Happy 2018! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable break over the holiday period and are enjoying the amazing warm weather we've been experiencing. After a wee break visiting family back in China over Christmas, I returned to NZ in the new year fully recharged and rearing to go. The team and I are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead this year, and would love to work with you if you’re thinking about your next move.
What's the market looking like? It's going to be a busy few months in the property market, and we're already seeing evidence of lots of great new properties being listed, with total stock in the Auckland region up by 20.4% on the month prior*. With interest growing again after the holiday break, we're seeing quality buyers through our open home doors (including many new buyers) who are taking their time to view all the options and negotiate without the pressure of a hot market.
New team additions Exciting news for my team…. we have a new agent joining us - Jo McAteer! Born and bred in Auckland, Jo joins us with enthusiasm, energy and an amazing stylist background that will help make your property stand out from the crowd when it comes time to sell. We also welcome Cyncyn Zhang, who’s helping out while my assistant Emma, is on maternity leave. See below to find out more about our newest team additions and how they can help you when it comes time to sell...
Also in this issue - our 'home of the week', top packing tips, and new property listings!
The new year brings with it some new faces to the team that I'm keen to introduce to you.
We're excited to have Jo and Cyncyn on board!
Jo McAteer New to real estate but no stranger to the process of buying and selling properties, I’m excited to welcome the dynamic Jo McAteer to our team!
Jo is known for her warm and friendly personality, and for having an open and honest manner. These special qualities help create strong connections with people she meets, and imparts confidence and trust.
Jo brings a wealth of house renovation experience to the team, having bought and sold nine properties in the last 20 years. She's also had a very successful background in styling, which is a valuable benefit for any home owner wanting to make an impact with their property in the market!
Her experience in buying and selling property in different markets, with a range of agents and through different methods of sale have undoubtedly made her understand the process first-hand from a customer's eyes, which is a valuable insight for any agent to have.
Her extensive background in styling has seen her style for ad campaigns, photographic shoots, corporate events, weddings, and most recently real estate. With home presentation a key factor in getting the best value for your property, we’re excited about Jo working with our clients to help them increase the sale price of their property.
Stepping in to assist the team with all things admin and operational while Emma Ye is on maternity leave is Cyncyn Zhang. A friendly and excellent multi-tasker, Cyncyn has taken to the job like a duck to water – helping keep the team on track. For those buying or selling with us this year, you’ll no doubt have the pleasure of interacting with her at some point.
Emma is taking some well-deserved time off to look after her newborn son, and we wish her all the best with her important new role as mum to gorgeous wee Dexter.
Sadly, we say goodbye to Jacky – a respected and long-standing member of my team. Jacky made the decision at the end of last year to leave the real estate market to focus on her family. We wish her well and thank her for all her hard efforts over the years. An amazing agent, Jacky’s hard work and determination has resulted in countless smiles on the faces of many happy clients.
NEW BUILD WITH SIZE, SPACE & SUN - 1 Pihoihoi Place, Hobsonville
Check out this wonderful new build in Auckland's fastest growing new community! Long and lean, this cleverly designed 4-bedroom home stands out from its neighbours – offering plenty of space to relax and entertain. It boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets and a study nook. There’s a fantastic indoor outdoor flow and a fabulous rural-like outlook currently across the road.
Why not pop along to the open homes this weekend (Sat/Sun 1-1.30pm), click here for more info, or give the team a call on 0508 TEAM MZ.
My team and I have some exciting properties on the market that we'd love to share with you - including the following two listings that are so new, they're not yet advertised!
67 MOUNTBATTEN AVE, HILLCREST: Sitting on a full site, this classic kiwi weatherboard home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
41/11 THE AVENUE, ALBANY: If you're looking for a great investment opportunity, this 4 bedroom townhouse may be just up your alley!
If you're interested in either of these properties, don't hesitate - as they're sure to create lots of attention once they're listed. Just give me a call for more details.
The Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series runs through Summer every Tuesday evening at Takapuna Beach and is a great way to commit to fun, fitness and (healthy) competition with friends and family! Comprised of 18 events, including Run, Ocean Swim or Stand-Up Paddle event options, it's up to you how many events you enter – the key thing is to just have fun! To find out more, click here.
THE HASSLE FREE GUIDE TO PACKING.
The thought of stressing can often be a daunting and stressful time, especially when you’re not prepared. Check out these tips and tricks to help make it a more stress-free move for all.