May, is the new NZ record inward migration month, after 10 months of consecutive record months. Arrivals are up 15%, a net gain of 57,800 for the year ended May*

However, for Auckland it adds to the property market heat for many in that city and wider region. It is common to meet people on a daily basis now who have made the decision to move themselves, family and often business interests from Auckland to our regions.

Those newcomers from Auckland are often in the 30-45 year age bracket and have moved here to work and be part of our community. They contribute for some home owners here achieving a sale in a shorter time frame than previously.

Also, some from Auckland who plan to move here in the future are purchasing investment property, assisting to provide more homes for a ready tenant market.

The key focus for our EVES salespeople is to do everything possible to identify the best buyer, not just the first buyer in this market. Great marketing and skilled negotiation remain as all important.

So, if you are thinking of selling and want to know your best interests are pivotal in your sale transaction, talk to EVES.

More people selling more property.

Ross Stanway

*Source: Bay of Plenty Times Tuesday 23rd June