Tamara & Katja
We have a good knowledge of the local area. Exceptional personal service provided with honesty and integrity, and a dash of German precision, has proven to be our recipe for success!
We have been friendly faces in the community for many years. Before venturing into the world of real estate, you may have seen us around. We both believe that because of our mixed European background, Tamara German-French, Katja German-Italian, we easily connect with the different cultures in the North. We both love having a laugh, which often helps our clients to relax in what can be a stressful time.
Our collective strengths are our backgrounds in customer service, marketing and tourism.
My background in the tourism industry, first as a flight attendant with Air NZ and then a travel broker and business owner, provided me with valuable sales experience and customer service skills. Working as a PA for a commercial salesperson in Kerikeri, was a great introduction to the world of real estate. Another string to my bow is my Diploma of Nursing. I get to see another side of my community as a St John First Responder.
In my spare time you’ll find me hiking, paddle boarding and socialising with friends.
I’ve lived in the Bay for 16 years. Together with my partner, we ran a tourism business for many years in the Bay of Islands. I quickly learned that customer service equals happy and satisfied clients! Volunteering for local projects in the community widens my knowledge and enjoyment of this beautiful part of the world.
Spending time with friends and family is important to me and I fit in some arts & crafts, reading and sporting activities when I can!
Between us, our approach is to focus on providing empathetic communication and creative thinking while having a keen eye for detail. Add to that our great organisational skills, local knowledge and a lot of passion for what we do, and you’ll have the outcome you’d dreamed about!
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling your home, we understand that it is an emotional journey. We’ll be by your side from the start to achieve the very best results for you.
Call or email us at Barfoot & Thompson Kerikeri. We’ll sit down with you and begin the journey.
In just over a year, I have purchased three wonderful homes and sold one… with the exceptional Team Wunderbar! From the start of my search, Katja and Tamara were dedicated to finding the right properties for me and took the time to understand my requirements. At no point in the house-hunting process did I ever feel like my time was wasted on seeing homes that didn’t tick any boxes. The ladies were extremely thoughtful and thorough in the information they presented and obtained to satisfy my due diligence. Last month, I was thrilled to be moving into my current home… one that Katja and Tamara knew would be perfect for me in every way and exactly where I wanted to be. With their impressive efficiency and professionalism, my previous home was sold in record time for a dream price which enabled me to live where I do now. As someone who has dealt with Team Wunderbar from a vendor’s as well as purchaser’s perspective, I know they will always go above and beyond for their clients on both sides of a transaction. Katja and Tamara will be the first people I call when the time comes for me to sell or buy real estate again, that’s for sure :)Nina
We recently sold our property in Haruru with the help of Katja and Tamara from Team Wunderbar. Both ladies were absolutely fantastic to deal with. They went the extra mile to make sure we understood offers and conditions, they put us in touch with agencies so we could sell unwanted furniture, they were so helpful and the best of all was… they spoke our language!
Vielen Dank Team WunderbarKlaus & Erika
I recently purchased a house at auction through Barfoot &Thompson Kerikeri. The salespeople, Team Wunderbar, Katja Caulton and Tamara Rebourgeon, were amazing to deal with. At no time did I feel at all under pressure, they were professional, informative and extremely helpful in supplying me with all the information required. Both girls went that extra step to make the whole process as stress-free as possible.
Having built, bought, and sold multiple properties in my time, these two girls rate as the best salespeople I have dealt with.
I have no hesitation in recommending Team Wunderbar to anyone one who intends to either buy or sell.Mark
Great couple. Good knowledge of their profession. The whole procedure was well explained. Always there when you have questions. No question too much.
Team Wunderbar is absolutely wunderbar to work with 😁Wilhelmina
"Katja and Tamara were incredible throughout the entire process of selling our house. Saying goodbye to a family home is a complicated and sensitive process and Team Wunderbar acted with compassion and consideration every step of the way. Supportive, kind, eternally positive and with an eye for the detail that will ensure every nook and cranny of potential in your home will be realised, we couldn't recommend these two wonderful wahine more highly.
He mihi aroha nunui ki a korua mai i ta matou whanau, mo tou korua tautako i a matou i tenei ara pounamu."Laura, Tim, Manaia, Atawhai, Kimiora (and Cricket) Foley
Katja and Tamara, “Team Wunderbar”, recently sold our land in Opua. It was a complex sale, made even more so by the fact that we live in Queensland. We cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism displayed by these ladies. We have a lot of experience in this area, having moved 19 times in four countries throughout our 48 years together. These ladies are outstanding communicators, whose enthusiasm and positivity is an absolute pleasure to work with. We are very pleased to recommend their services, through Barfoot & Thompson’s Kerikeri office.Frank & Anne
'Team Wunderbar provided an amazing service as our real estate salespeople. They sold our home/business for us by working seamlessly in conjunction with a commercial salesperson, which resulted in a successful outcome. They were excellent to deal with and listened to what we wanted, which resulted in a fast sale. They worked tirelessly between us and the purchaser to ensure that both parties were happy with the outcome. We would thoroughly recommend the services of Team Wunderbar if you are looking for a salesperson to sell your property.'Jake & Nikki
"What a wonderful team Katja and Tamara are at Barfoot & Thompson. They were supportive and professional and made selling our property a great experience. Thank you for all your support and guidance during both our sale and the purchasing of a new property. We love our new place but when we look at future property we will definitely be getting in touch with Team Wunderbar!" XChris & Shelley Ash
A big thank you to Katja and Tamara who were the selling salespeople when we recently bought a property in Haruru. They were both incredibly helpful, and went out of their way to make sure our buying experience was as easy as possible; all of our questions were answered quickly and honestly, even though some of them were quite complex. If we had been the vendors we couldn’t have been happier. If you want service with a smile.. (actually two smiles!) from a very experienced and effective sales team, look no further than Team Wunderbar!Martin & Lisa Hayes
Team Wunderbar truly lived up to their name! Katja and Tamara articulated exactly what the process and options of selling our home entailed. From choosing which option to go for to executing the plan and all the way to the sold sign, they delivered their services with professional zeal, warmth and friendliness as well as compassion and understanding. For us, it felt like we had always known them. They made us feel so comfortable, nothing was ever too much trouble and they went above-and-beyond what we expected. We never thought that the process of selling a home could be this easy and enjoyable. They come highly recommended.Lili & Otto Ziegler
"Tamara and Katja were Wunderbar! They took the time to understand my very specific needs and showed me through several properties that ticked my boxes. Through many months of actively searching, I never once felt forgotten about. Communication was seamless as the two ladies continued to keep me in the loop so I could get in quick on new listings, which is extremely crucial when homes are being snapped up left right and centre for premium prices. I appreciated how supported I felt throughout the process, as it had become somewhat disheartening after missing out on a few. I really did feel like I had a wonderful team behind me that never gave up and finally found me that perfect place! Thanks so much Tamara & Katja."Nina P
"As a retired couple buying into the housing market in Kerikeri, we were so grateful for Tamara Rebourgeon and Katja Caulton who were the first salespeople we contacted. They introduced us to their colleague Andrea. Right from the get-go when we heard the ‘rooster crowing’ while talking to Tamara over the phone, we knew they were our kind of people.
They met with us and knew what we wanted and were right onto it calling to say ‘we have the perfect house for you’ and they did. We trusted them right through the process and completed the deal with style. Just us and them!! We would recommend them to anyone looking to invest in real estate in Kerikeri."Margaret & Russell