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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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How to present your home when selling

If you’re looking to sell a property, presentation is paramount. Here are some top tips from the team at Iron Bridge Real Estate on how to stand out in the crowd and appeal to potential buyers.

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GUEST BLOG: Special Tax Codes

Phillip Smith is a Chartered Accountant with Enable Business Ltd specialising in tax, in particular, relating to property investment. He talks here about taking advantage of the tax benefits your rental property provides – so have a read, and make sure you’re on the money with your investment property.

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OPEN HOMES #4: How open homes reduce your agent’s negotiating power

Negotiation is probably the most important part of any real estate transaction. If your agent is a trained professional, they’ll be able to negotiate the optimum sale price for the seller, while ensuring the buyer is delighted with their purchase. To be successful in negotiation though, your agent first needs to build rapport with the buyer – and that takes time!

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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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