Archive for May 22nd, 2009
Get your ideas, business plan, financial forecast, contacts together because New Zealand has been ranked Number one for the ease of starting a business according to the World Bank ‘Doing Business 2009’ Report. If you have dreamed of starting your own business or had an itch to try out a new idea or product then you are in the right place. Not only does New Zealand rank number one in the ‘ease of starting’ a business but we are also ranked second (a close finish behind Singapore) for ease of ‘doing’ business. That gives New Zealand a competitive advantage over the other 181 countries surveyed.
The report was analyzed based on the level of difficulty to comply with 10 different sets of business regulations. New Zealand scored its top place for ease of compliance thanks to a new joint venture between the NZ Companies Office and Inland Revenue. These organizations have created a system where you can now apply for a GST and a Registration number at the same point of contact and the result is that starting your own business has never been easier.
If that’s not enough to convince you to take on that small business idea then perhaps these statistics might help: Read the rest of this entry »
The Loan Market New Zealand consumer website has been undergoing a major redesign over the past months and was released publicly overnight. The Loan Market New Zealand has 46 brokers faciltating 760 mil in lending per annum.
The upgraded Loan Market website now includes –
Updated branding to the new International Loan Market logo
Comprehensive menus for Home Loans, First Home Buyers, Investment Loans and Refinancing inclusive of more extensive content.
New user friendly mortgage calculators
Full Loan Market overview including How Brokers Work section
Prominent Contact Forms on most pages designed to collect real time consumer enquiry.
Enquiries are contacted within 2 business hours on a working day
At-a-glance interest rate table displayed on all pages
Real time interest rate guidelines on the front introduction page
E Newsletter subscription facility
Site search facility
Please visit www.loanmarket.co.nz
Tony Sheirlink of Ray White Browns Bay recently asked Stuart Matheson from the Loan Market North Shore to attend three open homes for properties he believed would have a lot of interest and the possibility of multiple offers. He was right!
The first property they received together, 5 offers on the Sunday night. Tony wanted them to have the confidence to offer their best offer, whether that was price or fewer conditions. The 2nd property, a deceased estate, and the 3rd an auction. Tony and Stuart are working together to have buyers in a position to bid on the day. Stuart secured three appointments and also gave the buyer confidence as to what their preapproval meant, resulting in them making their offer unconditional.
Tony said ‘the vendor of the Auction property was really pleased with the Team approach and the fact Stuart was there that to sell her property’ Tony added ‘that it was a bonus as Stuart was around also helped with the overall security of the property’.
Ray White Northern Offices had a heartwarming Auction recently, where the Public Trust instructed the Paihia/Kerikeri offices to conduct an auction of a deceased estate 3 bedroom house in Moerewa. Joe Hoey of the Paihia office conducted a number of open homes, where good attendances indicated a range of potential purchasers. The reserve was duly set and auctioneer Mark Saxton of Ray White Kaitaia called for opening bids.
When the bidding stalled the highest bidder called for the attention of the auctioneer and stated “This is not the price I want to pay for this property, out of respect to the Whanau of the deceased previous owner I would like to pay more”. The auctioneer asked him what price he would be prepared to pay, the bidder then offered a higher figure which reached the reserve and the property was knocked down to the rounded applause by all those in attendance.
The auction spectacular will again be an unprecedented event. For Auckland the line up will begin in the North Shore on Tuesday 23rd June at the Spencer on Byron (Takapuna), followed by West Auckland on Friday 26th June at the Lincoln Green (Henderson) and Commercial and all other zones on Wednesday 24th June at the Westin Hotel (Auckland Central).
Mark Te Whare (pictured) will be the leading Auctioneer in New Zealand he has had a distinguished career in auctioneering and real estate. During his career in Australia he was recognised among the top five auction performers for North Brisbane and won a number of newspaper marketing awards. He has called more than 3,000 residential, commercial and rural property auctions, ranging in value from $96,000 to $16 million. He was also Named Ray White Queensland New Auctioneer of the Year in 2002 and was a finalist in the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Auctioneer of the Year Award 2007 and 2008.