Once you have decided to sell your property, the most important decision you will make is employing the right agent.
How does the agent price my property?
After initial inspection the agent will compare your property to similar properties that have sold in your area. The agent will also look at properties that are currently for sale in the market.
How do we know our agent is working in our best interest?
RE/MAX Colonial are members of the REIQ (Real Estate Institute of Queensland) whereby you as a seller can feel assured that your agent is fully accountable to the REIQ strict Code of Conduct.
Will my agent keep me informed?
This is one of the main complaints of Sellers, which is why we report on all inspections to ensue that you are kept fully informed of market feedback. Our guarantee is that you will never have to make an uninformed decision.
Why do I need to advertise?
AT RE/MAX Colonial we already have an extensive database of buyers through our 14 agents and it is very possible that one of these buyers will end up buying your home. However, the price that they will offer depends largely on the competition out there for your home. By marketing your home to the widest audience, we create this competition. This creates an excellent base for a skilled RE/MAX negotiator to got to work to get you thousands of dollars more for your home.
Does my property get listed on the Internet?
With up to 85% of people using the Internet to research property these days, it is extremely important to have your properties listed on at least 2 major websites (www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au). Not all agencies provide access to these major websites. When you sell your home through us, your property will be listed on:
When an enquiry is received on your property, who is the most likely to take the call – the ‘roster person’, another salesperson (who often doesn’t know much about the property) or your listing agent.
Have you ever called a real estate office and been given the ‘run around’. At RE/MAX Colonial, your listing agent’s direct telephone number gets advertised on the sign and in the advertisements, rather than the office number.
How long will it take my property to sell?
Although property sales have never been an exact science, our aim is to complete the sale of your property in the shortest time-frame possible with the least amount of stress to you. Buyer activity is at its highest in the early weeks, which makes it an ideal time to use the competition for your property to achieve a great sales result.
Top 20 Selling Tips
As a homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, it will help us sell your home faster, at the best possible price. The easiest and most reliable way to improve the appeal of your home is to enlist a quality home service professional. The right professional can help you get everything in order – from repainting the kitchen to providing a thorough cleaning – so you can stay focused on more important things.
- Make the Most of that First Impression A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed trees and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted or at least freshly scrubbed front door. If it’s autumn, rake the leaves. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.
- Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends Here’s your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh paint adds charm and value to your property. If you’re worried about time, hire professional cleaners or painters to get your house ready. Remember, prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look “with a little work.”
- Check Taps and Bulbs Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks, and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Don’t let little problems detract from what’s right with your home.
- Don’t Shut Out a Sale If cabinets or cupboard doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect’s mind. Don’t try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing.
- Think Safety Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller blades on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for visitors.
- Make Room for Space Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They’re looking for storage space, too. Make sure your cupboards are clean and free of unnecessary items.
- Consider Your Wardrobes The better organized a wardrobe, the larger it appears. Now’s the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
- Make Your Bathroom Sparkle Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats, and shower curtains.
- Create Dream Bedrooms Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a must.
- Open up in the Daytime Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and blinds so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.
- Lighten up at Night Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights – both inside and outside – when showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.
- Avoid Crowd Scenes Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they’re likely to hurry through. Keep the company present to a minimum.
- Watch Your Pets Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you’re showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. So do everybody a favor: Keep Kitty and Spot outside, or at least out of the way.
- Think Volume Rock-and-roll will never die. But it might kill a real estate transaction. When it’s time to show your home, it’s time to turn down the stereo or TV.
- Relax Be friendly, but don’t try to force conversation. Prospects want to view your home with a minimum of distraction.
- Don’t Apologize No matter how humble your abode, never apologise for its shortcomings. If a prospect volunteers a derogatory comment about your home’s appearance, let the Gold Coast International Realty team handle the situation.
- Keep a Low Profile Nobody knows your home as well as you do. But we know buyers – what they need and what they want. We will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background.
- Don’t Turn Your Home into a Second-Hand Store When prospects come to view your home, don’t distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all.
- Defer to Experience When prospects want to talk price, terms, or other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert.
- Help Me I will have an easier time selling your home if showings are scheduled through our office. You’ll appreciate the results.
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