At a crossroads and ready to move forward, my client was finding that the lack of a sale was really keeping life at a stand still. It was difficult to accept that after two separate sales campaigns, through two separate agencies over the proceeding two years, why this family style property in a premium location, walking distance to the best schools, was not being snapped up.
My client felt that the feedback provided by each of the previous agents were merely excuses as to why a sale had not been achieved or why a low offer should be considered.
In this day and age there is no escaping the fact that your property buyer is most likely going to be enticed to inspect (or not) your property by the appeal of the photographic marketing images they have seen.
So, depending on whether you are hoping people will pop over during the open for inspection for a laugh, or bring along their cheque books to make an offer, you might want to consider, subconsciously or not, whether you are guilty of any of these property selling sins.
For as long as I can remember I have always loved property, but real estate really became a passion for me when I was old enough to become involved myself, rather than observing from the sidelines.
When I was in my early twenties, I took my father to inspect a property that I wanted to buy. I had already looked at it a couple of times and was beyond excited about the prospect of owning it.
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 Michael Wilson of Hayden Real Estate.
One of the most frustrating and stressful aspects of selling your home is the need to keep everything in display-home presentation condition, every minute, of every day during your sales campaign.
Obviously, it is vital to the success of your sales campaign that the house is clean and beautifully presented every time that someone inspects. We also have to be realistic and acknowledge that there will be occasions where a short notice inspection is inevitable. It’s all part of the process.
For most of us, selling our property is one of the single largest financial transactions that we will ever undertake. Couple that with the fact we may only go through the process a couple of times in our whole lifetime, it is no wonder that sellers frequently remark on how stressful the experience can be.
Last year I was asked to give some advice to a couple that had been trying to sell their house for 12 months without success.
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.