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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
The internet is awash with natural cleaning hacks. We put them to the test.
1. REMOVING A WATERMARK BY RUBBING WITH A WALNUT
The advice: Get rid of watermarks on wood by rubbing it with pieces of walnut (the nut not the shell).
How it worked: Vigorous rubbing was needed and we went through a few walnuts, but gradually the watermark disappeared. A quick polish with a clean cloth to finish it off.
Worth repeating? Yes, we were surprised at how well it worked, we even tried it on larger surfaces and it did the trick there too. | Rating: 5/5
2. USE OIL TO GET RID OF GREASE STAINS ON STAINLESS STEEL
The advice: Use a smear of olive oil (or similar) on a rag to clean fingerprints and grease smears off stainless steel appliances.
How it worked: Like a dream! It was easier and neater than using the spray-on stainless steel cleaner I have been buying from the supermarket. Trick is not to use too much, you just need the slightest smear...
Keep reading (with pictures: www.curtainclean.co.nz...)
Do you have questions about the new kerbside collection service that is starting in July this year?
Pop in to have a chat at one of our upcoming community information sessions.
🌱 Greerton Hall
Monday 15 February from 3pm – 6pm
🌱 Bethlehem Hall
Tuesday 16 February from 3pm – 6pm
🌱 Welcome Bay Hall
Wednesday 17 February from 3pm – 6pm
🌱 The Little Big Markets in Papamoa
Saturday 20 February from 9am – 2pm
🌱 Club Mount Maunganui
Monday 22 February from 3pm – 7pm
🌱 Arataki Community Centre
Tuesday 23 February from 3pm – 6pm
🌱 Otumoetai Golf Club
Thursday 25 February from 3pm – 6pm
🌱 Tauranga Farmers Market
Saturday 27 February from 7:45am – 12pm
🌱 Papamoa Community Hall
Tuesday 2 March from 3pm – 7pm
🌱 The Little Big Markets in The Mount
Saturday 6 March from 9am – 2pm
Or, if you’re unable to attend any of the sessions, visit www.tauranga.govt.nz... or call us on 07 577 7000.