Probing discussions this week with a corporate type individual had me reinforcing my belief in the dual agent system prevalent within the Australian real estate market. Here there is commonly an agent for home buyers separate to the vendors agent, unlike we traditionally have in NZ. Ever since I sold my first home in Wellington [...]
Just a minute… a Buyers Agent? What is a Buyers Agent? Are you sick of missing out on houses or just not able to find the ideal property? Or are you from Australia, where buyers’ agents are commonly used, and realise there is a professional out there that can work 100% for you, the buyer, [...]
So many people have decided to sell up in the city, buy Wanaka property and move south in the past year. The recent lifestyle learnings have centered around working remotely. No longer is there an expectation that you have to be on site to perform to expectation. In fact quite to the contrary – [...]
Time and attention to the market from a dedicated professional - a buyers agent working for you - results in special properties that my clients know would not have been possible with the support of the team at Buyers Agent NZ. We trust our clients are in a safe pair of hands that have genuine desire to get it right, and keep it right.
For all home buyers, buying real estate is a big deal. Acquiring property requires a substantial investment, and it’s probably one of the biggest purchases one will ever make in their lifetime. However, buying property is not always a straightforward process, and making the wrong choice can be extremely costly in the long run. It [...]
Imagine finding a property that ticks more boxes than you even thought were possible. Having an overview across the entire market, both listed, advertised and not, with experience in what could be on offer, what works and what doesn’t allows options to be identified and more doors opened.
I spent lockdown thinking about a world where Wanaka property prices could be dropping. Although I did acknowledge that there was nowhere in the world that I'd rather be and thought that there would be expats wanting to get a slice of it. How wrong was I. For many Covid brought forward their plans to move south but for some the change of lifestyle came from a lockdown priority check. The net result has been a hike in prices to date in NZ including Wanaka.
With the Wanaka Real Estate market in a competitive phase, it can be a real game changer to discover an off market property. There are so few listings about at the moment. This combined with the imbalance of buyers pushes prices up. Having multiple bidders or offers on a property results in inflation of the price.
The most difficult part of making the decision to purchase in Arrowtown is finding a great property and securing it before anyone else can. Good properties are snapped up faster than seems possible, most you will never even be aware of as they are sold off market. Buyers agents will aim to get the earliest access to properties.
If you are serious about wanting to buy Wanaka property especially under the current market conditions, it is recommended to have someone on the ground working for you.