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Be Sold By Christmas!

Bs Sold by XmasHere at Team Griff we are all about being one step ahead of the market.
Identifying current market trends and in order to maintain a proactive approach we are rolling out our “Be SOLD by Christmas” campaign. Our aim is to enable home owners to capitalise on this pre-Christmas window of opportunity.

Being sold by Christmas means you can kick back to enjoy the festive season prior to a 2018 settlement. Not only are our marketing packages designed to have it all wrapped up by Christmas, our client-tailored sale and purchase agreements drafted specifically to your needs and pre-approved by your solicitor will provide the peace of mind to sign it off anytime during this busy time of year. We call it best practise for a home owner and that’s what we are all about. Team Griff provides marketing and selling solutions that will minimise stress while providing a competitive advantage.

Teaming up with lead salesperson Peter Griffioen “Griff”, our team approach provides the advantage of experience with all activity shared by the same two team members throughout the campaign: teamwork for better results.

So, if you are contemplating selling, be sure to call/email us today to see how our “Be SOLD by Christmas” campaign will work for you, but remember time is running out so best do it now!

One Year Closes, Another Dawns…

What is there to be said about 2011 that has not already been said a thousand times over? I think it’s safe to say that this year has been one that most of us a here in Canterbury will be happy to close the door on rather firmly! As far as real estate goes this year has certainly had its highs and its lows, however I am very pleased to note that 2011 is finishing on a high note. Demand for property and values are trending upward, coupled with volume returning to the levels of the stronger market in the early 2000s. Relocating post-quake “red zone” buyers continue to be actively pursuing property and the vibe in the market is rather positive.

The New Year Market…
While I am a true believer in the “great Kiwi summer holiday” and like to clock out for a decent break, this year I will be making an early start as it is my belief that the new year market will begin with vigour. Personally, I already have three properties poised ready to be launched to the market in January with an overseas email just this morning giving me the go ahead with the fourth!

What else can I say, but that the timing is right and it is my professional opinion that this active market shift will only gain momentum as the year gets underway.

Why will the market gain momentum?
As above, currently the market is being driven by supply and demand with displaced earthquake buyers looking to purchase some normality for their lives. The second phase I believe will kick in from February when the rebuild gets underway in earnest, drawing huge numbers of trades people into town. Finally, the third phase of momentum will result from the sheer volume of funds being circulated within the local economy – it always ends up being spent on real estate! The bottom line is that the future looks good for Canterbury and for the local housing market.

Team Griff back on deck in the New Year
Like most Christchurch people we will be clocking out this Friday to enjoy a well-earned break and we will be back in town by Thursday 12 January to prepare for a busy start to the year the following week. As always, my trusty mobile will be on hand if you need to talk. Simply leave a message if I don’t answer as I will be probably be out fishing trying to catch that big one!

So here’s to a fabulous Christmas and may you be spoilt with many magic moments, laughter and good times with family and friends.

Share some cheer!

I’m not sure if it is just me with my love of Christmas and the festive season but I get the sense that Cantabs want a joyous Christmas this year – something they can positively plan for a change, something that we take control of. I think this is especially the case after such a year of the “unexpected” and one we certainly have not been able to take control of!

Well that aside, I say let’s have an enjoyable Christmas and New Year, celebrate our friends and family, kick back and lighten up. I think we should all take heart from the determination, commitment and at times the sheer grit that we have all displayed over the last 15 months. We are here to tell the story and life does go on!

Of course there is a story that has lived long through the ages, the story of Christ, and as the wise men of old sought Jesus, perhaps we too could do with taking a feather out of their cap and seek him too? Just a thought to ponder…

Enjoy the celebrations, keep safe and truly enjoy the spirit of Christmas.