Category: Sellers

What happens at settlement?

For many home-buyers, what happens on settlement day can feel like secret solicitor business. Of course, it’s the day when the deal is truly sealed. You take ownership of your new home, receive the keys and begin the next chapter of your life.  Settlement day affects buyers in different ways – some are excited about…
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Top 6 traits that separate best agents from the rest

With your heart set on moving up the property ladder, it’s now time to find a real estate agent who’ll get you a great price for your current home. You should already be feeling armed and dangerous with a pre-approved loan that sets out your budget for turning your dream home into a reality.  Now…
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7 ways to survive your auction-selling nerves

When your most important asset is about to go under the auctioneer’s gavel, there would be something wrong if you weren’t just a little nervous. But you can limit your anxiety by making sure you and your agent have covered off all the elements of marketing and pre-sales activity that are within your control. There’s…
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Why cheapest commission is no way to choose your agent

When it comes to selling your most valuable asset – your home – you want the best real estate agent, not the cheapest. It might be tempting or even satisfying to negotiate down a fee, but the few hundred dollars saving now may cost you thousands later. Like most things in life, you’ll get what…
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How to sell your home using an ‘off-market’ strategy

If you’re thinking of selling your property but are worried about getting a buyer due to the current economy, then you’re not alone. There is an option called “off-market” which could eases your fears and allow you to test if your property will achieve the price you desire.  Off-market properties are listed with your agent…
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Eleven top tips for a great home office

The coronavirus lockdown has forced millions of us to work from home and find a hitherto unknown balance between work, life and our children’s education. Around kitchen and dining room tables, it’s been chaotic. Still, this work from home strategy has won widespread approval among office workers who have experienced an increase in their productivity,…
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7 tips for selling your home during a divorce

Selling property as part of a divorce is one of the most stressful transactions anyone might make, and choosing your real estate agent is a crucial part of ensuring it goes well.   Disagreement between you and your partner is likely to emerge in this type of sale. Arguments can arise about the asking price, how…
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Why now is a great time to prepare to sell your home

If you’re like most of us during COVID-19, you’ve still got time on your hands. So if you’ve been thinking about selling, there’s never been a better moment to start to prepare your home for sale. It always takes a month or so to prepare a property for sale. You’ll need to complete those annoying…
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What will a Covid-19 property recovery look like?

Gazing into a crystal ball is a fraught exercise at the best of times, but many buyers and sellers are anxious to know how the property market might behave once we’re through the worst of the coronavirus crisis. To find that answer, you need to look at the price levels immediately before and during this…
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8 reasons to get ready to sell now

If the walls are closing in and your incarcerated kids have convinced you it’s time to sell up and find a bigger home, then the time to act is now. As we are seeing with the easing of restrictions across Australia, the lockdown won’t last forever. And it always takes a few months to prepare…
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