Making your house sale stand out isn't always easy in Auckland's crowded market, but one couple recently hit on a novel way to rev up publicity - throw their McLaren supercar into mix.

The unique ploy seemed to work because the lifestyle block and McLaren were snapped up by a car enthusiast buyer in a matter of days, despite the slow market.

While Auckland house prices have been holding steady, the number of homes selling has been dropping.

OneRoof property columnist Ashley Church said sellers didn't have to resort to such tactics two years ago when the market was running

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