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Our commitment is to make each and every single one of our clients happy. The way to achieve that, in our experience, is through superb marketing campaigns so each property for sale in Glenfield, Bayview, Beach Haven, Birkdale, Hillcrest or Totara Vale shines like a diamond, standing out from any competition. We also engage the whole Barfoot & Thompson network of agents to bring their best buyers for your property. That’s over 1700 people working towards your success. And our commission rates are some of the lowest in this industry. 

Sound good? It is, but don’t take my word for it. Below are some testimonials from clients who have trusted us with their North Shore homes.

I just want to say a great big thank you to André and team for marketing and selling my property. Being a plaster house with some moisture issues, it was always going to be a difficult sell however André was keen to accept the challenge. I was thrilled to receive an offer I was happy with after only one week on the market. Also impressive was André’s communication and selling process. Excellent communication when required and I was happy to leave it to André and his team who just did everything and made difficult seem easy. Great speed in preparing professional marketing collateral – if anyone is thinking of selling their house I completely recommend André! Thanks André for the job done.


Thanks so much André and team for helping us to sell our house in the newly difficult market. We are very happy with the price and thrilled that the timing worked out perfectly for us to move into our brand-new house being completed in Silverdale. Thanks again, André and we will be happy to recommend your services to anyone planning to sell their house in the future. 

Keith & Natallia, Glenfield

Dear Andre,

My wife and I would like to thank you for all your efforts and commitment in selling our home. It has been a real pleasure to deal with you.

Your professional approach and dedication to a high level of customer service has made this a non-stressful experience, very smooth and enjoyable. We are very happy with the outcome and highly appreciative of your services. Many thanks, Andre.

Milan & Olivera, Glenfield

Andre is not only a superb and meticulously efficient real estate professional but also a trustworthy person as a friend.  We depended entirely on him when we sold our house.  We are very happy to be associated with him. 

Tetsuo & Masako, Glenfield

Hi Andre,

I write to express our sincere thanks for your efforts and work in selling our property.  Not having sold or purchased for some 35 years, it was indeed a very daunting and stressful task, however, your extreme professionalism and kindness simply made all that stress disappear and we found the whole process amazing.  The fact that you took a lot of time to research and explain every facet of the process and guide us through it with a gentle manner and regular follow-ups was very impressive.  We were taken by the fact that in our first meeting you were very keen to find out exactly what our expectations of you were and what we wanted of you.  That is the first time anyone has asked us that and showed you were genuinely interested in making sure you could help us and fulfill our expectations.  As the auction approached, we were on edge but your calm demeanor the night before and reassurances when we set the reserve allowed us to relax and actually enjoy the auction process.  We think your service and follow-up to be of the very highest order and worthy of great praise.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and we are very happy to tell everyone we meet that Barfoot & Thompson and Andre Volkov, in particular should always be the first choice when selling or purchasing on the Shore.  With the kindest of regards, Your friends 

Margaret & Godfrey Reid

Thank you very much, when my house was listed, sales marketing, advertising, eventually sold at a more expected price, your service is very good, considerate, approachable, dedicated, doing things quickly.  I’d be glad to get your help again, thank you.

Gui Ru Liu, Birkdale

We interviewed several agents for the sale of our house and decided to go with Andre and his team because we felt we would get a better result.  Unlike other agents, there were no false promises. He educated us from the beginning on market trends, open homes trends and how to best engage the best buyers that come in the first few weeks of open homes – everything turned out to be true and worked well for us! Communication with Andre was great. He was always available to answer our questions (we did ask him a lot), giving us good advice that proved to be the right thing to do as the future unfolded. We closed on time and are really happy with the sale result. We would definitely work with him again and will refer him to friends and family.  

Asif & Madeeha, Birkdale

We have known Andre for a long time. He has earned our trust as a highly motivated professional since his last job related to online advertising. We contacted Andre numerous times over the years to get his advice on the market conditions and maximising the sale price for both our place and our investment property. We were always impressed with his knowledge and his ideas. When it came to selling our investment property outside of Andre’s area he has found us a local agent specialising in the neighbourhood and we are very happy with the service and the achieved sale price. We would certainly recommend Andre and Barfoot & Thompson to anyone considering selling. 

Rodney & Lucille, Manukau

Wow Andre! just wow! Thank you for the video, it exceeded our expectations. Absolutely no changes required! We especially love the opening shot with the plants. Please pass on our thanks to the videographer.

Paul & Alice, Totara Vale

We recently sold our first home, all while being overseas and during the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdowns in two countries. It was a stressful time in the world, but Andre and the Barfoot team kept us informed of the situation as it developed. He was always available and always polite, honest and friendly. We recommend Andre and the Barfoot team and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

Reem & James, Totara Vale

Andre is head and shoulders above all other salespeople. He is professional, friendly and has great attention to detail. Our sale was fast, efficient and he got an amazing price. Highly recommended.

Darren, Birkdale

Andre thanks so much for helping us to sell our mother’s house. I appreciate the effort you have put into it and the consistent up to date reports around people that may be interested. Moira, Hillcrest.

Moira, Hillcrest

Andre was full of great advice and help in selling our family property. He was always professional and we achieved a fantastic price at the auction blowing away all our expectations! We would not hesitate to work with Andre again.

Stuart, Glenfield

I recently sold my house with Andre Volkov. Nothing was too much trouble, Andre was full of great ideas and advice. We ended up bringing the auction forward and I was blown away with the price achieved!

Dorothy, Glenfield

“Andre’s professional yet courteous approach is omnipresent. We appreciate the suggestions provided; the promptness in communications cannot be missed. Overall, services provided by Andre and team are incredible!”

Grenda & Sheldon, Glenfield

Andre and his team did a fantastic job marketing our property. We were kept informed every step of the way, and all our queries were answered promptly and fully. We were impressed with Andre’s professionalism which, combined with his positivity and enthusiasm, make a winning combination! Thanks, Andre for all your hard work – really appreciated by us both.

Teresa & Dave, Birkdale

We really enjoyed working with Andre and the team. The process of selling our house could not have gone more smoothly and we were impressed with the constant communication and result on auction day, considering part of this was done during Level 3 Lockdown. Thanks again Andre.

Kim & Malcolm, Glenfield

We asked Andre to sell our house because we wanted the most successful and knowledgeable Barfoot agent in the Glenfield/Bayview area and he didn’t let us down. We found him to be very professional, friendly and approachable and due to his hard work we achieved the price we wanted at auction which was awesome.

Linda & Terry, Bayview

We’re thrilled with the professionalism of Andre Volkov and his Barfoot & Thompson team. The quality of photography, marketing and service attracted great interest in our home and a fantastic price was achieved at the auction!

Lynda & Barry, Glenfield

I would recommend Andre Volkov as he kept me fully informed, gave valuable advice and helped to achieve the best price for my property. I was also impressed with the auctioneer, Tony!

Trish, Beach Haven

Our family would like to express our gratitude to the real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson and especially to Andre Volkov. We believe that we were very lucky that we turned to Andre. The difficulty was that due to the pandemic, we were not able to personally be present at the transaction for the purchase of real estate and all communication took place by phone. Andre helped us with the laws of the country, the difficulties associated with the coronavirus situation, provided support of all the transaction processes, organised viewing of apartments online, negotiated with the seller’s side, lawyers and prepared all the necessary documents. His professional advice helped to avoid legal mistakes. We especially thank him for his patience, stress resistance and kindness. All this helped to arrange a real estate purchase transaction in a short time. Andre, thanks for your work and support. We wish your entire team all the best.


Violetta, Glenfield

Andre and his team were very professional through the whole process, gave great advice and were a friendly face.


Keith, Glenfield

We found Andre’s advice and knowledge when selling my brother’s property great, and I liked his direct frank approach to questions we had. Andre was always available on the telephone when you called and made the whole sales process easy, considering that most of it was done remotely as we live out of Auckland. He saw the whole process through in these very unsettled real estate times and we would have no problem in recommending him and his team to any seller.


Peter & Jenny, Birkdale

Selling for the first time in 34 years and for the very first time at auction, had the potential to be overwhelming. Luckily we took a friend’s advice and contacted Andre, whose support and expertise from the very beginning was wonderful.

We wisely accepted his recommendations for staging the house and the marketing choices. Andre talked us through the auction process, recommended the reserve and was beside us on auction day. Communication from Andre, his team and the office was constant and up-to-date.

Our thanks to all the Barfoot & Thompson team and Andre in particular.

Denise & Paul

After deciding rather quickly to sell my rental property in Birkenhead, I approached André Volkov at Barfoot & Thompson. With four weeks to go before Christmas, he had my property listed, complete with photos and brochures. After four weekends of open homes, the sale was unconditional before Christmas. I found André to be very professional and knew his way round some difficult issues. He kept me well informed of progress from the open homes and listings. My property was tenanted throughout, and he treated my tenants with consideration and respect. They also spoke very highly of him with his attitude towards them. I would highly recommend André to anyone wishing to sell a property in the future.

Joan, Birkenhead

We bought our home from Andre, we had been to a few of his open homes before and they were always well organized, creating a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Having arrived at the last minute, he made us feel welcomed and did not rush us through the property. We appreciated his honesty and found him knowledgeable about the current market.  Andre is trust worthy and went above and beyond to provide us with the required information.  We are very satisfied with the purchase process and will recommend his services without hesitation.  

Richard & Intan, Glenfield

Recently, on deciding to move north to be closer to family members we decided to use Andre to market our home. We felt certain that we knew him as he had unobtrusively kept in touch with us through his newsletters.  

Being a retired senior person, putting our house on the market after being here for so long was no mean feat for us so we put our trust in Andre. We certainly were not disappointed. His grooming, time keeping and manner were impeccable throughout. An impressive and professional marketing plan was soon put together and his service to us throughout the process was beyond reproach.   Making himself available at any time throughout the process for help and advice was very supportive for us.  

Our home sold quickly during a cooling market period for a good price thanks to Andre’s effort with the support of his team at Barfoot and Thompson in Glenfield. Andre is very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. He is amiable, doesn’t give false hopes and will work tirelessly for his client. For those wanting a true professional to sell their home, Andre is your man.  

Malcolm & Jill Wallace, Glenfield

Andre assisted finding a home within the Glenfield area during a time in which the market was particularly active. 

We were pleased that Andrei was able to listen, discern our needs and recommend a property that was suitable. 

During the subsequent auction and purchase process he was more than helpful, going further than what was required, ensuring a successful outcome for all.

I would not hesitate to use (again) or recommend Andrei service for buying or selling a home. 

Darcy Lange, Glenfield

After many years of enjoying our place as a very happy home, it was our time to sell and move on. Our grown-up children have moved on with family in new locations. Thanks André and your team for your guidance and support through the sale process and the achieved outcome. We trust that the family moving in will enjoy the character of the property and have many happy moments in their new home. 

Tom & Pat Beach Haven

If you are thinking of selling your house we recommend you give Andre Volkov a call. His professional attitude and focus on the task at hand, together with his attention to detail, recently achieved a successful sale for us in a very short time. He communicated with us throughout and stuck to the plan, his mantra “keep calm and carry on” maintained a stress-free experience from go to whoa. Thank you Andre
Kevin & Anne, Glenfied

I was referred to Andre Volkov by my niece, who had just sold her house via a different Barfoot agency.  I found him to be very easy to communicate with –  he was clear, direct and honest.  He kept me informed at every stage of the process.  With his colleague Harry, they achieved a great result for me very rapidly after the house was marketed.  I would have no hesitation in referring this team to any of my friends who are thinking about selling.  This Barfoot & Thompson team at Glenfield is excellent at what it does!!

Carolyn, Birkdale

We recently sold our home after living there for 45 years. We were so impressed with Andre and his team. He was always available and always polite, honest and friendly. When we had a problem he gave us very good advice and if he wasn’t a hundred percent certain about the answer brought in expert advice. We had very large crowds at the open homes right throughout the process, lots of agents bringing buyers through during the week and a pre auction offer. Andre sold the house for a sum way beyond our expectations.

We would definitely recommend Andre as your agent. He is a voice of calm in one of the most stressful experiences of our lives.

Maureen & Michael, Glenfield

Hi Andre. Thanks for all your help with the sale. It’s a big step for us and you’ve been a great support and we appreciate the honest advice and feedback you gave throughout the process. 

Cyrille & Tania, Glenfield

Glen and I had it easy, no stress at our end! We couldn’t have put the job of selling the house in better hands. You are a master at your craft, thank you.

Sonia & Glen, Glenfield

Selling for the first time in 34 years and for the very first time at auction, had the potential to be overwhelming. Luckily we took a friend’s advice and contacted Andre, whose support and expertise from the very beginning was wonderful.

We wisely accepted his recommendations for staging the house and the marketing choices. Andre talked us through the auction process, recommended the reserve and was beside us on auction day. Communication from Andre, his team and the office was constant and up-to-date.

Our thanks to all the Barfoot & Thompson team and Andre in particular.

Denise & Paul, Glenfield

We have lived in our house in Glenfield for 36 years and finally made the decision to sell and move out of Auckland. We needed someone we could trust to represent us as we had never sold a house before and it was all a bit daunting We talked to André at the Glenfield Mall and he immediately put our minds at rest. We arranged a meeting at the house to discuss a plan taking into account our requirements and time line. The whole process worked beautifully with zero hiccups and very little disruption to our daily lives All the salespeople were respectful when asking for appointments for viewings. André ensured we were kept in the loop and provided feedback on the open homes. André was calm efficient and professional with an extensive knowledge of the area which ultimately led to an amazing outcome for us in the sale of our property.

Thank you André.

Nikki & Dallas, Glenfield

I’m really happy that I used Andre Volkov to sell my house. I was over the moon with the result and would definitely use Andre Volkov & team in the future.

Dianne, Glenfield

We recently sold our house with Andre Volkov. We had a tight timeframe, so Andre organised a two week auction campaign with a shorter settlement. Everything was well organised and ready to go for the day and worked out just as we wanted, with a sale price exceeding our expectations!

Dan & Susan, Glenfield

Andre knows the Glenfield market thoroughly and acted very professionally to achieve an excellent outcome. My property took a mere four weeks to sell. Andre acted diligently with various matters and established a relaxed working relationship with my lawyer. Overall, it was a pleasure to engage with him in the selling of my home.

Judy - Glenfield

Thank you very much Andre for all your support, advice, patience and professionalism during the whole process of selling our house. The final setting price exactly met your appraisal and our expectations. Great outcome at the end.

Salinda and Hasini, Glenfield

We’ve worked with Andre twice over the last three years. Both sales had some bumps due to issues with the houses, and the second required us to get consent for the cladding. Throughout the sales process, Andre was pragmatic yet positive, communicated in an extremely prompt manner (testament to him and the people he has working with him). His calm manner and straightforward way of dealing with things is something we valued along with his breadth of experience.

Sachiv and Kash, Birkdale

Thank you so very much for your work and the amazing auction you created! It was so exciting. You made selling so easy and stress-free, we forgot we were selling a house sometimes!


Aimee and Jason, Glenfield

We both felt very comfortable with Andre. He didn’t sugar-coat things or make any absurd promises – but did his job in a very professional and helpful manner. Thank you, Andre.

Ken and Lyndsey, Glenfield

Andre’s pamphlet arriving every month was always appreciated with its interesting information and a recipe. Then came one with a request for a delivery person. A friend and I happily took on sharing a run. It was great when an address to which we had delivered was listed for sale by Andre. So when I came to sell there was only one choice. When something worried me he always had the right information and experience to be reassuring. The photo speaks for itself. Thank you Andre and your team. Great job. Well done.”

Vivienne, Glenfield

Thank you for a great sale!! It’s been a learning curve and really wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, as you provided all the information I needed to know before it got to that stage.

Marie, Glenfield

After interviewing several Real Estate agents, we chose Andre Volkov because of his integrity and commitment. He is highly motivated and inspires confidence with his quiet, reassuring manner. 

He has a deep knowledge of the Real Estate business and a thorough knowledge of the area he is working in.  He handled the whole process of selling our home with dedication and confidence, keeping us fully informed every step along the way. We never doubted his ability to do his best for us. 

The results Andre achieved exceeded our expectations by far.  Andre is a brilliant Real Estate agent with superb skills and abilities. He is totally trustworthy and sincere. We are thrilled with the results he achieved for us. We would highly recommend him to anyone planning to sell. He is an exceptional man in so many ways. Thank you, Andre.   

Janice Jacomb, Glenfield

Andre has been simply brilliant through the sales process.  Given I was on my own for the first time in selling a house, Andre was patient and understanding, listened to my concerns, fully explained all the options and the processes to me and kept me informed on a regular basis.  Nothing was too much trouble for him and I would recommend Andre to anyone who is looking to sell their home. 

Lisa Byrne, Glenfield

Hi Andre,
thanks for keeping us informed. It’s definitely now done & dusted. Whoopee.

We would also kindly comment that we have been impressed with your expertise & skills in helping us Sell our home.

Good Job!

Best wishes for the future.

Maggie & Ron Tyler, Arkles Bay

Thanks so much André and team for helping us to sell our house in the newly difficult market. We are very happy with the price and thrilled that the timing worked out perfectly for us to move into our brand-new house being completed in Silverdale. Thanks again, André and we will be happy to recommend your services to anyone planning to sell their house in the future.

Rod & Kath, Glenfield

We are glad that we chose André to sell our property. He is very sincere and trustworthy. André guided us professionally from the start and he knows the market very well. Working with André made the whole process very simple as he gave us very good advised. André kept us well informed after every open home and prepared progress report each time. The auction went very well and we were able to achieve what we wanted. Thank you André and the whole Barfoot & Thompson team, agents and auctioneers who rallied behind us.

Al & Editha Valladolid, Glenfield

When it came to selling our first house, I’m so glad we chose Andre & team to make the sale happen. Having already brought a new house we needed a quick sale at a great price and this is exactly what happened! Everything went according to plan and nothing was too much trouble for Andre. Thanks to the excellent marketing campaign Andre prepared and the efforts of the B&T network, we had an offer within 2 days of the house being on the market and unconditional within 2 weeks. Our family is now excited to move on with the next phase in our lives. If you are needing any help – advice or guidance with real estate – look no further than Andre Volkov!

Amy & Dan, Glenfield

I interviewed a number of agents when looking for the right person to help me with the sale of a family member’s home.  Andre stood out to me from the moment I spoke to him as someone who would work hard and focus on the job at hand to get a quick sale at a good price.  I was not disappointed!  I would definitely recommend him if you are looking for an experienced agent with good judgement, who will work hard to achieve a good result.

Marnie, Birkdale

As I live overseas now, I was looking for an agent to be referred to for the sale of my rental property and I’m so glad that Andre was the one as he proved to be very hardworking and trustworthy. As well as the actual sale, he was very helpful in organising touch up painting, some minor repairs and staging of the property to show it off to its best potential. We ended up with a great sale result thanks to Andre and team.

John, Glenfield

Recently I tried to sell my investment property privately and had been in negotiations for quite a few months. After that sale fell through, I realised that selling privately was going to take more time than I was able to dedicate and decided to employ André Volkov and team. I was completely blown away to receive a fantastic pre-auction unconditional offer after only one day on the market. If you are looking to sell a property then I cannot recommend André Volkov and team highly enough. Their enthusiasm, process, the Barfoot & Thompson network of agents and results are worth every dollar. I am over the moon with the outcome.

Sue, Browns Bay

Andre recently sold our house and we were delighted with the result! After less than a week on the market, we had a fantastic pre-auction offer and the brought-forward auction managed to get us an even better price! Couldn’t have asked for a better result. Thanks Andre Volkov and the network of Barfoot & Thompson salespeople.

Carolyn & Shane, Glenfield

Andre Volkov has been incredible as our salesperson in the sale of our house. He came to visit us after hours to give us an overview of costs, advertising options and the overall process of selling with Barfoot & Thompson. Not once did he oversell himself or make us feel pressured. He was friendly, relaxed and professional. His communication throughout this process has been impeccable, clear and understanding.

We sold at auction earlier than we thought we would and for a lot more money than we thought we would sell for so we could not be more pleased with the outcome. It is all thanks to Andre! Best salesperson by far, thank you!

Jen, Birkdale

Andre did a great job selling our rental property. We live outside of Auckland and Andre handled the sale and everything else with ease! We trust Andre and would definitely work with him again.

Geoff & Sarah, Hillcrest

Andre and his team are professional and prompt. I was impressed with the outcome of the work, and would be happy to work with them again in the future.

Rami, Glenfield

Andre has been great to deal with especially through a very stressful house buying process. He is always quick to respond to enquiries and questions.

Emma, Birkdale

Andre recently sold our house and we were impressed by his professionalism and friendly manner. We had two Pre-auction offers and the resulting outcome at the on-site auction exceeded everyone’s expectations. Thank you.

Jenny & Jim, Glenfield

We engaged Andre to sell our house and have been pleased with this decision. Andre is great to work with and helped us get a fantastic sales result.

Lindsay & Simon, Glenfield

We have just sold via auction, in what appears to be a turning market. Andre and team proved a great choice to manage this process, particularly in resolving issues raised by potential buyers. He is solution-focussed. His knowledge of the local market and understanding of sales strategies proved very beneficial, in particular, receiving his free and regular local sales updates. The Barfoot sales model is very sound, as it broadens the scope for other agents (and clients) to participate in the process. A great outcome.

Bob and Sheena, Glenfield

Andre is a very professional and knowledgeable man. He is unlike any salesperson I have dealt with previously and I genuinely believe one of the best salespeople in the entire country. I cannot recommend him highly enough! He is amazing to deal with, has compassion and empathy, but also he achieves amazing results and couldn’t make the process any easier. If you are buying or selling he is the best there is!

Michelle, Glenfield

I would give Andre 5 stars plus for the service he provided in selling my home. I was rather emotional at times as it had been my home for 30 years, yet Andre understood. He kept me well informed and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who is wanting to put their home on the market. I’m also really happy with the result! We had a pre-auction offer within only a few days and the final price increased by more than 250k! Thank you Andre.

Guy, Glenfield

It was great working with Andre to sell my house. He had a high level of professionalism and experience and guided me through the sale process step by step. There was transparency on fees and costs, which was appreciated, and he answered any questions I had. I have no hesitation in recommending Andre when selling or buying a home.

Nikki, Glenfield

Andre exceeded our expectations. Not only is he a great salesperson, but he is also a very genuine person. He took the time to guide us through the process as first time home “sellers”, and answered all our questions. He was a calming presence when we got nerves. Andre and his team worked relentlessly hard on the listing, putting in long hours with great work ethic. He also treated the Alert Level 3 viewings with compliance and safety in mind. With Andre’s efforts and commitment we were rewarded for our decision to appoint him. We got a better than exceptional sale price. Our six-year old was a fan also!


Sarah and Brad, Glenfield

Very impressed with Andre. His transparency throughout the process of selling our house and his use of relevant historical experiences to guide us through the decision-making process, were extremely helpful. Thanks Andre!


Phil & Jamie, Glenfield