‘As is, where is’ December 2015 update

AS ISWHERE ISTeam Griff chalk up their 155th ‘as is’ sale

This Thursday with four auctions to be called Team Griff will reach yet another milestone, surpassing their 155th ‘as is, where is’ sale. Who knows with the demand for our services ever increasing there may well be another 100 plus to come!

‘As is, where is’ stock peaks

With the close of the year upon us and that physiological deadline of “do it by Christmas” driving closure, purchasers are certainly benefiting from the luxury of choice in the ‘as is’ market place. As marketing specialists we are increasingly having to heighten our purchasers’ top of mind awareness in order to ensure our sellers’ homes are on the top of the stack.

Cash settlements prevalent

Underpinning the larger volumes of stock is the insurance industry’s desire to clear the table of the last five years of insurance claims. Cash settlements are often a cleaner and easier way for both insured and insurer to move forward, certainly speeding up the process of closure for the customer and a straightforward option for insurers.


Greater purchaser cross-section

The 2015 purchaser make-up has seen the prevalence of the construction sector entering the open marketplace. This is a direct consequence of the higher percentage of insurance cash settlements taking place and less remediation work being fed directly to the building industry. Mums and dads are also seeing these properties as worthwhile and affordable opportunities to assist their children into the property market. With post remediation insurance becoming more readily available and almost certain upside why wouldn’t you consider this as a cheaper option and equity builder?


Team Griff – more buyers for sellers

Our ‘as is, where is’ online purchaser database (unique to Team Griff) has just peaked above the 900 mark, providing our ‘as is, where is’ sellers with a massive key advantage. The bottom line being we can appeal to the heart of the most active market with the click of a button. Our clients constantly provide positive feedback applauding the accessibility to critical property information via our listing notification system and the direct linking to our information-rich website.

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The year ahead

My prediction is that we will have another year of the same with strong levels of ‘as is, where is’ stock coming onto the open market. I do expect to see these stock levels starting to dwindle by mid-2017. While prolific now, this is a niche market and won’t be with us forever.


New Year – best time to sell

Already my team are prepping property to hit the market in the New Year and from experience this is one of the better marketing windows for home owners. Refreshed and invigorated after the classic Kiwi holiday, purchasers don’t take long to pursue property in the New Year and there is nothing like some New Year goals and enthusiasm to drive that.

Team Griff availability over the festive season

While I support the Kiwi tradition of shutting up shop over the Christmas New Year period and have told my team I don’t want to see them in the office we have instigated a roster system so that our clientele can have the assurance of a team member’s availability. So should you see the need to inspect a property our perhaps catch up for a market chat, simply direct your enquiry both online or via phone as per normal and one of my great team members will be at the ready to assist.

Do enjoy the festive season, create some magic moment with those close and special to you, please keep safe and take time to consider the real meaning of the season…

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About Peter Griffioen

Peter Griffioen - or simply Griff to those who know him - has an established reputation as a high-producing Harcourts Canterbury salesperson. With a focused approach to customer service you can rest assured that you are in good hands, whether it be a relaxed chat about the state of the market or an in-depth discussion regarding your next property transaction. The key advantage of engaging Team Griff’s services is their local knowledge and experience. Currently in this post-seismic era, it is vital to have true professionals working on your behalf, ensuring that you are guided through the process professionally and with a caring approach. The advent of the ‘as is, where is’ market means specialised expertise are required and Team Griff has taken it on themselves to both understand and explain the pros and cons of this now accepted sale/purchase option. For over 26 years the Griff brand has become synonymous with achieving results. Griff now prides himself with his five member team and takes much satisfaction from empowering them to both achieve and reach their own goals. A team with a proven track record placed with the highest ranking Harcourts Million Dollar Club members, exceeding the $275m level. Such accomplishments highlight the team’s exceptional marketing and negotiating skills. Team Griff are recognised as industry leaders for their online presence and regular blog posts of current and relevant real estate information. E-marketing and readily available property specific detailed info means Team Griff’s clients have the edge when it comes to selling their homes, not forgetting purchasers who benefit first hand. A simple Google search says it all – the Griff brand ranking with the most frequent. Griff’s life focus extends beyond business, with quality time and fun being high priorities, while mountain biking, boating and fishing provide that vital time out. His Christian faith is his anchor for daily living, and his community is important to him. For a team approach to optimize the result for your next property transaction, be sure to talk to this award winning team - synonymous with hard work and results! Griff and his trusted team welcome your enquiry today.

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