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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What Expenses Can You Claim as a Rental Property Owner

With the 2018/2019 financial year now over, it‘s necessary to ensure that you are claiming the correct returns before the tax window closes on 7th July. Any expenses that you claim must  only relate to the costs that you incur when generating the rental income and not include any private expenses. Any fees or commission […]

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2018 Market Report – Edition 2

Our latest Harcourts Otago Market Report is out now. We discuss the factors influencing the property market and our outlook for the rest of 2018 for Otago.

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Harcourts scoop Most Trusted award for sixth year in a row

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Reader’s Digest has announced its Most Trusted brands for 2018, and Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate brand has come out on top. Meaning that for the sixth consecutive year, New Zealanders have voted Harcourts their Most Trusted real estate brand and making Harcourts the only real estate brand to have held this honour for this […]

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Insulation Regulations For Rentals

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Landlords are now obligated to provide warmer, drier and safer homes for their tenants. Any new, replacement or top-up insulation installed after 1 July 2016 in a rental home must meet the regulations that will apply to all rental homes from 1 July 2019. A landlord who fails to comply with the regulations is committing […]

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Top tips for applying for a rental property as a pet owner

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Some property owners associate pets with added mess, damage and disturbance which can make it more difficult for pet owners to find a rental home. However, many landlords are beginning to see the advantages of pet owners as tenants. They may be more responsible if they have a furry friend to look after and they […]

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