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The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and getting a great price. And, the best part is, it's not hard, time consuming or expensive. The process, or indeed art, of presenting your property for sale is an important one to master. For most, the sale of a property comes around every 5-7 years. For others it has become a more regular event, choosing to capitalise on the opportunity of upgrading the family home and make substantial tax free gains in the process. Whatever your motive for selling, the process can either be stress free and lucrative or tense and disappointing. The good news is that you have the ability to choose.
Buyers for good quality property can be found all year round. 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. If your property is located in one of the areas beachside suburbs our research indicates that the Spring and Summer months produce superior results, particularly October and February. In major town centres avoid the Christmas holiday period between 20 December and 10 January. In tourist destinations however, this same period can be the best time for the sale of property. The time required to sell property that is accurately priced and marketed will vary. Prior to placing your property on the market, allow an additional two weeks to prepare both the property and the marketing material.
Presentation of your property is a critical factor in achieving the highest possible price. This is similar to detailing a car before you sell it. The emotional appeal required to stir the spirit of the buyers is unlikely to be generated by a poorly presented property. And a neglected building sends out 'warning signals' to prospective buyers. So it is important to do whatever is possible to have your property looking its absolute best on inspection day. Some of the turn offs for buyers include:
To improve the presentation, seek an outside opinion, as many of these problems can be fixed over a weekend for little expense. For vacant properties, we would also recommend the use of decorator furniture for the period of the sale. Advice on the best type of furniture can be offered by a stylist. Method of Sale When it comes to selling your property, there are three popular methods to choose from:
Each has its own advantages and it is advisable to speak to your agent about the benefits of each method. Our company has successfully utilised all three methods, however we have found sale by Public Auction to be the most effective method. Auction is effective in the event of there being difficulty in clearly determining the value of a property whereby a value range may be more practical.
Also, where a property is likely to attract more than one qualified buyer in the marketplace, auction allows competitive bidding to increase the final sale price. In the event that you choose to submit your property for sale by auction, research the success of each company's auctioneers, as a skilled auctioneer can add significantly to your end result. Most auction marketing periods run for about 6-8 weeks.
We look forward to assisting you with your sale.
Phone: 02 4443 0242
Fax: 02 4443 0268
Office: 76-78 Cyrus St Hyams Beach NSW 2540