Agents understand that buying or selling property is as much a matter of the heart as the head. Drawing on their vast property expertise and knowledge of your area an agent will:
You're making a big financial decision and it's essential that you develop a good partnership with your real estate agent.
Don't hesitate to ask as many questions as you need to, such as:
Advertising is crucial to maximising the amount of enquiry you get for your property and therefore the eventual sale price. A well-balanced marketing schedule exposes your property to the widest possible audience, generating more enquiries and therefore more competition that will often result in a higher sale price.
However, as advertising is usually the biggest single expense in the sales process, it's important you understand the components of a marketing schedule and your agent's advertising proposals.
We can also assist you if you are unsure how much to spend on your advertising.
Tip: Your real estate agent can increase the number of times your property is viewed on property websites. Ask your agent for details about Feature Property and Guaranteed Top Spot advertising.
They say in property that location is everything, but when it comes to making a successful sale and maximising your property's value, the name of the game is presentation.
From creating a welcoming ambience on open days, ensuring your photography presents your property in the best light as well as a preparation checklist and everything in between, we'll show you how it's done.
Good photography is as important as presenting your property well. A photograph will often be the first impression a potential buyer will have of your house, and it can influence their decision to view it.
A few tips for better photographs:
Lights... action: Sounds obvious, but make sure the photos are good quality. If you decide to photograph it yourself, ensure the house is well lit with natural or electric light. A property shot late in the evening with interior lights on can look stunning.
Keep it clean: You don’t have to clean the whole house but photos have to be framed well. Make sure the rubbish/washing/dirty dishes/hanging wires are out of view before taking the shot.
Shoot to thrill: In addition to documenting the best features of your property, people will be thrilled to see a range of interior and exterior shots. And with digital photography it costs nothing to shoot and choose the best images later.
For such an important sale, always consider the benefits of using a Professional Photographer – they will ensure that your property looks its best to help you achieve the best possible result.
First impressions count, so it's important to make sure your property looks its best from the moment it goes onto the market for sale.
And that doesn't just mean a clean and tidy interior, it means ensuring the exterior is as presentable and attractive as you can make it, because many people will check a property out for the first time with a drive-by before deciding whether to inspect it on open days.
From fresh coffee brewing on open days to little touches like fresh flowers, there's no shortage of ways to present your property in its best light and maximise your selling price.
The booklet to the right, "73 Quick and Easy Fix-ups to sell your home fast and for more money" provides a detailed checklist to ensure both your interior and exterior are presented at their best prior to listing your home for sale. Feel free to download and print this booklet for easy future reference.