Karan Sawhney

Immensely competitive and strong willed, Karan Sawhney is a man who loves overcoming challenges. His discipline and capacity to work hard makes him outperform all competition.

Born and raised in India he moved to New Zealand to pursue higher education.

Once in Auckland Karan wasted no time in setting his sights on being a Top real estate agent in the region. In his rookie year his will power and utter confidence drove him to over come all challenges and become one of the top sales people in his branch.

Karan always believes that it is no coincidence that the most hard working people are always the luckiest.

This belief make him strive hard and thus great results are never an accident.


  • #1 Salesperson, Papatoetoe Branch, 6 months ending September 2020
  • #1 Sales Team, South Auckland region, 6 months ending September 2020
  • #5 Sales Team, Overall, 6 months ending September 2020
  • #1 Salesperson, Papatoetoe Branch to end March 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • #2 Sales Team, South Auckland Region, to end March 2020
  • #1 Sales Team, South Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2019
  • #3 Sales Team, South Auckland Region, to end March 2019
  • #6 Sales Partnership, South Auckland Region, 6 months ending September 2018
  • #9 Individual Salesperson, South Auckland Region, to end March 2018



    Our agent Karan Sawhney, gave us very seasoned advice when we decided to list. He was completely proactive and forthcoming in his approach and handled everything with tact and patience. The communication through all the processes, from listing our house to settlement, was thorough and transparent. He is an extremely hardworking agent and goes above and beyond his role. At the same time, he is mindful of human emotion invested in the house selling business. Our agent worked in our best interest, always.

    Taranjeet Kaur

    Thanks Karan for all your efforts, really appreciate your work man as you sold all my developments so far. I’m highly recommending you to all my friends and family. You are indeed the Number 1 Agent.

    Akhaal Builders

    “You have, by far been the best real estate agent i have come across and I will recommend you highly.”
    Debbit & Mayank D’Souza

    I have dealt with a number of real estate agents… And I would say Karan is by far THE BEST.. Very composed and on point with his work… Can’t praise him and his work enough… Way to go Karan.. I am very happy that we chose you and you made our dream of moving to a bigger house come true…

    Tanya & Kashish Anand

    “Karan at Barfoot & Thompson Papatoetoe is just fantastic! He brings the heat and delivered us an amazing purchase. We have just now bought our new home through him and he went well beyond his way to help us! Trustworthy and committed. Highly recommended….”

    Jaspreet Singh

    I am very thankful for all the people at Barfoot & Thompson and especially for Karan who was in charge of selling my property of Clarrie Wills Way, and to be honest was a very quick process that really surprised me. No wonder Barfoot & Thompson is the most recognisable agencies nation wide and Karan Sawhney also is one of the top agents in the country. Thank you very much guys for selling my house

    Raul Pinilla-opazo

    Karan Sawhney is the most helpful & professional real estate agent I have met in a long time! He helped us to buy a property recently and made the whole process very easy. He was always available to answer questions, and readily offered help. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is considering buying or selling a property. Thank you Karan!

    Tina Schoone

    What a pleasure it was to deal with Karan during our journey of selling our first home, our humble little bungalow. Karan was exceptional on the whole process from start to finish. A great communicator and always kept us in the loop with everything we needed to know. His energy and dedication right through to auction time was nothing short of 100%, which is reflective of his nature to always make sure he worked in the best interest of all parties. We recommend Karan to anyone who is thinking of selling their home in the near future, he will look after you. There’s a reason why Karan is also picking up accolades left, right and centre for his hard work! All the best.

    Daniel Page

    We just want to extend a massive thanks to Karan Sawhney who was our agent for the purchase of 1-12 Hinton Place. Right from the get go when we first viewed the property, Karan was extremely polite, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He was informative and where there were any questions unanswered, Karan got back to us almost immediately with all the relevant information. The day we viewed 1-12 Hinton with Karan, he was also kind enough to show us through 2 other properties that did not have scheduled open homes. These were both his listings and despite the fact that the property we were most interested in – was not his listing, Karan was most willing to listen to our needs and focus on assisting us with making a formal offer. Throughout the time under offer, Karan was extremely accommodating to our appointments we had made to undertake due diligence, and was very helpful in facilitating final settlement. Lastly, Karan went out of his way to make us feel extremely welcome in our new home – by meeting us at our convenience where ever required and leaving us a very generous congratulatory gift. I can honestly say that Karan’s level of communication and professionalism is outstanding and we could not have asked for a more pleasant agent to deal with. Karan has far exceeded our expectations and has even personally ensured that anything that wasn’t in order on final inspection, was remedied shortly thereafter at his own expense. I believe that the level of service we had from Karan was nothing short of excellent and I hope that this?testimonial?in some way acknowledges the recognition he deserves. It would be a pleasure to deal with Karan again, and we will certainly recommend him to anybody who is looking to sell or buy in the area that he services.

    Bruce Walls and Tara Lee Carden

    I would like to take this opportunity to write this letter regarding the wonderful and professional experience that I experienced while selling my?home in Papatoetoe?through Barfoot and Thomson. All credit goes to Karan Sawhney and Deepak I was not at all impressed with my earlier experience, I should say this here as its important, don’t want to name anyone here but the earlier agent was simply?not good enough Karan Sawhney changed my view towards the agency to a positive one. He was excellent with follow up calls, negotiation, explaining the process and best was that he was very clear and transparent. After hours’ call were frequent and he went that extra mile to ensure that I knew what was going on. I usually don’t write testimonials but in this case I am glad to write one, while dealing with him I found that I can trust him, he is so good If I ever buy or sell again, I will blindly contact this guy for sure.

    Vikramjeet Singh

    Karan, I would like to take this opportunity to applaud the hard work put in by you and your team in selling our 2 properties. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area. In our case both the properties were rented. It was great to see you market the properties and showing buyers frequently while maintaining a great relation with the tenants. We were kept up to date with the process at all stages.

    We had a great relationship with Karan as a result we used to discuss many private matters with him. But he always maintained confidentiality and was very professional at all times. He made sure to look after our interest. Thumbs up Karan. Keep up the good work.

    Yuting Yin

    A big thanks to Karan Sawhney and his team from the Barfoot & Thompson Papatoetoe Branch. We’ve recently sold our property with them and they delivered what they promised. The team made the entire process painless from beginning to end. We were properly guided and updated at each step in the process. The team kept us well-informed and provided professional advice throughout. We never had to follow up on anything from our end. It was our first time selling a property so we were looking to go with someone we had full confidence in. We finally found our listing salespeople in Karan and Manisha. After we handed our property over to them for selling, we knew we had made the right decision. Karan’s team had been so professional yet so friendly all throughout and attended to all our questions and requests patiently. We were quite hesitant about how it will all happen during Covid-19 tricky times but to be honest, we didn’t have a single issue at all the whole time. The team always made an extra effort to understand what we needed and how that could be achieved. Our property got sold at the auction and we could move on without any further delays. We couldn’t be much happier and satisfied. They are the experts in their field, and we would highly recommend them to anyone who’s considering selling their property.

    Shiv & Nandini

    We had a positive experience from start to finish and are very pleased with the outcome.


    We had a positive experience from start to finish and are very pleased with the outcome.


    Thank you Karan for being the real person you are; a very dedicated and competent person that always does the best for his customers. You give great advice and you are very transparent with the process from engagement to final settlement. I am so grateful that I chose you to sell both my houses with a great return. I rate you very highly and would encourage others to seek his assistance as well.

    James Ram

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