Negotiating Skills In The Current Market

Trusting the process Negotiation is the way forward in the current market. Take this recent success story from agents Cara & Dee from our Cromwell office. In this case, the negotiations weren’t with a potential buyer, but with the vendor themselves. The property had been on the market at $705,000 since early March with minimal […]

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Selling for 56% over CV? This is why auctions work!

Panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains is something most people would consider a ‘must’ in the holiday homes of their dreams. When picture-perfect windows are an ever-evolving slideshow of changing seasons, it sells itself, right? Yes and no. The views – that’s location, location, location, right there. But you can’t live by […]

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Priscilla Uhrle Appointed Harcourts Queenstown Sales Manager

Long-time real estate professional Priscilla Uhrle has put a decade of experience and growth to good use, taking over the role of Sales Manager for the Harcourts Queenstown office. Priscilla, who has an impressive sales and marketing background, now leads a team of 23 in the resort town and says she’s excited about the new […]

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A New Challenge And New Opportunities

When Tim Harris decided it was time for a new challenge, he took himself and his partner Rachel “out of their comfort zone” by moving from Christchurch to take up a role as Harcourts Cromwell sales manager. Tim was a salesperson with Harcourts in Christchurch for an incredible 18 years, first as an individual agent […]

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Ticking All The Boxes

It’s not often a new real estate agent comes along and ticks those boxes, from the get-go. But Richard Elvey joined the Wanaka office of Harcourts with an enviable pedigree. Deeply ensconced in the Wanaka community since he established the Kahu Youth Service in the town 15 years ago, he’s also known for his involvement […]

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Queenstown Market Remains Strong

At a time when there’s media commentary about a slower market and changes to financial lending rules, there’s plenty of evidence out there that the market is still going places. Take this recent sale (fittingly enough on International Women’s Day with its theme of gender equality) in Queenstown’s Arthurs Point. Listed by Kirsty Sinclair and […]

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This Alpine-style holiday home in Wanaka sold for $935,000 over RV

If proof is needed that the current Auckland lockdown and Covid uncertainty hasn’t slowed down the property market, then a recent Wanaka sale says it all. A dress-circle holiday home in what locals call ‘old Wanaka’ recently sold for $1.585m, a staggering $335,000 over a pre-auction offer and $935,000 over its rateable value. And the […]

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Being sold one year later. For better or for worse?

Sellers, read on if you would like to know how to get the best possible outcome for your property. This is a story of the same property, two scenarios and two quite different outcomes. 6 Hovingham Court, a three bedroom, family home located in the stunning suburb of Jacks Point, Queenstown recently sold via a […]

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Continued success on Earnslaw Terrace

A gorgeous property in the amazing location and sought after address of Earnslaw Terrace sold for $750,000 over CV at auction on the 29th April. Purchased as an older home by a lovely long term local 11 years ago from a previous Harcourts Queenstown agent, now manager of our Dunedin office, this local chose to […]

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Paving the way with auction success

Auctions  are all the rage right now. The property market’s defying all the ‘doom and gloom’ pandemic predictions of six to nine months ago and showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. For all those reasons and then some, competition at auctions is fierce. In a market fuelled by record low interest rates, shortage of […]

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