Selling Tips

4 Reasons NOT to renovate when selling.Renovation is all about Return On Investment. You want to be sure that the amount you invest in the renovation is less than the value you’re adding to the property. Here we explore some of the situations where we wouldn’t recommend renovating if you’re looking to maximise your sale price. 1. Check your margins. If
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Selling your home in a hurrySelling your property quickly is a bit like speed dating, and as such can be daunting, and potentially an emotionally draining task. Whether it’s financial stress, your new job is in another part of the country or overseas, or another reason. However, there are factors within your control to help get your home sold quickly
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Does a swimming pool add value?The idea of a swimming pool in your backyard is an alluring one. And surely you can justify the cost by the value it will add to your home? Not necessarily. In fact, the opposite may be true. In some cases swimming pools can put off prospective buyers who fear the ongoing maintenance costs and
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6 Ways to add value to your kitchenNot all kitchens are created equal. What can you do to yours to catch a potential buyer’s eye and persuade them to make a good offer? 1. Planning and Budget. As with any pre-sale renovation or spruce up, keep a tight rein on budget. Talk to your sales consultant about what your asking price should
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6 Things that can put buyers offLet’s put aside what adds value and attracts buyers for a moment and look into the reasons buyers might start mentally chipping away at the value of your house. 1. Odours Prior to your first open home or viewing make sure your house is free of all pet smells, stale cigarette smells, stale food smells,
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3 Ways to bring your bathroom up to date.While it’s often one of the smallest rooms in your home, a bathroom can really add big value for buyers. 1. Look to nature Nature has always had a strong influence on choices and never more so than now.  Natural, botanical schemes are trending throughout the home right now, including bathrooms. “Think crisp whites, creams,
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The sellers guide to auction success.For the uninitiated, the auction process can seem a little daunting, but there are many advantages. Here are the top five: Transparency. Everybody knows the terms and conditions of sale before they start, and bidders or their representatives are on site during the auction bidding in the open.” Your terms. An auction means you set the terms
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Get to know your auctioneer.Selling your house at auction is often the best way to truly test the market, and get the best price for your property. There are many other benefits as well – you have a pre-set timetable for your marketing campaign and if you reach your reserve your house is sold there and then. But it
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Methods of sale – which one is right for you?Choosing how to sell your property can feel like a big decision. Here’s an overview of the methods available and the reasons they may work best for you. Auction Auction is the best way of achieving a premium price in a competitive market. Auction involves a short, sharp and intensive marketing campaign of a property
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A beginners guide to selling at auctionIf you’ve been considering selling property at any time in the recent past, it’s almost certain you’ve been introduced to the idea of selling via auction. For the uninitiated the auction process can seem a little daunting, but there’s a reason they are so often recommended to both buyers and vendors – property auctions offer
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Yes you can sell your house in winterThe standard response when you’re thinking about selling your home but are not sure when, is “sell in spring”. And there’s plenty of truth in that as warmer, drier weather and post-winter itchy feet drive potential buyers out to open homes. But life doesn’t stop for winter. People still need to move, whether it be
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6 ways your outdoors can add valueHere are some cost effective alterations you can make that will maximise exterior appeal to buyers, and therefore your eventual sale price. 1. First impressions last. Where often a coat of paint and a thorough deep clean can work wonders – what about outside? One of the oldest real estate rules is making sure your
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5 Tips for selling your rental property5 things you need to know when selling your rental property When you decide the time is right to sell your rental property, there are certain rules you need to be aware of. 1. Notice If an owner puts the property on the market, they must tell the tenant in writing. As a courtesy, and
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Home staging TipsHome staging tips Yes, we can put you in touch with professional home stagers but if you have the time and the inclinarcation, we have the tips you need to stage your home yourself. Declutter. Think roomy. Create space. Make sure all floors, surfaces, cupboards and shelves are free of piles of your own belongings,
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How to add value to your laundryThe laundry often isn’t somewhere we spend much time on when it comes to renovations or updates, but it is a room where many of us spend a lot of time each day. The importance of the laundry in daily living means it could be a deal-maker for potential buyers, so consider these tips to
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Do Harcourts Really Charge More?The reality is that real estate companies are all different and will charge differently for our services, which is great from the perspective of the vendor, as it gives you huge choice. Price should of course be a consideration when you list, but there are lots of other things that are important too. After all,
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I want to sell, but the options are confusing which is best?There are so many things to consider when it comes to selling your property that choosing a method of sale can feel overwhelming. You want to be sure you’re going to get the best possible result. Here is an overview of the methods of sale available and the reasons they may work best for you.
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