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Easter Holiday Home Security Tips

Hi folks,

With Easter and school holidays fast approaching I thought it timely to ask people is yours one of the few houses in the street with an alarm, dog or well-secured doors and windows or where the occupants come and go at irregular times? Then give yourself a big tick for offering the least opportunity i.e greatest opposition or risk to aspiring thieves.

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The New Year, New Home Syndrome

Hi folks,

As the New Year gets under way after the festivities of Christmas, more people decide to buy and sell property than at any other time of the year. In New Zealand unlike Europe, January is traditionally a very quiet month work wise as it is still school holidays, February however is a different matter. This is the time when people start to move in greater numbers, I like to think of it as “new year, new home syndrome” It’s not only Real Estate companies that get busy, recruitment consultants also increase work load as people tend to make life changes as a new year starts. So what does this mean for home owners?

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How to Have a Great Vendor/Agent Relation

Hi folks,

I thought I would address some issues that could potentially affect home owners who are going to come to market in the next few months, it seems logical as this is the time of year when there are generally more houses coming to market. So if the first 2 weeks on the market can set the scene what can we do to avoid any pitfalls. As a vendor, it’s worth remembering that the relationship between vendor and agent works best if there is an open line of communication. If the relationship breaks down, the sale outcome is usually affected and at this stage vendors often blame agents for a host of small things that could have been remedied early in the relationship.

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Vendor? Speak Your Mind.

Hi folks,

I thought I would address some issues that could potentially affect home owners who are going to come to market in the next few months, it seems logical as this is the time of year when there are generally more houses coming to market. So if the first 2 weeks on the market can set the scene, what can we do to avoid any pitfalls?

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Upper Hutt Sales Expectations

Hi folks,

Welcome to 2012, I hope that the holidays had a refreshing feel to them and that you have had a chance to charge your batteries. In my first musings of the year I was going to talk about the property market for Upper Hutt in 2011 and how it has compared with recent years, unfortunately I can’t do that as the sales statistics for December have not been finalised yet.

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Thank You For a Great 2011, Vendors!

Hi folks,

Well I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! I’m sure it was Easter only last week. As they say time flies when you’re having fun so I must have had a fun time in 2011. This is my last column of the year and what a great year it has been, for me both professionally and personally and I hope in m y own small way that I have made it a great year for a good number of people.

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The Best Month For Selling

Hi folks,

During the last four years there haven’t been many positive property market reports, you may see one article saying prices have dropped one month and the people who say it then say prices have risen the next month. I prefer to take a year on year perspective, January on January, February on February etc, so with this in mind I am delighted to say that the number of property sales in Upper Hutt has risen again. There were 52 property sales in October 2011 compared with 32 in October 2010.

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Upper Hutt sales figures improve

Hi folks,

At the time of you reading this the result of the World Cup will be known and New Zealand will be either euphoric or in severe depression. As you may have guessed I’m writing this prior to the final and all I can say is "GO THE AB’S" I’m predicting a euphoric New Zealand for four more years to paraphrase George Gregan.

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The Upper Hutt market is always evolving

Hi folks,

I haven’t discussed the property market directly in Upper Hutt for a while so as daylight saving is now here and spring is upon us it seems a good time to look at the year to date. As ever with the property market as soon as I think I have a handle on what’s happening everything changes!

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Dealing With a Home Inspection

Hi folks,

Things I have seen over the years in Real Estate that shouldn’t still come as a surprise but do, number 10,344…..I was in conversation with a colleague last week when one topic we chatted about was how some vendors are reluctant to hand over the marketing of their home to an agent. They feel as anxious as parents teaching their teenagers to drive. Will the agents remember to leave the top lock when they unlock the front door? Will they leave a window open or shut the cat inside? Vendors since time immemorial have anxiously checked and cross checked every detail of the marketing with their agent, and I have to say that it is always good to check, especially if this provides the reassurance they need. But there is a time for vendors to stand back.

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley