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Our Offices

Lochore's Residential Sales

100 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626

p 09 481 0639

f 09 481 0640

Lochore's Rentals & Property Management

100 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626

p 09 481 0641

f 09 418 5194

Lochore's Body Corporate

100 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626

p 09 481 0639 or 09 481 1423

f 09 481 0640

Information for sellers

Information for Sellers

Ask the right questions

Points to consider and questions to ask when selecting a real estate salesperson.

Questions to ask your salesperson

When selecting a real estate company to list your property, asking the following questions should help you to make your decision.

  • How long have you been selling real estate?
  • How many homes have you sold in my area?
  • What do you know about the market in my area?
  • Do you live in the local area?
  • What marketing packages do your offer?
  • Do you provide regular feedback reports to sellers? How?
  • If I list the home, when would the marketing begin?
  • What do you do that is different from other real estate agents?

Why should I choose you?

For more information – click here to contact us.

Marketing Options

Different property marketing methods including exclusive agency, auction and tender. 

Exclusive agency with an asking price
  • All buyers are eligible, conditional and unconditional
  • Fixed asking price makes negotiating easier for the buyer.
  • Has a defined marketing programme.
  • Has one person responsible for all activities and reporting to vendor.
  • A market-accepted method of selling. Over 90% of our sales come from exclusive listings.
  • Opportunity to maximise the sale price.
  • Pre-planned marketing programme to maximise property profile in the marketplace.
  • Buyers compete against other buyers, not the vendor.
  • Established sales date creates urgency for buyers.
  • Eliminates perceived negatives and objections to any asking price.
  • Unconditional sale on the vendor’s terms and maximum price on the day.
  • Has one person responsible for all activities and reporting to the vendor.
  • All buyers are eligible, conditional and unconditional.
  • Pre-planned marketing programme to maximise property profile in the market place.
  • Creates urgency for buyers with a pre-set closing date.
  • Buyers must give their best price and terms.
  • You can negotiate with buyers after bidding has closed.
  • Privacy – you don’t have to declare what bids were received.
  • One person is responsible for all activities and reporting to vendor.
For sale by negotiation
  • A proven advanced system of marketing with established negotiation guidelines.
  • Opportunity to maximise sale price by not fixing an upper limit with an asking price.
  • Allows a margin for a premium without over-pricing your property.
  • A greater range of buyers can consider your property.
  • All buyers are eligible, conditional and unconditional.
  • Has one person responsible for all activities and reporting to vendor.

Prepare your home for sale

Prepare your home to make a great first impression before putting it on the market.


First impressions count. This couldn’t apply more than when presenting your house for sale to attract the best possible price. That’s why it’s essential that your house looks its best while it’s on the market. The most important thing is to declutter. Try to view your home from the objective perspective of a potential buyer and make decisions accordingly.

Exterior impressions
  • Paint work is in good repair – discuss with your sales person if major work is still to be done.
  • Street number and tidy letterbox in an easy-to-see position.
  • Wash the paintwork and decks and spray any driveway or paved path or courtyard for moss or mould.
  • Spouting is cleaned and in good repair.
  • Garage/carport is clean and tidy.
  • Rubbish bins are tidy and cleared away.
  • Any cracked or broken windows are repaired.
  • Hedges and shrubs trimmed, edges and lawns cut, garden weeded.
  • Cut back any vegetation that is growing over windows.
Front entrance
  • Ensure the entrance is clean, tidy and uncluttered.
  • Check that the door bell works.
General interior impressions
  • All chipped paint and cracked plaster is repaired. Wallpaper is in tidy condition.
  • Check that all door, window and cupboard latches open and close easily.
  • Lights are all operational – if needed, leave some lights on to create atmosphere.
  • Heat the home if the weather is cool.
  • Ensure halls/stairways are tidy and free of clutter.
  • Curtains should be open. Carpets are freshly vacuumed.
  • If possible, have cut flowers in various rooms (lounge, dining, hall or kitchen).
  • All surfaces – mirrors, fixtures, taps are cleaned and polished.
  • All taps are in good order.
  • Seals around bath and basin are in good repair.
  • Floors are clean, rubbish containers emptied.
  • Cupboards and cabinets are tidy inside.
  • Hang new or fresh towels neatly on the rack.
  • Ensure all clutter is removed from vanity unit and around bath or shower.
  • If you use a shower curtain, ensure it is clean or new.
  • Sinks and taps are cleaned and polished.
  • All appliances are cleaned.
  • Small appliances should be put away to avoid a cluttered look.
  • Benches are cleaned and polished and free of clutter. Cupboards and pantry are neat and tidy.
  • Ensure that all wardrobes are tidy. Potential buyers often check storage facilities.
  • Remove clutter from surfaces such as bedside tables and the tops of chests of drawers.
  • Ensure the bed linen is new or clean and pressed. Arrange pillows neatly.
Open homes
  • Jewellery and valuables locked away safely or taken with you.
  • Valuables such as art, vases, figurines and mementos are safely locked away.
Creating an atmosphere
  • Try to make your home as warm and inviting as possible by using some of the tips detailed under general interior impressions (above).
  • You could also have light music playing softly in the background.
  • Ideally, pets should be absent during showing.

Multi-unit titles

Owners who are part of a body corporate in a multiple unit dwelling

Sellers of a unit title property will need to comply with disclosure obligations outlined in the Unit Titles Act 2010. They will be obliged to provide buyers with up to three separate disclosure statements.

These include:

Pre-contract Disclosure

Before a buyer enters into an agreement for sale & purchase, the seller must cover the cost of: 
(i) Body Corporate Levies and proposed levies for the next 12 months.
(ii) Proposed maintenance for the next 12 months.
(iii) Balance of Bank Accounts
(iv) Whether the property is or has been the subject of a claim under the weather-tight homes Resolution service or otherwise relating to water penetration.

Pre-settlement Disclosure

No later than the fifth working day before settlement date, the seller will cover this cost.

(i) Due date for levies
(ii) Amount of any unpaid levies
(iii) Whether legal proceedings have been instituted for any unpaid levy.
(iv) Whether there have been any changes to the body corporate rules since the most recent disclosure statement.

Additional Disclosure

Buyers’ costs
(i) Details of regular expenses incurred by the body corporate at least once a year.
(ii) Insurance details
(iii) Information about every lease affecting the base land of the unit title development.

For more information

List with us

Email us your details and we’ll be in touch about listing your property for sale. Click on the List with us tab at the top of this page, complete the form above and one of our sales team will contact you to arrange a convenient time to discuss the listing of your property.


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