6 Tips for Selling Real Estate in Bundaberg
When you're Selling Real Estate in Bundaberg or Bargara, it can sometimes be a stressful task. Our local Bundaberg Real Estate market is a lot different to the the rest of Australia, so having an agent experienced in the local market is paramount.
My job as your agent is to take all the stresses and burdens out of Selling, so that you don't have to deal with it. I also use my experience with Selling to determine where the best places are to advertise your property.
You are going to be less stressed if you understand the sale process and have some idea how important it is to present your property in the best possible light. The preparation you put in before your house is listed can pay dividends in the long run!
Here's 6 Tips for Selling Real Estate in Bundaberg
Step 1: Understanding the sale steps and processes
It's best to understand what you're getting into.
If you have never sold a property before, as your agent, I take the time to explain what our steps are, what our marketing is going to look like, and where we're going to start. Some of the more important of these include:
- Understanding all the various costs involved, specifically any commission and advertising expenses
- Knowing which professionals you need to engage - I usually recommend a few good local conveyancers or solicitors
- We go though the recent sale prices for homes in your area to determine a realistic a realistic selling price
- When the best time to list your property for sale is
- If you should opt to sell via auction or private sale
- How long the settlement process is and what to expect (usually 30 days for Bundaberg Houses)
You also need to get your property ready for sale, which means making it presentable.
Step 2: Preparing your Bundaberg house for sale
In reality, most homes and investment properties will need some TLC in the form of repairs, touch ups and even some minor renovations before going onto the Bundaberg market. De-cluttering rooms can immediately give the home better selling appeal.
Don't go too overboard and overcapitalise, as this is something that Bundaberg Home owners often do. Flooring is another budget-friendly makeover which doesn't break the bank, especially if you are only doing a few rooms.
For that all important first impression, prioritise revamping and tidying your entranceway and front yard - so buyers walk in with a smile and a positive mindset.
"Create a great first impression and make the front of the home very appealing from the street.. Most buyers will do a drive by before even contacting the agent."
Step 3: Styling your Bundaberg home for sale
Property styling is a relatively new idea in the local Bundaberg Real Estate market, whereby a professional property stylist or home stager helps you make your home more saleable. Their expertise lies in showcasing the best aspects of your property and minimising the least appealing bits. You can so this yourself, or hire someone to come in and do it for you.
Another good idea is to depersonalise your home by removing family photographs and other items which could alienate buyers.
Step 4: Prepare your Bundaberg Home for inspections and open homes
If you're about to market your Bundaberg home for sale you also need to get it ready for open homes or inspections. The same principles apply, in that you should be clearing clutter and store it out of sight.
Step 5: Find the right Bundaberg real estate agent
This is where I come in handy... Finding, and using the right Bundaberg real estate agent is important, a step some sellers don't prioritise. You can't afford to choose the wrong agent when selling your home. You only get one chance to make a good first impression on the Market.
My approach to marketing is to try and advertise AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE outside of the Bundaberg or Bargara areas. From experience, I've found that the buyers who pay the most amount of money for local properties are often from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. I use my presence on social media and a few other very effective tactics to target these buyers are a very low advertising cost.. Very low..
When choosing the right Real Estate Agent in Bundaberg, there are also some basic traits that you need to assess when you meet agents, including their professionalism, communication skills and how they interact with you. You also need to be kept up to date on the progress of your sale and the feedback from buyers after each inspection!
Step 6: Stay positive & be patient..
Last but not least, you need to stay positive & be patient throughout the sale process, especially in our local Bundaberg/Bargara areas.
Properties can take anywhere from 20 to 90 days to sell. The Bundaberg Real Estate Market is a numbers game, it really is.. The more buyers who inspect the home, the more opportunities we have to snag a buyer at your price. My job is to get as many eyeballs on the property throughout the marketing campaign.
"Bundaberg Houses can take anywhere from 20 to 90 days to sell depending on how well the advertising looks and the buyer demand at the time of sale."