FROM THE DESK OF THE MD
PUBLISHED 3 OCT 2018
If you want to relocate to a new suburb, town or country early in the new year and you want to sell your home before you go, now’s the time to list it for sale.
It’s the start of summer, for one thing, and that always bring an influx of new buyers into the market – many of whom will probably also be keen to move in January. Warmer weather also makes it much easier to spruce up your home for viewings and show days. Painting, steam cleaning and decluttering all go much faster when we aren’t all huddled indoors, and gardening and lawn mowing are more fun when there is the prospect of a braai or a swim to follow.
In addition, the banks are keen on real estate at the moment, so there is a strong likelihood that buyers who make an offer to purchase your property will be able to obtain a home loan, especially if they apply through a reputable bond originator like BetterBond.
However, to make the most of these opportunities, you will need to work with a knowledgeable, experienced agent who is able to provide the latest market intelligence on sales activity and selling prices in your area and help you set a market-related and competitive asking price from the start – and will also ensure that your well-priced property receives maximum exposure to potential buyers.
Today’s buyers are very market-savvy and won’t even view homes they regard as being overpriced, no matter how much curb appeal they have. But if they think your property offers good value for money, there is a very good chance of being able to conclude a sale before the end of the year.