Grant began his real estate career when he moved to Queenstown in 1993 with Challenge Realty and then Locations Realty. Bayleys merged with Locations and Grant has been a senior member of the company ever since. He has experienced every market change during his 28+ years in the industry and believes this is where experience and knowledge really counts. Understanding the needs of clients and vendors and how to deal with the many situations that occur while marketing properties and negotiating with offers is the most important part of helping everyone achieve a happy result. Getting a result is important, but getting a premium result is what makes top achievers stand out from the majority of agents in town.
Grant says that working in the local property market requires a sound knowledge of all aspects of the area, a good relationship with the locals and an honest reputation.
Grant says, “my sales skills and reputation for sales success backed by Bayleys’ superior reputation and extensive networks present a winning combination to give your property the cutting edge in today’s competitive marketplace.”
Grant has been awarded by Bayleys to “The 100 Million Dollar Club” for sales exceeding $100 million and is the number three salesperson in the company for financial year 2020/2021. Grant is in the top 10% of salespeople for Bayleys nationwide being placed 102 out of 1100 salespeople.
“I am very proud to be one of the longest serving salespeople in our town, and many clients have become close friends; this is the rewarding part of my career.” I consider it an honor to receive repeat business and referrals. I do appreciate the loyalty and trust that long term clients and customers entrust in me.
"Grant’s professionalism, current market knowledge and honesty was absolutely outstanding. His communication with me throughout the process of selling our house was second to none. He listened and proved nothing was a problem. I appreciate the efforts that was put into marketing our apartment. I wholeheartedly recommend Grant to anyone looking to sell their home. Thank you!"
Renee Brown and Cale Splatt
Grant is our go-to when it comes to buying or selling in Queenstown. From knowing Grant as a local growing up and his fantastic reputation we bought our first section at Jack’s Point through his trusted self in 2015. When we decided we wanted to try and secure another section this year, we didn’t think twice about using Grant, who then sold our original section within a week. We were blown away by how quickly he had the offers coming in and with living in Hong Kong, he made the process easy and stress-free with his in-depth knowledge of the market and his team who helped make a dream become a reality.
Kirsty and Reid
We engaged Grant to facilitate the marketing of our home in Jack’s Point. His knowledge and experience in selling Jack’s Point properties over many years was the key driver in our decision making. It was evident very early on that we had made the right choice. Grant kept us in the loop throughout every aspect of the marketing. There were no surprises and come auction day, we were as prepared as we could have been thanks to Grant’s personal involvement during the entire campaign. The resultant sale by auction well exceeded our greatest expectations. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Grant to market your Queenstown property!
Richard and Kylie
Grant really understood what we wanted to achieve and gave good advice from start to finish on the process, the strategy and the end goal.
It was decided to auction the property for a number of very valid reasons. We got an excellent outcome which validated the marketing advice that Grant gave us and which we followed.
Grant has been our real estate agent of choice for almost 30 years and he has never let us down.
Guy and Gina
We’ve known Grant for over five years since we first purchased a property he had listed. When it came time to sell Grant was our automatic first choice. Beyond Grants experience and knowledge of the market in the Queenstown region – which is second to none, he is without doubt the hardest working agent I have ever dealt with. He works tirelessly to keep both buyers and sellers completely informed at all times. And Grant is a genuinely great listener who really takes the time to understand the needs of his clients. Grant put together a comprehensive marketing programme for our recent sale which delivered amazing results. We couldn’t recommend Grant more highly to anyone looking to purchase or to list their property in the Queenstown area. He’ll take great care of you.
8 Buckler Court, Jack's Point
Having dealt with Grant in both the purchase and sale of my home at Jack's Point I have no hesitation in recommending him to handle sales in the Queenstown area.
Follow up was excellent right through to the final process.
Always of a cheery nature he is the epitome of Sales Representatives.
2 Ellesmere Avenue, Jack's Point
In July this year we canvassed several realestate companies for appraisals to market our Queenstown property. Grant met with us and rather than put a price on the property he produced a marketing plan which totally made sense to us.
Following each open home and individual viewing Grant would contact us and discuss potential purchasers opinion of the property including their price range. We received a regular written report and combined with regular meetings we were able to decide on the potential value of our property.
The whole process was conducted in a very professional manner which took the stress out of selling the property.
The day of the auction we received amazing support from Grant and the whole Baileys team and we were able to achieve the result we were hoping for.
Over the years I have been involved in selling several properties both in Australia and New Zealand and the experience I have had with Grant has been the most enjoyable and less stressful of all.
I would not hesitate to use Grant when buying or selling any future we may be involved in.
39A Perkins Road, Queenstown
When I was considering buying a house in Queenstown, a friend suggested I speak to Grant Coburn. He was most obliging and took me to six homes that very day. One of them I loved and the purchasing process was rapidly organised and I loved that house for 3 years. When it came time to move on for family reasons, I had absolutely no hesitation in calling Grant to handle the sale of my property.
Auction was suggested as the best way to get my full potential return. As I was in Auckland and heading overseas during most of this process, Grant handled it all. From getting some wonderful photos, advertising and promotions right through to showing the home. He gave me frequent updates and by the time I left for overseas, I was confident Grant would look after it all me for. The house was sold at auction and Grant handled all the arrangements with my Solicitor and I didn't have to worry about a thing.
I would certainly recommend Grant to anyone, whether buying or selling in the Queenstown area.
56B Highview Terrace, Queenstown
From our first meeting, it was clear that Grant was a professional; this made our decision to work with him an easy one! The benefit of Grant's experience came into play on many occasions throughout the process, particularly when navigating some complicated aspects of the property and its sale. It was important that our agent could not only understood the complexities but also explain things confidently to a potential buyer. Grant did this expertly. The process was as stress-free as possible thanks to regular communication, market feedback and successful open homes.
In the end, we achieved a great result that validated to us we made the right choice. All of the Bayleys Locations team members we worked were a pleasure to deal with.
Steph & Rob Johnstone
12 Ellen Johnson Terrace, Threepwood
“We recently listed our holiday house in Queenstown with Grant Coburn from Bayleys/Locations, we were very impressed with his service and professionalism throughout the marketing process and deal conclusion. As we were living in Auckland, Grant kept us updated at all times and even went beyond what we believe his brief was by helping us to arrange trades people to remedy some work to enable the deal to go unconditional. He is a very approachable person, listens to what the vendor wants and achieves results. If we ever bought or sold in Queenstown again we would most definitely use Grant. “
Mike and Tracey Hawkins
550 Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights
I have known Grant Coburn for the past 2 years in my role as Project Consultant for Crown Asset Management Ltd (“CAML”).
I am based in Christchurch and have responsibility for CAML assets in Queenstown which was 42 residential sections in Jacks Point.
CAML and its previous vendor were attempting to sell down their sections at a retail level and attempted this through a variety of differing agents and consultants. At all times Grant was available and keen to demonstrate his knowledge and expertise within Jacks Point and the greater Queenstown market. In fact Grant even sold a couple of sections before he had an exclusive agency while other agents and agencies only provided feedback and commentary but no actual sales.
In October 2013 we appointed Grant as the exclusive agent and hoped to achieve at least 50% of the sites sold at retail prices over the next 18 months. However, what has been achieved is truly remarkable and thanks to Grants efforts he has sold 41 sites over that period with only 1 remaining.
I put this down to:
- His superior knowledge of Jacks Points, not just the sites but the way of life and experiences owners have
- Grants ability & knowledge in project marketing and delivery of a result beyond the sale of one section
I would not hesitate recommending Grant on any residential agency from a single house to a portfolio of sites.
Ian Thompson, Crown Asset Management
This note is to thank you personally for the sale of our property in Queenstown.
You may recall when I purchased the property in September 2000 you spoke with me suggesting that if I ever sold in the future you would like the opportunity to sell it on my behalf.
As a result of this conversation I gave you the property to market – the result being absolutely outstanding. Not for a moment did I expect the property would sell the day it was listed for the registered market value I had independently obtained.
Finally Grant, I would have no hesitation in recommending you as the top Real Estate Agent I have used in the Central Otago area.
Stewart C Driver
8 Avalon Crescent, Fernhill
It’s rare that you come across a standout real estate professional like Grant.
We had the pleasure of getting to know Grant over the past 12 months when we were researching the Queenstown real estate market as a buyer and then when we went to the market with our own property.
What impressed us about Grant was his commitment to his client and focus on our “wants” eliminating the stresses that come with buying and selling a property. That skill takes years to develop but seemed perfectly natural with Grant.
If you are looking to buy or sell in the Queenstown real estate market Grant Coburn comes with our highest recommendation.
Mark and Margaret Diedrichs
1 Wellswood Way,Quail Rise
“I went straight to Grant to sell my section recently as I actually purchased the section through him also 3 years ago. As I found Grant so easy to deal with at that time it was a no brainer to me to track him down again! I knew that as grant knows the Queenstown area so well he would know exactly the right way to market the property, attract the buyers and to basically achieve the outcome I was after. If I were to purchase again in the Queenstown region Grant would most definitely be my starting point!”
12 Ellesmere Avenue, Jack's Point
I am glad I choose Grant to sell my Jacks Point property.
I would say contacting Grant was one of my best decisions I made.
I found he has vast experience & networking in the area and did a fantastic job of marketing my house. I had received the first offer on the very first day on the market.
After the first offer was not successfully confirmed, he immediately presented a couple of offers and I took one of them to complete the sales.
Even considering the relatively strong market condition, I believe the success was the combination of Grant’s wonderful people skills and his experience.
“Thank you Grant, I would not hesitate in recommending you”
11 Skye Lane, Jack's Point
We have both bought and sold property with Grant dating back to 2003 & most recently last week when he helped us to achieve the price we wanted in just 7 days of marketing.
We have always found him to be very professional, up-front and honest in all of our dealings with him and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again if we are looking to buy or sell in the future.
He and his assistant Karine are always readily available, friendly and very helpful and made navigating the sale of our property a smooth and stress-free process.
We can’t recommend Grant enough if you are thinking are entering or exiting the Queenstown property market.
Sam Lowe & Catherine Metcalf
9B Von Place, Fernhill
Thanks for your work and support getting our sale over the line, we really appreciate what you guys did for us and we are happy to be moving on to another chapter in life.
"We are very grateful to have contracted Grant to sell our home at Jacks Point, he worked diligently and professionally to achieve the best result for us, his knowledge and expertise in the market ensured that we gained the very best result, his very capable and personable assistant Karine was also instrumental in ensuring everything went well, we can't overstate how satisfied we are by their efforts and highly recommend Grant to sell your home"
Andy Town & Toni Bird
2 Skye Lane, Jack's Point
Grant and Karine were very professional and approachable during the process of selling our section in Jacks Point, Queenstown. Grant called on a regular basis and updated us weekly with progress reports/interested parties. We found Grant to be very attentive and always had our best interest in mind. Grant seemed to go the extra mile to attain good results. A pleasure to deal with.
Karen & Bruce Mitchell
13 Falconer Rise, Jack's Point
We have dealt with Grant Coburn, twice now and Karine and they are both on the ball and excellent.
Margaret & Mark Diedrichs
33 Hackett Road, Jack's Point
I’ve only ever used Bayleys to buy and sell my property; unrivalled experience and service.
7 Reading Court, Jack's Point