There is so much to think about when your property is up for sale. Your mind could be thinking about the cleaning ahead of you, perhaps some minor renovations before the home goes on the market, or in the case of downsizing, the emotional feeling of leaving a home that means a lot to you.
Set yourself up for success- let me explain to you one of the key components of selling your property- having your home appraised.
A home appraisal is where a real estate agent gives your property an indicative price for what it would sell for in today’s market. The agent will take into account things like the property’s features, overall property size and number of rooms, vehicle access and parking. Consideration will be given to the building’s structure and condition, as well as its quality. Location and council zoning or planning restrictions will also be factored into the appraisal. The agent will look at prices achieved by similar properties and current market conditions to come up with a valuation for the property.
The expected market price for a property is the most useful figure to know whether you are a buyer or a seller. Getting a general feel for the market price can be done by looking at recent sales nearby, and also by referring to commercially available reports on the suburb – but only an experienced agent can put that information together with their local knowledge and understanding.
No two houses are the same, nor are two streets or two suburbs the same. I’ve seen the Gold Coast real estate market through many ebbs and flows- and I’ve also seen houses sit on the market for too long when other agents have priced them incorrectly.
Let me remove the stress from this transaction- I would love to meet with you and conduct a home appraisal for your property.