How do I set a price for my home?
It’s a question we get asked all the time – particularly in the current market of multiple offers and record prices. Obviously in some instances it’s very hard to predict a price – perhaps because the property is unique, or because we know there will be huge demand for it – in which case a non-priced option such as an auction is the right choice. If, however, a fixed price is deemed most appropriate for your asset, then there are several things you need to...
Tue 4th Oct 2016Full post
Eight tips for preparing for spring sale
The signs of spring are all here – warmer weather, trees blossoming and bulbs poking their heads up for a look around. Alongside that, we usually see a flurry of new properties coming onto the market. If you’re planning on selling this spring, it pays to take the time to present your property to stand out from the crowd. Here are our top tips for making that happen. Clean – it’s the most obvious one, but a grubby home can be a real turn off, and make buyers focus on...
Tue 6th Sep 2016Full post
Epic ride for agent
One of our fantastic property consultants, Stephen Hebbend, recently completed a huge fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Stephen and a team of fellow cyclists undertook a 236km bike ride from Queenstown to Invercargill via Gore! The ride saw 60 people from all walks of life (you name it; lawyers, accountants, doctors, teachers, tradespeople and more) battle the elements, inspired every step of the way by the goal of raising serious money for this essential...
Mon 30th May 2016Full post
Mobile site now live!
Here at hoamz we're delighted to announce that our brand new mobile site is now LIVE! It's been a labour of love getting it ready to go, but there's no denying the necessity of a mobile site. Already over 30% of our site visitors are accessing www.hoamz.co.nz via a device - that's a huge increase on just 12 months ago. As our lives become increasingly mobile, so too do our needs. hoamz employed top mobile site designers to create a site which was interactive, fast, easy...
Mon 18th Apr 2016Full post
Auctions – the talk of the town!
Property prices remain on everyone’s lips in 2016. The last month alone has seen some record prices, including in Queenstown’s newest subdivision, Shotover Country, where hoamz achieved a suburb record in February. Alongside that, we’ve sold every single auction so far this year – that’s a 100% success rate, with a fair amount selling prior to the planned auction night! The start of the year has seen Queenstown firmly ensconced in an auction market –...
Thu 10th Mar 2016Full post
Otago on the up
We all know Queenstown’s a heavy hitter for tourism, but it turns out the Otago and Waitaki districts are hot on our heels! Consider the numbers: Last November, the Queenstown Lakes district’s guest nights were up 15.6% to 344,796 for the month. Given that November has traditionally been a quieter ‘shoulder season’ month, that’s a figure that begs to be given attention. The Otago region is showing impressively similar increases, with November’s...
Wed 20th Jan 2016Full post
Moving day – 6 tips on how to get organised!
Moving house…it’s something we’ve all done, or will do at some point in our lives – many of us multiple times. Your life and all its belongings are packed up, tossed into a moving van and shaken out at the other end, as you hope for the best. Patience is tested, nerves are frayed – yes, moving can be an organisational nightmare! Thankfully, we’ve come up with six tips to help make moving easier, stress-free and even a fun process. Start sorting!...
Wed 23rd Dec 2015Full post