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Cate Macdonald

Cate Macdonald


Position: Sales Associate

Phone:+64 3 442 0121

Cell Phone:+64 27 334 9292

Cate Macdonald knows Arrowtown. Growing up at Lake Hayes, Cate has seen Arrowtown and the surrounding area blossom into one of the most desirable places to own property in New Zealand. Ten years as Arrowtown’s real estate specialist, Cate understands Arrowtowners and what drives the local housing market. Buying and selling here can be an emotional process, but Cate will make you think it’s effortless. Behind the scenes, she goes the extra mile and her instinctive empathy will ensure a seamless, stress-free experience.

Cate’s expertise and breadth of local contacts sees her well-resourced to cover the Arrowtown and Queenstown market; from crib to luxury home. Delivering top results through her natural negotiation skills, Cate holds the record for highest house sale in Arrowtown.

Cate has travelled and worked across the world. Investment banking in London, to sustainable marketing in Aspen, gives her the depth of experience to handle any situation with ease. When she’s not working, Cate’s every inch the Arrowtown resident: golf, garden and riverside walks with dogs Frankie and Olive, are well complimented by time spent enjoying the local restaurants with her family and friends.

Cate works with a strong team in the Arrowtown office at 50 Buckingham Street. Cate is the specialist to talk to about your Arrowtown property.


“Cate took care of my property this year in Devon Street. Cate is very professional, respecting all your views and will take care of all your worries -she must be the real estate agent of the year! I highly recommend Cate.”

B...C, Devon Street

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“Cate is the type of person who takes initiative and in doing so she sold our house quickly and efficiently. We found her to have great communication, very motivated and always approachable. The best in the business.”

Billy a...nd Sue, 4 Mace Lane

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“Cate was our chosen agent for the sale of our much loved cottage. Her straightforward and honest approach to all parties gained a great result. Our expectations were more than met and it was actually an enjoyable process. Simultaneously, C...ate negotiated us into our new dream house...effortlessly managing all aspects of both sale and purchase. We'd thoroughly recommend Cate for anyone looking to buy or sell.”

Lucy and Simon, 11 Anglesea Street

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“We engaged Cate MacDonald to effect the sale of our Arthur's Point home as we had had a very positive experience with her with the purchase of another property some years ago. We have been totally delighted with her professional attitude a...nd her diligent work during the marketing process. It was difficult at times for her arranging open homes and private viewings at this tenanted property, however she managed it with aplomb. She provided us with a telephone report each time there was interest in the property followed up by a written report. This helped us to stay abreast of the process as we do not live locally. In conclusion, we think Cate gave it 100% and we would have no hesitation in engaging her for any property sale or purchase again.”

Lorna and David Wright

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“Having bought and sold many houses over the past forty years I can only say that Cate Macdonald is one of the best agents I have ever dealt with. Cate is very professional and experienced in every aspect of the process. She listened to wha...t we wanted, how we wanted to list the house for sale and what our priorities were with this sale. Throughout the whole marketing and sale Cate was always minutes away from returning your call and keeping things moving along. We found Cate very flexible to our requests and always put us first. All in all this was a very smooth and easy transaction and I would certainly use Cate again to sell, or buy from. Thanks once again for all the help and attention we received from you, keep up the good work and prove that not all agents are the same!!!”

Alan and Rachelle Papert

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24 Cardigan Street

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