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Wondering how to pick an agent?

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Hi folks,

Well I can tell it’s school holiday time, the roads and trains are quieter and so is my phone!

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Stand out in the sea of homes on the market!

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Hi folks,

When it comes time to sell your house, you want the process to go quickly and smoothly, all while getting the maximum value from your home. In competitive markets like Upper Hutt’s today, a few small tweaks can go a long way in setting your home apart from the others on the market. Here are a couple of cost effective methods to spruce up your home and make it stand out in the sea of homes on the market.

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Five (5) things that can kill your house sale

Hi Folks,

Selling a property for the first time can be a big learning curve. It can also be an emotional time, as you prepare to part with a home that is likely to hold many happy memories. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand reported there were 7,576 unconditional residential property sales in November, with many of those vendors being first-time sellers.

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Read this before you renovate!

Hi folks,

It is officially the Summer season (not that you would know it so far), and, if you haven’t already, it’s generally a good time to begin some of those renovations you have been thinking about.

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Writing a Real Estate Ad

Hi folks,

It takes a certain expertise to write a good property advertisement, but as a home owner, you know your house better than anyone else. So give some thought to the benefits of living in your particular corner of the world. Some of the attributes that could help sell your home might actually surprise even you.

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Average Time to Sell a Property

Hi folks,

With the number of listings in the marketplace increasing as normal for the time of year I thought I would address the selling time factor. Few vendors trying to decide which agent should sell their property would base their choice simply on whether they are likely to get a quick sale. And is a ‘quick sale’ an advantage anyway?

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Keep up to date with Real Estate market conditions!

Hi folks,

It’s fair to say that I consider myself very knowledgeable about the Upper Hutt residential market place and one thing I have learned is that most people who have just bought or sold a property know a lot about their market in their area are as well. They have gained this knowledge over weeks and months of looking at properties to buy or preparing themselves to sell. So how can they keep this market knowledge current so that they always know market trends and price movements?

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Selling? Three things you should do.

Hi folks,

Are you planning on selling your home some time in the next twelve months? 

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Buy or Sell First?

Hi folks,

One of the advantages of my job is that much of the time the same questions or problems come up, so today I will revisit an oldie but a goodie for those considering selling their home. For the majority of the buying and selling market there isn’t a choice but as I have been asked the question by a potential vendor I thought I would try to give a balanced answer as to whether it is better to buy or sell first.  Selling the home you’re living in before buying another one is the financially safe option in most circumstances. But could the state of the market affect your decision?

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Buying or Selling? Keep your feelings under control.

Hi folks,

I’ve had an interesting week real estate wise! I’ve dealt with 4 different property negotiations, 3 of which were successful. By that I mean negotiations were completed and sales have been agreed but certainly 2 of them were touch and go as emotions were fried and the deals nearly lost. This led me to ponder about how much of my work is emotive and how easy it is lose track of the ultimate goal of purchasing a home.

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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