Designed primarily as the first contact point in what agents hope is a lifelong relationship, the obligation-free quote can be a positive experience for interested parties, depending on how it is handled. In effect, the appraisal should be the first step towards obtaining at least three opinions of your property’s value, with the median (or middle) value probably a more accurate indication of its worth.
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Expectations have drastically changed, resulting in conditions that were favourable to buyers but now are equally rewarding for vendors. Careful research and advice from industry experts culminate in the top 10 qualities that Australian and New Zealand home buyers are looking for in 2021.
Real estate auctions across Australia and New Zealand operate year-round, but certain sales periods, including holiday seasons, can prove more beneficial for prices and property values.
Home staging is the preparation of a private residence for sale. The objective is to present the property in as appealing a manner as time and budget allow. Ensuring the home is attractive to the highest number of potential buyers also enables the promptest and most effective sales results.
Record highs for Sydney property values are great news for the real estate industry but challenging for potential buyers.
Housing in regional markets may have outperformed their city cousins in annual price rises for the first time since 2004, but results in the prestige market are also helping restore confidence.
Both appraisals and valuations are methods used to help determine the market value of the property you are wishing to sell. Before deciding on whether you want to have an appraisal or a property valuation it is important to understand how both of them work to determine which process will be most beneficial.
Selling a home is a long process, from preparing the house for sale, getting photos taken, advertising and then sometimes seemingly endless open homes. If you are considering selling read ahead to find out more about how long the process takes and what factors can impact how quickly you can sell.
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