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Photography brings emotion to your Property Listing

June 3rd, 2011

Previously I’ve been at pains to point out the absolute certainty that great photography adds the biggest element to a property listing, here on realestate.co or other listing sites that showcase photographic evidence of the listing alongside.

Tell me that photos like the one above don’t already do something for you….

Just serene....

Well if not, then perhaps you must be a daytime oriented person …. tell me then that this photo here doesn’t do something for you?

Misty Mountains beckon.....

And then they topped it off with a couple that looked like paintings.

The great news is that you could live here, although sorry to say on this occasion its not in the Top of The South, no this time we’re visiting Taupo Bay Road, Taupo Bay in Northland.

I notice in one of the photos attached to the listing there is a chopper taking off, so it looks like overall it was a pretty full-on photo shoot…..but what results, you can really “feel” it.

Well done to the listing agent.

2011 Nelson Webcams Update

Feb 3rd 2011

Courtesy of Takeabreak, Nelson has a selection of various publicly browser accessible Webcams scattered around the town.
I was reminded of that whilst viewing the amount of live TCYasi footage on Ustream via the different webcams and iPhones over the last few days. To that end, I noticed its been at least 14 months since I updated you with the Nelson webcam details.

Who knows, if you’re looking to buy a home / or an investment property in Nelson, then this way you can get to check out the yearly seasons beforehand.

Above one looks out at the entrance to “The Cut” where 99.9% of all ships come & go to gain entry/exit to Port Nelson (Open Day coming up don’t forget) , The Haven and the marina.

From high on Princes Drive, this webcam looks out over Nelson Airport, the adjacent Nelson Golf Club, and over Blind Channel towards Rabbit Island centre of shot.

One of New Zealands favourite holiday / honeymoon spots, Kaiteriteri.

The Richmond area was in the later half of last decade nominated as one of New Zealand’s fastest growing suburbs/towns. Sponsored by the Tasman District Council this webcam offers up views of Richmond, the Waimea Plains and the estuarine Waimea Inlet to the right of shot.

Our “world famous in NZ” local beach, Tahunanui Beach is where thousands of Kiwis come to spend their summer holidays. There’s a couple here, this one looks over the beach, with the “Back Beach” off to the left, and the next one below…..

Takes a closer look at the area where the Kite Surfing crowds regularly congregate, and a perfect way for someone to check out the available winds before heading down to the beach.

In addition to these, the Tasman District Council also sponsor another 3 webcams. (4 in total)

These are located at ;

1] pointing south (upstream) on the scenic Motueka River at Woodstock.
2] this cam is pointing south looking over Lake Rotoiti towards the Mount Robert Range in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
3] Located on the hills above Richmond, this camera is pointing roughly west across Richmond and the Waimea Plains towards the Mount Arthur Range. (this is the one also mentioned above)
4] Over the Takaka Hill in Golden Bay, this cam is at the southern end of Golden Bay, at Port Tarakohe, looks south west along Pohara Beach.

look for this on the lefthand sidebar to get swift access to the web-cams

look for this on the lefthand sidebar to get swift access to the web-cams

If you are after quick access to the top mentioned cams, then I have just updated the webcam links on my left hand sidebar.

UPDATE 9:29pm

– not 100% but I think the links above are “kinda live” …..so if the pics you see are black then that’s whats happening in front of that particular web-cam right now…its dark because………well……its night-time…..??

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Driveby Viewings…..so last decade?

January 1st, 2011

Wonder if this has ever happened to you?

You spot a property for sale, say in Nelson, yet the advert doesn’t mention the property for sale’s address.

So because there is no obvious address associated with the advert, you have to phone the telephone number advertised adjacent.

Then you patiently conduct an interview just to find out that address.

(Must point out here that there are very good reasons why us real estate marketers do in fact ask those questions….buts that a story for another time.)

Much has been written over the last few years about the assistance that the World Wide Web is offering home buyers. And it keeps getting better!

The good folks over at makeuseof.com have pointed out this fabulous site called showmystreet.com.

Yes, I’ll admit there are other sites out there that do a similar job….but this site scores 9.5 on the “iPod Shuffle” ease of use scale.

Even though the initial landing page doesn’t look too exciting….its really all that you need.

The only thing you need is the street address.

So you look up an address like this listing here BR30014.

Type that into the box and you find yourself at this Brightwater address here…..just across the road from Centennial Park.

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

Whilst typing an address in you’ll spot the API going through its paces live before your eyes…..filtering all sorts of addresses from distant corners of the globe (strangely I found this part quite interesting) until you get down to the suburb level and then its pretty quick to zero in on your choice (as its using Google Maps data that shouldn’t be too hard)

Not quite the Hill St I had in mind (click to enlarge)

Not quite the Hill St I had in mind (click to enlarge)

When searching for addresses in a place such as Nelson, Stoke, Richmond or surrounds then you’ll probably need to go the extra step and plug in New Zealand too……

Why?

Otherwise you’ll end up in some other part of the world that also has just as equivalently named english street and road names as our region does?

Another use of the site could be for property investor scouting?

is off street parking available....?

is off street parking available....?

Perhaps a photo like this could tell you quite a bit about the neighbourhood already, off street parking facilities, etc – without the need to hop on a plane and fly there to see for your self why, for example, at first, it might be advertised at what seems like a bargain price?

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Calling all Plane Spotters ~ what is this?

December 21st, 2010

Yes, even I’ll be the first to admit,  over the last year or so we have definitely had our fair share of private jets arriving in little ole Nelson town.

nsn apt

Actually there is a reason for that, because according to the airports website;

Nelson Airport has restricted International Airport status. This was obtained in 2006 in particular to facilitate small private jets.

However some of what I have seen this year ….well I suggest to you would not be classified as “small” private jets.

G550?    ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

G550? ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

Take this above October arrival for example.

mystery visitors to Nelson

mystery visitors to Nelson ( click to enlarge )

With anon passengers…..

However the reason why I am calling plane spotters to help out tonight..

ARRIVED TONIGHT   ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

ARRIVED TONIGHT ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

…is because of this very large private jet….that arrived at Nelson Airport tonight.

Looks bigger than many I have seen here before – any one have a clue???

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UPDATE

Apparently it is the Goodmans new unit. MRC Aviation blog state;

Global Express XRS VH-OCV made a brief visit to Queenstown 21Dec when it arrived from Sydney and departed a short time later for Nelson and then back to Sydney marking the aircraft’s first visit to Nelson.  The owners, Goodmans, are from the Nelson region and their previous aircraft of the same markings, a Learjet 60 and Challenger 604 were both frequent visitors to the South Island city.

Details here.

Brand New Site – Top of the South Maps

December 19th, 2010

Big bonus for Nelson and Tasman Real Estate hunters.

The topic of Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council’s potential amalgamation has been in the papers rather a lot recently.  In quite pertinent timing this past week, we saw a direct result of the two councils collaborating in launching a new joint GIS mapping site.

This really is good news.

Previously you have had the ability to enter the GIS system at Nelson City Council (NCC) via your web browser, but to date no such facility existed online for the Tasman District Councils zone. (TDC)

click for full size image

click for full size image

For further info on TDC coverage area….for example places like Mapua, Motueka, Takaka, Murchison, Richmond, Wakefield or Brightwater, you had to make the trip down to the council chambers in Queen St, Richmond and book an appointment with a “duty” planner. There you could see on his/her screen the data that you can now access from the comfort of your home.

Check out the new site here.

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