What People Say

Testimonials

Many thanks to you on the sale of Highland Park Drive.  Paul and I found you both very friendly and accommodating.  You were always on time for appointments with us.  Christina was the person I mainly dealt with, texting and phone calls.  She always got back to me promptly and cheerfully, nothing was a bother.
They worked tirelessly for Paul and myself, what a great result you achieved.  We would not hesitate in recommending them to my family & friends. 

Tricia & Paul

Highland Park Dr, Highland Park

Sam and Lena listed our house on Thursday and we received a very attractive pre-auction offer on Sunday, house then sold under the hammer on the Tuesday for a record price in our area!

The experience with Sam and Lena has been fabulous, they were professional, swift and have guided us through the selling process with patience.

We highly recommend the SL team and we will be using their services again without question!

Lynley Zhang

Oakhurst Ave, Flat Bush

If you  are looking for a company to assist you on the sale of your property, you can’t do better than the Team at Barfoot & Thompson. Namely Sam, Lena and Christina. We were treated with complete respect and professionalism.  We were able to follow our journey each week with reports and summaries to an extraordinary climax. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much guys for all your hard work.

Jillian & Kenneth

Fortunes Rd, Half Moon Bay

I would just like to take this opportunity to provide you with some feedback with regards to our property sale journey with Sam and Christina.

I received a flyer in the post, and decided that we may want an appraisal on our property. We invited them for a catch up. We also looked to Ray White for an appraisal.

We met with Sam and Christina; and they were an absolute delight! We decided on them and so our sale journey began. They made it as easy and as stress-free as possible considering we had two Lockdowns during our sale period. They were always available to answer any questions or to provide support. They were professional, engaged, friendly and understanding.

They were very supportive on the day of the auction as we were a little stressed, to say the least. They even came to our home the same day that the sale was finalised and gave us the opportunity to place the Sold sign on the board and came bearing a couple of gifts.

All I can say is that I will recommend them to my friends and family, and will use them again, as and when we sell another property in the area.

Charles & Sannette

Himalaya Drive, Half Moon Bay

今天房子卖出了好价钱,大家都很高兴。非常多谢你和你的团队的辛勤工作以及及时的专业意见,庆幸及时找到你的团队帮忙,才得以取得很好的结果!祝你及你的团队越做越好,成绩好到爆灯🎉🎉

George & Hong

Britannia Place, Half Moon Bay

AWARDS 2020

Top Salesperson, Howick Branch 2020

Our family is so grateful for you, for all the countless efforts you have extended to us in our journey in buying our property. We appreciate you for always being available, never failing to answer our calls, stretching yourself to be able to satisfy our requests, for mediating between us and the seller. We know, it was not easy for you, especially the challenging two months of waiting before the settlement date. All our viewing requests in preparation to the date of settlement, crossing between the Christmas period, and the lockdown period.  We are also thankful for introducing us to your wonderful team at Barfoot and Thompson rentals Howick who are very capable and competent. Certainly we had a pleasant experience. We will surely contact you again when the opportunity knocks. Your excellent service is something that we’ll always highly recommend.

Henry and Marie

Opal Ave, Pakuranga Heights

Sam and team were very helpful with the sale of my property. They are knowledgeable about the property market with many contacts of potential buyers.

They are so professional and always happy to help with any queries. My whole experience with his team has been excellent from start to finish. Since the key was passed on to them, I have never been there till it was sold in a month with very a satisfactory price. This means I was far less stressed with the sale. I would highly recommend him to anyone. A massive thank you to Sam, Lena and Christina on behalf of me and my family.

Wish you all the best!

Jane Zhen

Bucklands Beach Rd, Bucklands Beach

We are very happy with Sam and his team’s work through the whole process. Our house sold and exceeded our expectations.

Sam and his team are well presented professional with an excellent network. This team provided us with quality work, they are not just a team who is selling houses. Sam also gave us lots advice on how to get the house ready for sale. He understands what buyers want in the property, how to present to buyer at best possible way. His points were spot on. Sam provided honest appraisal, didn’t just try to get the listing and appraise property at high value, which we really appreciate. Also, Sam’s team were really patient with our tenant while selling the house for us. They tried their best to make the tenant feel comfortable. Always there for us and the tenant. I have to say the wine and chocolate always works with tenanted property. 😊

We really appreciate Sam and his team’s hard work. We couldn’t have picked better salesperson!

Maggie and Colin

Sorrel Crescent, Bucklands Beach

It was a real pleasure working with Sam. He did a fantastic job selling our family home. Sam is one of those people that you just know will deliver results. His hard-working, honest, friendly and enthusiastic approach made the whole process seem less stressful than it should have been. He really had his finger on the pulse of the Howick & Pakuranga market and seemed to have access to many connections through which he brought us offers. Although market conditions weren’t always favourable he kept positive and focused and achieved a price that everyone was happy with. We were all very pleased with the service Sam provided and would recommend him to anyone. Many thanks Sam !

Steven Crawnford & Renee Crawford

Manor Park, Sunnyhills

This is to confirm that Sam Leong from Barfoot and Thompson (Howick) and Jenny Chandler (Beachlands) successfully assisted me to sell my home with a very pleasing outcome.
Both Jenny and Sam were efficient, practical and very helpful in their approach. Sam had contacts that were pertinent to my sale and he promoted it accordingly. Within the Barfoot and Thompson organisation further leads were then able to be aware of my property. The first week was very busy, so much so that 2 pre-auction offers were made, enabling the auction to be bought forward and a successful sale resulted within two weeks!
Sam and Jenny kept in contact the whole time, informing me of what was happening and answering any questions I had. Sam was great at keeping communication going including txt messages.
I would be happy to refer or recommend Sam and Jenny to any colleagues and friends who were selling their house. They were true to their word and made the process quick, informative and positive, with a great result.

Colleen Margison

Glennandrew Dr, Half Moon Bay

我是24 Paripari St, Flat Bush. 的房主。这次我们选择Sam和Lena团队作为我们的售房Agent, 我为他们的敬业、诚信、诚实、一丝不苟的精神而感到:下次不管是我买房或者卖房一定会再次选择他们,并且把他们的团队推荐给我的亲朋好友,因为他们的敬业精神及层层把关,他们不但售出了我们一条街均价最高价的房子,并且在售后服务上也做到了细致入微,买家不仅买得了放心、而且买得了安心。㊗️他们的团队更上一层楼!

Doctor Wang

24 Paripari St, Flat Bush

Thank you for being so reliable, for preparing thoroughly, for all the effort you put into our  house, so that it was sold on the first day being listed.Our family is grateful for your work, especially appreciated at this difficult time.

We wish you all the very best and even more success in the future.

Alan Richard Mason & Jessica

Edendale Road, Somerville

We recently sold our property. Which was a very pleasant and stress less experience. We chose Tim, Sam & Lena of Barfoot and Thompson Howick branch who made selling experience very easy , and worked tirelessly to secure a sale of our house.

We would recommend them to anyone who want to have a stress less experience as selling or buying a property can be a very time consuming and stressful experience.

Fazina & Shikandar

Beechdale Cres, Pakuranga Heights

It is my pleasure to write a testimonial for this outstanding real estate agent. My family and I chose to purchase a bigger house, and made a very difficult decision to sell our beautiful house that we have so many memories of growing up in. Taxes were increasing and the up keep was becoming more difficult. I cannot tell you how difficult this decision was for us, so many emotions and worry for what was to come.

From the moment we met with Sam Leong and his assistant Lena Shao. they put us at ease. We did a walk through of our property, and he let us know minimal things that we could do to our home to get the best price possible. he completely understood our anxieties surrounding our sale, and let us know that he was prepared to do everything he possibly could to see that our home sold for the best price possible. he followed through with all of those promises.

Sam did a fabulous write up on our property and had pictures and staging done by a professional photographer. We had an offer on the first week of the open home. While it was wonderful news, Sam said we should wait a bit longer regardless of the offer. It turned out to be a good thing because that offer didn’t work out. After the second open home we got a second offer that was much much better then the first and above the house value that we had thought it would be. In the end we got the money we needed, and the home we wanted because Sam never gave up. He made us his priority and that is exactly as we felt.

Throughout this entire process we couldn’t have been in better hands. Even though right now there is coronavirus outbreaks right now, He was completely available to us anytime . absolutely anything we needed day or night. During our listing and after sale.

Sam is a force to contend with and is definitely at the top of his game as an agent and as a friend. We would absolutely not hesitate to recommend him to any of our family and friends. He has certainly chosen the right career. We are so very thankful for Sam and Lena Shao and this entire experience.

We couldn’t be happier choosing Sam Leong & Lena Shao as our real estate agent !

Colin Zhang

5 Fiesta Dr, Half Moon Bay

AWARDS 2020

Top Salesperson, Howick Branch 2020

Sam 特别勤劳有效率,每日清早能收到Sam推送精心挑选的目标房源,带我们看房,直到买到满意房子。天道酬勤,他的真诚 勤劳,有朋友要买房,我极其强烈推荐 Sam。

Yu Chen

Micawber Place, Mellons Bay

非常感谢 Sam 这几个月以来不辞辛苦,不厌其烦的带我去看房,今天终于让我如愿以偿买到了心目中最理想的房子。通过这几个月的接触,我觉得你真是一位非常优秀的房屋中介,勤劳善良,一心为客户着想,根据客户各方面的需求,推选出最合适的房源供客户选择,并且还会帮助客户解决一些不在工作范围之内的问题,如果没有你的帮助,我想我也不可能买到这么好的房子,再次感谢你哦!

Judy

Dolphins St, Pakuranga

Sam is a very enthusiastic, hardworking, professional and knowledgeable real estate agent. He makes himself available whenever we need assistance and he would always come with a big smile and positive attitude. As well as being knowledgeable, he is also very patient and polite as he takes the time to answer our questions and explain processes in depth. This is an important characteristic as inexperience home-buyers, like us, do not know much about the real estate field and having an agent who is able to talk us through everything in a way we understand is extremely helpful. Being able to understand how everything works along the way also brings a great sense of safety and security. As aforementioned, Sam has a positive attitude and is always warm and friendly. We have noticed that even after the house was bought, he continued to be friendly and caring and would take time out of his day to make sure we were settled in nicely. In addition to that, he goes above and beyond and takes the previous owner’s letters from us to them. It has been smooth transition and an amazing experience having Sam as our real estate agent. We believe you can always count on him to deliver wonderful services and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling, whether you are experienced or not.

Yuan Shen

Pennycook Place, Sunnyhills

去年十月份通过朋友介绍认识 Sam,通过一段时间的交流后,他准确地了解我的需求后,开始通过他的资源来帮我寻找合适的房子,我自己在网站上找到的房源,他也会耐心的帮我分析和筛选,找到喜欢的房子,他第一时间带着我和妻子去看房,看了几次open home后,找到了喜欢的房子并且拿到了,当时很开心。总之,Sam是一个专业、耐心、认真负责的房产经纪人,无论是买家还是卖家,和Sam合作一定会给您一个满意的结果.

Da Wen and Ye Wang

Stellamaris Way, Northpark

来新西兰这几年交割过好几套房子,Sam 无疑是我遇到过最靠谱的房屋中介,买房过程中任何问题他都不厌其烦事无巨细的一一解答并尽一切可能帮忙解决。从我这个投资者的角度来说,他遇事沉稳且不落俗套,帮我处理了很多与房屋相关的琐碎事务(例如律师财务相关等问题)这样的中介值得信赖,期待下次合作!

Lydia Wang

Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga & Maugham Drive, Buckland Beach

I have been meaning to get in touch regarding how pleased we were with Sam Leong selling our house. After disappointing months with Ray White, we had just about given up selling our property in Manor Park but Sam approached me to list with Barfoot and Thompson. I have to say I wasn’t very optimistic but right from the beginning the response was very good. Sam kept me informed constantly and you could tell he was following up on every lead very thoroughly. All this was done with minimal advertising compared to the previous agents. I would recommend Sam to any person to sell or buy property with. Sam was excellent throughout the whole sale process. Many thanks Sam!

William Payne

61 Manor Park, Sunnyhills

The process has always been stress-free and very professional. The enthusiasm shown by the team is amazing, they leave no stone unturned in finding solutions. They are always working hard to find buyers and creating a feeling of excitement and urgency which has resulted in very successful auction results for us. We have taken the team’s advice when it comes to marketing and staging/presentation and worked with them all the way. They have been absolutely correct with all their advice. If anybody is thinking of selling we would say put your trust in the team, take their advice and let them do the rest, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, after a successful sale yesterday, we are already looking for another project and we hope the team will handle the sale of that one too. We don’t need to look at other agents, we have found the right team.

Raewyn and John Lisle

34 Kilimanjaro Dr, Northpark

非常感谢 SL team,帮我卖出了一块Section。这块Section我辗转卖了2年,换了3个中介,都没有卖到我心里价位。后来朋友介绍了SL team。他们非常专业,听取了我的要求,分析市场走向,制定了一系列的市场和销售策略。用了短短几周时间成功的让我的section提前拍卖并以理想的价钱卖出。SL 团队强大的团队合作精神和对市场的精准分析是我非常推荐的。他们勤肯的工作态度和以卖家为前提的宗旨是这次成功卖出section的必要条件。非常推荐SL团队给有需要的朋友们。

Eva & Geoffrey

35 Johns Creek Crescent, Silverdale

We had a coastal property having been marketed by various agents from different agencies since 2016 when it was a booming market. Unfortunately, they could not get sold and we were very disappointed. One day last June, I met Sam. I still remember the first words he told me-“I can! Believe me”! Clear the market was totally changed in buyer’s favor from late last year and I doubted Sam’s promise. During the last 3 months of Sam’s marketing campaign, I saw a totally different agent focusing on my property. Sam worked hard to details without a single complaint whatsoever. He communicated thoroughly with us by weekly updates. He gave 100% for what he did to achieve superior excellence. Even very small things were looked after wholeheartedly by Sam. My personal feeling after 2 months of his marketing was it was impossible that Sam couldn’t sell my property. Sure enough, he achieved an unconditional offer with everything we are happy with. Thank you Sam for the lovely time we experienced with you!

MIN KONG

159 Kauri Road, Awhitu

Sam is very experienced and he has been providing massive help to our family purchasing our property. He pays attention to details and explains all the aspects quite clearly and concisely. Not only he is easy-going and patient, but also is trustworthy and caring. We are very grateful that Sam has been our salesperson and we have recommended Sam to friends and other family. Sam, thank you and all the best!

Serena

Mackay Drive, Greenhithe

SL team is incredibly in-tune with the Auckland market, consistently gave great advice, helped us get our houses sold in a professional way, even when the market has been changed in buyer’s favour.
Sam has the qualities that make him an extremely successful and effective broker. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and knowledge within the industry. He has high integrity and is very conscientious and tenacious, always keeping the client’s best interests in mind. He is a very enthusiastic and hardworking man, always making himself available whenever you need him. His marketing campaign is always carefully and creatively designed to help find the proper buyers.
Sam is a miracle worker, capable of making the process stress-free and professional. As a developer, we don’t need to seek other agents and would always recommend him without hesitation to anyone who want to sell or buy properties.

Charlene

Moore St & Barid St, Howick