Selling your property can be a stressful event when not done properly. In my experience, here are 5 regrets that are best avoided. If only I’d used my own attorney. Sometimes a buyer may insist on nominating the transferring attorney instead of the seller. In most cases this is because the buyer has an arrangement… Read More 5 Regrets to Avoid When Selling
Often a property seller asks an agent roughly how long it will take to sell their property. The answer may have a bearing on when they decide to list their home, and the timing of their move. The two issues that cannot be controlled by an agent are how much a property will sell for,… Read More How Long Will It Take to Sell My Property
We often hear complaints from buyers who get frustrated at the poor service they have to endure. In a market where good listings sell quickly it’s often the level of service you receive from an estate agent that will determine whether or not you have a fair opportunity to purchase the property you want. One… Read More Buyers – You’re Not a Commodity
OK – I don’t mean that literally. But show them some love. If they’ve proved their worth, tell them you appreciate what they do. At the end of the day most estate agents are really good people doing the best they can for their clients. It’s remarkable how the industry has changed over 20 years. … Read More Love Your Agent!
This is the question sellers will ask when considering an offer to purchase their property. It’s a big question to answer, and the difference can mean hundreds of thousands of Rands to a property seller. So just how do you find the answer? Much will depend on the process that you followed to price and market your property.… Read More How Do I Know This is The Best Offer I’ll Get?
It’s well known that the property market is healthy at the moment, especially in the price range R 3 million and below. It’s much easier to sell property in this price range now that it was 2 or 3 years ago. So when you select an estate agent to sell your property now, does it… Read More In a Sellers Market Do I Just List With The Cheapest Agent?
There is nothing that can sour your house sale or purchase more than a messy legal battle and having to pay a double commission to estate agents. Sadly this could be a reality if you neglect to take certain precautions when selling your property. A double commission dispute usually arises when a buyer engages with… Read More Avoid Double Commission Disputes
As a property seller, when you select your estate agent you are choosing the person and the company that will represent you in negotiations with potential purchasers. Granted, there are a number of factors to consider in selecting your agent. Who will do the best marketing to attract the best buyers? Who has the best… Read More An Agents’ Negotiation Skills Makes All the Difference
It’s interesting to note that most sellers overlook the importance of service and communication when selecting an estate agent to market their home. For many sellers, the price the agent puts on their property and the fee they charge appear to be the deciding factors. It’s only later that they realize the agent does not… Read More What Service Do Sellers Want From Estate Agents?
When marketing property it’s not uncommon to get resistance from some sellers when it comes to using “For Sale” boards and Showhouses. Some sellers are concerned that Showhouses will just attract nosy neighbors instead of genuine buyers. They are may also be reluctant to let their neighbors and friends know they are on the market… Read More Do “For Sale” Boards and Showhouses Make a Difference?