Frequently Asked Questions
A quick guide for what you need to know when selling your home.
We have listed below some commonly asked questions.
If we have not covered your question please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
When is the best time to put my house on the market?
We can find buyers for a good property at any time of the year. However, if your home has seasonal appeal – such as beach access in summer or a beautiful garden in spring, it’s worth waiting for those months. It’s best to avoid listing during the Christmas holiday period (December 20 to January 10) unless you live in a popular holiday destination.
Are open homes necessary?
Open homes create more competition between buyers because they see other potential buyers at the property. In addition, you will generally get more inspections with open homes because many people feel less pressure attending an open home than making an appointment to view a property.
How can I make my house appeal to buyers?
A well-presented home usually sells faster, and at a higher price. Start by de-cluttering – put excess belongings and furniture into storage and it will make your home look bigger. Tidy up the garden and make sure the front of your home makes a good first impression.
How long will it take to sell my home?
On average, we find our properties take between two and six weeks to sell. This does depend on the area you live in, the price range, presentation, and marketing.
Should the owners be at the property during an inspection?
Most of the time buyers prefer to view a property without feeling the owners are looking over their shoulder. Let your agent deal with the buyers as he or she will know what to say and not say. Too much information can sometimes be detrimental to a sale.
What pre-sale repairs or renovations really pay off?
If a room is dark, look for ways to create more light. Quality taps and door handles can make an immediate impact for little investment, and a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour gives the impression your home has been well maintained.
What’s your secret to a successful property marketing strategy?
We know we can achieve the best price within the first 30 days of a home being on the market so we focus our energies on achieving that. We also know more than 60% of record prices come from out-of-area buyers. So it’s not enough to put up a sign – we’ll identify the ideal buyer for your home and design the optimum online and physical marketing mix.