FAQ's For People Selling a House
David Jones Real Estate is a professional licensed Real Estate Agent selling houses in Ormeau, Coomera, Helensvale, Pimpama, Beenleigh through to Logan and west to Mt Tamborine.
Many real estate agents do open homes as a matter of habit, hoping a potential buyer will wander in. Some real estate agents will only conduct an open home in conjunction with a booked showing to a potential buyer.
If you have a sound understanding of Real estate Law, online marketing techniques and strong negotiation skills you can consider selling your own home without a real estate agent. You should however consult a lawyer to ensure you are not in breach of advertising and real estate law in your state.
The first step in getting the highest possible price for your house is choosing the right agent. For an agent to get the best price they must know how to identify the target market, present the house at its best online whith professional photography, videography and copy writing, and have well developed negotiation skills. All David Jones agents have formal negotiation skills to ensure you get the highest possible price for your house.
Agents typically charge a commission, plus fees for advertising and photography. David Jones Real Estate offers a free marketing package including premium online advertising, professional photography and videography. This can save you thousands on the cost of selling your house.
Every property has its own target market and no one marketing strategy fits all properties. First you must identify the target market for your property eg. Owner/Occupier vs Investor, Local vs Interstate buyer, first home buyer vs upsizer or downsizer etc. Then identify what those buyers are most likely to be looking for and develop a marketing strategy
If you have a sound understanding of Real Estate Law, online marketing techniques and strong negotiation skills you can consider selling your own home without a real estate agent. You should however consult a lawyer to ensure you are not in breach of advertising and real estate law in your state.
You should get an appraisal of your property so that you know what its value is in the current market. David Jones Real Estate provides free evaluations.
What you pay when selling your house can be confusing. Most agents charge a performance based commission, but if they can't sell the property you don't have to pay them. Most also charge an advertising or marketing fee on top of the commission to cover their expenses. Some agents advertise that they don't charge a commission but instead charge a non-refundable marketing fee that is many times more than the actual advertising costs. That money is paid up front and is not refundable if the property doesn't sell. You will also have conveyancing fees which are paid to a solicitor who processes the sale transaction.
Every agent claims they are the best. You should look at the testimonials an agent has from property sellers. Video testimonials are particularly valuable.
The commission you pay an agent to sell your property should be commensurate with the value that the agent ads to the sales process. If an agent does nothing but post online ads and present offers to you then you should expect to pay less than for an agent that creates a custom marketing campaign for your property and negotiates the highest possible price with a buyer.
David Jones Real Estate sells property in Helensvale, Coomera, Pimpama, Ormeau, Yatala, Beenleigh, Logan, Hope Island, Runaway Bay, Paradise Point, Biggera waters, Willowvale, Tamborine Mountain and Wongawallan