Steve Hood and Judith Barr recently sold our property in Mission Bay.
They have been very professional and easy to deal with.
Professional, because every step in the selling process was discussed and plan formulated. Their communication has been excellent and they have constantly kept us informed and updated.
As we were overseas in the initial stages they tried to ensure the property was ready for sale when we returned.
Easy because, as we have said, they are great communicators and they connect superbly.
Relaxed, friendly and thoughtful, nothing was a problem. They even befriended the family cat and fed her if required.
They tried their utmost to decrease the stress and the burden of selling our house.
Peter Thomson will be very proud to have agents of the quality of Steve Hood and Judith Barr.Sir Graham & Raewyn Henry
From providing me with advice and practical assistance on how to prepare my house for market, through to marketing and finally ending in the auction room - start to finish - Steve and Jude delivered a seamless service with low stress at every stage. I was incredibly impressed with their professionalism, commitment to detail and to achieving the best possible outcome for me. They exceeded my expectations in all regards!"Dominque Hopkinson
Steve recently sold my property in Remuera, he had already been highly recommended to me and from our very first meeting I was very confident I had made the right choice. At the outset Steve prepared a very comprehensive yet reasonable marketing plan and had a number of fantastic contacts for home repair, staging and gardening that helped prepare the house for sale.
During the sale process Steve was in constant communication with updates and follow ups from open homes. He was always very upbeat and confident of a positive outcome. When we got hit
with a bit of a curve ball and had to engage some very specialist resource at short notice (and over Christmas / New Year) Steve was with me every step of the way - he went really above and beyond what you would expect from an agent.
During what was a very stressful time I felt very well supported and I found Steve, Jude and the team from the Remuera office both extremely professional as well as great fun to work with.
I highly recommend Steve and would absolutely engage him again - although for now I am happily settled in my new apartment.
To Steve, the Barfoot & Thompson team and all of the professionals involved in the sale process- Thank you all so much!Susan Harkin
Steve Hood and his team were fabulous when we sold our property. They really understood that it was a treasured family home and were able to market it accordingly. We were anxious vendors having lived in our much loved family home for nearly 20 years, being the only home that our children have ever known.
We would highly recommend the Hood team and would certainly call on them again if we were needing to market another property.Mark & Lynore Conelly - Remuera
We are more than happy to endorse Steve Hood from the Remuera branch and felt that they work extremely well together in representing Barfoots in the sale of our beloved home to the market. They worked seamlessly together and provided us with some sage advice to make minor improvements to present our home in the best possible light, but also at those important decision-making junctures in the sale and auction process. They were fun and professional to work with, and really did make the process for 'first-time' vendors an easy one. Most importantly they were very successful in driving interest through our door, managing over 150 visiting groups, and securing a high number of interested parties to register pre-auction. All throughout the process we knew that Steve and Judith were supported by the entire Eastern Bays' Barfoot & Thompson team and management based on the discussions we had, and the number of private appointments by agents from other branches. We have no hesitation at all in recommending Steve and Judith in the sale of your precious home and hope to work with them again in future when we return to Auckland.Vince & Elma McErlane - Glendowie
Steve came highly recommended from my friends and he did not disappoint! He has excellent people skills and great enthusiasm, and he went the extra mile to help in the preparations of the property for the sale. Even though I was based overseas, he was very good at keeping me regularly informed and I knew I was in good hands throughout the process.
I would definitely deal with Steve again for any purchases/sales in the future.John Wong - Meadowbank
We felt as though we were in safe hands with Steve from the beginning. We were kept well informed throughout the process, and he was always available to us. He offered good advice which we acted on and this helped in the sale of our property. Steve was a pleasure to work with and as an accountant, the greatest testimonial I can give is that I do not begrudge him the commission - in fact he worked extremely hard for it.Edward & Kate Meredith - Meadowbank
"Selling and buying a house and a home is a very stressful experience. Steve made this process for us (almost) a pleasure! He guided us with humour and a professional manner from listing to ensuring the money made our bank. Nothing was ever a problem.
We would have no hesitation at all in having Steve look after our property requirements again.
Steve operated with integrity and complete transparency. We found that several other agents did not meet this same level of professionalism - albeit that Steve does set the bar very high. Unfortunately these agents have come to NZ from other parts of the world and seem to think it is alright to operate using the same code of conduct as they may have used in their country of origin. This was the only disappointing aspect of the process for us. We would like to make it clear that we do not hold Steve or wish that this feedback have any detrimental effect to his performance and character, in fact Steve was able to help us deal with these situations and resolve them quickly.
We cannot thank Steve enough for his commitment and we are happily settled in our new home."David and Kirsty Craig
"Before I listed my property with Steve he had already put a plan together for me, this was very encouraging. Steve also liaised with me frequently throughout the process. The information and advice given was thorough and really helpful. Steve has great people skills and his approach was professional but personal.
I felt like I was the only person Steve was working for. I got updates within 30mins of the open homes closing. Amazing.
At auction time he was there giving me support.
Steve turned what I expected to be a nightmare into a good experience and I would use him again, and recommend him highly.
Thanks for everything Steve."Lynette Jacobs
"Steve sold by Auction a house in Meadowbank for me and as I'm living in Christchurch he managed the doing up, garden clearance, staging and getting the property ready for market and then the marketing and subsequent sale at auction.
I flew up once when the tenants moved out to make a plan with Steve and the builder at the house and then once for the auction.
The process was easy, pleasant, supportive and problem free.
I would highly recommend Steve to any friend or colleague and wouldn't hesitate to engage him again."Janet Whinnery
Steve recently sold our property in Fancourt St, Meadowbank within five days of listing. Steve initially provided us with useful advice during the pre-sale process to assist us in preparing the property. Importantly, he was prepared to take on board and work with our preferences for the sales process.
Throughout the negotiations with third parties and in our dealings with him we found him to be highly professional, patient, honest, hard working and determined to obtain the best result.
We highly recommend Steve to anyone seeking an agent with these qualities - and a top result.Rob and Gill Everitt