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Successful Selling

August 8, 2017

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Selling your home is a combination of emotion and hard financial decisions.   Selecting the right salesperson: Using a qualified local salesperson to sell your home is the first step towards obtaining the right balance.   A good salesperson can give you an accurate picture of the market, which will help you price your property […]

Selling Mistakes to Avoid

August 2, 2017

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Starting price too high: Keep in mind that competitive market pricing is the fastest way to attract multiple offers and competing buyers…. and that is every sellers dream!. Rejecting a good early offer: The road to selling success is strewn with tragic stories about the buyer that got away. Remember that although you may have […]

How to Sell Quickly

July 27, 2017

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How To Sell Quickly! The first step is to educate yourself by researching the market and your competition. Attend open homes to check out other properties for sale in your local area in the same price bracket. What makes them appealing and what turns you off? Listen to comments from other people at the inspection. […]

Why are some properties selling quickly & others not!

July 18, 2017

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This is a question that is often asked.  When a property goes onto the market for the first time buyers will view even if the  property is  perceived to be over priced, as it is a “New Listing” and buyers are curious to look.  In some cases you may sell for a good price as […]

The Winter Sale

July 18, 2017

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Be brave and be different, and just maybe that sale may come sooner than you think, giving you the opportunity to be buying as a cash buyer just as all the new Spring listings hit the market.   The majority of new property listings tend to start to come onto the market in spring. Equally […]

Listen to the Market

July 17, 2017

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When the time comes to price your home for sale, you may be tempted to start with the price you paid for it, add in a healthy mark up and leave it at that. Unfortunately this will not give you an accurate selling price however listening to the market will give you a figure which […]

Warm it up for Winter

July 10, 2017

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Warm it Up for Winter It’s pouring rain for the third weekend in a row and you are trying to sell your home. Don’t get discouraged – it’s easy to make your house look bright and cosy even on the darkest days of winter. – Invest in a few new pillows, throws and duvets in […]

Why List With Us ...

July 10, 2017

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Why you should consider listing with Haven Realty …. Feedback: Here at Haven Realty we guarantee to contact you in person or on the telephone to provide feedback after every advertisement, open home and inspection. Recommendations: From the day we are appointed as your selling agent we will act in your best interests and make […]

Preventing Buyer Remorse

July 10, 2017

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Successful real estate professionals are brokers. They act, not only as agents for property owners who want to sell their properties, but they also have a duty of care to help buyers obtain the property they want and which meets their needs. A successful sale is one where there is a willing buyer and a […]

The Dangers of Over Pricing

June 5, 2017

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Typically when setting a price, home owners are tempted to ask for the moon with a view to negotiating down with a potential buyer?   Make no mistake; we also want you to get the best possible price for your property.   However, when a home is priced too high for the market the following […]

Presentation Tips

May 29, 2017

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TIPS ON HOW TO GET YOUR PROPERTY READY FOR PHOTOS & OPEN HOMES It may be a bit overwhelming getting your property ready for people to view but here are some simple tips on where to start: – Clear away: rubbish bins, garden tools, hose, pet bowls, toys, general rubbish – Clear floor spaces, tables/coffee […]

Helicopter Vendors

May 23, 2017

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There is a style of parenting humorously called ‘helicopter’ parenting. Like helicopter parents, many vendors are so emotionally involved with their property they find it hard to hand over control of the sale—even to a professional. Unfortunately, the effect on the sale process can be surprisingly negative. For a start, many vendors insist on taking […]

Price it Right!

May 17, 2017

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Property presents the greatest single purchase most New Zealanders make today.  With a big group of potential buyers out there in our ever-changing market, it can be hard to know what price to set for your property. By working closely with your agent, you will reach a price that reflects both the market value and […]

Break the 'we are moving' news to your children

May 11, 2017

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HOW TO BREAK THE NEWS OF A HOUSE MOVE TO YOUR KIDS … Planning a move may be stressful & remember it’s likely to be a trying time for your children as well. Break the news about moving as soon as possible. Kids need time to get used to the idea of moving, so give […]

Home Ownership

April 26, 2017

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There’s a sentimental side to homeownership. Owning a home allows you to put down roots, both figuratively and literally.  You become part of a neighborhood and community. This means your home will see you through many of life’s important milestones.  Many people   plan on starting their own family and need room to expand and grow. […]

Pet Stress

April 21, 2017

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Moving to a new house can be stressful for every member of the family, so it is important you don’t forget to look after your pets when moving. Following are some tips on how to make the move easier for your four-legged friends: Before you move, visit your vet for a final check-up and get […]

The Great Presentation Advantage

April 6, 2017

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Potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in your property. Presentation plays a major part in this process and can add significant value to your property. We will help in any way we can to present your property perfectly: Practical advice and checklists Referrals to gardeners, cleaners, florists etc Innovative storage solutions […]

Is The Offer Too Low?

April 4, 2017

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One of the most stressful situations facing any home seller is finding that the offers on their property fall short of their expectations. The good news is that many vendors ultimately finish by achieving a sale price they are ultimately happy with – which is not the same necessarily as getting what they first hoped […]

Maximising Space in Your Garage

April 2, 2017

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Does getting something out of your garage involve running an obstacle course or seem more like a treasure hunt? If your garage is on the small to medium size, I guarantee you have unused space within.   The most commonly overlooked storage space is over your head. If you have room beyond the garage door tracks, […]

Modernising Your Bathroom

March 30, 2017

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Bathrooms often become our sanctuary from the pressures of our daily lives, a place where we can relax with a hot shower or soak in the tub and forget about the worries of the world. If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom, here are a few tips: First, consider who will be using the room […]