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# 208764 27-Feb-2017 07:31
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A house on my cul-de-sac, Churton Park near Johnsonville in Wellington, went for sale.

It's inexpensive by Wellington standards, in the 400's, and one of the lowest crime neighbourhoods.

So I guess the real estate agents, thought "hey, this house's is going to sell no matter what I do, so might as well do just the minimum."

http://www.guardianfirstnational.co.nz/buy-residential-real-estate/townhouse-7-46-wingfield-place-churton-park-nz-11924140456

Two pictures! One of the front, and one of the kitchen. The house was/is a rental, and mostly empty of furniture. It was tidy enough to photograph every room.

They totally neglected the beautiful view, of a horse pasture in the hills below, both in the ad and during the open house.

During the open house, I wandered through with almost no interaction. I felt like a shopper in a clothing store with bored teenage help.

I know it's typical of house sales nowadays, but a price range in the ad would be nice.

Definitely not going to use Guardian First National when I sell my house.


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  # 1726777 27-Feb-2017 07:49
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Fairly sure that these days the client pays for most if not all the advertising (inc photos and websites) as a additional cost,

 

SO it may have simply been that the client wants to spend the bare minimum to sell it


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  # 1726779 27-Feb-2017 08:11
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Yeah exactly, most agents sell an "advertising package" which will cover signs, photography loading to their site, trademe, and any publications.  The number of photos are taken from here.





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I've been looking at the property market in CHCH as preparation for buying my first home, pending successful mortgage approval #fingersCrossed.

 

 

 

I have noticed a tremendous variation in detail provided on TradeMe listings, with private listings often beating out the professional ones (and they usually have less cheesy names than the professional ones). Often crticial information is ommitted, such as land classification, insurance state, land type (freehold, crosslease, leasehold), size of bedrooms, size of bathrooms, bathroom fittings, chattels etc. I remember looking back when I moved to CHCH for University and the listings were of a much higher quality, with the above information often included (bar the land classification and insurance state, since pre-quake they weren't critical).

 

 





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  # 1726794 27-Feb-2017 08:27
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CruciasNZ:

 

I've been looking at the property market in CHCH as preparation for buying my first home, pending successful mortgage approval #fingersCrossed.

 

 

 

I have noticed a tremendous variation in detail provided on TradeMe listings, with private listings often beating out the professional ones (and they usually have less cheesy names than the professional ones). Often crticial information is ommitted, such as land classification, insurance state, land type (freehold, crosslease, leasehold), size of bedrooms, size of bathrooms, bathroom fittings, chattels etc. I remember looking back when I moved to CHCH for University and the listings were of a much higher quality, with the above information often included (bar the land classification and insurance state, since pre-quake they weren't critical).

 

 

 

 

 

 

private listings have the advantage in that its your house so you know all the information, and it's your only listing.  Of course the disadvantage is generally an agent should have access to the rest of the office and a pool of buyers.  But as we all know, there's good and bad agents.





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  # 1726855 27-Feb-2017 09:07
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kingdragonfly: Two pictures! One of the front, and one of the kitchen. The house was/is a rental, and mostly empty of furniture. It was tidy enough to photograph every room.

 

If the house is still tenanted, it's also highly possible that the tenant refused consent (as is their right) for any of their personal possessions to be photographed.


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