Tips for Buying or Selling your Property

Selling Tips

At any given time there is a sphere of buyers in the market place that have not been satisfied with current listings that are on the market. When a new listing is released, there is a surge of interest and as time goes on there is only a trickle of new buyers coming to the market and interest and enquiry slows - this is a very good reason to place your full gloss, high profile advertising when you first list your property and not three months later when you are having trouble selling.

The advertising when you first list will create interest from a larger number of buyers and may create competition for your home which is a brilliant way to achieve a premium. Timing, tactics and marketing is our specialty. Talk to us about the best approach to the market for your home.

Preparation
  • The more time you spend spring cleaning and preparing your property for sale now, the more likely of achieving a premium sale price in a reasonable time frame that works for you.
  • Start at the front gate, and walk through the property (as a buyer) and attend to any repairs and maintenance that may be an objection from potential buyers (don’t forget to clean, clean and clean and de-clutter, de-clutter).
Research
  • Spend time researching the sales of comparable properties, and properties currently listed for sale that will be your competition - we can help you with that.
Strategise 
  • Ensure to take the time to fully investigate, research and discuss the most appropriate method of sale and pricing strategy for your property - we can help you with that also.


Buying Tips

  • Prepare a list of wants and needs – determine what you absolutely can’t live without in your new home and what would be ideal but negotiable.
  • Discuss your plans with your bank or mortgage broker – it is a good idea to have an indication of what amount of finance may be available to you – this way you can be realistic with your wants and needs versus your price range.
  • Register your requirements with Grant and Clare - you can be confident you will be in good hands and be provided with the correct information at all times.
  • Register on websites like www.trademe.co.nz & www.realestate.co.nz to receive buyer alerts
  • Attend as many open homes to research the market and see what is selling in your price bracket.
  • Be realistic with your wants and needs / your price range.
  • Have a read through the REAA Sales and Purchase Agreements Guide which is required to be provided to all prospective purchasers prior to purchasing property (link attached).