52 Grey Street – Clive

I’ve always had a saying that marketing is everything? No matter what the market conditions are it’s about putting the property in front of as many people as possible.

Team Harper are leading the way with presenting property and providing valuable information to clients that leave not only an impression but also provide valuable info.

Here is a sample our latest video on this property.

Sit back and enjoy……………https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xh7JltMJsZ8?rel=0

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REINZ Napier – Update



The Graphs below are from REINZ providing statistics up to the end of April 2017. As you can see the last quarter of the 2016/17 financial year has seen an increase in the median sales price with Napier showing the biggest increase. A reduction in the days to sell and also an increase in the number of sales.

The market has seen listings hard to get as there are more buyers than sellers. We have on our books many people who would like to sell however are sitting tight as they have nothing to buy. It can be a frustrating market for vendors and buyers alike.

Picture1 Graph - Number of Sales Graph - Median Sales Price Graph - Days to Sell Graph - Days on Market

What we do know is we are achieving great sales levels for our vendors. Its a market where the first offer is not necessarily the best offer yet we continually see some Real Estate Salespeople selling properties with-in 24 hours of coming to the market. You have to question have these Salespeople given the vendors the best advice? As we know competition creates an unfair advantage for the vendors.

At Team Harper we understand this and try our hardest doing the right thing for our vendors. If this is how you’d like to be treated contact us today.

Mike – 027 4445373 Emerald 027 8282296 Email teamharper@harcourtshb.co.nz

Two strong Salespeople for the price of one!!

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Napier Property Market – On Fire

Team Harper have done it again. SOLD 22 Clark Ave by way of a Pre-Auction Auction for a massive 49% above Rateable Valuation.

The secret is to carefully manage the sales process ensuring we create competition with all buyers that are likely to purchase. Each listing has to be treated differently carefully considering the best sales method and developing a bespoke marketing packages that targets the buyers we have identified may be attracted to the property.

There are many methods to advertise property – most companies have a cookie cutter approach where the agent selling down varies packages. These can be effective however can the agent hand on heart tell their vendor that they have explored every possible angle in attracting buyers to that property? At Team Harper yes of course we use the power of the Harcourts National and Hawkes Bay web sites plus the power of Real Estate.co.nz Trade Me etc. But we also look at age demographics eg. younger people use Social Media whereas older people are more drawn to Newsprint, magazines etc. So you need to consider options not necessarily covered by company packages.

Just remember one of my favourite lines………………….3 reasons why property does not sell no matter what the market. The 3 “P’s” Price Presentation and Promotion. Get these three elements working and get the right results for your clients.

All the best – Mike and Emerald – Team Harper

Contact us at teamharper@harcourtshb.co.nz.


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Team Harper proudly presents 22 Clark Ave Pirimai

Check out this great Napier property. This is a lovely family home with space for everyone. The owners have really looked after this property and it shows.

this 3 bedroom 2 bath room family home is 160 sqm house plus large 2 car garage with a fully compliant sleep out complete with yet another bathroom. This house is perfect for the extended family or to throw in a few flat mates to pay the mortgage.

It is going to auction on the 16th April 17 so call TEAM HARPER to day for further information.


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Here’s something to make the world a better place??????

So do you have a plan? Do you have a strategy? And are your goals clearly defined? If not I came across this little Gem the other day which is 12 simple words that may even double your income in 12 months…….now that would be nice!! 
Even if your income doesn’t double, if you follow the simple 
advice in these 12 words, your life will be dramatically better
in 6 months let alone 12.
Those 12 words are:
“Get Up, Get Out and Make More People Glad They Know You”
Don’t overlook this as being too simplistic, spend some time REALLY
thinking about it.
EVERYTHING you want in life comes through/from other people.
When people are glad they know you they will be more apt to do you
favours…to “buy what you’re selling”….that might actually be products
or services or it might be your services as an employee.
Now would that be great if the World was glad they knew me……….we can all make a difference all we need to do is be nice!!
Cheers Team Harper
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Look an affordable Investment……..

We have just listed a great little investment property in Tamatea Napier. With a great tenant the current owner wishes to free up some capital for a new venture.

Located close to all amenities 5 Wells Place is that lock up and leave, keep the tenant on or first home buyer opportunity where you just can’t go wrong.

This is an affordable property which provides a great return on your investment…..better than money in the bank. Contact Emerald or Mike at Team Harper for full information. Call now 0274445373.

Check out the property on this link….                               http://harcourts.co.nz/Property/802320/NA5894/5-Wells-Place

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Coastal Hawkes Bay – Te Awanga

Hawkes Bay is finally catching up with the rest of New Zealand when it comes to living on the coast. The coastal community of Te Awanga has had some amazing results as locals and outsiders sit up and take notice of what living in a coastal community is all about.

Te Awanga is Hawkes Bay’s answer to that laid back coastal neighbourhoods that other regions in New Zealand enjoys. Te Awanga is a place where locals are friendly and can regularly be found fishing off the beach, enjoying the surf break, walking the beach, launching a boat or soaking up the atmosphere at the several wineries with-in easy walking distance.

At Harcourts we have seen some amazing sales in particular the auction of 320 Clifton Rd, a 2 bedroom 50’s bach on 800 odd square metres of land. After some spirited bidding SOLD under the hammer for $466,000 well above everyone’s expectations.

Now on offer we are proudly marketing 7 Tirimoana Place. A well presented renovated 80’s home providing the beach life however in a modern setting. Large garaging, 3 large bedrooms and great indoor/outdoor flow. Check it out on http://harcourts.co.nz/Property/800775/NA5873/7-Tirimoana-Place

This property will sell fast so don’t hesitate contact Team Harper today for more details.

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James Foley Ave – Napier

Sitting pretty, this freshly painted home will tick all of the boxes for your family!

– 160sqm floor area, spacious living areas and bedrooms.
– Master bedroom with a large stylish en-suite flowing to the extensive covered decking.
– Modern family bathroom and separate toilet.
– Well configured internally with light filled spaces, maintaining further opportunity for your personal touch.
– Insulated top and bottom, 2 heat pumps and a wood burner.
– Security system and fencing.
– Double external garaging, 3 garden sheds and generous off-street parking.
– Full sized, family friendly section – safe for pets and children.
– Easy commute to Napier city and Hastings with all amenities close by.
– Vendors are seeking larger pastures to accommodate their lifestyle. A home of this standard will attract plenty of interest, act quickly by calling Emerald  (027 828 2296 )or Mike Harper (027 444 5373) to view today.


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Team Harper Summer 2017 Newsletter………..Napier Property Market

The good news for property owners is the 2017 property market has started with as much hype and gusto as 2016 finished.

In the Hawkes Bay we continue to have a surplus of buyers and a shortage of properties to market, to satisfy the buyers needs. This is obviously great for vendors as we continue to see record prices being paid (at times). In saying this, buyers are becoming very well researched when it comes to value in various areas and are often digging their toes in and being cautious with their decisions. Managing closing gaps between buyer and vendor expectations can be very tricky, and as vendors you need to have seasoned negotiators on your team.

As the latest (REINZ) graph below demonstrates – Napier Cities Medium house price is now $412,500 up $23,500 from November 16, sales volumes are well down with only 82 properties sold in Napier December 2016 with 115 sales December 2015.



There appears to be some stability with interest rates at present which is assisting buyers in purchasing. As in all markets, we caution people to exercise restraint as a small rise in rates further down the track can create financial problems, so be careful!

We believe Real Estate is all about helping people; whether selling or buying, to create better lifestyles and create financial security. Very satisfying.

For a friendly discussion on how we can help you, or for a property assessment and how TEAM HARPER can maximise the value of your property contact us for an obligation FREE consultation. Put your confidence in TEAM HARPER as our Promise is to always do the right thing.

Team Harper embrace Harcourts’ core values.

  • People come first
  • Doing the right thing
  • Being Courageous
  • Fun and laughter

Our job is simply taking the stress out of selling your property, and getting you the best price, not the first price.

Listening to your needs and telling it how it is – no fluff, just facts.

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Merry Christmas from Team Harper

Team Harper Santa Claus

Team Harper – Mike and Emerald wish you all a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to bringing you informative market information on the Hawkes Bay market over 2017.

Looking at buying or selling in the bay give us a call 027 444 53 73 or email mike.harper@harcourtshb.co.nz and we will attend to you needs.


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