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Selling Tips

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Selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you will need to make. John Cook Real Estate strives to make this process as stress free as possible by keeping you informed every step of the way.

At John Cook Real Estate we believe our success will always be measured by the happiness and the loyalty of our clients.

The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a standard price and a great price. The best part is, it's not hard, time consuming or expensive. Whatever your motive for selling, the process can either be stress free or tense and disappointing. The good news is that you have the ability to choose.

 

TIMING

Timing, presentation and proven promotion/advertising methods are all required to bring buyers and sellers together for the best result. Spring is often considered to be the best time to sell. It's a time of optimism and with the weather clearing; more potential buyers will be out and about. It is also a time when more sellers will put their homes on the market so there will be more competition. Winter usually presents fewer buyers, but the buyers are usually more focussed on purchasing and traditionally there will be fewer homes on the market to choose from. Prior to placing your home on the market, allow an additional two weeks to prepare both the property and the marketing material.

For further advice or assistance please don't hesitate to contact our sales team today  6361 0133

 

PRESENTATION

Buyers are attracted by the appearance of your home and, when they inspect it, they are influenced by its atmosphere.  The right appearance outside, followed by the right mood inside, gives you the best chance to get the highest price. You rarely need to spend thousands of dollars in renovations or repairs to make your home attractive. All you have to do is pay attention to some obvious points, all of which can make a big difference to your price.

Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home. While you're cleaning, think about each room and what furniture really needs to be in it. Rooms look smaller when they are crowded. Clear out anything that's not needed to create a feeling of spaciousness. Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose door knobs, faulty plumbing, or peeling paint may affect your sale. Let plenty of light into your home. Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. And on a dull day switch on some lights prior to arrival of prospective purchasers. A warm comfortable heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness; on a hot day don't forget to turn on any air conditioning or fans (or simply let the breeze flow through).

For further advice or assistance please don't hesitate to contact our sales team today 6361 0133.

 

METHOD OF SALE

We offer a method of sale which is guaranteed and centred around client benefits and satisfaction.

Highly trained sales team in negotiation and marketing to achieve the Highest Possible Price

Properties easily accessible for buyers with Smart Marketing methods

No Risk Guarantee - At John Cook Real Estate you pay absolutely nothing until your property is sold.  Even if you take if off the market before it is sold you still pay nothing.  This is definitely not the case with all agents so be aware

No Upfront fees – actually you pay nothing at all until your property is sold!  You should never pay any money until the job is done and you are happy with it. We generally don't do it in any other business we conduct so why do it with our most valuable asset?

 

Another great source of information is the NSW Fair Trading website - see link below

CLICK HERE FOR - NSW Fair Trading info for Sellers