Paul Donovan - Barfoot & Thompson
Paul has been successfully selling real estate from Mt Eden Branch and previously Mt Albert Branch for over 29 years. He has been ranked number one salesperson in both branches and is consistently a top performer. Paul chose Barfoot & Thompson because he shares the company's views on the importance of trust and integrity in business.
Paul was brought up on a farm in Hawkes Bay with traditional rural values of trust and integrity. This background, together with a bachelors degree in agricultural science from Massey University, extensive overseas travel and careers in banking, finance and sales have given Paul the ability to relate to people from all walks of life.
Paul has lived in Mt Eden for over twenty years and is passionate about the village and surrounding amenities and the lifestyle and education opportunities Mt Eden offers families and professionals.
Paul is a solution based thinker, a good listener and passionate about helping people to fulfil their real estate dreams. His excellent negotiating skills are instrumental in helping to achieve outstanding results for his vendors. Over the years Paul's clients have demonstrated their confidence in him by repeatedly seeking his services. In fact for the last ten years 73
of his sales have involved previous clients or their friends and family. They have all trusted Paul with their homes, why wouldn't you?
"For us, any relationship is all about trust. With Paul and Sharon, we had this in spades. Their attention to detail in organising the marketing plan with the photography, video and advertising were really innovative. Were our expectations met - NO - they were exceeded!! Would we engage them again? in a heartbeat"
Jane & Paul
"Working with Paul has been a pleasure from start to finish. The open homes were well coordinated with an excellent presence security wise. His guidance was wonderful. On the Auction day Paul's negotiation skills were second to none. We felt that our interests as the vendor were paramount to Paul, and he was open and honest at all times. He exudes a moral and ethical aura which I am sure makes purchasers feel at ease also. His energy, combined with his obvious sales and negotiating skills lead to a remarkable result for us and we have no hesitation in highly recommending him to any prospective vendor. Thanks Paul it was a delight working with you."
Deb & Colin Glasgow
As a property developer, I have dealt with many agents both buying and selling, I found Paul & Sharon great to deal with. Their marketing appraisal was well researched, professional and the price we achieved on auction day was at the very top end of the range they predicted. They were straight talking and delivered exactly what they said they would. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to sell their property and will certainly use them again in the future.
Matt & Diella
"Paul was open, obliging, approachable and at all times professional. He is a man with integrity and I would recommend him as an agent without any hesitation. His marketing skills and knowledge of the Mt Eden/Sandringham/ Kingsland area was impressive. He is also very ably supported by Sharon Walls who has been a pleasure to work with. They are a great team."
Peter & Eve
"From the onset we found both Paul and Sharon to be extremely professional, friendly and helpful. Selling ones property can be a very stressful time. However we found we were kept in the loop every step of the way. The communication was above and beyond our expectations, with either Paul or Sharon keeping us up to date with everything that was happening during the process. We could not have wished for a better team to help us sell our home. We will more than happily be recommending you to anyone we know that is looking to sell or purchase a property in Central Auckland."
Brett & Marie
"Having had multiple occasions of sale and purchase of property, Paul proved to be an exceptional sales agent, ticking all the boxes and making the experience of selling my mother's home relaxed and well informed at all times. Apart from a successful marketing and open homes programme, Paul and Sharon went the extra mile to assist me in a number of ways. While being fairly well informed about real estate, I trusted Paul's guidance and support throughout which gave me confidence that the outcome would be as good as it could be. Both he and Sharon were very supportive on the auction day, and I could not have wished for a better 'team' to work with. Superb."
"I thought I would drop you both a note simply to commend you both for your efforts relating to the sale of the property at Wright Road. I know that you, Paul, have a very good reputation for sales generally, and also for sales which may have some difficult aspect to them, together with sales in the higher price bracket. It was for that reason that you were recommended. My observations of your running of the sale process, and dealing with it confirm that your reputation is well-earned, and that the Mt Eden office of Barfoot & Thompson is operated in a very professional and helpful way for vendors. This listing and sales process had significant difficulties, in view of the issues between the two vendor trusts, but the office, and you, Paul, acted throughout the process with complete professionalism despite the very trying situations you were presented with along the way. I am forwarding this note on a completely spontaneous basis without being invited to so, simply because I believe your efforts were extremely professional and helpful, in very trying circumstances."
Kevin, Solicitor, Kevin McDonald & Associates