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  • Selling the house with kids? Cheer up! We’ve got it covered

    Selling the house with kids? Cheer up! We’ve got it covered

    Tiffany Brown
    July 22, 2021
    Living with kids is rarely a recipe for an open home-ready house. But with these easy ideas and clever tips, you’ll be able to prepare and market your real estate- and get a great sale- just as well as if you were a single, lightly-treading, non-smudge-making ghost of a resident.
  • What makes MyPitchlist special? Differences you need to know

    What makes MyPitchlist special? Differences you need to know

    Tiffany Brown
    July 5, 2021
    Listing your home is something most of us never do more than a handful of times in our lives. But it’s a huge subject, with a multi-million dollar industry and more options for selling your home than you can shake a stick at.
  • 8 amazing qualities to look for when choosing a real estate agent

    8 amazing qualities to look for when choosing a real estate agent

    Tiffany Brown
    June 26, 2021
    Selling your home is a big deal, and choosing the right person to sell it for you can be a difficult decision. What kind of qualities should you look for in a real estate agent to be sure you make the best choice? Here are eight general character traits and professional qualities commonly found in successful real estate agents. While an agent may not possess every last one, this list may help you define the qualities most important to you and your situation, and assist you in making your choice.
  • A simple guide to real estate agent's fees & commission

    A simple guide to real estate agent's fees & commission

    Tiffany Brown
    May 20, 2021
    We know that trying to understand real estate agent fees can be a bit like assembling kitset furniture with instructions written in a foreign language, especially if you’re new to the house-selling game. But it needn’t be so confusing. We’ve pulled together these MyPitchlist tips to help you out. Primarily you should keep in mind that real estate agent fees and commissions always relate to the expenses involved in selling your property. School up on some of the other issues around selling costs, such as whether real estate agent fees and commissions are negotiable or tax-deductible, be aware of a few pitfalls to avoid, and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the real estate market.
  • The surprising truth about which season to sell your house

    The surprising truth about which season to sell your house

    Tiffany Brown
    May 15, 2021
    One of the common misconceptions about selling real estate is that there is any better or worse time to sell a home. Generalising in this way doesn’t take into account the many varying factors about the season, the market, the real estate agent and the particular property that may influence the outcome of your selling campaign. So, when is the best time to sell? Sure, there are seasonal considerations, but by thinking about your property’s individual characteristics, you can maximise your profits in any season.
  • Real estate agent or private sale? The eye-opening truth

    Real estate agent or private sale? The eye-opening truth

    Tiffany Brown
    April 28, 2021
    You may have heard friends or neighbours talk of ‘good luck’ stories about selling their property privately and saving tons of real estate agent commission. But is this always the case? The benefits of real estate agents’ local market savvy, their individual industry experience and that of their agency, along with their existing networks and knowledge base cannot be underestimated, and it’s impossible to know whether a private sale ever reaches the figure to which a professional real estate agent may be able drive it, so you may end up saving commission only to sacrifice it for a lower sale price. In NZ, just 14% of real estate sales were concluded privately in 2020, so you can feel confident you’re in the majority when you hire a real estate agent to do the job for you.
  • Sell the house? Keep the house? How to handle a divorce

    Sell the house? Keep the house? How to handle a divorce

    Tiffany Brown
    April 17, 2021
    Can you divorce without selling the house? Can I force my spouse to sell the house if we get divorced, or can my spouse force me to sell, even if we don’t want to? Your house isn’t just bricks, mortar, weatherboard or steel; deep emotional connections often exist between a house and its owners which can complicate and strain the separation process. Here we outline some of the legal ramifications of divorce as they relate to your house, with some advice on how to handle your split to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your spouse as you go your separate ways into the future.
  • If you follow these 16 steps, you’ll sell your property fast

    If you follow these 16 steps, you’ll sell your property fast

    Tiffany Brown
    April 6, 2021
    Keen to sell your newly-listed property as quickly as possible, and for a top price? Yes, your choice of real estate agent is important. But a great agent can only do so much for you. If you want rich capital returns, it pays to do a little groundwork to present your home to potential buyers in the best possible light. Here are 16 tips to ensure your property attracts that top bid.

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