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Win an Air New Zealand Mystery Weekend with Jon Roberts and Harcourts

We are currently running a promotion for you to go into a draw to win a FREE mystery weekend courtesy of Air NZ and Harcourts.

Entry is easy, simply get your Upper Hutt home appraised by Jon Roberts and Harcourts before 31st March 2018 – you will be notified if you win.

The appraisal process is painless – a quick visit to determine your home’s features, followed by a return visit once the market research has been completed. There is no obligation to sell your house so you have nothing to lose!

For terms and conditions please click here or contact me directly.

New Listing – 1 Topaz Street – 4 bedroom family home

This home offers 140 square metres of fabulous family living.
Recently renovated, this home offers open plan kitchen/dining along with 4 double bedrooms including a Master Bedroom which has a walk in wardrobe and new ensuite and the Main bathroom has been renovated too.

Walk out through the Bi-fold Sliding Doors onto generous decking and a flat section which enjoys all day sun.

Park your car in the garage which comes complete with a workshop.
To top it off , also close to Maymorn Station, Bus Route, Birchville School and main road.

To be sold by deadline.

For viewing please contact Jon Roberts (022 327 5718 or via or Bev Harris (021 577 667)

Further regulation for property managers on the way?

This week there is an article on the REINZ website which discusses introducing tougher regulations for property managers.

The main thrust of the proposals are that property managers may become regulated in the same way that Real Estate Agents are, and that letting fees may become a thing of the past.

At this stage details are scarce, as “it remains to be seen which, if any, of the amendments proposed by the Residential Tenancies Act Amendment Bill released last year will carry through to the current review.”

The implications of this are that the fees for new tenants getting into properties may be reduced, and that the standard of property management may be vastly improved.

As someone who charges very low property management fees and is already licensed under the Real Estate Agents act, I am all in favour of any legislation that protects tenants and landlords.

My main drive when managing properties are that providing a well-maintained property to tenants at a fair market price ensures you get a tenant that will look after your house for years to come.

If I can do that for a flat property management fee of 7.5%, why are all other companies charging so much?

They are charging more from the tenant through excess letting fees, and from the property owner through charging for inspections, sending letters, arranging maintenance etc.

What exactly do the property management fees cover, if not these things?  


Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Thanks very much to all of the vendors, buyers, property owners and tenants who I have worked with in Upper Hutt this year.

The real estate market in Upper Hutt this year has been a tough one. But with your support 2017 has been an excellent year – roll on 2018!

Get in touch if I can be of any assistance – if you are buying, selling renting, or wanting to get into your first home!

Thanks for a great year, and enjoy a well earned rest with your friends and family!

New Listing! 6 Gemstone Drive – 3 bedroom – PBN

Surplus to requirements, this property is currently tenanted at $370 per week, with the rent well overdue for renewal. The tenants are moving on, and so the vendor has decided to sell.

With 3 bedrooms and a sunroom that could be used as a small fourth bedroom this property has far more space than the 91m2 would suggest!

Fully fenced for privacy, and with a rinnai infinity system for unlimited hot water this house has all the comforts.

Level access shower and only a couple of steps from the carport means that this home would be well-suited to those with mobility issues, those seeking to downsize or ideal as a first home.

Contact Jon today for a private viewing – 022 327 5718.