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Selling Your Home

Thinking of Selling?


The preparation you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting an average price and a great price. There are also the all important administrative steps throughout the selling process. This guide aims to help you make selling your home a good experience. 

Choosing the Right Salesperson

The value of obtaining a realistic price, using the most efficient method of sale and selling your home sooner will far outweigh the cost of employing a professional. Your choice of Salesperson is crucial to the success of the sale of your property. Don't go  with an agent simply because they give you the highest price; go with them based on their record and reputation, their presentation and their ability to communicate with you and with buyer.

Method of Sale

You may choose to sell your property "for sale", by auction, or by tender. Each has its own advantages and it is advisable to speak to me about the benefits of each method if you are unsure.

Generally, auction is more successful where you have a quality property for sale in a buoyant market. An auction attempts to attract more than one qualified buyer in the marketplace which allows them to bid competitively and maximise your sale price. A skilled auctioneer can add significantly to your end result. Most auction marketing periods run for approximately four weeks.

Private treaty may be employed where your property is a unique property which will be very highly sought after. This is generally only employed at the luxury end of the market.



The importance of marketing your property intelligently and effectively cannot be underestimated. It is well worth investing in a marketing plan, which I will discuss with. This plan should be tailored to the needs of your property and the current market.

There are many different ways of exposing your property to the potential market place and I can logically point out your options. This will generally include internet, Bluebook, newspaper and other media, flyers or brochures and window cards.

Internet listing exposes your property to an enormous number of potential buyers. Trade Me & realestate.co.nz are incredibly popular with buyers.

You can be assured if you are listing your property with me, it will receive the highest possible exposure to the maximum number of interested buyers.


A poorly presented property sends out a signal that your property is not cared for and can significantly impact on the final price. A buyer will find it harder to become emotionally interested in a property that does not have a 'well cared' for look, and buyers are more likely to find faults when it is poorly presented. Therefore, it is important to do whatever you can to enhance the presentation, and ensure your property looks at it's absolute best for all inspections and on sale day.

From our first meeting, I will strive to ensure that you achieve the best price for your property with the best marketing campaign available.            Call me today to discuss your property needs!




Alison Carter

Licensed Sales Consultant - REAA 2008

1020 Ferry Road

Free Property Appraisal