Doug and Jan Palmer - Harcourts
Licensed Salespersons & Licensed Auctioneer REAA 2008
DOUG PALMER Licensed Salesperson & Licensed Auctioneer REAA 2008
Doug has just received his 15 years of service award for Harcourts and has sold more than $100million of Kapiti real estate. He must be good!!
Doug (& wife Jan) worked together as sales consultants in the Paraparaumu branch of Harcourts since 2003. 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. They have been married for 9 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 tenant’s 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 listing agent operating in the Paraparaumu / Raumati area. He recently received his pin for $100million dollars in settled sales. Last year he sold all but 1 of his many auctions on the auction day. Doug has been one of the top performing agents for the Paraparaumu office for many years. He is 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.
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.
Doug completed walking 24 Km as part of the Taupo Ultra Marathon ( 14 October 2017). Not only to celebrate his “significant birthday” but to create awareness of an unheralded charity called “Whirlwind” who by making men feel better about themselves may help reduce the horrific number of suicides committed by men (515 men took their own lives last year). If you would like to contribute to Whirlwind please visit the Give a Little website and search for Whirlwind.
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 to name a few. He willingly offers his services for those who wish to take advantage of his auctioneering skills.