To buy new or not to buy new
In this time of low listing volumes, building a home, purchasing a house and land package or buying a brand new property is increasingly becoming the natural option for those looking for their own home. We thought it might help those making the decision to look at the reasons for buying new vs buying established homes. Why build/buy new? Comfort – newer homes are built to a more recent building code, meaning better insulation and double glazing. These...
Tue 8th Nov 2016Full post
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
De-mystifying property sales
March saw the beginning of a new monthly print series for hoamz – case studies. We’re aiming to be transparent on the strategies, techniques and key points which are selling homes in Southland. Each month we’ll be showcasing the when, why and how of three recent sales in the Southland Express – keep an eye out for them, or just drop me a line and I’ll send them through.
Wed 6th 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