Agents

Grace Justice

Our Best Home Staging Tips & Tricks

Home staging is an important part of the selling process for an agent and vendors to consider when it comes to putting a property together for photos and open homes. Staging the home can affect the sale price of the

Grace Justice

Tips for Selling During Lockdown

Life has changed abruptly in the past week where we now find ourselves again in a familiar place of an unexpected Level 4 lockdown. Fortunately, many businesses are equipped with the experience of being in this position before where working

Grace Tresidder

5 Ways To Make Your Listings Stand Out

Good Photography Professional photography will make your listing feel more luxurious while also benefiting from its features. Think about the style of the house and what is going to work best for it. Photos of houses at sunset or nighttime

Grace Tresidder

Jervois & Co – A Different Kind of Agency

A few weeks ago, we posted on our social channels about a listing where we saw the agent go the extra step. Amy Wildman personalised a strategic marketing program for the listing and employed help from a Disney designer to

Steve Hart

A Tale of Two Cities

Compare residential property turnover in the South Auckland suburb of Papakura with Wellington’s upmarket Khandallah and you’ll see a story of two New Zealands. One area is up and coming, ready to make its mark, while the other is well-established

Ailsa Dawson

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

Ailsa Dawson

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

Steve Hart

Know and love your area with Steve Koerber

Steve Koerber remembers the first home he sold in Remuera, it was 1998 and it changed hands for $750,000. Today he values it at around $5 million. Moving from the North Shore to the leafy suburb with its prime Auckland

Ailsa Dawson

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

Ailsa Dawson

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

Ailsa Dawson

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

Ailsa Dawson

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