When Jennifer and Gary decided to move on from their very first Wellington home – a character apartment in the heart of Te Aro, they ran into some issues regarding the building being earthquake prone. They decided to rent out the apartment whilst they looked for their new home, during which time their valuation plummeted as earthquake ratings fell.

“We had a lot of work done by architects looking at it, it was really difficult for us to understand what the long term prospects were for the apartment. That was one of the reasons we decided to sell”

Knowing there was a lot of information to gather to keep potential buyers informed they felt overwhelmed with the next steps they would need to take to do so. They knew that handling this sale would be very meticulous and they needed to find the right agency, and the right agent for the job.

“John Kettle was well versed in understanding and knowing what people required and what they needed to know about the apartment. And he worked with us and with our body corporate managers to get all the information that was needed so he could present the apartment in its true light to prospective buyers.”

John suggested that Jennifer and Gary have the apartment staged as it would help to bring life to the apartment, as well as helping potential buyers to envision how their life might look in that home.

John Kettle got us to compile all the information that was needed so the prospective buyers could make decisions based on facts, it really was something that we valued because it did mean that people were making decisions as and when we needed them to, rather than letting them go or letting them wait and losing the sale”

Jennifer and Gary sold their property in a short space of time for a price they were thrilled to receive, this allowed them to move on to their next dream apartment in the heart of Wellington City.

If you feel its time to move forward but aren’t sure where to start, maybe you too live in an earthquake prone building or just want to explore your options then head to https://www.tommys.co.nz/selling/ for your obligation free appraisal.

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