THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE. In a profession where many come and go, longevity speaks volumes. Dougal has consistently proved himself in an impressive Real Estate career that has spanned over twenty years. As a Registered Valuer and accomplished Sales Consultant, Dougal has frequently been placed in the Top 5% of Harcourts Consultants. Dougal is testament to the Harcourts philosophy; “To create clients for life through the finest service”.
Real Estate is Dougal’s chosen career, a career path inspired by his father’s successful local Real Estate Company, Boyd Real Estate Ltd. Having qualified as a valuer, Dougal began working for his father in 1990, taking over the company in 1996. In 2005 he amalgamated with Harcourts Phoenix, seeing this as an opportunity to once again expand both his own horizons and those of his staff.
A RESIDENTIAL AND LIFESTYLE SPECIALIST Dougal specialises in residential properties and lifestyle blocks. Dougal now lives in the City with his three children, and is a long standing committee member of the University of Canterbury Children’s Athletics Club. He is a passionate jet boater, water and snow skier, ex rugby player; combined, these connections have allowed him to develop a strong local network of contacts.
A childhood spent growing up in rural Lincoln and his many years working as a rural valuer have developed his natural love of the land and a vast amount of local knowledge. This combination serves him well when dealing with both rural and urban properties.
THERE IS WISDOM IN THE OLD ADAGE “DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT” Dougal doesn’t just pay lip service to the requirements of being a licensed sales consultant. He delivers a totally consultative approach with honesty, commitment and integrity; the hallmarks of his reputation. His service and style is completely genuine and delivered in a relaxed manner with an easy humour.
Dougal Boyd will put you first every step of the way. For any advice or assistance with your Real Estate needs, call Dougal today!
CLIENTS TALK.... “Dougal recently and successfully sold my home and assisted me in the purchase of another. Throughout the process I had complete confidence in his ability to deliver the best possible outcome and service. Dougal communicated well and at all times I felt fully informed. He delivered sound advice in a sincere and respectful manner. He worked hard and was committed to achieving the best possible outcome. The most important thing for me was the lack of stress. Dougal’s quiet confidence and obvious market knowledge and experience was apparent both in the sale and purchase process. Ultimately, Dougal delivered a successful sale far exceeding my expectations and found me a new home. He did this all with integrity and clarity throughout. I would not hesitate in recommending Dougal as an agent; I certainly won’t be looking elsewhere should I need the services of a real estate agent again”. Toni Duffy
“Dougal has an impeccable knowledge of the property market and has always provided me with absolutely factual information. He knows how to maximise the value of your property, how to create the necessary momentum and how to close the deal. Dougal is a very genuine person and a straight talker; his name and reputation are everything to him”. Jeremy Silva, Managing Director, Donaghys Ltd
“From a first home buyer’s perspective, Dougal made the process easy for me. He was always available to discuss what was necessary and made sure I understood everything, easing what would otherwise have been a daunting process. His integrity is what struck me the most. He was there to look after my interests and I felt I could bank on his advice and knowledge of the market. He has my loyalty now and I will definitely go back to him”. Crystal Sandgrove, First home buyer
“Dougal is a very good consultant. He doesn’t create unnecessary pressure but knows when to seal the deal in a positive, conclusive way. His strongest point is his honest, direct personality. Matched with his length of experience, Dougal provides you with the confidence you require”. Nick Hurle, Property Investor
“We were very pleased with the outcome of our house sale, which was achieved by Dougal through ‘damn good advice’ and relationships managed throughout the marketing phase. Dougal went further than this though and became our representative on the ground to get the small things done that came up because we were out of town. With respect to the overall experience, we were confident that Dougal was on the field and a committed player in the game for us. This resulted in a sale above our expectation”. Raving Fans Darryl Tracy and Tracy Evans-Tracy
“The entire process of listing and selling the house with Dougal was a very supportive and professional experience. Dougal gave us good advice during the process and kept us well informed at all times. Every time I spoke to Dougal he was always encouraging, friendly and positive. He achieved a good selling price for us within a short time. We were very impressed with his marketing and his happy friendly manner. We would recommend Dougal to anyone wishing to sell their home”. Elaine, Adele, Dean Harwood
“We listed our family home for sale by auction, with Dougal. I always got prompt feedback following the open homes and felt that Dougal was following up any interested parties. I’ve always felt communication lines were good with Dougal whether by phone or text messages. Information was always given in a friendly manner. Dougal was also very helpful assisting me with viewing my new home and helping me to complete the successful offer. Our previous family home had been purchased with Dougal in1992 and sold with his help in 1996 and we have recommended him to others. Throughout this latest process I felt Dougal was professional and honest and I would not hesitate to request Dougal’s assistance with future property sales”. Julie Hargraves.