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Happy New Year

Friday, January 19th, 2018

  Happy New Year,  Happy 2018 and here’s to a year of possibilities.   I think every year brings its own set of highlights, challenges, perfect moments and hard-to-forget blunders, and I personally always look forward to the sense of promise a new year brings.   After a long time doing the opposite, I now… (read more)

December Market Report

Monday, December 18th, 2017

  With Christmas looming, the real estate market here in Christchurch did what it typically does in the month of November and bounced back. This is a natural effect that occurs as people strive to get their real estate property transactions organised before Christmas. The volume of house sales within Christchurch jumped by almost 200… (read more)

Christmas Greetings and Property Insights

As an occasional writer and a full-time realtor, I’m always looking at the marketplace, trying to read and interpret its nuances as well as comment on what I’m noticing at that time. I like combining observation with reflection, and this constant journey has given me many topics to consider as we approach the end of… (read more)

November Market Report

              The release of the REINZ sales figures for the month of October have reinforced the continuation of the very ‘average’ September sales.  In September there were 477 residential sales in our fair city and for October a total of 476 were reported.  The fact that these two months… (read more)

Full On, Flat Out and Always Passionate

Here are a few excerpts from a recent interview where I got to share some of the thoughts and ingredients that make up my year.   It’s been a really busy year for you Lynette, what are the highlights professionally and would you share a personal highlight as well? 2017 has been an incredible year… (read more)

Ham it Up & Turkey on Draw!

Our 8 Winners were: Angela Cole, Sarah Berquist, Caitlyn Crocker, Kathryn Bruce, Brendan Ross, Janet Walker, Bernadette Ellicott and Jane Clift-hill. Here are a few of this year’s lucky winners!      Thank you from all of us at Harcourts gold,  we appreciate you taking the time to nominate so many deserving people.       … (read more)

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)

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