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What is a real estate appraisal?

If you’ve ever thought about selling your home, you will probably have heard the term ‘appraisal’. But what exactly does an appraisal entail? And what can a first-time seller expect when they ask an agent to come around and appraise their home?

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Want to save on power? Here are the best home renovations to make

With the rising cost of living in New Zealand, having an energy efficient home earns major points in the eyes of buyers. If you’re looking to do-up your home before you sell, consider making these energy-saving renovations that will help you save on power make your home more comfortable to live in, and worth more on the market!

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3 unusual home selling mistakes that will reduce your home's value

If you’ve sold a house before, you’re probably already aware of the main factors that can influence the value of your property: a clean house, decluttered rooms, updated decor, home staging and so on. But have you thought about those slightly left-of-field things that often catch vendors by surprise? 

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A step by step process of how to sell a house

Selling your home is a big decision, so it’s important you get it right. That’s why we’ve created this quick overview of the various steps involved in selling property, so that you know where you stand every step of the way.

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Preparing for open homes

Open homes are a popular way for buyers to view your property and see if it is right for them. We’ve put together a few quick tips to help your home become the one buyers fall in love with.

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Preparing your home for sale

Before you put your house on the market, it’s important to know your competition, the market and to make sure your house is looking its best.

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From sale to settlement

The offer on your home has gone unconditional, and now you're wondering what's next? We'll help you through the entire process, from sale to settlement.

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How to sell a house by tender

When deciding on a method to sell your home, it's important to choose the option that is right for your situation. While tenders aren't very common in the current market in Hamilton, they serve a useful purpose to certain vendors.

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Seller's guide to auction sales

Selling your home at auction can seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Lodge we believe that knowledge is power and that a better understanding of selling methods can take the stress out of selling your home.

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5 tricks to perfect the art of home staging

As interior designers can attest, staging a home is often not as easy as it sounds. But getting that magazine finish could really help your home sale. Recent US research has found that home staging not only helps to sell your home faster but also increases the amount buyers are willing to put on the table.

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