"Obtaining Results through Exceptional Service"
Having worked in residential sales for many years, I developed extensive knowledge and skills through my experience of working closely with both vendors and buyers.
Utilising these core skills, in my role as Sales Manager at the Greenlane Branch, goes hand-in-hand with providing compliance support and assistance to the consistently high performing sales team. My attention to detail, astute advice and straightforward honest communication, sets a branch benchmark for an unparalleled level of service.
Owning rental properties myself and helping to manage a family investment portfolio, I have always had a real passion for real estate. A family focussed father of two, I am proud to be part of Barfoot & Thompson, a respected family-owned company recognised as the Best Real Estate Company in the World at the acclaimed International Property Awards in London, 2018.
I spent many years abroad, travelling, living and working in a number of countries and am fluent in Spanish. As a result, in my role as Sales Manager, I am familiar with diverse cultures and appreciate the multi-cultural elements of the real estate industry. I like to keep active and enjoy scuba diving, bowls and flying.
Always keen to grow the already established and passionate team at Greenlane Branch, I welcome your call for a chat about how Barfoot & Thompson is the ultimate choice for your real estate career.
Stephen Smith was recommended to us by a Barfoot & Thompson salesperson from another region and I couldn't be happier with this referral. Stephen guided us through the whole selling process in a most conscientious and skilful manner. He showed good sensitivity to the feelings of his clients in what was a delicate situation. He provided sound advice especially concerning aspects of marketing which convinced us to market the property in a much superior way to what we had envisaged. The strategies he suggested resulted in a quicker than expected sale at a higher price than we had anticipated.
An outstanding aspect of Stephen's service was his splendid communication. He contacted me frequently with progress reports, points to discuss, and suggestions to make. He was easy to contact and always called back promptly if I left a voicemail message.
His successful marketing campaign resulted in us having a pre-auction offer and six registered bidders at the auction itself. There was a two month period between the auction date and the settlement date during which the house was vacant. On several occasions Stephen visited the house to check that it was secure then called me to put my mind at rest. This is just one example of how Stephen was prepared to 'go the extra mile'.
I spent a year as a real estate salesperson myself and I have sold several houses of my own as well, and I have never encountered a better salesperson than Stephen. In summary, he is a highly professional salesperson who combines high integrity with excellent sales skills.
Our agent, Stephen Smith from Barfoot & Thompson, was easy to deal with, ensuring we were kept up to date throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Stephen, and would definitely use his services in the future.Michael and Sarah L.
We chose B&T as a reputable firm to sell our house. The agent assigned to us was Stephen Smith, his focus on us as the customer and supporting us to make unpressured decisions that were right for us was outstanding. Steve then happily at our request helped us find a new house and supported us well throughout the process. Steve was willing to go the extra mile for us his customers. I would highly recommend Steve as an agent, the service we received from him was outstanding. He has high customer focus and high integrity. B&T are a professional company who I will use again in the future.?????????????Melissa G.
Wonderful company to work with. Steve Smith went far beyond to achieve a successful outcome. My family and I are very happy with the sale of our houseChristian D.
I first met Stephen at an Open Home he was running and was impressed by his open and honest approach. He was friendly without being unprofessional and based on those impressions I asked him to appraise my own home. His proposal and his manner far outweighed the other agent I had also asked to appraise the house. I had confidence in his knowledge and he consistently communicated everything I needed to know in a timely and open manner. I never doubted that he knew exactly what he needed to do to sell the house by marketing it in exactly the right outlets. I would not hesitate to ask him to sell a house for me again in the future. It was a pleasure doing business with Stephen.Shona Denham
We would like to thank Stephen Smith for all the work he put in to sell our property in Howick. He was extremely professional, helpful and went the extra mile to sell our property and also to find us another home. We would highly recommend Stephen if you are selling or buying a home in the future.Yvonne O'Brien
"On behalf of my two sisters and myself I would just like to say how fortunate and blessed we were to have Steve as our salesperson. Our parents had died within a short period of each other and had left a much neglected empty house that we desperately needed to sell. He guided us every step of the way and we were delighted to sell the house after only two days as an open home. We were fortunate to have excellent offers and in the end it sold really well.
This could not have happened without Steve's dedication to his profession, sheer hard work and his own local knowledge of the market. He advised us to stage the house with furniture and we believe that was what made the difference in achieving such a great result. I will always be grateful to Steve personally for giving back to us the memories of the home that Mum and Dad had once loved so much"
"I can't say enough good things about Steve. We had 2 weeks to sell our house before we lost another deal - Steve had us 2 offers in 4 days on a previously unsellable house and then he hooked us up with a great deal on some movers. He knows the market and he's a genuinely nice guy who loves his job and cares about his clients. Steve saved our lives and I would recommend him in a heartbeat."Jo and Peter Finlay
"Looking to buy a house I found Stephen to be absolutely wonderful, nothing was too much trouble and he helped guide me every step of the way. Even after my purchase Stephen continued his support I would certainly recommend him to anyone either buying or selling a property"Angela MacDonald
"We enjoyed working with Stephen because he was open, honest and caring. His communication with us was excellent keeping us well informed of the situation for our house. He has been an encouragement to us through out the sale of our home."Rex and Yvonne Booth.
"Thank you for what you have done between me and the vendor....I will be sure if I am going to sell my house you will be the first person I contact"Esther