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Private Sellers Tips and Guides

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In order to avoid the practise of underquoting or "bait pricing" (when agents advertise a price that is misleading) many state governments have now introducted specific rules about exactly how you can display your price. In states with very strict rules...

Your first opening is days away, it’s hotter than the Sahara desert and your home feels as though it’s melting into its stumps. How will you ever present it for sale?Yes, the sea is blue and the skies are clear, but when it reaches silly temperatures,...

Despite tougher laws and greater restrictions, underquoting is still very much alive in Australia. Underquoting happens when a property is advertised at a lower price than what the vendor is willing to consider. It’s a sales tactic used by real...

The question on every seller’s lips with Trump now settled in the White House: is it a good time to sell your home (before the world as we know it comes to an end)? He’s caused protests through the streets, vilified his own intelligence agency...

When it comes to home staging, many sellers get it wrong. These tips will ensure you get it right. Napkins stuffed in wine glasses, rose petals in the bath tub, cookies baking in the oven... They seem like nice touches for your open inspection, but clichés...

In 2019, between 58% and 68% of Australians logged into Facebook at least once a month. While Facebook remains Australia’s undisputed social media champ, other networks are not far behind. LinkedIn growth is up 10% and Instagram use has increased by...

Can’t sell because of your neighbours? When your neighbours don’t exactly, how can we put it, merit the sale value of your home, what can you do about it? Their front yard has adopted some kind of jungle theme. Flat tires and random car parts...

Capital Gains Tax can be the bane of investing in property, but there are ways to reduce what you pay (or avoid it altogether). Those of you who’ve ever sold an investment property will know that Capital Gains Tax (GGT) can eat into your profit reducing...

Thinking about saving money with DIY conveyancing? 6 things you might want to consider before leaping in. Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a title deed from the property seller to the buyer. You can employ a professional conveyancer or attempt to...

When it comes to writing real estate advertisements, there are a few golden rules… Not sure how to write real estate ads that sell? It’s a bit of an art, we’ll admit – but not impossible. You have to lure buyers in and convince them yours is a...

When is the best time to sell a house? Why autumn, of course. Autumn brings changing colours and crisp, romantic mornings, but it can also be a great time to sell your house. There’s a misconception that spring is the best time to sell. Sure, the...

There are 3 important things you need to consider...You’ve decided to sell. Technically, you have a 3-bedroom home with a 4th room you’re undecided about. When it comes to selling power, should you transform it into a bedroom or a home office? Which...

They tend to be dismissed as a dead period. After all, it’s wet, cold, miserable - and families have fled to holiday in the sun…But when it all appears this bleak, there’s always a silver lining. And when it comes to selling property, the winter...

Did you know, the colours in your home can impact the mindset of buyers?For centuries, people have been fascinated with colours and the affect they have on a person’s mood, mental health and energy. Egypt, Greece and China, for example, have been...

You put your house on the market and the first buyer to show interest turns up with a slickly dressed companion, their suit and shoes outshining your freshly washed floors. You watch the pair wander through your home pointing out all the flaws and talking...

Historical homes – buyers tend to love them or hate them. So, how can you make the most of these romantic rarities and get a worthy result come sale time?In an era of demolition and subdivision, historical homes are becoming an increasingly rare commodity....

When selling your own home, you can deal with dozens of enquiries. And while this is generally a good thing, many of these enquiries will come from people with no genuine interest in buying. Maybe they’re selling property themselves and researching...

Are they an incentive or a scam?Let’s face it, agent commissions are supposed to act as an incentive to real estate agents to achieve a higher sales price. And considering they’re the single biggest expense associated with a sale, you’d want to...

You’d think selling your home would be fairly self-explanatory; humans have been dealing in property for centuries, after all. You make your home look pretty, plop it on the market and Bob’s your uncle, it sells within a matter of days.This is the...

Everyone knows great photos sell property, but we also know it’s not easy taking them. 4 professionals share their real estate photography tips.Let’s be honest. First impressions count and buyers tend to equate poor photos with a shoddy property....

People can spend anywhere between $500 and $30,000 when it comes to advertising property. And with a world of marketing options, it’s easy to get carried away. But thanks to the internet, advertising property has never been more reasonably priced or...

Advertising your home is an expensive business these days. But the thing is - it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to advertise your home to attract buyers - and save thousands! There’s a myth floating about that you need to spend 1% of the value of your...

Selling your home online? Than you'll want to know about these 8 online resourcesThese days, there are apps and resources for just about everything. And when it comes to property, the options are unlimited. Selling your own home has never been easier....

The property market moves in swings and roundabouts. But one thing is always certain... after a seller’s market comes a buyer’s market.In a buyer’s market, buyers tend to be choosier, properties stay on the market longer and prices stagnate. For...

Let’s face it, hiring a real estate agent is expensive. So you want to know they’ll sell your home for more, right? Let’s explore this further.Real estate agents today earn approximately 1-3% of a property’s sale price in commission. On a NSW...

When selling your home, it’s tempting to pull the wool over buyers’ eyes and not disclose information that may affect your sales price - but is it worth the risk? Non-disclosure can lead to termination of contract, fines or a potential lawsuit down...

These days, video is a powerful tool when it comes to selling homes. But how can you make and market a real estate video by yourself?These days, people love video. 4 times as many consumers would prefer to watch a video about a product than to read about...

Selling property? Then you’ll want to make sure you get the best value. Avoid these 5 common mistakes.Let’s face it, selling property is a big deal. When things go wrong, it can be stressful and costly. For most of you, your property  is...

When it comes to emotional stress, selling your home ranks right up there with divorce and changing jobs.It can be an emotional rollercoaster. And if you let your feelings get the better of you, they can have a very real and negative affect on the financial...

Congrats, you’ve sold! All that stands between now and settlement day is… final inspection. But what’s the purpose of a final inspection and should you be concerned as vendor?Most final inspections happen anytime from a week up to a few hours...

Most homebuyers are reasonable people. Of course, there are the odd unreasonable ones… Find out how to handle tricky buyers and ensure your sale goes through without dispute. Buying property is a big deal. It’s one of the most expensive acquisitions...

For many, auctions appear to be a more daunting and complicated option when it comes to selling your home. Many private sellers are unsure if this is the right sales method for them to choose, so, in order to help you decide if this is the best avenue...

Earlier this year a report by CoreLogic stated the time taken to sell a house in Australia varies between 29 days in property hotspot, Sydney, through to 86 days in places such as Darwin. With the average property more likely to settle around the...

One of the keys to setting your home apart from others on the property market is beautiful, crisp, clean photography, that makes your property look bright, vibrant and attractive to buyers searching online. Want to make sure your property...