Category Archives: Selling
Sell by Auction – Auctioned properties usually sell unconditionally within three to four weeks of coming to the market. Invest in marketing – great photos and big print advertisements drive enquiry and inspections. Sell when there are less properties on … Continue reading
Typically as we move into winter, there is a seasonal adjustment in the residential property marketplace which usually sees fewer properties for sale. This autumn we have experiencing a marked increase in the number of ‘qualified’ buyers looking to buy a home in the greater Ellerslie area. When marketing 16C Ballin Street (now sold) in the last few weeks I met over 70 (!) buyers through my open homes. Continue reading
Here are my three reasons winter is a good time to sell houses in Auckland
Same number of buyers. Buyers keep buying homes in winter – they don’t hibernate. Continue reading
The confidence in the Auckland Real Estate market is being driven by the following factors:
– Firm job growth, evidence by significant job advertisements which equates to an increase in incomes, confidence and a willingness to buy a new home…. Continue reading
Even the largest homes can seem small and cramped if space is not used to its maximum potential. Even the smallest of houses can seem spacious if the right techniques are put in place. Here are 10 top tips to maximize the space in your home. Continue reading
The three keys to getting the best photos of your home are:
Hiring a great photographer (I’m using MyAgent).
Choosing the right time of day (and maybe investing a bit more to get some dusk shots).
Preparing your home so it looks its best. Here’s a checklist to help you. Continue reading
Well chosen art provides many benefits to our daily life, in both the corporate and domestic environment. There is a growing demand to rent art and Art Bureau has been doing this for over 20 years. Continue reading
This is an actual email I received from one of my readers who used a fixed fee real estate company who failed to sell their home. I took out the reader’s name and link to his listing but left everything else intact. My reply is below.
Based on a recent study the typical private sale home sold for $145,000, while sellers represented by a real estate professional received an average of $175,000 for their properties. Even after deducting a four percent commission for the agent, these sellers came out $19,500 ahead of the privates sales. Continue reading