Considering a lifestyle change but don’t
know where to start, or who to talk to?
We understand that sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when considering
downsizing or moving into a retirement village. Village Guide has teamed up with
specialist agents from Barfoot & Thompson - experts at transitioning clients into
retirement villages
Rita Oliver Barfoot and Thompson
Rita Oliver
Millwater Agent

transition experts

6 key steps to downsizing

We've put together a 'Thinking of downsizing' information pack that outlines
6 key steps for you to follow. There's also a Q&A section answering some common questions people have about retirement village living.

Rita Oliver

Millwater Agent

Rita has been with Barfoot & Thompson since 2009 and understands the benefit of working for a family business with a great reputation.

She gives her clients 110% of her time assisting them with anything that needs to be done before their home goes on the market, making everything seem so easy and stress-free.

Most of her business comes from returning clients and referrals. This is something of which she is particularly proud, and believes is a result of her excellent customer service.

Rita Oliver is a highly professional salesperson, very hard working and has done a great job with the marketing and selling of our property. She has a very positive attitude, is an excellent communicator and is very direct and honest. We have no hesitation in recommending Rita to everyone selling or buying a property." Garry Wellfare & Lesley Andrews - Orewa

I used Barfoot & Thompson for both the sale of my existing property and the purchase of the replacement property, as I felt confident with the Sales Person involved. At all times she was completely professional and best of all, delivered an end result above my expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone." David Mortimer - Torbay

The team of agents we prefer to work with ...

  • Have a proven sales track record
  • Have a relationship with local villages
  • Are pleasant to deal with
  • Are honest with strong moral principles

They offer full service facilitation to make the move as stress-free as possible

  • Packers
  • Cleaners
  • Movers
  • Gardeners
  • Home stagers
  • Painters
  • Handymen

To learn more about how we
can support you in planning
your next move, request a
free information pack

Introducing the retirement transition expert in your area

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