Customer service, fun and laughter a winning recipe for real estate success

The motto ‘people first’ has paid off for the Harcourts Highland Real Estate Queenstown team, which has just won the International Harcourts Global Client Experience Award. The award is out of 900 offices over nine countries. Geoff Stevens, Harcourts Queenstown sales manager says he is very proud of the team. “The achievement is truly well […]

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How to impress with your outdoor space


When you’re making last-minute tweaks before you get ready to sell your property, you’re usually thinking about one thing: how to add value quickly and inexpensively. The best way to do this is making some changes to your garden.

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15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home

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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of laws that aligns the arrangement of your home in relation to the flow of energy (chi). Based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening in our lives, it’s thought you can affect what happens to you by encouraging good energy and repelling […]

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AGENT ADVICE: what to consider before building your home

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There are plenty of parcels of land available in the Wanaka area and people are extremely excited about the chance to build a home in what they call paradise. Subdivisions like The Heights, Hikuwai and Alpine Estate, as well as many individual sections in fantastic locations, are making the quintessential Kiwi dream available to a […]

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10 secret ways to increase your home’s sale price

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Getting ready to sell your home? You’re probably thinking about what you can do to make sure you get the best sale price possible — from styling and renovating to choosing the right real estate consultant.

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5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home

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Many tenants are cautious of decorating because they see their own comfort as less important than ensuring their entire bond is returned with a happy landlord at the end of their rental tenancy. But, just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate to suit your style and taste. With a little due diligence […]

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Summer living: our best homes


To us, the Kiwi way of life is about long summer days and barbecues at home with friends and family. Although we haven’t had much of a chance of that so far this summer, a beautiful yet functional outdoor space is still top of most people’s lists.

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Beautiful kitchen inspiration for 2017

The New Year brings with it motivation for finally getting your home in a shape that you love. Here are some of the most striking, memorable and stylish kitchens from real houses we’ve listed in Otago this month — offering you ideas and inspiration for your renovation project.

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