Ruralco Property Davidson Cameron Real Estate endeavours to make the process of selling your property as stress free as possible by keeping you informed every step of the way. The following Selling Tips and information will help you turn your vision into a reality.
Contract for Sale
A Contract of Sale must be prepared before a residential property can be advertised for sale. It is usually prepared by your solicitor / conveyancer and it must contain a copy of the title documents, drainage diagram and the Zoning Certificate (s 149) issued by the local council. Property exclusions must also be included and a statement of the buyer’s cooling off rights must be attached. The draft contract must be available for inspection at the agent’s office.
The contract exchange occurs when each party is given a contract signed by the other party and the balance of 10% deposit is paid. At this point the contracts become legally binding.
Buyers of residential property usually have a cooling off period of five working days following the exchange. There is no cooling off period for sellers, nor when purchasing at an auction.
Traditionally Spring was the ideal time of year to sell property. However, today with the changes in the property market on a whole, and the introduction of the world wide web, people are able to browse their property options at home, the office or even at the internet café. The weather no longer hinders their search and once people decide on the properties they wish to see, they contact the agencies and arrange inspections.
The Christmas and New Year Holiday period from 15th Dec to 15th Jan will generally be the quietest time, however buyers are now active all year round and vendors can enjoy the benefits of this new era in property sales.
To achieve the highest possible price for your property you must ensure that you present your property in the most appealing and attractive manner. You may need to do some repairs or cleaning of certain features.
Buyers can be turned off for a variety of reasons. Some of these include:
- Odours, such as animal, cigarette and food
- Evidence of moisture in the walls
- Cracked glass
- Stained carpet
- Animal hair
- Excessive mould
The lawn and gardens are also aspects of the property that can appeal or repell potential purchasers. You should ensure that the outside of the property is kept tidy and clean, and simply jobs such as raking the leaves and keeping paths tidy can improve the overall impression.
Tidy all rooms – neat and tidy rooms appear larger and clutter free. Make sure you fix dripping taps, and make sure doors open and close with ease and don’t jam.
It can also be beneficial to have a building and pest inspection done. This allows you to know what needs to be done and if you can achieve a 100% clear report, you can use this as a good selling feature.
Reliable information is the key to being able to make the right decision.
If you ever have any questions or queries the Team at Davidson Cameron & Co are only too pleased to assist you.
“Many thanks to you for making the purchase of my lovely new home as smooth and pain free as you did.” R. Dunford
“Thank you for your help in finding our new home. Everything you did for us was very much appreciated and we are looking forward to our new life in Coonabarabran.” R & L Barkley
“Thank you very much for your help in selling our property. You were so very courteous, kind and very efficient.”D. Kenny and Family