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Remuera must be New Zealand’s favourite suburb

Posted by Steve Koerber on July 24, 2009

According to Alistair Helm. CEO of New Zealand’s most popular real estate web portal , Remuera is the second most popular suburb searched for on his website.

View of Remuera from Newmarket

Because it ranks second to “Auckland City”, I reckon that’s a technical glitch.  People probably search Auckland City from overseas (and home) because they don’t instinctively know which suburb to go to.  So, in my mind, Remuera is definitely numero uno! (See below for a link to the top 20 suburbs searched)

On another note, I would like to congratulate Alistair Helm.  He has impressed me as a creative visionary constantly with his eye on trends that are important to the real estate industry.  Especially technological trends.  It seems that every time he attends the amazing Inman Connect  conference in the USA, he comes back with lots of great ideas to radically transform and challenge our industry.

Real estate agents and salespeople are in a service industry where change and progress is inevitable (and needed).  It is people like Alistair, who embrace and encourage change, whom we so desperately need to gently nudge and encourage us to take small steps forward, headlong into the 21st century.

See if your suburb features in the top 20 here


3 Responses to “Remuera must be New Zealand’s favourite suburb”

  1. David Taylor said

    While I agree with the gist of your article, I suspect the reason “Auckland City” is the most popular search is that it is the name of the district (and includes all suburbs). Auckland Central is the suburb that can be compared with Remuera

    I mostly search on Auckland City as I’m interested in the grammar zone suburbs and it is easier for me to filter those from an “Auckland City” search rather than go through separate Mt Eden / Epsom / Remuera /Newmarket / Grafton searches in turn.


    • Thanks David, very good point indeed. It’s a shame you can’t search by school zones. It wouldn’t be too hard to incorporate noting that B&T for example lists all schools in the vicinity of listings. Thanks again.

  2. This is wonderful! Thanks for the information

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