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  Selling In Winter?

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Many people hesitate to sell their homes in winter, for many reasons they believe winter is a cold time for the real estate market as well as the weather, although some properties would present at their best in warmer conditions it certainly isn’t the case for all properties and here are some important points to consider

  • Fewer properties for sale
    Typically there will be fewer homes for sale in the winter period, especially compared to spring, which is considered the peak of the market. But with so little homes and still such a large amount of buyers looking (or in some cases, ‘needing’) to buy the demand for your home in winter could be quite high.
  • Change the feeling of your home
    Most home sellers are concerned that in winter their home wont appeal because it lacks warmth or light. However this is a great opportunity to show off the heating in your home, the interior lighting and also increase buyer comfort. A buyer will be far more content walking into a comfortable, warm and well lit home in winter than an all windows opened sweat box in summer.
  • Some properties are winter homes
    Homes with small yards and easy maintenance gardens, homes with separate rooms that aren’t open plan and north and east facing homes can all be sold easily in winter, if the buyers are going to be spending most of their time inside, or it is getting a good amount of sun, they are more favourable in winter than in other months.
  • Your agent may be more attentive
    If the market is at its peak and your agent is managing more and more listings, they may not be able to show your home at specific times and their schedule will be limited, if they have fewer listings, like typical in winter, they can devote more time and attention to your home.

For more information about selling in winter, or selling in general, please contact the sales team.

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  Gymea Real Estate [Buying and Selling in ‘The Shire’]

Buying

Thinking of Buying or Selling in the Sutherland Shire! Let us give you a few tips!

Selling or Buying a property can be a very stressful time in your life, it is usually the biggest transaction a person or couple can make in their lives. So here are a few simple, but vital, tips to get you by.

  • Use a Conveyancer/Solicitor you are COMFORTABLE with. Make sure you know your Conveyancer/Solicitor, don’t just choose the person who comes up first on Google, call a few, get to know them. If you are at a loss and don’t know ask your friends or relatives who they may have used, or ask your real estate agent (if you have chosen one).
  • When it comes to choosing an agent you should be interviewing multiple agents, and always keep in the back of your mind cheapest is not always best. Look at it like your going to have brain surgery, you don’t want the budget surgery do you, you want the best surgeon that money can buy. This doesn’t mean you should go out throwing money at an agent, this also isn’t the right thing to do, but choose the agent you are most comfortable with, and has shown to you examples and proof of his results and negotiation skills.
  • Be careful when doing major renovations to sell, It is never necessary to renovate to sell. Obviously if you are missing half a roof, or have no floors it would be our suggestion to probably fix those things, but never put in a new kitchen, or bathroom to sell; at the end of the day, your taste, as generic as you may try to make it to sell, is not the taste of the buyers. A major renovation may infact cost you money at selling time. A presentable, uncluttered and clean home looks great on the market, so clean up, a bit of mulch maybe a lick of paint and touch up any little repairs.

These are just three of the millions of tips we have, and would be happy to share them with you, you can also get a copy of our ‘How to get the Highest Price’ booklet by sending an email to info@mcdonaldpartners.com.au

McDonald Partners Real Estate