Selling Tips

WE’RE HERE TO HELP


There comes a time when you need to move on. Whether you are making a job change, retiring or just in need of a change of scenery, one thing is certain when it comes to the sale of your home, your main objective is to determine the best and most realistic price for your home and to achieve it in the least expensive and quickest amount of time. You may think that selling a house is easy and that the first person who walks through your door will fall in love with your home. But if you ask yourself how many houses you inspected before you bought your current home, and how many other people may have been through the home before you purchased it, you’ll realise that there is a lot of work and experience involved. We can guide you through the process of selling your most valuable possession by realistically valuing your home, give advice on preparing your home for a quicker sale at the right price and finally the move. Of course, if there is anything else you need to know, just ask – you’ll find Willow Realty Pty Limited is here to help. This is an important and exciting time in your life and we want to make sure it’s enjoyable and that all goes smoothly.


FINDING THE RIGHT BUYER


We will call all of our suitable clients from our own extensive data base

We will qualify the purchasers to see if they are in a position to buy now

We will advertise in all of the media that best suits the location or target group of your property

We will price the property correctly in the first place to attract the right buyers

We will open the property for inspection (at owners discretion) to create a sense of competition between buyers

We will always treat the purchasers with the respect they deserve.

At all times our vendor’s interest is our highest priority.


MARKETING OF YOUR PROPERTY


After consultation with you, we will prepare a comprehensive, tailored marketing program designed to:

Elevate your property in the market place

Attract Genuine buyers

Sell your property for the highest price in the quickest time possible


OUR PROVEN MARKETING METHODS INCLUDE:


St George Leader ‘Domain’ Colour Magazine

‘Highlight’ Chinese paper

Internet advertising: domain.com.au, realestate.com.au, & www.willowrealty.com.au

DL sized colour Letterbox drop brochure (delivered to hundreds of homes)

A4 sized colour brochure (with floor plan, if applicable)

Our own ‘Home Buyer’s Property Guide’ Magazine

Photo signboard

Window display in our prominent window


WE GUARANTEE TO CONTINUE ADVERTISING YOUR PROPERTY UNTIL SOLD.


HELPFUL HINTS TO GET THE BEST PRICE


FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE LASTING


From the moment prospects arrive at your home, it should be evident that the gardens and lawns are well presented. Garden rubbish should be disposed of and paths and porches kept clear of debris. Toys, sporting equipment and garden tools should be stored away to enhance the appearance of your backyard and garden.


A TIDY HOME IS ‘WELCOMING’


Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the period of inspections. The home should create an inviting atmosphere by ensuring the arrangement of furniture is in a comfortable position. Utilise fresh flowers, indoor plants or paintings as they always brighten up a home.


REPAIRS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE


Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose doorknobs, faulty plumbing, peeling paint or faulty flywire may affect your sale.


LET THE SUN SHINE IN


It is imperative to let plenty of light into your home. Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. On a dull day it is advisable to switch lights on prior to the arrival of buyers.


MAKE THEM COMFORTABLE


A warm, comfortably heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness. On a hot day don't forget to turn on the air conditioning or fan (or simply let the breeze flow through).


SILENCE IS GOLDEN


Be courteous but dont force conversation with your buyers. They simply wants to inspect your home - not pay a social visit. However, should you be asked questions about the home, the neighbours or the district, answer them truthfully and directly


MUSIC IN THE AIR & PETS UNDERFOOT


As a general rule, it is advisable to turn off the radio and television during an inspection (as they can be distracting). If you have pets, it is advisable to keep them out of the house. Let your Agent and potential buyer talk, free of disturbances.


MAKING YOUR LIFE EASY


Having been in business we have built a great reputation with local professionals and trades people alike. If there are any maintenance issues at your property or professional services required, we can highly recommend local licensed trades people.


SELLING TIPS


The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and a great price. The selling process can be relatively stress free and exciting if you are well prepared.

Below are some of our selling tips when preparing your property for sale. The method of sale, timing and presentation are all required to bring buyers and sellers together to achieve the ultimate result, a sale for the right price.


Sale by Private Treaty means that you set a price at which your property is to be marketed to the public through the marketing plan agreed to by you and our agency.


If you submit your property for Auction this means that prospective purchasers will bid against one another at a date and time set for the auction process.


A reserve price can be set, which represents the minimum price you will accept. Once bidding has passed that level you know you have a sale. A deposit must be paid on the day by the purchaser.


Your home will be marketed in a manner which will be best for your property. Willow Realty Pty Ltd uses Realestate.com.au; www.Domain.com.au and alongside it’s own webpage www.WillowRealty.com.au; and shop front window. Additional methods of advertising are also available on request, such as DL flyers, St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Chinese Property Highlight Weekly that can be distributed to various areas.

Open homes will be held on weekends and or week days' until your property goes to auction or is sold. We will happily show potential purchasers your property throughout the week at a time which is suitable to you.

Speak to us directly for more detailed information.

Buyers for a property can be found all year round, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season involves different approaches and a different market. Some seasons have far more properties for sale than others and this directly affects competition.

Prior to placing your home on the market, allow an additional two weeks to prepare both the property and the marketing material.

A tidy property screams “Welcome”. Your property should be kept neat and tidy during inspections.

Rooms look smaller when they are crowded. Clear out anything that’s not needed to create a feeling of spaciousness.

Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose door knobs, faulty plumbing, or peeling paint may affect your sale.


A warm comfortable heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness, on a hot day don’t forget to turn on any air conditioning, fans or open some windows and let the breeze in.

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