sell your house this holiday seasonATTENTION: PROPERTY OWNERS

Here’s something that may surprise you.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, there are some powerful reasons why you could…

Sell your house for a much HIGHER PRICE in the holiday season!
Agents tell would be property sellers “nothing will happen before well into next year”. On that basis, they argue, you should forget about putting your home for sale before February at the earliest.

What nonsense. And, self-serving nonsense at that!

The Market Doesn’t Shut Down

The reason some agents tell you that ‘summer time is a quiet time’ is because those agents want it to be quiet. The market is not shutting down. The agents are shutting down! They’re closing up and taking a few weeks’ holiday. So, of course it’s going to be quiet – for them!!

But not for us! At T.G. Newton & Co., we’re planning to be very busy over Christmas and New Year.

In fact, we are experiencing a record number of sales at some record HIGH prices.

So, if you want to sell your house…

We’re Open!

We are open over the holiday period. From Monday December 1, 2014 until Saturday January 31, 2015 – that’s 62 days! – our office will be closed just three days: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Australia Day.

Very Serious and Keen Buyers

Now, granted, there may not be as many buyers around in the holiday period but those that are looking are usually very serious and very keen buyers.

Last year, on New Years Eve, we sold a property to a fellow who was only in town for two weeks. He works in the mines (in Western Australia). He was so keen to buy – he was walking around with a blank cheque in his wallet.

The Perfect (or Only) Time To Look

Often, the holiday period is either the perfect time for them to look for a property or it’s the only time for them to look. And do you know what frustrates these buyers more than anything else? Trying to find an agent that’s open!

Many ‘holiday buyers’ are more concerned with finding a home than finding a bargain. Some need to get their children settled; others hope to find an investment. And, with less agents open and fewer properties, this means one thing: the law of supply and demand kicks in!

Supply & Demand

Higher prices are therefore often paid for the fewer properties that are available. How much higher? Well, often a lot higher than once February comes around and more properties start to ‘flood’ on to the market.

More homes often means lower prices. Less homes, higher prices!

Get in touch today

If you’d like to get an idea of just HOW MUCH we think your property might sell for please CALL US NOW on 03 9568 8000 or click here and tell us about your property.

 

 

Mistakes Home Sellers Make Number OneTHE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU CAN SIGN is a “standard” selling agreement.

Thousands of sellers make this mistake – they signup with an agent without realising what they are doing.

Once you sign, you are at the mercy of the agent. You have lost control. That’s why many agents describe sellers as being “controlled” – it means the agent has control. Agents may say their agreement is “standard”. But it is designed to the agent’s standard, not to your standards. It totally protects agents. It barely protects you. Be careful. An agent’s selling agreement is a legal contract. Treat it seriously.

Your Solution…

DON’T SIGN ANY CONTRACT unless you are GUARANTEED that your basic rights are protected. Seek independent legal advice or use the Consumer Protection Guarantee for Home-Sellers which has been designed in consultation with legal experts and consumer advocates.

This Guarantee is available to all home-sellers at no charge and with no obligation. Despite what some agent may say, you can use it with any agent in any area. This Guarantee has huge support from consumers, lawyers and consumer advocates.

It has been described as a “lie detector” test for agents.

The Guarantee prevents the agent from hurting you. If an agent does not want to sign it, do not hire the agent, no matter what you are told.

To receive a copy of the Real Estate Consumer Protection Guarantee Click Here

Click Here to Download All 18 Mistakes
Go To Mistake 2 – Not Trusting the Agent

IF YOU DON’T TRUST THE AGENT, DON’T HIRE THE AGENT. The most important ingredient in any relationship, business or personal, is trust. Before you choose your agent, ask many questions, check references, insist on a GUARANTEE, test their negotiating skills and ask yourself a BIG question: Do I feel comfortable with this person handling the sale of my family home? If your answer is ‘no’, do not hire the agent.

Your Solution…

 

FEELING GOOD IS NOT A GOOD ENOUGH REASON to trust theagent. You need proof that the agent deserves your trust. And that’s
easy – just make sure that anything you are told verbally is GUARANTEED in writing. When the agent says something that sounds good, just say, “That sounds good, would you give me that in writing?” This will really test whether or not the agent deserves to be trusted.

 

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Go To Mistake 3 – The Quote Trap

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES made by sellers is believing the price the agent quotes for the sale of their home. Once you sign-up with the agent, if the selling price is less than the price you were quoted, too bad. There is nothing in the “standard” real estate agreements that compels agents to honour their quotes. The ‘Quote Trap’ catches thousands of sellers who are told one price before they sign-up and another price after they have signed-up. As absurd as it seems, if a home sells for any price, the agent still gets paid.

Your Solution…

 

INSIST ON A WRITTEN QUOTE GUARANTEE, just as you would with any business. You should only pay the agent if you get the price you were quoted – or more. Don’t accept any excuses about “the market”. Granted, no one can know exactly what any home will sell for; but the agent can give you a price range – from a low point to a high point – and if your home sells below the lowest point of the price range, do not pay the agent. An agent who is telling the truth about the price of your home will have no qualms about giving you a written commitment that the words you hear are the truth.

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Go To Mistake 4 – Failing to Check Out the Agent

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