I have been married for 22 years to Jan, and we have two lovely teenage daughters. Growing up in both Te Atatu Peninsula and Te Atatu South, I am now a Te Atatu Peninsula local and I love my community. Te Atatu Peninsula houses are very sought after and knowing Te Atatu as I do, my knowledge of the area is personal and extensive.
I am committed to provide service that is beyond your expectations and in line with your own goals.
Selling anything in today’s world is no longer about coercion and being pushy as might have been the case just a few years ago. Today, sales is about actually caring for what the customer is trying to achieve and helping them to get there. It is also about building trust that will last a lifetime; the sort of trust whereby customers become friends.
I have honed skills in marketing, video marketing, and SEO in this new environment, and I know the importance of web and - especially - mobile advertising. More and more people use their mobile devices to find what they want. I have found it is vitally important to have your marketing optimized for mobile search these days.
Twenty-seven years in the advertising and packaging industry has taught me the importance of advertising. Add to that, two years managing green screen for an events company, and I know about giving the public a great experience they will enjoy and remember.
I believe that there are three things that are vital to being a great real estate agent and I call them the 3 C’s. These are:
Character – This means a person who is honest and has integrity in their daily lives. The number one complain people have about real estate agents is they just don't trust them. I believe that actually helping people first will help me too. Not in every case, but when people know your genuine and want what best for them they will trust you and then goes a long way and much further than a quick sale that puts quick money in my pocket.
Competence – You have to be competent in what you do and people are very quick to figure out if you don't know what you should know. I will be first to say I don't know everything but I will know where to go to get the right information for you.
Communication – Something very important and often overlooked. But not with me! Poor communication is the number one complaint of clients and customers working with real estate salespeople.
Listening is a valuable skill that I feel is vital to the success of any relationship. His favourite quote on listing is from Stephen R. Covey, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
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We had the pleasure of being introduced to real estate agent Mark Boyd through the Barfoot & Thompson Te Atatu rental arm of the business. At the time we were unsure as to whether we wanted to hold on to our property in Te Atatu Peninsula or sell. Mark initially contacted us and was able to give us some background as to what the Auckland market was doing but also give us confidence in his knowledge of the area in which we had our house. We arranged to meet Mark during a trip to Auckland as we were still unsure around what we wanted to do with the property. Mark was well prepared for our meeting and again gave us the confidence that he knew the area but also provided clarity around selling trends and options available. Mark displayed an enthusiasm for selling properties which we had not seen before. The effort he put into the marketing package and open homes was second to none. We were duly informed of the traffic through the open homes and honest feedback was provided the whole time. Once the property had gone through the first stage and passed in, Mark was honest in his feedback and accepted our expectations. When it came to an offer, Mark guided us through the whole process to ensure a successful sale was made. To sum up, we felt that although Mark was acting on our behalf from a professional perspective, he made the whole process feel like we were dealing with a friend we could trust. We would highly recommend Mark to any potential sellers who want someone to market their home in Te Atatu like it was theirs.
I had the pleasure of recently buying and selling through Mark Boyd and Lisa Nielson from our local Te Atatu real estate agency Barfoot and Thompson.
They both have great attitudes and were straightforward to deal with from start to finish. I noticed they had sold a lot of properties in the area so it was a no-brainer that I engaged their services. They knew I was eager to sell and have it all settled before Christmas but the market is a bit slow at the moment and I was realistic that we may have to wait until the New Year for the right buyer. They provided me with a marketing campaign that covered all mediums and were very professional when I signed the agency agreement, making sure that I understood what I was signing and what their strategies were to attract the right buyers.Throughout the process, both Mark and Lisa kept me updated. I was even more thrilled to have an offer on paper after the first couple of open homes. The offer was a clean deal at asking price - I couldn’t believe it and thought it was sure to fall over but it didn’t - we settled last week and I couldn’t be happier.I’m now on the hunt for another property and am very keen to work alongside Mark and Lisa again. They know Te Atatu Peninsula well and are very passionate about people and property.
Thank you both so much and Merry Christmas.
Real estate agents from Barfoot and Thompson Te Atatu, Mark and Lisa were very pleasant to work with. They were kind, friendly, genuine down-to-earth folk. They were never pushy or opinionated; and had some good strong ideas as to how we could go about the sale of our house. Mark and Lisa had some very comprehensive marketing strategies—I was impressed! Most of the marketing was through internet websites. Trademe was very popular with thousands of hits within the first week!
We had a lot of people through at open homes, and it was comforting to know that Mark and Lisa were there—holding the fort—with their positive and personable natures, helping to create an overall good impression.
I would recommend Mark and Lisa for their warmth and honesty—which I regard as an important quality in a real estate agent.
Thank you, Mark and Lisa, for your time and input.