Everyone selling a property has similar questions. 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, 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, we ask local agents to share their expertise.
Each week we will be profiling an experienced local real estate agent and seeking their valuable insight and they will offering us the answers and information we really need to know when getting our property ready to sell.
This week we welcome you to our featured agent profile of the week, with Brandon Reed of Barry Plant Ballarat.
Brandon has generously agreed to lend his experience and insight into the real estate market to provide those 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?
I have been working in real estate for 3 years, beginning as a Property Manager until recently making the move to a Sales Consultant. I wanted to gain experience in the industry prior to becoming a confident and professional agent.
Can you estimate how many properties you have sold in your career?
Since becoming a Sales Consultant I have sold over 10 homes.
What do you love about the real estate industry?
Finding the right buyer for my Vendors and assisting both parties in their buying/selling journey. It’s an ever demanding market and I am dedicated to delivering a satisfying outcome for everyone involved.
"Share a couple of key points about your agency..."
What is the philosophy of your agency? What makes you differ from other agents?
“Excellence is our starting point.” I pride myself on being a passionate real estate agent and every day I enter the office with motivation, professionalism and enthusiasm. I believe that it’s not the quantity of homes I sell, but the quality of service that I provide.
"When Selling Real Estate, what are the 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?
First impressions are lasting impressions and less is more. Declutter to remove any items that may distract the buyers and hire some furniture if necessary to show the full potential of the property and to give it that personal feel.
What is one common preparation item that is overlooked?
Presentation. Clear out any unnecessary furniture. Clean the windows inside and out. Tide up the yard and give the home a good clean before you market the property.
What is one key presentation feature that prospective purchasers often remark on?
A clean, tidy and well presented home. It shows the home has been well maintained and potential buyers will feel at home when they walk through the door.
We thank Brandon very much for his time this week and for sharing his valuable insights into how we can best prepare our properties for sale. If you would like an appraisal of your property's value, why not contact Brandon for a chat today on (03) 5320 9300.
If you need some advice or assistance to prepare and present your property for sale, Contact Us today to book your FREE 30 minute consultation.
Why not share your thoughts? What do you hope to see when inspecting a property that is for sale? Please share your ideas in the comments section.
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.