Selling real estate is not a task undertaken every day. In fact the average Australian sells every 9.8 years, so we could all use some good advice when it comes to maximising price.
Being fully informed and planning carefully assures a smooth sale and minimal disruption. Our indispensable Home Sellers' Guide:
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THINKING OF SELLING
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THIS IS WHERE A GOOD REAL ESTATE AGENT CAN HELP
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Our role as your real estate agent is to help you achieve the very best price in the most efficient manner possible. Our experience and advice will help you establish a realistic
expectation of your property’s market value, and an effective way of reaching potential purchasers.
OBTAINING THE BEST SALE PRICE
HOW WE EVALUATE YOUR PROPERTY
Location, location, location! Whether you're in the country or the city, in a quiet backstreet or a bustling main road, location is integral to our evaluation.
Some features such as pools, garages and tennis courts can add value to your property. Although, with some buyers, these features might detract. We know how to balance our assessment accordingly.
At First National, we're real estate experts, so we know the market. The value of your property can vary based on market conditions.
We understand how important your neighbourhood is to your property value. Factors such as easy access to public transport, good roads, schools, shops and dining help make a great neighbourhood.
All houses, old and new, have their charms and downsides. We consider how the age of your property might have an impact on its value.
The condition of your home is critical. Factors such as renovations, roofing, mould and structural integrity can add or detract from the value of your property.
HERE'S SOME OF WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER AT YOUR FREE, NO OBLIGATION APPRAISAL
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OUR BEST SELLING TIPS
If you are advertising a three bedroom home for sale, then that is what people will be coming to see. Consider re-organising the rooms during the sale to show them to their best advantage. Hire or borrow some bedroom furniture and put excess items in storage.
Tidy up the garden. Dig out weeds and put mulch on the garden beds, keep paths and driveways swept, prune and shape trees and shrubs, and make sure rubbish bins are clean and tucked away.
Crowded shelves and drawers can make rooms and storage space seem cluttered and smaller. Consider putting non-essential items in storage throughout the sales period.
If you have pets, make sure your property has been well aired before commencing inspections. Never leave pet bowls on display and remove kitty litter trays.
Agents are experienced at distinguishing the difference between buyer negotiation tactics and reality. This can add thousands to your ultimate sale price.
Always ensure your kitchen is clean and tidily presented. Unwashed plates and utensils in the kitchen sink are a real turn off for prospective buyers.
Avoid the temptation to tell an unrealistic buyer to “get lost”. The most appropriate response is always a “counter-offer”. The prospective buyer may not, yet, have had sufficient time to establish what realistic values are in your area. In a short period of time they may return with an acceptable offer.
It’s essential to take every offer seriously, even if it doesn’t come close to your asking price. Sometimes genuine buyers will start with a very unrealistic offer but quickly increase their offer after receiving a response from the vendor