Top Salesperson, Howick Branch, to end March 2020
#1 Salesperson, Howick Branch, 6 months ending September 2019
Sam is your trustworthy, reliable agent and most importantly he has a great passion in real estate.
Before coming to New Zealand, Sam has been working in Singapore for many years, and has a strong customer-orientated base. He works with people all around, and communicates effectively to get what needs to be done.
Sam is also a very organised and detailed person, and he is serious with what he does. Buying or selling is a big and important decision to make, but you will be reassured in the hands of Sam, as he will strive to look for the best for you. Please do not hesitate to give Sam a call today, and he will be thrilled to work with you.
We were a long way off selling our house. Finally we engaged Sam Leong and Christina Bi. The service SL Team provided us was above-and-beyond. Sam is professional. His analysis and measures to counteract the current real estate market were very unique and accurate. His suggestions and guidance to us was also very thoughtful. He really listened to our needs and thought from our situation. I can't speak highly enough of SL Team as our real estate salespeople. Many thanks!Peter - Nelson Street, Howick
It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you Sam, for the house we recently bought. You were very honest and upfront with us and at the same time, very co-operative. At times you went out of your way to help us, be it making yourself available late evening for an inspection or coordinating with us and the vendor.
Thanks a lot again. I hope our paths cross again in the future!
Wish you all the luck.Mukta & Jaz - Te Aparangi Road, Papakura
Sam and Lena are the SL Team! They are both highly professional, warm and engaging which made the whole selling process effortless for us. During the listing weeks leading up to auction day, Sam and Lena also provided very thorough updates and took the time to answer any of our queries. Selling a house through online auction and at Red alert level, were all new processes for us and we were worried we wouldn’t be able to get the result we wanted. However, Sam and Lena were very reassuring and confident which put us at ease to trust them to deliver the best result for us, and they did! We would not hesitate to recommend Sam and Lena for their amazing service!Kevin & Moon - Matairangi Avenue, Totara Heights
We were buying a house for the first time and found Sam Leong to help us find our dream home. Sam's service was excellent. He showed us the same house over 10 times before we settled on the offer. He was very patient and understanding throughout the entire process, and explained to us what to look out for in the contract as we were first time buyers. In the process of negotiating the contract, we never felt pressured because of his ongoing guidance. In the end, we were able to purchase our first house without any issues. Thank you Sam for your excellent service!Momo - Te Aparangi Road, Papakura
Sam Leong was recommended by one of my friends to sell our home. At first, I was concerned because my house was on the North Shore and his team was located in East Auckland. However, after the first meeting, I was very impressed! Their team is very confident, and I was deeply moved by their careful explanations, their focused attitude and hardworking manner. During the listing period, Lockdown happened multiple times which resulted in the auction getting postponed three times. They still gave me full confidence and kept me updated on the house. On the day, the auction did not disappoint me. It was 20% higher than the price I expected, even after COVID Lockdowns which was incredible! Thank you SL team, I definitely recommend them as the best team for helping you sell and buy homes!Hue - East Coast Rd, Murrays Bay
I engaged Sam after seeing the fantastic prices that his listings achieved in the Eastern Suburbs that had the potential of being redeveloped. Sam did not disappoint. He worked tirelessly to ensure that there were multiple interested parties at the auction and got the desired outcome.
Thank you Sam and team, great job.
Many thanks Sam, in supporting me with the purchase of my new build property. I really appreciated your professional, friendly and calm nature. I appreciated your responsiveness to all my questions and going the extra mile on settlement day to make sure I had all the information I needed. Thanks again Sam for making my new build purchase as stress-free as possible.Rosie - Swainston Rd, St Johns
Many thanks to you on the sale of Highland Park Drive. Paul and I found you both very friendly and accommodating. You were always on time for appointments with us. Christina was the person I mainly dealt with, texting and phone calls. She always got back to me promptly and cheerfully, nothing was a bother.
You worked tirelessly for Paul and myself, what a great result you achieved. We would not hesitate in recommending you to our family and friends.Tricia & Paul - Highland Park Dr, Highland Park
Sam and Lena listed our house on Thursday and we received a very attractive pre-auction offer on Sunday. House then sold under the hammer on the Tuesday for a record price in our area!
The experience with Sam and Lena has been fabulous. They were professional, swift and guided us through the selling process with patience.
We highly recommend the SL team and we will be using their services again without question!Lynley Zhang - Oakhurst Ave,Flat Bush
If you are looking for a company to assist you on the sale of your property, you can't do better than the Team at Barfoot & Thompson. Namely Sam, Lena and Christina. We were treated with complete respect and professionalism. We were able to follow our journey each week with reports and summaries to an extraordinary climax. We couldn't be happier. Thank you so much guys for all your hard work.Jillian & Kenneth - Fortunes Rd, Half Moon Bay
I would just like to take this opportunity to provide you with some feedback with regards to our property sale journey with Sam and Christina.
I received a flyer in the post, and decided that we may want an appraisal on our property. We invited them for a catch up. We also looked to Ray White for an appraisal.
We met with Sam and Christina; and they were an absolute delight! We decided on them and so our sale journey began. They made it as easy and as stress-free as possible considering we had two Lockdowns during our sale period. They were always available to answer any questions or to provide support. They were professional, engaged, friendly and understanding.
They were very supportive on the day of the auction as we were a little stressed, to say the least. They even came to our home the same day that the sale was finalised and gave us the opportunity to place the Sold sign on the board and came bearing a couple of gifts.
All I can say is that I will recommend them to my friends and family, and will use them again, as and when we sell another property in the area.Charles & Sannette - Himalaya Drive, Half Moon Bay
Our family is so grateful to you, for all the countless efforts you have extended to us in our journey in buying our property. We appreciate you for always being available, never failing to answer our calls, stretching yourself to be able to satisfy our requests, for mediating between us and the seller. We know, it was not easy for you, especially the challenging two months of waiting before the settlement date. All our viewing requests in preparation to the date of settlement, crossing between the Christmas period, and the Lockdown period. We are also thankful for introducing us to your wonderful team at Barfoot & Thompson rentals Howick, who are very capable and competent. Certainly we had a pleasant experience. We will surely contact you again when the opportunity knocks. Your excellent service is something that we'll always highly recommend.Henry & Marie - Opal Ave, Pakuranga Heights
Sam and team were very helpful with the sale of my property. They are knowledgeable about the property market with many contacts of potential buyers.
They are so professional and always happy to help with any queries. My whole experience with his team has been excellent from start to finish. Since the key was passed on to them, I have never been there till it was sold in a month with very a satisfactory price. This means I was far less stressed with the sale. I would highly recommend him to anyone. A massive thank you to Sam, Lena and Christina on behalf of me and my family.
Wish you all the best!Jane Zhen - Bucklands Beach Rd, Bucklands Beach
We are very happy with Sam and his team’s work through the whole process. Our house sold and exceeded our expectations.
Sam and his team are well presented professional with an excellent network. This team provided us with quality work, they are not just a team who is selling houses. Sam also gave us lots advice on how to get the house ready for sale. He understands what buyers want in the property, how to present to buyer at best possible way. His points were spot on. Sam provided honest appraisal, didn’t just try to get the listing and appraise property at high value, which we really appreciate. Also, Sam’s team were really patient with our tenant while selling the house for us. They tried their best to make the tenant feel comfortable. Always there for us and the tenant. I have to say the wine and chocolate always works with tenanted property. 😊
We really appreciate Sam and his team’s hard work. We couldn’t have picked better salesperson!Maggie and Colin - Sorrel Crescent, Bucklands Beach
It was a real pleasure working with Sam. He did a fantastic job selling our family home. Sam is one of those people that you just know will deliver results. His hard-working, honest, friendly and enthusiastic approach made the whole process seem less stressful than it should have been. He really had his finger on the pulse of the Howick and Pakuranga market and seemed to have access to many connections through which he brought us offers. Although market conditions weren't always favourable, he kept positive and focused and achieved a price that everyone was happy with. We were all very pleased with the service Sam provided and would recommend him to anyone. Many thanks Sam!Steven & Renee Crawford - Manor Park, Sunnyhills
This is to confirm that Sam Leong from Barfoot & Thompson Howick and Jenny Chandler Beachlands, successfully assisted me to sell my home with a very pleasing outcome. Both Jenny and Sam were efficient, practical and very helpful in their approach. Sam had contacts that were pertinent to my sale and he promoted it accordingly. Within the Barfoot & Thompson organisation further leads were then able to be aware of my property. The first week was very busy, so much so, that two pre-auction offers were made, enabling the auction to be brought forward and a successful sale resulted within two weeks!
Sam and Jenny kept in contact the whole time, informing me of what was happening and answering any questions I had. Sam was great at keeping communication going including text messages.
I would be happy to refer or recommend Sam and Jenny to any colleagues and friends who were selling their house. They were true to their word and made the process quick, informative and positive, with a great result.Colleen Margison - Glennandrew Dr, Half Moon Bay
Thank you for being so reliable, for preparing thoroughly and for all the effort you put into our house, so that it was sold on the first day of being listed. Our family is grateful for your work, especially appreciated at this difficult time.
We wish you all the very best and even more success in the future.Alan & Jessica - Edendale Road, Somerville
We recently sold our property. It was a very pleasant and stress-free experience. We chose Tim and Sam of Barfoot & Thompson Howick branch, who made selling experience very easy, and worked tirelessly to secure a sale of our house.
We would recommend them to anyone who want to have a stress less experience as selling or buying a property can be a very time consuming and stressful experience.Fazina & Shikandar - Beechdale Cres, Pakuranga Heights
It is my pleasure to write a testimonial for this outstanding real estate salesperson. My family and I chose to purchase a bigger house, and made a very difficult decision to sell our beautiful house that we have so many memories of growing up in. Taxes were increasing and the upkeep was becoming more difficult. I cannot tell you how difficult this decision was for us, so many emotions and worry for what was to come.
From the moment we met with Sam Leong and his assistant Lena Shao. they put us at ease. We did a walk through of our property, and he let us know minimal things that we could do to our home to get the best price possible. He completely understood our anxieties surrounding our sale, and let us know that he was prepared to do everything he possibly could to see that our home sold for the best price possible. He followed through with all of those promises.
Sam did a fabulous writing up on our property and had pictures and staging done by a professional photographer. We had an offer on the first week of the open home. While it was wonderful news, Sam said we should wait a bit longer regardless of the offer. It turned out to be a good thing because that offer didn’t work out. After the second open home we got a second offer that was much much better then the first and above the house value that we had thought it would be. In the end we got the money we needed, and the home we wanted because Sam never gave up. He made us his priority and that is exactly as we felt.
Throughout this entire process we couldn’t have been in better hands. Even though there is coronavirus outbreaks right now, he was completely available to us anytime . Absolutely anything we needed day or night during our listing and after sale.
Sam is a force to contend with and is definitely at the top of his game as a salesperson and as a friend. We would absolutely not hesitate to recommend him to any of our family and friends. He has certainly chosen the right career. We are so very thankful for Sam and Lena Shao and this entire experience.
We couldn’t be happier choosing Sam Leong and Lena Shao as our real estate salespeople!Colin Zhang - Fiesta Drive, Half Moon Bay
Sam is incredibly in-tune with the Auckland market, consistently gave great advice, and helped us get our houses sold in a professional way, even when the market has been changed in buyer’s favour. Sam has the qualities that make him an extremely successful and effective broker. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and knowledge within the industry. He has high integrity and is very conscientious and tenacious, always keeping the client’s best interests in mind. He is a very enthusiastic and hardworking man, always making himself available whenever you need him. His marketing campaign is always carefully and creatively designed to help find the proper buyers.
Sam is a miracle worker, capable of making the process stress-free and professional. As a developer, we don’t need to seek other salespeople and would always recommend him without hesitation to anyone who wants to sell or buy properties.Charlene (Moore St & Baird St, Howick)
"Sam is very experienced and he has been providing massive help to our family purchasing our property. He pays attention to details and explains all the aspects quite clearly and concisely. Not only he is easy-going and patient, but also is trustworthy and caring. We are very grateful that Sam has been our salesperson and we have recommended Sam to friends and other family. Sam, thank you and all the best! "Serena Liang (Mackay Drive, Greenhithe)
Sam is a very enthusiastic, hardworking, professional and knowledgeable real estate agent. He makes himself available whenever we need assistance and he would always come with a big smile and positive attitude. As well as being knowledgeable, he is also very patient and polite as he takes the time to answer our questions and explain processes in depth. This is an important characteristic as inexperienced home-buyers, like us, do not know much about the real estate field and having an agent who is able to talk us through everything in a way we understand is extremely helpful. Being able to understand how everything works along the way also brings a great sense of safety and security. As forementioned, Sam has a positive attitude and is always warm and friendly. We have noticed that even after the house was bought, he continued to be friendly and caring and would take time out of his day to make sure we were settled in nicely. In addition to that, he goes above and beyond and takes the previous owner's letters from us to them. It has been smooth transition and an amazing experience having Sam as our real estate agent. We believe you can always count on him to deliver wonderful services and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling, whether you are experienced or not.Yuan Shen, Sunnyhills
I have been meaning to get in touch regarding how pleased we were with Sam Leong selling our house. After disappointing months with Ray White, we had just about given up selling our property in Manor Park but Sam approached me to list with Barfoot & Thompson. I have to say I wasn't very optimistic but right from the beginning the response was very good. Sam kept me informed constantly and you could tell he was following up on every lead very thoroughly. All this was done with minimal advertising compared to the previous agents. I would recommend Sam to any person to sell or buy property with. Sam was excellent throughout the whole sale process. Many thanks Sam!William Payne (Manor Park, Sunnyhills)
We had a coastal property having been marketed by various agents from different agencies since 2016 when was booming market. Unfortunately they cound not get sold and we were very disappointed. One day last June, I met Sam. I still remember the first words he said, "I can! Believe me"!
Clearly the market was totally changed in buyers favour from late last year and I doubted Sam's promise.
During the last three months of Sam's marketing campaign, I saw a totally different agent focusing on my property. Sam worked hard on details without a single complaint whatsoever. He communicated thoroughly with us by weekly updates. He gave 100% for what he did to achieve superior excellence. Even very small things were looked after wholeheartedly by Sam.
My personal feeling after two months of his marketing was it was impossible that Sam couldn't sell my property. Sure enough, he achieved an unconditional offer with everything we are happy with.
Thank you Sam for the lovely time we experienced with you!
The process has always been stress-free and very professional. The enthusiasm shown by the team is amazing, they leave no stone unturned in finding solutions. They are always working hard to find buyers and creating a feeling of excitement and urgency which has resulted in very successful auction results for us. We have taken the team's advice when it comes to marketing and staging/presentation and worked with them all the way. They have been absolutely correct with all their advice. If anybody is thinking of selling we would say put your trust in the team, take their advice and let them do the rest, you won't be disappointed. In fact, after a successful sale yesterday, we are already looking for another project and we hope the team will handle the sale of that one too. We don't need to look at other agents, we have found the right team. We thank you again for not only successful sales but a really enjoyable and fun experience. You made what is traditionally a stressful experience something we now look forward to.Raewyn and John Lisle, Northpark