While, like me, you’re probably just focusing on organizing your life up until Christmas and worrying about ‘the rest’ later, the fact is now is the time that you should be planning how you’re going to launch into 2009…especially if moving into a new home is on your agenda.
At the beginning of every year the Real Estate market kicks back in with a bang and in 2009 we believe it will be bigger than ever. Why do we think this? Well the number of properties on the market right now is a huge indicator. At the beginning of December 2007 The Advertiser were recording 1343 homes open for inspection, in 2008 the number of homes has more than doubled with 2717 being open on the 15th of November.
So, if you’re looking to sell your home in the New Year lets get the ball rolling now so you’re ready to hit the market after the holiday season.
Make a time with a professional Real Estate Sales Person to meet with you and view your property. As certain from them what areas of the home, if any, require maintenance or updating to stand your home in the best light when it comes to attracting prospective purchasers, and then set an action plan.
Put an agreement in place with your chosen Agency, decide on when you’re going to launch the property onto the market and prepare your home for photography in order for all your marketing to be in place on time.
Most importantly start discussing the price you want to advertise your property at. Your Sales Partner will advise you on this, but at the end of the day it’s your decision. Have a look at other properties for sale around your area and price your home at a realistic level. In this market we can’t stress how important it is to get your asking price aligned to buyers’ level, in the shortest time possible in order to achieve a sale. So be prepared that your Sales Partner will be having these discussions with you.
Preparing your property for sale takes time. If you’re looking for advice on how to go about this or what your property is worth, call Toop&Toop’s Client Concierge on 8332 8888 for a free market appraisal.
Mandy Wurth, General Manager-Sales
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