Our EVES Whangarei office opened in 2018, relocating to new office premises in 2020. The team consists of 11 residential salespeople plus additional support staff. Nikki Tracey, a top performing EVES salesperson, has recently been appointed the Sales Manager for the Whangarei branch, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position. From sales, marketing and property market knowledge to operations and HR; she is well-versed in everything real estate.
Nikki believes her affiliation with the EVES brand and the EVES Whangarei office in particular is a match made in heaven, sharing the same core values of respect, professionalism, honesty, family and great communication.
‘I believe in the importance of fostering strong relationships built through transparent communication and exceptional customer service. I am committed to my team and it is my aim as Sales Manager to be an exceptional coach and mentor who is supportive, motivating and dedicated.’
Much like the rest of the country, Whangarei is seeing a real shortage of property for sale, with stock levels across Northland down 45% from this time last year. Nikki says the lack of competing listings, combined with strong sale prices, has geared the current market in favour of those selling.
‘There is no denying that well-presented property is selling fast and achieving premium prices. Buyer demand remains strong and even with lockdown restrictions proving a hindrance at open homes, we are still seeing good numbers through. Buyers outside of Whangarei are still exhibiting strong interest with some purchasing sight unseen.
Investors are still in the market but less active, opting to rid their portfolios of less desirable properties that don’t meet Healthy Homes Standards in favour of brand new homes.
First home buyers are still finding home ownership difficult with low housing caps and banks tightening lending criteria. Having finance approved and moving fast are what we are stressing to our buyers.
Some good news for those who have potential to develop, Whangarei District Council are looking at zoning changes which should see more high-density housing zones added closer to the city. This should translate into more land and housing opportunities for our region.’