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Shona Duncan AREINZ

Shona Duncan AREINZ


Position: Principal & Managing Broker-Rotorua/Lakes District

Phone:+64 7 346 0050

Cell Phone:+64 27 496 8107

Manager - Rotorua and Lake’s District for New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, Shona Duncan’s reputation precedes her. Since joining the industry in 1990, Shona has carved an extremely successful career in real estate and developed sound in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Over her years working in property, Shona has interacted with thousands of people from all walks of life and developed vast networks, both locally and internationally. Warm, sincere and very approachable, Shona’s instant affinity with people reflects her strong communication skills and love of the job.

Drawing on a high level of business acumen, leadership ability and management skills, Shona, together with her husband Alan, founded in 2003 a local real estate agency Duncan Realty in Rotorua which quickly distinguished itself as a mid to high end boutique business. Shona’s strong work ethic and genuine passion for real estate have earned her the respect of her peers, as well as her clients, many of whom come from referrals and are repeat customers, specialising in the sales of Lifestyle Blocks and Special Projects. She derives immense satisfaction from helping clients achieve their goals and welcomes the challenges that each day brings. Her ability to build strong, trusting relationships, combined with an analytical skill set, allows her to secure outstanding results, time and time again, for her clients.

Shona enjoys down time on the family’s lifestyle property and is well-known in the equine world where she competed at a top level in the show horse scene. A love of the sea and boating is perfect to add in to the mix for their passion for outdoor life.

A professional through and through, Shona is excited to now be aligned with the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty name. Supported by a knowledgeable and experienced team, she will leverage this exceptional brand and bring a new level of real estate to the Rotorua market.


We have recently sold our lifestyle property in Ngongotaha Valle. WE chose Shona Duncan to be our agent. She stood out as being extremely professional and very enthusiastic about our property. Right from the start, we felt confident with the mark...eting plan Shona had presented. We had a great deal of interest in our property and we were continuously updated and reassured at all times. Our tender process was extremely successful and this is due to Shona's extensive knowledge and experience.

We would unreservedly recommend Shona and her team from Sotheby's to any prospective seller or purchaser. she is a fantastic agent proving you can be both profressional and genuinely understanding of peoples situations. It was a pleasure to get to know her.

Debbie and Fred Olsen

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Following a request to relocate for work we were faced with a prospect of selling our Rotorua Lifestyle block. Shona was everything you could ask for in a Sales Associate. She was very professional yet warm and friendly and made the process of pu...rchasing the property seamless. Whilst a Sales Associate's job is typically working for the vendor, Shona respected my requirements and budget and did everything she could to make sure both parties were happy. Shona Duncan comes with my full recommendation should you require the best service in purchase or sale.

Nick and Kelly Jackson

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We have the pleasure of dealing with Shona throughout the process of purchasing our new property. We have found her very professional efficient and knowledge, she has kept in touch with us every step of the way. We would have no hesitation in rec...ommending Shona to anyone and we would definitely call on her if we needed to sell in the future.

Julie and Darrin

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When we decided to put our property on the market, we only every considered Shona Duncan as our chosen Sales Associate, due to her experience, professionalism, presentation, knowledge, hnesyt and integrity. team, and it is comforting knowing you ...are in the best of hands. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her for both sale and purchases. Shona is truly great at what she does, and you can be sure of being in the best of hands. You won’t be disappointed."

Andy and Sue Bedford

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We recently sold our lakeside home of 38 years through Shona Duncan of New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty in Rotorua. From the outset, Shona showed enthusiasm and positivity about our house and felt confident we had made a good choice. Sh...e showed us a great deal of respect and sensitivity in realising it was an emotional deciosn for us to relinquish the home in which we'd bought up our family and created a wealth of memories. Shona has been unfailingly professional, punctual and ready to answer any questions. The house generated a lot of interest and we were impressed with the way Shona dealt with that pressure and made us feel that she was always acting in our best interests. We recommend Shona with complete confidence, knowing that she brings her integrity, high standards of personal presentation and professionalism to all her client interactions."

Paul and Chrissie Revell

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“Shona Duncan recently sold me the most perfect property for my needs. Shona’s excellent reputation gave me the utmost confidence in dealing with her from the start. Shona was everything you could ask for her in a Sales Associate. She... was professional yet warm and friendly and that made the process of purchasing the property seamless. Whilst a Sales Associate's job is typically working for the vendor. Shona respected my requirements and budget and did everything she could to make sure both parties were happy. Shona Duncan comes with my full recommendation should you require the best service in purchase or sale.

Hayley-Jane Malcolmson



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