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Grant Douglas

Franchise Owner/Salesperson
Marlborough / Marlborough / Picton

About me

From guiding tourists in the Australian outback to property development in Marlborough,  Grant brings a world of experience to the Marlborough property market, as he launches the newest Tall Poppy Real Estate franchise in Picton and Marlborough Sounds.

Grant has always had a love for the outdoors, which is why he has always loved living in Marlborough and in particular the Marlborough Sounds, after living and working in Japan, America and Australia this is the only place he would rather live.

“Between working as a stonemason in my early career, to developing property in Blenheim, I’ve always travelled. I’ve spent a significant amount of time guiding tourists in the remote Kimberly region of Western Australia and also the remote regions of Kakadu/Arnhem Land near Darwin, living in a swag, cooking on a camp fire every night and exploring vast tracks of land. However, when I had the opportunity to guide people on the Queen Charlotte Track many years ago, I fell in love with the area and I knew this is where I wanted to live.

“We feel incredibly privileged to live in such a picturesque area.  The Sounds has ⅕ of all of New Zealand’s coastline and hundreds of beautiful bays, yet most homes are within a 45-minute boat ride into town. You just can’t beat it.”

Grant and his brother established their credentials by developing a number of properties in Blenheim. He then began his career in real estate in Picton before becoming the owner of the newest Tall Poppy franchise.  Grant says owning the Tall Poppy franchise means he gets the best of both worlds.

“On any given day I can come across a pod of dolphins when I’m out showing a client a home and will often begin the day watching the sunrise on my jetty. It’s exciting to be able to combine my love for the outdoors with my love for property.  I chose to go with Tall Poppy because they’re an innovative forward-thinking company.  I’m pleased to be able to offer fairer real estate fees to my community, the place I’ve chosen to call home.”

What my clients say

Grant's testimonials

Andrea Davis

I cannot fault the professional and personable service provided by Grant Douglas. Grant went beyond any expectations of what a real estate agent is required to do. Nothing was too hard, from showing people through the house out of hours, letting maintenance people in, opening and closing windows during the day…. Communication was excellent, I received regular emails and phone calls updating me on every step of the process. The weekly reports were totally unexpected and extremely interesting and informative. In all, an extremely positive experience, to what would normally be a stressful process.

Ted & Lesley Hunt

Our first meeting with Grant was when we came to an open home at the house we currently own. Grant was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We not only bought that house, but we also chose Grant to sell the house we had at the time. He did that with perfect timing and remained a calm voice in the middle of a stressful time for us. Since then, we have again chosen Grant to sell another of our properties. The fact that he lives in the sounds is very convenient when it comes to viewings, contract signing and general enquiries. He is very approachable and has a great sense of humour. I recommend Grant for all your real estate needs, he will provide a professional, thorough service and make major decisions easier.

Diane Pook

I found the experience of selling my parents estate very stressful, My agent Grant Douglas was brilliant! He took the stress away and we were well informed of what was happening, with regular phone calls and property reports. The house was sold quickly and for a price that I was happy with. I rate the overall service received from Grant as 5 star and would highly recommend Grant to my friends and colleagues.

Mark and Vicky Ordish

Grant offered friendly, helpful and no nonsense service. We rate the service 5 stars.

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