Leila Morris - Barfoot & Thompson
#4 Individual Salesperson, Rodney Region, Barfoot & Thompson 2017
#5 Individual Salesperson, Rodney Region, Barfoot & Thompson 2016
Originally from Berlin, Leila initially started her working life as a Nurse which taught her patience and people skills, especially in tough situations. As Leila moved up the ranks becoming Director of Nursing she learnt time management and negotiation skills which gave her the confidence to become an Event Manager. In this role Leila organized many international events throughout Europe in the 1990's. Since Leila and her daughter made New Zealand their home in 1998 Leila's passion for people and property led her to successfully entering the real estate industry.
Leila quickly became a sales agent of note. She has since won many accolades and awards in the time that she has been marketing and selling top end property. Leila's activity in the Auckland area has seen her utilize her skills selling homes of distinction.
Leila believes strongly in the client centric relationship and is dedicated to service and professionalism as a sales agent at Barfoot & Thompson.
I am a real estate agent. However I chose not to sell my own house. Reason is simple. We get too personal when it comes to our own property.
Leila is a lovely lady, smiling and laughing always. She took on our property with positive energy despite all the problems associated with the house and cladding.
She dealt with a tenant professionally and although she was not allowed to do any open homes, she gave us an offer after a few short weeks.
We would have liked to have achieved more but given the market conditions we decided to move on. In hindsight we are happy to have sold. She was very firm in giving us honest feedback. She is an experienced agent who has handled difficult vendors with high price expectations and we were no exception. Many vendors choose not to listen and ultimately regret not selling. I'm very glad she was firm and stood her ground.
Her after sales service was also highly commendable as she tirelessly listened to vendor, purchaser and tenant requests to ensure a smooth settlement.
I have no hesitation in recommending Leila and will likely use her again in the future.
Bayleys Real Estate
We had to get Leila Morris to sell our house.
Her record spoke for itself. We had called into one of her open homes a few years before and she had become an instant friend.
It was a pleasure to have Leila present our house to the market. She combined a professional sales strategy, with hard work and her natural, charming personality. In no time at all she had our house looking at its spectacular best and a good amount of serious interest.
We can now look back and reflect on our decision to list with her. If we were to sell again tomorrow, we would call the best, we would call Leila!
Jason & Cathy
Selling, buying and moving properties can be one of the most stressful experiences in life. From the time we listed our property to sell till the day of settlement we can reflect on a truly exemplary service that Leila conducted in selling our home. Throughout the entire process, her communication was outstanding. Every email, text or phone call was attended to which meant we were always in the loop about what was happening. The other key attribute we felt was her dedication and drive to get the deal done. Especially as we sold during the often quite Christmas period this really stood out to us. Overall Leila's professionalism, service and communication are second to none. We have no doubt we choose the right agent to sell our property and would be happy to recommend her to anybody selecting an agent to sell there's."
Anthony & Nicole Bitossi
We engaged Leila to sell our Whenuapai home of 26 years as we viewed her as something of a "Whenuapai Specialist". We found Leila to be extremely friendly and professional and full of good advice! The marketing plan she proposed was quick, simple and not too disruptive to our busy lives. She conducted a number of open homes and was meticulous in giving us feedback from prospective buyers. We are confident that Leila made every effort to achieve the best price possible for us at the time. Barfoot's fees were very reasonable and the marketing and advertising costs for the auction were considerably less than expected. We would strongly recommend Barfoot and Thompson, and Leila Morris in particular, to anyone contemplating selling their property.
Hale Family, Whenuapai
Leila has sold two properties successfully for us recently.
Her hardworking, dedicated efforts in a changing market, were much appreciated by us.
Leila's friendly, bubbly and positive attitude made working with her a pleasure.
Thank you Leila
Sue and John
We contacted Leila when we decided to put our house up for sale after 35 years of living in Whenuapai Village, because we knew she had sold several other properties in our area. When Leila first came to see us, and explain about the process of marketing and selling by auction, it was all a bit confusing, but she carefully explained everything in detail, and answered all our questions directly. Because Leila was so professional, friendly and positive, we chose her to be our agent, the knowledge and experience she has, made the whole process less daunting than we thought. When we discussed the photos's, Leila offered sensible, practical advise. On the day of the auction Leila kept us informed of what was happening, we had no concerns. We would recommend Leila to anyone considering selling their home.
G & J Elliott.
I have written a testimonial for the agent we used. We would definitely recommend her (Leila Morris) and therefore Barfoot & Thompson to anyone we knew was looking to buy/sell a house. We think the individual agent was the main reason we were happy but acknowledge that she has the support of her company.
Christine Gasson & Stuart Newby
We first met Leila at an open home.....a property we subsequently purchased. Leila was extremely helpful with the purchase of this property, via auction, without compromising her professionalism as the agent for the vendor.
We have friends who have sold through Leila and have great respect for her, so when it came time to sell our long time family home a few weeks later, we didn't even bother to "shop around". We enlisted Leila as our agent immediately. She had initially offered her services, but was in no way "pushy" and we never felt obliged to hire her even though we had originally purchased through her.
Leila is extremely professional and ensured that everything from the affordable marketing, our complicated open homes through to the auction went according to our instructions, met and exceeded all of our expectations.
Not only did we hire an experienced, knowledgeable agent, but we also ended up with a long time friend. We sold via auction on the day.....as expected.
Thank you Leila....a job well done.
Leigh and Shayne Chalklen, Whenuapai
We were pretty discouraged after spending upwards of $30,000 on marketing of our fabulous home based on a previous agents estimated value.
So, when Leila from Barfoot & Thompson approached us to list it with her we were a little over it all.
However, Leila seemed to understand us and our house. She knew the area, she recognized the unique features, and didn't try to hide the fact that the kitchen was a little tired. She convinced us she could sell our home and immediately went into action arranging a superb staging by Living Edge, within a more reasonable budget; new photography and listings in the NZ Herald Homes. As well, she advised on adding a few inexpensive finishing touches to show off some of the special aspects of the home.
With a Barfoot & Thompson listing we had the whole Barfoot & Thompson network selling our house too.
And sure enough, on auction day, Leila sold our house!
So we learned the hard way that some agents are better than others. Some agencies have more powerful marketing capability, and with some agencies, the charges and commission arrangements are fairer than others.
If we ever have to sell another house, I would call Leila first. She really knows what she is doing (and is a genuine pleasure to work with!).
Suzanne and Richard, Ferry Pde, Herald Island
"After researching a number of prominent Real Estate Agents in the area, we were so pleased that we had chosen Leila to sell our Herald Island home. We felt that taking our "pride and joy" to the market would be a massive responsibility, Leila's experience and professionalism came to the fore as she guided us through this difficult and emotional process. Leila's input into the marketing, strategy, attention to detail and staging our home, not only presented our home in the best possible way to the market, we achieved a fantastic result!
Our message to anyone who is serious about selling their home, its simple, engage the best, let Leila weave her magic and be as thrilled with the results as we are."
Reece and Kay Jones - Herald Island
A very big thank you to you, Leila for the fantastic job that you did in successfully selling our beautiful home.
You have been a great support to us and you kept us informed at all times with what was happening.
You organised everything so efficiently and your enthusiasm was appreciated.
Thank you so much!
My family and I are very grateful for the outcome and I certainly would recommend you for a job so well done. It was and is a pleasure to know you.
Willy Bonsel and Family
We engaged Leila to sell our parents property on Herald Island.
Right from the beginning Leila presented as a professional with a warm infectious personality and showed excitement and enthusiasm in regards to our marketing and open homes.
This made the whole process of selling an effortless experience and Leila sold the property at auction with huge success.
We would definitely engage in Leila's services again and highly recommend her as the person to go to if you are in the market.
Leila's marketing skills are top notch and highly professional.
Michelle Maurice/Margaret Campbell - Herald Island
There is not a whole more that I can say about Leila that hasn't already been said in the other recommendations. Her commitment to getting the best possible outcome for us as the vendors was more than outstanding.
As we live in Brisbane the curve balls that potential buyers were throwing at us caused a huge amount of stress but Leila was always on hand with her professional and positive outlook.
We have sold a number of houses over the years, but never have we dealt with a real estate salesperson as dedicated and forthcoming as Leila. She has totally earned her commission and Peter and I can't recommend her highly enough.
Erica and Peter Aptroot
We engaged Leila Morris to sell our home after we had spoken with people who she had previously sold homes for and we are so delighted with the way she handled everything.
From the outset Leila was extremely professional and pleasant to deal with, at no time did she tell us what to do but gave us her expert advice which we were grateful to receive.
The open homes leading up to the auction and sale of the home went so smoothly because of the way Leila handled everything and everyone.
Leila listens to the vendors and the client's needs and pulls it all together to obtain the final result, the sale.
We are very happy that our home sold, very happy with the price we received and very happy with the people who will now live in it thanks to Leila's very special expertise.
Her fees and advertising costs were reasonable and affordable.
We would strongly recommend Leila to anyone who would like a hassle free sale of their home.
Thank you Leila you are an asset to your profession.
Lew and Gail Johns, WHENUAPAI
We selected Leila after an examination of several local agents. Her charm and pleasant manner were real strengths - and we knew from word-of-mouth that she was a positive and hardworking agent. Selling a home can be torturous, but it's a heck of a lot easier if you are teamed up with Leila. We would recommend her to anyone thinking of selling... highly skilled in the trade with a really good understanding of buyers, markets and what works.
The Greig family, Herald Island, Auckland
Leila was recommended to us by a friend, and what a difference she has made! Saved on fees and the marketing was right on target and minimum cost. We are delighted with her personal service. Now we've had the pleasure of Leila's service selling two of our houses over the recent years, and she helped us to purchased one. Leila has had great commercial success within the real estate industry and offers a high level of professionalism and integrity. Best of all, she listens to what we want, and is thorough with everyone she brings through to look at our house.
We would recommend Leila to anyone wanting top service and minimum costs. She gets in and gets the job done, minimizes any frustrations and produces with a good result while maintaining your confidence.
Noel R., Whenuapai
Leila was recommended to us by a friend, and what a difference she has made! Saved on fees and the marketing was right on target and minimum cost. We are delighted with her personal service. Now we've had the pleasure of Leila's service selling two of our houses over the recent years, and she helped us to purchased one. Leila has had great commercial success within the real estate industry and offers a high level of professionalism and integrity.
Best of all, she listens to what we want, and is thorough with everyone she brings through to look at our house.
We would recommend Leila to anyone wanting top service and minimum costs. She gets in and gets the job done, minimises any frustrations and produces with a good result while maintaining your confidence.
Right from the get go Leila Morris showed what an extraordinary sales person she is. She pulled together a campaign that realised her total commitment to getting our property sold. She knows every facet of the house selling business and communicated that knowledge precisely and clearly to us at all times. Leila is dynamic and very personable and very professional. And importantly for a client, she listens! We're sure our property would still be on the market if it wasn't for Leila. She went the extra mile and it paid off. She's worth her weight in gold.
Wayne Tourell & Helen Bissett
Leila has been our agent for two real estate property transactions now and we have been delighted with her service. She is highly professional, honest, and an expert in her field - both in terms of selling as well as purchasing. Leila presents well, offers helpful advice based on her years of experience and she works tirelessly for her clients. She was able to locate and close a purchase for us on a property that ideally suited our needs and later she assisted with selling a property and achieving an excellent price. She was always calm, friendly and efficient in her interactions and she was fantastic in keeping us informed throughout the entire process. We would definitely use her again and recommend her to others.
Maria & Malcolm Hayward
Leila Morris was the real estate agent for the sale of my house. Leila was extremely professional throughout the process. She was able to balance me when things weren't going as I hoped. She achieved a sale and was able to get me and the buyers to meet in the middle. We ended up with a great result with both buyers and vendor very happy. I particularly found Leila to be a gifted negotiator.
All in all she made the whole journey fun, and I strongly recommend her to anyone contemplating selling their property.
A brief note to tell you how pleased we are at the successful outcome you have achieved for us with our house sale at Herald Island. We have spent a large part of our time here renovating and improving the property so obviously it was very important for us to achieve an outcome that recognised this input.
Leila, we were impressed from the very beginning with your enthusiasm and your wide experience of selling in this area showed. Your indication as to valuation was accurate and we were pleased that you shared our own views on how special this property is and were able to successfully translate that enthusiasm and know how into a successful result. Your guidance and attention to detail was much appreciated by us and we are sure also by the purchaser.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting a dynamic and enthusiastic person to sell a property in the North West.
Bill and Jo Mathews
When we first met Leila we were instantly comfortable with the prospect of her selling our home. Leila was honest and professional, and had a wonderful sparkling personality.
Right from making the all-important decision of choosing Leila, we knew we had made the right one. Leila instantly got to work on making a few changes to the layout of our rooms and gave us plenty of input as to how to present our home, even down to a simple light fitting. All of this attention to detail made our home look absolutely amazing, and made it shine to the best of its ability. At one point we even questioned why we were selling our beautiful home! A lot of this was down to Leila's fantastic eye for detail and her drive to get the best out of her vendors. This was even more apparent when looking for our new home and noticing that other houses were not presented in the same way. The responsibility of presentation of a listing seemed to be something that many agents were willing to waiver.
Leila's charm instantly makes people feel at ease and surely made a welcoming experience for any client viewing our home. Her professionalism and drive led us to being very happy with the price that she negotiated for our property, and we knew that she got the best price possible.
When selling your home you need to choose an agent that will fight for your home the same way you would. Leila definitely took this on and spoke highly of our home with the love and respect that we had for it.
We would highly recommend Leila to anyone wishing to get the best for their home. And best of all, at the end of the experience, you end up with a great long lasting connection.
Leila thank you for making selling our home such a great experience.
Grant & Rebecca Mathie
Selling a property is never an easy task, but Leila made it a whole lot easier. Attention to detail, simply doing what was scheduled, needed, and all the extra bits simply made it happen.
A pleasure to deal with, top job and thanks again Leila.
Gary and Christine Pearce
It is a pleasure to find a real professional when you go through the emotive frustrations of selling your home. Leila has the unexpected ability to grasp exactly what you hoping to achieve, guide you through the process and find a win-win result for all concerned. There is a very fine line between over ambitious real estate professionals and the sincerity that makes the process all hassle free.
Well done, Leila. Should we ever have the need again, we know who to call.
Noel and Pamela, Herald Island
Leila was brilliant from start to completion of sale. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in sales, marketing and visual aspects of selling a property.
She was personable, yet professional through the whole process. She surpassed our expectations as an agent and delivered the results we had hoped for.
We will definitely use Leila again and would highly recommend her.
Thanks Leila you are an absolute star!
Pippa Schmid and Hugh Nisbet
Leila provided us with a very clear marketing plan and was always responsive to what changes were needed as the market changed. We were very confident with Leila's professionalism and her desire to achieve a positive outcome for us. Leila has a high level of integrity and an energetic and strong but not aggressive style of working which we appreciated.
Julie and Pauline
Leila was part of a team that sold our property for us in Riddell Road in Glendowie. She was professional and helpful all the way through the process. She has a keen eye for detail and helps with the best way to exhibit your property to its full potential. She was expert at what she did and helpful all the way through the process.
Jacqui van Koningsveld
I purchased my home through Leila just over a year ago. The purchase was a breeze. Leila was utterly professional during the process and always at the end of the phone with any queries that I may have had. I have just sold my home and Leila was on hand again to make the process easy and pleasant. I would have no hesitation in recommending Leila as a highly competent, friendly and approachable agent getting the best possible price for me as a vendor.
"If you're looking for a sound investment- you've found it!
Externally, well presented, solidly built, charming and warm and full of character.
Internally, professional, diligent, and experienced, and listens to ones needs.
Leila Morris, who else?!
When all the properties out there are much of a muchness, Leila made the difference!"
Dr Steven Tan and Rebecca Tan
"We had the pleasure of buying a house through Leila as well as listing and selling a house with her.
As a buyer, we were provided with plenty of information and treated with care and respect. Leila was very friendly and helpful to us.
When we listed our house for sale with Leila (immediately after we purchased through her) we were treated to exceptional service. Leila's attention to detail was outstanding and this was particularly noticeable with the wonderful pictures and advertising that she prepared to market our house. We were overseas whilst open homes were held, so Leila was in full control of our house ensuring everything was perfect at all times.
We were very fortunate to have 2 pre-auction offers during the first week of the process and were able to sell our house within 2 weeks at a price we were pleased with. During this time Leila was great at keeping us well informed of the activity around our house even though we were out of the country. From our perspective it was a very easy process that was managed extremely well by Leila.
I would strongly recommend Leila to act as an agent to buy or sell a home with.
Thank you Leila."
Elaine and Jason Watson
"Leila worked very hard and had a great understanding of the whole process. As a person Leila was a pleasure to work with easy to talk to a good listener, easy to contact and always prompt at returning our calls or answering our questions. We absolutely recommend Leila to anybody."
Jan and Giny Perdok
"We engaged Leila Morris to market our home in St Heliers and have found her to be of excellent character. Leila has very good communication skills and presents herself well on every occasion. She has recently sold our home and achieved a satisfactory outcome. We would recommend her to other vendors in this area."
Jack & Robin Dawson
"...Leila's warm and engaging personality, gentle sense of humour and above all passion for her role were the things that stood out to us when asking her to work with us to sell our property.
Having now both purchased and sold a property with Leila, we know that these are qualities attract buyers and make Leila's listings stand out...
Of course, she is absolutely professional and competent in her role...Throughout the sale process, Leila kept us fully informed. She provided timely feedback on the viewings and open homes, plus written weekly progress reports.
All decisions were ours. We retained control of the process and were not pressured, instead we were well supported by appropriate counsel and thorough research from Leila.
Our home sold at auction within the time frame proposed by Leila, and we are pleased with the outcome. Leila's professionalism and enthusiasm has made the whole sale process a pleasant experience and much less stressful than it could otherwise have been."
Michelle Willetts & Paul Dunne
"... On this advice I contacted Leila who came to our home, made an appraisal and said she would present a selling strategy if we wished. We agreed to this and a few days later Leila presented a very full proposal with a suggested budget on advertising that we accepted.
Leila impressed us with her commonsense practical business approach with a view to presenting the property for sale by Auction or private treaty depending on interest in the property.
We received great advice from Leila on how to present our home for prospective buyers.
...It was a very good experience and should anyone be considering selling their property in the Eastern Bays I would like to recommend Leila to them.
My wife who spent some years in real estate, during which time she met many people in the industry commented to me Leila was one of the best marketing and real estate presenters she had worked with.
Leila Morris is a friendly, flexible, reliable, patient and a hard working person. She is also self-motivated with the ability to work effectively and maintain the relationship with the clients.
I have recently sold and bought properties through her and will not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who requires her professional services.
Should you require further information or clarification regarding Leila's credentials, you can contract me at 09 578 0202 or 021 527 055"
"As you know our house went "unconditional" this morning. Eli and I both want to express our gratitude to Barfoot and Thompson for acting on our behalf. Sincere and special thanks to Leila Morris. Leila has sold two home's for us in the short space of one year. In both cases, she has gone the extra mile and always with a smile on her face. She is truly a hardworking lady who could be called upon at any time for advice and assistant. Rain, wind or sun, Leila puts on her "positive" hat and carries on regardless. Leila is passionate about her work and certainly does not lack perseverance. Barfoot and Thompson should be very proud to have such a dedicated member on their team. We are "packing for Perth" but can assure you that we will recommend Leila and your organization to anyone we know, selling or buying, in the future."
"Sold my house!
Leila was like a breath of fresh air in her approach, with an abundance of charm, perseverance, humour and personality plus.
This combined with her sound guidance and professionalism made, what can be an arduous process, effective and a successful experience for me."
We would like to thank you for all your help in executing the sale of our properties at 381 Riddell Road, Glendowie.
We admire greatly your professionalism and great attention to detail. There is no doubt that you are tireless in your devotion to a project.
We were always kept up to date with progress through both marketing program's and we respected your candid advice as we drew closer to Auction time.
It is certainly refreshing to have such clear and honest guidance from a real estate professional.
We look forward to dealing with you in the future."
Jan and Glenn C.
"I first met Leila when I was viewing a number of open homes one weekend. I saw around 8 homes and registered my name with the agency at each home. Leila was the only agent who followed up my interest in any of the homes.
As a result, when we were ready to put our home on the market, I knew from the experience I had had with agents to date that Leila would work the hardest for us to followup any potential purchasers.
We invited Leila into our home to discuss listing it and from that moment she was all go. At that meeting she arranged a staging service, a photographer and gave us advice on how best to present our home, what points could be better presented and what small fixes were worth making. Her honesty and sincerity immediately gave us comfort that she would present our home in the best possible way and therefore generate as much potential interest as possible.
In the short time between listing, the photo shoot (which was absolutely stunning!), publishing in the property press and our first open home Leila regularly kept in contact with us to ensure we were on task and offered help if we needed it.
After every open home Leila called us with feedback and within 10 days brought a very good offer to the table and discussed what our next steps could be.
We sold our property within a few weeks of that first meeting with Leila and are very comfortable that we got the best price we could have.
And in the meantime, Leila tirelessly helped us and kept us informed of any properties she thought we might be interested in purchasing.
Leila comes highly recommended by my husband and me. There are so many agents out there but very few that have demonstrated the commitment, enthusiasm and passion that Leila shows - and she does it all with a smile, a sense of humour and that German organizational ability!"
Helen C. and Frank W.
As you know our house went "unconditional" this morning.
Eli and I both want to express our gratitude for acting on our behalf.
Sincere and special thanks to Leila Morris.
Leila has sold two home's for us in the short space of one year. In both cases, she has gone the extra mile and always with a smile on her face.
She is truly a hardworking lady who could be called upon at any time for advice and assistant. Rain, wind or sun, Leila puts on her "positive" hat and carries on regardless.
Leila is passionate about her work and certainly does not lack perseverance.
One should be very proud to have such a dedicated member on their team.
We are "packing for Perth" but can assure you that we will recommend Leila and your organization to anyone we know, selling or buying, in the future."
Bev and Eli S.
We engaged Leila to quietly market our property to a select few buyers. Leila engaged her wide network of colleagues and was successful almost immediately in finding a purchaser for our home, on terms and conditions that suited us perfectly. Leila is tenacious and very focused and we would recommend her to other prospective Vendors.
Sloane & Colin S.
Having dealt with Leila recently for the purchase of a new property and then the sale of our existing property, I am please to highly recommend her ability as a salesperson.
... It was Leila's professional approach and work ethic that encouraged us to list our property with her. She assessed our property for sale and we respected her 'straight shooting' approach towards the marketing and presentation. From Leila's experience, she advised us not to over capitalise when presenting our property and saved us thousands that we may have spent unnecessarily. We felt confident with Leila and hoped for a quick sale...
With just two weeks left until settlement, Leila confirmed that she had achieved a cash unconditional offer within our required settlement date for the exact price we had hoped to achieve.
Thanks for everything Leila, it doesn't get any better than that!
Darcy & Michelle W.
Leila has sold two properties for us over recent years.
Her professional manner, diligence and strong interpersonal skills have made a real difference to the sales outcome.
Leila is an astute judge of character when it comes to potential buyers, negotiates well, and is one of the best agents we have worked with in over twenty five years of working in property ourselves.
Mark and Debbie L
"I write on behalf of my family to express our thanks to Leila Morris to procure an unconditional purchase of our family home, at 91a Tautari St., Orakei, Auckland even before the erection of the Sale signage on our property.
The format of her presentation, in the sale proposals, really impressed me with high standard of professionalism. In person, I can see her as a vibrant and forceful Sales Person, thus, I would like to suggest her service to anyone who would ask me to recommend and I have just done that".
"After going through the process of selling a house, we can genuinely say that Leila Morris took the stress and anxiety away. Whether it was following up queries or chasing down potential buyers, Leila always had her hand on the pulse. As a result we were well informed of everything that was happening thanks to her updates. By the auction day she managed to generate enough competition maximising our result.
We have no hesitation recommending Leila to anyone who is looking at selling their house."
Konrad & Aryanne
"What a day! We are still pinching ourselves that the house sold, as you can imagine.
We both would like to say how much we appreciate all you have put into the process, from the purchase side through to our 2 sales (well, 1 sale with one on the way!).
It has been a pleasure to have you along side us".
Brett & Di
"We are trying to come to terms with how quickly our property sold with the very committed help of Leila.
It didn't get to the open home as Leila had done such a good job of selling our property within 24hours of going to the market.
We found her very considerate and understanding of our feelings at the time.
We recommend Leila if you want your property to go market"
Fay and John Mitchell
"Thoroughly enjoyed dealing with Leila and she always delivered on everything she said she would do. It was a "wow" result. I would not hesitate in recommending Leila, and can't speak highly enough of her. Again, thank you Leila"
"We were lucky enough to have Leila assist us both in the sale of our townhouse and in the purchase of our new family home. We were impressed with her ability and attitude throughout the entire process. She is a consummate professional with sound judgement and her years of experience in the industry meant that we were in safe hands. Engaging, and personable, Leila is determined to get the best outcome for her clients. Always contactable and responsive, Leila never failed to go the extra mile for us. We are now in our dream home - thank you Leila!"
Amanda and Rob Aitken
"Leila sold our home recently, achieving a result we could only dream of. Throughout the entire process her commitment to our property made it appear it was the total focus of her life -yet clearly that could not possibly be. From the time she first viewed the house she recognised features which set it apart from others in its price range and then delighted in drawing buyers' attention to what was offered. As vendors we could not have asked for better service. It made us imagine how comforting it would have been for any patient Leila cared for in her earlier career as a nurse and to understand why she reached the most senior position then available to her. The administrative skills she was to take to event management projects through Europe now underpin her life in a real estate in New Zealand. Leila is quite clear about why she enjoys selling property: "I'm so proud of the homes I'm invited to market and I love the people I meet - whether they are buying or selling," she said when we asked what lay behind her success rate. Whatever drives Leila's success it certainly includes personality, integrity and dedication. Long may she love her job because we'd certainly want her to handle any future sale we might contemplate."
J and C F
"We would like to give our sincere thanks to Leila and the team in Barfoot & Thompson in selling our property in Kohimarama. We are very impressed by Leila's professionalism and prompt response in every question we've asked during the process. Leila is very friendly and has made the selling process as stress-free as possible. She is a good listener and has very good communication skills and kept us well informed during the process.
We received great advice from Leila on how to present our home to potential buyers and we like her strategy on doing open homes only on Sundays.
Our home was sold in Auction after 3 weeks of open homes at a satisfactory price. We would not hesitate to recommend Leila to anyone considering of selling their property in the Eastern Bays."
Vincent & Jennifer Au-Yeung , Kohimarama
We recently sold our house through Leila, and we're very pleased. She kept us up-to-date throughout the process, with regular phone calls as well as written reports. Her experience and knowledge, as well as her honesty and openness helped put us at ease, we knew we were in good hands.
Not only is Leila an excellent salesperson, she has a genuine warmth and effervescence about her which makes her a pleasure to have around. We would recommend Leila to anyone, she's awesome.
Karina and Hamish Wright
We're just coming down to earth again after a state of euphoria. You see, Leila effectively sold our house within three days of it going on the market. Effectively, because by the end of second open home there were already other registered bidders for the auction. The auction was brought forward but the other bidders didn't raise a finger so the offer price - which became the reserve - brought the hammer down.
It's the stuff every vendor dreams of. It was fantastic to have reached a sale and purchase agreement right at the beginning of the anticipated three week marketing period. It was even more fantastic to see the offer that Leila had brought to the table. She knew our expectations but exceeded them - brilliant!
We first came to know Leila when she worked with a colleague on the sale of a house we then owned. When it came to moving on again we asked Leila once more to be involved - again successfully. This last sale is the third where we've seen the results of her ability.
She's so easy to work with, nothing is too much trouble - even vendor demands - and we can only imagine how delightful she must be to deal with when you're the purchaser.
Integrity, enthusiasm and a real understanding of the buying and selling situation:
Leila seems to have been born to the job.
Seriously, we would recommend unconditionally the marketing service she provides.
Christine and John, St Heliers