Thinking of selling your home?

Having a competent and experienced negotiator in the sale of your property is extremely important.

At Graeme Arthurson Real Estate, we pride ourselves on understanding your requirements and providing you with expert advice to achieve the best possible result for the sale of your property.

We offer commitment, integrity, quality service, local knowledge and specialist marketing.

How much is my property worth?

Contact us today for an obligation-free market appraisal. Graeme Arthurson will get in touch with you immediately to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Preparing a Property for Sale

If you are currently selling, or about to sell your property, here is a good selection of proven tips.

  • First impressions are vital
  • Removing clutter adds a sense of space
  • Keep lawns and gardens neat and tidy
  • Put rubbish bins out of sight
  • Remove any cobwebs – both internal and external
  • Clean all windows
  • Paint if necessary
  • Remove all stains from driveway and garage
  • Steam clean carpets
  • Keep blinds and curtains open to provide good lighting
  • Fresh cut flowers inside the home add colour
  • Bake biscuits or a cake – the aroma gives a homely touch
  • Lights switched on in all the rooms
  • Soft music playing in the background sets a relaxed mood

Method of Sale - which is best for you and your property?

For Sale by Exclusive Marketing

For Sale by Exclusive Marketing gives best results to sellers because the Real Estate Agent has the exclusive responsibility for the sale, and can invest time and expertise into the marketing of your property. An exclusive marketing arrangement may be Sale by Auction, Tender or a Negotiation method.

We recommend a marketing plan on a 60 day Exclusive Agency.

Private Sale

Private Sale is often suited to properties where there is already an established market value, such as recent sales in your area to give a guide to value.

Private Sale for land subdivisions is often the preferred method, where fixed prices are easily established, and time to sell is not a major factor.

Sale by Auction

Sale by Auction is generally the preferred method of marketing real estate, whenever there is a doubt as to the ultimate price. Vendors choose Sale by Auction because of the results achieved, and the transparent manner in which Auctions are conducted.

Sale by Open Listing

Sale by Open Listing is when you list your home with more that one Real Estate company. Each company deals with the Seller and basically competes against the others to sell the property. Only the selling Agent is paid commission on the sale of the property.

Most Real Estate companies will not advertise or market Open Listings because of the need to make a quick sale rather than a well negotiated sale, to the most suitable Purchaser.

Some Sellers feel that by listing their home with several companies they will attract more Buyers. This, in fact, is not the case. Buyers “shop around” for houses. If your home is marketed correctly, the Buyer will find it.

Sale by Negotiation

Sale by Negotiation can be a very successful strategy. Instead of putting a price on the property that includes a negotiation buffer, a price range is used.

The Seller is always in control of the decision to sell. In most cases, the price achieved by this method exceeds Private Sale expectations.

Sale by Tender

Sale by Tender invites Buyers to put in an offer for your property in the form of a written contract, before a specific date. This method is normally accompanied by a high profile marketing plan to attract maximum attention to the property.

The difference in Sale by Tender is that nobody else knows what anyone else is offering.