The latest property news, views and advice from Tall Poppy

  • NZ Housing Market’s Strong Covid Recovery Continues

    Nov 26, 2020, 5:01 PM
    House sales and listings continue their rapid rebound after the 2020 Lockdowns, with listings and…
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  • Reserve Bank promotes higher house prices

    Nov 26, 2020, 4:44 PM
    Last month I wrote about what I had learnt regarding housing markets over the past few decades,…
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  • Tall Poppy Sets Goal to become First Kiwi Zero-Carbon Real Estate Company

    Nov 19, 2020, 4:45 PM
    We’ve set a goal to become the first zero-carbon real estate company within five years, building on…
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  • NZ Cruise Industry Pioneer Joins Tall Poppy

    Nov 9, 2020, 9:24 AM
    A passion for houses has seen a pioneer of New Zealand’s cruise holiday industry join Tall Poppy…
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  • Tech disruptors in the real estate sector

    Oct 21, 2020, 12:44 PM
    The (real estate) industry is moving slowly, but it's never moved this fast.I first made this…
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  • The Benefits of Experience

    Oct 21, 2020, 12:19 PM
    I can recall gaining my first knowledge about the housing market back in the 1970s when…
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  • Covid-19 and the Goldilocks Effect

    Sep 30, 2020, 1:58 PM
    As New Zealand settles back into Level One, and Auckland into Level Two, we're discovering…
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  • When FOMO Takes Over

    Sep 30, 2020, 1:43 PM
    A few years back, as we observed young people seeming to become addicted to their cell phones and…
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  • The Future of Property - New Plymouth

    Sep 28, 2020, 11:12 AM
    New Plymouth is known for its sunny climate, beautiful gardens, art galleries, events, famous…
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  • Science, Data in Builder’s Toolbelt for Smart Homes

    Sep 9, 2020, 11:13 AM
    Tall Poppy is known for doing things a little differently, which is why we’re excited to be working…
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  • Market Insight by Tony Alexander, independent economist - August 2020

    Aug 24, 2020, 5:00 PM
    There is a fairly strict rule of thumb when it comes to activity in the real estate market,…
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  • Market Insight by Mike DelPrete - August 2020

    Aug 24, 2020, 4:56 PM
    As the world wrestles with Covid-19, we’re seeing unique shifts in property markets around the…
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  • The Future of Property in Tauranga

    Aug 12, 2020, 8:58 AM
    One of New Zealand's fastest-growing cities, more than 130,000 people call Tauranga home – and that…
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  • The Future of Property in Taupō

    Jun 10, 2020, 9:13 AM
    What's in store for our property market? This question is top of mind for many Kiwis, as New Zealand…
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  • The Future of Property in Katikati

    Jun 8, 2020, 11:29 AM
    What's in store for our property market? This question is top of mind for many Kiwis, as New Zealand…
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  • Australia’s Property Market Could Light the Way For NZ

    Jun 3, 2020, 1:32 PM
    Wellington, 3 June 2020 - As the world begins to recover from COVID-19, data reveals Australia’s…
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  • The Future of Property in Kapiti

    May 18, 2020, 4:22 PM
    What's in store for our property market? This question is top of mind for many Kiwis, as New…
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  • The Future of Property in the Marlborough Sounds

    May 7, 2020, 4:36 PM
    What's in store for our property market? This question is top of mind for many Kiwis, as New Zealand…
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  • NZ Property Market Rebound Likely During COVID-19 Recovery

    Apr 23, 2020, 2:17 PM
    NZ property listings hit an all-time low last month as COVID-19 arrived on Kiwi shores, but an…
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  • The Future of Property in Queenstown

    Apr 16, 2020, 11:57 AM
    What's in store for our property market? This is a question many Kiwis are asking, as New Zealand…
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  • Balancing Work, Life and Real Estate in the Bay

    Mar 2, 2020, 3:15 PM
    This month our Bay of Plenty team features in Focus Magazine. Rachel Millard, Susan Northey and…
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  • Homes Selling Fast in Red-Hot Property Market

    Feb 21, 2020, 1:37 PM
    New Plymouth, Bay of Plenty and Canterbury are driving record sales volumes and quick sales, as…
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  • Tall Poppy NZ Agency of the Year at 2020 RateMyAgent Awards

    Feb 21, 2020, 1:21 PM
    Tall Poppy Real Estate has won NZ Agency of the Year at the 2020 RateMyAgent Awards, held in…
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  • Tall Poppy Makes It Easier, Fairer for Kiwis to Sell Property

    Jan 28, 2020, 10:17 AM
    Tall Poppy is removing the barriers for Kiwis selling property, enabling them to sell their most…
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  • New Zealand Property Marketing Sizzles in Kiwi Summer

    Jan 24, 2020, 12:42 PM
    Christmas didn’t slow Kiwi’s enthusiasm for property, with REINZ reporting an additional 22 house…
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  • Tall Poppy Named One of Australasia’s Most Innovative Real Estate Companies

    Dec 13, 2019, 9:39 AM
    Tall Poppy is a 2019 Top 20 Real Estate Innovator in Australasia, as judged by Elite Agent; a global…
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  • Tall Poppy Tauranga: Sharing the Christmas Spirit to ‘Stuff the Bus’

    Dec 12, 2019, 8:48 AM
    Tall Poppy’s Tauranga teams have been busy helping make Christmas a little brighter for local…
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  • Early Christmas Present Likely for First Home Buyers

    Nov 15, 2019, 3:06 PM
    First home buyers could be in for a Christmas surprise
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  • Could A Sounds Life Be Your Piece of Paradise?

    Nov 13, 2019, 11:29 AM
    With locals including Hector’s, Bottlenose, Dusky and Common dolphins, Orca and the occasional…
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  • Downward Pressure on Real Estate Fees A Global Trend

    Oct 31, 2019, 9:07 AM
    Mike DelPrete says flat-fee real estate has to be about more than just fees to succeed.
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  • Late Spring for New Zealand Property Market to Fuel Growth

    Oct 16, 2019, 3:31 PM
    Growth in the regions is fueling annual sales growth in September of 48% for Tall Poppy Real Estate,…
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  • Tall Poppy Finalist in 2019 Electra Business Awards

    Sep 26, 2019, 12:41 PM
    Tall Poppy is a finalist in the Electra Business Awards, in the Excellence Awards for Medium-Sized…
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  • Spring Forward - Some Handy Household Reminders

    Sep 25, 2019, 5:22 PM
    The last Sunday in September signals the start of daylight savings in New Zealand. Time to ‘spring…
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  • Property Photographs: Preparing Your Home For Perfect Photos

    Sep 17, 2019, 2:14 PM
    You’ve decided to sell and signed the listing agreement with your chosen agent. Now what? Time to…
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  • Low Winter Listings Could Put a Spring Back in the Market

    Sep 17, 2019, 11:34 AM
    A drop in property sales and house listings during the last month of winter points to a slower…
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  • 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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    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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