ask the Experts
What advice would you give to vendors for 2015?
Do your best by way of presentation of your home and price it correctly - if the price is deemed to be too rich, the phone won't ring.
Douglas Newman Good
I think vendors need to be careful before they choose an agent. They should ensure the agent they meet is going to be the one who shows the house and negotiates the sale on their behalf.
Has the agent local knowledge and sold in the locality? These are important considerations. Also, marketing is important and sellers need to pick an agent who is going to market their property to its full potential to include advertising it in the national press.
Many agents state they will sell your home for no advertising costs.
That may sound great but now when your home is advertised properly - which can cost an owner thousands, if not more - depending on the value of the property, they may never know just how much.
Be practical with your expectations and asking price and allow the market to determine the end value.
A bonus price is very likely to be achieved if multiple parties are bidding on the property.
Real Estate Alliance
For those people who are possibly trading up or relocating, I would suggest proceeding with their proposed plans as
The market for the first two weeks of 2015 has been quite positive and while it generally will take four to six weeks after Christmas for it to settle down, it generally is a decent yard stick for the selling season ahead.