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The two lies of the real estate industry

November 15, 2018

Selling A House

When an owner considers selling their home, they ask a selection of real estate agents to price their property, which happens thousands of times a week across the country. Listings are the lifeblood of any real estate career. So, when asked to price a property, a real estate agent has the opportunity to impress the […]

7 tips and strategies to help you get the best outcome in any market

November 14, 2018

Selling A House

Most people describe a property market as either a ‘buyer’s market’ (house prices are going down) or a ‘seller’s market’ (house prices are rising). Simply put, one is deemed bad for buyers and one deemed good for sellers and vice versa. As the property market begins to tighten in parts of New Zealand, those wanting […]

Is a new way of selling actually better?

November 9, 2018

Selling A House

When it comes to selling a house, a few different real estate models have emerged to ‘disrupt’ the traditional approach. But, will they deliver better results? We put that question to the test… Five years ago, if you’d mentioned the idea of paying to stay in someone’s house (instead of a hotel), people would’ve looked […]

Come explore our new Iron Bridge website!

November 5, 2018

News

We all need a bit of TLC every now and again – and that includes our own website. So, we’ve given it a fresh new look and added a whole heap of useful content which is well worth exploring. You may have already spotted some of the new features. Here are a few more of […]

Accolades for Iron Bridge Property Management

September 13, 2018

Awards

A commitment to excellence and fantastic service has paid off yet again for our team at Iron Bridge Property Management! Iron Bridge, and two of our key people, were named finalists at the prestigious 2018 Leading Property Managers Association Awards in three categories: Excellence in Customer Service Excellence in Corporate Support – Alynda Dow Rising […]

The price is right when selling – or is it?

August 16, 2018

Selling A House

How much is your property really worth? Set your price expectations too high and you’ll struggle to get buyer interest. Set it too low and you’ll find your home is snapped up for a bargain. When it comes to selling your house for the right price, there is a simple strategy you can take. And […]

Questions to ask when choosing a real estate agent

June 22, 2018

Selling A House

Choosing the right real estate agent can be a nerve-wracking decision – especially when everyone claims that they’re the best person for the job. You need some hard-hitting questions to sort out who’s an expert, and who’s just talking hot air. These seven topics should be at the top of your list. 1. How will […]

Investment Property: Time to hold or sell?

June 8, 2018

Property Investment

Property investors are currently being kept on their toes with regular proposed legislative changes and new compliance requirements. When you add in the slowing real estate market, helped by tougher lending conditions, it’s easy to see why some investors are starting to re-evaluate their rental property portfolio. Could it be time to hold, or sell, […]

Essential info: Meth contamination in homes

May 30, 2018

Property Management

We tackled the hard-hitting issue of meth contamination in a series of blogs last year and they proved to be one of the most widely read (and shared) topics on our website. Now, we’ve brought together the key information from our previous articles, along with a few important updates. Whether you own an investment property, […]

Selling a house? Don't get ripped off with advertising.

May 30, 2018

Selling A House

If you’re looking to sell your home, it’s crucial that your property stands out from the crowd to entice the buyers. Naturally, some advertising is required. However, there are some common myths which we think need to be busted to ensure you get the results you deserve – without getting ripped off by expensive (and […]

Banning Letting Fees: Where does this leave Landlords?

May 17, 2018

Property Management

The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill has been a hot topic amongst rental property owners and those in the property management industry. Just like the name suggests, the key purpose of the proposed legislation is to ban letting fees being charged to tenants. It sounds like great news for tenants, but where could […]

Market Update – Is now a good time to buy?

April 10, 2018

Market Update

Timing is everything when you’re looking to buy a house. It’s hard to know when to enter the market with different (and sometimes seemingly conflicting) statistics being reported in the media. We explain the best ways you can do some solid research of your own, along with a few handy tips to help you obtain […]

Is it worth getting your own LIM when buying a house?

March 26, 2018

Buying A House

Buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions you make for your financial future. Just saving for a deposit is a tough challenge, particularly if you live in Auckland. When purchasing a property it is important you carry out your due diligence, and a key part of that is getting a LIM Report. […]

How to successfully manage your own rental property

March 5, 2018

Property Management

Congratulations, you’ve purchased a rental property! One of the first things you’ll need to consider is whether you need a property manager. Some people are great at managing their own property, so why not you? Find out if you’re up to the task with our quick checklist. What skills do you need to manage your […]

Selling by auction? Consider your options.

February 14, 2018

Selling A House

We’re all familiar with the TV real estate shows of packed auction houses and buyers clamouring to place bids. It can look all very glamorous. However, the reality in today’s market is quite different. If you’re considering selling a property by auction, great – but we’d recommend you seriously consider, and compare, other options too. […]

Getting the best photos when selling

January 21, 2018

Selling A House

We all know the saying “first impressions count”. When it comes to selling a house, making a good first impression by having great photos of your property is crucial. It could mean the difference between a flurry of interest – or a few tentative enquiries. Here’s our top five tips to ensure you get the […]

Should you sell a rental property with (or without) tenants?

January 18, 2018

Property Investment

If you’re a landlord, the decision to sell a house comes with a few extra considerations. That starts with weighing up if you should sell your rental property with, or without, tenants. The legal ins and outs If you’re selling an investment property, here’s the key legal details you need to know: By law, once […]

Buying a house? Beware of bait pricing.

January 17, 2018

Buying A House

When it comes to the property market, we could take some useful lessons from our neighbours across the Tasman. One policy adopted by the real estate industry in most Australian states is the outlawing of ‘bait pricing’ or underquoting. Despite the softening in the New Zealand real estate market, this despicable practice is rife. Could […]

Iron Bridge LPMNZ award finalists

November 8, 2017

Awards

We are thrilled to share that Iron Bridge Property Management has been announced as a finalist at the 2017 LPMNZ Awards for Excellence. Not only that, our company is a finalist in a whopping four of the seven categories! The prestigious LPMNZ Awards recognise team and individual excellence, innovation and best practice in the New […]

4 reasons to sell over the holidays

November 7, 2017

Selling A House

Think your home won’t sell over the summer holidays? Think again. You may be surprised to learn the summer period can be one of the best times to list your property. In our many years of selling real estate, we’ve found that homes for sale in December and January can achieve very strong results. While […]