Here at Eves Whangarei we are very fortunate to have our very own inhouse Auctioneer Extraordinaire!
With natural flair and a knack for engaging audiences, Louis’ interest in becoming an auctioneer piqued from the moment he started in real estate.
A thriving real estate career has seen Louis conduct many successful auction campaigns in a variety of market trends.
In 2021, his auction success was recognised and he was granted the opportunity to take to the rostrum.
After studying under Mark Sumich, an auctioneering powerhouse who has held both the NZ & Australasian Championship titles, Louis was appointed auctioneer for EVES Whangarei.
Louis enjoys the theatrics of the auction room and endeavours to create a comfortable atmosphere to in-still buyer confidence and entice spirited bidding.
Aside from auctioning property, Louis enjoys conducting charity auctions for his local community.
My SOLD Properties
Very easy and professional to deal with.
Louis did a grand job
Elvira & Greg B
Louis went above and beyond to help us sell our house. We had just recently relocated to Wellington and needed a quick sale in order to secure a new home. He gave us great advice, and got a great result for us.
Stacey & Bryan W
He always kept us notified of how the open homes went, with phone calls and text messages (which was fine by us). He was awesome and would recommend him to anyone.
Shane P & Amanda F
Louis was helpful, knowledgeable, and easy to deal with. He went above and beyond to assist on what we asked for. I highly recommend him.
David & Leigh C
We met Louis at an open home and immediately had a good vibe about him. We called him for a valuation on our place and were blown away by the level of detail in his proposal. He kept us informed daily and answered any questions we had along the way. By the time the auction came around there were multiple bidders and we got a fantastic result which was way above our expectations. We found Louis to be great to deal with and would absolutely recommend him to everyone. If we sell another house in future Louis will absolutely be our first port of call.
Timothy & Floramin S
When the time came to sell our property, we needed a specialised agent. A person not only with sound market knowledge but with the ability to meet the needs of two independent owners one living in Auckland. Trust was high on our list of requirements.
From the very first appraisal meeting right through to the final auction day, we felt supported and informed. We had Louis's attention and commitment 100%. He kept us both regularly up-to-date with reports and emails and was always available for a phone chat. We never doubted that he was working for the best outcome for us both. At the end of the marketing period the result was a success not only for us but for the buyers too - a win/win!
Phyllis & Angela
I would love to recommend Louis McDonald at Eve's Real Estate.
Louis is the consummate professional! He walked me through selling my home late 2019. I knew nothing about the process, having bought my family home privately about 14 years previously.
He came highly recommended to me by a friend who knew him from a local business group.I was looking for someone honest and fair who could explain everything to me as I knew nothing.
Louis appraised my property, gave me suggestions to prepare and improve it prior to putting it on the market and explained how the selling process worked. Then while I was still in that preparation phase, Louis contacted me asking me to consider showing my home to a buyer looking for exactly the type of home I had.
I decided to give it a crack, signed up with Eves for 1 week and instead of 1 potential buyer viewing Louis managed to get 9 through! From this came 3 offers to purchase, the highest of which I accepted! All without even having to put my house officially on the market!!
Louis supported and educated me throughout every step till the offer became unconditional.
He is a great young man who goes above and beyond. If you want fabulous support and service, call Louis McDonald at Eves 😁
I am writing to express my appreciation of Louis McDonald’s efforts in selling my property in Morningside. It was not an easy sale, but Louis persisted, regularly setting up open homes, following all leads and maintaining regular contact with me. He is to be commended for a thoroughly professional performance.
Louis is the ultimate professional in his real estate dealings. He is open and communicative, keeping all parties informed. He is flexible and good natured and very easy to deal with. Job well done, thank you Louis.
Ned and Janet Bates
Having both bought and sold property through Louis, we have been impressed by his work. He is articulate, immaculately presented and highly professional, with a real personal touch and great sense of humour. He worked hard for us, keeping us regularly informed of progress. He was in regular contact to discuss, and really make us part of, the marketing strategy. We would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.
Jim, Freda & Suzanna Lewis
Recently I have had the task of selling my two bedroom unit in Kensington. The salesperson appointed was Louis McDonald, a very pleasant Irishman, always well presented, courteous and respectful at all times. During the whole process he kept me informed about procedures, he showed a great number of prospective buyers at open homes and at other times suitable to them, working hard at all times. I have no hesitation in recommending Louis McDonald salesperson to anyone wanting to sell their property in Whangarei.
Dealing with Louis was a pleasure. He was willing to ‘go the extra mile’ and answered all my queries promptly. He was good at keeping me informed of developments and was professional at all times. That coupled with a great sense of humour made the process a lot less onerous for me as a first-time investor.
Cindy Rose Smith
We chose Louis McDonald as our agent on several property transactions due to the skill and efficiency both in market knowledge and communication we were kept fully informed regarding advertising, open homes and feedback from prospective buyers. He is an excellent sales consultant, his professionalism and courteous manner as a sales person is of a very high standard. His positive attitude towards his job and his way of helping his clients makes him great to work with.
Vicki Jeeves & Robin Sharp
After several months of trying to sell our home privately, we interviewed a couple of agents and choose to engage the services of Louis as his understanding of the market and his methods were far superior than the others. Right from the start he listened to us and created a plan of a very high professional standard which exceeded our expectation of what a real estate agent could offer. The results of his strategy confirmed our faith in him. We had only been on the market for 10 days and in that time Louis showed the house to 28 prospective purchasers, presented 6 offers and we sold for a premium price that was over 5% of what we were asking privately. During the whole process he rang us frequently with updates and made the whole process easy and painless. We heavily recommend using Louis to anyone thinking of selling.
Kerry & Brent Lyford
From the moment we appointed Louis as our agent we received absolute dedicated and impeccable service from him. He is always beautifully attired and professional in his approach. He has a marvellous sense of humour and we enjoyed our friendly chats. We were always kept up to the mark with feedback from open homes and appointments which we appreciated. We valued the advice he gave us when getting organized for the sale, open homes etc. We have no hesitation in recommending Louis to anyone considering selling their property. Our best wishes for your future Louis in Real Estate.
Maxine & Robert Hayson
I am writing to congratulate you on your recruitment of Louis McDonald as a real estate agent representing your firm. He is doing you proud. Please congratulate him publicly. Our company has worked with several agents over the years, but none who managed things as adeptly as Louis- despite his youth! Recently we had the pleasure of listing our house with Louis- and we handed him a challenge- vendors who needed to sell in a very short space of time but not willing to compromise on sale price, vendors still owning the next door property so also wanting decent new owners who would keep the sitting tenants, tenants in place to keep happy who had previously had a bad experience with a house sale in a different address - and to have it all done and dusted at least a week before the tenants baby was due to be born! (in approx 6-7 weeks) Louis jumped into action immediately, and due to the tight time frame, did the first open home that same week (at our request), even before the pictures could go into the Property Guide. He contacted all his contacts and showed through a decent amount on the first week, and consistently thereafter, keeping us informed at each step. Due to the pressure of the constantly threatening birth, this sale had the potential to go completely pear-shaped if the buyer was not found before the birth of the baby, as I would not have been willing to have buyers traipse through the home with a new baby in the house, for the sake of my tenants. We would not have sold for a bad price, and the process would have had to be stopped in the middle until the family had time to settle into life with a new baby. Louis managed all the second-looks and viewings outside of open home with minimal disruption to a very pregnant and sensitive young mother and her family. I did not have one complaint from my tenant about him, but heard only praise for his willingness to listen- and of course his charm! Louis displayed both professionalism and sensitivity to both our needs, our tenants needs, and obviously the buyers needs to make it run as smoothly as it did. Towards the end of the month he suggested we drop our floor price a little, (due to market feedback), and reluctantly we did, but after observing his dedication to the task we trusted that he would do his utmost for us and sell it for what is was worth, seeing in it potential that we also saw. Some agents do lip service to the ‘multiple –offer situation’ but Louis nailed it, using the dropped floor price to re-engage buyers once more, and bring a bunch into a multiple offer situation where we were free to choose buyers who would keep our tenants in place- and for more than we realistically expected. There was even a cashout offer presented! So, please give Louis a great weekend by finishing off the week like this! We are sure that he will be in your winners circle over many years. Warmest Regards.
H & R Easton, Hatid Ltd
We had a contract on another property and needed to sell both quickly and for a good price to make it possible to purchase the next property. We chose Louis as our agent as he listened to our requirements and had a strategy to suit. He got the property on the market promptly and had his first viewings arranged the same week. He kept us informed daily, sometimes several times a day as to what was happening with marketing, viewings and buyer feedback. The first open home was a success with an unbelievable turn out of buyers, which resulted in us receiving seven offers the next week. Thanks to Louis expertise we sold for far more than our dream price. We strongly recommend engaging Louis as your agent of choice.
Trent & Carrie Ashurst
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