Licensed Salespersons & Licensed Auctioneer REAA 2008
DOUG PALMER Licensed Salesperson & Licensed Auctioneer REAA 2008
Doug & wife Jan have worked together as sales consultants in the Paraparaumu branch of Harcourts since 2003. They have been married for 8 years and are one of the most successful partnerships operating on the Kapiti Coast. Doug & Jan go the extra mile in assisting owners present their property for sale. They have been known to mow lawns, water blast houses and decks, declutter and make trips to the dump. Doug & Jan have a reputation for looking after tenants when landlords are selling their investment properties. They recognise the importance of having the tenants cooperation in order to achieve a successful sale.
Doug recently received two prestigious awards. One a Gold Achievement Award for outstanding real estate and 2nd in the Auction Lister award for the quarter April to June for the lower North Island. Unquestionably Doug is the most prolific and most successful auction lister operating in the Paraparaumu / Raumati area. So far in 2017 he has a 100% success of all auctions selling on the auction day.
As a team, Doug & Jan have worked with dedication to build up their business resulting in many awards. Doug & Jan have been one of the top performing agents for the Paraparaumu office for many years. They are proud to represent New Zealand’s most trusted real estate brand for the last 5 years (as polled by Readers Digest).Harcourts has been assisting New Zealanders with real estate since 1888. Jan has now decided to take a step back and concentrate on a supporting role so is now acting as Doug’s PA while pursuing other interests..
Doug has lived on The Esplanade in Raumati South for 32 years and is passionate about the Kapiti Area and Raumati South in particular. He is seen most days walking his two little bichons on the Raumati South Beach or one of the Queen Elizabeth Park tracks. He is currently training to walk 24km in the Taupo Ultra Marathon in October 2017.
He has two sons, William and Sam, and 5 grandchildren. He previously came from a teaching background having taught mathematics for 18 years at Kapiti College. In that time was the producer of 9 musicals for the college and coached the first fifteen for a number of years. During the 32 years he has lived in Kapiti he has been involved in Paraparaumu Junior Rugby, the administration of the Kapiti Club (he was the President for 9 years and had life membership bestowed on him in 2012). When time permits he is an enthusiastic member of the Kapiti Playhouse and has played the Dame in many pantomimes and played many other leading roles.
Doug the Auctioneer
Doug is instrumental in the organisation and auctioneering for the yearly fundraising Mary Potter “Fish Auction” in association with the North Island Spear Fishing Contest. This activity has raised over $32,000 for the local Mary Potter Hospice. He has a passion for auctioning either selling houses or raising funds for charitable causes. His recent charity fundraisers include the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club’s Golf Tournament for Te Omanga Hospice, Paraparaumu Beach Kindergarten, The Arthritis Foundation, The Ernst & Young Charity Auction (Doug – thank you so much – you were fabulous) an auction for a young Kapiti College student who was diagnosed with myelocytic leukemia, Raumati Beach School, Kapiti College Performing Arts Centre. He willingly offers his services for those who wish to take advantage of his auctioneering skills.
Doug & Jan’s Community Involvement
• MARY POTTER HOSPICE.
Doug & Jan have been the organisers of the annual “Fish Auction” that is held in conjunction with the North Island Spear Fishing Competition. Doug has been the auctioneer which to date has raised $32,000 towards this great cause. They are involved in other forms of fundraising for Mary Potter including street appeals and fund raising events in conjunction with the Kapiti Club.
Jan has been a member of the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club for 16 years. She has been involved in many community projects.
• MEALS ON WHEELS.
Jan has delivered meals on wheels for nearly 8 years.
• KAPITI CLUB (now Club Vista)
Doug was a committee member for 15 years with 9 years as President. Life membership was bestowed on him 2012
• CHARITY AUCTIONEER.
Doug has assisted numerous charities and schools with Charity Auctions and is readily available for those who need his expertise. His recent successes include raising funds for the Arthritis Foundation, Te Omanga Hospice, Paraparaumu Beach Kindergarten. He recently was the auctioneer for a fund raiser for Rhiannon Nottage who is a young Kapiti College student fighting a rare form of Leukaemia. The fundraiser raised over $10,000 with more than $5000 from the auction alone.
• PARAPARAUMU BRIDGE CLUB
Doug & Jan have sponsored the Paraparaumu Bridge Club
• RAUMATI SOUTH BOWLING CLUB.
Doug & Jan are sponsors of the Raumati South Bowling Clubs yearly calendar.
• KAPITI BOWLING CLUB
Doug & Jan are sponsors of the Raumati South Bowling Clubs yearly calendar and two midweek bowling tournaments.
• VICTIM SUPPORT
Jan until recently was on the committee of Lower Hutt Victim Support.