30 Second Secret to Success - How to Sell Your Property with Robert Cunningham of Doepel Lilley & Taylor
Everyone selling a property has similar questions, but the most common question of all, the one we all want the answer to is, how can I sell my property quickly and ensure that I get top dollar. Well, these are reasonable questions to ask, and who better to answer them than the experts in the real estate market, the agent's themselves.
With years of experience and an opportunity to ask buyers directly what they want to see in homes that are being offered for sale, why would we possibly ignore the advice that their expertise offers us?
Welcome to our feature agent profile of the week with Robert Cunningham of Doepel Lilley & Taylor.
Each week we will be profiling an experienced agent and asking the tough questions - the ones that will give us the answers and information we really need to know when getting our property ready to sell.
Robert has generously agreed to provide his expertise and insight into the real estate market and provide all of us, who are preparing to sell our homes with valuable information that will ensure that our property has the edge in a competitive market.
So, with the introductions complete, let's get into the questions that we all want to know the answers to...
"Tell us a little about yourself..."
How long have you worked in the industry?
33 years. I started in property management, then moved to sales and am now Director of Doepels.
Can you estimate how many properties you have sold in your career?
The first house I sold was in 1988 in Humffray Street South. There have been a few more since then.
What do you love about the real estate industry?
At the start I thought real estate was all about property, but it was soon more about the people. You really do not know who you are going to meet from one day to the next.
"Share a couple of key points about your agency..."
What is the philosophy of your agency? What makes you different from other agents? Doepels are locally owned and independent and have been looking after their clients in Ballarat for over 125 years. It is important to understand this history and protect the agency reputation. Being helpful, reliable, honest and trustworthy are admirable.
"Please share your secrets to success that every property seller should know..."
What is the most important piece of advice you would provide to a seller who is getting their property ready to go on the market?
All the P’s. Prepare the property for presentation and price.
What is one common preparation item that is overlooked?
Floor space, allow people to walk around the house without tripping over or bumping into things
What is one key presentation feature that prospective purchasers often remark on? When the property is extremely well presented, bright and spacious, there are always positive comments.
We thank Robert very much for his time this week and for sharing his valuable insights into how we can best prepare our properties for sale.
Need some advice or a helping hand preparing your property for sale? Why not contact us today for your FREE 30 minute consultation?
Why not share your thoughts? What impresses you the most when inspecting a property that is for sale? Please share your ideas in the comments.
Jo Powell is the Director of 3 Pea's Property Styling. Combining her creative skills with her accounting background to assist her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in the sale of their property.