Selling Tips

Selling your home is a complex procedure. Whether it's your first time, or you're an experienced buyer, it's very easy to forget things and to feel overwhelmed.

While you should always feel comfortable asking questions, the following event roadmap might help you keep on track.

Step 1 - Prior to Listing

  • Select an agent
  • Sign a listing agreement
  • Arrange a contract for sale through your solicitor

Step 2 - Listing Your Property

  • Agent receives a copy of your sale contract from your solicitor
  • Agent prepares a marketing campaign & advertising materials
  • Prepare your house for buyer inspections
  • Agent conducts buyer inspections
  • Agent negotiates a sale price to your satisfaction

Step 3 - Accepting the Offer

  • Offer is accepted
  • Agent, accepts a good-will deposit (in some cases)
  • Contracts exchanged with Cooling-off period
  • Cooling-off period ends (SOLD)

Step 4 - Settlement

  • Settlement period begins
  • Settlement
  • Move out

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE

Inside Presentation

  • Ensure your house is clean and tidy
  • Think about hiring furniture or employing the talents of an interior designer.
  • Make sure all doors work well (handles turn and lock smoothly, and doors don't jam)
  • Open curtains to allow as much light in as possible
  • Remove clutter
  • Rub lavender oil into door-jambs to provide a soothing clean smell

Outside Presentation

  • Replace all cracked or broken glass
  • Makes sure all gates work well
  • Remove sticks and leaves from gutter
  • Replace brocken fences or missing palings
  • Mow the lawns and mulch where necessary

Inspections / Open Homes

  • Try to be out of the house when buyers inspect as they will feel more comfortable
  • Makes sure the house is a comfortable temperature
  • Brew some coffee before each inspection (freshly ground is best) the aroma creates pleasant associations for buyers
  • Ensure your agent knows what makes your house a home - explain why it has that special 'feel' for you

If you are unable to do these things yourself, Cameron is more than happy to provide a handyman at a discounted rate.