Margaret was born and raised in Dannevirke where her father was a successful business man, prominent auctioneer and a real estate agent. After finishing school and having several overseas spells living in Europe and the UK Margaret returned to New Zealand and carved out a formidable and highly successful marketing career for herself in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She was a highly respected marketing and promotional manager for New Zealand's number one healthcare distributor. Her business expertise and experience in sales negotiation, marketing, communication, major event and people management prepared her well for the competitive real estate industry.
Her contribution to the Pharmaceutical industry cannot be underestimated and her talent of “thinking outside the box” created some ground-breaking marketing concepts that were unheard of at the time.
Outside of real estate, Margaret has been a highly competitive provincial golfing representative for over 15 years, and has also selected and managed very successful representative teams and still plays competitive golf today for The Grange Golf Club when real estate allows.
In 2004 she was seeking new challenges and direction in life and attended an evening being run by Ray White designed to attract new blood to the industry. Margaret was shortly thereafter hired by Ray White Ellerslie and spent the following 5 years building a successful real estate business attaining Premier Status very quickly.
In 2010 following time spent with another brand, Margaret joined forces with Robin McDowall and bought Ray White Epsom. With managerial experience, corporate marketing skills and an intuitive grasp of what people want, she never looked back and since then she and Robin have become a remarkable team.
Margaret's success is due to her networking and connecting skills, her determination to prove herself, her ability to listen, communicate, put her clients first and her longevity in the real estate industry.
Following the sale of the Ray White Epsom business, Margaret and Robin joined Ray White Broadway. Two and half years down the track they moved up the road to link arms with the Ray White Remuera team and now thoroughly enjoy selling in many of Auckland’s central and outlying suburbs.
Margaret believes her success is due in part to her networking and connecting skills, her determination to prove herself, her ability to listen, communicate, put her clients first and her longevity in the real estate industry. Working well under pressure with a “can-do” attitude to life – Margaret is the classic high achieving competent competitor – just the person you want in your corner.
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We recently selected Margaret to market and sell our home. She provided a comprehensive range of marketing options, and through her experience and advice we chose a short auction marketing campaign. The marketing campaign was very successful; attracting a level of interest that far exceeded our expectations. The unique features of our home were presented through some superb photography and commentary through the various advertisements. We highly recommend and would have no hesitation in recommending Margaret to anyone contemplating selling their home.Antony and Emma Duncan
I think that you only get the measure of a person when the chips are down, and I think the sale of my property must have been one of the most difficult sales possible. You showed your true colours, grit and sales skills and I whole heartedly recommend you to anyone considering an estate agent.S Turner