…. property stock is our life-line and we need to move our current stock and get new stock in on a regular basis to keep “playing the game”. Properties that are priced right sell quicker, even in difficult markets. What makes it more difficult is when sellers want us to do the impossible by selling their property in the shortest time possible but for an unrealistically high price …. buyers are too well informed these days.
When we are approached by a seller to give our assessment and opinion on the property value / price for a possible sale, we assume our client is a serious seller, otherwise why bother. Our valuation is therefore based on recent property sales as well as factors such as condition, additions and potential. After 13 years of selling property, we also have a fairly good idea what buyers are looking for in a property. Funny enough, our valuation is not based on the value of the house that the sellers wants to buy or how much the seller needs to clear in order to settle debt or something similar ….
…. your house is only worth what a buyer is prepared to offer you …. if that is not enough, it’s better to take the property off the market.
Estate agents only earn money, income on property sales and not on property listings. Keeping your house on the market for as long as possible has absolutely no value to us. We spend a lot of time and effort making sure we list and present our listings to the best of our ability. We work funny hours, weekends and evenings, we spend stupid amounts of time making calls, following up, scheduling and confirming viewing, We market our stock on every possible social media platform and website with no cost to the seller in order to attract serious buyers, giving us the opportunity to sell the property as soon as possible at an acceptable price.
Selling a house is also a team effort where the seller and the agent have to work together … there are many little things that sellers can do to assist their agent … more about this later in my next post … watch this space … http://www.marnussteyn.com
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To get you property listed and sold in the Roodepoort, Wilgeheuwel, Wilropark, Ruimsig, and surrounding areas …… give us a call, Your Agents 0722647806 / 0836041231.
Your sale is our goal.