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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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Tenancy Act Changes: Smoke alarms and insulation. What do I need to know?

Once again the Residential Tenancies Act is going to be strengthened with new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms. Whether you’re a landlord or tenant it does mean change.

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Cheap doesn't cut it: Why budget property management always costs landlords

A common mistake that many property investors make is assuming that all property management is the same. This can often lead to landlords choosing the cheapest service available, as they feel there is nothing to differentiate agencies from one another. What many landlords don’t realise is that choosing the cheapest property management team can become an expensive mistake in the long term.

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WINTER PREP TALK: Top tips to protect your property this winter

With winter here and temperatures dropping, it’s the perfect time to undertake maintenance on your home or rental property for the weather ahead.

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Our top tips for bidding at auction

Auctions are high pressure affairs and this is why if you are looking to buy at an auction, you must be prepared. For the inexperienced, it can be dangerous.

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A helping hand through The Iron Bridge Foundation

After many months of planning and development, we’re very pleased to launch The Iron Bridge Foundation, a charitable trust that financially supports talented young Kiwis trying to reach their goals.

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What to look for in a listing presentation

When selling your home, an agent’s listing presentation is often the deciding factor on which agent gets the gig. It helps you get a feel for their negotiation expertise, marketing knowledge, experience and professionalism. Unfortunately, there are many agents lacking the necessary knowledge and skill to impress an owner. These agents will do and promise anything to get a listing – the team at Iron Bridge Real Estate have compiled their tips on what to look for in a listing presentation.

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