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The Market is Harder, But There Are Options

Hi folks,

Hooray, at last the election is over and we can now return to some sort of stability knowing who will govern for the next 3 years.

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The Five Most Common Reasons Houses Linger On The Market

Hi folks,

A house should always sell in a reasonable time frame or its price is likely to drop as it becomes stale and over exposed to the market. If you think purchasers are losing interest in your property, you need to do something and fast! Start by looking at the five most common reasons houses linger on the market and see if any of them could be holding up your sale.

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Best sales month since last November

Hi folks,

It’s not often I’m surprised in Real Estate terms but the last couple of weeks have given me 2 huge surprises, the first in which a 4 bedroom freehold house in Central Upper Hutt in very tidy condition sold at $220,000. Someone got the best Real Estate bargain I have ever seen!!! And my career goes back to 1995 so it’s not like I’m a novice. Seriously, the best bargain EVER!

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Wanted: people with a social conscience.

Hi folks,

I’m changing my focus this week, as you know I tend to write about the property market in Upper Hutt but this week I have a request. For those reading and curious about the current market, it’s ok with no real changes in the last few months and I will talk more about that in 2 weeks’ time when the most recent statistics come out.

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Look After That Exterior!

Hi folks,

Many home owners focus on interiors when putting their houses up for sale, especially in winter when it seems too cold to stay outside long enough to have a good look around the property let alone carry out maintenance. But most purchasers start making judgements from the minute they step out of the car and a bad first impression can stay with them when they go inside. The following ideas may help you get your purchasers off to a good start.

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Congratulations To My Colleagues!

Hi folks,

Firstly let me start with an apology! It’s not how I would normally start my musings on the world but I also don’t use this column to skite, however on this occasion I’m going to. I’m delighted to say that Tommys were the top selling real estate company in Upper Hutt in June 2014 with 40% of the market share. As I say I don’t often skite but I wanted to offer congratulations to my colleagues and point out that Tommys consistently sell more properties per agent than any other company so just this once allow me this indulgence.

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Some Great Things About Living in Upper Hutt

Hi folks,

After re reading my last column from 2 weeks ago, I realised that it could have sounded quite negative to some so, today, I thought I would balance it out with some positive news. In the last 2 weeks I have sold 3 properties and have 2 in negotiation, this isn’t meant to sound conceited but to point out that although the market is indeed considerably quieter than this time last year properties are still selling and good agents haven’t suddenly become duffers!

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Houses Are Still Selling

Hi folks,

As regular readers know, I’m really not a fan of the LVR (Loan Value Restrictions), in fact I would go so far as to say it’s a ridiculous tool used in entirely the wrong way. Think using an LVR sledgehammer to crack an Auckland peanut where the market is on fire and prices have been rising rapidly.

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Ask a real estate agent these questions

Hi folks,

So you are getting ready to put your home on the market but how do you choose which agent to use? Do you think we are all the same?

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Negotiation Is Not Always About Money

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Vendors and purchasers alike expect that in a private sale, the asking price will be negotiated to take into account the different expectations of the two negotiating parties. Few realise, however, that attributes other than money can also be subject to the negotiation process for a mutually beneficial result.

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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