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QUICK GUIDE

questions & Answers

When’s the best time to put my house on the market?
We can find buyers for a good property at any time of the year. However, if your home has seasonal appeal – such as beach access in summer or a beautiful garden in spring, it’s worth waiting for those months. It’s best to avoid listing during the Christmas holiday period (December 20 to January 10) unless you live in a popular holiday destination.
How long will it take to sell my home?
On average, we find our properties take between two and six weeks to sell. This does depend on the area you live in, and you should add another two weeks to this for us to prepare your house and for your marketing campaign.
How can I make sure my house appeals to buyers?
A well-presented home usually sells faster, and at a higher price. Start by de-cluttering – put excess belongings and furniture into storage and you’ll make your home look bigger. Tidy up the garden and make sure the front of your home makes the right first impression.
What pre-sale repairs or renovations really pay off?

If a room is dark, look for ways to create more light. Quality taps and door handles can make an immediate impact for little investment, and a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour gives the impression your home has been well maintained.

Is it really worth paying for a home stylist?

You only get one chance to make a great first impression. Investing a little in making your property look its best usually pays off with a higher sale price – however this is your decision. If your house is empty, it’s a good idea to hire some quality furniture. You’re selling a lifestyle, not just a home.

What’s your secret to a successful property marketing strategy?

We know we can achieve the best price within the first 30 days of a home being on the market so we focus our energies on achieving that. We also know more than 60% of record prices come from out-of-area buyers. So it’s not enough to put up a sign – we’ll identify the ideal buyer for your home and design the optimum online and physical marketing mix.

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