License # 10010171 | Licensed under the REAA 2008
Over a decade of experience working in the wider Queenstown and Glenorchy markets, Rowan has developed and honed his skill set needed to ensure a professional, friendly and very effective service to all those looking to buy or sell property in this area.
With a Queenstown-based adventure tourism background with some of the country's best known tourism businesses dating back to the early 1990’s, Rowan knows the area and its opportunities well, plus a good number of the local population who call the area home too. Successful tourism sales and marketing roles in Australia, Fiji and Queenstown have added to a well-rounded background ideal for the real estate industry.
With a long list of happy customers and clients who have appreciated his straightforward approach to buying and selling, Rowan is an easy choice to help you with your property needs as well. For a smart-thinking approach to making your real estate outcomes a reality, touch base with him today.
"Rowan's sales service and communication was excellent." Lois & Geoff
"Rowan was extremely understanding of our situation and listened to our needs and wants. From the moment our property went on the market Rowan kept us informed with all aspects of the sale. I had total confidence in Rowan from beginning to end, he was professional, helpful, informative and nothing was ever a problem. Thanks for a wonderful result." Julie & Steve
"We have had the pleasure of dealing with Rowan in the selling of our apartment. Rowan was extremely pro-active from the very start, it was in fact an email from Rowan that actually got us thinking about selling it in the first place. Another highlight of Rowan's professionalism was his level of communication, we were constantly aware of where we were at in the sales process. Thank you Rowan for all the work you did for us, and we would recommend him to any other prospective sellers." Phil & Jo
"Loved working with Rowan. Very genuine, helpful and friendly guy. Patient and understood the information we needed to make a decision." Ben
"I chose Rowan to sell our house because he is an old friend... someone I knew I could trust and would be a cool, calm, character in what isn't always an easy process. He went well beyond expectations in helping me prepare the house for sale and deal with every aspect of the process. He worked hard to line up buyers, kept me informed right through, and I had absolute faith in his advice, abilities and knowledge. We found Rowan to be utterly professional while retaining his sense of humour even when I had lost mine! We got a great price for our house within a fairly short time frame. I would recommend Rowan to anyone looking for a straight-up, hardworking agent who is very much in tune with the local market." Jill
"Rowan McDonald is a very professional, proactive and trustworthy agent with extensive knowledge of the Queenstown market. We found him to be both genuine and empathic in all our dealings. This, combined with his experience in Real Estate, led to the successfully sale of our home. We would have no hesitation in recommending or using him again." Margie & Ned
“In the last 6 months we have sold our home and bought a section, co-incidentally both of these transactions were through Rowan McDonald. Rowan was always a pleasure to deal with and we felt that he was really on our side throughout the whole process. He achieved the ideal balance between keeping us informed as the situation required, whilst never being too "in your face" as many Real Estate agents are, making what could have been a stressful and overwhelming process as hassle-free as it ever could be. Something else that set Rowan's service apart was his ability to really listen to our needs and not try to sell us property that we were not interested in. Once everything was signed and sealed, Rowan thoughtfully called in with a little thank you, which was as appreciated as it was unexpected. We didn't have a mansion to sell, nor were we buying at Queenstown's high-end, but we were made to feel like valued and preferred customers. We will definitely look to Rowan when we make our next move.” Anonymous
“Veronica and I would like to thank you for your dedication and professional yet pleasant assistance in helping us purchase our rental property last week. It was a true pleasure working with you and we'll certainly come back to you for any additional purchases in future.” Henk Hocken
Sold! Sold! “Yes! Rowan McDonald and his support team sold my property in two and a half months. They are a friendly, positive bunch, and Rowan, my agent, excellent - extremely nice to deal with. On my first appointment with Rowan I had my property data to hand over, but he had already obtained the information required from the correct sources. A step ahead all the way, working diligently and keeping me updated on the events. We had a time of reassessing, and slightly changed the approach to draw the right market. Even in a time of recession, I was very confident it would be sold with Rowan in charge. I can highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling property.” Lyn
“Our dealings with Rowan McDonald we found to be nothing short of excellent. His personal manner, professionalism, punctuality and reliability made him an absolute pleasure to deal with, and we have only praise for his work ethic in every respect. Thanks Rowan, you made our dream come true.” Andrew & Janelle
“We had our house on the market for over four years with not much interest. We switched to Rowan and found him to be really professional. I was totally surprised and impressed that a professional photographer had been booked in. Rowan barely had the for-sale sign in the lawn before a couple came to view. They bought the house shortly after. I believe this is due to the fact that Rowan knows how to negotiate between two parties. He lets you know where the limits are and there's no excessive to-ing and fro-ing. I think he has a good head for the type of people most suited for viewing your house. Communication via email text and phone was always on time, to the point, and exactly at arranged times. I'd definitely call him for the next property transaction.” Debbie & Greg
“Rowan achieved price results for my sections that I am rapt with. I know he had my best interests at heart throughout and I know he worked hard to make this happen for me. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone thinking of selling.” Ivan
“My husband and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rowan McDonald at an Open Home he was holding in Lake Hayes Estate. At our initial meeting we found Rowan to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable about residences for sale in and around Queenstown. Over the following few weeks, we very much appreciated that Rowan had listened to our requirements, taken our budget into account, and arranged to show us a variety of suitable homes. We did not visit any homes which were unsuitable or out of our specified price range, and we did not feel pressured by any sort of 'sales tactic'. We found Rowan to be patient, friendly and helpful at all times. During the purchase of our current property, Rowan was extremely conscientious in all aspects of the purchase. Rowan responded promptly to any enquiries we had, and was at all times approachable and efficient. We have lived in the Queenstown area for fourteen years. During that time we have purchased several houses, and have encountered a number of real estate agents. This was by far the smoothest and easiest house purchase we have made, and we attribute this to Rowan's high standards and professionalism. We have found the service provided by Rowan to be exceptional. We would not hesitate to contact Rowan regarding the sale or purchase of a property in the future, and we highly recommend Rowan to all prospective buyers and sellers.” Anna & Mark