Derek van Baarzel’s approach to real estate work reads like a recommendation from a motivational coach:
“If you want to be the best at what you do,” says Derek, “there are no shortcuts – you need dedication, perseverance, hard work, good communication, to be able to negotiate at all levels and most importantly, to establish trust.”
It is this winning formula that has made Derek the business success he is today, and which is now, thankfully, at the disposal of his real estate career. Derek chose to work with Bayleys because the company’s values epitomise this same professional approach.
Derek is a former owner of an iconic New Zealand-based, high-tech company with offices around the world; and one-time Managing Director of a construction company in a niche market. With this considerable commercial background, Derek is a pillar of support for clients throughout the often-daunting process of marketing and selling their most precious asset. His knowledge of the construction industry has proven invaluable to certain of his property clients.
Derek is a genuine fellow who enjoys open communication with vendors. He understands that real estate can be an emotional business and is careful to pay close attention to the individual needs of his clients. A “people person,” nothing gives him greater pleasure than concluding a deal to the delight of both vendors and buyers alike.
Derek is well-read with wide interests in politics, finance, business, history and ... property. He has a keen appreciation of the beautiful homes he is privileged to sell.
Outside of work, Derek’s life is centred around the schooling and soccer adventures of his son.
Derek persevered in a slowing market to sell our investment property in 2019. The property had a number of challenging aspects to it, yet Derek worked with many buyers to eventually get us two offers and thus the price we needed. I can recommend Derek as someone who will work hard for you to exceed your expectations where he can.
Brad Frost, Director - Frost Rentals Limited
Derek was the estate agent I chose when I decided to sell my property. He was an excellent choice as he made the transaction very easy for me. He sold my property in less than 2 stress free weeks. He was always there to answer questions and kept me up to date with all that was happening. And importantly the price exceeded my expectations.
With his outgoing personality and his helpfulness he made it a pleasure to deal with him.
Thank you Derek for making what could have been a stressful time, easy and pleasant.
I have never been so happy with an agent. Derek did such an amazing job from start to finish, making the process smooth, easy and stress free. I highly recommend Derek if you are wanting to sell your home. Thank you Derek for getting me the best price I could hope for.