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Summer is such a vibrant time to sell. Long, warm days and blooming gardens really benefit your home in the selling process.  Here are just a few easy and effective ways you can make your home bright, tidy and enticing for the Summer market!

1) Prepare The Exterior Of Your Home For Summer

  1. Mow the lawn and keep it watered (the smell of freshly cut grass is very nostalgic!)
  2. Trim bushes and shrubs & keep plants hydrated
  3. Weed
  4. Touch up peeling exterior paint – window panes etc
  5. Paint and/or clean up the front door and step

2) Make Your Outdoor Space An Inviting One

Tidy up any area that could work as an optimal outdoor social/living/dining space – We’re talking outdoor BBQ area, deck or patio – this can also be an area you can have staged! Talk to one of our agents about their go-to staging companies.  Showcasing an area such as this to potential buyers creates an idyllic and coveted area that they will hopefully be able to picture themselves enjoying with their own friends and family!

3) Keep Your Home Cool and Comfortable

Make sure you have at least a couple of windows open at each end of your house. If your home is equipped with air conditioning (especially if it is advertised as a chattel), make sure it’s performing efficiently and has been serviced recently by a professional HVAC technician. If your homes is without central air conditioning, turning on ceiling fans, keeping lights off and blinds drawn prior to showings are all tricks to keeping the airflow at a comfortable level.

4) Stage The Home To Reflect The Season

Staging is proven to enhance the appearance of a home, which can make a positive impact on a seller’s decision. While there are great staging companies that our agents can recommend, there are a few things you can do on a low budget yourself to enhance areas. Bright flowers on a dining room table, flowers in a window box, and having summer scented candles are all relatively simple and cheap, but can make a home stand out, and smell delicious!

If you’re thinking of selling this Summer, 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!

New Zealanders award Harcourts Most Trusted Real Estate brand for the ninth consecutive year

Reader’s Digest has announced its Most Trusted brands for 2021, and Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate brand, has come out on top once again. For the ninth consecutive year, New Zealanders have voted Harcourts their Most Trusted real estate brand, making Harcourts the only real estate brand to achieve this honour since the award’s inception in 2013.

Harcourts Managing Director Bryan Thomson says the continued support from New Zealanders is what keeps the entire team at Harcourts striving to remain at the top. “We are incredibly proud of our teams across the country and we want to thank every New Zealander who has worked with us and voted us number one.”

Thomson continues, “This award really does speak volumes about the reliability of Harcourts’ people who are out there getting the job done. We’ve been looking after the property needs of New Zealanders since 1888, through good times and difficult times, and have continued to support them through the enormous challenges of the past year.”

“More than anything, New Zealanders want to know they are dealing with a real estate brand who they trust and who will do what they say they are going to do. They want to deal with sales consultants and property managers that have expertise, honesty and integrity and who are committed to achieving the best possible result for them. This is something we have been told we excel at and something we plan to continue improving on,” says Thomson.

“We also continue to foster strong relationships with our communities around the country through the work our people do by way of The Harcourts Foundation and the many other charities our team contribute to.”

“To be named the Most Trusted real estate brand for nine years in a row is an outstanding achievement and affirms that Harcourts truly has earned the trust of New Zealanders.”

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