Fire The First Time With Harcourts

Reinvigorating the market

Vendors of a stunning home and lifestyle property in Alexandra were keen for a quick sale as they were on the move. And that’s where Harcourts Alexandra manager Andrew Little came in, casting fresh eyes over a listing that had failed to fire with another agency and held them back from relocating to mid-Canterbury for work.

Vendors Noel and Leanne couldn’t have been happier with the fresh new approach provided by Andrew and the Harcourts team.

Andrew is all about solutions, and one thing he knows for sure is that winter sales listings often benefit from warm and welcoming evening photography. He also suggested putting a price on the property rather than having a deadline sale process.

Lifestyle property

Noel was convinced they were going to attract an out-of-town buyer and wanted to showcase the lifestyle that came with the property, from indoor-outdoor flow to a backdrop of schist hills with a choice of walking and cycle tracks on the doorstep.

“Andrew is a great listener and knew exactly what changes to make. He brought a great photographer in and conveyed the lifestyle image we knew would appeal to our target buyer,” says Noel.

“The photographer did an incredible job, showcasing the beautiful rural background that is so unique to Central Otago and the evening photography really set it off.”

Faultless service

Throughout the process, Andrew kept Noel and Leanne up to speed regarding the levels of interest and enquiries.

“Andrew is watertight in his dealings. Although we didn’t have lot of offers, he knew exactly what stage all our potential buyers were ‘at’, and relayed that to us on a regular basis.”

Noel and Leanne say they’re “beyond impressed” with Andrew’s service.

“Andrew’s service is faultless. His communication is excellent and he delivered everything he said he would and more,” says Noel.

“We loved his no-nonsense approach. He’s honest and tells it like it is, not telling you what you want to hear but what you need to hear.”

Trust in Harcourts

“After listing with Harcourts, we had two offers and a cash sale all wrapped up in two-and-a-half weeks.”

In fact Noel’s so happy, he’s encouraging his neighbour to sell with Harcourts.

“I trust Harcourts and their service 100%, there isn’t anyone else I’d recommend.”