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…

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 1)

Jul 7th, 2015 Real Estate, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Where do we start! I could write for days on this. Advising homeowners on how to strategise to achieve the best possible price has been my life since 2007. As much as I would like to jot down my first novel here or sit down with you for a cup of coffee and a good long chat about the in’s and…

What on earth is a Deadline Sale?

Jun 7th, 2015 Real Estate, Tips For Buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Good question! I constantly get asked about the Deadline Sale process. In this article, I explain how they work and offer you tips for buying or selling a home via Deadline Sale. What exactly is a Deadline Sale? The idea of a ‘Deadline Sale’ was created as a way for real estate companies to run a Tender-like process, following their…