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Sue Evans Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate

Sue Evans – “Rookie of the Year”

The Barfoot & Thompson Takapuna residential real estate office has another award-winner amongst their team. Sue Evans was recently named Barfoot & Thompson’s 2011 “Rookie of the Year” for the entire Company.  At Channel Magazine we love highlighting these fantastic achievements by successful people in our community.
Sue is a born and bred local girl having attended Westlake Girls High School. She is married to Peter and they have a son Tom who attended Takapuna Grammar before embarking on a career in aviation. Sue and Peter were heavily involved with school rowing when Tom was there, and now proudly follow him in his chosen career. These days Sue’s interests include many outdoor activities and fitness, when time permits – although Sue says this now seems confined to trawling the streets dropping off those much sought after flyers!
While real estate is obviously a recent thing for Sue she has a strong background in business which has obviously assisted with her success selling many local homes. Sue was involved in establishing the Promenade Business Centre and Takapuna Secretarial, a healthy business which she operated for 14 years before selling it by Tender about 8 or so years ago.
“I first started thinking of a real estate career during a personal real estate transaction,” explained Sue in June when quizzed about why she decided on a career in real estate. “It was an experience I became increasingly frustrated with – but I might add that I was also an unrealistic vendor! This experience, coupled with the unchallenging PA role I had at the time, also influenced my decision to make the move.”
“I always imagined I could be quite successful selling real estate, but did not realise the rewards that would come through from just good old fashion hard work and graft, especially during the challenging real estate market of the last year. That saying of ‘the harder you work the luckier you get’ is very applicable in real estate, as long as you retain a diverse sense of humour.”
“My motto still remains the same as when I first created my profile which is ‘offering a fresh new perspective and boundless energy to real estate’. Always trying to exceed expectations by going that extra mile and being very thorough with follow-ups. A good attitude is absolutely essential as I want everyone’s real estate experience with me to be the very best. In this business if you do a fantastic job for one customer then they will tell others and that really does lead to the type of success I have achieved.”
Contact: Sue Evans, Barfoot & Thompson, Takapuna. Telephone 021 448 977, Email:  


by Channel Editorial