Isobel Pope - Barfoot & Thompson
Embarking on her real estate career in 2000, Isobel cut her teeth at LJ Hooker before moving to Barfoot & Thompson in early 2006.
With a well deserved reputation for being a people person, Isobel utilises her personality to facilitate successful sales, ensuring that the often daunting process of buying and selling a home is made simple.
Many years in sales have provided Isobel with the skills needed to close the deal, and she has a myriad of experience in areas as diverse as pharmaceuticals and grocery retail packaging.
Hardworking, bubbly and with a cheeky sense of humour, Isobel's natural empathy for her clients' needs can be counted on to keep any stressful situations under control. Perseverance, patience and personality are the essential attributes that Isobel applies to all her real estate transactions and she can be counted on to go the "extra mile" for you.
A committed family woman, Isobel married her husband in 1979 and has two adult sons and four beautiful grandchildren.
Isobel thrives on the challenge that real estate brings and she likes nothing more than to work with her clients to achieve a great result. Done with a sense of humour and strong listening skills, Isobel is "no ordinary salesperson."
I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for the quick and easy sell of my property. This has not been an easy task. The property have been on the market with another real estate company for over three months prior to me contacting you and it struggled to attract buyers with constant pressure put on me of keeping to lower the price despite the property being in great condition, warm, beautifully renovated with large private deck providing great in-door out-door flow and in a quite and safe neighbourhood. The challenge that has proved to be so difficult in sale of this property have been handled by you professionally and with confidence. I was very impressed with the Barfoot & Thompson network and marketing strategies, with the number of buyers coming through the property as soon as it had been listed and having first offer presented to me even before the photos have even been taken let alone published.
I would also like to Thank you in helping me with finding and purchasing my new property in such a short time frame. Your help and reassurance kept me strong all the way from placing an offer, fulfilling all that was needed going unconditional and all the way to the settlement and moving in. I felt that I can rely on you, my phone calls were always answered and if there was a problem or issue you were able to offer a solution.
So again, thank you very much for all your help and I look forward to working with you in the future.
"Thank you Isabel for taking us through the process of selling our home of 40 years and making it completely stress free. You explained fully every step of the way and were always available to discuss any aspect of the sale. After the sale you continued to work to find us a house to buy with the same commitment, listening to what we required and attending auctions with us. Your professional, knowledgeable, caring and happy disposition made it a pleasure to deal with you. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone we know wanting to sell."
Sheila and Norman MacLeod
"Thank you Isobel for managing the sale of our house so professionally and ensuring it all went so smoothly. I was away overseas for the entire sales process, leaving it in the hands of my husband who had a house/family to look after as well as work and you gave him the much needed support and peace of mind which I knew you would (hence our reason in choosing you as our agent)."
Adele Down, Browns Bay
"I have known Isobel for a number of years now and she was always our "go to" agent whenever my husband and I discussed options for marketing our property. With the on-off nature of our requirements getting to market over a number of years (about 5!) Isobel was always available, very approachable and welcoming at committing her time to us. Our indecision was never an issue for her and the professionalism provided by Isobel was beyond reproach. It was a big deal for us to be moving after 12 years of loving the home that we are in. With the care and attention to detail, her down to earth bubbly nature, and the openness and understanding of market knowledge that Isobel offered us, guided us calmly into making the final decision to move. Isobel listened to our wants/needs for a new home and found us the perfect haven! I will have no hestitation in recommending Isobel in the future and will enjoy maintaining contact with her in the years to come."
Jude Bowman, Torbay
"This is the second property Isobel has sold for me and I cannot stress enough how exceptional her service has been. It has been exemplary from the very start, and consequently alleviated all the stress of selling the property. Her friendly approach, guidance and knowledge made me feel I was in very capable hands. All I had to do was follow her instructions and she was always available at any time if I had a query. If I know of anyone wanting to sell their property in the future, I will highly recommend Isobel. She made the process very easy for me."
Janet Seed, Mairangi Bay
"Although the price was not as high as I had hoped for, Isobel worked tirelessly to ensure that my property got sold. When one offer fell through, she already had others lined up as back-ups. She did not quit working until the deal was signed. Given that I was selling two titles, I'm very happy that she found a buyer to buy both, as opposed to dealing with two separate transactions. I really liked the fact that even though I was in another country, she kept me in the loop via email and was readily accessible and quickly responded to all my queries. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their home. She is trustworthy and hardworking."
Annie So Hyde Rd Rothesay Bay
"Thank you Isobel for the assistance you gave us during the sale of our house. We want to let you know how greatly we appreciated your professional knowledge and commitment, not to mention great sense of humour. Our home was very difficult to sell and you worked tirelessly to achieve a good price in the right time frame. We would ask you to help us again and have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone thinking of buying or selling their property."
Jo Sage & Geoff Whitehead, Browns Bay
"What a fantastic job you did selling our home recently. You are a pleasure to deal with and the whole process was stress free, thanks to your expertise, knowledge, professionalism and efficiency. Initially we put off selling through an agent until you were recommended to us by a friend who said you were easy to deal with, would get the best price and would be honest and straightforward. All of these things we can now concur with.
We also appreciate the extra things you did for us, like recommending a lawyer, writing up and walking us through a Sale and Purchase Agreement for a private purchase of another property and just spending time chatting and advising."
Sheree & Tai, Torbay
"I want to thank you for the wonderful way you handled the purchase of my home in Torbay recently. I appreciate that you were able to negotiate with the clients to ensure that the price was agreeable to both parties and your help finding storage for my furniture in the period between moves was really going the "extra mile". I can honestly say that I have never had a more helpful real estate agent."