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Think your home won’t sell over the summer holidays? Think again

As most of the country grinds to a halt over the Christmas and New Year period and heads to the beach, many people think that the summer break is a terrible time to sell your property. The reality is, it’s actually a time when sellers can achieve very strong results.

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Market Report Real Estate Sales Spring 2016

It’s certainly been an interesting few weeks! First came the US election results and the Reserve Bank cutting the OCR to its lowest-ever rate. Then there were the unwelcomed earthquakes, which will have a long-lasting impact. There’s been a fair bit to keep economists (and everyone else) on their toes. While we wait to see how things shape up, the latest real estate sales figures were also released. We’ve cast our expert eye over the market to give you some valuable insights about how the real estate sector is faring. Our tips for sellers and buyers are a must-read.

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Property Management: The industry should be regulated!

This typically comes as a great surprise to most people, and especially Landlords, but unlike the real estate industry, which is highly regulated, the property management industry is overall unregulated. This essentially means that anyone with no prior industry experience or qualifications can spend a few hundred dollars for a nice website, set up an excel spreadsheet, and they’re good to go managing someone’s very substantial asset!

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Auckland property: Where to from here?

Opinions are pretty divided on whether the Auckland property market is now at or nearing its peak. Some industry experts and economists that say there is some way to go, are pointing towards to the three fundamentals still being very much in play.

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The Iron Bridge Foundation helps get Estiphanos in the game

We’re very pleased to be helping another young Kiwi follow their dreams, through the Iron Bridge Foundation.

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Iron Bridge Auckland is on the move

After 12 years in Takapuna, Iron Bridge Auckland is on the move – but we’re not going far… just around the corner in fact!

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How to attract a good tenant and keep them

Good tenants make property investment a less stressful experience – they lead to reliable cash flow, a reduction in turnover rates, less wear and tear on your property, and generally less work overall. But how do you find the perfect tenant? And once you find them, how do you keep them? While there may be no magical formula, the following tips can help maximise your chances.

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SELLING PROPERTY: Why overpricing as a selling tactic does more harm than good

When it comes to selling property, setting a price is one of the biggest decisions you will make during the selling process. Choosing the right price gives you the greatest chance at selling your home quickly and at the best possible price.

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Could your house be undersold at auction?

Every week dozens of homes are undersold in Auckland, by being sold for less than the price they could potentially achieve. And that’s despite being in a 'crazy' market producing record prices. Many of these undersold homes are selling for seemingly very high prices, and often well above their reserve price at a public auction. If that’s the case, just how are they being undersold?

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How to prep for a photoshoot when renting or selling a property

They say a picture paints a thousand words. And when almost every aspect of your property is shown online in marketing, you better make sure the picture that’s being painted is a good one!

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