Category: Sellers

7 Expenses that you’ll need to budget for when selling a property

When buying a property, you know you have a few additional expenses such as building inspections or a pest control assessment, but it is very easy to forget that there are additional expenses when selling a property too. Ensuring you budget for these is important, here are seven expenses when selling that may otherwise catch…
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6 key questions to ask your agent before you sign them up

You’ve decided to sell your property, it’s a huge decision and moving is always a time of upheaval in your life. What you want then, is the smoothest experience possible, and central to getting that is finding the right agent to handle things for you. With so much choice in the industry, finding that right…
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5 Reasons to style your home for sale

When it comes time to sell your home, usually, you have two goals. The first is to get as much as possible for it; the second is to get the sale done as quickly as possible. When you want to sell your car, you clean it up beforehand to make it easier to sell. Even…
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How to declutter like Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo and her KonMarie method of decluttering is taking the world by storm. With four books and a series on Netflix, she’s the queen of tidying up with her own tailored method of folding clothes and guidelines for decluttering every part of your home and life. But let’s face it, her level of detail…
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6 ways to set your pricing strategy

Few property conversations evoke as much passion and worry as setting a price for the sale of your home or a reserve price for a forthcoming auction. It pays to remember that a home will only sell if its price meets the market and that inflated expectations from vendors are one of the key reasons…
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7 tips to feng-shui your home

Embracing the ancient Chinese spatial laws of feng shui is a leap of faith for those who don’t believe a home can have a money or relationship sector. Yet, the philosophy can contribute to making every room feel calm and happy. And if you are preparing your house for sale, the art of feng shui…
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11 tips to help deal with a deceased estate

Selling the home of a lost loved one can be painful but it doesn’t have to be traumatic. Here is our guide to help you understand the process and minimise friction with your relatives.   Insist the executor of the estate is the contact person for the real estate agent. This avoids any confusion or…
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An overview to selling a deceased estate

Selling a deceased estate can be heart-breaking as well as a complicated experience but understanding the process and some of its legalities can remove the confusion.   An estate is more than just property. It comprises of the total of an individual’s assets and liabilities, such as a business, cash, investments, superannuation, cars, jewellery and…
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Why you need a signboard

A strong signboard has the potential to generate great interest in your property from the first day it goes on the market. It’s an essential part of your marketing campaign and you should work with your agent to produce the strongest possible image and messaging to lure buyers. Without a signboard, buyers will be confused.…
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How to spot trouble in a 1970s home

Back in their day, homes built in the 1970s were the height of sophistication and design-smarts. But now they’re coming up for 50 years old and may be showing their age. Homes from the 1970s have a lot of merits. They were overwhelmingly designed to be comfortable family homes and as such usually have open…
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