Selling Tips

Selling a property can be an overwhelming and at times an emotional process. This guide has been developed to provide you with everything you need to know about selling a property. With the help of, checklists and this useful guide will help you to navigate the market and secure a successful sale.

Timing

There is never going to be a best time to sell. You have chosen to sell toady, so this is your best time. There are however some important points that you may wish to consider.
Spring is a great time to put your property on the market. Weather warming up, birds, flowers, green grass. If you are in a vacation/holiday location, or holiday properties, chances are that December / January is the best time to sell. Plenty of investors on holidays, and buying based on feeling.

In a good market, the time required to sell is generally  between 6 - 8 weeks, so long as the property is correctly priced.  If the property is overpriced to begin with, expect this to be much longer.

Marketing & presentation

It is important to have your property looking its absolute best on inspection day. To improve on presentation and first opinions, consider the following things.

  • Remove all animal related items and odours.
  • remove all smoke, dampness and food doors
  • repair any minor damage or cracks in walls
  • repair sticking doors, broken or cracked glass panels
  • de-clutter and remove excess furniture
  • clean carpets

When marketing your property, professional photos are a must. There is nothing worse than photos taken by agents that are blurred, crooked, or just plain boring. For the small amount that you pay, the attraction of more prospective buyers is gold.

General Checklist

  • Have property cleaned, and gardens manicured.
  • Consider a pre-sale inspection report. You don't want any surprises at contract time, and it gives you a chance to fix any problems before the property goes to sale.
  • Consider a floor plan, and defiantly professional photography
  • Make clear all inclusions and exclusions prior to listing
  • If there is a pool, ensure that there is a pool fence safety certificate.

Finance Advise

The Right Home Loan Can Save You Thousands
Whether you are a first home buyerinvestor, upgrading to a bigger home or looking to use the equity in your property, choosing a home loan is a vital decision that can make thousands of dollars difference to your net worth.
Just like any product, shopping around and comparing price is the best way to ensure that you have the peace of mind to know that you have a good deal. Unfortunately many people do not shop around when choosing a home loan. Instead, they go to their bank or other main financial institution and take a ‘pot luck’ approach on getting the right deal.
However, consumers are getting smarter as more people are using professional mortgage brokers to help them shop for the right home loan. Over the last decade the number of home loans sourced through mortgage brokers grew from 25% to 42%.  Putting your home loan to market  to compare and contrast offers is an option well worth considering. The right mortgage can put you on the path to start building your wealth.
 How do I choose the right mortgage broker?
Fortunately there is robust legislation that protects consumers in their dealings with mortgage brokers.

Mortgage Broker Checklist:

  • What accreditations do they have? This means the ability to introduce you to lenders such as the major banks and other home loan providers.
  • Does the mortgage broker belong to a reputable industry association such as the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)?
  • How many lenders does the broker have on their panel?  Usually 20 to 30 lenders is standard.
  • Has the broker disclosed all fees and commissions prior to signing up?
  • Is the mortgage broker owned by a bank and have they disclosed this?
  • Does the broker take the time to understand your situation?
  • Does your mortgage broker work locally and are they easily accessible?
  • How do they compare loans that fit your situation? Make sure the mortgage broker clearly explains their criteria.
  • Does the mortgage broker charge a fee for their service?
  • Is the mortgage broker able to provide customer testimonials?

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