Excellent Reputation

Barfoot & Thompson North Shore team has an excellent reputation in the market and in the communities we serve. We are active, involved and connected. We operate in the great North Shore region. Our team lives in the communities we serve, giving us an additional motivation in making transactions smooth. Our team members’ involvement with local organizations and communities helps us generate more leads, price more accurately, negotiate with greater leverage, and simply put, gives our clients an advantage.


Real Estate transactions can have many road blocks along the way and so it is very important to be able to know who to contact to work through the barriers that may prevent the transaction. We utilize the contacts we  have developed from almost 20 years in the business including: Attorneys, Engineers, Builders, Contractors, Environmental Professionals, Lenders and various other professionals. Our contact database gives us the opportunity to connect the right people at the right time.


The volume of transactions we have successfully negotiated has provided us with industry expertise and excellent negotiation techniques that we use to help clients get the best deals possible. Obtaining the buyer is only the first step, retaining them and getting a deal done can be even more challenging for any agent.

Barfoot & Thompson North Shore team can be sure that once a deal is in contract, our expertise will bring a high probability of successfully completing the transaction.

 Here is what we do:

  • Help sellers get the most for their properties.
  • Help sellers price their properties fairly based on current local market conditions with our research and expertise.
  • Help buyers find the property that fits their needs and advise them of their options.
  • Help buyers avoid over paying by strategically negotiating purchase terms.

Our Team

Our team is small, focused and dedicated team of agents and staff who are committed to excellence for the customer experience. We have a strong work ethic and believe in honesty in business and that this helps our clients get the best space possible for their individual needs. Each agent on this team brings a different perspective of experience which allows for a very rich source of ideas for our clients and leads.

Steve Walsh
Steve and his wife Ash were born and raised in Northern Zimbabwe where they lived and successfully farmed until the political upheaval in the country caused them to move with their children to start a new life on Auckland's North Shore. Steve began working for Barfoot and Thompson in September 2001 and became Branch manager in September 2012. Steve leads an energetic, multicultural team of sales agents and a dynamic property management division.

Michael Zhao
With over 10 years of experience in business consulting and real estate investment, Michael Zhao will be able to better serve you beyond what traditional real estate agent can offer. He works relentlessly to make your buying or selling a wonderful experience.
Michael has a track record of delivering best value to his clients. Prior to becoming a real estate sales person, Michael was a consulting executive and has managed several luxury home development projects in Los Angeles. With the technical depth and breadth of knowledge to navigate the complex real estate transactions , Michael can develop the best-in-class negotiation strategy and tactics to deliver the best value for his clients.
Born in China and educated in the states & New Zealand, Michael speaks fluent Chinese and English. Throughout his consulting career, he have been to over 30 counties in Asia, Americas, Europe and Africa, which further enriched his appreciation and respect of international culture.
Michael is proud that he has been able to leverage his diverse background and rich personal experience serving many global clients successfully.

Rebecca Wei
Rebecca has been a successful salesperson working out of Northcote Barfoot and Thompson office since 2010. In that time she has established herself as an extremely professional ,hardworking agent with a very open nature and great people skills. Rebecca will go the extra mile to ensure her clients and customers get the best possible real estate experience. Rebecca lives on the Shore with her family, speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English​. A top performer who is a delight to work with, listing and selling all over the North Shore.

Jason Cai
Respected and connected in the real estate world, Jason’s clients enjoy a true competitive advantage in the demanding high-end market. His level of service, industry knowledge, negotiation skills, and determination to make a deal consistently put his clients in a position to win. Born and raised in China, migrated to Auckland 10 years ago, Jason is deeply rooted in the great Auckland Region. Outside of real estate he enjoys the best of what Auckland has to offer - frequenting its glorious hiking trails and beaches, live music and sporting events, and as a self-proclaimed “foodie,” he regularly circulates the incredible restaurant scene with his wife.

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