Hugh Clark - Colliers International
Inextricably woven into the rich tapestry of the Queenstown business world, Hugh Clark has been part of the local furniture for over 20 years. A diverse range of roles in companies ranging from the skifields to jetboat operators and the ever-popular cinema have built Hugh an enviable network. Operating his own business selling movie collectibles online and through his central Queenstown retail premises cemented him as one of those faces in town that everyone knows!
Initially stepping into real estate in a marketing role in 2007, Hugh’s exemplary IT and web skills helped lift vendors’ properties to new levels of exposure online.
2012 saw Hugh team up once again with old business colleague and top agent Graeme Jackson to provide a superior level of service to vendors and buyers alike. Fully aware that buyers are regularly looking for a mixed-use property in this international destination, Graeme and Hugh have made sure they understand the growth markets of ever-evolving online shopping for apartment living and residential real estate in the area.
It’s that team environment that drives this likeable chap in his mission for real estate success. ‘It’s about working with a great team to match buyers and sellers; I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but it’s finding the right property for someone that makes it such a great job’ says Hugh.
Communications skills are another arrow in Hugh’s quiver of real estate qualities. As a keen user of all manner of technology, vendors and buyers can expect to hear regularly about all the latest happenings, trends and stats from this people person.
A self-confessed ‘movie geek’, Hugh likes nothing better than to spend his weekends teaching his infant sons Jedi mind tricks, whilst enjoying his new home in the popular Shotover Country subdivison.
"Choosing a real estate agent that will professionally market your property can be a challenge. However we were impressed with our agents Hugh and Graeme. They provided clear, honest and professional guidance from start to finish. We particularly liked that the whole marketing team came to see the property together ensuring they could provide first-hand information to any prospective buyer. They sent weekly detailed updates providing feedback from viewings and provided ongoing advice and strategy up and until the sale. I have no hesitation in recommending both the agents, their support team and their organisation." Jacqui - Vendor from Australia
'I was very pleased with the result that Hugh and the team got for me. Hugh also kept me fully updated on everything in the lead up to the auction and after the sale. Thanks Hugh.' Pete - Vendor from Southland
"Thanks for the service and the great result in selling our Fernhill unit." Barbara & David - Vendors from Oamaru
"What a fantastic result! Hugh has been amazing and the property sold in record time. I’d recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell property here." Susan - Vendor from Glenorchy
"Thank you Hugh - we were very pleased to receive a great pre auction offer, selling our home couldn't have been easier." James & Janelle - Vendors from Shotover Country, Queenstown
"A huge thank you to Hugh for making our house sale such a success. Having not sold a property before, Hugh helped us with all our questions and guided us through the auction process. Hugh has communicated with us all the way through making us feel comfortable and informed. What a genuine top bloke! Thank you Hugh." Jo - Vendor from Shotover Country, Queenstown
"Fantastic result by Graeme and Hugh. Thanks." Don - Apartment vendor from Southland
"Hugh was great and we would definitely buy/sell through him again." Gary – Home buyer from Queenstown
"THANK YOU HUGH! I can’t say enough good things about this real estate agent. His honesty, integrity, communication, negotiation skills and general air of calm made what could have been a stressful process so easy. Hugh kept us up to date at every stage without ever being annoying. He presented our options clearly to us, made sure we understood everything, and had genuine knowledge of both the market itself and the best ways to promote our property within it. He took us from reluctant sellers to his biggest advocates, on a journey that can only be described as enjoyable – something we never thought could happen. Hugh Clark comes highly recommended by some very fussy sellers – put him to work!" Dominic - Vendor from Queenstown
“Even though we didn't inspect the property ourselves before purchasing it we are more than delighted with everything! Felt at home immediately we walked in the door 2 weeks ago. Hugh was a pleasure to deal with and kept us very well informed the whole time. Thank you all once again for your excellent service and remembering that we were very keen to purchase in the Double Cone complex. (abridged) “ Christine & Peter – Holiday home buyers from Australia
“My partner and I have purchased our first home through Hugh Clark. Hugh has been great to the both us, even right from the start when we first walked into the office. He really listened to what we were looking for in a home and took us around several properties until we found the one. He advised us every step of the way and developed a good relationship with us. After we completed contracted, Hugh even offered to help us move furniture and has kept in touch with us even after the whole process. We have no hesitation in recommending Hugh Clark. We will definitely seek his assistance in future. Thank you again Hugh.” Tom & Frances - First home buyers from Queenstown
“I’d like to pass my compliments to the wonderful Agent I dealt with – Hugh Clark. Hugh assisted me with the purchase of my first house – He is friendly, professional, trustworthy and customer focused. It was a stressful journey to make the first step and Hugh provided me with the wonderful service and support at every step, he was available for calls at any time and always kept me updated on the progress. I wish more people like him were in the work force! I definitely will advise Hugh's service to everyone as a best person to deal with in Real Estate.” Alicia - First home buyer from Queenstown
“Hugh Clark was our agent and from the beginning he was informative, helpful, considerate and very easy to deal with. He always returned our calls, emails or texts and did not hesitate in keeping us both up to date. His communication skills are excellent. He was friendly and open to discussions and ideas. I would not hesitate in recommending him to any prospective buyers or sellers as he would provide them with an excellent service.” Julie & Mark - Investment buyers from Auckland
“My partner and I bought our first property in Queenstown through Hugh Clark, we had an interesting purchase as we used the funds from my Kiwisaver which is a bit of a process to go through, the property was also rented at the time of the purchase and the Title was yet to be issued - complicated. Hugh was very patient and understanding of the situation, he kept us well updated on issuing of the Title and the movements of the current tenants and we had the best outcome possible resulting in us taking over the tenancy until the Title was issued and everyone was happy. I would highly recommend Hugh if you are looking for help or advise in the Real Estate market.” Lisa – First home buyer from Queenstown
“Hugh would, without a doubt, be one of the best real estate agents we have ever dealt with. Being from out of town we were new to the area and really had no idea what we were looking for. In fact the property we first enquired about through Hugh and our initial brief of what we thought we were looking for and what we eventually bought could not have been more different!! At all times Hugh, the thorough professional, persevered with us and came back with answers and information to every question we asked. And we did ask a lot and often!! From searching council records, plaster systems, gas bottle suppliers, arranging for contracts to be delivered and picked up from various locations – even driving out to get a contract signed in the middle of our bike ride - nothing was a problem. If he couldn’t find an answer to something he would put us on to someone who could. We are thrilled with the house we finally settled on and right up until settlement and beyond we were still demanding answers to questions and requiring information on various aspects of Queenstown services and where to go to for all sorts of things – right down to where to get our daughter’s car serviced. We could not have had a better agent than Hugh and will keep in contact – mainly because we still need to pick his brains.... Hugh, we look forward to dealing with you again, maybe sometime in the not too distant future, but will definitely catch up for another beer soon. “ Dave & Sandie – Investment buyers from Wellington
“Thanks very much for your assistance with our recent apartment purchase. You’ve been most helpful at answering our questions promptly and providing as much information as you can source. Being our first apartment purchase it was appreciated that you knew the apartment market well so we felt well informed and confident in our purchase. We are also pleased you prompted us to make a backup offer as we would have been unlikely to pursue this apartment further and may have missed out on the opportunity.” Andrew & Nadia – Investment buyers from Queenstown
“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for your help in selling 4 O'Leary's. We're sad to be out of the Queenstown market but it made no sense to have a home on the other side of the world. Hopefully we'll be back in the market down there one day.” Mark & Louise – Vendors from United Kingdom