Sotheby's moves back to central Chch

Posted 20 Mar 2015 by PRNews Popular
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Leading real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has returned to central Christchurch after a three-year hiatus following the Canterbury earthquakes.

NZSIR lost its Victoria Street offices in the February 2011 earthquake and has recently found premises at 182 Papanui Road, Merivale.

Previously located at their Victoria St office, NZSIR had made more than $25 million in central residential sales in a short time period before the earthquake hit, NZSIR co-founder and owner Mark Harris says.

"We’re feeling really positive about re-establishing and expanding our presence in the city. Property sales are starting to look good again and the recovery is well underway - it’s a really exciting time to be in Christchurch, particularly in a new building that stands here as a statement to the regeneration of the city.

"According to Christchurch REINZ data, sales in the $600-$999,000 price bracket have been increasing since January 2012 and continue to trend upwards. NZ Sotheby’s International Realty specialises in selling quality properties in all price brackets, and it’s pleasing to be re-entering the market during a strong growth phase for Christchurch as a whole," Harris adds.

The Queenstown based, nationwide agency brokers sales of the best residential real estate in a variety of price brackets. NZSIR has a focus on selling properties that are the best in their class - from bare land sections, modest apartments and town houses through to high end rural properties, iconic New Zealand stations and majestic luxury real estate, throughout the country.

Already experiencing excellent listings, the Merivale office is looking to expand agent numbers in the coming months, and co-founder and co-owner Julian Brown believes this is a great opportunity for local licensees to take their careers to a new level.

"We welcome anyone with experience and a high level of professionalism to get in touch," Brown says.

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