Testimonials

  • I listed my property with Rachel Hooper during a time when there was a lot of speculation around the market. We were in the midst of a global pandemic. This might have worried some people, but Rachel just kept cool, calm and carried on.
    Excellent communication and professional approach all helped towards a great result. If this is what she can achieve during a tricky time like this, then I’d recommend you consider her for selling your property.
    Her results speak for themselves.
    Merlin, Okato, 2020
  • At our age most people have brought or sold property. Recently we did both at the same time. Your agent Lizette Bretherton handled both deals.
    We would like to thank her for the way in which she dealt with them. Lizette got an above expected price for the sale of our property.
    At no time was she pushy or persuasive and at all times kept us fully informed as matters progressed.
    We thank her for all her kindness and consideration and wish her well, and should we hear of people looking to buy or sell would have no hesitation in recommending Lizette.
    Cushla, September 2020
  • Rachel went above and beyond to help us into our dream home. She was highly professional, helpful and positive right down to the small details. We would highly recommend Rachel to others. Catherine, New Plymouth, 2020
  • Rachel was the consummate professional as well as being very caring, positive and supportive throughout the whole selling process. She was a great, prompt communicator and nothing was ever too much trouble.
    We would both highly recommend her.
    Sue and Richard, Oakura, 2020
  • Robyn is a very dedicated salesperson who commits to the sale 110%. Robyn works extremely hard to secure a sale and is a forward thinker seeking clients that are suitable for the property. Robyn's communication skills are superb, and she keeps you in the loop with all interested parties. I would highly recommend Robyn as a top salesperson with integrity and professionalism. LYN & BRIAN -August 2020
  • I just wanted to take the time to pass on a compliment for Robyn.
    We just purchased our forever home from McDonald Real Estate and have been extremely impressed by the professional service we received from Robyn.
    Robyn was helpful, informative, thorough, quick to provide information and ALWAYS called us back when she said she would.
    If we ever choose to sell, or if any of our family need an agent, I will definitely recommend Robyn and McDonald’s. Thank you again Robyn
    KYLIE & MATT - August 2020
  • Robyn was very efficient, approachable and helped us immensely in facilitating our house sale. Robyn was always very professional and a forward thinker in securing the sale, and we would like to thank Robyn for all her help. SUE - August 2020
  • We needed help & guidance, Lizette fulfilled all our needs.
    Kind, patience, understanding.
    Gave us all she was able.
    If she is a model of all your sales people, you have a faultless team.
    She is good, do not let her go. A valuable asset.
    Charles & Susan - May 2020
  • We recently purchased a property with Rachel Hooper. She was fantastic to work with, prompt and efficient! She kept us up to date throughout this entire process, nothing was a problem. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wanting to buy or sell. Rod and Tracey, Omata 2020
  • Professional, Polite, Perfect. Ray & Ann, Stratford
  • From the very moment we met Rachel we knew we had the right agent to sell our house. She was very professional and caring in her approach to selling our house for us.
    She was always available when we needed to talk to her in regards to the process of our house sale with no hesitation. Rachel would give us a weekly report on the current market in detail so that we were well informed as to what was happening in the market.
    It became a very emotional process for myself when my husband unexpectedly passed away during the process of our house sale. Rachel was so incredibly compassionate and caring during this time for me for which I greatly appreciate.
    I can’t thank her enough for her honesty and guidance throughout this process and I would have her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Rachel.
    Sharlene and the late Tony, Oakura 2020
  • We were delighted to be able to ask Rachel to market our property. Rachel had sold 2 properties for us a couple of years ago and we were very pleased with those sales, so asking her to act for us again gave us confidence that this sale would go well too. We like her friendly professional approach with realistic and positive dealings in all aspects of the process.
    We would have no hesitation in asking her to act for us again and recommend her to anyone wanting an easy and successful sale or purchase.
    Mike and Karen, New Plymouth 2020
  • Rachel guided us through the sale process as we didn’t live in the area and we weren’t able to tend to many of the things that sometimes arise when selling a property. Rachel took care of the preparation and arranged staging.
    The property was on the market for just 4 days and Rachel was able to obtain a price that exceeded our expectations.
    We highly recommend Rachel as she is a pleasant women who knows her stuff. She is punctual, capable and knowledgeable. We would get her to sell a property for us again in the future.
    Guy and Jenny, Oakura 2020
  • I was introduced to Robyn Burnett, by Andy Lockley, who carried out the management of my New Plymouth property (81e Huatoki Street, Vogeltown) with McDonald Real Estate for several years. I had made a major decision to relinquish the ownership of this property, my original family home in New Plymouth, despite the fact I had rented it out with the intention of always returning to it and had owned it for over thirty years. Robyn was highly recommended to me for her sensitive and honest style in Real Estate property sales, and for her diligence and ability to quickly assess what the best interests of the vendor entailed. Because I am permanently resident in Auckland, the whole sale process was indeed a leap of faith and a major step, cutting bonds with New Plymouth and the property, where I had enjoyed so many personal and happy family memories.

    From the first meeting with Robyn I found her direct forthright honest style of communication a delight, conveying patience, sensitivity and a clear desire to provide sincere and honest advice, rather than a mere drive to execute a quick sale for her and McDonald’s benefit. She immediately read my mixed emotions of realising it was best to let the property go, given the inappropriate nature of its structure, being situated in large grounds which did not offer the choice of subdivision. But she also understood the obvious attachment I had to New Plymouth, and my desire to actually present the property well given it had been my home. She clearly and carefully outlined the challenges of improvement to offer a well presented home for sale but balancing costs and building contractor input as well. Despite the challenges she recognised, she always emphasised the uniqueness of the property’s location, privacy and adjacent position to stream and bush. Using her working relationship with Andy and putting considerable personal time into supervision, Robyn enabled the property to be significantly restored to a high specification which illustrated its unique benefits of privacy and outdoor living opportunity, as well as comfort presented by a complete refit of decoration and carpeting. Robyn used all of her skills to ensure the restoration was to a high standard always liaising with me at every stage. She dealt with every communication required by telephone or email efficiently, and with immediacy. She listened at every stage and always produced carefully balanced and informed advice, assuring me that the vital decisions moving forward were at my wish and direction.

    As a result of her vision, recommendations and confidence in the whole process of improvement taken over several months, the property was successfully shown as a furnished home, with the result of an immediate sale in under a week. Without doubt Robyn delivered on every promise, price gained, speed of sale and adherence to my wishes. A process I will be forever grateful for, and a confirmation of why Robyn’s reputation is held so highly within the Taranaki Residential Sales Market. I hope one day to return to New Plymouth and Robyn will be the first person I will seek help from. I am certainly happy to provide further expanded details to prospective vendors or purchasers if so desired, to support this letter of recommendation.
    Phillip G. Jan 2020
  • Linda is a good agent, always friendly and easy to approach. We may need you in the future. Neville & Valerie, 2019
  • Couldn't have found a better person to do business with. Joseph & Roma. 2019
  • We found Linda to be an honest and reliable agent and wouldn't hesitate to contact her again, thank you Linda for your care and attention. Dave, 2018
  • Sam was very helpful. always honest with answering any questions, didn't put any pressure on us but let us decide if it was the house for us - I really appreciated that Shelly and Darryl, 2019
  • Friendly services and Sam's approach like a family member. Definitely will recommend her to others Roly and Tess, 2019
  • The service from Sam and McDonald's Real Estate has been great, I would tell anyone to go with them. Chris and Paul, 2019
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