Not only were there lots of North Islanders here for the skiing over the school holidays but there were lots of them looking to buy property in Wanaka too.

So far we have not seen evidence of the market correction anticipated post lockdown. There have been increased sales volumes across all sectors of the market.

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. The best opportunities come and go in the blink of an eye. Many properties are selling prior to being advertised. 

At any time buying without getting into a competitive situation, which inevitably pushes up the price, is ideal. The sooner a buyer can get their due diligence completed and have an offer on paper the more chance they have of securing the property and at the right price.

A buyers agent aims to offer the buyer access to properties at the earliest opportunity. Their level of knowledge and contacts ensures swift action on the pick of the opportunities.

Off market properties are a real reality in today’s market. Many properties sell without being advertised. There are many scenarios which lead to this being a common occurrence in the current market.

You have two options if you are wishing to buy a Wanaka property, either join the que on the vendors agents lists or think smarter and employ a local to be on the ground and trolling the options for you on a daily basis.