Category Archives: Buying at an auction

Standing out – the new auction success factor

Last month saw some changes in the Auckland property market. The number of houses available increased which led to increased sales as waiting buyers found a home that suited. And an increased supply took the pressure off prices which decreased … Continue reading

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How can a Real Estate salesperson help you?

Recently I interviewed Darren James, Glenfield branch manager for Barfoot and Thompson. I wanted to be able to confirm for you what the roles and responsibilities of a real estate salesperson are when it comes to property buyers. Darren firstly … Continue reading

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Attacking auctions – and celebrating

  I have had a great response to my “how to win an auction” post but many buyers have asked for more. They want to know how to work out a price for an auction property all the insider advice … Continue reading

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How to win an Auction

For those who don’t have unlimited funds, here’s how to learn from the tricks that successful bidders are using today to buy houses in Auckland. Don’t wait until the weekend  Firstly, you need to visit a house as soon as … Continue reading

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Affordability, availability, auctions and apartments – this week’s stories from your point of view

So many stories are coming at us every day as housing, especially in Auckland, has become an election issue (just as I predicted) so I thought I would save you some time and let you know the highlights for this … Continue reading

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Hot tips for buying at Auction

These are the best tips I can give anyone who is hoping to buy a property at auction in Auckland. I have attended 100’s of auctions and made notes based on what is going on and what strategies seem to … Continue reading

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Who can we believe about Auckland house prices?

Statistics can and will be used in many different ways to suit the writer and their intended outcome. We see this all the time when we are reading about Auckland property prices as writers explain whether prices are still increasing … Continue reading

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