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  • Update from the recent NZPI Conference

    Sentinel Planning provides the update from the recent NZPI conference, from the speech by the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Reform of the Resource Management Act, Chris Bishop. Current Challenges in New Zealand: Difficulty and expense in completing projects due to planning regulations. High costs and complexities in obtaining consents … Read more

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  • What Lies Ahead in 2024

    What Lies Ahead in 2024? As we embark on a new year, global conflicts continue to cast shadows over affected nations, impacting not only their economies but resonating globally. Inflation remains a concern, prompting efforts to regain control, particularly here in New Zealand. While some banks briefly eased medium-term rates … Read more

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  • Unleashing Success: Harnessing the Power of Social Media Advertising in Kiwi Real Estate

    In the ever-evolving world of real estate, staying ahead means adopting innovative strategies, and social media advertising is proving to be a game-changer. Let’s delve into how platforms like Meta (Facebook & Instagram) are transforming property marketing and redefining success for real estate professionals in Aotearoa. 1. The Primary Platforms: … Read more

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  • Insights from Sentinel Planning

    The RMA replacement acts will be abandoned, and the new government will likely look at another replacement for the RMA. No doubt, this will be a lengthy process. Whilst we generally welcome the change, in many cases, it is not the legislation that is the problem but those trying to … Read more

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  • BENEFITS OF HOME STAGING

    When it comes time to sell your home, there are often so many aspects to consider but one of the most important is how you will present your property for sale. After all, you need to be attracting the right kind of buyers to your home in order to get … Read more

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  • Selling Your Home? Think About Some Low Pressure Washing

    Selling Your Home? Think About Some Low Pressure House Washing Are you selling your home? If so, take some time to get the exterior looking its best. You may be able to sell your home with ease, but you also want to get the best possible price. Apart from painting … Read more

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  • The Benefits of Reels for Homeowners: Elevating Property Marketing

    Reels are those 15-30 second videos that appear in social media feeds and as they are ending they just automatically start playing a new one. As a homeowner, you understand the importance of effectively marketing your property to attract potential buyers. In today’s digital age, utilising social media platforms is essential, … Read more

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  • SIGNIFICANT PLANNING UPDATES – URBAN RESIDENTIAL ZONES

    We have some significant updates regarding Plan Change 78 (PC78) that will affect urban residential zones in Auckland. The Independent Hearing Panel and the Minister for the Environment have now until March 31, 2025, to make a decision on PC78.Plan Change 78 aims to rewrite the planning controls that govern … Read more

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  • In your neighbourhood – Our World, Art Exhibition

    Ray White Carpenter Realty is proud to bring you an exhibition of art work by local artists Ken & Muriel Garrett. Ken and Muriel are professional artists and have been painting for many years. They believe painting is a creative process of the mind, as is music and the emotive … Read more

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  • Secret Shop us…. we welcome it!

    Typically when people are looking to sell their home, they will get a few of the local agents in to make presentations. Agents are on their “best behaviour” through this process and may well just tell you what you want to hear in terms of pricing. You want an … Read more

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