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Barfoot & Thompson salutes its ‘Top 25’

20 May 2008

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Barfoot & Thompson salutes its ‘Top 25’


Barfoot & Thompson has today announced its ‘Top 25’ salespeople for 2007/8 with Johnson Chen from the company’s City branch taking the coveted number one spot for the second year in a row.

All 25 were today acknowledged in front of their peers at the company’s annual convention at Sky City in Auckland, attended by more than 1,700 salespeople, managers, support staff and members of the New Zealand Realtor’s Network.

Managing Director Peter Thompson said Johnson is a great example of the sort of passion, dedication and commitment it takes to reach the top in real estate.  “Johnson has an outstanding work ethic.  He manages a large number of residential and rural sales, is an active member of Auckland’s Chinese community and an enthusiastic advocate of Barfoot & Thompson.”

John McDonald from the Whangaparaoa branch ended the financial year in second position and took the Commercial Salesperson of the Year title.  Duncan Wu from the Epsom branch was third.  Placings are based on the total value of sales achieved in the 12 months to March 2008.

Meanwhile a Pukekohe based real estate novice has made a stunning entrance into the company’s elite Top 25 list this year.  In just his first full year in the industry Rookie of the Year Ian Croft has taken the Rural Salesperson of the Year title and ranks number one for the Pukekohe branch.

Mr Thompson says, “This is a truly outstanding achievement.  Ian’s background in produce exporting meant he came to real estate with a strong background in negotiation.  His Branch Manager says he’s skilled at bringing parties to agreement in order to broker a deal.  He’s hard working, down to earth and has a common sense approach.”

Barfoot & Thompson – Top 25 Salespeople for Year to March 2008


1.            Johnson Chen, City

2.            John McDonald, Whangaparaoa

3.            Duncan Wu, Epsom

4.            Eddie Zhao, West Harbour

5.            Daniel Huang, Meadowlands

6.            Jane Wang, Panmure

7.            Leila MacDonald, Remuera

8.            George Fong, Epsom

9.            Stephen Chang, Greenlane

10.       Dominic Shu, Mt Roskill

11.       Alison Barakat, Orewa

12.       Ann Lepper, Birkenhead

13.       Karin Cooper, St Heliers

14.       Craig Matheson, Whangarei

15.       Ian Croft, Pukekohe

16.       Steve Koerber, Remuera

17.       Nadja Court, Mairangi Bay

18.       Ron Sadler, Takapuna

19.       Elizabeth du Plessis, Pukekohe

20.       Philip Davis, City

21.       Paul Humphries, City

22.       Ross Goodall, Mt Eden

23.       Nick Bates, Pukekohe

24.       Helen Lam, Greenlane

25.       Steve Miles, Glen Eden




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