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Looking for that competitive advantage to buy property in Wanaka?

Many of my clients have been trying to buy property in Wanaka on their own for a period of time, prior to discovering my services. For one reason or another both local and out of towners that engage me, find exactly what they have been looking for within 2 months. There seem to be many [...]

2021-03-31T14:47:48+13:005 November 2019|

Do you pay a buyers agent?

Property buyers have a contract with a buyers agent and pay them to use the specialist skills that they have in property acquisition to assist with the entire process of purchasing real estate. The property buyer does pay the buyers agent, the seller pays the selling agent, who is thus legally obliged to work in [...]

2021-03-31T15:20:02+13:0024 October 2019|

Wanaka property price evolution and forecast

WANAKA PROPERTY PRICE UPDATE - see our most recent blog for market information as of November 2020. Finally, the Wanaka property prices may be about to stabilise. How have we got to the level that we have? Factors are a combination of local market supply, which is certainly starting its seasonal increase and both national [...]

2021-03-31T15:06:11+13:0027 September 2019|

Why I became a buyers agent

People have been asking me why I have made the decision to become a buyers agent rather than the more traditional vendors agent that is the norm in the real estate industry. As a buyers agent I am able to rebalance that equation. The vendor is represented by their agent and the purchaser by me. [...]

2021-03-31T15:05:16+13:005 September 2019|

Do you need a buyers agent?

Having local representation from a buyers agent in the Wanaka and Queenstown property market can be a real game changer. A licensed professional who lives and breathes real estate and specialises in searching, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of property on behalf of the buyer will provide you with earlier and wider access to properties [...]

2021-03-31T15:02:46+13:005 September 2019|

Queenstown and Arrowtown property owners – airport proposal implications

Queenstown and Arrowtown property owners will have significant implications from the outcome of the Queenstown airports future whether it be related to the growth of the regions population and the flow on affect, to the infrastructure or to the commuting in and out of the region. The future of the existing Queenstown airport is at [...]

2021-03-31T14:58:43+13:0026 June 2019|

Wanaka proposed changes – a polarised community

There may be some interesting dinner parties over the next few months as some Wanaka proposed changes to the infrastructure that will significantly affect the fundamental nature of our community, are thrashed out. With respect to each of the proposals there are two sides to the camps of support with not a lot of sitting [...]

2021-03-31T14:53:51+13:0024 June 2019|

What does it mean to be a buyers agent

In Wanaka and Queenstown being a buyers agent more often than not means working on behalf of property buyers who are not resident within the region. The concept, which is not common practice in New Zealand, came to fruition for me after I saw how out of town buyers were struggling to be on a level playing field with local buyers, when we were selling our own property.

2021-03-31T14:55:38+13:007 June 2019|