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About stevelindsaynz

brand driven marketing, out-performing the competition, creativity that leads to innovation, adding tangible value to clients businesses, swimming, biking, kayaking, multisports, rugby from the sideline

Steve- Get a Hair Cut and Get a Real Job!

Right now, there are a lot of really talented people, who like me mutually decided to leave their employment with Covid-19 having changed their employer’s situation or direction.

Needing a plan beyond looking at the upcoming releases on Netflix was a no brainer. First task; post this video to register Steve Lindsay as a strong blip on recruiters’ radar.

Steve’s video click here:

Inspiration for this post came from the song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers- Get  a Hair Cut released as a single from their 1992 album-Haircut.




December 2019 Real Estate Sales Snapshot

REINZ Dec data: Property market finishes 2019 with highest sales volume for December in 3 years New Zealand rounded off the decade. For New Zealand excluding Auckland, the number of properties sold increased by 5.8% when compared to the same time last year (to 4,425 up from 4,184) – the highest for the month of December in 3 years.

Bindi Norwell-REINZ CEO: “Looking around the country, 12 out of 16 regions saw annual increases in the number of properties sold – the highest number of annual increases in 3 months – with particularly strong increases in Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Southland, Northland and Canterbury,” continues Norwell.

Record median prices were recorded in December• Southland with a 32.0% increase to $330,000 up from $250,000 at the same time last year. The median sell price for Invercargill City was $336,000 for the month of December.

Days to Sell decreases both year on year and month on month In December the median number of days to sell a property nationally decreased by 4 days from 35 to 31 when compared to December 2018 – the lowest days to sell in 3 years. Southland again had the lowest days to sell of all the regions at 21 days, down 2 days from the same time last year, but 3 days higher than November 2019’s figure which was the lowest median days to sell since August 2007.

FOR SALE 173 Queens Drive, Invercargill

Market brief Invercargill Real Estate

Our sales team report a continuum of the property trend throughout 2019 with strong buyer demand with our sales reflecting a substantial increase in the median sell price of Invercargill City and Southland dwellings. It has been widely reported the total number of sales this calendar year-to-date has reduced with seller supply not keeping pace with buyer demand.

“The REINZ House Price Index in Southland reached a new high from peak with an increase of 18.2% year-on-year, the highest increase throughout the country. On the flipside, the Southland region experienced the biggest decrease in sales (-27%) and the biggest drop in the number of new listings (-34.7%).” Source: REINZ Monthly Report 15 October 2019

Snapshot of REINZ reported sales of Dwellings Invercargill January-September 2019:

  • 65% of dwelling sales were closed below $350,000
  • Median sell price for dwellings $300,000
  • Median number of days on market for dwellings: 30-days
  • Preferred method of sale: Dwellings sold by Price / Private Treaty 95.1%
  • Median sell price for land: $175,000

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So you back yourself to stand up and ste

So you back yourself to stand up and step outside the norm and embrace a challenge; then whoever hires you is one lucky employer. We’d like that employer to be us!
We are recruiting for a property manager and we want you to work with us not for us. Perhaps this is the day you seek out a role you’d never considered before? What you waiting for; there’s no green light to signal go for it?

Thursday’s being one of the days our sa

Thursday’s being one of the days our sales team head out to view our new property listings. Our neighbours – Electric Motor Vehicle Company kindly lent us their zero emission Nissan Leaf to road test across the team. The ride was very quiet with the car full of zest even with four blokes. The comparative discussions were interesting however the latent feeling expressed by all was these vehicles have a place on our roads.

The underlying demand for rental propert

The underlying demand for rental property continues and it’s Interesting to note the latest increase in median rents for Invercargill City July 2019 comparing July 2018.
Beds July 2019 July 2018 % Increase
1 $180 $162 +11.1%
2 $280 $230 +21.7%
3 $340 $280 +21.4%
4 $390 $280 +27.8%

A quick check of our rental board at our office punctuates that the market remains limited for choice.