About us

With over 95 years of experience, we understand what makes Auckland and Northland so unique. From our white sandy beaches, to our wild west coast and the hustle and bustle of the CBD, we know our communities inside and out, and we love them.

Who we are

  • Family owned and run - still run by the Barfoot and Thompson families
  • 95 years experience 
  • Auckland and Northland specialists 
  • New Zealand’s largest privately owned real estate company 
  • A team of over 1,700 residential and commercial salespeople 
  • Supporters of our local community

What we do

  • Every day, 1 in 3 Auckland homes are sold by us
  • Experts in all real estate services - residential, commercial, rural and lifestyle
  • Professional property management services
  • Dedicated Body Corporate team
  • Our Projects team provides specialised services and marketing for project developments

What makes us different

In 1923, a young Englishman by the name of Val Barfoot walked into a tiny, run-down shop in Newmarket. That shop became our first branch, purchased for just £75.

From watching the Auckland Harbour Bridge open in 1959, to launching the first fully interactive industry real estate website in New Zealand in 2001, we've been part of the Auckland scene for nearly 100 years.

We now have over 75 branches and 1,700+ salespeople across Auckland and Northland. But we're still run by the same Barfoot and Thompson families, and we're still breaking new ground when it comes to real estate.

Why choose us?

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Our awards

Barfoot & Thompson is committed to being the best real estate agency around. We’re thrilled to be recognised for providing our clients with outstanding service and results by winning coveted industry awards.

We are proud of our most recent awards as listed below : 

International Property Awards

We have been crowned the world's best 2018/19 real estate company in the world. Read the news story.
Here is a list of our prestigious international awards :
  • 2019: Best Real Estate Agency Over 20 Offices - Asia Pacific
  • 2019: Best Real Estate Marketing - Asia Pacific
  • 2019: Best Lettings Agency - Asia Pacific
  • 2019: Best Real Estate Website - Asia Pacific
  • 2018: Best International Real Estate Agency
  • 2018: Best Real Estate Agency Marketing - Asia Pacific (for Nugent Rise project)
  • 2018: Best Agency over 20 offices – Asia Pacific 
  • 2017: Best International Lettings Agency
  • 2017: Best Real Estate Agency - Asia Pacific
  • 2017: Marketing - Asia Pacific
  • 2017: Best Real Estate Website - Asia Pacific
  • 2016: Best Real Estate Agency - New Zealand
  • 2016: Best Lettings Agency - New Zealand
  • 2016: Highly Commended Real Estate Agency Website - New Zealand
  • 2016: Highly Commended Real Estate Agency Marketing - New Zealand
  • 2015: Best Real Estate Agency - New Zealand
  • 2015: Best Lettings Agency - New Zealand
  • 2015: Best Real Estate Agency Marketing - New Zealand (for Orakei Bay Village)
  • 2014: Best Real Estate Agency - New Zealand

REINZ Awards For Excellence 

For the seventh year running, we won Large Real Estate Agency of the Year as well as seven other awards at the 2018 Real Estate Institute Awards for Excellence event. Read the news story

LeadingRE Awards

We have received two major awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) - Global Winner of the Best Mobile Website and Luxury Portfolio Best Newcomer. Read the news story

Readers Digest Quality Service Awards

For two years running, we were voted by the New Zealand public as the real estate agency that best demonstrates exceptional customer service. Read the news story