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Be Time Mindfull

                Mine is an occupation that constantly generates a sense of extreme urgency punctuated by deadlines, and the feeling of never having enough time. The tasks at hand include numerous meetings, mentoring sessions, writing articles, training, and running auctions, as well as all the work associated with owning… (read more)

October Market Report

              The recent release of the REINZ September sales figures for New Zealand and Christchurch has thrown up a slightly surprising result. I have been saying for a while now that if you take Auckland figures out of reported sales data, then the rest of the country is, by… (read more)

September Market Report

              If you follow the media commentary on what is happening with the Real Estate market in New Zealand, you would be forgiven for thinking that there is a problem looming for owners across the country. Part of the issue is that some of the commentators are working off… (read more)

The Rise and Rise of Social Media

                I’m sure I’m not the only employer who wonders at the incredible influence of social media in the workplace. Only a few years ago, having Facebook up on your work computer would have resulted in either an awkward “what are you up to?” moment or a straight-out… (read more)

August Market Report

              As the winter months make way for our much-anticipated spring, I am sure a lot of people will breathe a huge sigh of relief.  While I spent a big chunk of the winter in warmer climes, I was still able to keep abreast of what was happening across… (read more)

Rental Report

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

            Over the last few months we have been faced with a challenging rental market. There is a lot of choice out there for tenants; on Trade Me there are over 1500 houses available for rent in the Christchurch region alone.  Properties need to be priced competitively and well presented… (read more)

Spring Selling Tips

          Now’s the right time to get your property ready for listing as… SPRINGTIME IS PREMIUM SELLING TIME While it still may be cold outside, it’s a great time to think about what you need to do if you’re selling your home this Spring. The good news is, you can get… (read more)

Trust

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

                  Trust. It’s a short word with a big meaning, in fact it’s defined as ‘a firm belief in the reliability, truth or ability of someone or something’. Integrity often sits beside it and has an equally significant meaning, and both of these weighty considerations lose their… (read more)

KidsCan Donation

        We were delighted to recently assist the pupils of Northcote Primary School through the Kidscan Programme. Here is John McFadden, Mark O’Loughlin and Margaret Danzer presenting the cheque to Logan Oldham, Willlow Connor, Raven Tukua and Principal Neil Baker.We’re proud to be official supporters of this special organization.

Creating Worthy One on Ones

Monday, July 24th, 2017

  A one-on-one in my business is not too different from a one-on-one in any other. It’s a chance for two parties to get together to review progress, address issues if they exist (and they always do) and spend meaningful time trying to move mutual interests ahead. It sounds straightforward and practical, and for most… (read more)


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