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David Penrose

David Penrose


Position: Sales Associate

Phone:+64 3 441 0120

Cell Phone:+64 21 226 1507


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David Penrose AREINZ is a key member of the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty team.

David has an extensive knowledge of the Queenstown / Wakatipu real estate market and with an impressive portfolio of performance awards David brings a unique and fresh style to his clients.

Currently in the top tier of real estate associates in Queenstown, David is a great negotiator when a transaction comes down to the wire, a skill not to be undervalued in this industry.

David has a comprehensive global network of clients and highly qualified buyers, which coupled with the extensive reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand provides a powerful combination.

David offers a professional, personal and discreet service which is a key asset to New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty.


''We approached New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty in Queenstown to handle the sale of our lifestyle block and were very fortunate to meet with David to be our agent.  Over the course of our dealings we found him to be professi...onal, affable, honest and open.
He explained all costs to us upfront and gave good guidance as to what would be best in our situation but was always willing to listen and take on board any concerns or requirements we had. We think what we found to be most helpful was his regular communications. We were always aware he had us in mind. He secured us a buyer and worked hard to make that happen.

We are very pleased to recommend him to anyone thinking of engaging him as their agent''

- Brian and Glennis Reed

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''We recently appointed David to market and sell our property in the Queenstown area. His knowledge of the local market helped us set an accurate sales price for our property. Given his extensive client base he was able to conclude a sa...le for us in a very realistic space of time. David is a true professional and I will definitely solicit his services in the future should the need arise''  

- Louis Irvine

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My wife and I were first introduced to David Penrose in early 2014. David introduced us to an 'off the plan' property, which proved fraught with difficulty until finally completed some 3 years later. Throughout this period of time David prov...ided ongoing support and reassurance, to ensure that we were always kept updated and informed. Recently we decided to sell the property, and engaged David’s services once again.  David communicated with a number of potential buyers, some of whom were most difficult to deal with. The final outcome was a very successful sale. This turned out to be a superb investment, and again, although we were not living in New Zealand David ensured the whole process worked seamlessly. Thanks to David, who is supported by his PA Lynece, they were most professional and helpful as we worked through this property transaction. I would highly recommend David whether it be selling or purchasing property in Queenstown.

- Joy & Raymond Keys

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"After having our house on the market for six months and seeing no movement we were ready for a change of agency. We were referred to New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR). Our initial hesitation was that our house was not the ...standard that NZSIR would expect, however after speaking to their agents we realised that they knew what they were doing and we were confident they would be able to sell our house. David identified where he thought our marketing strategies were letting us down and offered suggestions to change and move forward. After only 2 weeks listed with NZSIR we had multiple offers and we sold our property for a price that exceeded our expectations." - Nick and Leah

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"We personally wanted to thank you for all your help and assistance in marketing and selling our house for us. Your professionalism really shone through, and the price you achieved is exactly what we had desired. We would have absolutely no hesit...ation in recommending your services. We hope to do business with you again very soon. Thank you again."
- Zak and Ashley

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Three months ago my husband and I made the very difficult decision to sell our Kelvin Heights home after some 15 years. I contacted David Penrose from New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty. We now consider ourselves very lucky to have approa...ched David, to ask him to sell our home.
David displayed great empathy and understanding, knowing how hard and stressful the whole process was for us. He was diligent, professional and an excellent communicator, keeping us up to date with every aspect of the process at all times.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending David to anyone at all, who may be looking to sell their home, or to anyone looking to buy.
-Angus and Marie Buchanan

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"Recently I purchased a property from David Penrose. I found him to be extremely professional, not at all pushy and very informative and helpful.
David showed us a selection of properties, and spent a considerable amount of time patiently ex...plaining the pro’s and con’s of each one and allowing us to make an informed decision.
Not only did he find us our property, he put us in touch with solicitors, bankers and contractors that were required to complete the transaction
David is someone that I can completely trust and I would definitely count on him to help me again in the future." - 

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"I have the pleasure to write this testimonial and express my gratitude for your assistance in the purchase of our home. Without your help and expertise I wonder if my plans to secure a holiday home in your beautiful town could have proceeded so ...smoothly
Coming from Hong Kong we are accustomed to putting in the extra effort to make the deal work. And David, you’re no stranger to this work ethic. The 110% (maybe even a bit more) you put into the entire process made this purchase easy and hassle-free. Over the period of nearly one month during due diligence I am grateful that you, along with Lynece, have gone the extra mile many times to sort out the complexities normally associated with a home this size. All this hard work in the background did not go unnoticed. And I now take immense pleasure to formally say a heart-felt “Thank you” to both yourself and your wife in helping my family turn our Queenstown dream into reality.We also appreciate the many quality referrals you have supplied in the area of home maintenance professionals – letting us feel a peace of mind that our home is well attended to even in our absence
We look forward to spending a great deal of quality time in our new home and it goes without saying much of that will be in your good company."

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"I retained David on an exclusive basis for two primary reasons; a) he works for a premium brand agency and b) because I got a very clear and definite sense of his deep integrity from our very first meeting. I was not disappointed; David (and his... wife, Lynece) were incredibly attentive and went above-and-beyond in assisting me during a very hectic and demanding period. The end result was a successful sale, but more importantly, it was achieved in a manner that I felt was appropriate and in-keeping with a measured and dignified approach to doing business for all concerned: seller, buyer and agent. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity."

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"As a overseas resident you have to have the confidence in the services of a purchasing and selling real estate. This was clearly evident and displayed by David Penrose who is a truly professional agent. David has the ability to communicate at al...l levels, he was excellent and thorough in his handling of the sale of a property for us. He was very efficient, effective, and personable. I would certainly recommend David's reputable services anytime."

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"A few years ago we became interested in investing in the Queenstown property market as overseas investors. During our initial research, we’ve met David and he showed us a few apartments in his portfolio. At the time we didn’t pursue ...the opportunity. David stayed in touch with us regardless. When we looked again a few months ago, he was naturally our first point of call. David and his wife, Lynece, are both very affable, reliable and committed professionals. Dealing with them was a sincere pleasure at all times. We always felt we could trust them and that they act in our interests as well. We recently invested in a beautiful lakefront apartment and are very pleased with the purchasing process. When you deal with David, you know you will be looked after. You also know that he is not trying to talk you into a purchase. Most importantly, you know you deal with a strong values based professional. With great respect."  - 

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"My wife and I want to express again our gratitude for your diligent and professional work ethic in helping us to find a buyer for our property.
Unfortunately we wasted more than 5 years of that time to work with the wrong agents in Queenst...own until we found you.
Again, many thanks for all your efforts and your sincere way of dealing with us. Living abroad trying to sell a property from here can be sometimes very nerve racking. Today, we know that selling or buying the right property for the right price, totally depends on the professionalism, honesty and expertise of an experienced broker like yourself. My wife and I want you to know that if any of our friends or family considers buying a property in New Zealand, we will definitely recommend you as a reliable, ethical and hardworking partner."

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"David Penrose is a hard working Real Estate Agent and always has your best interest at heart. David's marketing and commercial skills and feedback are excellent. His knowledge of the industry and its legal aspects are first class. Above all he excellent work ethics with integrity. I would have no hesitation in using David again or recommending his services to someone else."

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"We have been extremely happy with the service that David has provided in quickly selling our Queenstown apartment. He has been extremely professional, thorough and diligent within a short timeframe for a challenging sale. Living remotely from Qu...eenstown, it's been great to have someone who knows the market, knew the development intimately, and was able to reliably and confidently handle all inquiries from both local and overseas prospective purchasers. We have really appreciated his responsiveness, open and honest communication, and flexibility in meeting our demanding needs. Many thanks indeed!"

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