Selling a home during the Covid19 Lockdown

Thinking of selling during or after the lockdown?

We have developed a unique plan that will assist you to sell.

During the first week of Level 4 inquiries have been coming in from people wanting to buy or sell during or immediately after the lock down. So we have developed a plan for selling your home despite the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in.

The team at Professionals Pt Chevalier sold 16 homes in the first 25 days of March 2020 and two more homes in the first week of the lock down, with other sales still being negotiated remotely, at the time this post was drafted.

There are a large number of motivated cashed up buyers who sold their previous homes in Jan/Feb/Mar who urgently need to buy a replacement home and in addition we have been fielding inquiries from several Kiwi families who returned to NZ in the last 8 weeks. Many of them have been overseas for 10 or more years and want to settle back here and buy a home ASAP. There is only so long they can stay living with their family or in a short term rental!

We expect to see a mini surge of sales activity straight after the lock down ends and we have the ability to set your home up for sale now. There are 8 key factors that we have identified that will smooth the process so contact us to discuss further.

Initially we will have you send us some photos and we can do a walk through video call together so that we can prepare an appraisal based on sales that have taken place in the first quarter of 2020.  We use Zoom, Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Viber and even the new Houseparty App, whatever is easier for you.

So enquire here if you are keen to talk further.

April 02 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Pt Chevalier #1 Professionals team in New Zealand F2017

It was fantastic to collect all of the awards listed below in our 21st year of business, but we couldn’t do it without the support of our amazing and very busy admin team, Angela, Esther, Joanne and Eliza, our manger Gary and of course the loyalty of our many clients who have bought and sold through us during F2017 and the last 21 years. So thank you all very much!

#1 Professionals team in NZ

Top 2% number of sales and Top 2% value of sales
$750,000,000 total value
1,000 sales total

The cup back home in the Pt Chev office!

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May 25 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Strong holiday selling season expected in Pt Chevalier

Most of the last 5 years we have sold a home on Christmas Eve, usually a couple between Christmas and New Year and January has always been a great month for us.

We always make sure we have stock on hand as it is a time when many Kiwis arrive back from overseas, others migrate here and many more are moving with job transfers to Auckland. We also have families trying to secure a property so that they can show the local school that they have a contract on an “in zone” property before the 2018 first term commences.

So if you are looking for a home in the central Auckland area we have some fantastic listings available in Pt Chevalier .

You can see our listings online here  and contact our holiday period duty agent Derek von Sturmer: or phone/text 027 2279294

We also need more homes to satisfy what we expect will be strong demand in the Jan/Feb/Mar period so please contact Lawrence if you would like to book an appraisal for January 2018 and he will arrange for the team to call in and advise you on preparing your home for sale, provide a market estimate and assist you with planning a marketing campaign, timing etc.

The team, Lawrence, Jo, Ross and Derek wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.










December 16 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Waterfront real estate, Pt Chevalier, Auckland

Waterfront real estate is often requested by clients in the area we sell in from the Harbour Bridge to the North Western motorway, however few are available for sale in any given year.

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Right now we have a fantastic example, architect designed by Pip Cheshire for pure relaxation & style.

You’ll love the open plan living and indoor outdoor flow that’s perfect for entertaining large groups or just perfect as a couples quiet retreat. The versatile spaces throughout cleverly integrate to form a complete package for today’s busy lifestyle.

You won’t know where you are once you’ve walked through the discreet entrance, leaving the hustle and bustle behind, sit back and enjoy the North facing views over the water to Meola Reef and right across to Kauri Point on the North Shore and cool off in the lap pool on hot summer days.

The floor to ceiling windows enhance natural light & views from almost every room where you’ll enjoy privacy and sun.

207a Meola Rd 1There are 4 double bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, a double internal access garage, totalling approximately 227m2 of floor area on 622m2 of freehold land with own separate title.

The 10m x 2m swimming pool and sunny deck is surrounded by attractive native and tropical landscaping to attract beautiful birdlife.

Sell the bach, you won’t need it here! This superb location is just minutes to the city for an easy commute.


View full photo tour online

Email to arrange viewing.

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November 14 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

How to move to New Zealand

How to move to New Zealand is a search phrase that has spiked on google since Trump was elected President. This news item on mentions Liz Carlson, who writes the Young Adventuress blog, has been living in New Zealand for the past four years. Following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, she plans to make the move permanent.

“I want nothing to do with the America I saw tonight,” she writes in her latest blog post.

If you are an American and have found this post on google take a look at our property website, email us or register as a buyer and we will be in touch.

We have homes in the inner suburbs of  Auckland City within 7kms from the city Centre.

We do not have a Capital Gains Tax, there is no stamp duty and it is relatively easy to buy a property here!


November 10 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The best winter ever for selling your Auckland property

NZ Herald homes has only 52 pages this morning, (Sat 16 July) with just 74 homes advertised, (excluding apartments, projects & beach locations up north) – this a very clear indication of the drastic shortage of stock this winter.

In fact this winter is proving to be the best winter ever for selling your home and maximising your sale price.

Record low stock + more buyers than ever = higher prices!

Take advantage of this situation and list your home with our Inner West team now. We urgently require homes in Ponsonby, Pt Chevalier, Grey Lynn, Westmere, Mt Albert, Waterview and Avondale.

Buyers have not gone into hibernation for winter – they are now more motivated than ever so please call our award winning team on 0800735546 or email

Our team have sold over $50,000,000 worth of homes in the last 16 weeks, many setting new street and category records and we need more now homes now for all of the disappointed buyers who have missed out.

#1 for Professionals in Auckland City

Professionals – Sell Real Estate Ltd – Licensed REAA 2008

July 16 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It’s time we made pre registration compulsory for bidding at auction in NZ!

Interesting watching this live video on Facebook of Tom Panos running an auction – great to see that bidders must register and clearly display their bidding card when placing bids!

Bidding registration and ID provision prior to auction should be made compulsory in NZ.

Also note only one “vendor bid” permitted in Oz.

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June 19 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Pt Chevalier, Westmere, Grey Lynn house prices

The latest QV Property Report was released on the 13th of June and it included these suburbs that we sell in and compares today’s values with the previous peak in 2007.

Here are the results with percentage increase since the previous peak:

Pt Chevalier 94.6%

Kingsland 93.5%

Mt Albert 91%

Grey Lynn 88%

Waterview 86%

Avondale 85.5%

Westmere 83.8%

Ponsonby 81.1%

Freemans Bay 80%

St Marys Bay 61.4%

Herne Bay 48.3%

Pt Chevalier is the stand out suburb in this selection and it could have something to do with the fact that we have sold almost 60% of all homes there in the last 6 months.

Our team have the knowledge, experience and track record to achieve the best possible outcome for our sellers.

We have sold over $40,000,000 worth of homes in the last 90 days but we could always do with more. Thinking of selling – please email


June 14 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Takapuna real estate SOLD!

Our team normally handle sales in the Ponsonby to Pt Chevalier area but this week we have had to cross the Harbour bridge to market a spectacular property at 1d Hart Rd, Hauraki which is approximately 400 metres to Takapuna Beach and easy access by bus to the City. Open Sat 1.15-2.00pm.

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This sunny and spacious home has been completely transformed and redecorated since 2013. There’s approximately 160m2 of floor area which includes open plan living/dining/kitchen, 3 bedrooms, a large home office or kitchenette, great storage throughout and an internal access double garage. The kitchen is modern and bright with a feature tile wall, stone bench tops and a huge walk in pantry.

There is excellent indoor outdoor flow from multiple rooms with sliding double glazed joinery. All of the bedrooms and the living area face North so you’ll enjoy all day sun and warmth. The backyard has been cleverly landscaped for privacy and sun. Views towards Takapuna and West + a peep of the sea to the East

Other features include – north facing windows double glazed, insulation, heat pump, quality carpet, high speed fibre internet, ceiling speakers, LED lighting and outdoor lighting (on dimmers), keyless entry front door, alarm system, spa pool. A very secure home with wonderful owner occupier neighbours. Originally built in the 1970’s.

1d Hart Rd 3The house is on a FREEHOLD title/section that is perfectly positioned for serious all day sun and stunning sunsets. The location is one of the main selling points – it’s close to all of the Hauraki Corner shops and cafes, walking distance to the middle of Takapuna and approx 400m to the beach!

Live and enjoy the Takapuna lifestyle here, you won’t be disappointed.

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April 15 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Greedy bankers should pass on the entire 25 point OCR cut

New Zealand’s major banks remain among the most profitable in the developed world yet they are in no rush to pass on the full OCR cut. Standard & Poor’s recently noted the “oligopolistic nature of the (NZ) system.” The banks need to be taken to task – they were very quick to increase when rates were going the other way!

Gareth Vaughan has an interesting article related to the greedy bankers published at 

If you currently bank with any of the banks who have not passed on the full OCR cut then it may be time to put some pressure on by  looking to move elsewhere!

March 12 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

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