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7 Mistakes Sellers Can Make
Selling a house can be complicated. To ensure you do it right, here are some common mistakes to avoid.
Government Announces Housing Shakeup
The Government has taken drastic action in an attempt to cool the housing market, reduce prices and make it easier for first home buyers to get on the property ladder. It is still too early to tell if the measures will be effective and how it…
Novice or Experienced Professional? Choose Well
If in the unfortunate situation of needing heart surgery, you’d ask a few questions about your surgeon, right? How long has he or she been doing this? How many successful operations? Does he or she have a good reputation? Is he or she…
Want a Quick Sale or a Good Sale?
A super fast sale isn’t always a good one. Granted, not everyone wants to take the time to test the market and find the best price it has to offer but, for most people, an extra $10K, $20K or $50K is worth the wait.
Hungry Buyers Ready to Move Now
Do you need to sell? I have hungry buyers ready to move now. It’s never too early to start asking for obligation-free advice.
6 Ways to Add Value With Landscaping
With the Kiwi outdoor lifestyle, a property’s exterior spaces are just as important as the interior. Now is a great time to look at ways to enhance your garden and outdoor spaces ready for a spring or summer sale.
Showtime! How to "Wow" Potential Buyers
Ever flicked through a magazine or stepped into a showhome and imagined how idyllic it would be to curl up in that sun-soaked lounger beneath the bay window or to wine and dine guests in the spacious outdoor entertainment area?
Selling? Make Sure the Price is Right
There are several methods to sell a home: advertised price, deadline sale, by negotiation, auction or tender. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
Selling? Now's Good
Confident Buyers Out in Force. Post-lockdown, open homes have been well attended and buyers are confident about making offers.
Buying & Selling Back in Full Swing
During lockdown buying and selling a house was still possible but logistically challenging.
This Too Shall Pass
Two world wars. An influenza pandemic. Earthquakes. Pike River. The atrocity of March 15th. White Island. Now, Covid-19.
Selling in 2020? Good News…
The market is pumping. Prices are rising and the number of days to sell is decreasing; buyers are learning they need to move fast when demand is high.
Selling? Prepare Your Home to Attract the Best Price
Start with the Obvious. A well-presented home will always sell for more than one that is cluttered and in need of maintenance. Begin by decluttering, cleaning and repairing anything broken.
Should I Buy or Sell First?
Option 1: Buy First, Sell Second. Option 2: Sell First, Buy Second.
It's Show Time! How to Ace an Open Home
After all the planning, preparation and marketing, it’s time for your property to finally enter the spotlight. You will have scrubbed and cleaned every nook and cranny, inside and out, and completed maintenance and repairs.
Renovating To Sell? The Pros & Cons
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone wants to purchase a fully renovated home. In fact, “do-ups” frequently reach surprisingly high prices because so many buyers see the potential to add value that it results in multiple offers.
What Does Royal Romance Have to Do With Selling Your House?
Last month, (nearly) everyone was talking about the royal wedding. It was “big news”, plastered across all kinds of media, everywhere. When selling your house, you too need to make it “big news”;
No Surprises Here!
A number of recent media stories have highlighted misconduct by real estate agents who have failed to disclose all pertinent information to their vendors. Sadly, their behaviour casts a shadow on the 99% of agents for whom achieving the very best…
Beware the Pitfalls of Private Sales
The most common motivation for a private sale is to avoid commission but ask yourself: “Will I actually have more dollars in the bank when it’s SOLD?”
How to Prepare for Professional Photos
Engaging the services of a professional photographer when selling your home is almost mandatory. Eye-catching photos attract more views on-line and in print. More people eyeballing your property equals more open home visitors which leads to more…
Free Appraisal: What's the Big Deal?
House prices move in cycles. In times of high demand sales go crazy and values rise. When fewer people are buying, sales slump and values fall. Prices track on an even keel when there is a steady balance between supply and demand.
Rating Valuation – Useful or Useless?
“How much is the RV?” is one of the most common questions asked by home buyers. An RV (also known as CV – Capital Valuation) is occasionally useful as a broad gauge of whether or not a property is in a buyer’s price range but it’s not at all an…