With my first hope, you are all keeping warm and dry as New Zealand continues to be hit by persistent, heavy rain.

I wanted to take this moment to provide you with an update on the current rental and sales market, as well as reaffirm our commitment to delivering exceptional property management and residential sales services.

The real estate landscape is constantly evolving, and it is our priority to ensure that you stay informed about the latest trends and developments.

In recent months, we have observed several key factors shaping the market:

Rental Market Overview: 

1. Steady Demand: The demand for rental properties remains robust, driven by various factors such as lifestyle changes, job mobility, and a growing preference for flexible living arrangements.

2. Competitive Pricing: Rental prices have experienced moderate growth, reflecting the balance between supply and demand. Our team continuously analyses market data to help you optimize your rental income while maintaining competitiveness.

3. Tenant Retention: We are focused on nurturing positive tenant relationships, promoting fixed-lease renewals, and working hard to minimize vacancies. Our proactive approach includes regular property inspections, prompt maintenance resolution, and open communication channels.

Sales Market Overview: 

1. Healthy Activity: The sales market continues to exhibit healthy levels of activity, with a steady stream of buyers and sellers engaging in transactions. REINZ Chief Executive Jen Baird says as we head into the winter months, we are seeing glimpses of positivity, especially in the regions following the Reserve Bank’s announcement of easing loan-to-value restrictions and the stabilising of interest rates. Seven regions, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Tasman, Marlborough, and Southland all had a 30% increase or more in sales volumes month-on-month, with Marlborough topping the list with 66.7% in sales.

2. Market Value Stability: Nationally, property prices have shown stability in recent months, with modest appreciation in certain areas. We conduct comprehensive market analyses to determine optimal pricing strategies for your properties.

3. Expert Marketing: Our team employs a tailored approach to marketing your properties, leveraging digital platforms, targeted advertising, and our extensive network to maximize exposure and attract qualified buyers.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or specific requirements you may have. We are here to assist you and provide the support you need in navigating our ever-changing real estate market.

To our current clients, thank you for entrusting us with your most valuable investments. We look forward to developing our property partnership and delivering outstanding results.

For many, ski slopes are beckoning to be enjoyed, and school holidays are just around the corner (again!). And, we wish you a very safe and enjoyable holiday season. For others, there is celebration that the Winter Solstice is now behind us, we can start our gradual roll back towards summer!!