The challenging Manningham market has given buyers the upper hand but local agent say sellers can still make the most of the current market conditions.
Here are their top tips for homeowners looking to sell in 2019.
Barry Plant director Spiro Drossos
1. Do your research on the agent you are using
“A strong brand name and experienced team will deliver strong results.”
2. Invest in presenting the house properly
“Work closely with the agent around this process.”
3. Always be thinking about the next step
“We are in another cycle of price correction and at some point prices will once again start to rise. If you’re buying and selling in the same market consider your net position and take the next step.”
Jellis Craig director Andrew Keleher
“Don’t list with the agent offering the highest valuation because normally they have nothing else to offer. Some sellers say they don’t have to sell as they want more money — just remember buyers also don’t have to buy and they will keep looking for fair value. Realistic sellers still often have multiple buyers, so start with a fair price and you might even exceed this.”
Barry Plant director Mark Di Giulio
1. Presentation is the key
2. Select experienced agents with more than 10 years’ experience.
“Otherwise you may be a guinea pig for an inexperienced agent to practice on.”
3. Choose a brand that is well recognised but has multiple offices and reach.
“Larger companies are chosen by many sellers and buyers because they are trusted. Ultimately they are selling more properties, which means they are meeting more buyers. This means sellers have a better opportunity at getting a quicker and better result for their property. There is strength in numbers.”
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