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Dark, grainy, cluttered or poorly composed photos are the quickest way to cause people to click right past you. But don’t worry Professional Photography is not an additional cost for you.
We know that it is such a critical part of the marketing we include 10 professional images in our professional marketing package – it’s all included when you list with us!^ back to top
An experienced agent will bring their expertise in not only the marketing of your property, but also in negotiating and ultimately selling it.
You’ll find that most buyers prefer not to deal with the owner of a property directly and if they do, they will expect to see a price reduction, knowing that you are not paying for an agent.^ back to top
Any potential purchasers must be told there is a current lease on the property. This can, in some instances actually be appealing to potential investors, knowing they have a solid lease in place.
The tenant has the right to occupy the premises until the end of the lease term, unless both parties are able to come to an agreement to terminate early.
The tenant also needs to be advised of every inspection with 24 hours written notice.^ back to top
It can be a great time management tool so that you are able to have the house looking it’s best just once rather than being at the beck and call of the buyers. A well attended open home also lets potential buyers know that they are in competition and if they want to buy your property they will need to make a decision and make a quality offer.
Many buyers today like to attend multiple open homes in one sitting rather than having to make individual appointments. However they don’t suit all properties or all sellers. It’s your decision.^ back to top
Price, location, demand, the quality of the marketing, current financial affairs nationally and locally to name a few. A good agent will assess these circumstances and give you an informed estimate tailored to each individual property.
A good indication is knowing the approximate number of days of properties similar to yours have taken to sell.^ back to top
The most common conditions imposed in a contract are being subject to a satisfactory building and pest inspection and to finance approval.
Other common conditions are conducting satisfactory council searches for all building approvals or the settlement of another property sale. Speak to your solicitor about what conditions they may recommend to suit your circumstances.^ back to top
If the property is sold during the fixed term agreement, the agent is still entitled to a commission, even if you or another agent is responsible for the sale.
It is common practice to sign an exclusive agency agreement, ensuring a more personalised service and dedication from the agent. Most agents are happy to ‘conjunct’ or split the commission with another agent who may have a buyer for your property^ back to top
Opening a property for inspection at a specified time gives the agent the opportunity to listen closely and observe the potential buyers giving them a chance to determine if the purchasers are likely to proceed or not.
It also allows buyers to inspect the property at their own leisure, without pressure to talk about it. A good agent will be sensitive as to how the people are engaging, enabling them to create conversation at appropriate moments.^ back to top
While you are allowed to do your own conveyancing, it is not only confusing but potentially costly to handle this yourself unless you have a great deal of experience with handling legal matters. Some legal firms specialise in conveyancing and offer cost effective solutions.
Some of the maters they attend to are:
Contract preparation and review
Title / Ownership Searches
Easement and Council Approvals
Reviewing special conditions such as finance and building and pest inspections
Delivering / receiving settlement cheques
Calculating stamp duties
Distributing funds for settlement from their Trust Account^ back to top
By decluttering, it not only creates more space, making the home appear larger and lighter it also allows the buyer to imagine their own belongings in the property, giving them a sense of belonging.^ back to top
This would be made difficult if the owner was to be in attendance as people may feel as though they are intruding. It also gives them freedom to chat amongst themselves while onsite.^ back to top