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Liability for Accidental Damage

On the 27th of August there was a significant change to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.  The changes to the Act affects the liability residential tenants have to landlords for accidental damage. Specifically, landlords can now seek recovery from tenants for accidental damage, recovery is capped to the lesser of the landlord’s policy excess or… (read more)

The Big Trend of Going Small

One size and one shape definitely does not fit all. One weekend recently, I had the pleasure of joining a tour of architectural homes which championed the principles of energy awareness and conservation, amongst other things. Style over size was evident amongst all the individual and specific architectural signatures, as was the variation of spatial… (read more)

Christchurch Market Report – October 2019

Spring time in Christchurch traditionally sees a lift in real estate activity, and this has been evident in spirited bidding and high clearance at auction.  The median housing price increased from $442,500 last month to $475,000 as confidence and low interest rates assist our market.  Days on market increased by one day to 40 days,… (read more)

Christchurch Market Report – September 2019

Spring is well and truly here with the nights starting to draw out and daylight savings just around the corner, and I’m pleased to say the Christchurch market continues to remain steady with a median price of $442,500 in August 2019, up 0.5% compared to the same time last year.  Although this may sound a… (read more)

Be in to Win a Family Pass to the Pools!

  Entries close on the 7th October 2019, winners will be contacted shortly after. Prizes must be collected from one of our offices.  Family pass includes two adults and two children, to either Taiora QEII or Jellie Park. Included for each person will be a pool admission and a hydroslide pass. We have nine family passes to give away in… (read more)

Our Real Estate Signature

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Every country has its own real estate signature and New Zealand, whilst being relatively young by international standards, has developed a unique derivation of this. Property, land and home ownership run deeply through the Kiwi psyche and these three elements are contextualised every day in all media forms. The New Zealand real estate signature can… (read more)

Talking the Talk

Communication methods have changed considerably since I first started in the real estate industry, and for me these changes have driven several observations. People don’t communicate as much as they once did, and when they do it’s often in different mediums. Texting (of course), emailing (an essential), Facebooking, Instagramming, Snapchatting and Messengering(!), the list is… (read more)

The Gift of Wise Guidance

Lately I’ve found myself writing a lot about people rather than our real estate market. But given this is a people-focused industry, I’m going to continue the theme this month and look at what it means to be a mentor – and the art of mentoring. Part of the rationale for this is the recent… (read more)

Getting to the Top and Staying There.

In a month that has seen our company acknowledged for excellence and for being the No. 1 business in our brand across the real estate spectrum – for performance as a franchise, for auction excellence, for having the No. 1 Office in New Zealand and Internationally (out of over 900 offices) and for having two… (read more)

Win a VIP Family Pass to the Antarctic Centre!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

This competition has now closed! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the five lucky winners 🙂 Entries close the 8th July 2019. Winners will be contacted soon after.  Family pass is for two adults and 3 children aged 6-15. Winners must collect their prize from our Harcourts gold Papanui Office. There are… (read more)