Tall Poppy Blog

The latest property news, views and advice from Tall Poppy

  • Father, Daughter Team Up For Tall Poppy

    Sep 13, 2019, 8:33 AM
    A lifetime as a father and daughter team has led Tim and Pippa Macklin into the real estate…
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  • Tall Poppy in Top 3 Large Kiwi Real Estate Agencies

    Sep 6, 2019, 2:46 PM
    Tall Poppy has been recognised by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) as one of the…
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  • Declutter & Maximise the Value of your Home - Here’s How.

    Sep 4, 2019, 4:46 PM
    If you have ever asked, ‘does clutter affect the appraisal value of my home,’ the answer is, it…
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  • Three Ways to Flat Fee Real Estate Success

    Aug 20, 2019, 1:54 PM
    Flat-fee real estate has to be about more than just fees - it also needs to focus on smart…
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  • Tall Poppy Advice: Things to Know About Property in the Marlborough Sounds

    Aug 16, 2019, 10:59 AM
    Nothing is more Kiwi - or idyllic - than a home perched above the water, with its own jetty, boat…
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  • Growth, Low OCR - Perfect Storm for Property Market

    Aug 14, 2019, 9:34 AM
    Early signs of growth in the housing market are expected to accelerate following the drop in the…
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  • Behind the Scenes : How a 100-Year Old Church Became A Family Home

    Aug 13, 2019, 4:41 PM
    You might have read recently in Stuff about an amazing church in Nelson, which has been converted to…
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  • PAINTING TO SELL!

    Jul 23, 2019, 1:43 PM
    Almost without fail, if you read any ‘Preparing your home to Sell’ article, you will see reference…
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  • Guitar Hero to Tall Poppy Real Estate

    Jul 22, 2019, 8:47 AM
    Mike DelPrete - a specialist in global real estate technology and a Tall Poppy Board member – is…
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  • Property Photography – The Difference Between Night and Day!

    Jul 17, 2019, 9:56 AM
    Looking to sell? Whether you are marketing a mansion, a lifestyle block or a character-laden bach,…
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  • Housing Market Offers Opportunities to Savvy Sellers

    Jul 15, 2019, 11:25 AM
    A 7.3% drop in the number of new houses for sale in June highlights an opportunity for sellers to…
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  • What’s happening in the NZ property market?

    Jul 12, 2019, 9:57 AM
    Sam McIntyre, Tall Poppy co-owner and director, provides insight and opinion on the latest stats…
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  • “Crocodile Dundee” to Picton Property Expert

    Jul 9, 2019, 3:53 PM
    From guiding tourists in the Australian outback to property development in Marlborough,  Grant…
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  • Real Estate: The Unlikely Career Step for Tradies

    Jul 4, 2019, 10:00 AM
    After eleven years in the building industry, Ōtaki local Brendon Heenan’s unlikely career move is…
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  • Sell in Winter? Absolutely! Here's 5 Reasons Why

    Jun 24, 2019, 1:07 PM
    Deciding when to put your property on the market is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make…
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  • Thank You New Zealand!

    Jun 19, 2019, 3:01 PM
    Nearly 7 years in and we are super proud to have reached the $35 million savings milestone! With our…
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  • OPINION - REINZ May Stats

    Jun 17, 2019, 3:15 PM
    Sam McIntyre, co-owner & director of Tall Poppy, provides comment on The Real Estate Institute of…
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  • Accelerated Growth Confirms Kiwis Want Fairer Real Estate Fees

    Jun 14, 2019, 3:01 PM
    A 77% increase in sales, 84% increase in revenue and a 75% increase in franchises underpins an…
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  • Tall Poppy Launches BombBomb in New Zealand

    May 24, 2019, 4:21 PM
    Tall Poppy Real Estate is the first real estate company outside of the United States and Canada to…
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  • Regions Offer the X-Factor - Katikati

    May 24, 2019, 4:15 PM
    Heading further north, in the last of our series of why the regions have the x-factor, this week we…
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  • Regions Offer the X-Factor - Queenstown

    May 14, 2019, 10:08 AM
    Last week we looked at sunny Nelson, to explore why it’s so popular with buyers. This week, we head…
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  • Regions Offer the X-Factor - Nelson

    May 8, 2019, 4:40 PM
    The lure of a smaller mortgage (or the chance to be mortgage free!) is just one of the reasons…
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  • The Importance of Clean Money

    Mar 29, 2019, 11:31 AM
    If you’re selling your home (or planning to), you now need to complete a few extra steps, aimed at…
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  • Media Advisory - Property Insurance Advice for Wellington

    Mar 21, 2019, 1:52 PM
    Following recent uncertainty around property insurance in Wellington, Tall Poppy Real Estate has…
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  • It’s All In the Details - How Tall Poppy Is Big on Service

    Mar 15, 2019, 1:52 PM
    Dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s is essential when you’re buying or selling a home. Purchasing a…
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  • $30 million in Kiwis’ Pockets

    Mar 14, 2019, 7:56 PM
    A smaller mortgage? A bigger retirement nest egg? We’ve talked to two families who recently sold…
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  • What can $550,000 buy me?

    Feb 26, 2019, 10:05 AM
    New Zealand’s median house price in January 2019 was $550,000. If you’re in the property market,…
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  • Tech the Tall Poppy Difference

    Feb 25, 2019, 6:05 PM
    The way homes are sold is changing. Gone are the days where agents need to be in an office, tied to…
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  • New Plymouth - First Home Buyers’ Hotspot

    Feb 21, 2019, 10:37 AM
    New Plymouth is a first home buyers haven, with people moving to Taranaki to take advantage of lower…
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  • Queenstown Property Still Hot, Despite Foreign Buyer Ban

    Feb 18, 2019, 12:35 PM
    Demand for homes in Queenstown is as high as ever, despite the 2018 foreign buyer ban.
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  • Demand for Tauranga Shows No Signs of Slowing

    Dec 18, 2018, 6:59 PM
    Since arriving in the Bay of Plenty in 2017, Tall Poppy has sold 128 properties, achieving $33…
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  • Tall Poppy Reports Record Month, Looks to Double in 2019

    Dec 7, 2018, 2:13 PM
    November was a record-breaking month for fast-growing Tall Poppy Real Estate, reporting 138% year on…
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  • Home Staging in NZ - Get your home ready for staging

    Sep 14, 2018, 2:12 PM
    Selling your home? In today’s competitive market, it’s more important than ever for your home to…
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  • Selling Your Home Checklist

    Aug 13, 2018, 4:20 PM
    Looking to sell your home? This can be quite a daunting process for anyone, especially if you’re…
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  • Same, but different

    Jun 15, 2018, 4:28 PM
    We are often asked ‘how Tall Poppy works’. It’s simple really.
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  • Love house design? So do we

    Apr 26, 2018, 1:31 PM
    Here are some of our favourite designs pushing the boundaries of modern homes.
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  • Want to get top dollar for your property?

    Mar 21, 2018, 1:32 PM
    When prospective buyers view a property, you want them to fall in love with what they see from the…
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  • How to prepare your house for sale

    Feb 23, 2018, 1:31 PM
    The reason why some houses sell for more money is due to how the home was prepared. Learn the…
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  • Why are real estate sales fees so high?

    Dec 12, 2017, 1:29 PM
    Whilst all real estate companies are required by law to disclose in advance the amount they will…
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  • What’s The Value Of A Property Appraisal?

    Nov 2, 2017, 12:39 PM
    A property appraisal is a legal requirement at the time of listing a property. The document should…
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