The 8 steps in selling your home

Selling your home is exciting because it usually means you are moving onto somewhere new…but it can be time-consuming, emotionally challenging, stressful and have a significant impact on your family and your finances.

 

1. HOME APPRAISAL

Firstly you will need to get your home appraised, preferably by two or three agents with local market knowledge.

An agent who knows the local scene can assess your home as it sits in the market, alongside similar properties and give you a thorough snapshot of the properties and market trends in the area.

Setting a price, a marketing strategy and what will be required in order to get your home prepared for sale will be discussed at this consultation.

Also an outline of associated selling, marketing and settlement costs.

 

2. CHOOSING AN AGENT

When you have chosen your preferred agent you will need to sign a listing agreement which authorises that agent to act on your behalf in the sale of your property.

This is a legally binding contract that will outline any commissions, the estimated sale price, duration of the agreement, advertising costs and much more.

 

3. PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY FOR SALE

Once you have decided on a date for your first home open you will need to prepare your home so it is ‘dressed for success’

Have a big tidy up and complete any outstanding maintenance and repairs.

Make sure your property is looking its best inside and out.

Your agent can offer advice on what small improvements you could carry out to expand your property’s appeal to a wide buyer audience.

The more effort you put into presenting your home, the greater return.

De-personalise and aim to present it like you don’t live in it!

You never get a second chance to make a first impression!

 

4. PROMOTION & ADVERTISING

Once your home is presentable, photos will be taken, floorplans drawn-up, descriptive copy written, brochures printed, information will be uploaded to websites such as realestate.com, REIWA etc, press ads booked and signboards installed.

Marketing your property includes online and offline promotion and advertising.

 

5. HOME INSPECTIONS

Prospective buyers will contact your agent and arrange times to view your property or attend the open homes at the times you have agreed with your agent.

 

6. ACCEPTING AN OFFER

Your agent will mediate between you and any potential buyer to reach a mutually acceptable price.

Once you have accepted an offer, your home will be ‘under contract’, the buyer will pay a deposit and you will engage a settlement agent to begin preparing the final contract documents.

 

7. SOLD!

Once any special conditions have been met your home is ‘sold’

Around 10 days before settlement there will be a final inspection of your property by the purchaser to ensure that it is in the state agreed upon in the offer and acceptance and any repairs or maintenance have been completed.

 

8. SETTLEMENT

Before settlement, both sellers and buyers settlement agencies and banks will work out the details of the sale to ensure both parties meet all legal and financial requirements.

All going to plan, on settlement day you’ll hand over the keys and legal rights to your property in exchange for the balance of payment from the buyer or their bank.

 

Selling your home is a complex and emotional transaction.

It is my job to help make this process as smooth as possible and work with you as a team to get the most desirable result.

I will put your interests and needs first, guide you through negotiations, deal with any issues that may arise and give your property the attention it deserves.

Are you thinking of selling ? …Please give me a call on 0417 992 245

 

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