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  • Clearance rates soar as auctions drive buyer confidence

    Ray White offices in New Zealand hammered home more strong auction results yesterday as a rising clearance rate indicated buyer confidence was well and truly back. Ray White Beach Haven, Verrans Corner and Glenfield, part of the Carpenter Group on....

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  • Auctions driving momentum in Alert Level 2 with a stellar night

    Auctions continued to be a key driver of property sale momentum in Alert Level 2 yesterday as Ray White offices successfully sold NZ$8,305,000 worth of property under the hammer. Ray White New Zealand Chief Auctioneer John Bowring (above), who called two auctions successfully....

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  • Tough times bring out the best in Ray White members

    The lockdown phrase ‘we’re all in this together’ has been taken to heart by numerous Ray White offices in New Zealand as members from across the nation gave back what they could to their communities during times of difficulty and....

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  • Ray White welcomes Leigh and Dane Crockford in Tauranga

    There’s some exciting news to come out of the lockdown. Leigh Crockford and his son Dane Crockford have rebranded their long established family-owned independent real estate agencies in Tauranga to Ray White to take them to the next level of....

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  • Ray White Royal Oak’s online auction hat-trick nets NZ$2.6M

    Ray White Royal Oak last night celebrated a hat-trick of online auction successes as three out of four properties available sold under the virtual hammer. The three fruitful online auctions attracted 14 registered bidders and produced a combined sale value of NZ$2,645,000....

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  • The Pulse – 13 Feb 2020

    A quick synopsis of the market for 2020 shows some interesting details. Buyers are still very evident with auction selling rates increasing, multiple offers on normal listings commonplace and many buyers prepared to put in back-up offers on properties already under contract. Interestingly enough sale numbers remain virtually unchanged from … Read more

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  • The Pulse – 30 Jan 2020

    Amazing to think that the first month of 2020 is drawing to a close. And what a month it has been, open homes with record attendances, multi offers on many listings and pre-auction offers bringing early auctions and properties selling within 24 or 48 hours of coming to the market. … Read more

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  • The Pulse 14 Jan 20

    A warm welcome to you all for 2020 and what a start we have seen. With the market picking up many of our team were “on deck” over the holiday break and boy did that pay dividends for our vendors. We managed a staggering 23 signed agreements between December … Read more

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  • The Pulse – 24 Oct 2019

    SUMMERTIME IS HAMMER TIME!!! This is Ray White Austar’s big pre-Christmas marketing initiative to take advantage of growing buyer activity as we head towards the end of the year. This is a one-off special event for auctions booked during the month of October offering owners cost-effective packages and the opportunity … Read more

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  • The Pulse – 17 Sept 2019

    Earlier this year Austar embarked on a new pathway. We decided we wanted the actual team to help us set our core values, goals and ultimately our mission statement for the company. We gathered our salespeople, managers, administrators and property managers to work together in two intensive workshops evaluating various … Read more

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  • The Pulse – 10 Sept 2019

    NIWA may be predicting a wet September, but in terms of real estate this month the heat will start to go on. All indications suggest a continued upturn in real estate sales, as buying conditions ease and more property becomes available. This upturn will be welcomed by a real estate … Read more

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  • The Pulse – 3 Sept 2019

    Spring is definitely springing. The change in weather is heralding a change of another climate as listings are starting to become evident again. Like the budding of new spring flowers, this new burst of listing activity will hopefully presage the growth in sales we seasonally expect over the next 3 … Read more

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  • The Pulse – 20 Aug 2019

    Property management is a topic close to the heart of many. With the fears of future capital gains tax for secondary residential properties now put to bed, we are seeing a lot of normal New Zealanders concentrating on rental property as the best form of retirement investment. Some of the … Read more

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  • The Pulse 13 Aug 2019

    Last week we spoke about the lift in the market as Ray White Austar had experienced some of the best Winter selling conditions we had ever experienced. We are now sitting at 25 agreements month to date and seriously challenging our best August in terms of written sales ever. Although … Read more

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  • The Pulse – 8 Aug 2019

    Another great Austar auction weekend with 3 out of 5 selling under the hammer and a fourth under offer meaning happy vendors, happy purchasers and happy agents, the perfect trifecta. We currently have 16 agreements signed already for August and well underway for perhaps our best August ever. Despite the … Read more

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