A tidy home says "Welcome". Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the period of inspections. It should not necessarily be a "show place" but appear a comfortable home in which to live. Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home.
While you're cleaning, think about each room and what furniture really needs to be in it. Rooms look smaller when they are crowded. Clear out anything that's not needed to create a feeling of spaciousness.
Make sure that all minor repairs are completed. Sticking doors and windows, loose door knobs, faulty plumbing, or peeling paint may affect your sale.
Let plenty of light into your home. Nothing improves atmosphere more than brightness. And on a dull day switch on some lights prior to arrival of prospective purchasers.
A warm comfortable heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness; on a hot day don't forget to turn on any air conditioning or fans (or simply let the breeze flow through).
After consultation with you we will prepare and submit a tailor-made comprehensive marketing programme designed to elevate your property in the marketplace, attracting genuine buyers.
We will provide a sign, regular media advertising in the Otago Daily Times and conduct open for inspections, where appropriate, at times suitable to you.
We will arrange a professional photo shoot to ensure capturing the best features of your property for its marketing.
Where a buyer has been introduced to your property we will regularly advise you of the outcome of that inspection. Comprehensive and honest marketing reports will be submitted to you during the term of the agency. Marketing review meetings will be arranged with you to analyse activity to date and plan future marketing strategies.
In the interest of obtaining for you, our client, the best possible price, before we submit to you any offers to purchase we will make every endeavour to communicate with every other interested buyer and give them the opportunity to also make an offer. Until such time as any conditional agreement to purchase becomes unconditional we will continue to work actively.
Auction. The Auction process provides you with a high profile marketing campaign culminating in a public auction on a pre-determined date, here, interested parties bid for the right to purchase your property. The objective is to obtain the best possible price in the least possible time, with the least amount of concern to you. Your property is marketed without a price prior to Auction.
Tender. A Tender is similar in most respects to an Auction but instead of purchasers bidding for your property they submit sealed offers (on the standard Sale and Purchase Agreement) which are opened on a pre-determined date. This method is confidential as no one else knows the amount of the submitted offer. Offers may be unconditional and you have the right to reject or accept any offer. Your property is marketed without a price prior to the Tender date.
Exclusive. Its essential that someone takes responsibility for the marketing of your property to achieve the result you want. Our tailor-made Exclusive Marketing Programme offers you this opportunity, to market with or without a price. In order to 'test the market' your property can be offered for sale without a price. Purchaser responses will be conveyed to you in order to establish a 'true market value' for your property, thus minimising the risk of underselling. Alternatively, we will provide you with a market analysis to establish a price range for your property so that you can select an appropriate price.