Englishmen / Woman coming to New Zealand

May 2012

Aka “Englishmen in New York Nelson.”

A question I am constantly asking myself is this one……….

…..why do “Poms” seem to not consider “future selling” money when they build a home in Nelson?

So, whether a UK resident moves to NZ or New York, their thought patterns should, to all intents and purposes just about remain the same, the only real difference being the physical distance.

If you want to move the family “lock, stock & barrels” out to the antipodes, then here’s two really important tips that will result in you “netting thousands” instead of losing them. (trust me on this, I’ve seen and experienced the heartfelt collateral damage side of this over the last decade…….at the very least, on about 11 ~ 12 occasions)

Ok this is from a UK TV Program...but let me tell you I have seen it locally...in Nelson

No.1

Do Not build a home with associated utility pipework on the outside…….yes yes I know it goes for ok back home……and again yes, yes, yes …I know you need it / have to have it, where else to put it, etc, etc….. but out here in New Zealand….well, we tend to have a bit more room/space around us……and frankly this ole habit just really needs a real good “Dan Carter” kick right out into the paddock.

Let me tell you right here & now…..what a Kiwi buyer thinks when they see this…….“cheap…cheap…cheap” – now, surely, that is not the first impression you want any prospective buyer of your property to have?

Extra rooms aren't always an advantage....

No.2

The fact that you want 3/4/5/14 reception rooms may very well appeal tremendously to you…..but from an antipodean perspective…let me tell you – its almost a “death knell.”

Out here, well……..we want/desire/live for “open plan” living, surely you might have noticed that when visiting the brand new showhome exhibitions……heck, space is what its all about way down here near the great Southern Ocean.

I hope you’ll view this for what it is – just a couple of hints from someone whose seen both sides of the story.