If we could bring you an outstanding offer from one of our pre-approved buyers, would you sell?

The Canterbury housing market is currently experiencing a shortage of properties for sale, resulting in more buyers than properties. If you have been considering selling your home or would like an indication of its current market value, please call one of our experienced and knowledgeable agents. Take advantage of this unprecedented time where low interest rates plus a high demand could equal a great price for you.

If you have ever purchased or sold a home, you will know what a rollercoaster of anticipation, hope and triumph it can be… sometimes all three in the same day! This is where having the right team by your side is so important. Using our unique customised marketing and negotiation strategies, our highly experienced consultants along with the support of the Harcourts network, vow to go the extra mile to convert interest into results.

Whether you are buying or selling our experienced, family-focused team are here to help, every step of the way.

Tony Jenkins
CEO, Harcourts Holmwood
0274 322 896

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It’s time for another of our very successful Winter Gala Auction!

Holmwood has been hosting Galas since mid-2011 due to their popularity. We believe this is due to the evening time slot – many buyers who cannot make daytime auctions can attend in the evening!

The market has been steady across all price ranges plus there has been increasing interest from first home buyers, investors and families, with favourable lending conditions available. Post lockdown, we are now seeing life return to routines with property sales also showing a degree of normality, with a bit of catch up.

We have a great selection of properties available on Thursday 13th August at 6pm, there’s something for everyone, have a look through the lineup here

I hope you can make it, it should be a fun night!

WINTER GALA AUCTION LINEUP:

106 WINCHESTER STREET, MERIVALE
Winchester Winner

Double glazed with updated and well appointed kitchen looking out over sunny lounge and courtyard. Abundance of storage & in excellent school zones.

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71 WARRINGTON STREET, MAIREHAU
Next Project!!

An opportunity awaits a new person to get in and roll your sleeves up! This canvas requires a new artist to add some touches and take this villa back to its glory days.

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4 SLOAN TERRACE, CASHMERE
Opportunity Knocks

This beautifully presented home has a wonderful leafy outlook and is both private and spacious. Great school zones and handy to all amenities.

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2/12 NORTH AVON ROAD, RICHMOND
Must be SOLD!

This beautifully presented two bedroom unit has been fully renovated to a high level which includes new kitchen, bathroom/laundry, carpet/vinyl and more.

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17 LIMBRICK CRESCENT, WIGRAM
Affordable Ticket to Wigram Skies

Providing a fantastic entry level access into a popular community, this standalone home on compact grounds will have widespread appeal.

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6 SEAGRAVE PLACE, ILAM
Must See on Seagrave

Situated in a quiet cul de sac in the ever-popular Ilam is this large family home with two interconnecting living areas which both have direct access to the sun filled deck.

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117 KOTUKU CRESCENT, FERRYMEAD
Family Home That Must be SOLD

This beautifully renovated home means you can simply move in and relax. Private and secure and away from the road gives privacy and security.

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2 MARYHILL AVENUE, HOON HAY
Affordable Deceased Estate

This lovely warm townhouse is in the very popular suburb of Hoon Hay. Offering large open plan lounge to ensure the sun’s rays keeps you warm over the colder months.

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518 LINWOOD AVENUE, WOOLSTON
Investors TAKE Note

This substantial property is currently tenanted on a four year lease and returning $80,000 net every year. Enough space for all, with a main house and a generous extension.

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21 SLATER STREET, RICHMOND
Charming Family Appeal, Renovated & Refreshing!

Substantially generous with room for the whole family to enjoy. Undergone recent refreshing renovations but still holds its lovely character charm.

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4/59 CRANFORD STREET, ST ALBANS
Put your hand up! It’s yours! – Deceased Estate

Brimming with potential but very much original and in desperate need of some love. 4/59 Cranford Street will appeal to those looking to pursue a project.

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Bridget Gabites & Hayden Broadbelt join Harcourts Holmwood

Harcourts Holmwood Real Estate are delighted to announce the appointment of Bridget Gabites as Head of Growth & Strategy and Hayden Broadbelt as Business Owner of the Fendalton office.

Bridget comes to Harcourts Holmwood with over a decade of global real estate leadership experience. The role of Head of Growth & Strategy across the multi-office group will see Bridget concentrating on elevating the team, company and most importantly the results for their clients. Specialising in futurist thinking and team development, Bridget is an internationally renowned real estate coach and trainer. Understanding what it takes to be successful, and knowing how to educate others to reach their own success, Bridget will work intensively with agents choosing Harcourts Holmwood to progress their careers to the next level.

Hayden began his foray into real estate in 2005 with Harcourts and has worked with multiple brands over the past 15 years most recently as South Island Regional Manager for Harcourts New Zealand. His career has spanned multiple cities and real estate markets providing him a strength of knowledge that is unsurpassed in the Canterbury market. Hayden comes to the Harcourts Holmwood Group with many years of business ownership under his belt, a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies and his AREINZ Status (Associate Member of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand). The Fendalton team are thrilled to have a leader of his calibre supporting their growth.
These announcements show the strength of the Harcourts Holmwood brand in the current market. When markets are tough, people turn to the best in the industry to support them in property decisions and there isn’t a steadier hand than the support provided by everyone within the Holmwood Group.

“Recruiting these two superstar leaders was a massive win for the Holmwood business and shows my team’s commitment to providing the best possible service and support to our clients. Watch this space for some incredible industry leading ideas in development. We are the safest choice for our client’s biggest financial decisions: their property transactions. Whether you are selling, buying or investing, our team is here to help”.

Tony Jenkins
CEO, Harcourts Holmwood
03 351 3002 or 0274 322 896
tony.jenkins@harcourts.co.nz

The Penguins have arrived!

Harcourts Franchises in Christchurch are proud to support the Pop Up Penguins charitable promotion as the main Presenting Partner. The charity we are thrilled to be backing is Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. This centre has been an integral part of our community for many years, what a wonderful and colourful way to give back! Holmwood have selected our penguin design and we can’t wait to share this with you! In the meantime, please keep an eye on our Facebook page to see when our penguin will be released into the wild!

Schools around Canterbury are also involved in the painting of the smaller penguins. These will also form part of the “walk” around the region from the 29th Nov to the 31st Jan 2021. Harcourts is also promoting a design competition aimed at children in the Christchurch region. Any person under 18 can submit a design for a penguin; the winning design will be commissioned, displayed and will eventually be given back to the child as their prize.

The “walk” comprises the 50 large penguins, the 65 smaller school-designed penguins along with the Harcourts colouring competition penguin.

See the colouring competition below, or click here to download a printable PDF.

For more information on the Pop Up Penguins initiative, visit https://popuppenguins.co.nz/

#popuppenguins

To some, Winter can be a daunting time to sell. It is not a predictable season and sellers often wonder if buyers will be put off in the colder months. However, when it comes to selling your home in Winter, there are just a few easy and effective ways you can make your home bright, cozy and enticing. If you’ve been thinking of selling in Winter, here are some helpful pointers:

 

  • Make a clear path up to your home. Rake up leaves and any debris, have a mat by the front door and somewhere people can put shoes and umbrellas etc.
  • Open curtains and blinds and make sure all light-bulbs are working. A feature lamp can add dimension (and light!) to any dimly lit areas.

  • Clean, clean, clean! Especially windows and mirrors. The idea here is to maximise daylight hours and emphasise any natural light coming into your home.
  • Make sure your home is a desirable temperature for open homes (your agent can help you with this!) and that heating is turned on a couple of hours before the open home begins. If there is a fireplace, light it! Fireplaces always give off an enticing warmth.
  • Create a comfortable ambient mood. Plump up cushions on the couch and on beds, add throws over a chair, dress your dining table and clear the clutter off the coffee table! A few things here is fine, think a candle and some reading material. Add some indoor plants for variation in a room.

  • Even the bathroom can be elevated by a gentle scent (nothing too dramatic as some people may be allergic), towels rolled up in baskets and a lovely soap.

  • Soothing background music can also create a welcoming sense of belonging for viewers.
So if you’re thinking of selling this Winter, your Holmwood agent is the best person to talk to about ways you can enhance your home for viewings. Get in touch for a non-obligation marketing proposal and some tips on styling your home!