Sell Your Home Like a Professional Agent
Selling your property yourself doesn’t mean you can’t do it professionally.
You’re about to embark on an extremely rewarding journey. By selling your house yourself, you’re removing the middleman. No longer will you stress about your agent’s true motives because you are your own agent and you always have your best interest at heart. Plus, when it’s all said and done, you’ll have saved thousands of your hard-earned dollars by paying absolutely zero agent commission.
buyMyplace gives you the tools and support you need to sell your property like a true professional. You will have all the same advertising opportunities as agents do, but this time you’ll be in control of the entire process.
We’re not saying it’s a breeze, but it’s certainly easier than you think! Trust us when we say there’s no one more qualified for this job than you. Why? Because you know the ins and outs of your property like no agent ever could. You know the sunniest spots in the garden, the most light-filled room in the house, and the best spot in town to get fish and chips. That exclusive knowledge is exactly why buyers enjoy dealing directly with you, the owner.
Choose Your Sale Method
Creating a marketing campaign to sell your home isn’t rocket science. As long as you have a computer, a mobile phone and access to the internet, you’re set! Besides, we will be here to help you every step of the way.
The first thing you’ll need to consider when selling your home is how quickly you need to sell it. Is it urgent or are you comfortable with a reasonable sale period? On average, a buyMyplace property sells within the market average of up to 90 days.
If you’re in a rush, you may want to consider selling by auction, as the nature of auctions creates a higher sense of urgency among buyers and you’re more likely to sell by a specific date. Otherwise, you’ll use the traditional private sale method. With buyMyplace, all you need to do is select a campaign and off you go. We’ve created a selection of marketing campaigns, tailored to suit how much professional help you need. Alternatively, we can customise a campaign to suit your specific needs.
Set Realistic Expectations
The goal of selling your property should be coming out the other end with a smile, happy with the result. The key is to set realistic expectations.
Buyers and sellers alike find it extremely frustrating when properties are under- and over-quoted. Take the time to determine a fair and realistic sale price for your property before you hit the market.
There are plenty of free online resources available to help you conduct research on your local market’s going rate. Even better, you can request a custom Comparative Market Analysis report, powered by Core Logic. Your report will provide you with a free data-driven, online property appraisal and real-time market insights to help you make informed decisions throughout your sale process. Click here to request your custom report today!
In-field research is another great way to gauge how to price your property for sale. Do your research and find out which properties are currently on the market in your area – what price are they quoting? Attend a few local Open for Inspections to find out how much interest there is and listen to what people say about the price.
Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail
First impressions count, especially when it comes to real estate.
The best advice we can give you is to think like a buyer. If you’re selling a home, it’s likely you’re looking to buy one, too. Take a few moments to reflect on what you expect from Open for Inspections – everything from cleanliness and style to the agent who takes you through the home.
When preparing your home for sale, your goal should be to showcase your property in its best light. Give potential buyers the opportunity to envision their lives in that space. Dust off your gardening gloves and get your hands dirty, pick up a paintbrush and give the fence a once-over. Clean your home like it’s never been cleaned before. We’re talking the whole lot – scrubbing bathroom tiles, washing walls, and deep-cleaning carpets.
Most of the preparations should be done in time for your property’s photoshoot, since your online listing is where the majority of your buyers will find you. In doing so, you’ll have little to do in preparation for hosting Open for Inspections!
Negotiating Your Sale
We understand negotiating the price of your home can seem daunting. However, if you prepare yourself in advance, the process can be smooth and simple.
Take time to reflect on the absolute lowest price you’ll accept. This will help guide you in knowing when to walk away from an offer.
It’s also good practice to think of the questions buyers may ask, such as ‘how long is the settlement period?’ or ‘why is your property priced higher than the one down the street?’
Have confidence in your ability to have these conversations. After all, negotiating isn’t about arguing or disputing, it’s about having a conversation and coming to an agreement. Besides, you have access to professional advice if needed – we’re here for you every step of the way.
After All is Said and Done
Congratulations! You have found “the one”, your buyer. Now it’s time to talk about settlement.
The settlement period is the final stage when both you and your buyer officially seal the deal. It is the final exchange when your buyer pays you for your property in exchange for the title deeds, and of course, the keys. How exciting!
Before settlement is official, your buyer may be entitled to a Final Inspection, which usually takes place within seven days of your settlement date. Be aware that this is their final opportunity to ensure your property is in fair condition before signing on the dotted line. If they find an issue that needs last-minute fixing, be prompt in resolving the matter.
If all goes to plan and settlement passes successfully, pop open the champagne and let the celebrations begin! You will have deserved every ounce of the happiness, pride, and accomplishment you feel.