What do you think of when you think of an estate agent…? While some agents may give the industry a bad name, the majority of estate agents are great people who try their best to deliver a great service, often in very difficult circumstances. Before you judge estate agents, take time to get to know… Read More Show Your Agent a Little Love
It’s by far the most pressing question for property sellers: What is my property worth? Before listing, a seller will call in a few estate agents to get their opinion on market value. Sadly many agents will wander through the property, ask the seller what they would like to achieve, and then agree to the… Read More Who Determines Market Value?
By far the greatest numbers of disputes arise between with a property seller and purchaser about supposed defects with a property that may or may not have been disclosed. Firstly let me point out that the Consumer Protection Act does not cover a normal property sale between homeowner and purchaser. This Act only covers sales… Read More Transparency and Disclosure Reduces Disputes
So you’re thinking of selling. At what point do you call in an estate agent to assist you? Most sellers only call an estate agent when they are ready to take their property to the market and commence the marketing. But is this the best way to ensure that your property sells for what it’s… Read More Preparing My Property For Sale?
The way business is done today is far different from the way it was done 20 years ago. Or so it should be. We live in a vastly different world. Technology has improved at a lightning speed and as a result so have the different marketing options available. Back in the 1980’s it was common… Read More Property Marketing – The Multi-Faceted Approach
Effective marketing of your property to buyers is critical to you achieving the price you deserve. It’s so sad when we see sellers making little effort to present their homes well – despite pleas to do so. I often compare the marketing of a property to dating. Back in the day when we went out… Read More How Do I Make My Property Appeal to Buyers?
Selling a property is said to be one of the most stressful experiences in your life, along with divorce and death. Scary, isn’t it? It’s commonly held that the upheaval of moving from your “nest” – the space you and your family call home, with all the memories and the history – has a significant… Read More Avoid Emotion When Negotiating Your Sale
Selling your property is an expensive business. There are agents’ fees to pay, and when you buy a new property you have transfer and bond costs as well. So it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. In some cases your requirements may have changed to the point when you have to up-or-downscale – and… Read More Do I Purchase a New Home or Upgrade the One I Have?
When you list your property for sale, especially if the property is your personal home, it can be very disruptive having buyers come through day in and day out. Whilst buyer viewings are an important part of the marketing process, the timing of the viewings can often be an issue. Having your agent phone you… Read More Showhouses – Do they Really Work?
It’s the questions every seller wants answered: How do I sell for the most the market will pay? In answering the question there are a number of issues to consider. For the purpose of this article we will focus on some of them, and future articles will deal with other important influencing factors. The first… Read More How Do I Ensure My Property Sells for Maximum?