238 Peachgrove Road
Claudelands
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578 days ago

1D Paterson Street

Tony Godden from Tony Godden - Lugton's Hamilton

Check out this neat townhouse which has just been freshly redecorated and is now ready for new owners. If you know of someone looking to buy please put them in touch with me. Merry Christmas!

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598 days ago

Western Heights

Tony Godden from Tony Godden - Lugton's Hamilton

You may know someone looking for a home in this sought after neighbourhood.
If so please put them in touch with me.

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617 days ago

Western Heights

Tony Godden from Tony Godden - Lugton's Hamilton

Who do you know that is considering a move?
Please put them in touch with me.

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659 days ago

Can You Help?

Tony Godden from Tony Godden - Lugton's Hamilton

There are still many buyers coming through Open Homes and we haven’t got all the houses needed.

I thought I’d give you a quick update on buyers I’m currently working with who are in a strong position to buy.

At this stage, they have not found a property to suit their needs and I … View more
There are still many buyers coming through Open Homes and we haven’t got all the houses needed.

I thought I’d give you a quick update on buyers I’m currently working with who are in a strong position to buy.

At this stage, they have not found a property to suit their needs and I thought you’d like to know just in case you might consider bringing your property to the market this Spring / Summer to take advantage of this level of activity.

Here’s a snapshot of what they are looking for:

Mr J: 3-4 Bed, at least 2 baths, in specific school zone of Rototuna. Preferably brick with 600m2 plus section.

Mr and Mrs S: A property with renovation potential in the following 3 suburbs: Hillcrest, Chedworth, Queenwood. Price-wise they are looking to invest between $600,000 and $900,000.

Mr and Mrs M: An older style house on large section, looking to do a development – investment project within a 5km range of the city.

If you or anyone you know has a property that meets these needs, I’d love to talk with you. If you would like to know what your property is worth call me for a free appraisal.

In the meantime, enjoy living in this great Region of ours!

Thanks for your time.

PS If you or any friends, family members or colleagues would like any advice on buying, selling or renting property I’d be happy to help.

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676 days ago

Make Your Open Home A Success

Tony Godden from Tony Godden - Lugton's Hamilton

Open homes are an important way to catch the eye of potential buyers and invite them to fall in love with your property.
Here are 10 top tips to ensure your home makes the right kind of first impression with house hunters.

1. Lighten up
Make the home feel open and inviting by turning the … View more
Open homes are an important way to catch the eye of potential buyers and invite them to fall in love with your property.
Here are 10 top tips to ensure your home makes the right kind of first impression with house hunters.

1. Lighten up
Make the home feel open and inviting by turning the lights on and opening curtains and blinds. On a sunny day open doors leading to outdoor entertaining areas.

2. De-personalise
Buyers want to picture themselves living in a property, so remove anything that’s too personal, like family photos.

3. De-clutter
Less is more. Remove ornaments that make the place feel cluttered, keep the kitchen benches clear, tidy the pantry and get rid of coats or shoes you usually keep by the front door.

4. Think about the small things
Small touches can make all the difference. Make your bathrooms look nice by removing half-empty shampoo bottles from the shower, tuck away your toothbrushes, put out fresh towels, remove washing from the line and pop the toilet seat down.

5. Increase street appeal
Make a good first impression by ensuring the front of your property is tidy and well presented. A fresh lick of paint on the front fence and front door, waterblasting decks, driveways, paths and a house wash are easy ways of making the place look its best. Consider hiring some eye-catching potted plants to cost-effectively add a drop of style.

6. Clean up
It might seem obvious, but give the place a thorough spring clean. That includes organising the insides of your cupboards and wardrobes as house hunters will take a peek inside.

7. Think about your pets
Sure, you love the family poodle, but potential buyers might not. Get the carpet shampooed to remove any odours and keep your pets off the property during open homes.

8. Make every room count
Buyers won’t be able to picture themselves hosting a dinner party if your dining room is piled high with storage boxes or filing cabinets. Make sure every room is selling itself. Put beds in all the bedrooms and clear out the “stuff” that has collected in your garage.

9. Fix everything on your “I’ll get around to it” list
Is the latch on the front gate broken? Does the lock on the bathroom door not work? Have old screws left holes in the wall? Patch up and repair the small issues around your home, so buyers see the property’s potential and not the list of DIY they’ll have to sign up to.

10. Home staging
Consider hiring a professional staging company to really bring your house to life. Interior design know-how goes a long way in making a home look its best. A statement couch and on-trend accessories can help your property feel more modern, increasing the emotional appeal of the property in the buyer’s mind.

Let my 29 years of Real Estate industry knowledge, property marketing and negotiations see you through your next selling and buying journey. Just contact me and I will take it from there.

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703 days ago

Did you know when the best time is?

Tony Godden from Tony Godden - Lugton's Hamilton

When is the best time to sell your biggest asset?

Sometimes personal circumstances can dictate when we decide to sell our home but we are also influenced that the Spring and Summer months are the best months to sell.
Everything looks so much better when the sun is shining. The only problem with… View more
When is the best time to sell your biggest asset?

Sometimes personal circumstances can dictate when we decide to sell our home but we are also influenced that the Spring and Summer months are the best months to sell.
Everything looks so much better when the sun is shining. The only problem with that is there’s so much more choice for buyers. The below chart shows the busiest months for listings and no surprises March and November are the peak months.

However when we add in when buyers are actively looking for properties we can see that starts increasing in August and drops off in the beginning of December. Equally February is a busy month for activity of buyers which drops off as Winter sets in and doesn’t really pick up until end of July.

The best time to sell is when you have the least amount of competition and the most number of active buyers. Based on the NZ property market – seasonality graph this would appear to be August and September. The balance of supply and demand will have a strong bearing on price achieved for your home so the early bird will be the one to catch the worm.
If you’re upsizing even better to sell in August and September and then get a great deal in October and November when there’s plenty of choice for you.
Here’s some tips to get ahead this spring and not be a laggard

Location, Location, Location – The more attractive your property is the better chance you have of getting best price. When selling your home give it the best possible chance by making sure the gardens are well presented. The driveway has been pressure hosed. First impressions count. Buyers are looking at reasons to rule a property off their shortlist. Don’t make it easy for them. Getting the right agent to sell not only the property but also the area as well is key. Buyers need confidence that your home is in the right location and will be easy to resell. Do your homework. Sometimes it’s not always the agent you sign agreement with that will be doing all the work at the Open Homes. You need an agent that can demonstrate the area is sought after as well as recommending best ways to attract as many buyers through the open homes as possible. Waiting for buyers just to turn up to the open home isn’t good enough to get you the best possible price so ask the agent how will they get your property the greatest exposure
Clearing out – Don’t leave it to the last minute to get rid of all your junk. Have a good look at what you need to live with day to day and start packing away excess books, ornaments and even furniture. After all, when you move, you are going to have to pack it all up anyway. Minimalistic is better than clutter but empty rooms can also be a turn off as some buyers just can’t visualise where their furniture will fit. Buyers are not used to using their imagination, so engage the services of the right agent will help you present all your rooms in their best light.
Realistic price expectations - The one thing that will undo all your hard work is an unrealistic price. Obviously, you do not want to give the place away, but you do need to take your agent's advice, as well as do your own research on recent sale prices. Human nature dictates that we always want to get the highest possible price for our own property regardless of whether we’re selling a car or a home.
Equally when we’re buying something we want a bargain. The best outcome is when both parties can agree on a fair price. This negotiation starts taking place from Day 1 and not when an offer is made. Buyers will always ask what price the vendors are looking for. If an agent starts quoting highest possible prices buyers will simply walk away. Ask your agent what tactics they have so they will ensure all opportunities are explored.

Let my 29 years of Real Estate industry knowledge, property marketing and negotiations see you through your next selling and buying experience. Just contact me and we will take it from there.

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