Selling your property is a combination of many decisions
Using a qualified local Port Douglas real estate agent to sell your home is the first step. Find an agent that you trust and can give you an accurate picture of the market, which will help you price your property realistically. Century 21 At Port will ensure you know what other houses in your area are selling for, what the latest sales statistics are how the market is performing and provide an analysis explaining the potential and likely outcomes. The expert sales staff at Century 21 At Port recognize that knowledge is power and will be sure to equip you with answers before you put your home on the market. They can also advise you on the best way to sell your home and will develop a detailed marketing plan for your property. When selling your house ask your agent what they think a buyer for your property will be looking for. Seek their advice on improvements you could make and presentation ideas to increase the chances of a successful sale. Your Century 21 At Port agent is your partner in the selling process, someone with the knowledge and expertise and an understanding of mutual goals. Our staff is competent, experienced and enthusiastic. We will strive to provide the best outcome and our large client base will attest to our first class service.
Step 1: Create a marketing Plan
Create a marketing plan for your home that will help distinguish it in your local marketplace and attract buyers to your property. This may include advertising in the newspaper, posting your listing on the internet, holding an open house, signage, window display and mail outs to our client base. CENTURY 21 Sales staff often use the CENTURY 21 Marketing System to create a personalised selling program for clients. Its purpose is to sell a home at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.
Step 2: Setting the Price
A key part of the marketing plan is setting the listing price. If a home is priced too low, it may cost you money. If a home is priced too high, potential buyers may be scared away. To determine the best asking price review the cost of recently sold homes, evaluate the competition and study marketplace trends. CENTURY 21 Sales staff are trained to use this information to help you reach the right asking price. It is also helpful to discuss other terms and conditions, such as timing and items that can be included with the sale of the home. Both of these can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Step 3: Showtime
Now it's time to get your home ready for the spotlight. Start with a good cleaning, then eliminate any clutter, possibly add a fresh coat of paint and tidy up the yard. Talk to your real estate professional about other tips that can help boost a home's street appeal and impress potential buyers once they're in the door. In addition, make sure you are aware of all the disclosure laws.
Step 4: Making the Deal
A buyer has made an offer - now it is time to negotiate. Rely on your Century 21 real estate professional to guide you through this process. He or she will help you arrive at an acceptable price, terms and conditions. Once you have accepted an offer, help keep the deal together by meeting deadlines and criteria, including home inspections and appropriate buyer visits. As the settlement approaches your solicitor will check that all documents you are required to sign are in order, ensure all outstanding government charges such as water rates have been paid, arrange for the repayment and legal discharge of any mortgage on your property, ensure you are paid in full for the property and the whole process is smooth and without complications.