Simone Young - Barfoot & Thompson
I began my real estate career with Barfoot & Thompson in 2004 with the newly established Dannemora Branch. For the past 10 years I've been with the team at Howick covering the entire Eastern area - and beyond.
At just 21 years old I purchased my first property in Papatoetoe. That was it - I was hooked and my passion for real estate began.
Understanding what families, individuals or investors are looking for is the key to achieving clients' desired outcome. My approach when meeting vendors is very down-to-earth and I relate easily with people from different cultures and backgrounds. This enables me to network and market to a broad range of clientele.
There's a lot more to sales than just listing a property and hoping to achieve an outstanding price. Understanding clients' goals and formulating a marketing plan quickly is the beginning of the process. I will liaise with you and offer recommendations and guidance so that your home will reach its full potential and thus achieve the best possible price.
Many of my clients have rental properties and they trust me to look after the sale, regardless of where the property is in Auckland. In the past few years, most of my listings have come from repeat business or referrals.
I love the Eastern suburbs having lived there for over 20 years and my knowledge of local amenities, schools, public transport, sports clubs and community arts is second to none. There are many outdoor pursuits on offer in the area too and I am actively involved in tennis, cycling and kayaking.
If you're buying or selling I look forward to your call. I'll listen and the planning will begin.