Since moving to Tauranga in 1981, I have seen first-hand Tauranga grow from just qualifying to official 'city status', to being where it is today - New Zealand's sixth largest city. After living on a lifestyle block in Bethlehem since 1992, I have become passionate about residential and lifestyle property, and with 10 years' experience in property investment, I am able to use this extensive local knowledge to your advantage.
Working in The EVES Cameron Team since May 2012, I pride myself to 'think outside the square' in assisting you to accomplish your goals and to realize your dreams. My high personal standard of integrity and discretion is partnered with EVES Realty Ltd; ensuring that the highest possible professional standards are met throughout the entire selling or purchasing process.
Whether you are a first home buyer, looking to upgrade to the next level, investing, downsizing, wanting to sell your existing property, or just wanting a free property appraisal, I welcome all enquires and offer straight forward advice.
I started my working life as a mechanic, but over the years has re-trained and run various businesses in the horticulture industry, property development and the importation of American motor-homes and caravans.
Kevin is married to Yvonne, has 3 adult children, and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time Kevin enjoys the gym, fishing, walking and spending time with family and friends. Whenever possible Kevin likes to get away and explore New Zealand in the motor home.
THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH ME
- I am a full-time Real Estate Professional. It is my career
- As a consultant, I know how to help you find the right home
- I will stay in regular contact and keep you informed
- Using my expertise, I can effectively negotiate the successful purchase or sale of your property
- I will assist wherever possible to achieve a successful result
- I have the support and backing of EVES Realty Ltd, one of Tauranga's most established and trusted real estate brands.
MY COMMITMENT TO YOU
- Written Marketing Plans
- 21-Day Strategy Meetings
- Post Inspection Feedback
- To DO what I say I'll DO
- Weekly Personal Updates
- All Offers Presented in Writing.
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for selling our house in Tauranga for us. Both my wife and I did wonder how the whole process would go, seeing we live in Central Otago, and our house to be sold was in Tauranga!
I think I can say that it was the most stress-free house transaction we have ever been involved in. This was mainly down to you. I know you arranged for a couple of repair jobs/alterations etc. to be done (which strictly weren’t your responsibility), and please accept our grateful appreciation for this also.
Your advice to go to the auction market was obviously the right thing to do also. We were very pleased with the amount our house sold for – again thanks for going the extra mile as far as marketing our house was concerned. We also appreciated getting the regular weekly reports on who was coming to the open homes, phone enquiries etc. When you live 1500 km away, (as we do), it’s nice knowing you were doing your stuff, on our behalf.
Kevin, please be assured, if we ever buy (or sell) in the Tauranga market again, you will be the agent we will contact. Your integrity and honesty were obvious, and that’s all we could ever ask for.
Thanks again, for your expertise and professionalism – you have 2 very happy clients in Central Otago!
P.S. We were also both very impressed to find out that for each house sale you complete, you make a donation to the RUEL FOUNDATION, in the Philippines, which pays for the cost of a cleft palette operation for an underprivileged child. Well done. It’s nice to find caring people still exist.
Trevor and I would like to express our thanks to Kevin Barnes for his help and fantastic service in the sale of our home in Pyes Pa.
After seeing Kevin in action with both the sale of our daughters first home and the purchase of their second home we knew he was the right agent for us.
Kevin constantly went the extra mile, and was extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire process. We truly felt from the beginning that we could trust him and that he had our best interests at heart. We could not have been any more pleased and impressed, and we would recommend his services to anyone.
Kevin certainly made the experience of selling our property through EVES a pleasurable one.
From the start he made us feel at ease and kept us informed through every step. The honesty, professionalism and advice he gave us was greatly appreciated. The auction and the experience of selling our property exceeded our expectations.
We would certainly recommend him to all future clients.
Trevor and Sharron Angus
Kevin has a friendly attitude and good to work with, was very obliging and not at all not pushy. Great to be one of Kevin's valued clients.
Ross and Sue Horton
Kevin did an amazing job of helping us find our house! We let him know what we were looking for and within what price range, then he went away and did the research and came back to us with various options. He was very thorough and professional in all his dealings.
We went to a couple of auctions before securing our place, and during both of them Kevin explained all we needed to know and was there the whole time to assist us in our biding if we needed. It was good to have someone there who knew what they were doing.
We are rapt with our purchase and would highly recommend Kevin whether you are looking to buy or sell. Something we know is that Kevin won't give up until he gets you the result you want!
Luke and Gabrielle Williams
Kevin Barnes successfully listed and sold
our property. In all of our dealings I found him to be very dependable and helpful, offering good advice and feedback throughout the sales process. I found him to be ultra reliable and trustworthy and would highly recommend his services.
Without Kevin's help and expertise we wouldn't be living in our dream home. Kevin has a quiet strength about him. He is professional, obliging and accommodating; an estate agent of the highest calibre. Kevin was always in communication with us; keeping us updated even when he was on leave. He remained optimistic even when our demands would have frustrated most other agents. Kevin also had a good business sense of what was economically viable for us. In the unlikely event that we ever had to move from our gorgeous property, we would be contacting Kevin again without hesitation!.
Megan, Bill and Lee
It was a pleasure dealing with Kevin Barnes for the purchase of my home.
We met at an open home for the house I ended up purchasing but Kevin showed a great deal of patience with me showing me other properties, one after another, to compare until I made my final decision. He had the patience of a Saint and nothing seemed to be too much of a bother for him!
Bethlehem 93 Kinloch Way
Gate Pa 17B Watling Street
Welcome Bay 16 Bayvista Close
Pyes Pa 823 Taumata Road
Pyes Pa 45 Teal Place
Tauriko 71 Westridge Drive
Greerton 22F Sheppard Street