Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Wellington City
Switching from a medical career to real estate 19 years ago, Cheryl Barber now calmly nurses clients through the sales process to achieve healthy, positive property transactions. Over the years, she has fine-tuned her negotiating skills to ensure a win win situation, virtually every time.
Clients attest to her energy and tenaciousness in delivering an exceptionally thorough, professional service. She plans high profile marketing campaigns to capture as wide an audience as possible.
Cheryl also offers advice regarding ways to present homes, often using home staging services to enhance a property to achieve a premium. The confident way she handles every aspect of the selling role takes the stress away from the sales process so there’s little disruption caused to people’s lives. Her clients can simply move on and enjoy the next stage of their lives.
"Nothing seemed too much trouble for Cheryl."
"Very conscientious, helpful and professional."
Keith and Lynette - Oriental Bay
"Cheryl made it possible for me to buy the home of my dreams by working very hard indeed on my behalf. I owe her a great deal."
Verna Smith - Oriental Bay
"Very thorough, organised and great help with set up / staging of house"
Lauren & Martyn - Karori
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank and recommend Cheryl Barber and Mark Logan from Leaders Real Estate, Wellington. We chose Cheryl and Mark based on their reputations as being passionate, experienced, accessible professionals. We were not disappointed. We were fortunate that Cheryl and Mark were available to assist us in preparing our home, marketing and selling it on The Terrace. They were reliable, knowledgeable, honest and most personable. Thank you for your hard work and a great result. We couldn’t be more happy with your efforts." Nick and Julia February 2017
Nick & Julia - The Terrace
I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Cheryl Barber to take you through the sales process. Cheryl came highly recommended and delivered on her reputation. I can attest to her professionalism and her commitment to stay engaged throughout the entire process right up to the time of settlement and to actively respond to any obstacles that may arise. Cheryl walks the talk. She told me she would do all that was required to get a top price and she did; whether this was doing a final clean of the kitchen or liaising with relevant trades people. She also recommended a number of tradespeople to undertake work that was required. All of these providers delivered a high quality of service. I was an absent owner living in Europe during the sales process and so it was very important for me that I employed an agent that I could trust and who was willing to work with the additional complexities that this situation created. The sales preparation phase of my property was not an easy one following the discovery of the need for a code of compliance certificate from Wellington City Council for work carried out on my property some 10 years earlier. On top of that some earthquake damage was discovered in a concrete pile that needed to be repaired before the Council would sign off the compliance certificate. Cheryl responded to each of the many obstacles that arose in a constructive way and always consulted with me in a timely manner and was willing to correspond directly with relevant people, on my behalf, so these issues could be addressed as quickly as possible. The sale of my property turned out to be a much more complicated process than expected due to me being an absent owner and the many unexpected issues that arose. I always had confidence in Cheryl and could trust her to do what was necessary to get things done and this certainly reduced the stress associated with this process. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Cheryl Barber. Yours sincerely Gillian Mylrea Paris, France 21 July 2017
Gilliam Mylrea - Miramar
Cheryl was the listing agent for our house, and was by far, head and shoulders above any agent we'd ever dealt with previously. She brings an attention to detail, listens to the client and gets results. We valued Cheryl's knowledgeable market analysis and recommendations on how we should bring our property to market, resulting in getting the range of quality offers, which ultimately gave us what we wanted as a sale. She's the sort of agent that restores your confidence in the real estate profession. We're happy to commend her to other clients, and are happy to talk to anyone looking to list or buy through her.
Rob Philipsen & John McGregor - Lyall Bay / Mount Victoria
I chose Cheryl Barber to sell my Aro Valley property in late 2014 following a recommendation from a friend. Throughout the process Cheryl provided outstanding service both in getting the house ready to go to market and then during the open home and tender process. Cheryl provided invaluable advice on making the house look its best for the photographs and open homes. She also helped me manage an unresolved issue on a boundary, about which we took an open and transparent approach. Throughout the process I was able to keep focused on my busy job, confident that Cheryl was looking after my best interests yet acting professionally and with integrity. In summary the house was sold after just two open homes and achieved the maximum sale price I had hoped to achieve. Without doubt this was due to Cheryl’s expert advice and management of the process. Cheryl definitely went the extra mile and always exceeded my expectations of the service I would get. I have no hesitation in recommending her and would say listen to her advice – she knows her stuff.
Grant Ogilvie - Aro Valley
We are writing to thank you for selling our family home in Bolton Street. Given the situation of our home, a young house in amongst older traditional homes, we needed somebody knowledgeable, honest, and professional to guide us through the process. Your extra care and professionalism in the preparation and presentation of the property made a difference and you were obviously up to the task of meeting the needs of the buyers. The advice and market insight you provided in regard to the approach to the sale also proved to be right. The realisation from the property exceeded our expectations and we have no hesitation in recommending you to other vendors.
Janne Belton and Derek Williams - Wellington Central
Cheryl Barber was the agent engaged to sell my Khandallah property in 2015 following a recommendation from a friend. Throughout the process Cheryl provided outstanding service both in getting the house ready to go to market and then during the open home and tender process. The house was not an easy sell due to the ongoing negative press given to fibre cement cladding. While the house had never leaked due to water infiltration through the cladding it is difficult to move these properties. The many positives regarding the property were constantly negated by the cladding issue. Cheryl worked through the issues and when there was a genuine buyer she worked for a solution and got the house sold sign up. Throughout the process I was able to stay in Hawke’s Bay where we now live, confident that Cheryl was looking after our best interests yet acting professionally and with integrity. In summary the house was sold after a great deal of effort on Cheryl’s part. Cheryl definitely went the extra mile and achieved the desired result. I have no hesitation in recommending her and would say listen to her advice – she knows her stuff.
William Walker - Khandallah
In October of 2015 we engaged the services of Cheryl Barber following a family bereavement. Cheryl came highly recommended and for a good reason. She was efficient and professional, gave valuable advice regarding presentation, kept us fully informed and worked long hours to achieve a multi-offer situation in a tight time-frame. In addition to her excellent real estate skills, she was considerate, understanding and able to negotiate the intricacies of working with a multi-owner property. It is fair to say she exceeded our expectations both in service and outcome. We have no hesitation in recommending her as an experienced agent who will got out of her way to offer a personal real estate service that gets results.
Anne Pearce - Karori
Cheryl provided great support and was always available at short notice when we were searching for our property. She understood our needs well. Her advice and valuations were accurate along with good negotiation skills. Cheryl has a depth of market knowledge that was very helpful in both our selling and purchasing processes. Cheryl has an interior designers eye and went above and beyond the call of duty helping us get our house ready for sale, with a successful result. We are pleased to have bought and sold properties through Cheryl and highly recommend her as a professional, friendly, committed and experienced agent who will put in extra effort for her clients.
Inge Doig - Karori
“We would be delighted to recommend Cheryl as your next Real Estate Agent. We have been fortunate enough to have worked with Cheryl in the past and again recently. Throughout our dealings with her, she has provided an extremely professional, enthusiastic and efficient service. She has worked hard to maximise client interest, and has the team and back up support to provide a service that in our view is unparalleled in the Wellington Region.”
Gary Orr - Kelburn