Mobile Gardens features in Bayley’s agent, Lorraine Young’s housing update

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Housing Update with Lorraine Young

I hope you are all well as we return to some routine, as kids begin school by distance learning, and some businesses are preparing to finally re-open next week! We are gearing up!

As the real estate industry prepare for Alert Level 3 status, thousands of people around the country who have been in limbo over the past few weeks can now move forward with their property transactions.

I am also encouraged with the level of genuine buyer enquiry and their wanting to view properties from next week, if possible.

Health and Safety are our primary concern for our clients and their homes, and also to the buyers. With stringent guidelines outlined by REINZ (Real Estate Institute of NZ) and Bayleys, we can show a buyer through a home by private appointment only, with the necessary precautions and protocols such as a buyer completing a registration form prior to entry, wearing provided gloves, sanitiser, and further, the agent sanitising the touched surfaces of the property after each viewing. For this reason, only a maximum of 2 people per bubble, may view the property, per appointment. Our vendors can take comfort that these safety precaution methods will also enable us, to meet only qualified buyers for their home.

Agents, especially if they have the benefit of experience from previous cycles will understand how critical it is to engage quality buyers, not quantity of buyers, especially now. And there are genuine buyers in the market now.


Read the REINZ press release here

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Supporting our Locals
We welcome some of our small businesses re-opening, even on contactless basis. We are determined to support our locals – and not just for the long awaited flat whites!


Tony Alexander - Mobile Gardens features in Bayley’s agent, Lorraine Young’s housing update

Tony Alexander’s Latest Report – Monday 20th April 2020

Last week, Tony Alexander invited readers with experience of past recessions to send their thoughts on the most important things they did to handle those downturns.

From these responses he has created a summary in hope that business people who are experiencing a recession for the first time will gain some useful knowledge of what do in order to maximise their chances of getting through this unique disruption.

Tony has summarised the responses into 10 key points which include focusing totally on cash flow, making decisions and changes quickly, involving all affected parties including suppliers, staff, and family, delivering detailed information and plans to your bank to make their job easier, avoiding negative media and people postulating how bad the situation might get if such and such happens, looking for opportunities, and focusing on the future once the initial cost-cutting and restructuring exercises are complete.

Read his latest issue here


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Ideas for your home while in at Level 3

Tanya Ibbetson, owner of Mobile Gardens, an exterior staging expert, writes:

“The good weather and ground are still warm enough to seed and refresh  your lawns. When the drought breaks, water blast your paths, driveway and courtyards, to create a ‘clean and attractive entrance / spaces” which can be a welcoming backdrop to a selection of potted trees, designer plants and troughs to enhance these spaces.“

This is the time, to think how best to enhance your entrance, courtyards and pool areas; and for those apartment dwellers, their terraces. Tanya would be happy to view your property at no charge and to suggest ideas for your garden enhancements and exterior home staging.

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