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Roger Dawson Auctioneer

Roger Dawson



Roger Dawson, two-time New Zealand Champion Auctioneer (1998, 2004), at the prestigious National Property Auctioneering Championships, is Harcourts Grenadier’s auction specialist.

Harcourts Grenadier is proud to be able to offer clients the benefit of Roger Dawson’s expertise. Highly regarded both within and outside the real estate industry, Roger has over 30 years in the business. He has conducted thousands of auctions - his considerable experience ensuring buying or selling real estate is simple, effective and results that regularly surpass our client’s expectations.

Roger’s curriculum vitae is impressive:

  • National Property Auction Champion 1998, 2004
  • Harcourts Auctioneer of the Year, 2000, 2002, 2004
  • New Zealand representative at the Australasian Property Auctioning Championships (Melbourne 1999 and Gold Coast 2005)
  • REINZ, Accredited Auctioneer since 1993
  • Associate of REINZ, 1988
  • Graduate, Auction School (Melbourne 1988)

Driven to achieve the best possible results, Roger continues to raise the bar in real estate auctions. Roger contributes his success to his passion for the industry, and is a proponent of on-going training; regularly travelling to Australia to undertake industry seminars. This ensures he keeps up-to-date with the latest information, technology and techniques.

To find out more about selling real estate through auction, or to assist with fundraising or charity auctions, contact Roger Dawson:

Phone: 03 379 6596
Mobile: 0274 333 470
Fax: 03 379 2241
Email: roger.dawson@harcourts.co.nz

Auctions Explained

Why sell your property at auction?

Real estate vendors often prefer the marketing strategy of the auction – with good reason. It’s proven to be the most successful, with property generally on the market for a shorter period of time and it has the highest sales success rate.

An intensive, high profile auction marketing programme is custom designed for sellers to attract genuinely interested, cash-in-hand buyers. There buyers focus on establishing the ‘maximum price’ they will pay – not how low their offer should be. Emotional commitments towards purchasing also strengthen the natural form of competition between buyers.

We’ll assist you in setting the terms, conditions and auction day deadline. The undisclosed minimum reserve price will be one you’re completely comfortable with. Also the property needs to be only opened for buyer viewing at times that best suit you, so the auction process is regarded as the least disruptive method of selling.

Driven to achieve the best possible results, Roger continues to raise the bar in real estate auctions. Roger contributes his success to his passion for the industry, and is a proponent of on-going training; regularly travelling to Australia to undertake industry seminars. This ensures he keeps up-to-date with the latest information, technology and techniques.


Some of the reasons for selling by auction:
  • Builds urgency and a purchase deadline amongst buyers
  • Creates a competitive transparent purchasing environment
  • Finds a true 'cash' buyer with no conditions
  • Provides complete control for seller - you set the terms
  • Option of accepting offers prior to auction
  • Removes risk of under or over pricing
  • Focus is on the property and not the price

Auction IS where the action is, and there is no one better to help you realise the result you're looking for than Roger Dawson, Grenadier Group Auction Manager. We have many examples of great auction outcomes, so don't hesitate to contact Roger for more in-depth information on 0274 333 470.

1. Auction vs. Price

Video 1 from Walk Through on Vimeo.

2. Setting Your Reserve Price

Video 2 from Walk Through on Vimeo.

3. Buying with Confidence at Auction

Video 3 from Walk Through on Vimeo.

4. Watch an Auction in Action