Thursday, August 21, 2014

Getting Ready for a Spring Sale

It could be said that the early bird gets the worm, but putting up your property for sale in September or thereabouts could make sense. Consider that more properties are for sale from September to the first week of December than at any other time of the year.
In fact, there are proportionately more buyers than sellers in early spring, so your chances of achieving a higher price are better. When selling it’s also a good idea to scope out the market for comparable properties to yours, comparing apples to apples. If you have a 3 bedroom unit, for example, look and see what other 3 bedroom units on the street are selling for. Don’t look at 3 bedroom houses. Also, have a sales contract drawn up by a solicitor, because incomplete documentation can ward off buyers. It’s best to be properly prepared to respond to any issues that would concern a buyer’s solicitor.Regarding whether to auction or sell by private treaty, it depends on the house and the area. If your property has unique features that would attract plenty of buyers, then auctions can achieve a competitive atmosphere and a higher price. If you’re in a new housing development, on the other hand, where there’s other similar properties auctions are less successful. Finally, first impressions are so important when a sell sign goes up. So put attention on your garden. Simply pruning larger shrubs and trees, for example, can make the garden appear larger. If you’re thinking about selling or have a query, give myself a call on 0418 517 525/3800 4000 or drop by our friendly offices at Westpoint Shopping Centre Browns Plains Road, Browns Plains for immediate assistance.

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