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June’s Sales Figures for Upper Hutt

Hi folks,

June’s sales figures for Upper Hutt are out and, in my opinion, again make for interesting reading. The median sale price was $317,500, up from May figures and confirming that prices have been stable now over the last 12 months. The damning statistic is that only 40 sales happened in Upper Hutt in June, only down by 1 on June 09. This in itself isn’t a bad thing and seems to show some consistency in the selling numbers but when we look the total sales in Upper Hutt this year (Jan-June) which is 276 dwellings, in 2009 the total at the half year stage was 320, this is a huge difference and confirms a 3 year pattern in reduced sales. (I have already addressed this previously so won’t bore you again)

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Good Workmanship Helps Sell Property

Hi folks,

Are you thinking of selling your home? Many home sellers forget that their home is more than meets the purchaser’s eye. They no longer remember that behind the smart décor there is attention to detail and quality workmanship. But these features often cost a lot even though they aren’t immediately apparent to purchasers. Could they add value to a home?

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There is Only One Thing Ever Wrong With Property

Hi folks,

Well the Real Estate Institute sales figures are out and they make for some interesting reading regarding the Upper Hutt market in terms of numbers of sales and the median selling price.

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Conducting a Safe Open Home

Hi folks,

I thought I would re-visit safe open homes. Theft from properties that are offering open homes is extremely rare, or they wouldn’t be such a popular method of exposing a house for sale to the widest number of buyers in the shortest time.

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Upper Hutt's Rising Median Prices

Hi folks,

I have a confession to make. For the last 4 Sundays I have crawled out of my bed to do open homes with feelings of nervousness and almost dread. Why I hear you ask? Because of my increased paranoia that a particular broadsheet Sunday newspaper is going to tell me that the world has ended!

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My Service Guarantee

Hi folks,

Following on from my last column about choosing an agent when selling your home, you have now interviewed several agents, assessed their marketing programmes and asked locals who have recently sold who they recommend -and you’re still undecided who to choose to sell your home.

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The Right Agent

Hi folks,

Are you thinking of selling your home? How do you choose the agent to do it for you? Many prospective vendors say they choose an agent based on their gut feelings and that having an eye for character helps as it does in any situation where trust is involved. In my opinion trust is the most important element of the sales process or any relationship where communication is at the heart of the transaction. It stands to reason that if you don’t trust the person that is selling your single greatest asset, communication is likely to break down and the sale process is unlikely to produce the best outcome.

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Go Meet the Market

Hi folks,

I have to start with an apology this week and say a large SORRY to a number of people I have spoken to regarding sales statistics in February. I rather foolishly told them that I thought there would likely be around 80 sales for the whole of February. So why the apology? 80 sales wouldn’t be a huge number of sales for the busiest selling month of the year. It’s because I was totally and utterly wrong!!

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Different Methods of Sale

Hi folks,

In my last column of 2009 I discovered that the number of sales in Upper Hutt had decreased substantially, this looks like an ongoing trend that shows no sign of reversing. At the same time we have pundits telling us that prices are up and we are back at the peak market prices. Now this may be true in Central Auckland, but it is plainly and simply not the case in Upper Hutt. We saw some price increases last year but not enough to take us back to where we were.

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What Does a Real Estate Ad Need to Achieve?

Hi folks,

Thought I would talk about property ads this week, a popular topic among my colleagues currently as we enter the listing season. Many people feel that real estate ads often exaggerate the features of the properties advertised. Yet agents frequently report that when it’s their turn to sell, many vendors just can’t help wanting to ‘oversell’ their property by insisting that every feature of their home is highlighted in every ad, or by insisting on ‘four bedrooms’ rather than ‘three bedrooms and a study’. But what does a real estate ad really need to achieve?

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  • Birchville
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  • Clouston Park
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