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Market Comment – April 2019

I’d like to reflect over the last month in the real estate environment. April was a busy month for anyone in business when you consider school holidays, Easter weekend and Anzac Day. The month was made more uncertain as the anticipated announcement of capital gains tax drew near. The working group lead by Sir Michael… (read more)

It’s All About People!

It’s All About People! The beauty of working with and meeting so many diverse and interesting people is that you get to form enduring relationships. These relationships are forged over many years, invariably involving the numerous ups and downs that life throws at you whilst helping both your personal and professional growth. So, it’s hard… (read more)

Meet our Liaison Manager Doug Soper

Doug grew up on a dairy farm near Patons Rock in Golden Bay and in his early working life, worked in engineering, on oil rigs and in sales management roles in the dairy sector. He has lived in Christchurch for most of the past 40 years. Doug has been Married to Debbie for 32 years… (read more)

Meet our General Manager Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy is the General Manager at Harcourts gold, where he works in conjunction with John & Lynette McFadden across every facet of the business. Chris started real estate in 1992 with Harcourts in Invercargill, before moving into a Sales Manager role in Dunedin in 1998. Later that year, Chris bought into a partnership in… (read more)

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Entries close Friday 26th July 2019, winners will be contacted shortly after.

Hygge at Home

It’s definitely got me thinking. This month instead of writing (which to me is talking) about property in its usual commercial and clinical way I’ve decided to explore the deeply satisfying concept of what a home is. What makes us rush home, why some homes engage you at every level and how this deep sense… (read more)

Christchurch: Standing Together.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

I had intended to start writing this article on Friday. Friday March 15th – yes, that Friday – and I had it in my mind to summarize the financial year, including the current marketplace. All of this felt like familiar territory, able to be constructed in a light and engaging manner, neither difficult nor challenging…. (read more)

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Shout Out and Praise Up!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, as we navigate our way through the first few months of the year. Some of that is directly due to a recent set of experiences and my observations of how individuals perform when they are encouraged and praised. I know there’s nothing earth-shattering in that observation, but… (read more)

Kiwiana Competition 2019

Fill in the form below, and let us know about your ‘Golden Kiwi!’ Entries close on the 28th February, 2019.