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Passion, goals, immigrants, investors, results & family

Posted by Steve Koerber on April 15, 2010

 Dear everyone, this is my April 2010 newsletter sent to all my valued clients. 

Although I’ve been helping people to buy and sell since 1996, as each year passes I find myself becoming even more passionate about real estate as a career.  Whether prices are going up, down or sideways, I love helping people from all walks of life move from one phase of their lives to the next.  Every day this is a truly fascinating industry to be involved with.

This time every year I sit on Piha beach to set my goals for the coming financial year.  Part of this process involves analysing my listings and sales to see where they’ve come from.  It’s probably no surprise that most of my listings were kindly referred to me by people just like you.  What will surprise you is that 70% of my 2009 sales went to people who were born overseas (mostly Chinese immigrants).  What an amazing statistic!    

It’s anyone’s guess what changes the government will soon announce about the treatment of property as an investment.  What I can tell you is that a higher than usual percentage of investors have been selling excess rental properties.  In fact 57% (or 8 of my 14 sales since January) were tenanted properties.  Incredibly, all but one went to owner-occupiers.  Are we staring down the barrel of a rental shortage and rent increases?  I think that is a highly likely scenario.

On a personal note I finished the year ranked in the elite Barfoot & Thompson Top 25.  I actually had my most successful year ever and plan to do even better this coming year.  Home life has been mildly hectic and our kids are now 15 (Katie), 6 (Charlotte) and 4&11/12ths (Joshua).  Joshua finally starts school next week.

As a family we’re very settled in our home and it seems we won’t be moving for a while.  If however you’re thinking about making a change, needless to say, I’d love to help you with your next move.  And if you have a rental property you’d like to cash-up, the chances are high that I can find a wannabe owner-occupier to take it off your hands.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Koerber

Barfoot & Thompson – Remuera


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In Remuera people trust Barfoot & Thompson

Posted by Steve Koerber on June 3, 2009

BT Horiz lg logoAt Barfoot & Thompson we don’t often shout from the rooftops about our successes.  We just get on with doing the business we’ve been doing for over 80 years.  Whenever you see company Director Peter Thompson quoted in the media you’ll notice a conscious effort to report fact-based data and market commentary.  Check out our newest website for more information.

Speaking of facts, Barfoot & Thompson’s dominance of the Remuera market continues unabated.  Our research of actual sales shows an approximate 50% market share of all residential sales during 2008.  To demonstrate that was no fluke, B&Ts market share since January 2009 has remain ed firmly around the 50% level. 

As a consumer you have choice.  Luckily, in Remuera, this means you can choose to deal with a real estate company that consistently controls half the market.

Especially in Remuera, people trust Barfoot & Thompson.

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Press Release 11 Nov 2008 – Remuera’s New Top Salesperson

Posted by Steve Koerber on November 10, 2008

Release date: 11 Nov 08


Steve Koerber of Barfoot & Thompson was last month recognised by the Company’s Directors as their number one salesperson in their number one branch (Remuera).  Steve took the reigns as the top selling salesperson in March and has held the top spot ever since.  With a personal market share of approximately 7% in Remuera, according to REINZ statistics, Steve has been responsible for 1 in every 14 sales transacted in Remuera this year.  End.

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How important is market share in real estate?

Posted by Steve Koerber on March 15, 2008

Imagine Auckland with just one real estate company.  Every agent could take every buyer to every house for sale.  Imagine your home on the market with this company.  Would all (or most) buyers see your home?  Yes.

In Remuera, because of a significant market share that varies between  40 – 50%, Barfoot & Thompson is the next best thing to the ficticious company I’ve just described.  That’s how important market share is!

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Auckland’s most successful real estate company joins forces with New Zealand’s most successful real estate website

Posted by Steve Koerber on February 29, 2008

I’m pleased to announce that all of my listings are now able to be viewed on New Zealand’s number one website

This marriage of two real estate heavyweights heralds a new era in Auckland real estate.  Auckland’s most successful real estate company joins forces with New Zealand’s most successful real estate website. 

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