Scott McElhinney

Scott McElhinney

Lifestyle/Rural Sales
Pukekohe Branch
Mobile  027 210 8887
After Hours  09 237 3125
Couldn't ask for better! Scott was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable of the market, and provided a realistic and...
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Scott McElhinney

Lifestyle/Rural Sales
Pukekohe Branch
Mobile  027 210 8887
After Hours  09 237 3125

About Scott McElhinney

Luxury Lifestyle Team Leader
Scott McElhinney L.R.E.A
Rural/Lifestyle Salesperson of the Year 2022
#1 Individual Salesperson Overall, to end March 2022
#1 Rural/Lifestyle Salesperson Overall, to end March 2022
#1 Individual Salesperson, South Auckland Region, to end March 2022
Top Salesperson, Pukekohe Branch, to end March 2022
#1 Individual Salesperson Overall, 6 months ending September 2021
#1 Salesperson, Pukekohe Branch, 6 months ending September 2021
#1 Individual Salesperson, South Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2021
#1 Individual Salesperson, South Auckland Region, to end March 2021
#1 Salesperson, Pukekohe Branch, to end March 2021
#2 Individual Salesperson, to end March 2021
#1 Rural/Lifestyle Salesperson of the Year, to end March 2021
#1 Rural/Lifestyle Salesperson of the Year, to end March 2020
#1 Salesperson, Pukekohe Branch, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Rural Salesperson of the Year, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
#4 Sales Team, to end March 2019
#4 Sales Team, to end March 2018
#5 Sales Team, to end March 2017

I grew up in the beautiful Franklin area, and have specialised in real estate in this and surrounding districts for many years. I have closely observed and tracked the amazing growth, realty turnover and regulation changes in the region. My keen observations have given me extensive knowledge including property trends, market fluctuations and sales data.

I constantly use this knowledge for the benefit of my clients, achieving outstanding prices for my sellers and sourcing ideal homes at all price points for buyers. I tailor effective marketing campaigns to suit each individual property and budget.

I work closely with my Luxury Lifestyle Team of Rachael Monk (admin), Ruby McPherson (admin) and Desley Staveley (admin). As the team leader, I ensure that our clients are never without informed guidance and individual attention. As forerunners in the industry, the Luxury Lifestyle Team utilizes the latest in real estate technology using both national and international portals to present our listed properties to the broadest range of worldwide clientele.

With our success-proven structure as recognised by numerous awards, and our genuine commitment to client satisfaction, I look forward to assisting you at any time with all your real estate requirements together with my highly professional team.

Scott's properties

What my clients say

Couldn't ask for better! Scott was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable of the market, and provided a realistic and balanced view and opinion. The proof was in the pudding - selling our home in under a month, for a fantastic price in the current climate! Scott was always available via text or phone, but it was his team that was a standout. They were always available via phone and email, and we were constantly kept updated and looked after. We would recommend Scott to anyone in a heartbeat, and he will be the only salesperson we use going forward.

Samantha & Andre - June 2022

We found that Scott was very professional in our dealings both buying and selling with him. Good with feedback and he worked through some trying situations caused by time wasters. Was always available for our requests and accommodating our wishes even during Lockdowns. Would happily recommend him to any future buyers or sellers."

David Birchall

Scott is a true professional. As above, I cannot compliment Scott and his support team enough and I hate carrying out surveys!

John - May 2022

We found Scott very professional and accepting of our ideas and thoughts. I would recommend him and we’re very pleased with the outcome of our sale and his considerate ways. Thank you Scott.

Lee - May 2022

Great experience, a pleasure to deal with, fantastic end result. He knows the rural industry property market inside out and back to front. We couldn't have asked for a better person to deal with, represent us and our home. All went very smoothly. Thanks again Scott and you're dedicated team of professionals.

Adrienne & Shane - April 2022

Scott is very professional and knowledgeable about the Franklin area. He let us look through the open homes without following us around and pointing out the obvious (here's the bathroom etc), like some salespeople do! He was very approachable, warm and gave the right amount of information. The lovely gift that was couriered, the day after we moved into the property was a really nice gesture.

Leigh - March 2022

Our sale with Scott and Barfoot & Thompson
We found the team very well organised and friendly. Scott was professional whilst friendly. He followed through on all questions we had. He was always on time and kept us up-to-date every step of the way. I would support anyone wanting a professional efficient sale, to go on this journey with Scott, as he makes the process glide. Thanks to all involved in this process. Monique & Aaron - February 2022

Monique & Aaron - February 2022

Scott did a brilliant job of marketing my property, being straightforward with feedback and ideas. Given I was undergoing cancer treatment at the time, he was careful and considerate in how he handled viewings and myself.

Glen - February 2022

Scott's rural property market insight and knowledge and our previous experience with him, made him the go-to salesperson. Scott gets things done and a property sold. Well recommended, thanks Scott.

Cees & Karen - January 2022

We have always found Scott a very helpful and professional salesperson. Over the years we have had the opportunity to deal with Scott and we trust and value his input when it comes to selling or buying property.

Phil & Yvonne Hogan - January 2022

Scott kept it real. He provided good market information that was current and relevant for our property. His communication with us was just right, he was well supported by his staff too. A good end result that he achieved with very little input from us. He listened and met our expectations. A very good experience, would recommend him and will keep an eye on his future sales.

Kim & Scott - January 2022

Very Capable Salesperson.

Scott's measured and calm demeanour and knowledge of the market keeps his clients more relaxed in what is a stressful time during the marketing period. Early on, we felt his communication was not as expected, but when it really counted he was excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending Scott to other sellers of lifestyle blocks.

Sharon & Mark Graham - January 2022

We felt Scott and his team were extremely professional and helpful. Scott was able to hear us out as a family and understand our needs and take on the thoughts that we had. His calm yet enthusiastic manner was very reassuring. We appreciated all of his skilful efforts during the selling process, as well as the careful guidance he gave us with patience and understanding. Thank you Scott.

Rita & Glenn Mouchi - December 2021

Scott is a very professional person. We found him professional and knowledgeable in the local market, he is easy to get on with and is readily contactable. He is accommodating in his dealings with both purchasers and vendors. We were both vendors and purchasers in our dealings with Scott.

David Birchall & Katrina

If your looking for that WOW Factor in a salesperson, call Scott!!! Having now sold two properties through Scott we as a family have found his service to be impeccable. We honestly cannot fault Scott and his team on anything! Scott is an astute professional in his field.  Scott did an amazing job with the whole sale to sold process. Not only was Scott knowledgeable, welcoming and understanding of our needs he is the most humble of salespeople you will meet. The process was communicated well throughout with photos and videos being well and truly outstanding. Scott is true to his word and made the process during a difficult time through lockdown seem calming and easy. His knowledge in the market is second-to-none and we can't recommend him highly enough. Scott and his team responded immediately with every text, email and query. Scott and his team will always be our go-to in the future for selling a property. Thank you Scott and The Luxury Lifestyle Team and everyone involved in our sale process you guys are amazing!

Asiyana & Mohammed Hafiz - November 2021

Hi Folks. We elected Scott McElhinney as our salesperson to sell our Bombay property. This was a consensus decision after we did a lot of market research on salespeople and realtor companies. Scott stood out from most of the other salespeople so it was without a doubt we would have a good experience. This proved to be 100% true. His knowledge and the advice he passed on to us was spot-on but he also left us to make our own decisions. There was no pushing us into something we were not up for. We achieved our goal with a pre-auction offer and then succeeded to better that at the auction. With the Covid-19 restrictions as they were, the viewing appointment and the auction could not have gone better. The property sold within nine days. I cannot thank Scott and his team enough for the work they did in the short time-frame. Well done guys and thank you again. I would highly recommend to use Scott McElhinney as your salesperson to sell any property. All the best.

Scott Lindique & Jolene Thompson

We found Scott to be highly professional with excellent knowledge of the current market and clearly explained the options available to us with marketing our property. From our initial meeting through to the fall of the hammer, Scott's communication was excellent and we were really happy with the result achieved.

Charlotte & Rob Connoley - November 2021

To all buyers and sellers. I have absolutely no issue in recommending Scott McElhnney's as a salesperson. He made the process stress-free in a stressful and trying time (Covid oLckdown). He went well above and beyond what other salespeople have done for me in the past so I wouldn't hesitate in working with him again. I once was a property finder and have worked with well over one hundred salespeople. Scott would be in my top three, easily. So if your looking for great salesperson, Scott is the one for you. Many thanks Scott.

Nigel - October 2021

Scott has been in our area for a long time. The first flyer we had in the mailbox from Scott was very quirky, saying there would be traffic issues for a certain house. That got my attention, quite a unique approach with some humour! I followed Scott, knowing we would be selling in the future...and buying. So, I have recently sold through Scott, he is always available, returns calls and follows through. He is dealing with most peoples' biggest asset and the professionalism shows, as does his integrity. Through my own "indecisive" doings , i ended up with two properties. Scott gave me full reassurance and my panic turned to absolute relief and calm... he delivered. His knowledge of the market, accuracy and contacts is second-to-none. I cannot recommend him highly enough. There are a lot of reasons Scott is one of the best. My one worded recommendation would be due to the trustworthiness. Can't recommend him enough. I too am in business and delivery is such an underestimated result these days. You won't have any issues with Scott.

Paul Manuell - October 2021

Scott and his team were professional and informative, marketing our property using an amazing creative videographer and professional photos to show the best features. It was a shame we were let down by an unprofessional Auctioneer.

Vendor - September 2021

Scott turned up and helped us in a foreign world when Dad passed suddenly. He showed us professionalism and did what worked for us. The whole process was easy and the result was good. He gave us options and we had to do very little. We would recommend him for selling rural lifestyle properties. Thanks Scott Carol & Holly - September 2021

Carol & Holly - September 2021

Scott was professional to deal with throughout the sale of our property. He responded to any queries or concerns we raised in real time and in a professional solution-focussed manner. Most importantly, he was able to match our sales expectations with the targeted market and get the sales result we'd hoped for. Karen & Roddie - August 2021

Karen & Roddie - August 2021

Having bought and sold through Scott multiple times we find his service impeccable. Scott is an astute professional in his field, is extremely knowledgeable in the Franklin market and truly understands how to get the widest reach with his advertising and marketing campaigns which is the most important part of getting buyers through the door. With Scott's reach, market and marketing knowledge, strong admin support team and his ability to stay level-headed and professional at all times, he is the clear salesperson of choice for us when selling a luxury lifestyle property in Franklin. Thanks for all your hard work Scott and the Luxury Lifestyle Team!

Chad & Georgina - August 2021

Selling my house with Scott gained maximum exposure. I can highly recommend Scott. From the outset, Scott was knowledgeable, professional and engaged in obtaining the best result for me in the sale of my property. Right from the assessment stage, he approached my property as being unique and his marketing strategy was based around this. His advice and strategy was right on target; he was always contactable and communication was great throughout the whole process. An excellent result was therefore achieved from the marketing with maximum exposure of my property to the market. As a result, my property sold at auction under the hammer achieving a record price for the area. Thank you Scott.

Brian - April 2021

Scotts calm manner and professionalism was shown from the first visit and is the reason we chose him to sell our home. We found Scott to have the highest standards of integrity and will go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.

Jan & Peter - June 2021

Scott came recommended to us as ‘ the man to do the job’ He didn’t disappoint. From our first meeting, and throughout the process we found Scott’s knowledge, commitment and management that of a true professional. He and his team brilliantly marketed and sold our property well above our expectations. Highly recommended.

Bruce & Glenys - June 2021

Good Professional Service

Overall, my experience with Scott was very good. Scott is very professional and well organised. He has surrounded himself with an efficient team with means the administration side of the sale is taken care of. Scott is very personable and extremely respectful of the people he deals with. Like all successful salespeople he is busy but he manages this well. Scott gave me a realistic expectation for the eventual value of the property. He gave good advice as to what needed to be done to maximise value without wasting effort. This showed his experience in these matters. Scott knows the Franklin market and the sorts of buyers in this area very well. Although the final sale price was below my expectations I think we achieved the best price the market had to offer on the day. I would not hesitate use Scott again.


Garry Allport - April 2021

A True Professional

Scott has been a pleasure to deal with. He always answered all my questions and had invaluable advice about the sale process, what the options were and how best to market our much-loved family home. During the campaign he kept in touch, giving detailed feedback. At all times, I felt confident in his abilities and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone thinking of selling. Scott also has a good team who contributed to the overall great experience.

Helen - April 2021

Extreme Professionalism

Scott was extremely professional and invested in the property from the very start of the campaign. His communication was extremely timely and he kept us well informed throughout the whole process. We would not hesitate to use or recommend Scott in the future.

Grant & Fiona - February 2021

Selling a Home Made Easy!

Scott was great! He was available to answer questions and never rushed us into making decisions. Made the process nice and easy for us. Highly recommend!

Jennifer - February 2021

Scott Is A Country Mile Better Than Any Other

Scott was recommended to me by many individuals providing services as well as building contractors and developers, neighbours too. His professional service together with a thorough logical marketing campaign, I could not have criticised. I have used many a real estate salespeople over the years and Scott is a country mile better than any other.

John - February 2021

Drury Lifestyle

From the first meeting with Scott, we knew we had made the correct appointment of a salesperson. Scott and his team communicated with us all through the process. Scott's wide network of customers is remarkable. If you want results don't go past the The Luxury Lifestyle Team - Scott McElhinney.

Dave - February 2021

Knows What He's Doing!

"I'm sure there are plenty of salespeople who could help you get a property 'sold'. I'm not sure they could 'sell' it as well as Scott. There is no doubt that we maximised our sale price by working with Scott. He guided us on the best method of sale and promotional approach. As a result, we exceeded our price expectations and couldn't be happier. Scott is a professional and knows what he's doing. I'm glad we chose to work with him again and listened to his advice. Thanks Scott!"

Leigh & Theresa - October 2020

An Absolute Pleasure to Deal With

During a very difficult time with COVID and Lockdowns, Scott impressed us with a large amount of viewings and inquiries, culminating in a successful sale of our property. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Scott and his team.

Les & Leonie - October 2020

Extremely Pro-Active

Scott recently sold our family home in four weeks! From start to finish he was very responsive, positive and extremely pro-active on communicating with us. A constant professional! Thank you Scott and the Barfoot & Thompson real estate team.

Estelle & Croydon - October 2020

Professional, Positive and Proactive

Scott was outstanding! Professional, positive and proactive while supporting us with expert advice and practical ideas. Totally recommend listing with him.

Angela & Gavin - October 2020

Professional Service Excellence

Scott knew how to achieve results. In all fairness did not have much to do with Scott as the result was achieved within a week. Scott's marketing was excellent and contributed I expect to the expediency of the sale. As a vendor it would be hard not to consider Scott to deliver for you.

Vendor - July 2020

Premium Marketing Experience

Scott was part of the team that sold our home in a very short period of time. We were thrilled with the high standard of marketing on our property and the results showed with huge numbers of people through our open homes. The Luxury Lifestyle Team has an excellent reputation and strong database which gave us a very quick reach to our target market. If you are looking for an elite standard in property marketing, Scott and his team are the solution.

Chanelle & Matt - July 2020

Pleasant Experience

Our introduction to Scott was via both my wife and I looking at properties very much like our own that had additional land. After viewing our home, Scott was confident that a sale could be achieved quickly, allowing both of us to consider a fast turn around in an interesting market. True to his word, Scott was able to secure a multi-offer scenario within four weeks.

From start to finish, Scott calmly and confidently moved us through the process, which as I'm sure many know can be one of the most stressful, to a point where offers were on the table. Advice and guidance was always offered, but in partnership with our overall needs and requirements.

Overall, this has been one of the most enjoyable sells we have been through, in large part to Scott's support and professionalism throughout the entire process. Highly recommended, together with Barfoot & Thompson.

Bruce & Karen - July 2020

"He worked hard for our Family!"

We found Scott to be very professional, calm and knowledgeable. He worked hard for our family and kept us fully informed throughout the selling process. We are very pleased with the price and he has a great support team behind him. Scott will give you the options and the time to think them over which we believe makes him so successful.

Ian & Deslie - July 2020

Calm & Professional

"Could not have been better, very calm and professional, the marketing of our property was beyond our expectations and the result was perfect.. we would have no hesitation in recommending Scott and his team to anyone!"

Marc & Karen - June 2020


Highly recommended. Great outcome all ways. A pleasure working with Scott and his team. Thanks again.

Wayne & Jache - March 2020

Calm, Polite & Friendly, Very Happy Having Him as the Salesperson

Scott was always very professional in everything he did, knew real estate like the back of his hand, and always had a reason or answer for all situations. His communication was always excellent.

Tony & Clare - March 2020

Quick Sale

We received many marketing flyers from Scott during the time we have lived at our address and liked the presentation of his material. When it was time for us to sell we knew immediately who we wanted to use to market our beloved home.

Scott was professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. We worked hard to present our property at its best and Scott complemented our efforts with his skilful marketing and sales technique, and by accessing his extensive database. We would not hesitate to recommend Scott for the sale of your home.

Adrian & Sharon - March 2020

We Highly Recommend Scott! 
Scott was the consummate professional at all times, both in his dealings with us and potential purchasers. We truly appreciated Scott's sole focus on a sale and his calm demeanour at all times.

Michelle & Roger - February 2020

Professional & Honest
Well the sale of this property was full of ups and downs. From failed deposits through to bouncing cheques, it was a nightmare. However, through all of this I have to say that Scott stepped up and handled the situations that were in front of him with professionalism, honesty and when the hard questions were put to him he didn't shy away from being honest and up front. This to me is what is needed in an agent. The going isn't always good, however knowing that he was fighting for us meant a lot.

Alanna & Graham - January 2020

Professional, Helpful & Resourceful
Scott took what is becoming a complicated process and made it easier. With the increasing use of apps and websites that buyers use to research homes, Scott looked for every opportunity to maximise this to our benefit. The marketing was extensive and really well though out and showed our home off to advantage. He knows his marketplace so well and having that rich experience meant he provided both us and potential buyers with useful insights.No matter what the responses and throughout the process we always felt that he kept a level head and calm demeanour and that made a difference.

Dreena - December 2019

Calm & Sure Drive to Achieve Sale
We found Scott and his team professional, taking time to answer any concerns always. The one thing that felt very reassuring to us leaving our lovely home and gorgeous view, was the very thoughtful comments Scott made on his first two visits. This gave us real confidence about how our home would be marketed and sold to interested buyers. The photos and marketing were exceptional. Scott's whole team were very friendly and effective. Wholeheartedly recommend this Top Team!

Linda & Bill - December 2019

Professionals in Every Way
Scott and his team looked after us very well, kept us informed and were always in contact. Very professional and knowledgeable. Worked hard for us to get the best selling price. Thank you.

Joyce & Carly - October 2019

The agents Scott and William were stand out operators and did themselves and Barfoot & Thompson proud, with prompt professional and honest service.

Carole - October 2019

Brian and I would like to say thank you to Scott and the girls for the exemplary professionalism shown to us during what turned out to be the fastest marketing of our property we have ever seen. We went live on the Friday and a cash unconditional contract was presented by Scott and accepted on Sunday. At all times We were approached professionally and with full explanations. We highly recommend Scott and his team and wish them the very best for the future.

Brian and Linda Cowley - November 2019

The sale of 328 is now finalised, with a familiar "sold" sign, making it a reality. On a grateful note, your approach and manner suited us comfortably; along with a no-nonsense attitude, astute flair, determination, and mindful sincerity. Today, we acknowledge with thanks for the success you accomplished on our behalf. A good reputation is not only measured by success, but in the manner in which it is presented, and we would not hesitate to extend a solid recommendation for anyone wishing to embark on selling a rural property.

Jacqueline & Malcolm Newton - August 2019

Just a note to say we are in recovery mode from a sale. I want to say that from the girls who kept us up to date with contact on every move, to Scott who was so very understanding with a couple of old first timers and has done a great job for us, to David who did the sale so very well and helped us make the correct decision. To you all we thank you so much it was a pleasure to work with you all.

Barry & Mary Lea - July 2019

Well, what can we say, except that we cannot thank you enough for your exemplary professional manner when selling our property. Especially to Elizabeth and Scott who, went out of their way to ease the burden of the property transaction. We cannot imagine how any other company could better your efforts, and wish you good health and happiness in the future.
Kind regards,

Terry & Kathryn - June 2019

Very professional and hard working. Very happy with the marketing of our property.

S Lock - November 2018

Hi Scott. We would just like to say thank you to you and your team for the professionalism shown by yourselves in the sale of our property. From the start till it was swiftly sold you worked hard to make sure everything went well. We will highly recommend you to anybody else needing to sell . Thanks again.

The Potts family - January 2019

Can't thank Scott and his team enough - sold our beautiful home in just three weeks; highly recommend.

Jan & Dick - August 2018

Scott McElhinney was professional, regularly communicated with myself and my husband and was devoted to a sale within the due date. We found him likeable, open and honest.

Elizabeth Collins - December 2018

You and your team have been absolutely amazing. True professionals and a great result all round. Thanks again for all your hard work and perseverance through the sale process. I know it must have been hard at times having duncan and I in Australia.
Best Regards

Amanda & Duncan - June 2018

We recently used Scott and his team for the sale of our rural lifestyle property. If you are making the decision of whom to trust your valued property with, we strongly recommend you talk to Scott. It is difficult to convey the extent to which the magic of their team pulls everything together for a perfect result. The team is unique in how it operates - we know of no other team that can cover all bases to this extent - which takes so much of the usual stress out of selling. You will reap the benefits of their networking abilities; marketing and negotiating experience, knowledge and energy - all of which is delivered in such a professional, genuine and calming manner, and all of which comes together for your benefit. For these people, we are truly grateful. They are tall poppies in the industry and deserve every success. Biggest gratitude to the team and our special thanks to Luke for his energy, commitment and enthusiasm in getting the job done. You all come with our highest recommendation. (A special mention too for Holly the photographer - a committed and clever lady and a total asset to complete the perfect package.)

Marilou & Murray - June 2018

The Agents we had who looked after us were absolutely fantastic. Scott and Nicola always went above and beyond to make the process easy for us. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott and Nicola for the wonderful job they did. Scott and the team we can't thank you enough. It was under 3 weeks that our beautiful home was sold. Scott really delivered on everything he said he would do! What an amazing job and I would be recommending Scott and his team to anyone looking for a superb Real Estate Agent. Thank you once again from my family and I. Look forward to doing more buying and selling in the future.

Ash & Mo - March 2018

Highly recommended .. awesome team .. thanks to Scott, Luke and their team for a great result SOLD!

Wayne - May 2018​

Thanks to the entire team but special thanks to Cindy, she is a star. Kept us fully informed throughout the process. Never over promised or under delivered. Good result at Auction. Now we will be listing a second property for sale with Scott and Cindy.

Derek - May 2018

Wow! This is so easy for us to write. Jim was keen to engage Scott after reading and article in the local newspaper, I was apprehensive. I thought he seemed to sell the more upmarket properties and his enthusiasm might not be the same for a smaller priced lifestyle block. Jim arranged a meeting so I could put all my questions and doubts to him. After meeting with him his exuberance to sell our property was infectious.
We thought we were lucky to have someone as committed to achieving a sale as Scott and then we met his loyal team, Luke, Cindy and the rest of his personal staff. Nothing was ever a problem. We were kept well informed and they were a truly professional unit and a delight to be around. We would have no hesitation in using their services again.
Just a big Thank you!!

Jim & Di Cole - May 2018

We recently sold our lovely lifestyle property through Scott and his excellent team, with a special thanks to Luke too. Being a vendor, we wanted the best possible price so we signed up for the full marketing package. Scott's high level of competence, property sales experience and understanding of current market trends, gave us confidence in his ability to deliver.
Behind the scenes I stalked our online ads and customer responses and compared the viewer reaction to others who had started selling similar properties at the same time. Towards the end of the four week open home campaign we had appeared in over 21,000 searches while others had only been exposed to 2,800 to 3,300 during the same period. We also enjoyed over 60 groups attend the open homes. Scott's smart approach to capturing purchaser attention and selling the highlights of our property ensured we exceeded our capital valuation and our expectations.
Along the way we both worked on strategies for meetings with Scott and Luke to ensure we didn't get pushed in the wrong direction. Our past experience coloured our judgement and lowered our expectations. But this time, with the high level of integrity and confidence delivered by Scott, Luke and the team we were surprised and delighted that everything played out like clockwork and we got the best result at the auction.
A big THANKS to you all and will highly recommend you to anyone wishing to sell a property in the area.

N & H Webber - March 2018

GENUINE is the best one word description for Scott.
We initially contacted Scott for a market appraisal of our property just to scope our possible financial position to "trade-up". But Scott did so much more. He shared his real estate & market knowledge to help formulate a plan to not only sell our property but also provided guidance on purchasing a new property at a very fair price. With his guidance we were able to secure the perfect property for us and his marketing strategy gave us the confidence to purchase before selling right before the Christmas period. Scott's marketing plan and pricing for our property was perfectly executed and we got a sale at his market appraisal level within a week.
The only initial reservation with engaging Scott as our agent was the high number of properties he had listed and his time and availability but what we found was the complete opposite. Scott has developed a fantastic team around him that took care of dotting the i's and crossing the t's allowing Scott's full attention to planning, marketing and strategic thinking to get the best outcome for us.
Scott was always available when we needed and his personal and professional approach made us feel in control right throughout the process making this (our 5th house move) the most stress free real estate experience.
We would recommend contacting Scott to anyone looking to buy or sell in Franklin district.

Graeme & Annette - 2018

Scott McElhinney was recommended to us by a prior client and we are delighted we chose him to market our lifestyle section. Scott showed very good local knowledge and was at all times professional, polite, enthusiastic, and punctual with our appointments. We appreciated his expertise and invaluable advice which resulted in a very pleasing outcome for us. He was very patient in answering all our questions and his friendly manner throughout the sale process helped us greatly. We sincerely thank Scott and his team at Barfoot and Thompson for the excellent service we received and we would be very happy to recommend Scott to anyone needing an outstanding agent.

J & K

We would just like to say thank you to you all for the most professional way you sold our house.
In fact we are both shell shocked at how quickly it sold!
Scott, you and your whole team (especially Cindy and Tina) have been amazing to deal with. You have been informative, polite, kept in touch on a regular basis, were on time, every time and with excellent communication from everyone from start to finish.
We could not have been happier with you and your team and the results that you have given us.
If anyone ever asks for recommendations on which agency and team to use - your name will be the first to mind.

Suzanne & Dean Armour

It was a pleasure doing business with the team. Very professional group of people who worked hard to secure a great deal for us. Would highly recommend to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to use again in the future. Thank you Scott and Chris for your support at a very stressful time. Thanks so much.
Very happy customers,

Rae and Steve White.

We first made contact with Scott McElhinney over two years ago when he did a very informative appraisal of our property. When the decision to sell was made this year, Scott was the first choice of agent. With the professional advice of Scott and his associate, Cindy Guo, the process was very easy with plenty of contact and information.
We would not hesitate to recommend their services and negotiation skills and appreciate their efforts on our behalf.

David and Frances Hick

We would like to thank Scott and his team for helping to sell our beautiful home, although sad to leave we found everybody from Barfoot & Thompson Pukekohe very professional and enthusiastic to deal with, which made for a very stress-less process.
Many thanks

Craig & Del Allen

Thanks Scott and your team ......
Determination, doggedness, tenacity and straight out persistence .... like a terrier with a bone .... are a few words that spring to mind. Ours was not a straightforward type of sale and something we were completely unfamiliar with but we put our trust in Scott and his team and kept renewing the Sole Agency and it paid off. Some Agents would have put it in the "too hard" basket and walked away after a couple of deals fell over but not Scott.
We appreciated the good, old fashioned manners and the professionalism with which the team carried out all communications.
We would recommend Scott and his team from Barfoots if you are looking for a reliable, honest, caring and top notch Agent.

Gary & Cathie

Like many others, we decided to sell our rural property privately and save on agents fees. Although we had plenty of people through at our open homes, after four months we still hadn't sold.
Scott McElhinney was marketing properties nearby, noticed our for sale sign at the gate and called to see how we were doing. That led to a presentation and listing with Barfoot and Thompson, Pukekohe.
After only two weekends of open homes we had multiple offers and an unconditional sale agreement that we were very pleased with. It was an impressive team effort and we appreciated Scott's negotiating skills in securing a top deal.
Scott's professional approach, market knowledge and commitment to developing a campaign that met our needs was amazing. His team made sure that it all came together and it was a pleasure working with them
We would like to make special mention of Cindy Guo. Her bubbly personality and enthusiastic customer service contributed to a great outcome for us.

We highly recommend Scott and his team.

Barbara & Gerry

We selected Scott to sell our property because we had confidence in his professional approach and his local knowledge and experience. His recommnded strategy and marketing campaign proved to be very effective in attracting a large number of people to view our property and to get the best results for us in a very short space of time. Thanks Scott and team. It was a pleasure working with such professional and enthusiastic people.

John and Margaret

We have used Barfoot & Thompson to sell two other properties and decided to use them again with our present property. After looking through their list of agents we settled on Scott McElhinney and invited him to our home to discuss our options. After the initial meeting Scott presented us with a marketing plan and we were introduced to his staff who kept us informed about the potential buyers. His photographer Chris did a very outstanding job at presenting the property for all media that were used in the different key markets that were targeted. Scott's knowledge of the market left us with confidence that our decision was the correct one. Nicola McPherson who attended to most of the open homes has also done a wonderful job and the buyers were happy to talk things through with her. The whole process has gone very smoothly and it has been a pleasure to work with Scott and the rest of his team. We would not hesitate to use them again and would recommend them mainly because their understanding and knowledge of the Real Estate market is of a very high standard.
Thanks Scott and team.

Theo and Afra Janssen

Thank you Scott for getting us an amazing result on the sale of our home. You were very helpful and patient with us, answering all our questions, explaining our options and while you guided us through the process you gave us time to make our decisions with out any time pressure. The marketing programme you gave us was unique for our property and gave us our great result. Your team was also great to work with, they made the process of organising the marketing and sale easy. We have already recommended you to several people and would use you for both sale and purchases in the future if we had the opportunity.

Robert & Gaylene

"Great plan, flawless execution, fantastic result.
Loved the positive energy, enthusiasm and humour.
Thanks Scott and Team"

Noreen & Brian

If you want the BEST - read on. There is a reason Scott is at the top of the Real Estate game and today was no exception. At every step of this process his professionalism is beyond reproach and his attention to detail - Immaculate. There can Only be one recommendation to anyone about to sell. CALL Scott @ Barfoot & Thompson - Pukekohe. Thank You Scott and your Team, we will call you when we buy our next rural property.

K Wetere

Scott contacted us through a flyer in our mailbox and when we were considering selling our property in Karaka we made contact with him. Scott was very professional and enthusiastic in his approach to marketing our property. We were very impressed with the communication and feedback we received each week. Our property sold at auction in just 35 days. We are grateful to Scott and his team at Barfoot and Thompson Pukekohe for helping achieve this great result and highly recommend Scott to anyone looking to sell their property.

Trish & Peter

We can't thank you enough Scott for the work you put into getting us a dream result in just 6 days. We had complete confidence in you right from the start and you did an amazing job, you are the ultimate professional and we are so pleased we chose you to market our property. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for that special person to sell their home. Thank you again,

Lesley and Paul

Flawless result in record breaking time. So easy to speak to and deal with at such an anxious time of our lives. Recommend with great confidence. Thanks Scott (And your team).


We engaged Scott as his professional manner, confidence and local knowledge put us at ease. We were very happy with the sale of our home and thank Scott for his expertise and easy approachable manner. His marketing approach and strategy worked well for us. Scott and his team proved to be professional, competent and excellent to deal with throughout the process. It is our pleasure to give this testimonial and we have no hesitation in recommending Scott McElhinney if you are looking to sell your home. Thanks again Scott.

L & T Parker

Thanks for all the effort you have put in to achieving this price for us, it is very much appreciated. You have been very professional and it has been a pleasure dealing with you. We would not hesitate to use you again or recommend you to acquaintances.

G & F Bell

We recently sold our lifestyle block with Scott McElhinney and we were very happy with the result. The property was sold quickly and was hassle free.
Scott was efficient, well mannered and alway punctual with appointments. He was highly professional in the manner of which he conducted our sale.
We would have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective sellers. We would definitely use his services again.

J & N Gracie

We'd just like to thank you for the thoroughly professional and sensitive way in which you handled the sale of our property ....We realise you were faced with a relatively complicated situation in that it involved an initial offer followed by two other potential cash buy out options on the table. At all times you ensured that the correct protocols were followed ensuring that we and our lawyers were kept fully informed making for a smooth and stress free sale process. Thank you for that.

David and Mel

Throughout the sale process, Scott was professional, patient and respectful. The result exceeded expectations and we would recommend Scott with confidence.

Mark and Charlotte

We chose Scott to sell our home for his positive, professional and empathetic approach.
His tenacity and perseverance through negotiations won through to the end -
Favourable outcome for all parties.
With Scott specialising and excelling in rural properties, he certainly comes highly recommended by me.

Shirley Gilzean

Scott contacted us with a flyer in our mailbox and as we were considering selling we got in touch. We were very pleased with his rapid response. We found Scott to be very professional and enthusiastic in his approach to market our property. Scott achieved a sale for,our property in a very short time which we were more than happy with. We would thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting to market their property.
Thank you Scott,

Lynn and Dick

Thank you for doing such a great job in selling our section at Karaka. I remembered ringing three different land agents to come and give me a quote on how much will I get for my section. I met all three and when Scott came over and left I knew then who I wanted to sell my section. Scott is a very confident, friendly and professional young man. I will recommend Scott to friends and family if they want to sell their property in the future. The quote that Scott gave us about our section, was not far off from the price he gave us when he sold our section. We are both extremely happy about the service we received from Scott. We thank you very much and keep up the good work.

R & M Burns

Scott is the ultimate professional, he knows the market and is committed to getting the best price, a good listener who has a great approach with people, gaining their trust, patient but determined.

C & S Beard

After 16 years in our home, we knew that moving on was going to be challenging. Scott provided us with the assurance and confidence to take this step. It was his knowledge and understanding of the market place that enabled him to create an advertising campaign that reached the right people. It was Scott that created an environment in which we received multiple offers with the final offer reaching the high end of Scott's estimated value for our home. In all aspects Scott was professional and knowledgeable, but also approachable and available. Thank you so much!

Alan & Robyn

We were so pleased to have Scott and his team on board to sell our property. They managed to always have good numbers at our open homes and we were so pleased with the communication and feedback we received each week. Thanks to Scott and his team we achieved a great result and are very pleased. We would highly recommend Scott and his team to anyone either selling or wanting to purchase a property.

Therese and Tony Hodgson

Thank you Scott and Simon for selling our lifestyle property. You gave us good service and a successful outcome.
Many thanks

Lloyd and Phyllis Howe

My husband and I both found Scott very easy to work with. He has a high standard of professionalism which is not always the case with real estate agents. We really appreciated his constant communication in all matters to do with the house - nothing was a problem. We would recommend Scott to anyone wishing to sell their rural property.

R & P Lambourne

To be honest I contacted Scott in error. An advertisement appeared in the Counties News with both Scott and Rick Hale as the agents. My son-in-law is a friend of Ricks and my daughter suggested I contact him I confused the numbers and got Scott. Despite that Scott sounded professional and helpful on the phone and I arranged a time to see him and Rick. Both were enthusiastic about our property and were confident that they could find a purchaser who loved the property as much as we did. We required time to get the property ready for sale, but said we would sign a listing agreement in case they knew of someone who would be interested in the meantime. The first couple introduced to the property made an offer which we countersigned and agreement on the price was reached. As such advertising was not required. We were happy that Scott did not wait until the property was advertised, but immediately sourced a buyer for us and at a price we were happy with. He and his team, in particular Simon McRae, were always friendly, professional and nothing was any trouble to them. They handled our sale in a way that made the usual ordeal of selling very easy.

M & R Velavich

We contacted Scott through his marketing flyer in our letter box. We had also seen his name selling similar properties to ours in the area and thought he would have good area knowledge. He called us back right away and very quickly turned around a proposal that was exactly what we had requested. He asked the right questions to get the best strategy and selling plan to meet our needs and requirements. It was tailored to suit us and our personal plans. Scott was thoroughly professional through out the process, kept us informed and got a good end result by delivering exactly what his plan had indicated would occur. Our trust that he would deliver on the strategy enabled us to make other plans and commitments with confidence. Would certainly call Scott next time we sell/buy.

D Berkers

A pleasant polite Agent who listens and puts the 'real estate' world into easy to understand language. All
our questions were answered well and in general Scott did a great job.

A & J Johnston

We are extremely happy to write a testimonial to show our appreciation and recognition of the outstanding work and good practice that Scott McElhinney has shown throughout the sale process of our home in Karaka. The whole experience from the initial appraisal to the signing of the contract and following communication has been exemplary. His professionalism and dedication to our best interests cannot be faulted. Scott was not only familiar with the intricacies of our property but always kept in mind what specific areas of focus in the sale process were important to us. After each inspection we received detailed feedback which to us was vital and kept us in the loop. The manner in in which Scott dealt with us was always obliging and helpful and does him great credit not to mention the impression given to potential buyers when considering our home. We felt that Scott took a genuine personal interest in helping our family move to our next exciting phase. Both my Husband and I are extremely grateful to Scott and his team at Barfoot & Thompson Pukekohe for achieving such a brilliant result. We would confidently use Scott for any other property sale we may require and highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their property.'

Darren & Sonja Baker

Scott is the real estate agent that you need to sell a million dollar property. He oozes class, style and confidence. The marketing strategy was brilliant and really targeted the right audience for our home. He was fantastic to deal with and made a commitment to sell our home within 45 days. He sold it within 3 weeks! It was a pleasure to have Scott sell our house and we would recommend him to anyone who wants results!

Chris & Fiona

Thank you for your approachability, your knowledge and your continued belief in the value of our home. It was especially wonderful to have the additional services of Stephanie with her local knowledge and Simon, with the luck of the draw always available for any assistance. It ensured that there was always full and immediate coverage of any enquiry and we know that all enquiries were followed through to completion with respect and professionalism. We achieved a wonderful result with a purchaser who we understand is looking immensely forward to living in our unique home, which is a great way for us to leave.
Thank you.

John and Donnelle

Darren and Scott had consistently demonstrated an approach we knew we could work with we decided they would definitely get a quick sale with a great result and they did not fail us. In fact if it wasn't for their constructive suggestions and encouragement we would not have achieved meeting our next deadline. Within six weeks the property was sold and new owners had moved in. We are sure that this was all due to a great marketing strategy, excellent communication and dedication by them and the Team at Barfoot & Thompson, Pukekohe.

O & S Spencer

Thanks for the great job you have done in respect to selling our property.

Reflecting on the experience we have had with Barfoot & Thompson, and in particular with Scott McElhinney, Lesley and I have enjoyed the process and must say that we were treated in a very professional manner throughout the selling of the property. The price we received was acceptable to us, and to our way of thinking the best available at time of selling.

We have enjoyed working with Scott on this project and have found him to be polite, professional, and very methodical in his approach to servicing our needs during the course of events, while the communication received was both regular and informative from the time of listing through to the closing of the deal.

Thank you to the Barfoot & Thompson team and we look forward to working with you all in the future.

R & L Warwick

"I would highly recommend Scott, very professional and knowledgeable, and his team too."
Thank you Scott.

Mike & Jo Knee

"We were recommended Scott from a friend as he had helped sell her property. We were having a bad experience with another agent, but when Scott came to meet us, he came across very professional, with excellent marketing ideas so we decided work with Scott to sell our rural property. Scott showed us he was professional, hard-working and dedicated at selling. With exceptional detail in keeping us informed with regular updates and always contacting us to confirm open homes and when bringing people to inspect the property. We have nothing but praise for Scott and have already recommended him to others considering selling. We would recommend Scott to any person who wants their property sold. It's been a pleasure working with him with a great outcome. Thank you Scott."

Jennifer and Neil Panther

Scott was a total professional in every way. He was confident and enthusiastic the whole time. Scott achieved a sale for our house in a short time and we are very happy with the price we settled on. We will definitely use Scott again if we decide to sell in the future. We will recommend Scott as a very motivated and capable Sales Agent.

Geoff & Caroline van Dragt

We were most impressed by Scott's professional and super efficient approach to marketing our property. His attitude and work ethic resulted in a quick successful sale for us. We would recommend Scott to other vendors and friends.

RB and RW

We approached Scott as he had sold two properties in our street. We had previously been to market without success and watched the neighbours open homes with great interest - both properties sold very quickly and both neighbours rated him highly. Our experience showed Scott to be a very down to earth, approachable and professional real estate agent. He worked hard to deliver the results we required and we placed a high degree of trust in him and his recommended approach. It seemed a lot to spend however when he delivered the results in under 90 days (for a lifestyle block) we were delighted. He diligently did open homes Sat/Sun at weekends and made it as painless for us as possible. Superb communication, brilliant follow up, and fantastic qualification of prospective clients. Our kids loved him and 'Scott' became part of our family conversation about who would sell our property. We have nothing but praise for Scott and have already recommended him to other who are considering selling their house. Equally we would use Scott as our Agent to purchase from without hesitation.

A Derecourt

"Scott conducted himself in a very professional, mature manner. He was very approachable and easy to communicate with and fulfilled my expectations for a salesperson. Scott was very understanding of my situation and was thoughtful towards making times for viewing etc knowing how difficult it is to organise a house for open homes with three children running around. Scott was recommended to me...
I would highly recommend Scott as a lifestyle salesperson... I wish him all the very best for his future."


We recently sold our lifestyle property with Scott McElhinney. We found him very professional and approachable. He regularly kept us informed by phone and email of any developments and was always immaculate in his dress. We always felt that we were important to him as a client and would highly recommend him as an exceptional salesperson.

Annette and Phil Szaszy

We chose to sell out property based on a recent sale in the street. We wanted an agent with lots of enthusiasm and get go who could give us results not excuses. Scott proved to be an exceptional agent and worked really hard to help us achieve our sale based on our expectations. His marketing ideas and contacts proved very valuable in making the sale happen. He was very upfront and honest with us and made the whole process exciting rather than daunting. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting results when selling their property.

Alison & Rex Mealing

From the day we got marketing material in the mail from Scott to the day Scott sold our property, our experience with him has been fantastic. Initially, we chose another agent to market our property, which we came to regret. Scott, during that time kept in touch , showing professional persistence and drive to succeed. Eventually we gave him sole agency. Wow, clearly there are two types of agents out there and Scott is the one I would recommend to anyone wanting to sell !!! He went the extra mile with open homes, even lighting the outdoor fire for us, for wow factor. He stayed calm and professional with us during negotiations with the two buyers we got on paper. He made our selling process as painless and as quick as anyone could hope for. Thank you Scott , you will go a long way in real estate. Please use us as referees.

Belinda and Steve Fabris

As first-home buyers, we were experiencing the market and real estate process for the first time. We found Scott not only entirely professional and capable, but also personable and flexible. He was able to offer invaluable advice, and he communicated effectively (both informally and formally) through the entire process. On top of this, and more importantly he was completely trustworthy and able to calm our, at times, cautious nerves. Scott and his ''I can do that" attitude helped us buy our very first dream home. Thanks to Scott, the experience of buying our first home was stress-free and relaxed - totally the opposite of what we thought buying a property would be. We love our home to bits, and just adore coming home everyday, and we are so very appreciative. Sincere thanks Scott!

Inger & Nigel

Scott's understanding of the local market, his presentation and professionalism were the determining factors in deciding to list with Barfoot & Thompson. We felt confident in his assessment of the property. The quality of marketing and coverage had a big influence in making our property stand out. I would not hesitate in recommending Scott and would definitely use his services in the future. In addition to this, Scott is a genuinely nice person.

James & Victoria Culley

I take this opportunity to endorse Scott McElhinney for being an energetic and thoroughly capable real estate professional. I have recently bought a property where he was the listing and selling salesperson. From that experience I had no hesitation in selecting him from among several others, to superbly market and successfully sell my Karaka lifestyle property. He did everything I expected and required in both transactions in a timely and well managed manner. I thoroughly recommend his services for buying or selling.

Malcolm N Brown

Scott has a very personable manner and he is professional in his approach to the marketing of a property. He follows up well to any enquiries/open homes and he makes the vendors feel confident that he will do the job for them. He has very good communication skills and he maintains a professional appearance at all times. Scott is prepared to work at being a successful agent and he is an asset to Barfoot & Thompson.

Jim & Stephanie Brough

When selling your home it becomes a huge decision to find the right Agent, we met Scott because he knocked on our door, showed keen interest in selling our home, came fully prepared with information and when we listed with him we found Scott to be both Professional and Results Driven. It was refreshing to find someone who was passionate about his work and we enjoyed his quiet laid back approach which brought results for us, we recommend that you should "Give Him a Go".

The Wilsons

Scott did a fantastic job in marketing our property and was very professional to deal with. He went the extra mile to ensure our requirements were met. We wouldn't hesitate to use him again to market our property.

Wendy& Aaron Hodge

Scott McElhinney was recently involved with the selling of our home in Waiuku. We found Scott to be professional, approachable, reliable and open to discuss the best form of advertising that was suitable for our property, and focused on our best outcome. We were very happy with the service he gave us from start to time of sale.

Max and Nikke

I wish to thank you for the great service and price you sold my home for, your assistance in the selling of my home was well beyond what I have experienced in our dealings with any agent. Having been on the market for several months without results you not only achieved better than expected results for the sale of my property but showed a level of professionalism that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Nicole Lee Simms

Having dealt with many real estate agents over the years, we can honestly say that Scott McElhinney lived up to and surpassed all our expectations. Selling our home after already being on the market for months with several other agents. Scott was more than fair in his valuation and came through with the result. Scott has been very pro- active, keeping us informed and engaging a very successful marketing program which created enormous interest in our property. Once again thanks Scott.

Don & Marg

Although we had reservations in using Scott due to him being new to the NZ rural market, we soon found that our reservations were completely unfounded and would recommend him to anyone.

G & C Swift

We were previously selling our house privately before being approached by Barfoot & Thompson to sell our property. Scott was a great agent to guide us through the whole process and was like a dog with a bone in regards to investigating every avenue for us to get the best result. We are really happy with the outcome and would recommend Scott to anyone else looking to buy or sell their house.

Tony & Jessica Beetham
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