The role of a real estate agent is to sell your home for the best price possible, as quickly as possible. Agents act in your own interests, delivering a range of crucial services from the early stages to the final settlement. These services include:
From the moment your home is put on the market, potential purchasers will be driving by to look it over. Your agent will also arrange for prospective buyers to inspect your home at short notice, and you may decide to hold one or more Open For Inspection sessions, where your home is open to the general public.
If these prospective buyers fall in love with your home at first sight, they may be willing to negotiate immediately. It is therefore essential that you get your property looking as attractive as possible.
Renovating can be a great way to add value to your property. But it is important to keep in mind that the cost of renovations may not always be covered by the corresponding increase in sale price. Don’t ‘overcapitalise’, or spend a lot of money on expensive renovations - like building on a new bedroom or re-tiling the roof - which you won’t get back when the house is sold. Talk to your a registered valuer if you are unsure whether a major improvement, such as repainting the outside of your home, is worth your while. Some tips when preparing your home include:
Once your home has sold it means, a buyer has agreed to pay your advertised price for the property or you have negotiated a price. Your agent will guide you through this process. Before the home is legally sold to the buyer there are a few steps that take place:
This article courtesy of the Real Estate Institute of Australia