The ins and outs of selling real estate within a familyIt would be nice to think buying and selling property within a family would be easier, quicker and simpler than transferring real estate between strangers. But the reality is property arrangements between family members can get complicated quite quickly. They can also get complicated down the track, if you don’t take care with the details from the outset.
How to get a good sale despite property issues like consentsSelling a house without building permits, with a bad driveway, an outdated kitchen, or a fixed rate mortgage? Read on for some more information and tips about how to get a successful sale in spite of these issues.
12 tips for selling a house with a residential tenantSelling a house with tenants in situ comes with some unique opportunities and challenges. The key to a successful real estate sale is to be prepared by knowing your rights and obligations as the owner and vendor of the property
Undesirables nearby? Have faith - your property will sellA thorough review of both your property and the surrounding neighbourhood is an essential first step towards preparing for going to market and eventually getting a property sale. But what if there are some undesirable features likely to put off potential buyers? Between you and your real estate agent, it’s wise to come up with some strategies to deal with these objections. Here are a few fairly common issues, and how to handle them.
Who should I choose? 5 Tips for selecting an amazing agentDepending on the state of the real estate market where you live and the amount of initial groundwork you’ve done in the home-selling process, you may be faced with an array of choice when it comes to choosing a real estate professional. Here’s a guide to selecting the best one.
Selling the house with kids? Cheer up! We’ve got it coveredLiving with kids is rarely a recipe for an open home-ready house. But with these easy ideas and clever tips, you’ll be able to prepare and market your real estate- and get a great sale- just as well as if you were a single, lightly-treading, non-smudge-making ghost of a resident.
What makes MyPitchlist special? Differences you need to knowListing your home is something most of us never do more than a handful of times in our lives. But it’s a huge subject, with a multi-million dollar industry and more options for selling your home than you can shake a stick at.
A simple guide to real estate agent's fees & commissionWe know that trying to understand real estate agent fees can be a bit like assembling kitset furniture with instructions written in a foreign language, especially if you’re new to the house-selling game. But it needn’t be so confusing. We’ve pulled together these MyPitchlist tips to help you out. Primarily you should keep in mind that real estate agent fees and commissions always relate to the expenses involved in selling your property. School up on some of the other issues around selling costs, such as whether real estate agent fees and commissions are negotiable or tax-deductible, be aware of a few pitfalls to avoid, and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the real estate market.
The surprising truth about which season to sell your houseOne of the common misconceptions about selling real estate is that there is any better or worse time to sell a home. Generalising in this way doesn’t take into account the many varying factors about the season, the market, the real estate agent and the particular property that may influence the outcome of your selling campaign. So, when is the best time to sell? Sure, there are seasonal considerations, but by thinking about your property’s individual characteristics, you can maximise your profits in any season.
Real estate agent or private sale? The eye-opening truthYou may have heard friends or neighbours talk of ‘good luck’ stories about selling their property privately and saving tons of real estate agent commission. But is this always the case? The benefits of real estate agents’ local market savvy, their individual industry experience and that of their agency, along with their existing networks and knowledge base cannot be underestimated, and it’s impossible to know whether a private sale ever reaches the figure to which a professional real estate agent may be able drive it, so you may end up saving commission only to sacrifice it for a lower sale price. In NZ, just 14% of real estate sales were concluded privately in 2020, so you can feel confident you’re in the majority when you hire a real estate agent to do the job for you.
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