Barfoot & Thompson Ltd (Licensed: REAA 2008) - Mt Roskill
My name is Jo Orawiec - for those of you wondering, I am a Kiwi, my husband is Polish.
My background prior to moving into real estate was nursing old folk in a rest home. I loved this, but emotionally and physically it was very hard, especially when some of the lovely old people became sick or died. I made the hard decision to give this up, and moved into real estate almost 15 years ago. (I did actually think I would 'try it for a year') !
I love this job, I love helping people achieve their dreams, and I consider it a great privilege when people place trust in me to market and sell what can be their biggest asset.
Just before I started real estate, so too did Cherry Yang - meaning, she's been in the real estate world for almost 16 years - knows Auckland like the back of her hand, and has a huge Asian database of customers and clients.
She and I have the same strong work ethic and work hard, so it made sense that about 6 years ago we joined together as a working team, in order to be able to help more people sell and buy, but - and this has allowed us to sometimes have one day off a week!
We both believe that there are no short cuts to achieve the best price for owners. We pride ourselves on good communication skills, as it is important our Vendors know what is happening with the sale of their home and we work very hard to achieve the most we can for them. There is absolutely no compromise on this!
Cherry was an Emergency nurse for 13 years back in Shanghai (her home town), so she has that caring/nurturing nature - and also loves helping people achieve their dreams.
With 30 plus years combined experience, we hope you enjoy having both cultures working for you to sell your home.