Barfoot & Thompson | Our Auction Team

Barfoot & Thompson have a dedicated in-house team of eight auctioneers who do auctions – and only auctions.

Our auctioneers are not part-time sales people or managers. That means when you sell your house through a Barfoot & Thompson auction, you’ve got the most dedicated and experienced team possible working for you.

  • Campbell Dunoon, Auction Manager

Campbell Dunoon, Auction ManagerCampbell has around 15 years’ experience in real estate, both residential and commercial, and is a talented marketer and highly skilled auctioneer. In November 2013, Campbell moved from his role as Harcourts Regional Manager, to take up the position of Auction Manager here at Barfoot & Thompson.

Born in Australia, Campbell worked in the competitive sales environment of inner Melbourne, where the vast majority of properties for sale, were and still are, sold at auction. He moved across the Tasman in 2004.

A seasoned campaigner, Campbell’s passion for the auction process, proven track record and cutting edge negotiation skills have helped him cement his place in the real estate industry.

Campbell has gained a number of awards during his career including, finalist in the REINZ 2011 National Auctioneer Championships, Bayleys Auctioneer of the Year 2011 and senior finalist in the 2011 and 2012 Barfoot & Thompson invitational auctioneers’ championships.

  • Tony Loughran, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, North Shore

Tony Loughran, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, North ShoreTony has amassed an extensive curriculum vitae in real estate experience in only a decade in the industry, being a successful salesperson before moving into auctioneering in both local and national roles. He also has experience in real estate office management, business development and training.

Tony works closely with the salespeople in his area to ensure they are truly providing the best service to their vendors.

A sense of humour, honesty and integrity have helped make Tony a well-respected auctioneer amongst his clients, colleagues and peers.

  • Marian Tolich, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, Central West and West

Marian Tolich, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, Central West and WestMarian Tolich is one of New Zealand’s leading Auctioneers, with over 20 years of real estate experience, with an extensive knowledge of the Auckland region.

One of New Zealand’s only full time female Auctioneers, Marian is one of only two women to have gained Accredited Auctioneer status from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).

At the 2000 NZ Property Auctioneers’ Championships, Marian was placed 4th – one of only two woman finalists in Australasia since the inaugural Championships in 1993.

She has earned a reputation for her honest and professional Auctioneering skills coupled with marketing excellence and an Auction sale success rate that is the envy of many of her colleagues.

  • Murray Smith, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, Central

Murray Smith, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, CentralMurray Smith entered real estate in 1989, when property auctions were beginning to become an accepted method of sale. As a salesperson he focused on auctions from day one, and took the next step to conducting them in 1992, when he sold his first one under the hammer. After completing his 500th auction two years later, he was accredited as an REINZ auctioneer. He has since wielded the gavel on more than 5000 property auctions and was judged New Zealand’s best property auctioneer at the 2002 REINZ Property Auctioneering Championships.

An associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and holder of a Diploma in Business Studies (Real Estate), Murray brings a wealth of property marketing knowledge to his role as auctioneer and marketing advisor with Barfoot & Thompson.

  • David Johnstone, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, South and East

David Johnstone, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor, South and EastDavid Johnstone has been calling Auctions in Auckland for over 34 years and brings to Barfoot & Thompson a wide range of knowledge and experience. As well as real estate, he has sold antiques, fine art, jewellery, vehicles, company receiverships and liquidations as a director of his own auction company.

David has completed the Advanced Auctioneer’s Course and was placed in the top 4 in the 1998 and 2004 New Zealand Property Auctioneers’ Championships.

When it comes to selling your home, David believes with a passion that wide spread marketing exposure is the key to success. He is committed to sharing his experience with you, so that you too can benefit and be a part of the excitement that is selling real estate.

  • David Roy AREINZ, Auctioneer – Northland

David Roy AREINZ, Auctioneer – NorthlandDavid has been a licensed Auctioneer for 7 years, during which time he has been involved in property sales across all real estate sectors in Northland.

In his role as Northland Auctioneer for Barfoot & Thompson he is committed to getting the best results for clients through the auction process.

David also sells quality horticultural and lifestyle properties throughout Northland and as the only horticultural specialist in the north he has sold many prestigious properties over the past 9 years.

David holds both his Real Estate Agents and Branch Managers License and competed for the first time in the 2009 REINZ National Auctioneering Competitions.

  • Craig McNair, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor – North Shore

Craig Mcnair Barfoot & Thompson auctioneerCraig McNair, Auctioneer & Marketing Advisor – North ShoreCraig is our newest auctioneer, after joining the team in August 2013. He became an auctioneer after around six years as a successful salesperson with Barfoot & Thompson.

Craig picked up a number of novice auctioneer awards before he became an auctioneer, including the Rising Star award at the REINZ 2013 National Real Estate Auctioneers Championships and the novice award at Barfoot & Thompson Auctioneer’s championships in 2012 and 2013.

Craig’s real estate experience combined with having been a small business owner, Member of Parliament and airline employee has given him a wide range of diverse skills, the most important of which is people skills. Craig describes his auctioneering style as being one of high enthusiasm and energy.


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