Wellington houses

Should I buy a home in a seller’s market?

Sep 3rd, 2019 Market Statistics, Real Estate, Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Please note: I am not a qualified financial adviser and the opinions offered here are purely my own. It is critical that you seek professional advice from a solicitor before embarking on any property purchase. Read: Don’t buy a home without speaking to these 5 people first What a scary time it has become for first home buyers, especially if you…

That home sold for how much?? (Recent sales explained – get the inside word here)

In a market where the majority of properties are marketed by Tender / Auction / Deadline Sale, it is critical that you become proficient in valuing property as quickly as possible, so you can: A: Avoid missing out on your dream property by pitching your offer too low, and… B: Avoid paying too much for a home you fall in…

Home and garden - sell your home

5 things you must do before you sell your home…

Jan 2nd, 2016 Real Estate, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

This article was featured in the January 2020 edition of ‘Your Home & Garden’ magazine. Thinking of selling? These 5 steps will provide you with the best possible return on time and money invested when it comes time to sell your home: 1. Painting You should paint bathroom ceilings if they need it, paint kitchen cupboards if the colours are…

27 Moving Tips To Make Your Life Easier…

Oct 19th, 2015 Real Estate, Tips For Buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

One of the most stressful things you can do in your life is move house. Here are 27 moving tips to make your next move a little easier…  Note: Would you like someone to transfer all your utilities for you? Completely free of charge? Click here to find out more about our business partner Movinghub Moving Tip No.1: Pack an overnight bag containing…

Beware of agents that under-sell properties. They are out there….

Aug 11th, 2015 Real Estate, Tips For Buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

In case you missed it, TV 3 showed a story recently (10th Aug) about real estate salespeople being approached by property developers wanting to buy houses cheap (avoiding an Auction situation), and offering in return to renovate the property and sell it through the same agent, allowing them to achieve 2 commissions. One of the agents in question told the undercover…

Negotiation tips for Sellers! (Part 2)

Jul 25th, 2015 Real Estate, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

This is a continuation of last week’s article. Please click here to read Part 1 of negotiation tips for sellers. Negotiating Commission I believe commission should (to a point) be the least of your worries when selling. I may be a tad biased here but from what I have seen in the past 8 years far too much emphasis has…