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Behind the Median Price

Hi folks,

Just thought I would let you know that I’m in a good mood today (Monday), I had a pleasant weekend, caught up with friends, held some open homes, placed a property under offer (hi Sandy and Peter) oh and finally spent some time looking at the recent real estate statistics.

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It's a Great Time to Buy!

Hi folks,

Good grief, another week of real estate misery in the papers, I don’t know about you but I am so bored with it all. Just once could the stories go along the lines of "why now is a good time to buy"? It actually is a great time to buy. There is more choice available to buyers and the rate of property price growth has slowed almost to a standstill. Almost, but not quite.

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Is It a Bad Thing to Have Fewer Agents?

Hi folks,

I thought today that I might cheer a few people up and mention an aspect of the property market slowdown that some of you will enjoy. No not the affordability factor coming back, something that for some people is even better. What’s that Steve? I hear you ask. The ever shrinking number of real estate agents!!

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A Return to a Traditional Market

Hi folks,

For those of you who read this on a regular basis, you may have noticed that I haven’t talked specifically about the market for a number of weeks. I’m always happy to and indeed it seems I talk about nothing else while at work, actually I’m pretty much a boring date too as it seems that’s all I seem to talk about when I’m out and bump into people. So to cheer you up, today I will mention the market.

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Things You Should Ask a Prospective Agent

Hi folks,

Today I would like to discuss some aspects of skill levels that quality real estate professionals will know the answers to. Obviously the housing market is going through a transitional phase right now and properties are undoubtedly taking longer to sell. So how can we show confidence to a vendor in this marketplace if we don’t utilise very basic practices and show that we are experts in our field.

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Wouldn’t You Prefer to Be Dealing With Me and the Tommys Team?

Hi folks,

I’m pretty sure everyone is fairly fed up with the negativity surrounding the property market right now so thought I would discuss something from the media from recent weeks regarding real estate agents rather than the market itself.

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Virtual Tours of a Property

Hi folks,

As we are still awaiting the April statistics, I thought I would talk about a marketing tool raised at an appraisal this week regarding the internet and the various selling tools it can utilise.

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People Move, Regardless of the Market

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Hi folks,

For those of you that read this column on a regular basis, you will know that the statistics I source regarding property sales are from The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Their statistics usually come out a little later than Quotable Value but are an excellent snapshot of the real estate market.

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Some Property Good News

Hi folks,

Well slap my thighs and call me Bob!! I’m writing today to give out some property good news because I’m absolutely fed up with reading total rubbish put out by the mainstream media about how badly the New Zealand housing market is doing. For the last 2 weeks every story I have read has been negative, neurotic and on more than one occasion utter, utter garbage.

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House Prices Haven’t Fallen

Hi folks, due to a family bereavement I recently returned to the UK for a short visit which is why there was no column for the last couple of weeks.

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