Clients frequently ask when is the best time of the year to sell their home to get the best price? Like many things in life, the answer is “it depends”! Not very helpful – right? The reality is that most people don’t have the luxury of being able to pick an exact month they can sell. Other factors such as a need for more space, a change of job or change in personal circumstances tend to dictate when we sell our homes as opposed to a particular season.

Every home buyer has differing priorities of what’s important to them when looking for their next home. There are certainly some current trends in what attributes people look for in a property, but an attribute that is critical to one buyer, could be totally irrelevant to another. What is certain however, is that almost all buyers place practicality ahead of aesthetics when making a purchase decision.

Buying and selling property can be one of the most stressful periods in your life. The process is not overly complicated, however the use of "jargon" can make it sound a little more daunting than it really is. Our "jargon busting" list converts the lingo into plain English.

Many agents talk about marketing plans and strategies in the context of web exposure, premium listings, high quality photos etc. These are important, even critical components of selling your property, however a real marketing strategy goes much further and deeper than glossy photos. A detailed marketing strategy for your property involves understanding what it is you are trying to achieve, what are the key selling attributes of your property, who your target market is and what competition does your property face.

Once you have made the decision to sell your property, there are some simple steps you can take to increase your chances of obtaining the maximum price. Your home’s appearance when placed on the market can influence both the speed of sale, and the final selling price achieved. Spending a little time and money to prepare your house for sale is one of the best ways to get ahead of your competition. Here is our ten-step approach to getting your property ready.

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