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Why do homeowners sell privately than a real estate agent? Selling your home privately in New Zealand rather than choosing to list with a real estate agent is quite common. There is an increased number of people who consider selling privately due to the large amount of commission paid to real estate agents. Saving money isn’t the only reason people sell privately. We’ve found …

Is home staging needed to sell a home?

If you ask the home staging companies, they would certainly be saying “yes” and there is some data that suggests that it can add value to the sale price and also lessen the days on market. So is it worth while? I think in some cases definitely yes. Certainly if a house has no furniture, it must be home staged unless it is being …

8 Tips for Writing Property Descriptions

Nowadays, it’s a given that you will place your property for sale online; however, writing a property description that sells is your first step towards selling your home in a timely manner. I can attest to the fact that, too often, the property descriptions I read could use some improvement. Writing a property description that sells isn’t difficult, so long as you are armed …

How many bedrooms when determining its value

I often hear purchasers comment on how many bedrooms when determining the value of a property. Comments like “but it is only 2 bedrooms so it must be cheaper”. Certainly, there are a number of factors that influence the value of a property. Location, land size, house size, desirability and quality of the home are all determining factors. So where does the number of bedrooms …

Home and apartment purchasers love space for storage

Home and apartment purchasers love space for storage, and it is often high on their lists of priorities. So how can you create more efficient use of the space you have available when presenting your home for sale? I have been on a mission lately, cleaning out my storage cupboards in order to create space and more efficiency of the area I have. I …

Buying at Auction

You have found the home of your dreams, but it is being sold by auction,  so what do you need to do and know before buying at auction. Auctions and buying at auction are common these days as a method of selling of selling. Unlike others methods of sale, buying at auction require a purchaser to bid and buy on an unconditional basis. That means …

Settlement Day Planning

Once your house is sold and the deposit paid, you can start planning for the big moving day after settlement. Moving day can be very stressful as often, one household is moving out of one property and into their new home on the same day. Therefore, others are doing the same on the same day and a whole chain reaction takes place from settlement …

Professional Photography is a must

Has your real estate agent suggested that you don’t need to pay for professional photography to market your home? The age-old saying that “you get what you pay for” is very true when it comes to professional property photography. So often when I am looking through the real estate papers and on the various real estate websites, I see properties advertised using the most appalling …