Build or Buy?

Build or Buy?

If you’ve been saving hard for a deposit on your first house, or to upgrade your existing home - one of the first considerations is whether to build or buy. For some people it will be a very cut and dried decision. Buying is often less expensive and certainly not as time consuming, but there’s … [Read more...]

Auctions with Harcourts Marlborough

Auctions with Harcourts Marlborough

This week, we chat with our in-house auctioneers Jim Cooke and Bryan Palmer who shed some light on the difference between auctions and a traditional listing, and how they work with sellers and buyers so everyone wins. Jim, who got his auctioneering license in 1979, has been part of the Harcourts … [Read more...]

Harcourts Marlborough Scholar

Harcourts Marlborough Scholar

We are very excited to introduce our first Marlborough Harcourts Scholar - Kurt Findlay. Kurt was one of 400 people who applied for the opportunity to study and learn the real estate trade with us, through the Harcourts New Zealand Real Estate Scholarship Programme last year. Kurt has a strong … [Read more...]

Money Management Tips To Get Your First Home Faster

Money Management Tips To Get Your First Home Faster

Saving is hard. Even the most resolute savers get lured by the bright, shiny lights of instant gratification, that buzz you get from buying a new outfit, the latest smart phone or booking that spontaneous weekend away. Saving is not easy. Everywhere you go, there’s advertising and clever … [Read more...]

Understanding People Key To Real Estate

Understanding People Key To Real Estate

Looking after people has been at the core of Rhonda Stewart’s working life. Not that our residential, lifestyle and rural sales consultant would ever say that - she’s much too modest to toot her own horn. But her 25 year nursing career on the West Coast taught her a lot about figuring out … [Read more...]

Rising Number Of Aucklanders Eyeing Up Marlborough

Rising Number Of Aucklanders Eyeing Up Marlborough

Marlborough is increasingly being seen as an attractive proposition for Aucklanders cashing out and looking for a change of lifestyle, according to data from a property website. Website traffic data from realestate.co.nz shows a dramatic increase in the number of Aucklanders searching for … [Read more...]

Running On Sunshine

Running On Sunshine

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon in Marlborough this weekend. Four of the Harcourts Marlborough team - Mark Davis, Bronwyn Brown, Kurt Findlay and Amy Eyles - are among the field of 3000 who’ve been training hard in preparation for the annual … [Read more...]

First Home Buyers – Everything You Need To Know about Kiwisaver

First Home Buyers – Everything You Need To Know about Kiwisaver

You’ve probably heard about the recent changes to Kiwisaver, aimed at helping more first-home buyers purchase their first homes. But how has it changed, and what does it mean for you?  This week we get the low down from our in-house mortgage and insurance adviser Peter Lewis, who tells us how … [Read more...]

Harcourts Marlborough Awards 2015

Harcourts Marlborough Awards 2015

Huge congratulations to all the recipients of our annual Harcourts Marlborough Awards on Friday night! Our annual awards is always a fun night with lots of food and merriment, and our way of saying thanks to our hardworking team. It was a big day for our top 10 consultants, who were … [Read more...]

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

Don’t let the face of youth fool you.  At 22 Andre Bezar is one of the youngest Harcourts sales consultant’s in the country, and he’s already living the dream he’s chased since he was 10 years old. As a young lad growing up in Marlborough, Andre picked up an interest in real estate after helping … [Read more...]