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Summer holidays – one of the hottest times of year to sell!

December 10, 2018

Selling A House

Thinking about selling your home but worried it won’t sell over the summer holidays? Think again. The summer period can be one of the hottest times to list and sell your property. We’ve been selling houses for some time now and we’ve found that homes for sale in December and January can achieve very strong […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why you shouldn't pay to advertise your home

July 13, 2017

Selling A House

It is obviously crucial to attract the attention of buyers when selling your home. A highly effective advertising campaign can make all the difference – but you shouldn’t be responsible for paying for it. Get your property sold without paying for advertising Two major real estate myths are that the seller must pay for marketing […]

Why FOMO is important when selling

April 28, 2017

Selling A House

‘FOMO’ – or fear of missing out – is an uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling. It has been especially poignant in the property market recently. FOMO tends to kick-in late in the property cycle. The classic example is when buyers feel like everyone else has got on the property ladder, but they are missing out. […]

Should I Sell, or Should I Wait?

March 23, 2017

Selling A House

One of the biggest worries people face when selling their home is trying to predict when the market will be at the perfect position for a successful sale. This isn’t easy. Most people hope they can pinpoint the perfect time when the market is at its peak, if it’s the best time of year to […]

The pitfalls of rear vision reporting

March 7, 2017

Selling A House

Just like a loaf of bread, property sales data has a tendency to go stale. If you want to get an accurate understanding of the state of the property market, put down the reports and put on your walking shoes. Things move pretty quickly in the real estate industry. So, it’s easy to see how […]

How do you negotiate the best price?

February 23, 2017

Selling A House

Over the past few years the booming property market meant that many real estate agents became facilitators when selling houses, rather than negotiators. With willing buyers at the ready, and fierce competition, they simply facilitated the process of finding the highest paying buyer – or highest bidder at auction. Times have changed and we’re now […]

Why you shouldn't foot the marketing bill

January 12, 2017

Selling A House

Who should pay when it comes to marketing your property? That’s become a question of ethics thanks to a recent High Court ruling. If you’re considering selling your property, there’s some important information you need to know. It could certainly save you a whole lot of money. Price fixing and court rulings In December 2016, […]

Why selling over the holidays is a great idea

November 24, 2016

Selling A House

As most of the country grinds to a halt over the Christmas and New Year period and heads to the beach, many people think that the summer break is a terrible time to sell your property. The reality is, it’s actually a time when sellers can achieve very strong results. In fact, at Iron Bridge […]

Could your house be undersold at auction?

July 18, 2016

Selling A House

Every week dozens of homes are undersold in Auckland, by being sold for less than the price they could potentially achieve. And that’s despite being in a ‘crazy’ market producing record prices. Many of these undersold homes are selling for seemingly very high prices, and often well above their reserve price at a public auction. […]

Avoid overpricing when selling a house

July 18, 2016

Selling A House

When it comes to selling property, setting a price is one of the biggest decisions you will make during the selling process. Choosing the right price gives you the greatest chance at selling your home quickly and at the best possible price.  Pricing your home may sound simple, but many sellers make a mistake that […]

What to look for in a listing presentation

May 6, 2016

Selling A House

When selling your home, an agent’s listing presentation is often the deciding factor on which agent gets the gig. It helps you get a feel for their negotiation expertise, marketing knowledge, experience and professionalism. Unfortunately, there are many agents lacking the necessary knowledge and skill to impress an owner. These agents will do and promise […]