Selling & Buying a Home - Where to Start
Its time to start looking for a place of your own. Interestingly the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that, over the last 20 years, the cost of renting has increased more than the cost of owning a home. Whilst this statistic won’t stay permanent, there has never been a better time to at least look at acquiring your own property. The best place to start is saving money for your deposit.
Remember that the more you know, the better prepared you’ll be for the sales campaign. Ask agents to take you through case studies of other property sales and to talk you through how the sale happened and how the results were achieved. Ask them why they use certain approaches and what they think will work best for your property and why.
The most important thing is to make sure you’re comfortable.
The biggest advertising boards, or the greatest adds don’t always translate to the best person for the job.
Agents are a critical part of the selling process and can offer unique insights and experience. When you choose a real estate agent, you’re performing a job interview for a prize position. Your expectations should be demanding, your selling one of your biggest assets.
Choosing the right suburb. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is about a suburb that makes you feel at home but there are some crucial elements you need to consider before taking the plunge and moving to a new neighbourhood. What are your priorities? A big local supermarket? A park to walk your dog? A private school that’s close by? Water views? Write a list and choose your lifestyle.
Buying a home can be stressful. These few stress free tips may help: 1. Do your research. Find a property that delivers what you need now and growth for later. 2. Consider surrounding Suburbs: if your target suburb is out of budget, consider more affordable nearby suburbs. 3. Talk to the experts: Local agents know their market. 4. Inspect smartly: Look between the lines for issues that might not be obvious.
There are so many internet sites that you can list your property on all over the world but unless you have it on the 3 main ones applicable to the Australian market (realestate.com, domain.com, allhomes.com) your chances of it getting noticed can be as much as winning lotto. Then there is local marketing – it is so important. Often the first contact buyers will have with your property is to see the sign, the ad in the local paper, the letter drop, or listen to it on the radio before looking at it on the net. And now we are pleased to add another to that list – The Prime Spot at the top of the Village Centre travelator. A first for local Real Estate advertising. What a great place to get your property noticed.