• Residential
  • Commercial
  • Leasing
  • Advisory
  • Feb 2013 - 21 Club 21 Club
  • NZ - Top Salesperson - Number of Properties Sold - 5th
  • Length of Service - 21 Years
  • Annual NZ - Top Commercial Salesperson - Income Earned
  • Dec 2020 - Captain's Club Captain's Club

About David McHattie

David has been successfully selling Masterton / Wairarapa property for well over 28 years, (he has a wall of awards to prove it!) and still has a twinkle in his eye when doing a deal.

His hometown knowledge and vast experience give him the edge, whether it's finding you just the right place for your family or business, or negotiating the sale of perhaps what is your largest asset, David will give confidence that all is in hand.

In 2008 it was a natural step for David to take the helm at LJ Hooker Masterton, following the retirement of long-serving and well-respected Dean Hayes. Along with wife Ali, his commitment to providing the Wairarapa with exceptional real estate service fuels his day.

With his finger on the pulse in all aspects of the business, David runs a tight ship manned by a crew of professional, experienced, (fun-loving!) salespeople supported admirably by a team of competent, able (funner-loving!) administrators. He oversees the team, but has never lost his love for doing deals, helping others to achieve their real estate dreams in either residential or commercial property.

When not sitting behind his desk or heading from one property to another, you may find David wader-deep in the chill of the Tongariro River, a couple of tasty trout lying on the riverbank behind, or else at home, surrounded by friends and family, with a glass of red in hand.

Should you be wishing to discuss any area of real estate with David, just pick up the phone and call.


  • P Crawford - April 2021

    “The team at LJ Hookers in Masterton are some of the best that I know in the industry. After an exhaustive 9-month search in Auckland, where I was living in 2016, I realised that I was priced out of the market. Casting my search further, a lovely 3...”

  • K Heberley - December 2020

    “A big thank you to Mike, Dave, Ali and the Team at LJ Hooker for a speedy sale on our home. They have great communication and work really hard. The whole process from start to finish was easy without any stress. Thank you to the Admin Girls...”

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