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Real Estate News, Market Insights & Advice

The latest property news, market insight, views and advice from Tall Poppy

Market Insight - What's in store for 2021?

22 01 2021
2020 was a transformative year. Amidst the turbulence and uncertainty in the real estate sector,…
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House price inflation to gradually ease

22 01 2021
In my last column for 2020, written a couple of months ago, I retained a positive outlook for house…
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New Poppy Seed Gin - Labour of Love Between Kāpiti Brands

16 12 2020
Poppy seeds feature in the latest limited-edition gin from Imagination Gin, created in collaboration…
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NZ Housing Market’s Strong Covid Recovery Continues

26 11 2020
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

26 11 2020
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

19 11 2020
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

09 11 2020
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

21 10 2020
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

21 10 2020
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

30 09 2020
As New Zealand settles back into Level One, and Auckland into Level Two, we're discovering…
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When FOMO Takes Over

30 09 2020
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

28 09 2020
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

09 09 2020
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

24 08 2020
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

24 08 2020
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

12 08 2020
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

10 06 2020
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

08 06 2020
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

03 06 2020
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

18 05 2020
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

07 05 2020
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

23 04 2020
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

16 04 2020
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

02 03 2020
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

21 02 2020
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

21 02 2020
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

28 01 2020
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

24 01 2020
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

13 12 2019
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’

12 12 2019
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

15 11 2019
First home buyers could be in for a Christmas surprise
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Could A Sounds Life Be Your Piece of Paradise?

13 11 2019
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

31 10 2019
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

16 10 2019
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

26 09 2019
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

25 09 2019
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

17 09 2019
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

17 09 2019
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

13 09 2019
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

06 09 2019
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.

04 09 2019
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

20 08 2019
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

16 08 2019
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

14 08 2019
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

13 08 2019
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!

23 07 2019
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

22 07 2019
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!

17 07 2019
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

15 07 2019
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?

12 07 2019
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

09 07 2019
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

04 07 2019
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

24 06 2019
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!

19 06 2019
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

17 06 2019
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

14 06 2019
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

24 05 2019
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

24 05 2019
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

14 05 2019
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

08 05 2019
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

29 03 2019
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

21 03 2019
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

15 03 2019
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

14 03 2019
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?

26 02 2019
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

25 02 2019
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

21 02 2019
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

18 02 2019
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

18 12 2018
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

07 12 2018
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

14 09 2018
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

13 08 2018
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

15 06 2018
We are often asked ‘how Tall Poppy works’. It’s simple really.
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Love house design? So do we

26 04 2018
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?

21 03 2018
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

23 02 2018
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?

12 12 2017
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?

02 11 2017
A property appraisal is a legal requirement at the time of listing a property. The document should…
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