Over a decade of experience has proven to us and our many clients that the best place to start when selling your home or other property for a prime price is to follow some key steps as we explain below.

Doing so will help you make the informed decisions needed to achieve a prime sale price.

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Key things that will set you up in the best position to sell for an optimum price:

We have over 10 years' experience helping thousands of Kiwis navigate the process of selling their properties and we know that using our advice will help you achieve an optimum result, price-wise and time-wise.



If you are selling a home in Auckland you may want to consider whether the property has been rezoned under the Auckland Unitary Plan, allowing for development.

This can result in a higher sale price due to property developers having deeper pockets and the motivation to develop the land for financial gain as opposed to being a homeowner buyer. It's a personal decision but can be worth looking into.

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Most people are not aware of the impact Day One live online will have on their real estate listing.

Take a look at the graphs on our tips for selling your home page. These graphs were created from actual listings with either successful or struggling real estate campaigns. 

Selling a house is rarely straight forward so understanding the real estate process from the outset can win you an optimal result.

We have been liaising with Government and NGOs for many years and have all the resources at our fingertips ready to share.

Our real estate agent shortlists, combined with our tailored advice and guides, are aimed to help you sell your house for a prime price. Read our reviews to learn more from the many happy people we have helped.

Read on to find out what it takes to get a property purchase unconditional.

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Photo by Storiès on UnsplashSelling a property in New Zealand is a legally binding process from signing an agency agreement with a real estate company to a sale and purchase agreement with a buyer.

These can include additional clauses, amendments, deletions, deadlines and conditions of sale to be met. There are numerous property documents like Titles, LIMS and PIMS that need to be sought and interpreted or compliance documents to be completed.

Real estate agents also help buyers to purchase your property including liaising with mortgage brokers, banks, insurance companies, councils, body corporates, Trustees and lawyers. It may be uncomplicated at your end but not so on the buyer side.

Engaging a suitable real estate agent who is strong on experience, technical knowledge and problem solving is a minimum requirement.

Before taking any other action, find out how a vetted real estate agent will help you



Selling your home can be life changing, and often unexpectedly complex. You will need to be sure that your real estate agent is proven competent, someone you can safely rely on to sell your house, which is after all likely to be your biggest asset.

A property agent who is skilled at negotiating with buyers, is relatable, has a good conduct record and can reach the largest home buying audience for your property, location and price range is a fundamental requirement. If you need help, just ask.

The many pitfalls around selling a house can be avoided if you have access to better information about choosing real estate agents, what the real estate process entails, what risks to manage and how to save a small fortune in real estate fees.

You may find our due diligence check list just the thing you need. For many, using our real estate guides, advice and resources has proven to be the key to achieving outstanding results. 


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  • Impartial advice and support from beginning to end if you need it

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    Article updated October 1, 2021 | Trish Willis

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