Selling Tips

Timing

Throughout the year Buyers for good quality property can be found. With the marketing process having become far more sophisticated than in previous times, the issue of timing is less critical today than in the past. However, there are some important points you may wish to consider and we recommend speaking to our qualified property consultants.

The time required to sell property that is accurately priced will typically vary between two and six weeks. Allow an additional two weeks in preparing the property and the marketing material prior to placing your property on the market

Selling

Getting your property ready for sale is not hard, expensive or time consuming and can be the difference between getting a standard and a great price. For most, the sale of a property comes around every 5-7 years. For others its a more regular. The process can either be stress free and lucrative or tense and disappointing. The good news is that you have the ability to choose.

Presentation

The appeal required to attract buyers is unlikely to be generated by a poorly presented property. Presentation of your property is a critical factor in achieving the highest possible price. And a neglected building sends out 'warning signals' to prospective buyers. It is important to do whatever is possible to have your property looking its absolute best on inspection day.

Items to avoid:

  • Damp/moisture in the walls
  • Cigarette or food odours
  • Damaged glass
  • Clutter
  • Stained carpet
  • Animal odours

Look for an outside opinion, many of these problems can be fixed over a weekend for little expense.

Method of Sale

  • Public Auction
  • Private Treaty

Public Auction

The objective is to obtain the best possible price, in the least possible time, with the least amount of concern. Your property is marketed without a price prior to Auction. Your property can be offered for sale without a price to test the market. Response from prospective purchasers will be relayed to you to establish a true market value for your property and minimising the risk of underselling. Further to this we will provided to you a comparative market analysis to establish a price range for your property.

Advantages of selling by way of a Public Auction include:

  • Competitive bidding on the day
  • Eliminating pricing issue
  • Providing a timeframe on the selling process
  • No Cooling Off period

Private Treaty

At Property Today we immediately alert our Buyer Database and by activating our marketing we attract the interest of all qualified buyers looking for a property like yours.

Competition from the most active buyers in the marketplace peaks in the first few weeks, this is generally when the strongest offers are received. Maintaining momentum is crucial. Should offers not be attracted in the early phases of marketing, a market review is recommended. Knowing when the time is right to alter pricing if necessary is a delicate matter.

We monitor the progress of your sale diligently and continually consult to assure you understand your chosen position.