It can be a very frustrating experience to have your property passed in at auction. The lead up to and auction themselves are often emotion-charged experiences and after all of that it can be hugely anticlimactic if the property does not sell at all.
Realistically, the possibility that your property may be passed in should be a consideration when you are initially choosing an agent - you need to feel confident in the agent’s ability to negotiate the best deal on your behalf...Read complete post
An RP Data
study conducted in the middle of last year showed that autumn, followed by spring, is the busiest season for real estate, attracting the largest number of sales. As we are now heading into autumn, this means that there are is a large amount of people who are currently preparing to either buy or sell real estate, or both.
For those selling, it is important to make sure that your property stands out amongst all the other listings on the market. Chris Gray, in...Read complete post
As it seems to do every year, Christmas has once again snuck up on me. The years do not appear to be slowing down and it seems that everybody in CENTURY 21 offices around Australia are busier than ever.
An enquiry I get from many people around this time of year surrounds buying and/or selling property in the lead-up to, during and directly after Christmas and whether or not they should do it. In my experience, Christmas can make things tricky, simply because you may not have as...Read complete post
After working hard to prepare your home for sale, it can be a little bit daunting to find out that a neighbour is selling their property at the same time.
What does this mean for you? Upon making the realisation, many people immediately assume that they now must compete with their neighbour for buyers, or that their pricing must reflect (or even undercut) that of the other property.
In my opinion, vendors do not have to have these worries if they find themselves with...Read complete post
When it comes to selling your home, ideally you’d like to have as much time to prepare as possible, allowing you to fix everything that needs fixing, clean everything that needs cleaning and perform all of the activities necessary to present a pristine property.
Unfortunately situations can arise where people need to sell their properties quickly and the luxury of having time to ensure a property is perfect to sell isn’t always possible. You may have just purchased a property and...Read complete post
While many people choose to sell their homes at auction as opposed to private sale, the fact that auction clearance rates rarely reach one hundred per cent for any given period indicates that not all auctions end with a sale.
Auctions can be a very successful way to achieve an excellent price for your property. With all the people who have shown an interest in purchasing together in one environment, along with psychology and egos, very quickly the amounts being bid can shoot...Read complete post
As the sun comes out and the weather heats up an opportunity arises in real estate to show a property to its fullest potential.
Although your physical property will remain the same regardless of the time of year, there are certain features that people seem to be drawn to depending on the weather. With knowledge of what buyers will paying attention to, vendors can highlight or improve these aspects of their home.
For properties in areas where the temperature can soar,...Read complete post
It is widely recognized that your sense of smell is an incredibly powerful tool. As the only sense hardwired to our brains, smell has the power to create associations, often causing reactions to particular scents. Smell influences us to the extent that companies often use additives to enhance the smell of food products, drawing us in.
So what does this have to do with buying and selling real estate? More than you would think.
In the process of preparing their homes for...Read complete post
Choosing a real estate agent to sell your property can be a difficult decision and one that many people are not used to. There are so many agents in the business, each well-versed in presenting the benefits of their services – how do you choose?
To begin with, any agent that you choose to sell your property should be an expert on your local area. This means that he or she will be attuned to all local trends and market characteristics, and will most probably have a large database...Read complete post
A question that CENTURY 21 agents are often asked concerns the timing of the moving process – should you buy or sell first? In my experience, there really isn’t one correct way of moving house; buying first works for some people and selling first is the right choice for others. I thought I’d use this blog to go through some of the benefits and disadvantages of both as I see it.
Selling your home before buying another is often considered a safer way of doing things; once you sell,...Read complete post