What training and support we provide

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From induction training for new people, to continued career progression and your REAA continuing education requirements, our training team provide an in-house service that is unrivalled in the New Zealand real estate market.

Meet our training team

Find out about our training team or email us at training@barfoot.co.nz

In-house REA Continued Professional Development training at no cost

If you're a salesperson, once you join us you'll be able to achieve your required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training in-house - at no cost.

Our training and support at a glance


Front Runners Programme - for salespeople new to the industry

We've developed a specialised Front Runners programme to help salespeople new to the industry get off on the right foot. Once you've joined the Barfoot & Thompson team, you’ll start the free 12-month programme which is run by experienced real estate experts.

Accelerator Programme

We offer an intensive six-month training programme for those brand new to the real estate industry. The programme is designed to help people succeed quickly and is aimed at ambitious and hard-working individuals from all career backgrounds.

We have regular intakes, so keep checking our Accelerator Programme page for updates.

Property management

  • One-day orientation workshop
  • Regular advanced skills workshops
  • Barfoot & Thompson Accreditation Programme - for all property management team members. The Elevate Programme has been designed to raise professional standards in property management. Designed by experienced and respected people within the business, it consists of 12 in-depth modules, face-to-face sessions and testing on processes and procedures
  • Ongoing legal workshops - keeping our staff up to date with current laws and regulations
  • Operational workshops covering topics like: streamlining operations, rolling out new systems, and new marketing tools
  • Monthly knowledge sharing webinars

What our people have to say about our Elevate training programme

"I found the Elevate Programme very informative and exactly what we needed. Learning through tutorials, readings from your own login gave a fun way to learn and a flexibility to complete on any time of the day. I thoroughly enjoyed the programme." - Portfolio manager

"I have learnt a lot from the programme. It also helped with answering questions to our prospective tenants and also current tenants." - Letting Agent

All staff members

  • Annual Convention 
  • Management programmes 
  • IT and systems training 
  • In-house auction support 
  • In-house marketing support

Getting started in real estate

Before you become a real estate agent with Barfoot & Thompson, there are a number of things you will need to do. Find out what you need to know