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Selling Tips

Sell with Confidence – Sell with an Agent You Trust

Selling your property is a big step. But there is no reason to panic. We will help you go to market with confidence, knowing the costs involved, how to make the most of your properties potential, how to maximise your sale price and make it an easy and stress- free process.

We can help you sell better, smarter and faster.

What are the costs involved?

Before you go to the market, it’s a good idea to calculate your costs first.

  • Agent Fees
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Auctioneer
  • Solicitor or conveyancer
  • Mortgage discharge
  • Pre-sale renovations
  • Styling
  • Moving

Knowing the market and pricing your property

The market doesn’t only depend on location. The real estate market is constantly fluctuating influenced by economics, our aging and growing population, infrastructure, new housing supply and many other factors.

Have a look at what is happening in your suburb, similar properties to yours that have sold or are on the market at the moment.

Preparing your property for sale

First impressions count. Before buyers even walk into your property, make sure they like what they see from the street.

  • Have a clean driveway/footpath
  • Clear out the gutters
  • Scrub your kitchen
  • Make your bathroom sparkle
  • Be neutral
  • Lighten up
  • Freshen up with a new coat of paint
  • De-clutter
  • Style
  • Manicure the gardens / cut the grass
  • Style
  • Steam clean carpets / clean floors

 

Methods of Sale

1. Auction

An auction is a public sale where your property is offered for sale through a competitive bidding process. It’s a great way to sell in a high demand market and can drive up your final sale price. Bidders must be registered to bid, and you set your reserve price beforehand, which remains confidential between you, your agent and the auctioneer. Once that reserve price has been matched or exceeded, the auctioneer will declare your property “now on the market.” The winning bidder is legally obliged to buy your property and must put a 10% deposit down on the spot. Of course, you’re free to accept pre-auction offers if they’re attractive enough, and if your property doesn’t reach the reserve at auction, your agent can negotiate with buyers afterward.

2. Private Treaty

Sale by private treaty means that you set a price at which your property is to be marketed to the public through your tailored marketing plan agreed by you and your agent. Then your agent can negotiate with interested buyers to get them to a price that is agreed on by both parties.