51 days ago

Buying by tender: Did you write a letter?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

Hi folks,
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: homed@stuff.co.nz.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.

More messages from your neighbours
22 days ago

Santos sisters cleaning.

Ashleigh from Parnell

These girls left a flyer in my letterbox.
I decided to try them out.
They left my house with dirty bathrooms, no dusting or polishing, and charged me $50.00 per hour per girl, just to top it off they use your equipment and cleaning products and broke my brand new Dyson V11 vacuum cleaner, and skipped off without confessing to the damage.
I hope they have public liability insurance because they will need to pay for the damage.

2 hours ago

40 year-old pōhutukawa return to Quay Street in overnight crane-lift

The Team from Auckland Council

While the city was sleeping, Auckland’s urban ngahere/forest welcomed home the first two of seven mature pōhutukawa to Quay Street in a nine-hour crane operation.

After 40 years on Quay Street and an 18-month sojourn away from the downtown construction site, one tree was repositioned street-side in Quay Street and the other now takes pride of place in the city’s new Te Wānanga waterfront space.

Reaching out over the water and reuniting the city centre with the sea, Te Wānanga and the much-awaited Quay Street enhancements will open for Aucklanders in June.

3 hours ago

FREE Women's Anxiety Management Workshop

The team from Auckland Women's Centre

Anxiety is a natural response to stressful situations, its purpose is to keep us safe from harm. There are, however, many situations when anxiety can be less than helpful. For example, when a stressor is ongoing: financial issues, relationship issues, social anxiety, phobia…

If we remain in an anxious state for long periods of time it can have all sorts of negative impacts on our lives. Many people find anxiety impacts their everyday functioning, but the good news is there are many effective strategies to reduce anxiety and increase wellbeing. This workshop aims to introduce a few strategies that you can easily incorporate into your life.

We will talk about anxiety and the brain, and how it effects our bodies. From there we can work through some strategies to reduce anxiety. Approaches will include:
- Self-care and compassion
- How to develop mindfulness and resilience
- ACT (Acceptance Commitment Theory) strategies and tools
- Rethinking pleasant activity scheduling

Free thanks to funding from Waitematā Local Board, and hosted by Anxiety NZ.

Wednesday 19th May 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Free, email info@womenz.org.nz to enrol.