About Us

Established in 2011 Matthew and Nicole McDonald opened Matthew and Co Real Estate Ltd after spending 15 years selling all types of property throughout Taranaki. Matthew's father, Michael McDonald, his Grandfather Tom McDonald, and Great Grandfather Michael McDonald have all been involved in selling land for close to a century in Taranaki and that great service is still continuing today through the fourth generation.

Our Sales Team

Matthew McDonald

When people describe something is 'in their blood' you have to think there must be history, and that is exactly what I have when it comes to Real Estate.

Growing up with Dad and Mum in the industry, both selling, provided a solid foundation for me to build upon to where I have come to now.  However, the real estate history goes further back through my Grandad Tom and Great Grandad Mick. My passion for sales started when accompanying my Dad around farms with clients as early as six years old; followed by a good grounding in the stock and station industry upon leaving school and prior to joining Dad in the business for several years before his retirement.

Now, coming up to twenty years selling farm and properties my wife Nicole and I have our children learning the trade at a young age. We love our industry and believe the future is bright.  We have a positive approach to life and business and consider this is the key to achieving results.  It is very hard to excel with a negative attitude.

Outside real estate our family is active in sports clubs and wider community groups such as Lions and Schools.

My belief that you should work hard, be honest and straight with people with no excuses has seen me sell farms successfully for the last twenty years.

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Nicole McDonald

After beginning her working life as a jockey, Nicole is perhaps the best example of how great things come in small packages, particularly in real estate. Nicole has been working in the industry for over ten years and selling for the last eight since establishing the company with her husband Matthew. You will find Nicole's positive attitude refreshing and her 'never give up' approach bodes well for bringing real estate deals to conclusion. Nicole's eye for tasteful homes, her local knowledge and experience in finding clients their next home is unmatched in a town she has grown up in. For a positive, hardworking agent contact Nicole today for all of your real estate needs.

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Gavin Howells

Having been born and lived his entire life in the district Gavin has a wide and in depth local knowledge.  He has served in the Stratford Volunteer Fire Brigade for 26 years, played rugby and spent many years on the local golf course. Gavin and his wife Irene also currently own and run the local service station and with their family have played a big part in the community across clubs, services and charities. Having grown up on the family farm at Cardiff, Gavin has a sound knowledge of farming and is enthusiastic and driven to assist people into their first or next farm.  You will be impressed with Gavin's attentive approach and professionalism. If you are wanting to buy or sell rural properties ring Gavin today.

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Georgina Stieller-Doyle

Georgina has been working in the Real Estate industry for over 3 years now as an administrative receptionist for Matthew & Co Real Estate. It is in this position working alongside other salespeople that has sparked her interest in the Real Estate field. Having recently passed her Real Estate papers to become a licensed Salesperson, Georgina is qualified and ready to help her clients and customers.

Born and raised in Stratford, Georgina knows the central Taranaki region well and is very passionate about making your buying or selling process as stress free as possible.  Georgina is focused on getting the best results for her clients in a friendly and professional manner. Georgina is here to help you!

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Mathew Watt

Born and raised in Taranaki, Mathew has a vast knowledge of the trends and what’s on offer in the area. 

He has always had an interest of what’s going on in the market and during renovating his first home, found himself studying to become a real estate agent. Along the way, Mathew has learned a number of valuable skills which will be an asset to any newbie entering the property market. Mathew is dedicated to providing the necessary information clients need before taking that big step into property investment or exchange. Mat believes that clear, quick and friendly communication is the way to conduct in business. He enjoys the challenges that the market brings and looks forward to guiding his clients through them for a safe, smooth and easy experience. 

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