About to sell your property? Heard many “horror” stories?
Ensure a smooth sale with these 5 hot tips:
- Written Valuations
Canvass your area. Contact prevalent and reputable agents and obtain at least 3 valuations coupled with a history of all sale prices in your area for a one year period.
- Sole Mandate
Select the agent that most impresses you. Obtain testimonials and credentials. Contact references for recommendations. If the feedback is good, grant your selected agent a sole mandate. Working with one experienced agent improves your chances of getting more for your property, faster.
Insist on and agree upfront with your agent to present and market your home in the most illustrious way. Make note of this on the mandate and sign it with the agent. The greater the exposure a property has to the market, the greater the number of buyers who are aware of the listing. The importance of effective advertising to sell your home is a key component to getting the offer you would like and selling the property faster.
- The Conveyencer
As the seller you have sole control as to whom to appoint as the conveyencer to transfer the property to the buyer. While it may be generous to use a relative or family friend who is running a general practice, choosing a firm specialising almost solely in conveyencing can make a big difference in eliminating headaches and lengthy delays.
- Rates, Levy Accounts and Electrical Compliance
Use the time that your property is on the market to get your rates and utilities account with the municipality (and if applicable, Levy account with the body corporate or Home Owners Association) in order. Also ensure that you have a valid electrical compliance certificate in place.