About Sam Russell
Choosing to work for Barfoot & Thompson was an easy decision for me. First I met John Urlich, the Commercial Manager of the Barfoot & Thompson City Commercial branch, and then his team. They immediately created a friendly and stimulating environment for me, from which to sell commercial property.
I have a Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and Marketing. My past experience prior to real estate was in the role of Account Manager for a leader in the sourcing and distributing of quality products for the craft and hobby industry. I was also a customer adviser for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise. Through these roles I learned how to interact with people and that success is a reflection of how much effort you put into your work. That philosophy is the same in real estate and is what I love about the field.
West Auckland has an interesting mix of people with a variety of lifestyles I find intriguing. Having lived there all my life, I'm happy to be working in the area. It's near to the CBD and just as close to the beautiful secluded west coast beaches.
When I'm not working, you'll find me on the Titirangi Golf Course at least one a week. If I'm not golfing I'll be enjoying any other sport related activity - cricket, football, rugby, fishing. You name it - I love it!
It is a bit of a cliché but my personal philosophy is "you get out what you put in". I have the professional experience and enjoy interacting with people. Give me a call and we'll find what it is that you are looking for!