Seller

10 common mistakes sellers make – and how to avoid them – 17 March 2022

Property transactions are lengthy and convoluted processes with many potential pitfalls and, in a strong sellers’ market, one or two small mistakes are unlikely to be an issue, however, more serious omissions or errors can put a spanner in the works and, in a tougher market even small errors can prove costly…

Good Time to Sell Property

Author : Homeloans SA The Best Time to Sell a Property is when Media Reports, refer to the Property Cycle, as a “Sellers Market”. The Principle of “Supply and Demand” directly influences the situation

HOW TO SELL IN A BUYER’S MARKET – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

In a buyer’s market, the number of homes up for sale is much larger than the number of prospective buyers looking to purchase. This means that sellers are less likely to fetch their full asking price and are more likely to wait longer for their home to sell…

Renovate or Relocate

Author : Homeloans SA You family has outgrown your home – Renovate or Relocate Life is a Circle – at some stage in your life your home becomes too small when the children arrive and all require their own space. At a later stage in life they start leaving the family home and all of a sudden the house is too big!

Seller advice: Keep calm and let your agent negotiate – February 2020

Contrary to popular belief, the bottom line in contract negotiations is not always the bottom line, especially in real estate. When selling a home, for example, the price to be paid is usually the major consideration, but it is worth noting that sale agreements can and regularly do fall apart when parties fail to agree on non-price terms of the contract…

Seller advice: Take every offer seriously – May 2020

With interest rates at their lowest levels in decades and a huge choice of inventory, many home-buyers and investors feel that this might be a good time to pick up a bargain property or two, and are “trying their luck” with really low offers to purchase…

The pitfalls of selling property privately – 2 November 2020

At first glance, selling a property privately rather than using an estate agent can seem like a good strategy. It seems to cut out the middle man, remove the need to pay estate agent’s commission and put you in control of the process. On the other hand, putting your home on the market yourself means that you have to market the property effectively and value it correctly…

The question of the asking price – 28 October 2020

If you were to put an asking price on a home that you have lived in and loved based on sentimental value, it would invariably be priceless. However, a strong sense of objectivity, as well as pertinent facts, must form the basis of the asking price for which you put your property on the market…

Top tips for showing off a small home – July 2020

With more people working from home at least part of the time now, the demand for properties with a study or home-office space has increased – but if your property does not have this extra space you should not be too hasty to plan an addition or renovation before trying to sell…