Working in real estate gives me the opportunity to make people’s dreams come true. I feel real joy when I see a family excited about buying their first home or selling their property to upgrade or downsize. I understand the emotions and sometimes stress involved in the process and I strive to make the journey as enjoyable as possible. Meeting new people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures is what real estate is all about and I love it!
Barfoot & Thompson is Auckland’s leading real estate company, the current market share being 40% in the Auckland and Northland regions. This means that one in three houses in Auckland is sold by Barfoot & Thompson. These are great odds for my clients.
I hold a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai India. Prior to real estate I was a teacher and I worked in the finance industry. In 2014, I started a business which provides transportation and care services to school going children. It was a new venture for me. I love working with children and families and I’m proud to be the owner/operator of a successful business still operating to this day.
In 2006, I moved to New Zealand from India with my family and I think I can say that we are now true Kiwis. New Lynn has been home for the past 14 years and I love this multi-cultural suburb. The beautiful Waitakere ranges and the stunning west coast beaches make it ideal for young families and nature lovers. There’s a mall with good shopping and transport facilities are handy, making it very desirable for professionals and retirees too.
My husband and I have two sons. The elder son is in his sixth year studying medicine and our younger boy is in Year 13. Our nine year old black Labrador called Shadow is the love of our lives and as a family we enjoy trips to new places, watching movies and I like to work in the garden in my spare time.
I’m a good listener, a good negotiator and I understand the local housing market. A feature of my relationship with my clients is I’m very persistent and I persevere to achieve the very best results. I speak English and Hindi. If you’re thinking of buying or selling call or email me. My aim is to make “Your realty dreams become a reality”!
I am the proud owner of my beautiful first home in New Zealand and thanks to Vim DeSouza for making this “realty a reality”. It was a pleasure working with Vim who is highly professional, friendly and understanding. In my case she guided me through every step of the process. Throughout the duration Vim was persistent in her diligent follow- up and update, however, never pressurised me regarding the deal. Another attribute that needs mention is her transparency about everything from the price, condition of the house, the availability of the documents, etc. I am extremely pleased in the way the entire transaction was handled. A special note of thanks to Vim for her availability to be present as you had to repeat same thing twice in absence of Shiv. She is also super responsive to any queries by any mode, be it emails, WhatsApp or phone calls.
You came to us highly recommended and we haven't hesitated to advise neighbours and friends to use your services when they are thinking of buying or selling property. I wish you success and I'm proud be part of your community.Veena & Shiv, Buyers – Stolford Cresent , April 2019
We would like to give you a very grateful thanks for selling our house. You are very hardworking, professional and efficient in communication. Once our property was listed by Vim, she contacted us on a regular basis of the progress that was made. She was available in any mode through emails, WhatsApp or phone calls. Any queries or information we needed was always quickly provided and she kept advising us where things were at. We appreciate the effort you put in to achieve this in a crucial time. She was very patient and understanding at a time that was very stressful. We would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. We wish you all the best with all future endeavours.Jaifee & Anit, Vendors Shaw Road, Oratia, May 2020
We are just settling into our new home and getting used to it.
We just would like to say a big thank you for all your efforts in securing us a suitable property. In the last few months of your work with us you have displayed great commitment. You have really gone that extra mile to help us whenever we needed it. We know that you have sacrificed quite a lot of your family time to ensure that we actually got what we actually wanted.
Also we really appreciate the help and extra efforts you took in effecting the sale of our property in Hamilton. As we have always mentioned, without your advice we wouldn't have put the property on the market. You have excellent skills and are really passionate about your work and the most important thing is that you ensure to make your customer happy! We knew we could rely on you. You are proactive and also very prompt in your communication. You are an asset to any institution. Keep up the great work, and also make sure you get some time off to spend with family!
We are more than happy to recommend you to our friends who are keen to buy/sell properties.
We wish you the very best.
Kind regardsAntony & May , Buyers View Road, Henderson, Oct 2019