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Welcome to Tawa Realty Limited

HARCOURTS TAWA ... TEAM TAWA offers a unique real estate structure to assist you with all your real estate needs ...buying, selling, property management and rental services. 

Specialising predominantly within the Tawa basin, we are a small yet extremely experienced team who are all long-term Tawa residents.  With a strong connection to local schools and sports clubs this small family-oriented team is focused on providing exceptional service.  Having built a market share of around 50% of residential property sales in the area this team has a committed approach to ensuring a consistent and competitive opportunity to their vendors.

Likewise, a professional property management business gives landlords a "peace of mind" service for rental properties.

Keep up to date with new listings, market comment, open homes and handy tips by receiving our Weekly Update.  If you want to receive this on a regular basis send us an email on enquiries.tawa@harcourts.co.nz and we will put you on our weekly database. 

We are your first point of call in this area ....




Before you ignore a tender property, read this ....

Have you ever rejected a property because it was advertised as a Tender?  You are not alone. Many buyers find this approach to buying extremely frustrating. Our goal is to provide you with 5 reasons why you shouldn’t discount a property just because it is being sold by Tender. We will also provide answers to the 4 most common objections to buying through tender.

Let’s get started.

Here are 5 reasons to consider buying your new home through Tender:

1. The most desirable properties are nearly always sold by Tender or Auction.

The nicest houses are going to attract a lot of interest no matter how they are sold.  Real estate salespeople know this and are more likely to market these properties through a Tender or Auction to maintain some control of the process and make it easy for a large number of potential buyers to know exactly when and where the property will be available for sale.  If you choose to ignore these houses it is highly likely that you will be ignoring the best properties available in your area.

2. Owners selling by Tender are motivated to sign an offer.  

Owners will often invest $1,500 – $3,000 into the marketing of their property to attract as many buyers as possible in a short period of time.  This creates a situation where Vendors have “skin in the game” and are determined not to see their investment go to waste.  There is urgency to achieve a sale.

3. The rules are clear.

Have you ever visited a home you liked and then received a call from the agent 4 hours later saying an offer has been received and there is now a 24 hour deadline in place?  Have you ever taken time out on your weekend to visit an open home just to find the property is already under contract or sold?  With a Tender or Auction process you know exactly when the property is for sale and how long you have to complete your homework before placing an offer. The rules for buying are clear form the get-go.

4. More time to do your research.

Buyers remorse happens when you are rushed into making a decision (for example with the 24 hour deadline mentioned above) and it is not a great feeling, especially when the purchase is worth $400k – $500k.  When buying through a Tender or Auction you have a reasonable amount of time to consider the gravity of your upcoming purchase, complete a thorough investigation of your future home, gather all the facts and make an informed decision regarding the purchase of your biggest asset.

5. Slowing down is not a bad thing.

We have grown up to become the “now-now” generation.  We want everything yesterday. Stop and think about it for a second though – you are not just buying a pair of shoes here. You are taking on a 25 / 30 year mortgage commitment.  This is serious stuff.  Shouldn’t you have the time to visit your future home 2 or 3 times before making an offer? Rather than rushing through a decision on a home you have just seen on a Friday evening – hoping to secure it before the first open home? Jumping in the deep end without proper research is seldom a good idea.

The 4 most common objections to buying at Tender and an answer to each:

1.  ”How can I tell how much the house is worth?”

Do you really need an agent to tell you what a house is worth?  Do you really trust their opinion anyway?  If buyers didn’t know value then why is it that houses priced 20k too high can sit on the market for months?  While houses priced 20k too low will often sell before their first open home?  Once you have looked at 20+ houses in a small area and reviewed their sale prices you will very quickly become a market expert.  When you visit a priced home you instantly decide whether that price represents good value to you.  So why should your perception of value suddenly switch off when no price is provided to begin with?

2.  ”But I don’t want to buy in competition!”

It is natural to want to be the only buyer and to avoid competitive situations.  The problem is, all the nice homes in our area will usually attract multiple offers, whether they are sold by tender, price, or by negotiation even in a down market.  Attractive properties always sell well.  Show me a home that no one else wants and I’ll show you a home you won’t have to compete with others to buy.  Think about when you come to sell 5 or 10 years down the track though– do you want a home that sells quickly with competing offers?  Or a home that attracts little interest and stays on the market a long time.  I know which one I would rather have.

3.  ”Buying through Tender is too expensive.”

Completing your homework on a property can get very expensive.  That is why most of the properties we market will now have a LIM report available.  We also endeavor to provide builders reports where possible.  This is not meant to substitute your own advice however it should provide you with a starting point for your own research, save you some money and give you an idea of the current standard of the property. If there are issues, we want to know about them up front where possible, not after you have had your offer accepted.  Tender or not, completing or viewing a builders report is a good idea before you place an offer on any home.  Yes it will cost money and you might miss out on the home but this is a big purchase you are about to embark on and there is going to be some expense.  If you are concerned about cost the best approach is to submit a tender with conditions for your protection.  This is very common and almost every week we sell properties to buyers with conditional offers.

 4.  ”Don’t I have to attach a deposit cheque?”

No. Every part of a Tender document is negotiable.  You can choose not to submit a deposit with your offer and it will still be presented to the owner.  Attaching a bank cheque is a great idea and it makes your offer look extremely attractive to a seller, however it is not compulsory for the properties we market.

 

Harcourts has been voted New Zealand’s most trusted real estate brand

Most Trusted

Reader's Digest has announced its most trusted brands for 2013. It is the first time the real estate category has been voted on, and Harcourts has come out on top. Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan says New Zealanders trust Harcourts as an iconic Kiwi brand. This year marks the group’s 125th birthday celebrations, making Harcourts the oldest real estate group in the country. Hayden Duncan says as well as this longevity, people respond to the Harcourt’s corporate philosophy of absolute commitment to providing an exceptional experience to clients. “We don’t just pay lip service to our internal mission statement: ‘To create clients for life through the finest service’. It is Harcourts’ heart and soul, and is fundamental to the positive attitude and success of our people. “We know that real estate clients want to deal with consultants that have knowledge, expertise, honesty and integrity, and are committed to achieving the best possible result for them. Above all, they want to deal with real people – that’s why we put absolute focus on creating a relationship of trust and respect with all our clients. We’ve found that this philosophy is great for achieving personal satisfaction, high morale and continued success.” Harcourts was founded in Wellington in 1888 by J.B Harcourt and has grown to become New Zealand’s largest real estate group, with 181 offices and 1750 sales consultants. Harcourts NZ is still proudly New Zealand owned. In 1997 Harcourts expanded into Australia, with the big blue signs going up in all six Australian states, and quickly becoming the fastest growing real estate group in Australasia. Since 1999 Harcourts has expanded globally, and now boasts more than 800 offices across Fiji, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Indonesia, the United States and Australasia.