Best tips to help you sell your homein Guide for All the Investors Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:51 pm
by Dada Peer • 4 Posts
1. Choose your estate agent well:
You don't have to sell your home through an estate agent, but if you do, choose carefully. This is always important, but even more so in a slow market where your home is not going to sell itself. Ask friends and neighbours for recommendations, look for agents selling properties similar to your ownand ask three or four to come and give you a valuation. Choose someone who is enthusiastic about selling your house, and someone who sees, and will sell, the positives. Find out where your house will be marketed.
2. Get the price right
It is tempting to go with the highest valuation you receive, but be realistic. Know how much the properties you are in competition with are selling for, and undercut them. Psychologically, for buyers, yours will appear better value," Cushing advises. "If your price is too high the property will hang around. If you price low you will attract more interest and increase the chance of getting competitive bidding, and may even sell for over the guide price."
3. Get Organized
Put together a file containing all documents to do with the house. Include any guarantees for repairs, certificates for gas and electrical work, council tax bills and any other documentation you have.
4. Clear the clutter
Prepare for a viewing seriously. Keep rooms tidy, stay on top of the vacuuming and clear dishes from the draining board. The idea is to demonstrate that this is an attractive, functional home. Leaving your stuff lying around may create the impression that there is not enough storage. Again, it is always important to do this, but even more so if there are lots of similar properties on the market. But concentrate on first impressions. Paint the front door, tidy the garden and make the entrance area as welcoming as possible. If you live in a flat, do your best to improve the communal areas. If they look shabby it will appear that the building is not well maintained.
5. Keep in touch with your agent
A good estate agent will give you feedback after each viewing and be frank about anything you should change. Ask yours to be brutal. Find out what made buyers choose another property over yours and, where possible, make changes.
RE: Best tips to help you sell your homein Guide for All the Investors Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:51 am
by Manoj1 • 2 Posts
The estate agents responsibilities to the seller
If you list a property for sale with an agent,
you are engaging that agent to help sell
your property. The agent must act in your
best interests, including following your
lawful instructions and engaging in good
estate agency practice.
The agent will charge you a fee for this
service, usually in the form of a commission.
The commission is negotiable and can
either be a percentage of the sale price, a
fixed fee or a combination of both. You can
also expect to pay an additional cost for
advertising associated with marketing your
You can expect the agent to:
advise you about a method of sale
provide you with a marketing plan
and market your property
give you an estimated selling price or
price range based on their experience
advertise an up-to-date price for the
property reflecting rejected offers or
changed market conditions (although
it is not compulsory for a price to be
communicate all verbal and written
offers from prospective buyers to you,
unless you instruct the agent in writing
not to do so
organise and attend open house and
organise and conduct an auction if
arrange the signing of the contract
receive and hold the full deposit.
RE: Best tips to help you sell your homein Guide for All the Investors Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:05 pm
by ombuilder000 • 2 Posts
The real estate industry has seen its development due to easy availability of raw materials and labor. Many construction companies are investing a lot in all parts of the country to give India a new look. Today, we can see and better quality flats, houses, cottages, villas, office buildings, shopping malls with great architectural designs all across the nation and this has happened only to the hard work and dedication of the construction companies.