Ying Li and Chris Howe, Husband & Wife Team
Top of Branch 7 Years in a Row
Top Salesperson, Glen Eden Branch, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
#6 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2020
#4 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2020
#5 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2019
#4 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2019
#4 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2018
#6 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2017
#3 Sales Partnership, West Auckland Region, to end March 2016
As a team, Ying Li and Chris Howe have weathered a few property cycles and have built a wealth of knowledge about West Auckland property.
Ying and Chris strive for success, and by working together they cover every possibility ensuring a premium result for every client, whether a purchaser, vendor, developer or investor.
has a passion for DIY, development, a flair for interior design and real estate is in her blood. Her background in teaching and business also means that she has a well trained eye for detail.
Living in New Zealand for 20 years now, Ying appreciates the best of both worlds. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. From presentation, to marketing, to settlement she is a perfectionist, and aims for total satisfaction for every client.
As a Team
Together, Ying and Chris can really make your home stand out from the crowd. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication have earned them repeat business and many recommendations. They have marketed and sold all over the West and greater Auckland.
Ying and Chris have two active children and live in West Auckland. As a family, they love the diversity the west has to offer.
In a case of Westy meets Easty, as a team Ying and Chris complement each other's strengths. They are hardworking top performers who can achieve optimum results and offer uncompromised commitment to their clients and customers.
Ying and Chris are a husband and wife team supported by the strong Barfoot & Thompson network of over 1,500 salespeople. Contact Ying and Chris and you'll know that your real estate is in safe hands.
We could not have asked for better representation in the process of selling our home than we got with Ying, Chris and Shirley. They were working hard for us before we even hired them, offering invaluable advice regarding both presentation of the house itself, the comparative local market, and the selling campaign and process. Every step of the way they kept us well-informed of any communications and developments, and we felt confident in their abilities to consolidate findings, build relationships with potential buyers, and advise us on the best route to a successful sale. The popularity of our home through their marketing campaign was beyond our wildest expectations, which led to a sale price that we'd honestly never dreamed possible. We really appreciated that they always asked us our thoughts on things before giving us their own, but are so grateful for the ongoing advice and support they gave as we truly believe we would not have achieved the same result without it. Thank you guys so much for everything, we can't wait to spend our earnings on the next property!
All the best.Tarrant & Claudia
Ying and Chris bring a whole new quality to Real Estate. They are professional, conscientious, ethical, motivated and patient! Their dedication made us feel like we were their only clients. They don't just go the extra mile, they go to the moon and back to make the deal work for you. If anyone can sell your property Ying and Chris can, if anyone can find you a property to purchase Ying and Chris can. They are the "STARS" of Real Estate and we are so fortunate to have met them. "YOU" can be too.CZ, Shetland Street
Right from the start the energy shown by my salesperson was excellent. She was able to put me in contact with several people to get some repairs and garden maintenance done. A stager was also used to add some details - I think this really helped get the excellent result. It is also worth noting that the three potential buyers who came to the auction had all come to the house with another Barfoot & Thompson salesperson rather than from an open home. This aspect of what Barfoot & Thompson offers is a major plus.Nigel Dean, Donovan Street
Excellent service from the two salespeople marketing my property.Judy Roberts, White Swan Road
I am sure Ying Li and Chris Howe of Barfoot & Thompson are the best real estate salespeople.Faina Lafaki, Clayburn Road
Honest, professional and considerate salespeople. Love the way they do business - open across all B&T branches and being very realistic in their prices. Being the conduit between vendor and purchaser rather than trying to promote the one at the expense of the other - it is after all a negotiation to find a happy median between two parties rather than a one-sided affair. B&T does this well.Arista Jooste, Avondale Road
Ying gave us solid advice relevant to our specific situations, she is obviously very experienced.Audrey Rose Woolford, Astley Ave
The agent was organised, gave good advice, delivered what was promised and was trustworthy.Joye Rowlands, West Coast Road
Ying Li Howe really went the extra mile in helping me prepare my house for sale, with advice on staging using my existing furniture to best effect. She was always straight up with me and inspired trust and respect for her experience.Margaret Maisey, Rosier Road
Steve and Diane Miles and Ying and Chris Howe were wonderful and went out of their way to help me anyway they could. I can highly recommend them and now that Steve and Diane have retired I would deal with Ying and Chris very happily, they really are the only agents I would ever want to use.Dianne Rosandich, Seymour Road
Ying and chis were very professional and helpful in selling our houseNicholas & Lisa, Onedin Place
We highly recommend Ying Li Howe and Chris Howe as excellent sales consultants. We were extremely pleased with how they managed the sale of our property. Ying Li was friendly, highly competent and skillful during the entire process. She and our Barfoot Thompson Property manager Lorraine Haslam were fantastic with negotiating viewing and open homes that did not impose on our tenants too much. We had a very quick successful sale because of the team at Barfoot and Thompson. A special thank you to Ying Li and Chris Howe.Colin and Denise, Hetherington Road
Agent went beyond the call of duty, keeping me up with the play.Kenneth Hyde, Te Atatu Road
I was referred to Ying Li Howe of Barfoot and Thompsom and have to say that she was absolutely fantastic. I live abroad and even with the time difference she made the process so smooth and easy that I haven't stopped singing her praises. I will definitely be recommending her to family and friends.Melodie Henry, Millbrook Road
Great service, accurate appraisal, above and beyond.Sean & Jenny Murphy, Woodglen Road
We have been dealing with Ying Li Howe on and off for 2 years. She has always communicated immediately to our emails and recently got us the perfect deal for our situation. A good price and terms which were wonderful considering we are moving to a retirement village in August. No need for us to move twice!!!Roger & Adele Blennerhassett, Savoy Road
"We wanted to let you know the lengths Ying and Chris went to for us in preparation and input to selling our property. We had three agency's visit us first to make a consideration. The reason we chose Barfoot was Ying's forethought and setup work prior to even knowing we would choose her. She had exceeded our expectations, was prepared and presented everything ready to go compared to other agency's that went away to do their calculations. Ying had all this done before even meeting with us. Her ready answers to our questions and her acceptance of our preferences (and we had quite a few) was absolutely no hindrance to her. She is an exceptional selling agent. Chris was fully supportive and up with the plan, he presented a charisma that people would easily connect with and we liked this team work. We felt comfortable with fantastic communication throughout the prior and sale process. Although it was short due to immediate offers, that in no way ended with Ying. She maintained great feedback and communication even though she was not the selling agent in the end. It is with great honour that we were fortunate to have these two wonderful people on board with us and I hope that they are happy with how things went. We wish them all the best for all future sales and could not recommend anyone higher. Many thanks to Ying and Chris Howe. And many thanks to Barfoot for the sale."Andy and Chris Richardson
"Diversity of their cultural difference is a great benefit. We would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to sell their property or buy excellent professional service of simply the best Ying and Chris! The best result is guaranteed! They know what and how to do so. They are talented, dedicated to the success, passion of everything what they are doing, knowledgeable of all current trends of property market, enthusiastic, positive, very professional, gentle and polite, honest, reliable. Excellent family team!"Olga & Ian, Captain Scott Rd
"We initially bought through Ying and Chris. Their professionalism was apparent so we were very happy when they agreed to help us sell our current home. Ying kept us well informed through the entire selling process - we didn't have to worry or question anything. Her experience and knowledge of the market was obvious and meant we were well informed when it came to making key decisions. On auction day the sale price far exceeded our expectations - we have no doubt this was down to the hard work Ying put in. Chris and Ying are a pleasure to work with and we happily recommend them to anyone!"James & Jessie - Rosandich Dr
"If you find it hard to trust real estate agents, look no more! Ying and Chris are the ones! From the expert and honest guidance of how to revamp your house to look at its best for the best price to the golden moment when your house is sold. You will be overwhelmed by their advice and friendliness like we were. You are simply the best, Ying and Chris. We can't thank you enough for your help."Mike Brown & Tarsha Waterhouse
"Ying Li worked tirelessly to provide a thorough job leaving no stone unturned to achieve the best price for our house which reached 172 k above our expectations. She has excellent communication skills and kept us informed all the way though. I can recommend her with total confidence. Outstanding asset to Barfoot & Thompson."Ian & Peng
"Ying Li knows the market, gives good honest advice and is great to work with. Her sense of humour and great work ethic make the process easy."Lisa Reynolds
"I met Ying Li when I viewed one of her open homes about 20 months ago. Her willingness to help me is what attracted me to her and I knew then, when I decided to sell my property, she was the agent I wanted to deal with. With such a large investment in a stranger's hand, I wanted to be able to trust my agent impeccably, and Ying Li reached this through and through.
The whole process was stress free and effortless thanks to Ying Li being such an astute business woman. Ying Li is more than highly recommended by myself, know that when choosing Ying Li as your agent, you will be well and truly looked after, her words, actions and deeds are as trustworthy and honest as the days are long.
The whole experience was fun, exciting and I'm sure this is because of Ying Li, her ability and knowledge. I love Ying. She is so warm, caring, and friendly and she listens to your wants and needs. An important skill needed in this profession. What a star of an agent. I only met her husband/partner a few times, but he also helped in the process and is an important fraction of a great team.
Many thanks, I have dealt with Barfoot and Thompson a few times now and have always been glad I've chosen such a large, trusted company."
"Ying is a fantastic lady with a hardworking and positive attitude. She is upfront and honest which is what I like best. I've always found her willing to help wherever possible, available at all hours and always up beat. Ying & Chris work well together as a unit and appreciate their help in getting us on our way to Sydney!"Trish Spooner
"Ying did a great job helping us sell our property. We were impressed with her marketing strategies and she was in constant communication with us to give updates and feedback. She's always willing to go an extra mile with her service to make the selling process easier for first time home sellers like us. Ying is indeed very competent, hardworking and very professional. We are pleased with the result we achieved and would recommend YING to anyone who plans to sell their property."Maria Bautista
"Great salesperson, fun to deal with & an expert on the current market. A pleasure working with Ying, & would not hesitate to use her in the future."Rick Pope
"Ying is very passionate and proactive about her role as a sales consultant and would go the extra mile to ensure results. She had done marvellously well in the sale of my property and I have no hesitation to recommend her to my friends and family."Ethelinda Lim
"Ying was extremely professional and confident and I would recommend her to anyone thinking to sell their house. Her approach and marketing plan was top notch. Ying went above and beyond selling my house.
Ying listened very well to my requirements and worked around my busy schedule. She kept me fully informed through the process and ensured I understood everything. Ying knows her stuff, she is trustworthy and she WILL sell your house."
"Trustworthy , Professional , Reliable , Hardworking , Honest , Friendly, Caring ,Dedicated , Knowledgeable, Unsurpassed... Ying Li Howe delivers on what she promises , We were selling our Home for the first time and were a little daunted by the whole process until Ying reassured us with Her plans and explained how everything would turn out ok. The whole process from start to finish ran smoothly without any issues , we were kept informed throughout the entire process and were comfortable in the fact that we had found someone who actually cared for her clients and would go the extra mile to achieve the best results. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ying to any one and would definitely use her again in the future . Thanks Ying! ... Ying Simply the Best !"Rob Kumer
"This is my first home and therefore first time selling. From the outset Ying has been fantastic. Of all the agents I had appraise my property Ying was the only one who gave me any confidence that her appraisal was based on local market knowledge as well as the overall change in the Auckland market. She has been honest from the outset and kept me informed at every step. With all of the prospective buyers, I felt that Ying went out of her way to establish a rapport with them and I am sure that made a difference to their interest in the property. The end result was a price over and above what I could have hoped for and I am very grateful for all of Ying's hard work and for being such a lovely person!"Lynne K
"Ying was excellent! She is hardworking, efficient and determined. She worked tirelessly on our property and the communication was thorough and informative throughout the process. If you are looking or someone that goes above and beyond and that will do everything they can to achieve the best results then look no further Ying will not disappoint you. We've now made a life long friend, thanks Ying."Damien & Kelly F
"We saw that Ying was active in the Glen Eden market not only listing but selling properties. She is a genuinely nice person. She established a strong relationship with us right from our first meeting. She gained our trust from that very first meeting. We trusted her entirely and went with her suggestions about marketing and all other aspects. She listened to us carefully and gave us very practical suggestions. She went the extra mile during the marketing campaign and always had a lovely smile on her face.
Most importantly she did not pressurize us in anyway for our custom or to do anything we were not comfortable with. We will unreservedly recommend her to our contacts."
"Very dedicated and diligent."Tim Goulding
"Ying Li Howe is a very professional person who works very hard for her clients, and a person who I would trust in giving you honest feedback. She has great presentation skill in dressing up your property. Highly recommend her."Jan Emerson
"Ying was very professional and efficient. She was able to sell my property earlier than was proposed and expected. If you want to sell your property efficiently and fast, let Ying Li Howe show you how."Lira Leah De Leon
"Totally dumbfounded - it sold 75K above my personal reserve and 60K above pre-auction offer! Ying is 100
professional who knows her market thoroughly. Her ability to see your properties potential and market it accordingly is exceptional. Thank you Ying, you have made another vendor very happy and I look forward to doing more business with you in the future...Ying is thorough in all aspects, an outstanding sales person and a credit to Barfoot & Thompson."
"Ying Li Howe is a very professional saleswoman and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house. She was also very sensitive to my mother's needs (a woman in her 80's) and a very warm and approachable person. Her negotiating skills were amazing. My mother was extremely happy during such a stressful situation."Jenny Arnerich
"Ying marketed and sold my brother's property in Glen Eden. He asked her for an appraisal which was well done and Ying gave her honest opinion on how she saw it selling on the current market with suggestions of how to improve the property for sale. When Roger decided to sell, she was very enthusiastic, very approachable, friendly honest and always did what she said she was going to do. A rare quality in today's world! She was asked to keep me in the loop with all developments and this she did also. We were delighted with the price she marketed it for and equally delighted with the result. Ying is willing to go the 'extra mile' for her clients and we will definitely recommend her to anyone wishing to buy or sell. Good work Ying and God bless your future."Colleen Linton, Kerikeri
"Ying is a great agent - she is a good listener and understands sellers' requirements. She's highly professional, fair and extremely helpful. I've got no hesitation to recommend her to a friend/family and/or sell another property with her."A.Saffari
"She was always very professional, enthusiastic, helpful and kept me calm under moments of stress! I was surprised that I sold at this time of year (Christmas) and so quickly. I was expecting a longer wait. She seemed to be able to judge the purchasers intentions well when we were under negotiation and it all worked out as she said! Although it was by chance that Ying Li handled this sale for me, I was very happy that she did and I had no complaints!"Trish Burgess
"She is a very professional real estate agent I have ever met. I am very satisfied her services. She gives me good and professional advices. I can't believe that she helps me to sell my property so quickly. I think that I will ask her to help me to buy/sell houses in the future."Jenny Yao
"Ying Li Howe sold my home and income for the best price possible in a downturned market. She also found me a most suitable new property, being very aware of my needs, likes and dislikes. Ying has been the most wonderful agent I would highly recommend her!! She works hard and her communication is constant. I have worked in the Real Estate industry and know all about work ethics. Ying tops them all. I would not hesitate to acquire her services in the future."Joy Ivich
"I found Ying Li Howe to be very enthusiastic and always gave the best advice when I was unsure of what to do. She managed to achieve a good price for the property in a hassle free manner, and always kept us up to date with the latest news about the property."Harold Page