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Accolades for Iron Bridge Property Management

September 13, 2018

Awards

A commitment to excellence and fantastic service has paid off yet again for our team at Iron Bridge Property Management! Iron Bridge, and two of our key people, were named finalists at the prestigious 2018 Leading Property Managers Association Awards in three categories: Excellence in Customer Service Excellence in Corporate Support – Alynda Dow Rising […]

The price is right when selling – or is it?

August 16, 2018

Selling A House

How much is your property really worth? Set your price expectations too high and you’ll struggle to get buyer interest. Set it too low and you’ll find your home is snapped up for a bargain. When it comes to selling your house for the right price, there is a simple strategy you can take. And […]

Questions to ask when choosing a real estate agent

June 22, 2018

Selling A House

Choosing the right real estate agent can be a nerve-wracking decision – especially when everyone claims that they’re the best person for the job. You need some hard-hitting questions to sort out who’s an expert, and who’s just talking hot air. These seven topics should be at the top of your list. 1. How will […]

Investment Property: Time to hold or sell?

June 8, 2018

Property Investment

Property investors are currently being kept on their toes with regular proposed legislative changes and new compliance requirements. When you add in the slowing real estate market, helped by tougher lending conditions, it’s easy to see why some investors are starting to re-evaluate their rental property portfolio. Could it be time to hold, or sell, […]

Essential info: Meth contamination in homes

May 30, 2018

Property Management

We tackled the hard-hitting issue of meth contamination in a series of blogs last year and they proved to be one of the most widely read (and shared) topics on our website. Now, we’ve brought together the key information from our previous articles, along with a few important updates. Whether you own an investment property, […]

Selling a house? Don't get ripped off with advertising.

May 30, 2018

Selling A House

If you’re looking to sell your home, it’s crucial that your property stands out from the crowd to entice the buyers. Naturally, some advertising is required. However, there are some common myths which we think need to be busted to ensure you get the results you deserve – without getting ripped off by expensive (and […]

Banning Letting Fees: Where does this leave Landlords?

May 17, 2018

Property Management

The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill has been a hot topic amongst rental property owners and those in the property management industry. Just like the name suggests, the key purpose of the proposed legislation is to ban letting fees being charged to tenants. It sounds like great news for tenants, but where could […]

Market Update – Is now a good time to buy?

April 10, 2018

Market Update

Timing is everything when you’re looking to buy a house. It’s hard to know when to enter the market with different (and sometimes seemingly conflicting) statistics being reported in the media. We explain the best ways you can do some solid research of your own, along with a few handy tips to help you obtain […]

Is it worth getting your own LIM when buying a house?

March 26, 2018

Buying A House

Buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions you make for your financial future. Just saving for a deposit is a tough challenge, particularly if you live in Auckland. When purchasing a property it is important you carry out your due diligence, and a key part of that is getting a LIM Report. […]

How to successfully manage your own rental property

March 5, 2018

Property Management

Congratulations, you’ve purchased a rental property! One of the first things you’ll need to consider is whether you need a property manager. Some people are great at managing their own property, so why not you? Find out if you’re up to the task with our quick checklist. What skills do you need to manage your […]

Selling by auction? Consider your options.

February 14, 2018

Selling A House

We’re all familiar with the TV real estate shows of packed auction houses and buyers clamouring to place bids. It can look all very glamorous. However, the reality in today’s market is quite different. If you’re considering selling a property by auction, great – but we’d recommend you seriously consider, and compare, other options too. […]

Getting the best photos when selling

January 21, 2018

Selling A House

We all know the saying “first impressions count”. When it comes to selling a house, making a good first impression by having great photos of your property is crucial. It could mean the difference between a flurry of interest – or a few tentative enquiries. Here’s our top five tips to ensure you get the […]

Should you sell a rental property with (or without) tenants?

January 18, 2018

Property Investment

If you’re a landlord, the decision to sell a house comes with a few extra considerations. That starts with weighing up if you should sell your rental property with, or without, tenants. The legal ins and outs If you’re selling an investment property, here’s the key legal details you need to know: By law, once […]

Buying a house? Beware of bait pricing.

January 17, 2018

Buying A House

When it comes to the property market, we could take some useful lessons from our neighbours across the Tasman. One policy adopted by the real estate industry in most Australian states is the outlawing of ‘bait pricing’ or underquoting. Despite the softening in the New Zealand real estate market, this despicable practice is rife. Could […]

Iron Bridge LPMNZ award finalists

November 8, 2017

Awards

We are thrilled to share that Iron Bridge Property Management has been announced as a finalist at the 2017 LPMNZ Awards for Excellence. Not only that, our company is a finalist in a whopping four of the seven categories! The prestigious LPMNZ Awards recognise team and individual excellence, innovation and best practice in the New […]

4 reasons to sell over the holidays

November 7, 2017

Selling A House

Think your home won’t sell over the summer holidays? Think again. You may be surprised to learn the summer period can be one of the best times to list your property. In our many years of selling real estate, we’ve found that homes for sale in December and January can achieve very strong results. While […]

Real Estate Market Report - Winter 2017

September 10, 2017

Market Update

The housing market seems to have gone into an extended hibernation over winter. We’ve cast our expert eye over the latest property statistics to give you some valuable insights. Our tips for those looking to sell or buy a house are an essential read. What’s happening out there? While the cooler months are traditionally a […]

New standards on meth contamination

July 21, 2017

Property Management

The Government has finally announced new standards when it comes to meth contamination in properties. We explain what these standards mean for landlords, and your investment properties. New standards for meth contamination in properties The key change is an increase in the benchmark level at which a property must be decontaminated. The level for ‘high-use […]

Why you shouldn't pay to advertise your home

July 13, 2017

Selling A House

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. Get your property sold without paying for advertising Two major real estate myths are that the seller must pay for marketing […]

Is your rental property compliant?

July 4, 2017

Property Management

Landlords need to make sure their smoke alarms and insulation are up to scratch following recent changes to legislation. If you own a rental property, it’s time to make sure you’re compliant – or risk some hefty fines (and unhappy tenants). What are the new standards? The new legislation means: Effective 1 July 2016, landlords […]