Blog - Property for sale Christchurch

Why you shouldn’t pay for advertising when selling your home

It is obviously crucial to attract the attention of buyers when selling your home. A highly effective advertising campaign can make all the difference – but you shouldn’t be responsible for paying for it.

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5 crucial questions you should ask when choosing a real estate agent

Choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when selling your house. It will determine whether you get a good – or great – result. There are five crucial questions you should ask when selecting an agent.

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How a lack of FOMO could impact your selling price

‘FOMO’ – or fear of missing out – is an uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling. It has been especially poignant in the property market recently. FOMO tends to kick-in late in the property cycle. The classic example is when buyers feel like everyone else has got on the property ladder, but they are missing out.

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Should I Sell, or Should I Wait?

One of the biggest worries people face when selling their home is trying to predict when the market will be at the perfect position for a successful sale. This isn’t easy. Most people hope they can pinpoint the perfect time when the market is at its peak, if it's the best time of year to present the property, and if it suits their personal circumstances.

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Market Report: Real Estate Sales – Summer 2017

Summer is normally a boom time for property sales. But, as Bob Dylan famously sung, “times, they are a-changin.” Instead of the usual rocketing prices, the market appears to be going through a period of consolidation – particularly in Auckland. Let’s take a look at where the changes are coming from.

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How do you negotiate the best price in the current market?

Over the past few years the booming property market meant that many real estate agents became facilitators when selling houses, rather than negotiators. With willing buyers at the ready, and fierce competition, they simply facilitated the process of finding the highest paying buyer – or highest bidder at auction. Times have changed and we’re now seeing a period of consolidation. If you’re considering selling, it’s crucial that you choose the right type of agent for the current market.

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MARKET REPORT: Real Estate Sales - Autumn 2016

As we head into a usually quieter time over the winter months, it seems the market is doing the opposite, with a steady stream of buyers on the lookout for both family homes and investments. Here’s the latest on what we’re seeing happening in the Auckland (North Shore), Christchurch and Wellington real estate sales markets, at Iron Bridge.

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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.

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Selling earthquake damaged properties with claims outstanding

Five years since Christchurch was rocked by that first awful quake there are still hundreds of home owners battling their private insurers for an adequate pay out for their damaged homes.

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Christchurch property market outlook: Winter 2015

After several years of post-quake fluctuations in population and property availability, the Christchurch residential property market finally seems to be finding its new ‘normal’ level again.

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The property market's 'Golden Numbers': net immigration and inflation

In our last blog we promised you two “Golden Numbers”. These two golden numbers are the figures you should take into account when you’re assessing the future direction of the property market here in New Zealand.

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Record net immigration the key driver for NZ property prices

We seem to hear every week from some pundit about a new plan to ease the pressure on the Auckland and Christchurch housing markets, when staring us in the face is the key driver of house price inflation in New Zealand.

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INTERNATIONAL MARKETS: Iron Bridge opens the door to China

There’s been increasing talk about Chinese buyers acquiring property for sale around New Zealand, in particular, houses for sale in Auckland. This Chinese market has grown considerably over the past few years and New Zealand is a prime spot for their property investment. Which is why we’re excited to announce that we’ve made the move to join Juwai, a worldwide property portal for Chinese buyers to search for real estate. 

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