Things to Consider when Selling your
When you are selling your home, you really need to give careful consideration to the estate agent that
will represent you and your interests. You need to choose someone who will get the very best possible
price for your home and who won’t take you for a ride. Hiring an estate agent is, in essence, a lot like
hiring an employee – you want to check them out properly first and then interview then before you sign
anything. You need someone that you are able to work with and who gets things done.
Don’t be afraid to ask for referrals from the realtor themselves and also advice from people that you
trust. If you know people that have recently sold property, speak to them and find out how your
potential Real Estate Himatangi agent measures up. Make sure to find out what fees you will be paying –
a percentage-based fee will usually motivate the agent to do better for you.
You should also find out what the agent realistically expects to get, and how long they think it will take
to get a sale. A professional estate agent will be able to give you an idea of the median property prices in
the area and will be able to advise you on staging your house properly. You should ask for tips about
improvements to make that will increase your home’s value and increase your chances of a sale without
over-capitalising the property.
A lot of people make the mistake of over-capitalising the property – there is always a ceiling on house
prices in each suburb. No matter how much better your house is, this ceiling will always come into play.
It is also recommended that you have a building and pest inspection conducted before putting your
house on the market to let you know about any potential problems upfront.
Watson Integrity has a team of experienced consultants who will be able to give you a free and honest
appraisal of your home and will also work with you on a sales strategy. The consultant will give you
advice on possible changes to be made to improve your chances of selling and will make sure to keep
you up to date on progress made.
We understand the vagaries of the market and know how to make your property the best offering for
potential buyers. We make sure that we keep up to date with the latest trends and property info so that
we can offer the best possible advice. Watson Integrity are experts in the property field and will ensure
that your property sells at the best possible price.