The Edinburgh Realty eNewsletter

Issue #81 | December 2019


2019 in review + Christmas hours

What a year! The Otago market has had another year of strong buyer demand. The high number of multiple offers, swift sales and increased house prices is expected to continue, great news if you’re ready to sell next year.

Our Property Management team has grown this year, with new Dunedin residential and University listings, and high rental demand. We’ve added support to our Cromwell and Mosgiel offices and our bespoke marketing has seen properties in all areas let in record time. In 2020, the next phase of the Government’s Healthy Homes legislation rolls out. We have plans in place to ensure our clients’ properties comply in time.

Edinburgh Short Stays is flying along, with 30 properties now on our books. Visitor occupancy is taking off, owners are seeing the benefits of our fully managed service and solid returns, and visitors are happy too, awarding excellent ratings to the short term properties we manage.

We’ve enjoyed another great year supporting the Highlanders, the Otago Art Society, and our community through our agents’ sponsorships of local sports clubs, organisations and events. We look forward to catching up with you out and about across Otago next year.

From us all at the Edinburgh team, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support in 2019.

Our offices close for Christmas / New Year but we do have agents on-call during this time.


Close: 12.30pm, Tuesday 24 December 2019
Re-open: 8.30am, Monday 6 January 2020

On-call agents: 
Ron Birchall: 027 552 2123
Clayton Sievwright: 021 191 5555
Daniel Thomson: 027 566 3100


Close: 1pm, Monday 23 December 2019
Re-open: 9am, Monday 13 January 2020

On-call agents: 
Ashley Thomson: 027 323 8612

Central Otago

Close: 1pm, Tuesday 24 December 2019
Re-open: 9am, Monday 6 January 2020

On-call agents: 
Kate Elder: 027 223 0076
Don Agnew: 021 459 080
Camille Ainsley: 027 204 1941
David McKenzie: 027 543 1946
Karen Anderson: 027 452 8978

Property Management

Close: 12.30pm, Tuesday 24 December 2019
Open for key collection/drop-off, bond and rent payments: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 December + 1, 2 January
Normal office hours resume 8.30am, Monday 6 January 2020

See you in the New Year if not before!