Agents

Eltham Agents

Viv Scott

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Just a little information about me: I live in Opunake and have done most of my life; it is a fabulous place to bring up kids. An awesome beach, which is one of the safest in Taranaki, also we have Middleton Bay being the home of the Opunake Boat club and the boat ramp, also Opunake Lake.

You can see why I have chosen to live there. Keith (who sadly passed away in 2009) and I have four adult children, who really enjoyed growing up on the coast, Alex, Erin, Joshua and James.

I work from the Eltham office covering Eltham, Kaponga through to Opunake. We have a great team in our office, Carolyn Cragg being my PA and our wonderful Admin Sarah Wood. We cover the whole process of Real Estate, Buying, Selling and Property Management making the investment options so much easier and stress free.

Real Estate is a great career. It can be a very rewarding occupation helping our Clients through what can be a very stressful time. For me it was also an opportunity to further my education in the Real Estate Sector through studying at Massey University to attain my Agents License.

TESTIMONIALS

"Dealing with you has been a positive experience. I am very impressed." Tracey, Eltham

"All good-prompt and on the ball. Nothing too difficult." Gerry, Waimuku

"Friendly people and efficient service. Straight foward assistance and very good customer contact." Lindsay & Maree, Eltham

"Viv Scott was easy going and very accommodating." Kere, Eltham

"WIll deal with Viv again and good to know of a local firm with great history in coastal property real estate.' Wayne and Karen, New Plymouth

"Viv spent time with us showing us available houses in the area we were looking. She was pro-active for both buyer and seller." Murray and Diane, Palmerston North

"Thanks for the help Viv Scott!! She is very good at her job!! Dickson & Kirsty, Eltham

"Very good to deal with, able to remain in contact with Viv Scott even when she was away." Darren, Te Kiri

"We enjoyed working with Viv Scott whose assistance we have valued." Ivan & Lorraine, Eltham

"Local knowledge is all important so I chose a McDonald Real Estate property consultant." Sue, Opunake

"Viv was great. Very approachable and great communicator." Sharon, Hawera

'New clients. We love them, so friendly, helpful. Awesome photos of our place. Best real estate we have had. Fingers crossed they sell it soon.' Ian and Carol, Eltham

'Good service, willing to take calls at anytime, always helpful.' Sharon, Opunake

'Very happy with Viv. Had awesome service.' David & Wendy, Opunake

'Our prime reason for listing with you is because Viv is a local and has a great track record of sales in Opunake' Grant and Marg, Opunake, March 2013

'Viv worked hard to do the best for us to buy this home - Thank you Viv' David and Wendy, Eltham, October 2012

Carolyn Cragg

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I moved to Taranaki from Auckland in 1984. I wanted more than the 'big city' life for my children and it's been the best decision I've ever made.

Taranaki - what an awesome place to live! From the mountain to the sea in just 20 minutes, this place has excellent educational institutions with loads of sporting opportunities for kids - with fantastic people to top it off!

During my life here, I have had a fantastic variety of positions, including farm work (believe it or not, I loved milking cows). I've been a machine operator with Fonterra, a diversional therapist, painter/decorator and also an interior consultant.

In 1999, I married David. Between us, we have five children and six incredible grandchildren - hopefully there's more to come.

I am extremely proud to be involved with local Eltham organisations. I have a great passion for youth affairs (I am called 'Ma' by more young people than I can count). I also must confess that I'm not a sporty person - the closest thing I do with sport is watch it.

Real estate is not where I thought my future lay. In 2008, I worked as a relief administrator in McDonald Real Estate's Eltham office and quickly began work as a property manager. I am a licensed salesperson and a proud sales associate, reporting directly to Viv Scott within the Eltham/Kaponga market.

I love my job - it's different every day. Meeting new clients and tenants is a privilege - one I won't take for granted.

Take a look at the number plate on my car - that says it all!

I sell it - sales professional - management professional.

Hawera Agents

Rodney Perrett - Rural

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I started my real estate career in February 1998 joining McDonald Real Estate as a Rural Salesperson focusing on the South Taranaki area. Whilst I still have an active role as a Rural Salesperson and also manager our very successful rural sales team my wife, Sheree and I have also joined Peter and Min McDonald as co-owners of McDonald Real Estate Ltd. My focus is now not only property sales but also on the continued growth and development of all aspects of our company. I am privileged to be part of McDonald Real Estate Ltd and extremely proud of the results we are able to achieve and especially proud of the people we have that help to make McDonald Real Estate Ltd the market leader in Taranaki.

Karen Annabell

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I am fortunate to have lived and worked in South Taranaki for the past 20 years. I totally believe in the South Taranaki lifestyle and am committed to the region, both as a great place to live and to invest.

My aim is to create a Great Real Estate Experience! Entrusting me to market your home is a great honour. I give you my personal guarantee that I will do my very best for you.

Honesty and Integrity always win.

Suzanne Van Der Merwe

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My name is Suzanne Van Der Merwe.
I started my Real Estate career in 2004 in South Africa. With a small wallet, but a big heart I opened up a Real Estate company called Prime Properties. We soon grew into a well-known brand in the Potchetstroom area.
We moved to breathtaking Taranaki earlier this year and we already feel at home. I feel privileged to be one of the representatives at McDonald Real Estate where family values are the order of the day. I am looking forward to making Hawera our home and to be part of the McDonald family.
I believe that hard work and enthusiasm go hand-in-hand to assure success in anything you do.
I understand that buying your home will be the biggest investment you ever make and therefore, it will be treated as such.
By investing in me you can be assured of a friendly, professional and enthusiastic experience.
Looking forward to meeting you.

Gemma Heath

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Property Manager
Servicing Hawera and surrounding areas

Inglewood Agents

Linda McIntyre - Rural

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After working as a training adviser with the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation for five and a half years, I joined the rural team at McDonald Real Estate in 2005. My husband, Donald, and I currently farm at Ratapiko, where we milk around 400 Friesan cows. We have two adult children, two cats, two golden Labradors and a large garden. Prior to working in the rural sector, I worked for a number of years with Tourism Taranaki as well as Venture Taranaki.

TESTIMONIALS

"I think Linda is the consummate sales professional. Looks smart, is smart and that has a good flow on effect to all staff at McDonalds. We had our property marketed professionally with us, the vendors in mind. Have already recommended our friends to your firm as they are looking to move to Inglewood." Adriene and Graham, Inglewood.

"We are very happy with the service to date from Linda." Susanne, Inglewood

"Linda has been very active in promoting our property and has kept us well informed about offers and possible sales. McDonalds is a long established firm with well-trained reliable agents." Reginald, New Plymouth

"Professional, friendly and Linda had awkward circumstances with the hours of my work." Mike, Tariki

"Good relationship with Linda and staff at Inglewood office." Alice, Inglewood

"Very pleased and thank you Linda for obtaining a sale. An excellent result with credit to Linda." Ian, Inglewood

"Linda is very much a people's person. Very understanding lady and a great listener. Never gives you the impression she's just there to sell the house. She gets on a personal level with her clients not overstepping any boundaries." Samuel & Karleen, Inglewood

"Found Linda to be very professional and helpful throughout the process. We found Linda kept us informed through many phonecalls and visits and gave us suitable advice with the situation." Karen, Inglewood

"Prompt, efficient, easy to deal with, good local knowledge and very friendly. Many Thanks! It's a lovely home and a 'special' thanks to April for her endless assistance during Linda's absence." Simon and Jenny, Egmont Village

'Efficient and Reliable." John, Inglewood

"Very professional real estate salesperson (Linda McIntyre) which made the sale successful of our property very easy." Eric and Michelle, Inglewood

"Very professional - takes the stress out of buying property" David and Michelle, Inglewood, February 2013

Gavin Muir - Rural

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I am living in Inglewood and have been in the North Taranaki area all my life. I have been farming a sheep/beef and grazing block in Tarata since 1994 and have enjoyed the farming background.

I am the finance manager of the Kaimata Board of Trustees and the link with a government department certainly ensures you have good patience and high tolerance levels.

Twenty five years in the wool industry and three in the dairy industry have given me a very good overview of the rural sector and I am looking forward to extending that knowledge into the real estate market.

TESTIMONIALS

'Happy with service. I really applaud the fact that McDonald Real Estate supports local charities and sporting events.' Lyall, Tarata

"If we sell our farm Gavin Muir will be the person that we shall be contacting" Ross and Jo Anne, Tikorangi, November 2012

Erica Summerfield

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Hi my name is Erica Summerfield, Rental Manager of McDonald Real Estate Ltd, Inglewood Branch.

I really enjoy being Rental Manager of the Inglewood Branch.

My No. 1 priority is providing a top service for landlords and tenants. I love the challenge and most of all, meeting new people.

In my weekends I enjoy gardening, tramping, bike riding, walking, reading and catching up with my family and friends.

Liz Jones

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Hi I'm Liz Jones and I have joined the team at McDonald real estate in Inglewood.
With a background in retail and rental property management, selling real estate was a natural progression for me and a chance to work in a field that I am passionate about.

If you are looking for a fresh, honest approach to real estate that's not pushy, and a salesperson that:
- is committed to customer service and satisfaction,
- keeps you informed and up to date about buyer interest in your property
- can design a marketing plan that creates buyer enquiries
- will give you advice on how to present your home for sale and open homes
- Is focused, and will work hard to sell your home.
I have the time and the resources to dedicate attention to my clients real estate needs

If you're thinking about making a move now or in the future and would like a free current market appraisal
Or if there is anything that you would like to know about the local market or real estate then give me a call,
I would love to hear from you


Testimonials

"Very professional - takes the stress out of buying property" David and Michelle, Inglewood, February 2013

Shelley Wilkin

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My name is Shelley Wilkin and I have started my new and exciting career with McDonald Real Estate Ltd in Inglewood as a Property Consultant.

A little bit about me: I am married to Bruce and we have 5 fantastic adult children between us and three awesome grandchildren. We live on a lifestyle block on the outskirts of Inglewood. Taranaki born and bred and living locally near Inglewood has helped me gain knowledge of this great and close knit community.

I have previously spent 15 years in sales and thoroughly enjoyed it. I represented Taranaki in Indoor Volleyball and have also participated in Beach Volleyball at a competitive level. My other outside interests include horses, netball, basketball and all other sports. Real Estate has been a passion of mine for many years and now I have the opportunity to fulfil this dream.

I am looking forward to the many challenges that will be put in front of me.

If you are looking for that ENERGETIC, HONEST, RELIABLE and ENTHUSIASTIC Sales Person then...

Call me NOW!

TESTIMONIALS

"Drove by and rang Shelly just before 5pm on Sunday and she was there in 15-20 minutes. Excellent. All over in a week". Milton and Shirley, Inglewood

"Shelley does a great job. Most of all - she is not 'pushy'. She does not 'yap', but is helpful as needed. There are many others who could (and should) learn from her." Barbara, Inglewood

"Was happy with the way all things went-obvious experience, sincerity and working with the customer in mind." Brent, Inglewood

"After having the house listed for 8 months with another real estate company with no results, Shelley had an offer in our price range after 3 weeks and a contract after 4. It was a pleasure having an agent that worked for their client rather than appearing to work for themseves." Angelette, Inglewood

"House only been on the market for 2 weeks. I am very happy with service and communication provided. Well done Shelley, Keep it up." Raemon, Inglewood

"Shelley has a friendly helpful manner. I chose McDonald Real Estate because of her as I had been looking at other houses and was impressed with her helpfulness and very very happy that she wasnt pushy. I really enjoyed the time that I spent with Shelley. Felt that she was very supportive and did the utmost to sell my house. I would highly recomment Shelley to anyone wanting to sell a house." Janice, Inglewood

"Shelley was great to deal with. She listened to what we wanted while also explaining well where our property sat on the market and why. Hassel free sale that was performed quickly and to our requirements." Jason and Stephanie, Lepperton

'Thank you Shelley for listening to the type of property that suited our needs and we would be happy with. Our property is just perfect.' Graham & Sally, Inglewood

"Shelley's service and commitment is excellent." Donna, Inglewood

"Shelley was very approachable and friendly. She made purchasing a home very easy." Geoff and Courtenay, Kaimiro, February 2013

"Shelley! i don't think that we have ever worked with an agent so enthusiastic and dedicated" Peter and Suzanne, Inglewood, December 2012

New Plymouth Agents

Daniel McDonald

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  • Phone: 06 757 3083
  • Mobile: 027 259 3671
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I am the fourth generation of my family to work for McDonald Real Estate, an achievement we are very proud of. To survive for 100 years in real estate you need to have a passion for the industry and a reputation of honesty and integrity. These traits are in my blood.

I'm also proud to be a Taranaki lad. I was born and raised in Taranaki and I love the area and its people. Our company has played a massive part in the lives of generations of local families, and the continued support we receive is not taken for granted. The opportunity to be involved in the company's 100th year celebration in 2012 was a great honor.

I began in real estate in 2005 and from an early stage it was clear to me that service is the number one requirement in building a healthy relationship with my clients. This commitment continues in my managerial duties as we strive to ensure that the McDonald Real Estate family continues to grow and prosper for the next 100 years. I am also an associate of the real estate institute which assures my clients receive a professional and ethical service.

John McDonald

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  • Phone: 06 757 3083
  • Mobile: 027 442 7244
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I'm the Systems Manager for McDonald Real Estate Ltd

Working is a pleasure when you're passionate about what you do. After working as a dairy farmer for 30 years, I decided to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, father and brothers before me and join McDonald Real Estate as an agent in 1999. Selling farms and rural properties along the coastal area from New Plymouth to Opunake, until late 2013. With the expansion of the company I have stopped selling properties and taken on the role of Systems Manager where I keep the information, internet and technology systems, that we use, running smoothly.

Anne Wilson

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Anne is passionate about Real Estate and her slogan of 'up front and down to earth' sums her up well.
She is a mother of 4 and was a nurse for over 20 years. Having been married to a builder also assists her greatly in her real estate career with sellers and buyers who can often be quite stressed about the whole process.
She is a workaholic who is always out to do the best for her clients and she always ensures they are all 'nursed' through the process of selling and buying and they get great support and advice on how to go about the steps involved.
She is supported by a very energetic team of hard workers who work in the culture and philosophy of the A team . Anne sells on average 1 property per week and has done so for over the last 3 years.
Clearly her methods of selling work incredibly well for her with her days on market being extremely competitive in the selling environment.
Anne would love to hear from you to assist you with any of your Real Estate transactions. She and the team are always here and ready to help in their happy, non judgemental and upfront way.
Find more Anne Wilson Real Estate testimonials on Facebook: Anne Wilson Real Estate

TESTIMONIALS

“We would like to thank you and your A team for the effort in selling our property. You promised it would be a stress less and hassle free and from our point of view it was all of that. You said you would get us the best price out there and you also delivered on that. We found you and your A team members very helpful, friendly, informative and professional during the sale and we both felt we were kept very well informed of what was happening at all times.”
Thanks B&R, New Plymouth, 2014

“Hi Anne, you guys are streets ahead of the real estate guys we dealt with at this end and I must say more honest :-)!!! We would always be happy to recommend you to anyone Anne, we made our choice and stuck with it throughout and got the result we wanted. Thanks again and have a great Christmas and New Year.”
Cheers Jim and Brodwyn, Oakura, 2013


'We chose Anne because of her reputation but also her positive but realistic approach. We generally keep an eye on the local sales and often attend Open Homes always introducing ourselves as 'just nosey neighbours'. If Anne was there, she would always respond with 'nosey neighbours buy and sell houses too you know' and laugh and welcome us in. At the end of the day, love her or not, can she sell houses? Yes she can and in our case, far exceed our expectations! We rate the selling process with Anne and the A-team as painless, no non-sense, and in accordance with our instruction to the letter. We would and do recommend the A-team to others because Anne seems to clearly be in tune with the market, the people and the process involved in selling a property. To us, she is inspirational.' Lisa & Steve, Oakura, September 2013

'We chose Anne because we had our house on the market with someone else and it wasn't selling. We were feeling despondent and a friend said Anne is the one she will get the job done! With regards to the selling process - Anne was very positive and basically had the confidence to get buyers to see past and not be concerned about the issues which had put previous buyers off. She had the buyer through within a few days and it couldn't have been easier. I would highly recommend the A team to others, the girls we've dealt with who work with Anne are absolutely lovely and seem to have the perfect mix of friendliness and professionalism. Anne had a lot to live up to reputation wise but from the very first phone call I just felt relief knowing there was hope for selling my house! Thanks a lot for all your help.' Nicki, Paul, Charlie and Poppy, New Plymouth, August 2013

'We knew she had a proven track record in Oakura as we follow the market quite closely and know she had sold properties similar to ours so had a good client base to contact. We were extremely impressed with the communications and feedback we got. We were informed every step of the way and even had a note left at our house after each open home so did not have to 'guess' whether anyone turned up or not. We were always against the 'No Price' marketing concept as when you are the purchaser it can be rather frustrating. However as a vendor it certainly does work in your favour as Anne said it would. Definitely would recommend Anne to anyone selling their house as she is very pro-active and very dedicated to selling your house and maximising the price for her vendors.' Bob & Jeanette, Oakura, August 2013

"Anne has sold two homes to us now, both times we found her to be amazing, Stress free, Great communication and friendly." Michael and Hayley, New Plymouth

"Pleasure to deal with." Lorna, Oakura, October 2012

"Very professional" Stephen and Julie, Oakura, October 2012

"Fantastic communication from Anne and her team - continually updating us. Great enthusiasm and determination to get our house sold." Michelle, Whalers Gate, December 2012





Kevin Hight

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I have now been in the Real Estate industry long enough to realise that there are many levels of expectation and stress involved in the process of buying, selling or leasing commercial property.

I am now confident that I can provide a service that will help reduce those stress levels and make the experience a lot more enjoyable.
Having leased property and owned and sold businesses myself, I fully understand what it takes to get the deals done.
I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the commercial market, and with our connections around the country, I can give the coverage needed to find buyers, tenants or both to your property.
I look forward to the challenge every day that Real Estate brings and I look forward to helping solve your commercial real estate situation.

As of 2012 Kevin has been appionted to the board of directors for McDonald Real Estate helping to shape the future of the company.

Alex McDougall

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The 'sharing and caring' mantra that is inherent in all that McDonalds does, is 'To give is to receive'.

This is what attracted me to McDonald Real Estate brand, where the company puts back into their communities be it the Te Rangimarie Hospice or the local bowling club. Also having a team of professionals with flexible programs to assist with the marketing and sale of your property is so much better for my vendors.

Why delay, call me today to discuss the marketing of your property.

TESTIMONIALS

'Prompt efficient service.' Jack & Georgina, New Plymouth

'You kept in touch with us all the way through which was good.' Ken, New Plymouth

'They kept us informed. The services were very professional and were always there for us.' Michael and Judith, New Plymouth

Anjie Cook

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Previously employed in the legal and financial sectors, Anjie has an awesome track record of identifying customers' individual requirements and working together with them to deliver the ideal solution. Her level of professionalism together with her commitment to consistently providing the highest levels of customer care, for both the seller's and buyer's perspective, gives her an important point of difference. Her aim is to achieve the best possible price within the shortest amount of time for each and every one of our clients. Anjie is totally committed, putting her heart into assisting you every step of the way through your 'journey' with McDonald Real Estate.

Testimonials

"Very professional"
Derek and Wendy, Pitone

"Anjie was very approachable and professional in her job and thats what clients want."
James and Marjorie, Bell Block

"We like dealing with Anjie and enjoy her professional manner."
Davina and Graeme, Oakura

"Impressed with the level of service - Professional and friendly. - Anjie was very easy to deal with and talk to."
Mark and Karen, Hillsborough

Donna Black

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It is with pleasure that I finally join McDonald Real Estate and take place in a business with a very successful realtor who prides itself in being professional, focused and honest.
I am married to a Southern boy now, have four adult children, am a grandmother and love it.

I have been involved in Real Estate for over 12 years and my experience and knowledge of the industry has come from my involvement in Residential, lifestyle, and Rural sales,
4 years in Real Estate management, studying and achieving a Diploma in Real Estate - AREINZ status and a Diploma in Agribusiness along with life experiences which grow us all!

Real Estate is a very emotional business for all concerned and quite often treasured and lasting relationships are formed.
I love it when people's dreams come true of gaining property ownership, when sellers achieve their desired result and knowing I was a part of helping them achieve that in a trusted, friendly and confidential manner.

I enjoy working in the Residential and Lifestyle property market from New Plymouth through to Awakino and surrounding areas, so if you need some property advice whether selling or buying or are just curious what property values are doing:
Call me !

Denise Jordan

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I have been working in the property management area since 2003, having been a retail manager for many years. I have always worked with the public and feel very passionate and dedicated to giving the very best service to owners, helping them to achieve a profitable investment with the least stress.

My main role in the business is in inspection and maintenance, which means I have as much to do with the tenants as the owners.
I am married to Kevin and between us we have five children, three boys and two girls. Six wonderful grandchildren who play a big part in our lives.

John Blundell - Rural

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I'm back, living, working and fishing on the coast. I guess you could say I've been around.
As a youngster you would have found me working on farms in the Inglewood district.
The season of Bola I moved to the coast and progressed up the sharemilking ladder with jobs in Warea, Pungarehu, and Rahotu.
1996 saw a move to the South Island to take a % ownership in and manage one of the earliest Dairy Equity Partnerships in NZ.
2001 and a 2 years in Europe to convert a farm to a NZ seasonal system beckoned. Unfortunately "foot and mouth" arrived just before I did. Plans rearranged and I milked cows in Ireland and Wales among other things before heading back to NZ to lease a South Island Dairy farm.
Four years of Rural Real Estate in South Canterbury, and recently 2 years working for a grazing company in Taranaki, I'm now back doing what I really enjoy.
Which is dealing with people and property.

Testimonials

To Whom It May Concern
In selling our dairy farm, John Blundell played an intricate part in the process. We found him to be very keen, motivated and professional and was excellent in keeping us in the loop.He was always approachable and a pleasure to deal with and most of all, very proactive.
Todd and Christina Williamson
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“John Blundell assisted us to sell off a parcel of land from our farm. We chose John as our agent because of his obvious understanding of the current rural situation and marketing position. We liked the fact he was frank and gave us an honest opinion as to what price we could expect, He explained fully the pros and cons of all the various methods of sale, again in a pleasant and clear manner, with no pressure. We appreciated his genuine attitude and he was in no way ‘pushy’.
We were very happy with outcome of the sale and also with John’s work. He kept us informed at all times as to the procedure and progress in an efficient but unassuming manner. We felt confident in John at all times that he doing his utmost to achieve the best possible result for us.
We would consider employing John Blundell on any future sale of our land.”
P and F Leighton

Gayleen Chapman

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I'm a Property Fanatic and I'm proud of it.
I bought my first property at 18. I scraped paint off and I put paint on - twice.

- I lived in it
- I rented it
- I re-mortgaged it
- I subdivided it, and
- I moved another house onto it

Did I stop there? No way. I studied it.
After obtaining a business degree at University I became eligible for a career in property valuation. Three years of learning the profession as a graduate, was the forerunner to achieving the status of Registered Valuer in 2009.
Should I have stopped there? No way. I enjoy selling it.
Helping vendors to achieve a great sale price is what I do best. Helping vendors to move-on with confidence is what I find rewarding. Helping buyers to feel at home in your home is part of my promise to you.

Let's face it - selling a home is a BIG decision. It's also costly, disruptive, and very emotional. Did I forget stressful? Getting the right advice - first time is my free gift to you.



TESTIMONIALS

"The team are awesome, really easy to work with but Gaylene was EXTRA GREAT! She was really informative, punctual. I would list with her." Tom & Amy, Inglewood

"We wish to thank Gayleen for her oustanding assistance in helping us to realise our dream in the purchase of our property. Her professional approach and attention to detail was amazing. She never failed to keep us informed which was much appreciated." Don & Bev, Inglewood

'Gayleen was promt, efficient service and gave realistic advice, but no pressure. was a fully informed agent' Parker trust, Inglewood

' Gayleen, very helpful and very friendly' Craig, Inglewood, February 2013

'I would use Gayleen again as she is professional, approachable and friendly' Parker Latter Gluyas Family Trust, Inglewood, February 2013

Opunake Agents

Viv Scott

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Just a little information about me: I live in Opunake and have done most of my life; it is a fabulous place to bring up kids. An awesome beach, which is one of the safest in Taranaki, also we have Middleton Bay being the home of the Opunake Boat club and the boat ramp, also Opunake Lake.

You can see why I have chosen to live there. Keith (who sadly passed away in 2009) and I have four adult children, who really enjoyed growing up on the coast, Alex, Erin, Joshua and James.

I work from the Eltham office covering Eltham, Kaponga through to Opunake. We have a great team in our office, Carolyn Cragg being my PA and our wonderful Admin Sarah Wood. We cover the whole process of Real Estate, Buying, Selling and Property Management making the investment options so much easier and stress free.

Real Estate is a great career. It can be a very rewarding occupation helping our Clients through what can be a very stressful time. For me it was also an opportunity to further my education in the Real Estate Sector through studying at Massey University to attain my Agents License.

TESTIMONIALS

"Dealing with you has been a positive experience. I am very impressed." Tracey, Eltham

"All good-prompt and on the ball. Nothing too difficult." Gerry, Waimuku

"Friendly people and efficient service. Straight foward assistance and very good customer contact." Lindsay & Maree, Eltham

"Viv Scott was easy going and very accommodating." Kere, Eltham

"WIll deal with Viv again and good to know of a local firm with great history in coastal property real estate.' Wayne and Karen, New Plymouth

"Viv spent time with us showing us available houses in the area we were looking. She was pro-active for both buyer and seller." Murray and Diane, Palmerston North

"Thanks for the help Viv Scott!! She is very good at her job!! Dickson & Kirsty, Eltham

"Very good to deal with, able to remain in contact with Viv Scott even when she was away." Darren, Te Kiri

"We enjoyed working with Viv Scott whose assistance we have valued." Ivan & Lorraine, Eltham

"Local knowledge is all important so I chose a McDonald Real Estate property consultant." Sue, Opunake

"Viv was great. Very approachable and great communicator." Sharon, Hawera

'New clients. We love them, so friendly, helpful. Awesome photos of our place. Best real estate we have had. Fingers crossed they sell it soon.' Ian and Carol, Eltham

'Good service, willing to take calls at anytime, always helpful.' Sharon, Opunake

'Very happy with Viv. Had awesome service.' David & Wendy, Opunake

'Our prime reason for listing with you is because Viv is a local and has a great track record of sales in Opunake' Grant and Marg, Opunake, March 2013

'Viv worked hard to do the best for us to buy this home - Thank you Viv' David and Wendy, Eltham, October 2012

Oakura Agents

John McDonald

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  • Phone: 06 757 3083
  • Mobile: 027 442 7244
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I'm the Systems Manager for McDonald Real Estate Ltd

Working is a pleasure when you're passionate about what you do. After working as a dairy farmer for 30 years, I decided to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, father and brothers before me and join McDonald Real Estate as an agent in 1999. Selling farms and rural properties along the coastal area from New Plymouth to Opunake, until late 2013. With the expansion of the company I have stopped selling properties and taken on the role of Systems Manager where I keep the information, internet and technology systems, that we use, running smoothly.

Anne Wilson

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Anne is passionate about Real Estate and her slogan of 'up front and down to earth' sums her up well.
She is a mother of 4 and was a nurse for over 20 years. Having been married to a builder also assists her greatly in her real estate career with sellers and buyers who can often be quite stressed about the whole process.
She is a workaholic who is always out to do the best for her clients and she always ensures they are all 'nursed' through the process of selling and buying and they get great support and advice on how to go about the steps involved.
She is supported by a very energetic team of hard workers who work in the culture and philosophy of the A team . Anne sells on average 1 property per week and has done so for over the last 3 years.
Clearly her methods of selling work incredibly well for her with her days on market being extremely competitive in the selling environment.
Anne would love to hear from you to assist you with any of your Real Estate transactions. She and the team are always here and ready to help in their happy, non judgemental and upfront way.
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TESTIMONIALS

“We would like to thank you and your A team for the effort in selling our property. You promised it would be a stress less and hassle free and from our point of view it was all of that. You said you would get us the best price out there and you also delivered on that. We found you and your A team members very helpful, friendly, informative and professional during the sale and we both felt we were kept very well informed of what was happening at all times.”
Thanks B&R, New Plymouth, 2014

“Hi Anne, you guys are streets ahead of the real estate guys we dealt with at this end and I must say more honest :-)!!! We would always be happy to recommend you to anyone Anne, we made our choice and stuck with it throughout and got the result we wanted. Thanks again and have a great Christmas and New Year.”
Cheers Jim and Brodwyn, Oakura, 2013


'We chose Anne because of her reputation but also her positive but realistic approach. We generally keep an eye on the local sales and often attend Open Homes always introducing ourselves as 'just nosey neighbours'. If Anne was there, she would always respond with 'nosey neighbours buy and sell houses too you know' and laugh and welcome us in. At the end of the day, love her or not, can she sell houses? Yes she can and in our case, far exceed our expectations! We rate the selling process with Anne and the A-team as painless, no non-sense, and in accordance with our instruction to the letter. We would and do recommend the A-team to others because Anne seems to clearly be in tune with the market, the people and the process involved in selling a property. To us, she is inspirational.' Lisa & Steve, Oakura, September 2013

'We chose Anne because we had our house on the market with someone else and it wasn't selling. We were feeling despondent and a friend said Anne is the one she will get the job done! With regards to the selling process - Anne was very positive and basically had the confidence to get buyers to see past and not be concerned about the issues which had put previous buyers off. She had the buyer through within a few days and it couldn't have been easier. I would highly recommend the A team to others, the girls we've dealt with who work with Anne are absolutely lovely and seem to have the perfect mix of friendliness and professionalism. Anne had a lot to live up to reputation wise but from the very first phone call I just felt relief knowing there was hope for selling my house! Thanks a lot for all your help.' Nicki, Paul, Charlie and Poppy, New Plymouth, August 2013

'We knew she had a proven track record in Oakura as we follow the market quite closely and know she had sold properties similar to ours so had a good client base to contact. We were extremely impressed with the communications and feedback we got. We were informed every step of the way and even had a note left at our house after each open home so did not have to 'guess' whether anyone turned up or not. We were always against the 'No Price' marketing concept as when you are the purchaser it can be rather frustrating. However as a vendor it certainly does work in your favour as Anne said it would. Definitely would recommend Anne to anyone selling their house as she is very pro-active and very dedicated to selling your house and maximising the price for her vendors.' Bob & Jeanette, Oakura, August 2013

"Anne has sold two homes to us now, both times we found her to be amazing, Stress free, Great communication and friendly." Michael and Hayley, New Plymouth

"Pleasure to deal with." Lorna, Oakura, October 2012

"Very professional" Stephen and Julie, Oakura, October 2012

"Fantastic communication from Anne and her team - continually updating us. Great enthusiasm and determination to get our house sold." Michelle, Whalers Gate, December 2012





Robyn McDonald

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I am the Property Manager in Oakura.

My portfolio includes properties in Oakura, Okato, the surrounding Coastal area and New Plymouth.

My husband John and I have lived in Oakura for 14 years now, and love the lifestyle here. We have 3 Adult children, and 5 beautiful grandchildren.I enjoy gardening, sewing, reading, walking and spending time at the beach with my grandchildren.

Rural Agents

Peter McDonald - Rural

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In 1976 at just 22 years old, I joined the business with my father, Tom, and became one of the youngest in the country to hold an associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. In 1979, I went on to become the managing director of the company, which has since grown from a two person partnership in 1976 to a company with a staff of 46 and a turnover in excess of $100 million.

I am based in our Stratford office, which still occupies the same spot that my grandfather, Michael, set up in 1920. As a third generation owner, my main goal is to ensure the company remains among the top performers in the industry and that it continues to grow and prosper until the fourth and possibly fifth generation of family take over the reins.

In 1998, I was awarded a fellowship of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand in recognition of my services to the Taranaki real estate industry.

TESTIMONIALS

"We met Peter McDonald at a social function and were impressed with his honesty and integrity. After a lifetime of farming we placed our confidence in him to achieve a good result for us." Kelvin & Glenyss, Ohura

"When possible we like to support local businesses. Peter shows a great deal of care and responsibility when it comes to supporting local communities"
Glenn and Linda, Te Popo

Rodney Perrett - Rural

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I started my real estate career in February 1998 joining McDonald Real Estate as a Rural Salesperson focusing on the South Taranaki area. Whilst I still have an active role as a Rural Salesperson and also manager our very successful rural sales team my wife, Sheree and I have also joined Peter and Min McDonald as co-owners of McDonald Real Estate Ltd. My focus is now not only property sales but also on the continued growth and development of all aspects of our company. I am privileged to be part of McDonald Real Estate Ltd and extremely proud of the results we are able to achieve and especially proud of the people we have that help to make McDonald Real Estate Ltd the market leader in Taranaki.

John Blundell - Rural

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I'm back, living, working and fishing on the coast. I guess you could say I've been around.
As a youngster you would have found me working on farms in the Inglewood district.
The season of Bola I moved to the coast and progressed up the sharemilking ladder with jobs in Warea, Pungarehu, and Rahotu.
1996 saw a move to the South Island to take a % ownership in and manage one of the earliest Dairy Equity Partnerships in NZ.
2001 and a 2 years in Europe to convert a farm to a NZ seasonal system beckoned. Unfortunately "foot and mouth" arrived just before I did. Plans rearranged and I milked cows in Ireland and Wales among other things before heading back to NZ to lease a South Island Dairy farm.
Four years of Rural Real Estate in South Canterbury, and recently 2 years working for a grazing company in Taranaki, I'm now back doing what I really enjoy.
Which is dealing with people and property.

Testimonials

To Whom It May Concern
In selling our dairy farm, John Blundell played an intricate part in the process. We found him to be very keen, motivated and professional and was excellent in keeping us in the loop.He was always approachable and a pleasure to deal with and most of all, very proactive.
Todd and Christina Williamson
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“John Blundell assisted us to sell off a parcel of land from our farm. We chose John as our agent because of his obvious understanding of the current rural situation and marketing position. We liked the fact he was frank and gave us an honest opinion as to what price we could expect, He explained fully the pros and cons of all the various methods of sale, again in a pleasant and clear manner, with no pressure. We appreciated his genuine attitude and he was in no way ‘pushy’.
We were very happy with outcome of the sale and also with John’s work. He kept us informed at all times as to the procedure and progress in an efficient but unassuming manner. We felt confident in John at all times that he doing his utmost to achieve the best possible result for us.
We would consider employing John Blundell on any future sale of our land.”
P and F Leighton

Linda McIntyre - Rural

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After working as a training adviser with the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation for five and a half years, I joined the rural team at McDonald Real Estate in 2005. My husband, Donald, and I currently farm at Ratapiko, where we milk around 400 Friesan cows. We have two adult children, two cats, two golden Labradors and a large garden. Prior to working in the rural sector, I worked for a number of years with Tourism Taranaki as well as Venture Taranaki.

TESTIMONIALS

"I think Linda is the consummate sales professional. Looks smart, is smart and that has a good flow on effect to all staff at McDonalds. We had our property marketed professionally with us, the vendors in mind. Have already recommended our friends to your firm as they are looking to move to Inglewood." Adriene and Graham, Inglewood.

"We are very happy with the service to date from Linda." Susanne, Inglewood

"Linda has been very active in promoting our property and has kept us well informed about offers and possible sales. McDonalds is a long established firm with well-trained reliable agents." Reginald, New Plymouth

"Professional, friendly and Linda had awkward circumstances with the hours of my work." Mike, Tariki

"Good relationship with Linda and staff at Inglewood office." Alice, Inglewood

"Very pleased and thank you Linda for obtaining a sale. An excellent result with credit to Linda." Ian, Inglewood

"Linda is very much a people's person. Very understanding lady and a great listener. Never gives you the impression she's just there to sell the house. She gets on a personal level with her clients not overstepping any boundaries." Samuel & Karleen, Inglewood

"Found Linda to be very professional and helpful throughout the process. We found Linda kept us informed through many phonecalls and visits and gave us suitable advice with the situation." Karen, Inglewood

"Prompt, efficient, easy to deal with, good local knowledge and very friendly. Many Thanks! It's a lovely home and a 'special' thanks to April for her endless assistance during Linda's absence." Simon and Jenny, Egmont Village

'Efficient and Reliable." John, Inglewood

"Very professional real estate salesperson (Linda McIntyre) which made the sale successful of our property very easy." Eric and Michelle, Inglewood

"Very professional - takes the stress out of buying property" David and Michelle, Inglewood, February 2013

Gavin Muir - Rural

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I am living in Inglewood and have been in the North Taranaki area all my life. I have been farming a sheep/beef and grazing block in Tarata since 1994 and have enjoyed the farming background.

I am the finance manager of the Kaimata Board of Trustees and the link with a government department certainly ensures you have good patience and high tolerance levels.

Twenty five years in the wool industry and three in the dairy industry have given me a very good overview of the rural sector and I am looking forward to extending that knowledge into the real estate market.

TESTIMONIALS

'Happy with service. I really applaud the fact that McDonald Real Estate supports local charities and sporting events.' Lyall, Tarata

"If we sell our farm Gavin Muir will be the person that we shall be contacting" Ross and Jo Anne, Tikorangi, November 2012

Brent Dodunski - Rural

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My wonderful wife Melanie and I have been together over 23 years and have three children - Monique (20) is studying a double degree in Industrial Design and Anthropology at Victoria University, Codhi (17) is a trainee Scaffolder and Tayla (15) studying at New Plymouth Girls High school. Melanie has a career in Child Care.
I started my working career as a tool maker. After 6 years, having married and had children, my wife and I embarked on a dairy farming career seeing this as a way to achieve our financial goals.
My wife and I built a successful career dairy farming, starting out as labourers and finishing in the industry at a point where we were 50/50 share milking 470 cows, lease farming 170 cows and having 50% ownership in a 400 cow farm.
In 2007, with farm and animal prices rising we decided that a change in career would allow us to spend more time with our children and also help my parents to retire in their early 50's.
I have since gone on to establish a number of lifestyle and residential subdivisions. During this time I have built up extensive knowledge in both purchasing and selling property. This experience, combined with my farming knowledge allows all of my clients the benefit of some twenty years of Real Estate expertise. Currently in my third year of Rural Real Estate Sales I have expanded my knowledge base and am currently continuing my education path working towards a Diploma in Real Estate.
I thoroughly enjoy working alongside Peter McDonald, and with the combined strengths that we both bring we both aim to help other Taranaki families achieve their goals


TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for acting on our behalf as a Real Estate Agent during the time of purchase and selling of farms. You and McDonald Real Estate Ltd acted in a professional manner. I was kept well informed and many people viewed our property. You were honest and correct at all times.

Neil and Gwyneth Lowe

Stratford Agents

Peter McDonald - Rural

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In 1976 at just 22 years old, I joined the business with my father, Tom, and became one of the youngest in the country to hold an associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. In 1979, I went on to become the managing director of the company, which has since grown from a two person partnership in 1976 to a company with a staff of 46 and a turnover in excess of $100 million.

I am based in our Stratford office, which still occupies the same spot that my grandfather, Michael, set up in 1920. As a third generation owner, my main goal is to ensure the company remains among the top performers in the industry and that it continues to grow and prosper until the fourth and possibly fifth generation of family take over the reins.

In 1998, I was awarded a fellowship of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand in recognition of my services to the Taranaki real estate industry.

TESTIMONIALS

"We met Peter McDonald at a social function and were impressed with his honesty and integrity. After a lifetime of farming we placed our confidence in him to achieve a good result for us." Kelvin & Glenyss, Ohura

"When possible we like to support local businesses. Peter shows a great deal of care and responsibility when it comes to supporting local communities"
Glenn and Linda, Te Popo

Brian Jeffares

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I'm married to Diane and we have three children - a son in Hamilton, a daughter in England and another daughter in Wellington.

Diann and I are also proud grandparents to Ella, Lilly and Oliver. I love living in Stratford, this being the place of my birth and I have enjoyed selling Real Estate with McDonald Real Estate Ltd since 1994.

Stratford is a lovely district to live and work in, with excellent facilities, good schools and a caring community. In my spare time I enjoy socialising, playing bridge, reading, and watching sport.

As I have recently retired as mayor of the Stratford District, I intend to spend more time travelling with the family. For someone who enjoyed a career as a master builder, I get a lot of pleasure out of listing and selling homes. It's great when you can take your hobby to work!

TESTIMONIALS

'I would like to thank McDonald Real Estate for being the MOST Pro-Active Real Estate agents in town. By far you guys have gone the extra mile. Jacki and Brian are outstanding agents. Both have outstanding qualities.' Jenny, Stratford

Wayne Burnnand

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Successfully selling real estate for 20 years. TESTIMONIALS

"Very obliging and honest. When they know what property you require they do their very best to help find that." Dawn, Stratford

"Wayne was excellent the whole time - it took me a solid year at least to find our house!! Wayne would always ring if a new house came on the market he thought we may be interested in. If I saw a house I wanted to see, we would ring him. He was always available, nothing was a problem or silly question. If there was nothing on the market we would be interested in, he would ring and just touch base with us." Paul and Sylvia, Stratford

"Very happy with both Wayne and Maureen. Very relaxed." Anne, Stratford

"Very pleased. Good service and straight to the point." Brian, Stratford

"Excellent communication and updates - thoroughly impressed with the service and end outcome. Achieved a timely sale with solid result." SImon, Auckland

" I found Wayne pleasant to talk to and a willing listener' Lena, Stratford, February 2013

"Very happy with the level of service we"ve had from Wayne Burnnand" Phillip and Jayne, Stratford


Danny Bates

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Taranaki born and bred I'm proud to be a Kiwi and a "Naki" boy. After leaving Inglewood High School in 1989, I went to visit England (my father's birth country) and ended up staying there for 18 years, during this time I met my wife Noni and had two children Kyle (17) and Emily (14).

In 2006 I brought my family back to New Zealand for a holiday and we fell in love with the charm that New Zealand has to offer. One year later we returned to live, and set up home in Stratford where my close family now resides.

Our story gets better and so far we have "lived happily ever after". We purchased a home in Stratford - Noni now works at the local Mitre 10, Kyle has just left Stratford High School and has begun a building apprenticeship and Emily has just moved from St Joseph's School to Stratford High School. We also have a new addition to our family - our baby "Snowy" a four year old Bichon Frise.

On returning to New Zealand I decided to move into Real Estate and after successfully completing my Real Estate course at Polytech I joined the McDonald Real Estate Ltd family business in 2008 and am based at the Stratford residential office. This family company has been selling real estate for over 100 years and I'm proud to say that I now feel part of the "family" company.

I've learnt so much in Real Estate, no two days are the same, there's a great sense of pride in being able to assist people to achieve their goals.
I feel my greatest strength is honesty - I'd rather lose a deal than feel I've done a misjustice to someone. I'm not in this business to do just "one-off deals" with my clients, I want to achieve "life-long deals/friends" and by ensuring all of my client's needs are met to the best of my ability I hope this holds me in good stead for the future.

Outside my family and real estate life, I've thrown myself into the great Stratford community. I am chairman of the Stratford Community Safe Trust where I work very closely with, my fellow trustees, the Stratford District Council, Police, and various other organisations. I am a member of the Stratford Business Association and I also enjoy playing golf and am an active member of the Stratford Golf Club. My other interests including camping, fishing and also a little bit of socialising.
My future goals? Well, with the help of my family, the McDonald Real Estate family and the Stratford community I feel anything is possible. My motto in life is "treat people as you like to be treated and life is for living so live it to the full".

By choosing to give me the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs, you have my personal guarantee that I will endeavour to achieve YOUR expectations.
Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

TESTIMONIALS

"Helpful, pleasant, with good advice and service." Philip & Rachel, Stratford

"Very pleased with the prompt response from Danny - it sealed the deal for us. " Dawn and Neil, Mokau

"Danny made it so easy for us and talked us through every step of the way. Danny was personable and helped us a lot. We appreciate the work you put in to make it a speedy and stress free process." Philip & Rachel, Stratford

"So helpful and caring and accommodating. They are reliable and keen on their job." Ted and Shelia, Stratford

"The best thing is that you regularly keep in touch." Miro, Stratford

"Always courteous service." Bruce, Stratford

"McDonald's and Danny were by far the best of those agents and agencies we dealt with when looking for a property in Taranaki. Danny is genuine and approachable. Thanks." Michael & Caroline, Stratford

"Danny took time to listen to our needs and understand them. He was then able to find exactly the right property for us." Ray & Glenda, Stratford

"Danny was not "pushy" - left us to discuss and look. Dannys follow up after sale of 'what to do next' was much appreciated including a visit to our old property."John and Marlene, Stratford

"Have always had good dealings with your company." Wallace, Midhirst

"Danny has been fantastic to deal with, He has had alot of patience with me constantly changing my mind. Awesome guy!" Paula, Stratford

"Honest, brilliant service. Best real estate service i have ever had or heard about. I have recommended Danny to three people since." Matthew and Levina-Deborah, December 2012

"Top Marks Guys!" Doug, Stratford, October 2012

"Absoluteley best firm in town. Danny is a great agent!" Doug, Stratford

"Danny was great to deal with,. even from afar and he was honest in his dealings with us." Mark and Sheena, August 2013

Pam Hight

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I have been with McDonald Real Estate Ltd for 12 years managing properties for my clients. I believe my strengths are problem solving, patience and honesty.

I am married to Kevin (who is also with the company as a commercial agent), and have two adult children. I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

I'm part of the McDonald Real Estate family and see myself continuing my career in property management for many years to come.

Jacki Berry

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Stratford has been my home for 31 years, a town I have grown to love and enjoy, where the people and friends I have made along the way have enhanced my life's journey.
I have been with McDonald Real Estate Ltd for four years with each year being more successful than the last. I have
really found my niche and have discovered a passion for
real estate and all that it entails. I have found that matching people with their dream homes is one of the most satisfying aspects of my career.

Working for McDonald Real Estate Ltd, the family firm that's good for life, has allowed me to contribute to the Stratford Community in many ways. It is important to me to give back and so I have participated in the Relay for Life each year, am a trustee of the Central Taranaki Youth Trust and it is my great pleasure to mentor a young girl through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Taranaki . Any spare time I have is spent with my three incredible children and my two beautiful grandsons.

I would like to thank all my clients who have helped in no small way to my success. I look forward to another great year in real estate.


TESTIMONIALS

"Easy to talk too, committed to getting the best at realistic prices and very communicative. Couldn't fault her". Barry and Sue, Stratford.

"Jacki did a great job!" Wayne, Kaponga

"Constant update phone calls, easy to talk with, friendly at the office. A big thank you for the sale achieved. We were listed 3 years with opposition that we never had an offer." Mike & Nancy, Stratford

"Really easy and friendly staff to work with." Mark & Sue, Stratford

"You made choosing a home to buy a totally enjoyable experience. We would like to commend you on your honest approach to both sales and service and making us feel totally at home and at ease." Peter & Diane, Stratford

"I am very pleased that I am using McDonalds for the sale of my house." Sharene, Stratford

'Jacki is a thoroughly professional approachable woman. She is positive, enthusiastic and very easy to communicate with. Very honest and trustworthy.' Jeff & Wendy, Stratford

'I would like to thank McDonald Real Estate for being the MOST Pro-Active Real Estate agents in town. By far you guys have gone the extra mile. Jacki and Brian are outstanding agents. Both have outstanding qualities.' Jenny, Stratford

'Can do attitude and good end results' Brian and Alexandra, Stratford, October 2012

' Jacki (They) did and excellent job' Paul and Judith, Stratford, February 2013

Sam Swinburne

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McDonald Real Estate Ltd is the consistent leader of Taranaki's property market and with 100 years of successful and prosperous trading behind them, I feel both privileged and proud to be welcomed as a new member of the McDonald Real Estate family.
I will endeavour to make your property buying/selling experience both effortless and exciting and I aim to gain your recommendations and continuing business. This is the greatest recognition and ultimately, your success and satisfaction is my success and satisfaction.
I look forward to discussing real estate with you.


TESTIMONIALS

“I want to thank Sam Swinburne very much for selling my property.
I’ve dealt with several agents prior but none put in the time and effort that Sam did. I am very happy with the high level of service and the successful sale of my house in less than three months.
Great result.

Mavis Stieller”
March 2014

Over the past few weeks I have had dealings with Sam Swinburne acting as an agent for McDonald Real Estate while I was looking for a house to purchase in Stratford. I found Sam to be very obliging and well mannered, always prepared to listen to what I was looking for and doing his very best to help in any way possible.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Sam to any person or persons looking to sell or purchase a property.

Kelvin Watson
February 2014


Sam Swinburne was my Real Estate agent from McDonald’s Real Estate (in Stratford) who sold my property in Stratford in December 2013.

I found Sam to be very enthusiastic and positive and went the extra mile to achieve results for me. Sam was completely honest and would have no hesitation in asking any questions relating to my property. Any queries that I had, I felt Sam listened to them and took them on board. He promptly communicated with me after open homes or when prospective buyers were shown through my home which was much appreciated. His enthusiastic approach to real estate contributed to the successful house sale.
I wish Sam well in his future endeavours and I am sure his honesty and integrity will help him achieve his goals in life.

Margaret Bell
January 2014


Recently, we approached Peter McDonald of McDonald Real Estate, regarding our property not having sold. Peter's suggestion was that we try a new member of his staff, Sam Swinburne. Upon meeting Sam, Megan and I were both impressed with his appearance, personality, and professional ability to market. Following his first open home, the house was sold in six days. We would strongly suggest anyone wanting to buy or sell in the real estate market, contact Sam for quick results.
We both wish Sam well for his chosen career in this field”.

Megan and John


We are pleased to recommend Sam Swinburne to any person(s) needing an Agent to sell their property. New on the Stratford scene, Sam quickly showed us the complete competence he has with all aspects of Real Estate marketing. Right from the very beginning Sam was focussed on the job at hand and seemed to be very well prepared. We were extremely impressed with the his dedication, enthusiasm and the hardworking qualities he displayed when selling our family home. Sam was easy to contact, always available and very quick to reply. He was happy to answer any concerns we might have and would always follow-up all correspondence to ensure we remained well informed. Sam proved to be extremely reliable. We found his open and honest approach very refreshing and this established a relationship of confidence and trust. In the end it was no surprise to us the speed at which Sam achieved a great outcome. Sam not only utilised all the resources he had available him but was also prepared to go that extra mile to deliver the result we so wanted. He was just the right man. We have absolutely no hesitation in encouraging any seller to contact Sam Swinburne to market your house or property.

Ron, Kirsten and Family.

We would like to recommend Sam Swinburne who went to a great deal of effort on our behalf in selling our house at Cordelia Street. Sam showed many clients through our property as well as running open homes and at all times kept us well informed as to what was happening. He liaised with the buyer and building inspector, keeping us up to date on the progress of the sale. At all times he has been very helpful and professional in his approach.

Doris and Francis

Brendan Haami

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People often ask me “why did you choose to work in the real estate industry? And why did you join McDonald Real Estate?” I reply “It’s Simple; the real estate industry allows me to help people achieve their goals and secondly, if you want to be the best then why not learn from the best”.

Some people may question my reasoning and that is great, but what I have learnt over my 13 years as a professional sportsman (Rugby Union), is that if you want to achieve and have success you need two things.
The first ingredient you need to have is a clear plan of how to achieve your goal.
The second vital ingredient you need is an accomplished coach/advisor that has had a lot of experience in your area of expertise, someone who is durable, is respected and trusted by their peers, and is a great Team Person.
These are traits that I have seen in the successful teams that I have been involved in as a player and as a coach. McDonald Real Estate Ltd offers this and more.

What I would like from you is the same as what I received from you when I was playing on the rugby fields, it can be summed up in two words “YOUR SUPPORT”.
With your support, my desire to achieve and McDonald Real Estate Ltd, I will do my very best to help you achieve and let you experience first-hand the feeling of success.

Glennis Dodunski

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I have been in the real estate industry for the last 19 years and really enjoy it. I previously worked as a florist. I am married to John and we have two adult children, Maree and Michael, and four grandchildren, all living in Stratford. My interests include floristry, gardening, cooking and extensive retail therapy.

Brent Dodunski - Rural

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My wonderful wife Melanie and I have been together over 23 years and have three children - Monique (20) is studying a double degree in Industrial Design and Anthropology at Victoria University, Codhi (17) is a trainee Scaffolder and Tayla (15) studying at New Plymouth Girls High school. Melanie has a career in Child Care.
I started my working career as a tool maker. After 6 years, having married and had children, my wife and I embarked on a dairy farming career seeing this as a way to achieve our financial goals.
My wife and I built a successful career dairy farming, starting out as labourers and finishing in the industry at a point where we were 50/50 share milking 470 cows, lease farming 170 cows and having 50% ownership in a 400 cow farm.
In 2007, with farm and animal prices rising we decided that a change in career would allow us to spend more time with our children and also help my parents to retire in their early 50's.
I have since gone on to establish a number of lifestyle and residential subdivisions. During this time I have built up extensive knowledge in both purchasing and selling property. This experience, combined with my farming knowledge allows all of my clients the benefit of some twenty years of Real Estate expertise. Currently in my third year of Rural Real Estate Sales I have expanded my knowledge base and am currently continuing my education path working towards a Diploma in Real Estate.
I thoroughly enjoy working alongside Peter McDonald, and with the combined strengths that we both bring we both aim to help other Taranaki families achieve their goals


TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for acting on our behalf as a Real Estate Agent during the time of purchase and selling of farms. You and McDonald Real Estate Ltd acted in a professional manner. I was kept well informed and many people viewed our property. You were honest and correct at all times.

Neil and Gwyneth Lowe

Maureen Burnnand

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Born in Scotland, Stratford has been my home for the past 40 years. I have two sons and four beautiful granddaughters.

My interests are watching the rugby, walking, reading, and more recently golf.

Being married to Wayne (a real estate agent that is associated with McDonald Real Estate Ltd), I feel like I have been a part of the McDonald Real Estate family for many years.
If I can help you with any of your rental requirements, please don't hesitate to call me.

TESTIMONIALS

"Good local company with great presence in the community, supported by everyone from the office - Thank you and all the best." Berta, Stratford.

"We are new vendors but so far, we have received excellent service from Maureen and are very pleased." Alexander & Muriel, Stratford

"Very happy with both Wayne and Maureen. Very relaxed." Anne, Stratford

"Very pleased. Good service and straight to the point." Brian, Stratford

"McDonald Real Estate agent Glennis Dodunski sold us this house and have every confidence that Maureen Burnnand will sell for us." Norman and Beverley, Stratford

"You are very helpful and your staff also." Hazel, Stratford

"We found McDonald Real Estate to be very professional and efficient and wouldnt hesitate to use their services again in the future. Maureen B was especially helpful and once a buyer was found for our property worked hard to ensure negotiations went smoothly resulting in a successful sale. We have had many dealings with McDonald Real Estate in the past and have never hesitated in recommending them to others. Thank you McDonald Real Estate! Great work Maureen!

"Maureen, Thank you for all your effort and expertise. We are very happy with our purchase!" Lawrence, Stratford, February 2013

" I would use Maurenn again, She was very good, and so friendly - it made buying a house easy" Kim, Stratford, June 2013

Waitara Agents

Margaret Mangino

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Hi I'm Margaret, Maggie to my mates. My husband Darcy & I have lived in Waitara, for almost all of our 49yrs of marriage. It's here our three children, Stephen, Donna and Jackie have been educated, grown up and finally flown the nest. I am a well certified member of the 'Granny Brigade', we have seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild! I have worked in the retail sector of the town for over 39yrs, 14 of those in Real Estate. I have seen many families grow up, move away and often return again , because for them, like me, Waitara is a GREAT place to be. In 2008 I attained AREINZ status - proof I could still handle the challenge of study and exams. I have a huge passion for Real Estate, with Lifestyle as my specialty. I can assure you, that if you put your trust in me in the Selling or Buying of a property, I will in return give you, the very best of SERVICE, HONESTY and a COMMITMENT, to go that 'EXTRA MILE'


TESTIMONIALS

"We are more than satisfied with Margaret and the way she dealt with us and our property". Dennis and Kerry, Tongaporutu

"Margaret was great, honest, truthful and natural. Not pushy. Thank you so much for looking after us and being informative and friendly. Cheers." Donna and Mike, Tikorangi.

"We were recommended by son-in-law to offer Margaret the listing of our bach. We are pleased we did and would certainly recommend her to anyone else. Great Experience. Thanks." Tui & Bruce, Hawera

"Very happy with the 2 consultants that I have looking after the sale." Peter, Waitara

"Use Margaret and Kerry if you are in the Waitara area. They were great. We were overseas and she still contacted us promptly, rang and emailed." Matt and Marelize, Waitara

"Open and honest. Excellent work ethics. They get the job done." David & Julie, Waitara

"Friendly personal and efficient service. Many thanks for your friendly efficient service. We will definitely use McDonalds in the future if the occasion arises." Russell and Jill, Waitara

"Margaret and Kerrie are the most respectful and proactive service providers ever!" Juliet, Waitara

"They (Margaret Mangino and Kerrie Montgomerie) are certanly an asset to McDonald Real Estate. I knew nothing about selling my house but both ladies made me feel comfortable. They kept in contact with me, explained things clearly to me. I recommend both ladies to everyone selling their homes. They really care about the person they are dealing with. God bless them both. Thank you McDonald Real Estate, when you took on these 2 ladies, through them, your business will prosper." Pearl, Palmerston North

"Everybody was helpful and I thought they did their job well and not over-powering. Good service, homely and they are very good on keeping buyer up to date with things. I found everybody I dealt with at McDonalds in Waitara very friendly and helpful and they were more understanding and down to earth than some real estates in New Plymouth!" Dianna, Waitara

"Everything the girls said they would do they did" L'Raine and Clyde, Waitara, December 2012

"I really appreciated Margarets truthfulness and telling us information we needed to know" Mark and Janine, Onaero, November 2012

Kerrie Montgomerie

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I have lived in Waitara all my life and come from a well known local family. I have two great daughters, Casey and Tiaan, who keep me on my toes and my feet firmly on the ground.

Sport plays a major part in my life - especially my netball. I am currently involved with Raukura Netball Club and have been for coming up thirty years - mostly as a player and recently as a coach of which I am very proud. Both my daughters play, so I guess that begins the next chapter. We are very sports-orientated and do a lot of travelling around supporting the different interests the family are involved in.

I have been working alongside Margaret Mangino since June 2006, which has been a great learning curve, and our partnership continues to thrive in the local residential and lifestyle market. If I can assist you with your real estate requirements in the future, please call.

TESTIMONIALS

"Very good friendly and honest lot of people. Thank you." Hazel, Waitara

"Very happy with the 2 consultants that I have looking after the sale." Peter, Waitara

"Use Margaret and Kerry if you are in the Waitara area. They were great. We were overseas and she still contacted us promptly, rang and emailed." Matt and Marelize, Waitara

"Open and honest. Excellent work ethics. They get the job done." David & Julie, Waitara


"Margaret and Kerrie are the most respectful and proactive service providers ever!" Juliet, Waitara

"They (Margaret Mangino and Kerrie Montgomerie) are certanly an asset to McDonald Real Estate. I knew nothing about selling my house but both ladies made me feel comfortable. They kept in contact with me, explained things clearly to me. I recommend both ladies to everyone selling their homes. They really care about the person they are dealing with. God bless them both. Thank you McDonald Real Estate, when you took on these 2 ladies, through them, your business will prosper." Pearl, Palmerston North

"Kerrie was helpful and always got things done." Peter and Stella, Waitara

"Everybody was helpful and I thought they did their job well and not over-powering. Good service, homely and they are very good on keeping buyer up to date with things. I found everybody I dealt with at McDonalds in Waitara very friendly and helpful and they were more understanding and down to earth than some real estates in New Plymouth!" Dianna, Waitara

"Everything the girls said they would do they did" L'Raine and Clyde, Waitara, December 2012

Raewyn Breman

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My name is Raewyn Breman and I have worked for McDonald Real Estate since 2002. I started in the Waitara office as the receptionist and I also did property management for approximately four years before deciding to move into a sales role, which also included property management. After working in these two roles combined for some time, I gave up the sales role, realising my true passion is in dealing with rental properties.

I now reside in Lepperton and work from the Waitara office. I am a well-established property manager in the Waitara area and I now cover Urenui, Bell Block, Fitzroy and the surrounding rural areas.

I can offer you competitive rates and professional service for full management or casual landlord needs. Call me today for further information.