Sidney Cityscape

Selling Process

Ready to sell your property?


Whether this is your first time or you’re a seasoned seller, we will help you every step of the way. Get the best price in the shortest time. Contact us today to start selling.

Our agents will help you prepare, price and advertise your property. We’re experts in the real estate industry, and will work tirelessly to sell your home for the best price possible with the shortest closing time.

In the meantime, feel free to read our simple guide to selling below to assist you in understanding the process and maximise the sale price of your home

 
 

1. Decision to Sell

THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • Timing & Market Conditions

  • Price that can be achieved

  • Emotional factors

  • Equity in your home 

  • Lifestyle factors: outgrown home or time to downsize

  • Location no longer aligning with lifestyle

  • Valuable opportunity for profit

 
New Home

2. Property Appraisal

THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY

  • This is a critical step that will provide you with an up-to-date estimate of the market value of your home 

  • Our property experts look at various factors to determine the market value and will summarise the findings in a free report

  • Some of the factors include: 

  1. Local market data and overall market trends 

  2. recent comparable sales

  3. properties currently listed for sale

  4. overall presentation, location & features 

  5. current demand and supply

 
Scandinavian Style Dining ROom

3. Property Presentation

CLEAN HOMES SELL WELL

  • A home that does not require work is an attractive prospect to buyers

  • Styling and preparing your home for sale has a direct impact on maximising your sale price

  • Some things to consider: 

  1. De-Clutter & organise the house

  2. Clean garden/landscape and maximise outdoor appeal

  3. Inspect & make necessary repairs 

  4. External Wall Repair & Painting

  5. Internal fixtures (lighting, kitchen/bathroom upgrades)

 
Buying a House

4. Agent Selection

AN AGENT THAT HAS YOUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND

  • Knowledge & Experience are paramount 

  • Make sure you feel comfortable with the Agent

  • Look for strong communication skills and Agents who are good listeners

  • Avoid an agent who asks for excessive marketing fees

 

5. Method of Sale
Auction v Private Treaty

Gavel

Auction

Signing Contract

Private Treaty

AUCTION IS RECOMMENDED FOR PROPERTIES:

• In strong demand or offer unique attributes
which can attract a premium price.
• When it is important to have a set time frame
in order to achieve a result.
• Where the client is comfortable using market
demand to help achieve the price.
• For any property in any market where the
vendor is committed to sell.

PRIVATE TREATY IS RECOMMENDED FOR PROPERTIES:

• Where the time frame for sale is less critical.
• Where the client is most comfortable with a
clear price.
• Where the client and skilled agent need
flexibility in order to create a competitive
environment in normal market demand to
achieve the best price possible.

 
Signing Contract

6. Prepare Contract of Sale

ENGAGE CONVEYANCER/SOLICITOR

A contract for sale is required in order to market your property with an agent and to legally transfer your property upon the successful sale

 

7. Marketing Your Property

MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

Our Property Experts will work with you to customise a FREE marketing package using powerful marketing tools

Marketing period tasks

  • Sign, photography and advertising schedule will be arranged

  • Private inspections conducted

  • Open homes conducted

  • Follow up managed

  • Constant communication in the form of Progress Reports, phone calls and meetings with you.

  • Negotiate offers

The Wall of Ideas
 
Shaking Hands

8. Offers Received/ Auction

Finance period tasks

  • Purchaser arranges finance.

  • Building & pest inspection conducted.

  • Conveyancer/solicitor advises purchaser on contract.

  • Purchaser pays deposit.

  • Bank valuation conducted as required

  • Agent arranges further inspections as required.

 

9. Contract Exchanged & Deposit Paid

Settlement period tasks

  • Further conditions on the contract to be met

  • Your bank contacted in regards to discharge of mortgage

  • Settlement paperwork signed eg. Transfer of Land forms

  • Final inspection conducted by the buyer

Collecting Money
 

10. Settlement

Congratulations on the successful sale of your property!