Selling your home or investment property?
Selling your property is not always a simple process. The Gold Coast property market is constantly fluctuating, with some areas going up in value and others going down. Even different sectors change dramatically in a short period of time. One minute there were beach front houses doubling in value, the next they were dropping value by half. So how can you get the best possible deal with the least amount of fuss? The solution is simple, enlist the help of experts.
Selling houses is a complex operation, even more so than it was five or ten years ago. The market is more competitive than ever before, there is more red tape, there are loop holes and traps in the paperwork. So, it helps to have an expert on hand.
Buyers are becoming more savvy, often using buyer’s agents to assist them to search for property and to pay the lowest price. Thanks to the information available on the internet, buyers now have access to virtually unlimited amounts of information. At no time in history have buyers been able to access the same information that estate agents do, as quickly and as easily as the agents themselves.
The complexities of selling mean that, in order to be successful and achieve excellent results, you need to enlist professionals like those at Geoff Brand Real Estate. Each member of our sales team offers more than twenty years’ experience in selling real estate. We have a vast expertise in real estate marketing, negotiating and closing.
You need to ask yourself three simple questions when you are ready to sell your property: Why, When and How?
Why do you want to sell? If it’s because the place is falling down, you may have difficulty with the sale. You have to look at your property as if you are looking to buy it rather than sell it. That way you can identify possible problems and put things right. Discussing the reasons for selling can improve your chances of a sale, because it will impact on the negotiating process.
When do you want to sell? Obviously the best time to sell is when demand is at a premium. There are certain times of the year when demand for buying houses is higher. We can provide you with graphs and evidence as to when the best time to sell actually is. Usually the seasons of summer, autumn and spring are the peak times for property sales, with turnover increasing dramatically at these times.
The best time to sell is not only determined by the date, it is also determined by how ready the property is for sale and how intense your motivation is to sell. Preparing your home for sale will not only ensure you receive a higher price, it will usually reduce the amount of time it takes for your property to sell. It is imperative that you create desire for buyers and that you offer something that people will want to buy. Merely installing a ‘For Sale’ sign in your front yard is not enough. Today, buyers expect to see professionally taken photographs, floor plans, videos or virtual tours and that your property is a pleasant place to visit. Many sellers say ‘but this is my home’ and whilst it is your home, when you are selling it, it becomes a display home. You would not expect to walk into a builder’s display home and see junk everywhere or to experience bad odours from pets.
How do I get the best possible price for my home? Our team has a wealth of experience in dealing with buyers and sellers. We know what makes a buyer tick! We can offer suggestions on improving its value in order for you to achieve a premium price. If you have been living in your home for a prolonged period of time, you may not have noticed the build-up of grime in the grout between your tiles. You may not see that your windows are dirty. And perhaps you are oblivious to the weeds growing in the gutters! Our consultants will go through the whole property and provide advice on what needs to be changed in order for you to get the best result.
There are many ways to sell a property. Some are more successful than others. And some are more appropriate for your situation than someone else’s situation. We will show you the benefits and pitfalls of each method of sale, without a bias for any. We look forward to helping you sell your property when the time is right for you!
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