I have always had a penchant for interior design. And although I’m not an expert, having a natural love of colour, form and presentation does help in unveiling a property to the market. Here are a few tips to consider when presenting your interior: 1. Budget – know how much you can spend and be clear … More Presenting Your Interior
Rumour has it winter is not the wisest time to sell – however I can tell you the opposite is true. Winter is an opportune time to list your property, and with the market so active right now, there are an abundance of buyers eagerly anticipating a slice of Nelsonian paradise. Known as the “sunshine capital”, Nelson winters … More Why you should sell during Winter
I love meeting people who are taking the leap from renting to buying their first home. It’s so important to get on the real estate market, but with a barrage of things to consider, often it can be hard to know where to start. Here are my 7 top tips for first home buyers: 1. … More 7 Top Tips for First Home Buyers
Recently released figures show property figures in Nelson and Tasman in April 2013 are slightly higher than the same time last year, according to the latest QV property value index. In Nelson the average house value is reported to be at $391,052 – a 2.6% increase from one year ago! Nationally, residential values rose by … More Market Update: Rise in House Prices
As a real estate sales consultant, I spend a lot of my time thinking about other peoples’ homes. But today I decided to take some time to think about what I would like in a dream home. Not only was it a great way to relax and unwind, it was a good reminder of the … More Dreaming of the perfect home
If you have just listed your property for sale you may be wondering how to get the most out of your open homes. Open homes are a vital marketing tool, as they allow prospective buyers to view the property in their own time, in a relaxed and comfortable environment. It is an opportunity for interested … More Preparing for Your Open Home
It’s not very often you come across a home which ticks all the boxes, but 17 Hebberd Place in Richmond deserves a gold award as the ultimate Kiwi abode. Ask any builder about properties built in New Zealand in the 1960’s and they will testify to their brilliance. Solid, well constructed, and made to last, you can’t go … More Just Listed: Family Fantastic in Richmond!
I read with interest (and a quiet nod), The Nelson Mail’s recent article, reporting house prices have risen 0.3 percent in Nelson over the last three months! Having written about properties selling at the speed of light in a blog post, this came as no surprise to me, however it is always good to see … More Market Update: Rise in Nelson House Prices
People often ask me what steps they can take to improve the appeal and value of their home. There are some easy steps most home owners can take to help ensure they get the best price possible when going to market – without breaking the bank. Here are 5 easy ways to improve the value … More 5 Easy Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home
Easter is here, and while most of us (myself included) are gauging ourselves on the quintessential chocolate and currant speckled treats, I am selling properties like hot cross buns! After just ONE WEEK on the market I already have an offer on 97 Cambria Street – if you have been following my real estate blog … More Selling like hot cross buns!