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Selwyn Times: January 10, 2018

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14 Wednesday January 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District What sells a property? The most important aspect in selling your home and what will gain you the extra dollars is how the interior and exterior are presented, and landscaping does count. “The extra dollars you spend on presentation will pay off,” suggests Real Estate Agent, Cheryl Hunt from Mike Pero Real Estate in Rolleston. Cheryl has found that professional photography can make the difference when selling a home as can de-cluttering. “Put some colour in with flowers in vases and do the garden so the home looks a picture from the street. This is what helps sell a home,” adds Cheryl. When choosing an agent to sell your home, weigh up what you want from your representative. Larger agencies may be perceived as having greater reach while more boutique firms may offer a handson personal touch and the opportunity to work closely with your chosen agent. What is important is that you feel you can work with your agent. Cheryl emphasises the importance of choosing Cheryl Hunt is a Mike Pero Real Estate Agent based in Rolleston. an agent you can talk to when you have concerns, looking for someone who cares about what they do and who will go the extra mile. She says it is acceptable to expect your agent to make regular contact, passing on both positive and negative comments, with it important to take note of such feedback as it could make the difference in the success of selling your property. When setting the price for your property, she says it is important not to over price, instead the aim is to meet the market. Cheryl started in real estate in Ashburton before locating to Akaroa where she continued in the industry. The September earthquake in 2010 had a massive effect on the market on the peninsula, and Cheryl moved into a community support role with Fletcher EQR (Earthquake Repairs) who won the contract for the repair of homes under EQC. This role involved liaising between EQC and the community and included working with the elderly and those who were vulnerable as well as families who needed assistance. In 2012, Cheryl moved into the Fletcher EQR southern region for earthquake repairs, assisting people with their claims and resolution. “There were usually reasons why people were frustrated while older people often felt they could or should wait. They needed support so their repairs were carried out in a timely way,” explains Cheryl who adds that each person’s claim is a ‘living claim’, which is transferred Professional photography & de-cluttering can help sell a house. to the new owner of a property so if a person has concerns, they should contact EQC. When her contract with Fletcher EQR came to an end, Cheryl returned to real estate, something she loves. Landscaping does count. “I just love real estate. It keeps me with people and helping them, especially buyers who need assistance finding their first home. I love living and working in Rolleston and being part of a company where everyone knows each other.” Price to meet the market. Artisan Homes Builders of superior homes. Built to last. Winners in Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards Our new Showhome in the new Faringdon South Showhome Village. Opening in January 2018. WAtcH tHiS SPAce!!! Phone 03 374 9172 Rob 021 324 876 email rob@artisanhomes.co.nz www.artisanhomes.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday January 10 2018 15 Competitive pricing from $1498 per sq.m www.homesbyparklane.co.nz Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price New Showhome 6 Craig Thompson Drive, Flemington, Lincoln Wednesday to Sunday 12pm - 4pm Office & Showhome 2 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Award Winning Builder Show home Guide Homes by Parklane “Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price” Flemington, Lincoln 6 Craig Thompson Drive Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Wigram 2 Harvard Avenue Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome (03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 www.homesbyparklane.co.nz Happy New Year from the team at Versatile Christchurch! Visit us at 8 Craig Thompson Drive, Lincoln Open 12.00pm to 4.00pm, Thursday to Sunday, or by appointment 0800 VERSATILE • www.versatile.co.nz To promote your showhome in our Show home Guide Contact Elaine Moon Ph. (03) 364 7436 Mob. 021 079 3339 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi 231 HIGHSTED RD, CASEBROOK OPEN FRI-SAT-SUN 12-4PM 80 FARTHING DRIVE, PREBBLETON OPEN FRI-SAT-SUN 12-4PM JASON 021 514 424 Or kryStAl 021 335 707 David Reid Homes Casebrook 231 Highstead Road Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm Prebbleton 80 Farthing Drive Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm Ph Jason 021 514 424 or Lynda 021 335 707 www.davidreidhomes.co.nz Versatile Homes and Buildings Flemington, Lincoln 8 Craig Thompson Drive Open Thursday to Sunday, 12.00pm to 4.00pm or by appointment Hornby 3 Springs Road Open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm or by appointment Reopen 15 Jan. Closed 20 & 21 Jan 0800 VERSATILE www.versatile.co.nz Gabbie and Alexis have a busy family. Luckily we created plenty of space for them to play and relax. Peter Ray Homes Prestons 28 & 30 TeRito Street Wigram Skies, Wigram 32 & 34 The Runway,12pm to 4pm Closed until Wed 10 January Faringdon, Rolleston 572 & 574 East Madisons Road www.peterrayhomes.co.nz Start your own story 03 348 1994 www.peterrayhomes.co.nz To advertise in The Showhome Guide Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi