Your 12 month preparation plan when selling
The decision to sell your property usually doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and plenty of organisation before you are ready to launch. Many home owners consider a sale for many months before they actively begin the process of moving. It can be an overwhelming thought to sell your home, which is why our 12 month preparation plan can help make the process much easier.
Consider your options
Every situation is different, which is why it is important to sit down with one of our property experts to discuss your goals and why you are contemplating a move. If you are entering retirement, selling one of your investment properties may be the right choice to fund the lifestyle you desire. On the other hand, if you have a growing family you may find that renovating your existing home is more beneficial than upgrading and incurring changeover costs. Our advice will help you to assess all of your options, allowing you to make an informed decision about what is best for your family.
Declutter and add value
If moving home is the right decision, we will work with you to develop a preparation plan that will assist in presenting your home at its absolute best. Children, pets and day to day life can leave some aspects of your property feeling cluttered and a little worn out, our recommendations and arrangement of a minor facelift, can add significant value to your property. This also gives you time to do a ‘spring clean’ to decide what you will be taking to the new home.
As you begin to prepare your home for sale, part of our preparation plan is to identify any off-market opportunities for you, which may arise during this time. Our managing director has had great success in matching buyers who have been in the market for some time, to upcoming properties which match their criteria. These ‘ready to go’ buyers are usually in a position to act on an off-market opportunity as they have been qualified, are financially prepared and ready to purchase.
Gain early feedback
Early feedback from these buyers can also provide invaluable insights. They are qualified buyers with a strong understanding of the current market and can provide important opinions regarding price or the presentation of the property. When you’re ready to list the property for sale, this feedback can help you market the home with confidence.
Make an emotional break
Saying goodbye to your home is always difficult, especially if you have been there for many years. There are many special memories intertwined with your family home, or your first apartment and have since upgraded, or should you inherit your parent’s property. Part of our 12 month plan allows time for you to mentally process the idea and be at peace with the decision. You do not want to feel rushed into the sale, so taking the time to accept the idea and focus on the future should hopefully make the sale less emotional.
When you’re ready
Our team will work with you throughout the 12 month plan to answer any questions or concerns you have along the way. When you’re ready to put your property on the market for sale, the preparation you have done in the lead up to this moment will make the process feel much more manageable.
Free Local Market Report | July 2018
Understanding the market you sell in is a major consideration when putting your property up for sale. Our complimentary Local Market Report provides residents with a detailed look at property values and trends we are currently experiencing throughout Brisbane’s inner-west.
Request your copy today and make a confident decision when it comes to your property.