Licensed Salespersons & Licensed Auctioneer REAA 2008
DOUG PALMER Licensed Salesperson & Licensed Auctioneer REAA 2008
Doug & his wife Jan have worked together as sales consultants in the Paraparaumu branch of Harcourts since 2003. Jan has now chosen to remove herself from the front line and become Doug’s personal assistant. 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.
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.
Doug has lived on The Esplanade in Raumati South for 33 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 has just 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.