- Properties Sold 315
- Total Sales $130 Million
Markets: Stokes Valley, Naenae, Taita, Petone, Kelson, Waterloo, Hutt Central, Avalon, Waiwhetu, Boulcott, Fairfield, Normandale, Belmont, Woburn, Epuni, Alicetown, Eastbourne, Maungaraki, Korokoro and Moera
- Properties Sold 57
- Total Sales $36 Million
- Properties Sold 30
- Total Sales $29 Million
Markets: Te Aro, Thorndon, Hutt Central, Newlands, Strathmore Park, Kelson, Plimmerton, Wadestown, Belmont, Petone, Paparangi, Titahi Bay, Vogeltown, Oriental Bay, Roseneath, Wellington Central, Mount Cook, Tawa, Khandallah and Miramar
- Properties Sold 35
- Total Sales $44 Million
Markets: Karori, Khandallah, Brooklyn, Eastbourne, Mount Victoria, Te Aro, Roseneath, Hataitai, Oriental Bay, Wadestown, Island Bay, Kelburn, Newtown, Thorndon, Northland, Kilbirnie, Heretaunga, Woburn, Lyall Bay and Miramar
- Properties Sold 17
- Total Sales $15 Million
Markets: Trentham, Clouston Park, Elderslea, Brown Owl, Timberlea, Whitemans Valley, Birchville, Pinehaven, Silverstream, Wallaceville, Blue Mountains, Ebdentown, Heretaunga, Maoribank, Te Marua, Riverstone Terraces and Kaitoke
- Properties Sold 4
- Total Sales $5 Million
Markets: Trentham, Birchville, Stokes Valley, Elderslea, Silverstream, Ebdentown, Heretaunga, Kingsley Heights, Pinehaven, Clouston Park, Riverstone Terraces, Brown Owl, Wallaceville, Totara Park, Timberlea, Upper Hutt, Boulcott, Akatarawa, Akatarawa Valley and Maungaraki
Choosing the best estate agent
Use comparity.co.nz to shortlist three potential estate agents and invite each to give you a property valuation.
Make sure you check exactly what services each estate agent offers. For example:
- Will they conduct viewings, or will you have to?
- What marketing materials will they prepare (eg floorplans, photographs, online tours)?
- How many relevant buyers do they have on their books, and will they tell them about your property?
- Will they provide a ‘for sale’ board?
It’s important that you check which property portals they will advertise your property on – trademe is far the most popular New Zealand property listing site.
Want to know about Lower Hutt ?
Lower Hutt is a city in the Wellington Region of New Zealand. Administered by the Hutt City Council, it is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area. It is New Zealand’s sixth most populous city, with a population of 112,800.
- How quickly do they sell homes in New Zealand? What’s their track record with achieving the asking price?
- What is their reasoning behind the value they’re proposing to market your property at?
- Will details of your property be shared with their colleagues? It’s good if more than one person in the office can talk enthusiastically and with knowledge about your property
- What would they do if your property was not selling as quickly or at the price you expected?
- Are they open at weekends? A surprising number of agents only work during the week, and perhaps do half day on Saturday, which means they are less accessible to potential buyers
No two properties are the same. Potential buyers will make an offer based on their knowledge of comparable sales and the emotional value they place on your home.
Regardless of what you might think your property is worth, it is the buyer that ultimately sets the price they are prepared to pay. The method of selling is an important step towards achieving the best result.
As no two properties are the same it is very hard to give an exact time frame for the sale of your home. The Real Estate Industry of New Zealand (REINZ) publishes statistics for ‘average days on the market’ but these do not differentiate one style of property from another so are likely to be skewed by apartment timeframes etc.
To help limit your time on the market it is important to choose the right sale method and target the right buyers for your property.
All of this needs to be decided with the consultative advise of a good real estate Salesperson. Equally important to this is good communication on feedback and progress from your Salesperson. Being informed during the process makes the decisions you need to make as a vendor much easier.
Buyers are looking for properties at all times of the year so if your property is warm and gets good winter sun, why not market it at a time when there is less competition?
Alternately you might have a well-established garden that flourishes in spring so this will be the best time to market your home. Whatever the season, take the time to present your house well to maximise interest and achieve the best possible price.
There is no standard rate or scale of charges for buyer’s agents. It is important that you ask in advance about costs and what services will be provided as a part of this cost. If the buyer’s agent charges a set fee, you should check whether any separate charges are made for expenses.