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Rachel Hooper
McDonald New Plymouth
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (REAA 2008), Member of the REINZ
About Rachel Hooper
Having worked in real estate since 2012, I am excited to continue my relationship with McDonald Real Estate. I am proud to be part of this dynamic group, a company I trust with values I admire. I am married to my very supportive partner Jarrod and have three beautiful children; Alicia, Liam and Nevaeh. With a love of Taranaki and its lifestyle, I am driven and dedicated to working hard in this stunning province, achieving the very best results for my clients. After an extensive career in hospitality spanning 20 years, I have a genuine interest in people and a proven track record in providing excellent customer service in an honest, professional and highly skilled way. I understand the importance of exceptional client care ensuring that whether buying or selling your needs and expectations are met, being guided through the process every step of the way. My approach is genuine, passionate and delivered with confidence. Rest assured I will work with integrity to make your real estate experience a positive, stress free and rewarding one.
Happy Clients...
Rachel's sound advice and support from the beginning of our house sale well exceeded our expectations! She was efficient with her feedback, designed a polished marketing schedule and was always considerate to our family needs. We believe this contributed to a smooth sale process, where our price expectations were met. Rachel displayed the highest level of skill, integrity and professionalism and earned our respect and we would definitely recommend Rachel Hooper to anyone thinking about selling their property who want a refreshing agent experience.
Jen and Ian – Oakura, 2017
Rachel sold us our recent home that we purchased in Oakura. We found Rachel awesome to deal with as a buyer. She is friendly, professional and very approachable and always kept us fully informed making the process such a smooth and positive experience. She went the extra mile for us on numerous occasions making it so easy for our family - she even organised for us to move some things in a week before settlement to ease the load. I would highly recommend Rachel as an estate agent, she definitely has that X factor and is so lovely to deal with. Thank you so much Rachel for helping us secure our awesome home.
Steve and Chelsea – Oakura, 2017
We recently sold our house through McDonald Real Estate and after interviewing others, chose Rachel as our marketing agent. Even at our initial meeting Rachel made us feel comfortable with the selling process and offered tips and advice to stage our house for maximum impact. Rachel researched the market and was able to offer pricing advice for our area. She handled our marketing strategy to maximise effect and always kept us informed. We know that the real estate market is time sensitive, so we wanted an agent who would update us quickly on where we stood with our current selling situation so we could react and make decisions timely. Rachel was proactively calling potential buyers, communicating with people visiting our open homes and constantly chasing new leads. Most of all she kept us in the loop the whole time. We really felt like she listened to us and her motivation was not to 'just sell' but to sell for the best price. Rachel Hooper is a happy blend of professional efficiency and friendly reassurance. Without hesitation I recommend Rachel to all looking to buy or sell a home in Taranaki.
Tania and Logan - New Plymouth, 2017
We recently listed our home in Oakura with Rachel Hooper from McDonald Real Estate. From our first meeting, Rachel impressed us with her warm personality, her honesty and expertise. As a local, she had excellent knowledge of the market and was well connected with keen buyers. We appreciated her regular and efficient communication and also that she never hurried us along during phone conversations or in meetings. Rachel made us feel that our project was important to her and that she was fully committed to our goal. She has an approachable, down to earth manner and we felt reassured that buyers would also find her easy to work with. Rachel is refreshingly 'human' and unlike a stereotypical real estate agent! Rachel did an outstanding job selling our home. Her price guidance was accurate and she did in fact have keen buyers waiting in the wings. Rachel sold our home within a week, before the first open home and with multiple offers. We achieved a higher price than we had initially expected and we're delighted that the process caused minimal inconvenience to our busy family. We would highly recommend Rachel Hooper to anyone looking to sell their home.
Adam and Kate - Oakura, 2017
This is a little testimonial I would like to share with you about this amazing real estate agent we had the pleasure of working with to sell our home. I was on the lookout for an agent who inspired and impressed me to sell my home. We met Rachel at an open home and were impressed straight away. When we decided to sell, I called Rachel and our relationship began. She arrived at our house, with her lovely smile and was so professional. She helped us through the process all the way and nothing was any trouble for her. You can ring her anytime of the day or night and she will always answer or, if she was busy, she will ring you back not long after. Our experience with Rachel was not short of Impressive. She did everything an agent should to do and was professional all the way. We have formed a great relationship not only as my real estate agent but as a friend as well. I would highly recommend Rachel Hooper to anyone who is selling or buying a property she is AMAZING!!
Christine - New Plymouth, 2018
We recently sold our house on Cowling Road and as a result of the exceptional service and fantastic sale result, we wanted to write a quick thank you. The house we sold was our first home and as you can imagine, the whole process was unfamiliar and a bit daunting. We had met Rachel Hooper on numerous occasions at open homes we visited on weekends and every time we got a positive, warm and welcoming feeling from her. When it came time to sell, she was the first person we thought of and it didn’t take long before we were signed up and it was all happening. We are extremely pleased with everything, and Rachel made the whole process simple, fun and exciting. We would recommend Rachel in a heartbeat and next time we are in a position to sell, Rachel will be the first person we call. A huge thanks to Rachel and the team. We are looking forward to working with you again one day.
Dave and Vicki - New Plymouth, 2018
Our experience with Rachel Hooper, McDonald Real Estate in purchasing a house and then selling our house, was nothing like we had experienced before. She is incredibly professional, incredibly focused on doing the right thing for both the vendor and the purchaser, absolutely transparent, calm, confident and a great communicator. Rachel made the process seamless and as stress-free as buying and selling can be. We would definitely use Rachel for our next property transaction.
Marlies and Steve, Oakura, 2018
Rachel was amazing to work with when selling our property. She was extremely helpful and enthusiastic throughout the process even when unexpected hurdles came up along the way. She was easy to communicate with and kept us updated throughout the process. We would definitely use Rachel again!
Sian, Okato, 2019
Rachel was fantastic for us as buyers and the vendors told us they were equally impressed! Long after the deal was signed, Rachel continued to provide an exemplary and personable service. It appeared that her ‘too hard basket’ was lost some time ago.
Martin, Oakura 2019
We chose Rachel Hooper, McDonald Real Estate to sell our ‘forever’ home. Rachel has a motto of Positive, Stress free and Rewarding and never has a truer word been said as our sale was handled and delivered in accordance with her motto. Rachel’s communication throughout was fantastic and we always knew how the sale was progressing. Rachel’s advice was welcoming and professional. We would highly recommend Rachel Hooper Real Estate to any seller or purchaser.
Trevor and Rachael, New Plymouth, 2019
Rachel was very pleasant and professional to deal with during the whole sales process. We selected her as she valued the property considerably higher than the competition and that proved to be the case when she delivered the result. She proactively offered advice and assistance on how best to present the property and also contributed to the marketing. We would happily utilise Rachel's services again and recommend her to anyone else looking for a trustworthy real estate agent who gets results.
Nick, New Plymouth, 2019
Rachel recently assisted us in the purchase of our home. From our initial meeting, to settlement day we found Rachel to be helpful every step of the way – answering our queries, following up on our questions and keeping us fully informed. Rachel is a great communicator and we felt reassured during the entire process. She is knowledgeable, professional and dedicated. I would have no hesitation in using her services again as a vendor or purchaser.
Greg and Kelly, New Plymouth, 2019
Rachel Hooper has just sold us our first home. As first home buyers we have needed a lot of guidance and Rachel has always been quick to answer our questions and get information about the property for us. We feel very lucky to have worked with Rachel and would highly recommend her and the McDonalds team to anyone selling or buying a home.
Tyler and Jasmine, New Plymouth 2019
We were recently looking for a property to buy in Taranaki, and contacted Rachel to enquire about a advertisement in which she was listed as the agent. We were then in regular contact while we searched for something that we thought would be perfect for us. At all times Rachel was cheerful and very helpful, nothing seemed to be too much trouble to do to find our new home. She was very prompt to answer the many questions we had during this process, and very professional at all times. We are very happy with our new home that Rachel found for us. We would recommend anyone venturing into the property market to contact Rachel to take all of the stress out of buying or selling your property.
Robbie and Vicki, Stratford 2019
Rachel Hooper was amazing. She not only understood the value of our property and communicated this, but she went way beyond the scope of a real estate agent in preparing the property for sale and settlement. If you want a good experience and a great outcome in selling your house, work with Rachel. I wish I had more houses to sell, so I could keep working with her.
Louise and Samuel, New Plymouth 2020
Recently we decided to sell our Oakura property through Rachel Hooper at McDonald Real Estate. Rachel guided us through the sale process as we didn’t live in the area and we weren’t able to tend to many of the things that sometimes arise when selling a property. Rachel took care of the preparation and arranged staging. The property was on the market for just 4 days and Rachel was able to obtain a price that exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Rachel as she is a pleasant women who knows her stuff. She is punctual, capable and knowledgeable. We would get her to sell a property for us again in the future.
Guy and Jenny, Oakura 2020
We were delighted to be able to ask Rachel to market our property. Rachel had sold 2 properties for us a couple of years ago and we were very pleased with those sales, so asking her to act for us again gave us confidence that this sale would go well too. We like her friendly professional approach with realistic and positive dealings in all aspects of the process. We would have no hesitation in asking her to act for us again and recommend her to anyone wanting an easy and successful sale or purchase.
Mike and Karen, New Plymouth 2020
From the very moment we met Rachel we knew we had the right agent to sell our house. She was very professional and caring in her approach to selling our house for us. She was always available when we needed to talk to her in regards to the process of our house sale with no hesitation. Rachel would give us a weekly report on the current market in detail so that we were well informed as to what was happening in the market. It became a very emotional process for myself when my husband unexpectedly passed away during the process of our house sale. Rachel was so incredibly compassionate and caring during this time for me for which I greatly appreciate. I can’t thank her enough for her honesty and guidance throughout this process and I would have her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Rachel.
Sharlene and the late (Tony Walker), Oakura 2020
We recently purchased a property with Rachel Hooper. She was fantastic to work with, prompt and efficient! She kept us up to date throughout this entire process, nothing was a problem. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wanting to buy or sell.
Rod and Tracey, Omata 2020
Rachel was the consummate professional as well as being very caring, positive and supportive throughout the whole selling process. She was a great, prompt communicator and nothing was ever too much trouble. We would both highly recommend her.
Sue and Richard, Oakura 2020
Rachel went above and beyond to help us into our dream home. She was highly professional, helpful and positive right down to the small details. We would highly recommend Rachel to others.
Catherine, New Plymouth 2020
I listed my property with Rachel Hooper during a time when there was a lot of speculation around the market. We were in the midst of a global pandemic. This might have worried some people, but Rachel just kept cool, calm and carried on. Excellent communication and professional approach all helped towards a great result. If this is what she can achieve during a tricky time like this, then I’d recommend you consider her for selling your property. Her results speak for themselves.
Merlin, Okato 2020
We recently purchased a home in Oakura through Rachel. It all happened in a flash as is the property market right now, but we didn't at all feel rushed when putting our offer together. Rachel's clear communication and calmness was a vital ingredient to the smooth process from initial viewing to submitting our offer. There were no unknowns, we received prompt updates as interest in the property grew and as questions came to mind that could have influenced our offer. It was a well run, well supported process and ultimately led to the desired result for us. She's pretty great.
Nick and Beth, Oakura, 2020
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