers register their interest in the property after the first weekend!
After being on the market less than a week we received two very good pre auction offers and accepted one of these bringing the auction forward by nearly two weeks. Sven and Glenn worked tirelessly to contact all the interested parties to make sure they had an opportunity to be at the auction and on the day there were around 50 people present which was just amazing. Not only did they get the numbers to the auction, but they made sure we had buyers that were genuinely interested in competing to bid for the property. The results on the day were absolutely astounding and way beyond our expectations.
We would highly recommend the Higham team when selling a property and can't thank Sven and Glenn enough for the fantastic job they did for us. Their professionalism and expertise was second to none and the results speak for themselves.
Vanessa Mills



Sven and Glen have sold my home - at a really good price!! After 50 years of living in the same home, and having never sold a house before, I was very worried about how this would all go. But they have looked after me and made sure that I was not stressed at any time. What's more they marketed the home superbly and got me an excellent result. I would highly recommend them both - especially for their dedication and consideration. I am most grateful to these two fine professional young men.
P J Page Family Trust



"We met Sven and Glenn through a flyer they delivered to our mailbox. We were considering selling our second home so that we could inject some much needed capital into a new restaurant venture which my son has just started. We met Sven and told him our plans and our expectations. He went away and came back with five houses recently sold by Barfoot & Thompson in our local area for about the same expectations that we had. We went with his recommendation to go to Auction and we paid a small marketing fee, which included professional photographs of the house, which we highly recommend. They spent two and a half weeks marketing the house prior to the Auction and then on Auction day had several buyers. The buyer came from another Barfoot and Thompson office and she pushed her buyer to the limit which gave us our sale."
Andres Family Trust



"It is our pleasure to endorse Sven Higham and Glen Higham (Team Higham) to all potential clients and professional services. Sven recently assisted us in finding a new home, in all our dealings he was honest, personable, punctual, transparent and professional. We were both impressed with the level of service he provided and his efficiency. Having sold our home we had a short time frame in which to purchase a new home, he was very attentive to our requirements and made himself available each time we identified a potential home.
The frustration of purchasing by auction had the potential to overwhelm us, however he assisted us in securing a pre-auction offer, bringing the auction forward and supported us through the auction process with good advice. He was very ethical in looking out for our interests and encouraged us to obtain independent legal advice. He successfully negotiated additional conditions which we had requested. His calm nature and mature approach belies his age.
We were delighted with the level of service Sven and Glen provided and would have no hesitation recommending them to potential clients and are happy to attest to this if required."
Willie and Susan Baker



"The service and personal attention we received from Team Higham (Sven Higham and Glenn Higham) from Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi was exceptional. Their knowledge of the current market and their experience in the real estate industry was an asset to the sale of our home. They came through with everything that they had promised in the initial sign up of our home, maintaining a high level of professionalism throughout the sale process. They were always available and accepting of any concerns or questions we had and constantly undated us with any movement/ feedback, keeping us in the loop at all times. They made sure we got the best possible price for our home, leaving us with a stress free and very successful sale. We have no hesitation in highly recommending them to anybody wanting to buy or sell.
Many thanks for a job well done."
Carina Orvan & Michael Gore



"Normally I find selling a house to be an extremely tiresome process but that changed with Sven. When I first met him I noticed he was a professional and in touch with the market. He enjoys selling houses and has a sense of fun. We discussed a list price and worked out a strategy for changing things as the market moved. The price I got was close to the price discussed and more than I had originally thought. Sven is ambitious and wants to be successful but more importantly he is prepared to work hard and go the extra mile to ensure that the vendor is satisfied with the result. I would use Sven again and recommend him to people wanting to sell their house."
Annette Wheatcroft, TITIRANGI

"We first met Sven whilst he was marketing a property across the road from us in Routley Drive he came across as a professional and confident real estate agent.

It was suggested that an auction and the associated marketing campaign would be the best option for the type and condition of the house we were selling.

Throughout the entire marketing campaign Sven has been very professional and efficient and has kept us fully informed on progress. He has always been punctual and at no point were we unsure of what was happening. Most important to us was having trust in our agent and the assurance that he would do his best to maximise the potential of our property. This was certainly achieved. We are very impressed with Sven's skills as an agent and the general way Barfoot & Thompson operate.

The auction proceeded and the result surpassed our expectations. I would like to congratulate Sven and indeed all his colleagues at Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi for the way this sale was achieved. We would fully recommend Sven to anyone wanting to sell their property."
Scott & Jodi Livesey



Selling our parents estate was an emotional time for the family, but Sven took all the anxiety out of the sales process with his calm reassuring manner.
He was extremely professional at all times performing tasks above and beyond his duty.
Sven's attention to detail, comprehensive reporting and clear communications made the journey very easy.
His personality shone through and it was enjoyable working with him.
Sven worked tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for the sale and we highly recommend his as a Real Estate sales person.
We chose the right person for the job.

Robyn Thorburn, on behalf of the De Wit Family, Laingholm.



Sven exerts an amazing warm, friendly and professional presence. Combined with a healthy infectious and enthusiastic attitude he made a difficult and potentially stressful sale process an easy one. Extremely honest and trustworthy, efficient with a no nonsense manner that will tell you as it is. He worked very hard and obtained a fantastic result that was superior to everyones predicitions. Svens endless energy and sense of fun means he is a pleasure to work with and has potentially an awesome future in real estate. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

St Leonards Road, Mount Eden
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