Linda Reid - Barfoot & Thompson
Linda’s unassuming, listening attitude is refreshing. Her down to earth personality probably comes from her years in West Auckland. Linda moved to the Eastern Bays 25 years ago and has lived in Glendowie, Glen Innes and Wai O Taiki Bay. She is part of the Jessiman family, builders who travelled from Scotland and spent their years building the state homes in Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure.
She has a long history of sales in the home renovation and building industry and has been involved in real estate since 2008. As a buyers agent, office administrator and now as a listing and sales person and believes the basics of great communication and exceptional customer service are still key.
Linda loves the puzzle that is real estate, she has an underlying desire to help people and to solve their housing requirements , working hard to find the right fit, which is not always the most obvious!. Described by her friends as happy, determined, caring and thoughtful, Linda is wonderfully suited to our brand values and someone you can rely on.
We purchased a house through Linda in April 2018.
My partner and I are currently in the midst of an OE in London but we were back in New Zealand over the summer to catch up with our families. While we weren’t yet actively looking for a home, we thought we would just have a look to see what was in the market.
We determined an area of Auckland that we liked and then got in touch with a number of real estate agents. After speaking and meeting with several real estate agents, we were feeling slightly disheartened until we encountered Linda who was truly a class above.
Linda brought our attention to a whole new area that we weren’t even aware of with a home that wasn’t yet on the market – we instantly fell in love with the property.
Then, with no pressuring or pushing like you would get from other agents, Linda allowed us to take some time to think about our decision but still answered any questions we had regarding the home in a prompt fashion.
What was extraordinary was when we decided to make an offer on the home (which we only knew about because of Linda's inside knowldege) we had actually returned to London. This wasn’t a problem as Linda facilitated the whole purchasing process like we were still in the country.
Finally, Linda then managed to settle an agreement whereby the former owners would rent the home off us, a perfect arrangement given we were not in the country as it saved us the hassle of having to find trustworthy tenants.
Thank you for your service Linda, 10/10 and would not hesitate to recommend to others.
Linda Reid is a tenacious agent that isn’t afraid to get on the phone. Linda won the listing over another agent due to her persistence and tenacity – character traits we are think are important in property sales. Those traits were again demonstrated during negotiations with the eventual buyer. I can highly recommend Linda as someone that isn’t afraid to get stuck in and get the job done.