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 team@sellrealestate.nz

 

June 14 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Meth contamination of property – P Labs etc

Well worth listening to this meth testing podcast

Quite alarming statistics in many parts of New Zealand.

June 10 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Real Estate Apprentice required

No it’s not with Donald Trump!

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Real Estate Apprentice Position Available – Central Auckland
· Amazing Culture
· City Fringe Location amongst NZ’s highest value suburbs
· Fantastic learning environment with maximum support

Are you currently sitting your real estate papers, or are in your first year of real estate, have become a little disappointed in your experience to date, and frustrated at the culture within your office?

We have a position available as a sales apprentice/cadet to join our top performing team of 3 sales people. You will be offered a retainer to support the team and learn from the best. You will be provided a career development path that will see you joining our unique 3 person sales team, once you’ve attained the knowledge and confidence required to operate at a high level.
So what is unique about us you ask; well for a start we operate as a team of 3 out of one office. That’s right we don’t cram our offices full of sales people nor do we run a typical churn and burn operation.

The team consistently achieve the top gross commission per salesperson in NZ, for the group they belong to.

Our team is a real team, they work together, and they share their commissions. Every sale is always a team effort.

Our sales people get a day off at weekends, every week! We know the value of sustained performance and what it takes to operate at that level and the balance you need in order to stay at the top of your game.

Our team has a ‘real’ sales manager who is available for real support, not having to sell as well. Real sales management and support is a full time role so you won’t need to compete against your boss.

So we will provide an outstanding culture and work environment, giving you the support and professional development required to succeed in this rewarding industry.

You need to bring the right attitude, one where you want to work hard, have a thirst to learn and the courage to work hard.

If you think this might be the right opportunity for you, then flick Gary your CV with a cover letter outlining the 3 reasons why you believe you are the right person for this opportunity. All enquiries will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Email gary@sellrealestate.nz

 

May 23 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.

1d Hart Rd 1

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.

View full details at sellrealestate.nz 

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 interest.co.nz 

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 »

New Zealand Housing Market ranked 8th in the world

Some interesting material in Brian Gaynors article “Bank pours fuel on the real estate fire” including the following:

The International Monetary Fund has launched a new Global Housing Watch website covering the worlds housing markets.
NZ ranked eighth of 64 countries in terms of house price appreciation over the last 12 months.

They talk of NZ housing being over valued however as interest rates fall affordability will improve – 2016 will be a very interesting year gjven record net migration, record low interest rates and not enough new construction to keep up with demand.

March 12 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Pt Chevalier real estate market strong throughout the holiday season

We completed sales throughout the holiday period with two concluded within 48 hours of Christmas Day and offers received between Christmas and New Year. Now, earlier than usual for January, we start the year with a fantastic selection of hot new listings in Pt Chevalier. They can all be viewed at sellrealestate.nz

 

Boscawen 04

10 Boscawen St

Oliver 02

5-23 Oliver St

Montrose 01

15a Montrose St

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 08 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Professionals Real Estate #1 in Pt Chevalier 2015

Once again the Professionals team achieved the number one position in Pt Chevalier, with almost three times the value of sales in 2015, compared with the second placed company. Other achievements during 2015 included the award for Professionals NZ #1 sales team, for the third year in a row and also #1 sales team for Professionals Australasia – this was the first time we achieved this international award and we will do our best to do it again in 2016.

Of course we could always do with more homes to sell so please call us now on 098468996 or email team@sellrealestate.nz and find out how you can benefit from our unique team selling approach. We need homes now in Pt Chevalier, Westmere, Waterview, Avondale and Mt Albert.

Click the chart below for a higher resolution image:

2015 Pt Chevalier Sales Volume

January 08 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Holiday selling season

In the last 3 years we have sold houses right up to Christmas Eve, between Christmas and New Year and January has always started off strong. 2015 is proving similar with the team at Professionals Pt Chevalier selling two homes on the 23rd of December, both receiving multiple offers. We need more homes now due to strong buyer demand in the Pt Chevalier, Westmere, Waterview and Avondale areas. Call our duty agents Derek von Sturmer 0275337357 or Lawrence von Sturmer 0272279294. See our current stock at sellrealestate.nz

December 24 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

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