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To Auction or not to Auction

Nationally, only 14% of properties that go to auction, sell on the day. Quite a staggering figure really isn't it? And despite that, a number of agencies continue to put all of their listings to market via the auction selling process.
If you choose to sell a property by way of an auction, I firmly believe it limits your pool of buyers. Auctions are perceived by many agents as the best way to sell quickly or achieve a higher price. The process is meant to create a sense of urgency and a feeling of competition between potential buyers and belief that the property has sold for best current market price. However, at auction, it all happens (or not) only on the day. Urgent, cash unconditional, the right buyer/s actually bidding. All other parties are excluded.
I believe that for 95% of Omaha homes and properties, auctions are not the way to go. Campaigns are high risk and often the outcome is an under-sold or un-sold property. If you haven’t got the right buyer at the right time and place i.e. at the auction, it can easily have a stressful and unsatisfactory outcome.
I prefer to follow a more traditional method of selling real estate, giving the vendor an accurate appraisal of what the property is likely to sell for in the current market. Marketing the property in the correct fashion, and negotiating with interested parties gives all the flexibility to arrive at the desired outcome. Successful results for all.
Conditional sales certainly aren’t a bad thing. Most vendors would only be too happy to hold out for a little bit longer to work with a genuine buyer who is prepared to pay firm market value for a property, subject to the sale of another, or other such arrangements.
As I said last month, properties with all the right fundamental characteristics like good location and street presence, well presented, good practical layouts and no building issues - are selling well. 

With that, in Omaha last month, six properties sold, three of which were my listings - my three also never went to auction, just good old fashioned negotiating. 

Scroll down to view the rest of my listings and contact me if any property my suit your requirements. 
Best regards

Di Balich – AREINZ
Precision Real Estate Licensed under REAA (2008)
Ph 021 917 080; DD 09 945 2186
Office: 41 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana.

Current Listings 

11 Ida Way, Omaha
One of the last of 9 beachfront sections in this prestigious subdivision, the owners have only released one every year or two. If you are in the market for a north facing beachfront section this is definitely the time to make your move. 
Located at the northern most tip of the Omaha Spit, you have the choice of either harbour side or surf side swimming, tranquil walks to the nearby Dotterel colony or fishing off the rocks nearby. 
With a 7 metre height restriction, clear unobstructed 180 degree ocean views are assured from a second level, privacy and shelter from the north easterly winds on the ground level because of the orientation, a one minute walk to the surf, and two minutes to the harbour side. A rare opportunity to secure your piece of paradise and build the beach home you deserve.
9 Kutai Lane, Omaha
Exclusive Omaha South Beachfront Section held by the same owners for over 17 years. This north facing absolute beachfront beauty sits at the end of a private quiet cul de sac surrounded by prime real estate. Enjoying 180 degree ocean views with Little Barrier in the distance featuring as the middle reference point, you have the unique opportunity to build a magnificent beach front residence with not only amazing proximity to the beach, but also an enduring legacy for you and your family to enjoy throughout the generations. 
12 Courtney Lane, Matakana
Fully fenced and beautifully landscaped with mature fruit trees, flower beds and secret quiet spots for you and family of all ages to enjoy, the almost 1400 m² section gently rolls out to a panoramic vista of serenity and tranquility.
The exterior plastered brick clad house has been meticulously maintained throughout and with an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge leading out to a very private covered sunny patio deck and the garden beyond, the seamless flow from the main entertaining rooms to the well designed functional outdoor areas creates more space for entertaining for you and your family to enjoy every day, especially as the days are getting longer and balmier.
Featuring a neutral colour palette inside the home the boundaries and visual barriers between in- and outdoor spaces become blurred, and the home automatically connects to the garden and to nature.
Enjoying a ducted ceiling hot or cold air conditioning system throughout the home, a gas fire in the open plan area, golden triangle kitchen layout for gourmet cooks, the most fastidious will be hard pressed to find fault.
Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a guest powder room, modern entertainer's kitchen, open plan living, 3 separate courtyard patios, double garage, 3 car off street parking. Viewing by Appointment.
6 Taiawa Place, Omaha - Better than Beachfront Modernist Home
One Back Prime position, Sea Views, Proximity to the Water, Privacy, Nor East Facing, Leeward Shelter from the Wind and Sea.
Designed for barefoot luxury where comfort is key this strikingly beautiful modernist home of relaxed sophistication is ideal for entertainment on a grand scale.
Outdoor spaces connect with each wing of the house enabling different parts to be opened and closed at different times depending on the weather and the needs of the family living in the home. As the house can be opened on three sides a cooling cross breeze can be generated during hot summer days to breathe in sea air, the connection with the ocean and embracing the outdoors is at the very heart of its design.
The open plan kitchen and living area opens out to a north facing covered deck cocooning the interior that fosters privacy from the street whilst on the same level a north easterly massive deck complete with inbuilt spa connects to another living area and bedroom wing. This internal deck is the hub of all roads leading to Rome and is the central gathering point. 
Viewing by appointment only.
32 Mangatawhiri Road, Omaha - Beauty, Space, Sea Views
If you are looking for an architecturally designed home that will uplift and inspire you, its beauty and space will not only influence your well being but also provide you with a highly functional luxurious enduring home. Embracing twin cathedral height ceilings, encapsulating the sense of space, natural light and freedom, this is a home you will call home, and will be a joy to live in. 
You will love this home forever because of the build quality, the long lasting materials and most of all because all the various elements chosen have been carefully balanced in order to provide maximum comfort and durability to enjoy the flexibility of stylish modern living in a beautiful home. 
With expansive upper level viewing decks either end of the open plan area, and a north-east facing master bedroom if you are just a couple this is amazing space. If you have a family and treasure peace and quietness, the ground level 3 bedrooms with separate living area opening out to another covered deck, offers separation of busy family activities. Another great feature of this home is the solid concrete floor separating the upper level living from the ground floor area noise from the family activities floor creaking above.  Open Home Saturday/Sunday 1.45pm-1.45pm.
2 Shearwater Lane, Point Wells - Seriously for Sale 
Functional and fashionable, the clever private relaxed layout of this single level spacious home makes you want to hang out with good friends, enjoy good food, log hours in the spa, feeling you never want the night to end.
This is a home that you could make bold and creative, simple sleek minimalist contemporary, or a stylish family home with great versatile space options.
With two living areas (one, the open plan kitchen, dining/living area, the other a family/media area) separated by a covered loggia which includes an outdoor gas fire, opening out to a Zen inspired landscaped internal private sunny sheltered courtyard with a spa. These spaces are fabulous interactive areas for both family engagement or entertaining. -$1.875m
Viewing by Appoinment.
9 Shearwater Lane, Point Wells
A newly built home to love, light and lovely, warm, sunny, spacious and beautifully appointed. Matt the builder, and Marilyn the designer, husband and wife combination, bring to the market one of the finest new versatile single level homes in a great subdivision of quality houses. 
Offering 5 bedrooms which includes a separated guest studio off the two car garage, two living areas, a separate office, two ensuites and a large bathroom, the flow of the 2.7 metre high stud height home concentrates on capturing light, ease of living and harmonious space. $1.895m.
Viewing by Appointment.
150 Omaha Drive, Omaha - Sublime Views
Contemporary Villa style Martin Harnish designed luxury beach home, prime location, just 100 meters to the Omaha Harbour and boat ramp and a 3 minutes walk to the Ocean side surf. 
Built in 2017 to very high standards and specifications, with amazing new build warranties this North-East facing property enjoys sublime water views and lots of natural light.  With polished oak flooring throughout the open plan area, underfloor heating in the bathrooms, double glazing and individual air conditioning in the master bedroom room, the home is extremely energy efficient, offering both style and comfort. Open Home Saturday 12.00pm-12.45pm.
6 Inanga Lane, Omaha - Two Deluxe Boutique Beach Huts
Omaha is well renowned as a paradise of white sands on a pristine beach and everything related to it enjoys the flawless beauty of nature. 
Designed by Brent Hulena and built within the early development stages of Omaha South to make the most of sea views and the sun, and of course make you feel that you are indeed truly at the beach in your own private resort. The main luxe hut home offers an indoor outdoor sheltered garden view private sunny covered courtyard, and magnificent clear sea views from the tasteful ambience of the open plan area and the upstairs bedroom. The layout has been carefully and cleverly planned to arrange the best setting inside to make your time inside cosy and comfortable without letting you miss out on any beauty on the shore or of the sea, perfect to unwind and rejuvenate. With an open air bathroom looking out to lush greenery, the joy of taking in the sea breeze offers an incomparable experience. The surprisingly beautiful space in this home has magic views and silent space from others. Viewing by Appointment.
10 Matariki Street, Omaha - Funky Fabulous Beachside Home
Centrally located and perfectly positioned just two minutes walk from the ocean front and surf, this bright, funky and fabulous home is extremely versatile with downstairs bedrooms for family or friends with the upper level comprising the master bedroom with ensuite and open plan area opening out to two covered outdoor decks. 
Bamboo floors for no fuss, high ceilings for energizing the soul, glass sliders opening out to the outdoor decks to bask in the warm sun and drink in coastal breezes inviting the outside in. Plush new carpet throughout, newly painted inside, ready for summer fun. Roomy fully fenced backyard, two car garaging. 
If you yearn to feel white sands squeaking under your feet, a pristine beach at your doorstep and the ability to walk to everything, the surf club, café, tennis courts, playgrounds this is one of the most prime locations you could find for the money. 
Open Home Saturday 2.00pm-2.45pm.
22 Mangatawhiri Road, Omaha -This is the Way to Kokomo
• 3 minute easy walk to the beach, surf club, café. 2 minutes stroll to tennis courts and children's playground
• Cleverly designed for carefree beachside living, the perfect coastal getaway or a permanent beach home for either a couple or a family to relax, unwind, and be endlessly entertained at the beach
• Single level and modern, pine weatherboard cladding, colour steel roof, double glazed, fully fenced
• Spacious open plan living, gourmet kitchen, lounge and dining area with sliding glass doors leading onto sun filled large outdoor entertaining area,
• Second living area with architectural eco fire. opens out to rear private sheltered courtyard for evening entertaining
• Master bedroom with ensuite and built in wardrobe
• Room for the boat - Off street parking
• A must see as photos do not do this property any justice
Open Home Sunday 12.00pm-12.45pm.
107 Jones Road, Point Wells - Omaha's Eden
An exceptional private coastal sanctuary or business opportunity one hours commute to Auckland's CBD, 5 minutes to Omaha Beach. Fish off your own jetty, land your helicopter at your back door. This is the impossible reality that dreams are made of.
Located on the stunning absolute Omaha harbour side estuary, with its own little sandy beach, consented jetty and sea wall, on 8.7124 private sheltered north facing flat fully irrigated fertile hectares, this prestigious and much admired property has been tightly held by the family for over 36 years. Security features are paramount throughout the entire property. 
Subdivisable into two consented waterfront blocks, with substantial improvements that include a romantic 2 bedroom modernist style house full of charm located in a gorgeous quiet private setting close to the water,additional multiple buildings with consented commercial and retail use applications, own bore, and a going concern premium cider facility.
Endless opportunities for the astute investor or land banker.
Full property information memorandum and LIM available on request.
For sale by negotiation.  Open Home Sunday 2.00pm-2.45pm.
15 Kokopu Street, Omaha - Palm Springs Meets Omaha
Architecturally designed and located in a very quiet neighbourhood, there are very few houses in Omaha that give you a private oasis complete with swaying palms. Enjoying a rear reserve leading to walkways directly to the beach, this gorgeous house centres around an internal sheltered courtyard where you can lounge by the pool, sip a cocktail and retreat from the stresses of the world. Single level with cedar clad exterior and 2.7 metre high stud ceilings throughout, the home offers a spacious floor plan with large walls of glass opening out to a heated pool allowing you and your guests to make the most of Omaha all year round. Featuring a designer kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and butler's pantry, the very open and inviting living area leads to the covered loggia entertaining area overlooking the pool. The north facing master bedroom, en-suite and walk in wardrobe has great separation for ultimate privacy from the clever layout of location of family/guest wings.  SOLD
62 Omaha Drive, Omaha Holiday Home with a Twist or Rental Investment?
When you just need beach days, you love golf, love fishing, and love watching the world go by, this home has much to offer. Filled with charm and character, this is a sun drenched private easy care beach home that will continually please and keep you endlessly entertained from the elevated ground level kitchen/open plan and deck area or from the master bedroom's upper level deck, with large vista of unobstructed long views of the Omaha Golf Course and Blue waters of the Omaha Estuary beyond.
The two level home comprises three large bedrooms, 2 living areas and large sheltered covered and paved courtyard at the rear of the property. 
The relaxed living spaces orientated to capture the expansive views of the golf course and harbour, the connection between indoors and outdoors, and a house that is gentle on the environment makes this a home to fulfil most lifestyle requirements. Vendors are looking for offers over $1.25m.

34 Caroline Heights, Omaha
If you love the sea and want to be surrounded by stunning sea views and immersed in sea breezes you would be hard pressed to find any better. 
With wrap around decks to capture either harbour views or amazing ocean views, whichever the wind blows, you are so spoilt for choice. 
There aren't too many places in Omaha where the kitchen faces out to the ocean, the living areas to both the harbour and ocean, and where the north eastern master bedroom allows you to be woken up by both the sun and the sea. 
Recently refurbished and with a lower level guest studio for extended family you could possibly consider it as an extra income opportunity if you wished. Another great feature of the property are the two separate garages where one could be utilised as a hobby workshop and the other as 2 car garaging. 
Ideally located on one of the highest points in Omaha, the walkway to the rear of the property leads to a five minute walk to the beach or a five minute walk to the cafe and surf club. 
Either a permanent home or a big family holiday getaway retreat with flexible space options , there is something for everyone.

Local Trades

Are you new to the area? Need a sparky or just someone to do the lawns? Click and download the Local Trades Directory below. Updated May 2018.


What’s On

Saturday Farmers Market

The Saturday Matakana Farmers’ Market is a ‘must visit’ destination.
A showcase of artisans, growers and farmers in the Matakana region who have a passion for what they do and produce.
Choose from luscious fresh produce like fruit, vegetables, delicious artisan baking, Italian sausages, organic chocolate, flowers, fine wines, olive oil and the all important freshly brewed morning coffee with locally roasted beans; all with a live musical accompaniment. 
Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Matakana River, the Farmers’ Market is a unique experience everyone loves. 9am-2pm.

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