I am a local agent living in Te Atatu and so glad I work with the best real estate company in Auckland. As of May 2017, Barfoot and Thompson accounted for 56.3 percent of all sales in Te Atatu Peninsula, and 37.5 percent of sales in Te Atatu South. You might have heard Barfoot & Thompson is just one big machine, and that is true, but each local branch is independently run with its unique flavour of local agents, and my job is to provide the personal service so that you are completely satisfied, informed, with as little hassle to you as possible. The real value that Barfoot and Thompson Te Atat brings to you is its unparalleled reach with over 1800 agents, multicultural salespeople, covering something like 76 languages.
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Welcoming visitors and residents alike, at the entry to the village and recognisable by its blue banner, is the Barfoot and Thompson Te Atatu office. Big glass windows and an interactive screen invite all to peruse available properties. From humble beginnings, Barfoot and Thompson has proven its worth and worthiness to become an integral part of the local community. On 1st June 2001 what was Olsen Everson became Barfoot & Thompson under the steady leadership of Chris Dever. In 2006 the current manager, Leonie Higgins, took over the helm and has consistently steered the branch in an upward direction.
In 1923 Val Barfoot purchased a rundown real estate agency in Newmarket naming it V. Barfoot Land Agent. A year later his brother joined him and the name was changed to Barfoot Bros. 1940 Barfoot & Thompson was born when Maurice Thompson, who had worked for Barfoot Bros for the previous six years, became a partner. From such modest beginnings grew the biggest real estate company in Auckland. A commitment to honesty, integrity and remaining family owned means that still today the current Directors – son (Garth Barfoot), grandson (Peter Thompson) and granddaughter (Kiri Barfoot) continue to care for and grow the business. They are protective of the reputation of Barfoot & Thompson and caring and supportive of staff and customers, making it one of, if not the, best companies to work for as well as sell and buy through. Sponsorship in the local community is very important to them (Starship hospital is one of the many deserving recipients of their generosity)
The business model – not being franchised – means that any salesperson in any office can list or sell a property anywhere. No asking other franchised offices if they can show someone through a property they have listed and being told no, which happens with franchised companies. In short – this means that 1800 plus salespeople could sell your home – a very large collection indeed.
Each Barfoot & Thompson office is part of this treasured family – encompassing and benefitting from the marketing, IT, support, and research and development such a large company offers, while still developing and maintaining their own special flavour, ambience and atmosphere. This enables each office to become intertwined in their local community and cater for that community’s specific needs.
Barfoot and Thompson Te Atatu is an office of much depth and talent. Leading the way is the Branch Manager, Leonie Higgins, who started with Barfoot & Thompson in 1991. Leonie has worked her way up through the company. Beginning as a salesperson, she has gained her knowledge through the positions of sales manager, property manager and branch manager. Leonie tutored Real Estate at Polytech for nine years sharing her in-depth knowledge and continuing to increase her own education. She leads a diverse team indeed. A very successful property management team – continually at the ready to help landlords and tenants alike. Great frontline staff are always prepared with a smile and happy to help with any queries you may have.
The sales team covers all walks of life, language and culture, from Korean, Indian, Thai, Chinese and European to name a few (some speaking multiple languages) enabling the team to handle any language or cultural requirements of their very valued clientele. They are a very tight knit group who support and help each other – fantastic considering the diversity of people. The branch and the salespeople sponsor many groups and activities in the local area and many of the staff live locally.
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The unique village feel, fabulous walkways, beach access, local markets and being so close to Auckland city, combine to make Te Atatu Peninsula a very desirable and sought after area to live in.