#9 Individual Salesperson, Eastern Suburbs, 6 months ending September 2020
Having spent many years working in a variety of service orientated roles, Zane Munif is a well rounded salesperson who brings many skills to his career as a real estate salesperson at the Barfoot & Thompson Panmure branch. There are numerous reasons Zane has been able to enjoy success in every job he puts his hand to, but the main reason is his drive. He says, "To be the best you have to work the hardest and the smartest."
Its Zane's customer service and communication skills that makes clients instantly warm to him. He's also got a natural ability to manage the sales process and close the deal, which is a winning combination when teamed with his determination, industry knowledge and confidence.
Zane understands that it's his role to deliver informative, timely and accurate information to you so that you can make the right decisions. He's also got personal experience building and renovating and is more than happy to share his personal experiences and knowledge with you.
As a Panmure local resident, Zane knows his area and the greater Auckland area well. This insight along with his ability to speak fluent English and Hindi enables him to market his clients properties to a wide market of buyers.
Zane is an Auckland Grammar Old Boy who has also studied at Auckland University. He's got an avid passion for travelling, life and for making everlasting impressions.
After trying to sell my property unsuccessfully with another salesperson, Zane was referred to me by a friend of mine. Zane had some good ideas and said he could get me the price I was looking for. I am very happy to have chosen Zane. He managed to get me close to the price I was looking for and within a few weeks. Thanks Zane!Sam Martin
Thank you for completing the sale of my family home in Millen Avenue, Pakuranga. I have been trying to sell this for four years after leaving Auckland.
You achieved a sale in trying times when previous salespeople from other companies achieved nothing in better economic conditions. I appreciate your experience, work ethic, perseverance, market knowledge, advice and presentation.
Your humour and enthusiasm were uplifting, yet at all times you were very professional.
SincerelyMichele Barton - (Michele L Barton Trust)
Just wanted to drop a note on behalf of Julie and myself to say thank you for your support in the purchasing of Kitchener Road, Pukekohe. We appreciated your time and efforts in the negotiations with the vendor to get us a price that suited both parties, your openness in the process and the ‘can do’ attitude that made the purchasing our new home so much easier.
Please feel free to use us as a reference point both now and in the future should you require any endorsements for your fabulous service.Phil & Julie Barnes
We met Zane during a change of property sales agency and moved from a frustrating lack of response to a proactive quick response. This gave us a clear picture of the development issues and with the increased flow of information, confidence to submit a solid bid for a property we liked. Zane was involved in the sale process, including chasing up some outstanding contractor issues and has continued to assist as the property comes on stream, including assisting with some personal recommendations which have worked well for us.
(We expect people to do their jobs well, but this is the fifth property we have bought and the first testimonial we have written, so you can read between the lines.)Kristian Jensen
I would like to say thank you to Zane for all his help in purchasing my first property. He made the process very easy and was very punctual at getting back to me at any time of the day. I would definitely recommend him to anyone selling a property.Michael Winchester
Zane Munif recently was involved in our most recent property purchase on Goodwood Drive. Over the years my husband and I have been fortunate to purchase over six properties in a variety of suburbs, though it has been more than 12 years since our last purchase. Obviously over the years professionals have changed as has some of the purchasing criteria. At all times we have found Zane to be informative, professional and very capable in his skill set. Even though we purchased earlier in the month Zane continued to support any further questions or dealings associated with the property. Zane has gone beyond what we call the "normal" residential sales agent.
Also due to our investment requirements of renting out our most recent purchase, Zane has also been knowledgeable in advising my husband and I of secure contacts within his industry to ensure we continue to make this a smooth, stress-free transaction. Zane independently negotiated when required, our needs to the current vendor and rental team ensuring we are well informed at all times.
Zane continues to be an active member between all associated from the sales and purchase agreement, including other professionals (e.g our Lawyer). My husband and I would go as far as to say, that without Zane within this stage of our life and purchase requirements, that the sale of Goodwood Drive probably wouldn't have gone through. It was only from his confidence, ability and professional attributes that made this sale possible.
We would like it noted to his management team within his branch how fortunate they are to have a team member like Zane on board and working for them. We would like to thank Zane tremendously and can only recommend him to others moving forward.
Please feel free to make contact me in regards to any queries.
I just wanted to thank you so much for sorting out mums deceased estate for the house and doing everything it really meant a lot. It was really hard for me doing that on my own and I'm glad your the one that sold it. Thanks for always answering my calls and dealing with everything so professionally. You got the job done and I'm so grateful. I guess you really are that good at your work. Words can't explain my gratitude. Thank you and all the best for the future. Very Highly strongly recommend you to any future clients!Katie
My family and I discovered Zane while looking around for our first family home. Although we wanted a good house for the kids, we didn't want to push our budget to the max as we still wanted the whole family to enjoy some treats.
The first house we visited with Zane, we missed, as our offer was too low. What we loved about Zane is that he advised us that the owner would more than likely to reject the offer. Even so, Zane still took the offer to his client and came back with a still too high counter-offer for our budget. The point was, he really tried his best for us. My partner and I felt that this made Zane very special. Also, never did Zane harass or pressure us to go higher than we wanted.
Zane said he would keep his eye on the market and see what he could find for us. We went with Zane to quite a few other houses and liked the way that Zane had great knowledge of the property. Yet, he stood back and let us get a feeling for the place as to whether we liked it or not. This is one agent that won't try to tell you why you should like the property while you walk around trying to get a feel for what could be your new home. After Maria and I had decided on the property it was great to have our friendly sage Zane there to offer us the great advice and details we needed .
Not long after Zane set his mind to finding our family home, Zane came up with a good one and we moved in. Not only did we get the family home we wanted, we also found a new friend, who happens to be a great sales agent.
We are happy to recommend Zane to anyone who reads this and is looking for a "hard working never give-up" agent, whether buying or selling properties to have in their corner. Once again Thanks Zane.
Having worked in the real estate industry for over a decade, I can say that Zane is one of the most impressive real estate agents I have come across. He is professional & enthusiastic yet easy to deal with and keeps you in the loop in every step of the process. He sold 2 of our properties within weeks and I would have no doubts recommending him to friends, family and other associates.Priya Shankar - CFO Barfoot & Thompson
I first dealt with Zane when we were looking for an investment property. He told us about another property that was available which matched our criteria.
We arranged a viewing of the property which was suitable to all parties. On our second viewing we dealt with Jake as Zane had a prior booking with another client.
We have found both Zane and Jake to provide us with exceptional professional service throughout our dealings with them and would definitely recommend them to other buyers or sellers. They were well informed about the property, all the information we required came through promptly & they have kept in contact with us regularly prior to the settlement.
They have also kept us informed of other possible investment properties which is great.
Keep up the good work team Zane and Jake.
"Zane sold us our Wiri investment property three years ago, and we went back to him when we were ready to sell the same property, and move on to another area. Zane and his team have been brilliant on both sides of the contract. Their communication is excellent, they were very courteous and respectful of our tenants, and generally just got the job done, with a great outcome for us, and minimal advertising costs. Highly recommend this team to any future clients!"Hazel Raye
Zane & Jessie,
You helped me buy my new house and sell my old house so i could move in right away. You both made the process very easy and efficient. You are both very good salespeople.
I have always found Zane to be honest and reliable. He shows concern for his client as well as having a friendly and helpful attitude. Thanks Zane for always doing your BEST.Hendrik
My wife and i set out to buy a home. We went and looked at a place by the water with Zane from Barfoots. We fell in love with it. Zane and Ying took me to the auction. They worked out a plan of attack. We won the auction well under the reserve price. We also had to sell my place. Zane and Ying worked very hard with the viewers. We sold the house for a good price. My wife has a head injury. Zane & Ying took alot of the stress out of buying and selling. I would have no doubts in using them again.Michael Uhlenberg
I would like to thank Zane and Colin for the hard work they put in to selling my house. They were both enthusiastic, very approachable and extremely professional.
They were dedicated to the end result - they were going to sell the house.
I was most impressed with the after sales service, they had no need to come around and wish me well. I thought it was a very kind, thoughtful gesture and it showed their professionalism to the end.
Thank you once again and all the best for the future.
I would like to thank your employee Zane for his work relating to the sale of my home in Mt Wellington, he had constant communication with me during the sale and was always available for me if any problems occurred even if the time difference was 6 hours. I commend him as an excellent sales rep!Robert Charles Thompson, Thailand
We are very fortunate having Zane as our agent. He was very professional without pressure on us and sold our house in 2 weeks at a realistic price.Norm and Mavis Davis
We recently purchased a house and sold our house through Zane Munif from Barfoot and Thompson. Zane and his team gave us expert guidance about the best way to market and sell our home in order to achieve the best price. He stayed in close contact with us throughout the sale process and answered all of our questions along the way. We are delighted with the results of our house sale and recommend Zane and his team to others.Alieke van Middelaar
They say that selling a house can be a very stress full time but I guess it depends on who you get to sell it for you. The more professional the agent the less stress and probably the better the deal. In real estate you seldom get lucky, it's usually done with knowhow and hard work - I know this as I have a background in real estate. I found that Zane was very professional in his approach and used his knowledge and skill to bring about the best sales outcome for our property. I can recommend him.Allan Weeks
Even though we have known Zane for only a few weeks we have found him to be very professional, switched on and very knowledgeable and practical in regards to his profession. We have noticed his utter devotion ,zealousness towards a task at hand and commitment to bring about closure in a very courteous manner. This young man is very talented and comes very highly recommended in our personal and professional opinion. We would recommend him to any and all.Dr Ajay Kumar, Sandhya Kumar
Many thanks for your good work as an agent.
You are so reliable and efficient worker.
Many thanks for the exceptional service you both provided in the marketing and sale of the unit , a great result which I am certain can be attributed to your efforts over the past few weeks . I was very impressed with how easily you adapted to our requirements and really appreciated your offer to clean up the unit after the tenant had vacated.
Was a pleasure working with you both and many thanks and kindest regards
My property was listed with Harcourt's for nearing 6 months. Zane approached me and offered to get it sold, efficiently and professionally. For the previous 6 months, I'd heard every excuse why the property didn't sell. From the onset, Zane listened. It's a skill often lost in salespeople who listen with their mouths. He went back to the drawing board, and reproduced a simple and direct campaign.
It was from this point, I saw his difference. The strength of Zane and his people is "every Barfoot office" is hungry. I listed on March 2, 2016. Dozens of Barfoot agents visited, and on the 12 th & 13th March it was our first open home.
On the Sunday 13th, I had one offer, and by the Monday 14th, 3 more offers. The first offer was accepted as conditional, and it went unconditional 5 days later. While my residence was sold in Mt Wellington, it was a New Lynn Barfoot agent (and customer) that became the purchaser.
Now, Zane may come across as an intense, "I can change the universe guy". Some people won't like this. However, I can simply say, what Zane brings to the table is a "real" network of people that are hungry to sell the property. Some people talk about Selling... others just do it.
I completely affirm that this 'testimonial' should be considered by every customer looking to list their property. I heard dozens of pitches by agents, and they all talked about how good they are. What I got was nearing 6 months of frustration until Zane and his team took it on. All he said was "let me bring you some offers, no chit chat".
Yes, this testimonial is written as Zane sold my house. However, its written mostly for Zane to show potential Home Sellers, that truly when Barfoots commit to a job, they get the job done.
All credit to Zane, and his team.
"In January 2016 i engaged Zane Munif of Barfoot & Thompson Panmure to sell my home unit. Zane acted in a most Courteous Professional and Efficient manner securing a TOP PRICE after only 4 days of marketing. I award him 100
for the way he performed his services."
"We didnt have to put our property on the market, but were told by Zane that excellent results were being achieved at the moment via a wide range of buyer contacts. Zane didnt let us down and within a short period of time we had an offer that was close to expectations that we were able to get increased to meet our objective. Im sure that his negotiation skills and straight forward approach helped achieve the price we were after. Well done!"Mr & Mrs Perrett
"I have Known Zane Munif for a long time. His calibre of Housing Sales and Marketing led me utilise his services, knowing the situation of the Housing Market in Auckland I had a request to Zane to sell my property at the earliest. Zane's promptness, updates and feedback to someone like me staying in Sydney was his strength and hence his achievements. His exceptional approach to interested buyers and his potential of negotiating the price and terms and conditions related to this sale was very much appreciated. If I am in a situation to invest in the future in Auckland, I definitely will seek the professional services of Zane at all times."Joseff
"Very nice, very friendly, I'm very happy."Anisun Nisha
"Zane is a hardworking ,professional and has excellent work ethics."Nishad Mohammed
"Zane was exceptionally enthusiastic and very approachable. His knowledge of the area was excellent and he ensured he followed up with any leads. He is a true sales man and a gentleman and we wish him all the very best for the future"Dennis & Rae
"Zane has gone out of his way to help us looking for properties to buy. Zane has taken over the advertising of selling our homes the way he has marketed them I didn't recognise them they were advertised to such a high standard it was only by the addresses that i recognised them. Zane has always been patient when dealing with us I know how difficult we can be we must have tested his patience many times but he has always stayed professional."Sandra
Zane Munif is a through professional and is very motivated . He has been very helpful in fact beyond the call of duty . He even organised a lawyer for me . Would highly recommend him and definitely use him in future . I wish him all the best.Shushila Chandra
Zane was recommended to me by a friend. From the start I was impressed by his professional knowledge and efficiency. He kept me informed all along the way and I felt confident to approach him at any time concerning the sale of the property. He was very accommodating and worked around my time schedule. He was very pleasant and easy to relate to. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.Genevieve Smith
My wife and I set out to buy a home. We went and looked at a place by the water with Zane from Barfoots. We fell in love with it. Zane and Ying took me to the auction. They worked out a plan of attack and we won the auction well under the reserve price. We also had to sell my place. Zane and Ying worked very hard with the viewers and we sold the house for a good price. My wife has a head injury. Zane & Ying took a lot of the stress out of buying and selling. I would have no doubts in using them again.Michael Uhlenberg
We bought our first home through Zane. We have been house hunting in the market for close to 6 Months due to this we have made contact with various Real Estate agents regarding different properties. While we felt that most of the agents are really pushy and are only in for the quick sale, our experience with Zane was nothing short of amazing. He was not pushy at all and worked within our budget. Set the expectations right from the start and was very quick on the negotiations due to which we had a contract done in just a day. Further to this Zane went the extra mile and helped us get a mortgage broker and a solicitor. Even the solicitor did a great job within a very reasonable price. First home buyers are already stressed due to the fact that they have to make the biggest financial decision of their life, it is a relief to know Zane made the process stress free. Absolutely no hesitation is recommending Zane to anyone who is in the Real Estate market. If you are looking for someone you can trust who can make the whole process a breeze Zane is your man. Thank you for helping us get into our first home.Irfaan