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You Can’t Spend Your Way Out Of The Crisis

Posted by Steve Koerber on March 9, 2009

john-key1NZ Prime Minister John key is receiving plenty of accolades for his approach to the current world economic situation.

John Key’s March 10 2009 interview with the Wall Street Journal can be read here


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Spot the Difference! Do I have a shoe fetish?

Posted by Steve Koerber on January 27, 2009

Spot the difference:
Lonely agent inside

Lonely agent inside

Steve Koerber inside

Steve Koerber inside

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Barfoot & Thompson’s Auckland market share now 39%

Posted by Steve Koerber on August 14, 2008

It’s official – As of August 2008 Barfoot & Thompson’s Auckland market share has rocketed to 39%.  That means we sell almost 1 in every 2 homes. 

I don’t know of any other City (population 1mil plus) in the world that can boast such a successful real estate company.  If you know of a City with a similar company, please let me know!

Someone asked me today “why has Barfoot’s market share risen so rapidly during this market down turn?” 

The reason, I believe, is that property owners instinctively gravitate to a company they know is more likely to get them sold.  Solid systems, non-franchised family owned, experienced people, a stable employment environment, competitive fees and a rock solid 85 year reputation are some of the other compelling reasons I can think of.

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2009 Real Estate Salesperson Coaching

Posted by Steve Koerber on June 11, 2008

My current 6 month course commenced 24 July 2008 and runs through until February 2009.  Fifteen coaching students from the Auckland region are currently experiencing the joys of daily accountability and weekly face to face contact with myself or life coach Chris Prime.

The current course is closed but the next 6 month long coaching course begins in February 2009.  Register your interest for 2009 now.

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Real estate salesperson coaching in Auckland

Posted by Steve Koerber on April 2, 2008

In association with Chris Prime and myself conducted our inaugural six month coaching program for a select group of motivated real estate salespeople.  The program finished in February 2009.  

The intensive hands-on program included a combination of fortnightly and monthly coaching with myself plus 12 one-on-one coaching sessions from real estate coach, Chris Prime.

The four essential ingredients of the most successful real estate careers were the foundation of the program:  Prospecting, Listing, Negotiating and Selling.

Each program participant was held accountable for their results on a daily basis (yes daily!).  Instruction included assignments that produced (for some) instant listings and sales. 

STOP PRESS:  Our 2009 coaching program for Barfoot & Thompson salespeople will be announced soon.

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Posted by Steve Koerber on February 22, 2008

Click here to view all of my current listings

Click here for additional vital information on all my current listings

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Barfoot & Thompson

Posted by Steve Koerber on November 8, 2007

Let me tell you a bit about the great real estate company I work for: 

Barfoot & Thompson is New Zealand’s largest privately owned real estate company, still family owned after more than 80 years. Built on the guiding principles of honesty, integrity and service, we make one simple promise – to deliver the very best results for our clients. And our results speak for themselves. In the 12 months to March 2007 we sold more than $6.7 billion worth of Auckland and Northland residential and commercial property … that’s over $18 million a day.When it comes to selling property in this region, we can’t be beaten. Our 60+ branches and more than 1000 salespeople hold more than a thousand open homes every weekend. With that sort of reach you can pretty much guarantee there’ll be Barfoot & Thompson properties you want to look at in your chosen location every weekend of the year.

Our comprehensive branch network means we’re part of your community. We pride ourselves on having people who are easy to deal with, give sound advice and provide good information about the properties they represent. Our salespeople are experts in their local areas. They’re able to offer local knowledge about important amenities such as shops, schools and recreation in order to help match you with the perfect property. After all, we don’t want you to just buy a house with us; we want you to feel comfortable allowing us to manage all your future property transactions. We want you to be a Barfoot & Thompson client for life.

Residential – On average Barfoot & Thompson sells around one in every three homes in and around Auckland*. During the 2006 financial year more than 15,600 residential home owners entrusted our team of professional salespeople with one of their most valuable assets, their homes.

Country & Coastal – We have a dedicated service of 75 salespeople encompassing the coastal, rural and lifestyle sector from Franklin to the Far North.

Commercial – Commercial property sales, business sales and leasing of industrial, retail and office space is serviced by our specialist team of 70 salespeople.

Property Management – More than 6,500** property owners trust the care and management of their investment properties to Barfoot & Thompson’s specialist team.

Auctions and Tenders – Our team of five full-time auctioneers, supported by a complete in-house marketing department, will ensure you don’t sell your property short. Honesty and integrity are assured with our policy of ‘no auctioneer or vendor bidding’.

* REINZ research statistics show around 1 in 3 properties in Auckland are sold by Barfoot & Thompson.
** As at 31st October 2006.

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