Sam Swinburne

Residential Sales


My name is Sam Swinburne and I sell great residential homes and lifestyle properties throughout Stratford and Central Taranaki.

In my time in the industry, I have worked hard, learned a lot, and have always put my client’s interests first. As such, my business and advocates have grown year on year.

My goal is to provide unmatched service and communication, coupled with effective marketing to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients. I aim to gain your recommendations and future business, and hearing of the satisfaction of my many past clients, and reading their testimonials, you will see why I love what I do so much.

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"“My wife Nelsina and I would like you to know that we are very grateful to McDonalds Real Estate and to your Agent Sam Swinburne in particular, for the quick sale of our home in Swansea Road. I found your company extremely professional and would not hesitate in recommending your services to anyone who is looking at buying or selling Real Estate in Taranaki.

Having worked in Sales and Marketing with an Investment Property Company in Australia for the last 7 years, I found Sam's approach from initial meeting with him, to the sale of our home, carried out with a great deal of professionalism and enthusiasm. And for that both of us are grateful.

I wish you well and hope and trust that 2015 will be the very best for your company”."

Michael and Nelsina

"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, Stratford

"“Mid November 2015 I listed my property for sale with McDonald Real Estate. I was assigned Sam Swinburne to handle the sale. Prior to my retirement from the workforce, part of my job was to assess staff performances and strengths. Sam would have ticked all the boxes.
Sam, you have made the sad decision to sell my home a more pleasurable experience.
Your sincerity, professionalism, and ability to assess the current market could not be better. Importantly, you are prepared to listen to the vendor and discuss all possibilities.
I consider myself fortunate in having met you and am certain you will progress rapidly in your chosen profession.
I would recommend anyone preparing to sell their property, to ask for you to take them on board. They will not regret it."

January 2016

"Sam is a great communicator and a real people's person. He catches on very quickly to the style in which his vendors wish to work, and adapts to this accordingly. Nothing was too much trouble and he goes "the extra mile" with everything he does. Even after our home was sold, Sam was busy finding a rental property for us, organizing storage sheds, dropping off and picking up keys, really, whatever we asked of him. This made a busy time so much easier for us. If you want an organized, friendly, enthusiastic and professional agent - Sam is your man."

Jan and Gary

"We engaged Sam Swinburne during the summer of 2015 to sell our house in Stratford. We approached Sam to act for us after he was involved in the sale of a family member’s house a year or so earlier.
In all of our dealings with him we found Sam to be thoroughly professional, courteous and respectful of our property and our wishes. He was highly motivated, dedicated and committed to helping us achieve a sale.
We found him to be readily approachable, ready to listen to any concerns and his communication with us always regular, prompt, and timely. He worked hard and diligently for us during each stage of the sales process and went above and beyond what we consider to be a normal level of service.
Following the sale of our house Sam once again worked tirelessly and diligently to find us a new family home, despite us not really knowing exactly what we were looking for. His patience and forthcoming advise in helping us through this decision making process is to be commended, and very much appreciated.
Without question, Sam will be our first call when the time comes to buy or sell real estate again and we have no hesitation in recommending Sam to any perspective buyers or sellers."

Darrell and Julie, Stratford
January 2015

"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."

March 2014

"“We first met Sam at an open home two years before selling our own home. He spent time with us talking about the house and what could be done to it and when we left my partner and I both said to each-other " he should sell our house when we are ready". Not all real estate agents are made equally. Two years later we had finally finished renovating our own home and rung Sam to sell it. Within 10 days we had accepted an offer on our home because of his hard work. He made what can be a very stressful time very easy. Thanks Sam”."

Tom and Karma
May 2016

"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. At all times he has been very helpful and professional in his approach."

Doris and Francis, Stratford

"We would soundly recommend Sam as someone of trust and integrity to engage in the sale of property. On meeting Sam he impressed me with his local knowledge of Stratford, knowing the property I was discussing prior to making a site visit. He was also realistic of the market and what we could expect. A big thank you to Sam for making this task a quick and painless exercise for us."

Helen and Chris,
January 2015