Danny Bates

Residential Sales

Taranaki born and bred I'm proud to be a Kiwi.

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.

After successfully completing my Real Estate course I joined McDonald Real Estate Ltd 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.

In Real Estate, no two days are the same, I have a great sense of pride in being able to assist people to achieve their goals.

My greatest strength is honesty - I'd rather lose a deal than feel I've done a misjustice to someone.

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.

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 do my best endeavours to achieve YOUR expectations.

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"Absolutely best firm in town. Danny is a great agent!"

Doug, 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 and Glenda, Stratford

"Helpful, pleasant, with good advice and service."

Philip and Rachel, Stratford

"We were impressed with Danny Bates - he was keen to negotiate a deal, but was never "Pushy"."

Barry, Stratford
April 2010

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

Miro, 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

"Very pleased with the prompt response from Danny - it sealed the deal for us."

Dawn and Neil, Mokau

"McDonald Real Estate 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 and Caroline, Stratford