Vim DeSouza - Barfoot & Thompson
Working in real estate gives me the opportunity to make people’s dreams come true. I feel real joy when I see a family excited about buying their first home or selling their property to upgrade or downsize. I understand the emotions and sometimes stress involved in the process and I strive to make the journey as enjoyable as possible. Meeting new people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures is what real estate is all about and I love it!
Barfoot & Thompson is Auckland’s leading real estate company, the current market share being 40% in the Auckland and Northland regions. This means that one in three houses in Auckland is sold by Barfoot & Thompson. These are great odds for my clients.
I hold a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai India. Prior to real estate I was a teacher and I worked in the finance industry. In 2014, I started a business which provides transportation and care services to school going children. It was a new venture for me. I love working with children and families and I’m proud to be the owner/operator of a successful business still operating to this day.
In 2006, I moved to New Zealand from India with my family and I think I can say that we are now true Kiwis. New Lynn has been home for the past 14 years and I love this multi-cultural suburb. The beautiful Waitakere ranges and the stunning west coast beaches make it ideal for young families and nature lovers. There’s a mall with good shopping and transport facilities are handy, making it very desirable for professionals and retirees too.
My husband and I have two sons. The elder son is in his sixth year studying medicine and our younger boy is in Year 13. Our nine year old black Labrador called Shadow is the love of our lives and as a family we enjoy trips to new places, watching movies and I like to work in the garden in my spare time.
I’m a good listener, a good negotiator and I understand the local housing market. A feature of my relationship with my clients is I’m very persistent and I persevere to achieve the very best results. I speak English and Hindi. If you’re thinking of buying or selling call or email me. My aim is to make “Your realty dreams become a reality”!