Boosting your rental yields
As a company that specialises in both real estate sales and property management, we as agents are often asked about the best ways to maximise return on an investment property. Whilst some things such as improving the property might seem obvious, there are other tips and tricks which can help you end up with a better bottom line. Check out our recommendations for boosting your rental yield with these pro-active approaches: Listen to your tenants – comfort is key for any home, and...
Thu 8th Jun 2017Full post
Make it easy for buyers
We live in the information age, a fact that has never been more evident in real estate. Buyers in 2017 are savvy – they understand the ins and outs of buying a home, and there has never been more freely-available access to information on both the buying process and property statistics. As a team, we encourage our vendors to be up-front with the facts (a legal requirement) and also to provide as much information as possible to potential purchasers. Removing barriers to purchase...
Mon 1st May 2017Full post
5 top tips for a happy tenancy
As a landlord, it’s important to remember that a happy tenant is generally one who stays in your property for longer and looks after it well. Like with any relationship, a tenancy arrangement works best when both parties feel that the situation is fair and that everyone is genuinely doing their best to honour the agreement. Let’s take a look at what’s important from a tenant perspective: A well-positioned property – this is clearly something to think about at...
Fri 17th Mar 2017Full post
The awards come home - to hoamz
hoamz scooped dual accolades in this week’s Australasian Real Estate Results Network awards. The awards are the 11th annual event and celebrate high achievers within some of the leading independent real estate agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand. hoamz came away with one of the big accolades on the night – New Zealand Agency of the Year. The award recognises the results achieved by the agency, based on financial and sales performance, customer satisfaction, marketing and...
Thu 23rd Feb 2017Full post
Primary School strikes gold - $275,000 in a day!
$275,000 has been raised by Queenstown businesses in one day thanks to a unique community fundraiser. hoamz, GJ Gardner, Placemakers and Shotover Country teamed up a year ago to work out how to help Shotover Primary School raise a significant amount of money to allow them to build their playground. The idea of building a house to sell to generate profit was conceived, with the last year spent sourcing local businesses to get involved and help create the home. The outcome of $275,000 going...
Thu 8th Dec 2016Full post
Selling your house at Christmas
Christmas and New Year are admittedly not times when people perceive it’s great to list their home. The very thought of having potential buyers coming through when family are staying, the tree is up, everything looks cluttered with decorations and you’re busy trying to buy and wrap presents can be one challenge too many for plenty of people! However the fact remains that the property market doesn’t stand still. Sure, there is a statutory period when contracts will be unable...
Tue 29th Nov 2016Full post
A house-sized fundraiser!
It’s finally here! After 11 months of planning, the home we have built alongside our partner businesses, GJ Gardner, Placemakers and Shotover Country, is available for sale. The idea of building the home was conceived as a unique way to fundraise for Queenstown’s newest school – Shotover Primary School. The Decile 10 school doesn’t receive Government funding towards a playground, so hoamz and other local businesses wanted to help raise money to create an amazing space...
Thu 17th Nov 2016Full post