Sandra Forrester's achievements in real estate over the past 14 years are a result of her commitment, her total professionalism and excellence in customer service which she believes is the foundation to her and her teams success. She has been one of Barfoot & Thompson's Top 25 performers in residential sales and now heads up one of the most successful, largest and most dynamic teams - City Branch for Barfoot & Thompson.
Sandra sees her role to manage the high expectation requirements not only of her team but also of the landlords, vendors, purchasers and tenants, through strong leadership skills, operating at all times with collaboration at the forefront.
She is a talented and motivated Manager that can demonstrate a strong background of sales management, coaching and leadership within the real estate industry, as well as examples of outstanding business achievements that have resulted in continued sales growth and the development of a superior team culture.
Sandra is somebody who has a strong sense of purpose, innovation and professionalism. She consistently looks to challenge herself within her leadership role to provide her team with a platform of high-performance behaviours geared towards an exceptional client experience.
Barfoot & Thompson is a successful organisation committed to best practice and maintaining a dynamic culture in which leadership, respect and self-responsibility is nurtured. Sandra and the City Branch team operate from the same platform and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
"Sandra was awesome from start to finish. She managed our expectations and delivered on everything that she said. She has great drive and enthusiasm and really went out to bat for us including advice on how to get the property in the best shape pre-sale. We can't recommend Sandra more highly enough - she's the best!"Julien Leys
"We have been working for Barfoot & Thompson for approximately 12 years and decided to sell our Mt Albert rental property. Because we work in the industry we knew we would be fussy about who we would chose to market the property.
We work with Sandra and have sat back and watched the way she operates and the results that she has achieved since she joined our office. We liked the way that she handled people with easy and was always honest and straight up with her clients. Taking this all into account we decided to use her to sell our property.
Sandra handled the marketing of our property with professionalism and enthusiasm to achieve a top result. She also managed to work with a difficult tenant through the marketing process. We received a very good pre-auction within the first week of marketing which we decided to accept. The auction was brought forward and because it was called in early we didn't think there would be any further bidding. Sandra was determined that there would be people at the auction and worked hard to achieve this. The property ended up selling for another $43,000 at auction and obviously this is a top result and we are very happy.
We have no hesitation in recommending Sandra to other people."
"Sandra is the consumate professional. Her tips on how to ready our property for sale were invaluable. With her help, and against the run of the market we sold our house after the second open home, for the price we hoped for. We have had a dream run, selling and then buying a fabulous new property in the same week. Sandra has been a big part of the process. She even helped us with buying strategy for our new place. If you are selling, or even thinking of selling - look no further than Sandra Forrester. She's tops. Sandra will be selling our next place - that's if we ever decide to move!"Brenda Newth and Mark Lawrence
"I enlisted the help of Sandra Forrester from Barfoot and Thompson to sell my mothers home and the home where I grew up in for 30 years. I had full confidence in giving the listing to Sandra, having heard she was an awesome real estate agent.
In working with Sandra I have found her to be easy to communicate with, honest, reliable and enthusiastic. I always received feedback and constant communication from her and felt secure and confident in Sandra to sell the house for me
It has been a pleasure to work with Sandra and I have been very pleased with the hard work and effort Sandra has given me and I would recommended her to anyone selling their home."
"I had the privilege of meeting Sandra approximately 7 years ago as a real estate agent for Barfoot & Thompson, and since then I have been involved in the sale and purchase of 5 properties with Sandra. During this time I have seen Sandra give up her time unselfishly to support and assist me, and I have enjoyed financial gains due to Sandra's knowledge in the real estate market. Sandra has always displayed a high level of dedication within this environment, and I have found her honesty and integrity outstanding. In short I would hesitate to buy or sell a property without Sandra's assistance."Terry Chandler
"We chose to have Sandra as our agent because of her enthusiasm and positive attitude toward selling our house. We were impressed by her advice for preparation for the sale and the speed with which she arranged to style our house and set up the Open Homes. She generated a lot of interest in the property through her marketing and interpersonal skills and kept us well informed throughout. The final outcome of the auction was ideal for all concerned. We sincerely recommend using Sandra as an agent and she is definitely our #1 choice for future sales."Alison & Trevor Sherwin
"We engaged Sandra to market and sell our home in Sandringham recently. From the time we met her for the initial meeting we found her to have great balance of positive attitude, drive to progress, communication and conviction of her abilities. In our opinion she has gone over and beyond what we have come to expect of a Real estate sales person. She worked with us closely in getting the house staged, grounds landscaped and assisted in getting smaller tidy up jobs done - even during our brief absence from the country! The property was sold within days in a tepid market and for a price we were happy with. Highly recommended!"Faisal Ali & Rozeena Musa
"Sandra Forester delivers! In 2003, houses were selling themselves. Despite this Sandra worked hard to help us find our first home. Six years later that positive experience meant she was our first port of call when we came to sell that home. And as a vendor she exceeded our already high expectations.
Sandra's appraisal was considerably higher than the other three agents we interviewed. At first we questioned Sandra's appraisal, but then realised that she was simply setting herself a higher bar than other agents. Sandra is not content to keep her appraisals low in order to guarantee she meets vendors' expectations. She sees the value in the market and the property, and then works hard to meet the expectations she sets.
We are confident that if we had gone with another agent we would not have got close to the sale price we achieved."
"Sandra sold our property in Mt Eden in August 2009. We found it very difficult initially to find the right person to sell our property and felt that Sandra excelled in several areas making her our obvious choice. She has a great knowledge of the area and of our style of property. Sandra proved in our conversations that she knew how best to work through the open home and auction process and clearly had the experience and sales history to get us the best price possible. We would recommend her to future property buyers and sellers without hesitation."Elizabeth Jaray and Simon O'Brien
"We were offshore vendors and Sandra efficiently prepared our property for sale - we really appreciated her attention to detail and high standards. Communication was excellent and we were regularly updated with comprehensive reports via calls, emails and mobile texting. Her marketing strategies created an exciting buzz that there were record numbers of people during the open home inspections. Sandra's professional and enthusiastic attitude combined with her positivity and dedication led to the success of our property sale during the mid-2009 challenging market."David Ngan and Jacqui Ngan Yep
"I am delighted to do a testimonial for Sandra Forrester. What a total pleasure it was selling our house with her. Sandra was confidential and professional throughout every step of the process. She was a pleasure to deal with - constantly keeping us up to date and informed, so we never had to wonder what was going on. Her advice pre sale about how to present the property was invaluable and we believe this reflected in the price she achieves for us. But best of all she delivered an outstanding result on our property. She pitched the price right from the start, knew the market and achieved a result that we were absolutely thrilled with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sandra as an agent you can trust to take the hassle out of selling and deliver the best price you could possible achieve for your property. In terms of approach and results 10/10 all round."Sarah Tiplady
"What Outstanding service, over 200 groups through over 3 weekends, 6 bidders at Auction and SOLD above our reserve. Your ability to deliver above our expectations blew us away."Deborah and David Williams
"It's fair to say that Jenene and I were amazed by your ability to meet us one day, bring four potential buyers through the following day, then return with two very attractive offers the following day. Then to pull together an Auction the following week where we managed to sell for $42k above our reserve is testament to the great job that you and the Barfoot team did. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking to sell in our area."Ken & Jenene Freer