Ailsa Dawson

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Investment to Flip

Chris and Sarah decided to take advantage of the buoyant real estate market and purchase an investment property to turn a profit to fund some short term goals they both had. The plan was to purchase a ‘do-up’ that had

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Why offers need to be in writing

Recently I was drawn into a conversation around a buyer and seller who had fallen out because the seller had denied having verbally accepted an offer from a buyer introduced to their property through their real estate agent. Both the

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Auctions are alive and well in Welly

Recently I attended two auction rooms, Professionals Lower Hutt for their Thursday auctions and Harcourts Wellington City’s Friday auctions. Rest assured people, auctions are alive and well in Wellington. What caught my attention in the Professionals auction room was 6

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Homes Estimate – An estimated value of an individual home.

What is the HomesEstimate? The HomesEstimate is an algorithm used to calculate the estimated market value for an individual home. It is not a formal valuation, but a starting point in determining a home’s estimated value. The HomesEstimate is calculated

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Buying off the plans

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ben Macky, Founder, and CEO from Wallace & Stratton to discuss the pros and cons of ‘buying off the plans’. I was keen to gather insights from local experts in this

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Auctions in today’s real estate environment

I recently spoke with Erin Rush from Harcourts in Wellington City about her real estate business and the challenges she is facing in selling properties under the cloud of Covid. The Wellington real estate market that Erin operates in, like

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Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020

I sat down with Niall Heeran from RentWellington to discuss the recently passed Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020. Niall believes that good landlords don’t need new legislation to do what’s right, bad landlords will look for ways around legislation.   When listening

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Why auction?

We have recently seen in the media outstanding examples of auctions achieving premium prices for sellers and subsequently boosting profile for agents. Are auctions the domain of the ‘super agent’? Robert Tulp an independent auctioneer & Director from Apollo Auctions

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Tips for agents working with Property Investors

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Bill Guthrie, a seasoned Residential Property Investor, who has been in the property investment market for close to 40 years. Over that time Bill has built a large residential

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Building your personal brand in an authentic way

The catchphrase when starting out in real estate sales in the past was ‘fake it till you make it’, now the move is to ‘be authentic to make it’. People all around the world are now seeing through ‘fake’ with