Rural and Lifestyle Sales
021 241 9073
NZR Limited | Licensed REAA 2008
With significant market share in the rural sector throughout Hawke's Bay, Duncan's focus is simple, "to provide un-matched professionalism and results" - supported by vendor references. Recent sales include; farms, horticulture & lifestyle blocks.
Brought up on the family farm north of Napier, Duncan has a unique background that combines practical experience farming and international sales and marketing roles.
This experience spans leading sales and marketing roles in the corporate world based in Asia, New York and Australia, as well as leading NZ based agri-businesses within the dairy and the meat industries at general management level, so has a good appreciation of the rural sector from the farmgate to the overseas markets. This experience developed Duncan's negotiating skills.
At grass-root level, Duncan spent a few years as a full-time shearer throughout NZ and Australia.
As per many of his clients, Duncan owns his business and can guarantee confidentiality. Duncan and his administration support are based in Ahuriri, Napier.
“Glenlyon” - 4956 SH50, Maraekakaho – 599ha | December 2020
I have no hesitation in recommending Duncan McKinnon. He is an excellent communicator and skilled negotiator. He has great knowledge of the market and gives clear advice without being pushy. In selling our family farm, he showed the ability to be patient when required and to move things along when required. His ability to work with multiple parties was crucial for success.
Dr Hugh Clarkson
327 Haliburton Road, Kotemaori -555ha | November 2020
As a purchaser and vendor Duncan has been the agent we have dealt with. Our first experience in dealing with Duncan and observing how he worked was when we were looking to purchase additional land. So when we chose to sell we wanted someone we could trust and understood what we were hoping to achieve, someone who had the skills, expertise, contacts and experience. Duncan met that brief.
In our eyes what set Duncan apart from other agents are his communication skills and integrity, combined with his understanding of business and dealing with people, along with his extensive rural network. Not only does Duncan understand and know people, he is also a good listener and makes sure the vendor understands the selling situation as process evolves.
We found Duncan to be extremely thorough, hard-working and dedicated to doing everything possible to get the best result for the vendor, and to find the right property for the purchaser. He goes out of his way to be more informed on matters outside of what he knows.
We appreciated the partnership that developed during the process of selling our property and purchasing a new property that met our changing personal goals. We have no hesitation in recommending Duncan to promote and sell your property.
Rachael & Harrold O’Grady
Flathill Road, Tutira – 212ha | November 2020
Duncan McKinnon sold flat hill farm for us he exceeded our expectations in all aspects of the process .We felt well informed from start to finish which made us feel at ease through the process. Duncan is very easy to work with and really went above and beyond for us and most importantly gets results. I would highly recommend Duncan McKinnon to sell your property.
Brett Gunson | Flat hill farm partnership
“Kanui – 454 Ridgemount Road, Tutira – 415ha | July 2020
Up until we needed a real estate agent we never knew Duncan. When word got out we were retiring, he among others came knocking on our door. Meeting various people, Duncan was the one we chose and for no other reason but for his personality, easy manner and drive. To put it simply we were relaxed around him. We were not disappointed.
To test his farming background I put on the table a roasted pigs head for lunch. He had seconds. He won the job.....
Carol and Mickey Satchwell
57 Tangoio Settlement Rd – “Home Block” (317ha) & “Tom’s Block” (254ha) | July 2020
Duncan McKinnon has been a family friend of ours since we attended school together. Duncan’s family and Duncan himself are honest and hard-working people by nature. Duncan has carried this on to his current role in real estate. Duncan is a pleasure to work with and has made the process of selling our properties easy and very successful. Duncan communicates extremely well and is open to answering all questions that we may have had. Duncan can and does give clear guidance in the process of how the sales structure works and walked through this process with us. I can honestly say that Duncan is a good person to have on side as you embark on this complex process. Thank you, Duncan, for your guidance and support and the successful sale of our properties.
Steve Doohan | Doohan Brothers Farming Partnership
Glenview – 478ha, 7ha & 4ha | April, June, July - 2020
Duncan McKinnon did an excellent job of selling my farm in Aropaoanui Road. He undertook the task in a very professional but friendly manner and his communication throughout the entire process was exceptional.
I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone wanting to sell a rural property.
1513 State Highway 2, Whirinaki – 72ha | March 2020
Duncan McKinnon sold our property when the demand for orchards with scale like ours were possibly on the decline and we applaud him for his dedication and committed which brought about a satisfying result.
We would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.
Kevin and Joan Orlowski - ORLOWSKI CITRUS LIMITED
SH2 Whirinaki. – 49ha | March 2020
Duncan you were a pleasure to work with, ie - your communication was exceptional
your presentation left nothing for prospective purchasers to question your knowledge of prospective purchasers was invaluable to say the least your energy to get the job done was tireless and endless
Duncan I would have no hesitation in recommending you as THE TOP MAN FOR THE JOB, I have had endless experience in selling farms and you undoubtedly supersede any agent I have had dealings with.
Kyra Garrity (Kyra Amy Trust)
Waiwhare – 412ha | February 2020
Duncan McKinnon was our choice of real estate agent when we sold Waiwhare farm, which had been in our family since 1948, in December 2019.
Duncan’s presentation after his initial viewing was well researched and backed up with sales data. He presented several possible sale process scenarios from which we could choose and we opted for a tender process
Duncan has good communication skills – the sale process was outlined clearly with identified time frames. Duncan’s communication with the family throughout the sale process right up to tender presentation was clear and inclusive of all family members. Duncan was also diligent in maintaining contact with prospective buyers, and keeping them in the frame.
Duncan managed the expectations of both the family, as vendors, and prospective buyers well. For us, Duncan achieved a sales result that we were very happy with.
Naumai – Tutira – 271ha | August 2019
Duncan did an awesome job of advertising, promoting and selling our farm. His friendly easy manner, professional ability and farming knowledge and background make him a great agent to list with.
Duncan was very positive and supportive and committed to getting top results for us. We sold our property but we also made a friend. We highly recommend listing your property with Duncan, he is a top guy.
Rae & Steve Martin