Presentation everything in buoyant housing market

Achieving the best sale price possible is the ultimate goal, says Ray White business partner Kane Taylor. But when selling your property, the process and execution are the real gamechangers.

In Auckland’s competitive property market, standard paint touch-ups and decluttering will only get you so far. When your aim is to fully maximise the price of your home, there’s a whole lot more required, says Kane Taylor.

Ex-pats returning to New Zealand have come out of isolation. They’re cash-ready, they’re impatient to settle into their new life and they simply don’t have the time to complete their own renovations, Kane advises.


“They’re on the hunt for a wow-factor property that ticks all the boxes; one that is slick and ready to rock for family living,” he says.


“To achieve a result on that emotional level, properties must be exceptionally well-presented. We’re talking letterbox changes, landscaping, flooring surface upgrades, interior design consultancy, kitchen facelifts, home-staging, exterior washes and more.”


On top of that, vendors must also be on-point with all their marketing. A clear strategy is required; pricing must be right and buyer interactions must generate a positive sense of urgency. It means getting feedback throughout the process to ensure the campaign is heading in the right direction.


Managing all those important details of any property sale takes high energy but it adds up to a successful campaign, says Kane.


A common thread through Kane’s career has been high performance and hard work. He spent nearly two decades competing in karting events around the globe and was introduced to the dazzling world of superyachts. He subsequently crewed on luxury vessels across Europe, the Mediterranean, and Central America, before returning to Aotearoa and his new career in real estate.


Now operating as Team TaylorMade in one of Ray White’s top performing offices, Kane demonstrates the same drive he showed in his motorsport career. He set himself a goal to become an Elite Ray White salesperson within five years. He achieved this making it to the top 3% of the brand’s sales staff internationally and is now eying Chairman’s Elite status – those within the top 1% of Ray White sales.


Despite his busy schedule, Kane still finds time to give back. He recently enlisted the help of top Ray White auctioneer Cameron Brain to auction a diamond watch at a Pink Ribbon fundraiser for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.



Team TaylorMade’s latest project is Forty Titirangi - a superb investment or first home opportunity in the heart of New Lynn’s vibrant retail and dining area.


The expertly crafted development of eight townhouses was designed by The Development Collective, an experienced group of planners, designers, and architects.


Forty Titirangi is a great example of good architectural design, showcasing thoughtful architecture with delightful, yet affordable living spaces.


The development has eight townhouses, with six enjoying a northerly aspect offering light filled space. They have two bedrooms, two bathrooms including ensuite, and the convenience of an internal access single garage and laundry.


A strong exterior form with repeating gable form gives a crisp contemporary silhouette. Framed by well-considered landscaping and softened by light timber-clad recesses, they have an enduring design appeal.


The eight freehold townhouses at Forty Titirangi will be constructed by respected local company, Nigel M & Jacquelyn N Benton Limited, who are Registered Master Builders, providing peace-of-mind to prospective purchasers along with a 10-year Master Builder warranty.



To find out more about Forty Titirangi and to learn how Kane can maximise your chances of achieving top dollar for the sale of your home, contact Kane. Phone 0064 21 345 700 or visit

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