Team Griff’s Spring Update

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We all love spring!

Longer days, warming weather and the inevitable countdown to summer and the holiday season – who can’t feel good about that!

Well, with an election looming it seems that some commentators feel the property market goes on hold – in my opinion what absolute nonsense! Life goes on and whatever comes our way won’t be life threatening. It may simply mean that we just need to change the way we do things. As quoted, don’t blame the market, simply change the game plan.

It is our opinion that a strong number of properties will come to the market prior to Christmas, so capturing the early spring market is a wise thing to do in order to avoid the traditional spring influx of listing stock.

Tempered but active market

Unquestionably the market has changed and to be quite honest I actually like the current market vibe. There are a good number of purchasers out and about looking with more time to make considered offers and are not so stressed. While there are more offers being made subject to sale the market activity is healthily brisk.

Largely in Christchurch residential property remains affordable and is void of spiraling property values, boding well for sustainable growth as the city rebuild continues. Both owners and purchasers win in this type of environment, where growing supply will curb escalating values in the short to medium term while longer term growth is on the horizon on the heels of our newly created city that is fast becoming that fresh and exciting place to live. Those looking at the bigger picture can do so with confidence.

North-eastern high school update

Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School are in the process of creating a brand new, state of the art campus, which will become a crucial asset for the east of Christchurch.

This is the first time in New Zealand’s history that two single sex schools will be co-located.

It is a groundbreaking development. Each of the schools will continue its rich history in delivering quality single sex education while the new campus will be able to offer students a wide range of opportunities.

Avonside Girls’ High School principal Sue Hume is buoyed by what’s ahead.

“Residents in the east of Christchurch have long been calling for a new high school, and the new campus will be a place where the community is welcomed. Many of our facilities, including the sports facilities will be available for community use”.

The new schools will open their doors in 2019. You can track construction’s progress at

Team Griff secures new recruits

In a bid to increase the size of our team and the quality of our service, Team Griff has been on a recruiting drive and is pleased to announce three new members joining the team:

Blair Stevenson – Sales Consultant
Keegan Adams – In training
Bianca Edmonds – Executive Assistant for all things real estate (1)

As we draw closer to the end of the year, we’re at the ready to assist with your property decisions.

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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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