May 15, 2011
The ACRES philosophy is centred around three basic principles – Price, Presentation and Promotion. We believe that if you get all three of these right you will substantially increase the chances of selling your property at a price which is at least the same as or above its market value.
At ACRES we believe that Vendors should get an up to date valuation appraisal of their property from an independent source prior to placing their property on the market. It is vital that prior to listing Vendors are properly advised as to what their property is worth so that they can make informed and sensible decisions regarding the selling of what is likely their most valuable asset.
Purchasers of residential property are generally going to live in the property which they purchase. It is important therefore for most people that they get a good feeling about the property immediately. If the property is poorly presented it is less likely to give people that "good feeling". If a property has had a makeover, is "staged" and is generally well presented it is more likely to attract buyer interest. Not only that but it is also more likely to draw an offer from that interest which is close to or above its value.
It goes without saying that prior to marketing it is important that all the painting and general tidy up jobs which most properties require from time to time, are completed.
At ACRES we believe that the old adage of "spending money to make money" generally applies to property. While the modern day mediums such as Trade Me make it more likely that a buyer can be attracted through a modest outlay there is no substitute for a well thought out, structured selling programme. While an outlay of $2-3,000.00 may sound high taken as a percentage of the average Auckland sale price ($420,000.00) it represents an outlay of less than .04% point of the property's value.
In selling your property for you your ACRES lawyer will be encouraging you to adhere to these three basic principles of selling real estate. Not only that but they will also be charging you a fair and pre-negotiated fee for the selling of your property. This fee will likely be substantially less than a fee charged as a commission based on the value of the property's sale price.
THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR – SEE YOUR ACRES LAWYER FIRST BEFORE YOU LIST YOUR PROPERTY TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN OFFER YOU.