Karina Thorburn

Bayleys Real Estate Ltd

Licensed under the REAA 2008

Mobile: +64 21 477 955
Office: +64 9 947 9306

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Office - Kumeu
Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Phone tel:+64 9 412 9891

Email: kumeu@bayleys.co.nz

Address: 321 Main Road, Kumeu, Kumeu

About Karina


I specialise in marketing and representing some of the finest Residential, Lifestyle and Rural properties, in the North and North Western Corridor.

I have one focus that drives my business, and that is to bring you an outstanding result in any transaction. My aim is to be the real estate professional of choice in your market. Repeat, refer and recommend business is my goal in anyone I deal with.

My belief is, when you entrust a person with the sale of your property, you want to have a single point of contact to manage the process. A person to go to, to answer any questions that arise. This belief fits seamlessly with the Bayleys philosophy of premier customer experience. It was the obvious choice for me when choosing a quality brand. With me, there is nothing to hide behind, and the buck stops here.

On a personal note, I have been self-employed for the past 20 years in a sales and marketing environment. My career has been focussed on customer satisfaction and referral business. This has taught me to be able to adapt rapidly to changing markets, maintain a constant focus on my client’s goals, and to be resilient during tough negotiations.

I have a long term passion for lifestyle property, and have undertaken the subdivision process (and new builds) on a personal and professional level. This experience has given me an in depth understanding on Council process and procedures.

The buying and selling process can be very stressful on everyone (including your family). As a mother who has been through this a number of times, I can empathise with you, I pride myself on helping minimise the stress, making everything run as smoothly as possible, and turning the experience into an exciting milestone in your lives.

If you’ve been looking for a trusted team to guide you on your real estate journey, you owe it to yourself to give me a call, and have a chat about what I can offer you. The first step is as easy as picking up the phone.



Karina made the process of selling our house and purchasing the next as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. Her calm and professional demeanour kept us at ease during this stressful time. We found her to be honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable and readily available to answer any questions.

With the sale of our house Karina put great effort in looking after us the vendors and the purchasers by being open and transparent in negotiations so everyone involved was well informed and happy with the final purchase agreement.

Buying the property we wanted Karina's knowledge and skill in negotiating a difficult deal resulted in us securing our new home. We can highly recommend Karina. She has proven to us the importance of finding the best agent to work for you and restored our faith in realestate agents after dealing with some dodgy characters in the past.

It has been a pleasure working with you Karina! Thanks for all your hard work.

Andrea and Graeme


Hi Karina, I just wanted to thank you for your professionalism and help in selling my home recently. Throughout a lengthy process (which was no reflection of your efforts) you remained professional, calm and positive. You presented a multi offer on the first weekend of open homes and when through no fault of yours these did not come to fruition you preserved and found different techniques and formulas to attract the right buyer. Through the process you initiated changing advertising, working with other agents, following up with all potential buyers and working them through any issues they presented. Your communication throughout the process was excellent and you always offered different ideas that could achieve the outcome I seeked. Your perseverance paid off and I’m so happy with the end result.

Thank you for your hard work and for making selling my home seem seamless.

Cheers, Grant


Dear Karina

I would like to say thank you. We have lived in our family home for 22+ years and it has, with your help and understanding that we have now sold. You have made the process  so easy for us, I for one will always be grateful to you as was unsure of agents, you treated selling our home as not just another house, but one we have cherished! You kept us updated with all client comments and walked us through each process. Gave us advice when needed and made the whole experience a stress free journey. We will miss your lovely smile even when the weather was shocking on the open homes.

Thank you, John & Irene