What are the qualities you look for in your real estate professional?
If you’re looking for a professional, friendly, and caring real estate salesperson to help you buy or sell property in Tauranga, give Barbara and her team a call to find out how they can help you.
With over 20 years of experience working in the IT industry, Barbara brings a professional approach to her Real Estate dealings. A four year spell as owner/operator of a local café, a change of lifestyle Barbara chose after relocating to Tauranga, provided her with her strong background in customer service.
A member of the EVES Bethlehem team since 2014, Barbara has earned herself a reputation as a caring and professional agent who consistently delivers fantastic results. With a particular bent for ‘numbers and words’, Barbara has been acknowledged for her thorough and comprehensive approach to appraising properties and to designing her marketing plans. Indeed she was the recipient of the inaugural EVES Marketing Campaign of the year award in 2018.
Teaming up in recent years with David Blumhardt has been a game-changer for Barbara. David has deep roots in the Bay. With ties throughout the business community, David has become highly respected for his acumen and for his integrity. With around three decades in the real estate industry, David has developed an enormous repository of knowledge and a wealth of experience. With backgrounds in lifestyle and horticulture, this team is able to offer 'the full experience', ranging from apartment style properties to orchards and everything in between.
With each team member able to focus on applying their individual strengths and skills, and with a highly collaborative approach to all aspects of the business, clients can be confident that their valuable asset is in extremely safe hands.
Barbara likes to spend her downtime pottering in the kitchen or garden, or out and about with her trio of rescue dogs. She will be a familiar face to regular visitors to the Miles Lane Esplanade Reserve.
Barbara invites you to give her and her team a call to discuss your real estate needs and to find out how they can assist you to achieve your goals.
My SOLD Properties
Barbara and her team achieved the sale of our property after it had been on the market with another agency for some time and we were beginning to lose hope. Barbara and her team were professional and always available with reassuring words and practical guidance and advice. Barbara and her team maintained a state of calm throughout the sale process and offered helpful guidance around open home appeal and, when the time came, in considering offers received. We are so grateful to Barbara and her team for securing a sale of our property in a timely manner and allowing us to move forward with the next step in our lives.
I would like to take this opportunity and thank Barbara, David and Danny for the great work they did in helping my wife and I to secure our property of interest. Every question we had was answered promptly and if they did not have the answer they quickly found out which was great and the help enable us to make the decision we needed to make.
What impressed me the most was the after sales service I received, when so many others don’t necessary do anything after securing the sale. Here I need to compliment Barbara as she has been fantastic not only following up with us after we had moved in, but also promptly attending to the few little hiccups we encountered.
It is small things like this that count a lot in the long run. My wife and I will not hesitate to approach these very professional sales people when either selling or securing another property.
Gavin & Denise Malot
Our first thought when deciding to sell in Bethlehem was to go with a local team, and Barbara, Ross & David became our team from Eves, Bethlehem.
We found them to be professional, helpful and reliable in all areas of their roles.
Though selling is not without its stresses, each member of our team made a potential problem one of learning and resolution. We were very grateful for their helpful advice and reassurance at the time.
Thanks to our team we sold our home relatively quickly and have now moved on to the next chapter of our lives.
Barbara, Ross & David you’re ‘the best’ in our experience. We highly recommend them to anyone contemplating a move!
Margaret & Murray Craig
We cannot thank Barbara, David and Ross enough.
They made the whole process of selling our home seamless and stress free from start to finish.
We found having a team to market our house really great, as they each brought their own strengths and extensive knowledge of the market to the table. Nothing was ever a problem and the lines of communication were excellent - we were kept in the loop every step of the way.
A very successful marketing campaign that saw multiple buyers through and a sold sign out the front after 16 days. Now that’s a result!
Thank you Barbara, David and Ross - we are so very grateful for all of your time and effort.
- Emma, Brad & Alfie (& Buddy - special mention to Barbara for being so wonderful with the four legged family members!)
Emma, Brad, Alfie and Buddy
To Barbara, David, Ross, Lisa, Alta, Grant and Craig,
My sincere thanks to you all for selling my home for me. It's an understatement to say how easy and enjoyable you have made the entire process. To be honest I had dreaded it, but now I realise there was no need :). It's been an absolute pleasure to work with you all. Thank you again for everything.
I purchased my current home in 'The Lakes' area after meeting Ross, David and Barbara at a couple of open homes in Pyes Pa early 2021.
Ross clearly understood what I was looking for and called me a few days later saying that I might like a home that was coming to market later in the year and arranged a showing the next day.
This resulted in a purchase contract with a 9 month settlement.
Ross, David & Barbara ensured that the whole contractual process was smooth and stress free.
The new home on Lakes Blvd, is the nicest property I have ever purchased and absolutely love the area/location.
I can highly recommend Ross and his team at Eves Bethlehem for any property transaction
We reached out to Barbara in the hope to find a home for our family on return to New Zealand. She was clear as to process and with communication between all parties and took away the stress of purchasing from overseas through virtual property viewings and auction.
Barbara absolutely understood our needs and we are very happy to be settling back in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.
Thank you again Barbara and team.
Holly & Sam McVicar
David and Barbara, along with Mark were a cohesive team and worked tirelessly to secure a sale for our property. They followed up on interested parties after open homes and kept us up to date on developments. Nothing was a problem and they were very easy to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending them to potential clients.
Helen and David Green
Barbara Sternberg and David Blumhardt were absolutely splendid in helping me to market and sell my house in Te Puna. Their approach was both very strategic and focussed from the start, which are the reasons I chose them over four other Real Estate Agency contenders.
The back-up service provided by Eves was beyond reproach as well. All in all, a very professional customer service from this team. Additionally, from a personal perspective, it was a stressful period for me after the recent passing of my husband, Barbara and David were particularly empathetic and supportive. There was no pressure to sell at any price quickly, which made the whole process emotionally bearable. They identified and recognised my needs and together we brought about a successful outcome both for myself and for the purchasers.
I have no hesitation in recommending this team to bring about a win-win solution.
Barbara and David along with Ross recently sold our property and they were brilliant, their professionalism made this such an easy period while the house was on the market also the manner in which the auction was handled was amazing and we got the price we wanted.
We have no hesitation in recommending Barbara, David or Ross to sell your property.
Paul & Linda Friedrich
Barbara and David recently sold our lifestyle property and were amazing. Their knowledge of the market and contacts really helped to get heaps of people through the open homes and multiple buyers into the auction room which got us a really good price. There were some challenges while the property was on the market, but they worked through them very professionally and got a great result in the end. I would have no hesitation in recommending Barbara or David to sell your property, they did a brilliant job for us.
I listed and sold my Te Puna property with Barbara Sternberg and David Blumhardt. They then found my next home to purchase during a challenging real estate climate for buyers. They were both fully focused during the sales period and were a pleasure to have alongside.
Barbara and David always present as ultimate professionals because they are! They ensured the standard of the marketing material was top notch in terms of both quality images and written descriptions which had flair and impact. Not once did I question their energy and effort to ensure a successful outcome for my family.
I would absolutely recommend Barbara and David to anyone wanting a competent, professional and dedicated real estate agent.
Thank you so much for your wonderful support, and help to both buy and sell my property. You are a gem and it was great working with you.
I absolutely enjoyed doing business with Barbara Sternberg and Eves Realty Tauranga as they are a very professional company to deal with. They are extremely supportive and make sure that you completely understand the process of buying and selling and all the options that are available to you. You could not find a better team of professionals anywhere, I would highly recommend them.
Barbara Sternberg has been an amazing agent helping us find our new home. It has been a long search to find the right place, but Barbara helped us find the right place and helped facilitate the purchase very smoothly. I highly recommend Barbara for her focus, tenacity, patience, and competence.
Fiona & Grant Mowlem
Barbara Sternberg worked closely with us for the sale of our home in the latter part of 2018. Barbara listened to our needs, provided valuable professional advice and assisted with accessing other professionals as: a house staging advisor and photographer. She ensured that our property was widely advertised, including on Face Book and among her Eves colleagues. She assisted other representatives from other real estate companies as they brought their clients through. Barbara was generous with her time and her advice most relevant as she aided us in providing the most appropriate presentation for the then current market.
Her weekly progress reports from viewings, Open Homes and land agent colleagues, was exceptional. This feedback enabled us to be up to speed with changing trends in the market and she tweaked the advertising programme to facilitate the sale. In all that she did, Barbara was compassionate while remaining highly professional.
Barbara and we developed an excellent working relationship which quickly became friendship. Once our home sold, she listened to our needs and assisted us in our search for a replacement.
We are grateful for the many extra hours Barbara spent working on our behalf.
We highly recommend Barbara to any prospective sellers and buyers.
Geoff & Gayle Lamason
Barbara provides excellent service, from a fair appraisal, suggesting and guiding us through an appropriate marketing plan, and in our case of an auction, getting the serious bidders to the auction room. Her knowledge of property and sales history in the area is impressive and we were more than happy to trust her throughout the sale process. Barbara is very professional and maintained excellent communication with us from start to finish. We were able to achieve a great result after only a few weeks of marketing our property. We would highly recommend Barbara as an agent.
Victoria & Henry, Te Puna
We were lucky enough to have Barbara as our real estate agent on the purchase of our first home. It was amazing to find a genuine and caring agent who really listened to what we were trying to find, and helped us through every step of the way.
I would highly recommend Barbara as an agent – she is excellent at what she does, as well as a lovely person
Thanks for everything and we will definitely phone you when we look to sell our house in a couple of years!
Sarah & Richard
We listed our Te Puna property with Barbara Sternberg from EVES Realty in April 2018.
As part of our listing process we sent a Request for Proposal to 4 agents. 3 responded. Agents were requested to provide:
• their view of the market value of the property and supporting evidence for this view
• their proposal for any work that was required to present the property well,
• their proposed marketing approach (and investment required) and sales mechanism
• their fee proposal
Barbara won the listing on the basis of her commercially sound proposal and genuine and focused manner.
The property did not sell at Auction but did sell in the following month for fair value in a softening market.
Barbara was professional and focused through the listing and sales process and her communication was consistently excellent.
I would be happy to work with Barbara in the future and am pleased to commend her to others.
We started our house hunting process from Christchurch and sent out our house requirements to six real estate agencies. Barbara was the first one to get back to us. Our initial thoughts were very good, Barbara had done her homework and saw what type of house we have just sold, which showed great confidence in her.
We appreciated that Barbara offered to meet up in person. Barbara is very friendly, professional and approachable. She was quick to understand what we wanted and very helpful in giving advice, as Tauranga is a completely different market to Christchurch.
She got on top of every new listings popping up on the market, even if it was one from other agencies. Barbara was very motivated and organised private viewings every week until we won our house on auction day.
She is the type of person that would go the extra mile. Since it was the first time going to an auction, Barbara sent us videos explaining the process and took time to come with us the week prior to watch an auction. She was always happy to answer any questions regarding the auction process, and also offered to look after the kids on auction day, to relieve some of the pressure off our shoulders.
We will always recommend Barbara to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house, and hope we can keep in touch and have her around for a BBQ in our new house!
Matt & Jane
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Barbara to provide staging for one of her vendors homes. I meet many Residential Reps in my line of work, and can still say that I was immediately put at ease by Barbara's softly spoken, very professional communication style. I was impressed with her dedication to optimising the marketing of her vendors property and her willingness to work with me and my team. On the day of staging I saw that Barabara was a Sales rep who was prepared to roll her sleeves up and contribute her valuable time to ensuring the best was done for her vendor.
Barbara would definitely be a Sales rep that I would want representing my best interest and coordinating the sale of my property - I recommend her without hesitation!
Alicia Adler - Managing Director Boon Interior Staging Ltd
We would highly recommend Barbara to anyone. She was very professional and patient with us. Thank you Barbara!
Daz & Deb
We were impressed with Barbara's professional approach to our sales campaign, it was presented to us in a succinct and well researched plan rather than a random guess, the sale price at auction falling within the price range estimated. At all times we were kept well informed of progress and potential buyers. We would not hesitate to work with Barbara in the future or recommend her to others.
Vicki and Alan Maulder
Recently Barbara sold our house at Omokoroa and we were very impressed by her professionalism and attention to detail.
It was because of Barbara that we achieved such a great sale price. Barbara kept us constantly informed on her buyer’s interest and removed all of the stress from the sale process.
If you are looking for a hardworking, honest real estate agent then I would recommend Barbara as your perfect choice.
Phil & Marg Richardson
We appreciate the effort Barbara put into trying to find something that suited us. Her service was exceptional!
Her continuing efforts and regular communication are the best we have had from any real estate person anywhere (and we have dealt with many over the years). Barbara’s down to earth approach and friendly manner made our search a very pleasant experience, and we appreciated her perseverance and patience with us over a long period of time. We would recommend her to anyone looking for property in Tauranga.
We wish Barbara all the best and every success in her business.
Thank you so much, Barbara.
- Ian & Carol Gunn
I am happy to recommend Barbara.
She was very friendly and patient in all our dealings with her. She listened well and gave us opportunity to sort out our wish list and priorities.
She went out of her way to organise for us to view properties and also show us properties that were listed with other agencies. She always responded quickly to phone or e-mail contact. She also gave us space to consider other options.
I am grateful that we had Barbara as agent as we didn’t know Tauranga and needed her guidance.
She was very helpful without being “pushy”.
During our dealings with Barbara we found her to be nothing but friendly and professional. Her knowledge of the market was outstanding and she provided us with the best advice for our situation, resulting in a top sale price for our property! We would not hesitate to recommend Barbara to friends and family, and certainly would use Barbara again for any future real estate needs. If you want results for your property call her!
We are so glad we chose Barbara to sell our house! Having bought our NEW home from her on the Monday we were under pressure to ensure the sale of our OLD house within 6 weeks and by Sunday of that week we had our conditional offer and job done!
Barbara listened to our requirements and provided us with the solutions we needed for a speedy sale at the right price.
On the day of the move Barbara was on hand to support and help us with the move. What was a very stressful day was tempered by Barbara’s caring attitude and understanding.
Once we had moved in to our new home Barbara was passing a few days later and discovered our lovely dog wandering in the road. She collared “Charlie” and phone me at work to advise of the situation. Thankfully, she stayed with him until I could get home and rescue him. Much appreciated and highly recommended. Thank you Barbara.
Simon & Leonie Drew
I have found Barbara Sternberg to be an excellent Real Estate agent. She is professional, very hard working and does what she promises. Barbara is always beautifully presented, very patient and goes the extra mile.
I felt I could trust Barbara to do her best when selling our property and have no hesitation in recommending her to other sellers.
Barbara listened to my feedback on a property and distilled the essence of what I wanted from that. Nothing was too hard for her. Through the whole process, which was scary to me, Barbara was calm, cheerful, informed and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend Barbara and the only reason I look forward to another real estate transaction would be to work with Barbara again for another great property. Thanks!
I had the great pleasure of having Barbara Sternberg list and sell my property with Eves. My earlier dealings with Barbara showed she was professional, capable and approachable. This gave me the confidence to know she was the right person to sell my home.
Barbara explained every aspect of the process, offered quality advice and kept me well informed on progress, at every stage of the sale.
Barbara went out of her way to ensure both my needs and those of my daughter were taken care of. Including many last minute requests and personally picking up my daughter to show her properties when I was unavailable. She went the extra mile - beyond anything I had previously experienced with other agents.
We really appreciate all the advice and suggestions to ensure we got a good price for our home - you leave two very happy customers
I have no hesitation recommending Barbara to others who are looking for a real estate agent with good knowledge of the real estate industry and someone who genuinely works to get the best outcomes for her clients. I would definitely be giving Barbara a call the next time I am needing the services of a quality real estate agent.
Paulette & Georgia
I have had dealings with Barbara on numerous occasions and have found her to be very personable and willing to go the extra mile without being asked to do so.
She is a very good listener who focuses on understanding the point of view and requirements of her clients, and she treats people with respect regardless of the walk of life from which they come.
Above all, Barbara's integrity is her most outstanding quality.
Recently I have had the pleasure of meeting Barbara Sternberg, she has worked tirelessly to find a property that fits our needs.
She has a great balance of remaining professional while still being friendly.
I highly recommend Barbara to anyone looking to buy property within the Bay of Plenty.
Bethlehem 45 Pembroke Drive
Bethlehem 96R Taniwha Place
Brookfield 54A The Drive
Otumoetai 15 Ngatai Road
Otumoetai 9 Milton Road
Bethlehem 63 Orange Lane
Papamoa 151 Wairakei Avenue
Bethlehem 78 Castlewold Drive
Lower Kaimai 1475 State Highway...
Te Puna 6 Minden Hill Lane
Bethlehem 3/19 Brodie Place
Otumoetai 8A Ngatai Road
Omokoroa 21 Bramley Drive
Te Puna 91A Armstrong Road
Bethlehem 37 Beaumaris...
Ohauiti 132 Rowesdale Drive
Otumoetai 79B Milton Road
Te Puna 20 Matahiwi Road
Otumoetai 8A Longwood Lane
Otumoetai 1 Karaka Road
Te Puna 12 Lindoch Avenue
Papamoa 93A Dickson Road
Bethlehem 14 Balmedie Ridge
Pyes Pa 49 Landing Drive
Whakamarama 125 Leyland Road
Bethlehem 81 Bethlehem Heights
Pyes Pa 8 Kahuparere...
Bethlehem 1 O'Connor Way
Judea 305 Waihi Road
Bethlehem 32 Castlewold Drive
Pyes Pa 11 Dumfries Place
Bethlehem 77 Westmorland Rise
Omanawa 40A Ormsby Lane
Matua 13 Matua Road
Greerton 5C Mansels Road
Maungatapu 43 Vine Avenue
Bethlehem 53 Chater Avenue
Pyes Pa 87 Mortlake Heights
Omanawa 878 Mclaren Falls...
Otumoetai 58 Milton Road
Brookfield 40 St Pauls Drive
Omanawa 1021 Omanawa Road
Te Puna 20 Matahiwi Road
Bethlehem 15 Sterling Gate...
Pyes Pa 73 Condor Drive
Te Puna 402C Crawford Road
Te Puna 158 Lochhead Road
Bethlehem 40 Chater Avenue