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The New Normal

Level 3 of our national lockdown has provided me with the opportunity for a 360-degree perspective on the challenges, insights and opportunities that exist in the real estate market. I’ve called it a process because a process it is, and the main participants all have different challenges getting through it. Owners/vendors – ‘Let’s wait’. Firstly,… (read more)

Lessons from Lockdown

After 57 years on this earth – 39 years working, 26 of those in real estate, and five weeks in Level 4 Lockdown – I’ve learnt some things about myself and the community I’m part of. I can’t imagine there’s anyone who hasn’t felt the effect of the tumultuous times we are living in. There’s… (read more)

April Market Comment

It is fair to say the last 5 weeks have tested the resolve of most people. As we head out of Alert level 4 and into Alert level 3, the safety of our teams and our valued clients is paramount. We are constantly reviewing the health & safety protocols as directed by the Government Health… (read more)

Step Up

Yes, you! Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, it’s time. Time to step up and do everything that’s been asked. We all know we’re in the most trying and unusual of times. I’m frightened witless and if this wasn’t the beautiful, polite publication it is, I might be using a different word. As a… (read more)

Why Greetings Still Matter

Is it just me, is it the times, is it the world or have I just been so busy I haven’t noticed how some of the deeply personal and simple practices of life are being overlooked? During a year in which we are prioritizing wellbeing and resilience in our company, I want to raise a… (read more)

Orana Park Competition!

This competition is now closed! Thank you to every one who entered – due to Lock Down, we will be drawing and notifying the winner as soon as we are able to get back into the office 🙂 Please see for annual pass T’s & C’s. Entries close 5pm, 6th April 2020.  

Christchurch Market Report – January 2020

Welcome to my January Market Report Firstly, the statistics There was an increase of 3.2% in the number of properties sold in January across New Zealand. This saw sales go from 4.459 last January to 4,603 this. Of the 410 sales that took place in Christchurch, 299 of these were 3/4 bedroom properties. Looking forward… (read more)

Got Any Time?

Time. Have you got any? It’s the elephant in everybody’s room. “I haven’t got enough time.” How often do we hear that and, even more, how often do we say it to ourselves? I’ve been a party to that personal conversation even though I try to be meticulous about punctuality and prioritizing, and I find… (read more)

Christchurch Market Report – December 2019

New Zealand rounded off the decade with the highest number of residential properties sold for the month of December in three years with price rises in 15 out of 16 regions, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).  This constituted a 12.3% increase in the number of properties… (read more)

New Year, New Approaches

Welcome to 2020: a new year, a new decade and for many, myself included, a chance to try new ways of looking at and maximizing life. I’ve entered this year in a manner similar to previous years. I’m excited about the future and buoyed by the opportunities ahead. Some of these are already in the… (read more)