Setting a property sale price
Posted on 05 November, 2013 in Selling Property
Owners often ask how agents go about establishing a fair and realistic asking price for a property they are looking to sell. Well there is quite a lot to consider as a professional agent doesn't just pluck a figure out of thin air and hope they got it right or tell the owner what they want to hear in an effort to get their business. My first step would be to examine all recent sales of properties…Read more
To use an agent or do it myself?
With the prices that are being achieved in our market it is no wonder owners are tempted to try and sell themselves in the desire not to pay any agent's commission. Outsider views tell them that selling property is easy, when in reality they find out there is more to it than they ever thought, like setting the asking price, advertising, taking enquiry, open inspections, following up with buyers,…Read more
To hold an open inspection or not?
A question often asked by owners is, "Do I need to have open inspections?" The simple answer is NO, but I always reply, "Why wouldn't you?". If you are serious about selling your property it is to your advantage to have the property open for inspection. There is no reason why you can't also make the property available for inspection by appointment through the week if you want but the truth is a majority…Read more
Beware of the agent quoting a high price
When the time comes you are considering putting the most important asset of your life on the line, your property, you will want to ensure you pick the best person for the job. So what are some of the things you should consider? Feeling good about the agent is a good place to start. Surveys show that reputation and professionalism are two of the most important criteria that home sellers consider…Read more
Getting the best price
When putting a property to the market there is a belief that if you put a high price at the start, then you will achieve a high final selling price. There is certainly a link but it doesn't work the way many people think. In fact, the opposite is often the case. If a property is introduced to the market at to high a price purchasers will often sit back and wait to see what happens over time. Any purchaser…Read more