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
Tania Brown Barfoot and Thompson
Tania Brown
Central & Eastern Bays 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.

Tania Brown

Central & Eastern Bays Agent

Transparency, Dedication, Empathy

Selling real estate is more than a job for me. It’s a profession I’m extremely passionate about. Assisting clients with the successful sale of their family homes and property investments is something I take very seriously. I have strong communication skills and am focused on offering the very best in customer service, solutions and care throughout the entire process while maintaining absolute confidentiality.

Tania was the agent I chose to sell our grandmother's house. The listing was potentially tricky as I am my grandmother's power of attorney and live in Tauranga. Tania was very efficient and organised. From marketing plan to sale Tania very clearly took control with ease. Of particular importance to me was Tania's fantastic communication skills. From frequently visiting my grandmother to show her internet photos, clearly explaining the whole sales procedure, advising her and helping stage the house and all the while keeping me in the picture I thoroughly recommend her if you are considering selling your home." James Houghton

Don and I would like to say how much we appreciated your support and expertise while we were selling our house, which was during a negative period for real estate sales. Your professionalism, skill and advice, not to mention sense of humour during this challenging time was just what was needed. You took time to listen to our concerns and you were mindful of the security of the property. We would be more than happy to recommend you to other people seeking assistance to sell their property." Sue Sawdenp

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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