Viewing Instructions – what days and times suit best and who should we call to set up the appointment?
Net asking price
If property is in a company name, are the annual returns up to date?
Check your position on Capital Gains Tax – i.e are you selling your primary residence and/or are you 55 years of age or older!
Inspect your property by looking at it through the eyes of a Purchaser:
Improve the first impression as this is always the lasting impression
Fix any leaks, broken windows, lose doors or handles,
Keep the lawn mowed and the garden free of any rubbish or old items,
Paint where you can,
Keep the entrance of the house and property neat and presentable.
Is the number of your home in good view?
Once absolutely sure you want to sell then contact us – The pitfalls and possible financial loss can be traumatic if the people you rely on for advice are not experts.
PRICE IT RIGHT!!! Remember that the most common error made by all sellers is the assumption that it pays to find the “mythical buyer” who will pay over market value. This might jeopardise the chance of a sale in your opportune marketing stage – the first few weeks.
Rather get your agent to come in and do a market analysis and/or valuation of your property (location contributes to 70% of the value of your home)
Trust your agent – a reputable company will do what’s best for you!
It never pays to leave yourself under pressure to sell by committing yourself to another property without adequate time to sell your own home.
Remember Agent’s commission is a cost of your Sale and can be deducted from your tax bill.
Sole Mandates are good thing!
It is generally in the owners interests to grant a ‘sole mandate” to his chosen estate agent. An agent will concentrate his time, money and efforts on these properties as they are most likely to earn him a secure return.
Ricton Properties will share your properties with many other agents so you will get the exposure you desire while only having to communicate with one Agent – less confusion, less hassle but more efficiency!
All the agents are targeting the same pool of buyers so it makes no sense to have many agents.
The agents service is always more personal under a sole mandate
Once you accept an offer from the Buyer, you will need to instruct your Lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing process.
The successful sale of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced Conveyancer. It is a good idea to use a Conveyancer who knows the area that you’re moving to and specialises in conveyancing.
We have a list of Conveyancers
A problem that usually occurs is when a property is tenanted. Very often the tenant has not been keeping the payment for rates, telephone and electricity up to date. To enable the conveyancing attorney to lodge documents for transfer he must be in possession of a current rates clearance certificate which very often the seller is forced to pay to get the transfer through the Deeds Office. In order to connect Zesa and telephone services in a new property the account for the existing owner/tenant must be up to date.
Please remember that once you have asked us to go ahead & sell your property on terms agreed, this gives us a Mandate, and if performed we will be entitled to our commission. If the property is withdrawn before an offer has been accepted then the Seller incurs no costs.