An introduction to PropTech

PropTech – What Is It and What Can It Do?

Aug 17th, 2018 Tips for buyers Andrew Duncan

The following is a guest post written by Eugene Yang, Co-founder at Kitt, a Kiwi startup providing a cloud-based-platform for real estate asset management. Proptech. It’s currently the latest buzzword in real estate, but you may or may not have taken into account the seriousness behind its meaning. “PropTech” means property technology, and you’ve probably already been using it. PropTech will disrupt the property industry…

How to sell real estate to millennials

Jul 31st, 2018 Market commentary, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every millennial real estate buyer wants to be in charge of their transaction from start to finish. We want to do as much research as possible before speaking to a real estate salesperson. 5 dos and 5 don’ts for marketing properties to first home buyers. Please don’t! 1. Don’t limit the number of photos on trademe to ‘make the phone ring’. If we can’t see a photo…

Q&A: “Am I better off dealing with the listing agent?”

Jul 31st, 2018 Tips for buyers Andrew Duncan

A quick introduction… In real estate sales, the listing agent is the person who has been hired by the homeowner to sell their property. The listing agent is the one with their face on the signboard outside. In most situations in NZ, if you want to buy that home, you can either deal with the listing agent directly or another agent from the same company. Note:…

Turns out winter is still a great time to sell in Wellington

Jul 14th, 2018 Market statistics, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every month at relatable, we analyse the stats and take a deep-dive look at the Wellington City real estate market. Please note: Figures below are generated from REINZ sales up to June 30th, 2018 and ‘Wellington City’ covers Tawa to Seatoun and everything in between… It turns out winter is still a good time to sell… Leading the charge this month is the oft-requested ‘median…

Propertyfiles is a game-changer for buyers and real estate agents

Jun 18th, 2018 Market commentary, Real Estate, Tips for buyers Andrew Duncan

There is now a real estate file delivery system available that every single real estate salesperson should be using to allow prospective buyers access to reports and other related info. This system is called propertyfiles and from our experience, it’s a game-changer. I’ve worked in real estate sales since 2007. Since the day I started, one of the most time-consuming tasks has been getting property info…

When will the Wellington real estate market slow down?

Jun 18th, 2018 Market statistics, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every month at relatable, we analyse the stats and take a deep-dive look at the Wellington real estate market. Visit our website to get all our tips and advice for buying and selling property. Please note: Figures below are generated from REINZ stats up to 31st May 2018 and ‘Wellington City’ covers Tawa to Seatoun and everything in between… It turns out April was no…

Everything you need to know about Meth contamination in residential property

Jun 4th, 2018 Market commentary, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

A new report has been released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor which questions all our assumptions around ‘safe’ meth contamination levels in residential houses. The report essentially says the old trigger level of 1.5 mcg per 100 sq cm was way too over-zealous and contamination levels would have to be many, many times higher to even have the possibility of causing negative effects….

Wellington market report: May 2018

May 19th, 2018 Market statistics, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Every month at relatable, we analyse the stats and take a deep-dive look at the Wellington real estate market. Be sure to like our page on facebook to get tips, advice and updates as soon as they are released. Please note: Figures below are generated from REINZ stats up to 30th April 2018 and ‘Wellington City’ covers Tawa to Seatoun and everything in between… Median…

A tale of two Cities (Auckland vs Wellington)

May 15th, 2018 Market statistics Andrew Duncan

We have a somewhat interesting situation going on right now, where Auckland has well and truly become a buyers market, while Wellington remains the total opposite. One of the clearest ways to see this play out is by looking at inventory levels… Imagine if, as of today, no more houses came on the market in Auckland. Not a single one. Based on the current rate…